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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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Soils, Plants, and Texts

Federica Sulas.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

January 2019; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Landscape Archaeology. 6976 words.

Archaeologists are increasingly used to producing and synthesizing multidisciplinary data, particularly where threats to environmental conservation and subsistence have led to calls for...

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A Stepwise Transition to Agriculture in the American Midcontinent

George R. Milner, Jane E. Buikstra and Anna C. Novotny.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Diet

P ublished online February 2017 .

Article. Subjects: North American Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 8777 words.

In the American midcontinent, the transition from hunter-gatherer to agricultural economies was long, spanning several millennia, but it took place in a stepwise fashion. Plant remains and...

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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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Agricultural Landscapes

Kurt Anschuetz, Eileen L. Camilli and Christopher D. Banet.

in The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: North American Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 5876 words.

The discussion in this chapter is based on the premise that agricultural landscapes are the foundations of the economies, social organizations, and cultural identities of farming...

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Rediscovering the Winter Solstice Alignment at Newgrange, Ireland

Robert Hensey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 10394 words.

Newgrange was the first prehistoric site in Ireland to have its astronomical alignment widely accepted, and since its discovery in 1967 has remained the best-known astronomically oriented...

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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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The Landscape Garden as Material Culture: Lessons from France

Chandra Mukerji.

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. 6235 words.

Landscapes or built environments contain distinct lessons about material culture and human life. Land that shows the effects of human activity constitutes material culture, but is often...

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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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Applied Archaeology in the Americas

Jago Cooper and Lindsay Duncan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

January 2019; p ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: North American Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Historical Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 8121 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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