Environmental Archaeology

Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches

  • Evangelia Pişkin
  • Arkadiusz Marciniak
  • Marta Bartkowiak

Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)

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About this book


This book aims to thoroughly discuss new directions of thinking in the arena of environmental archaeology and test them by presenting new practical applications.

Recent theoretical and epistemological advancement in the field of archaeology calls for a re-definition of the subdiscipline of environmental archaeology and its position within the practise of archaeology.

New technological and methodological discoveries in hard sciences and computer applications opened fresh ways for interdisciplinary collaborations thus introducing new branches and specialisations that need now to be accommodated and integrated within the previous status-quo.

This edited volume will take the challenge and engage with contemporary international discussions about the role of the discipline within the general framework of archaeology. By drawing upon these debates, the contributors to this volume will rethink what environmental archaeology is and what kind of input the investigation of this kind of materiality has to the reconstruction of human history and sociality. 


Includes palaeoanthracology and palynology examines the subdisciplines of environmental archaeology integration of environmental studies within archaeology “borrowing” from advances in biological and earth sciences Integration of artefactual, ecofaunal and contextual data

Editors and affiliations

  • Evangelia Pişkin
    • 1
  • Arkadiusz Marciniak
    • 2
  • Marta Bartkowiak
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Settlement ArchaeologyMiddle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Institute of ArchaeologyAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland
  3. 3.Institute of ArchaeologyAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-75081-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-75082-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2722
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