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Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities

Ethnic Ambiguity and the African Past: Materiality, History, and the Shaping of Cultural Identities

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Francois G Richard, Kevin C MacDonald
June 30, 2021

The collective inquiries in this volume address ethnicity in ancient Africa as social fact and political artifact along numerous dimensions. Is ethnicity a useful analytic? What can archaeology say about the kinds of deeper time questions which scholars have asked of identities in Africa? Eleven ...

Living in a Landscape of Scarcity Materiality and Cosmology in West Africa

Living in a Landscape of Scarcity: Materiality and Cosmology in West Africa

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Laurence Douny
June 30, 2021

In her close ethnography of a Dogon village of Mali, Laurence Douny shows how a microcosmology develops from people's embodied daily and ritual practice in a landscape of scarcity. Viewed through the lens of containment practice, she describes how they cope with the shortage of material items ...

Reanimating Industrial Spaces Conducting Memory Work in Post-industrial Societies

Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-industrial Societies

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Hilary Orange
June 30, 2021

Reanimating Industrial Spaces explores the relationships between people and the places of former industry through approaches that incorporate and critique memory-work. The chapters in this volume consider four broad questions: What is the relationship between industrial heritage and memory? How is ...

Roman Military Diplomas 1954 to 1977

Roman Military Diplomas 1954 to 1977

1st Edition

By Margaret M Roxan
January 15, 2009

This volume publishes records 82 diplomas or fragments which provide vital evidence for the Roman military and legal world. It is the first volume of a set of four created by Roxan, the world’s expert on this subject....

Archaeology of African Plant Use

Archaeology of African Plant Use

1st Edition

Edited By Chris J Stevens, Sam Nixon, Mary Anne Murray, Dorian Q Fuller
October 12, 2020

The first major synthesis of African archaeobotany in decades, this book focuses on Paleolithic archaeobotany and the relationship between agriculture and social complexity. It explores the effects that plant life has had on humans as they evolved from primates through the complex societies of ...

Becoming Roman? Diverging Identities and Experiences in Ancient Northwest Italy

Becoming Roman?: Diverging Identities and Experiences in Ancient Northwest Italy

1st Edition

By Ralph Haeussler
October 12, 2020

Few empires had such an impact on the conquered peoples as did the Roman empire, creating social, economic, and cultural changes that erased long-standing differences in material culture, languages, cults, rituals and identities. But even Rome could not create a single unified culture. Individual ...

Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces

Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Bevan, Mark Lake
October 12, 2020

This volume of original chapters written by experts in the field offers a snapshot of how historical built spaces, past cultural landscapes, and archaeological distributions are currently being explored through computational social science. It focuses on the continuing importance of spatial and ...

Mediterranean Voyages The Archaeology of Island Colonisation and Abandonment

Mediterranean Voyages: The Archaeology of Island Colonisation and Abandonment

1st Edition

By Helen Dawson
October 12, 2020

Islands are ideal case studies for exploring social connectivity, episodes of colonisation, abandonment, and alternating phases of cultural interaction and isolation. Their societies display different attitudes toward the land and the sea, which in turn cast light on group identities. This volume ...

Plain Pottery Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean and Near East Production, Use, and Social Significance

Plain Pottery Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean and Near East: Production, Use, and Social Significance

1st Edition

Edited By Claudia Glatz
October 12, 2020

The evolution and proliferation of plain and predominantly wheel-made pottery presents a characteristic feature of the societies of the Near East and Eastern Mediterranean since the fourth millennium B.C. This plain pottery has received little detailed archaeological attention in comparison to ...

Silver Economy in the Viking Age

Silver Economy in the Viking Age

1st Edition

Edited By James Graham-Campbell, Gareth Williams
June 30, 2020

In this book contributions by archaeologists and numismatists from six countries address different aspects of how silver was used in both Scandinavia and the wider Viking world during the 8th to 11th centuries AD. The volume brings together a combination of recent summaries and new work on silver ...

Divine Fertility The Continuity in Transformation of an Ideology of Sacred Kinship in Northeast Africa

Divine Fertility: The Continuity in Transformation of an Ideology of Sacred Kinship in Northeast Africa

1st Edition

By Sada Mire
February 12, 2020

This book uniquely explores the impact of indigenous ideology and thought on everyday life in Northeast Africa. Furthermore, in highlighting the diversity in pre-Christian, pre-Islamic regional beliefs and practices that extend beyond the simplistic political arguments of the current dominant ...

Working Donkeys in 4th-3rd Millennium BC Mesopotamia Insights from Modern Development Studies

Working Donkeys in 4th-3rd Millennium BC Mesopotamia: Insights from Modern Development Studies

1st Edition

By Jill Goulder
December 02, 2019

Working Donkeys in 4th-3rd Millennium BC Mesopotamia: Insights from Modern Development Studies is a reassessment of the role and impact of working-animal adoption in antiquity, focusing on 4th-3rd millennium BC Mesopotamia but applicable to other periods and regions. This book is driven by a novel...

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