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Ancient Dna Research on Wetland Archaeological Evidence  

Angela Schlumbaum and Ceiridwen J. Edwards

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter begins by defining ancient DNA and providing a brief history of ancient DNA and its potential for archaeology, followed by discussions of the technological aspects of ancient ... More

Archaeobotany: Analyses of Plant Remains from Waterlogged Archaeological Sites  

Stefanie Jacomet

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
Archaeobotanical research focuses on the study of past people–plant relationships. This includes a reconstruction of the diet, subsistence, agricultural strategies, social and cultural role ... More

Ceramic Raw Materials  

Giuseppe Montana

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Dec 2016
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Jan 2017
Any ceramic object represents the result of a well-structured production chain starting with the localization and the exploitation of a suitable raw material and ending with the artisanship ... More

Dendrochronology in Wetland Archaeology  

André Billamboz

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter considers the main aspects of the development of dendrochronology within wetland archaeology. It discusses the rise of dendrochronology in wetland archaeology; the ... More

Geoarchaeological and Soil Micromorphological Studies in Wetland Archaeology  

Charles French

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter discusses examples of major types of wetland landscape from a geoarchaeological and soil analytical perspective. Principal methodological approaches are suggested and ... More

Household Archaeology in the Pre-Columbian Caribbean  

Alice V. M. Samson

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Mar 2013
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Jun 2013
The house is arguably the most significant material-culture category in anthropology and archaeology. In archaeology, house-centred approaches are popular because through the house and its ... More

Insect Analysis in Wetland Archaeology  

Stephen Davis

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter, which focuses on the analysis of insect (more correctly arthropod) remains in wetland archaeological contexts, briefly describes the methodology for subfossil insect analysis ... More

Integrating Geoarchaeology with Archaeology for Interdisciplinary Understanding of Societal–Environmental Relations  

Karl W. Butzer

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Jan 2019
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Feb 2016
Despite an early growth of interest in archaeological problems by the science community, systematic application of earth science in a major field project during the 1920s was not directly ... More

Palaeoecological Reconstructions  

Ciara Clarke

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
Palaeoecology is the study of former environments, including the materials and processes of their formation, the ecosystems they supported, and the temporal fluctuations in the ... More

Wetland Archaeology in the 21st Century: Adapting to Climate Change  

Robert Van de Noort

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter examines the future of wetland archaeology in the twenty-first century, focusing on the impact of climate change. It first describes the impact of climate change on wetlands ... More

Wetland Archaeology in the Media and Popular Literature: Loosening the Scholarly Taboos of the 20th Century  

Marc-Antoine Kaeser

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter examines the image of wetland archaeology in the media and popular literature. It describes the ambiguous perceptions about wetland archaeology – hardly valued as a fruitful ... More

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