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Illicit Antiquities: The Theft of Culture and the Extinction of Archaeology

Illicit Antiquities: The Theft of Culture and the Extinction of Archaeology

1st Edition

Neil Brodie, Kathryn Walker Tubb
November 29, 2011

The exploitation of archaeological sites for commercial gain is a serious problem worldwide. In peace and during wartime archaeological sites and cultural institutions, both on land and underwater, are attacked and their contents robbed for sale on an international 'antiquities' market. Objects are...

Destruction and Conservation of Cultural Property

Destruction and Conservation of Cultural Property

1st Edition

R Layton, P Stone, J Thomas
November 11, 2011

In 1991 the mosque at Ayodhya in India was demolished by Hindu fundamentalists who claim that it stood on the birthplace of a legendary Hindu hero. During recent conflicts in former Yugoslavia, ethnic groups destroyed mosques and churches to eliminate evidence of long-term settlement by other...

Early Human Behaviour in Global Context: The Rise and Diversity of the Lower Palaeolithic Record

Early Human Behaviour in Global Context: The Rise and Diversity of the Lower Palaeolithic Record

1st Edition

Ravi Korisettar, Michael D. Petraglia
November 11, 2011

Early Human Behaviour in a Global Context will be of use to students and professionals who are interested in prehistory, Paleolithic archaeology, and paleoanthropology. Those interested in our ancestors and their place in the natural world will also benefit from the information presented in this...

Archaeology and the Information Age

Archaeology and the Information Age

1st Edition

Sebastian Rahtz, Paul Reilly
November 04, 2011

Traditional methods of making archaeological data available are becoming increasingly inadequate. Thanks to improved techniques for examining data from multiple viewpoints, archaeologists are now in a position to record different kinds of data, and to explore that data more fully than ever before....

The Prehistory of Food: Appetites for Change

The Prehistory of Food: Appetites for Change

1st Edition

Chris Gosden, Jon G. Hather
November 04, 2011

The Prehistory of Food sets subsistence in its social context by focusing on food as a cultural artefact. It brings together contributors with a scientific and biological expertise as well as those interested in the patterns of consumption and social change, and includes a wide range of case...

The Archaeology and Anthropology of Landscape: Shaping Your Landscape

The Archaeology and Anthropology of Landscape: Shaping Your Landscape

1st Edition

Robert Layton, Peter Ucko
November 04, 2011

The Archaeology and Anthropology of Landscape contributes to the development of theory in archaeology and anthropology, provides new and varied case studies of landscape and environment from five continents, and raises important policy issues concerning development and the management of heritage....

The Presented Past: Heritage, Museums and Education

The Presented Past: Heritage, Museums and Education

1st Edition

B. L. Molyneaux, P. G. Stone
November 04, 2011

The Presented Past is concerned with the differences between the comparatively static, well-understood way in which the past is presented in schools, museums and at historic sites compared to the approaches currently being explored in contemporary archaeology. It challenges the all-too-frequent...

The Meanings of Things: Material Culture and Symbolic Expression

The Meanings of Things: Material Culture and Symbolic Expression

1st Edition

I. Hodder
March 07, 2011

This unique and fascinating book concentrates on the varying roles and functions that material culture may play in almost all aspects of the social fabric of a given culture. The contributors, from Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea, India, South America, the USA, and both Eastern and Western...

Archaeologies of the British: Explorations of Identity in the United Kingdom and Its Colonies 1600-1945

Archaeologies of the British: Explorations of Identity in the United Kingdom and Its Colonies 1600-1945

1st Edition

Susan Lawrence
June 29, 2010

Beginning with the early English colonisation of Ireland and Virginia, the international range of contributors in Archaeology of the British examine the interplay of objects and identity in Scotland and Wales, regional England, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Cyprus, and Sri Lanka. Informed by...

Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonising Theory and Practice

Indigenous Archaeologies: Decolonising Theory and Practice

1st Edition

Claire Smith, H. Martin Wobst
June 29, 2010

With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by indigenous values and agendas. This involves fundamental changes...

Madness, Disability and Social Exclusion: The Archaeology and Anthropology of 'Difference'

Madness, Disability and Social Exclusion: The Archaeology and Anthropology of 'Difference'

1st Edition

Jane Hubert
June 29, 2010

A unique work that brings together a number of specialist disciplines, such as archaeology, anthropology, disability studies and psychiatry to create a new perspective on social and physical exclusion from society. A range of evidence throws light on such things as the causes and consequences of...

Natural Disasters and Cultural Change

Natural Disasters and Cultural Change

1st Edition

John Grattan, Robin Torrence
June 29, 2010

Human cultures have been interacting with natural hazards since the dawn of time. This book explores these interactions in detail and revisits some famous catastrophes including the eruptions of Thera and Vesuvius. These studies demonstrate that diverse human cultures had well-developed strategies...

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