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Environmental Archaeology

Theoretical and Practical Approaches

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

Routledge – 2005 – 288 pages

Series: Key Issues in Environmental Change

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    978-0-340-80871-9
    April 29th 2005

Description

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.

Contents

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

Author Bio

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.

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