Hidden Dimensions: The Cultural Significance of Wetland Archaeology

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UBC Press, Jan 1, 1998 - History - 362 pages
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Hidden Dimensions is a collection of essays drawn from paperspresented at an international conference in Vancouver, British Columbiain April 1995. Scholars from around the globe examine several aspectsof wetland archaeology in North America, Mexico, Europe, easternSiberia, and New Zealand. Some of the essays in this volume exploreenvironmental and historical contexts of wet-sites as well as pasthuman adaptation to wetland environments. Others concentrate on thecontributions of wetland archaeology to reconstructions of culturalhistory and the interpretation of unique perishable materials. Inaddition to discussions on the dynamic nature of wetlands and concernabout the future of the cultural resources they contain, the authorslook at practical issues of land management and object conservation. InHidden Dimensions the authors seek to raise awareness of thesignificance of wetland archaeology issues at a time when wetlandsaround the globe are rapidly shrinking and their cultural contents areat risk of disappearing.

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Kathryn Bernick has been active in wet-sitearchaeology for 24 years, including excavation, analysis, conservation,and publication.

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