Landscape archaeology: Egypt and the Mediterranean world

Yann Tristant (Editor), Matthieu Ghilardi (Editor)

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This book deals with the archeology of ancient landscapes in the Egyptian and Mediterranean regions. Geoarchaeological methodologies have emerged as a major component in any archaeological approaches to better understanding both the dynamics of the establishment of ancient environments and the variety of settlement patterns adopted by human societies. Thirteen contributions are grouped into four parts entitled " Geoarchaeology and reconstitution of the ancient landscape"; "Geographic Information Systems (GIS)"; "Historical Geography"; and "Geoarchaeology Case Studies". The examples highlighted in this book address the following themes: rural site formation; water management strategies; paleo-environment reconstruction; land occupation; and settlement location. The authors give an overview of the complex relationships between landscape dynamics and the logics of human occupation through the results of recent studies carried out in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Greece and Portugal.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCairo
PublisherInstitut Français d'Archéologie Orientale
Number of pages296
ISBN (Print)9782724707083
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameBibliothèque d'étude (BiEtud)
PublisherInstitut Français d'Archéologie Orientale
ISSN (Print)0259-3823


  • Archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Egypt
  • Mediterranean archaeology


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