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Prehistory & Ancient History
From Households to Empires Cover From Households to Empires Cover
Format: 
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9789464261967
Pub Date: 18 Oct 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 30fc / 45bw
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9789464261950
Pub Date: 18 Oct 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 30fc / 45bw
Description:
Bradley J. Parker made numerous contributions to the field of archaeology and Assyriology on a broad array of topics spanning six millennia of archaeological history in both ancient Mesopotamia and the Andes. His varied research interests included the archaeology of empires and imperial dynamics, frontiers and borderlands, households and micro-archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, aerial drone mapping, and the politics of archaeology and nationalism.
Palmyra after Zenobia AD 273-750 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9798888570609
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 72 Illustrations including Color & B/W photographs, maps, illustrations, charts, and diagrams
Description:
This book casts light on a much neglected phase of the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra, namely the period between the fall of the Palmyrene ‘Empire’ (AD 272) and the end of the Umayyad dominion (AD 750). The goal of the book is to fill a substantial hole in modern scholarship - the late antique and early Islamic history of the city still has to be written. In late antiquity Palmyra remained a thriving provincial city whose existence was assured by its newly acquired role of stronghold along the eastern frontier.
Encounters with Troubled Pasts in Contemporary Dutch and Greek Historiography Cover Encounters with Troubled Pasts in Contemporary Dutch and Greek Historiography Cover
Format: 
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9789464261776
Pub Date: 11 Oct 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Publications of the Netherlands Institute at Athens
Illustrations: 7fc / 5 bw
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9789464261769
Pub Date: 11 Oct 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Publications of the Netherlands Institute at Athens
Illustrations: 7fc / 5 bw
Description:
The volume in hand throws light on historical encounters with troubled pasts in contemporary Dutch and Greek historiography. Contributors, experts in their respective research fields with a wide range of scholarly publications, eschew dominant national accounts, deconstruct top-down narratives, and situate the historical subject(s) at the centre of the analysis. Troubled pasts are the outcome of local, national and international conflicts, of the continuous quest for growth and dominance, of Colonialism and Great Power rivalry, of ideologically-motivated purges, of Genocide, of National Liberation Struggles, and of Civil Wars.
Viking Migration and Settlement in East Anglia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781914427251
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2023
Imprint: Windgather Press
Description:
This book shows how analysis of Scandinavian-influenced place-names in their landscape contexts can provide crucial new evidence of differing processes of Viking migration and settlement in East Anglia between the late ninth and eleventh centuries.The place-names of East Anglia have until now received little attention in the academic study of Viking settlement. Similarly, the question of a possible migration of settlers from Scandinavia during the Viking period was for many years dismissed by historians and archaeologists – until the recent discovery by metal-detectorists of abundant Scandinavian metalwork and jewellery in many parts of East Anglia.
Changing Identity in a Changing World Cover Changing Identity in a Changing World Cover
Format: 
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789464261684
Pub Date: 22 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 64fc / 27bw
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789464261677
Pub Date: 22 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 64fc / 27bw
Description:
From 2013-2022 the largest Stone Age excavation ever undertaken in Denmark, uncovered an entire fjord landscape beneath marine sediments at Rødbyhavn on the island of Lolland. Based on the excavations, Museum Lolland-Falster, in collaboration with Aarhus University and the Danish National Museum, organised an international conference on the topic of "LOST 2022 – Changing Identity in a Changing World" on 16 and 17 June 2022 to discuss the time around 4000 BCE in Denmark and beyond from different angles. This book summarizes the conference and presents its main outcomes.
Mensch – Körper – Tod Cover Mensch – Körper – Tod Cover
Format: 
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9789464270556
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 42fc / 7 bw
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9789464270549
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 42fc / 7 bw
Description:
Das europäische Neolithikum zeichnet sich durch eine Vielzahl von Umgangsweisen mit menschlichen Körpern von Toten aus. Der archäologische Diskurs zu Mensch, Körper und Tod stützte sich für das Neolithikum traditionell jedoch auf Körperbestattungen. Dies ist unter anderem auf die in der westlichen Welt vorherrschende Idealvorstellung von Totenruhe und der Deponierung eines Körpers an einem, oft separat dafür vorgesehenen Ort zurückzuführen.
What Does This Have to Do with Archaeology? Cover What Does This Have to Do with Archaeology? Cover
Format: 
Pages: 458
ISBN: 9789464261899
Pub Date: 14 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 99fc / 59 bw
Pages: 458
ISBN: 9789464261882
Pub Date: 14 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 99fc / 59 bw
Description:
“What Does This Have to Do with Archaeology?” is a collection of essays published on the occasion of Reinhard Bernbeck’s 65th birthday. The distinguished archaeologist Reinhard Bernbeck from the Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology at Freie Universität Berlin is an internationally highly esteemed colleague.
Navigating with White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys Cover Navigating with White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys Cover
Format: 
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464280586
Pub Date: 08 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 2fc / 27bw
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464280579
Pub Date: 08 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 2fc / 27bw
Description:
This monograph examines a set of questions concerning human and nonhuman primate cognition, spatial memory, foraging behavior, and the ability of monkeys to form mental maps of the location and distribution of feeding and resting sites.Two primary forms of spatial memory have been hypothesized for primates. First, it has been suggested that primates might represent spatial memory in the form of a coordinate-based (geometric) map in which points in the landscape are stored as true coordinates and individuals calculate precise angles and distances between targets.
Death at the Dunnu Cover Death at the Dunnu Cover
Format: 
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9789464261837
Pub Date: 07 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 97fc / 57bw
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9789464261820
Pub Date: 07 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 97fc / 57bw
Description:
During the roughly hundred years (ca. 1225 – 1125 BCE) that the Middle Assyrian dunnu at Tell Sabi Abyad was in operation, some forty-nine individuals were interred in graves of a striking diversity. In this book their burial type, location, orientation, position, grave goods and osteological data are analysed in order to generate new insights on Middle Assyrian society.
In the Shadow of Segsbury Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781999822224
Pub Date: 20 Jul 2023
Series: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 136 Black and white and colour line drawings and photographs
Description:
Extensively illustrated report on an excavation in Oxfordshire near the Iron Age hillfort at Segsbury. Ephemeral traces of Mesolithic and Neolithic activity, including a possible Neolithic timber structure, were found. The remains of a probable Late Bronze Age pit alignment were also found.
Jebel Aruda: An Uruk period temple and settlement in Syria Cover Jebel Aruda: An Uruk period temple and settlement in Syria Cover
Format: 
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9789464261714
Pub Date: 17 Jul 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities
Illustrations: 112fc / 385bw
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9789464261707
Pub Date: 17 Jul 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities
Illustrations: 112fc / 385bw
Description:
Jebel Aruda, a prominent mountain ridge overlooking the Taqba Dam lake in northern Syria, was the location of a remarkable settlement that flourished between c. 3300 and 3100 BC during the so-called Uruk period. For the inhabitants the sacredness of this high place, evidenced by the discovery of a large temple complex, seems to have taken precedent over its impractical location far above the valley of the Euphrates River.
Jebel Aruda: An Uruk period temple and settlement in Syria Cover Jebel Aruda: An Uruk period temple and settlement in Syria Cover
Format: 
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9789464261745
Pub Date: 17 Jul 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities
Illustrations: 10fc / 206bw
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9789464261738
Pub Date: 17 Jul 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Papers on Archaeology of the Leiden Museum of Antiquities
Illustrations: 10fc / 206bw
Description:
Jebel Aruda, a prominent mountain ridge overlooking the Taqba Dam lake in northern Syria, was the location of a remarkable settlement that flourished between c. 3300 and 3100 BC during the so-called Uruk period. For the inhabitants the sacredness of this high place, evidenced by the discovery of a large temple complex, seems to have taken precedent over its impractical location far above the valley of the Euphrates River.
Amarna City of Akhenaten and Nefertiti Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 154
ISBN: 9798888570265
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
Tell el-Amarna is the modern name for the ancient Egyptian city of Akhenaten, situated in a bay of hills formed by the cliffs of the eastern desert about halfway between Cairo and Luxor. The city was founded in the 14th century BC by the Pharaoh Akhenaten to be a royal palace for himself and his wife Nefertiti, the capital of all Egypt, and the center of the state cult of the Sun God in the form of Aten (sun disc), which became an obsession of the Pharaoh. The city contained temples, palaces, state buildings and great private mansions, but was abandoned by Akhenaten’s successor, his son Tutenkhamen.
Brick Architecture in Ancient Egypt Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9798888570302
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
First published in 1979, this facsimile edition of Jeffrey Spencer’s comprehensive study provides a detailed account of the brick architecture of ancient Egypt. Part I provides introductory information on brick manufacture, early use of brick in Egypt and explains the corpus of brick bonding systems. Part II provides an account of the surviving brick buildings, discussed by type, with special reference to technical and structural matter.
The Birds of Ancient Egypt Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9798888570289
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
Hailed as a sumptuously produced and finely illustrated outstanding contribution to ancient Egyptian studies, this facsimile reprint of Patrick Houlihan’s 1986 comprehensive study makes a welcome return in the Oxbow Classics in Egyptology series. Animals of all kinds are amply illustrated in Egyptian art, none more so than birds, in both secular and religious contexts and in hieroglyphic scripts. A great variety of bird species has for millennia made twice yearly migrations passing over Egypt, which is also an important overwintering area for many.
Ancient Egyptian Figured Ostraca Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9798888570241
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This facsimile reissue of Anthea Page’s 1983 catalogue makes this important source material available again in print for a new generation of students and scholars. The catalogue documents 82 ostraca held in The Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology collection in London.Ostraca are flakes of limestone or broken sherds of pottery used essentially as 'notepads' for private letters; laundry lists; records of purchases; roughly inscribed images of people, birds, and animals; and copies of literary works.