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Title: The Abandonment of Settlements and Regions: Ethnoarchaeological and Archaeological Approaches
Author: Cameron, Catherine M Steve A Tomka (eds)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1996
Paperback; ISBN: 9780521574693
Volumes: 1; Pages: 201
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Groups of people abandoned sites in different ways, and for different reasons. And what they did when they left a settlement or area had a direct bearing on the kind and quality of cultural remains that entered the archaeological record, for example, whether buildings were dismantled or left standing, or tools buried, destroyed or removed from the site. Contributors to this unique collection on site abandonment draw on ethnoarchaeological and archaeological data from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Near East.Reviews"This volume is a necessary addition to the library of any archaeologist interested in settlement change. The book is singular in its coverage of archaeological and ethnoarchaeological abandonment processes throughout the world, including case studies from North and South America, Mexico, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East..." Angela R. Linse, GeoarchaeologyContentsAcknowledgementsList of tablesList of figuresPart I. Introduction 1. Abandonment and archaeological interpretation Catherine M. CameronPart II. Regional Abandonment Processes: Ethnoarcheological Cases2. Site abandonment behaviour among transhumant agro-pastoralists: the effects of delayed curation on assemblage composition Steve M. Tomka3. Settlement organization and residential variability among the Raramuri Martha Graham4. Occupational and locational instability in arid land settlement Lee Horne5. Models of abandonment and material culture frequencies Susan Kent6. Agricultural abandonment: a comparative study in historical ecology Glenn Davis StonePart III. Regional Abandonment Processes: Archaelogical Cases7. Local abandonments and regional conditions in the North American Southwest Sarah H. Schlanger and Richard H. Wilshusen8. An assessment of abandonment processes in the Hohkam Classic Period of Tucson Basin Paul R. Fish and Suzanne K. Fish9 Regional settlement abandonment at the end of the Copper Age in the lowlands of West-Central Portugal Katina LilliosPart IV. Abandonment Processes Within Sites: Ethnoarcheological Cases10. Abandonment at Zuni farming villages Nan A. Rothschild, Barbara J. Mills, T. J. Ferguson and Susan Dublin11. Abandonment and the production of archaeological variability at domestic sites Arthur A. Joyce and Sissel JohannssenPart V. Abandonment Processes Within Sites: Archaeological Cases 12. Ceramic analysis as a tool for discovering processes of Pueblo abandonment Barbara Klie Montgomery13. Abandonment processes in prehistoric Pueblos Ricky R. Lightfoot14. Household abandonment among sedentary Plains societies: behavioural sequences and consequences in the interpretation of the archaeological record Robert L. BrooksPart VI. Conclusions15. Understanding abandonment processes: summary and remaining concerns Steve A. Tomka and Marc G. Stevenson.