The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology by Francesco Menotti,Aidan O'Sullivan

The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology
  • Author : Francesco Menotti,Aidan O'Sullivan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199573492
  • Pages : 943
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The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology is the most comprehensive survey of world wetland archaeology ever published and sets out and covers the key issues and debates in the theory and practice of wetland archaeology, which has played a crucial role in studies of our past. Due to the high quantity of well-preserved organic materials found in humid environments, the study of wetlands has allowed archaeologists to reconstruct people's everyday lives ingreat detail. Through concise essays written by over fifty of the world's leading scholars in the field, it describes the scientific and archaeological principles, methodologies, and spectacular results of past and present archaeological investigations of wetland environments.


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The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology by Umberto Albarella,Mauro Rizzetto,Hannah Russ,Sarah Viner-Daniels

The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology
  • Author : Umberto Albarella,Mauro Rizzetto,Hannah Russ,Sarah Viner-Daniels
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199686475
  • Pages : 839
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Animals have played a fundamental role in shaping human history and the study of their remains from archaeological sites--zooarchaeology--has gradually been emerging as a powerful discipline and crucible for forging an understanding of our past. The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology offers a cutting-edge compendium of zooarchaeology the world over that transcends environmental, economic, and social approaches, seeking instead to provide a holistic view of the roles played by animals in past human cultures. Incisive chapters written by leading scholars in the field incorporate case studies from across five continents, from Iceland to New Zealand and from Japan to Egypt and Ecuador, providing a sense of the dynamism of the discipline, the many approaches and methods adopted by different schools and traditions, and an idea of the huge range of interactions that have occurred between people and animals throughout the world and its history. Adaptations of human-animal relationships in environments as varied as the Arctic, temperate forests, deserts, the tropics, and the sea are discussed, while studies of hunter-gatherers, farmers, herders, fishermen, and even traders and urban dwellers highlight the importance that animals have had in all forms of human societies. With an introduction that clearly contextualizes the current practice of zooarchaeology in relation to both its history and the challenges and opportunities that can be expected for the future, and a methodological glossary illuminating the way in which zooarchaeologists approach the study of their material, this Handbook will be invaluable not only for specialists in the field, but for anybody who has an interest in our past and the role that animals have played in forging it.


The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers by Vicki Cummings,Peter Jordan,Marek Zvelebil

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers
  • Author : Vicki Cummings,Peter Jordan,Marek Zvelebil
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191025275
  • Pages : 1264
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For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies to date, including critical engagements with older debates, new theoretical perspectives, and renewed obligations for greater engagement between researchers and indigenous communities. Chapters provide in-depth archaeological, historical, and anthropological case-studies, and examine far-reaching questions about human social relations, attitudes to technology, ecology, and management of resources and the environment, as well as issues of diet, health, and gender relations - all central topics in hunter-gatherer research, but also themes that have great relevance for modern global society and its future challenges. The Handbook also provides a strategic vision for how the integration of new methods, approaches, and study regions can ensure that future research into the archaeology and anthropology of hunter-gatherers will continue to deliver penetrating insights into the factors that underlie all human diversity.


Handbook of Landscape Archaeology by Bruno David,Julian Thomas

Handbook of Landscape Archaeology
  • Title : Handbook of Landscape Archaeology
  • Author : Bruno David,Julian Thomas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1315427729
  • Pages : 719
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Over the past three decades, “landscape” has become an umbrella term to describe many different strands of archaeology. From the processualist study of settlement patterns to the phenomenologist’s experience of the natural world, from human impact on past environments to the environment’s impact on human thought, action, and interaction, the term has been used. In this volume, for the first time, over 80 archaeologists from three continents attempt a comprehensive definition of the ideas and practices of landscape archaeology, covering the theoretical and the practical, the research and conservation, and encasing the term in a global framework. As a basic reference volume for landscape archaeology, this volume will be the benchmark for decades to come. All royalties on this Handbook are donated to the World Archaeological Congress.


The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial by Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial
  • Author : Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0199569061
  • Pages : 872
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This Handbook reviews the state of mortuary archaeology and its practice with forty-four chapters focusing on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods and geographical areas.


The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology by Deborah L. Nichols,Christopher A. Pool

The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology
  • Author : Deborah L. Nichols,Christopher A. Pool
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199875006
  • Pages : 1000
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The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology provides a current and comprehensive guide to the recent and on-going archaeology of Mesoamerica. Though the emphasis is on prehispanic societies, this Handbook also includes coverage of important new work by archaeologists on the Colonial and Republican periods. Unique among recent works, the text brings together in a single volume article-length regional syntheses and topical overviews written by active scholars in the field of Mesoamerican archaeology. The first section of the Handbook provides an overview of recent history and trends of Mesoamerica and articles on national archaeology programs and practice in Central America and Mexico written by archaeologists from these countries. These are followed by regional syntheses organized by time period, beginning with early hunter-gatherer societies and the first farmers of Mesoamerica and concluding with a discussion of the Spanish Conquest and frontiers and peripheries of Mesoamerica. Topical and comparative articles comprise the remainder of Handbook. They cover important dimensions of prehispanic societies--from ecology, economy, and environment to social and political relations--and discuss significant methodological contributions, such as geo-chemical source studies, as well as new theories and diverse theoretical perspectives. The Handbook concludes with a section on the archaeology of the Spanish conquest and the Colonial and Republican periods to connect the prehispanic, proto-historic, and historic periods. This volume will be a must-read for students and professional archaeologists, as well as other scholars including historians, art historians, geographers, and ethnographers with an interest in Mesoamerica.


The House of Augustus by T. P. Wiseman

The House of Augustus
  • Title : The House of Augustus
  • Author : T. P. Wiseman
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691180075
  • Pages : 264
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A radical reexamination of the textual and archaeological evidence about Augustus and the Palatine Caesar Augustus (63 BC–AD 14), who is usually thought of as the first Roman emperor, lived on the Palatine Hill, the place from which the word “palace” originates. A startling reassessment of textual and archaeological evidence, The House of Augustus demonstrates that Augustus was never an emperor in any meaningful sense of the word, that he never had a palace, and that the so-called "Casa di Augusto" excavated on the Palatine was a lavish aristocratic house destroyed by the young Caesar in order to build the temple of Apollo. Exploring the Palatine from its first occupation to the present, T. P. Wiseman proposes a reexamination of the "Augustan Age," including much of its literature. Wiseman shows how the political and ideological background of Augustus' rise to power offers a radically different interpretation of the ancient evidence about the Augustan Palatine. Taking a long historical perspective in order to better understand the topography, Wiseman considers the legendary stories of Rome’s origins—in particular Romulus' foundation and inauguration of the city on the summit of the Palatine. He examines the new temple of Apollo and the piazza it overlooked, as well as the portico around it with its library used as a hall for Senate meetings, and he illustrates how Commander Caesar, who became Caesar Augustus, was the champion of the Roman people against an oppressive oligarchy corrupting the Republic. A decisive intervention in a critical debate among ancient historians and archaeologists, The House of Augustus recalibrates our views of a crucially important period and a revered public space.


Horemheb by Charlotte Booth

Horemheb
  • Title : Horemheb
  • Author : Charlotte Booth
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN Code : 1445608855
  • Pages : 160
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Insight into Tutankhamun’s commander in chief and rightful heir.


Living with Myths by Paul Zanker,Bjorn C. Ewald,Julia Slater

Living with Myths
  • Title : Living with Myths
  • Author : Paul Zanker,Bjorn C. Ewald,Julia Slater
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199228698
  • Pages : 428
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Provides a comprehensive introduction to Roman sarcophagi, exploring such subjects as the role of the mythological images in everyday life of the time, the messages they convey about the Romans' view of themselves and the reception of the sarcophagi in later European art and art history.


A Handbook of Geoarchaeological Approaches to Settlement Sites and Landscapes by Charles French

A Handbook of Geoarchaeological Approaches to Settlement Sites and Landscapes
  • Title : A Handbook of Geoarchaeological Approaches to Settlement Sites and Landscapes
  • Author : Charles French
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • ISBN Code : 1785700928
  • Pages : 144
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Geoarchaeology is a major branch of archaeological science at the interfaces between geology, geography and archaeology, involving the combined study of archaeological, soil and geomorphological records and the recognition of how natural, climatic and human-induced processes alter landscapes. The formation and modification of past soils, and occupation sequences can be examined primarily through the use of soil micromorphological techniques and various physical and geo-chemical techniques. This short text aims to explain some of the basics of geoarchaeological approaches and research design used to tackle the investigation of landscapes and settlement archaeology, and the application of soil micromorphology to archaeological situations. The intention is to present a basic handbook of good practice, with case studies and examples, that any archaeologist or aspiring geoarchaeologist can use.


Neolithic Britain by Keith W. Ray,Julian Thomas

Neolithic Britain
  • Title : Neolithic Britain
  • Author : Keith W. Ray,Julian Thomas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198823894
  • Pages : 384
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Neolithic Britain is an up to date, concise introduction to the period of British prehistory from c. 4000-2200 BCE, covering key material and social developments, and reflecting on the nature of cultural practices, tradition, genealogy, and society across nearly two millennia.


The Archaeology of Europe's Drowned Landscapes by Geoff Bailey,Hauke Jöns,Nena Galanidou,Hans Peeters,Moritz Mennenga

The Archaeology of Europe's Drowned Landscapes
  • Title : The Archaeology of Europe's Drowned Landscapes
  • Author : Geoff Bailey,Hauke Jöns,Nena Galanidou,Hans Peeters,Moritz Mennenga
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030373673
  • Pages : 561
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This open access volume provides for the first time a comprehensive description and scientific evaluation of underwater archaeological finds referring to human occupation of the continental shelf around the coastlines of Europe and the Mediterranean when sea levels were lower than present. These are the largest body of underwater finds worldwide, amounting to over 2500 find spots, ranging from individual stone tools to underwater villages with unique conditions of preservation. The material reviewed here ranges in date from the Lower Palaeolithic period to the Bronze Age and covers 20 countries bordering all the major marine basins from the Atlantic coasts of Ireland and Norway to the Black Sea, and from the western Baltic to the eastern Mediterranean. The finds from each country are presented in their archaeological context, with information on the history of discovery, conditions of preservation and visibility, their relationship to regional changes in sea-level and coastal geomorphology, and the institutional arrangements for their investigation and protection. Editorial introductions summarise the findings from each of the major marine basins. There is also a final section with extensive discussion of the historical background and the legal and regulatory frameworks that inform the management of the underwater cultural heritage and collaboration between offshore industries, archaeologists and government agencies. The volume is based on the work of COST Action TD0902 SPLASHCOS, a multi-disciplinary and multi-national research network supported by the EU-funded COST organisation (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). The primary readership is research and professional archaeologists, marine and Quaternary scientists, cultural-heritage managers, commercial and governmental organisations, policy makers, and all those with an interest in the sea floor of the continental shelf and the human impact of changes in climate, sea-level and coastal geomorphology.


The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age by Harry Fokkens,Anthony Harding

The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age
  • Author : Harry Fokkens,Anthony Harding
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199572860
  • Pages : 979
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The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age is a wide-ranging survey of a crucial period in prehistory during which many social, economic, and technological changes took place. Written by expert specialists in the field, the book provides coverage both of the themes that characterize the period, and of the specific developments that took place in the various countries of Europe. After an introduction and a discussion of chronology, successive chapters deal with settlement studies, burial analysis, hoards and hoarding, monumentality, rock art, cosmology, gender, and trade, as well as a series of articles on specific technologies and crafts (such as transport, metals, glass, salt, textiles, and weighing). The second half of the book covers each country in turn. From Ireland to Russia, Scandinavia to Sicily, every area is considered, and up to date information on important recent finds is discussed in detail. The book is the first to consider the whole of the European Bronze Age in both geographical and thematic terms, and will be the standard book on the subject for the foreseeable future.


Assembling Archaeology by Hannah Cobb,Karina Croucher

Assembling Archaeology
  • Title : Assembling Archaeology
  • Author : Hannah Cobb,Karina Croucher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198784252
  • Pages : 240
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Assembling Archaeology provides a radical rethinking of the relationships between teaching, researching, digging, and practicing as an archaeologist in the 21st century. The issues addressed here are global and applicable wherever archaeology is taught, practiced, and researched. At its heart this book addresses the undervaluation of teaching, demonstrating that this affects the fundamentals of contemporary archaeological practice and is particularly connected to the lack of diversity in disciplinary demographics. It proposes a solution which is grounded in a theoretical rethinking of archaeological teaching, training, and practice by advocating a holistic 'assemblage' approach which challenges traditional power structures and the global marketization of the higher education system. Drawing on insights from archaeology's current material turn, this book approaches the discipline as a subject of investigation and offers a new perspective founded upon the notion of the learning assemblage, which resituates teaching and learning as a central focus and contributes to broader discourses on critical pedagogy and rhizomatic learning. It ultimately argues for a robust archaeological pedagogy that is rooted in and emergent from the material realities of the profession, and will be valuable to everyone from academia to Cultural Resource Management (CRM), heritage professional to undergraduate student.


The Roman Military Base at Dura-Europos, Syria by Simon James

The Roman Military Base at Dura-Europos, Syria
  • Title : The Roman Military Base at Dura-Europos, Syria
  • Author : Simon James
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0191061212
  • Pages : 672
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Dura-Europos, a Parthian-ruled Greco-Syrian city, was captured by Rome c.AD165. It then accommodated a Roman garrison until its destruction by Sasanian siege c.AD256. Excavations of the site between the World Wars made sensational discoveries, and with renewed exploration from 1986 to 2011, Dura remains the best-explored city of the Roman East. A critical revelation was a sprawling Roman military base occupying a quarter of the city's interior. This included swathes of civilian housing converted to soldiers' accommodation and several existing sanctuaries, as well as baths, an amphitheatre, headquarters, and more temples added by the garrison. Base and garrison were clearly fundamental factors in the history of Roman Dura, but what impact did they have on the civil population? Original excavators gloomily portrayed Durenes evicted from their homes and holy places, and subjected to extortion and impoverishment by brutal soldiers, while recent commentators have envisaged military-civilian concordia, with shared prosperity and integration. Detailed examination of the evidence presents a new picture. Through the use of GPS, satellite, geophysical and archival evidence, this volume shows that the Roman military base and resident community were even bigger than previously understood, with both military and civil communities appearing much more internally complex than has been allowed until now. The result is a fascinating social dynamic which we can partly reconstruct, giving us a nuanced picture of life in a city near the eastern frontier of the Roman world.


Conditions of Visibility by Richard Neer

Conditions of Visibility
  • Title : Conditions of Visibility
  • Author : Richard Neer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198845561
  • Pages : 176
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We often assume that works of visual art are meant to be seen. Yet that assumption may be a modern prejudice. The ancient world - from China to Greece, Rome to Mexico - provides many examples of statues, paintings, and other images that were not intended to be visible. Instead of being displayed, they were hidden, buried, or otherwise obscured. In this third volume in the Visual Conversations in Art & Archaeology series, leading scholars working at the intersection of archaeology and the history of art address the fundamental question of art's visibility. What conditions must be met, what has to be in place, for a work of art to be seen at all? The answer is both historical and methodological; it concerns ancient societies and modern disciplines, and encompasses material circumstances, perceptual capacities, technologies of visualization, protocols of classification, and a great deal more. The emerging field of archaeological art history is uniquely suited to address such questions. Intrinsically comparative, this approach cuts across traditional ethnic, religious, and chronological categories to confront the academic present with the historical past. The goal is to produce a new art history that is at once cosmopolitan in method and global in scope, and in doing so establish new ways of seeing - new conditions of visibility - for shared objects of study.


Manual for Activities Directed at Underwater Cultural Heritage by Thijs J. Maarleveld,Ulrike Guérin,Barbara Egger

Manual for Activities Directed at Underwater Cultural Heritage
  • Title : Manual for Activities Directed at Underwater Cultural Heritage
  • Author : Thijs J. Maarleveld,Ulrike Guérin,Barbara Egger
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9230011223
  • Pages : 346
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The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom by Antony Eastmond

The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom
  • Title : The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom
  • Author : Antony Eastmond
  • Publisher : Phaidon Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780714848105
  • Pages : 294
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  • Language : English
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A picture-driven account of this important period in the proven successful format of Egypt -- 4000 Years of Art (Phaidon 2003). Presenting 300 artworks from the years 240 to 1453, The Glory of Byzantium and Early Christendom encapsulates the development of art in eastern Europe and eastern Mediterranean from the very early days of Christianity to the fall of Constantinople. From architecture to jewellery, from coins to paintings, from mosaics to book illuminations, Byzantine art in all its forms is explored. Unique not only for its extensive variety of art forms, the book also has a vast geographic scope, including art from Britain to Syria, from Spain to Turkey, from Egypt to Georgia. A sumptuous volume with stunning illustrations and concise descriptions, it places each artwork in its social, religious and political context, with an informative survey of its significance in this history of Byzantine art. A book for dipping into, as well as an inspiring, authoritative appraisal of this magnificent millennium of artistic culture.


Ancestral Landscapes by Elisabetta Borgna,Sylvie Müller Celka

Ancestral Landscapes
  • Title : Ancestral Landscapes
  • Author : Elisabetta Borgna,Sylvie Müller Celka
  • Publisher : Maison de l\'Orient et de la Méditerranée, Jean-Pouilloux - MOM
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 606
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This volume provides a study of the burial mound phenomenon which emerged in large parts of Europe during the Copper and Bronze Ages, with a major focus on the Mediterranean and eastern European regions. 51papers are grouped into sections dealing with the symbolism of burial mounds, the relationship between landscapes, landmarks and culturalidentity, burial customs as rituals and a new look at theories on diffusionism. They define the natural and cultural contexts in which tumulus burial architecture first appeared and attempt to explain the ideological, social and ritual meaning of burial mounds as community monuments. Most contributions include new evidence from excavations and surface surveys, some provide a re-examination of old data, including skeletal remains. The subjects discussed concern not only funerary practices and beliefs but also further archaeological issues such as landscapes and land use, early exploitation of metal resources, the organization of long-distance exchange, interaction networks, and the emergence of complexity in human societies


Wetland Archaeology and Beyond by Francesco Menotti

Wetland Archaeology and Beyond
  • Title : Wetland Archaeology and Beyond
  • Author : Francesco Menotti
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199571015
  • Pages : 544
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Wetland Archaeology and Beyond offers an appreciative study of the people, and their artefacts, who occupied a large variety of worldwide wetland archaeological sites. The volume also includes a comprehensive explanation of the processes involved in archaeological practice and theory.


Early Medieval Ireland, AD 400-1100 by Aidan O'Sullivan,Finbar McCormick,Lorcan Harney,Thomas R. Kerr

Early Medieval Ireland, AD 400-1100
  • Title : Early Medieval Ireland, AD 400-1100
  • Author : Aidan O'Sullivan,Finbar McCormick,Lorcan Harney,Thomas R. Kerr
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781904890607
  • Pages : 584
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How did people live in their own worlds in early medieval Ireland? What did they actually do? To what end did they think they were doing it? This book investigates and reconstructs from the archaeological evidence how the early medieval Irish people lived together as social groups, worked the land as farmers, worshipped God, made and used objects, and buried their dead. The book focuses on the evidence from excavations conducted between 1930 and 2012 and uses that evidence to explore how people used their landscapes, dwellings, and material culture to effect and negotiated social, ideological, and economic continuities and changes during the period AD 400-1100.


New Light on the Black Death by M. G. L. Baillie

New Light on the Black Death
  • Title : New Light on the Black Death
  • Author : M. G. L. Baillie
  • Publisher : Tempus Pub Limited
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Over the years doubts have been expressed about the accepted view that the Black Death was caused by bubonic plague. By looking at the evidence of tree-rings and ice cores, Mike Baillie, professor of dendrochronology, has identified a series of natural catastrophes at the beginning of the 14th century caused by meteor strikes. On the basis of the current scientific evidence and of contemporary accounts of the nature and spread of the disease, he is convinced that the disease was airborne, not carried by rats. This fascinating book reveals the detective that led to this revolutionary conclusion.


Reinventing Sustainability by Erika Guttmann-Bond

Reinventing Sustainability
  • Title : Reinventing Sustainability
  • Author : Erika Guttmann-Bond
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books Limited
  • ISBN Code : 9781785709920
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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Discusses the potential significance for the reintroduction of ancient technologies relating to agriculture and architecture in creating a healthier, more sustainable and environmentally richer planet


The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World by Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World
  • Author : Paul Graves-Brown,Rodney Harrison,Angela Piccini
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 019960200X
  • Pages : 823
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  • Language : English
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This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of a rapidly expanding sub-field in archaeology, the study of the present and recent past. It seeks to explore the boundaries of this emerging area, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods, which are applicable to this new sub-field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research.


The Oxford Companion to Archaeology by Brian M. Fagan

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology
  • Title : The Oxford Companion to Archaeology
  • Author : Brian M. Fagan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0195076184
  • Pages : 844
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  • Language : English
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Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings


Animal Bones and Archaeology by Polydora Baker,Fay Worley

Animal Bones and Archaeology
  • Title : Animal Bones and Archaeology
  • Author : Polydora Baker,Fay Worley
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781848025554
  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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This handbook provides advice on best practice for the recovery, publication and archiving of animal bones and teeth from Holocene archaeological sites (ie from approximately the last 10,000 years). It has been written for local authority archaeology advisors, consultants, museum curators, project managers, excavators and zooarchaeologists, with the aim of ensuring that approaches are suitable and cost-effective.


Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World by Lynn V. Foster

Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World
  • Title : Handbook to Life in the Ancient Maya World
  • Author : Lynn V. Foster
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780195183634
  • Pages : 402
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  • Language : English
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This comprehensive and accessible reference explores the greatest and most mysterious of civilizations, hailed for its contributions to science, mathematics, and technology. Each chapter is supplemented by an extensive bibliography as well as photos, original line drawings, and maps.


On the Ocean by Sir Barry Cunliffe

On the Ocean
  • Title : On the Ocean
  • Author : Sir Barry Cunliffe
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0191075345
  • Pages : 480
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For humans the sea is, and always has been, an alien environment. Ever moving and ever changing in mood, it is a place without time, in contrast to the land which is fixed and scarred by human activity giving it a visible history. While the land is familiar, even reassuring, the sea is unknown and threatening. By taking to the sea humans put themselves at its mercy. It has often been perceived to be an alien power teasing and cajoling. The sea may give but it takes. Why, then, did humans become seafarers? Part of the answer is that we are conditioned by our genetics to be acquisitive animals: we like to acquire rare materials and we are eager for esoteric knowledge, and society rewards us well for both. Looking out to sea most will be curious as to what is out there - a mysterious island perhaps but what lies beyond? Our innate inquisitiveness drives us to explore. Barry Cunliffe looks at the development of seafaring on the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, two contrasting seas — the Mediterranean without a significant tide, enclosed and soon to become familiar, the Atlantic with its frightening tidal ranges, an ocean without end. We begin with the Middle Palaeolithic hunter gatherers in the eastern Mediterranean building simple vessels to make their remarkable crossing to Crete and we end in the early years of the sixteenth century with sailors from Spain, Portugal and England establishing the limits of the ocean from Labrador to Patagonia. The message is that the contest between humans and the sea has been a driving force, perhaps the driving force, in human history.


Relics of the Past by Stefanie Gänger

Relics of the Past
  • Title : Relics of the Past
  • Author : Stefanie Gänger
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199687692
  • Pages : 311
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  • Language : English
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Relics of the Past tells the story of antiquities collecting, antiquarianism, and archaeology in Cuzco and Lima over the Araucanian territories and the War of the Pacific in the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century. While the role of foreign travellers and scholars dedicated to the study of South America's pre-Columbian past is well documented, historians have largely overlooked the knowledge gathered and the collections formed among collectors of antiquities, antiquaries, and archaeologists born or living in South America during this period. The landed gentry, the clergy, and an urban bourgeoisie of doctors, engineers, and military officials put antiquities on display in their private mansions or bestowed them upon the public museums that were being formed by municipalities and governments in Santiago de Chile, Cuzco, or Lima. Men, and some few women, gathered antiquities on their journeys 'inland' and during sociable weekend excursions, but also on quotidian commercial voyages or in military campaigns. They bartered antiquities with their fellow collectors or haggled about their price on the antiquities market. In their hours of leisure, they marvelled at them, wrote about them, and disputed over their meaning, age, and interest in learned societies, informal gatherings, and at meetings in universities and public museums. This volume unveils a hitherto largely unknown world of antiquarian and archaeological collecting and learning in Peru and Chile.


Patterns in Prehistory by Robert J. Wenke,Robert J.. Wenke

Patterns in Prehistory
  • Title : Patterns in Prehistory
  • Author : Robert J. Wenke,Robert J.. Wenke
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780195025569
  • Pages : 724
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  • Language : English
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Geoarchaeology by Matthew Canto

Geoarchaeology
  • Title : Geoarchaeology
  • Author : Matthew Canto
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  • ISBN Code : 9781848024182
  • Pages : 64
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  • Language : English
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This guidance document covers the use of geoarchaeology to assist in understanding the archaeological record. Geoarchaeological techniques may range in scale from landscape studies to microscopic analysis, and are carried out by practitioners with specialist knowledge about the physical environment in which archaeological stratigraphy is preserved, and excavations take place. The main aim is usually to understand site formation processes, but there may also be issues concerning site preservation, refining field interpretations of archaeological contexts and identifying changes in the physical landscape through time.


Vessels by Claudia Brittenham

Vessels
  • Title : Vessels
  • Author : Claudia Brittenham
  • Publisher : Visual Conversations in Art an
  • ISBN Code : 0198832575
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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Vessels can take many forms: as objects made for human interaction and handling, they both contain and are bounded by space. They can be constructed of a wide variety of materials. But the range of vessels - across history and across cultures - are unified in their potential for practicalfunctioning, whether or not a particular object is in fact made to be used in its particular context.In this volume, four essays by leading scholars tackle the category of the vessel in a comparative conversation between classical Greece, late antique Rome, pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and ancient China. By considering the material properties of the object as container, the interactions between userand artefact, and the power of the vessel as both conceptual category and material metaphor, they argue that many vessels - and assemblages of vessels - were sites of remarkable workmanship and considerable ingenuity, smart and sophisticated commentaries on the very categories that they embody.In placing these individual case studies in dialogue, the volume offers an art historical and cross-cultural study of vessels in ancient societies, considering both objects and their archaeological contexts. Its aim is to make illuminating comparisons, contrasts, and interpretations by juxtaposingtraditions. In keeping with the aims of the series, it serves as a model for a new kind of comparative art history, one which emphasizes material culture and is attentive to questions of evidence and method, yet remains historically grounded and contextually sensitive.


Climate Change Archaeology by Robert Van de Noort

Climate Change Archaeology
  • Title : Climate Change Archaeology
  • Author : Robert Van de Noort
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199699550
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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This pioneering study provides the theoretical basis for archaeological data to be included in climate change debate. Applying an approach which uses archaeological research as a repository of ideas and concepts, it illustrates the pathways implemented in times of climate change in the past and how these can help prepare modern communities.


Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt by Joyce A. Tyldesley

Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt
  • Title : Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt
  • Author : Joyce A. Tyldesley
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  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Spanning three millennia of Egyptian history, a richly illustrated study of the queens of ancient Egypt ranges from the early dynastic period to the death of Cleopatra in 30 BC, offering a biographical portrait of each queen, along with information on the era in which she lived and her influence on Egyptian history.


Maori Gardening by Louise Furey

Maori Gardening
  • Title : Maori Gardening
  • Author : Louise Furey
  • Publisher : Science & Technical Publishing Department of Conservation
  • ISBN Code : 9780478141221
  • Pages : 137
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  • Language : English
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Archaeology Handbook by N.A

Archaeology Handbook
  • Title : Archaeology Handbook
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology by Barry W. Cunliffe,Chris Gosden,Rosemary A. Joyce

The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology
  • Author : Barry W. Cunliffe,Chris Gosden,Rosemary A. Joyce
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199271011
  • Pages : 1161
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  • Language : English
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This handbook provides an authoritative guide to the full range of archaeological activities past and present. It will give the reader a sense of the history of the subject and of the main theoretical debates, as well as a taste of the excitement generated by archeological exploration.


The Oxford Companion to Archaeology by Professor of Anthropology Brian M Fagan,Brian M. Fagan,Charlotte Beck,George Michaels,Christopher Scarre,Neil Asher Silberman

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology
  • Title : The Oxford Companion to Archaeology
  • Author : Professor of Anthropology Brian M Fagan,Brian M. Fagan,Charlotte Beck,George Michaels,Christopher Scarre,Neil Asher Silberman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 844
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  • Language : English
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Features articles written by archaeology scholars on such topics as bog bodies, underwater archaeology, the Pyramids of Giza, and the Valley of the Kings


Archaeology and the Social History of Ships by Richard A. Gould

Archaeology and the Social History of Ships
  • Title : Archaeology and the Social History of Ships
  • Author : Richard A. Gould
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139498169
  • Pages : N.A
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Maritime archaeology deals with shipwrecks and is carried out by divers rather than diggers. It embraces maritime history and analyses changes in shipbuilding, navigation and seamanship and offers fresh perspectives on the cultures and societies that produced the ships and sailors. Drawing on detailed past and recent case studies, Richard A. Gould provides an up-to-date review of the field that includes dramatic new findings arising from improved undersea technologies. This second edition of Archaeology and the Social History of Ships has been updated throughout to reflect new findings and new interpretations of old sites. The new edition explores advances in undersea technology in archaeology, especially remotely operated vehicles. The book reviews many of the major recent shipwreck findings, including the Vasa in Stockholm, the Viking wrecks at Roskilde Fjord and the Titanic.