Space, Time, and Archaeological Landscapes

  • Jacqueline Rossignol
  • LuAnn Wandsnider

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jacqueline Rossignol
      Pages 3-16
  3. Concepts and a Scientific Archaeology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-19
    2. Robert C. Dunnell
      Pages 21-41
  4. The Spatial Dimension of Archaeological Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-64
    2. Claudia Chang
      Pages 65-89
    3. C. Russell Stafford, Edwin R. Hajic
      Pages 137-161
  5. The Temporal Dimension of Archaeological Landscapes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-165
    2. George T. Jones, Charlotte Beck
      Pages 167-192
    3. Marek Zvelebil, Stanton W. Green, Mark G. Macklin
      Pages 193-226
    4. Robert E. Dewar, Kevin A. McBride
      Pages 227-255
    5. LuAnn Wandsnider
      Pages 257-282
  6. Postscript and Prospectus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. LuAnn Wandsnider
      Pages 285-292
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-298

About this book


The last 20 years have witnessed a proliferation of new approaches in archaeolog­ ical data recovery, analysis, and theory building that incorporate both new forms of information and new methods for investigating them. The growing importance of survey has meant an expansion of the spatial realm of traditional archaeological data recovery and analysis from its traditional focus on specific locations on the landscape-archaeological sites-to the incorporation of data both on-site and off-site from across extensive regions. Evolving survey methods have led to experiments with nonsite and distributional data recovery as well as the critical evaluation of the definition and role of archaeological sites in data recovery and analysis. In both survey and excavation, the geomorphological analysis of land­ scapes has become increasingly important in the analysis of archaeological ma­ terials. Ethnoarchaeology-the use of ethnography to sharpen archaeological understanding of cultural and natural formation processes-has concentrated study on the formation processes underlying the content and structure of archae­ ological deposits. These actualistic studies consider patterns of deposition at the site level and the material results of human organization at the regional scale. Ethnoarchaeological approaches have also affected research in theoretical ways by expanding investigation into the nature and organization of systems of land use per se, thus providing direction for further study of the material results of those systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jacqueline Rossignol
    • 1
  • LuAnn Wandsnider
    • 2
  1. 1.University of New MexicoAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.University of Nebraska-LincolnLincolnUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-2452-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-2450-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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