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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


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


An Archaeology of Structural Violence: Life in a Twentieth-Century Coal Town

Michael P. Roller

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056081
eISBN:
9780813053875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056081.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Using evidence of historical changes in landscape, community life, and material culture from a coal mining company town in the Anthracite Coal Region of Northeast Pennsylvania, Michael Roller ... More


The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America

Jennifer Birch and Victor D. Thompson (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400462
eISBN:
9781683400684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400462.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The emergence of village-communities profoundly transformed social organization in every part of the world where such societies developed. Contributors to The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North ... 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


Ceramics of Ancient America: Multidisciplinary Approaches

Yumi Park Huntington, Dean E. Arnold, and Johanna Minich (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813056067
eISBN:
9780813053820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056067.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Ceramics of Ancient America analyzes ceramics specifically from ancient America to add new layers to our understanding by emphasizing new perspectives and a multidisciplinary approach from the fields ... 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.


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


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


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


Sasanian Persia: Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia

Eberhard Sauer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474401012
eISBN:
9781474435277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401012.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Sasanian Empire (third-seventh centuries) was one of the largest empires of antiquity, stretching from Mesopotamia to modern Pakistan and from Central Asia to the Arabian Peninsula. This ... 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


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


Iranian Expanse: Transforming Royal Identity through Architecture, Landscape, and the Built Environment, 550 BCE-642 CE

Matthew P. Canepa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520290037
eISBN:
9780520964365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290037.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The product of a decade of research, The Iranian Expanse is a study of the natural and built environments of power in Persia and the ancient Iranian world from the consolidation of the Achaemenid ... 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


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