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Environmental archaeology : meaning and purpose

Author: Umberto Albarella
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers ; Norwell, MA : Sold and distributed in North, Central, and South America by Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©2001.
Series: Environmental science and technology library, v. 17.
Edition/Format:   Book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the meaning and purpose we give to the expression 'environmental archaeology', and investigates the reasons for such a problem. This book is of interest to students who want to understand  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Congresses
Case studies Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Umberto Albarella
ISBN: 0792367634 9780792367635
OCLC Number: 45325353
Notes: Papers presented at a session held during the annual conference of the Theoretical Archaeological Group in Birmingham, England in December 1998.
Description: x, 324 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface / Umberto Albarella --
Exploring the real Nature of environmental archaeology. An introduction / Umberto Albarella --
Economic prehistory or environmental archaeology? On gaining a sense of identity / Terry O'Connor --
Re-inventing environmental archaeology. A comment on "Economic prehistory or environmental archaeology? On gaining a sense of identity" / Yannis Hamilakis --
Whose dichotomy is it anyway? A reply to Hamilakis / Terry O'Connor --
Environmental archaeology is not human palaeoecology / Jonathan Driver --
Environmental archaeology is dead: long live bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology and human palaeoecology. A comment on "Environmental archaeology is not human palaeoecology" / Ken Thomas --
A reply to Thomas / Jonathan Driver --
The poverty of empiricism and the tyranny of theory / Steve Roskams and Tom Saunders --
Commercialising the palaeoenvironment. Developer funding and environmental archaeology / Gwilym Hughes and Andy Hammon --
The responsibilities of archaeologists to nature conservation / Rebecca Roseff --
Sustainability and the rate of change. A comment on "The responsibilities of archaeologists to nature conservation" / Paul Graves-Brown --
A reply to Graves-Brown / Rebecca Roseff --
What is geoarchaeology? Re-examining the relationship between archaeology and earth sciences / Matthew Canti --
Is human osteoarchaeology environmental archaeology? / Joanna Sofaer Derevenski --
The rhetoric of people and grains / Dragos Gheorghiu --
A match made in heaven or a marriage of convenience? The problems and rewards of integrating palaeoecological and archaeological data / Chris Loveluck and Keith Dobney --
Historical archaeology and new directions in environmental archaeology. Examples from Neolithic Scandinavia and Venezuela (400-1400 AD) / Stephanie Koerner and Rafael Gasson --
Can't see the wood for the trees. Interpreting woodland fire history from microscopic charcoal / Jenny Moore --
The potential for using religious belief to derive environmental information on past societies, with a case study on the environment of Attica / Robert Shiel --
Reconstructing house activity areas / Helen Smith, Peter Marshall and Mike Parker Pearson --
Environmental archaeology an the interpretation of social space. A comment on "Reconstructing house activity areas" / Karen Milek --
When method meets theory. The use and misuse of cereal producer/consumer models in archaeobotany / Wendy Smith --
Producers and consumers in archaeobotany. A comment on "When method meets theory: the use and misuse of cereal producer/consumer models in archaeobotany" / Corrie Bakels --
Agendas for environmental archaeology / Graeme Barker.
Series Title: Environmental science and technology library, v. 17.
Responsibility: edited by Umberto Albarella.
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