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The Speciation of Modern Homo Sapiens

T. J. Crow (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263112
eISBN:
9780191734885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263112.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This volume addresses the question of the speciation of modern Homo Sapiens. The subject raises profound questions about the nature of the species, our defining characteristic (it is suggested it is ... More


Shifting Sands: The Rise and Fall of Biblical Archaeology

Thomas W. Davis

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195167108
eISBN:
9780199835126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195167104.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book traces the interaction of biblical studies and archaeology in Palestine. It highlights the field aspects of biblical archaeology, and clarifies the theoretical and methodological framework ... More


The Troubles of Templeless Judah

Jill Middlemas

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283866
eISBN:
9780191603457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283869.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The Neo-Babylonian defeat of Judah and destruction of Jerusalem in 587 resulted in an era — commonly, though now anachronistically, known as the ‘exilic age’ — considered to be of fundamental ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy, 138 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, V

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263938
eISBN:
9780191734236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263938.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This series features studies of the lives and works of some of Britain's foremost scholars. This volume of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains nineteen obituaries of recently deceased ... More


Rulers, Warriors, Traders, Clerics: The Central Sahel and the North Sea, 800-1500

Anne Haour

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264119
eISBN:
9780191734694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264119.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

What do we learn if we look in parallel at the past of two distinct parts of the world? This book weighs this question by considering both the central Sahel of West Africa and the European countries ... More


Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 139, 2005 Lectures

P. J. Marshall (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263945
eISBN:
9780191734038
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263945.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Volume 139 of the Proceedings of the British Academy contains thirteen lectures in the humanities and social sciences delivered at the British Academy in 2005. Subject matter ranges from ... More


Rural Settlements and Society in Anglo-Saxon England

Helena Hamerow

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199203253
eISBN:
9780191741760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199203253.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

In the course of the fifth century, the Roman farms and villas of lowland Britain were replaced by the new, distinctive settlements of Anglo-Saxon communities. This volume presents a major synthesis ... More


Introduction

John R. Patterson

in Landscapes and Cities: Rural Settlement and Civic Transformation in Early Imperial Italy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198140887
eISBN:
9780191712166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198140887.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Engaging with Fergus Millar’s observation that ‘Italy under the Empire has no history’, the introduction outlines the aims of the book, which is envisaged as a contribution to the history of imperial ... More


Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

James K. Hoffmeier

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.001.000
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

For the past two decades, the nature of ancient Israel’s origins has been debated heatedly. Much of this debate has concentrated on part of the book of Exodus and the book of Joshua. Little ... More


Settlement, Urbanization, and Population

Alan Bowman and Andrew Wilson (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602353
eISBN:
9780191731570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602353.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Archaeology: Classical

This volume is a collection of studies focusing on population and settlement patterns in the Roman empire in the perspective of the economic development of the Mediterranean world c. 100 BC to AD ... More


 Creationist Purpose and Irreducible Complexity Rebutted

Paul F. Lurquin and Linda Stone

in Evolution and Religious Creation Myths: How Scientists Respond

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315387
eISBN:
9780199785674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315387.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter rebuts irreducible complexity and creationism by explaining the reliability of dating techniques as well as sophisticated laboratory techniques that allow researchers to synthesize ... More


 Shamanism Goes Global: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda

Andrei A. Znamenski

in The Beauty of the Primitive: Shamanism and Western Imagination

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195172317
eISBN:
9780199785759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172317.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The increased attention given to shamanism in humanities studies and in popular culture since the 1960s is usually associated with two names: Mircea Eliade and Carlos Castaneda. Eliade, a ... More


The History of British Birds

Derek Yalden and Umberto Albarella

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217519
eISBN:
9780191712296
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217519.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ornithology

Birds, in contrast to mammals, are thought to have fragile bones, which are difficult to identify when found, so have no useful archaeological record. This book is based on an accumulation of over ... More


The Schweich Lectures

Graham Davies

in The Schweich Lectures and Biblical Archaeology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264874
eISBN:
9780191754067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264874.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The first series of Schweich Lectures were delivered in the spring of 1908 by Canon S. R. Driver, Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford and one of the founding Fellows of the British Academy. But the ... More


Archaeology and the Bible: A Broken Link?

Graham Davies

in The Schweich Lectures and Biblical Archaeology

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264874
eISBN:
9780191754067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264874.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter, while not losing sight of the Schweich Lectures and their influence, explores some more general issues that are raised particularly by the study of archaeology in connection with the ... More


Tracing Landscape Change: The Geomorphological Record

David Beresford-Jones

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter sets out the geomorphological history of the basins of the lower Ica Valley — those processes of erosion and deposition which have formed and destroyed their archaeological record, and ... More


Deforestation

David Beresford-Jones

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The loss of riparian woodland recorded in the archaeological and geomorphological records of the basins of the lower Ica Valley is but one early part of a larger and still ongoing history of the ... More


Putting the Tree Back into the Landscape

David Beresford-Jones

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

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264768
eISBN:
9780191754005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264768.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This book began with the archaeology of the Ullujaya and Samaca basins of the lower Ica Valley on the south coast of Peru. The archaeological investigations described here were undertaken to answer ... More


Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

H. G. M. Williamson (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In recent years, the study of the history of Ancient Israel has become very heated. On the one hand there are those who continue to use the Bible as a primary source, modified and illustrated by the ... More


Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Robin Dunbar, Clive Gamble, and John Gowlett (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

To understand who we are and why we are, we need to understand both modern humans and the ancestral stages that brought us to this point. The core to that story has been the role of evolving ... More


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