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Title The archaeology of drylands : living at the margin / edited by Graeme Barker and David Gilbertson.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 2000.

Series One world archaeology ; 39
One world archaeology ; 39.
Subject Social archaeology.
Landscape archaeology.
Human ecology.
Deserts -- History.
Land settlement -- History.
Land settlement patterns, Prehistoric -- History.
Arid regions agriculture -- Social aspects -- History.
Climatic changes -- History.
Alt Name Barker, Graeme.
Gilbertson, D. D.
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 372 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Contributors; Foreword; Preface; Part I INTRODUCTION; 1 Living at the margin: themes in the archaeology of drylands; 2 The dynamic climatology of drylands; Part II SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL ASIA; 3 The decline of desert agriculture: a view from the classical period Negev; 4 Farmers, herders and miners in the Wadi Faynan, southern Jordan: a 10,000-year landscape archaeology; 5 Differing strategies for water supply and farming in the Syrian Black Desert.
Summary The chapters in this book discuss successes and failures of past land use and settlement in drylands, and contribute to wider debates about desertification and the sustainability of dryland settlement.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 020316573X (electronic bk.)
9780203165737 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 54663528
Additional Format Print version: Archaeology of drylands. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000 0415230012 (DLC) 00038257 (OCoLC)43798519