Over the past three decades, “landscape” has become an umbrella term to describe many different strands of archaeology. From the processualist study of settlement patterns to the phenomenologist’s experience of the natural world, from human impact on past environments to the environment’s impact on human thought, action, and interaction, the term has been used. In this volume, for the first time, over 80 archaeologists from three continents attempt a comprehensive definition of the ideas and practices of landscape archaeology, covering the theoretical and the practical, the research and conservation, and encasing the term in a global framework. As a basic reference volume for landscape archaeology, this volume will be the benchmark for decades to come. All royalties on this Handbook are donated to the World Archaeological Congress.

Part I Historical Perspectives; Chapter 1 Landscape Archaeology: Introduction, Bruno David, Julian Thomas; Chapter 2 Place in Landscape Archaeology: A Western Philosophical Prelude, Edward S. Casey; Chapter 3 Uncommon Ground: Landscape as Social Geography, Veronica Strang; Chapter 4 Pathways to a Panoramic Past: A Brief History of Landscape Archaeology in Europe, Timothy Darvill; Chapter 5 The History of Landscape Archaeology in the Americas, Thomas C. Patterson; Chapter 6 Thinking of Landscape Archaeology in Africa’s Later Prehistory: Always Something New, Rod McIntosh; Part II Encountering Humans: Mapping Place; Chapter 7 Nonhuman Primate Approaches to Landscapes, Russell A. Hill; Chapter 8 Pre-Homo Sapiens Place-Worlds, Andrew Chamberlain; Chapter 9 Evolutionary Psychology and Archaeological Landscapes, Herbert D. G. Maschner, Ben C. Marler; Part III Thinking through Landscapes; Chapter 10 The Social Construction of Water, Veronica Strang; Chapter 11 Reading between the Lands: Toward an Amphibious Archaeological Settlement Model for Maritime Migrations, Joe Crouch; Chapter 12 Island Biogeography: Implications and Applications for Archaeology, John Edward Terrell; Chapter 13 Sentient Sea: Seascapes as Spiritscapes, Ian J. McNiven; Chapter 14 Living Landscapes of the Dead: Archaeology of the Afterworld among the Rumu of Papua New Guinea, Bruno David, Max Pivoru, William Pivoru, Michael Green, Bryce Barker, James F. Weiner, Douglas Simala, Thomas Kokents, Lisa Araho, John Dop; Chapter 15 Visions of the Cosmos: Ceremonial Landscapes and Civic Plans, Wendy Ashmore; Chapter 16 Quarried Away: Thinking about Landscapes of Megalithic Construction on Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Sue Hamilton, Susana Nahoe Arellano, Colin Richards, Francisco Torres H.; Chapter 17 Object Fragmentation and Past Landscapes, John Chapman; Chapter 18 Boundaries and the Archaeology of Frontier Zones, Mike McCarthy; Chapter 19 The Archaeology of Territory and Territoriality, María Nieves Zedeño; Chapter 20 Marks of Possession: The Archaeology of Territory and Cross-Cultural Encounter in Australia and South Africa, Paul Taçon; Chapter 21 From Physical to Social Landscapes: Multidimensional Approaches to the Archaeology of Social Place in the European Upper Palaeolithic, Jean-Michel Geneste, Jean-Christophe Castel, Jean-Pierre Chadelle; Chapter 22 The Use of Ethnography in Landscape Archaeology, Paul J. Lane; Part IV Living Landscapes: The Body and the Experience of Place; Chapter 23 Gender in Australian Landscape Archaeology, Amanda Kearney; Chapter 24 Hidden Landscapes of the Body, Clive Gamble; Chapter 25 The Body and the Senses: Implications for Landscape Archaeology, Paul Rainbird; Chapter 26 Phenomenological Approaches to Landscape Archaeology, Christopher Tilley; Chapter 27 Memory, Place, and the Memorialization of Landscape, Ruth M. Van Dyke; Chapter 28 Virtual Reality, Visual Envelopes, and Characterizing Landscape, Vicki Cummings; Chapter 29 Landscape and Personhood, Chris Fowler; Chapter 30 Archaeology, Landscape, and Dwelling, Julian Thomas; Chapter 31 Building and Architecture as Landscape Practice, Lesley McFadyen; Chapter 32 Farming, Herding, and the Transformation of Human Landscapes in Southwestern Asia, Ofer Bar-Yosef; Chapter 33 Domesticated Landscapes, John Edward Terrell, John P. Hart; Chapter 34 Punctuated Landscapes: Creating Cultural Places in Volcanically Active Environments, Robin Torrence; Part V Characterizing Landscapes; Chapter 35 Dating in Landscape Archaeology, Richard G. Roberts, Zenobia Jacobs; Chapter 36 Stratigraphy, Depositional Environments, and Palaeolandscape Reconstruction in Landscape Archaeology, Nicola Stern; Chapter 37 Geographical Scale in Understanding Human Landscapes, Lesley Head; Chapter 38 Landscape and Climate Change, Michael J. Rowland; Chapter 39 Human Behavioral Ecology and the Use of Ancient Landscapes, Douglas Bird, Brian Codding; Chapter 40 Desert Landscapes in Archaeology: A Case Study from the Negev, Steven A. Rosen; Chapter 41 Landscapes of Fire: Origins, Politics, and Questions, Christian A. Kull; Chapter 42 Microbotanical Remains in Landscape Archaeology, Cassandra Rowe, Peter Kershaw; Chapter 43 Beyond Economy: Seed Analysis in Landscape Archaeology, Andrew Stephen Fairbairn; Chapter 44 The Use of Wood Charcoal in Landscape Archaeology, Nic Dolby; Chapter 45 Terrestrial Invertebrates in Landscape Archaeology, Nick Porch; Chapter 46 Environmental Archaeology: Interpreting Practices-in-the-Landscape through Geoarchaeology, Tim Denham; Chapter 47 The Archaeology of Wetland Landscapes: Method and Theory at the Beginning of the 21st Century, Robert Van de Noort; Chapter 48 Lithics and Landscape Archaeology, Chris Clarkson; Chapter 49 The Use of Human Skeletal Remains in Landscape Archaeology, F. Donald Pate; Chapter 50 Using DNA in Landscape Archaeology, Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith; Chapter 51 Sourcing Techniques in Landscape Archaeology, Glenn R. Summerhayes; Chapter 52 Tracking Ancient Routes across Polynesian Seascapes with Basalt Artifact Geochemistry, Marshall Weisler; Chapter 53 The Uses of Archaeological Faunal Remains in Landscape Archaeology, Ingrid L. Mainland; Chapter 54 Survey Strategies in Landscape Archaeology, Thomas Richards; Chapter 55 Noninvasive Subsurface Mapping Techniques, Satellite and Aerial Imagery in Landscape Archaeology, Paul N. Cheetham; Chapter 56 Geographical Information Systems and Landscape Archaeology, James Conolly; Chapter 57 Ploughzone Archaeology in Historical Archaeology, Alasdair Brooks; Chapter 58 Landscape Formation Processes, Michael P. Heilen, Michael Brian Schiffer, J. Jefferson Reid; Chapter 59 Counter-Mapping in the Archaeological Landscape, Denis Byrne; Part VI Nonlevel Playing Fields: Diversities, Inequalities, and Power Relations in Landscape Archaeology; Chapter 60 Landscapes of Power, Institution, and Incarceration, Eleanor Conlin Casella; Chapter 61 Cultural Resource Management and the Protection of Valued Tribal Spaces: A View from the Western United States, Diane L. Teeman; Chapter 62 When a Stone Tool Is a Dingo: Country and Relatedness in Australian Aboriginal Notions of Landscape, John J. Bradley; Chapter 63 Imagined Landscapes: Edges of the (Un)Known, Lynette Russell; Chapter 64 Topographies of Values: Ethical Issues in Landscape Archaeology, Marisa Lazzari; Chapter 65 Contested Landscapes—Rights to History, Rights to Place: Who Controls Archaeological Places?, Jane Lydon;