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Ecology and Environment

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In ancient times, humans lived on wild produce and hunting birds and animals. However, in the industrial age, the relation of humans with plants and animals has undergone a fundamental change, and ... More


Growth Theory for Ancient Economies

Peter Temin

in The Roman Market Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter reviews the theory of economic growth and the problems of measuring it. It reveals that scholars trying to understand Roman macroeconomics are in far worse shape than economists dealing ... More


Word Lists: A Very Short History

Marc Van De Mieroop

in Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the first works of Babylonian scholarship and thus the earliest in world history: word lists. The extraordinary character of these works seems to be ignored not only by ... More


The Itinerant

Robert Garland

in Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161051
eISBN:
9781400850259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on the itinerants in Archaic Greece. Itinerants are differentiated from the economic migrants investigated in the previous chapter by virtue of the fact that they regularly moved ... More


On Assemblages and Machines

Adam T. Smith

in The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163239
eISBN:
9781400866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163239.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines modernity's effort to banish objects from the production of social life alongside a series of counterprojects that have consistently smuggled things back into our thinking. The ... More


An Archaeology of Interaction: Network Perspectives on Material Culture and Society

Carl Knappett

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199215454
eISBN:
9780191804229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199215454.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Think of a souvenir from a foreign trip, or an heirloom passed down the generations — distinctive individual artefacts allow us to think and act beyond the proximate, across both space and time. ... More


Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India: Multidisciplinary Investigation in an Archaeological Terra Incognita

Manjil Hazarika

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199474660
eISBN:
9780199089093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199474660.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology, Social History

Northeast India forms a kaleidoscope of a variety of people having distinct culture, ethnicity, religion, language, and physiology, and can be considered as a melting pot of various ethnic cultures ... More


Death and Dying in the Neolithic Near East

Karina Croucher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199693955
eISBN:
9780191804847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199693955.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Neolithic of the Near East is a period of human development which saw fundamental changes in the nature of human society. It is traditionally studied for its development of domestication, ... More


Images and Tombs: Druids Face to Face?

Miranda Aldhouse-Green

in Caesar's Druids: Story of an Ancient Priesthood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124422
eISBN:
9780300165883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124422.003.0010
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter focuses on a recent study which suggested a possible link between the religious tonsure spoken of by Bede and others and the singular hairstyles identified on Iron Age iconographic human ... More


Interaction, Space, and Scale

Carl Knappett

in An Archaeology of Interaction: Network Perspectives on Material Culture and Society

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199215454
eISBN:
9780191804229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199215454.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines interaction in archaeology and the social sciences, focusing on why network approaches have only received very limited exposure in some areas. It identifies archaeologists' ... More


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