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  esheetNormal;Environmental Archaeology and Environmental Change in Wales: A ResearchAssessment
For the purposes of this paper environmental archaeology will be considered in its broadest sense, encompassing both those areas of research that are focused explicitly on archaeological issues, and in which a human dimension is central, and those that are essentially palaeoenvironmental but have implications for archaeology.
The paper is confined largely to environmental aspects of archaeological science, although dating techniques are briefly considered because a good chronological framework is as essential for palaeoenvironmental studies as it is for other areas of archaeology, and lipid analysis is referred to as it clearly overlaps with other aspects of palaeoeconomic research and diet.
A wealth of environmental evidence is available to the archaeologist, at least in broad landscape terms, but a more detailed examination of the evidence reveals that there are significant gaps in the distribution of the sites and that the quality of the data is variable.
www.cpat.org.uk /research/awenv.htm   (7324 words)

Archaeological mitigation of large construction projects often includes environmental reconstruction as a background for the chronology for human occupation of the area.
Environmental change and the origin of agriculture in the old and new worlds.
Archaeology: The study of the history of human behavior based on remains such as bones and stone tools.
www.geo.arizona.edu /palynology/arch_pal.html   (1005 words)

 Staff - Environmental Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Wing continues her research on the human uses of animals in the southeastern North America, the origins and spread of domestic animals in the Andes, and the overexploitation of animals as well as management of captive and domestic animals in the Caribbean.
The management of the Environmental Archaeology collections is the responsibility of two collection managers who oversee the use of the collection by visitors, students, and museum employees.
Another pivotal staff member in the Environmental Archaeology Program is the archaeobotanist, Donna Ruhl, who oversees the management of the EAP archaeobotanical collections on a volunteer basis while also conducting a variety of research projects.
www.flmnh.ufl.edu /envarch/staff.htm   (1387 words)

 Environmental Archaeology: The Journal of Human Palaeoecology
This new journal is the replacement for Circaea, the Journal of the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA) distributed mainly in England.
The lack of a journal for environmental archaeology has limited the airing of many studies in environmental archaeology to a very narrow audience.
It is a collection of papers presented to a symposium on The Archaeology of Fodder at the 1995 annual meeting of the Association of Environmental Archaeology in Sheffield, England.
www.socarchsci.org /bulletin/9901/9901e.htm   (747 words)

 Environmental archaeology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Environmental archaeology is the study of the long-term relationship between humans and their environments.
Environmental archaeology has seen a surge of interest in recent years, as it is one of the few disciplines that is able to provide empirical evidence to show how humans have responded to rapid climate change in the past.
Environmental Archaeology has emerged as a named discipline only in the last 30 years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Environmental_archaeology   (187 words)

 Environmental Archaeology Lab at the Cobb Institute of Archaeology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Environmental Archaeology Lab at the Cobb Institute of Archaeology
In order to reconstruct past environments, the remains of plants and animals are retrieved from the soil and analyzed in the Environmental Archaeology Laboratory at the Cobb Institute of Archaeology, Mississippi State University.
Evan Peacock, with the aid of student workers, is studying the snails to determine when this dramatic change in environmental conditions occurred, and whether it was initiated by prehistoric Native American farming practices.
www.cobb.msstate.edu /faculty/southeast/envirolab.html   (417 words)

 AEA Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Environmental archaeology is the study of past human environments.
In that sense environmental archaeology is concerned with the community ecology of ecosystems in which the genus
By its very nature Environmental Archaeology is a complex multidisciplinary subject drawing widely upon the techniques and methodologies of the earth and biological sciences.
www.arcl.ed.ac.uk /aea   (247 words)

 Corporate Basic Ordering Agreements for Environmental, Archaeology, Demolition, Civil Engineering, Utilities ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
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EMI specializes in environmental assessment, environmental impact statement, public involvement, cultural resource surveys and mitigation, biological resource surveys and mitigation (including threatened and endangered species), wetlands and riparian area assessment and restoration, wild land fire management, construction monitoring, watershed assessments, water quality inventory and monitoring, and natural resource management plans.
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www.wsmr.army.mil /docpage/corpboas/Environ.HTM   (4213 words)

 es257 Environmental Archaeology (Department of Environmental Studies, Bowdoin)
Explores the theoretical and methodological approaches archaeology uses to study the diverse and changing relationships between humans and the environment.
Drawing on ethnographic and archaeological examples, places special emphasis on the way humans have adapted to local environments and have been the periodic instigators of ecosystemic change, both in the past and present.
Also examines how archaeological research design and survey Environmental Studies methods can be used in conjunction with other disciplines, including biology, geology, and history, to locate sites and provide baseline information on changing landscapes through time.
academic.bowdoin.edu /courses/f04/es257   (217 words)

 EnviroEducation.com - Environmental Majors and Programs - Archaeology
Archaeology is the scientific study of the past through material evidence that people leave behind.
Environmental Archaeologists study the relationship of past cultures and communities with the environment.
Archaeology graduates work for universities, colleges, museums, the federal government, state governments, in private companies, and as consultants.
www.enviroeducation.com /majors-programs/arch.html   (415 words)

 The University of Exeter - SoGAER - Department of Archaeology
Levitan, B.and P.Smart 1990: Bone analysis and sediments: reconstruction of a cave sequence in the Mendips, England, in D. Robinson (ed.) Experimentation and Reconstruction in Environmental Archaeology, 225-326.
Archaeology in the Severn Estuary 1994 onwards: interim reports on survey and excavation on the North Somerset Levels.
World Archaeology is a journal with a number of anthropologically-orientated contributions, in addition to the 1985 issue.
www.sogaer.ex.ac.uk /archaeology/students/bibmeth.shtml   (3072 words)

 European Association of Archaeologists - European Journal of Archaeology (EJA)
The journal accepts not only new empirical data and new interpretations of the past but also encourages debate about the role archaeology plays in society, how it should be organized in a changing Europe, and the ethics of archaeological practice.
It is part of general editorial policy that all articles submitted for publication to the European Journal of Archaeology go through the peer review process.
This process acts as a quality control mechanism both for the journal and for the author(s); we believe it is a vital safeguard for the health of the Journal.
www.e-a-a.org /journal.htm   (1612 words)

 Maney Publishing - Environmental Archaeology - Special Issue
In doing so it caters for a trend in environmental archaeological research in the course of the last 25 years that is amply illustrated by this volume - namely a movement away from isolated pieces of scientific study towards broadly integrated and interdependent research programmes.
The articles in the present volume are based on lectures and posters presented to the jubilee conference held at Bad Buchau in September 2004.
New and important research results concerning the past economy and environment of the area have been produced by a number of environmental archaeologists during recent years, their focus being primarily on Neolithic and Bronze Age material (Landesdenkmalamt 2004).
www.maney.co.uk /env-badbuchau   (1014 words)

 Institute of Archaeology UCL
Archaeology International, an Institute publication produced annually and currently edited by the former Director of the Institute, Professor David Harris, supercedes the Institute of Archaeology Bulletin (published until 1994, numbers 30 and 31).
Archaeology International combines short research reports with news of other research-related activities at the Institute.
PIA aims to promote the research interests not only of present students and members of staff of the Institute of Archaeology but also those of former members of the Institute who are now studying or working elsewhere.
www.ucl.ac.uk /archaeology/research/publication   (311 words)

 Highway - Geo-Environmental Section Archaeology
This program is administered by Carolyn McAleer, ODOT Senior Archaeologist in the Environmental Services Section.
While some fieldwork is conducted in house, most is performed through an interagency agreement with the Oregon State Museum of Anthropology.
Some consultant projects contract with private archaeology firms, however, ODOT has the responsibility of reviewing all scopes of work and final products for sufficiency.
www.oregon.gov /ODOT/HWY/GEOENVIRONMENTAL/archaeology1.shtml   (229 words)

 Environmental Archaeology (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Environmental archaeology is the science of reconstructing the relationship between ancient peoples and the environments they lived in.
What trees, herbs, vegetables, and flowers did the ancients see around them (the study of archaeobotany)?
And where did they find clay for their pottery, grow their crops, or climb hills and dales (the study of geoarchaeology).
www.environmental-archaeology.com.cob-web.org:8888   (72 words)

The course combines a broad training in environmental and economic archaeology, coupled with specialisation in one branch of these two related fields.
It thus provides a rigorous, vocational graduate training in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy, or may be used as the foundation for further research on a PhD programme.
Economic Archaeology (Human adaptation to the environment, ecological theory, population dynamics and human demography, subsistence and socio-political structure, the role of trade and markets, modelling subsistence adaptations, hunter-gatherers, pastoralists, agriculturalists, urban societies.)
www.shef.ac.uk /archaeology/prospectivepg/masters/environmental.html   (461 words)

 Careers in Archaeology
Museums and research institutions, such as the Smithsonian, the Field Museum, the Science Museum of Minnesota, and the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center (UW-La Crosse), have staffs of archaeologists.
For those of you who are planning on a professional career in archaeology, graduate school, sooner or later, probably is a must.
Here is where you will get the chance to not only focus more on archaeology, but also to develop areas of specialization within archaeology.
perth.uwlax.edu /sociology/Archaeology/careers.htm   (646 words)

 UCL Institute of Archaeology
A joint excavation project of UCL and INSAP (the Institute of Archaeology and Heritage of Morocco) has been carried out annually since 2001.
Fuller has been involved in the project as its chief environmental archaeologist.
During the 2002 excavation season further sampling of evidence for the ancient environment and economy was carried out, and some laboratory analysis of samples from 2001 and 2002 was completed.
www.ucl.ac.uk /archaeology/staff/profiles/fuller/volubfuller.htm   (957 words)

 Highway - Geo-Environmental Section Archaeology - FAQ's
Archaeological resources are locations that contain evidence of previous human presence or activity—they can include, but are not limited to, areas or structures used for living, working, ceremonies, trade, transportation, conflict and recreation.
Oregon’s human history spans 13,000 years, only the last 200 years of which possesses a written history—thus, Archaeology represents our only link to understanding 99% of the State’s cultural history.
In most cases, the regulations primarily consider a site’s research potential—that is, a site’s potential to inform us about the past.
www.oregon.gov /ODOT/HWY/GEOENVIRONMENTAL/archaeology_faqs.shtml   (1166 words)

 Archaeology WWW Links - General Archaeology
A site with useful links, some organized by subject (such as "What is Archaeology?" and "Methodology/Practice").
The Sheffield Graduate Journal of Archaeology: Archaeology and post-modernism, irreverent interviews, archaeological-related games and the best drinking spots in Greece as rated by the archaeologists who work there.
After extensive supervised classroom training, students have the opportunity to go into the field to learn the techniques of modem archaeology and to discover firsthand what wonders lie beneath the soil and water of all nations.
www.archaeology.org /wwwarky/general.html   (561 words)

 O.U.M.N.H. Environmental Archaeology
The Oxford Environmental Archaeology Unit is based within the Museum and is available to provide advice to local authorities on environmental archaeology.
The unit is funded by English Heritage to undertake palaeoenvironmental studies on plant, insect and molluscan remains from their archaeological excavations.
The unit contributes to teaching for the archaeology and anthropology degree course at Oxford.
www.oum.ox.ac.uk /collect/archaeo.htm   (107 words)

 MTU Department of Social Sciences - Graduate
The Department of Social Sciences supports two graduate programs at the master's degree level: Industrial Archaeology and Environmental Policy, and a Ph.D. program in Industrial Heritage and Archeology that extends graduate education and research in industrial archeology to the doctoral level.
The MS Program in Industrial History and Archaeology draws on historical archaeology, anthropology of industry, history of technology, and historical preservation.
Faculty and students from the Industrial Archaeology and Environmental Policy grad programs take a break from the 2003 Fall hike in Swedetown (the form site of a Swedish mining community) to listen to Pat Martin talk about the history of the site.
www.ss.mtu.edu /grad.htm   (302 words)

 Environmental Anthropology Ecological Anthropology
These include the Land Use and Environmental Change Institute (LUECI), Tropical Conservation and Development Program (TCD), Institute for Archaeology and Paleoenvironmental Studies, Environmental Archaeology Program, H.T. Odum Center for Wetlands, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Asian Studies, and the Center for African Studies among others.
Also, the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE) contains over 280 faculty from 49 departments and 11 colleges working on a broad range of issues of potential interest to anthropology graduate students concerned with environmental research..
Please have a look at the webpages of faculty members affiliated with the ecological anthropology concentration for more information about research opportunities.
www.clas.ufl.edu /users/stepp/EcoAnth.html   (414 words)

 eBooks.com - Environmental Archaeology and the Social Order eBook
This original and controversial volume sets a new agenda for the study and understanding of environmental archaeology.
Environmental Archaeology and the Social Order shows the environment as a means through which people explore their social world
The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and Origin of Sacred Texts
www.ebooks.com /cj.asp?IID=182514   (264 words)

 Archaeology and Historic Resources Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
When VTrans decided to do some work on North Street, we were very surprised to find what we did.
applied for the internship with the Environmental Section's Archaeology team after getting an email from the Anthropology department at the University of Vermont, and was hired in April.
I didn’t really know what to expect coming into it, because, like many Anthropology majors, I didn’t know what I was going to do with my major, or how I would apply what I have learned in a working environment.
www.aot.state.vt.us /archaeology/design/default.htm   (393 words)

 Environmental Archaeology - The journal of human palaeoecology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Environmental Archaeology - The journal of human palaeoecology
Maney Publishing will be taking over the publication of "Environmental Archaeology" from 2006.
Information on Editorial Policy, Editorial Board, How to subscribe and Info for authors can be found on their website.
www.envarch.net /publications/envarch/index.html   (40 words)

 Environmental Archaeology - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Moreover, the methods that are chosen must be appropriate to particular sets of data.
The applications of the methods needed for an holistic human-ecology approach in archaeology are illustrated by examples ranging from the Paleolithic, through classical civilizations, to recent urban archaeology.
• Key text for undergraduate and graduate students in environmental archaeology, which is taught in all major archaeological courses
www.cup.cam.ac.uk /uk/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521325684   (263 words)

 Department of Archaeology: Archaeological Services : Environmental archaeology - Durham University
Department of Archaeology: Archaeological Services : Environmental archaeology - Durham University
It is run by Dr Charlotte O'Brien who has a doctorate in palaeoecology and over 8 years experience in the analysis of plant remains from sites in the UK and abroad.
To contact the maintainers of this page, please use the Comments and Questions form.
www.dur.ac.uk /archaeological.services/environmental_archaeology   (132 words)

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