Abandonment of Settlements and Regions: Ethnoarchaeological And Archaeological Approaches

Title

Abandonment of Settlements and Regions: Ethnoarchaeological And Archaeological Approaches

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Description

Groups of people abandoned sites in different ways, and for different reasons. And what they did when they left a settlement or area had a direct bearing on the kind and quality of cultural remains that entered the archaeological record, for example, whether buildings were dismantled or left standing, or tools buried, destroyed or removed from the site. Contributors to this unique collection on site abandonment draw on ethnoarchaeological and archaeological data from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Near East. (Amazon.com)

ISBN

521433339

Publication Date

1-1-1993

Document Type

Book

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

Department

Anthropology

Keywords

Ethnoarchaeology; Excavations (Archaeology); Land settlement -- History; Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric -- History

Comments

Edited by Catherine M. Cameron and Steve A. Tomka