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The limits of settlement growth : a theoretical outline

Author: Roland Fletcher
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: New studies in archaeology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study reviews 15,000 years of worldwide settlement growth in the light of the limits imposed by buildings, layouts, and forms of communication, and examines the great transformations of human  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Fletcher
ISBN: 9780521038102 0521038103
OCLC Number: 123374614
Notes: "First published 1995. This digitally printed version (with corrections) 2007"--Title page verso.
Description: xxiv, 276 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Summary; Part I. Theoretical Context: The Role of the Material as Behaviour: 1. Archaeology, settlement growth and the material component of human behaviour; 2. The material as behaviour; 3. A hierarchy of social explanation: locating the material; Part II. The Limits of Settlement Growth: Behavioural Stress and the Material Management of Community Life: 4. The behavioural parameters of interaction and communication; 5. Settlement growth trajectories; 6. Settlement growth transitions and the role of the material; Part III. Implications: Transformations and Constraints of Community Life: 7. The development of sedentism; 8. The development of agrarian and industrial urbanism; 9. Future urban growth; Technical notes; References; Index.
Series Title: New studies in archaeology.
Responsibility: Roland Fletcher.

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