Nineteen essays present wide-ranging approaches to environmental reconstruction across Mediterranean Europe with case studies from southern and central France, central Italy, Spain, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey. It is Volume Two in the Archaeology of Mediterranean Landscapes series, which published five volumes as part of the POPULUS Project which aimed to establish a series of research goals and standards in Mediterranean landscape archaeology, so as to advance the study of ancient demography of the region on a broad comparative front.
Introduction (K. Walsh) 1. Palynology (S. Bottema) 2. A database for the palynological recording of human activity (V. Andrieu, E. Brugiapaglia, R. Cheddadi, M. Reille and J-L. de Beaulieu) 3. The contribution of anthracology ( J-L Vernet ); Dendroclimatology ( F Guibal ); Techniques in Landscape Archaeology ( A. G. Brown) 4. L'apport de la micromorphologie des sols (N. Fedoroff) 5. Reconstructing past soil environments (R. S. Shiel) 6. The Geochemistry of Soil Sediments (D. D. Gilbertson and J. P. Grattam) 7. Searching the Ports of Troy (E. Zanagger, M. Timpson, S. Yazvenko and H. Leiermann) 8. The pontine region in central Italy (P. Attema, J. Delvigne and B. J. Haagsma) 9. Population pressure on agricultural resources in Karstic landscapes (P. Novacovic, H. Simoni and B. Music) 10. La Pianura padana centrale tra il Bronzo Medio ed il Bronzo finale (M. Cremaschi) 11. The ancient ports of Marseille and Fos, Provence, southern France (C. Vella, C. Morhange and M. Provansal) 12. The evolution of field systems in the middle Rhone valley (J-F. Berger and C. Jung) 13. La linea de Costa en epoca historica en el Golfo de Valencia (P. Carmona) 14. The Vallee des Baux, Southern France (P. Leveau) 15. The etang de Berre, southern France (F. Trement) 16. Geoarchaeology in mediterranean landscape archaeology (G. Barker and J. Bintliff)