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Island Archaeology and Island History: Cyprus

Bernard A. Knapp

in Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus: Identity, Insularity, and Connectivity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199237371
eISBN:
9780191717208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237371.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter considers, first, various archaeological ‘constructions’ that have guided as well as constrained the study of Cypriot archaeology. Until the 1980s, for example, most archaeologists ... More


Herto Brains and Minds: Behaviour of Early Homo sapiens from the Middle Awash

Yonas Beyene

in Social Brain, Distributed Mind

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264522
eISBN:
9780191734724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264522.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The discovery of three late Middle Pleistocene hominid crania, Homo sapiens idaltu, at Herto in the Middle Awash research area in Ethiopia in 1997 shed considerable light on this little-known period ... More


Mortuary and Literary Laments: A Comparison

Roland Enmarch

in Ancient Egyptian Literature: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780197265420
eISBN:
9780191760471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265420.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘Laments’ have long been recognised as an important and long-lived part of Egyptian written culture, appearing in widely differing contexts, including as captions to mourning scenes in tombs from the ... More


Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective

Robert C. Mainfort

Lynne P. Sullivan (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034263
eISBN:
9780813039619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034263.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The residents of Mississippian towns principally located in the southeastern and midwestern United States from 900 to 1500 A.D. made many beautiful objects, which included elaborate and well-crafted ... More


The War Machine in the Middle 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/9780691163239.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the breakdown and redevelopment of the civilization machine during the Middle Bronze Age alongside a fearsome new assemblage that is best described as a “war machine.” The ... More


Bones of Contention: Animals and Religion in Contemporary Japan

Barbara R. Ambros

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836269
eISBN:
9780824871512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836269.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Since the 1990s the Japanese pet industry has grown to a trillion-yen business and estimates place the number of pets above the number of children under the age of fifteen. There are between 6,000 to ... More


Bioarchaeology of Classical Kamarina: Life and Death in Greek Sicily

Carrie L. Sulosky Weaver

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061122
eISBN:
9780813051406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061122.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Using the concept of materiality as an interpretive framework, Carrie Sulosky Weaver presents an interdisciplinary examination of the Passo Marinaro necropolis (ca. 5th to 3rd c. BCE) for the purpose ... More


Negotiating Karma: Penance in the Classical Indian Law Books

Mikael Aktor

in Negotiating Rites

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812295
eISBN:
9780199919390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812295.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Garo people of upland Northeast India attribute great significance to rituals of death. The scale of these rituals varies with the status of the deceased person in society. This manifests itself ... More


The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Florin Curta

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638093
eISBN:
9780748670741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book is an attempt to synthesize the results of several studies in archaeology, numismatics, history, and sigillography that have recently advanced our knowledge of early medieval Greece. Instead ... More


The Missing Persons in Mississippian Mortuaries

Timothy R. Paüketat

in Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034263
eISBN:
9780813039619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034263.003.0002
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Mortuary studies in archaeology frequently focus on inferring the function or meaning of some burial program in society. This essay poses a simple question concerning how we understand those mortuary ... More


Social and Spatial Dimensions of Moundville Mortuary Practices

Gregory D. Wilson, Vincas P. Steponaitis, and Keith P. Jacobi

in Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034263
eISBN:
9780813039619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034263.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Scholars have only recently begun to investigate Mississippian mortuaries as important sites for the living as well as the dead. The archaeological signatures of mortuary practices not only reflect ... More


Iconography and Wetsite Archaeology of Florida's Watery Realms

Ryan Wheeler and Joanna Ostapkowicz (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400783
eISBN:
9781683401056
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400783.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Frank Hamilton Cushing’s 1896 excavations at Key Marco revealed astonishing carved and painted wooden artifacts rarely seen by archaeologists. Those following in Cushing’s footsteps have assembled a ... More


Archaeology of Early Colonial Interaction at El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba

Roberto Valcárcel Rojas

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813061566
eISBN:
9780813051499
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061566.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Archaeology of Early Colonial Interaction at El Chorro de Maíta, Cuba, examines the interactions between indigenous peoples and European invaders in the Caribbean and the way in which domination ... More


Bioarchaeology and Behavior: The People of the Ancient Near East

Megan A. Perry (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813042299
eISBN:
9780813043449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042299.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

The volume presents a broad array of bioarchaeological techniques that can illuminate the lives of individuals in the eastern Mediterranean and Near East and the promise of bioarchaeological research ... More


Mortuary and Bioarchaeological Perspectives on Bronze Age Arabia

Kimberly D. Williams and Lesley A. Gregoricka (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781683400790
eISBN:
9781683401063
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400790.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

Across the Near East, major changes in the commemoration of death and the formation of identity amongst the living took place at the beginning of the Neolithic. However, these investigations have ... More


Nature's Embrace: Japan's Aging Urbanites and New Death Rites

Satsuki Kawano

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833725
eISBN:
9780824870850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833725.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Based on extensive fieldwork, this book reveals the emerging pluralization of death rites in postindustrial Japan. Low birth rates and high numbers of people remaining permanently single have led to ... More


Death and the Afterlife in Japanese Buddhism

Jacqueline I. Stone and Mariko Namba Walter (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832049
eISBN:
9780824869250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832049.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

For more than a thousand years, Buddhism has dominated Japanese death rituals and concepts of the afterlife. This book, running chronologically from the tenth century to the present, brings to light ... More


Mortuary Evidence for Maya Political Resistance and Religious Syncretism in Colonial Belize

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813038070
eISBN:
9780813043135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter presents the osteobiography of a young man who lived in what is now Belize during the time of Spanish colonial occupation, ca. A.D. 1520 to 1660). Along with another man, he was buried ... More


Mortuary Practices, Cults, and Social Systems

A. Martin Byers

in Cahokia: A World Renewal Cult Heterarchy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813029580
eISBN:
9780813039183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813029580.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter argues that, from the beginning, the same-gender/same-age cults have been autonomous communal cults. The evolution of the American Bottom, therefore, is largely the evolution of the ... More


The Materialization of Status and Social Structure at Koger’s Island Cemetery, Alabama

Jon Bernard Marcqux

in Mississippian Mortuary Practices: Beyond Hierarchy and the Representationist Perspective

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034263
eISBN:
9780813039619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034263.003.0009
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This essay addresses the current shift in explanatory frameworks used to interpret the mortuary practices of Mississippian societies by offering an alternative interpretation of the mortuary ... More


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