Environmental Science and Technology Library

Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose

Editors: Albarella, Umberto (Ed.)

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Despite the fact that the human life of the past cannot be understood without taking into account its ecological relationships, environmental studies are often marginalised in archaeology. This is the first book that, by discussing the meaning and purpose we give to the expression `environmental archaeology', investigates the reasons for such a problem. This is achieved through the use of theoretical considerations and the aid of a number of case studies, which, by taking us from Anglo-Saxon England to pre-Columbian Venezuela, and from Classical Greece to late Antique Egypt, emphasise the potential of an integrated approach. The book is written by archaeologists with different backgrounds and is addressed to all researchers who care about the past relationship between people and the rest of Nature. Despite the complexity of some of the issues tackled, the book is written in an accessible manner and should be of interest to all students who want to understand the essence of archaeology beyond the boundary of the individual sub-disciplines.

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Exploring the Real Nature of Environmental Archaeology

    Albarella, Umberto

    Pages 3-13

  • Economic Prehistory or Environmental Archaeology? On Gaining a Sense of Identity

    O’connor, Terry

    Pages 17-27

  • Re-Inventing Environmental Archaeology

    Hamilakis, Yannis

    Pages 29-38

  • Whose Dichotomy is it Anyway?

    O’Connor, Terry

    Pages 39-41

  • Environmental Archaeology is not Human Palaeoecology

    Driver, Jonathan

    Pages 43-53

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose
Editors
  • Umberto Albarella
Series Title
Environmental Science and Technology Library
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9652-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9652-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6763-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5634-4
Series ISSN
1382-3124
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 326
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