Environment and Landscape

Bruno David, Duane W Hamacher

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Abstract

The terms 'environment' and 'landscape' are commonly used in archaeology, sometimes interchangeably, yet they have different histories and different nuances. 'Environment' is usually used to refer to the physical features of places, to the characteristics of place as external phenomena; 'landscape', on the other hand, has been used more to refer to the cultural meaningfulness of place, to how cultural perceptions affect how people engage with things and with each other. The two different terms affect how, and what, we investigate about the human past.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopaedia of Archaeological Sciences
EditorsSandra L. Lopez Varela
Place of PublicationNew Jersey USA
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Pages12-29
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781119188230
ISBN (Print)9780470674611
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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David, B., & Hamacher, D. W. (2018). Environment and Landscape. In S. L. Lopez Varela (Ed.), The Encyclopaedia of Archaeological Sciences (pp. 12-29). John Wiley & Sons.