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Vernetzte Bilder Cover Vernetzte Bilder Cover
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Pages: 318
ISBN: 9789464280043
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
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Pages: 318
ISBN: 9789464280036
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
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Welche Bedeutung griechische Münzbilder in der Antike hatten, ist in der Forschung vielfach hinterfragt und äußerst divergent beantwortet worden. Selten sind Münzen und deren Bildmotive zeitlich und regional übergreifend untersucht worden, denn meist stehen ikonografische Betrachtungen von einzelnen Münztypen innerhalb eines eng umrissenen Zeitraums im Vordergrund.   Ulrike Wolf legt mit ihrer Dissertationsschrift „Vernetzte Bilder“ eine Arbeit vor, bei der die Diskussion der Rolle von Münzbildern innerhalb des Machtdiskurses im gesamten westlichen Mittelmeerraum von 500-100 v. Chr. im Fokus steht. Um zu einem umfassenden Verständnis für die Entwicklung der frühen Münzen und ihrer Funktion zu gelangen, eignet sich der westliche Mittelmeerraum in ganz besonderer Weise. So führten ab dem 8. Jh. v. Chr. langjährige Handelskontakte zwischen iberischen, italischen, etruskischen, griechischen und phönizischen Kaufleuten und Bevölkerungsgruppen zu dedizierten Gründungen von Handelsniederlassungen (ἐμπόρια) und Siedlungen (ἀποικίαι). Ab 500 v. Chr. wird die Region jedoch wiederkehrend durch das Eingreifen externer Machtzentren wie zum Beispiel Athen, Rom und Karthago destabilisiert. Zeitgleich setzt nun auch im gesamten westlichen Mittelmeerraum eine umfang- und variantenreiche Münzprägung ein, die eine Untersuchung darüber ermöglicht, ob und wie Münzen zur Kommunikation über Machtverhältnisse, Abhängigkeiten und Allianzen eingesetzt werden.   Die vorliegende Publikation zeichnet sich insbesondere durch die Berücksichtigung des lokalen Kontexts und der überregionalen Verbreitung der Bildträger aus. Auf der Grundlage des Verständnisses der „longue dureé“ sowie der Kombination aus quantitativer Analyse und qualitativer Untersuchung besonders signifikanter Beispiele ergibt sich ein tieferes Verständnis der Bildfindungsprozesse in der griechisch-römischen Antike. Das Vorgehen, das Münzbild nicht isoliert anhand der Prägestätte zu betrachten, sondern alle beteiligten Orte als Teilnehmer in einem mediterranen Netzwerk zu verstehen, ist nicht zuletzt auch im Sinne globale Märkte und Strukturen, ein Thema unserer Zeit.   English abstract   Greek coins from antiquity are well known for their fascinating and elaborately executed design. While research on the iconography of specific types of coins, minted within a limited timeframe, is still the gold standard, an analysis of key imagery on a supra-regional level and over a longer period provides a more promising approach to questions of image emergence.   In this thesis "Entangled Images", Ulrike Wolf demonstrates the usefulness of a discussion, that focusses on the role coin images have played in the discourse of power of the Western Mediterranean area from 500-100 BC. To understand the processes that lead to the emergence of these images on coins, the author combines quantitative and qualitative methods of analysis and applies a longue durée perspective. Starting with the local contexts of image production, she follows the supra-regional spread of the iconography in the Greco-Roman world.
Mégalithismes et monumentalismes funéraires Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9789088909900
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
La publication des actes du colloque « Mégalithismes et monumentalismes funéraires : passé, présent, futur » reprend les trois grands thèmes de ces rencontres internationales en offrant une large place aux études récentes du mégalithisme en Europe ainsi qu’à l’ethnoarchéologie et aux questions de valorisation et de conservation de ce patrimoine fragile.   Les contributions d’experts internationaux montrent tout l’intérêt de voir au-delà du monument afin de comprendre son insertion dans le paysage et sa relation avec les autres structures archéologiques. Sur cette question, les outils sont aujourd’hui aussi nombreux que variés : études paléoenvironnementales, prospections multi-méthodes (LiDAR, géophysique), analyses spatiales (SIG) ou encore fouilles extensives.   Les questions d’organisation du territoire, à travers les interactions entre mégalithes et enceintes par exemple, sont au cœur des recherches actuelles. Innover dans la façon d’étudier un cairn ou une chambre funéraire est un autre axe de réflexion développé dans cet ouvrage.   De nouvelles méthodes d’analyse, en France et en Espagne, offrent aujourd’hui une restitution fiable de la chaîne opératoire dédiée à la construction mégalithique. Les études des architectures en pierres sèches et des parois mégalithiques, s’appuyant sur des modèles 3D haute résolution, participent au renouveau de nos connaissances sur l’organisation du chantier et des conditions d’utilisation du monument.   L’apport de l’observation ethnographique à l’interprétation des faits archéologiques est abordé au travers des exemples asiatiques et africains pour échafauder des scénarios interprétatifs sur les sociétés anciennes européennes. Des éléments de réflexion sont proposés au sujet du fonctionnement des carrières, du déplacement de monuments ou encore de l’organisation du territoire et notamment des liens forts avec l’habitat.   Enfin, les dernières contributions sont dédiées à la valorisation des monuments en France. Des exemples de travaux d’inventaire, de restauration et de restitution au grand public mettent en lumière les avancées dans ce domaine.   Travaux du Projet Collectif de Recherche « Milieu et peuplement en Languedoc occidental du Néolithique à l’âge du Bronze », sous la direction de Muriel Gandelin, et de l’ANR « Monumentalités, espaces et compétitions sociales en Europe Atlantique », sous la direction de Vincent Ard et Vivien Mathé   English abstract   This book focusses on the past, present and future of recent studies of megalithism in Europe, including enthoarchaeology and the conservation of these monuments. The book contains contributions from international experts that focus on the monuments and their surroundings to better understand their place within the wider landscape.   New innovative methods and techniques are explored (most notably 3D) that allow architectural analyses that were previously not possible and which greatly increase our knowledge base. Ethnographic research contributes to the interpretation of archaeology as is illustrated through Asian and African examples. These data substantially contribute as a source of interpretative scenarios for European megalithism.   The final chapters in this book are dedicated to the promotion of these monuments in France through projects focussing on the finds they contained, their restoration and making them available to the general public.
Hortfunde der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit Cover Hortfunde der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit Cover
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Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464280074
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
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Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464280067
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
In dieser Dissertation hat José Eduardo M. de Medeiros einen neuen theoretischen Ansatz mit der Untersuchung konkreter Probleme in der Bronze- und Eisenzeitforschung Mitteleuropas in Einklang gebracht. Das ursprüngliche Ziel war die Untersuchung der Schmuckhorte der Spätbronzezeit in Frankreich. Aber eine anfängliche Beschäftigung mit der Literatur zu den Hortfunden der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit führte zu der Einsicht, dass die Grundlagen prähistorischer Interpretation einer kritischen Revision bedurften.   Die angebotene Reflexion ist eng mit einer soziologischen Kulturtheorie verknüpft, die eine kritische Sicht darauf miteinbezieht, wie Menschen Objekte und Ereignisse in der Welt erklären. Es gibt einen revolutionären Wechsel zwischen vormodernen (handlungs- und substanzlogischen) und modernen (prozessualen) Erklärungen, und es war Medeiros' Aufgabe, die Folgen dieses Paradigmenwechsels für die archäologische Forschung zu verstehen.   Da diese Einsichten zu einer Relativierung der Niederlegungsabsichten als heuristisches Werkzeug führen und die Niederlegungsabsicht weiterhin als ein wichtiges Instrument für die Kategorisierung von Hortfunden dient, handelt es sich um Konsequenzen für die archäologische Interpretation im Allgemeinen und für die Deutung der Hortfunde der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit im Speziellen.   Die Arbeit zeigt, dass Schmuck-, Gefäß- und Waffenhorte verschiedene Arten von Deponierungen darstellen und dass, wenn diese Depots im religiösen Kontext der Zeit betrachtet werden, Schmuck und Gefäße die gleiche Bedeutung wie Waffen tragen. Dies steht im Widerspruch zu einer gängigen Auffassung der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit, welche die Krieger und ihre Waffen in den Vordergrund stellt.   Der Autor zeigt, dass dies eine kulturell konstruierte, „männliche“ Voreingenommenheit ist, die psychologische und soziologische Ursachen hat. Schließlich bietet dieses Buch einen rekonstruktiven Ansatz an, der die kulturelle Bedeutung der Schmuckhorte aufklärt.   English abstract   Throughout his Ph.D. Thesis, José Eduardo M. de Medeiros has balanced a deeply theoretical approach with the study of concrete problems within Central European Bronze and Iron Age Archaeology. The original objective of his thesis was the investigation of Late Bronze Age jewellery hoards in France. But an initial examination of the literature on the hoards of the Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age led to the insight that the foundations of prehistoric interpretation required a deeper critical revision.   The proposed reflection is closely linked to a sociological theory of culture that entails a critical view of how human beings explain objects and events in the world. According to this view, there is a marked revolutionary change between "pre-modern" (subject logic) and "modern" (processual logic) explanations, and it has been Medeiros’s work to understand the ramifications of this paradigm shift for archaeological investigation. Essentially, this theoretical reflection questions attempts to explain a fact through recourse to the subjective intention or plan behind the fact. Consequently, these insights lead to a relativization of the subjective intention as a tool for interpretation of archaeological remains.   Such a position poses serious consequences for archaeological theories in general, and for the interpretations of the hoarding phenomenon of the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age in particular. The archaeological category of hoards is currently defined as an intentional selection of objects for unknown reasons. Nevertheless, the underlying intention is a highly-important instrument for the classification of the hoard finds as being either profane and/or ritual forms of deposition. Thus, an over reliance on the intentions behind an act clearly contrasts with the negative definition of that category.   This work shows that jewellery, vessels and weapons constitute different kinds of depositions (a.k.a. hoards), and that in addition, when these depositions are viewed in the religious context of the period, jewellery and vessels carry the same importance as weapons. This is contrary to the more common view that emphasizes warriors and their weapons, which the author demonstrates to be a male bias having psychological and sociological foundations. Finally, this book offers a reconstructive approach that clarifies the cultural significance of the jewellery hoards.
Dorestad and its Networks Cover Dorestad and its Networks Cover
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Pages: 216
ISBN: 9789464260045
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
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Series: PALMA
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9789464260038
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: PALMA
Dorestad was the largest town of the Low Countries in the Carolingian era. As a riverine emporium on the northern edge of the Frankish Empire, it functioned as a European junction, connecting the Viking world with the Continent. In 2019, the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden hosted its quinquennial international congress based around Dorestad, located at present-day Wijk bij Duurstede. This third edition, ‘Dorestad and its Networks’, coincided with the fiftieth birthday of finding the famous Dorestad brooch in July 1969, and with what would have been the hundredth birthday of prof.dr. Ina Isings, to whom a special session on early-medieval glass was dedicated.The Third Dorestad Congress brought together scholars from the North Sea area to debate Dorestad and its counterparts in Scandinavia, the British Isles and the Rhineland, as well as the material culture, urbanisation and infrastructure of the Early Middle Ages. The contributions in these proceedings are devoted to new research into the Vikings at Dorestad, assemblages of jewellery, playing pieces and weaponry from the town, recent excavations at other Carolingian sites in the Low Countries, and the use and trade of glassware and broadswords in this era. They show the political, economic and cultural networks of Dorestad, the only town to be called ‘vicus famosus’ in contemporary sources.
God on Earth: Emperor Domitian Cover God on Earth: Emperor Domitian Cover
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Pages: 176
ISBN: 9789088909559
Pub Date: 05 May 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: PALMA
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9789088909542
Pub Date: 05 May 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: PALMA
In life, the emperor Domitian (81-96 CE) marketed himself as a god; after his assassination he was condemned to be forgotten. Nonetheless he oversaw a literary, cultural, and monumental revival on a scale not witnessed since Rome’s first emperor, Augustus. In tandem with an exhibition in the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden and the Mercati Traianei in Rome, planned for 2021-2022, this volume offers a fresh perspective on Domitian and his reign. This collection of papers, produced by a group of international scholars, offers a wholistic and interdisciplinary approach to the emperor and his works that begins with an overview of Rome and its imperial system and ends with a reappraisal of Domitian and his legacy. The subject of memory sanctions after his death, Domitian’s reputation has suffered as a result of the negative press he received both in antiquity and thereafter. Building upon recent scholarship that has sought to re-evaluate the last of the Flavian emperors, the papers in this volume present the latest research on Domitian’s building programmes and military exploits as well as the literary sources produced during and after his reign, all of which paint a picture of an emperor who – despite being loathed by Rome’s elite – did much to shape the landscape of Rome as we know it today.
Beyond Use-Wear Traces Cover Beyond Use-Wear Traces Cover
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Pages: 350
ISBN: 9789464260014
Pub Date: 23 Apr 2021
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Pages: 350
ISBN: 9789464260007
Pub Date: 23 Apr 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
This book brings together 30 papers by leading scholars in the field of usewear and residue analysis. This publication aims to revive the debate on the role of traceology (use-wear and residues) in multidisciplinary approaches that address archaeological questions. Many studies on technological aspects of material culture deal with specific material categories (e.g. flint, ceramics, bone), often in separate or isolated ways, and this division does not really reflect the integrated nature of technical systems in which different material categories are in dynamic interaction. Hence, exploring the interaction between different chaînes opératoires is crucial for a more global concept of the toolkit with all its components and it is a precondition for paleo-ethnographic reconstructions of technical systems and economies. Starting from a functional perspective, the papers in this book explore various topics such as apprenticeship, group dynamics, social status, economy, technological evolution, spatial organization, mobility patterns and territories, or adaptations to cultural and environmental changes.This collection of papers, presented at the AWRANA conference in 2018, constitutes a major sign of the dynamism, popularity and scientific importance of our discipline in current archaeological research. AWRANA 2018 was dedicated to the memory of H. Keeley.
Museum, Magic, Memory Cover Museum, Magic, Memory Cover
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Pages: 318
ISBN: 9789088906367
Pub Date: 20 Apr 2021
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Series: Pacific Presences
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9789088906350
Pub Date: 20 Apr 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Pacific Presences
Museum Magic Memory reveals and responds to the challenges that curators today must embrace when exhibiting the ethnographic collections of the past with the aim of establishing new relations for the future.
Bridging Social and Geographical Space through Networks Cover Bridging Social and Geographical Space through Networks Cover
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Pages: 130
ISBN: 9789464270013
Pub Date: 16 Apr 2021
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Pages: 130
ISBN: 9789464270006
Pub Date: 16 Apr 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
This volume represents a bold attempt by the editors to bring scholars from distinct research orientations together, to discuss the interplay between the geographic and social dimensions of different kinds of interaction networks. Within the humanities, networks afford an umbrella of approaches to the study of social relations and their patterning, both through qualitative and quantitative applications, with two main perspectives standing out: those centered on space and those concerned with the social dimension of interaction. In this book, we aim to highlight the potential for integrating these different research directions and identify common ground for developing new interdisciplinary insights.The volume demonstrates how a network approach can successfully incorporate and frame different kinds of theoretical perspectives and methodological applications, drawing on multiple strands of social and geographical theory and using data as diverse as archaeological artefacts, roads/infrastructure, textual sources, and information from living informants. As such, it will appeal to archaeologists, historians, geographers, and sociologists, as well as anyone interested in exploring further the potential for employing network-based methodologies within the Humanities and Social Sciences, and in enriching their understanding of the theoretical and interdisciplinary underpinnings of widely employed concepts in network science. The volume stems from a workshop held at the Freie Universität Berlin which was funded and hosted by the Excellence Cluster Topoi. The publication of the proceedings has been made possible thanks to generous financial support from the Gerda Henkel Foundation.
Under the Mediterranean I Cover Under the Mediterranean I Cover
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Pages: 380
ISBN: 9789088909467
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2021
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Series: Honor Frost Foundation Research Publication
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9789088909450
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Honor Frost Foundation Research Publication
This volume is a collection of 19 articles in three sections reporting on recent research on the archaeology of shipwrecks, harbours, and maritime landscapes in the Mediterranean region. The shipwrecks section looks at excavated vessels from Mazotos, Modi Island, the port of Rhodes, Naples, and Narbonne, as well as a sailing reconstruction of the Ma‘agan Mikhael ship.   The harbours section includes articles on areas from the Levant to Seville looking at a variety of harbour defence systems and dockyards dating from the Hellenistic period to the 12th century AD.   Articles in the third section on maritime cultural landscapes combine data sets to examine human interactions with the sea: navigation from the perspectives of the accounts of early geographers, the skills required by the earliest sailors, and the contextual reconstruction of sea routes; coastal survey and resource use; and geoarchaeological evidence used to analyse the choice of harbour location.   This book will be of interest to students and archaeologists researching the Mediterranean region, and all interested in a wide range of recent advances in maritime archaeology.
Healing Power Cover Healing Power Cover
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Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789088909191
Pub Date: 12 Feb 2021
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Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789088909184
Pub Date: 12 Feb 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
People around the world are seeking for new healing methods, and they do so not in isolation but in global interaction. This publication provides new perspectives by combining essays from ritual specialists and scientists active in spiritual healing practices worldwide.
Maritime Connections Across the North Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9789088909863
Pub Date: 02 Feb 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Why are so many nautical words in Danish the same as in Dutch? Who taught the shipwrights in the Royal Danish Shipyard in Copenhagen to build carvel planked ships? How did the first Danish ships find their way to the riches of the East Indies? These questions and many more are meet in this Ph.D. dissertation, which circles around the maritime relationships between especially the seaward provinces of the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries. In the early renaissance Dutch maritime technology was imported by the Danish king, who recruited craftsmen and bough ships in the Netherlands and later on the Royal Danish Navy was profoundly influenced by Dutch master shipbuilders and naval officers. But it was not only maritime experts and mariners who travelled to the North, but also ordinary Scandinavian sailors, who migrated the other way and took a part in Dutch shipping to all parts of the world. This labour migration has been known amongst Dutch scholars for some time, but is almost unknown in Scandinavian historical circles.For the first time data from the Amsterdam City archive has made it possible to get closer to the individual sailors, who hailed from the coastal districts of Norway, the Southwest coast of Denmark and for a lesser part the West coast of Sweden and their participation in the Dutch shipping industry has been analysed showing, that they learned important maritime skills onboard. Coming back to Scandinavia these sailors were the backbone of the navies and merchant fleets of the Scandinavian countries especially in the eighteenth century.This study of maritime labour migration will be of interest for scholars of maritime-, migration and technology history but also for anyone, who likes to read about the life’s and work of ordinary sailors in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Maritime connections across the North Sea Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9789088909870
Pub Date: 02 Feb 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Why are so many nautical words in Danish the same as in Dutch? Who taught the shipwrights in the Royal Danish Shipyard in Copenhagen to build carvel planked ships? How did the first Danish ships find their way to the riches of the East Indies? These questions and many more are meet in this Ph.D. dissertation, which circles around the maritime relationships between especially the seaward provinces of the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries. In the early renaissance Dutch maritime technology was imported by the Danish king, who recruited craftsmen and bough ships in the Netherlands and later on the Royal Danish Navy was profoundly influenced by Dutch master shipbuilders and naval officers. But it was not only maritime experts and mariners who travelled to the North, but also ordinary Scandinavian sailors, who migrated the other way and took a part in Dutch shipping to all parts of the world. This labour migration has been known amongst Dutch scholars for some time, but is almost unknown in Scandinavian historical circles.For the first time data from the Amsterdam City archive has made it possible to get closer to the individual sailors, who hailed from the coastal districts of Norway, the Southwest coast of Denmark and for a lesser part the West coast of Sweden and their participation in the Dutch shipping industry has been analysed showing, that they learned important maritime skills onboard. Coming back to Scandinavia these sailors were the backbone of the navies and merchant fleets of the Scandinavian countries especially in the eighteenth century.This study of maritime labour migration will be of interest for scholars of maritime-, migration and technology history but also for anyone, who likes to read about the life’s and work of ordinary sailors in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Goddesses of Akragas Cover Goddesses of Akragas Cover
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Pages: 388
ISBN: 9789088909016
Pub Date: 20 Jan 2021
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Pages: 388
ISBN: 9789088909009
Pub Date: 20 Jan 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
The terracotta figurines from Akragas (Agrigento) with their chubby faces, splendid furniture, and rich adornments, depict a prosperous life in the late sixth and early fifth century BCE. The extensive jewellery on the figurines contains strikingly large fibulae appliques fastening pectoral chains with several sorts of pendants. They are modelled after existing items. The form of the jewellery items changed fast, influenced by different peoples and changing fashions, which can be compared with representations of jewellery and fashion on coins of the same period from Syracuse.In contrast, the body of the figurines remained armless and abstract for some time, nor does it express its gender. The block shaped, sloping upper body might have originated with aniconic objects, but suggests here a seated person, covered with a rectangular apron on the front. In contrast, the face is detailed, and often crowned with a specific headgear, the polos. The Archaic smile reveals Greek influence on its features.An archaeological experiment in which figurines and moulds were reproduced revealed their production process. By combining data from the experiment with an analysis of their iconographic features, most of the figurines studied can be shown to have been designed and produced locally. The moulding technique, introduced by newcomers to the city, provided for relatively cheap and rapid production of terracotta figurines. Local clay and marl are found near to the city, and its composition was found to be very suitable, due to its plasticity, fine structure and soft tone on firing.Wooden figurines, the forerunners of the terracotta figurines, were used in the production of the moulds of their terracotta successors. The terracotta figurines developed to become more three-dimensional, so that they were able to stay upright unsupported. Objects and moulds were exchanged with the city of Selinous, resulting in variations of the standard and figurines with finely detailed faces. Designing and dedicating these votive figurines, and possibly also jewellery, to a cult statue might have acted as a unifying element for the perhaps multi-ethnic society of Akragas. By means of these anthropomorphic female figurines, people gave shape to their origin and narratives, using old and new symbols such as the Phoenician crescent and the Greek satyr. Their cultural influences formed a new religious setting, helping to forge a new identity unique to Sicily. The prosperity expressed by these metal adornments, fits Diodorus Siculus’ description of Akragas as a rich city.
Managing Archaeology in Dynamic Urban Centres Cover Managing Archaeology in Dynamic Urban Centres Cover
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Pages: 240
ISBN: 9789088906053
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
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Pages: 240
ISBN: 9789088906046
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
This book looks at how archaeologists in the early 21st century are dealing with the challenges and opportunities presented by development in archaeologically sensitive urban centres. Based on a session held at the 2017 EAA conference in Maastricht, the volume features case studies from across Europe and beyond – including Norway, Lithuania, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy and Israel. The chapters look both at individual projects and larger thematic issues.How has urban archaeology changed the ways in which archaeologists work? Is it possible to predict (and avoid or protect) sensitive archaeology in dynamic urban centres? Do technical solutions to preservation in situ actually work? How are the public involved and how do archaeologists promote public engagement? What are some of the issues and problems for the future?This book is the first publication of the EAA Urban Archaeology Community, and its editors hope that it will provoke debate, and inform future developments in urban archaeology in Europe and beyond.
Pots and practices Cover Pots and practices Cover
Format: 
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9789088907753
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: BEFIM
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9789088907746
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: BEFIM
This third volume of the BEFIM series addresses the life history of vessels from the Early Celtic hillfort settlements of Heuneburg and Vix-Mont Lassois, from a detailed examination of the manufacturing process to the use and modifications of the final products. An extensive experimental program of dozens of experiments has allowed a better understanding of the way this pottery was made and used.   The participation of an experienced potter allowed the reprodiction of exact replicas of the different wares, and the exploration of the impact of the creation process in wear patterns and traces.   The effect of alcohol production, including fermentation, on the pottery was also explored, as well as the effect of different gestures of preparing food and drink (mixing, stirring, pounding), different ways of storage and handling, and the manner of consumption like decanting using various kinds of utensils.   These experimental results form the basis of the book's exploration, which adds to a more detailed insight into foodways, including drinking habits, of the Early Celtic communities of Central Europe.
Law and Trade in Ancient Mesopotamia and Anatolia Cover Law and Trade in Ancient Mesopotamia and Anatolia Cover
Format: 
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9789088909160
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Pages: 324
ISBN: 9789088909153
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
This book contains a selection of nineteen articles published by K.R. Veenhof, focusing on his main field of study: law and trade in the Old Babylonian and Old Assyrian society of the early second millennium B.C. They were originally published in journals, conference proceedings and collective volumes over the past fifty years. Their reissue here is motivated by their lasting value and their fundamental importance to the study of these subjects.It includes both “broad” articles, which give an introduction to or an overview of a specific subject, e.g. Old Assyrian trade and the practice of justice in Babylonia in the early second millennium B.C., and “narrow” ones that give an in-depth study of a single issue or a single text, such as a problematic paragraph of Hammurabi’s law code or the meaning of the noun iṣurtum. The first two articles provide a general introduction to the subject; the next nine focus on Old Assyrian society, and the final eight concern Old Babylonian.The inclusion of “broad” and “narrow” articles makes this publication of interest both to the well-informed general reader interested in the Ancient Near East and to the specialist working on Old Babylonian and Old Assyrian society.Prof. dr. Klaas R. Veenhof (1935) was a teacher at the Catholic University of Nijmegen, professor at the Free University of Amsterdam and from 1982 until his retirement in 2000 professor at the University of Leiden. Key publications are his dissertation “Aspects of Old Assyrian Trade and its Terminology” (1972), “The Old Assyrian list of year eponyms from Karum Kanish and its chronological implications” (2003), and several editions of Old Assyrian texts, especially “Altassyrische Tontafeln aus Kültepe” (1992) and Kültepe Tabletleri 5 and 8 (2005 and 2010).