Landscapes of Settlement: Prehistory to the Present [NOOK Book]

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Today's cities grew from the rural settlements still home to over half of the world's population. Excavating the changing forms and functions of these settlements, Landscapes of Settlement explores their origins, their social and economic development, and their prospects for the future.

Settlement is the physical reflection of the social organization of space. Starting with the human dwelling, settlements aggregate into farmsteads, hamlets, ...
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Landscapes of Settlement: Prehistory to the Present

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Overview

Today's cities grew from the rural settlements still home to over half of the world's population. Excavating the changing forms and functions of these settlements, Landscapes of Settlement explores their origins, their social and economic development, and their prospects for the future.

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.
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Excavates the changing forms and functions of rural settlements, exploring their origins, development and their future. Building around a series of maps and diagrams, Roberts (University of Durham) presents case studies of specific sites in both the developed and developing worlds in order to distill the underlying processes behind rural settlement systems, and then builds on this to analyze settlement patterns on the continental and global scales. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134811960
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • File size: 9 MB

Table of Contents

List of plates
List of figures
Introduction
Ch. 1 Settlement landscapes 1
Ch. 2 Nucleation and dispersion 15
Ch. 3 Explanatory contexts 38
Ch. 4 House and farmstead 65
Ch. 5 Settlement forms 87
Ch. 6 Settlement patterns 120
Ch. 7 Settlement systems: a world view 146
References 171
Index 176
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