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Gender & Italian Archaeology Challenging the Stereotypes

Gender & Italian Archaeology: Challenging the Stereotypes

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth D Whitehouse
January 15, 2009

The original research papers in this volume represent the first attempt to address issues of gender in the archaeology of Italy. Ranging from prehistoric to early classic periods, the authors address theoretical and methodological issues, as well as present a series of cases using both traditional ...

Identification Guide for Near Eastern Grass Seeds

Identification Guide for Near Eastern Grass Seeds

1st Edition

By Mark Nesbitt
January 15, 2009

Archaeobotanical studies constantly encounter the carbonized grains of grasses, cultivated and wild, but the vast diversity of wild species that are potentially present has made identification of archaeological material fraught with difficulties. This volume provides an invaluable tool for ...

Lithic Analysis at the Millennium

Lithic Analysis at the Millennium

1st Edition

Edited By Norah Moloney, Michael J Shott
January 01, 2003

The original research papers in the volume provide a broad review of current approaches to the study of lithic technology from the Palaeolithic to the present. The contributions address both with analytical techniques and interpretive issues. Collectively, they increase our understanding of issues ...

Prehistoric Woodworking The Analysis and Interpretation of Bronze and Iron Age Toolmakers

Prehistoric Woodworking: The Analysis and Interpretation of Bronze and Iron Age Toolmakers

1st Edition

By Rob Sands
January 15, 2009

Rob Sands explores the evidence left by the use of axes on wooden beams and tools found in waterlogged archaeological sites dating over 2000 years old. A toolmark can not only inform the archaeologist about the implement used, but also provides evidence of building and artifact construction ...

Stone Worlds Narrative and Reflexivity in Landscape Archaeology

Stone Worlds: Narrative and Reflexivity in Landscape Archaeology

1st Edition

By Barbara Bender, Sue Hamilton, Christopher Tilley
February 15, 2008

This book represents an innovative experiment in presenting the results of a large-scale, multidisciplinary archaeological project. The well-known authors and their team examined the Neolithic and Bronze Age landscapes on Bodmin Moor of Southwest England, especially the site of Leskernick. The ...

The Dolmens and Passage Graves of Sweden An Introduction and Guide

The Dolmens and Passage Graves of Sweden: An Introduction and Guide

1st Edition

By Christopher Tilley
January 15, 2009

This book is the first comprehensive introduction and guide to Sweden’s most spectacular Stone Age monuments: the dolmens and passage graves, which began to be constructed over 5000 years ago. The introduction provides a detailed social interpretation of these monuments outlining how and why they ...

The Evolution of Cultural Diversity A Phylogenetic Approach

The Evolution of Cultural Diversity: A Phylogenetic Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Ruth Mace, Clare J Holden, Stephen Shennan
February 04, 2010

Virtually all aspects of human behavior show enormous variation both within and between cultural groups, including material culture, social organization and language. Thousands of distinct cultural groups exist: about 6,000 languages are spoken today, and it is thought that a far greater number of ...

The Identification of Northern European Woods A Guide for Archaeologists and Conservators

The Identification of Northern European Woods: A Guide for Archaeologists and Conservators

1st Edition

By Jon G Hather
January 15, 2009

This technical and well-illustrated guide for archaeologists and conservators aims to `provide a methodology for the identification of the woody taxa used to manufacture artefacts recovered from archaeological excavations', to provide the anatomical descriptions of the taxa and to present a list of...

The Power of Touch Handling Objects in Museum and Heritage Context

The Power of Touch: Handling Objects in Museum and Heritage Context

1st Edition

Edited By Elizabeth Pye
February 28, 2008

Despite the fact that we have a range of senses with which to perceive the world around us, museums and other cultural institutions have traditionally used sight as the main way to convey information. In everyday life, though, we use touch constantly in conjunction with sight. Why, then, does it ...

Buddhist Landscapes in Central India Sanchi Hill and Archaeologies of Religious and Social Change, c. Third Century BC to Fifth Century AD

Buddhist Landscapes in Central India: Sanchi Hill and Archaeologies of Religious and Social Change, c. Third Century BC to Fifth Century AD

1st Edition

By Julia Shaw
August 31, 2013

The “monumental bias” of Buddhist archaeology has hampered our understanding of the socio-religious mechanisms that enabled early Buddhist monks to establish themselves in new areas. To articulate these relationships, Shaw presents here the first integrated study of settlement archaeology and ...

Egyptology: The Missing Millennium Ancient Egypt in Medieval Arabic Writings

Egyptology: The Missing Millennium: Ancient Egypt in Medieval Arabic Writings

1st Edition

By Okasha El Daly
February 15, 2008

Egyptology: The Missing Millennium brings together for the first time the disciplines of Egyptology and Islamic Studies, seeking to overturn the conventional opinion of Western scholars that Moslims/Arabs had no interest in pre-Islamic cultures. This book examines a neglected period of a thousand ...

Agency Uncovered Archaeological Perspectives on Social Agency, Power, and Being Human

Agency Uncovered: Archaeological Perspectives on Social Agency, Power, and Being Human

1st Edition

Edited By Andrew Gardner
March 15, 2012

This book questions the value of the concept of 'agency', a term used in sociological and philosophical literature to refer to individual free will in archaeology. On the one hand it has been argued that previous generations of archaeologists, in explaining social change in terms of structural or ...

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