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Animals in Ritual and Economy in a Roman Frontier Community

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Book Series: Amsterdam Archaeological Studies ISBN: 9789089640222 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640222 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Archaeology
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This new volume in the acclaimed Amsterdam Archaeological Studies series explores the roles of animals in a rural community in the civitas Batavorum in the 1st to 3rd centuries ad. Large-scale excavations of two settlements and a cremation cemetery in Tiel-Passewaaij have yielded an animal bone assemblage of around 30,000 fragments. The study compares data from both the settlements and the cemetery, assessing the role of livestock in the local economy and the production of surplus products for the Roman market. The author also investigates the use of animals in funerary and other rituals. The inclusion of a catalogue of special animal deposits makes it a valuable reference work for animal bone specialists.

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archeologie --- archeology

Ethnic Identity and Imperial Power

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Book Series: Amsterdam Archaeological Studies ISBN: 9789053567050 Year: Pages: 292 DOI: 10.5117/9789053567050 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Archaeology --- History
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This study explores the theme of Batavian ethnicity and ethnogenesis in the context of the Early Roman Empire, starting with the current view of ethnicity as a culturally determined, subjective construct shaped through interaction with an ethnic 'other'. The study analyses literary, epigraphic and archaeological sources relating to the Batavian image and self-image against the background of the specific integration of the Batavian community into the Roman world. The Batavian society was exploited by the Roman authorities for the recruitment of auxiliary soldiers. As a result it developed into a full-blown military community. The study's main conclusion is that Rome exerted a profound influence on the formation of the Batavians both as a political entity and as an ethnic group. The combination of an explicit theoretical framework and a clear presentation of empirical data makes this book an indispensable work for all those interested in ethnicity and ethnogenesis in the context of the Roman Empire.

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archeologie --- archeology

Local Identities

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Book Series: Amsterdam Archaeological Studies ISBN: 9789053565889 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.5117/9789053565889 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Archaeology
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Investigates how small groups - households and local communities - constitute and represent their social identity by ordering the landscape in which they dwell. The author develops a new theoretical and empirical perspective that deals with many of the practices that create collective senses of identity and belonging. These include house building and habitation, structured deposition, cremation and burial, arable farming, and ritual practices. An explicitly diachronic approach charts processes of cultural and social change which have previously gone largely unnoticed, providing a stimulating basis for a more dynamic history of the late prehistoric inhabitants of the Meuse-Demer-Scheldt region.

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archeologie --- archeology

Nuovi studi su Kyme eolica: produzioni e rotte trasmarine

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Book Series: Clio: Saggi di scienze storiche, archeologiche e storico-artistiche ISSN: 2532-4608 ISBN: 9788888904153 Year: Volume: 10 Pages: 224 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-88904-15-3 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: Archaeology
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The volume includes a series of contributions related to the handicraft productions of the ancient city of Aeolian Kyme (Turkey), edited with the purpose of investigating, through their circulation, the relations of the Aeolian metropolis with other areas of the Aegean see and of the ancient Mediterranean. The work deals with a difficult field of investigation, as not all the Anatolian manufacturing centres, including Kyme, have been properly documented so far. Researches carried out by archaeologists of the University of Naples, University of Calabria and University of Milan, who participate in the activities of the Italian Archaeological Mission in Kyme, reveal the economic role that the city of Kyme had in various historical period. It was a seaport of primary importance, located at the mouth of the Ermo river, which was the main transport route to the Anatolian inland, along the north-south costal road.

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archeology --- Kyme

Islands of Inquiry: Colonisation, seafaring and the archaeology of maritime landscapes (TA29)

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Book Series: Terra Australis ISBN: 9781921313905 Year: Pages: 510 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459300 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Archaeology
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This collection makes a substantial contribution to several highly topical areas of archaeological inquiry. Many of the papers present new and innovative research into the processes of maritime colonisation, processes that affect archaeological contexts from islands to continents. Others shift focus from process to the archaeology of maritime places from the Bering to the Torres Straits, providing highly detailed discussions of how living by and with the sea is woven into all elements of human life from subsistence to trade and to ritual. Of equal importance are more abstract discussions of islands as natural places refashioned by human occupation, either through the introduction of new organisms or new systems of production and consumption. These transformation stories gain further texture (and variety) through close examinations of some of the more significant consequences of colonisation and migration, particularly the creation of new cultural identities. Afinal set of papers explores the ways in which the techniques of archaeological science have provided insights into the fauna of islands and the human history of such places. Islands of Inquiry highlights the importance of an archaeologically informed history of landmasses in the oceans and seas of the world.

Monumental Polovtsian Statues in Eastern Europe. The Archaeology, Conservation and Protection

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ISBN: 9788376560298 9783110399356 Year: Pages: 196 DOI: 10.2478/9788376560298 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Archaeology
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Stone statues, indigenous to the early Turks, appeared in the vast territory of the Asian steppes, from Southern Siberia to Central Asia and across the foothills of the Ural Mountains. The custom originated among Cumans in Eastern Europe. The skill of erecting anthropomorphic stelae required proficiency in processing different kinds of stone and wood, and was characterized by artistic value of representations, as well as by the timeless aesthetics of the canon. The author presents the results of her formative studies into the collection of the Cuman sculptures of the Veliko-Anadol Forest Museum, Ukraine. The book delves into the history of research on Cuman stone stelae, resulting in great reading for all archeologists and historians alike.

Western Anatolia before Troy

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Book Series: OREA (1) ISBN: 9783700177616 9783700177807 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625897 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100431
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OREA 1 presents the scientific results of the international symposium Western Anatolia before Troy - Proto-Urbanisation in the 4th Millennium BC? The sparse archaeological data published for the 5th and 4th millennia BC and the archaeological picture of western Anatolia, fundamentally changed in the last decades, needed to bring together specialists of western Turkey and the neighbouring regions to discuss new data in the light of socio-cultural processes in the period before Troy. Furthermore, following the results of the ERC research group (ERC project Prehistoric Anatolia), it appeared high time to focus on this period as it had been frequently neglected in the recent dynamic prehistoric research in western Turkey.

Altered Ecologies: Fire, climate and human influence on terrestrial landscapes: Terra Australis 32

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Book Series: Terra australis ISBN: 9781921666810 Year: Pages: 512 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458799 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Archaeology
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Like a star chart this volume orientates the reader to the key issues and debates in Pacific and Australasian biogeography, palaeoecology and human ecology. A feature of this collection is the diversity of approaches ranging from interpretation of the biogeographic significance of plant and animal distributional patterns, pollen analysis from peats and lake sediments to discern Quaternary climate change, explanation of the patterns of faunal extinction events, the interplay of fire on landscape evolution, and models of the environmental consequences of human settlement patterns. The diversity of approaches, geographic scope and academic rigor are a fitting tribute to the enormous contributions of Geoff Hope. As made apparent in this volume, Hope pioneered multidisciplinary understanding of the history and impacts of human cultures in the Australia- Pacific region, arguably the globe’s premier model systems for understanding the consequences of human colonization on ecological systems. The distinguished scholars who have contributed to this volume also demonstrate Hope’s enduring contribution as an inspirational research leader, collaborator and mentor. Terra Australis leave no doubt that history matters, not only for land management, but more importantly, in alerting settler and indigenous societies alike to their past ecological impacts and future environmental trajectories.

Coastal Themes: An Archaeology of the Southern Curtis Coast, Queensland

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Book Series: Terra australis ISBN: 9781920942960 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458881 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Archaeology
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Archeology; Aboriginal australians; Antiquities; Queensland; Australia

Techniques and Economies in the Ancient Mediterranean

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ISBN: 9782722602649 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Collège de France
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Every age invents a new way of writing history, or at least seeks to shed light on the present by examining the past differently. For the past thirty years the amount of data produced by archaeology, especially by preventive excavations, has grown exponentially, thus opening new research perspectives on the history of ancient techniques and economies. Against a background of paucity of written sources, archaeology is currently producing series of documents enabling us to study the real state ...

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