The Archaeology and Anthropology of Landscape: Shaping Your Landscape

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Peter J. Ucko, Robert Layton
Routledge, 1999 - Social Science - 499 pages
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The Archaeology and Anthropology of Landscape contains twenty-eight thematic chapters based on contributions to the third World Archaeological Congress held in New Delhi in 1994. Contributors from the British Isles, Scandinavia, North and South America, India, Australia and the Pacific demonstrate the value of cross-disciplinary research in the fields of archaeology, anthropology and geography. They investigate how the meaning of landscapes has either been retained or transformed over time. They also explore how and why different communities sharing the same environment have different perceptions of their surroundings, especially where one is a colonising power.

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The Archaeology and Anthropology of Landscape contributes to the development of theory in archaeology and anthropology, providing new and varied case studies of landscape and environment from five continents. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Professor Peter Ucko has combined a career in academic archaeology and anthropology with a commitment to addressing the political issues raised by the practice of archaeology and promotion of dialogue between Western and Third World Archaeology. He has organised a number of important conferences, including the first World Archaeological Congress in Southampton, 1986. He is Director of the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Professor Layton has carried out research on social change and on rock art in Europe and Australia. He has appeared as an expert witness in several Aboriginal land claims. He edited two of the volumes arising from the first World Archaeological Congress in Southampton, 1986. He is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Durham.

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