The Abandonment of Settlements and Regions: Ethnoarchaeological and Archaeological Approaches

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This book examines abandonment as a stage in the formation of an archaeological site.


Acknowledgements; List of tables; List of figures; Part I. Introduction: 1. Abandonment and archaeological interpretation Catherine M. Cameron; Part II. Regional Abandonment Processes: Ethnoarcheological Cases: 2. Site abandonment behaviour among transhumant agro-pastoralists: the effects of delayed curation on assemblage composition Steve M. Tomka; 3. Settlement organization and residential variability among the Raramuri Martha Graham; 4. Occupational and locational instability in arid land settlement Lee Horne; 5. Models of abandonment and material culture frequencies Susan Kent; 6. Agricultural abandonment: a comparative study in historical ecology Glenn Davis Stone; Part III. Regional Abandonment Processes: Archaelogical Cases: 7. Local abandonments and regional conditions in the North American Southwest Sarah H. Schlanger and Richard H. Wilshusen; 8. An assessment of abandonment processes in the Hohkam Classic Period of Tucson Basin Paul R. Fish and Suzanne K. Fish; 9 Regional settlement abandonment at the end of the Copper Age in the lowlands of West-Central Portugal Katina Lillios; Part IV. Abandonment Processes Within Sites: Ethnoarcheological Cases: 10. Abandonment at Zuni farming villages Nan A. Rothschild, Barbara J. Mills, T. J. Ferguson and Susan Dublin; 11. Abandonment and the production of archaeological variability at domestic sites Arthur A. Joyce and Sissel Johannssen; Part V. Abandonment Processes Within Sites: Archaeological Cases: 12. Ceramic analysis as a tool for discovering processes of Pueblo abandonment Barbara Klie Montgomery; 13. Abandonment processes in prehistoric Pueblos Ricky R. Lightfoot; 14. Household abandonment among sedentary Plains societies: behavioural sequences and consequences in the interpretation of the archaeological record Robert L. Brooks; Part VI. Conclusions: 15. Understanding abandonment processes: summary and remaining concerns Steve A. Tomka and Marc G. Stevenson.


'[This] book makes a systematic effort to develop archaeological correlates of site and regional abandonment ... What makes it stand out is the systematic attention paid to archaeological correlates in most of the ethnoarchaeological case studies that demonstrate how these ideas can be applied'. Antiquity
EAN: 9780521574693
ISBN: 0521574692
Untertitel: 'New Directions in Archaeology'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2002
Seitenanzahl: 220 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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