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Adaptive and Ecological Approaches to the Study of Hunter-Gatherers

Raven Garvey and Robert L. Bettinger.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

April 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 11909 words.

Anthropology’s approach to hunter-gatherer ecology and adaptations has changed remarkably from the Enlightenment to the present. Paradigm shifts, turning on the issues of adaptive scale and...

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Agricultural Land Use and Intensification

Vernon L. Scarborough.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Landscape Archaeology. 4371 words.

Agricultural intensification is the process whereby land-use activity is heightened through an increase in production on a plot. Production can be stimulated by an increase in the amount or...

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Ancient Harbors in the Mediterranean

John Peter Oleson and Robert L. Hohlfelder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

December 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 11373 words.

This article describes the evolution of harbors in the ancient world that can be linked to changing social needs and technological developments. Hundreds of harbor sites of varying sizes...

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Ancient Harbors in the Mediterranean

John Peter Oleson and Robert L. Hohlfelder.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 11373 words.

This article describes the evolution of harbors in the ancient world that can be linked to changing social needs and technological developments. Hundreds of harbor sites of varying sizes...

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Applied Archaeology in the Americas

Jago Cooper and Lindsay Duncan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America; Archaeology by Region; Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Historical Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 8144 words.

This chapter considers the role of archaeology in creating solutions for coping with the impacts of global environmental change, illustrated by cases from Latin America. Past examples of...

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Applied Perspectives on Pre-Columbian Maya Water Management Systems

Christian Isendahl, Vernon L. Scarborough, Joel D. Gunn, Nicholas P. Dunning, Scott L. Fedick, Gyles Iannone and Lisa J. Lucero.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

P ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 7687 words.

Water security is a fundamental global challenge for humanity. Suggesting that scholars, water management engineers, and policy-makers draw from a wide range of examples, this chapter...

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Archaeological Strategies for Terrestrial Wetland Landscapes

Richard Brunning.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 6151 words.

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of proactive and reactive archaeology. It then explains the need for a strategic approach for wetland archaeology; presents archaeological...

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Archaeology in the Delta

Penelope Wilson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 6493 words.

This article reviews archaeological studies in the Nile Delta. It discusses problems of archaeological work in the Delta; previous work in the Delta; current research and survey; survey and...

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Architecture and cultural history

Carl R. Lounsbury.

in The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies

September 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; History and Theory of Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 7575 words.

The major focus of this article happens to be architecture and cultural history. Buildings tell many stories. They are complex material objects wherein we live, work, worship, socialize,...

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Between Water and Sand

Katherine Blouin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 6584 words.

Over the past twenty years, the topic of agriculture and husbandry has been of rising interest among historians and archaeologists of the ancient Mediterranean, and notably of Roman Egypt....

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