Assessing the environment archaeology of the Cetina Valley, Croatia

David Smith, Vincent Gaffney, Andrew Howard, W Smith, Emma Tetlow

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    Abstract

    This paper describes preliminary work on the environmental and archaeological potential of the Cetina River Valley, Croatia. Two seasons of fieldwork and assessment have suggested that the valley contains a preserved landscape, much of which is waterlogged. It is clear that there is the potential to address many local and regional questions concerning land use, subsistence and
    environmental change in an area where previously only limited environmental archaeology has been undertaken. One pressing issue is how to prospect for both cultural and environmental archaeological deposits within this regional landscape. This is especially true in cases where little ‘base-line data’ exists. This paper outlines the current practice and suggests a number of new approaches to prospecting for environmental ‘hotspots’.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)171-186
    Number of pages16
    JournalEnvironmental Archaeology
    Volume11
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006

    Keywords

    • environmental prospection,
    • Cetina River
    • Croatia

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