Landscapes from Antiquity

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Simon Stoddart
Antiquity Publications, 2000 - Architecture - 380 pages
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This is the first volume of an exciting new project; Antiquity , drawing on its 75-year tradition of publishing articles of enduring value, has brought together twenty-four classic papers on a central archaeological theme. The papers have been selected to represent ancient and modern landscape approaches, organized into thematic sections: Early studies of Fox and Curwen, aerial photography of Bradford, Crawford and St Joseph, survey method, integrated regional landscapes, physical, industrial, contested and experienced landscapes. Each section is introduced with an overview and personal perspective by Simon Stoddart, the current editor of Antiquity . As he points out in the introduction, the editor of Antiquity has always drawn on the most exciting and relevant of current research. Consequently the frequency and content of landscape in Antiquity provides illuminating commentary on the definition and prominence of the theme landscape in archaeological research.
Contents: Early studies of landscape: Prehistoric Cart-tracks in Malta ( T. Zammit ); Dykes ( Cyril Fox ); The Hebrides: a Cultural Backwater ( E. Cecil Curwen ); Native Settlements of Northumberland ( A. H. A. Hogg ). The impact of aerial photography: Woodbury. Two marvellous air-photographs ( O. G. S. Crawford ); Iron Age square enclosures in Rhineland ( K. V. Decker and I. Scollar ); Aerial reconnaissance in Picardy ( R. Agache ); Air reconnaissance: recent results ( J. K. St Joseph ). Survey method and analysis: Understanding early medieval pottery distributions ( A. J. Schofield ); Exploring the topography of the mind: GIS, social space and archaeology ( Marcos Llobera ). Integrated landscape archaeology: Neolithic settlement patterns at Avebury, Wiltshire ( Robin Holgate ); Stonehenge for the ancestors: the stones pass on the message ( M. Parker Pearson and Ramilisonina ); Aerial reconnaissance of the Fen Basin ( D. N. Riley ); The Fenland Project: from survey management and beyond ( John Coles and David Hall ); Siticulosa Apulia ( John Bradford and P. R. Williams-Hunt ); Archaeology and the Etruscan countryside ( Graeme Barker ). Physical landscapes: Active tectonics and land-use strategies: a Palaeolithic example from northwest Greece ( Geoff Bailey, Geoff King and Derek Sturdy ); A guide for archaeologists investigating Holocene landscapes ( A. J. Howard and M. G. Macklin ). Industrial landscapes: Trouble at t'mill: industrial archaeology in the 1980s ( C. M. Clark ); Towards an archaeology of navvy huts and settlements of the industrial revolution ( Michael Morris ). Contested landscapes: The Berlin Wall: production, preservation and consumption of a 20th-century monument ( Frederick Baker ); Seeing stars: character and identity in the landscapes of modern Macedonia ( Keith Brown ). Experienced landscapes: Forms of power: dimensions of an Irish megalithic landscape ( Jean McMann ); Late woodland landscapes of Wisconsin: ridges, fields, effigy mounds and territoriality ( William Gustav Gartner ).

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T Zammit Prehistoric Carttracks in Malta
Cyril Fox Dykes

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Simon Stoddart is Reader in Prehistory at the University of Cambridge. His many research interests include Iron Age Europe, island societies encompassing his work on Malta with the Gozo Project, and landscape archaeology. His publications include Landscape, Ethnicity and Identity (2012, ed with G. Cifani and S. Neil), and Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans (2009). He was editor of Antiquity from 2001-2002.

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