The archaeology of territory and territoriality

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The concept of territory has been variously used by scholars of many fields to denote a specifi c space or spaces to which individuals or groups of animals and humans are attached on a relatively exclusive and permanent basis. Here, discussion of territory is confi ned to modern humans, even though many useful things may be gleaned from the spatial frameworks of other species. The conceptual treatment of territory and territoriality, as well as relevant examples, focuses on nonindustrial or non-nation-state societies, because these provide the most parsimonious analogs for interpreting the majority of Indigenous archaeological contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Landscape Archaeology
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781315427720
ISBN (Print)9781598742947
StatePublished - Jun 3 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences
  • General Arts and Humanities


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