Urbanization (Other Keyword)

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The agroecology of inequality: Novel bioarchaeological approaches to early urbanization in western Asia and Europe (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Amy Bogaard. Valasia Isaakidou. Erika Nitsch. Amy Styring.

In this talk we use case studies to compare the agroecology of relatively egalitarian Neolithic communities (low ginis) with that of early urban societies featuring high levels of inequality (high ginis). We use a combination of novel archaeobotanical and -zoological approaches to investigate arable land management. Neolithic sequences in western Asia, the Aegean and central Europe present contrasting settings in which early farmers developed labour-intensive cropping strategies that buffered...


The Ancient Maya and the Evolution of Urban Society (1975)
DOCUMENT Citation Only William A. Haviland.

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Ancient Monuments and Ruined Cities or the Beginnings of Architecture (1904)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stephen D. Peet.

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Ancient Urbanites: The Spatial and Social Organization of Outlying Temple Groups at Ceibal, Guatemala (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Melissa Burham.

Recent investigations of minor temple groups at Ceibal, Guatemala shed light on the social and spatial organization of ancient Maya cities. Many researchers suggest that minor temples were important integrative hubs in lowland Maya settlements. Because minor temples were constructed at regular intervals around the urban epicenter of Ceibal, it appears that they were integral to city planning, and likely the centers of localized communities. Although they may have been discrete social units, the...


Anthropology of Settlement in Goshen, Connecticut (1981)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Russell G. Handsman.

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Appendix C, Cultural Resources--Social and Physical Context, Part of a Stage IA Cultural Resource Survey for the Hudson County Sewage Authority 210 Wastewater Facility Plan--District I, Jersey City, North Bergen, Secaucus, and Kearny (1978)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Edward S. Rutsch. Michael N. Gimigliano. Ralph J. Leo. Brian H. Morrell.

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The Architectural Evolution of Quebec City’s Lower Town: 350 Years of Urbanization (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Reginald Auger. Allison L Bain.

The past 25 years of collaborative archaeological research between the City of Quebec and Université Laval is an exemplary case study of combining public education, site development and academic training. We studied local urbanization during the development of New France and after the Conquest as a result of past political and economic decisions. Using the case study of our annual field school at the îlot des Palais or Intendant’s Palace site, we focus here on thematic research linked to the...


Boundaries In Greensboro's 19th-Century Landscape: Households, Estate Lots, And Urbanization (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Linda Stine. Teddi Burnett.

During the early decades of the 1840s several of Guilford County's wealthier citizens constructed artfully designed estates within a short walk or ride of burgeoning downtown Greensboro.  The finest example of an urban estate with picturesque landscape is the Italianate Blandwood Mansion, designed by A. J. Davis for Governor J. M. Morehead.  Blandwood, The Elms and other large estates circling the one square mile core of Greensboro held numerous outbuildings, including housing for enslaved...


Central Falls, Rhode Island (1978)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Pamela A. Kennedy.

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Chesapeake Bay Heritage Contexts: a Natural and Cultural Resource Framework (1998)
DOCUMENT Citation Only United States Department of Interior / National Park Service.

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City Formation in the Nineteenth Century Eastern United States:  Asheville, North Carolina as an Example of Urban Formation Processes in the Margin. (2013)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Lotte E. Govaerts.

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, the Asheville Basin did not see its first permanent Euro-American settlement until the 1780s.  Over the following century, a relatively isolated mountain community transformed into the prosperous city of Asheville.  This evolution was shaped by factors such as local climate and landscape in combination with diverse regional, national, and global influences such as increased industrialization, technological innovations, changing...


Concept of Population Control Goes a Long Way Back (1992)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Dirk H. R. Spennemann.

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Defining the Spatial to Find the Social: Applying Generative Planning Theory and GIS to Distinguish Communities at Ceibal, Guatemala (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Melissa Burham. Danielle Phelps.

While residential zones in many Mesoamerican cities were perceptibly defined by physical boundaries, the spatial division of Maya urban centers is not very clear. Following empirical urban theories outlined by Michael Smith (2010; 2011), we employ generative planning theory as a framework for defining residential zones in the peripheries of Ceibal, Guatemala. We believe that physical zones likewise represent social boundaries, in this case local communities that comprised the larger Ceibal...


Elements of Cahokian Neighborhoods (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Alleen Betzenhauser. Timothy Pauketat.

American Indian neighborhoods were very much under construction during the late-eleventh century at Cahokia. A social order that transcends pre-Mississippian village life may now be defined based on large-scale excavations at East St. Louis and Cahokia proper. Architectural patterns and craft production debris within the greater central complex indicate possible religious if not political or ethnic divisions that did not form organically. The central problems of a Mississippian analysis,...


Gradual Growth and Sudden Change--Urbanization in Temperate Europe. In: Ranking, Resource and Exchange (1982)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John Collis.

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Health and Hygiene in Lower Mid-City: An Example of Urbanization, Consumerism, and Americanization in Lower Mid-City during the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Katie L. Kosack.

As part of the rebuilding process following Hurricane Katrina, twelve city squares in the Lower Mid-City National Register District were investigated archaeologically within the new VA New Orleans Medical Center project area. This study drew on extensive archaeological and archival data to present a holistic story of the working-class residents who helped shape New Orleans during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Archaeological data from each of the house lots revealed everyday practices...


An Historical / Archaeological Study of Block 122 Horton's Addition San DiegoCalifornia (1988)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Raymond Brandes.

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The Impacts of Urbanization on Archaeological Site Preservation in Afghanistan (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gwendolyn Kristy. Kate Frank. Emily Hammer.

Urbanization is a significant force affecting the preservation of archaeological sites across the globe. Even in war-torn countries such as Afghanistan, urbanization dramatically outpaces looting and other forms of site destruction that have been highly visible in the media. We present data on how urbanization has affected archaeological site preservation across Afghanistan. Using the city of Herat as an example, we present a method for predicting how urban growth will affect archaeological...


Landscape Transformation and Use at the Harrison Gray Otis House in Boston's West End (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only John M. Kelly.

The Harrison Gray Otis House, owned and managed by Historic New England, was built in Boston’s West End in 1796, and is significant for being the only surviving free-standing, late eighteenth century mansion in the city. PAL recently completed excavations in the extant yard space for the Otis House and 14 and 16 Lynde Street, formerly the site of two circa 1840 townhouses. The feature complex uncovered during fieldwork illustrates the increasing complexity and fragmentation of the West End as it...


Living in Early Urban Center: Preliminary Results of the Tlalancaleca Archaeological Project, Puebla (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Hironori Fukuhara. Tatsuya Murakami.

The archaeological site of Tlalancaleca was one of the largest urban centers in Central Mexico during the Middle to Terminal Formative periods (ca. 650 BC-AD 200/250). The site consists of a central plateau with civic-ceremonial cores and its surrounding areas, which are divided into the Northern Sector and the Southern Sector. Our research over five field seasons indicates that the urban landscape underwent significant changes through time, including initial urban growth during the Middle...


Nadin-Gradina and the process of urbanization in the Eastern Adriatic (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Gregory Zaro. Martina Celhar. Dario Vujevic. Kenneth C. Nystrom.

In the eastern Adriatic, the process of urbanization unfolded over the course of several thousand years, resulting in significant changes in landscape, environment, and human societal organization. With support from the National Geographic Society, our joint Croatian-American team recently engaged in a collaborative effort to evaluate urban change surrounding the archaeological site of Nadin-Gradina, a moderately-sized center located near the coastal city of Zadar along Croatia’s Adriatic coast....


New Data on the Urban Grid at Nixtun-Ch’ich’, Petén, Guatemala (2016)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Timothy Pugh.

Gridded settlements are rare in the Americas and previously unknown in the Maya world until the Spanish conquest. Recent work has documented a modular orthogonal grid at Nixtun-Ch’ich’, Petén, Guatemala. The grid appears to have been imposed upon much of the site around 400-200 BCE. In other parts of the world, planned orthogonal grids are frequently associated with powerful central authority. If this were the case at Nixtun-Ch’ich’ then then this act of power is correlated with the emergence of...


New Empire of the Rockies: a History of Northeast Colorado
DOCUMENT Citation Only Steven F. Mehl.

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An Orthogonal Grid at Nixtun-Ch’ich’, Petén, Guatemala (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Timothy Pugh. Prudence Rice. Evelyn Chan.

Nixtun-Ch’ich’ is a large archaeological site on the western edge of Lake Petén Itza in Petén, Guatemala. Recent remapping of the site revealed that its architecture was largely organized by an orthogonal grid. While most Maya sites exhibit some degree of urban planning, the organization of sakbes (roads) into an orthogonal grid has not been described elsewhere in the Maya world. The grid seems to have developed at Nixtun-Ch’ich’ in the Late Preclassic period. It is not yet known whether it...


The politics of urbanization and the Anthropocene: a view from Cahokia (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Sarah Baires.

Anthropocene: a hotly debated geological epoch entangled with climate change, the Industrial Revolution, and the perceived deleterious effect of humans on the natural world. A dialectic surrounds the Anthropocene because identifying this epoch, geologically, has real implications for global politics and the future of humanity in a changing global environment. Crossland (2014) suggests that to understand the palimpsest of global human action that resulted in the Anthropocene requires us to...