Archaeology

Author: Mark Q Sutton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351605224
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Archaeology: The Science of the Human Past provides an introduction to the broad and fascinating world of archaeology from the scientific perspective. Conveying the exhilaration of archaeological work, it explores the ways archaeologists analyse and interpret evidence. Varying perspectives are considered to provide holistic coverage of archaeological techniques and methods and show how the complexity of the past can be captured by the empirical science of archaeology. The Fifth Edition has been updated and revised to include the latest archaeological approaches and the impact developments in archaeological science have made in recent years. The chapter on bioarchaeology has been completely rewritten to reflect these developments. Archaeology: An Introduction will allow students to understand the theoretical and scientific aspects of archaeology and how various archaeological perspectives and techniques help us understand how and what we know about the past.

Worlds Of Gender

Author: Sarah Milledge Nelson
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759113912
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Part IV of Nelson's 'Handbook of Gender in Archaeology' (2006). Examines the archaeology of women's lives and activities around the globe.

Torah

Author: Irmtraud Fischer
Publisher: SBL Press
ISBN: 1589836111
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This volume is the first in The Bible and Women series. It presents a history of the reception of the Bible as embedded in Western cultural history with a special focus on the history of women and issues of gender. It introduces the series, explaining the choice of the Hebrew canon in connection with the Christian tradition and preparing the way for a changed view of women throughout the series. The contributors explore the gendered significance of the canonical writings as well as the process of their canonization and the social-historical background of ancient Near Eastern women’s lives, both of which play key roles in the series. Turning to the Pentateuch, essays address a variety of texts and issues still relevant today, such as creation and male-female identity in the image of God, women’s roles in the genealogies of the Pentateuch and in salvation history, the rights and responsibilities of women according to the Hebrew Bible's legal and ritual texts, and how archaeology and iconography can illustrate the texts of the Torah. Contributors include Sophie Démare-Lafont, Dorothea Erbele-Küster, Karin Finsterbusch, Irmtraud Fischer, Mercedes García Bachmann, Thomas Hieke, Carol Meyers, Mercedes Navarro Puerto, Jorunn Økland, Ursula Rapp, Donatella Scaiola, Silvia Schroer, Jopie Siebert-Hommes, and Adriana Valerio.

Gender In Archaeology

Author: Sarah M. Nelson
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759104956
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'Gender in Archaeology' provides a feminist theoretical synthesis of the flood of archaeological work on gender. The author examines the roles of women & men in areas as human origins, the sexual division of labour, kinship & other social formations.

Archaeology Of Asia

Author: Miriam T. Stark
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405153032
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This introduction to the archaeology of Asia focuses on case studies from the region’s last 10,000 years of history. Comprises fifteen chapters by some of the world’s foremost Asia archaeologists Sheds light on the most compelling aspects of Asian archaeology, from the earliest evidence of plant domestication to the emergence of states and empires Explores issues of cross-cultural significance, such as migration, urbanism, and technology Presents original research data that challenges readers to think beyond national and regional boundaries Synthesizes work previously unavailable to western readers

Mapping Intermediality In Performance

Author: Sarah Bay-Cheng
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089642552
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This insightful book explores the relationship between theater and digital culture. The authors show that the marriage of traditional performance with new technologies leads to an upheaval of the implicit “live” quality of theatre by introducing media interfaces and Internet protocols, all the while blurring the barriers between theater-makers and their audience.

The Archaeology And Politics Of Food And Feasting In Early States And Empires

Author: Tamara L. Bray
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306477300
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Food, along with sex, has long been recognised as one of the most important mainstays of, not only the essence of life, but also of politics. These ten essays present comparative case studies from the Old and New Worlds addressing the political connotations of food and feasting and highlighting the use of 'culinary equipment as a window into the commensual politics of early states and empires'. The contributors present evidence from early Mesopotamia, Egypt, early China, pre-Inca, Inca, Mesoamerican and Aztec societies, looking at the symbolic and political use of food, and at whether feasting was used to create and enforce social boundaries, gender distinctions, social hierarchies, male dominance and so on. Contributors include:

European Societies In The Bronze Age

Author: A. F. Harding
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521367295
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The European Bronze Age, roughly 2500 to 750 BC, was the last fully prehistoric period and crucial to the formation of the Europe emerging in the later first millennium BC. This book provides a detailed account of its material culture, comparing and contrasting evidence from different geographical zones, and drawing out the essential characteristics of the period. It looks at settlement, burial, economy, technology, trade and transport, warfare, and social and religious life. The result is a comprehensive study that will interest specialists and students, and be accessible to non-specialists.