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Hunter-Gatherer Archaeobotany Perspectives from the Northern Temperate Zone

Hunter-Gatherer Archaeobotany: Perspectives from the Northern Temperate Zone

1st Edition

Edited By Sarah L.R. Mason, Jon G Hather
January 15, 2009

Hunter-Gatherer Archaeobotany shows how archaeobotanical investigations can broaden our understanding of the much wider range of plants that have been of use to people in the recent and more distant past. The book compromises sixteen papers covering aspects of the archaeobotany of wild plants ...

Nukak Ethnoarchaeology of an Amazonian People

Nukak: Ethnoarchaeology of an Amazonian People

1st Edition

By Gustavo Politis
May 15, 2009

From Gustavo Politis, one of the most renowned South American archaeologists, comes the first in-depth study in English of the last “undiscovered” people of the Amazon. His work is groundbreaking and urgent, both because of encroaching guerrilla violence that makes Nukak existence perilously ...

A Future for Archaeology

A Future for Archaeology

1st Edition

Edited By Robert Layton, Stephen Shennan, Peter Stone
October 31, 2007

Over the last thirty years issues of culture, identity and meaning have moved out of the academic sphere to become central to politics and society at all levels from the local to the global. Archaeology has been at the forefront of these moves towards a greater engagement with the non-academic ...

A Future for the Past Petrie's Palestinian Collection

A Future for the Past: Petrie's Palestinian Collection

1st Edition

By Stuart Laidlaw, Peter J Ucko, Rachael Thyrza Sparks
January 01, 2009

Flinders Petrie, known for his extensive work in Egypt, was also a pioneer of scientific archaeology in Palestine early in the 20th century through his excavations at Tell el-Hesi, Tell el-‘Ajjul, and elsewhere. This volume offers a critical analysis of Petrie’s contributions to the archaeology of...

An Archaeology of Identity Soldiers and Society in Late Roman Britain

An Archaeology of Identity: Soldiers and Society in Late Roman Britain

1st Edition

By Andrew Gardner
August 15, 2007

What happened to Roman soldiers in Britain during the decline of the empire in the 4th and 5th centuries? Did they withdraw, defect, or go native? More than a question of military history, this is the starting point for Andrew Gardner’s incisive exploration of social identity in Roman Britain, in ...

Archaeological Parenchyma

Archaeological Parenchyma

1st Edition

By Jon G Hather
January 01, 2009

The parenchymous remains of roots and tubers are increasingly becoming recognized as an important category of plant remain alongside seeds, fruits and wood charcoal. Identification is however frequently viewed as problematical and such important indicators of past diet are often left unidentified....

Archaeology and Women Ancient and Modern Issues

Archaeology and Women: Ancient and Modern Issues

1st Edition

Edited By Sue Hamilton, Ruth D Whitehouse, Katherine I Wright
May 15, 2007

Archaeology and Women draws together from a variety of angles work currently being done within a contemporary framework on women in archaeology. One section of this collection of original articles addresses the historical and contemporary roles of women in the discipline. Another attempts to link ...

Archaeology and the Media

Archaeology and the Media

1st Edition

Edited By Timothy Clack, Marcus Brittain
March 15, 2009

The public’s fascination with archaeology has meant that archaeologists have had to deal with media more regularly than other scholarly disciplines. How archaeologists communicate their research to the public through the media and how the media view archaeologists has become an important feature in...

Archaeology, History and Science Integrating Approaches to Ancient Materials

Archaeology, History and Science: Integrating Approaches to Ancient Materials

1st Edition

Edited By Marcos Martinon-Torres, Thilo Rehren
May 31, 2009

Using a combination of historical, archaeological, and scientific data is not an uncommon research practice. Rarely found, however, is a more overt critical consideration of how these sources of information relate to each other, or explicit attempts at developing successful strategies for ...

Beyond the Glass Case The Past, the Heritage and the Public, Second Edition

Beyond the Glass Case: The Past, the Heritage and the Public, Second Edition

1st Edition

By Nick Merriman
January 15, 2009

The book is the result of a nationwide survey in the UK that measured public use of and attitudes to the past, archaeology and collecting. The author reviews this research in the light of contemporary theory on ideology and representation and goes on to develop a convincing explanation for the ...

Dame Kathleen Kenyon Digging Up the Holy Land

Dame Kathleen Kenyon: Digging Up the Holy Land

1st Edition

By Miriam C Davis
August 15, 2008

Dame Kathleen Kenyon has always been a larger-than-life figure, likely the most influential woman archaeologist of the 20th century. In the first full-length biography of Kenyon, Miriam Davis recounts not only her many achievements in the field but also her personal side, known to very few of her ...

Evolutionary and Interpretive Archaeologies A Dialogue

Evolutionary and Interpretive Archaeologies: A Dialogue

1st Edition

Edited By Ethan Cochrane, Andrew Gardner
June 01, 2011

This collection of original articles compares various key archaeological topics—agency, violence, social groups, diffusion—from evolutionary and interpretive perspectives. These two strands represent the major current theoretical poles in the discipline. By comparing and contrasting the insights ...

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