Alpine Archaeology

Author : Patrick Hunt
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123570348
Genre : History
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Patrick Hunt s Alpine Archaeology is born out of more than a decade of widespread high altitude archaeological field research in the Alps. The observations in this research study were made over time in a number of different field seasons and therefore, gradually built up over the years. The author conducted this study while directing the Stanford Alpine Archaeological Project. Alpine archaeology is a specialized field where normal archaeological principles such as stratigraphy, pedology, data recording, anthropogenic features, materials analyses etc. apply but where contextual and climatic conditions are considerably unique. Higher altitudes and cold climate impact archaeological research and its practice in many different ways and influence the survival and preservation of both organic substances and metal objects as less oxidation and lower diffusion rates in the alpine environment noticeably inhibit the decomposition and corrosion of artifactual material. While observations in the first part of the book have been derived mostly from fieldwork in the Grand-St-Bernard region, those discussed in the second part are derived from the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project s most important ongoing research, which is focused on attempting to trace Hannibal s route over the Alps in 218 BCE. Hunt completed his PhD in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University of London in 1991. He is on the Classics and Archaeology faculty at Stanford University, where he has been Director of the Stanford Alpine Archaeology Project since 1994. His Hannibal research is sponsored by the National Geographic Society, with a grant from their Expedition Council for 2007 2008.
Category: History

Alpine Archaeology 1

Author : Neville A. Ritchie
ISBN : OCLC:156729474
Genre : Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park (N.Z.)
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Category: Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park (N.Z.)

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology

Author : Neil Asher Silberman
ISBN : 9780199735785
Genre : Reference
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The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, second edition, provides thorough coverage to historical archaeology, the development of archaeology as a field of study, and the ways the discipline works to explain the past. Other entries describe the major excavations, discoveries, and innovations in the field. Approximately 200 new entries have been added and first-edition entries have been updated. The second edtion will be available in DRS.
Category: Reference

Archaeology Of Prehistoric Native America

Author : Guy E. Gibbon
ISBN : 081530725X
Genre : History
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First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: History

Song Of The Alpine

Author : Joyce Gellhorn
ISBN : 1555662803
Genre : History
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The high country of the Colorado Rocky Mountains has been a destination and a home for Joyce Gellhorn for more than fifty years. Celebrating her life-long love for the "land above the trees" author Joyce Gellhorn takes readers on a season-by-season tour of the alpine tundra. With clear, readable prose and 140 beautiful color photographs (from her collection that spans some twenty-five years), Gellhorn reveals the subtle wonders of this haunting landscape. The plants and animals that populate this often harsh and unforgiving environment have evolved remarkable strategies for survival in their high mountain home. Faced with bitter cold, scouring winds and fierce storms, they must somehow hold on and still find water and nourishment. Gellhorn tells us how they do it, and the intricacies and precariousness of these strategies are astonishing. She writes: "The clear mountain air, the scenery, the invigorating feeling of physical activity, and the fascinating plants, animals, and insects captivated me. Through the years, these wind-blown forlorn places continue to excite me. It is their wildness, untamed and unpredictable. No matter how many times I visit the alpine, even areas I know intimately, it always shows a different face."
Category: History

Remote Sensing And Ecosystem Management

Author : Jerry D. Greer
ISBN : 9780788148033
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Presents conference proceedings reflecting the transition of remote sensing into the electronic age for use in ecosystem management. Includes: vegetation & wetland mapping; R&D of remote sensing & GIS; landscape mapping & wildlife habitat; technology transfer & archeological data recovery; watershed & river channel assessments; airborne videography & laser altimeter systems; digital mapping from single photos; mapping & monitoring of the nation's wetlands; measuring landslide dynamics from historical aerial photos; remote sensing in range management; & more. Includes poster session abstracts.
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Colorado Prehistory

Author : Alan D. Reed
ISBN : WISC:89084884402
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science

Ancient Peoples Of The Great Basin And Colorado Plateau

Author : Steven R Simms
ISBN : 9781315434964
Genre : Social Science
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Written to appeal to professional archaeologists, students, and the interested public alike, this book is a long overdue introduction to the ancient peoples of the Great Basin and northern Colorado Plateau. Through detailed syntheses, the reader is drawn into the story of the habitation of the Great Basin from the entry of the first Native Americans through the arrival of Europeans. Ancient Peoples is a major contribution to Great Basin archaeology and anthropology, as well as the general study of foraging societies.
Category: Social Science

Denver

Author : Sarah M. Nelson
ISBN : 0870819844
Genre : Social Science
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A vivid account of the prehistory and history of Denver as revealed in its archaeological record, Denver: An Archaeological History invites us to imagine Denver as it once was. Around 12,000 B.C., groups of leather-clad Paleoindians passed through the juncture of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, following the herds of mammoth or buffalo they hunted. In the Archaic period, people rested under the shade of trees along the riverbanks, with baskets full of plums as they waited for rabbits to be caught in their nearby snares. In the early Ceramic period, a group of mourners adorned with yellow pigment on their faces and beads of eagle bone followed Cherry Creek to the South Platte to attend a funeral at a neighboring village. And in 1858, the area was populated by the crude cottonwood log shacks with dirt floors and glassless windows, the homes of Denver's first inhabitants. For at least 10,000 years, Greater Denver has been a collection of diverse lifeways and survival strategies, a crossroads of interaction, and a locus of cultural coexistence. Setting the scene with detailed descriptions of the natural environment, summaries of prehistoric sites, and archaeologists' knowledge of Denver's early inhabitants, Nelson and her colleagues bring the region's history to life. From prehistory to the present, this is a compelling narrative of Denver's cultural heritage that will fascinate lay readers, amateur archaeologists, professional archaeologists, and academic historians alike.
Category: Social Science