Prehistoric Woodworking

Prehistoric Woodworking

Examples come from the author’s work at Oakbank Crannog in Scotland. The volume examines the methods of recording, techniques of analysis and implications of this unusual form of evidence.

Author: Rob Sands

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315422039

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Rob Sands explores the evidence left by the use of axes on wooden beams and tools found in waterlogged archaeological sites dating over 2000 years old. A toolmark can not only inform the archaeologist about the implement used, but also provides evidence of building and artifact construction methods and labor patterns. Examples come from the author’s work at Oakbank Crannog in Scotland. The volume examines the methods of recording, techniques of analysis and implications of this unusual form of evidence.
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European Prehistory

European Prehistory

Somerset Levels Papers 9:19–43. Orme, B.J., and Coles, J.M., 1985, Prehistoric
woodworking from the Somerset Levels: 2. Species selection and prehistoric
woodlands. Somerset Levels Papers 11:7–24. Orsi, P., 1899, Pantalica e
Cassibile.

Author: Sarunas Milisauskas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441966331

Category: Social Science

Page: 493

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European Prehistory: A Survey traces humans from their earliest appearance on the continent to the Rise of the Roman Empire, drawing on archaeological research from all over Europe. It includes the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. Throughout these periods, the major developments are explored using a wide range of archaeological data that emphasizes aspects of agricultural practices, gender, mortuary practices, population genetics, ritual, settlement patterns, technology, trade, and warfare. Using new methods and theories, recent discoveries and arguments are presented and previous discoveries reevaluated. This work includes chapters on European geography and the chronology of European prehistory. A new chapter has been added on the historical development of European archaeology. The remaining chapters have been contributed by archaeologists specializing in different periods. The second edition of European Prehistory: A Survey is enhanced by a glossary, three indices and a comprehensive bibliography, as well as an extensive collection of maps, chronological tables and photographs.
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Prehistoric Intertidal Archaeology in the Welsh Severn Estuary

Prehistoric Intertidal Archaeology in the Welsh Severn Estuary

... 1985 Prehistoric woodworking from the Somerset Levels 2 Somerset Levels
Pap , 11 , 7 – 24 Coles , J , Hibbert , F A and Orme , B J , 1973 Prehistoric roads
and tracks in Somerset , 3 The Sweet Track Proc Prehist Soc , 39 , 256 – 93
Coles ...

Author: Martin Bell

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029068264

Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Page: 409

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Accompanying CD-ROM ... "contain[s] the survey map base and associated databases and images."--Page 4 of cover.
Categories: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Prehistoric Coastal Communities

Prehistoric Coastal Communities

Oxford : Oxbow Orme , B J , and Coles , J M , 1983 Prehistoric woodworking from
the Somerset Levels : 1 timber , Somerset Levels Papers , 9 , 9 – 43 Oshibkina ,
S V , 1990 The material culture of the Veretye - type sites in the region to the east
 ...

Author: Martin Bell

Publisher: Council for British Archeology

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133573258

Category: Social Science

Page: 381

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Providing evidence about prehistoric life in Britain, this book focuses on the little studied communities of the South West and Wales. It offers useful case studies from nationally important Bronze Age sites such as Brean Down on the Somerset Levels.
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Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society

Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society

Prehistoric Society (London, England). carpenter who, as his 'little joke' (from the
project manager's point of view at least), used Roman numerals as carpenters
marks – a technology for matching up the various structural elements (Fig.

Author: Prehistoric Society (London, England)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066323067

Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Page:

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Categories: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Prehistoric Technology 40 Years Later

 Prehistoric Technology  40 Years Later

Distinguishing woodworking tools from agricultural tools edge , but are nearly
parallel or at a low angle . This shows that sickles were used to cut , but not to
chop . ( 3 ) Woodworking tools develop wear traces that lack the cometshaped
pits ...

Author: Laura Longo

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015080732434

Category: Social Science

Page: 559

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This massive volume, the proceedings of an international conference in Verona in 2005, reasseses the work of S.A. Semonov, the Soviet archaeologist and pioneer of the functional analysis.
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The Antiquaries Journal

The Antiquaries Journal

Entwicklung der Dreschseltechnik ' , Archäologische Anzeiger , 55 , 616 - 34
Rieth , A and Langenbacher , K 1954 . Die Entwicklung der Drehbank ,
Ursprünge der Technik , 1 , Stuttgart Sands , R 1997 . Prehistoric Woodworking .
Analysis and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X004991574

Category: Archaeology

Page:

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Categories: Archaeology

Foragers Farmers and Fishers in a Coastal Landscape

Foragers  Farmers and Fishers in a Coastal Landscape

In S . McGrail ( ed . ) , Woodworking techniques before A . D . 1500 , 79 - 93 .
British Archaeological Reports , International Series 129 . Oxford . Orme , B . J .
and Coles , J . M . 1983 Prehistoric woodworking from the Somerset Levels : 1 ...

Author: Aidan O'Sullivan

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015055570769

Category: History

Page: 345

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A survey of the archaeological heritage of the intertidal zone of the Shannon estuary and the Fergus estuary. This monograph introduces a new perspective to Irish archaeology and uncovers a wealth of new types of archaeological evidence.
Categories: History

Adaptive Radiations in Prehistoric Panama

Adaptive Radiations in Prehistoric Panama

The small tabular and broad - based wedges are also quite clearly used as
wedges or chisels in woodworking . These small wedges are best considered to
be restricted to Boquete phase deposits . Of 277 small wedges recovered in
Casita de ...

Author: Olga F. Linares

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: UVA:X000495479

Category: Architecture

Page: 530

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Categories: Architecture

Flag Fen

Flag Fen

Life and Death of a Prehistoric Landscape Francis Pryor ... Even ancient
preserved bog oak ' was rare here . ... While reading for her degree Maisie had
developed an interest in prehistoric woodworking and had managed to find
courses in ...

Author: Francis Pryor

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015061176320

Category: History

Page: 190

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The Fens of eastern England form a very distinct environment which has produced particular patterns of prehistoric occupation. Dr Francis Pryor, the Director of the Flag Fen Archaeological Trust, gives his own personal account of his discovery and excavation of this now-famous Bronze Age site near Peterborough. In addition to the Bronze Age ditched field systems, the massive timber platform and the avenue of posts with votive deposits, Dr Pryor describes the Neolithic pit grave on the site and the later Iron Age village. This is an updated, expanded and re-illustrated edition of a book first published over 10 years ago.
Categories: History

Newsletter

Newsletter

Deborah Foster , Wood Remains and Stone Tools : Prehistoric Woodworking
Technology at Lee Island , Lake Te Anau . B.A. ( Hons ) dissertation ,
Anthropology Department , Otago University . 139 pp . , 27 plates , 19 figures , 9
tables , 3 ...

Author: New Zealand Archaeological Association

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015017492912

Category: Archaeology

Page:

View: 554

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The Taxonomy of Ground Stone Woodworking Tools

The Taxonomy of Ground Stone Woodworking Tools

very infrequently found , other features of a relatively advanced woodworking
technology are present . ... The Marpole technology is equivalent in all ways to
the late prehistoric woodworking tool kit , and must have been adequate to
complete ...

Author: Quentin Mackie

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105017119467

Category: Social Science

Page: 115

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A multivariate study of approximately 1,500 ground stone tools (celts) from the Coast Salishan cultural area of British Columbia, Canada, forms the basis of this book. The traditional and often unthinking quest to find types within this largely unclassified class of material formed the starting point to the author's work. When statistical methods failed to discriminate betweenn typological groups, Mackie was forced to think more creatively about the behavioural environment of their use., especially how use-life would alter shape. This book is therefore both a study of stone tools and an exploration into archaeological systematics which problematises the manic classificatory zeal which is such a peculiar feature of most archaeologists.
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Prehistoric Indians of the Southeast

Prehistoric Indians of the Southeast

Of primary interest as stage criteria are the heavy ground-stone woodworking
tools generally regarded as prerequisite to the successful occupation of forest
environments — axes, adzes, wedges, gouges, etc. [1958:107-08] Recent ...

Author: John A. Walthall

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817305521

Category: Social Science

Page: 299

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This book deals with the prehistory of the region encompassed by the present state of Alabama and spans a period of some 11,000 years—from 9000 B.C. and the earliest documented appearance of human beings in the area to A.D. 1750, when the early European settlements were well established. Only within the last five decades have remains of these prehistoric peoples been scientifically investigated. This volume is the product of intensive archaeological investigations in Alabama by scores of amateur and professional researchers. It represents no end product but rather is an initial step in our ongoing study of Alabama's prehistoric past. The extent of current industrial development and highway construction within Alabama and the damming of more and more rivers and streams underscore the necessity that an unprecedented effort be made to preserve the traces of prehistoric human beings that are destroyed every day by our own progress.
Categories: Social Science

An Indexed Bibliography of Underwater Archaeology and Related Topics

An Indexed Bibliography of Underwater Archaeology and Related Topics

Author: John Sherwood Illsley

Publisher: Anthony Nelson Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015041306906

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This volume is an indexed bibliography of underwater archaeology and related topics. It covers a range of subjects, including shipbuilding and naval architecture, underwater archaeology, artefacts, conservation and archaeological sites.
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Interpreting the Landscape

Interpreting the Landscape

The preservation qualities of the Somerset Levels have demonstrated to us a
wide range of prehistoric woodworking skills and the uses to which wood was put
, not only for use in trackways (Fig. 5), hurdles, and so on, but also for making ...

Author: Michael Aston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134746309

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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Most places in Britain have had a local history written about them. Up until this century these histories have addressed more parochial issues, such as the life of the manor, rather than explaining the features and changes in the landscape in a factual manner. Much of what is visible today in Britain's landscape is the result of a chain of social and natural processes, and can be interpreted through fieldwork as well as from old maps and documents. Michael Aston uses a wide range of source material to study the complex and dynamic history of the countryside, illustrating his points with aerial photographs, maps, plans and charts. He shows how to understand the surviving remains as well as offering his own explanations for how our landscape has evolved.
Categories: Social Science

Ozette Archaeological Project Research Reports Ethnobotany and wood technology

Ozette Archaeological Project Research Reports  Ethnobotany and wood technology

Syntheses of data on woodworking are few , and are generally concerned with
the introduction of metal as an impetus for the rise of the monumental totem poles
( Barbeau 1973 ) . Accounts of prehistoric woodworking have been limited to ...

Author: Stephan R. Samuels

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C086418712

Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page:

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Categories: Excavations (Archaeology)

Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology

Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology

1989 To Catch a Fish: Some Limitations on Prehistoric Fishing in Southern
California with Special Reference to Native Plant Fiber Fishing Line. Journal of
Ethnobiology 9(2):173–199. Sands, R. 1997 Prehistoric Woodworking: The
Analysis ...

Author: Jeffrey R. Ferguson

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607320231

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Designing Experimental Research in Archaeology is a guide for the design of archaeological experiments for both students and scholars. Experimental archaeology provides a unique opportunity to corroborate conclusions with multiple trials of repeatable experiments and can provide data otherwise unavailable to archaeologists without damaging sites, remains, or artifacts. Each chapter addresses a particular classification of material culture-ceramics, stone tools, perishable materials, composite hunting technology, butchering practices and bone tools, and experimental zooarchaeology-detailing issues that must be considered in the development of experimental archaeology projects and discussing potential pitfalls. The experiments follow coherent and consistent research designs and procedures and are placed in a theoretical context, and contributors outline methods that will serve as a guide in future experiments. This degree of standardization is uncommon in traditional archaeological research but is essential to experimental archaeology. The field has long been in need of a guide that focuses on methodology and design. This book fills that need not only for undergraduate and graduate students but for any archaeologist looking to begin an experimental research project.
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Archaeology from the Wetlands

Archaeology from the Wetlands

O ' Sullivan , A 1991 Prehistoric Woodworking Techniques : The Evidence from
Excavated Trackways in the Raised Bogs of Co Longford . Unpubl MA thesis ,
University College , Dublin . Sands , R 1997 Prehistoric Woodworking . The
Analysis ...

Author: WARP (Project). Conference

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124090288

Category: Archaeology

Page: 363

View: 922

The proceedings of this conference bear witness to resurgence in Scottish wetland studies and offer an introduction to wetland sites as elements in the cultural landscapes of the world.
Categories: Archaeology

Seahenge

Seahenge

I will return to prehistoric woodworking in a later chapter , but here I want to show
how Maisie's results fitted within our general reconstruction of what had originally
happened at Etton . It was not enough simply to show that woodworking had ...

Author: Francis Pryor

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: PSU:000050934447

Category: History

Page: 337

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One of the most haunting and enigmatic archaeological discoveries of recent times was the uncovering in 1998 at low tide of the so-called Seahenge on the north coast of Norfolk. This circle of wooden planks set vertically in the sand, with a large inverted tree-trunk in the middle, likened to a ghostly "hand reaching up from the underworld", has now been dated to around 2020 BC. It focused national attention on archaeology to an extent not seen for many years, and the issues raised by its removal and preservation made it a "cause celebre". Francis Pryor has been at the centre of British archaeological fieldwork for nearly 30 years, piecing together the way of life of Bronze Age people, their settlement of the landscape, their religion and rituals. "Seahenge" demonstrates how much Western civilization owes to the prehistoric societies that existed in Europe in the last four millennia BC.
Categories: History

The Exploitation of Wetlands

The Exploitation of Wetlands

Orme , B . J . and Coles , J . M . ( 1983 ) Prehistoric woodworking from the
Somerset Levels : 1 . Timber . Somerset Levels Papers 9 19 - 43 . Orme , B . J .
and Coles , J . M . ( 1984 ) Ten excavations along the Sweet Track ( 3200 bc )
Somerset ...

Author: Association for Environmental Archaeology. Symposium

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015029529586

Category: Social Science

Page: 371

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(BAR 186, 1988)
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