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Title: Rural Settlement and Socio-Political Organization
Subtitle: The Riu Mannu Survey Project in Sardinia
Author(s): ANNIS, M. Beatrice , VAN DOMMELEN, Peter , VAN DE VELDE, Pieter
Volume: 70 Date: 1995
The study of rural landscapes has become a major topic in Mediterranean archaeology. Traditionally rural landscapes have been considered marginal to an essentially urban society, but the importance of rural settlement and the role of the landscape in general have increasingly been emphasized by several archaeological field surveys since the late 1960s. Field surveying has now become an integral aspect of Mediterranean archaeology, and is often referred to as ‘landscape archaeology’. This landscape research has been defined as ‘the archaeological study of the relationship of people to land in antiquity and more particularly of the relationships between people to land in the cronment they inhabited’.