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Alluvial Geoarchaeology : Floodplain Archaeology and Environmental Change - A. G. Brown

Alluvial Geoarchaeology

Floodplain Archaeology and Environmental Change

Paperback Published: 26th May 1997
ISBN: 9780521568203
Number Of Pages: 404

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This comprehensive manual is designed to give archaeologists the necessary background knowledge in environmental science required to excavate and analyse archaeological sites by rivers and on floodplains. Part I covers the techniques for studying alluvial environments, while Part II reviews the literature on the archaeology of alluvial environments and presents new information on alluviation and site formation in both the British Isles and Mediterranean. An important theme running through the book is the interaction between climatic and cultural forces and the transformation of riverine environments. Bringing together information on the evolution and exploitation of floodplain and river landscapes, it draws on examples from Britain, Europe, North America and Australasia. Alluvial Geoarchaeology will also interest physical geographers, geologists and environmental scientists.

"...an excelleny source...A.G. Brown's carefully structured, and well-organized and illustrated volume stands out as one of the most successful of the Cambridge "Manuals in Archaeology" series." Canadian Journal of Archaeology "The book has a distinctive European flavor, with an underly theme that emphasizes the impact of humans on floodplain history. This book is written for the advanced scholar in that many assumptions about fundamentals of process geomorphology and cultural prehistory are assumed." An International Journal

Introduction and the example of the Nile
Floodplain evolution
Alluvial environments over time
Interpreting floodplain sediments and soils
Floodplain ecology, archaeobotany and archaeozoology
Artifacts from floodplains and rivers
The rise and fall of forested floodplains in North West Europe
Buried sites
Managed floodplains
The cultural archaeology of floodplains
People, floodplains and environmental change
River flow and sediment transport
Flood frequency analysis
Documentary evidence and wetland perceptions
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ISBN: 9780521568203
ISBN-10: 052156820X
Series: Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 26th May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.54 x 16.76  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.65