This Handbook presents theoretical discussions, methodological outlines, and case-studies describing the field of overlap between historical ecology and applied archaeology to highlight how modern environments and landscapes have been shaped by humans. With contributions from anthropologists, archaeologists, human geographers, and historians, the volume offers case-studies of historical interactions between humans and their environment, and outlines the
ways that understanding these interactions can help inform contemporary practices and development policies. It offers overviews for students, researchers, and professionals with an interest in conservation or
development projects who want to understand what practical insights can be drawn from history, and who seek to apply their work to contemporary issues.