Aegean Strategies Studies of Culture and Environment on the European Fringe

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  • Copyright: 1997-11-20
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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With a long, detailed historical record, a large corpus of archaeological data, and, more recently, a number of sophisticated analyses of current and previous environmental conditions, the Aegean region of the eastern Mediterranean offers a unique setting to explore the evolution of a landscape through time. As expanding world markets continue to encroach upon even the most remote and delicate ecological zones, anthropologists across all subdisciplines are beginning to find common theoretical and methodological ground within their own discipline and with other ecologically oriented sciences. This volume examines the value of such collaborative research by bringing together archaeologist, cultural anthropologists, ethnoarchaeologists, and ecologists to discuss environmentally related issues that affect the European fringe, with an emphasis on the Aegean region. The contributors bring to light the subtleties involved in understanding the interactive relationship between humans and their environment over time. Students and scholars in a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, ecology, classics, and history, will find this book to be a valuable and original investigation of a dynamic and complex region.

Table of Contents

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List of Tables
Map of Greece
Introductionp. 1
A 21st Century Approach to the Reconnaissance and Reconstruction of Archaeological Landscapesp. 9
Five Thousand Years of Land Use and Abuse in the Southern Argolid, Greecep. 33
The Cretan Environment: Abused or Just Misunderstood?p. 61
Landscape Archaeology of Medieval and Pre-Modern Greece: The Case of Nemeap. 79
Reconstructing Medieval Site Locations in the Korinthia, Greecep. 107
Greek Sheep, Albanian Shepherds: Hidden Economies in the European Communityp. 123
Yours, Mine and Ours: Private and Public Pasture in Greecep. 141
A "Waste" of Resources: Aspects of Landscape Exploitation in Lowland Greek Agriculturep. 187
Wild Herbs in the Marketplace: Gathering in Response to Market Demandp. 215
Working Things Out: On Examining the Relationships Between Agricultural Practice and Social Rules in Ancient Korinthosp. 237
Finding Meaning in Modifications of the Environment; the Fields and Orchards of Manip. 259
Agrarian Ecology in the Greek Islands: Time Stress, Scale and Riskp. 271
Common Ground and Common Good: Four-Field Anthropology along the Margins of Europep. 295
Final Remarksp. 301
Indexp. 305
About the Contributorsp. 311
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