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The Neolithic Age: First Food Producers and Animal Keepers

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The only known Neolithic settlement in the Indian subcontinent is in Mehrgarh, which is situated in Baluchistan. The settlement set on the edge of the Indus plains. Three significant areas of ... More


Introduction: Living in the Stone Age

Danilyn Rutherford

in Living in the Stone Age: Reflections on the Origins of a Colonial Fantasy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226570105
eISBN:
9780226570389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570389.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

The introduction lays out the problematic explored in the book. It takes as its starting point a 1961 quote from Robert F. Kennedy, the US Secretary of State: in the midst of a dispute between the ... More


Battle for the Stone Age

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter relates the story of how the discovery and spread of scientific knowledge regarding Stone-Age humans and their cultures profoundly changed understandings of anthropology at the time. In ... More


The Earlier Neolithic: A Craze for Monuments

Ronald Hutton

in Pagan Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780300197716
eISBN:
9780300198584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300197716.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The Neolithic or Stone Age period is characterized by the erection of large structures or monuments upon the land. This chapter surveys what is presently known and thought about the kind of monuments ... More


Paper Ancestors? or “A Word-Painting of the Scene and of the Man or Woman”

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter deals with the production of Osborn’s first monograph on human evolutionary history: Men of the Old Stone Age (1915). It shows how he depended on a network of scientists and institutions ... More


Violence in the Stone Age from an eastern Baltic perspective

Rimantas Jankauskas

in Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: Neolithic Violence in a European Perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199573066
eISBN:
9780191804434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573066.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter presents the results of a study on traces of violence found on Lithuanian and Latvian Stone Age skeletal materials. Nearly 250 Mesolithic and Neolithic skeletons from Lithuania and ... More


Prehistories for Modernity: Stone Age Humans and Others in Palestine and Mesopotamia

Billie Melman

in Empires of Antiquities: Modernity and the Rediscovery of the Ancient Near East, 1914-1950

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780198824558
eISBN:
9780191863332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824558.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography, Cultural History

Chapter 7 considers the discovery, after the First World War, of the prehistoric Near East and explores its far-reaching impact on discourses on the origins of humans, their migrations, and the ... More


Ensnaring the Mind: Cognitive Implications of Setting Snares and Traps

Lyn Wadley

in Squeezing Minds From Stones: Cognitive Archaeology and the Evolution of the Human Mind

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190854614
eISBN:
9780190854645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190854614.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Apart from their economic implications, snares and traps embody far-reaching implications for the cognition of people using them, as discussed in this chapter. They rely on unseen action, obliging ... More


Prologue to History

Ruth H. Sanders

in The Languages of Scandinavia: Seven Sisters of the North

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226493893
eISBN:
9780226493923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226493923.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

The earliest Modern humans settled around 8100 BC in the very far north of Fennoscandia, in northern Finnish Lapland, on the border with Norway. The settlers seem to have come from the Pontic steppes ... More


The Chronology and Significance of Ablation in the Later Stone Age Maghreb

Isabelle De Groote and Louise T. Humphrey

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/9780813054834.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter described the earliest evidence of the systematic practice of ablation. Purposeful removal of the upper central incisors became a widespread practice with the Iberomaurusian of the Later ... More


History of Paleopathology in Japan

Parthenia Giannakopoulou and Takao Suzuki

in The Global History of Paleopathology: Pioneers and Prospects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195389807
eISBN:
9780190254308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195389807.003.0048
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the history of paleopathology in Japan, which dates back more than 110 years. The oldest publication focused on syphilitic bone changes in Ainu skeletal remains (Koganei 1894). ... More


Parables of distress: Arcadia (1992) and Signals of Distress (1994)

Philip Tew

in Jim Crace

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719069123
eISBN:
9781781701232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719069123.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the sense of historical and personal transition for two communities in Continent and The Gift of Stones, one a Third World seventh continent and the other a Stone Age village. ... More


Evolution, Revolution or Saltation Scenario for the Emergence of Modern Cultures?

Francesco d’Errico and Christopher B. Stringer

in Culture Evolves

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199608966
eISBN:
9780191804656
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199608966.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Crucial questions in the debate on the origin of quintessential human behaviours are whether modern cognition and associated innovations are unique to our species and whether they emerged abruptly, ... More


Conclusions

David Segal

in Materials for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198804079
eISBN:
9780191842320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804079.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Condensed Matter Physics / Materials, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Chapter 13 is the last chapter. It suggests how the 21st century may be described in terms of ‘ages’ analogous to the Bronze Age or Iron Age. Will the 21st century be described as the Silicon Age? Or ... More


Cultural images of time

George Jaroszkiewicz

in Images of Time: Mind, Science, Reality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198718062
eISBN:
9780191787553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718062.003.0004
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

This chapter discusses cosmogony and theogony, or the origin of time and gods, as imagined by early cultures. It explores the perception of time in a variety of cultures, ranging from prehistoric ... More


Introduction: Archaeologies of Cremation

Howard Williams and Jessica I. Cerezo-Román

in Cremation and the Archaeology of Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198798118
eISBN:
9780191917141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798118.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Mortuary Archaeology

Four dramatic funerals punctuate the tenth- or eleventh-century Anglo-Saxon poem Beowulf; two involve the burning of the dead. While a Christian work to its core, the poem draws upon far older ... More


The red thread: pigment use and the evolution of collective ritual

Ian Watts

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter proposes two stages to the evolution of collective ritual, as female reproductive costs tracked Middle Pleistocene brain size increase. Preliminary evidence is presented that Stage 1 — ... More


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