In this book Michael Morris presents a detailed study of the prehistoric landscape in three regions of Crete. He examines
the development, stability, and physio-chemical composition of selected soils near three archaeological sites: Karphi, a Late
Minoan IIIC "refuge site"; Chrysokamino, a Final Neolithic to Late Minoan IIIB farmhouse; Vronda and Kastro near Kavousi,
two Late Minoan IIIC to Geometric sites. Morris offers conclusions on the history of the Cretan landscape and its formation
processes, and how those processes contribute to our understanding of the human use of the landscape. The book will interest
anyone involved with the archaeology of Minoan Crete, as well as those who study the pedological history of other regions.