Viewing Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology by Ann Killebrew+

Viewing Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology: Vehinnei Rachel – Essays in Honor of Rachel Hachlili by Ann Killebrew, Gabriele Fassbeck
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Overview: In honor of eminent archaeologist and historian of ancient Jewish art, Rachel Hachlili, friends and colleagues offer contributions in this festschrift which span the world of ancient Judaism both in Palestine and the Diaspora. Hachlili’s distinctive research interests: synagogues, burial sites, and Jewish iconography receive particular attention in the volume. Archaeologists and historians present new material evidence from Galilee, Jerusalem, and Transjordan, contributing to the honoree s fields of scholarly study. Fresh analyses of ancient Jewish art, essays on architecture, historical geography, and research history complete the volume and make it an enticing kaleidoscope of the vibrant field of scholarship that owes so much to Rachel.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Archaeology of the Caucasus by Antonio Sagona

The Archaeology of the Caucasus by Antonio Sagona
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Overview: In The Archaeology of the Caucasus, Antonio Sagona provides the first comprehensive survey of a key area in the Eurasian land mass, from the earliest settlement to the end of the early Iron Age. Examining the bewildering array of cultural complexes found in the region, he draws on both Soviet and post-Soviet investigations and synthesises the vast quantity of diverse and often fragmented evidence across the region’s frontiers. Written in an engaging manner that balances material culture and theory, the volume focuses on the most significant sites and cultural traditions. Sagona also highlights the accomplishments of the Caucasian communities and situates them within the broader setting of their neighbours in Anatolia, Iran, and Russia. Sprinkled with new data, much of it published here for the first time, The Archaeology of the Caucasus contains many new photographs, drawings and plans, many of which have not been accessible to Western researchers.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Archaeology of Mesopotamia by Seton Lloyd

The Archaeology of Mesopotamia: From the Old Stone Age to the Persian Conquest by Seton Lloyd
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Overview: The history and culture of the area that now forms parts of Iran, Iraq, and Syria are described in terms of artifacts found there dating from the Stone Age to 539 B.C. and the Persian invasion.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Archaeology of Etruscan Society by Vedia Izzet

The Archaeology of Etruscan Society by Vedia Izzet
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Overview: The late sixth century was a period of considerable change in Etruria; this change is traditionally seen as the adoption of superior models from Greece. In a re-alignment of agency, this 2007 book examines a wide range of Etruscan material culture – mirrors, tombs, sanctuaries, houses and cities – in order to demonstrate the importance of local concerns in the formation of Etruscan material culture. Drawing on theoretical developments, the book emphasises the deliberate nature of the smallest of changes in material culture form, and develops the concept of surface as a unifying key to understanding the changes in the ways Etruscans represented themselves in life and death. This concept allows a uniquely holistic approach to the archaeology of Etruscan society and has the potential for other archaeological investigations. The book will interest all scholars and students of classical archaeology.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Archaeology Of Elam by D.T. Potts

The Archaeology Of Elam: Formation And Transformation Of An Ancient Iranian State by D.T. Potts
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Overview: Few of the major peoples of the ancient Near East have been as little studied as the Elamites, a disparate collection of people living in what is today southwestern Iran, and yet few had such an impact on the course of history from c. 2600 BC to the first centuries AD. As the first synthesis of Elamite archaeology to appear in English in over fifteen years, this volume will serve as a major resource for all scholars, students and laypeople interested in the ancient Near East.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Egyptian Archaeology by Willeke Wendrich

Egyptian Archaeology by Willeke Wendrich
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Overview: Egyptian Archaeology explores ancient Egypt using a uniquely archaeological approach, drawing on original research to both synthesize and challenge existing scholarship.
Written by leading Egyptologists, based on original research and fieldwork Illustrates how practical research is a vital component of any theory-based discussion about the ancient world Examines the cultural and historical processes of ancient Egypt from a global perspective Visually engaging with over 80 illustrations Chapters explore fundamental issues and themes, but focus on specific periods and key archaeological sites.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Archaeology and Folklore by Amy Gazin-Schwartz

Archaeology and Folklore by Amy Gazin-Schwartz, Cornelius J. Holtorf
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Overview: Folklore and archaeology are traditionally seen as taking very different approaches to the interpretation of the past. This book explores the complex relationship between the disciplines to show what they might learn from each other.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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An Archaeology of the Immaterial by Victor Buchli

An Archaeology of the Immaterial by Victor Buchli
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Overview: An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other attempts to transcend material circumstances. Exploring the cultural work which can be achieved when the material is rejected, and the social effects of these ‘dematerialisations’, this book situates the way some people disengage from the world as a specific kind of physical engagement which has profound implications for our understanding of personhood and materiality.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Social Archaeology of the Levant by Assaf Yasur-Landau

The Social Archaeology of the Levant: From Prehistory to the Present by Assaf Yasur-Landau, Eric H. Cline, Yorke M. Rowan
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Overview: The volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of the southern Levant (modern day Israel, Palestine and Jordan) from the Paleolithic period to the Islamic era, presenting the past with chronological changes from hunter-gatherers to empires. Written by an international team of scholars in the fields of archaeology, epigraphy, and bioanthropology, the volume presents central debates around a range of archaeological issues, including gender, ritual, the creation of alphabets and early writing, biblical periods, archaeometallurgy, looting, and maritime trade. Collectively, the essays also engage diverse theoretical approaches to demonstrate the multi-vocal nature of studying the past. Significantly, The Social Archaeology of the Levant updates and contextualizes major shifts in archaeological interpretation.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Archaeology of the Holy Land by Jodi Magness

The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the Muslim Conquest by Jodi Magness
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Overview: This book provides an introduction to the archaeology and history of ancient Palestine – modern Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories – from the destruction of Solomon’s temple in 586 BCE to the Muslim conquest in 640 CE. Special attention is paid to the archaeology of Jerusalem and the Second Temple period, in the time of Herod the Great and Jesus. For each period, the book offers a historical background for the Mediterranean world and the ancient Near East, as well as the events in Palestine. Major sites such as Masada, Caesarea Maritima, and Petra are examined in archaeological and historical detail, along with the material culture – coins, pottery, glass, and stone vessels – of each period. This book provides a thorough overview of the archaeology of this historically vibrant part of the world.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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The Archaeology of Athens by John M. Camp

The Archaeology of Athens by John M. Camp
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Overview: In this definitive book, prominent archaeologist John M. Camp presents an up-to-date survey of the monuments of ancient Athens and Attica to create a complete archaeological tour of the area. Camp’s lavishly illustrated work will appeal not only to scholars and students of Greek civilization but also to visitors exploring the ancient sites.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Symbolic and Structural Archaeology by Ian Hodder

Symbolic and Structural Archaeology by Ian Hodder
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Overview: This volume presents a searching critique of the more traditional archaeological methodologies and interpretation strategies and lays down a firm philosophical and theoretical basis for symbolist and structuralist studies in archaeology. A variety of procedures, ranging from ethnoarchaeological studies and computing techniques to formal studies of artefact design variability, are utilized to provide models for archaeologists within the proposed framework and the theory and models are then applied to a range of archaeological analyses. This particular approach sees all human actions as being meaningfully constituted within a social and cultural framework. Material culture is not simply an adaptive tool, but is structured according to sets of underlying principles which give meaning to, and derive meanings from, the social world. Thus structural regularities are shown to link seemingly disparate aspects of material culture, from funerary monuments to artefact design, from the use of space in settlements, to the form of economic practices.
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French Colonial Archaeology In The Southeast And …

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Archaeology in Latin America via Gustavo G. Politis

Archaeology in Latin America via Gustavo G. Politis and Benjamin Alberti
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Overview: This pioneering and complete survey is the primary evaluation of present topics in Latin American archaeology written only via teachers local to the area, and it makes their gathered experience to be had to an English-speaking target audience for the primary time. The members quilt probably the most vital problems within the archaeology of Latin America, such because the domestication of camelids, the emergence of city society in Mesoamerica, the frontier of the Inca empire, and the moderately little identified archaeology of the Amazon basin. This guide attracts in combination key spaces of study in Latin American archaeological idea right into a coherent entire; no different quantity in this space has ever handled this sort of numerous vary of topics, and one of the international locations tested have by no means prior to been the topic of a regional learn about.
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