Prehistory & Ancient History  /  Ancient Near East
Towards Reflexive Method in Archaeology Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781902937021
Pub Date: 01 Dec 2000
Series: McDonald Institute Monographs
Illustrations: b/w pls
Description:
In the early 1990s the University of Cambridge reopened excavations at the Neolithic site of Catalhöyuek in central Turkey, abandoned since the 1960s. In this volume, Ian Hodder explains his vision of archaeological excavation, where careful examination of context and an awareness of human bias allows researches exciting new insights into prehistoric cognition. The aim of the volume is to discuss some of the reflexive or postprocessual methods that have been introduced at the site in the work there since 1993.
Maussolleion at Halikarnassos, Volume 4 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 182
ISBN: 9788788415032
Pub Date: 31 Oct 2000
Series: Jutland Archaeological Society Publications
Illustrations: illus
Description:
Under the auspices of the British Museum, C.T. Newton started excavations in 1857 on the site of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the sepulchral monument to the Carian ruler, Maussollos.
The Ottoman House Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 133
ISBN: 9781898249122
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1998
Illustrations: 194 b/w pls
Description:
Seemingly contradictory ideas of privacy and community dominate Ottoman cities. While houses are internally divided to guard female modesty behind a frontage studded with peep-holes, streets in cities like Amasya are often bridged by first-floor passageways between different houses. This book contains 17 papers by architects and archaeologists looking at how the Ottoman house was structured, how it has varied over time and space, and how surviving examples are faring in a world of breeze-block construction.
Hama 4, Part 1 -- The Medieval Citadel & Its Architecture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 127
ISBN: 9788789438030
Pub Date: 30 Nov 1998
Series: Nationalmuseets Skrifter, Større Beretninger
Illustrations: b/w photos & plans
Description:
Two-Volume Set. This is the last volume in the series of reports from the Danish excavations on the ancient Tall of the important Syrian site and town of Hama. It presents the medieval architecture of the mound from the Arab conquest in 636 to 1401 when the citadel of Hama was destroyed by Timur Lenk.
Excavations at Khirbet Khatuniyeh Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780714111445
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1997
Illustrations: with 69p of line-drawings and 24p of b/w pls
Description:
As the waters of the Saddam Dam rose in 1984-5 the British Museum battled to record an important Late Assyrian site on the east bank of the Tigris. Part of a 7th-century BC building was uncovered. Specialist reports on the ceramics, bones and shells recovered provide further clues to daily life outside the Assyrian capital cities.
The Excavations at Tell Al Rimah Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9780856687006
Pub Date: 01 Jan 1997
Series: Iraq Archaeological Reports
Illustrations: copious pls, figs, tabs
Description:
Introductory report and a detailed illustrated catalogue of the pottery finds from this second millennium BC Assyrian site, in modern northern Iraq.
Studies in Ancient Coinage from Turkey Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780901405333
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1996
Illustrations: 3196 half-tone illus on 70 pl
Description:
A report on seven hoards of Greek and Greek Imperial coins, four hoards of Roman Imperial coins and catalogues of six other collections of mostly provenanced coins. There is also a die-study of the extensive bronze coinage of Gordian III minted at 6 Caesarea in Cappadocia. This volume provides a companion to `Recent Turkish Hoards and Numismatic Studies'.
Excavations at Tawilan in Southern Jordan Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780197270073
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1995
Illustrations: with halftones and line-drawings
Description:
This is the first report to be published on the Biblical kingdom of Eden, the Iron Age site of Tawilan. Particular attention is paid to the cuneiform tablet and gold jewellery hoard, the first to be discovered in Jordan. The stratigraphy, ceramics and other finds are also comprehensively analysed by Piotr Bienkowski and other specialists, and an overview of the development and nature of the site is provided.
The Archaeology of Death in the Ancient Near East Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9780946897933
Pub Date: 01 Jan 1995
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Monographs
Illustrations: b/w illus
Description:
The conference in Manchester in 1992 which this book came out of was organised to raise the profile of the study of mortuary remains in the Ancient Near East. Thirty papers from the conference are published here, covering a wide variety of regions and periods, from Epipalaeolithic to modern. Many different aspects are examined: physical anthropology, burial goods, social structure, ethoarchaeology, etc.

Qala'at al-Bahrain 1

Format: Hardback
Pages: 511
ISBN: 9788772885742
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1994
Illustrations: with sections, plans and illus
Description:
Final report of Danish excavations on the northern wall surrounding a city of the 3rd-2nd millenia BC and an Islamic fortress in Bahrain. The following volumes will detail the results of excavations at different parts of the walls and in the central part of the settlement. The excavations finished in 1978.
Studies in the History and Topography of Lycia in Memoriam A. S. Hall Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781898249030
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1994
Illustrations: 12 figs, map & 24p of plates
Description:
A collection of unpublished papers by Alan Hall, a leading authority on the history and epigraphy of classical Asia Minor, supported by contributions by scholars associated with him. Subjects include the indigenous names of Asia Minor, the festivals of Oenoanda, inscriptions and the topgraphy of Lycia, Phyrgia and Pisidia.
The Asvan Sites 3, The Early Bronze Age Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781898249023
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1994
Illustrations: with 160 figs and 3 col pls
Description:
The three sites discussed in this volume provide a series of overlapping sequences that flesh out the cultural developments in East-Central Anatolia during most, if not all, of the third millennium BC. The ceramic evidence, forming the greater part of the material remains, is generously illustrated.
Yemeni Pottery Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780714125121
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1994
Illustrations: col and b/w pls
Description:
This well-illustrated guide to Yemeni pottery, its techniques and its social context is based upon the British Museeum's Littlewood Collection, `the finest collection of 20th-century Yemeni pottery outside Yemen itself'.

Abu Salabikh Excavations Vol 4

The 6G Ash-Tip and its Contents: cultic and administrative discard from the temple?
Format: Paperback
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780903472135
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1993
Illustrations: 98pls
Description:
Volume four in the British School of Archaeology in Iraq's study of the city of Abu Salabikh. Volume Four is a two-volume set, with the first book containing the text and the second book containing the plates.
Tille Hoyuk 1 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 205
ISBN: 9781898249009
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1993
Illustrations: with 93 figs and 8 plates.
Description:
Tille Hoyuk was excavated between 1979 and 1990 by the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara as part of the Turkish Lower Euphrates Rescue Project. The site revealed important remains of the Late Bronze and Iron Ages, and of the Achaemenid, and Hellenistic periods, as well as a Medieval phase. Between the 12th and 15th centuries the prehistoric mound was occupied by the fortified residence of a local chieftain.
Sculpture in the Parthian Empire Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 231
ISBN: 9788772883113
Pub Date: 31 Aug 1993
Description:
A study on the chronology of the sculpture, primarily large-scale, of the Parthian Empire. The catalogue describes individual sculptural monuments and enumerates results and proposals of previous research. The text volume attempts to date the monuments according to their style and other criteria (such as iconographical traits, historical identifications or the contents of accompanying inscriptions and technical details).