Envisioning Landscape: Situations and Standpoints in Archaeology and Heritage

Envisioning Landscape: Situations and Standpoints in Archaeology and Heritage

by Dan Hicks
     
 

A primary characteristic of landscape archaeology is the diversity if its regional traditions, which reveals a range of methods, field locations, disciplinary influences and contemporary voices. Drawing together perspective from New York to Northern Ireland, from West Africa to the Mediterranean, and from central Europe to Zanzibar, this volume explores the many

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A primary characteristic of landscape archaeology is the diversity if its regional traditions, which reveals a range of methods, field locations, disciplinary influences and contemporary voices. Drawing together perspective from New York to Northern Ireland, from West Africa to the Mediterranean, and from central Europe to Zanzibar, this volume explores the many different ways in which landscapes are envisaged in world archeology and world heritage. The volume demonstrates how landscape archaeologies can be used to highlight both the different material situations and the alternative political standpoints from which archaeologists work in the contemporary world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598742817
Publisher:
Left Coast Press
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Series:
One World Archaeology Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 7

Acknowledgements 11

1 Introduction: Landscapes as Standpoints Dan Hicks Laura McAtackney 13

2 The Contemporary Politics of Landscape at the Long Kesh/Maze Prison Site, Northern Ireland Laura McAtackney 30

3 Facing Many Ways: Approaches to the Archaeological Landscapes of the East African Coast Sarah Croucher 55

4 Landscape Archaeology in Lower Manhattan: The Collect Pond as an Evolving Cultural Landmark in Early New York City Rebecca Yamin Joseph Schuldenrein 75

5 Cultural Landscapes, Communities and World Heritage: In Pursuit of the Local in the Tsodilo Hills, Botswana Susan O. Keitumetse Geoffrey Matlapeng Leseka Monamo 101

6 Common Culture: The Archaeology of Landscape Character in Europe Sam Turner Graham Fairclough 120

7 Landscape Archaeology and ‘Community Areas’ in the Archaeology of Central Europe Martin Kuna Dagmar Dreslerová 146

8 Historical Archaeologies of Landscape in Atlantic Africa Kenneth G. Kelly Neil Norman 172

9 Landscape, Time, Topology: An Archaeological Account of the Southern Argolid Greece Christopher L. Witmore 194

10 A Landscape of Ruins: Building Historic Annapolis Christopher Matthews Matthew Palus 226

11 Colonialism and Landscape: Power, Materiality and Scales of Analysis in Caribbean Historical Archaeology Mark W. Hauser Dan Hicks 251

Index 275

About the Contributors 299

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