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Archaeologies of Landscape: Contemporary Perspectives

Wendy Ashmore (Editor), A. Bernard Knapp (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-631-21106-8
308 pages
October 1999, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book offers new and diverse perspectives on the ideational qualities of past landscapes.
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1. Archaeological Landscapes: Constructed, Conceptualized, Ideational: A. Bernard Knapp and Wendy Ashmore.

Part I: Ethnographic and Historical Cases:.

2. Identifying Ancient Sacred Landscapes in Australia: From Physical to Social: Paul S. C. Taçon.

3. Creating Social Identity in the Landscape: Tidewater, Virginia 1600-1750: Lisa Kealhofer.

4. Conceptual Landscapes in the Egyptian Nile Valley: Janet E. Richards.

5. Buddhist Landscapes in East Asia: Gina L. Barnes.

6. Mountains, Caves, Water: Ideational Landscapes of the Ancient Maya: James E. Brady and Wendy Ashmore.

Part II: Protohistoric / Ethnohistoric Cases:.

7. The Inca Cognition of Landscape: Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and the Aesthetic of Alterity: Maarten van de Guchte.

8. The Ideology of Settlement: Ancestral Keres Landscapes in the Northern Rio Grande: James E. Snead and Robert W. Preucel.

Part III: Prehistoric Cases:.

9. Centering the Ancestors: Cemeteries, Mounds and Sacred Landscapes of the Ancient North American Midcontinent: Jane E. Buikstra and Douglas K. Charles.

10. Ideational and Industrial Landscape of Prehistoric Cyprus: A. Bernard Knapp.

11. The Mythical Landscapes of the British Iron Age: John C. Barrett.

Part IV: Commentaries:.

12. Sacred Landscapes: Constructed and Conceptualized: Carole L. Crumley.

13. Exploring Everyday Places and Cosmologies: Peter van Dommelen.


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  • Wide-ranging geographical and historical coverage.

  • Includes new research data.

  • Includes contributions from a variety of perspectives.
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"Good insights for landscape historians and archaeologists." Landscape History<!--end-->

"The varied contributions and stimulating interpretations combine with a strong and thought-provoking introduction by the editors and useful concluding commentaries on sacred landscapes and everyday places and cosmologies to produce a well-structured book of unusually powerful appeal." Landscapes

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