The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory


Author: Emma Blake,A. Bernard Knapp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140513724X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 2837

This book offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of Mediterranean prehistory and an essential reference to the most recent research and fieldwork. Only book available to offer general coverage of Mediterranean prehistory Written by 14 of the leading archaeologists in the field Spans the Neolithic through the Iron Age, and draws from all the major regions of the Mediterranean's coast and islands Presents the central debates in Mediterranean prehistory---trade and interaction, rural economies, ritual, social structure, gender, monumentality, insularity, archaeometallurgy and the metals trade, stone technologies, settlement, and maritime traffic---as well as contemporary legacies of the region's prehistoric past Structure of text is pedagogically driven Engages diverse theoretical approaches so students will see the benefits of multivocality

Neolithic Houses in Northwest Europe and beyond


Author: Timothy Darvill,Julian Thomas

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785703919

Category: History

Page: 213

View: 4639

A digital reprint which makes available again the first publication of the Neolithic Studies Group, containing papers given to a special colloquium on the `structures' of Neolithic Europe. Contributions include: Neolithic houses in mainland Britain and Ireland - a skeptical view (Julian Thomas); Houses in context: Building as process (Alasdair Whitlle); A Central European Perspective (Jonathon Last); Neolithic houses in Ireland (Eoin Grogan); Neolithic buildings in Scotland (Gordon Barclay); Neolithic buildings in England, Wales and the Isle of Man (Tim Darvill); Mesolithic or later houses at Bowmans Farm, Romsey Extra, Hampshire (Francis Green); Ballygalley houses, co.Antrim (Derek Simpson); Later Neolthic Structires at Trelystan, Powys (Alex Gibson); Life, times and works of House 59, Tell Ovcharovo, Bulgaria (Douglass Bailey); Structure ans ritual in Neolithic houses (Peter Topping); Architecture and Cosmology in the Balinese house: life is not that simple (Colin Richards); Houses in the Neolithic imagination: an Amazonian Example (Christine Hugh-Jones).

Biological Diversity

Exploiters and Exploited


Author: Paul E. Hatcher,Nick Battey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470979860

Category: Science

Page: 440

View: 6956

Biological Diversity takes a fresh, innovative approach to the teaching of biodiversity. Rather than detailing and cataloguing the major taxa and their evolutionary relationships, the authors have selected 18 groups of organisms and used these as a framework in which to discuss the species and their interactions with man and each other. There is a strong narrative theme throughout – the exploited and the exploiters - and, in many cases, there is emphasis on the historical context. A wide range of organisms are covered, from the unicellular to birds and mammals and with an equal consideration of plants and animals. Species have been chosen for their ability to best illustrate particular biological principles, and for their strong interaction with other species. After an introduction the book is divided into two parts: ‘Exploited’ and ‘Exploiters’. Each of the chapters, although linked to each other, forms a stand-alone essay. They are scientifically rigorous, up-to-date and do not shy away from addressing some controversial issues. Chapters have’ text boxes’ highlighting important issues and concepts, lists of further reading and references. In addition to tables and figures the book has a selection of original illustrations drawn by leading artist Steven Appleby. This fresh approach will appeal to all those interested in the biological sciences, and aims to be accessible to people with a diversity of backgrounds. It will prove particularly useful to biology students, enabling them to get to grips with important biological principles and concepts that underpin the diversity of life, and the interrelationship of humans with other groups of organisms.

The Forest, Park and Palace of Clarendon, C. 1200-c. 1650

Reconstructing an Actual, Conceptual and Documented Wiltshire Landscape


Author: Amanda Richardson

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 9343

Reconstructing an actual, conceptual and documented Wiltshire landscape The main argument of this thesis is that the landscape and locality of Clarendon Forest and Park (some 6 km east of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England) were strongly influenced by the presence (or, later, absence) of Clarendon Palace, which fell into decay in the late fifteenth century. The first sure evidence of a royal residence at Clarendon dates from the reign of Henry I (1100-1135), although the site may well have Saxon connections. A primary aim of this work is to restore the wider conceptual landscape by considering the forest alongside the relict landscape of the park, and it is argued throughout that, because medieval forests are archaeologically elusive, the best way to achieve this is through an intensive documentary methodology. Attention is drawn throughout to the capacity of documents to illustrate how estates were managed over time. The argument, representing an unprecedented systematic study of manuscript sources for Clarendon Park and Forest held at central and regional record offices, is supported by references to printed primary sources. It has resulted in the compilation of a main computer database listing over 800 relevant documents held at the Public Record Office alone, from which those that might prove most useful were selected and transcribed. The transcriptions, arranged by subject, form several substantial and searchable electronic databases facilitating cross-checking and comparison. The written sources themselves have informed the structure of the work and help to illustrate that this unique landscape and locality was indeed profoundly influenced by the existence of a royal park and palace at its centre. Nevertheless, what has emerged strongly in the course of the study are the myriad ways in which the forest, in turn, shaped the 'lifecycle' of the palace.

The Archaeology of the 11th Century

Continuities and Transformations


Author: Dawn M Hadley,Christopher Dyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315312913

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

View: 4532

The Archaeology of the 11th Century addresses many key questions surrounding this formative period of English history and considers conditions before 1066 and how these changed. The impact of the Conquest of England by the Normans is the central focus of the book, which not only assesses the destruction and upheaval caused by the invading forces, but also examines how the Normans contributed to local culture, religion, and society. The volume explores a range of topics including food culture, funerary practices, the development of castles and their impact, and how both urban and rural life evolved during the 11th century. Through its nuanced approach to the complex relationships and regional identities which characterised the period, this collection stimulates renewed debate and challenges some of the long-standing myths surrounding the Conquest. Presenting new discoveries and fresh ideas in a readable style with numerous illustrations, this interdisciplinary book is an invaluable resource for those interested in the archaeology, history, geography, art, and literature of the 11th century.

Monuments, ritual and regionality

the neolithic of Northern Somerset


Author: Jodie Lewis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781841718804

Category: England

Page: 171

View: 1371

This work critically assesses the evidence for Neolithic activity in northern Somerset, England: the region includes the tidal River Avon to the north, the River Axe and marshy Somerset Levels to the south, the wooded clay belt of the River Frome to the east and the Bristol Channel to the west. The Neolithic monuments cluster on the higher land within the study area, falling into three main groupings: Broadfield Down/Dundry, Mendip and the "tumble of hills" south of Bath. The study includes an analysis of the monuments, cave deposits and flint scatters, and present new data and new interpretations: the Neolithic archaeology from the region has not previously been considered as a whole.



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

View: 333

Includes section "Reviews."

Unparalleled Behaviour

Britain and Ireland During the 'Mesolithic' and 'Neolithic'


Author: Martin P. King

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited


Category: Social Science

Page: 684

View: 2127

This detailed study of the Mesolithic and Neolithic in Britain and Ireland examines evidence related to changes in social behaviour. Martin King discusses economic and subsistence data, burial practices, mobility, social order, construction, land clearance and the deposition of artefacts, interpreting this material evidence in social terms. This study concludes that the Mesolithic and Neolithic should be seen as one long-term trend where differences have previously been overplayed in an attempt to bring the Neolithic into line with a more recognisable modern world. Importantly, his approach allows for the identification of human social behaviour which may have no parallels in the modern world.

Rough Quarries, Rocks and Hills

John Pull and the Neolithic Flint Mines of Sussex


Author: Miles Russell

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842170540

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 951

The Neolithic was a period of prolific activity for the South Downs in Sussex, when enclosures and monuments were being built, ditches cut, large areas cleared and flint was extracted from the ground. This study features one of the last, great unpublished excavation archives relating to fieldwork conducted on the Neolithic monuments of the South Downs, carried out by John Henry Pull in the 1920s-50s. It includes reports from four major areas of flint mining (Blackpatch, Church Hill, Cissbury and Tolmere), largely based on contemporary records and accounts, with comments and observations from Miles Russell. The specialist reports and studies of artefact assemblages are to be published in a separate report.

Books in Print


Author: R.R. Bowker Company

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6165

Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Kulturstraßen als Konzept

20 Jahre Straße der Romanik


Author: Andreas Ranft,Wolfgang Schenkluhn,Nicole Thies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783795429126

Category: Cultural geography

Page: 384

View: 7231

Kulturstraßen als Ferien- und Freizeitrouten sind Konstrukte der Gegenwart und dienen der touristischen Vermarktung. Sie verknüpfen Erinnerungsorte, stellen historische Bedeutung her, erzeugen Markenidentität und werden Teil aktueller Kulturerbe-Diskussionen.

The Museums Journal


Author: Elijah Howarth,F. R. Rowley,W. Ruskin Butterfield,Charles Madeley

Publisher: N.A


Category: Museums

Page: N.A

View: 2735

"Indexes to papers read before the Museums Association, 1890-1909. Comp. by Charles Madeley": v. 9, p. 427-452.

Zivilisierung des Klimaregimes

NGOs und soziale Bewegungen in der nationalen, europäischen und internationalen Klimapolitik


Author: Achim Brunnengräber

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531928406

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 5085

Eine immer wieder auch vom Scheitern verfolgte Klimapolitik zeigt nicht nur die Handlungsgrenzen der Staatengemeinschaft auf. Auch die Strategie der ‚konfliktiven Kooperation’ mit den Staaten, wie sie von NGOs lange schon praktiziert wird, ist an Legitimations- und Glaubwürdigkeitsgrenzen gestoßen. In Reaktion darauf betreten neue, transnational vernetzte soziale Bewegungen die Bühne der internationalen Politik. Die politische Gemengelage wird unübersichtlicher. Wie sehen die transnationalen Beziehungen der zivilgesellschaftlichen Akteure aus NGOs, Bewegungen oder außerparlamentarischen Initiativen aus? In welchem Diskurs- und Handlungskontext bewegen sie sich, wie ist ihr Verhältnis zum Staat und zur Privatwirtschaft, welche Themen werden in den Fokus gestellt und welche Forderungen oder Lösungsansätze haben die ‚alten’ wie die ‚neuen’ zivilgesellschaftlichen Akteure? Auf diese Fragen gibt das vorliegende Buch Antworten. Es wendet sich der übergreifenden Frage zu, ob im ‚globalen Dorf’ der Zivilgesellschaft Unterstützung für das geleistet werden kann, was in der internationalen Politik bisher nicht gelungen ist: die große Transformation des Energiesystems in Richtung einer nachhaltigen, klimaverträglichen Zukunft. Eine Zivilisierung des Klimaregimes scheint dafür unerlässlich.

Collage City


Author: Colin Rowe,Fred Koetter

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 9783764356088

Category: Architecture

Page: 290

View: 4616

«Collage City» ist eine Kritik der modernen Architektur und zugleich der Aufruf, Theorie und Praxis von Planung und Städtebau zu überdenken. Colin Rowe und Fred Koetter erklären die moderne Architektur als Heilsbotschaft und den modernen Städtebau als Versuch, eine Idealvorstellung von totaler Ordnung zu verwirklichen.