Reconstructing Past Population Trends in Mediterranean Europe (3000BC-AD1800)

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Archaeology of Populus Monograph in Archaeology of Mediterranean Landscapes Series. Population trends and demographics in general are discussed through a variety of case studies based in Mediterranean Europe. The range of archaeological techniques and methods of analysis includes reginal field surveys, artefact scatter analysis, palaeoanthropology, historical and documentary sources, and studies of cemeteries.

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Overview

Archaeology of Populus Monograph in Archaeology of Mediterranean Landscapes Series. Population trends and demographics in general are discussed through a variety of case studies based in Mediterranean Europe. The range of archaeological techniques and methods of analysis includes reginal field surveys, artefact scatter analysis, palaeoanthropology, historical and documentary sources, and studies of cemeteries.

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Editorial Reviews

Antiquity, 75, 2001 - Richard E. Blanton
To me the most important contribution of the publication is the rich overview of diverse methodologies that is made available in one integrated source.'
The Archaeologist 41, Summer 2001 - Alison Taylor
These are the result of research by a highly impressive European network which addressed methodological issues in Mediterranean landscape archaeology...
The scale of work and detail of publication, as well as the broad vision by such a group of serious scholars, make this an enviable project for British archaeologists...
A useful quarry for techniques and comparative data.'
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Sect. I Archaeological Survey and Demography
1 Introduction to issues in demography and survey 1
2 Regional field surveys and population cycles 21
3 Counting people in an artefact-poor landscape. The Langadas case, Macedonia, Greece 35
4 Demographic trends from archaeological survey. Case studies from the Levant and Near East 45
5 Archaeological proxy-data for demographic reconstructions: facts, factoids or fiction? 65
6 An attempt at the demographic interpretation of long-term settlement processes in the prehistory of Slovenia. The case of the 'archaeological map of Slovenia' 77
7 Prospection archeologique et demographie en Provence. Approache paleodemographique de la Rive Occidentale de l'Etang de Berre sur la longue duree 93
8 Demography and Romanization in central Italy 115
9 Beyond Historical demography: the contribution of archaeological survey 129
Sect. II Interdisciplinary Approaches
10 Chance and the human population: population growth in the Mediterranean 133
11 The potential of historical demography for regional studies 145
12 Clearing away the cobwebs: A critical perspective on historical sources for Roman population history 153
13 The population of Roman Italy in town and country 161
14 Documentary sources for the history of Medieval settlements in Tuscany 173
15 The Ottoman Imperial Registers. Central Greece and Northern Bulgaria in the 15th-19th Century, the demographic development of two areas compared 195
16 Investigating the interface between regional survey, historical demography and paleodemography 219
17 The contribution of palaeoanthropology to regional demographic history 235
18 Problems and prospects in paleodemography 241
19 Relating cemetery studies to regional survey: Rocca San Silvestro, a case study 249
20 Counting heads: an overview 259
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