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Humans and the Environment: New Archaeological Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century

Matthew I. J. Davies and Freda Nkirote M’Mbogori


The environment has always been a central concept for archaeologists and, although it has been conceived in many ways, its role in archaeological explanation has fluctuated from a mere backdrop to human action, to a primary factor in the understanding of society and social change. Archaeology also has a unique position as its base of interest places it temporally between geological and ethnographic timescales, spatially between global and local dimensions, and epistemologically between empirical studies of environmental change and more heuristic studies of cultural practice. Drawing on data fr ... More

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199590292
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199590292.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew I. J. Davies, editor

Freda Nkirote M’Mbogori, editor

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