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Title Mesolithic Studies at the Beginning of the 21st Century
Author Nicky Milner
Publisher Oxbow Books Limited
Release Date 2005
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN UOM:39015063207867
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The term 'Mesolithic' was born in the nineteenth century from the need to label a 'hiatus' period and was not generally accepted as a useful term by many scholars until around fifty years later. It has been championed by some, but still concerns others because of the difficulty of defining what it represents. This volume highlights the enthusiasm for Mesolithic studies in the 21st century and the feeling that there is a need to explore the many facets of Mesolithic lifeways. Approaches are now moving away from the traditional Mesolithic canon that seems to have been based on a particular set of biological and/or ecological perspectives and are now looking for new directions and new theoretical arenas which can only help stimulate Mesolithic debate. The papers in this volume take a range of approaches to a period that has largely been devoid of explicit theoretical discussion. They deconstruct and explore a broad variety of subjects, including mobility, complexity, seasonality, death & burial, gender & sexuality, social relations, music, human agency, ethnoarchaeology and emotion.

Title The Routledge Handbook of Sensory Archaeology
Author Robin Skeates
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2019-11-19
Category Social Science
Total Pages 592
ISBN 9781317197461
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Edited by two pioneers in the field of sensory archaeology, this Handbook comprises a key point of reference for the ever-expanding field of sensory archaeology: one that surpasses previous books in this field, both in scope and critical intent. This Handbook provides an extensive set of specially commissioned chapters, each of which summarizes and critically reflects on progress made in this dynamic field during the early years of the twenty-first century. The authors identify and discuss the key current concepts and debates of sensory archaeology, providing overviews and commentaries on its methods and its place in interdisciplinary sensual culture studies. Through a set of thematic studies, they explore diverse sensorial practices, contexts and materials, and offer a selection of archaeological case-studies from different parts of the world. In the light of this, the research methods now being brought into the service of sensory archaeology are re-examined. Of interest to scholars, students and others with an interest in archaeology around the world, this book will be invaluable to archaeologists and is also of relevance to scholars working in disciplines contributing to sensory studies: aesthetics, anthropology, architecture, art history, communication studies, history (including history of science), geography, literary and cultural studies, material culture studies, museology, philosophy, psychology, and sociology.

Title The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter gatherers
Author Vicki Cummings
Publisher Oxford University Press (UK)
Release Date 2014
Category History
Total Pages 1330
ISBN 9780199551224
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. This book provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies, tracing histories of research and undertaking detailed regional and thematic case-studies that span the archaeology, history and anthropology of hunter gatherers,concluding with an in-depth review of the main opportunities, research questions, and moral obligations that lie ahead.

Title From Bann Flakes to Bushmills
Author Nyree Finlay
Publisher Oxbow Books
Release Date 2009-06-01
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781782973379
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This volume of papers is dedicated to Peter Woodman in celebration of his contribution to archaeology, providing a glimpse of the many ways in which he has touched the lives of so many. The twenty-one contributions cover many aspects of predominantly Mesolithic archaeology in Ireland, mainland Britain and North-west Europe, reflecting the range and breadth of Peters own interests and the international esteem in which his work is held. His particular interest in antiquarians and the material they collected began early in his career and Part 1 presents papers which deal with artefacts and finds by antiquarians. Part 2 is concerned with papers on fieldwork projects, both new sites and sites which have been re-investigated, predominantly focusing on the Mesolithic period. Part 3 presents papers on the theme of people and animals, particularly the topic of the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition from different angles.

Mapping Doggerland by Vincent L. Gaffney

Title Mapping Doggerland
Author Vincent L. Gaffney
Publisher Archaeopress
Release Date 2007
Category History
Total Pages 131
ISBN 1905739141
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mapping Doggerland documents the methodology and results of an innovative project to investigate a large area of the Southern North Sea, submerged during the last Glacial Maximum between 10,000 and 7500 bp.

Title Prehistoric Coastal Communities
Author Martin Bell
Publisher Council for British Archeology
Release Date 2007
Category Social Science
Total Pages 381
ISBN STANFORD:36105133573258
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Providing evidence about prehistoric life in Britain, this book focuses on the little studied communities of the South West and Wales. It offers useful case studies from nationally important Bronze Age sites such as Brean Down on the Somerset Levels.

Title Archaeological Review from Cambridge
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Archaeology
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105133520416
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Lund Archaeological Review
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015
Category Archaeology
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCLA:L0105943641
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Journal of Iberian Archaeology
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Excavations (Archaeology)
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105123820156
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Europe S Lost World by Vincent L. Gaffney

Title Europe s Lost World
Author Vincent L. Gaffney
Publisher Council for British Archaeology
Release Date 2009
Category Social Science
Total Pages 202
ISBN STANFORD:36105131944527
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This excellent book, which deserves a wide readership, reports on the work of the North Sea Palaeolandscapes Project, which has been researching the fascinating lost landscape of Doggerland which until the end of the last Ice Age connected Britain to the continent in the North Sea area. It aims to make the findings available to a general readership, and show just how impressive they have been, with nearly 23,000km2 mapped. The techniques used to reconstruct the landscape are explained, and conclusions and speculation about the climate and vegetation of the area in the Mesolithic offered. It also tells the story of the rediscovery of Doggerland, and the Mesolithic landscape more generally, from the pioneering work of Clement Reid in the nineteenth century, to the research of Grahame Clark and Bryony Coles in the twentieth. It's also worth pointing out just how well produced and illustrated the book is, and one can only hope that it can spark public interest in a comparatively little known phase of our prehistory.

Title Going Over The Mesolithic Neolithic Transition in North West Europe
Author Alasdair Whittle
Publisher Proceedings of the British Aca
Release Date 2007-11-22
Category History
Total Pages 632
ISBN UOM:39015075628761
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This wide-ranging collection of essays covers the transformation from Mesolithic hunter-gatherers to Neolithic farmers. This comprehensive and authoritative treatment provides the best available overview of this fundamental change in human society."--BOOK JACKET.

The Materiality Of Death by European Association of Archaeologists. Meeting

Title The Materiality of Death
Author European Association of Archaeologists. Meeting
Publisher British Archaeological Reports Limited
Release Date 2008
Category Social Science
Total Pages 160
ISBN STANFORD:36105131787397
Language English, Spanish, and French
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16 papers presented from an EAA session held at Krakow in 2006, exploring various aspects of the archaeology of death. Contents: Chapter 1. The Materiality of Death: Bodies, Burials, Beliefs (Fredrik Fahlander & Terje Oestigaard); Chapter 2. More than Metaphor: Approaching the Human Cadaver in Archaeology (Liv Nilsson Stutz); Chapter 3. A Piece of the Mesolithic. Horizontal Stratigraphy and Bodily Manipulations at Skateholm (Fredrik Fahlander); Chapter 4. Excavating the KingsAe Bones: The Materiality of Death in Practice and Ethics Today 9Anders Kaliff & Terje Oestigaard); Chapter 5. From Corpse to Ancestor: The Role of Tombside Dining in the Transformation of the Body in Ancient Rome (Regina Gee); Chapter 6. Cremations, Conjecture and Contextual Taphonomies: Material Strategies during the 4th to 2nd Millennia BC in Scotland (Paul R J Duffy and Gavin MacGregor); Chapter 7. Ritual and Remembrance at Archaic Crustumerium. The Transformations of Past and Modern Materialities in the Cemetery of Cisterna Grande (Rome, Italy) (Ulla Rajala); Chapter 8. Reuse in Finnish Cremation Cemeteries under Level Ground - Examples of Collective Memory (Anna Wickholm); Chapter 9. Life and Death in the Bronze Age of the NW of Iberian Peninsula (Ana M. S. Bettencourt); Chapter 10. Norwegian Face-Urns: Local Context and Interregional Contacts (Malin Aasbe); Chapter 11. The Use of Ochre in Stone Age Burials of the East Baltic (Ilga Zagorska); Chapter 12. oDeath Mythso: Performing of Rituals and Variation in Corpse Treatment during the Migration Period in Norway (Siv Kristoffersen and Terje Oestigaard); Chapter 13. Reproduction and Relocation of Death in Iron Age Scandinavia (Terje Gansum); Chapter 14. A Road for the VikingAes Soul (Ake Johansson); Chapter 15. A Road to the Other Side (Camilla Gr); Chapter 16. Stones and Bones: The Myth of Ymer and Mortuary Practises with an Example from the Migration Period in Uppland, Central Sweden (Christina Lindgren).

Title Bibliographic Index
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2009
Category Bibliographical literature
Total Pages 26
ISBN STANFORD:36105129062332
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Technology In Archaeology by Mikkel Sørensen

Title Technology in Archaeology
Author Mikkel Sørensen
Publisher Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Release Date 2008
Category Social Science
Total Pages 205
ISBN IND:30000124642087
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The aim of this publication is to stress that cultural, social and cognitive aspects today are important goals and perspectives of technological studies, and that technological studies can contribute vitally to the interpretation of our prehistory. There is today a strong new trend among a young generation of archaeologists towards using the study of technology. This trend focuses on the understanding of the material process -- and sees these processes as logical responses and changes reflecting human behaviour and cognition. Thus, in some ways, this trend is in opposition to former morphological and static studies of artefacts. The book consists of ten case studies, which employ the study of technology as a primary methodology, and discuss issues and problems concerning the methods, results and perspectives of this methodology. The materials analysed in the studies are made from bone, stone and textiles, while the archaeological contexts are ranging from the Middle Palaeolithic to the Viking Age. This publication is a result of the workshop "The study of technology as a method for gaining insight into social and cultural aspects of prehistory", held at the National Museum of Denmark, the 3-4 November 2005.

Between The Wind And The Water by C. R. Wickham-Jones

Title Between the Wind and the Water
Author C. R. Wickham-Jones
Publisher Windgather Press
Release Date 2006
Category Social Science
Total Pages 178
ISBN IND:30000109854343
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Caroline Wickham-Jones provides a highly readable and informative overview of Orkney's archaeological heritage, illustrated with beautiful photography.

Peopling The Mesolithic In A Northern Environment by Theoretical Archaeology Group (England). Conference

Title Peopling the Mesolithic in a Northern Environment
Author Theoretical Archaeology Group (England). Conference
Publisher British Archaeological Reports Limited
Release Date 2003
Category Social Science
Total Pages 188
ISBN UOM:39015053028463
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A session held at the TAG conference in Cardiff in 1999 sought to steer Mesolithic debates away from traditional lithic approaches and instead considered social aspects of Mesolithic life. The seventeen papers given here, many of which are from that conference, discuss a wide range of subjects: the `people behind the lithics', interaction with the landscape, with animals, food and subsistence, body ornament and burial practices, settlement, violence and death, revisiting Star Carr. Contributors are: Marek Zvelebil, Peter Jordan, Lynne Bevan, Biddy Simpson, Jenny Moore, Malcolm Lillie, Richard Chatterton, C Richards, R J Schulting, Christophe Cupillard, George Nash, I J N Thorpe, Rebekah Judeh .

Title Mesolithic Studies in the North Sea Basin and Beyond
Author Clive Waddington
Publisher Oxbow Books Limited
Release Date 2007
Category History
Total Pages 158
ISBN STANFORD:36105124023446
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The North Sea has acted as both physical barrier, separating regions from each other, and as the principal means of communication between the same. This duality can also be seen in its potential to be both yielding and destructive; providing food and resources, but also being capable of causing catastrophe. These paradoxical qualities are unlikely to have been lost on our hunter-gatherer ancestors, and they remain relevant to the way that the sea is perceived today. The sixteen papers in this edited volume look at the impact the North Sea had on Northern Europe in the Mesolithic period.

Title Mesolithic Northern England
Author Penny Spikins
Publisher British Archaeological Reports Limited
Release Date 1999
Category Social Science
Total Pages 150
ISBN UOM:39015043197808
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Study addressing the idea of gradual population increase focussing on northern England, and also examining issues such as resource exploitation and settlement patterns. The author models the changing environment of northern England using GIS and discusses possible human adaptations to these changes and the implications for the concept of gradual population increase.

Title The Mesolithic in Northwestern Belgium
Author Philippe Crombé
Publisher British Archaeological Reports Limited
Release Date 1998
Category Social Science
Total Pages 222
ISBN UVA:X006094671
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This report deals with the results of intensive Mesolithic field research carried out 1990-1995 in northwestern Belgium. It discusses the results (still largely preliminary) of the large-scale excavations of open-air settlements on sandy soils, at Oostwinkel, Verrebroek and Kruishoutem; the analysis is largely based on morphotypological analysis of lithic artefacts, absolute chronology, site-taphonomy and preliminary spatial analysis.

Title Prehistoric People of the Pennines
Author Penny Spikins
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2002-01-01
Category Excavations (Archaeology)
Total Pages 104
ISBN 1870453298
Language English, Spanish, and French
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