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Ancient Harbors in the Mediterranean  

John Peter Oleson and Robert L. Hohlfelder

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
This article describes the evolution of harbors in the ancient world that can be linked to changing social needs and technological developments. Hundreds of harbor sites of varying sizes ... More

Archaeological Strategies for Terrestrial Wetland Landscapes  

Richard Brunning

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter begins with a brief discussion of proactive and reactive archaeology. It then explains the need for a strategic approach for wetland archaeology; presents archaeological ... More

Coastal Adaptations  

C. R. Wickham-Jones

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Apr 2014
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Oct 2013
The coastal environment offers many advantages for hunter-gatherer groups worldwide. True maritime adaption involves a fundamental reliance on coastal resources, though not to the complete exclusion ... More

Coastal Archaeology  

Ben Ford

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
The coast is the area where marine processes such as erosion, deposition, and storm surge influence terrestrial processes and vice versa. This article introduces the concept of coastal ... More

Excavating Wet Sites  

Glen Doran

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter addresses the issues faced by wet site excavators, which include issues associated with dewatering; sampling and data management; and the excavation, maintenance, and ... More

Expedience, Impermanence, and Unplanned Obsolescence: The Coming-About of Agricultural Features and Landscapes  

William E. Doolittle

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Jan 2019
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Dec 2015
Drawing on examples from archaeological, historical, and present-day studies of agricultural systems, this chapter addresses five issues. The first is terminology in general, and how ... 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

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