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Title The archaeology of drylands : living at the margin / edited by Graeme Barker and David Gilbertson
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 372 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series One world archaeology ; 39
One world archaeology ; 39
Contents Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Part I INTRODUCTION; 1 Living at the margin: themes in the archaeology of drylands; 2 The dynamic climatology of drylands; Part II SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL ASIA; 3 The decline of desert agriculture: a view from the classical period Negev; 4 Farmers, herders and miners in the Wadi Faynan, southern Jordan: a 10,000-year landscape archaeology; 5 Differing strategies for water supply and farming in the Syrian Black Desert
Summary The chapters in this book discuss successes and failures of past land use and settlement in drylands, and contribute to wider debates about desertification and the sustainability of dryland settlement
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Arid regions agriculture -- Social aspects -- History.
Climatic changes -- History.
Deserts -- History.
Human ecology.
Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric -- History.
Land settlement -- History.
Landscape archaeology.
Social archaeology.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Barker, Graeme.
Gilbertson, D. D.
LC no. 00038257
ISBN 020316573X (electronic bk.)
9780203165737 (electronic bk.)