The historiography of landscape research on Crete

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The historiography of landscape research on Crete

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: The historiography of landscape research on Crete
Author: Gkiasta, Marina
Publisher: Leiden University Press
Classical world and the Near East, Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2008-05-15
Keywords: Archaeological interpretation
Archaeological method
Archaeological publication standards
Archaeological theory
Cretan archaeology
Historiography of archaeology
Landscape archaeology
Landscape studies
Surface survey
Abstract: This study aimed to construct a historiography of archaeological landscape research on the island of Crete and evaluate the knowledge acquired through different approaches of over more than a century’s intense archaeological work. It provides a detailed analysis of relevant projects, which are seen within a wider historical framework of archaeological landscape research from the beginnings of the discipline (19th century) to the present day. The five (5) major ‘traditions’ or else ‘approaches’ of studying past landscapes that are identified, demonstrate certain common attributes in questions asked, methodology followed and interpretative suggestions. Analysis, however, has shown that these ‘traditions’ have been in a continuous interplay and have each their own limitations as well as worthy contribution to the study of the Cretan past. The assessment of archaeological landscape work on Crete and the use of landscape data in a case study area for the historical reconstruction of human activity, concluded on the need to be explicit regarding 1) the relationship between data and interpretations and 2) the kind of information we need to produce and publish from landscape research so that we promote archaeological knowledge and allow a higher level of communication within the archaeological community.
Description: Promotor: J.L. Bintliff, Co-promotor: H. Kamermans
Faculty: Faculty of Archaeology
Citation: Gkiasta, M., Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Series/Report no.: Archaeological Studies Leiden University ; 16
ISBN: 9789087280369
Sponsor: Saripoleio Foundation, School of Philosophy, University of Athens
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