The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

46. What is Landscape Archaeology?

The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Rafael Y. Lewis
University of Haifa

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Since almost any given region or landscape was inhabited by humans in the past, these landscapes therefore carry within them profound cultural variability, functions, and even memories. By shifting the focus from the site to the cultural landscape and by looking at features from a wider perspective, the archaeologist can arrive at significant conclusions as to how the landscape was changed, was influenced by people in the past, and up to the present day. A good programme of landscape archaeology lies in the ability of the chief investigator for thinking outside the box, in attempting new methods, and in looking at the case study in hand from as many inter-disciplinary angles as possible.

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Lewis, Rafael. 46. What is Landscape Archaeology?. The Five-Minute Archaeologist in the Southern Levant. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 192-196 Sep 2016. ISBN 9781781792421. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=27895. Date accessed: 15 Jun 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.27895. Sep 2016

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