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Prehistoric Mobility and Diet in the West Eurasian Steppes 3500 to 300 BC. An Isotopic Approach

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Book Series: Topoi. Berlin Studies of the Ancient World ISSN: 2191-5806 ISBN: 9783110311211 9783110388381 Year: Volume: 25 Pages: xii, 402 DOI: 10.1515/9783110311211 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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Questions concerning mobility and migration as well as subsistence strategies of past societies have always been of major importance in archaeological research. The West Eurasian steppes in the Eneolithic, the Early Bronze and the Iron Age were largely inhabited by cultural communities believed to show an elevated level of spatial mobility, often linked to their subsistence economy. In this volume, questions concerning the mobility and potential migration as well as the diet and economy of the West Eurasian steppes communities during the 4th, the 3rd and the 1st Millennia BC are approached by applying isotope analysis, specifically 87Sr/86Sr, δ18O, δ15N and δ13C analyses. Adapting a combination of different isotopic systems to a study area of vast spatial and chronological dimension allowed a wide variety of questions to be answered and establishes the beginning of a database of biogeochemical data for the West Eurasian steppes. Besides the characterisation of mobility and subsistence patterns of the archaeological communities under discussion, attempts to identify possible Early Bronze Age migrations from the steppes to the steppe-like plains in parts of Eastern Europe were made, alongside an evaluation of the applicability of isotope analysis to this context.

Landscape in the Longue Duree

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ISBN: 9781787350816 Year: Pages: 500 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Archaeology --- Architecture
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Pebbles are usually found only on the beach, in the liminal space between land and sea. But what happens when pebbles extend inland and create a ridge brushing against the sky? Landscape in the Longue Durée is a 4,000 year history of pebbles. It is based on the results of a four-year archaeological research project of the east Devon Pebblebed heathlands, a fascinating and geologically unique landscape in the UK whose bedrock is composed entirely of water-rounded pebbles. Christopher Tilley uses this landscape to argue that pebbles are like no other kind of stone – they occupy an especial place both in the prehistoric past and in our contemporary culture. It is for this reason that we must re-think continuity and change in a radically new way by considering embodied relations between people and things over the long term. Dividing the book into two parts, Tilley first explores the prehistoric landscape from the Mesolithic to the end of the Iron Age, and follows with an analysis of the same landscape from the eighteenth into the twenty-first century. The major findings of the four-year study are revealed through this chronological journey: from archaeological discoveries, such as the excavation of three early Bronze Age cairns, to the documentation of all 829 surviving pebble structures, and beyond, to the impact of the landscape on local economies and its importance today as a military training camp. The results of the study will inform many disciplines including archaeology, cultural and art history, anthropology, conservation, and landscape studies.

Non-scribal Communication Media in the Bronze Age Aegean and Surrounding Areas

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Book Series: Strumenti per la didattica e la ricerca ISSN: 27045870 ISBN: 9788864536378 Year: Volume: 196 Pages: 270 DOI: 10.36253/978-88-6453-637-8 Language: English
Publisher: Firenze University Press Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 677758
Subject: History
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This volume is intended to be the first in a series that will focus on the origin of script and the boundaries of non-scribal communication media in proto-literate and literate societies of the ancient Aegean. Over the last 30 years, the domain of scribes and bureaucrats has become much better known. Our goal now is to reach below the &eacute;lite and scribal levels to interface with non-scribal operations conducted by people of the ‘middling’ sort. Who made these marks and to what purpose? Did they serve private or (semi-) official roles in Bronze Age Aegean society? The comparative study of such practices in the contemporary East (Cyprus, Anatolia, the Levant, and Egypt) can shed light on sub-elite activities in the Aegean and also provide evidence for cultural and economic exchange networks.

Du Phénotype au génotype

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ISBN: 9782874631818 9782874633980 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Louvain
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Âge d’or de la civilisation minoenne, la période néopalatiale (1600-1425 avant notre ère) révéla un paysage architectural foisonnant et complexe. Bien que cette architecture fut largement étudiée et commentée, à ce jour, elle reste l’objet de bon nombre d’interrogations et souffre de l’absence d’approches réellement systématiques et exhaustives. En se basant sur les principes de la théorie de la syntaxe spatiale et en les étoffant de méthodologies auxiliaires, cet ouvrage se propose d’analys...

Ricerche sulla protostoria della Sibaritide, 1

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ISBN: 9782918887454 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.pcjb.1226 Language: Italian
Publisher: Publications du Centre Jean Bérard
Subject: Social Sciences
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archaeology --- Iron Age --- Bronze Age --- Italy --- Calabria --- Sybaris

Ricerche sulla protostoria della Sibaritide, 2

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ISBN: 9782918887652 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.pcjb.1238 Language: Italian
Publisher: Publications du Centre Jean Bérard
Subject: Social Sciences
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archaeology --- Bronze Age --- Calabria --- Iron Age --- Italy --- Sybaris

Chapter 12 The partial and the vague as a visual mode in Bronze Age rock art (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Social Archaeology and Material Worlds ISBN: 9781526142856 Year: Pages: 14 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Stockholms Universitet
Subject: Archaeology --- Arts in general --- Social Sciences
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Studies of rock art normally depart from a classification of type, style and what the motifs represents or depicts. South Scandinavian rock art, however, is often vague, incomplete and fragmentary. In this chapter, it is argued that certain rock art motifs, mainly boats and anthropomorphs, were deliberately made incomplete as a part of a vitalist technology with the aim of affecting the world. An important aspect of such visual vagueness, intentional or not, is that it can function as a punctum in Roland Barthes’s terminology and evoke affect among beholders. The incomplete motifs also stress the making of rock art as a continuous process in which details can be added over time to enhance certain aspects or radically alter the motif. The chapter is illustrated with examples of Bronze Age rock art of the Mälaren district in central-eastern Sweden.

Brandbestattungen von der mittleren Donau bis zur Ägäis zwischen 1300 und 750 v. Chr.

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ISBN: 9783700172604 Year: Pages: 286 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_446018 Language: English
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 34
Subject: History
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In these conference proceedings particular attention is paid to the performance of burials and burial rites between 1300 and 750 BC. A change in burial customs took place in large parts of central Europe during the 13th century BC. The dead were no longer buried in inhumation graves – as was customary until then – but were burned and laid to rest in urns. This transformation of burial customs is probably connected to far reaching changes in society and religious beliefs.

Protecting the Body in War and Combat

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ISBN: 9783700177418 Year: Pages: 381 Seiten Language: English
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 337
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This monograph provides an overview of all metal body armour from the European Bronze Age from a typo-chronological perspective but also in focusing on the manufacture and usage of such armour. This was enabled through the re-evaluation of central and eastern European finds in particular and their material analyses. The research history, distribution and chronology, as well as manufacture and use of helmets, greaves and cuirasses is discussed.

Die goldenen Siegelringe der Ägäischen Bronzezeit

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ISBN: 9783947732135 9783947732128 Year: Pages: 666 DOI: 10.17885/heiup.424 Language: German
Publisher: Heidelberg University Publishing (heiUP)
Subject: Arts in general
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Due to their high material value and their meaningful iconography, Aegean signet rings have already attracted considerable attention in research. The focus was often on the analysis and interpretation of images, however, an overall consideration of this extremely complex archaeological genre and its diverse functions within the Minoan-Mycenaean administration and society was lacking so far. For the first time, not only preserved rings but also imprints of signet rings on sealings are systematically investigated in this work, which allows a new understanding of the material and its transformation during the Aegean Bronze Age.

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