Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology's eighteen chapters present a thorough and rounded introduction to most current aspects of geoarchaeology, the natural and anthropogenic processes affecting the main environments in which human activities have occurred in past millennia, and the interactions between natural and human influences. The dynamic nature of these processes and interactions and their impacts on preservation and practical investigation of archaeological sites are emphasized. After introductions to stratigraphy and soils, there are chapters on slopes, alluvial, lacustrine, aeolian, coastal and cave environments. The second part of the book, headed ‘Non-Traditional Approaches’, deals with the evidence for agriculture and...

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