Historical Archaeologies of Transhumance across Europe

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  Historical Archaeologies of Transhumance across Europe  Transhumance is a form of pastoralism that has been practised around the world since animals were first domesticated. Such seasonal movements have formed an important aspect of many European farming systems for several thousand years, although they have declined markedly since the nineteenth century. Ethnographers and geographers have long been involved in recording transhumant practices, and in the last two decades archaeologists have started to add a new material dimension to the subject. is volume brings together recent advances in the study of European transhumance during historical times, from Sweden to Spain, Romania to Ireland, and beyond that even Newfoundland. While the focus is on the archaeology of seasonal sites used by shepherds and cowherds, the contributions exhibit a high degree of interdisciplinarity. Documentary, cartographic, ethnographic and palaeoecological evidence all play a part in the examination of seasonal movement and settlement in medieval and post-medieval landscapes. Notwithstanding the obvious diversity across Europe in terms of livestock, distances travelled and socio-economic context, an extended introduction to the volume shows that cross-cutting themes are now emerging, including mobility, gendered herding, collective land-use, the agency of non-elite people and competition for grazing and markets. e book will appeal not only to archaeologists, but to historians, geographers, ethnographers, palaeoecologists and anyone interested in rural lifeways across Europe. Eugene Costello  is a landscape archaeologist with interests in pastoralism, non-elite society and the archaeology of the Reformation. He received his BA (UCC) in 2011, MA (Sheffield) in 2012, and PhD (NUI Galway) in 2016. He was a National Endowment for the Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Notre Dame, USA, for 2016–2017, and is currently Visiting Lecturer in the School of Geography and Archaeology at NUI Galway. Eva Svensson  is a historical archaeologist and professor in the Department of Life and Environmental Sciences, Karlstad University, Sweden. Her main research interests include social and ecological approaches to forested landscapes in a long-term perspective, and subaltern environment and lifescapes in the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. She has published extensively on both topics in Swedish and English.  Themes in Contemporary Archaeology  Series Editors:Professor Kristian Kristiansen, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Professor Eszter Bánffy, German Archaeological Institute, Frankfurt, Germany  Professor Peter Attema, University of Groningen, Netherlands  Series Editorial Assistant: Claes Uhnér, German Archaeological Institute, Germany emes in Contemporary Archaeology   provides cutting edge summaries of areas of debate in current archaeological enquiry, with a particular emphasis on European archaeology. e series has a broad coverage, encompassing all periods and archaeological disciplines from theoretical debate to sta-tistical analysis and three-dimensional imaging. e multi-author volumes are based on selected sessions from the well-regarded annual conference of the European Association of Archaeologists.Published Volumes:Volume 1: Assembling Çatalhöyük Volume 2: Trypillia Mega-Sites and European Prehistory, 4100–3400 BCEVolume 3: Going West? The Dissemination of Neolithic Innovations between the Bosporus and the Carpathians  e European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) is the association for all professional archaeol-ogists of Europe and beyond. e EAA has around 2,200 members from sixty countries worldwide  working in prehistory, classical, medieval, and later archaeology. e EAA aims• to promote the development of archaeological research and the exchange of archaeological information• to promote the management and interpretation of the European archaeological heritage• to promote proper ethical and scientific standards for archaeological work • to promote the interests of professional archaeologists in Europe• to promote co-operation with other organisations with similar aims.emes-in-Contemporary-Archaeology/book-series/TCA  Historical Archaeologies of Transhumance across Europe Edited by Eugene Costello and Eva Svensson  First published 2018by Routledge2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RNand by Routledge711 ird Avenue, New York, NY 10017 Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business  © 2018 selection and editorial matter, Eugene Costello and Eva Svensson; individual chapters, the contributors The right of Eugene Costello and Eva Svensson to be identified as the authors of the editorial material, and of the authors for their individual chapters, has been asserted in accordance with sections 77 and 78 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in  writing from the publishers. Trademark notice  : Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanation without intent to infringe. British Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data  A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library  Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data  A catalog record for this title has been requestedISBN: 978-0-8153-8032-0 (hbk)ISBN: 978-1-351-21339-4 (ebk) Typeset in ACaslon Proby Apex CoVantage, LLC
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