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Landscapes of Clearance
Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives
Angèle Smith (Editor); Amy Gazin-Schwartz (Editor)
222 pp. / 6.00 x 9.00 / Jun, 2008
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Series
  - One World Archaeology

Related Interest
  - Anthropology
  - Archaeology
  - Environmental Studies

This volume examines landscapes that have been cleared of inhabitants—for economic, environmental, or socio-political reasons, by choice or by force-- and the social impacts of clearance on their populations. Using cases from five continents, and ranging from prehistoric, through colonial and post-colonial times, the contributors show landscapes as meaningful points of contestation when populations abandon them or are exiled from them. Acts of resistance and revitalization are also explored, demonstrating the social and political meaning of specific landscapes to individuals, groups, and nations, and how they help shape cultural identity and ideology.

This title is sponsored by World Archaeological Congress.

The World Archaeological Congress is the only archaeological organisation with elected global representation. Membership is open to archaeologists, heritage managers and members of the public.WAC is committed to the scientific investigation of the past and the protection of cultural heritage worldwide. It supports the empirical investigation and appreciation of the political contexts within which research is conducted and interpreted, and promotes dialogue and debate among advocates of different views of the past. It is committed to diversity and to redressing global inequities in archaeology, through scholarly programs. WAC has a special interest in protecting the cultural heritage of Indigenous peoples, minorities and economically disadvantaged countries. It encourages the participation of Indigenous peoples, researchers from low-income countries and members of the public who are interested in cultural heritage.

WAC Promotes
* Scientific Research and publication on the material remains of the past.
* Public Education to provide communities with information to participate in archaeological work.
* Professional Education and Training for economically disadvantaged nations, groups and communities.
* Action Research addressing issues relevant to the empowerment and betterment of Indigenous groups, minorities and the poor.
* Conservation of cultural heritage that is threatened by looting, vandalism, urban growth, tourism, development or war.

Left Coast Press, Inc. publishes two book series for the Congress, WAC Research Handbooks in Archaeology and the One World Archaeology Series (formerly published by Routledge and UCL Press; Left Coast Press volumes begin with volume 48, 2006).





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