Category «Archaeology»

Die Welt der Mumien: Von Ötzi bis Lenin (German Edition) by Albert Zink

By Albert Zink

Die ältesten Mumien sind rund 9000 Jahre alt, zu den jüngsten gehören etwa Lenin oder Evita Peron. Der renommierte Mumienforscher Albert Zink erläutert in anschaulicher Weise die verschiedenen Prozesse, die zu einer natürlichen oder künstlichen Erhaltung von menschlichen Körpern führen. Anhand von Beispielen führt er den Leser zu den Fundorten berühmter Mumien wie Ötzi oder Tutanchamun, aber auch zu weniger bekannten wie Juanita oder woman Dai. Sein Buch ist so ein umfassendes Kompendium zum Thema Mumien.

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Religion and Society in Middle Bronze Age Greece by Helène Whittaker

By Helène Whittaker

the center Helladic interval has got little recognition, partly due to students' view of it as in simple terms the prelude to the Mycenaean interval and in part a result of dearth of archaeological facts from the interval. during this publication, Helène Whittaker demonstrates that heart Helladic Greece is way extra attention-grabbing than its fabric tradition could in the beginning recommend. Whittaker comprehensively stories and discusses the archaeological proof for faith at the Greek mainland, targeting the connection among non secular expression and beliefs. The ebook argues that non secular ideals and rituals performed an important function within the social adjustments that have been taking place on the time. The arguments and conclusions of this ebook might be proper past the Greek Bronze Age and may give a contribution to the final archaeological debate on prehistoric religion.

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Ethnozooarchaeology: The Present and Past of Human-Animal by Umberto Albarella,Angela Trentacoste

By Umberto Albarella,Angela Trentacoste

This e-book examines how the examine of human-animal family can aid us interpret archaeological facts. a global diversity of participants examines fishing, looking and husbandry, slaughtering and butchering, ceremonial and formality practices and recommendations of deposition and disposal in conventional societies. issues lined comprise the theoretical capability of ethnographic examine for zooarchaeology, using comparative analogies in the ethnographic and zooarchaeological files, the historic advancements of ethnozooarchaeology and particular case reviews chosen from the world over. This large geographic procedure encompasses examples from forms of societies, ranging from hunter-gatherers to city populations and from horticulturalists to standard farmers and pastoralists. This booklet might be of curiosity to researchers in a number of fields, together with anthropology, ethnohistory and zooarchaeology.

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Archaeology and Architecture of the Military Orders: New by Mathias Piana,Christer Carlsson

By Mathias Piana,Christer Carlsson

As elite groups in medieval societies the army Orders have been pushed by means of the ambition to enhance outfitted environments that fulfilled monastic wishes in addition to army necessities and, moreover, residential and representational reasons. growing to be affluence and a global orientation supplied quite a lot of improvement capability. That this power was once actually exploited should be exemplified by means of the complicated fortifications erected by means of Templars and Hospitallers within the Levant. even though the heritage of the army Orders has been the topic of study for a very long time, their fabric legacy has attracted much less realization. in recent times, even if, an unlimited variety of issues in regards to the Orders’ development actions has develop into the item of research, basically with the aid of archaeology. They include the alternative of web sites and construction fabrics, provision and garage of nutrition and water, elements of the lifestyle, the layout and format of commanderies, church buildings and fortifications, their spatial association, and the position those constructions performed of their environmental context. This quantity includes ten articles discussing the archaeology and structure of constructions erected through the 3 significant army Orders in numerous nation-states. They conceal such a lot international locations of Western Europe and comprise a few vital fortifications within the Levant. those reports holiday new floor within the research of the equipped textile of the army Orders. Written through famous foreign students this e-book is a crucial contribution to trendy examine on those associations, which, of their organization of monasticism and knighthood, have been so regular for the center Ages.

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On a retrouvé l'histoire de France (French Edition) by Jean-Paul DEMOULE

By Jean-Paul DEMOULE

Quand l'archéologie décape toutes les idées reçues et nous raconte los angeles vraie histoire de France.

C'est fou le nombre de clichés que nous continuons de véhiculer à propos de l'histoire de France. Ainsi : nos ancêtres sont les Gaulois, d'ailleurs de pittoresques barbares – heureusement que les Romains sont passés par là... Le Moyen Âge n'est qu'une sorte de longue nuit où il ne se serait pas moveé grand-chose... Clovis fut un acteur majeur de l'identité de los angeles France... Les Barbares nous ont envahis... Et tout à l'avenant.
Or, comme le dévoile ce livre avec maestria, les fouilles menées surtout depuis vingt ans nous prouvent à quel aspect le moveé sur le territoire que nous appelons France n'a rien à voir avec ce que continuent de raconter les leçons encore préconisées par l'Éducation nationale. Des leçons dépassées qui traduisent chez nombre de responsables (de programmes, voire politiques) " au mieux une inculture, au pire des a priori idéologiques accablants ". Regrettable : l. a. richesse de ces fouilles qui apparaissent ici dans toute leur multiplicité n'est montrée que ponctuellement à los angeles télévision, à vacation spot du grand public, et leur sens profond n'est pas toujours explicité.
C'est donc à un décapage vigoureux que se livre – non sans humour – Jean-Paul Demoule, qui fut pendant plus de dix ans à los angeles tête de l'institut majeur de fouilles en activité sur notre territoire, l'Inrap, invitant son lecteur à reprendre le fil de l'histoire réelle, tout en en dénonçant les manipulations. Audacieux, il évoque d'emblée l. a. préhistoire quand les premiers immigrants semblent déjà arrivés d'Afrique sur notre territoire actuel (vers Béziers). Ensuite, nous allons rencontrer les Homo sapiens, créateurs d'art dans les grottes ornées il y a 35 000 ans, les " colons du Moyen-Orient " apportant l'agriculture et l'élevage il y a environ 7 800 ans, les Gaulois specialists dans los angeles métallurgie du fer, les Romains et... des Barbares moins barbares que leur nom ne proceed de le suggérer ! Sans oublier de revisiter les modes de vie plus proches de nous, au Moyen Âge, à los angeles Renaissance et jusqu'à los angeles Seconde Guerre mondiale, selon les couches de l. a. société et ses membres très divers.

L'archéologie nous raconte une nouvelle histoire de France – concrète et argumentée – et non sa reconstruction idéologique poussiéreuse, voire dangereuse, remontant au XIXe siècle et à los angeles IIIe République.

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Ancient Southeast Asia (Routledge World Archaeology) by John Norman Miksic,Goh Geok Yian

By John Norman Miksic,Goh Geok Yian

Ancient Southeast Asia presents readers with a miles wanted synthesis of the newest discoveries and learn within the archaeology of the zone, providing the evolution of complicated societies in Southeast Asia from the protohistoric interval, starting round 500BC, to the coming of British and Dutch colonists in 1600. Well-illustrated all through, this entire account explores the criteria which confirmed Southeast Asia as a space of specified cultural fusion. Miksic and Goh discover how the neighborhood inhabitants exploited the plentiful assets on hand, constructing maritime shipping routes which ended in fiscal and cultural wealth, together with the most complicated artwork types and huge complexes ever developed.



The book’s huge geographical and temporal insurance, together with a bankruptcy at the normal surroundings, offers readers with the context had to comprehend this staggeringly different sector. It makes use of French, Dutch, chinese language, Malay-Indonesian and Burmese assets and synthesizes interdisciplinary theoretical views and information from archaeology, heritage and artwork historical past. delivering key possibilities for comparative examine with different centres of early socio-economic complexity, Ancient Southeast Asia establishes the area’s significance in global heritage.


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Written Space in the Latin West, 200 BC to AD 300 by Peter Keegan,Gareth Sears,Ray Laurence

By Peter Keegan,Gareth Sears,Ray Laurence

This quantity explores the production of 'written areas' throughout the accretion of enormous inscriptions and non-official graffiti within the Latin-speaking West among c.200 BC and advert three hundred. The shift to an epigraphic tradition demonstrates new mentalities concerning the use of language, the connection among neighborhood elites and the inhabitants, and among neighborhood elites and the imperial energy. The construction of either legit and non-official inscriptions is among the so much recognisable features of the Roman urban. The chapters of this ebook examine why city populations created those written areas and the way those areas in flip affected these city civilisations. in addition they learn how those inscriptions interacted to create written areas which may inculcate a feeling of 'Roman-ness' into city populations when additionally performing as a way of differentiating groups from one another. the quantity comprises new techniques to the research of political entities, social associations, graffiti and portray, and the differing trajectories of written areas within the towns of Roman Africa, Italy, Spain and Gaul.

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Headhunting and the Body in Iron Age Europe by Ian Armit

By Ian Armit

throughout Iron Age Europe the human head carried symbolic institutions with energy, fertility prestige, gender, and extra. proof for the elimination, curation and exhibit of heads levels from classical literary references to iconography and skeletal is still. typically, this fabric has been linked to a Europe-wide 'head-cult', and used to help the assumption of a unified Celtic tradition in prehistory. This ebook demonstrates in its place how headhunting and head-veneration have been practised throughout a number of assorted and fragmented Iron Age societies. utilizing case stories from France, Britain and somewhere else, it explores the complicated and sophisticated relationships among strength, faith, war and violence in Iron Age Europe.

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The Forbidden Archeologist by Michael A. Cremo

By Michael A. Cremo

The Forbidden Archeologist by way of Michael Cremo

Michael Cremo, a world authority on human antiquity, has justly earned the 'forbidden archeologist' name. For over twenty-seven years he is been 'digging up' documented, credible findings that mainstream archeologists don't need you to understand approximately - discoveries within the fossil list that inform a totally varied tale from Darwinian evolution.

This number of forty-nine articles released in Atlantis emerging journal is just like the Cliff Notes on his most sensible promoting, encyclopedic Forbidden Archeology and ambitious Human Devolution. Readers will fast comprehend the most powerful arguments and noteworthy discoveries that display evolution as a failing theory.

MICHAEL A. CREMO is a study affiliate of the Bhaktivedanta Institute, focusing on the historical past and philosophy of technological know-how. he's a member of the realm Archeological Congress and the ecu organization of Archeologists, and is knowledgeable on archeological proof for severe human antiquity.

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