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Historical Archaeology and Environment

Editors: Souza, Marcos André Torres de, Costa, Diogo Menezes (Eds.)

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  • Fills a gap in the studies in historical archaeology, which traditionally have overlooked issues related to the environment
  • Addresses innovative approaches in historical archaeology, environmental archaeology and archaeological theory
  • Offers a unique view of environmental changes during the modern period, based on the theoretical and methodological tools provided by archaeology
  • Covers different regions of the planet and addresses issues of global interest
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This edited volume gathers contributions focused on understanding the environment through the lens of Historical Archaeology. Pressing issues such as climate change, global warming, the Anthropocene and loss of biodiversity have pushed scholars from different areas to examine issues related to the causes, processes, and consequences of these phenomena. While traditional barriers between natural and social sciences have been torn down, these issues have gradually occupied a central place in the field of anthropology. As archaeology involves the transdisciplinary study of cultural and natural evidence related to the past, it is in a privileged position to discuss the historical depth of some of the processes related to environment that are deeply affecting the world today. 

This volume brings together substantial and comprehensive contributions to the understanding of the environment in a historical perspective along three lines of inquiry: 

  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to the environment in Historical Archaeology
  •  Studies on environmental Historical Archaeology
  •  Historical Archaeology and the Anthropocene

Historical Archaeology and Environment will be of interest to researchers in both social and environmental sciences, working in different disciplines and research areas, such as archaeology, history, geography, anthropology, climate change studies, environmental analysis and sustainable development studies.


About the authors

Marcos André Torres de Souza is a professor of the graduate program in Archaeology at the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Professor Souza has a PhD in Anthropology from the Syracuse University, USA, and is an expert in Historical Archaeology, conducting research projects in historical sites linked to the African Diaspora in Brazil and the contact period.

Diogo Menezes Costa is a professor of the graduate program in Anthropology at the Federal University of Pará, Brazil. Professor Costa has a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Florida, Gainesville, USA, and is the leader of the Research Group in Historical Archaeology of Amazon. He is an expert in Historical and Environmental Archaeology and has conducted research projects in these fields in different sites in northern and central Brazil.   

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction: Historical Archaeology and Environment

    Pages 1-15

    Souza, Marcos André Torres (et al.)

  • More than Just a Record: Active Ecological Effects of Archaeological Strata

    Pages 19-40

    Edgeworth, Matt

  • The Archaeology of Climate Change: Is Unbridled Commodity Production Sustainable?

    Pages 41-61

    Mrozowski, Stephen A.

  • Eco-historical Archaeology in the Brazilian Amazon: Material, Natural and Cultural Western Transformations

    Pages 65-86

    Costa, Diogo M.

  • Indigenous Charcoal Production and Spanish Metal Mining Enterprises: Historical Archaeology of Extractive Activities and Ecological Degradation in Central and Northern Mexico

    Pages 87-108

    Fournier Garcia, Patricia

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Historical Archaeology and Environment
Editors
  • Marcos André Torres de Souza
  • Diogo Menezes Costa
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90857-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90857-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-90856-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08117-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 272
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
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