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Transitions To The Bronze Age Interregional Interaction And Socio Cultural Change In The Third Millennium Bc Carpathian Basin And Neighbouring Regions

Author : Volker Heyd
ISBN : 9639911488
Genre : History
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The meetings of the most significant archaeological association of Europe, the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), provide each year an outstanding opportunity for dialogues between scholars of various countries and backgrounds. At the 16th meeting, held in September 2010 in The Hague, The Netherlands, Volker Heyd, Gabriella Kulcsar and Vajk Szeverenyi organized a full-day conference session focusing on interregional contacts and social, economic and cultural change in the third millennium BC in and around the Carpathian Basin. This book was prepared based on the papers given at this session. The 13 articles of this volume, all written in English, discuss problems of transition and change from the Late Copper to the Early Bronze Age, that is more than a millennium from the later 4th to the end of the 3rd millennium BC. The book highlights temporal and spatial dynamics in the interregional interactions and communication networks among various societies of that period. Traditional typo-chronological approaches are supplemented by the results of absolute dating, anthropological and biochemical investigations and statistical analyses. Also new finds and materials are presented and new perspectives offered. The publication of the volume will certainly promote communication between the archaeological schools of western and east Central Europe, providing new aspects for future research as well. It will likewise contribute a great deal to our knowledge about the Carpathian Basin in the third millennium BC so important in bridging the prehistoric east and southeast to the west of the Continent.
Category: History

Blood Of The Celts The New Ancestral Story

Author : Jean Manco
ISBN : 9780500772966
Genre : History
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From prehistory to the present day, an unrivaled look deep into the contentious origins of the Celts Blood of the Celts brings together genetic, archaeological, and linguistic evidence to address the often-debated question: who were the Celts? What peoples or cultural identities should that term describe? And did they in fact inhabit the British Isles before the Romans arrived? Author Jean Manco challenges existing accounts of the origins of the Celts, providing a new analysis that draws on the latest discoveries as well as ancient history. In a novel approach, the book opens with a discussion of early medieval Irish and British texts, allowing the Celts to speak in their own words and voices. It then traces their story back in time into prehistory to their deepest origins and their ancestors, before bringing the narrative forward to the present day. Each chapter also has a useful summary in bullet points to aid the reader and highlight the key facts in the story.
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History Of Humanity From The Third Millennium To The Seventh Century B C

Author : Sigfried J. de Laet
ISBN : 9231028111
Genre : Civilization
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The second volume covers the first two and a half thousand years of recorded history, from the start of the Bronze Age 5,000 years ago to the beginnings of the Iron Age. Written by a team of over sixty specialists, this volume includes a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed index.
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From The Ground Up

Author : Nancy L. Wicker
ISBN : 1841710253
Genre : Social Science
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A series of papers from the Proceedings of the Fifth Gender and Archaeology Conference held at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, October 1998. These explore recent research in gender: gender theory, gender in archaeology and anthropology, and methodological issues. Case studies range from the Mediterranean, to the Americas, Scandinavia and Madagascar, from the third millennium BC to the present day.
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Reimagining Regional Analyses

Author : Tina L. Thurston
ISBN : 9781443815376
Genre : Social Science
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Reimagining Regional Analysis explores the interplay between different methodological and theoretical approaches to regional analysis in archaeology. The past decades have seen significant advances in methods and instrumental techniques, including geographic information systems, the new availability of aerial and satellite images, and greater emphasis on non-traditional data, such as pollen, soil chemistry and botanical remains. At the same time, there are new insights into human impacts on ancient environments and increased recognition of the importance of micro-scale changes in human society. These factors combine to compel a reimagining of regional archaeology. The authors in this volume focus on understanding individual trajectories and the historically contingent relationships between the social, the economic, the political and the sacred as reflected regionally. Among topics considered are the social construction of landscape; use of spatial patterning to interpret social variability; paleoenvironmental reconstruction and human impacts; and social memory and social practice. This book opens a discourse around the spatial patterning of the contingent, recursive relationships between people, their social activities and the environment.
Category: Social Science

Between The Aegean And The Baltic Seas

Author : Ioanna Galanaki
ISBN : 1935488201
Genre : History
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Preface and Acknowledgments List of abbreviations KEYNOTE LECTURE; Joseph MARAN; Seaborne Contacts between the Aegean, the Balkans and the Central Mediterranean in the 3rd Millennium BC: The Unfolding of the Mediterranean World THEORETICAL ISSUES; Kristian KRISTIANSEN and Thomas LARSSON; Contacts and Travels during the 2nd Millennium BC. Warriors on the Move;; Birgitta EDER; The Power of Seals: Palaces, Peripheries and Territorial Control in the Mycenaean World;; Anthony F. HARDING; Interconnections between the Aegean and Continental Europe in the Bronze and Early Iron Ages: Moving beyond Scepticism;; Staa BABIC; Translation Zones or Gateway Communities Revisited: The Case of Trebenite and Sindos;; Stefanie A.H. KENNELL; Schliemann's Comparative Approach to European Prehistory: The Personal Element EARLY ENCOUNTERS; Vassiliki ADRYMI-SISMANI; Le site chalcolithique de Microthebes au carrefour du monde egeen et des Balkans du Nord;; Jorg RAMBACH; Olympia and Andravida-Lechaina: Two Bronze Age Sites in the Northwest Peloponnese; with Far-reaching Overseas Cultural Connections;; Volker HEYD; When the West Meets the East: The Eastern Periphery of the Bell Beaker Phenomenon; and its Relation with the Aegean Early Bronze Age;; Jacqueline BALEN and Sanjin MIHELIC; Silver Axes from Stari Jankovci and the Problem of Finds of Precious Metals during the Early Bronze Age in Continental Croatia;; Cristina ENACHESCU; The Cernavoda III-Boleraz Phenomenon: Eneolithic, Kupferzeit, Jungsteinzeit or Early Bronze Age; Viktoria KISS; Contacts along the Danube: A Boat Model from the Early Bronze Age RECENT FIELDWORK; Michael GALATY; There Are Prehistoric Cities Up There: The Bronze and Iron Ages in Northern Albania;; Gilles TOUCHAIS et Petrika LERA; L'Albanie meridionale et le monde egeen a l'age du Bronze: problemes chronologiques et rapports culturels;; Bernhard HANSEL; Agaische Siedlungsstrukturen in Monkodonja/Istrien?;; Biba TERAN; Cultural Connections between Caput Adriae and the Aegean in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age;; Anastasia CHRYSOSTOMOU und Anastasia GEORGIADOU; Siedlungen und Nekropolen der spaten Bronze- und fruhen Eisenzeit in Almopia und aussere Einflusse BURIAL, IDEOLOGY AND SOCIETY; Sylvie MULLER-CELKA; L'origine balkanique des tumuli helladiques (HA-HM): reflexions sur l'etat de la question;; Elisabetta BORGNA and Paola CASSOLA GUIDA; At the Fringe of the Tumulus Culture: Bronze Age Tumuli of North-Eastern Italy between Europe and the Aegean;; Lorenc BEJKO; Expression of Identities in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Southeastern Albania;; Zlatko VIDESKI; Mycenaean Influences in the Fyro Macedonia Identified in the Late Bronze Age Cemeteries;; Reinhard JUNG; Woher kamen die Brandbestattungsriten der spatbronzezeitlichen Agais?;; Nona PALINCAS; Contacts With the Aegean and Their Social Impact in the Late Bronze Age in the Lower Danube;; Skender ALIU; Les bijoux de la periode du bronze recent et de la periode du fer ancien dans la region de Kolonja;; Mariya Ivanova; Things Unfound: Patterns of Warfare in the Early Bronze Age Aegean and Thrace;; Konstantinos KALOGEROPOULOS; Miniature Clay Anthropomorphic Representations in Greece and Europe through the Late Mycenaean Period: Similarities and Differences;; Hrvoje POTREBICA; Aegean Concepts in the Eastern Hallstatt Culture? INTERACTION; Soultana Maria VALAMOTI; Food Across Borders: A Consideration of the Neolithic and Bronze Age; Archaeobotanical Evidence from Northern Greece;; Barbara HOREJS; Macedonia: Mediator or Buffer Zone between Cultural Spheres?;; Neculai BOLOHAN; New Stories about Buffer Territories in the Balkans;; Daria LONJAK DIZDAR; A Contribution to Understanding the Relations (or Lack of Relations) between the Croatian Danube Region; and the Aegean at the Beginning of the Second Millennium BC;; S?awomir KADROW; North of the Carpathians - The Outskirts of the Aegean World?;; Magnus ARTURSSON and Franco NICOLIS; Cultural Relations between the Mediterranean and the Baltic Seas during the Bronze Age?; The Evidence from Northern Italy and Southern Scandinavia;; Kristina MIHOVILIC; Istrian Contacts with the Aegean throughout the Early Iron Age AMBER ROUTE;; Aleksandar PALAVESTRA; Was there an Amber Route?;; Jan BOUZEK; The Amber Route, Apollo and the Hyperboreans;; Janusz CZEBRESZUK; Amber between the Baltic and the Aegean in the Third and Second Millennia BC; (An Outline of Major Issues);; Katarzyna SLUSARSKA; Some Remarks on the Possibility that there existed an Eastern Branch; in the System of Amber Routes in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages;; Massimo CULTRARO; Evidence of Amber in Bronze Age Sicily: Local Sources and the Balkan-Mycenaean Connection LITHICS, WEAPONS, BEADS AND BONE ARTIFACTS; Ivan GATSOV and Lia KARIMALI; Lithic Assemblages of the Northeastern and Southern Aegean during the Bronze Age: A Comparison;; Eleni ANDRIKOU; New Evidence on Mycenaean Bronze Corselets from Thebes in Boeotia; and the Bronze Age Sequence of Corselets in Greece and Europe; Wolfgang DAVID; Gold and Bone Artefacts as Evidence of Mutual Contact between the Aegean; the Carpathian Basin and Southern Germany in the Second Millennium BC;; Georg NIGHTINGALE; Lefkandi. An Important Node in the International Exchange Network; of Jewellery and Personal Adornment METALS; Constantinos PASCHALIDIS; Euboea at the Crossroads of the Metal Trade: The Aegean and the Black Sea; in the Late Bronze Age;; Krassimir LESHTAKOV; The Eastern Balkans in the Aegean Economic System during the LBA.; Ox-Hide and Bun Ingots in Bulgarian Lands;; Evangelia PAPADOPOULOU; Western Greece and the North in the Late Bronze Age: The Evidence of Metalwork and Objects of Exotic Material POTTERY; Marta GUZOWSKA and Assaf YASUR-LANDAU; Handmade Burnished Ware in the Levant;; Clarissa BELARDELLI and Marco BETTELLI; Different Technological Levels of Pottery Production: Barbarian and Grey Ware; between the Aegean and Europe in the Late Bronze Age;; Aleksandra PAPAZOVSKA SANEV; Matt-Painted Pottery from the Iron Age in the FYR Macedonia.
Category: History

Population Dynamics In Prehistory And Early History

Author : Elke Kaiser
ISBN : 9783110266306
Genre : History
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The state of migration research has undergone rapid change since methods of analysis involving stable and radiogen isotopes and molecular genetics have started to be applied. At a conference held in Berlin in March 2010, groups whose research looks at population dynamics in pre and early, or in more recent history presented their insights about methodological approaches, research results and perspectives. The aim of this volume is to conduct a dialogue between archaeologists, geneticists and archaeometrists for the purpose of a reconstruction of (pre)historic population history.
Category: History

The Lost World Of Old Europe

Author : David W. Anthony
ISBN : 0691143889
Genre : History
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In the prehistoric Copper Age, long before cities, writing, or the invention of the wheel, Old Europe was among the most culturally rich regions in the world. Its inhabitants lived in prosperous agricultural towns. The ubiquitous goddess figurines found in their houses and shrines have triggered intense debates about women's roles. The Lost World of Old Europe is the accompanying catalog for an exhibition at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. This superb volume features essays by leading archaeologists as well as breathtaking color photographs cataloguing the objects, some illustrated here for the first time. The heart of Old Europe was in the lower Danube valley, in contemporary Bulgaria and Romania. Old European coppersmiths were the most advanced metal artisans in the world. Their intense interest in acquiring copper, Aegean shells, and other rare valuables gave rise to far-reaching trading networks. In their graves, the bodies of Old European chieftains were adorned with pounds of gold and copper ornaments. Their funerals were without parallel in the Near East or Egypt. The exhibition represents the first time these rare objects have appeared in the United States. An unparalleled introduction to Old Europe's cultural, technological, and artistic legacy, The Lost World of Old Europe includes essays by Douglass Bailey, John Chapman, Cornelia-Magda Lazarovici, Ioan Opris and Catalin Bem, Ernst Pernicka, Dragomir Nicolae Popovici, Michel Séfériadès, and Vladimir Slavchev.
Category: History

Magnetometry For Archaeologists

Author : Arnold Aspinall
ISBN : 0759113483
Genre : Social Science
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A discussion of the most widely used method for archaeological prospecting, covering the technical background of magnetometry and explaining what is measured and how this knowledge is used in archaeological surveys.
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Late Prehistoric Exploitation Of The Eurasian Steppe

Author : Marsha Levine
ISBN : 1902937031
Genre : History
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The nomadic peoples of the great grasslands of the former USSR have left little in the way of settlement evidence, and archaeologists studying their history have had to rely on environmental remains to reconstruct their pasts. This book contains three major studies: The origins of horse husbandry on the Eurasian Steppe (M Levine) ; The eneolithic of the Black Sea Steppe: The dynamics of cultural and economic development 4500-2300 BC (Y Rassamakin) , and The Eastern Ural steppe at the end of the Stone Age (A Kislenko and N Tatarintseva) . Each presents evidence that has not previously been available to European prehistorians. The whole provides an important contribution to European prehistory, and provides background to the ongoing discussions on the prehistory of language.
Category: History