Wetland Archaeology and Beyond

Wetland Archaeology and Beyond

The volume also includes a comprehensive explanation of the processes involved in archaeological practice and theory.

Author: Francesco Menotti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199571017

Category: History

Page: 544

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Wetland Archaeology and Beyond offers an appreciative study of the people, and their artefacts, who occupied a large variety of worldwide wetland archaeological sites. The volume also includes a comprehensive explanation of the processes involved in archaeological practice and theory.
Categories: History

The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

This Handbook sets out the key issues and debates in the theory and practice of wetland archaeology which has played a crucial role in studies of our past.

Author: Francesco Menotti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199573493

Category: Science

Page: 943

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The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology is the most comprehensive survey of world wetland archaeology ever published and sets out and covers the key issues and debates in the theory and practice of wetland archaeology, which has played a crucial role in studies of our past. Due to the high quantity of well-preserved organic materials found in humid environments, the study of wetlands has allowed archaeologists to reconstruct people's everyday lives ingreat detail. Through concise essays written by over fifty of the world's leading scholars in the field, it describes the scientific and archaeological principles, methodologies, and spectacular results of past and present archaeological investigations of wetland environments.
Categories: Science

Wetland Archaeology and Beyond

Wetland Archaeology and Beyond

It is certainly evident that wetland archaeology, as an academic discipline, is not perceived in the same way everywhere. As a result the sense of isolation from mainstream archaeology felt in the Anglophone world (e.g. the United ...

Author: Francesco Menotti

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191612435

Category: Social Science

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Despite being one of the most successful branches of mainstream archaeology, wetland archaeology, as an academic discipline, is still relatively unknown. We might have all heard of the wonderfully preserved organic artefacts and ecofacts found in waterlogged conditions, but do we really know how they were preserved, found, retrieved, and conserved for us to admire and study? Wetland Archaeology and Beyond takes the reader through the fascinating biography of wetland archaeology, from the dawn of the discipline to its remarkable achievements. Through a discussion of a large variety of worldwide wetland archaeological sites and their material culture, Menotti offers an appreciative study of the people who occupied these sites and who created the archaeological artefacts. The volume also includes a comprehensive explanation of the procedures and research processes involved in archaeological practice and theory. Focusing on the relationship between archaeological experts and the general public, Menotti highlights the importance of this relationship for the future of the discipline as wetland ecosystems continue to disappear at an inexorable rate - and with them our invaluable cultural heritage.
Categories: Social Science

Beyond the Map

Beyond the Map

H. Chapman / Wetland archaeological landscapes References [ 1 ] Tuan , Y. , Space and place . The perspective of experience . Arnold , London , 1977 . [ 2 ] Tilley , C. , A phenomenology of landscape - places , paths and monuments .

Author: Gary R. Lock

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1586030213

Category: Mathematics

Page: 236

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This set of papers by European and North American archaeologists explore the interface between new spatial technologies and areas of theoretical concern in spatial archaeology. Differing aspects of landscape, such as vision, perception and movement, are explored through a series of case studies that focus on how spatial technologies can influence archaeological interpretation and to what extent these new technologies can be manipulated to take us beyond 2-dimensional maps. Individual site-based analyses and new applications of predictive modelling are also presented and assessed together with the wider questions of spatial technologies within heritage management.
Categories: Mathematics

Climate Change Archaeology

Climate Change Archaeology

It is beyond doubt that the climate is changing, presenting us with one of the biggest challenges in the twenty-first-century.

Author: Robert van de Noort

Publisher:

ISBN: 0191804916

Category:

Page: 272

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English Wetlands

English Wetlands

Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 23(2), 199–208. Giblett, R. (1996). Postmodern Wetlands: Culture. In History, Ecology. ... Wetland archaeology and beyond: theory and practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Mitsch, W. J., et al.

Author: Mary Gearey

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030413064

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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This book argues that to understand wetlands is to understand human development. Using case studies drawn from three English wetlands, the book moves between empirical research and scholarship to interrogate how these particular ecosystems have played an essential part in the development of our contemporary society; yet inhabit a strange place in our national psyche. Chapters address a range of cultural and environmental wetland concerns. Consideration is given to: the ways in which we have revered, engineered and renaturalised these landscapes throughout history; English wetlands as spaces of beauty, creativity, reflection, rejuvenation and multi-species interactions; accelerating climate change in an age of neoliberalism. The final chapter then is a reflection on our collective lives together alongside other species, exploring what sustainability transitions might mean for human-wetland relationships.
Categories: Social Science

Athens and Attica in Prehistory Proceedings of the International Conference Athens 27 31 May 2015

Athens and Attica in Prehistory  Proceedings of the International Conference  Athens  27   31 May 2015

“The Material Expression of Cult, Ritual, and Feasting”, in E. Blake – A.B. Knapp (eds), The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory, Oxford, 102129. ... Fragmentation in Archaeology. ... Wetland Archaeology and Beyond.

Author: Nikolas Papadimitriou

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789696721

Category: History

Page: 698

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This book provides the most complete overview of the Attica region from the Neolithic to the end of the Late Bronze Age. It paves the way for a new understanding of Attica in the Early Iron Age and indirectly throws new light on the origins of what will later become the polis of the Athenians.
Categories: History

Making One s Way in the World

Making One s Way in the World

Menotti, F. 2012 Wetland Archaeology and Beyond. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Menotti, F. and O'Sullivan, A. 2013 The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Mietto, P., Avanzini, M. and Rolandi, ...

Author: Martin Bell

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781789254051

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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The book draws on the evidence of landscape archaeology, palaeoenvironmental studies, ethnohistory and animal tracking to address the neglected topic of how we identify and interpret past patterns of movement in the landscape. It challenges the pessimism of previous generations which regarded prehistoric routes such as hollow ways as generally undatable. The premise is that archaeologists tend to focus on ‘sites’ while neglecting the patterns of habitual movement that made them part of living landscapes. Evidence of past movement is considered in a multi-scalar way from the individual footprint to the long distance path including the traces created in vegetation by animal and human movement. It is argued that routes may be perpetuated over long timescales creating landscape structures which influence the activities of subsequent generations. In other instances radical changes of axes of communication and landscape structures provide evidence of upheaval and social change. Palaeoenvironmental and ethnohistorical evidence from the American North West coast sets the scene with evidence for the effects of burning, animal movement, faeces deposition and transplantation which can create readable routes along which are favoured resources. Evidence from European hunter-gatherer sites hints at similar practices of niche construction on a range of spatial scales. On a local scale, footprints help to establish axes of movement, the locations of lost settlements and activity areas. Wood trackways likewise provide evidence of favoured patterns of movement and past settlement location. Among early farming communities alignments of burial mounds, enclosure entrances and other monuments indicate axes of communication. From the middle Bronze Age in Europe there is more clearly defined evidence of trackways flanked by ditches and fields. Landscape scale survey and excavation enables the dating of trackways using spatial relationships with dated features and many examples indicate long-term continuity of routeways. Where fields flank routeways a range of methods, including scientific approaches, provide dates. Prehistorians have often assumed that Ridgeways provided the main axes of early movement but there is little evidence for their early origins and rather better evidence for early routes crossing topography and providing connections between different environmental zones. The book concludes with a case study of the Weald of South East England which demonstrates that some axes of cross topographic movement used as droveways, and generally considered as early medieval, can be shown to be of prehistoric origin. One reason that dryland routes have proved difficult to recognise is that insufficient attention has been paid to the parts played by riverine and maritime longer distance communication. It is argued that understanding the origins of the paths we use today contributes to appreciation of the distinctive qualities of landscapes. Appreciation will help to bring about effective strategies for conservation of mutual benefit to people and wildlife by maintaining and enhancing corridors of connectivity between different landscape zones including fragmented nature reserves and valued places. In these ways an understanding of past routeways can contribute to sustainable landscapes, communities and quality of life
Categories: Social Science

The Barbarians

The Barbarians

38–44 Menotti, Francesco, 'The Pfahlbauproblem and the History of Lake-dwelling Research in the Alps', Oxford Journal of Archaeology, XX/4 (2001), pp. 319–28 ——, Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice (Oxford, 2012) Meyer, ...

Author: Peter Bogucki

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780237657

Category: History

Page: 208

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We often think of the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome as discrete incubators of Western culture, places where ideas about everything from government to art to philosophy were free to develop and then be distributed outward into the wider Mediterranean world. But as Peter Bogucki reminds us in this book, Greece and Rome did not develop in isolation. All around them were rural communities who had remarkably different cultures, ones few of us know anything about. Telling the stories of these nearly forgotten people, he offers a long-overdue enrichment of how we think about classical antiquity. As Bogucki shows, the lands to the north of the Greek and Roman peninsulas were inhabited by non-literate communities that stretched across river valleys, mountains, plains, and shorelines from the Atlantic Ocean in the west to the Ural Mountains in the east. What we know about them is almost exclusively through archeological finds of settlements, offerings, monuments, and burials—but these remnants paint a portrait that is just as compelling as that of the great literate, urban civilizations of this time. Bogucki sketches the development of these groups’ cultures from the Stone Age through the collapse of the Roman Empire in the west, highlighting the increasing complexity of their societal structures, their technological accomplishments, and their distinct cultural practices. He shows that we are still learning much about them, as he examines new historical and archeological discoveries as well as the ways our knowledge about these groups has led to a vibrant tourist industry and even influenced politics. The result is a fascinating account of several nearly vanished cultures and the modern methods that have allowed us to rescue them from historical oblivion.
Categories: History

Reconstructing vegetation diversity in coastal landscapes

Reconstructing vegetation diversity in coastal landscapes

Meulenhoff Informatief, Amsterdam Louwe Kooijmans LP (1993) Wetland exploitation and upland relations of ... In: Gardiner J (ed) Flatlands and wetlands. ... Breughel, 's Graveland Menotti F (2012) Wetland archaeology and beyond.

Author: Mans Schepers

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789491431722

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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This dissertation delves into the reconstruction of past vegetation at the most detailed level. It is not the objective to focus solely on the developments in vegetation over time, but to create an image of the landscape that must have been visible to prehistoric people. Landscape and vegetation form a major starting point for the opportunities available in a certain area for a broad scale of human activities including grazing of livestock, cultivating crops and collecting wild plants. The majority of the analyses are based on seeds and fruits (botanical macroremains) from two Dutch prehistoric regions. These are the small river system in the present Flevopolder, home to settlements of the so-called Swifterbant Culture in the Neolithic period (4300 ‒ 4000 BC), and the Frisian-Groningen terp region in the period prior to the endikements (700 BC ‒ c. 1200 AD).
Categories: Social Science