International Journal of Human Diversity and Evolution
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'Pauknerová K, Salisbury RB, Baumanová M, 2013: Human-landscape interaction in prehistoric Central Europe: analysis of natural and built environments. Anthropologie (Brno) 51, 2: 131-142'.
In this paper, we examine human interactions within both the so-called natural environment and the socalled built, or architectural, environment. People exist in the world both as physical beings and as members of societies, and as such, they have sophisticated structures of behavior, many ways of thinking, and various cultural traditions and roles. Because people interact with and experience their world through these structures, roles and traditions, their interactions with the environment occur in diverse complicated ways. These interactions, with people, animals, plants, communities, climatic conditions, accessible resources, hydrology, etc., create what we call "built environments". Although increasingly sophisticated methods in the natural and formal sciences are opening new opportunities for archaeological research of these built environments, we still need to address the problem of methodological applications not being informed by social and humanistic sciences, and theory not being informed by data or the scientists who compile the data. In Central European archaeology specifically, stopping at the stage of methodology and working without an explicit theoretical agenda, as if interpretation refers only to describing or reorganizing data, remains a problem. We therefore strive to incorporate social theory in human-environmental research, and offer scientific methods and social theories that complement each other. By reconstructing complete palaeo-landscapes and considering how people may have experienced, altered and (re)experienced their built environments, we believe a more complete and inclusive archaeology is possible.
Built environment - Landscape - Methodology - Transdisciplinary approach - Human use of space

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