Envisioning Landscape: Situations and Standpoints in Archaeology and Heritage

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The common feature of landscape archaeology is its diversity – of method, field location, disciplinary influences and contemporary voices. The contributors to this volume take advantage of these many strands to investigate landscape archaeology in its multiple forms, focusing primarily on the link to heritage, the impact on our understanding of temporality, and the situated theory that arises out of landscape studies. Using examples from New York to Northern Ireland, Africa to the Argolid, these pieces capture the human significance of material objects in support of a more comprehensive, nuanced archaeology.

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"These rich and diverse papers examine landscape in archaeology from a variety of perspectives and in many different parts of the world. They include both valuable reviews of the history of landscape studies and thoughtful suggestions for directions for future research, especially through connections between landscape and time, identity, and politics. Envisioning Landscape will be of great interest to archaeologists, historians and geographers, and others concerned with the changing relationships between humans and the world they live in—past, present, and future." —Peter S. Wells, University of Minnesota

"This new volume in the One World Archaeology series is a significant addition to the field of landscape archaeology. Case studies and sites range from the icon (Historic Annapolis, the Tsodilo Hills) to the new and challenging (the Maze Prison, Northern Island). Its signal contribution lies in engaging with and interrogating formulations of landscape, even as it clears a space for exciting new approaches. This should be considered an essential work for library collections and university reading lists." —Nick Shepherd, University of Cape Town

Envisioning Landscape offers a range of perspectives that can feed into thinking through the process of doing archaeology and that cause us to rethink those categories — of site, of object, and of landscape — that we habitually apply. -Dr. John Carman, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598742824
  • Publisher: Left Coast Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2009
  • Series: One World Archaeology
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dan Hicks is Lecturer in Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Bristol and Research Fellow in Archaeology and Anthropology at Boston University. Laura McAtackney is a doctoral student in Archaeology at the University of Bristol. Graham Fairclough is Head of Monuments and Countryside for English Heritage.

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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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