Abandonment of settlements and regions : ethnoarchaeological and archaeological approaches / edited by Catherine M. Cameron and Steve A. Tomka
- Additional Titles:
- Abandonment of Settlements & Regions
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xv, 201 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Cameron, Catherine M. and Tomka, Steve A.
- Abandonment and archaeological interpretation / Catharine M. Cameron -- Site abandonment behavior among transhumant agro-pastoralists : the effects of delayed curation on assemblage composition / Steve A. Tomka -- Settlement organization and residential variablility among the Rarámuri / Martha Graham -- Occupational and locational instability in arid land settlement / Lee Horne -- Models of abandonment and material culture frequencies / Susan Kent -- Agricultural abandonment : a comparative study in historical ecology / Glenn Davis Stone -- Local abandonments and regional conditions in the North American Southwest / Sarah H. Schlanger and Richard H. Wilshusen -- An assessment of abandonment processes in the Hohokam Classic Period of the Tucson Basin / Suzanne K. Fish and Paul R. Fish -- Regional settlement abandonment at the end of the Copper Age in the lowlands of West-Central Portugal / Katina Lillios -- Abandonment at Zuni farming villages / Nan A. Rothschild [and others] -- Abandonment and the production of archaeological variability at domestic sites / Arthur A. Joyce and Sissel Johannessen -- Ceramic analysis as a tool for discovering processes of pueblo abandonment / Barbara Klie Montgomery -- Abandonment processes in prehistoric pueblos / Ricky R. Lightfoot -- Household abandonment among sedentary Plains societies : behavioral sciences and consequences in the interpretation of the archaeological record / Robert L. Brooks -- Understanding abandonment processes : summary and remaining concerns / Steve A. Tomka and Marc G. Stevenson.
- All archaeological sites have been abandoned, but people abandoned sites in many different ways, and for different reasons. What they did when leaving a settlement, structure, or activity area had a direct effect on the kind and quality of the cultural remains entering the archaeological record - for example, whether tools were removed, destroyed, or buried in the ground, and building structures dismantled or left standing. This book examines abandonment as a stage in the formation of an archaeological site, and relies on ethnoarchaelogical and archaeological data from many areas of the world - North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Near East. It documents the many complex factors surrounding abandonment both across entire regions and within settlement areas, and makes an important theoretical and methodological contribution to this area of archaeological investigation.
- 9780511735240 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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