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Archaeology of the Biblical Period: On Some Questions of Methodology and Chronology of the Iron Age

DAVID USSISHKIN

in Understanding the History of Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264010
eISBN:
9780191734946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264010.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the role of archaeology in the study of the biblical period and biblical history, with special reference to the ninth century – that is, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age, in the ... More


The Main Results of the Excavations at Olbia in the Past Three Decades

S. D. KRYZHITSKIY

in Classical Olbia and the Scythian World: From the Sixth Century BC to the Second Century AD

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264041
eISBN:
9780191734311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264041.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

In the 1790s, the location of Olbia was established, and since 1901 systematic excavations have been made by three successive generations of scholars. The first of these scholars was Pharmakovskiy ... More


Introduction

Roger S. Bagnall and Giovanni R. Ruffini

in Amheida I: Ostraka from Trimithis, Volume 1

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780814745267
eISBN:
9780814771327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814745267.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This introductory chapter lays out the scope of the study; which includes the 455 ostraka (a number that includes jar inscriptions and one bone) found throughout the Trimithis site, two particular ... More


Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649375
eISBN:
9780226649399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649399.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This book focuses on the interpretation of the fossil record that has been exemplified by the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) controversy, and it has been repeated countless times across a wide array of ... More


Loanword Histories and the Demography of Migration

Christopher Ehret

in Rethinking Anthropological Perspectives on Migration

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036076
eISBN:
9780813041780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036076.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The patterns of word borrowing from one language to another over multiple generations are a neglected but especially productive resource for discovering and assessing the academic processes and the ... More


Results of the Recent Restoration Campaigns (1995–2000) at Dayr al-Suryan

Maged S.A. Mikhail and Mark Moussa

in Christianity and Monasticism in Wadi al-Natrun: Essays from the 2002 International Symposium of the Saint Mark Foundation and the Saint Shenouda the Archimandrite Coptic Society

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774162602
eISBN:
9781617970474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774162602.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explains the work that was carried out in uncovering, cleaning, and restoring the iconographic programs in the ancient Church of the Virgin at Dayr al-Suryan: the earliest layer of wall ... More


The Palaeolithic Context

Dilip K. Chakrabarti

in India an Archaeological History: Palaeolithic Beginnings to Early Historic Foundations

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198064121
eISBN:
9780199080519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198064121.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter begins with a brief research review of the palaeolithic context to offer a generalized academic perspective of the various types of research which have been conducted in this field. For ... More


Dinosaur Taphonomy

Anthony R. Fiorillo and David A. Eberth

in The Dinosauria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Taphonomy is the study of all biotic and abiotic factors that influence the preservation of organismal remains after death. This chapter discusses dinosaur taphonomy, including its importance, ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Gavin J. Prideaux

in Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098459
eISBN:
9780520916050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098459.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this taxonomic review of the Sthenurine. This study has presented a detailed phylogenetic hypothesis regarding the origin of sthenurines and their ... More


Neogene Land Mammal Stages/Ages of China: Toward the Goal to Establish an Asian Land Mammal Stage/Age Scheme

Zhan-Xiang Qiu, Zhu-Ding Qiu, Tao Deng, Chuan-Kui Li, Zhao-Qun Zhang, Ban-Yue Wang, and Xiaoming Wang

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter analyzes the existing stages/ages in the Chinese Neogene in relation to the current widely adopted approaches in terrestrial stratigraphy (Neogene Mammal unit [MN] and North American ... More


The Context Approach

James S. Dunbar

in Paleoindian Societies of the Coastal Southeast

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813062686
eISBN:
9780813051673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062686.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In the concluding chapter, the archaeological context approach is developed. Comprising the contexts of stratigraphy, chronology, climate, habitat, resource availability, subsistence, artifacts, and ... More


Site Stratification and Cultural Stratification

I. Randolph Daniel and Michael Wisenbaker

in Harney Flats: A Florida Paleoindian Site

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781683400226
eISBN:
9781683400950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400226.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes site stratigraphy. Site deposition appears to have been dominated by windblown sand that was sufficient to bury lithic assemblages creating a stratified sequence at Harney ... More


The Archaeology of Chichen Itza: Its History, What We Like to Argue About, and What We Think We Know

Beniamino Volta, Nancy Peniche May, and Geoffrey E. Braswell

in Landscapes of the Itza: Archaeology and Art History at Chichen Itza and Neighboring Sites

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813054964
eISBN:
9780813053417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054964.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter is a comprehensive overview of research at Chichen Itza written from an archaeological perspective. The authors present a historical review of excavations, settlement pattern studies, ... More


K’ak’ Upakal K’inich K’awil and the Lords of the Fire: Chichen Itza during the Ninth Century

Eduardo Pérez de Heredia and Péter Bíró

in Landscapes of the Itza: Archaeology and Art History at Chichen Itza and Neighboring Sites

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813054964
eISBN:
9780813053417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054964.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter integrates ceramics, stratigraphy, epigraphy, and careful readings of ethnohistoric sources to propose a historical reconstruction of Chichen Itza, focused particularly on the ninth ... More


The Stratigraphic Framework

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland

in Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649375
eISBN:
9780226649399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649399.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter characterizes the physical stratigraphic framework in which paleobiological patterns are studied. The principles underlying sequence stratigraphy have proven their worth through their ... More


: A Practical Approach to the Study of Bonebeds

David A. Eberth, Raymond R. Rogers, and Anthony R. Fiorillo

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Every bonebed preserved in the stratigraphic record reflects the interplay of complex physical, chemical, and biological phenomena. Rocks provide the overall context for bonebeds preserved in the ... More


The Engine of Geohistory (1824–29)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses Brongniart's global stratigraphy, Fourier's physics of a cooling earth, Scrope's directional geotheory, and Élie de Beaumont's sequence of revolutions. During the 1820s the ... More


The geologists' time-machine (1825–31)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes how the study of fossils in terms of their original habitats and environments was being applied to the interpretation of the rocks and fossils of the Secondary formations, and ... More


Buckland's designful geohistory (1832–36)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0030
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how the evidence for directionality could be harnessed for less-disturbing ends and shows how William Buckland made one such interpretation widely accessible. In his book, ... More


Imagining geohistory (1831–40)

in Worlds Before Adam: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Reform

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226731285
eISBN:
9780226731308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226731308.003.0032
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses geologists' development of a deeply geohistorical outlook in the 1830s. It considers the “great Devonian controversy,” which forced geologists in Britain and elsewhere to ... More


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