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Material culture and text : the art of ambiguity
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ISBN: 0415055881 Year: 1991 Publisher: London New York Routledge

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Die Goldbrakteaten der Völkerwanderungszeit : Auswertung und Neufunde
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ISBN: 9783110224115 3110224119 9786613165053 1283165058 3110224127 Year: 2011 Volume: 40 Publisher: Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter,

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With their rich iconography and runic inscriptions, the gold bracteates are one of the most important sources for research into Germanic religion. This volume combines contributions on the history of scholarship, iconography, chronology, the inscriptions and the names mentioned, as well as on the cultural and religious background to the bracteates. Together with a catalogue of new finds made since the completion of the Ikonographischer Katalog in 1989, this volume thus presents a work of fundamental importance for research on the subject.


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Interpreting the Early Modern World : Transatlantic Perspectives
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ISBN: 0387707581 9786612973383 128297338X 038770759X Year: 2011 Publisher: New York, NY : Springer US : Imprint: Springer,

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Although historical archaeologists often explore similar themes, the intellectual traditions in the United States and the United Kingdom lead to differing interpretations of these themes. The contributions to this innovative volume provide a bridge between a US-based archaeologist and a UK-based archaeologist on the themes of landscape studies, urban archaeology, memory and memorialization, gender studies, the lives of industrial workers, and archaeological biographies. The chapters are not meant to stand in isolation, but rather provide a dialog between both groups. This work explores the strengths of interpretive historical archaeology in the US and the UK, as well as compare and contrast differing approaches. It aims to foster debate and productive collaborations between historical archaeologists from different geographic regions. It will of interest to UK and US-based archaeologists, as well as those performing interpretive historical archaeology in other regions who will benefit from the insights it provides.

First aid for the excavation of archaeological textiles
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ISBN: 178297444X 1782974423 9781782974420 9781782974444 9781842172230 1842172239 Year: 2007 Publisher: [Denmark]

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This small booklet is an important conservation guide. It deals with the special care required in order to deal with these delicate fabrics during their excavation and recording. It is included as an appendix in Ancient Textiles: Production, Crafts and Society


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The Archaeology of Maritime Landscapes
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ISBN: 1441982094 1441982108 Year: 2011 Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer,

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Maritime cultural landscapes are collections of submerged archaeological sites, or combinations of terrestrial and submerged sites that reflect the relationship between humans and the water.  These landscapes can range in size from a single beach to an entire coastline and can include areas of terrestrial sites now inundated as well as underwater sites that are now desiccated.  However, what binds all of these sites together is the premise that each aspect of the landscape –cultural, political, environmental, technological, and physical – is interrelated and can not be understood without reference to the others. In this maritime cultural landscape approach, individual sites are treated as features within the larger landscape and the interpretation of single sites add to a larger analysis of a region or culture. This approach provides physical and theoretical links between terrestrial and underwater archaeology as well as prehistoric and historic archaeology; consequently, providing a framework for integrating such diverse topics as trade, resource procurement, habitation, industrial production, and warfare into a holistic study of the past. Landscape studies foster broader perspectives and approaches, extending the study of maritime cultures beyond the shoreline. Despite this potential, the archaeological study of maritime landscapes is a relatively untried approach with many questions regarding the methods and perspectives needed to effectively analyze these landscapes.  The chapters in this volume, which include contributions from the United States, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Australia, address many of the theoretical and methodological questions surrounding maritime cultural landscapes. The authors comprise established scholars as well as archaeologists at the beginning of their careers, providing a healthy balance of experience and innovation. The chapters also demonstrate parity between method and theory, where the varying interpretations of culture and space are given equal weight with the challenges of investigating both wet and dry sites across large areas.


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Luminescence Dating in Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geoarchaeology : An Overview
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ISBN: 3319001698 3319001701 Year: 2013 Publisher: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer,

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The field of Luminescence Dating has reached a level of maturity. Both research and applications from all fields of archaeological science, from archaeological materials to anthropology and geoarchaeology, now routinely employ luminescence dating. The advent of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) techniques and the potential for exploring a spectrum of grain aliquots enhanced the applicability, accuracy and the precision of luminescence dating. The present contribution reviews the physical basis, mechanisms and methodological aspects of luminescence dating; discusses advances in instrumentations and facilities, improvements in analytical procedures, and statistical treatment of data along with some examples of applications across continents, covering all periods (Middle Palaeolithic to Medieval) and both Old and New World archaeology.  They also include interdisciplinary applications that contribute to palaeo-landscape reconstruction.


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A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology
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ISBN: 3642095399 354076691X 9786612332500 1282332503 3540766928 Year: 2009 Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : Imprint: Springer,

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This unique work examines the science of geophysics operations in archaeology and gives non-specialist students both the confidence and the competence to set up and carry out their own surveys. A Field Guide to Geophysics in Archaeology • explains the processes involved in clear and accessible language; • gives a step-by-step guide to setting up and carrying out a survey; • demonstrates the application of science to instruments; • gives examples of results of surveys and shows how to interpret them; • explains soil conditions measured by the techniques and relates them to archaeological features. With many illustrations to explain the text and techniques, this book will be an invaluable resource for specialists and non-specialists in archaeological geophysics alike.


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Archaeological prediction and risk management
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ISBN: 908728067X 9789087280673 9786612402012 1282402013 9048510635 9789048510634 Year: 2009 Publisher: Leiden Leiden University Press


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X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) in Geoarchaeology
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ISBN: 1441968857 1461436206 9786612973468 1282973460 1441968865 Year: 2011 Publisher: New York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer,

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Since the 1960s, x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), both wavelength and energy-dispersive have served as the workhorse for non-destructive and destructive analyses of archaeological materials. Recently eclipsed by other instrumentation such as LA-ICP-MS, XRF remains the mainstay of non-destructive chemical analyses in archaeology, particularly for volcanic rocks, and most particularly for obsidian. In a world where heritage and repatriation issues drive archaeological method and theory, XRF remains an important tool for understanding the human past, and will remain so for decades to come. Currently, there is no comprehensive book in XRF applications in archaeology at a time when the applications of portable XRF and desktop XRF instrumentation are exploding particularly in anthropology and archaeology departments worldwide. The contributors to this volume are at the forefront of the newest applications of XRF to archaeological solutions.  It covers all relevant aspects of the field for those using the newest XRF technologies.

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