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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Diversity and Complexity in Prehistoric Maritime Societies

A Gulf Of Maine Perspective

Author: Bruce J. Bourque

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0585275742

Category: Social Science

Page: 414

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New England archaeology has not always been everyone's cup of tea; only late in the Golden of nineteenth-century archaeology, as archaeology's focus turned westward, did a few pioneers look northward as well, causing a brief flurry of investigation and excavation. Between 1892 and 1894, Charles C. Willoughby did some exemplary excavations at three small burial sites in Bucksport, Orland, and Ellsworth, Maine, and made some models of that activity for exhibition at the Chicago World's Fair. These activities were encouraged by E Putnam, director of the Harvard Peabody Museum and head of anthropology at the "Columbian" Exposition. Even earlier, another director of the Peabody, Jeffries Wyman, spawned some real interest in the shellheaps of the Maine coast, but that did not last very long. Twentieth-century New England archaeology, specifically in Maine, was--for its first fifty years--rather low key too, with short-lived but important activity by Arlo and Oric (a Bates Harvard student) prior to World War Later, I. another Massachusetts institution, the Peabody Foundation at Andover, took some minor but responsible steps toward further understanding of the area's prehistoric past.
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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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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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Category: Academic libraries

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