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4000 Years of Migration and Cultural Exchange : The Archaeology of the Batanes Islands, Northern Philippines

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Book Series: Terra Australis ISBN: 9781925021271 Year: Pages: 254 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Archaeology
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The project reported on in this monograph has been concerned with the archaeology of the Batanes Islands, an archipelago that must have been settled quite early in the process of Austronesian dispersal from Taiwan southwards into the Philippines. A multi-phase archaeological sequence covering the past 4000 years for the islands of Itbayat, Batan, Sabtang and Siayan is presented, extending from the Neolithic to the final phase of Batanes prehistory, just prior to the late 17th century arrivals of foreign navigators such as Jirobei (Japan) and William Dampier (England), followed by the first Spanish missionaries. So far, no traces of preceramic settlement have been found in Batanes, but the archaeological sequence there from the Neolithic onwards, like that in the Cagayan Valley in northern Luzon, is now one of the best-established in the Philippines.

Across Space and Time. Papers from the 41st Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Perth, 25-28 March 2013

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ISBN: 9789089647153 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089647153 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Archaeology
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This volume presents a selection of the best papers presented at the forty-first annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. The theme for the conference was "Across Space and Time", and the papers explore a multitude of topics related to that concept, including databases, the semantic Web, geographical information systems, data collection and management, and more.

African Archaeology Without Frontiers: Papers from the 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress

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Confronting national, linguistic and disciplinary boundaries, contributors to African Archaeology Without Frontiers argue against artificial limits and divisions created through the study of ‘ages’ that in reality overlap and cannot and should not be understood in isolation. Papers are drawn from the proceedings of the landmark 14th PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress, held in Johannesburg in 2014, nearly seven decades after the conference planned for 1951 was re-located to Algiers following the National Party’s rise to power in South Africa. Contributions by keynote speakers Chapurukha Kusimba and Akin Ogundiran encourage African archaeologists to practise an archaeology that collaborates across many related fields of study to enrich our understanding of the past. The nine papers cover a broad geographical sweep by incorporating material on ongoing projects throughout the continent including South Africa, Botswana, Cameroon, Togo, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria. Thematically, the papers included in the volume address issues of identity and interaction, and the need to balance cultural heritage management and sustainable development derived from a continent racked by social inequalities and crippling poverty. Edited by three leading archaeologists, the collection covers many aspects of African archaeology, and a range of periods from the earliest hominins to the historical period.

Altered Ecologies: Fire, climate and human influence on terrestrial landscapes: Terra Australis 32

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Book Series: Terra australis ISBN: 9781921666810 Year: Pages: 512 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Archaeology
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Like a star chart this volume orientates the reader to the key issues and debates in Pacific and Australasian biogeography, palaeoecology and human ecology. A feature of this collection is the diversity of approaches ranging from interpretation of the biogeographic significance of plant and animal distributional patterns, pollen analysis from peats and lake sediments to discern Quaternary climate change, explanation of the patterns of faunal extinction events, the interplay of fire on landscape evolution, and models of the environmental consequences of human settlement patterns. The diversity of approaches, geographic scope and academic rigor are a fitting tribute to the enormous contributions of Geoff Hope. As made apparent in this volume, Hope pioneered multidisciplinary understanding of the history and impacts of human cultures in the Australia- Pacific region, arguably the globe’s premier model systems for understanding the consequences of human colonization on ecological systems. The distinguished scholars who have contributed to this volume also demonstrate Hope’s enduring contribution as an inspirational research leader, collaborator and mentor. Terra Australis leave no doubt that history matters, not only for land management, but more importantly, in alerting settler and indigenous societies alike to their past ecological impacts and future environmental trajectories.

Ancient Maya Commerce : Multidisciplinary Research at Chunchucmil

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ISBN: 9781607325390 9781607326977 9781607327233 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Colorado Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100078
Subject: Archaeology
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Nearly two decades of research at Chunchucmil, Yucatan, Mexico documented a thriving city of 40,000 people without the powerful kings and massive temples seen at other Maya centers. What brought people to this area, the driest in the Maya world, and how did they survive? Ancient Maya Commerce provides a pioneering study in economic anthropology, making the strongest case yet that ancient Maya economies were quite complex, containing markets in addition to other forms of exchange. Multiple lines of evidence including household archaeology, regional survey, paleo-ecology and soil chemistry show that Chunchucmil was a major center for both short and long distance trade, integrating the Guatemalan highlands, the Gulf of Mexico and the interior of the northern Maya lowlands. By placing Chunchucmil into the broader context of emerging research at other Maya cities, this book helps reorient our understanding of ancient Maya economies, foregrounding the increasingly important role of commerce.

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Animals in Ritual and Economy in a Roman Frontier Community : Excavations in Tiel-Passewaaij

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Book Series: Amsterdam Archaeological Studies ISBN: 9789089640222 Year: Pages: 288 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Archaeology
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This new volume in the acclaimed Amsterdam Archaeological Studies series explores the roles of animals in a rural community in the civitas Batavorum in the 1st to 3rd centuries ad. Large-scale excavations of two settlements and a cremation cemetery in Tiel-Passewaaij have yielded an animal bone assemblage of around 30,000 fragments. The study compares data from both the settlements and the cemetery, assessing the role of livestock in the local economy and the production of surplus products for the Roman market. The author also investigates the use of animals in funerary and other rituals. The inclusion of a catalogue of special animal deposits makes it a valuable reference work for animal bone specialists.

Voor de kleine plattelandsgemeenschappen in Romeins Nederland vormde vee de basis van de plaatselijke economie en het dagelijks bestaan. Vee leverde voedsel, maar ook mest en trekkracht die nodig was voor de akkerbouw. Een surplus aan dierlijke producten werd geproduceerd voor de Romeinse markt. Daarnaast speelden dieren ook een belangrijke rol in rituele praktijken. Deze studie, die is gebaseerd op een grote hoeveelheid dierlijk bot uit grootschalige archeologische opgravingen in Tiel-Passewaaij, heeft verrassende nieuwe inzichten opgeleverd in zowel de economische als de symbolische aspecten van dieren.

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An Anthropology of Landscape

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ISBN: 9781911307433 Year: Pages: 346 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Sociology --- Archaeology --- Anthropology
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An Anthropology of Landscape tells the fascinating story of a heathland landscape in south-west England and the way different individuals and groups engage with it. Based on a long-term anthropological study, the book emphasises four individual themes: embodied identities, the landscape as a sensuous material form that is acted upon and in turn acts on people, the landscape as contested, and its relation to emotion. The landscape is discussed in relation to these themes as both ‘taskscape’ and ‘leisurescape’, and from the perspective of different user groups. First, those who manage the landscape and use it for work: conservationists, environmentalists, archaeologists, the Royal Marines, and quarrying interests. Second, those who use it in their leisure time: cyclists and horse riders, model aircraft flyers, walkers, people who fish there, and artists who are inspired by it. The book makes an innovative contribution to landscape studies and will appeal to all those interested in nature conservation, historic preservation, the politics of nature, the politics of identity, and an anthropology of Britain.

Antike Malerei zwischen Lokalstil und Zeitstil, Tafelband

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ISBN: 9783700176589 Year: Pages: 340 Seiten Language: de^English^it^fr^es
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 188
Subject: Archaeology --- Visual Arts --- History of arts
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Under the main theme “Ancient Painting between Local Style and Period Style”, 150 specialists from 16 nations dedicated themselves in September 2010 in Ephesus to the characteristics of period and/or local styles in ancient painting and to the relationship and influence of local styles and traditions. The publication at hand presents the 45 lectures regarding the general topic as well as 17 further contributions on novitates and 40 posters.

Unter dem Generalthema „Antike Wandmalerei zwischen Lokalstil und Zeitstil“ widmeten sich rund 150 Spezialisten aus 16 Nationen im September 2010 in Ephesos der Frage nach den Charakteristika von Zeit- und/oder Lokalstilen in der antiken Malerei und dem Verhältnis und Einfluss von lokalen Stilen und Traditionen. Der vorliegende Aktenband enthält die 45 Vorträge zum Generalthema sowie weitere 17 Beiträge zu novitates und 40 Poster.

Antike Malerei zwischen Lokalstil und Zeitstil, Textband

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ISBN: 9783700176589 Year: Pages: 760 Seiten Language: de^English^it^fr^es
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund (FWF) - PUB 188
Subject: Archaeology --- Visual Arts --- History of arts
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Under the main theme “Ancient Painting between Local Style and Period Style”, 150 specialists from 16 nations dedicated themselves in September 2010 in Ephesus to the characteristics of period and/or local styles in ancient painting and to the relationship and influence of local styles and traditions. The publication at hand presents the 45 lectures regarding the general topic as well as 17 further contributions on novitates and 40 posters.

Unter dem Generalthema „Antike Wandmalerei zwischen Lokalstil und Zeitstil“ widmeten sich rund 150 Spezialisten aus 16 Nationen im September 2010 in Ephesos der Frage nach den Charakteristika von Zeit- und/oder Lokalstilen in der antiken Malerei und dem Verhältnis und Einfluss von lokalen Stilen und Traditionen. Der vorliegende Aktenband enthält die 45 Vorträge zum Generalthema sowie weitere 17 Beiträge zu novitates und 40 Poster.

Archaeological Research in Estonia 1865–2005

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Book Series: Estonian Archaeology ISSN: 17363810 ISBN: 9789949112333 Year: Pages: 388 Language: English
Publisher: University of Tartu Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Science (General) --- Archaeology
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This volume is dedicated to the historiography and analysis of the present state of Estonian archaeology. Part I (articles by Valter Lang and Marge Konsa) provides a review of the general development of archaeological research in Estonia from the 19th century to the beginning of the 21st century, focusing on institutional changes and advances in theoretical thinking and approaches. Part II includes articles by Aivar Kriiska, V. Lang, Andres Tvauri, Heiki Valk, Ain Mäesalu, Anton Pärn, Erki Russow and Arvi Haak on the previous research into the prehistoric and historical periods. In Part III, A. Tvauri and Mauri Kiudsoo discuss the formation and present situation of the archaeological and numismatic collections, and the establishment and development of archaeological heritage protection. Part IV discusses some more specific areas of research in Estonian archaeology, such as application of methods from the natural sciences in archaeology (A. Kriiska), settlement archaeology (V. Lang), underwater archaeology (Maili Roio), and connections between archaeology and oral tradition (H. Valk).

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