The Future of Surface Artefact Survey in Europe
John Bintliff [+–]
University of Leiden
John Bintliff is Professor of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology at Leiden University (Netherlands), the Netherlands, and Honorary Professor in the Archaeology Department at Edinburgh University (United Kingdom). Since 1978 he has been co-directing (with Cambridge University) the Boeotia Project, an interdisciplinary programme investigating the evolution of settlement in Central Greece, widely-recognised as one of the most significant regional research programmes in the Mediterranean region. He is currently co-director in Leiden University, Institute of History, of the ERC Project ‘Empire of 2000 Cities’
Martin Kuna [+–]
Institute of Archaeology, Czech Academy of Sciences.
Martin Kuna is Head of the Department of Spatial Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, Czech Academy of Sciences.
Archaeological field survey has become one of the most potent tools for analyzing human prehistory and history. This volume illustrates surface artefact survey as an important technique in archaeological heritage management and as a data-collecting method in academic, problem-oriented, landscape and settlement studies. It demonstrates the importance of surface survey projects and sets out a helpful agenda for the future design of surface artefact projects for European and other landscapes. The spatial analysis of archaeological data may yet bring new solutions, even to problems usually thought to be resolvable only by excavation.