Prehistory & Ancient History  /  Ancient Near East
Travel, Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece, Egypt and the Near East Cover Travel, Geography and Culture in Ancient Greece, Egypt and the Near East Cover
Format: 
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781842172490
Pub Date: 11 Jul 2007
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Leicester Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781785705502
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Leicester Nottingham Studies in Ancient Society
Description:
This collection of essays looks beyond the focus of existing works on ancient travel and its documentation, to examine its social and cultural implications. For travel (and the reasons behind it) offers a window on to many features of ancient societies - sense of place, perceptions of space, administration, relations with foreign powers, engagement with other cultures, and representation of homelands. Also of import is the study of ancient geographical knowledge, as well as ancient travel writing (an increasingly popular genre today), its popularity and purpose.
The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9781842172124
Pub Date: 22 Mar 2007
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Levant Supplementary Series
Illustrations: 374 b/w illus, 133 tables,
Description:
This edited volume provides a full report on the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A site of WF16, southern Jordan. Very few sites of PPNA date have been excavated using modern methods, so this report makes a very significant contribution to our understanding of this period. Excavations have shown that the site contains a highly dynamic use of architecture, and the faunal assemblage reveals new information on the processes that lead to the domestication of the goat.
Excavating Çatalhöyuk Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 688
ISBN: 9781902937274
Pub Date: 12 Mar 2007
Series: McDonald Institute Monographs
Illustrations: 32 illus, 50 tabs, CD
Description:
Ian Hodder's campaigns of excavation at the world-famous Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyuek are one of the largest, most complex, and most exciting archaeological field projects in the world and recognized as agenda-setting not only in terms of our understanding of early farming communities in the Near East, particularly the central role religion played in their daily lives, but also in terms of the interaction between theory and practice in the trenches and on-site laboratories. This volume presents the results of excavation in three areas of the site, known as South, North, and KOPAL, excavated between 1995 and 1999. The book describes aspects of the excavation, recording and sampling methodologies that are necessary for an understanding of the results presented plus it incorporates interpretive discussion.
Researcher's Guide to the Lachish Collection in the British Museum Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780861591619
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2006
Series: British Museum Research Publications
Description:
This volume contains basic information about 17,500 items from Lachish in Israel that were acquired by the British Museum in 1980. This handlist will be widely consulted by all those wanting to use this important resource, as well as scholars with an interest in near eastern archaeology.
Crossing the Rift Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781842172094
Pub Date: 02 Jun 2006
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Levant Supplementary Series
Illustrations: 144 b/w illus, 10 tabs
Description:
Most of the papers published in this volume were originally presented at a conference of the same name, organised by the editors, and held in Atlanta, Georgia, in November 2003. The Wadi Arabah falls between the two areas of southern Jordan and Negev, and has traditionally been seen as a barrier and border. This book (and the conference it came out of) is an attempt to look at this neglected area anew: bridge, rather than barrier.
Studies in the Ancient History of Northern Iraq Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780903472197
Pub Date: 01 Feb 2006
Illustrations: b/w illus, 16 b/w plates
Description:
This is a facsimile reprint of the trail-blazing book by David Oates, originally published by the British Academy in 1968 and out-of-print for too long. It is primarily the report of his survey and excavation of sites in northern Iraq between 1954 and 1958, but it is at the same time a memorial to the great explorer, Sir Aurel Stein, whose pioneer fieldwork on the Roman frontiers in Iraq in 1938-39 provided the initial stimulus.
Çatalhöyuk Perspectives Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9781902937298
Pub Date: 18 Jan 2006
Series: McDonald Institute Monographs
Description:
This volume, number six in the Çatalhöyuek Research Project series, draws on material from Volumes 3 to 5 to deal with broad themes. Data from architecture and excavation contexts are linked into broader discussion of topics such as seasonality, art and social memory. Rather than assuming that the work of the project is finished once the basic excavation and laboratory results have been presented in Volumes 3 to 5, it has been thought important to present more synthetic accounts that result from the high degree of integration and collaboration which the project has strived for at all stages.
Changing Materialities at Çatalhöyuk Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 506
ISBN: 9781902937281
Pub Date: 18 Jan 2006
Series: McDonald Institute Monographs
Description:
Volume 5 deals with aspects of the material culture excavated in the 1995-99 period. In particular it discusses the changing materiality of life at the site over its 1100 years of occupation. It includes a discussion of ceramics and other fired clay material, chipped stone, groundstone, worked bone and basketry.
Women Travellers in the Near East Cover
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781842171615
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2005
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: ASTENE Publications
Description:
Contents: Introduction ( Sarah Searight ); Travelling to post: Lady Liston, an ambassadress in Constantinople ( Deborah Manley ); Two feisty ladies in the Levant: Princess Caroline and Lady Craven ( Charles Plouviez ); Travels in the Slavonic provinces of Turkey-in-Europe: Miss Muir Mackenzie and Miss Irby ( Dorothy Anderson ); Three travellers in nineteenth-century Egypt: Sarah Belzoni, Amelia Edwards and Margaret Benson ( Megan Price ); Lucie Duff Gordon: a woman's perception of Egypt ( Sarah Searight ); Governess to the Grand Pasha of Egypt: Emmeline Lott ( Alix Wilkinson ); The unknown pilgrimage to Sinai ( Deborah Manley ); Archaeologists' wives as travel writers ( Elizabeth French ); Women's perceptions of, and perceptions of women in, Egypt's Eastern desert ( Janet Starkey ).
Nineveh Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 427
ISBN: 9780903472180
Pub Date: 10 Oct 2005
Illustrations: 2 volumes
Description:
The XLIXe Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale convened in London to celebrate the British Museum's quarter millennium. Nineveh, the last great imperial capital of the Assyrian Empire, was a topic well suited to the occasion. On the museum's behalf excavations were conducted at the site intermittently for more than 80 years, from 1847 to 1932.
Archaeological Perspectives on the Transmission and Transformation of Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 218
ISBN: 9781842171684
Pub Date: 05 Oct 2005
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Levant Supplementary Series
Description:
The eastern Mediterranean was the centre of trade for many centuries, sitting at the junction of what are now Europe, Asia and Africa. It was the place where exotic produce and products could be traded or exchanged for things that had their origins perhaps thousands of miles away. But wherever trade takes place, a similar exchange of ideas, technology and culture also occurs.
Canhasan Sites 2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9781898249160
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2005
Series: British Institute at Ankara Monograph
Illustrations: 202p of illus, 11p plates
Description:
The excavations at Canhasan Höyök I in the Konya plain of central Turkey revealed a series of settlements running through the Chalcolithic period (c.5500-3000 BC). The pottery from the site, much of it of types previously unknown or not found elsewhere in stratified contexts, is of fundamental importance for an understanding of this period in Anatolia.
Anatolian Iron Ages 5 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781898249153
Pub Date: 28 Jul 2005
Series: British Institute at Ankara Monograph
Description:
The Fifth Anatolian Iron Ages Colloquium, held at Van in 2001, brought together specialists from Turkey, Europe and America to focus on the archaeology of Anatolia in the complex period between the collapse of the Hittite empire and the Persian conquest. The papers gathered in this volume cover the area from Urartu in the east to Phrygia in the west, and range from the discussion of broad problems of chronology and cultural interaction to the presentation of new material from both major and less well known sites. Although most of the papers relate to the area of present-day Turkey, a significant feature of the Fifth Colloquium was the inclusion of papers placing Anatolian archhaeology in its wider context from Thrace, through the Black Sea area, to the Caucasus and beyond.
Inhabiting Çatalhöyuk Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 446
ISBN: 9781902937229
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2005
Series: McDonald Institute Monographs
Description:
Volume 4 deals with various aspects of the habitation of Çatalhöyuek. Part A embarks on a discussion of the relationship between the site and its environment, using a wide range of evidence from faunal and charred archaeobotanical remains. Part B looks at evidence from human remains which inform us about diet and lifestyle, as well as wider issues of population dynamics and social structure, including a consideration of population size.
The Barbar Temples Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 429
ISBN: 9788788415278
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2004
Series: Jutland Archaeological Society Publications
Illustrations: illus
Description:
This book provides a detailed description of the three ancient temples unearthed between 1954-1961 near Barbar on the northern part of Bahrain island in the Persian Gulf. Two of the structures, from the centuries around 2000 BC, reveal traditions going back to Sumerian temples. A number of spectacular objects were found here, including cylindrical alabaster jars, a human-shaped copper mirror handle and the most famous object from the Barbar Temples, a bull's head of copper.
Tell Kosak Shamali Vol II Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781842171387
Pub Date: 12 Sep 2004
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w illus throughout
Description:
The four seasons of excavation at Tell Kosak Shamali yielded around 33,000 flaked stone artefacts from the Chalcolithic perid. These discoveries have allowed archaeologists their first oportunity to study lithic manufacturing activities and their development over this period in the Upper Euphrates valley, Syria. The tools are described and documented within their chronological context, and their functional and morphological properties discussed.