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By Donald L. Hardesty, Barbara J. Little

ISBN-10: 0759113289

ISBN-13: 9780759113282

Assessing website Significance is a useful source for archaeologists and others who want counsel in picking no matter if websites are eligible for directory within the nationwide sign up of historical locations (NRHP). as the register's eligibility standards have been mostly built for status websites, it's tricky to understand in any specific case no matter if a website recognized essentially via archaeological paintings has adequate "historical significance" to be indexed.

Hardesty and Little tackle those demanding situations, describing the best way to dossier for NRHP eligibility and the way to figure out the old importance of archaeological homes. This moment version brings every little thing modern, and comprises new fabric on seventeenth- and 18th-century websites, conventional cultural houses, shipwrecks, jap internment camps, and army houses.

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The short to moderately long time spans of industrial sites provide environmental records capable of connecting studies of the present with long-term paleoenvironmental studies. Industry-induced environmental changes, and their archaeological records, occur in geographical places ranging in size from small localities to regions covering several square miles. Patrick Kirch’s (1992, 2007) archaeological study of modern world environmental changes on the Hawaiian Island of Oahu points to a good geographical model of the places where industry-induced environmental change takes place.

Each of these hoisting systems is defined as a separate feature system. Sociotechnical Systems Another example of a linking concept is the sociotechnical system. Historian of technology Thomas Hughes (1983) defined the concept to explain the emergence of modern electrical power. He argues that modern electrical power must be understood within a technological, scientific, economic, political, and social context that defines the system. Thomas Edison, for example, created the system by seeking to supply electrical power at a price competitive with gas (economic), obtain the support of key politicians (political), cut down the cost of transmitting power (engineering), and find a bulb filament of sufficiently high resistance (scientific).

1997). Geographer John Winberry (1997: 11) observes that landscape is a useful analytic concept for archaeologists in three different ways. ” Second, landscape encourages a focus that considers humans within the natural environment (see, for example, Crumley’s 1994 emphasis on historical ecology). Third, a landscape approach supports more informed choices about what to preserve of the palimpsests of consecutive landscapes. Jim Errante (1997) proposes that a landscape approach also include a waterscape approach, as waterways can contain important yet overlooked archaeological deposits.

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