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Add to basketA Social Archaeology of Households in Neolithic Greece

An Anthropological Approach

Stella G. Souvatzi

The study of households and everyday life is increasingly recognized as fundamental in social archeological analysis. This volume is the first to address the household as a process and as a conceptual and analytical means through which we can interpret social organization from the bottom up.

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Add to basketBecoming Human

Innovation in Prehistoric Material and Spiritual Culture

Edited by Colin Renfrew, Iain Morley

The Upper Palaeolithic era of Europe has left an abundance of evidence for symbolic activities, such as direct representations of animals and other features of the natural world, personal adornments, and elaborate burials, as well as other vestiges that are more abstract and cryptic.

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Add to basketLithic Technology

Measures of Production, Use and Curation

William Andrefsky, Jr.

The life history of stone tools is intimately liked to tool production, use, and maintenance. These are important processes in the organization of lithic technology or the manner in which lithic technology is embedded within human organizational strategies of land use and subsistence practices.

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Add to basketMaterial Cultures, Material Minds

The Impact of Things On Human Thought, Society, and Evolution

Nicole Boivin

Material culture has been part of a distinctively human way of life for over two million years. Recent symbolic and social analyses have drawn much attention to the role of material culture in human society, emphasizing the representational and ideological aspects of the material world.

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Add to basketPalaeopathology

Tony Waldron

Paleopathology is designed to help bone specialists with diagnosis of diseases in skeletal assemblages. It suggests an innovative method of arriving at a diagnosis in the skeleton by applying what are referred to as "operational definitions."

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Add to basketRoman Imperialism and Local Identities

Louise Revell

In this book, Louise Revell examines questions of Roman imperialism and Roman ethnic identity and explores Roman imperialism as a lived experience based around the paradox of similarity and difference. Her case studies of public architecture in several urban settings provides an understanding of the ways in which urbanism, the emperor and religion were part of the daily encounters of the peoples in these communities.

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Add to basketThe Cave of Fontéchevade

Recent Excavations and Their Paleoanthropological Implications

Philip G. Chase , André Debénath, Harold L. Dibble, Shannon P. McPherron

This book provides a summary of the discoveries made during the course of excavations at the Paleolithic cave site of Fontéchevade, France, between 1994 and 1998. The excavation team used modern field and analytic methods to address major problems raised by earlier excavations at the site from 1937 to 1954.

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Add to basketThe First Africans

African Archaeology from the Earliest Toolmakers to Most Recent Foragers

Lawrence Barham, Peter Mitchell

Africa has the longest record – some 2.5 million years – of human occupation of any continent. For nearly all of this time, its inhabitants have made tools from stone and have acquired their food from its rich wild plant and animal resources.

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Add to basketThe Making of Bronze Age Eurasia

Philip L. Kohl

This book provides an overview of Bronze Age societies of Western Eurasia through an investigation of the archaeological record. Philip L. Kohl outlines the long-term processes and patterns of interaction that link these groups together in a shared historical trajectory of development.


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Add to basketThe Palaeolithic Settlement of Asia

Robin Dennell

This book provides the first analysis and synthesis of the evidence of the earliest inhabitants of Asia before the appearance of modern humans 100,000 years ago. Asia has received far less attention than Africa and Europe in the search for human origins, but is no longer considered of marginal importance.

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