The Archaeology of Nuragic Sardinia

Author: Gary Webster

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 9781781791356

Category: History

Page: 256

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"The Archaeology of Nuragic Sardinia is a comprehensive synthesis of evidence bearing on current understandings of Sardinian prehistory from the 23rd through 8th centuries BC. Within a culture-historical framework recent findings on chronology, settlement, subsistence, industries, trade, external relations and cult practices are treated within successive chronological periods from Early Bronze Age through Early Iron Age. Summary discussions address issues of interpretation with regard to what might be reasonably inferred about Nuragic social institutions, normative codes, even cognitive orientations. While the focus throughout is on the Sardinian record, due consideration is also paid to potentially related developments on the neighboring island of Corsica"--Provided by publisher.
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A Prehistory of Sardinia, 2300-500 BC

Author: Gary S. Webster

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850755086

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Nuragic 'civilization' of Bronze and Iron Age Sardinia, known for its monumental stone towers, sacred wells and peculiar bronze votive figurines, has long fascinated travellers and archaeologists. Yet only recently have scholars outside the island recognized the potential significance of these unique island societies in the development of broader ancient Mediterranean cultural patterns. One reason has been the relative inaccessibility of recent reference works on the Nuragic evidence. The present Prehistory attempts to remedy the need for a complete and up-to-date synthesis of all extant evidence on Nuragic settlement, technology, economy, trade and ritual. This original interpretation of archaeological, historical and iconographic data constitutes the first modern study of the origins and development of these societies to appear in English.
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The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory

Author: Emma Blake,A. Bernard Knapp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140513724X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory and an essential reference to the most recent research and fieldwork. Only book available to offer general coverage of Mediterranean prehistory Written by 14 of the leading archaeologists in the field Spans the Neolithic through the Iron Age, and draws from all the major regions of the Mediterranean's coast and islands Presents the central debates in Mediterranean prehistory---trade and interaction, rural economies, ritual, social structure, gender, monumentality, insularity, archaeometallurgy and the metals trade, stone technologies, settlement, and maritime traffic---as well as contemporary legacies of the region's prehistoric past Structure of text is pedagogically driven Engages diverse theoretical approaches so students will see the benefits of multivocality
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Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean

Mobility, Materiality and Identity

Author: Peter van Dommelen,A. Bernard Knapp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136903461

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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Material Connections eschews outdated theory, tainted by colonialist attitudes, and develops a new cultural and historical understanding of how factors such as mobility, materiality, conflict and co-presence impacted on the formation of identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Fighting against ‘hyper-specialisation’ within the subject area, it explores the multiple ways that material culture was used to establish, maintain and alter identities, especially during periods of transition, culture encounter and change. A new perspective is adopted, one that perceives the use of material culture by prehistoric and historic Mediterranean peoples in formulating and changing their identities. It considers how objects and social identities are entangled in various cultural encounters and interconnections. The movement of people as well as objects has always stood at the heart of attempts to understand the courses and process of human history. The Mediterranean offers a wealth of such information and Material Connections, expanding on this base, offers a dynamic, new subject of enquiry – the social identify of prehistoric and historic Mediterranean people – and considers how migration, colonial encounters, and connectivity or insularity influence social identities. The volume includes a series of innovative, closely related case studies that examine the contacts amongst various Mediterranean islands – Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, Crete, Cyprus, the Balearics – and the nearby shores of Italy, Greece, North Africa, Spain and the Levant to explore the social and cultural impact of migratory, colonial and exchange encounters. Material Connections forges a new path in understanding the material culture of the Mediterranean and will be essential for those wishing to develop their understanding of material culture and identity in the Mediterranean.
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Studies in Sardinian Archaeology

Author: Miriam S. Balmuth,Robert H. Tykot

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781900188821

Category: History

Page: 403

View: 1977

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Balanced between the Aegean and West Mediterranean worlds, Sardinia offers a perfect laboratory for the investigation of interaction between societies from the Palaeolithic to Roman period. This work has, however, been hampered in the past by incompatible chronologies, so the 46 papers in this volume (originated at an international congress held at Tufts University in 1995) form an important stepping stone for future research. Twelve papers in Italian take a stylistic approach, using architecture, sculpture and (for the Chalcolithic). The English-language papers discuss radiocarbon dating, dendrochronology, obsidian and other scientific approaches to dating. As the title of the book suggests, Aegean chronologies benefit as much as the West Mediterranean from the results presented here.
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Duos Nuraghes: The interpretive archaeology

Author: Gary S. Webster

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

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'Hayley or Matthew's Story' shows the link between healthy, risk-reducing behaviours prior to pregnancy and the well-being of a newborn child. Follows an expectant mother and her husband through the last stages of pregnancy and the factors and conditions that affect the developmental process. 'The Growing Years' identifies major health risks during infancy, early childhood, childhood, and adolescence; and discusses preventive strategies that are proving successful.
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Interrogating Pedagogies

Archaeology in Higher Education

Author: Paul Rainbird

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

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Seventeen papers, based on those given at a workshop held in Lampeter in 2000, discuss a wide range of issues and themes of archaeology as taught in higher education, including courses, training, links with the professional sector, assessment methods, qualifications, fieldwork, the role of the teaching institution, supervision, bureaucracy, student choice and the recent Benchmark statement for archaeology launched by the Quality Assurance Agency. Aiming to be proactive rather than reactive, the contributors scrutinise existing teaching practices and highlight the importance of this type of debate in thinking about the future.
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The Archaeology of Cyprus

From Earliest Prehistory Through the Bronze Age

Author: A. Bernard Knapp

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521897823

Category: Art

Page: 640

View: 9674

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"This book treats the archaeology of Cyprus from the first-known human presence during the Late Epipalaeolithic (ca. 11,000 BC) through the end of the Bronze Age (ca. 1000 BC)"--
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Mountains of Silver & Rivers of Gold

The Phoenicians in Iberia

Author: Ann Neville

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The traditional picture of the Phoenicians in Iberia is that of wily traders drawn there by the irresistible lure of the fabulous mineral wealth of the El Dorado of the ancient world. However, a remarkable series of archaeological discoveries, starting in the 1960s, have transformed our understanding of the Phoenicians and allow us to glimpse a picture of life in the Far West that is far richer, and more complex, than the traditional mercantile hypothesis. Drawing on literary and archaeological sources, this books offers an in-depth analysis of the Phoenicians in Iberia: their settlements, material culture, contacts with the local people, and activities; agricultural and cultural, as well as commercial. It concludes that the Phoenician presence in Iberia gave rise to a truly western form of Phoenician culture, one that was enriched and drew from contacts with the local population, forming a characteristic identity, still visible on the arrival of the Romans in the Peninsula.
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