Methods, Techniques, Interpretations and Field Examples
Edited By Amina-Aïcha Malek
Part VII A Garden of Practical Examples 549
Part VII A Garden of Practical Examples The past chapters of the volume proposed a strategy of excavation and a range of different methods and techniques that do not pretend to be universal. Rather they were written by professionals who discussed their experiences, with the recognition that in archaeology every site is different and thus calls for a different strategy. To help the reader with the complex task of establishing his own methodology, the following section offers a short presentation of a wide variety of gardens excavated in different geographical areas and periods. We hope that the reader will find among these examples, which give a sense of the variety of circumstances, goals, and practices, some methodological approaches applicable to the specific conditions of his site. The gardens are presented according to a roughly geographical order of countries (or rather, their capital cities) starting from the 0° meridian going toward the East (England, France, Switzerland, Tunisia, Italy, Poland, Jordan, Syria, Pakistan, India, China, Japan, Hawaii, Mexico, El Salvador, Bolivia, Peru, United States of America, and Spain). Some of the gardens have already been discussed in earlier chapters where only a particular aspect of the excavation was presented. Each author offers a detailed synopsis of their excavation in which they examine the circumstances under which the garden was examined (location, history, and description of the site), the methods used, and the results. (AAM) Chapter 1 Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens, West Midlands, England, UK Christopher CURRIE* CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER WHICH THE GARDEN WAS...
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