Landscapes of Settlement: Prehistory to the Present

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Psychology Press, 1996 - Science - 181 pages
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Rural settlements underlie today's cities and still hold over half the world's population. This text excavates the changing forms and functions of these settlements, exploring their origins, development and their future. Settlement is the physical reflection of the social organization of space. Starting with the human dwelling, settlement aggregates into farmsteads, hamlets, villages, towns and cities. Patterns of development can be traced, contours by which a history of a land and its people can be read.
  

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Contents

Settlement landscapes
1
Nucleation and dispersion
15
Explanatory contexts
38
House and farmstead
65
Settlement forms
87
Settlement patterns
120
Settlement systems a world view
146
References
171
Index
176
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