Historical Archaeology And Environment by Marcos André To SouzaHistorical Archaeology And Environment by Marcos André To Souza

Historical Archaeology And Environment

byMarcos André To SouzaEditorDiogo Menezes Costa

Hardcover | August 2, 2018

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This edited volume gathers contributions focused on understanding the environment through the lens of Historical Archaeology. Pressing issues such as climate change, global warming, the Anthropocene and loss of biodiversity have pushed scholars from different areas to examine issues related to the causes, processes, and consequences of these phenomena. While traditional barriers between natural and social sciences have been torn down, these issues have gradually occupied a central place in the field of anthropology. As archaeology involves the transdisciplinary study of cultural and natural evidence related to the past, it is in a privileged position to discuss the historical depth of some of the processes related to environment that are deeply affecting the world today. 

This volume brings together substantial and comprehensive contributions to the understanding of the environment in a historical perspective along three lines of inquiry: 

  • Theoretical and methodological approaches to the environment in Historical Archaeology
  •  Studies on environmental Historical Archaeology
  •  Historical Archaeology and the Anthropocene

Historical Archaeology and Environment will be of interest to researchers in both social and environmental sciences, working in different disciplines and research areas, such as archaeology, history, geography, anthropology, climate change studies, environmental analysis and sustainable development studies.


Marcos André Torres de Souza is a professor of the graduate program in Archaeology at the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Professor Souza has a PhD in Anthropology from the Syracuse University, USA, and is an expert in Historical Archaeology, conducting research projects in historical sites linked to the African Diaspora in ...
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Title:Historical Archaeology And EnvironmentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:272 pagesPublished:August 2, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319908561

ISBN - 13:9783319908564

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Table of Contents

1.      Chapter1 - Introduction: Historical Archaeology and environment

Part I: Conceptual frameworks

Chapter 2 - More than just a record: active ecological effects of archaeological strata

Chapter 3 - The Archaeology of Climate Change: Is Unbridled Commodity Production Sustainable?

Part II: Studies on environmental historical archaeology

Chapter 4 - Eco-historical archaeology in the Brazilian Amazon: material, natural and cultural western transformations

Chapter 5 - Indigenous charcoal production and Spanish metal mining enterprises: Historical Archaeology of extractive activities and ecological degradation in central and northern Mexico

Chapter 6 - Towards an archaeology of extensive pastoralism in the Great Artesian basin in Australia

Chapter 7 - The fishermen's disappearance: an archaeology of cruel modernity in São Paulo city

Chapter 8 - Entangled relations: the expansion of a colonial frontier in Central Brazil, eighteenth-century

Chapter 9 - The Deep History of the Ficus Thonningii Bl. in Central Africa: Ontology, Settlement and Environment among Lower Congo Peoples (Early times to 500 B.C.E.)

Chapter 10 - The Evolution of Recent Multidisciplinary Deep-Water Archaeological and Biological Research on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf

Part III: The Anthropocene

Chapter 11 - Archaeology and the Anthropocene in the Study of Settler Australia

Chapter 12 - The Anthropocene in Antarctica: Considering "fixed" and "more fluid" perspectives of analysis