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The Colonization of Unfamiliar Landscapes: The Archaeology of Adaptation

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The process of familiarization with and adaptation to unfamiliar landscapes has been integral to colonization and settlement throughout human history. Yet the workings of this process - its social, psychological, and environmental components, the influence of the process on later history, and indeed the full extent to which humans can truly know their habitat, are not well understood. This innovative and important volume presents the archaeological and anthropological foundations of the landscape learning process. Contributions apply the related fields of ethnography, cognitive psychology, and historical archaeology to the issues of individual exploration, development of trail systems, folk knowledge, social identity, and the role of the frontier in the growth of the modern world. A series of case studies examines the archaeological evidence for and interpretations of landscape learning from the movement of the first pre-modern humans into Europe, peoplings of the Old and New World at the end of the IceAge, and colonization of the Pacific, to the English colonists at Jamestown. The final chapters summarize the implications of the landscape learning idea for our understanding of human history and set out a framework for future research. Understanding initial colonization is essential to addressing questions of how and why we live where we do. This significant and wide-ranging collection of work moves the theme away from the chronological curiosities of firsts and oldests into a view in which it is a process with characteristics and lessons of its own.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780203422908
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Education : Teaching Methods & Materials - Arts & Humanities
Editor:
Rockman, Marcy
Edited by:
Marcy Rockman
Author:
James Steele
Author:
Marcy Rockman
Subject:
Social Science : Archaeology
Subject:
Social Science : Anthropology - General
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Land settlement
Subject:
Colonization
Subject:
Human beings
Subject:
Adaptation
Subject:
Adaptability
Subject:
Ethnoarchaeology
Subject:
Archaeology and history
Subject:
Social archaeology
Subject:
Landscape archaeology.
Subject:
History
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Human beings -- Effect of environment on.
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English

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