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Envisioning Landscape
Situations and Standpoints in Archaeology and Heritage
Dan Hicks (Editor); Laura McAtackney (Editor); Graham Fairclough (Editor)
304 pp. / 6.00 x 9.00 / Dec, 2007
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The common feature of landscape archaeology is its diversity—of method, field location, disciplinary influences and contemporary voices. The contributors to this volume take advantage of these many
" As a group, the articles in Envisioning Landscape illustrate the opportunities and challenges of a landscape approach in archaeology. Any discussion of the past at this broad scale involves numerous audiences and, by extension, important negotiations in the present. "

- Gerald A. Oetelaar, Canadian Journal of Archaeology

"Envisioning Landscape offers a range of perspectives that can feed into thinking through the process of doing archaeology and that cause us to rethink those categories — of site, of object, and of landscape — that we habitually apply."

- Dr. John Carman, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites

" These rich and diverse papers examine landscape in archaeology from a variety of perspectives and in many different parts of the world. They include both valuable reviews of the history of landscape studies and thoughtful suggestions for directions for future research, especially through connections between landscape and time, identity, and politics. Envisioning Landscape will be of great interest to archaeologists, historians and geographers, and others concerned with the changing relationships between humans and the world they live in – past, present, and future. "

- Peter S. Wells, Department of Anthropology, University of Minnesota

"This new volume in the One World Archaeology series is a significant addition to the field of landscape archaeology. Case studies and sites range from the icon (Historic Annapolis, the Tsodilo Hills) to the new and challenging (the Maze Prison, Northern Island). Its signal contribution lies in engaging with and interrogating formulations of landscape, even as it clears a space for exciting new approaches. This should be considered an essential work for library collections and university reading lists."

- Nick Shepherd, Centre for African Studies, University of Cape Town

strands to investigate landscape archaeology in its multiple forms, focusing primarily on the link to heritage, the impact on our understanding of temporality, and the situated theory that arises out of landscape studies. Using examples from New York to Northern Ireland and from Africa to the Argolid, these pieces capture the human significance of material objects in support of a more comprehensive, nuanced archaeology.

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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