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Cover for Archaeology, history and symbolism.

In this chapter, the philological and linguistic evidence of pomegranate in the ancient Near East is presented. Since the Iranian territories are considered as the main centre of its origin, the archaeology and history of this fruit have been investigated in this area, and then the study has been...

Author(s)
Spagnoli, F.; Shirazi, R.; Shirazi, Z.; Andam, S. S. G.; Djamali, M.
ISBN
2021 CAB International (H ISBN 9781789240764)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lady Park Wood and its history.

This chapter describes Lady Park Wood in the UK, details on the physical environment; soils; stand composition and ground vegetation, are given. Further, the history, including prehistory and archaeology of the wood is also explored.

Author(s)
Peterken, G. F.; Mountford, E. P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780648651)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Urban archaeology and community engagement: the Küçükyalı ArkeoPark in Istanbul.

This chapter reflects on the complexities of the Küçükyalı ArkeoPark, an ongoing urban archaeology research project in the city of Istanbul and on the work being conducted toward the progressive definition of a touristic identity for the site, one that would be beneficial for the site itself and...

Author(s)
Ricci, A.; Yılmaz, A.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Archaeological heritage and regional development in Portugal.

Institutional stakeholders often agree on heritage-based development actions as a means for gaining sustainable regional coherence. The potentialities of archaeological sites or historic buildings are therefore commonly assumed as evident, but also taken for granted and thus not often quantified or ...

Author(s)
Man, A. de
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646770)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Białowieża Primeval Forest: a 2000-year interplay of environmental and cultural forces in Europe's best preserved temperate woodland.

This chapter presents an overview of the environmental history of the Białowieża Primeval Forest (BPF) in the last two millennia based on palaeoecological, archaeological and historical investigations carried out between 2003 and 2013. It is established that Białowieża Forest is special because it...

Author(s)
Latałowa, M.; Zimny, M.; Jędrzejewska, B.; Samojlik, T.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643373)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Out of Africa.

This chapter reviews archaeological evidence about the origin and evolution of humans in Africa, and describes the origins of the first infectious diseases that plagued early humans. The role of human genetic diversity in disease selection is discussed.

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Archaeotourism - the past is our future?

This chapter explores the issue of culture through the concept of archaeotourism as a distinctive form of tourism and more specifically as a distinctive specialized product for Irish tourism. The essence of this form of tourism is the conservation of the historical-archaeological sites and how...

Author(s)
McGettigan, F.; Rozenkiewicz, A.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781845939236)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Cereal grains.

The quality of the information bearing on the evolutionary history of the grain species varies greatly. Some crops such as barley have relatively clear pasts due to good historical records and the presence of living ancestors. Others, such as rice and sorghum, are ambiguous due to spotty...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Protein plants.

The evolutionary relationships of the legumes are often straightforward because they have direct living relatives and simple ploidy relationships. They are also carbonized readily like the grains and are well represented in the archeological record. This chapter explores the origins of the most...

Author(s)
Hancock, J. F.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938017)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for An application of grounded theory to cultural tourism research: resident attitudes to tourism activity in Santiponce.

This chapter describes the application of the grounded theory in Santiponce, Spain. The case study of Santiponce, a town of 7500 inhabitants in Andalucia, southern Spain, presents a paradoxical situation: the town has an important tourist attraction, the Roman archaeological site of Italica, but...

Author(s)
Castellanos-Verdugo, M.; Caro-González, F. J.; Oviedo-García, M. de los Á.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935184)
Type
Book chapter

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