ENVIRONMENT and ARCHEOLOGY Karl. W. Butzer 1973

ENVIRONMENT and ARCHEOLOGY Karl. W. Butzer 1973

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ENVIRONMENT and ARCHEOLOGY: An Ecological Approach to Prehistory. By Karl. W. Butzer, Aldine-Atherton, Chicago, 1973.

 

This classic work is divided into six parts, presenting both techniques and applications of paleo-environmental studies, focused on archaeological context and human-land relationships. Part I gives a brief historical and methodological sketch and then provides an up-to-date synthesis of stratigraphy and chronology. Part II deals with the significance of vegetation, soils and geomorphology as environmental indicators. Part III presents a systematic description Pleistocene sediments and provide field or laboratory methods for their study. Part IV considers the biological sciences relevant to environmental reconstruction such as palynology, past vegetation and prehistoric faunas. Part V deals with regional reconstructions of late Pleistocene environments in North America, Europe, Africa, etc. Part VI, comprising one-third of the book, deals with human-land interactions in both the Old & New Worlds.

 

Hardcover. Light green with gilt spine title. Secure binding with spine shift and extensive neat pencil underlining. Jacket with some small edge tears and chips. 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 with 703 pages,

figures, tables, bibliography, index.