Recent Landscape Archaeology in South America
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Archaeol. Res.
Landscape; South America; Built environment; Settlement patterns; Anthropology; Archaeology
South American archaeologists use the term landscape to analyze a broad range of relationships. Examples include intensive agriculture and political power, myth and place, and climate change and cultural development. Landscape archaeology is necessarily spatial analysis, but scholars work at different scales and use different methods. This essay highlights the influence of geography, anthropology, and new methodologies on four definitions of landscape: ecological habitat, built environment, a stage for performance, and integrating subsistence and settlement. In a number of cases, landscape archaeologists, stakeholders, and researchers from different traditions work at different scales to meaningfully share information, clarify their differences, and compare their analyses and conclusions.
Journal of Archaeological Research
"Recent Landscape Archaeology in South America" (2012). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 3451.