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Excavations at Sissi

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ISBN: 9782874631641 9782875581709 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Louvain
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During 2007 and 2008, the Belgian School at Athens undertook its first ever excavation on Crete, at the Minoan site of Sissi on the north coast of the island. Located at a few kilometres from the palatial site of Malia, the Sissi settlement presents aique test caSe to examine the relationship between a palace site and its hinterland during the Bronze Age (2600-1250BC). This volume gives some preliminary results of the two first excavation campaigns as well as an introduction on earlier explor...

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.

Star Carr Volume 2

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ISBN: 9781912482009 9781912482016 9781912482023 9781912482030 Year: Pages: 600 DOI: 10.22599/book2 Language: English
Publisher: White Rose University Press
Subject: Archaeology
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"Star Carr is one of the most important Mesolithic sites in Europe. It was discovered in the late 1940s by John Moore and then excavated by Grahame Clark from 1949-1951, becoming famous in the archaeological world for the wealth of rare organic remains uncovered including barbed antler points and antler headdresses. However, since the original excavations there has been much debate about how the site was used: was it a residential base camp, a hunting camp or even a ritual site? From 2003-2015, excavations directed by Conneller, Milner and Taylor aimed to answer these questions. This work has demonstrated that the site is much larger and more complex than ever imagined and was in use for around 800 years. The excavations show that Mesolithic groups were highly invested in this place: there is evidence for a number of structures on the dryland (the oldest evidence for ‘houses’ in Britain), three large wooden platforms along the edge of the lake, and the deposition of rare artefacts into the lake edge, including more antler headdresses and a unique, engraved shale pendant. People continued to occupy the site despite changes in climate over this period. The main results of our work are contained in two volumes: the first provides an interpretation of the site, and the second provides detail on specific areas of research.

The main results of our work are contained in two volumes: the first volume provides an interpretation of the site, and the second volume provides detail on specific areas of research."

Star Carr Volume 1

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ISBN: 9781912482047 9781912482054 9781912482061 9781912482078 Year: Pages: 407 DOI: 10.22599/book1 Language: English
Publisher: White Rose University Press
Subject: Archaeology
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"Star Carr is one of the most important Mesolithic sites in Europe. It was discovered in the late 1940s by John Moore and then excavated by Grahame Clark from 1949-1951, becoming famous in the archaeological world for the wealth of rare organic remains uncovered including barbed antler points and antler headdresses. However, since the original excavations there has been much debate about how the site was used: was it a residential base camp, a hunting camp or even a ritual site? From 2003-2015, excavations directed by Conneller, Milner and Taylor aimed to answer these questions. This work has demonstrated that the site is much larger and more complex than ever imagined and was in use for around 800 years. The excavations show that Mesolithic groups were highly invested in this place: there is evidence for a number of structures on the dryland (the oldest evidence for ‘houses’ in Britain), three large wooden platforms along the edge of the lake, and the deposition of rare artefacts into the lake edge, including more antler headdresses and a unique, engraved shale pendant. People continued to occupy the site despite changes in climate over this period. The main results of our work are contained in two volumes: the first provides an interpretation of the site, and the second provides detail on specific areas of research.

The main results of our work are contained in two volumes: the first volume provides an interpretation of the site, and the second volume provides detail on specific areas of research."

Das Theater von Ephesos. Archäologischer Befund, Funde und Chronologie, Textband

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ISBN: 9783700175902 Year: Pages: 586 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 341
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In this volume of the “Forschungen in Ephesos” the recent archaeological examinations at the Theater of Ephesus are published. Beside the results of the excavations the volume incorporates the analysis of the various find categories, such as pottery and glass, terracotta, sculptures, small finds, coins as well as archaeozoological and epigraphical finds. With this, the reader can comprehensively impart and review the architectural development of the theater in the course of the eight building or usage phases.

Das Theater von Ephesos. Archäologischer Befund, Funde und Chronologie, Tafelband

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ISBN: 9783700175902 Year: Pages: 486 Seiten Language: German
Publisher: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 341
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In this volume of the “Forschungen in Ephesos” the recent archaeological examinations at the Theater of Ephesus are published. Beside the results of the excavations the volume incorporates the analysis of the various find categories, such as pottery and glass, terracotta, sculptures, small finds, coins as well as archaeozoological and epigraphical finds. With this, the reader can comprehensively impart and review the architectural development of the theater in the course of the eight building or usage phases.

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