Virtual Dig

Author : Harold Lewis Dibble
ISBN : 007254953X
Genre : Archaeological surveying
File Size : 54.34 MB
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This combination of workbook and CD-ROM (Win PC only) functions as a "virtual field school" that gives students the opportunity to carry out an excavation using real data. Based on excavations at the Middle Paleolithic site of Combe-Capelle in France, the exercises included in "Virtual Dig" ask students to access the CD's database to analyze and interpret findings.
Category: Archaeological surveying

The Visualization Toolkit

Author : Will Schroeder
ISBN : 0131998374
Genre : Computers
File Size : 61.85 MB
Format : PDF
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Visualization is a part of every day life. From weather map generation of financial modelling to MRI technology in medicine to 3D graphics used in movies like Jurassic Park, examples of visualization abound. The book/CD package offers readers the opportunity to practice visualization using a complete C++ programming environment developed by the authors.
Category: Computers

Eculture

Author : Alfredo M. Ronchi
ISBN : 9783540752769
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 29.79 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
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Do virtual museums really provide added value to end-users, or do they just contribute to the abundance of images? Does the World Wide Web save endangered cultural heritage, or does it foster a society with less variety? These and other related questions are raised and answered in this book, the result of a long path across the digital heritage landscape. It provides a comprehensive view on issues and achievements in digital collections and cultural content.
Category: Social Science

Field Methods In Archaeology

Author : Thomas R Hester
ISBN : 9781315428390
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 54.45 MB
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Field Methods in Archaeology has been the leading source for instructors and students in archaeology courses and field schools for 60 years since it was first authored in 1949 by the legendary Robert Heizer. Left Coast has arranged to put the most recent Seventh Edition back into print after a brief hiatus, making this classic textbook again available to the next generation of archaeology students. This comprehensive guide provides an authoritative overview of the variety of methods used in field archaeology, from research design, to survey and excavation strategies, to conservation of artifacts and record-keeping. Authored by three leading archaeologists, with specialized contributions by several other experts, this volume deals with current issues such as cultural resource management, relations with indigenous peoples, and database management as well as standard methods of archaeological data collection and analysis.
Category: Social Science

Archaeology

Author : Colin Renfrew
ISBN : 0500292108
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 56.2 MB
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The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition
Category: Social Science

Shovel Bum

Author : Trent De Boer
ISBN : 0759106827
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 43.68 MB
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"Shovel bums" endure weeks of flea-bitten motel beds, greasy roadhouse food, tempermental field vehicles, and long stretches of boredom to practice that most romantic of intellectual endeavors-archaeology. Ignored by the profession, working for low wages and little respect, they represent the vast majority of practicing archaeologists in North America. But, unlike unwed welfare mothers and highway underpass junkies, their plight is unknown and unheralded. No longer. The comix Shovel Bum, developed by de Boer and others in those late night beer sessions at the Motel 6, has now become a book, outlining the trials and tribulations of these unsung heroes of archaeology. Which SUV works best in the mud? How do you survey in a field of unexploded military ordnance? Which motel has the biggest breakfast? How do you construct your own trowel pouch? For an entertaining look at archaeology as it is really practiced in the United States, pick up a copy of Shovel Bum.
Category: Social Science

Winter Count

Author : Barry Lopez
ISBN : 0679310134
Genre : Nature stories
File Size : 57.56 MB
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A stunning collection of stories about nature and human nature from the National Book Award- winning author of Arctic Dreams. The death song of the white buffalo. A snowfall of herons alighting on a New York street. A mystic who makes stones rise from the desert floor. The startling disappearance of a river. Winter Count consists of nine intoxicating tales of revelation, singular recorded moments of clarity, magic and overwhelming truth.
Category: Nature stories

Breaking The Maya Code Third Edition

Author : Michael D. Coe
ISBN : 9780500770610
Genre : History
File Size : 61.70 MB
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The inside story of one of the great intellectual breakthroughs of our time—the first great decipherment of an ancient script—now revised and updated. In the past dozen years, Maya decipherment has made great strides, in part due to the Internet, which has made possible the truly international scope of hieroglyphic scholarship: glyphic experts can be found not only in North America, Mexico, Guatemala, and western Europe but also in Russia and the countries of eastern Europe. The third edition of this classic book takes up the thorny question of when and where the Maya script first appeared in the archaeological record, and describes efforts to decipher its meaning on the extremely early murals of San Bartolo. It includes iconographic and epigraphic investigations into how the Classic Maya perceived and recorded the human senses, a previously unknown realm of ancient Maya thought and perception. There is now compelling documentary and historical evidence bearing on the question of why and how the “breaking of the Maya code” was the achievement of Yuri V. Knorosov—a Soviet citizen totally isolated behind the Iron Curtain—and not of the leading Maya scholar of his day, Sir Eric Thompson. What does it take to make such a breakthrough, with a script of such complexity as the Maya? We now have some answers, as Michael Coe demonstrates here.
Category: History

A Forest Of Kings

Author : David Freidel
ISBN : 0688112048
Genre : History
File Size : 61.22 MB
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The recent interpretation of Maya hieroglyphs has given us the first written history of the New World as it existed before the European invasion. In this book, two of the first central figures in the massive effort to decode the glyphs, Linda Schele and David Freidel, make this history available in all its detail. A Forest of Kings is the story of Maya kingship, from the beginning of its institution and the first great pyramid builders two thousand years ago to the decline of Maya civilization and its destruction by the Spanish. Here the great historic rulers of pre-Columbian civilization come to life again with the decipherment of their writing. At its height, Maya civilization flourished under great kings like Shield-Jaguar, who ruled for more than sixty years, expanding his kingdom and building some of the most impressive works of architecture in the ancient world. Long placed on a mist-shrouded pedestal as austere, peaceful stargazers, the Maya elites are now known to have been the rulers of populous, aggressive city-states. Hailed as "a Rosetta stone of Maya civilization" (Brian M. Fagan, author of People of the Earth), A Forest of Kings is "a must for interested readers," says Evon Vogt, professor of anthropology at Harvard University.
Category: History