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Oliver Robert Gurney 1911–2001

J. D. Hawkins

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0011
Subject:
History, Historiography

Oliver Robert Gurney's long career in Hittite studies spanned the greater part of the existence of this academic subject. He was a man of the greatest courtesy and integrity. A natural reserve might ... More


The Archaeology of Skye and the Western Isles

Ian Armit

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748608584
eISBN:
9780748670710
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748608584.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book provides the first modern synthesis of the archaeology of Skye and Western Isles: a region with some of the finest and best-preserved archaeological monuments in Europe. Our understanding ... More


Officers and Gentlemen? Roman Britain and the British Empire*

Mary Beard

in From Plunder to Preservation: Britain and the Heritage of Empire, c.1800–1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265413
eISBN:
9780191760464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265413.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Starting from a famous address by Francis Haverfield, this chapter reflects on the relationship between Romano-British archaeology and the politics of the British empire, challenging any simple ... More


The concealment of bodies during the military dictatorship in Uruguay (1973–84)1

José López Mazz

in Human Remains and Identification: Mass violence, genocide, and the 'forensic turn'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097560
eISBN:
9781526104441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097560.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

“Operation Carrot” was devised and executed by the Uruguayan military at the time of the country’s return to democracy, between 1983 and 1985. The objective of this secret operation was to exhume all ... More


January 18, 1932, Excavation Block M8

Michael Peppard

in The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300213997
eISBN:
9780300216516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213997.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This short introduction narrates the initial discovery of the Christian building at Dura-Europos. It establishes some knowns and unknowns from the first months of reflection on the finds and aims to ... More


Anthony in Edinburgh

Keith Rutter

in The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0018
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

A summary of Anthon’s career in Edinburgh, including not only the academic side but also his walking exploits in the highlands of Scotland.


The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Michael Peppard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300213997
eISBN:
9780300216516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213997.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

In 1932, at an ancient military outpost on the Euphrates, excavators unearthed a series of wall paintings. A procession of veiled women, a soldier with sword drawn, a woman at a well. The space was ... More


Contesting Antiquity in Egypt: Archaeologies, Museums, and the Struggle for Identities from World War I to Nasser

Donald Malcolm Reid

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789774166891
eISBN:
9781617976759
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166891.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The sensational discovery in 1922 of Tutankhamun's tomb, close on the heels of Britain's declaration of Egyptian independence, accelerated the growth in Egypt of both Egyptology as a formal ... More


Dura-Europos and the World’s Oldest Church

Michael Peppard

in The World's Oldest Church: Bible, Art, and Ritual at Dura-Europos, Syria

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300213997
eISBN:
9780300216516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300213997.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter first summarizes the ancient history of Dura-Europos, its inhabitants, and its eventual destruction. It explains how the house-church came to be buried and preserved in the third ... More


The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

John Bintliff and N. Keith Rutter (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

Over his long and illustrious career as Lecturer, Reader and Professor in Edinburgh University (1961-1976), Lawrence Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cambridge (1976-2001) and currently Fellow ... More


Hellenistic Far East

Rachel Mairs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780520281271
eISBN:
9780520959545
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281271.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This book explores the archaeological and epigraphic evidence for Greek colonies in Central Asia in the Hellenistic period, in the aftermath of the campaigns of Alexander the Great. In communities ... More


Foucault's Archaeology: Science and Transformation

David Webb

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748624218
eISBN:
9780748684472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624218.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book proposes that Foucault's archaeology is a direct response to the predicament for thought in modernity that he described in the closing chapters of The Order of Things, and that science and ... More


Simplicity, Equality, and Slavery: An Archaeology of Quakerism in the British Virgin Islands, 1740-1780

John M. Chenoweth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781683400110
eISBN:
9781683400288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400110.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

How do both a religious community and a religion change when their members must face contradictions between their ideals and the society in which they live? This question is answered here by using ... More


Florida's Lost Galleon: The Emanuel Point Shipwreck

Roger C. Smith (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056760
eISBN:
9780813053523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056760.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Florida’s Lost Galleon tells the story of the Emanuel Point Shipwreck, recounting its discovery and our subsequent archival and archaeological investigations, analysis of recovered materials, and ... More


A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archaeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp

Daniel Sayers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060187
eISBN:
9780813050607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060187.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Even such a seemingly remote place as the Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina and Virginia has a complex social, economic, and cultural history. In the millennia prior to 1607, the Great Dismal ... More


Excavating Memory: Sites of Remembering and Forgetting

Maria Theresia Starzmann and John R. Roby (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061603
eISBN:
9780813051222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061603.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Excavating Memory explores memory as contested social practice in the present rather than as a passive recollection of the past. Through a diverse set of material and discursive strategies, memory is ... More


Historical Archaeology of Early Modern Colonialism in Asia-Pacific: The Southwest Pacific and Oceanian Regions

Maria Cruz Berrocal and Cheng-hwa Tsang (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054759
eISBN:
9780813053318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054759.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The history of the Asia-Pacific region since the 1500s has traditionally been told as one of stagnation and decline imposed by the superiority of Europeans, who also allegedly established capitalism ... More


The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites

Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O'Leary, and Milford Wayne Donaldson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813062464
eISBN:
9780813053004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062464.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Deep within the rugged mountains above Simi Valley and standing tall against the desert landscape of southern New Mexico lie the once-majestic rocket test stands and research facilities that helped ... More


Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy

Charles R. Ewen and Russell K. Skowronek (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061580
eISBN:
9780813051246
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061580.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Pieces of Eight: More Archaeology of Piracy concerns what it is that distinguishes the pirate in the archaeological record. It is not so much a history as it is an anthropology of piracy. It is the ... More


New Discoveries: Epilogue

Gregory D. Cook, John R. Bratten, and John E. Worth

in Florida's Lost Galleon: The Emanuel Point Shipwreck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813056760
eISBN:
9780813053523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056760.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Emanuel Point Shipwreck helped to persuade the University of West Florida to begin a program of maritime archaeology. Those students ultimately continued the survey of Pensacola Bay, finding ... More


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