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This book investigates the newly emerging interest to investigate and preserve cultural landscapes. It presents the historic, archaeological, ethnographic, and environmental traditions of cultural landscape study and the attempts to reconstruct and analyze the complex processes of cultural changes. It points to the benefits of interdisciplinary cooperation, which should involve an ecological approach with historical ecology, applied archaeology, and environmental planning.
Introduction.- Part I: Theory.- Place, Problem and People: Issues in Interdisciplinary Cooperation.- Place, Historical Ecology and Cultural Landscape: New Directions for Culture Resource Management.- The Colonial Southwest: Pueblo and Spanish Shared and Separate Landscapes.- A New Landscape for Cultural Heritage Management: Characterization as a Management Tool.- The Site as a Modern Locality.- Part II: Methodology and Practice.- Changing Places: Developing an archaeology of place at Lower Pescado Village, Zuni, New Mexico.- Envisioning Future Landscapes in the Environmentally Sensitive Areas of Scotland: an Introduction.- Critical Data for Understanding Early European Farmers.- Alternative Archaeologies of the Cold War: THe Preliminary Results of Fieldwork at the Greenham and Nevada Peace Camps.- Building on the Past: Archaeological Preservation in Large-Scale Transportation Corridors.- Part III: Legal, Economic and Political Constraints of Cultural Heritage Preservation Programs.- Private Sector Archaeology: Part of the Problem or Part of the Solution.- Protection, Maintenance and Enhancement of Cultural Landscapes in Changing Social, Political and Economical Reality in Poland.- Cultural Heritage Preservation and the Legal System with Specific Reference to Landscapes.- Afterword.- Index.- References.
Posted July 9, 2014