The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

Hardcover | January 14, 2013

EditorFrancesco Menotti, Aidan OSullivan

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The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology is the most comprehensive survey of global wetland archaeology ever published. Well known for the spectacular quality of its surviving evidence, from both an archaeological and environmental perspective, wetland archaeology enables scholars toinvestigate and reconstruct past people's dwellings, landscapes, material culture, and daily lives in great detail. Through concise essays written by some of the world's leading scholars in the field, this Handbook describes the key principles, methodologies, and revealing results of past and present archaeological investigations of wetland environments. The volume provides unique insights into past humaninteractions with lakes, bogs, rivers, and coastal marshlands across the world from prehistory to modern times. Opening with a detailed introduction by the editors, the Handbook is divided into seven parts and contains 54 essays and over 230 photographs, figures, maps, and graphs.

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The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology is the most comprehensive survey of global wetland archaeology ever published. Well known for the spectacular quality of its surviving evidence, from both an archaeological and environmental perspective, wetland archaeology enables scholars toinvestigate and reconstruct past people's dwellings...

Francesco Menotti is Professor of Archaeology at the Institute of Prehistory and Archaeological Science, Basel University. He has been involved in wetland archaeological research for fifteen years, working on various projects in different parts of Europe. His publications include 'The missing period': Middle Bronze Age lake-dwellings i...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1088 pagesPublished:January 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AcknowledgementsList of FiguresList of TablesList of Contributors1. Francesco Menotti and Aidan O Sullivan: General introduction to the HandbookPart 1: Wetland occupations: a geographical and chronological perspectiveIntroductionEurope2. Francesco Menotti: Wetland occupations in prehistoric Europe3. Aidan O Sullivan: Europe s wetlands from the Migration Period to the Middle Ages: settlement, exploitation and transformation, AD 400-1500The Americas4. Barbara, A. Purdy: Occupations of past wetland environments in the United States5. Kathryn Bernick: People-wetland interaction in Canada6. Tim Beach and Sheryl Luzzadder-Beach: Pre-Columbian people and the wetlands in Central and South AmericaAfrica and Asia7. Peter Mitchell: People and wetlands in Africa8. Tony, J. Wilkinson: Wetland Archaeology and the role of marshes in the ancient Middle East9. Yaroslav, V. Kuzmin: The past Eastern Russian wetlands: review of the prehistoric occupation, chronology, economy, and environment10. Yunfei Zheng: Prehistoric wetland occupations in the Lower regions of Yangtze River, China11. Akira Matsui and Tomohiro Inoue: Wetland sites in JapanOceania12. Geoffrey Irwin: Wetland occupations in New Zealand13. Sally Brockwell: Australian wetland occupations before and after the Europeans14. Chris Ballard, Tim Denham and Simon Haberle: Wetland archaeology in the Highlands of New GuineaPart 2: Waterlogged archaeological evidenceIntroductionSettlements and habitations15. Pierre Petrequin: The Alpine region lake-dwellings16. Jon Henderson and Robert Sands: Irish and Scottish crannogs17. Renate Ebersbach: Houses, households and settlements: architecture and living spacesMaterial culture18. Robert Sands: Portable wooden objects from wetlands19. Madonna, L. Moss: Fishing traps and weirs on the Northwest Coast of North America: new approaches and new insights20. Jorg Schibler: Bone and antler artefacts in wetland sitesRoad networks and transport21. Richard Brunning and Conor McDermott: Trackways and roads across the wetlands22. Fiona Haughey: Rivers and lakes: a network of wetland highwaysHuman bodies23. Wijnand, A.B. van der Sanden: Bog bodies: underwater burials, sacrifices and executionsPart 3: Survey and excavationIntroductionSurvey24. Andreas Weller and Andreas Bauerochse: Detecting organic materials in waterlogged sediments25. Ruth Plets: Underwater survey and acoustic detection and characterisation of archaeological materials36. Richard Brunning: Archaeological strategies for terrestrial wetland landscapesExcavation27. Martin Bell: Intertidal survey and excavation28. Glen, H. Doran: Excavation of wet sitesPart 4: Multidisciplinary scientific networkIntroduction29. Stefanie Jacomet: Archaebotany: the potential of analyses of plant remains from waterlogged archaeological sites30. Stephen Davis: Insect analysis in wetland archaeology31. Ciara Clarke: Palaeoecological reconstructions32. Charles French: Geoarchaeological and soil micromorphological studies in wetland archaeology33. Angela Schlumbaum and Ceiridwen J. Edwards: Ancient DNA research on wetland archaeological evidence34. Michel Magny: Palaeoclimatology and archaeology in the wetlandsDating methods35. Tom Higham: Radiocarbon dating of wetland sites36. Andre Billamboz: Dendrochronology in wetland archaeology37. Hiroyuki Kitagawa: Lacustrine varve counting as a dating technique: advantages and disadvantagesPart 5: A vulnerable cultural heritage: preservation and conservationIntroductionPreservation38. Denis Ramseyer: Preservation against erosion: protecting lake shores and coastal environmentsArtefact conservation39. Dilys Johns: A review of current post-excavation treatment methods for waterlogged organic archaeological materials: the last 20 yearsPolitical actions40. Adrian Olivier: National and international wetland management policies41. Dale Croes: Wet Site Archaeology on the Northwest Coast of North America and the Native Communities involvement in Managing their Wetland Heritage SitesPart 6: Changing research attitude: towards one archaeologyIntroduction42. Robert Van de Noort: Wetland Archaeology in the twenty-first century: adapting to climate change43. Stijn Arnoldussen: Life history approaches and wetland habitation: a later prehistoric case study from the Dutch delta44. Mark Harris: Rhythm of wetland life: seasonality and sociality45. George, P. Nicholas: Towards an Anthropology of Wetland Archaeology: Hunter-Gatherers and Wetlands in Theory and Practice46. Paolo Bellintani: Long-distance trade routes linked to wetland settlements47. Kristian Kristiansen: Integrating dry lands and wetlands in late prehistoric farming regimes48. Peter Bogucki: People, lakes and forest in the Baltic region: a prehistoric perspectivePart 7: Wetland archaeology and the publicIntroduction49. Marc-Antoine Kaeser: Wetland archaeology in the media and the popular literature: beyond the scholarly taboos of the twentieth century, back to the pioneers50. Urs Leuzinger: Informing the public: bridging the gap between experts and enthusiasts51. Gunter Schobel: Museum exhibitions, open-air museums and hands-on archaeology52. Bettina Arnold: The lake-dwelling diaspora: museums, private collectors and the evolution of ethics in archaeologyEpilogue: Reflections and future perspectivesIntroduction53. Charles, F. W. Higham: The archaeology of wetlands: a personal journey54. Bryony Coles: Concluding remarks and future perspectivesIndex