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This chapter describes the author's personal encounters with wetland environments. Over 50 years ago, he met one of the great pioneers of European lake village studies, Emil Vogt, who encouraged him to study the faunal remains from Egolzwil 4 for his doctoral dissertation and he spent weeks camped by the Greifensee, experiencing for himself lakeshore living. However, the author took another road in the Carr woods – and started his journey to the archaeology of Southeast Asia. The chapter discusses topics such as the global reach of wetland archaeology today; the challenges of recovery and conservation and the potential that wetland archaeology has to inform us about past societies, time, and our common humanity.
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