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Title Landscapes in transition / edited by Bill Finlayson and Graeme Warren
Published Oxford ; Oakville [Conn.] : Oxbow Books, ©2010
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Description 1 online resource (x, 229 pages ): illustrations, maps
Series Levant supplementary series ; v. 8
Levant supplementary series ; v. 8.
Contents 1. Landscapes in Transition: Introduction / Bill Finlayson and Graeme Warren -- 2. Different Ways of Being, Different Ways of Seeing ... Changing Worldviews in the Near East / Nigel Goring-Morris and Anna Belfer-Cohen -- 3. From Big Beat to Bebop: Settlement Between 6000 and 3000 BC in the Fenland Basin (UK) / Fraser Sturt -- 4. People and Their Places at the End of the Pleistocene: Evaluating Perspectives on Physical and Cultural Landscape Change / Lisa Maher -- 5. Subsistence at 4000-3700 cal BC: Landscapes of Change or Continuity? / Nicky Milner -- 6. A Geological Perspective on Climatic and Environmental Change in the Levant and Eastern Mediterranean from 25,000 to 5000 years BP / Stuart A. Robinson, Stuart Black, Bruce W. Sellwood, Claire M.C. Rambeau and Paul J. Valdes -- 7. The Case for Climatic Stress Forcing Choice in the Adoption of Agriculture in the British Tsles / Richard Tipping -- 8. Changing Landscapes -- Changing Societies? An Anthropological Perspective / Marion Benz -- 9. The Neolithization of Britain and Ireland: The 'Big Picture' / Alison Sheridan -- 10. Changing People, Changing Environments: How Hunter-Gatherers Became Communities that Changed the World / Trevor Watkins -- 11. Formalizing the Sacred? The Late Mesolithic and Early Neolithic Monumental Landscapes of Britain and Ireland / Vicki Cummings -- 12. 'Islanding' the Mesolithic -- Neolithic Transition: Approaches to Landscapes of Contact and Transformation in Northwest Europe / Gordon Noble -- 13. Reconsidering Early Holocene Cyprus within the Eastern Mediterranean Landscape / Carole McCartney, Sturt W. Manning, David Sewell and Sarah T. Stewart -- 14. The Last of the Old: A Homogeneous Later Mesolithic Ireland? / Thomas Kador -- 15. Farmers, Gatherers or Horticulturalists? Reconstructing Landscapes of Practice in the Early Neolithic / Eleni Asouti and Andrew S. Fairbairn -- 16. Modelling the Agricultural Impacts of the Earliest Large Villages at the Pre-Pottery Neolithic-Pottery Neolithic Transition / Dana Campbell -- 17. Taskscapes and the Transition / Chantal Conneller -- 18. From Mega-Sites to Farmsteads: Community Size, Ideology and the Nature of Early Farming Landscapes in Western Asia and Europe / Amy Bogaard and Valasia Isaakidou -- 19. The Temporality of Materials: Occupation Practices in Eastern England During the 5th and 4th Millennia BC / Duncan Garrow -- 20. Time, Scale, Practice: Landscapes in Transition? / Bill Finlayson and Graeme Warren
Summary This volume presents papers focusing on archaeological approaches to landscape in the context of the adoption of agriculture in Southwest Asia and Northwest Europe. Case studies are presented from these contrasting regions
Notes "Published jointly by the Council for British Research in the Levant and Oxbow Books, Oxford, UK"--Title page verso
Papers from a workshop held in Jordan, Mar. 26-30, 2007 at the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature's Wadi Faynan Eco-Lodge and at Wadi Mussa
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Landscapes -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Landscapes -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Social archaeology -- Europe -- Congresses
Social archaeology -- Middle East -- Congresses
Agriculture -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Agriculture -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Social change -- Europe -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Social change -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500 -- Congresses
Social archaeology.
Social change.
Europe -- Antiquities -- Congresses
Middle East -- Antiquities -- Congresses
Middle East.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Finlayson, Bill
Warren, Graeme
Council for British Research in the Levant.
ISBN 9781842177808