Landscape Archaeology between Art and Science

From a Multi- to an Interdisciplinary Approach

Edited by Sjoerd J. Kluiving and Erika Guttmann-Bond

Edited by Sjoerd J. Kluiving and Erika Guttmann-Bond

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

524 pages | 200 halftones | 7 1/2 x 9 3/4 | © 2012
Paper $69.95 ISBN: 9789089644183 Published November 2012 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This volume contains thirty-five papers from a 2010 conference on landscape archaeology focusing on the definition of landscape as used by processual archaeologists, earth scientists, and most historical geographers, in contrast to the definition favored by postprocessual archaeologists, cultural geographers, and anthropologists. This tension provides a rich foundation for discussion, and the papers in this collection cover a variety of topics including: how do landscapes change; how to improve temporal, chronological, and transformational frameworks; how to link lowlands with mountainous areas; applications of scale; new directions in digital prospection and modeling techniques; and the future of landscape archaeology.
Contents
Preface
Introduction—LAC2010: First International Landscape Archaeology Conference
      Sjoerd Kluiving, Erika Guttmann-Bond

Theme I: How did landscape change?
1.1 Cultural Landscapes of Seusamora in Eastern Georgia
      Irina Demetradze and Guram Kipiani
1.2 Irrigation and landscape: An interdisciplinary approach
      Maurits Ertsen
1.3 Principles of preservation and recalling of memory traces in an industrial landscape: A case study of decayed monument recreation in the brown-coal mining area of Bílina, Czech Republic
      Tomáš Hájek, Barbora Matáková, Kristina Langarová, Ondrej Prerovský
1.4 Cultural forces in the creation of landscapes of south-eastern Rhodope: Evolution of the Byzantine monastic landscape
      Maria Kampa and I. Ispikoudis
1.5 The change analysis of the green spaces of the Historical Peninsula in Istanbul, Turkey
      Nilüfer Kart Aktas
1.6 The evolution of an agrarian landscape. Methodological proposals for the archaeological study of the alluvial plain of Medellin (Guadiana basin, Spain)
      Victorino Mayoral, Francisco Borja Barrera, César Borja Barrera, José Ángel Martínez del Pozo, and Maite de Tena
1.7 Talking ruins: The legacy of baroque garden design in Manor Parks of Estonia
      Sulev Nurme, Nele Nutt, Mart Hiobb, and Daniel Baldwin Hess
1.8 Configuring the landscape: Roman mining in the conventus Asturum (NW Hispania)
      Guillermo Reher, Lourdes López-Merino, F. Javier Sánchez-Palencia, and J. Antonio López-Sáez
1.9 English town commons and changing landscapes
      Nicky Smith
1.10 From feature fetish to a landscape perspective: A change of perception in the research of pingo scars in the late Pleistocene landscape in the Northern Netherlands
      Inger Woltinge
Theme II: Improving temporal, chronological and transformational frameworks
2.1 Pre-industrial Charcoal Production in southern Brandenburg and its impact on the environment
      Horst Rösler, Eberhard Bönisch, Franz Schopper, Thomas Raab, and Alexandra Raab
2.2 Landscape transformations in North Coastal Etruria
      Marinella Pasquinucci and Simonetta Menchelli
2.3 Can the period of Dolmens construction be seen in the pollen record? Pollen analytical investigations of Holocene settlement and vegetation history in the Westensee area, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
      Mykola Sadovnik, H.-R. Bork, M.-J. Nadeau, and O. Nelle
2.4 Geo-and Landscape archaeological investigations in south-western Lazio (Italy): An approach for the identification of man-made landscape transformation processes in the hinterland of Rome
      Michael Teichmann and Hans-Rudolf Bork
2.5 The medieval territory of Brussels: A dynamic landscape of urbanisation
      Bram Vannieuwenhuyze, Paulo Charruadas, Yannick Devos, and Luc Vrydaghs
Theme III: Linking landscapes of lowlands to mountainous areas
3.1 A qualitative model for the effect of upstream land use on downstream water availability in a western Andean valley, southern Peru
      Ralf Hesse and Jussi Baade
3.2 Connecting lowlands and uplands: An ethno-archaeological approach to transhumant pastoralism in Sardinia (Italy)
      Antoine Mientjes
3.3 The prehistoric peopling process in the Holocene landscape of the Grosseto area: How to manage uncertainty and the quest for ancient shorelines
      Giovanna Pizziolo
Theme IV: Applying concepts of scale
4.1 Landscape scale and human mobility: Geoarchaeological evidence from Rutherfords Creek, New South Wales, Australia
    Simon Holdaway, Matthew Douglass, and Patricia Fanning
4.2 Surface contra subsurface assemblages: Two archaeological case studies from Thesprotia, Greece
    Björn Forsén and Jeannette Forsén
Theme V: New directions in digital prospection and modelling techniques
5.1 Biting off more than we can chew? The current and future role of digital techniques in landscape archaeology
    Philip Verhagen
5.2 Using Google Earth and GIS to survey in the Peruvian Andes
    Laure Déodat and Patrice Lecocq
5.3 The occupations of the Antequera Depression (Malaga, Spain) through the 1st millennium BC: A geographical and archaeological perspective into Romanisation
    Maria del Carmen Moreno Escobar
5.4 Mapping the probability of settlement location for the Malia-Lasithi region (Crete, Greece) during the Minoan Protopalatial period
    Ricardo Fernandes, Geert Geeven, Steven Soetens, and Vera Klontza-Jaklova
5.5 Using LiDAR-derived Local Relief Models (LRM) as a new tool for archaeological prospection
    Ralf Hesse
5.6 The use of digital devices in the research of Hungarian monastic gardens of the 18th century
    Maria Klagyivik
5.7 Thinking topographically about the landscape around Besançon (Doubs, France)
    Rachel Opitz, Laure Nuninger, and Catherine Fruchart
5.8 Modelling the agricultural potential of Early Iron Age settlement hinterland areas in southern Germany
    Axel Posluschny, Elske Fischer, Manfred Rösch, Kristine Schatz, Elisabeth Stephan, and Astrid Stobbe
5.9 Radiography of a townscape. Understanding, visualising and managing a Roman townsite
    Sigrid van Roode, Frank Vermeulen, Cristina Corsi, Michael Klein, and Günther Weinlinger
5.10 New methods to analyse LiDAR-based elevation models for historical landscape studies with five time slices
    Reinoud van der Zee and Frieda Zuidhoff
Theme VI: How will landscape archaeology develop in the future?
6.1 The future of landscape archaeology
    Andrew Fleming
6.2 Look the other way—form a branch of archaeology to a root of landscape studies
    Graham Fairclough
6.3 The past informs the future; landscape archaeology and historic landscape characterization in the UK
    Peter Herring
6.4 ‘Landscape’, ‘environment’ and a vision of interdisciplinarity
    Thomas Meier
6.5 Landscape studies: The future of the field
    Matthew Johnson
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