Assistant Professor John Marston has book published!

Congratulations to Professor Marston!

Now Available from Penn Press

Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion: Gordion Special Studies 8 
John M. Marston

This book publishes the results of 220 botanical samples from the 1993-2002 Gordion excavations directed by Mary Voigt. Together with Naomi Miller’s 2010 volume (Gordion Special Studies 5), this book completes the publication of botanical samples from Voigt’s excavations. The book aims to reconstruct agricultural decision making using archaeological and paleoenvironmental data from Gordion to describe environmental and agricultural changes at the site.

John M. Marston argues that different political and economic systems implemented over time at Gordion resulted in patterns of agricultural decision making that were well adapted to the social setting of farmers in each period, but that these practices had divergent environmental impacts, with some regimes sponsoring sustainable agricultural practices and others leading to significant environmental change.

Full Description, Table of Contents, and More

224 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 11 color, 40 b/w illus. 
Hardcover | ISBN 978-1-934536-91-9 | $59.95s | £50.00 
Ebook | ISBN 978-1-934536-92-6 | $59.95s | £39.00 
Distributed for the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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