Prehistory & Ancient History  /  Ancient Near East
Tylos Period Burials in Bahrain Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9788779345126
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2010
Illustrations: colour photos & illus
Description:
Tylos Period Burials in Bahrain - Volume II - The Hamad Town DS 3 & Shakhoura Cemeteries
Tille Höyük 3.1. The Iron Age Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781898249207
Pub Date: 21 Jan 2010
Series: British Institute at Ankara Monograph
Illustrations: 159 b/w illus, 6 folded illus. CD with 46 plans and sections
Description:
This book presents the structures and stratigraphy of the important Iron Age sequence at Tille Höyuek, a mound at a crossing of the Euphrates in eastern Turkey. The site, which was excavated between 1979 and 1990 by the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, revealed ten major structural levels of the Iron Age, spanning the period from the 11th century to the 6th-4th centuries BC, as well as earlier and later remains, and the wide exposure of architecture provides a sequence of intelligible and impressive building plans. After the initial discussion of the background and methodology of their excavation, the successive levels are carefully described and fully illustrated.
Challenging Climate Change Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9789088900310
Pub Date: 11 Nov 2009
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Description:
Throughout history, climate change has been an important driving force behind human behaviour. This archaeological study seeks to understand the complex interrelations between that behaviour and climatic fluctuations, focussing on how climate affected the social relations between neighbouring communities of occasionally differing nature. It is argued that developments in these relations will fall within a continuum between competition on one end and cooperation on the other.
Life on the Watershed. Reconstructing Subsistence in a Steppe Region Using Archaeological Survey Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 470
ISBN: 9789088900297
Pub Date: 11 Nov 2009
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Description:
The scarcity of water is a major problem in many parts of the Near East today and has been so in the past. To survive in such a region people should be able to structurally attain more water than rainfall alone can supply. The archaeology of this area should not only identify when people inhabited such a region and what the character of this habitation was, but also how people were able to survive in such a region and why they chose to live there in the first place.
Ivories from Nimrud VI Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9780903472265
Pub Date: 25 Aug 2009
Description:
The great, ninth century palace which Ashurnasirpal II (883-859) built at his new capital of Kalhu/Nimrud has been excavated over 150 years by various expeditions. Each has been rewarded with remarkable antiquities, including the finest ivories found in the ancient Near East, many of which had been brought to Kalhu by the Assyrian kings. The first ivories were discovered by Austen Henry Layard, followed a century later by Max Mallowan, who found superb ivories in Well NN.
Saddling the Dogs Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781842173671
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2009
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: ASTENE Publications
Description:
In the absence of horses, saddle the dogs. This Arab proverb, suggesting the uncompromising determination of nomads to keep moving, whatever the obstacles, epitomizes also the travelling ethos of many early visitors to the 'exotic East'. The journeys examined here are linked by the light they shed on the experience of travel in Egypt, Greece and the Ottoman Balkans, and the Near East from the 17th to the early 20th century not so much what was seen as how one got there and how one got around once arrived; the vicissitudes and travails, both expected and strange that characterised the passage.
At Empire's Edge Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 293
ISBN: 9781898249238
Pub Date: 05 May 2009
Series: British Institute at Ankara Monograph
Description:
Project Paphlagonia was a multi-period, large-scale programme of regional survey in northcentral Turkey, today the provinces of Çankiri and parts of Karabuek, previously a little explored region. In total, an area of almost 8,500km2 was surveyed between 1997 and 2001, using both extensive and intensive survey techniques. More than 330 sites of archaeological and historical significance were located and recorded.
Excavations by K. M. Kenyon in Jerusalem 1961-1967 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781842173046
Pub Date: 06 Aug 2008
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Levant Supplementary Series
Description:
The fifth volume in the series of final reports on the work of the Joint Expedition to Jerusalem in the 1960s describes the discoveries made in six sites in the ancient city and places them in the archaeological and historical context of Jerusalem and the surrounding lands. Among the most debated issues are the extent of the occupation of the city during the Iron Age, the location of the southern defence line in Herodian and Roman times, and the date of the destruction of an Umayyad palatial structure. There is fresh information on the civic amenities of the southern half of the Byzantine city, and on the structure of the Ottoman city defences built under Sulaiman the Magnificent in the sixteenth century.
Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781842173121
Pub Date: 17 Jul 2008
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
This catalogue makes available more than 600 complete or fragmentary stone vessels kept in the British Museum. Most of them were excavated at Nineveh and other major sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are presented here for the first time. They range in date from prehistory down to the Persian and Hellenistic periods; the bulk belong in the eighth and seventh centuries, when the Near East under Assyrian rule grew increasingly cosmopolitan.
Burial Mounds of Bahrain Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 178
ISBN: 9788788415452
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2008
Series: Jutland Archaeological Society Publications
Illustrations: b/w photos & maps
Description:
Burial Mounds of Bahrain - Social Complexity in Early Dilmun
The Madra River Delta Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9781898249191
Pub Date: 07 Jan 2008
Series: British Institute at Ankara Monograph
Description:
Occupying a pivotal location on the western coast of Turkey, the Madra River Delta has always been a meeting place for the cultures of Anatolia and the Aegean, but active geomorphological processes in the area have hampered fieldwork, making it a significant challenge to reconstruct the history of the landscape and its exploitation by humans. Modern political geography has been another obstacle, encouraging the study of the area in isolation from the neighbouring islands of the northeastern Aegean, although from prehistory until the twentieth century they all belonged to one cultural area. The Madra River Delta Project called on distinguished international teams using innovative interdisciplinary approaches to meet these challenges, and the results presented here shed important new light on environmental changes in this part of the Anatolian coastal region, on their long-term impact on the inhabitants of the Delta, and on the cultural ties between the Delta and the island of Lesbos from the prehistoric to the Roman period.
Tylos Period Burials in Bahrain Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9788779343733
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2007
Illustrations: tables & b/w photos
Description:
Since 1970, the Bahrain National Museum has excavated thousands of graves from the so-called Tylos period (c. 300 BC to AD 600). The results of these excavations are now being published.
Excavations at Kilise Tepe, 1994-98 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781902937403
Pub Date: 22 Nov 2007
Series: McDonald Institute Monographs
Illustrations: 527 b/w illus, 58 col illus, 43 tabs
Description:
These two volumes report on five season's excavation and four millennia of occupation at Kilise Tepe, from the Early Bronze Age through the rise and fall of the Hittite Empire and into the Byzantine era when the mound was crowned by a substantial church. The site takes its importance from its position guarding the Göksu Valley, one of the two main routes from the interior of Anatolia to the Mediterranean opposite Cyprus, so that it gives a record of relations between the interior and the seaboard. Of particular interest are the sequence from the Hittite Empire through the end of the Bronze Age and into the classical world, and the Byzantine levels associated with the church.
Calendars and Years Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781842173022
Pub Date: 08 Oct 2007
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
Dates form the backbone of written history. But where do these dates come from? Many different calendars were used in the ancient world.
Black Sea Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9781898249214
Pub Date: 23 Aug 2007
Series: British Institute at Ankara Monograph
Description:
The papers in this book result from a conference held in Istanbul in 2004, and are the product of collaboration between the British Academy Black Sea Initiative (BABSI) and the City and Regional Planning Department of Istanbul Technical University. They cover a period from the first appearance of human settlers in the Black Sea region to the present day, and all emphasize the significance of the Black Sea itself as a source of unity, linking communities and histories in a wider regional context, extending westward along the Danube basin, northward into the Ukraine and south Russia, east into the Caucasus and southward over the Anatolian hinterland. A major introductory paper re-examines the evidence for the Black Sea flood hypothesis.
Euphrates River Valley Settlement Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9781842172728
Pub Date: 11 Jul 2007
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Levant Supplementary Series
Illustrations: 152 illus, 22 tabs
Description:
Pre-state ceremonial monuments, rich mortuary arrangements, forts, walled settlements and temples: all these occur in a narrow stretch of the Euphrates River valley prior to the rise of Carchemish, one of the major capital cities of the Ancient Near East. This well-illustrated book examines recently discovered evidence from the hinterlands of archaeologically inaccessible Carchemish in its regional context. Amongst the 18 contributors Tony Wilkinson characterizes the neighbouring regions of Carchemish, Guy Bunnens elaborates on a site hierarchy within the valley and Gioacchino Falsone appraises unpublished records from excavations at Carchemish itself.