Download e-book for kindle: The Give and Take of Sustainability: Archaeological and by Michelle Hegmon

By Michelle Hegmon

Sustainability strives to fulfill the wishes of the current with out compromising the longer term, yet more and more acknowledges the tradeoffs between those many wants. Who advantages? Who bears the weight? How are those tough judgements made? Are humans conscious of those tough offerings? This well timed quantity brings the views of ethnography and archaeology to endure on those questions by means of reading case reviews from all over the world. Written particularly for this quantity, the essays via a world workforce of students supply archaeological and ethnographic examples from the southwestern usa, the Maya area of Mexico, Africa, India, and the North Atlantic, between different areas. jointly, they discover the advantages and outcomes of development and improvement, the social bills of ecological sustainability, and tensions among foodstuff and army security.

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