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Landscape Several case studies in this volume illustrate the general principle put forward earlier that negotiation has a spatial dimension. The analysis of landscapes is well developed in archaeology and makes important contributions to the understanding of intercultural engagements in the recent period because it demonstrates the importance of looking at large fields of interaction rather than small subsets. In particular, Rainbird (Chapter 2), Sand (Chapter 3), Phillips (Chapter 4), Clarke (Chapter 6), Mitchell (Chapter 7), and Colley (Chapter 10) all show how important it is to go beyond the spatial bounds of the places where direct interaction took place in order to understand the nature and scale of the socalled impacts of European contact and colonization.