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Archaeology S Footprints In The Modern World

Author : Michael B. Schiffer
ISBN : 1607815338
Genre : Science
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30. Undocumented Migrants Face the Arizona Desert -- XI. Contributing to the Physical Sciences and Engineering -- 31. The Mysterious Pigment: Maya Blue -- 32. Radiocarbon Dating -- 33. Nuclear Waste Disposal -- XII. Bolstering Biological Sciences -- 34. Origin of the Domesticated Sunflower -- 35. The Pygmy Rabbit and Applied Zooarchaeology -- 36. Microbiota of the Human Gut and Coprolites -- XIII. Furnishing Tools for Environmental Sciences -- 37. Tree-Ring Dating and Dendroclimatology -- 38. Dating Sunset Crater -- 39. Mass Extinctions of Animals: The Human Role -- XIV. Revealing Our Prehistoric Past -- 40. In the Beginning -- 41. From Foragers to Farmers -- 42. The Urban Revolution -- Notes -- References -- About the Author -- Index
Category: Science

Footprints Of Hopi History

Author : Leigh J. Kuwanwisiwma
ISBN : 9780816536986
Genre : Social Science
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This book demonstrates how one tribe has significantly advanced knowledge about its past through collaboration with anthropologists and historians--Provided by publisher.
Category: Social Science

Reclaiming Archaeology

Author : Alfredo González-Ruibal
ISBN : 9781135083533
Genre : Social Science
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Archaeology has been an important source of metaphors for some of the key intellectuals of the 20th century: Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Alois Riegl and Michel Foucault, amongst many others. However, this power has also turned against archaeology, because the discipline has been dealt with perfunctorily as a mere provider of metaphors that other intellectuals have exploited. Scholars from different fields continue to explore areas in which archaeologists have been working for over two centuries, with little or no reference to the discipline. It seems that excavation, stratigraphy or ruins only become important at a trans-disciplinary level when people from outside archaeology pay attention to them and somehow dematerialize them. Meanwhile, archaeologists have been usually more interested in borrowing theories from other fields, rather than in developing the theoretical potential of the same concepts that other thinkers find so useful. The time is ripe for archaeologists to address a wider audience and engage in theoretical debates from a position of equality, not of subalternity. Reclaiming Archaeology explores how archaeology can be useful to rethink modernity’s big issues, and more specifically late modernity (broadly understood as the 20th and 21st centuries). The book contains a series of original essays, not necessarily following the conventional academic rules of archaeological writing or thinking, allowing rhetoric to have its place in disclosing the archaeological. In each of the four sections that constitute this book (method, time, heritage and materiality), the contributors deal with different archaeological tropes, such as excavation, surface/depth, genealogy, ruins, fragments, repressed memories and traces. They criticize their modernist implications and rework them in creative ways, in order to show the power of archaeology not just to understand the past, but also the present. Reclaiming Archaeology includes essays from a diverse array of archaeologists who have dealt in one way or another with modernity, including scholars from non-Anglophone countries who have approached the issue in original ways during recent years, as well as contributors from other fields who engage in a creative dialogue with archaeology and the work of archaeologists.
Category: Social Science

World Prehistory And Archaeology

Author : Michael Chazan
ISBN : 9781317347514
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An integrated picture of prehistory as an active process of discovery. World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through Time, third edition, provides an integrated discussion of world prehistory and archaeological methods. This text emphasizes the relevance of how we know and what we know about our human prehistory. A cornerstone of World Prehistory and Archaeology is the discussion of prehistory as an active process of discovery. Methodological issues are addressed throughout the text to engage readers. Archaeological methods are introduced in the first two chapters. Succeeding chapters then address the question of how we know the past to provide an integrated presentation of prehistory. The third edition involves readers in the current state of archaeological research, revealing how archaeologists work and interpret what they find. Through the coverage of various new research, author Michael Chazan shows how archaeology is truly a global discipline. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: * Gain new perspectives and insights into who we are and how our world came into being. * Think about humanity from the perspective of archaeology. * Appreciate the importance of the archaeological record for understanding contemporary society.
Category: HISTORY

Encyclopedia Of Dubious Archaeology

Author : Kenneth L. Feder
ISBN : 9780313379185
Genre : History
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This book provides a fascinating, encyclopedic antidote for the mysticism and pseudoscience surrounding well-known or highly publicized archaeological and anthropological "discoveries." * 134 alphabetical entries of terms related to extraordinary archaeological claims, many related to popular frauds, misinterpretations, and misrepresentations of the human past * Contains 50 illustrations, including depictions of the Maya calendar day and month glyphs, ancient astronomical alignments, the sarcophagus lid of the Maya ruler Pacal, and the Ica Stones * Photographs of such monuments and artifacts as the pyramids at Giza, Serpent Mound, Nazca ground drawings, Tucson artifacts, Michigan Relics, and Easter Island Moai bring the topics to life * A comprehensive bibliography and further reading suggestions at the end of each entry feed further investigation
Category: History

A Historical Archaeology Of The Modern World

Author : Charles E. Orser Jr.
ISBN : 0306451735
Genre : Social Science
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This unique book offers a theoretical framework for historical archaeology that explicitly relies on network theory. Charles E. Orser, Jr., demonstrates the need to examine the impact of colonialism, Eurocentrism, capitalism, and modernity on all archaeological sites inhabited after 1492 and shows how these large-scale forces create a link among all the sites. Orser investigates the connections between a seventeenth-century runaway slave kingdom in Palmares, Brazil and an early nineteenth-century peasant village in central Ireland. Studying artifacts, landscapes, and social inequalities in these two vastly different cultures, the author explores how the archaeology of fugitive Brazilian slaves and poor Irish farmers illustrates his theoretical concepts. His research underscores how network theory is largely unknown in historical archaeology and how few historical archaeologists apply a global perspective in their studies. A Historical Archaeology of the Modern World features data and illustrations from two previously unknown sites and includes such intriguing findings as the provenance of ancient Brazilian smoking pipes that will be new to historical archaeologists.
Category: Social Science

The World Encyclopedia Of Archaeology

Author : Aedeen Cremin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131789161
Genre : Reference
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An overview of archaeology, from the history of the discipline to the problems and issues that face archaeologists today. Includes an introduction to archaeology, and archaeology of the regions of the world, their history, and their sites.
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The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology Of The Contemporary World

Author : Paul Graves-Brown
ISBN : 9780191663956
Genre : Social Science
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It has been clear for many years that the ways in which archaeology is practised have been a direct product of a particular set of social, cultural, and historical circumstances - archaeology is always carried out in the present. More recently, however, many have begun to consider how archaeological techniques might be used to reflect more directly on the contemporary world itself: how we might undertake archaeologies of, as well as in the present. This Handbook is the first comprehensive survey of an exciting and rapidly expanding sub-field and provides an authoritative overview of the newly emerging focus on the archaeology of the present and recent past. In addition to detailed archaeological case studies, it includes essays by scholars working on the relationships of different disciplines to the archaeology of the contemporary world, including anthropology, psychology, philosophy, historical geography, science and technology studies, communications and media, ethnoarchaeology, forensic archaeology, sociology, film, performance, and contemporary art. This volume seeks to explore the boundaries of an emerging sub-discipline, to develop a tool-kit of concepts and methods which are applicable to this new field, and to suggest important future trajectories for research. It makes a significant intervention by drawing together scholars working on a broad range of themes, approaches, methods, and case studies from diverse contexts in different parts of the world, which have not previously been considered collectively.
Category: Social Science

Nicaragua Footprint Handbook

Author : Richard Arghiris
ISBN : 9781907263897
Genre : Travel
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Escape the crowds and uncover one of the best kept secrets of Central America with Footprint's 5th edition Nicaragua Handbook. Deserted beaches, sleepy towns, incredible rainforests and active volcanoes all await the intrepid traveller to this emerging Latin American destination. Comprehensive coverage on how to get the most from this little travelled land, including amazing cultural insights, all the best places to eat, drink and sleep, detailed advice on how to get around and how to experience the most from the adventure activities on offer. • Extensive coverage of Nicaragua's national parks and how to get the most from them • Amazing cultural & historical insight • Our recommended itineraries to help you plan your trip whether you’re travelling for one week or four • Accommodation listings for every budget • Detailed street maps for important towns and cities • The lowdown on the best adventure activities including, surfing, windsurfing, riding and trekking • Detailed transport advice on how to get around • Overview map of the country to help you plan your trip and get your bearings Packed with information on all the main attractions as well as detailed information on the dozens of activities and adventures that will help you get off the beaten track, Footprint’s Nicaragua Handbook will help you get to the heart of this intriguing country
Category: Travel

First Footprints

Author : Scott Cane
ISBN : 9781743435724
Genre : Social Science
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Some 60,000 years ago, a small group of people landed on Australia's northern coast. They were the first oceanic mariners and this great southern land was their new home. Gigantic mammals roamed the plains and enormous crocodiles, giant snakes and goannas nestled in the estuaries and savannahs. First Footprints tells the epic story of Australia's Aboriginal people. It is a story of ancient life on the driest continent on earth through the greatest environmental changes experienced in human history: ice ages, extreme drought and inundating seas. It is chronicled through astonishing archaeological discoveries, ancient oral histories and the largest and oldest art galleries on earth. Australia's first inhabitants were the first people to believe in an afterlife, cremate their dead, engrave representations of the human face, and depict human sound and emotion. They created new technologies, designed ornamentation, engaged in trade, and crafted the earliest documents of war. Ultimately, they developed a sustainable society based on shared religious tradition and far-reaching social networks across the length and breadth of Australia. First Footprints tells the largely unknown and captivating story of Australia's remarkable heritage.
Category: Social Science

Footprints In The Forest

Author : Edward Sylvester Ellis
ISBN : UCAL:B3331824
Genre : Adventure stories
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Category: Adventure stories

Reading Archaeology

Author : Robert James Muckle
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124067401
Genre : Social Science
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"Not many archaeology books are as useful and well written, with both faculty and student in mind." - Mark Lewine, Cuyahoga Community College
Category: Social Science


Author : David Hurst Thomas
ISBN : UOM:39015055595311
Genre : Social Science
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David Hurst Thomas presents a welcome alternative to the third person accounts found in archaeology texts on the market, with his passionate, down-to-earth introduction to archaeological method and theory. By including his own fieldwork among the many examples, the author with a "voice" gives students real insights into the practice of archaeology. This text emphasizes the importance of seeking multiple perspectives and explanations to understand the past. The author's vast experience discovering and excavating hundreds of archaeological sites provides students with an exciting look at the practice of archaeology today.
Category: Social Science

Current Archaeology

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ISBN : MINN:31951P00453071J
Genre : Archaeology
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Category: Archaeology