This ongoing project combines approaches from historical ecology and political ecology to ask how people have created sustainable agricultural systems in a single place over the span of 2,000 years given natural and political constraints. Bringing together approaches from archaeology, history, ecology, and anthropology, this project sees the landscape as a palimpsest on which story of environmental management is continually written. This project is funded in part through the Library of Congress Blanton Owen Award and the Lynne Cooper Harvey Fellowship.
Publications related to this project:
Flachs, Andrew and Matthew Abel. 2018. “An Emerging Geography of the Agrarian Question: Spatial Analysis as a tool for Identifying the New American Agrarianism.” Rural Sociology, published online October 3, 2018.