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xxx, 600 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm.
  • Part I. Background Approach and Methods: 1. Applied principles from geology and soil science-- 2. Complementary analyses-- 3. Systematic soil micromorphology description-- Part II. Soils and Sediments: 4. Soils and burial (horizon types and effects of burial in the Temperate and Boreal regions)-- 5. Soil-sediments-- 6. Inundated freshwater and coastal marine sites-- Part III. Archaeological Materials: 7. Archaeological materials and deposits-- Part IV. Features and Activities in the Landscape: 8. First records of human activity-- 9. Clearance and cultivation-- 10. Occupation surfaces and use of space-- 11. Settlement morphology-- 12. Site transformation-- 13. Final remarks.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107648685 20180312
Applied Soils and Micromorphology in Archaeology provides the most up-to-date information on soil science and its applications in archaeology. Based on more than three decades of investigations and experiments, the volume demonstrates how description protocols and complimentary methods (SEM/EDS, microprobe, micro-FTIR, bulk soil chemistry, micro- and macrofossils) are used in interpretations. It also focuses on key topics, such as palaeosols, cultivation, and occupation surfaces, and introduces a range of current issues, such as site inundation, climate change, settlement morphology, herding, trackways, industrial processes, funerary features, and site transformation. Structured around important case studies, Applied Soils and Micromorphology in Archaeology is thoroughly-illustrated, with color plates and figures, tables and other ancillary materials on its website (www.cambridge.org/9781107011380); chapter appendices can be accessed separately using the web (www.geoarchaeology.info/asma). This new book will serve as an essential volume for all archaeological inquiry about soil.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107648685 20180312
Green Library
xix, 205 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Luigina Ciolfi, Areti Damala, Eva Hornecker, Monika Lechner and Laura Maye Archaeological Remote Sensing: Some Community Engagement in Ireland Kevin Barton and Daniel Curley Online Maker Communities: Craft and New Spaces of Engagement with Cultural Heritage Amalia Sabiescu, Martin Woolley, Catherine Cummings, Janine Prins, and Neil Forbes The Limerick Dance Halls Project: The Charm of Discreet Technology Gabriela Avram Towards User Engagement Models for Citizen Science: Initiatives in the Digital Cultural Heritage Domain Edel Jennings, Milena Dobreva, and Anna Devreni-Koutsouki Challenges in Designing Cultural Heritage Crowdsourcing: Tools with Indigenous Communities Colin Stanley, Daniel G. Cabrero, Heike Winschiers-Theophilus, and Edwin Blake How to get small museums involved in digital innovation: A design-inclusive research approach Arnold P.O.S. Vermeeren and Licia Calvi Emotional Connections with the Past: Exploring Engagement with Historical Images from an Online Museum Collection Tom Wrigglesworth and Leon Watts Artcasting, Mobilities, and Inventiveness: Engaging with New Approaches to Arts Evaluation Jen Ross, Claire Sowton, Jeremy Knox, and Chris Speed Challenging Political Agendas through Indigenous Media: Hawai'i and the Promotion and Protection of Cultural Heritage through the Use of Social Media Susan Shay War at your Doorstep: Supporting Communities Discovering their Local History via Interactive Technology Anna Pisetti, Elena Not and Daniela Petrelli.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138697195 20180312
Cultural heritage communities of interest have increasingly expanded from cultural heritage professionals to volunteers, special interest groups and independent citizen-led initiative groups. Digital technology has also increasingly impacted cultural heritage by affording novel experiences of it - it features in a number of activities for all the aforementioned groups, as well as acting as support for visitors to cultural heritage centres. With different degrees of formality and training, these communities are increasingly defining and taking ownership of what is of value to them, thus reconfiguring the care, communication, interpretation and validation of heritage. Digital technology has played a crucial role in this transformative process. In a fully international context, cultural heritage practitioners, community champions and academics from different fields of study have contributed to this book. Each chapter brings to the fore the multiple relationships between heritage, communities and technologies as a focus of study and reflection in an inclusive way. Contributions touch upon present and future opportunities for technology, as well as participatory design processes with different stakeholders. This book brings together ideas from different disciplines, cultures, methods and goals, to inspire scholars and practitioners involved in community heritage projects.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138697195 20180312
Green Library
xvi, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm.
Green Library
xxi, 252 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Engaging archaeology : an introduction and a guide / Stephen W. Silliman
  • Landscapes, settlements, and regions
  • Climbing hillforts and thinking about warfare in the pre-Columbian Andes / Elizabeth Arkush
  • Losing control in the American Southwest : collaborative archaeology in the service of descendant communities / Matthew Liebmann
  • Getting it wrong for all the right reasons : developing an approach to systematic settlement survey for Viking Age Iceland / John M. Steinberg, Douglas J. Bolender, and Brian N. Damiatta
  • Archaeological projects in India : decolonizing archaeological research, assessing success, and valuing failure / Uzma Z. Rizvi
  • Lifeways of the first Australians : regional archaeology in the remote north of Australia / Jane Balme
  • The Kuril Biocomplexity Project : anatomy of an interdisciplinary research program in the North Pacific / Ben Fitzhugh
  • Listen for the echo of drums across the water : rock art sites as engaged community research in Ontario, Canada / John William Norder
  • The heart of lightness : doing archaeology in the Brazilian Central Amazon / Eduardo G. Neves
  • Sites, households, and communities
  • Household archaeology at the community scale? : refining research design in a complex Polynesian chiefdom / Jennifer G. Kahn
  • Research spaces from borderland places : Late Woodland archaeology in southern Ontario / Neal Ferris
  • Ethnoarchaeology of pottery in Tigray, Ethiopia : engaging with marginalized people / Diane Lyons
  • Integrating paleoethnobotany in investigations of Spanish colonialism in the American Southwest / Heather B. Trigg
  • Framing local history with global archaeological lenses in Osun Grove, Nigeria / Akinwumi Ogundiran
  • Rooting in New England : archaeologies of colonialism, community, and collaboration / Stephen W. Silliman
  • Accidentally digging Central America's earliest village / Rosemary A. Joyce
  • Slouching towards theory : implementing bioarchaeological research at Petra, Jordan / Megan A. Perry
  • In archaeology, "You get what you get," and most of the time what you get is unexpected : investigating Paleoindians in western North America / Ted Goebel
  • Archaeologies of a medieval Irish castle : thinking about trim / Tadhg O'Keeffe
  • Materials, collections, and analyses
  • Dr. Stage-Love, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love my dissertation on clay pipes / Anna Agbe-Davies
  • Lessons learned in seriating Maya pottery / Lisa Lecount
  • The bones from the other tell : zooarchaeology at Çatal Hüyük West / David Orton
  • Disrupting fixed narratives : researching colonial dress and identity in museum collections / Diana DiPaolo Loren
  • Reverse engineering in prehistory : the Neolithic bow of La Draga, Spain / Juan A. Barceló, Vera Moitinho de Almeida, Oriol López, Antoni Palomo, and Xavier Terradas
  • Learning about learning in Ice Age France through stone tools : an intersectional feminist approach without gender / Kathleen Sterling
  • How not to write a PhD thesis : some real-life lessons from 1990s Michigan and prehistoric Italy / John Robb.
Green Library
vi, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Green Library
vii, 292 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Table of Contents List of Contributors Section 1: Introduction Chapter 1 Conflict: People, Heritage and Archaeology Paul Newson and Ruth Young Section 2: Legal Frameworks Chapter 2 Cultural Heritage Destruction in the Middle East: UNESCO's Work to Mitigate Damage and Plan for Recovery Nada al-Hassan Chapter 3 The Need for Pre-Conflict Planning for Cultural Property Protection in the Event of Armed Conflict Chris McDaid Section 3: Strategies - Post-Conflict Chapter 4 Post Conflict Heritage and Recovery: A Role for the Military Laurie W. Rush Chapter 5 Conflict, Memory and Material Culture: the Archaeology of the Contestado War in Brazil (1912-1916) Jaisson Teixeira Lino, James Symonds and Pedro Paulo Funari Chapter 6 The Importance of Cultural Heritage in Enhancing a Syrian National Identity and the role of local non-state actors in preserving it Amr Al-Azm Chapter 7 Reconstructing Post-Conflict Heritage in Rwanda John Giblin Section 4: Methodologies of Recording Chapter 8 Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA): approach and possible solutions Robert Bewley Chapter 9 A Post-conflict scenario in the Caucasus region: a documentation drive to assess monumental heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh Alvaro Higueras Chapter 10 Maximising information from conflict-damaged sites: a case study from Lebanon. Paul Newson and Ruth Young Section 5: Community Building Chapter 11 In the aftermath of violence: heritage and conflict transformation in Northern Ireland Audrey Horning and Colin Breen Chapter 12 After Angkor: an Archaeological Perspective on Heritage and Capacity-Building in Cambodia Miriam Stark and Heng Piphal Chapter 13 Archaeology from below in Swat, Pakistan. Heritage and social mobilization in a post-conflict reality Luca M. Olivieri Section 6: Contingent Solutions - The Archaeologist's Role Chapter 14 Archaeology in Post-War El Salvador Kathryn E. Sampeck Chapter 15 Mes Aynak (Afghanistan), Global Standards and Local Practices Hans H. Curvers ã Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138296565 20180129
The human cost in any conflict is of course the first care in terms of the reduction, if not the elimination of damage. However, the destruction of archaeology and heritage as a consequence of civil and international wars is also of major concern, and the irreversible loss of monuments and sites through conflict has been increasingly discussed and documented in recent years.ã Post-Conflict Archaeology and Cultural Heritage draws together a series of papers from archaeological and heritage professionals seeking positive, pragmatic and practical ways to deal with conflict-damaged sites. For instance, by showing that conflict-damaged cultural heritage and archaeological sites are a valuable resource rather than an inevitable casualty of war, and suggesting that archaeologists use their skills and knowledge to bring communities together, giving them ownership of, and identification with, their cultural heritage. The book is a mixture of the discussion of problems, suggested planning solutions and case studies for both archaeologists and heritage managers. It will be of interest to heritage professionals, archaeologists and anyone working with post-conflict communities, as well as anthropology, archaeology, and heritage academics and their students at a range of levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138296565 20180129
Green Library
265 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
255 pages ; 28 cm
Green Library
157 pages ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 226 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: For a more capacious history of archaeology / Benjamin Anderson and Felipe Rojas
  • Part I. Comparison and its limits
  • Archaeophilia : a diagnosis and ancient case studies / Felipe Rojas
  • The virtues of oblivion : Africa and the people without antiquarianism / Alfredo González-Ruibal
  • Part II. Contact in the Americas
  • Las relaciones mediterratlánticas: comparative antiquarianism and everyday archaeologies in Castile and Spanish America, 1575-1586 / Byron Ellsworth Hamann
  • Ancient artifice : the production of antiquity and the social roles of ruins in the heartland of the Inca empire / Steve Kosiba
  • Inventing the antiquities of new Spain : Motolinía and the Mexican antiquarian traditions / Giuseppe Marcocci
  • Part III. Contact in Ottoman lands
  • Rivaling Elgin : Ottoman governors and archaeological agency in the Morea / Emily Neumeier
  • "...That we trusted not to Arab notions of archaeology" : reading the grand narrative Against the grain / Eva-Maria Troelenberg
  • Forgetting Athens / Benjamin Anderson
  • Coda: Not for lumpers only / Peter N. Miller.
Antiquarianism and collecting have been associated intimately with European imperial and colonial enterprises, although both existed long before the early modern period and both were (and continue to be) practiced in places other than Europe. Scholars have made significant progress in the documentation and analysis of indigenous antiquarian traditions, but the clear-cut distinction between "indigenous" and "colonial" archaeologies has obscured the intense and dynamic interaction between these seemingly different endeavours. This book concerns the divide between local and foreign antiquarianisms focusing on case studies drawn primarily from the Mediterranean and the Americas. Both regions host robust pre-modern antiquarian traditions that have continued to develop during periods of colonialism. In both regions, moreover, colonial encounters have been mediated by the antiquarian practices and preferences of European elites. The two regions also exhibit salient differences. For example, Europeans claimed the "antiquities" of the eastern Mediterranean as part of their own, "classical, " heritage, whereas they perceived those of the Americas as essentially alien, even as they attempted to understand them by analogy to the classical world. These basic points of comparison and contrast provide a framework for conjoint analysis of the emergence of hybrid or cross-bred antiquarianisms. Rather than assuming that interest in antiquity is a human universal, this book explores the circumstances under which the past itself is produced and transformed through encounters between antiquarian traditions over common objects of interpretation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785706844 20170907
Green Library
xxi, 250 pages ; 21 cm
The destruction of ancient monuments and artworks by the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has shocked observers worldwide. Yet iconoclastic erasures of the past date back at least to the mid-1300s BCE, during the Amarna Period of ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty. Far more damage to the past has been inflicted by natural disasters, looters, and public works. Art historian Maxwell Anderson's Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know(R) analyzes continuing threats to our heritage, and offers a balanced account of treaties and laws governing the circulation of objects; the history of collecting antiquities; how forgeries are made and detected; how authentic works are documented, stored, dispersed, and displayed; the politics of sending antiquities back to their countries of origin; and the outlook for an expanded legal market. Anderson provides a summary of challenges ahead, including the future of underwater archaeology, the use of drones, remote sensing, and how invisible markings on antiquities will allow them to be traced. Written in question-and-answer format, the book equips readers with a nuanced understanding of the legal, practical, and moral choices that face us all when confronting antiquities in a museum gallery, shop window, or for sale on the Internet.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190614935 20170919
Green Library
xxii, 585 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • The Development of Archaeological Chemistry-- Analytical Techniques Applied to Archaeological-- Obsidian Characterization in the Eastern Mediterranean-- The Geochemistry of Clays and the Provenance of Ceramics-- The Chemistry, Corrosion and Provenance of Archaeological Glass-- The Chemical Study of Metals - the Medieval and Later Brass Industry in Europe-- The Chemistry and Use of Resinous Substances-- Amino Acid Stereochemistry and the First Americans-- Lead Isotope Geochemistry and the Trade in Metals-- Proteins: Haemoglobin, Immunochemistry, and Proteomics-- The Chemistry of Human Bone: Diet, Nutrition, Status and Mobility-- The Detection of Small Biomolecules: Dairy Products in the Archaeological Record-- Summary - Whiter Archaeological Chemistry?
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782624264 20170605
The use of chemistry in archaeology can help archaeologists answer questions about the nature and origin of the many organic and inorganic finds recovered through excavation, providing valuable information about the social history of humankind. This textbook tackles the fundamental issues in chemical studies of archaeological materials. Examining the most widely used analytical techniques in archaeology, the third edition of this comprehensive textbook features a new chapter on proteomics, capturing significant developments in protein recognition for dating and characterisation. The textbook has been updated to encompass the latest developments in the field. The textbook explores several archaeological investigations in which chemistry has been employed in tracing the origins of or in studying artefacts, and includes chapters on obsidian, ceramics, glass, metals and resins. It is an essential companion to students in archaeological science and chemistry, as well as to archaeologists, and those involved in conserving human artefacts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782624264 20170605
Green Library
xvii, 152 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • 1 The Archaeological Research Process 2 The Archaeological Record 3 Measurement and Sampling 4 Survey Methods and Strategies 5 Excavation Methods and Strategies 6 Recordkeeping 7 Dating Archaeological Materials 8 Lithic Analysis 9 Ceramic Analysis 10 Floral and Faunal Analysis 11 Presenting Results 12 Historic Preservation and the Practice of Archaeology.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781629583426 20170907
This updated edition of Archaeological Research introduces the basic methods of archaeological research, including data collection, analysis, interpretation, as well as a consideration of the state of archaeology today. New to the Second Edition is updated information on geographic information systems and remote sensing strategies, and a greatly expanded discussion of practices in cultural resource management archaeology. This popular, concise textbook * explores various research methods, analytical techniques, legal and ethical issues facing archaeologists; * includes discussions of the archaeological process and record, sampling and research design, survey and excavation methods and strategies, recordkeeping, analysis, archaeological dating, presenting results, and research opportunities; * is an excellent text for undergraduate students in basic archaeology courses, field methods courses, and field schools.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781629583426 20170907
Green Library
xvi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • An introduction to contemporary archaeological theory : confronting dualisms
  • Beyond paradigms : a potted history of archaeological thought
  • Between thoughts and things : theorising practice and agency
  • Situating things in society : identity and personhood
  • Secret lives of things : object agency and biography
  • Things make people? : considering materiality, phenomenology, experience and entanglement
  • Mediating the world : archaeological semiotics
  • Finding symmetry : actor-network-theory and new materialism
  • Multi-species archaeology : people, plants and animals
  • "Others" : postcolonialism, the ontological turn and colonised things
  • On breaking walls and building relations : a conclusion.
Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium provides an account of the changing world of archaeological theory and a challenge to more traditional narratives of archaeological thought. It charts the emergence of the new emphasis on relations as well as engaging with other current theoretical trends and the thinkers archaeologists regularly employ. Bringing together different strands of global archaeological theory and placing them in dialogue, the book explores the similarities and differences between different contemporary trends in theory while also highlighting potential strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. Written in a way to maximise its accessibility, in direct contrast to many of the sources on which it draws, Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium is an essential guide to cutting-edge theory for students and for professionals wishing to reacquaint themselves with this field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138888715 20170821
Green Library
x, 190 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
  • Preface Daniel Sosna & Lenka Brunclikova 1. Introduction Daniel Sosna & Lenka Brunclikova SECTION 1 - Value of the Unwanted 2. Wastes and Values Joshua Reno 3. Purity and Holy Dumps of Garbage: Organising Rubbish Disposal in the Middle and Late Bronze Age of the Carpathian Basin Laura Dietrich 4. Nightman's Muck, Gong Farmer's Treasure: Local Differences in the Clearing-Out of Cesspits in the Low Countries, 1600 - 1900 Roos van Oosten SECTION 2 - Social Practice: Consumption and Differentiation 5. Waste, Very Much a Social Practice Anders Hogberg 6. One Man's Trash: How the Excavation of Copenhagen's Moat is revealing Valuable Information about the City's 17th Century Population Ed Lyne & Camilla Haarby Hansen 7. Cesspits and Finds: Study of Waste Management and its Social Significance in Medieval Tartu, Estonia Arvi Haak 8. Recyclable Waste as a Marker of Everyday Life Routine Lenka Brunclikova SECTION 3 - Positioning Waste: Spatial Nature of Waste 9. Waste Wanted: No Space without Time and Place Sabine Wolfram 10. Neolithic Settlement Space: Waste, Deposition and Identity Petr Kvetina & Jaroslav Ridky 11. The Detritus of Life and Death: Re-evaluating Perceptions of Rubbish on an Irish Late Bronze Age Enclosure Cliodhna Ni Lionain 12. Heterotopias behind the Fence: Landfills as Relational Emplacements Daniel Sosna Afterword Claudia Theune.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785703270 20170814
Waste represents a category of `things', which is familiar and ubiquitous but rarely reflected in archaeological and cultural studies. Perception of waste changes over time and practices associated with waste vary. The ambiguity of waste challenges traditional archaeological approaches that take advantage of refuse to infer past behaviour. Recent developments in research in the social sciences and humanities indicate that waste offers many more dimensions for exploration. This interdisciplinary book brings together scholars who demonstrate the potential of research into waste for understanding humans, non-humans and their inter-relations. In 12 chapters the authors cover topics ranging from the relationship between waste and identity in early agricultural settlements to the perception of contemporary nuclear waste. Although archaeological approaches dominate the contributions, there are also chapters that represent the results of anthropological and historical research. The book is structured into three main sections that explore the relationship between waste and three domains of interest: value, social differentiation, and space. Archaeologies of Waste will interest archaeologists, anthropologists, historians and other readers intrigued by the potential of things, which were left behind, to shed light on social life.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785703270 20170814
Green Library
xxvi, 508 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Figures and TablesAbout The AuthorsPrefaceAcknowledgements1. The Context of Archaeological Fieldwork2. Designing Your Project3. Maps and Navigation4. Recording Landscapes5. Recording Sites6. Archaeological Surveying7. Principles of Archaeological Photography8. Surface Collection and Excavation9. Recording Artefacts10. Cultural Heritage Values and SignificanceAppendix 1. The relationship between scale, measurement and the size of a feature on a drawn planAppendix 2. Archaeological toolkitsAppendix 3. Sample recording formsAppendix 4. Rim diameter chart for historic ceramicsAppendix 5. Guides to dating common historical artefactsAppendix 6. Nic Grguric's guide to dating firearms-relatedAppendix 7. Guidelines for producing technical reportsReferencesIndex.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781743318065 20171009
In one volume here is everything you need to conduct fieldwork in archaeology. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook is designed for every kind of archaeological practice, from simple site recordings to professional consultancies and anyone who wants to record heritage sites responsibly.This hands-on manual provides step-by-step instructions on how to undertake and successfully complete fieldwork in all fields of archaeology, from Indigenous to historical to landscape work. Charts, checklists, graphs, maps and diagrams clearly illustrate how to design, fund, research, map, record, interpret, photograph and write up your fieldwork.This second edition is updated throughout and incorporates strategies for digital data capture, improved methods, recent legislation and more affordable technologies for surveying and photography. The Archaeologist's Field Handbook remains the ultimate resource for consultants, teachers, students, community groups and anyone involved in heritage fieldwork.'An essential aid for beginners and professionals.' - Emeritus Professor John Mulvaney'This volume has become the standard for archaeological field training ...A must for students, professionals and community groups. ' - Martin Gibbs, Professor of Archaeology, University of New England'It is absolutely the 'go to' field manual for archaeologists whatever their level within the profession.' - Jane Balme, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Western Australia.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781743318065 20171009
Green Library
xiv, 268 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Correlation is Not Enough - Building Better Arguments in the Archaeology of Human-Environment Interactions Daniel A. Contreras Case Studies 2. Convergence and Divergence as Problems of Explanation In Land Use Histories - Two Mexican Examples Aleksander Borejsza and Arthur A. Joyce Alluvial geoarchaeology 3. From the river to the fields: the contribution of micromorphology to the study of hydro-agrosystems in semi-arid environments (Phoenix, Arizona) Louise Purdue Micromorphology and agrosystems 4. Regional Climate, Local Paleoenvironment, and Early Cultivation in the middle Wadi el-Hasa, Jordan Daniel A. Contreras and Cheryl Makarewicz Paleolandscape Reconstruction in Archaeology 5. Human-Environment Interactions through the Epipalaeolithic of Eastern Jordan Matthew D. Jones, Lisa Maher, Tobias Richter, Danielle Macdonald, and Louise Martin Integrating archaeological and palaeoenvironmental data through on-site and off-site stratigraphy 6. Living on the Edge: Pre-Columbian Habitation of the Desert Periphery of the Chicama Valley, Peru Ari Caramanica and Michele Koons Landscape Paleobotany 7. A fine-grained analysis of terra preta formation: understanding causality through microartifactual and chemical indices in the Central Amazon Anna T. Browne Ribeiro Pedology for Archaeology 8. External Impacts on Internal Dynamics: Effects of Paleoclimatic and Demographic Variability on Acorn Exploitation along the Central California Coast Brian F. Codding and Terry L. Jones Spatially Explicit Behavioral Ecology 9. Describing Microenvironments Used for Nomadic Pastoralist Habitation Sites: Explanatory Tools for Surfaces, Places, and Networks Joshua Wright Simple Suitability Rasters as Tools for Archaeological Discovery 10. Soil Geochemistry and the Role of Nutrient Values in Understanding Archaic State Formation: A Case Study from Kaupo, Maui, Hawaiian Islands Alexander Baer Soil Geochemical Analyses in Archaeology Discussion 11. Epilogue Frances Hayashida.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138901735 20170130
The impacts of climate change on human societies, and the roles those societies themselves play in altering their environments, appear in headlines more and more as concern over modern global climate change intensifies. Increasingly, archaeologists and paleoenvironmental scientists are looking to evidence from the human past to shed light on the processes which link environmental and cultural change. Establishing clear contemporaneity and correlation, and then moving beyond correlation to causation, remains as much a theoretical task as a methodological one. This book addresses this challenge by exploring new approaches to human-environment dynamics and confronting the key task of constructing arguments that can link the two in concrete and detailed ways. The contributors include researchers working in a wide variety of regions and time periods, including Mesoamerica, Mongolia, East Africa, the Amazon Basin, and the Island Pacific, among others. Using methodological vignettes from their own research, the contributors explore diverse approaches to human-environment dynamics, illustrating the manifold nature of the subject and suggesting a wide variety of strategies for approaching it. This book will be of interest to researchers and scholars in Archaeology, Paleoenvironmental Science, Ecology, and Geology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138901735 20170130
Green Library
xxiv, 397 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Evaluating myths, sagas, and legends
  • Debunking the "lost races" myth
  • Did the Norse beat Columbus to the Americas?
  • King Solomon's mines
  • Complementing historical evidence
  • The Confederate submarine, H.L. Hunley
  • The "poor" potter of Yorktown, Virginia
  • Nuclear archaeology in the Nevada desert
  • Enhancing cultural tourism and heritage awareness
  • Mount Vernon and George Washington's whiskey distillery
  • Kourion, a Roman town in Cyprus
  • The World Heritage site of Stonehenge
  • Collaborating with communities
  • The Levi Jordan plantation project
  • The Ozette Site and the Makah Indian Nation
  • Thurstan Shaw and Nigeria's enigmatic bronzes
  • Pursuing an activist agenda
  • Remembering the Ludlow Massacre
  • Advocating for homeless people
  • Promoting the electric car revival
  • Reviving ancient technologies
  • Chipped stone scalpels
  • Raised-field agriculture in the Andes
  • Ancient pots and modern potters in the American Southwest
  • Managing cultural resources
  • Federal agencies and cultural resource management
  • Tribal archaeology : the Seminole Indians of Florida
  • Archaeology in the city of Alexandria, Virginia
  • Participating in judicial and diplomatic processes
  • California Indians v. United States
  • Antiquities acts and the looting of the GE Mound
  • The international antiquities trade
  • Doing fieldwork in a forensic context
  • Solving a murder in the Midlands of England
  • A Nazi-era mass grave in Ukraine
  • Recovery of missing American military personnel
  • Expanding the social sciences
  • The Garbage Project
  • The "material-culture turn" in the social sciences
  • Undocumented migrants face the Arizona desert
  • Contributing to the physical sciences and engineering
  • The mysterious pigment : Maya blue
  • Radiocarbon dating
  • Nuclear waste disposal
  • Bolstering biological sciences
  • Origin of the domesticated sunflower
  • The pygmy rabbit and applied zooarchaeology
  • Microbiota of the human gut and coprolites
  • Furnishing tools for environmental sciences
  • Tree-ring dating and dendroclimatology
  • Dating Sunset Crater
  • Mass extinctions of animals : the human role
  • Revealing our prehistoric past
  • In the beginning
  • From foragers to farmers
  • The urban revolution.
What is the social value of archaeological research to present-day society? Michael Schiffer answers this question with forty-three case studies from a global perspective to demonstrate archaeology's diverse scientific and humanistic contributions. Drawing on nearly five decades of research, he delivers fascinating yet nontechnical discussions that provide a deeper understanding of what archaeologists do and why they do it.From reconstructing human evolution and behavior in prehistoric times to providing evidence that complements recorded history or debunks common legends, archaeologists help us understand our human past. They have also played crucial roles in developing techniques essential for the investigation of climate change along with tools for environmental reconstruction. Working for cities, tribes, and federal agencies, archaeologists manage cultural resources and testify in court. In forensic contexts, archaeological expertise enables the gathering of critical evidence.With engaging and lively prose, Archaeology's Footprints brings to life a full panorama of contributions that have had an impact on modern society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781607815334 20170410
Green Library
229 pages ; 22 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
504 pages : many illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)