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Underwater Archaeology

The NAS Guide to Principles and Practice provides a comprehensive summary of the archaeological process as applied in an underwater context. Long awaited second edition of what is popularly referred to as the NAS Handbook Provides a practical guide to underwater archaeology: how to get involved, basic principles, essential techniques, project planning and execution, publishing and presenting Fully illustrated with over 100 drawings and new colour graphics.     

Author Name :Nautical Archaeology Society

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The first study to bring together such a breadth of data, this book compares responses to colonization in the Iron-Age Mediterranean.     

Author Name :Tamar Hodos

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The first book to integrate fully the archaeological study of the landscape with the concerns of colonial and postcolonial history, theory and scholarship, The Archaeology of the Colonized focuses on the experience of the colonized in their landscape setting, looking at case studies from areas of the world not often considered in the postcolonial debate. It offers original, exciting approaches to the growing area of research in archaeology and colonialism.     

Author Name :Michael Given

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A History of Settlement in Ireland provides a stimulating and thought-provoking overview of the settlement history of Ireland from prehistory to the present day. Particular attention is paid to the issues of settlement change and distribution within the contexts of:     

Author Name :Terry Barry

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Crusader Archaeology

Crusader Archaeology draws together recent excavated material culture in Israel, Cyprus, Syria and Jordan to examine what life was like for the Crusaders in their territory, and how they were influenced by their new-found neighbours.     

Author Name :Adrian J.Boas

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Industrial Archaeology

Industrial Archaeology introduces the origins and development of the discipline in its international context. The first two chapters consider industrial landscapes and buildings as the visible symbols of the processes of production in both space and time. Landscapes are analysed such as the linear landscapes created by rivers, canals and railways as well as buildings, in terms of function, typology and context, both topographical and cultural. The authors evaluate the techniques of field survey and documentary research, finally considering the problems and potential of the cultural resource management of the industrial heritage.     

Author Name :Marilyn Palmer and Peter Neaverson

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Today, archaeologists are spending more and more time examining the past with the aid of computers. How does this increased dependence on technology affect the theory and practice of archaeology?     

Author Name :Gary Lock

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ARCHAEOLOGY An Introduction

This fourth edition constitutes the most extensive reshaping of the text to date. In a lucid and accessible style Kevin Greene explains the discovery and excavation of sites, outlines major dating methods, gives clear explanations of scientific techniques, and examines current theories and controversies.     

Author Name :Kevin Greene

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Archaeology Under Fire

The Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean are one of the most politically charged regions in which archaeology is implicated. Historically, they played a formative role in the birth of archaeology as a discipline.Archaeology Under Fireaddresses archaeology's role in current political issues, as in the ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, the division of Cyprus, or the continued destruction of Beirut. The contributors consider the positive role of the past, as a means of reconciliation, whether it be in Turkey, Israel, or the Gulf. They advocate a responsible global archaeology and awareness of contemporary issues can only enhance this aim.     

Author Name :Lynn Meskell

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Archaeologists are increasingly aware of issues of gender when studying past societies; women are becoming better represented within the discipline and are attaining top academic posts. However, until now there has been no study undertaken of the history of women in European archaeology and their contribution to the development of the discipline.     

Author Name :Magarita Daz-Andreu , Marie Louise Stig Sorensen

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Over the last twenty-five years archaeology has revolutionised our knowledge of the early history of British towns. Based on his day-to-day involvement in urban archaeology, Patrick Ottaway reviews the important discoveries and research themes of this period, and considers how long-term urban research projects have revealed new information about towns and the lives of their inhabitants. The work of the urban archaeologist is examined in close detail, and attention is given to the critical problems of preserving our urban past, especially when the interests of archaeology and property development clash.     

Author Name :Patrick Ottaway

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The Archaeology of Ethnicity

The question of ethnicity is highly controversial in contemporary archaeology. Indigenous and nationalist claims to territory often rely on reconstructions of the past based on the identification of cultures from archaeological remains, in spite of the fact that many consider the association of remains with past ethnic groups to be hopelessly inadequate.     

Author Name :Sian Jones

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The contributors in this book use the most recent research in key areas - the early settlements of Israel, early Israelite religion, Qumran, Jerusalem, early Christian churches - to show that ancient writings and modern archaeology can illuminate each other, but only when used with professional care. The essays represent a new generation of archaeologists and historians, with new social, political and religious concerns who draw a fresh and vital picture of the emergence of ancient Israel.     

Author Name :John R. Bartlett

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The Archaeology of Ancient Australia

"This book is an introduction to the archaeology of Australia from prehistoric times to the eighteenth century AD. It is the only up-to-date textbook on the subject and is designed for undergraduate courses, based on the author's considerable experience of teaching at the Australian National University. Lucidly written, it shows the diversity and colourfulness of the history of humanity in the southern continent.     

Author Name :Peter Hiscock

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Archaeology in Latin America

This book draws together key areas of Latin American archaeological thought into a coherent whole; no other volume on this area has ever dealt with such a diverse range of subjects, and some of the countries examined have never before been the subject of a regional study. A unique achievement, it will be essential reading for everyone engaged in the study of this fascinating region.     

Author Name :Gustavo G.Politis and Benjamin Alberti

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In this latest collection of his articles, of which seven are written especially for this volume, Ian Hodder captures and continues the lively controversy of the 1980s over symbolic and structural approaches to archaeology. The book acts as an overview of the developments in the discipline over the last decade; yet Hodder's brief is far wider. His aim is to break down the division between the intellectual and the "dirt" archaeologist to demonstrate that in this discipline more than any other, theory must be related to practice to save effectively our rapidly diminishing heritage.     

Author Name :Ian Hodder

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Once established, island communities may evolve along very different lines from their parent societies. Some become centres for large scale interaction with the world beyond, such as the civilisations of Crete and Cyprus; whilst for others like Malta or Easter Island, isolation gives rise to unique and often elaborate cultural expressions. Islands in Time is a valuable exploration of these differences over a period from the end of the last Ice Age in around 10,000 BC through to the emergence of classical civilisation.     

Author Name :Mark Patton

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Centre and Periphery

There has recently been much interest among geographers, historians and political theorists in concepts of centre and periphery. In this book a wide range of studies consider how such concepts can be used to clarify our understanding of pre-capitalist societies.     

Author Name :T.C.Champion

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Archaeological Theory and the Politics of Cultural Heritage

This controversial book is a survey of how relationships between indigenous peoples and the archaeological establishment have got into difficulty, and a crucial pointer to how to move forward from this point. Smith explores how indigenous communities in the USA and Australia have confronted the pre-eminence of archaeological theory and discourse in the way the material remains of their past are cared for and controlled, and how this has challenged traditional archaeological thought and practice.     

Author Name :Laurajane Smith

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Archaeology: The Key Concepts

From two of the best-known archaeological writers in the trade, this outstanding resource provides a thorough survey of the key ideas in archaeology, and how they impact on archaeological thinking and method. Clearly written, and easy to follow, Archaeology: The Key Conceptscollates entries written specifically by field specialists, and each entry offers a definition of the term, its origins and development, and all the major figures involved in the area.     

Author Name :Colin Renfrew, Paul G. Bahn

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The Archaeology of Personhood

The Archaeology of Personhood examines the characteristics that define a person as a category of being, highlights how definitions of personhood are culturally variable and explores how that variation is connected to human uses of material culture. Routledge, 08-Apr-2004 - Social Science - 192 pages Bringing together a wealth of research in social and cultural anthropology, philosophy and related fields, this is the first book to address the contribution that an understanding of personhood can make to our interpretations of the past.     

Author Name :Chris Fowler

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Landscapes of Settlement

Landscapes of Settlement discusses the role and importance of rural settlements, emphasising their historical impact on present-day society as well as their contemporary role in the developed and developing world. Analysing the language of settlement and questions of definition, the book looks at a series of contexts within which settlements can be explored and explained. Beginning with the basic ingredient of all settlement the human dwellingthe author traces the aggregation into farmsteads, hamlets and villages and the ways these associate, together with towns, to form definite patterns of settlement.     

Author Name :Brian K. Roberts

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The popular perception of archaeologists as people who dig up things from the prehistoric or classical world is being challenged. Archaeology, as the study of physical remains of the human past, includes the Victorian workhouse as well as the Bronze Age axe. This collection surveys material culture from 1500 to the present day and demonstrates how its study can bring a new understanding to what we think of as the familiar past. The Familiar Past? draws together current interpretative work in Britain, explicitly influenced by recent methodological and theoretical developments. Fourteen case studies include discussion of issues such as the origins of modernity in urban contexts, the historical anthropology of food, the social and spatial construction of country houses, the social history of a workhouse site, changes in memorial forms and inscriptions, and the archaeological treatment of gardens.     

Author Name :Sarah Tarlow and Susie West

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Archaeology, Economy and Society

Many books have been written on particular aspects of medieval archaeology, or on particular parts of the period, but synthesis across the whole spectrum has not been attempted before. The aim of this book is to examine the contribution that archaeology can make to an understanding of the social, economic, religious and other developments that took place in England from the migrations of the fifth and sixth centuries to the beginning of the Renaissance, showing how society and economy evolved in that time-span.     

Author Name :David A.Hinton

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Environmental Archaeology and the Social Order

Presenting a wide variety of case studies, ranging from the early Palaeolithic to Post-modernity, and from Europe to the Andes, West and East Africa, and the USA, Environmental Archaeology and the Social Order deals with both the theory and method of environmental archaeology. This original and controversial volume sets a new agenda for the study and understanding of environmental archaeology, and will prove an informative and useful purchase.     

Author Name :John G. Evans

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Theatre/Archaeology is a provocative challenge to disciplinary practice and intellectual boundaries. It brings together radical proposals in both archaeological and performance theory to generate a startlingly original and intriguing methodological framework.     


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The Archaeology of People: Dimensions of Neolithic Life

Alasdair Whittle's new work argues powerfully for the complexity and fluidity of life in the Neolithic, through a combination of archaeological and anthropological case studies and current theoretical debate. The book ranges from the sixth to the fourth millennium BC, and from the Great Hungarian Plain, central and western Europe and the Alpine foreland to parts of southern Britain.     

Author Name :Alisdair Whittle

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Forgotten Africa: An Introduction to its Archaeology

Forgotten Africa introduces the general reader and beginning student to Africa's past, emphasizing those aspects only known or best known from archaeological and related evidence. It covers four million years of history across the continent, examining important aspects of Africa's momentous human story. Graham Connah is concerned to raise public awareness, both inside and outside Africa, to this frequently overlooked and often forgotten subject.     

Author Name :Graham Connah

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Working images: visual research and representation in ethnography

Visual methods such as drawing, painting, video, photography and hypermedia offer increasingly accessible and popular resources for ethnographic research. In Working Images, prominent visual anthropologists and artists explore how old and new visual media can be integrated into contemporary forms of research and representation.     

Author Name :Sarah Pink, Lszl K rti, Ana Isabel Alfonso

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Archaeological Surveying and Mapping

A comprehensive and practical guide to surveying for archaeologists, with clear instructions in archaeological mapping, recording field work and detailed case studies from the UK, Europe and the US. Philip Howard provides a users guide to methods and instruments of surveying to enable archaeologists to represent their own fieldwork confidently and independently.     

Author Name :Philip Howard

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Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology

This fresh and engaging volume examines the evidence for masonry in ancient Egypt. Through a series of experiments with over two hundred replica tools, Denys A. Stocks brings alive the methods and practices of ancient Egyptian craftworking.     

Author Name :Denys A. Stocks

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Archaeology of the Military Orders

Includes previously unpublished and little known material, this cutting edge book presents a detailed discussion of the archaeological evidence of the five military orders in the Latin East: the Hospitallers, the Templars, the Teutonic Knights, the Leper Knights of St Lazarus, the Knights of St Thomas. Discussing in detail the distinctive architecture relating to their various undertakings (such as hospitals in Jerusalem and Acre) Adrian Boas places emphasis on the importance of the Military Orders in the development of military architecture in the Middle Ages.     

Author Name :Adrian J. Boas

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Many aspects of medieval monarchy can only be recovered through archaeology. This archaeological survey of kingship in the period from the reign of William the Conqueror to that of Henry VIII brings together the physical evidence for the Kings and their courts in the form of a great variety of objects and buildings. John Steane looks at the changing perceptions of the cult of medieval kingship through symbols of power and regalia including crowns, seals and thrones, such as the Coronation Chair of Edward I.     

Author Name :JOHN STEANE

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Archaeology and Folklore explores the complex relationship between the two disciplines to demonstrate what they might learn from each other.     

Author Name :Amy Gazin-Schwartz and Cornelius Holtorf

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Digital Archaeology: Bridging Method And Theory

Digital Archaeologyis a unique edited work addressing the changing and growing role of digital technologies in all aspects of archaeology and heritage management. Exploring the wide potential of IT across the discipline, this book goes beyond the prevailing notion that computers are merely a methodological tool, and considers their influence on the very nature of archaeological study.     

Author Name :Thomas Laurence Evans, Patrick T. Daly

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The Archaeology of Household Activities

This pioneering collection engages with recent research in different areas of the archaeological discipline to bring together case-studies of the household material culture from later prehistoric and classical periods. The book provides a comprehensive and accessible study for students into the material records of past households, aiding wider understanding of our own domestic development.     

Author Name :Penelope M.Allison

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The Archaeology Of Time

It might seem obvious that time lies at the heart of archaeology, since archaeology is about the past. However, the issue of time is complicated and often problematic, and although we take it very much for granted, our understanding of time affects the way we do archaeology. This book is an introduction not just to the issues of chronology and dating, but time as a theoretical concept and how this is understood and employed in contemporary archaeology. It provides a full discussion of chronology and change, time and the nature of the archaeological record, and the perception of time and history in past societies.     

Author Name :Gavin Lucas

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Understanding the Neolithic

Understanding the Neolithic is a groundbreaking investigation of the Neolithic period (40002200 BC) in southern Britain. Whilst thoroughly examining the archaeological data of this region, Julian Thomas exposes the assumptions and prejudices which have shaped archaeologists accounts of the distant past, and presents fresh interpretations informed by social theory, anthro- pology and critical hermeneutics. This volume is the fully reworked and updated edition of Rethinking the Neolithic (1991), which provoked much heated debate on publication, especially in providing stimulating and radical alternative ways of interpreting archaeological evidence. Understanding the Neolithic questions the impression that there was a universal shift from hunting and gathering to farming, and argues that monuments and other material innovations were not simply the products of economic and technological developments. Rather, new forms of material culture were used in inventive ways by local communities to transform social relationships and create new worlds of meaning.     

Author Name :Julian Thomas

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Historical Archaeology demonstrates the potential of adopting a flexible, encompassing definition of historical archaeology which involves the study of all societies with documentary evidence. It encourages research that goes beyond the boundaries between prehistory and history.     

Author Name :Pedro Paulo A.Funari, Martin Hall and Sin Jones

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Archaeology and Language IV examines a variety of pressing issues regarding linguistic and cultural change. It provides a challenging variety of case-studies which demonstrate how global patterns of language distribution and change can be interwoven to produce a rich historical narrative, and fuel a radical rethinking of the conventional discourse of linguistics within archaeology.     

Author Name :Roger Blench and Matthew Spriggs

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The Constructed Past presents group of powerful images of the past, termed in the book construction sites. At these sites, full scale, three-dimensional images of the past have been created for a variety of reasons including archaeological experimentation, tourism and education.     

Author Name :Peter G.Stone and Philippe G.Planel

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The Archaeology and Anthropology of Landscape contains twenty-eight thematic chapters based on contributions to the third World Archaeological Congress held in New Delhi in 1994. Contributors from the British Isles, Scandinavia, North and South America, India, Australia and the Pacific demonstrate the value of cross-disciplinary research in the fields of archaeology, anthropology and geography. They investigate how the meaning of landscapes has either been retained or transformed over time. They also explore how and why different communities sharing the same environment have different perceptions of their surroundings, especially where one is a colonising power.     

Author Name :Peter J.Ucko and Robert Layton

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The Archaeology of Difference presents a new and radically different perspective on the archaeology of cross-cultural contact and engagement. The authors move away from acculturation or domination and resistance and concentrate on interaction and negotiation by using a wide variety of case studies which take a crucially indigenous rather than colonial standpoint.     

Author Name :Robin Torrence and Anne Clarke

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This collection presents studies from across the globe examining the interrelationships of food, biology and ecology. The contributors investigate the different roles food plays in culture: as an object of consumption and, subsequently, an important factor of socioeconomic change, as an agent of innovation affecting agriculture and methods of preparation and cooking, as a vital part of the landscape and as an important influence on the history of humans and plants. The Prehistory of Food contains case studies ranging from the rainforest groups of South America, to peoples of the desert fringes of Asia, to farmers in the Highlands of New Guinea. The book charts the movements of plants over the last 5,000 years, and with an impressive wealth of archaeological, genetic, botanical and linguistic evidence it tells the complex and fascinating story of the relationship between humans and their food.     

Author Name :Chris Gosden and Jon Hather

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This pioneering collection is the first comprehensive survey of time and archaeology. It includes chapters from a broad, international range of contributors, combining theoretical and empirical material and illustrating and exploring the diversity of archaeological approaches to time. The contributors contrast a scientific understanding of time with social, cultural and religious ideas of time, and show how both are important to archaeology. While much archaeological research into time has focused on the key issue of attempting to understand how people in the past had different concepts of time, this collection also shows how developing a fundamental understanding of archaeological time is central to all archaeology, and impacts on its theory and practice.     

Author Name :Tim Murray

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The Archaeology of Northeast China" is an up-to-date examination of the archaeology and prehistory of Manchuria, the region known by the Chinese as Dongbei. Based on recent archaeological discoveries and fully illustrated, the book counters the notion that Manchuria in prehistory was a backwater of central China. It presents evidence to show that Manchuria had its own developmental trajectory, parallel to but different from China's, and contributed to the formation of the characteristics of what came to be Chinese.     

Author Name :Sarah Milledge Nelson

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The Tutu Archaeological Village Site

Excavations at the Tutu site represent a dramatic chapter in the annals of Caribbean archaeological excavation. The site was discovered in 1990 during the initial site clearing for a shopping mall in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. This volume reports the results of these various applied analytical techniques laying a solid foundation for future comparative studies of prehistoric Caribbean human populations and cultures.     

Author Name :Elizabeth Righter

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Drawing on case studies and presenting archaeological evidence throughout, Alan Greaves presents a welcome survey of the origins and development of Miletos. Focusing on the archaic era and exploring a wide range of issues including physical environment, colonizations, the economy, and its role as a centre of philosophy and learning, Greaves examines Miletos from prehistory to its medieval decline.     

Author Name :Alan M. Greaves

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Managing Archaeology examines vital concerns relating to the management of archaeology including the character of archaeological heritage and how concepts of value arise. It investigates the relevance to archaeologists of management approaches developed in other fields - how appropriate and useful are they? - and includes a section on the development of management within archaeology. This volume includes many applications of theory in practice through concrete examples drawn from archaeology in the 1990s.     

Author Name :Malcolm A.Cooper, Antony Firth, John Carman, David Wheatley

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Medieval Archaeology: Understanding Traditions and Contemporary Approaches

At a time when archaeology generally is experiencing a surge of popularity, our understanding of medieval settlement, artifacts, environment, buildings and landscapes has been revolutionized. Chris Gerrard looks at the people and excavations that have been important in medieval archaeology and the core theory and methodology used, creating an essential text for all medieval archaeologists.     

Author Name :Christopher Gerrard

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Illicit Antiquities: The Theft of Culture and the Extinction of Archaeology

The exploitation of archaeological sites for commercial gain is a serious problem worldwide. In peace and during wartime archaeological sites and cultural institutions, both on land and underwater, are attacked and their contents robbed for sale on an international 'antiquities' market. Objects are excavated without record, smuggled across borders and sold for exorbitant prices in the salesrooms of Europe and North America. In some countries this looting has now reached such a scale as to threaten the very survival of their archaeological and cultural heritage.     

Author Name :Neil Brodie and Kathryn Walker Tubb

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Examines the critical implications of cultural identity from a variety of perspectives. Questions the nature and limits of archaeological knowledge of the past and the relationship of material culture to cultural identity.     

Author Name :Stephen Shennan

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Signifying Animalsexamines what animals mean to human beings around the world, offering a fresh assessment of the workings of animal symbolism in diverse cultures. The essays in the book are based on first-hand field research with peoples as dissimilar as the Mongolian nomads of Soviet Central Asia, Aboriginal Australians, Inuit hunters of the Canadian Arctic and cultivators of Africa and Papua New Guinea. The essays look at accounts of mythical beasts among the Amerindian peoples of Andean South America, alleged sightings of an extinct giant bird in New Zealand as well as the complex symbolism of the American rodeo.     

Author Name :Roy Willis

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This stimulating collection demonstrates the inadequacy of a history that is always written by the "winners." Drawing on original studies from Africa, North America, Australia and the Pacific in order to make its points, The Politics of the Past emphasizes that archaeology has a crucial role to play in promoting a more balanced, eclectic approach to the past.     

Author Name :Peter Gathercole & David Lowenthal

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Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past

Archaeologies of the Contemporary Past turns what is usually seen as a method for investigating the distant past onto the present. In doing so, it reveals fresh ways of looking both at ourselves and modern society as well as the discipline of archaeology. This volume represents the most recent research in this area and examines a variety of contexts including:Art Deco, landfills, miner strikes, college fraternities and an abandoned council house.     

Author Name :Victor Buchli, Gavin Lucas

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The Perception of the Environment

In this work Tim Ingold offers a persuasive approach to understanding how human beings perceive their surroundings. He argues that what we are used to calling cultural variation consists, in the first place, of variations in skill. Neither innate nor acquired, skills are grown, incorporated into the human organism through practice and training in an environment. They are thus as much biological as cultural. The twenty-three essays comprising this book focus in turn on the procurement of livelihood, on what it means to 'dwell', and on the nature of skill, weaving together approaches from social anthropology, ecological psychology, developmental biology and phenomenology in a way that has never been attempted before.     

Author Name :Tim Ingold

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Archaeology: The Basics

This second edition from our successful Basics series presents another chance to delve into this increasingly popular subject. Fully updated, Archaeology: The Basics has been revised to reflect growth in areas such as material culture, human evolution and the political use of the past. Archaeology: The Basics provides an invaluable overview of a fascinating subject.     

Author Name :Clive Gamble

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Archaeologists do not discover the past but take the fragmentary remains which they recover and make something of them. Archaeology is a process of detection and supposition; this is what makes it so fascinating. However, the interpretations of archaeologists differ and change over time. They depend upon the amount of evidence available, the ideas and preconceptions of the archaeologist and their interests and aims.     

Author Name :Michael Shanks

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Archaeologies of Sexuality

Archaeologies of Sexuality is a timely and pioneering work. It presents a strong, diverse body of scholarship which draws on locations as varied as medieval England, the ancient Maya kingdoms, New Kingdom Egypt, prehistoric Europe, and convict-era Australia, demonstrating the challenges and rewards of integrating the study of sex and sexuality within archaeology. This volume, with contributions by many leading archaeologists, will serve both as an essential introduction and a valuable reference tool for students and academics.     

Author Name :Robert A Schmidt and Barbara L Voss

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Archaeology and World Religion

Archaeology and World Religion is an important new work, being the first to examine these two vast topics together. The volume explores the relationship between, and the contribution archaeology can make to the study of 'World Religions'.     

Author Name :Timothy Insoll

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Ancestral Geographies of the Neolithic

Archaeological evidence suggests that Neolithic sites had many different, frequently contradictory functions, and there may have been other uses for which no evidence survives. How can archaeologists present an effective interpetation, with the consciousness that both their own subjectivity, and the variety of conflicting views will determine their approach.     

Author Name :Mark Edmonds

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Destruction and Conservation of Cultural Property

In 1991 the mosque at Ayodhya in India was demolished by Hindu fundamentalists who claim that it stood on the birthplace of a legendary Hindu hero. During recent conflicts in former Yugoslavia, ethnic groups destroyed mosques and churches to eliminate evidence of long-term settlement by other communities. Over successive centuries, however, a single building in Cordoba functioned as a mosque, a church and a synagogue. The Roman Emperor Diocletian's Palace in Split is occupied today by shops and residential apartments.     

Author Name :R Layton, P Stone, J Thomas

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Social Transformations in Archaeology explores the relevance of archaeology to the study of long-term change and to the understanding of our contemporary world.     

Author Name :Kristian Kristiansen and Michael Rowlands

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Architecture is a powerful medium for representing, ordering and classifying the world, and understanding the use of space is fundamental to archaeological inquiry. Architecture and Order draws on the work of archaeologists, social theorists and architects to explore the way in which people relate to the architecture which surrounds them. In many societies, houses and tombs have encoded cultural meanings and values which are invoked and recalled through the practices of daily life.     

Author Name :Michael Parker Pearson and Colin Richards

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Gender and Archaeology: Contesting the Past

Gender and Archaeology is the first volume to critically review the development of this now key topic internationally, across a range of periods and material culture. Roberta Gilchrist explores the significance of the feminist epistemologies. She shows the unique perspective that gender archaeology can bring to bear on issues such as division of labour and the life course. She examines issues of sexuality, and the embodiment of sexual identity.     

Author Name :Roberta Gilchrist

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The Hominid Individual in Context

This book explores new approaches to the remarkably detailed information that archaeologists now have for the study of our early ancestors. Rather than explaining the archaeology of stones and bones as the product of group decisions, the contributors investigate how individual action created social life. This challenge to the accepted standpoint of the Palaeolithic brings new models and theories into the period; innovations that are matched by the resolution of data preserving individual action among the stones and bones. The volume brings together examples from recent excavations such as Boxgrove, Schningen and Blombos Cave and the analyses of artefacts from Middle and Early Upper Pleistocene excavations in Europe, Africa and Asia.     

Author Name :Clive Gamble and Martin Porr

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Monuments and Landscape in Atlantic Europe Perception and Society during the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age

Atlantic Europe is the zone par excellence of megalithic monuments, which encompass a wide range of earthen and stone constructions from inpressive stone circles to modest chambered tombs. A single basic concept lies behind this volume - that the intrinsic qualities encountered within the diverse landscapes pf Atlantic Europe both informed the settings chosen for the monuments and played a role in determining their form and visual appearance. Monuments and Landscape in Atlantic Europe goes significantly beyond the limits of existing debate by inviting archaeologists from different countries with the Atlantic zone (including Britain, France, Ireland, Spain     

Author Name :Chris Scarre

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An up-to-date and critical analysis of how archaeologists study past societies, Archaeologies of Complexity addresses the nature of contemporary archaeology and the study of social change, and debates the transition from perceived simple, egalitarian societies to the complex power structures and divisions of our modern world.     

Author Name :Robert Chapman

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This is the first book-length study to explore the relationship between archaeology and modern thought, showing how philosophical ideas that developed in the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries still dominate our approach to the material remains of ancient societies.     

Author Name :Julian Thomas

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Scrutinizing, in detail, the relationship between archaeology, heritage and the public, this much-needed volume explores public interest and participation in archaeology as a subject worthy of academic attention in its own right.     

Author Name :Nick Merriman

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This innovative and important volume presents the archaeological and anthropological foundations of the landscape learning process. Contributions apply the related fields of ethnography, cognitive psychology, and historical archaeology to the issues of individual exploration, development of trail systems, folk knowledge, social identity, and the role of the frontier in the growth of the modern world.     

Author Name :Marcy Rockman and James Steele

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Using archaeology and social anthropology, and more than 100 original line drawings and photographs, An Archaeology of Images takes a fresh look at how ancient images of both people and animals were used in the Iron Age and Roman societies of Europe, 600 BC to AD 400 and investigates the various meanings with which images may have been imbued.     

Author Name :Miranda Aldhouse-Green

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GREEK MYSTERIES The Archaeology and Ritual of Ancient Greek Secret Cults

Religion in ancient Greece had a strong public character and within this public religion, there were special cults mysteries. This welcome volume showcases new research on the archaeology, ritual and history of Greek mystery cults.     

Author Name :Michael B. Cosmopoulos

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Stone Tools and Society

As well as contributing to current debate about the interpretation of material culture, Dr Edmonds uses the evidence of stone tools to reconsider some of the major horizons of change in later     

Author Name :Mark Edmonds

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Making Places in the Prehistoric World: Themes in Settlement Archaeology

This groundbreaking volume addresses issues central to the study of prehistoric settlement including group memory, the transmission of ideology and the impact of mobility and seasonality on the construction of social identity. Building on these themes, the contributors point to new ways of understanding the relationship between settlement and landscape by replacing Capitalist models of spatial relations with more intimate histories of place.     

Author Name :Joanna Bruck, Melissa Goodman

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Medieval Archaeology: An Encyclopedia

This is the first reference work to cover the archaeology of all of medieval Europe from Ireland to Russia and from Scandinavia to Italy. Entries span the entire medieval period from the fall of the western Roman Empire (5th century AD) to the end of the high Middle Ages (c 1500 AD). Medieval Archaeology is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide to a rapidly changing field, spurred in many countries by urban development which has led to the discovery of medieval ruins.     

Author Name :Pamela Crabtree

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Places in Mind: Public Archaeology as Applied Anthropology

This edited volume provides a cross-section of the cutting-edge ways in which archaeologists are developing new approaches to their work with communities and other stakeholder groups who have special interest in the uses in the past.     

Author Name :Paul A. Shackel, Erve J. Chambers

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Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeology

Continuities and Changes in Maya Archaeology presents the current state of of Maya archaeology by focusing on the history of the field for the past hundred years, present day research, and forward looking prescription for the direction of the field.     

Author Name :Greg Borgstede, Charles W. Golden

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EXPERIENCING THE PAST On the character of archaeology

This book is less about archaeology the academic subject than it is about aspects of experience which might be termed archaeological. It is a story of what archaeologists and others do and might do, rather than a theory of what archaeology is or should be.     

Author Name :Michael Shanks

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The transition from foraging, farming and the neolithic village to the city-state is a complex and fascinating period. Studies on the prehistory of the Near East by nineteenth and twentieth century pioneers in the field transformed archaeology through the creation of the 'Ages System' of Stone, Bronze and Iron. The Near East provides a developmental account of this period contextualised by discussion of the emergence of archaeology as a discipline. The Near East details the causes and effects - enviromental, organizational, demographic and technological - of the world's first village farming cultures some eight thousand years ago. Charles Maisels explains how cities such as Uruk and Ur, Nippur and Kish formed as a result of geological factors and the role of key organizational features of Sumerian society in introducing the world's first script, system of calculation and literature.     

Author Name :Charles Keith Maisels

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