Integrating the techniques of archaeology, history and geography, this book traces the history of human settlement in the Biferno Valley from early prehistory to the present century. It also covers the parallel story of landscape development, showing that the two have to be understood together. It argues for the importance of human settlement, rather than climate (as is often argued) in shaping the Mediterranean landscape. This book provides an interdisciplinary study of a restricted region, but about an important theme: the relationship between people and landscape in the past, and what we can learn from it for the future.
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9 Pentri Frentani and the beginnings of urbanization c 50080 BC
10 Roman towns and territories c 80 BCAD 600
11 The evolution of hilltop villages AD 6001500
12 Feudalism and the Southern Question AD 1500 to the present
the evolution of a Mediterranean landscape
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3rd century 4th century Abruzzo Adriatic agricultural animal Apennine Apulia artefacts assemblages Benedittis Bifemo Biferno valley Boiano Boiano basin bone Bovianum bronze age bronze age settlement Campania Campobasso Campochiaro Casacalenda cemetery centres century BC Chapter classical cultivation deposits Etruria evidence excavations farming farmstead faunal ﬂakes ﬂint ﬂocks ﬂoor Fonte Maggio fragments Graeme Barker gravels Guglionesi indicate iron age Italian Italy kilometres land landscape Larino Larinum late later neolithic limestone lithic lower valley lowlands major Maria in Civita Masseria Mammarella material Matese Matrice Mediterranean metres above sea Mezzogiorno middle valley millennium bc Molise Monte Maulo Monte Vairano neolithic neolithic settlements Niro peasants peninsula phase pits ploughing population Portocannone pottery probably production reﬂect Regina region river rural Saepinum Samnite Samnium sample sanctuary Santa Maria sea level sediments sheep sherds Sinarca soil Sparanise surface Termoli town transhumance upper palaeolithic upper valley valley floor villages zone