Creating Prehistory

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Creating Prehistory

Author : Adam Stout
ISBN : 9781444302929
Genre : Social Science
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Creating Prehistory deals even-handedly and sympatheticallywith the creation of several different sorts of prehistory duringthe volatile period between the two World Wars. Investigates the origins of professional archaeology in Britainduring the inter-war period Brings to life many fascinating and controversial personalitiesand their creeds, including the archaeologists O. G. S. Crawford,Mortimer Wheeler and Gordon Childe; Grafton Elliot Smith and W. H.R. Rivers (of ‘Regeneration’ fame); Alfred Watkins andThe Old Straight Track; and the thunderous George Watson MacgregorReid, who brought the Druids back to Stonehenge Examines the production of archaeological knowledge as a socialprocess, and the relationship between personalities, institutions,ideology, and power Addresses the ongoing debates of the significance of sites suchas Stonehenge, Avebury, and Maiden Castle
Category: Social Science

Creating Women Prehistory Through The Middle Ages

Author : Jean Gould Bryant
ISBN : 0137596227
Genre : Social Science
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Creating Women is a rich, interdisciplinary, two-volume anthology of primary source material examining women's participation in and contributions to western culture over the centuries. It documents prevalent concepts of the nature of women and women's roles and status in diverse cultures, geographic locations, and periods of western civilization. Narrative framework, biographical vignettes, and introductions to documents carefully place women and their achievements within the social context in which they lived and worked.
Category: Social Science

A Prehistory Of The Cloud

Author : Tung-Hui Hu
ISBN : 9780262529969
Genre : Computers
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The militarized legacy of the digital cloud: how the cloud grew out of older network technologies and politics. We may imagine the digital cloud as placeless, mute, ethereal, and unmediated. Yet the reality of the cloud is embodied in thousands of massive data centers, any one of which can use as much electricity as a midsized town. Even all these data centers are only one small part of the cloud. Behind that cloud-shaped icon on our screens is a whole universe of technologies and cultural norms, all working to keep us from noticing their existence. In this book, Tung-Hui Hu examines the gap between the real and the virtual in our understanding of the cloud. Hu shows that the cloud grew out of such older networks as railroad tracks, sewer lines, and television circuits. He describes key moments in the prehistory of the cloud, from the game "Spacewar" as exemplar of time-sharing computers to Cold War bunkers that were later reused as data centers. Countering the popular perception of a new "cloudlike" political power that is dispersed and immaterial, Hu argues that the cloud grafts digital technologies onto older ways of exerting power over a population. But because we invest the cloud with cultural fantasies about security and participation, we fail to recognize its militarized origins and ideology. Moving between the materiality of the technology itself and its cultural rhetoric, Hu's account offers a set of new tools for rethinking the contemporary digital environment.
Category: Computers

Looking At Prehistory

Author : Noel D. Justice
ISBN : IND:30000109913180
Genre : Archaeology
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Category: Archaeology

Acrobatic Modernism From The Avant Garde To Prehistory

Author : Jed Rasula
ISBN : 9780198833949
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is a book about artistic modernism contending with the historical transfigurations of modernity. As a conscientious engagement with modernity's restructuring of the lifeworld, the modernist avant-garde raised the stakes of this engagement to programmatic explicitness. But even beyond the vanguard, the global phenomenon of jazz combined somatic assault with sensory tutelage. Jazz, like the new technologies of modernity, re-calibrated sensory ratios. The criterion of the new as self-making also extended to names: pseudonyms and heteronyms. The protocols of modernism solicited a pragmatic arousal of bodily sensation as artistic resource, validating an acrobatic sensibility ranging from slapstick and laughter to the pathos of bereavement. Expressivity trumped representation. The artwork was a diagram of perception, not a mimetic rendering. For artists, the historical pressures of altered perception provoked new models, and Ezra Pound's slogan 'Make It New' became the generic rallying cry of renovation. The paradigmatic stance of the avant-garde was established by Futurism, but the discovery of prehistoric art added another provocation to artists. Paleolithic caves validated the spirit of all-over composition, unframed and dynamic. Geometric abstraction, Constructivism and Purism, and Surrealism were all in quest of a new mythology. Making it new yielded a new pathos in the sensation of radical discrepancy between futurist striving and remotest antiquity. The Paleolithic cave and the USSR emitted comparable siren calls on behalf of the remote past and the desired future. As such, the present was suffused with the pathos of being neither, but subject to both.
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Systematics In Prehistory

Author : Robert C. Dunnell
ISBN : UOM:39015002965351
Genre : Anthropology, Prehistoric
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Category: Anthropology, Prehistoric

Textiles In Southwestern Prehistory

Author : Lynn S. Teague
ISBN : WISC:89069261824
Genre : History
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Examines the archaeological evidence for textiles and the materials and technologies used in producing them in the prehistoric Southwest.
Category: History

Nordisk Museologi

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ISBN : UOM:39015061956127
Genre : Museums
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Category: Museums

Anthropology News

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ISBN : IND:30000125072136
Genre : Anthropological linguistics
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The Creation Of A Community Setting

Author : Seymour Bernard Sarason
ISBN : UCAL:B4362683
Genre : Associations, institutions, etc
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A History Of England Prehistory To 1714

Author : Clayton Roberts
ISBN : UCSC:32106010371471
Genre : History
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The first of two volumes (see also following entry) incorporating recent research into a narrative that encompasses England's social, economic, cultural, and political history with maps, charts, lists of monarchs, and a variety of b&w illustrations. Volume one ends with the death of Queen Anne and t
Category: History

Humankind

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ISBN : UOM:39015068774150
Genre : India
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Amazonian Indians From Prehistory To The Present

Author : Anna Roosevelt
ISBN : 0816518211
Genre : Social Science
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Amazonia has long been a focus of debate about the impact of the tropical rain forest environment on indigenous cultural development. This edited volume draws on the subdisciplines of anthropology to present an integrated perspective of Amazonian studies. The contributors address transformations of native societies as a result of their interaction with Western civilization from initial contact to the present day, demonstrating that the pre- and postcontact characteristics of these societies display differences that until now have been little recognized. CONTENTS Amazonian Anthropology: Strategy for a New Synthesis, Anna C. Roosevelt The Ancient Amerindian Polities of the Amazon, Orinoco and Atlantic Coast: A Preliminary Analysis of Their Passage from Antiquity to Extinction, Neil Lancelot Whitehead The Impact of Conquest on Contemporary Indigenous Peoples of the Guiana Shield: The System of Orinoco Regional Interdependence, Nelly Arvelo-Jiménez and Horacio Biord Social Organization and Political Power in the Amazon Floodplain: The Ethnohistorical Sources, Antonio Porro The Evidence for the Nature of the Process of Indigenous Deculturation and Destabilization in the Amazon Region in the Last 300 Years: Preliminary Data, Adélia Engrácia de Oliveira Health and Demography of Native Amazonians: Historical Perspective and Current Status, Warren M. Hern Diet and Nutritional Status of Amazonian Peoples, Darna L. Dufour Hunting and Fishing in Amazonia: Hold the Answers, What are the Questions?, Stephen Beckerman Homeostasis as a Cultural System: The Jivaro Case, Philippe Descola Farming, Feuding, and Female Status: The Achuara Case, Pita Kelekna Subsistence Strategy, Social Organization, and Warfare in Central Brazil in the Context of European Penetration, Nancy M. Flowers Environmental and Social Implications of Pre- and Post-Contact Situations on Brazilian Indians: The Kayapo and a New Amazonian Synthesis, Darrell Addison Posey Beyond Resistance: A Comparative Study of Utopian Renewal in Amazonia, Michael F. Brown The Eastern Bororo Seen from an Archaeological Perspective, Irmhilde Wüst Genetic Relatedness and Language Distributions in Amazonia, Harriet E. Manelis Klein Language, Culture, and Environment: Tup¡-Guaran¡ Plant Names Over Time, William Balée and Denny Moore Becoming Indian: The Politics of Tukanoan Ethnicity, Jean E. Jackson
Category: Social Science

The Prehistoric Buildings Of Chalcolithic Cyprus

Author : Gordon D. Thomas
ISBN : UOM:39015062477115
Genre : Social Science
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The opportunity to systematically study the prehistoric buildings of Cyprus was presented in the 1970s with the emergence of the Lemba Experimental Project. This report aims to identify and characterise the building materials as uncovered by excavation, determine technology; to classify and characterise all Chalcolithic building types in Cyprus; to investigate archaeological site formation; and material culture and finds.
Category: Social Science