Introduction — Human-environment interfaces: Assessing the use of palaeoenvironmental information in Mediterranean landscape archaeology

Kevin Walsh, A Brown, Tymon de Haas

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This short paper serves as an introduction to a special issue of JASRep that brings together some of the papers from a session at the European Association of Archaeologists annual conference held in Istanbul in 2014. The aim of that session, and these papers was to discuss recent developments in Mediterranean palaeoenvironmental research, but more specifically, how this research is integrated with archaeological evidence. The papers in this special issue deal with the full range of Mediterranean landscape-types and time-periods, encompassing early prehistory to the Medieval period; some engage with broad-scale climatic processes, while others deal with individual landscape or site-based assessments of human-environment interactions. They illustrate how, in very different ways, we can try to integrate environmental and archaeological data to understand the reciprocal links between cultural and environmental change. This introduction thus serves to situate these papers into a methodological and theoretical framework.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-404
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Archaeological Science: Reports
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Mediterranean
  • Palaeoenvironment
  • Archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • Palynology

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