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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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