Terrestrial Invertebrates in Landscape Archaeology

Nicholas Porch

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    This chapter introduces the role of invertebrates in landscape archaeology by providing a synopsis of their analysis and interpretation in terms of climate and local environment. It draws on the rapidly expanding literature of palaeoecology and environmental archaeology dealing with nonmarine mollusks and insects, and cites sources for further reading. A brief overview is provided for several other taxonomic groups less frequently encountered in the archaeological record or in other contexts that may be informative regarding the nature of archaeological landscapes. The role of invertebrates in physically structuring the archaeological and palaeoecological record is not examined (see Carter 1990; Stein 1983, 2001).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Landscape Archaeology
    Editors B. David & J. Thomas
    Place of PublicationWalnut creek, CA, USA
    PublisherLeft Coast Press
    ISBN (Print)9781598742947
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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