Ibss: Anthropology: 1986

Author: International Committee for Social Science Information and Documentation

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415031639

Category: Reference

Page: 643

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Based on Bernard Comrie's much praised The World's Major Languages, this is a key guide to an important language family. The areas covered include Chinese, Japanese and Sino-Tibetan languages.
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Something Out of the Ordinary? Interpreting Diversity in the Early Neolithic Linearbandkeramik and Beyond

Interpreting Diversity in the Early Neolithic Linearbandkeramik and Beyond

Author: Luc Amkreutz,Fabian Haack,Daniela Hofmann

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443893005

Category: Social Science

Page: 525

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More than 7000 years ago, groups of early farmers (the Linearbandkeramik, or LBK) spread over vast areas of Europe. Their cultural characteristics comprised common choices and styles of execution, with a central meaning and functionality attached to ‘doing things a certain way’, over an enormous geographical area. However, recent evidence suggests that the reality was much more varied and diverse. The central question of this book is the extent to which notions of ‘uniformity’ and ‘diversity’ have caused a wider shift in archaeological perspective. Using the LBK case study as a starting point, the volume brings together contributions by international specialists tackling the notion of cultural diversity and its explanatory power in archaeological analysis more generally. Through discussions of the domestic architecture, stone tool inventory, pottery traditions, landscape use and burial traditions of the LBK, this book provides a crucial reappraisal of the culture’s potential for adaptability and change. Papers in the second part of the volume are devoted to archaeological case studies from around the globe in which the tension between diversity and uniformity has also proved controversial, including the Near Eastern Halaf culture, the North American Mississippian, the Pacific expansion of the Lapita culture, and the European Bell Beaker phenomenon. All provide exciting theoretical and methodological contributions on how the appreciation of cultural diversity as a whole can be moved forward. These papers expose diversity and uniformity as cultural strategies, and as such provide essential reading for scholars in archaeology and anthropology, and for anyone interested in the interplay between material culture and human social change.
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Space and Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

Author: University of Calgary. Archaeological Association. Conference,Elizabeth C. Robertson

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826340221

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

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The archaeology of space and place is examined in this selection of papers from the 34th annual Chacmool Archaeological Conference.
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European Prehistory

A Survey

Author: Sarunas Milisauskas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306467936

Category: History

Page: 445

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The study of European archaeology dates back to the 19th century, but the number of archaeologists, projects, and publications has increased greatly during the last three decades. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the restructuring of several countries, archaeology in Europe has more opportunity for interaction and research than previously was possible.This comprehensive volume covers the Prehistoric period in Europe, from the earliest appearance of humans to the rise of the Roman Empire and includes the Paleolithic, Mesolithic Bronze and Iron Ages. Throughout these periods, the major developments and explored using the archaeological data including: technology; trade; settlement; warfare; ritual.Using methodologies and theories that were previously unknown in Europe decades ago, new discoveries and arguments are included in the research as well as reevaluations of previous discoveries. This work also includes a present geographical summary and how it impacts the current archaeological discoveries and research being conducted.European Prehistory: A Survey includes many comprehensive maps and site photos.
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The Significance of Monuments

On the Shaping of Human Experience in Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe

Author: Richard Bradley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134744838

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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The Neolithic period, when agriculture began and many monuments - including Stonehenge - were constructed, is an era fraught with paradoxes and ambiguities. Starting in the Mesolithic and carrying his analysis through to the Late Bronze Age, Richard Bradley sheds light on this complex period and the changing consciousness of these prehistoric peoples. The Significance of Monuments studies the importance of monuments tracing their history from their first creation over six thousand years later. Part One discusses how monuments first developed and their role in developing a new sense of time and space among the inhabitants of prehistoric Europe. Other features of the prehistoric landscape - such as mounds and enclosures - across Continental Europe are also examined. Part Two studies how such monuments were modified and reinterpreted to suit the changing needs of society through a series of detailed case studies. The Significance of Monuments is an indispensable text for all students of European prehistory. It is also an enlightening read for professional archaeologists and all those interested in this fascinating period.
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Die jüngere Steinzeit auf Bornholm

Author: Hilthart Pedersen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638945596

Category:

Page: 32

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Archaologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universitat Kiel (Ur- und Fruhgeschichte), Veranstaltung: Neolithische Gesellschaften im nordlichen Mitteleuropa und Sudskandinavien, 19 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Bornholm ist eine kleine Insel von 588,4 km, heute Danemark zugehorig und ca. 40 km sudlich der Kuste Schonens gelegen. Die Insel war in der nacheiszeitlichen Periode eine isolierte Insel und wurde vom Kontinent abgetrennt durch steigendes Wasser des Ancylus Sees. Die Folge ist eine Kommunikation sich auf das am nachsten benachbarte Festland, Schonen, beziehend. Auch der Einfluss anderer Regionen des Ostseegebietes sollten nicht unterschatzt werden. Bis in die spaten 70er Jahre war das Neolithikum auf Bornholm nur durch die Grosssteingraber, Einzelfunden und durch einige Deponierungen bekannt. Dies anderte sich jedoch schlagartig mit den ersten Siedlungsarchaologischen Untersuchungen in den fruhen achtziger Jahren stark. Heute ist Bornholm in Verbindung mit dem fast 20 jahrigen dauernden Stenalderprojekt" eines der am besten untersuchten Gebiete im Anbetracht der Siedlungsarchaologie des Neolithikums, nicht nur im Skandinavischen Raum sondern auch in Mittel- und Nordeuropa. Dies besonders im Hinblick auf Siedlungsstrukturen des Fruh und- Spatneolithikums. Die Untersuchungen begannen 1979 bei Runegard und Grodby, wo reiches Material der Trichterbecherkultur (TBK) aus dem Mittelneolithikum geborgen wurde."
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Ulm-Eggingen

Die Ausgrabungen 1982 bis 1985 in der bandkeramischen Siedlung und der mittelalterlichen Wüstung

Author: Claus J. Kind,Georg Dombek

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bandkeramik culture

Page: 499

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Mitteleuropa im 5. Jahrtausend vor Christus

Beiträge zur internationalen Konferenz in Münster 2010

Author: Ralf Gleser,Valeska Becker

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643112793

Category: Europe, Central

Page: 571

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M Jahre 2010 jährte sich zum 120sten Mal der Abschluss der ersten Ausgrabungen im jungsteinzeitlichen Gräberfeld von Rössen bei Leuna im Saalekreis. Die Inventare dieser Nekropole haben seither eine prominente Rolle gespielt in der Diskussion um die zeitliche Einordnung der mit Rössen vergleichbaren Fundkomplexe und ihrer kulturhistorischen Deutung. Die Beiträge des vorliegenden Konferenzbandes verfolgen das Ziel, neue Erkenntnisse zum 5. Jahrtausend in Mitteleuropa unter Einbeziehung vor allem auch naturwissenschaftlicher Expertisen aufzuzeigen. Er setzt dadurch neue Akzente zum Verständnis der facettenreichen Kulturgeschichte dieses auch für spätere Entwicklungen wichtigen und forschungsgeschichtlich bedeutsamen "kurzen" Jahrtausends der frühen mitteleuropäischen Urgeschichte mit neuen Ansätzen gesellschaftlicher Differenzierung zwischen dem Ausklang der ersten agrarischen Kulturen mit Bandkeramik am Ende des 6. Jahrtausends und dem Beginn der Megalithen errichtenden Trichterbecherkulturen zu Beginn des 4. Jahrtausends.
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Pflanzensoziologie und Palynologie

Author: R. Tüxen

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 9401175993

Category: Science

Page: 275

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Bericht über das Internationale Symposium in Stolzenau/Weser, 1962, der Internationalen Vereinigung für Vegetationskunde
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Karanovo

die Ausgrabungen im Südsektor 1984-1992

Author: Stefan Hiller,Vasil Nikolov

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783850282918

Category: History

Page: 2

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