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Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

by Romila Thapar

<p>This classic provides a comprehensive account of the hstory of the Mauryas with a special emphasis on the reign and activities of Asoka. It examines the sources, socio-economic conditions, administration, Dhamma, foreign relations, and the ...

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Able Minds and Practiced Hands

Scotland's Early Medieval Sculpture in the 21st Century

by SallyM. Foster

<p>One hundred years on from J Romilly Allen and Joseph Anderson's 1903 landmark publication, The Early Christian Monuments of Scotland, twenty six essays explore the current state of knowledge of early medieval sculpture in Scotland. They ...

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About Antiquities

Politics of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire

by Zeynep Çelik

Antiquities have been pawns in empire-building and global rivalries; power struggles; assertions of national and cultural identities; and cross-cultural exchanges, cooperation, abuses, and misunderstandings—all with the underlying element of ...

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Abundance

The Archaeology of Plenitude

by Monica L. Smith

<p>Using case studies from around the globe—including Mesoamerica, North and South America, Africa, China, and the Greco-Roman world—and across multiple time periods, the authors in this volume make the case that abundance provides an essential ...

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Academics, Artists, and Museums

21st-Century Partnerships

by Irina D. Costache & Clare Kunny

<p>Collaboration and interdisciplinary practice in the museum are on the rise. <em>Academics, Artists, and Museums</em> examines twenty-first century partnerships between the museum and higher education sectors, with a focus on art museums and ...

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Active Collections

by Trevor Jones, Elizabeth Wood & Rainey Tisdale

<p>In recent years, many museums have implemented sweeping changes in how they engage audiences. However, changes to the field’s approaches to collections stewardship have come much more slowly. <em>Active Collections</em> critically examines ...

ISBN: 9781351383516

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Activity, Diet and Social Practice

Addressing Everyday Life in Human Skeletal Remains

by Sarah Schrader

<p>Day-to-day activities are important in the development of social identities, the establishment of social standing, and the communal understanding of societal rules. This perspective is broadly referred to as practice theory and relates to the

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Admiration and Awe

Morisco Buildings and Identity Negotiations in Early Modern Spanish Historiography

by Antonio Urquízar-Herrera

<p>This book offers the first systematic analysis of the cultural and religious appropriation of Andalusian architecture by Spanish historians during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. To date this process of Christian appropriation has ...

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Adventures in the Bone Trade

The Race to Discover Human Ancestors in Ethiopia’s Afar Depression

by Jon Kalb

<p>As co-founder of the expedition that discovered Lucy, and leader of most of the first site-surveys in the Afar Depression in Ethiopia, Jon Kalb has years of experience with the region, its politics, and the scientists involved in the ...

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Ægean Archæology

An Introduction to the Archæology of Prehistoric Greece

by H. R. Hall

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Africa from MIS 6-2

Population Dynamics and Paleoenvironments

by Sacha C. Jones & Brian A. Stewart

<p>Bringing together archaeological, paleoenvironmental, paleontological and genetic data, this book makes a first attempt to reconstruct African population histories from out species' evolution to the Holocene. Africa during Marine Isotope ...

ISBN: 9789401775205

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African Archaeology Without Frontiers

Papers from the 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress

by Chapurukha M Kusimba, Santores Tchandeu, Dirk Seidensticker & others

<p>Confronting national, linguistic and disciplinary boundaries, contributors to African Archaeology Without Frontiers argue against artificial limits and divisions created through the study of ‘ages’ that in reality overlap and cannot and ...

ISBN: 9781776141616

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African Civilizations

An Archaeological Perspective

by Graham Connah

<p>This new revised edition of African Civilizations re-examines the physical evidence for developing social complexity in Africa over the last six thousand years. Unlike the two previous editions, it is not confined to tropical Africa but ...

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African Civilizations

by Connah, Graham

This new revised edition of African Civilizations re-examines the physical evidence for developing social complexity in Africa over the last six thousand years. Unlike the two previous editions, it is not confined to tropical Africa but ...

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African History: A Very Short Introduction

by John Parker & Richard Rathbone

<p>Essential reading for anyone interested in the African continent and the diversity of human history, this Very Short Introduction looks at Africa's past and reflects on the changing ways it has been imagined and represented. Key themes in ...

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After Ethics

Ancestral Voices and Post-Disciplinary Worlds in Archaeology

by Alejandro Haber & Nick Shepherd

<p>While books on archaeological and anthropological ethics have proliferated in recent years, few attempt to move beyond a conventional discourse on ethics to consider how a discussion of the social and political implications of archaeological ...

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Agency and Identity in the Ancient Near East

New Paths Forward

by Sharon R. Steadman & Jennifer C. Ross

<p>Agency theory examines the relationship between individuals or groups when one party is doing work on behalf of another. 'Agency and Identity in the Ancient Near East' offers a theoretical study of agency and identity in Near Eastern ...

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Agency Uncovered

Archaeological Perspectives on Social Agency, Power, and Being Human

by Andrew Gardner

<p>This book questions the value of the concept of 'agency', a term used in sociological and philosophical literature to refer to individual free will in archaeology. On the one hand it has been argued that previous generations of ...

ISBN: 9781315435190

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Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion

Gordion Special Studies 8

by John M. Marston

<p>This book publishes the results of 220 botanical samples from the 1993-2002 Gordion excavations directed by Mary Voigt. Together with Naomi Miller's 2010 volume (Gordion Special Studies 5), this book completes the publication of botanical ...

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Agriculture and Industry in South-Eastern Roman Britain

by David Bird

<p>The ancient counties surrounding the Weald in the SE corner of England have a strongly marked character of their own that has survived remarkably well in the face of ever-increasing population pressure. The area is, however, comparatively ...

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