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|BAR S2605 2014: Otium cum dignitate Festschrift für Angelika Geyer zum 65. Geburtstag. Studien zur Archäologie und Rezeptionsgeschichte der klassischen Antike edited by Dennis Graen, Mareike Rind and Henning Wabersich. ISBN 9781407312361. £45.00. vii+337 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. In German with English abstracts. |
A festschrift for Professor Angelika Geyer to mark her 65th birthday. Contributions in German (English translations of titles) include: Part I: Greece: The celebration of florescence at Thera. Thoughts on the interpretation of the frescoes in Xesté 3 at Akrotiri (Werner Gauer); An Amazon frieze from Apollonia (Henner von Hesberg); Fragments of history: Introducing a new shape of vase produced in the Jena Painter’s workshop (Kleopatra Kathariou); Crossing the Adria by kayak (Anja Ludwig); A suffering and dying god? Dionysos in Walter; F. Otto and in ancient art (Susanne Moraw); The Setting for Dionysian Associations and their cultural, historical and religious context (Inge Nielsen); Corinthian vase painting in the Collection of Antiquities at Jena – an early vessel by the Sphinx-Painter (Yvonne Seidel); Parthenon: A heresy of the peplos. (East frieze 34–35) (Burkhardt Wesenberg).
Part II: Roman Republic and Empire: Celtic militaria on Roman coins (Korana Deppmeyer – Yvonne Schmuhl); Bronze roofs in Roman Architecture (Dennis Graen); The sanctuary of Adonis as a reflection of religious life in Dura Europos during the Roman Imperial era (Klaus Stephan Freyberger); A lead-glazed skyphos with gladiators from Asia Minor (Torsten Kleinschmidt); Four miniature herm busts from the Collections of Antiquities of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Uta Lische); Romans in the Sahara – myth or reality? (Mareike Rind); The architecture of Roman villae in Asia Minor (Susan Schütz); The Dirke vase and its counterpart (Erika Simon); The three-part sanctuary of Aphrodite at Palaepaphos on Cyprus and the depictions of the baitylos on Cypriot coins of the earlier Roman Imperial era (Charalampos Tsochos); Shape and medium. Some thoughts on crossmaterial relations among Greek and Roman tablewares (Henning Wabersich).
Part III: The Later Roman Empire, Middle Ages and Modern Era: The hypogaeum of S. Maria in Stelle (Verona) and the pictorial decoration of Christian cultic buildings of the 4th and 5th centuries AD (Hugo Brandenburg); Observations on the perception of the Metarmorphoses-Cycle by Bernard Salomon (Gerlinde Huber-Rebenich – Sabine Lütkemeier); No late Roman burgus near Vils/Schönbichl! Excavations in 2011 and 2012 (Sebastian Matz); Short history of the Department for Christian Archaeology at Jena University (Annegret Plontke-Lüning); From Alexander the Great to Henry II. The mantle of stars and the chlamys of purple as Imperial insignia in Antiquity and Medieval times (Yvonne Schmuhl); “hilfreich, furchtlos und treu” – burial culture and the perception of Antiquity in Jena and its vicinity (Manuela Tiersch – Marcolf Baliga); Petrarch on the ruins of Ancient Rome and the evidence of the triadic periodization of history (Helmut G. Walther).
|BAR S2604 2014: Early Medieval Dwellings and Settlements in Ireland, AD 400–1100 by Aidan O’Sullivan, Finbar McCormick, Thomas R. Kerr, Lorcan Harney and Jonathan Kinsella. ISBN 9781407312279. £68.00. xi+532 pages; 197 figures. |
This monograph concentrates on early Irish medieval dwellings and settlements, AD 400-1100, and is directly based on a report compiled and written in the main over the course of 2009 and 2010, largely based on evidence available up to that time. Drawing on both published and unpublished material, it sets out an interpretive, analytical text and a gazetteer of some 241 key early medieval settlements revealed through archaeological excavations. The report also focuses on such themes as houses and buildings, the organisation of settlement enclosures, agricultural activity and crafts and industry; it arguably represents the first compilation, analysis and discussion of early medieval settlement archaeology in Ireland.
|BAR S2603 2014: Ritual Scenes on the Two Coffins of PA-dj-imn in Cairo Museum by Eltayeb Sayed Abbas. ISBN 9781407312354. £26.00. vii+98 pages; illustrated in black and white and with 8 colour plates. |
This study deals with the significance of ritual scenes on 21st Dynasty coffins. The images on these coffins are studied as texts referring to the passage of the deceased to the next life. The aim of this study is also to argue how the Middle Kingdom Coffin Texts were replaced at this later date by such images on coffins. The work focusses on a group of coffins belonging to the priest known as PA-dj-imn, and date to the reign of the High Priest Pinudjem II. They were found in 1891 at the tomb of Bab el-Gassus, as part of the find generally known as the Second Find of Deir el-Bahri.
|BAR S2602 2014: Turquoise in the Ancient Egyptian Civilization: an archaeological, textual, and religious study by Ahmed Mohamed Ali Mansour. ISBN 9781407312347. £27.00. ix+115 pages; 24 figures, 1 colour plate. |
The present work is an attempt to give a comprehensive overview of turquoise and its role in Ancient Egypt. Turquoise was mined mainly in Sinai, at Maghara and at Serabit el Khadim, where the stone occurs in the sandstone rock. Ancient Egyptian mineralogical studies have neglected turquoise, focussing instead on the study of other minerals and metals such as gold, silver, and copper.
|BAR S2601 2014: British Foundation for the Study of Arabia Monographs (formerly Society for Arabian Studies Monographs) 15 The Khashabian: a Late Paleolithic Industry from Dhofar, southern Oman by Yamandú Hieronymus Hilbert. ISBN 9781407312330. £35.00. x+205 pages; illustrated throughout . |
The author has undertaken a technological and typological analysis of lithic assemblages from southern Oman dating between 10,000 to 7,000 years before present (BP). These assemblages are characterized by the production of blades (leptoliths) using varied core reduction modalities exemplified throughout the book. These blade technologies are accompanied by formal tools such as tanged projectiles, burins, endscrapers and pseude-backed knifes. The chronological and techno-typological characterization of these blade assemblages warrants its individual status as a lithic industry of the Late Palaeolithic in its own right. The name ‘Khashabian’ is given by the author to this industry, which has little resemblance to those found outside of Arabia, enforcing the local origin of the Early Holocene Populations of the South Arabian Highlands.
|BAR S2600 2014: Die Stadtgeschichte des römischen Salzburg Befunde und Funde bis 1987 by Günther E. Thüry. ISBN 9781407312323. £48.00. viii+315 pages; illustrated throughout; 3 colour plates. In German. |
Based on analyses of stratigraphy and finds, this book reconstructs the history of Iuvavum, the Roman town of Salzburg (Austria). Founded as the first municipium in the northern part of the province of Noricum, this town was crossed by an important west-eastern traffic route, as well as a correspondingly important transalpine road, and thus developed into a vibrant nexus of traffic and trade. Covering some 90 acres, the centre assumed the role of ‘capital’ of northwestern Noricum.
|BAR S2599 2014: Lateglacial and Postglacial Pioneers in Northern Europe edited by Miikka Tallaavaara and Felix Riede. ISBN 9781407312316. £35.00. 206 pages; illustrated. |
The Lateglacial and Postglacial pioneer colonisation of northern Europe is a recurrent and ever-popular topic in archaeology. This volume presents a modern review of the topic and provides a wealth of new information on sites, approaches, dates and models. The chapters range geographically from Poland and Germany in the south and west to Finland and western Russia in the north and east, thus framing virtually the entire North European Plain and its northern extension. The volume will serve as a major resource for the study of the human pioneer colonization of the North.
|BAR S2598 2014: 3D Recording and Modelling in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Theory and best practices edited by Fabio Remondino and Stefano Campana. ISBN 9781407312309. £31.00. iii+171 pages; illustrated throughout; with CD. |
The book derives from the experiences of the authors as lecturers and tutors at different international summer schools on reality-based surveying and 3D modelling in the field of archaeology and cultural heritage. The book is organized in three main sections. The first part aims to introduce and discuss the contribution of geomatic techniques in archaeology and more generally in cultural heritage with particular attentions to the 3D domain. The second part is focused on the main areas involved in the implementation of 3D surveys (aerial and terrestrial LiDAR, photogrammetry, remote sensing), 3D documentations, GIS and 3D interpretations (virtual and cyber archaeology). The last section collects some relevant case studies showing the extraordinary contribution that geomatic techniques can give to archaeological research and cultural heritage at different scales of detail: object, site, landscape.
|BAR S2597 2014: The Economic Organization of Early Camelid Pastoralism in the Andean Highlands of Bolivia by José M. Capriles. ISBN 9781407312293. £33.00. xvi+184 pages; illustrated throughout. |
The domestication of South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) transformed the use of the Andean landscape. In the central altiplano of Bolivia, during the Formative Period (1500 BC – AD 500) a cultural complex known as Wankarani developed. This book discusses the development of early camelid pastoralism by testing a set of hypotheses related to Wankarani economic organization. In contrast with previous ideas that suggested the emergence of sedentary agricultural villages in this region, settlement patterns, site layouts and faunal remains analyses support the interpretation that the development and persistence of mobile pastoralist communities occurred in the Bolivian central altiplano.
|BAR S2596 2014: Arqueometalurgia de un naufragio del siglo XVIII: la corbeta de guerra HMS Swift (1770), Puerto Deseado, provincia de Santa Cruz (Patagonia) by Nicolás C. Ciarlo. ISBN 9781407312286. £36.00. xv+204 pages; illustrated throughout; with 5 fold-out plans. In Spanish with English summaries . |
This book presents the research results carried on the metallic artifacts from the British HMS Swift, lost off Puerto Deseado (Province of Santa Cruz, Argentina) in 1770. The shipwreck – located 47° 45’ 12’’ South, 65° 54’ 57’’ West – was found by local divers and has been the subject of archaeological study since 1997.
|BAR S1359 0: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. Tracing Mobility and Identity. Bioarchaeology and Bone Chemistry of the Bronze Age Sant’Abbondio Cemetery (Pompeii, Italy) by Mary Anne Tafuri. ISBN 1841718041. £18.00. inc. VAT. ix+90 pages; 53 figures, maps, plans, drawings and illustrations; 27 tables. Appendix of trace element data. |
Focusing on the Bronze Age Sant’Abbondio Cemetery at Pompeii, the author shows that the use of trace element analysis in a non-paleonutritional approach represents a new, tangible method of investigating the social dynamics of past communities, offering a level of reliability and consistency that is not always to be found in the material culture.
|BAR S1179 2003: AVAILABLE AS PDF ONLY. Current Research in Chinese Pleistocene Archaeology edited by Chen Shen and Susan G. Keates. ISBN 1841715468. £18.00. inc. VAT. x+142 pages; illustrated throughout with maps, plans, drawings, photographs. |
This volume is derived from a symposium entitled “Theory and Practice in Chinese Pleistocene Archaeology” at the 65th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology 2000, in Philadelphia, PA. The 12 papers include: Current Research in Chinese Pleistocene Archaeology: an Introduction; Davidson Black and his role in Chinese Papaeoanthropology; Retrospect of 50 Years of Palaeolithic Archaeology in China; Biostratigraphy, Taphonomy, Palaeoenvironment and Hominid Diet in the Middle and Late Pleistocene of China; New Palaeolithic Discoveries in the Middle Yangzi River Region, Southern Cina; New Evidence of Hominid Behaviour from Xiaochangliang, Northern China: Site Formation and Lithic Technology; Taphonomy of an Early Pleistocene Archaeofauna from Xiaochangliang, Nihewan Basin, North China; Faunal Approaches to Site Formation Processes at Panxian Dadong; Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) Dating of Mammalian Tooth Enamel at Panxian Dadong Cave, Guizhou, China; ESR Dating of Early Pleistocene Archaeological Sites in China; The Jinniushan Hominid in Anatomical, Chronological, and Cultural Context; Remarks on Chinese Pleistocene Archaeology.
|BAR S1014 2002: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. Das Tholosgrab E von Phourni bei Archanes Studien zu einem frühkretischen Grabfund und seinem kulturellen Kontext by Diamantis Panagiotopoulos. ISBN 1841712949. £18.00. inc. VAT. vii + 219 pages, with 76 pages of photographs, plans and drawings; 7 tables; 8-page English summary; index, catalogue of finds; catalogue of tombs and concordance. |
The low ridge of Phourni rises smoothly at the north-west edge of the fertile Cretan plain of Archanes, situated c.12 km south of Knossos. Uncovered along this ridge was one of the most important burial sites of the Bronze Age Aegean. Its historical trajectory extends from the beginning of the EM II to LM III B, covering approximately 14 centuries of almost uninterrupted use: the spectacular Tholos tomb E was unearthed in 1975. This present study is divided into 3 parts. Part 1 examines the tomb’s architecture, stratigraphy, and find contexts. Part 2 takes up the presentation and evaluation of the large and varied number of finds, including very early fragments of Linear A and one of the earliest securely dated seal groups of Minoan Crete. The third part is dedicated to a comprehensive analysis of mortuary data, and provides further theoretical material for funerary beliefs in Bronze Are Crete.
|BAR S1009 2002: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. Middle Helladic and Early Mycenaean Mortuary Practices in the Southern and Western Peloponnese by Michael J. Boyd. ISBN 1841712876. £18.00. inc. VAT. ix; 259 pages, illustrated throughout with photographs, maps, drawings, and site-plans; summary in Greek. |
This book sets out the evidence for burial practices in the southern and western Peloponnese of Greece during the middle Helladic and early Mycenaean periods (c. 2000-1400 BC), and to interpret the evidence in terms of human action. In the first section, the book details the scope of the research, whereas the remaining chapters present an analysis of the evidence to answer a range of generic questions on mortuary practices. The conclusions are interpreted in terms of the use of burial practices in the study of ‘Mycenaean civilisation’, confirming that variations in time and space suggest that a closer study of local and regional archaeologies should be a priority in future research aims. The Appendices contain detailed information on the sites that form the basis of the study. (This book will also appeal to those non-specialists with a serious interest in the region as a fascinating, archaeological reference work or ‘guide’.)
|BAR S886 2000: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. Reading Space: Social Interaction and Identity in the Houses of Roman Pompeii A syntactical approach to the analysis and interpretation of built space by Mark Grahame. ISBN 1841710865. £18.00. inc. VAT. 205 pages, 61 figures, plans and diagrams. |
Starting as an examination of space in Roman Pompeii, the author soon found the sheer architectural fabric of the city at odds with the rather simplistic explanations for it offered in the academic literature. This prompted a more rigorous exploration of the definition of ‘built space’ and an ultimate goal of highlighting the diversity of housing in Pompeii and offering a new interpretation of its meaning. In an attempt to broach the archaeological question of how we can come to understand human social action from a contemplation of built space, the author turned equally to the disciplines of architecture and anthropology, before realizing the need to develop his own interpretative framework. What follows is a study which takes as its point of departure the fabric of Pompeian housing, with a theoretical understanding of the relationship between construction and human society, and, as such, reaches out beyond Roman Archaeology to touch anyone interested in the analysis and interpretation of built space. Contains 99 pages of ground plans, access maps, and tables of spatial analyses.
|BAR S2595 2014: Material Images of Humans from the Natufian to Pottery Neolithic Periods in the Levant by Estelle Orrelle. ISBN 9781407312231. £43.00. 287 pages; illustrated throughout, 3 colour plates. |
This book focuses on the ‘un-naturalistic’ iconography of human imagery intuitively regarded as ‘super-natural’. A Darwinian model of the evolution of symbolic culture, the Female Cosmetic Coalitions model, provides theoretical grounding for the earliest androgynous and therianthropic religious representations and provides theoretical confidence as to the long-term survival of symbols. An analogy between simple shapes and human genitalia expresses the fusion of male and female. The background is the transition from hunting and gathering to farming; power relations are presented as changing from an ‘original social contract’ underpinned by female ritual power, to a ‘new social contract’ driven by competing male elites.
|BAR S2594 2014: The Scale and Nature of the Late Bronze Age Economies of Egypt and Cyprus by Keith Padgham. ISBN 9781407312224. £33.00. xiii+182 pages; illustrated throughout. |
The aim of this study is to interpret the scale and nature of the economy of the Eastern Mediterranean in the latter period of the LBA. It does this by using a quantitative approach that estimates the size of the workforce required to meet basic needs (food, clothing, and shelter) and state needs. The quantitative findings are used to assess the proportion of the workforce dedicated to basic and non-basic activities of LBA Cyprus and NK Egypt, based on the food required to support a worker and his dependants. This allows the assessment of the relative economic strengths of each region, the extent to which their economies were embedded within their culture, and their economic interactions with other LBA Eastern Mediterranean states.
|BAR S2593 2014: Chairs, Stools, and Footstools in the New Kingdom Production, typology, and social analysis by Dina El Gabry. ISBN 9781407312217. £40.00. xix+241 pages; 247 figures. |
The study of furniture and its production is a window into both the social position of its owner and the techniques and social organization of the craftsmen. This book comprises an examination and analysis of chairs, stools and footstools of the New Kingdom (ca.1550-1069 B.C.) which are preserved in the Cairo Egyptian Museum. The first chapter is dedicated to woodworking processes and techniques of manufacturing chairs and stools. The second chapter analyses the chairs, stools, and fragments that constitute the main corpus of this study (131 pieces in total). The third chapter focuses primarily on two-dimensional scenes and how these can increase our understanding of the study objects. The fourth chapter is devoted to a lexicographical analysis of the terms used to designate different types of chairs, stools and footstools. This is followed by a typological study of chairs and stools in the New Kingdom based on actual pieces of furniture that my corpus includes and those preserved in other collections.
|BAR S2592 2014: Embodying Value? The Transformation of Objects in and from the Ancient World edited by Annabel Bokern and Clare Rowan. ISBN 9781407312200. £29.00. v+155 pages; illustrated throughout; papers in English and German. |
This bilingual volume presents a series of case studies exploring the ways in which different objects from the ancient world changed in both meaning and value over time. The contributions range in focus from the Neolithic until the medieval period, and interpret the material from a theoretical, interdisciplinary perspective. The case studies examine how objects represent, embody and affect particular values, illuminating the relationship between humans, societies and objects, as well as the role of the material in everyday life.
|BAR S2591 2014: Archaeological Studies on Late Antiquity and Early Medieval Europe (AD 400-1000) 4 In concavis petrarum habitaverunt El fenómeno rupestre en el Mediterráneo Medieval: De la investigación a la puesta en valor edited by Jorge López Quiroga and Artemio Manuel Martínez Tejera. ISBN 9781407312194. £51.00. 374 pages; illustrated throughout; in Spanish with English abstracts . |
This fourth volume (Proceedings 4) presents the results of an international conference held at the Museo de los Orígenes (Casa de San Isidro) in December 2008. The work is divided into three parts: Four studies on general aspects of the ‘rock world’ in the Iberian Peninsula, the chronology of the caves artificially created, the ‘troglodyte’ in the Greco-Roman tradition, and the chronology of rock-cut tombs. The second part looks at eleven studies of various regions and ‘rock complexes’ in the Iberian Peninsula (‘San Vítor’, in San Lorenzo da Barxacova, Parada del Sil, Ourense; ‘El Bierzo’; the upper valley of the Ebro; ‘San Martín de Albelda’, in ‘La Rioja’; the middle valley of the Cidacos river; the high valley of the Arlanza river; ‘San Frutos del Duratón’, Segovia; the suburbium and territory of Ercavica in Late Antiquity and Early Middle Ages; the territory of Sierra Magina; and finally, the Almagruz caves, in Purullena, Granada. The third part examines parallels in other Mediterranean regions, such as the ‘rock city’ of Matera (Italy), the valley of the Euphrates (northern Syria); the churches built on the rock of Lalibela (Ethiopia), and the ‘rock world’ in the provinces of 'Arabia' and Palestina Tertia in Jordan.
|BAR S2590 2014: Paris Monographs in American Archaeology 34 Costume et insignes d’un gouvernant maya K’inich Janaab’ Pakal de Palenque by Laura Filloy Nadal. ISBN 9781407312187. £49.00. 355 pages; illustrated throughout; in French. |
The city of Palenque achieved its greatest splendour in the Late Classic when it became one of the foremost centres in the Maya world. During the reign of K’inich Janaab’ Pakal (A.D. 615–683) the Temple of the Inscriptions, which later served as his sepulchre and commemorative monument, was built. In 1952, Alberto Ruz Lhuillier discovered the funerary chamber in the Temple of the Inscriptions. Based on the reports from the 1950s, photographs taken at the time of the discovery, work published over the past half century, and the analysis of objects that composed the funerary furnishings, this research proposes a holistic revision of the funerary complex. The funerary furnishings, the manufacturing technique and technical sequence employed to create such pieces were studied; the geographic location of the sources of the raw materials was proposed. Finally, the function of each object and its probable significance were discussed.
|BAR S2589 2014: Millets, Rice and Farmers Phytoliths as indicators of agricultural, social and ecological change in Neolithic and Bronze Age Central China by Alison Ruth Weisskopf. ISBN 9781407312170. £32.00. xiv+172 pages; illustrated throughout; with DVD. |
Late Neolithic and Early Bronze Age Central China was the scene of important cultural developments which impacted on agricultural practices and local vegetation. Using phytolith data from archaeological sites in Henan, this study investigates changing crop choices, from broomcorn millet to foxtail millet to rice. Crop processing stages were interpreted by examination of differing proportions of phytoliths from crop husks, weed husks and crop and weed leaves to illustrate cultivation systems, harvesting and processing methods. The results suggest more successful agricultural practices and possible changes in social organisation in the Late Neolithic. Phytolith data was also used to understand impacts of these changes on local vegetation.
|BAR S2588 2014: A Sense of the Past Studies in current archaeological applications of remote sensing and non-invasive prospection methods edited by Hans Kamermans, Martin Gojda and Axel G. Posluschny. ISBN 9781407312163. £46.00. iii+163 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. |
This volume groups together papers presented at a Commission 4 session at the XVI UISPP World Congress in Florianópolis, Brazil (4-10 September 2011), a UISPP commission 4 session in Leiden, The Netherlands (2nd November 2012) and at a session entitled Advanced Prospection Methods for Cultural Heritage Management – Experiences and Challenges during the EAA Annual Meeting in Helsinki, Finland (29th August – 1st September 2012).
|BAR S2587 2014: Riparia, un patrimoine culturel La gestion intégrée des bords de l’eau. Proceedings of the Sudbury Workshop, April 12–14, 2012 / Actes de l’atelier Savoirs et pratiques de gestion intégrée des bords de l’eau – Riparia, Sudbury, 12–14 avril 2012 edited by Ella Hermon and Anne Watelet. ISBN 9781407312156. £46.00. x+312 pages; illustrated throughout; papers in French with English abstracts. |
RIPARIA is a concept encompassing the complex environment of watersides and having its semantic roots in the Roman world. It is constructed on the basis of land use patterns and economic activities (colonization, urbanization, exploitation of natural resources). The contributions to this volume present the challenges facing ancient and modern preindustrial societies in managing such areas. They highlight the role of social representations of watersides and their management (risk management, ecosystem services, cultural heritage) as an interface between the natural and the social systems, in view of identifying ethical principles for both the preservation and transformation of these environments, particularly vulnerable to climate change and variations.
|BAR S2586 2014: Paleolithic Landscapes of Iran by Saman Heydari-Guran. ISBN 9781407312149. £43.00. ix+278 pages; illustrated throughout; Gazetteer . |
This book is a study of the settlement patterns of the Middle to Later stages of the Paleolithic period in the natural landscapes of the Iranian Plateau. By analyzing different environmental settings, stone artifacts, faunal remains and finally the game behavioral movements, this book evaluates the previous models and theories of ‘site location’, ‘game management’ and ‘Middle and Upper Paleolithic groups’ land use’ that were employed for Iran. As a major result, it demonstrates that, the ecological approach of ‘structural landscape analysis’ is a strong methodology for understanding the mechanisms behind settlement patterns, land use and mobility strategies of early humans.
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