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Over the past three decades, “landscape” has become an umbrella term to describe many different strands of archaeology. From the processualist study of settlement patterns to the phenomenologist’s experience of the natural world, from human impact on past environments to the environment’s impact on human thought, action, and interaction, the term has been used. In this volume, for the first time, over 80 archaeologists from three continents attempt a comprehensive definition of the ideas and practices of landscape archaeology, covering the theoretical and the practical, the research and conservation, and encasing the term in a global framework. As a basic reference volume for landscape archaeology, this volume will be the benchmark for decades to come. All royalties on this Handbook are donated to the World Archaeological Congress.
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.
* 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).