Landscape and Land Use in First Millennium BC Southeast Italy
Title
Landscape and Land Use in First Millennium BC Southeast Italy
Subtitle
Planting the Seeds of Change
Price
€ 115,00
ISBN
9789089647948
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
306
Language
English
Publication date
Dimensions
21 x 29.7 cm
Category
Antiquity
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PREFACE CHAPTER 1 Introduction 1.1 Archaeological research of landscape and land use in southeast Italy 1.2 Aims and research questions 1.3 Research method 1.4 Structure of the book CHAPTER 2 Case study 1: l'Amastuola 2.1 Introduction: the site and its surroundings 2.2 History of research 2.3 The archaeological research 2.4 The archaeobotanical research 2.5 The archaeobotanical research: interpretations 2.6 Summary and conclusion CHAPTER 3 Case study 2: Muro Tenente 3.1 Introduction: the site and its surroundings 3.2 History of research 3.3 The archaeological research 3.4 The archaeobotanical research 3.5 The archaeobotanical research: interpretations 3.6 Summary and conclusion CHAPTER 4 From local to sub-regional: Landscape and land use around l'Amastuola and Muro Tenente compared 4.1 Introduction 4.2 L'Amastuola 4.3 Muro Tenente 4.4 Conclusion CHAPTER 5 From sub-regional to regional: bioarchaeological data from southeast Italy 5.1 Introduction 5.2 A short introduction to archaeobotanical research in southeast Italy, and the archaeological sites 5.3 Research aspects CHAPTER 6 From regional to global: long-term developments in landscape and land use in southeast Italy 6.1 Introduction 6.2 The Final Bronze Age (ca. 1200-1000 BC) 6.3 The Early Iron Age (ca. 1000-600 BC) 6.4 The Archaic/Classical periods (ca. 600-325 BC) 6.5 The Early Hellenistic Period (ca. 325-200 BC) 6.6 Epilogue: southeast Italy in the Late Hellenistic/ Early Roman period (200-30 BC). Nothing but sheep and olive trees? CHAPTER 7 Conclusions 7.1 Introduction, restatement of research aims and -method 7.2 Long-term developments in landscape and land use 7.3 Long-term developments in the scale and organization of agricultural production: expansion, rationalization, specialization 7.4 The effect of colonization LIST OF FIGURES REFERENCES APPENDICES

Daphne Lentjes

Landscape and Land Use in First Millennium BC Southeast Italy

Planting the Seeds of Change

This book offers a comprehensive overview of landscape and land use in southeast Italy in the first millennium BCE. Using the most up-to-date techniques, it combines archaeobotanical and archaeozoological data with information from excavations, field surveys, and ancient written texts to place the relationship between people and landscapes in a broad geographical and chronological framework. It also confronts questions of food habits, the scale and organisation of agricultural production, the influx of Greek and Roman colonists, and the effects of globalisation on local and regional land use.
Author

Daphne Lentjes

Daphne Lentjes studied Mediterranean archaeology at VU University Amsterdam and the Università del Salento in Lecce, Italy. She has over 15 years of experience working as a botanical specialist on excavations in Italy and Greece and has published widely on the use of archaeological plant remains to reconstruct landscapes and farming practices. as a botanical specialist on excavations in Italy and Greece and has published widely on the use of archaeological plant remains to reconstruct landscapes and farming practices.