Landscapes of Settlement: Prehistory to the Present

Landscapes of Settlement: Prehistory to the Present

by Brian Roberts
     
 

Settlement is the physical reflection of the social organization of space. Starting with the human dwelling, settlements aggregate into farmsteads, hamlets, villages, towns, and cities. Emphasizing their impact on present day society, Landscapes of Settlement traces the course of rural development, deciphering from these contours the history of the land and its… See more details below

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Settlement is the physical reflection of the social organization of space. Starting with the human dwelling, settlements aggregate into farmsteads, hamlets, villages, towns, and cities. Emphasizing their impact on present day society, Landscapes of Settlement traces the course of rural development, deciphering from these contours the history of the land and its people. Out of detailed case studies in both the developed and developing worlds this book distills the underlying processes behind rural settlement systems, and then builds upon this to analyze settlement patterns on the continental and global scales.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415119672
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
Introduction
Ch. 1Settlement landscapes1
Ch. 2Nucleation and dispersion15
Ch. 3Explanatory contexts38
Ch. 4House and farmstead65
Ch. 5Settlement forms87
Ch. 6Settlement patterns120
Ch. 7Settlement systems: a world view146
References171
Index176

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