Archaeological Landscape Evolution: The Mariana Islands in the Asia-Pacific Region

Archaeological Landscape Evolution: The Mariana Islands in the Asia-Pacific Region

by Mike T. Carson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319810317
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 06/02/2018
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 307
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mike T. Carson (Ph.D. in
Anthropology, University of Hawaii, 2002) investigates archaeological and palaeo-landscapes throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He currently is Associate Professor of
Archaeology at the Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC),
University of Guam, and he is co-editor of Asian
Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific
,
published by University of Hawaii Press.

Table of Contents

Part one: Parameters of study



Chapter 1: Landscape evolution as natural-cultural history


Evolution of an inhabited landscape


The Marianas landscape as a model system


Structure and content of this book


References



Chapter 2: Global applicability of landscape evolution


Coastal China


California


Hawaiian Islands


Mariana Islands


References



Chapter 3: Environmental setting and dynamics


Geological structure


Sea-level history


Coastal geomorphology


Slope erosion-deposition patterns


Soil formation


Plant and animal communities


Climate and weather


Water sources


References



Chapter 4: Marianas archaeology in local and regional perspectives


Marianas settlement in
Asia-Pacific context


Foundations of Chamorro heritage


References

Chapter 5: Coordinating perspectives of the past


Historical perspectives


Linguistics


Human biology and genetics


Faunal records


Botanical records


References



Chapter 6: Range of archaeological material culture


Artefacts


Midden


Structural features


Rock art


Caves


Landscapes


References



Part Two: Chronological sequence



Chapter 7: Building an archaeological chronology


Use of radiocarbon dating



Marianas chronological outline


References



Chapter 8: 1500–1100 B.C.,
initial settlement


Site inventory and dating


Landforms


Resource zones


Material culture


Regional context


References



Chapter 9: 1100–700 B.C.,
changing coastlines


Site inventory and dating


Landforms


Resource zones



Material culture


Regional context


References



Chapter 10: 700 B.C.–A.D. 1,
broadened horizons


Site inventory and dating


Landforms


Resource zones


Material culture


Regional context


References




Chapter 11: A.D. 1–500,
temporary stability


Site inventory and dating


Landforms


Resource zones



Material culture


Regional context


References




Chapter 12: A.D. 500–1000,
sustained use of coastal and inland zones


Site inventory and dating


Landforms


Resource zones


Material culture


Regional context


References




Chapter 13: A.D. 1000–1700,
a sea of islands and monuments


Site inventory and dating


Landforms


Resource zones


Material culture


Regional context


References




Chapter 14: A.D.
1700–Present, living with colonialism and globalisation


Site inventory and dating


Landforms


Resource zones


Material culture


Regional context


References




Part Three: Pursuing research questions



Chapter 15: First inhabiting of a landscape


Human migration into a new landscape


Initial inhabiting of a landscape


Origins of landscape evolution


References



Chapter 16: Long-term human-environment relations


Geology and landforms


Climate


Sea level and coastal ecology


Water sources


Plant and animal populations


Patterns of residence and resource use


Material culture


Continuity and change


References



Chapter 17: Future directions

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