The French invaded Algeria in 1830, and found a landscape rich in Roman remains, which they proceeded to re-use to support the constructions such as fortresses, barracks and hospitals needed to fight the natives (who continued to object to their presence), and to house the various colonisation projects with which they intended to solidify their hold on the country, and to make it both modern and profitable. Arabs and Berbers had occasionally made use of the ruins, but it was still a Roman and Ea...
The Hammer on the Rock (British Archaeological Reports International)
The First North Americans
by Professor of Anthropology Brian M Fagan
by Michael Scott
The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the "omphalos"--the "center" or "navel"--of the ancient world for more than 1000 years. Individuals, city leaders, and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphi's oracular priestess; to set up monuments to the gods; and to take part in competitions. In this richly illustrated account, Michael Scott covers the history and nature of Delphi, from the literary and archaeological evidence surroundin...
Oxyrhynchus Papyri (Graeco-Roman Memoirs, #94)
by N. Gonis and Dirk Obbink
This volume publishes a selection of texts prepared to highlight recent work on the "Oxyrhynchus Collection" in Part I, papyri of the Old and New Testaments. Part II offers "Comedy Old and New: Aristophanes", a sizeable chunk of Menander's Epitrepontes and another from his Georgos. Part III presents previously unknown Greek literature, including a new papyrus of Empedocles; a work by Thrasyllus (Tiberius' court astrologer and philosopher in residence) on the classification of Plato's dialogues -...
Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelf
The chapters in this edited volume present multi-disciplinary case studies of prehistoric archaeological sites located on now-submerged portions of the continental shelf. Each chapter represents an extension of the known prehistoric record beyond the modern shoreline. Case studies represent central themes of landscape change, climate change and societal development, using new technologies for mapping, monitoring and managing these sites.
Ecology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe (Early Settlement of Northern Europe)
The first volume presents new archaeological and ecological data and analyses on the relation between human subsistence and survival, and the natural history of North-Western Europe throughout the period 10000 - 6000 BC. The volume contains contributions from ecological oriented archaeologists and from the natural sciences, throwing new light on the physical and biotic/ecological conditions of relevance to the earliest settlement. Main themes are human subsistence, subsistence technology, ecolog...
Medieval Clothing and Textiles 2
by Robin Netherton and Gale R. Owen- Crocker
Historical dress and textiles, always a topic of popular interest, has in recent years become an academic subject in its own right, transcending traditional genre boundaries. This annual journal includes in-depth studies from a variety of disciplines as well as cross-genre scholarship, representing such fields as social history, economics, history of techniques and technology, art history, archaeology, literature, and language. The contents cover a broad geographical scope and a range of periods...
Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work
by Anna Leask and Alan Fyall
Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work discusses the benefits and disadvantages of the postmodern philosophy as a foundation for social work and human service practice. Social work students and practitioners will learn about the developments that have shaped postmodern thinking as they pertain to society in general, as well as to the profession of social work. By exploring this increasingly popular philosophy, Postmodernism, Religion, and the Future of Social Work provides you wi...
Malta (Maltas Living Heritage)
by Charles Dalli
The story of Malta's Middle Ages, from the end of Roman rule to the arrival of the Knights Hospitallers, extends across centuries of exciting changes and dramatic events retold for the very first time in an attractive volume by Charles Dalli.
Description Geographique, Historique Et Archeologique de la Palestine, Accompagnee de Cartes Detaillees, Vol. 1
by Victor Guerin
Memoires de la Societe Des Antiquaires de la Morinie, 1849-1850, Vol. 8 (Classic Reprint)
by Societe Des Antiquaires De La Morinie
Archaeological Ceramic Materials (Natural Science in Archaeology)
by B Velde and Isabel C. Druc
This book is conceived as an introduction to the origin and the analysis of the most abundant material found in archaeology: ceramics. The book attempts to explain the origin of the components of ceramic materials, the choice of these materials by potters as a function of use and physical properties, the effect of firing on ceramic materials, and the means used to analyse the ceramics in a post-use context. The target readers are archaeologists (students, professors and research personnel) and o...
How did Nicholas II, Russia’s last Tsar, meet his death? Shot point blank in a bungled execution by radical Bolsheviks in the Urals, Nicholas and his family disappeared from history in the Soviet era. But in the 1970s, a local geologist and a crime fiction writer discovered the location of their clandestine mass grave, and secretly removed three skulls, before reburying them, afraid of the consequences of their find. Yet the history of Nicholas’ execution and the discovery of his remains are n...
Prehistoric Exchange Systems in North America (Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology)
In this unique volume, archaeologists examine the changing economic structure of trade in North America over a period of 6,000 years. Organined by geographical and chronological divisions, each chapter focuses on trade in one of nine regions from the Arachiac through the late prehistoric period. Each contribution explores neighboring areas to llustrate the complexity of North American exchange. By charting the econmic structure of these regions, archaeologists, economic anthropologists, a...
Projectile Technology (Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology)
Artifacts linked to projectile technologies traditionally have provided the foundations for time-space systematics and cultural-historic frameworks in archaeological research having to do with foragers. With the shift in archae ological research objectives to processual interpretations, projectile technolo gies continue to receive marked attention, but with an emphasis on the implications of variability in such areas as design, function, and material as they relate to the broader questions of...
Posthumanistische Klassische Archaologie
by Mathias Rene Hofter and Michael Krumme
Berichte Über Den II. Internationalen Kongreß Für Slawische Archäologie, Berlin 24.-28. August 1970. Band 1