Environmental Archaeology

Theoretical and Practical Approaches

By Chris Turney, Matthew Canti, Nick Branch, Peter Clark

© 2005 – Routledge

256 pages

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Paperback: 9780340808719
pub: 2005-04-29
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About the Book

Environmental Archaeology: Theoretical and Practical Approaches outlines and assesses the various methods used to reconstruct and explain the past interaction between people and their environment.

Emphasising the importance of a highly scientific approach to the subject, the book combines geoarchaeological, bioarchaeological (archaeobotany and zooarchaeology) and geochronological information and examines how these various aspects of archaeology may be used to enhance our knowledge and understanding of past human environments.

Drawing from both the practical experiences of the authors and cutting-edge research, Environmental Archaeology: Theoretical and Practical Approaches is a valuable contribution to the subject. It will be essential reading for students and professionals in archaeology, geography and anthropology.

Table of Contents

Introduction to environmental archeology
Defining the context: integrated approaches to statigraphy
Dating the past and numerical analysis in environmental archaeology
An integrated approach to environmental archaeology

About the Authors

Nick Branch is Lecturer in Environmental Archaeology at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.
Matthew Canti is a Geoarchaeologist at the Centre for Archaeology, English Heritage, UK.
Peter Clark is Deputy Director at Canterbury Archaeological Trust, UK.
Chris Turney is Queen Elizabeth II fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

About the Series

Key Issues in Environmental Change

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography