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Case Studies in Environmental Archaeology

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-387-71303-8

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Environmental archaeology encompasses the application of biological and geological techniques to the study of human/environmental interactions. Each chapter is an original or revised work by internationally-recognized geoarchaeologists, human biologists, paleoethnobotanists, and zooarchaeologists. Each study demonstrates how and why the information obtained using environmental techniques is important to anthropologists instead of describing, critiquing, or advocating a method. These ethnographic, geological, and biological case studies successfully demonstrate the application of environmental science toward the resolution of questions related to human behavior in the past.

Subject: Humanities, Social Science and Law / Evolution / Horticulture / Human Ecology / Landscape Archaeology / Paleoethnobotany / environmental archaeology / landscape / sedentism