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Ancient Mythological Images and their Interpretation

An Introduction to Iconology, Semiotics and Image Studies in Classical Art History

by Katharina Lorenz

<p>When we try to make sense of pictures, what do we gain when we use a particular method - and what might we be missing or even losing? Empirical experimentation on three types of mythological imagery - a Classical Greek pot, a frieze from ...

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Ancient People of the Andes

by Michael A. Malpass

<p>In <em>Ancient People of the Andes</em>, Michael A. Malpass describes the prehistory of western South America from initial colonization to the Spanish Conquest. All the major cultures of this region, from the Moche to the Inkas, receive ...

ISBN: 9781501703928

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Ancient Peoples of the Great Basin and Colorado Plateau

by Steven R Simms

<p>Written to appeal to professional archaeologists, students, and the interested public alike, this book is a long overdue introduction to the ancient peoples of the Great Basin and northern Colorado Plateau. Through detailed syntheses, the ...

ISBN: 9781315434957

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Ancient Puebloan Southwest

by John Kantner

Ancient Puebloan Southwest traces the evolution of Puebloan society in the American Southwest from the emergence of the Chaco and Mimbres traditions in the AD 1000s through the early decades of contact with the Spanish in the sixteenth century. ...

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Ancient Religions of the Austronesian World

From Australasia to Taiwan

by Julian Baldick

<p>Austronesia is the vast oceanic region which stretches from Madagascar to Taiwan to New Zealand. Encompassing both scattered archipelagos and major landmasses, Austronesia – derived from the Latin australis, 'southern', and Greek nesos, ...

ISBN: 9780857733573

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Ancient Ruins and Rock Art of the Southwest

An Archaeological Guide

by David Grant Noble

<p>This fourth edition of David Grant Noble's indispensable guide to archaeological ruins of the American Southwest includes updated text and many newly opened archaeological sites. From Alibates Flint Quarries in Texas to the Zuni-Acoma Trail ...

ISBN: 9781589799387

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Ancient Scandinavia

An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings

by T. Douglas Price

<p>Scandinavia, a land mass comprising the modern countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, was the last part of Europe to be inhabited by humans. Not until the end of the last Ice Age when the melting of huge ice sheets left behind a fresh, ...

ISBN: 9780190231996

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Ancient Southeast Asia

by John Norman Miksic & Goh Geok Yian

<p><em>Ancient Southeast Asia</em> provides readers with a much needed synthesis of the latest discoveries and research in the archaeology of the region, presenting the evolution of complex societies in Southeast Asia from the protohistoric ...

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Ancient Starch Research

by Robin Torrence & Huw Barton

<p>What role did plant resources have in the evolution of the human species? Why and how have plants been managed and transported to new environments? Where, how, and why were plants domesticated, and why do the patterns vary in different parts ...

ISBN: 9781315434872

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Ancient Stones: The Prehistoric Dolmens of Sicily

by Salvatore Piccolo

<p><strong>A richly illustrated guide to the dolmen culture of Prehistoric Sicily.</strong></p> <p>Scattered around the world in woods and on mountains dolmens have posed a mystery for hundreds of years. The interpretations of these mysteries ...

ISBN: 1230003014325

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Ancient Syria

A Three Thousand Year History

by Trevor Bryce

<p>Syria has long been one of the most trouble-prone and politically volatile regions of the Near and Middle Eastern world. This book looks back beyond the troubles of the present to tell the 3000-year story of what happened many centuries ...

ISBN: 9780191002939

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Ancient Teotihuacan

Early Urbanism in Central Mexico

by George L. Cowgill

<p>First comprehensive English-language book on the largest city in the Americas before the 1400s. Teotihuacan is a UNESCO world heritage site, located in highland central Mexico, about twenty-five miles from Mexico City, visited by millions of ...

ISBN: 9781316287361

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Ancient Water Technologies

by L. Mays

<p>There is no more fundamental resource than water. The basis of all life, water is fast becoming a key issue in today’s world, as well as a source of conflict. This fascinating book, which sets out many of the ingenious methods by which ...

ISBN: 9789048186327

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Ancient West Asian Civilization

Geoenvironment and Society in the Pre-Islamic Middle East

by Akira Tsuneki, Shigeo Yamada & Ken-ichiro Hisada

<p>This book explores aspects of the ancient civilization in West Asia, which has had a great impact on modern human society—agriculture, metallurgy, cities, writing, regional states, and monotheism, all of which appeared first in West Asia ...

ISBN: 9789811005541

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Andean Archaeology I

Variations in Sociopolitical Organization

by William H. Isbell & Helaine Silverman

<p>Study of the origin and development of civilization is of unequaled importance for understanding the cultural processes that create human societies. Is cultural evolution directional and regular across human societies and history, or is it ...

ISBN: 9781461506393

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Anglo-Saxon Graves and Grave Goods of the 6th and 7th Centuries AD

A Chronological Framework

by Alex Bayliss

<p>The Early Anglo-Saxon Period is characterized archaeologically by the regular deposition of artefacts in human graves in England. The scope for dating these objects and graves has long been studied, but it has typically proved easier to ...

ISBN: 9781351576451

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Anglo-Saxon Towers of Lordship

by Michael G. Shapland

<p>It has long been assumed that England lay outside the Western European tradition of castle-building until after the Norman Conquest of 1066. It is now becoming apparent that Anglo-Saxon lords had been constructing free-standing towers at ...

ISBN: 9780192537232

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Animal Husbandry in Ancient Israel

A Zooarchaeological Perspective on Livestock Exploitation, Herd Management and Economic Strategies

by Aharon Sasson

<p>Animals have been used to human advantage for thousands of years. 'Animal Husbandry in Ancient Israel' presents an analysis of caprines and cattle husbandry in the Southern Levantine Bronze and Iron Age. The book employs key methodological ...

ISBN: 9781134903511

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Animal Teeth and Human Tools

A Taphonomic Odyssey in Ice Age Siberia

by Christy G. Turner II, Nicolai D. Ovodov & Olga V. Pavlova

<p>The culmination of more than a decade of fieldwork and related study, this unique book uses analyses of perimortem taphonomy in Ice Age Siberia to propose a new hypothesis for the peopling of the New World. The authors present evidence based ...

ISBN: 9781107065406

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Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics

2014

by Samantha K. Hastings

<p>The second volume of the <em>Annual Review of Cultural Heritage Informatics</em> (ARCHI)<em>,</em> edited by Samantha Kelly Hastings, is the polestar publication for cultural heritage scholars, professionals, and students. Featuring fourteen ...

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