The editors focus on exactly how human-environment processes are disentangled which, they argue, is the key to addressing broader issues… the case studies are well-chosen and convincing.
--Cambridge Archaeological Journal
The disciplined study of small-scale societies is a valuable framework that tests notions of environmental determinism, and will revise theories about human resilience, cultural development, and the “sense of place” of pre-modern peoples.
An excellent contribution that will be of interest to a variety of scholars. It offers a unique perspective on the range of historical ecological studies and the future direction of the discipline.
--Journal of Anthropological Research
Demonstrate[s] the importance of this longue durée perspective to modern policy by uncovering the varying impacts of different scales of human environmental exploitation.
--Archaeological Review from Cambridge
--North American Archaeologist