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Sourcebook for Garden Archaeology. Methods, techniques, Interpretations and Field Examples

Amina-Aïcha MALEK

Dernière modification : 8 septembre 2017

Collections Parcs et jardins, Ed. Peter LANG, novembre 2013, ISBN : 9783035201833

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 specifi c training in garden archaeology will read about specifi c
problems of soil archaeology with a handful of well-developed techniques,
critical discussions and a number of extremely different uses. Methods are
described in suffi cient detail for any archaeologist to engage into fi eld 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.

Amina-Aïcha MALEK is researcher at the CNRS laboratory « Archéologies
d’Orient et d’Occident et textes anciens » (AOrOc) of the École
normale supérieure (UMR 8546 CNRS-ENS) in Paris, France. Special
Garden Archaeo-logy Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks from 1999 to 2002, she
has collaborated to several garden excavations, such as the Petra Pool
and Garden Project in Jordan, and the garden at the Villa Arianna in Stabiae
and the garden of Horace’s Villa in Licenza, Italy. She is co-founder
and current vice-chair of the Society for Garden Archaeology.

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