Mediterranean Archaeological Landscapes: Current Issues

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Effie-Fotini Athanassopoulos, LuAnn Wandsnider
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, 2004 - Architecture - 242 pages
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The Mediterranean landscape record is recognized for its length and richness and the opportunity it offers to study the interaction between humans and their landscape. This volume explores a variety of current archaeological issues in the context of specific landscapes from southern Spain through Greece and Cyprus to Jordan and from antiquity to recent times.

Over the last 25 years, researchers have initiated a dramatic expansion in theoretical approaches--both anthropological and classical. Over the same time span, a huge volume of field survey projects has been carried out in the Mediterranean arena. The contributors to Mediterranean Archaeological Landscapes take stock of what has been learned, identify lacunae, and consider new approaches to our understanding of the rich surface landscape record of the Mediterranean. Their goal is to explore theoretically diverse interpretative themes and the methods that make those approachable.

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