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Pottery: The Visual Ecology of the Everyday

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter analyzes the pottery of late prehistoric Europe. Jars, bowls, and cups were the three main categories of pottery vessels that were in use in the Early Bronze Age. Bowls and cups were ... More


Frame, Focus, Visualization

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter first discusses the concept of the frame and how it helps us to understand the visual patterning of space in late prehistoric Europe. Frames, whether they are wooden picture frames that ... More


The Visual Worlds of Early Europe

Peter S. Wells

in How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143385
eISBN:
9781400844777
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143385.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter discusses the visual world of late prehistoric Europe. It first uses Teniers's painting of the interior of an inn at the beginning of the chapter in order to introduce the topic of light ... More


The Civilization Machine in the Early Bronze Age

Adam T. Smith

in The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163239
eISBN:
9781400866502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163239.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the role of things in the reproduction of a public—the first condition of sovereignty defined in Chapter 2—during the Early Bronze Age in the South Caucasus. “A public” here ... More


Theories as actants: Translating mortuary practice

Chris Fowler

in The Emergent Past: A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199656370
eISBN:
9780191804724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199656370.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines various interpretations of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in North-East England. More specifically, it considers the key conceptual frameworks in ... More


Daily Activity and Lower Limb Modification at Bab edh-Dhra̓, Jordan, in the Early Bronze Age

Jaime M. Ullinger, Susan G. Sheridan, and Donald J. Ortner

in Bioarchaeology and Behavior: The People of the Ancient Near East

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042299
eISBN:
9780813043449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042299.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The cemetery of Bab edh-Dhra' spans from Early Bronze IA to IV (ca. 3150–2200 BC). There are no settlement remains dating to the EB IA (3150–3050 BC). Sometime during EBII-III (2850 BC–2300 BC), ... More


Pursuing the Penumbral: The Deposition of Beaker Pottery at Neolithic and Ceremonial Monuments in Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Scotland

Neil Wilkin

in The Neolithic of Mainland Scotland

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748685721
eISBN:
9781474418867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685721.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This is a comprehensive review of all instances of the discovery of Beaker pottery in Neolithic contexts. A brief history of the study of this phenomenon is presented. This is followed by an analysis ... More


The Hafit/Umm an-Nar Transition of the Third Millennium BC: Evidence from Architecture and Mortuary Ritual at Al Khubayb Necropolis

Kimberly D. Williams and Lesley A. Gregoricka

in Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400790
eISBN:
9781683401063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400790.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The shift between Hafit (ca. 3100–2700 BC) and Umm an-Nar (ca. 2700–2000 BC) mortuary traditions on the Oman Peninsula is poorly understood, primarily because the semi-nomadic communities of this ... More


Exploring Continuity and Discontinuity from the Early to the Middle Bronze Age in Central Oman: The Graveyards of Adam

Guillaume Gernez and Jessica Giraud

in Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400790
eISBN:
9781683401063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400790.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents new results of the excavations and surveys at Adam, Central Oman. The funerary landscape of the Early Bronze Age (3rd millennium BC) is characterized by collective burials in ... More


Changing places, changing communities

Chris Fowler

in The Emergent Past: A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199656370
eISBN:
9780191804724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199656370.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in North-East England and their relationship with places and landscapes. In particular, it considers the sites chosen for ... More


Relational realism and the nature of archaeological evidence

Chris Fowler

in The Emergent Past: A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199656370
eISBN:
9780191804724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199656370.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the relational nature of archaeological evidence by drawing key concepts from relational theories. More precisely, it considers different concepts that can be used in ... More


Materials and Scale

Andrew Meirion Jones

in Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the issue of scale and materials. It presents two case studies. The first examines how both the gigantic and the miniature were deployed in the passage tombs of Neolithic ... More


Packing and unpacking black boxes: Pattern and diversity in Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices from North-East England

Chris Fowler

in The Emergent Past: A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199656370
eISBN:
9780191804724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199656370.003.0004
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the patterns and diversity in Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices from North-East England. In particular, it looks at the deposition of human remains along with ... More


Themes Emerging from Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices in North-East England

Chris Fowler

in The Emergent Past: A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199656370
eISBN:
9780191804724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199656370.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines themes emerging from Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in North-East England from a relational realist perspective. The discussion focuses on particular ... More


A Trait-Based Analysis of Structural Evolution in Prehistoric Monumental Burials of Southeastern Arabia

Eugenio Bortolini

in Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400790
eISBN:
9781683401063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400790.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This work analyses change in prehistoric funerary structures and related material culture of Early Bronze Age eastern Arabia (Northern Oman and UAE, 3100-2000 BC) from the perspective of cultural ... More


Introduction

Chris Fowler

in The Emergent Past: A Relational Realist Archaeology of Early Bronze Age Mortuary Practices

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199656370
eISBN:
9780191804724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199656370.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book investigates the archaeology of Early Bronze Age mortuary practices in North-East England from a ‘relational realist’ perspective. It shows how archaeologists undertaking regional synthesis ... More


The Relationship between Intentional Dental Ablation and Hereditary Agenesis in Late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age China

Christine Lee

in A World View of Bioculturally Modified Teeth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813054834
eISBN:
9780813053325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054834.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Dental ablation is a rare occurrence in ancient China. While previous studies have looked at cultural reasons for this practice this study examines possible biological causes for intentional tooth ... More


Materials and Assemblages

Andrew Meirion Jones

in Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.003.0006
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the performance of material assemblage, focusing on the archaeology of the Early Bronze Age. It presents two case studies. The first deals with artefact hoards and burials in ... More


Materials and Categories

Andrew Meirion Jones

in Prehistoric Materialities: Becoming Material in Prehistoric Britain and Ireland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199556427
eISBN:
9780191804380
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199556427.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines repetition and performance in relation to prehistoric pottery manufacture in two regions of Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Scotland. It considers two case studies. The first ... More


Tombs in Time and Towers in Space: Making Sense of the Hafit/Umm an-Nar Transition in North-Central Oman through Its Monuments

Charlotte Marie Cable and Clark Spencer Larsen

Kimberly D. Williams (ed.)

in Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400790
eISBN:
9781683401063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400790.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter considers both Hafit Period monumental tombs and Umm an-Nar towers that were developed during the Early Bronze Age in North-Central Oman. The author considers these monuments as ... More


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