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.
|Title of host publication||The Encyclopaedia of Archaeological Sciences|
|Editors||Sandra L. Lopez Varela|
|Place of Publication||New Jersey USA|
|Publisher||John Wiley & Sons|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|