Prehistoric Imagery And Landscapes

Author: Kalle Sognnes
Editor: British Archaeological Reports Limited
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A detailed study of the Bronze Age rock art found in the Stjordal region of central Norway. Based on fieldwork carried out in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Sognnes analyses the imagery of the art and the physical and social landscape in which it exists. Through identifying various spatial and temporal patterns, three inter-connected symbolic systems are identified.

Technologies For The Preservation Of Prehistoric Historic Landscapes

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Rock Art And The Prehistory Of Atlantic Europe

Author: Richard Bradley
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415165358
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Professor Bradley discusses the numerous rock carvings along the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain.

Ancestral Images

Author: Stephanie Moser
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Moser explores the history of pictorial reconstructions and demonstrates how this imagery was central to the scientific perception of the past. It is aimed at students and teachers in the fields of prehistory, anthropology and art history.

The Cambridge Illustrated History Of Prehistoric Art

Author: Paul Bahn
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521454735
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Surveys prehistoric art throughout the world, including body art, art on rocks and walls, and objects; changes in scholarship; and what the art can reveal about early sexual, social, economic, and religious life

Image Land And Lineage

Author: Justin Robert Hyland
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Rock Art Research

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The Oxford Handbook Of Prehistoric Figurines

Author: Timothy Insoll
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191663093
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Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey of this kind, bringing together approaches from across the landscape of contemporary research into a definitive resource in the field. The volume is comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible, with dedicated and fully illustrated chapters covering figurines from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia and the Pacific laid out by geographical location and written by the foremost scholars in figurine studies; wherever prehistoric figurines are found they have been expertly described and examined in relation to their subject matter, form, function, context, chronology, meaning, and interpretation. Specific themes that are discussed by contributors include, for example, theories of figurine interpretation, meaning in processes and contexts of figurine production, use, destruction and disposal, and the cognitive and social implications of representation. Chronologically, the coverage ranges from the Middle Palaeolithic through to areas and periods where an absence of historical sources renders figurines 'prehistoric' even though they might have been produced in the mid-2nd millennium AD, as in parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a synthesis of invaluable insights into past thinking on the human body, gender, identity, and how the figurines might have been used, either practically, ritually, or even playfully.

Antiquity

Author: MARTIN CARVER
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Least Cost Analysis Of Social Landscapes

Author: Devin A. White
Editor: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 1607811995
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Case studies that act as a guidebook to archeologists on the uses of least cost analysis using GIS methodologies

Proceedings Of The Prehistoric Society

Author: Prehistoric Society (London, England)
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Towards Reflexive Method In Archaeology

Author: Ian Hodder
Editor: McDonald Inst of Archeological
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The aim of the volume is to discuss some of the reflexive or postprocessual methods that have been introduced at Catalhoyuk in the work there since 1993. These methods involve reflexivity, interactivity, multivocality and contextuality or relationality. The methods themselves are described, as are the difficulties of introducing them. Some of the potentials and implications of these approaches are discussed. The three sections of the volume deal with the integration of interpretation at the point of discovery - in the excavation and in the laboratory; with the problem of representing the past in the contested and multivocal context; and with presenting the past to local and global audiences and participants.

The Hunter The Stag And The Mother Of Animals

Author: Esther Jacobson-Tepfer
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019020236X
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"Jacobson-Tepfer explores the changing traditions of belief in pre-Bronze and Bronze Age North Asia, centering her argument on a female deity and her evolution until the early Iron Age"--Provided by publisher.

Prehistoric And Roman Landscapes

Author: Andrew J. Fleming
Editor: Landscape History After Hoskin
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As the essays in this book demonstrate, Prehistoric and Romano-British landscape studies have come a long way since Hoskins, whose work reflected the prevailing 'Celtic' ethnological narrative of Britain before the medieval period. The contributors present a stimulating survey of the subject as it is in the early twenty-first century, and provide some sense of a research frontier where new conceptualisations of 'otherness' and new research techniques are transforming our understanding.

Ancient Images Ancient Thought

Author: University of Calgary Archaeological Association. Conference
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The Prehistoric Island Landscape Of Scilly

Author: Gary Robinson
Editor: British Archaeological Reports Limited
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This, the first study specifically of Scillonian prehistory, aims most importantly to provide a chronological framework through the assessment of available radiocarbon dates, the reconsideration of past excavations and the isolation of chronologically distinctive artefacts. From this basis the changes in the archaeological record throughout Scillonian prehistory are discussed, as well as the importance of landscape in determining the archaeological record.

Summaries

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The Significance Of Monuments

Author: Richard Bradley
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415152046
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The book studies the importance of monuments, tracing their history for nearly three millennia from their first creation over six thousand years ago. Part I discusses how monuments developed and their role in forming a new sense of time and space among the inhabitants of prehistoric Europe. Such features of the landscape as mounds and enclosures are also examined in detail. Through a series of case studies, Part II considers how monuments were modified and reinterpreted to suit the changing needs of society. The Significance of Monuments is an indispensable text for all students of European prehistory. It is also an enlightening read for professional archaeologists and all those interested in this fascinating period.

Set In Stone

Author: Vicki Cummings
Editor: Oxbow Books Limited
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As its title might suggest, this volume sets out to present a new view of Scotland's Neolithic as seen via its monumental structures. The papers brought together here came out of a research day at Cardiff University's School of History and Archaeology in January 2002 and cover a diverse number of topics. They raise questions of ancestry and worldview, and highlight the amount that can be done in examining the settings of monuments. Contents include: Not my type: discourses in monumentality (Kenneth Brophy); The 'henge' and 'hengiform' in Scotland (G. J. Barclay); Choreographed monumentality: recreating the centre of other worlds at the monumental complex of Callanish, western Lewis (Cole Henley); Between a rock and a hard place: rock art and mimesis in Neolithic and Bronze Age Scotland (Andy Jones).