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    Tilley's Landscape: Evolutionary Effects on Humanity and the Environment

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    This 9 page argumentative essay explores the synthesis ideas of Tilley concerning landscape and apply it to the environmental issue. Explored are biological needs, societal needs and psychological needs in the evolutionary process. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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    on the meaning of Neolithic stone and how it played an active role in the socialization of the landscape in Neolithic societies provided new meaning toward a phenomology of people  and their ecological and evolutionary histories. A person or societys needs for settling landscapes were made for rational and practical reasons, but was also driven by the basic needs and  desires of humanity. Persons settled in a particular because of the need for food and water and shelter, but also for other reasons. Their choices incorporate biological needs, socio-cultural needs,  and psychological-social needs. Tilley called it a synthesthetic representation of the entire human body on the physical and aesthetic planes. Tilleys considerations of  such concepts within the realm of archeology defines the basic needs behind the selection and establishment of place in "real world" terms (Johnson, 2007, 1). For example, the basic needs  of structure and topography lend themselves to the social decision making process within any given society. By developing a sense of place inherent in the surrounding landscape, the society incorporates  the sensibilities of the land into its practices, beliefs and societal evolution. In todays society, under Tilleys ideas of synthesis, the knowledge of landscape serves many purposes, especially the global  environmental movement. The Biological Need When one observes the landscape of a farm, questions arise  like, why would that structure be placed so close to the river in this flash flood area? Rush might say the answer could be that the farm was built during  a time of "want" (drought). It might be that a particular family had to consider walking distance of utmost importance if the family member responsible for retrieving water used a 

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