Near Eastern Archaeology

Near Eastern Archaeology
Author: Suzanne Richard
Publsiher: Eisenbrauns
Total Pages: 486
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1575060833
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Near Eastern Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Annotation Filling a gap in classroom texts, more than 60 essays by major scholars in the field have been gathered to create the most up-to-date and complete book available on Levantine and Near Eastern archaeology. The book is divided into two sections: "Theory, Method, and Context," and "Cultural Phases and Topics," which together provide both methodological and areal coverage of the subject. The text is complemented by many line drawings and photographs. Includes a foreword by W.G. Dever.

A Century of Biblical Archaeology

A Century of Biblical Archaeology
Author: Peter Roger Stuart Moorey
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 189
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN: 9780664253929
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Century of Biblical Archaeology Book Excerpt:

A historical survey of the relationship between archaeology and biblical studies in the first archaeological excavations in Palestine at Tell el-Hesi, from 1840 to 1990. Concentrating on the work of major excavators and scholars, Moorey details collaborations and conflicts between archaeologists and theologians who possess different views on the purpose of biblical archaeology.

Archaeology

Archaeology
Author: Robert L. Kelly,David Hurst Thomas
Publsiher: Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2016-01-08
ISBN: 1305888502
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology Book Excerpt:

The seventh edition of ARCHAEOLOGY reflects the most recent research and changes in the field, while making core concepts easy to understand through an engaging writing style, personalized examples, and high-interest topics. This text pairs two of archaeology's most recognized names, Robert L. Kelly and David Hurst Thomas, who together have over 75 years of experience leading excavations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Archaeology

Archaeology
Author: Paul Bahn
Publsiher: Smithsonian Institution
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-11-07
ISBN: 1588345912
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to Tutankhamun's tomb, from the buried city of Pompeii to China's Terracotta Army, all of the world's most iconic sites and discoveries are here. So too are the lesser-known yet equally important finds, such as the recent discoveries of our oldest known human ancestors and of the world's oldest-known temple, Göbekli Tepe in Turkey. A masterful combination of succinct analysis and driving narrative, this book also addresses the questions that inevitably arise as we gradually learn more about the history of our species. Written by an international team of archaeological experts and richly illustrated throughout, Archaeology: The Essential Guide to Our Human Past offers an unparalleled insight into the origins of humankind.

Mesoamerican Archaeology

Mesoamerican Archaeology
Author: Lisa Overholtzer,Julia A. Hendon,Rosemary A. Joyce
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2021-02-22
ISBN: 1119160928
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mesoamerican Archaeology Book Excerpt:

A unique and wide-ranging introduction to the major prehispanic and colonial societies of Mexico and Central America, featuring new and revised material throughout Mesoamerican Archaeology: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, provides readers with a diverse and well-balanced view of the archaeology of the indigenous societies of Mexico and Central America, helping students better understand key concepts and engage with contemporary debates and issues within the field. The fully updated second edition incorporates contemporary research that reflects new approaches and trends in Mesoamerican archaeology. New and revised chapters from first-time and returning authors cover the archaeology of Mesoamerican cultural history, from the early Gulf Coast Olmec, to the Classic and Postclassic Maya, to the cultures of Oaxaca and Central Mexico before and after colonization. Presenting a wide range of approaches that illustrate political, socio-economic, and symbolic interpretations, this textbook: Encourages students to consider diverse ways of thinking about Mesoamerica: as a linguistic area, as a geographic region, and as a network of communities of practice Represents a wide spectrum of perspectives and approaches to Mesoamerican archaeology, including coverage of the Postclassic and Colonial periods Enables readers to think critically about how explanations of the past are produced, verified, and debated Includes accessible introductory material to ensure that students and non-specialists understand the chronological and geographic frameworks of the Mesoamerican tradition Discusses recent developments in the contemporary theory and practice of Mesoamerican archaeology Presents new and original research by a team of internationally recognized contributors Mesoamerican Archaeology: Theory and Practice, Second Edition, is ideal for use in undergraduate courses on the archaeology of Mexico and Central America, as well as for broader courses on the archaeology of the Americas.

Industrial Archaeology

Industrial Archaeology
Author: Marilyn Palmer,Peter Neaverson
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 1998
ISBN: 0415167698
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Industrial Archaeology sets out a coherent methodology for the discipline which expands on and extends beyond the purely functional analysis of industrial landscapes, structures and artefacts to their cultural meaning.

Industrial Archaeology

Industrial Archaeology
Author: Emory L. Kemp
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Industrial Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Industrial archaeology is a flourishing discipline which seeks to document America's rich industrial heritage through measured drawings, archival photographs and contextual site histories. With increasing interest in historic industrial sites, a shortage exists of those capable of undertaking site documentation. Thus, the purpose of this book is to provide information for historians, archaeologists, architects, engineers, and other professionals. It is also intended for graduate courses and for professionals in public and private service wishing to gain a basic understanding of the discipline.

Analytical Archaeology

Analytical Archaeology
Author: David L. Clarke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2014-10-24
ISBN: 1317606213
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analytical Archaeology Book Excerpt:

This study was well-established as a pioneer work on archaeological methodology, the theoretical basis of all archaeological analysis whatever the period or era. The first edition of the book presented and evaluated the radical changes in methodology which derived from developments in other disciplines, such as cybernetics, computer science and geography, during the 1950s and ‘60s. It argued that archaeology was a coherent discipline with its own methods and procedures and attempted to define the entities (attributes, artefacts, types, assemblages, cultures and culture groups) rigorously and consistently so that they could be applied to archaeological data. The later edition continued the same general theory, which is unparalleled in its scope and depth, adding notes to help understanding of the advances in method and theory to support the student and professional archaeologist. Review of the original publication: "One might venture that this is the most important archaeological work for twenty or thirty years, and it will undoubtedly influence several future generations of archaeologists." The Times Literary Supplement

Cyber Archaeology and Grand Narratives

Cyber Archaeology and Grand Narratives
Author: Thomas E. Levy,Ian W. N. Jones
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN: 3319656937
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyber Archaeology and Grand Narratives Book Excerpt:

This volume asks how the current Information Technology Revolution influences archaeological interpretations of techno-social change. Does cyber-archaeology provide a way to breathe new life into grand narratives of technological revolution and culture change, or does it further challenge these high-level theoretical explanations? Do digital recording methods have the potential to create large, regional-scale databases to ease investigation of high-level theoretical issues, or have they simply exposed deeper issues of archaeological practice that prevent this? In short, this volume cuts beyond platitudes about the revolutionary potential of the Information Technology Revolution and instead critically engages both its possibilities and limitations. The contributions to this volume are drawn from long-term regional studies employing a cyber-archaeology framework, primarily in the southern Levant, a region with rich archaeological data sets spanning the Paleolithic to the present day. As such, contributors are uniquely placed to comment on the interface between digital methods and grand narratives of long-term techno-social change. Cyber-Archaeology and Grand Narratives provides a much-needed challenge to current approaches, and a first step toward integrating innovative digital methods with archaeological theory.

The Archaeology of Iberia

The Archaeology of Iberia
Author: Margarita Diaz-Andreu,Simon Keay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN: 1317799070
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Archaeology of Iberia Book Excerpt:

For many archaeologists, Iberia is the last great unknown region in Europe. Although it occupies a crucial position between South-Western Europe and North Africa, academic attention has traditionally been focused on areas like Greece or Italy. However Iberia has an equally rich cultural heritage and archaeological tradition. This ground-breaking volume presents a sample of the ways in which archaeologists have applied theoretical frameworks to the interpretation of archaeological evidence, offering new insights into the archaeology of both Iberia and Europe from prehistoric time through to the tenth century. The contributors to this book are leading archaeologists drawn from both countries. They offer innovative and challenging models for the Paleolithic, Neolithic, Copper Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Early Medieval and Islamic periods. A diverse range of subjects are covered including urban transformation, the Iron Age peoples of Spain, observations on historiography and the origins of the Arab domains of Al-Andalus. It is essential reading for advanced undergraduates and those researching the archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula.

From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain

From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain
Author: Shawn Malley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN: 1317132521
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From Archaeology to Spectacle in Victorian Britain Book Excerpt:

In his examination of the excavation of ancient Assyria by Austen Henry Layard, Shawn Malley reveals how, by whom, and for what reasons the stones of Assyria were deployed during a brief but remarkably intense period of archaeological activity in the mid-nineteenth century. His book encompasses the archaeological practices and representations that originated in Layard's excavations, radiated outward by way of the British Museum and Layard's best-selling Nineveh and Its Remains (1849), and were then dispersed into the public domain of popular amusements. That the stones of Assyria resonated in debates far beyond the interests of religious and scientific groups is apparent in the prevalence of poetry, exhibitions, plays, and dioramas inspired by the excavation. Of particular note, correspondence involving high-ranking diplomatic personnel and museum officials demonstrates that the 'treasures' brought home to fill the British Museum served not only as signs of symbolic conquest, but also as covert means for extending Britain's political and economic influence in the Near East. Malley takes up issues of class and influence to show how the middle-class Layard's celebrity status both advanced and threatened aristocratic values. Tellingly, the excavations prompted disturbing questions about the perils of imperial rule that framed discussions of the social and political conditions which brought England to the brink of revolution in 1848 and resurfaced with a vengeance during the Crimean crisis. In the provocative conclusion of this meticulously documented and suggestive book, Malley points toward the striking parallels between the history of Britain's imperial investment in Mesopotamia and the contemporary geopolitical uses and abuses of Assyrian antiquity in post-invasion Iraq.

Re constructing Archaeology

Re constructing Archaeology
Author: Michael Shanks,Christopher Tilley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-09-17
ISBN: 1134886098
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Re constructing Archaeology Book Excerpt:

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology Working with Professional and Public Communities

Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology  Working with Professional and Public Communities
Author: Katy Bell
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN: 1789690862
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology Working with Professional and Public Communities Book Excerpt:

Proceedings of a conference session held at CIfA 2014. The session focused on ways in which it is possible to engage with a wider audience in the course of maritime archaeological work. Papers offer a series of case studies exhibiting best practice with regard to individual maritime projects and examples of outreach to local communities.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial
Author: Sarah Tarlow,Liv Nilsson Stutz
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2013-06-06
ISBN: 0191650382
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial reviews the current state of mortuary archaeology and its practice, highlighting its often contentious place in the modern socio-politics of archaeology. It contains forty-four chapters which focus on the history of the discipline and its current scientific techniques and methods. Written by leading, international scholars in the field, it derives its examples and case studies from a wide range of time periods, such as the middle palaeolithic to the twentieth century, and geographical areas which include Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Combining up-to-date knowledge of relevant archaeological research with critical assessments of the theme and an evaluation of future research trajectories, it draws attention to the social, symbolic, and theoretical aspects of interpreting mortuary archaeology. The volume is well-illustrated with maps, plans, photographs, and illustrations and is ideally suited for students and researchers.

Archaeology of the Great River Road

Archaeology of the Great River Road
Author: John T. Penman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1984
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Archaeological surveying
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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American Journal of Archaeology

American Journal of Archaeology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1930
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Archaeology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mississippi Archaeology

Mississippi Archaeology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Indians of North America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Historical Archaeology

Historical Archaeology
Author: Peter R. Schmidt,Peter Ridgway Schmidt
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 363
Release: 1978
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Current Archaeology

Current Archaeology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Archaeology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Keyguide to Information Sources in Archaeology

Keyguide to Information Sources in Archaeology
Author: Peter Woodhead
Publsiher: London ; New York : Mansell Pub.
Total Pages: 248
Release: 1985
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Archaeology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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