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Space, Time and Archaeological Landscapes : Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology - Jaqueline Rossignol

Space, Time and Archaeological Landscapes

Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology

By: Jaqueline Rossignol (Editor), Luann Wandsnider (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st August 1992
ISBN: 9780306441615
Number Of Pages: 298

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The last 20 years have witnessed a proliferation of new approaches in archaeolog- ical data recovery, analysis, and theory building that incorporate both new forms of information and new methods for investigating them. The growing importance of survey has meant an expansion of the spatial realm of traditional archaeological data recovery and analysis from its traditional focus on specific locations on the landscape-archaeological sites-to the incorporation of data both on-site and off-site from across extensive regions. Evolving survey methods have led to experiments with nonsite and distributional data recovery as well as the critical evaluation of the definition and role of archaeological sites in data recovery and analysis. In both survey and excavation, the geomorphological analysis of land- scapes has become increasingly important in the analysis of archaeological ma- terials. Ethnoarchaeology-the use of ethnography to sharpen archaeological understanding of cultural and natural formation processes-has concentrated study on the formation processes underlying the content and structure of archae- ological deposits. These actualistic studies consider patterns of deposition at the site level and the material results of human organization at the regional scale. Ethnoarchaeological approaches have also affected research in theoretical ways by expanding investigation into the nature and organization of systems of land use per se, thus providing direction for further study of the material results of those systems.

Introduction: Concepts, Methods, and Theory Building
Concepts and Scientific Archaeology: The Notion Site
Seeing the Present and Interpreting the Past
The Spatial Dimension of Archaeological Landscapes: Recognizing Persistant Places in Anasazi Settlement Systems
Artifact Reuse and Recycling in Continuous Surface Distributions and Implications for Interpreting Land Use Patterns
Landscape Scale
Temporal Dimension of Archaeological Landscapes: Chronological Resolution in Distributional Archaeology
Remnant Settlement Patterns
The Spatial Dimension of Time
Postscript and Prospectus: Archaeological Landscape Studies
Additional articles
Index
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ISBN: 9780306441615
ISBN-10: 0306441616
Series: Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 298
Published: 31st August 1992
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.63

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