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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Wet-Site Archaeology on the Northwest Coast of North America and the Native Communities’ Involvement in Managing their Wetland Heritage Sites

Dale R. Croes.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 6172 words.

This chapter discusses joint archaeological projects with Native American communities across the Pacific Northwest Coast. These include the massive excavation of mudslide-encased plank...

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Participatory Checking and the Temporality of Landscapes

Camilla Årlin, Lowe Börjeson and Wilhelm Östberg.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

January 2019; p ublished online November 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Environmental Archaeology. 8214 words.

Developmental narratives are commonly constructed through statements on directions and drivers of ongoing change. In the process, however, heterogeneous realities and historical...

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Wetland Occupations in New Zealand

Geoffrey Irwin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 5744 words.

This chapter discusses a small number of highly significant sites where wetland research has contributed to the understanding of sacred sites, the definition of the New Zealand cultural...

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Intertidal Survey and Excavation

Martin Bell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 6527 words.

This chapter focuses on intertidal excavations, identifying the logistical problems that may arise when narrow tidal windows limit the access and permanence on site. The discussions cover...

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Life History Approaches and Wetland Habitation

Stijn Arnoldussen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 6629 words.

This chapter, which focuses on how settlement data from the Dutch river delta area sheds light on wider later prehistoric settlement and society, discusses the modelling of prehistoric...

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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: Environmental Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 11301 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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Plants, People and Diet in the Neolithic of Western Eurasia

Amy Bogaard and Amy Styring.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Diet

P ublished online November 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Environmental Archaeology. 8907 words.

The establishment of farming is a defining feature of the Neolithic period in western Asia and Europe. Decades of archaeobotanical research have clarified the spectrum of crops that...

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Zooarchaeology of the Scandinavian settlements in Iceland and Greenland

Konrad Smiarowski, Ramona Harrison, Seth Brewington, Megan Hicks, Frank J. Feeley, Céline Dupont-Hébert, Brenda Prehal, George Hambrecht, James Woollett and Thomas H. McGovern.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 8039 words.

The Scandinavian Viking Age and Medieval settlements of Iceland and Greenland have been subject to zooarchaeological research for over a century, and have come to represent two classic...

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Zooarchaeology of the Maya

Kitty F. Emery.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 9669 words.

Maya zooarchaeology can be used to answer a broad range of questions about the ancient Maya environmental and cultural history. Animal remains represent the impact of human activity on...

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Integrating Geoarchaeology with Archaeology for Interdisciplinary Understanding of Societal–Environmental Relations

Karl W. Butzer.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

January 2019; p ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Environmental Archaeology; History and Theory of Archaeology. 9193 words.

Despite an early growth of interest in archaeological problems by the science community, systematic application of earth science in a major field project during the 1920s was not directly...

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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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Spatial variability and human eco-dynamics in central East Polynesian fisheries

Melinda S. Allen.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 7057 words.

Marine resources were, and continue to be, dietary mainstays of Pacific Island communities. In this article, archaeological fish-bone assemblages from twelve central-east Polynesian (CEP)...

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Europe's Wetlands from the Migration Period to the Middle Ages

Aidan O'Sullivan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 12571 words.

This chapter explores the occupation, exploitation, and transformation of European wetland environments from the Migration Period (AD 400–600), through the early Middle Ages to the end of...

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Long-Distance Trade Routes Linked to Wetland Settlements

Paolo Bellintani.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Industrial Archaeology. 7432 words.

This chapter examines lake-dwellings in the Alpine region and their participation in long-distance trade, which linked various regions from central and northern Europe to the eastern...

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Household Archaeology in the Pre-Columbian Caribbean

Alice V. M. Samson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

March 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Environmental Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 6088 words.

The house is arguably the most significant material-culture category in anthropology and archaeology. In archaeology, house-centred approaches are popular because through the house and its...

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