Expanding Historical Ecology from Interdisciplinary to Transdisciplinary Objectives

Author(s): Seth Murray

Year: 2016


The approaches and perspectives of Historical Ecology are solidly grounded in interdisciplinary objectives. Wide-ranging projects, such as the one Carole Crumley initiated and has sustained in France, demonstrate the utility of integrating interdisciplinary objectives into research that seeks to understand long-term changes in a landscape. As the original set of archaeological objectives in Crumley’s project changed over time, Historical Ecology emerged as a robust conceptual framework that facilitated a multitude of local and international collaborations, and enabled the pursuit of new interdisciplinary objectives. This paper presents results from a historical ecology research project in southwestern France that sought to parallel or reproduce some of Crumley’s interdisciplinary investigations in Burgundy, and then discusses an example of how and why recent lines of inquiry in historical ecology are shifting from interdisciplinary to transdisciplinary objectives.

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Expanding Historical Ecology from Interdisciplinary to Transdisciplinary Objectives. Seth Murray. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 403725)


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