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date: 16 October 2019

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Rivers and lakes are an undervalued resource in wetland research. While often seen as barriers, they are in fact major route ways within the landscape, and of significant symbolic focus in prehistory. This chapter considers aspects of these wetland highways within two major themes: the physical (dealing with sustenance, trade, communication, and economy) and the symbolic (beginnings and endings, reflection and response). It considers examples from a range of sites in Australia, Amazonia, and North America, as well as Europe and the Near East, and concludes by discussing how the human response to rivers and lakes has changed through time.

Keywords: wetland research, wetland archaeology, landscapes, sustenance, trade, communication, economy

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