Style, Society, and Person

Archaeological and Ethnological Perspectives

Author: Christopher Carr,Jill E. Neitzel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1489910972

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Style, Society, and Person integrates the diverse current and past understandings of the causes of style in material culture. It comprehensively surveys the many factors that cause style; reviews theories that address these factors; builds and tests a unifying framework for integrating the theories; and illustrates the framework with detailed analyses of archaeological and ethnographic data ranging from simple to complex societies. Archaeologists, sociocultural anthropologists, and educators will appreciate the unique unifying approach this book takes to developing style theory.
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Faunal Extinction in an Island Society

Pygmy Hippopotamus Hunters of Cyprus

Author: Alan H. Simmons

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306471620

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

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The multidisciplinary research program at Akrotiri Aetokremnos is important, in my op- ion, for three reasons: two empirical and one conceptual. Quite apart from the archaeology, work at the site is a major contribution to island biogeography, in that the Phanourios sample—certainly the best from Cyprus and probably the best anywhere in the world—has already provided, and will continue to provide, important ecological and behavioral data on these intriguing creatures. Dwarfed island faunas are important to our understanding of the complex factors that shape natural selection in ecologically closed environments over the evolutionary long term. At Aetokremnos, we seem to have the “end” of a long sequence of hippo evolution on the island. With comparative studies of other Cypriot hippo faunas, we should be able to pin down the interval of initial colonization by what were, pres- ably, normal-sized hippos, and—if the other sites can be dated—document the dwarfing process in considerable detail. Aetokremnos would still be a significant paleontological - cality, even in the absence of evidence of a human presence there. While reading the text of the monograph, a number of questions strictly related to the paleontology occurred to me. One was how to model the colonization process. There seems to be little question that the large mammals colonized the island by swimming to it (because, I gather, Cyprus has not been connected to the mainland for roughly 5–6 m- lion years).
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European Prehistory

A Survey

Author: Sarunas Milisauskas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461507510

Category: Social Science

Page: 449

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Sarunas Milisauskas· 1.1 INTRODUCTION The purpose of this book is four-fold: to introduce English-speaking students and scholars to some of the outstanding archaeological research that has been done in Europe in recent years; to integrate this research into an anthropological frame of reference; to address episodes of culture change such as the transition to farming; the origin of complex societies, and the origin of urbanism, and to provide an overview of European prehistory from the earliest appearance of humans to the rise of the Roman empire. In 1978, the Academic Press published my book European Prehistory which, typically for that period, emphasized cultural evolution, culture process, technology, environment, and economy. To produce a new version and an up- to-date prehistory of Europe, I have invited contributions from specialists in the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. Thus while this version of European Prehistory is a new book, however, it still incorporates some data from the 1978 version, particularly in The Present Environment and Neolithic chapters. Like its predecessor, this edition is structured around selected general topics, such as technology, trade, settlement, warfare, and ritual.
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Producción artesanal y especializada en Mesoamérica

áreas de actividad y procesos productivos

Author: Linda Manzanilla,Kenn Hirth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Arts and crafts

Page: 311

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Anthological edition with diverse studies on the artisan and specialized production, types and styles of stone instruments, objects for personal adornment made with semiprecious stones and marine mollusks, attires, head adornments, fibers, figurines, ceramic and the exploitation of salt from an archaeological and anthropological perspective and based recent excavations.
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The Florida Anthropologist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropology

Page: N.A

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Contains papers of the Annual Conference on Historic Site Archeology.
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Los moluscos arqueológicos

una visión del mundo Maya

Author: Adrián Velázquez Castro,Lynneth S. Lowe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mayas

Page: 202

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Subject Guide to Books in Print

An Index to the Publishers' Trade List Annual

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Perspectives on Ancient Maya Rural Complexity

Author: Gyles Iannone,Samuel V. Connell

Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 153

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Settlement archaeology in the Maya area has focused much of its attention on the polar extremes of the settlement continuum. As a result of this urban/rural bias, a whole range of complex rural settlements remain under-explored. The chapters in this volume highlight the variable quality of these "middle level settlements".
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Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis

Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn

Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh

ISBN: 9783805339483

Category: History

Page: 304

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Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)
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Material turn: Feministische Perspektiven auf Materialität und Materialismus

Author: Imke Leicht,Christine Löw,Nadja Meisterhans,Katharina Volk

Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3847404067

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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Das Thema Materialität wird innerhalb feministischer Forschungen in den letzten Jahren erneut diskutiert. Vor dem Hintergrund des material turn widmet sich der Band aktuellen Auseinandersetzungen mit Materialität und Materialismus. Dabei sollen zum einen bestehende Konfliktfelder zwischen Diskurs und Materialität sowie Struktur, Handlungsfähigkeit und Subjektivität aus feministischer Perspektive aufgezeigt werden. Zum anderen strebt der Band an, Potenziale einer verbindenden Perspektive auf 'neue' und 'alte' Konzeptionen von Materialität und Materialismen innerhalb feministischer Theorien und Praxen kritisch auszuloten.
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Spathellenistische Und Fruhkaiserzeitliche Keramik Aus Priene

Untersuchungen Zu Herkunft Und Produktion

Author: Nina Fenn

Publisher: Dr Ludwig Reichert

ISBN: 9783954900954

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Page: 443

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Priene gilt als Inbegriff einer hellenistischen Stadt Kleinasiens, deren Architektur im Mittelpunkt der bisherigen Veröffentlichungen stand. Mit der vorliegenden Arbeit werden erstmals zwei umfangreiche und repräsentative Fundkomplexe einschließlich aller keramischer Gattungen (Tafel- und Haushaltsgeschirr, Amphoren, Lampen und Ziegel) unter Einbezug archäometrischer Methoden (WD-XRF, Dünnschliff- und Schwermineral Analysen) zur Herkunftsbestimmung der Fundkeramik vorgelegt. Der späthellenistischen Auffüllung aus der Südhalle des Athenaheiligtums ist die frühkaiserzeitliche Planierschicht der Insula E5 innerhalb der nordwestlichen Wohnbebauung gegenübergestellt. Beide Fundkomplexe können als geschlossene Befunde behandelt werden und daher als wichtige Bezugspunkte für Keramikforschung in Kleinasien gelten.
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