Methods, Techniques, Interpretations and Field Examples
Gardens for Archaeologists Amina-Aïcha Malek 13
Gardens for Archaeologists Amina-Aïcha MALEK THE MAKING OF THE BOOK The Sourcebook for Garden Archaeology is part of the intellectual heritage of Wilhelmina Jashemski and of a project initiated by Edward Keenan, Director of Dumbarton Oaks, to establish a “clearing house” for Garden archaeology as a major resource for all garden archaeologists. Since the seventies and for twenty years, Dumbarton Oaks has been involved in garden archaeology, organizing symposia, offering in-house fellowships for garden archaeology and support for outside projects. In 1991, Dumbarton Oaks decided to launch an inter- departmental project shared by the three programs of studies, the Byzantine, the Pre-Columbian and the Garden and Landscape, under the direction of Jashemski to promote garden archaeology with three mains goals: the publication of a sourcebook on garden archaeology, the establishment of a network of garden archaeologists and the updating of the Dumbarton Oaks research collection library in garden archaeology. Only the first of these three goals has been systematically pursued so far. It is a great pleasure to thank the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS) and the Fondation des Parcs et Jardins de France. I would like to present my deepest gratitude to the authors for their long-lasting support to this project over the years. It is the outcome of a very long process that has come to fruition thanks to the support of the Laboratoire “Archéologies d’Orient et d’Occident et des textes anciens” UMR 8546 CNRS-ENS. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to...
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