Landscapes under Pressure

Theory and Practice of Cultural Heritage Research and Preservation

Editors: Lozny, Ludomir R. (Ed.)

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There is a growing realization that human intent and activity are not easily separated from natural forces in the shaping of landscapes. The pervasive Western dichotomy of culture and nature has proved to be a poor basis for scientific research and long-term environmental management. Humans have been major factors in environmental change for thousands of years using fire, intensive hunting and a wide range of agricultural strategies to transform most ecosystems on the earth long before the Industrial Revolution. All these activites contribute to the making of cultural landscapes which incorporate elements generally classified in two groups: tangible empirical evidence of human behavior, and intangible, symbolic meanings.

This book investigates the newly emerging scope of interests and project agendas to investigate and preserve cultural landscapes. It presents the historic, archaeological, ethnographic, and environmental traditions of cultural landscape study and the attempts to reconstruct and analyze the complex processes of cultural changes through prehistoric and historic times.

The "guiding light" of the book is that the fullest understanding of a cultural landscape will materialize through interdisciplinary cooperation, which should involve an ecological approach with historical ecology as the guiding tool, applied archaeology, and environmental planning. The book addresses issues of interest to policymakers-makers and planners and those who investigate cultural landscapes.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Place, Historical Ecology and Cultural Landscape: New Directions for Applied Archaeology

    Ludomir R. Lozny

    Pages 15-25

  • A New Landscape for Cultural Heritage Management: Characterisation as a Management Tool

    Graham Fairclough

    Pages 55-74

  • The Idea of the Site: History, Heritage, and Locality in Community Archaeology

    Christopher N. Matthews

    Pages 75-91

  • Changing Places: A Cultural Geography of Nineteenth-Century Zuni, New Mexico

    Susan-Allette Dublin

    Pages 97-113

  • Private Sector Archaeology: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution?

    Thomas R. Wheaton

    Pages 191-211

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes under Pressure
Book Subtitle
Theory and Practice of Cultural Heritage Research and Preservation
Editors
  • Ludomir R. Lozny
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-28461-3
DOI
10.1007/0-387-28461-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-28460-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-75720-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 259
Topics