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Wetland Archaeology Inside Out

Francesco Menotti

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter traces the biographical development of wetland archaeology, from Ferdinand Keller to the advent of ‘New Archaeology’, explaining the reasons why, despite its great potential to make a ... More


Wetland Archaeology in a Wider Context

Francesco Menotti

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter puts wetland archaeology into a wider context, identifying its weaknesses as well as its potentials. It argues that wetland sites have been difficult to integrate into mainstream ... More


Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Francesco Menotti

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Despite being one of the most successful branches of mainstream archaeology, wetland archaeology, as an academic discipline, is still relatively unknown. We might have all heard of the wonderfully ... More


People–Wetlands Interactions through Space and Time

Francesco Menotti

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter explores the various ways people interacted with the wetlands, and in particular how and when they decided to settle within them, from sporadic seasonal camps in the Early Holocene to ... More


Awareness and Protection of Wetland Cultural Heritage

Francesco Menotti

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter first explores the process of bridging the gap that has emerged between academia and society, from the creation of more popular archaeology magazines and books, to involving people ... More


The peat archives

Håkan Rydin and John K. Jeglum

in The Biology of Peatlands

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198528722
eISBN:
9780191728211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528722.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter covers the topic of peat archives: the fossils and other materials deposited in peat. Macrofossils are the remains of plants and animals; microfossils are pollen grains, spores, and ... More


Abundant, Well-Preserved Evidence

Francesco Menotti

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses a variety of archaeological evidence in order to identify architectural structures characteristic of wetland environments and to try to bridge the gap of archaeological ... More


In the Field and Beyond: Survey, Excavation, Preservation, and Conservation

Francesco Menotti

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses field methods (survey, excavation, preservation, and conservation) in wetland archaeology. These methods differ from those of ‘conventional’ archaeology due to the peculiarity ... More


Epilogue

Francesco Menotti

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This epilogue summarizes the content of each chapter and highlights the most prominent aspects of wetland archaeological research considered throughout the volume, leading the discussion towards ... More


Joint Effort: A Multidisciplinary Scientific Network

Francesco Menotti

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the three subdisciplines of archaeology integrated with wetland archaeology: archaeobotany, archaeozoology, and geoarchaeology. It highlights some of their methodological ... More


True or False? Learning via Experiments

Francesco Menotti

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter discusses the key role of experimental archaeology in wetland archaeology. Experimental archaeology can help identify, test, and understand the function and technology of archaeological ... More


Living In and Between the Wetlands: Resource Potential and Adaptability

Francesco Menotti

in Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199571017
eISBN:
9780191804427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199571017.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter assesses how environmental change (including climate change) influences people, and the extent to which people respond to it by directly or indirectly affecting the environment itself. ... More


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