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The Lost Woodlands of Ancient Nasca: A Case-study in Ecological and Cultural Collapse

David Beresford-Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book presents an archaeological case of prehistoric human environmental impact: a study of ecological and cultural change from the arid south coast of Peru, beginning around 750 bc and ... More


Slavery and Slave Trading in Eastern Africa: Exploring the Intersections of Historical Sources and Archaeological Evidence

Paul J. Lane

in Slavery in Africa: Archaeology and Memory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264782
eISBN:
9780191754012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264782.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter reviews the historical evidence concerning the development of slavery in eastern Africa, the various forms found in societies on the coast and in the interior, the social and cultural ... More


Termez in Antiquity

PIERRE LERICHE and SHAKIR PIDAEV

in After Alexander: Central Asia before Islam

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263846
eISBN:
9780191734113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263846.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the latest developments in the work concerning the first periods of the existence of the ancient city of Termez. It explains the history of Temez in antiquity and during the ... More


Geological Constraints and Organizational Implications

Alfred Michael Hirt

in Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572878
eISBN:
9780191721885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the geology and topography of marble outcrops and ore deposits which very much dictates the technology employed and the scale of extractive operations. These restrictions ... More


Hunting Deer, Elk, and Other Creatures

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the hunting of deer, elk, and other creatures in Rocky Mountains during the prehistoric period. It describes the remains of mule deer and Rocky Mountain elk in ... More


Archaeological Remains of Everyday Life in the Fayoum

Gawdat Gabra

in Christianity and Monasticism in the Fayoum Oasis: Essays from the 2004 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society in Honor of Martin Krause

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774248924
eISBN:
9781617970443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774248924.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter examines archaeological remains and artefacts of everyday life in the Fayoum Oasis in Egypt. It aims to demonstrate the importance of archaeological remains for the reconstruction and ... More


Extending Sovereignty

in Facts on the Ground: Archaeological Practice and Territorial Self-Fashioning in Israeli Society

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226001944
eISBN:
9780226002156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226002156.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

Following Israel's capture of the Old City in June 1967, a series of expropriation and demolition orders prepared the ground for the excavations and the colonial urbanism to come, thus adding new ... More


Introduction and Background

Charles Le Quesne

in Quseir: An Ottoman and Napoleonic Fortress on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774160097
eISBN:
9781936190027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774160097.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

As a piece of archaeological research, the work carried out at Quseir Fort is unusual because it examines evidence from the events of the last 450 years, the modern era, by Egyptian archaeological ... More


Modified and Unmodified Turtle Remains from Nu‘alolo Kai

Michael W. Graves, Stephanie Jolivette, Kelley S. Esh, and Julie S. Field

in Abundance and Resilience: Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839895
eISBN:
9780824868369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839895.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter examines modified and unmodified archaeological remains of sea turtles from Nuʻalolo Kai. The 1958–1964 and 1990 archaeological excavations at Nuʻalolo Kai yielded only a small number of ... More


Commerce and Craft

Kathleen Deagan and José María Cruxent

in Columbus's Outpost among the Tainos: Spain and America at La Isabela, 1493-1498

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090406
eISBN:
9780300133899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090406.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter presents the range of crafts and industries practiced in the colony, as can be gathered from La Isabela's archaeological remains. Documentary accounts are vague about these crafts and ... More


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