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Sourcebook for Garden Archaeology

Methods, Techniques, Interpretations and Field Examples


Edited By Amina-Aïcha Malek

The Sourcebook for Garden Archaeology addresses the increasing need among archaeologists, who discover a garden during their own excavation project, for advice and update on current issues in garden archaeology. It also aims at stimulating broader interest in garden archaeology. Archaeologists with no specific training in garden archaeology will read about specific problems of soil archaeology with a handful of well-developed techniques, critical discussions and a number of extremely different uses. Methods are described in sufficient detail for any archaeologist to engage into field work, adapt them to their own context and develop their own methodology. While the Sourcebook aims at bringing together different disciplines related to garden archaeology and providing an overview of present knowledge, it also hopes to encourage development of new directions for the future.


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Preface Didier Wirth 11 Gardens for Archaeologists Amina-Aïcha Malek 13 Part I A Short History of Garden Archaeology Preamble What do Archaeologists Look for when Looking for Gardens? Amina-Aïcha Malek 21 Chapter 1 Garden Archaeology in Japan Kenkichi Ono & Amina-Aïcha Malek 25 Chapter 2 Wilhelmina F. Jashemski and the Gardens of the Roman Empire Amina-Aïcha Malek 41 Chapter 3 Christopher Taylor and British Garden Archaeology Amina-Aïcha Malek 59 Chapter 4 American Garden Archaeology and the Chesapeake Bay Amina-Aïcha Malek 73 Conclusion Amina-Aïcha Malek 93 6 Sourcebook for Garden Archaeology Part II Preliminary Questions and Investigations Chapter 1 Apprehending the Garden: Non-destructive Approaches to Detecting Gardens Kathryn L. Gleason & Mark P. Leone 97 Chapter 2 Geophysical Exploration of Gardens Bruce Bevan & Rinita Dalan 127 Chapter 3 Ground-penetrating Radar Exploration and Mapping Techniques for Garden Archaeology Lawrence B. Conyers 163 Part III Excavating the Garden: Bringing the Garden to Light Chapter 1 Special Considerations in Excavating a Garden Kathryn L. Gleason 197 Chapter 2 Detecting and Documenting Archaeological Features of a Garden through Excavation Kathryn L. Gleason 217 Chapter 3 Coordinating the Study of Environmental Remains in the Garden Soils Kathryn L. Gleason 257 Chapter 4 Synthesis & Interpretation: The Garden as a Built Environment Kathryn L. Gleason & Michele Palmer 277 Glossary Kathryn L. Gleason, Michele Palmer & John E. Foss 316 Sourcebook for Garden Archaeology 7 Part IV Biological Investigations: The Archaeology of Living Matter Chapter 1 Garden Soils John E. Foss 321 Chapter 2 Macroremains...

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