Archaeology Hotspot Egypt

Unearthing the Past for Armchair Archaeologists

Author: Julian Heath

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759124027

Category: Travel

Page: 220

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An accessible and entertaining story of Egypt’s archaeology, this book covers the hand axes of Homo erectus to the latest findings from KV5; all while considering the backdrop of Egypt's history, culture, and national heritage.
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Archaeology Hotspot France

Unearthing the Past for Armchair Archaeologists

Author: Georgina Muskett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442269235

Category: Travel

Page: 218

View: 1979

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The Archaeology Hotspots series offers reader-friendly and engaging narratives of the archaeology in particular countries. Written by archaeological experts with a general reader in mind, each book in the series focuses on what has been found and by whom, what the controversies and scandals have been, ongoing projects, and how it all fits into a broader view of the history of the country. In Archaeology Hotspot France, Georgina Muskett provides insight into the vibrant and varied collection of archaeological sites and monuments in France. From the presence of the first humans to the royal dynasty of the Merovingians, this book takes readers into the histories, mysteries, and scandals of these illustrious sites, as well as covering the latest discoveries, early pioneers, and the innovations for which French archaeology is famous. The stunning cave art of Lascaux, the engineering excellence of the Pont-du-Gard and the amphora-laden shipwreck at Madrague de Giens are among the wealth of archaeological sites to be discovered.
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Archaeology Hotspot Great Britain

Unearthing the Past for Armchair Archaeologists

Author: Donald Henson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0759123977

Category: Travel

Page: 258

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A fascinating review of archaeological Great Britain, covering the deep archaeology of this long-settled island—from early hominid remains through the modern world—as well as Great Britain’s role in the larger archaeological realm.
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Archaeologists in Print

Publishing for the People

Author: Amara Thornton

Publisher: UCL Press

ISBN: 1787352579

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 306

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Archaeologists in Print is a history of popular publishing in archaeology in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, a pivotal period of expansion and development in both archaeology and publishing. It examines how British archaeologists produced books and popular periodical articles for a non-scholarly audience, and explores the rise in archaeologists’ public visibility. Notably, it analyses women’s experiences in archaeology alongside better known male contemporaries as shown in their books and archives. In the background of this narrative is the history of Britain’s imperial expansion and contraction, and the evolution of modern tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Archaeologists exploited these factors to gain public and financial support and interest, and build and maintain a reading public for their work, supported by the seasonal nature of excavation and tourism. Reinforcing these publishing activities through personal appearances in the lecture hall, exhibition space and site tour, and in new media – film, radio and television – archaeologists shaped public understanding of archaeology. It was spadework, scripted. The image of the archaeologist as adventurous explorer of foreign lands, part spy, part foreigner, eternally alluring, solidified during this period. That legacy continues, undimmed, today. Praise for Archaeologists in Print This beautifully written book will be valued by all kinds of readers: you don't need to be an archaeologist to enjoy the contents, which take you through different publishing histories of archaeological texts and the authors who wrote them. From the productive partnership of travel guide with archaeological interest, to the women who feature so often in the history of archaeological publishing, via closer analysis of the impact of John Murray, Macmillan and Co, and Penguin, this volume excavates layers of fascinating facts that reveal much of the wider culture of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The prose is clear and the stories compulsive: Thornton brings to life a cast of people whose passion for their profession lives again in these pages. Warning: the final chapter, on Archaeological Fictions, will fill your to-be-read list with stacks of new titles to investigate! This is a highly readable, accessible exploration into the dynamic relationships between academic authors, publishers, and readers. It is, in addition, an exemplar of how academic research can attract a wide general readership, as well as a more specialised one: a stellar combination of rigorous scholarship with lucid, pacy prose. Highly recommended!' Samantha Rayner, Director of UCL Centre for Publishing; Deputy Head of Department and Director of Studies, Department of Information Studies, UCL
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Warfare in Neolithic Europe

An Archaeological and Anthropological Analysis

Author: Julian Maxwell Heath

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1473879876

Category: History

Page: 168

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The Neolithic ('New Stone Age') marks the time when the prehistoric communities of Europe turned their backs on the hunter-gatherer lifestyle that they had followed for many thousands of years, and instead, became farmers. The significance of this switch from a lifestyle that had been based on the hunting and gathering of wild food resources, to one that involved the growing of crops and raising livestock, cannot be underestimated. Although it was a complex process that varied from place to place, there can be little doubt that it was during the Neolithic that the foundations for the incredibly complex modern societies in which we live today were laid. However, we would be wrong to think that the first farming communities of Europe were in tune with nature and each other, as there is a considerable (and growing) body of archaeological data that is indicative of episodes of warfare between these communities. This evidence should not be taken as proof that warfare was endemic across Neolithic Europe, but it does strongly suggest that it was more common than some scholars have proposed. Furthermore, the words of the seventeenth-century English philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, who famously described prehistoric life as 'nasty, brutish, and short', seem rather apt in light of some of the archaeological discoveries from the European Neolithic.
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Archaeological Research in Roman Egypt

The Proceedings of the Seventeenth Classical Colloquium of the Department of Greek and Roman Antiquities, British Museum, Held on 1-4 December, 1993

Author: Donald M Bayle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781887829199

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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Exploring Megalithic Europe

Amazing Sites to See for Yourself

Author: Julian Heath

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538120910

Category: History

Page: 292

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Countless reminders of prehistoric life still survive in the wide landscapes of Europe, but none are arguably as fascinating or awe-inspiring as the huge stone monuments built by its Neolithic and Bronze Age European societies. These 'megalithic' (after the Greek megas: great, and lithos: stone) structures can still be found scattered in their thousands across Europe, taking many different forms, but all providing a tentative and mysterious link to its distant past. From the Mediterranean to the colder climes of Scandinavia, this book takes readers on a journey through Europe, examining its diverse range of megalithic monuments, also looking at what insights these remarkable structures may provide into the ancient communities who were responsible for their construction.
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