Handbook of Gender in Archaeology

Handbook of Gender in Archaeology
Author: Sarah M. Nelson,Rowman and Littlefield,Diane Lyons
Publsiher: Rowman Altamira
Total Pages: 913
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780759106789
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Gender in Archaeology Book Excerpt:

First reference work to explore the research on gender in archaeology.

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter gatherers

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter gatherers
Author: Vicki Cummings,Peter Jordan,Marek Zvelebil
Publsiher: Oxford University Press (UK)
Total Pages: 1330
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199551227
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter gatherers Book Excerpt:

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. This book provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies, tracing histories of research and undertaking detailed regional and thematic case-studies that span the archaeology, history and anthropology of hunter gatherers,concluding with an in-depth review of the main opportunities, research questions, and moral obligations that lie ahead.

Worlds of Gender

Worlds of Gender
Author: Sarah M. Nelson,Diane Lyons
Publsiher: Altamira Press
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780759110830
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worlds of Gender Book Excerpt:

Part IV of Nelson's 'Handbook of Gender in Archaeology' (2006). Examines the archaeology of women's lives and activities around the globe.

A Land Like Your Own

A Land Like Your Own
Author: Jason M. Silverman,Amy Daughton
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-09-01
ISBN: 1608994546
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Land Like Your Own Book Excerpt:

A land like our own explores the ways the Bible has reused previous traditions and has subsequently been reused by both Jews and Christians. The editors employ the symbol of the "Land" as indicative of both loss and hope, reflective of the ways in which the past is variously figured and re-configured by the authors of both Testaments.

Incorporating Nonbinary Gender into Inuit Archaeology

Incorporating Nonbinary Gender into Inuit Archaeology
Author: Meghan Walley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020-01-31
ISBN: 0429590148
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Incorporating Nonbinary Gender into Inuit Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Incorporating Nonbinary Gender into Inuit Archaeology: Oral Testimony and Material Inroads explores gender diversity in precontact Inuit history. By combining evidence from interviews with re-examinations of previously excavated archaeological collections, it challenges binary narratives and creates an allowance for diverse narratives around gender to emerge. This work approaches a wide range of ethnographic and archaeological sources with a critical eye, opening up a dialogue between queer Indigenous studies, LGBTQ2+ Inuit, and archaeology in order to question normative colonial narratives about Indigenous pasts while providing concrete examples of how researchers can begin to let go of rigid assumptions. In this way the reader is encouraged to explore novel perspectives and think beyond boxes to understand gender complexity in precontact Inuit culture. This book has been written for a wide academic audience, particularly those interested in queer archaeologies, archaeologies of gender, decolonial archaeologies, and indigenous archaeologies, and oral history.

Handbook of Landscape Archaeology

Handbook of Landscape Archaeology
Author: Bruno David,Julian Thomas
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 719
Release: 2016-06-03
ISBN: 1315427729
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Landscape Archaeology Book Excerpt:

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.

Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology

Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology
Author: Jane Lydon,Uzma Z Rizvi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 525
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 1315427680
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Postcolonial Archaeology Book Excerpt:

This essential handbook explores the relationship between the postcolonial critique and the field of archaeology, a discipline that developed historically in conjunction with European colonialism and imperialism. In aiding the movement to decolonize the profession, the contributors to this volume—themselves from six continents and many representing indigenous and minority communities and disadvantaged countries—suggest strategies to strip archaeological theory and practice of its colonial heritage and create a discipline sensitive to its inherent inequalities. Summary articles review the emergence of the discipline of archaeology in conjunction with colonialism, critique the colonial legacy evident in continuing archaeological practice around the world, identify current trends, and chart future directions in postcolonial archaeological research. Contributors provide a synthesis of research, thought, and practice on their topic. The articles embrace multiple voices and case study approaches, and have consciously aimed to recognize the utility of comparative work and interdisciplinary approaches to understanding the past. This is a benchmark volume for the study of the contemporary politics, practice, and ethics of archaeology. Sponsored by the World Archaeological Congress

The Family

The Family
Author: Mary Jo Maynes,Ann Waltner
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 147
Release: 2012-07-16
ISBN: 0195338146
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Book Excerpt:

Examines the ways in which differences in gender and generation have affected family relations since 10,000 BCE.

A Companion to Gender Prehistory

A Companion to Gender Prehistory
Author: Diane Bolger
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2012-09-25
ISBN: 1118294262
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Gender Prehistory Book Excerpt:

An authoritative guide on gender prehistory for researchers, instructors and students in anthropology, archaeology, and gender studies Provides the most up-to-date, comprehensive coverage of gender archaeology, with an exclusive focus on prehistory Offers critical overviews of developments in the archaeology of gender over the last 30 years, as well as assessments of current trends and prospects for future research Focuses on recent Third Wave approaches to the study of gender in early human societies, challenging heterosexist biases, and investigating the interfaces between gender and status, age, cognition, social memory, performativity, the body, and sexuality Features numerous regional and thematic topics authored by established specialists in the field, with incisive coverage of gender research in prehistoric and protohistoric cultures of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Americas and the Pacific

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion
Author: Timothy Insoll
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 1136
Release: 2011-10-28
ISBN: 0191617385
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion provides a comprehensive overview by period and region of the relevant archaeological material in relation to theory, methodology, definition, and practice. Although, as the title indicates, the focus is upon archaeological investigations of ritual and religion, by necessity ideas and evidence from other disciplines are also included, among them anthropology, ethnography, religious studies, and history. The Handbook covers a global span - Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, and the Americas - and reaches from the earliest prehistory (the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic) to modern times. In addition, chapters focus upon relevant themes, ranging from landscape to death, from taboo to water, from gender to rites of passage, from ritual to fasting and feasting. Written by over sixty specialists, renowned in their respective fields, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will serve both as a comprehensive introduction to its subject and as a stimulus to further research.

The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment

The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment
Author: Sheri A. Lullo,Leslie V. Wallace
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2019-07-03
ISBN: 1351268309
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment Book Excerpt:

The Art and Archaeology of Bodily Adornment examines the significance of adornment to the shaping of identity in mortuary contexts within Central and East Asia and brings these perspectives into dialogue with current scholarship in other worldwide regions. Adornment and dress are well-established fields of study for the ancient world, particularly with regard to Europe and the Americas. Often left out of this growing discourse are contributions from scholars of Central and East Asia. The mortuary contexts of focus in this volume represent unique sites and events where identity was visualized, and often manipulated and negotiated, through material objects and their placement on and about the deceased body. The authors examine ornaments, jewelry, clothing, and hairstyles to address questions of identity construction regarding dimensions such as gender and social and political status, and transcultural exchange from burials of prehistoric and early historical archaeological sites in Central Asia, China, Korea, and Japan. In both breadth and depth, this book will be of interest to students and scholars interested in the archaeology, art, and history of Central and East Asia, as well as anyone interested in the general study of dress and adornment.

Food in Ancient Judah

Food in Ancient Judah
Author: Cynthia Shafer-Elliott
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN: 1317543505
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food in Ancient Judah Book Excerpt:

First published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

International Handbook of Historical Archaeology

International Handbook of Historical Archaeology
Author: Teresita Majewski,David Gaimster
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 698
Release: 2009-06-07
ISBN: 9780387720715
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Handbook of Historical Archaeology Book Excerpt:

In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology
Author: Neil Asher Silberman
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 2128
Release: 2012
ISBN: 0199735786
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Companion to Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Since its publication in 1996, The Oxford Companion to Archaeology has firmly established itself as the standard reference work in the field of archaeology, selling nearly 15,000 copies to date and remaining a favorite among students, scholars, and anyone interested in archaeology. In 700 entries, the second edition provides thorough coverage to historical archaeology, the development of archaeology as a field of study, and the ways the discipline works to explain the past. In addition to these theoretical entries, other entries describe the major excavations, discoveries, and innovations, from the discovery of the cave paintings at Lascaux to the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics and the use of luminescence dating. Much has changed in the field since 1996. Recent developments in methods and analytical techniques (e.g., laser-based mapping and survey systems, new applications of the scanning electron microscope) have revolutionized the ways excavations are performed. Cultural tourism, cultural resource management, heritage, and conservation have been redefined as areas within archaeology, and have had new emphasis given them by scholars and administrators. Major new sites have expanded our understanding of prehistory and human developments through time. The second edition explores each of these advances in the field, adding approximately 200 entries and exanding the total work to three volumes. Neil Asher Silberman, a renowned practicing archaeologist, author, and scholar, and a board member for the first edition, is the editor in chief. In addition to significant expansion, first-edition entries have been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the progress that has been made in the last decade and a half

Handbook of Archaeological Theories

Handbook of Archaeological Theories
Author: R. Alexander Bentley,Herbert D. G. Maschner,Christopher Chippindale
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 590
Release: 2009
ISBN: 9780759100336
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Archaeological Theories Book Excerpt:

This handbook, a companion to the authoritative Handbook of Archaeological Methods, gathers original, authoritative articles from leading archaeologists on all aspects of the latest thinking about archaeological theory. It is the definitive resource for understanding how to think about archaeology.

Archaeology

Archaeology
Author: Mark Q Sutton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2018-08-09
ISBN: 1351605224
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Archaeology: The Science of the Human Past provides an introduction to the broad and fascinating world of archaeology from the scientific perspective. Conveying the exhilaration of archaeological work, it explores the ways archaeologists analyse and interpret evidence. Varying perspectives are considered to provide holistic coverage of archaeological techniques and methods and show how the complexity of the past can be captured by the empirical science of archaeology. The Fifth Edition has been updated and revised to include the latest archaeological approaches and the impact developments in archaeological science have made in recent years. The chapter on bioarchaeology has been completely rewritten to reflect these developments. Archaeology: An Introduction will allow students to understand the theoretical and scientific aspects of archaeology and how various archaeological perspectives and techniques help us understand how and what we know about the past.

The Bible Gender and Sexuality Critical Readings

The Bible  Gender  and Sexuality  Critical Readings
Author: Lynn R. Huber,Rhiannon Graybill
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN: 0567677540
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible Gender and Sexuality Critical Readings Book Excerpt:

This volume collects both classic and cutting-edge readings related to gender, sex, sexuality, and the Bible. Engaging the Hebrew Bible, New Testament, and surrounding texts and worlds, Rhiannon Graybill and Lynn R. Huber have amassed a selection of essays that reflects a wide range of perspectives and approaches towards gender and sexuality. Presented in three distinct parts, the collection begins with an examination of gender in and around biblical contexts, before moving to discussing sex and sexualities, and finally critiques of gender and sexuality. Each reading is introduced by the editors in order to situate it in its broader scholarly context, and each section culminates in an annotated list of further readings to point researchers towards other engagements with these key themes.

Archaeology

Archaeology
Author: Kevin Greene,Tom Moore
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2010-06-17
ISBN: 1136860290
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology Book Excerpt:

Book Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- List of illustrations -- List of tables -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Referencing -- Glossary and index -- CHAPTER 1 The Idea of the Past -- CHAPTER 2 Discovery and Investigation -- CHAPTER 3 Excavation -- CHAPTER 4 Dating the past -- CHAPTER 5 Archaeological science -- CHAPTER 6 Making sense of the past -- GLOSSARY -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX

Archaeology of Domestic Architecture and the Human Use of Space

Archaeology of Domestic Architecture and the Human Use of Space
Author: Sharon R Steadman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN: 1315433966
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Archaeology of Domestic Architecture and the Human Use of Space Book Excerpt:

This volume is the first text to focus specifically on the archaeology of domestic architecture. Covering major theoretical and methodological developments over recent decades in areas like social institutions, settlement types, gender, status, and power, this book addresses the developing understanding of where and how people in the past created and used domestic space. It will be a useful synthesis for scholars and an ideal text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in archaeology and architecture. The book-covers the relationship of architectural decisions of ancient peoples with our understanding of social and cultural institutions;-includes cases from every continent and all time periods-- from the Paleolithic of Europe to present-day African villages;-is ideal for the growing number of courses on household archaeology, social archaeology, and historical and vernacular architecture.

Shamans Queens and Figurines

Shamans  Queens  and Figurines
Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 1315420236
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shamans Queens and Figurines Book Excerpt:

Sarah Nelson, recognized as one of the key figures in studying gender in the ancient world and women in archaeology, brings together much of the work she has done over three decades into a single volume. The book covers her theoretical contributions, her extensive studies of gender in the archaeology of East Asia, and her literary work on the subject. Included with the selections of her writing-- taken from diverse articles and books published in a variety of places-- is an illuminating commentary about the development of her professional and personal understanding of how gender plays out in ancient societies and modern universities and her current thinking on both topics.