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8 Results Found For: SUNY Series, The Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology Distinguished Monograph Series
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Water and Power in Past Societies
Water and Power in Past Societies (April 2018)
Emily Holt - Editor

Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.

Water, an essential resource in all cultures, is at the heart of human power structures. Utilizing a diverse range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors to Water and Power in Past Societies provide a broad introduction to the archaeology of water-related power structures. The studies here...(Read More)
 
 
Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East
Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East (December 2016)
Peter F. Biehl - Editor
Olivier P. Nieuwenhuyse - Editor

Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.

The subject of climate change could hardly be more timely. In Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East, an interdisciplinary group of contributors examine climate change through the lens of new archaeological and paleo-environmental data over the course of more than 10,000 years from th...(Read More)
 
 
Diversity of Sacrifice
Diversity of Sacrifice (June 2016)
Form and Function of Sacrificial Practices in the Ancient World and Beyond
Carrie Ann Murray - Editor

Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.

The term "sacrifice" belies what is a complex and varied transhistorical and transcultural phenomenon. Bringing together scholars from such diverse fields as anthropology, archaeology, epigraphy, literature, and theology, Diversity of Sacrifice explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from p...(Read More)
 
 
The Archaeology of Childhood
The Archaeology of Childhood (December 2015)
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on an Archaeological Enigma
Güner Coskunsu - Editor

Critical interdisciplinary examination of archaeology’s approach to childhood in prehistory.

Children existed in ancient times as active participants in the societies in which they lived and the cultures they belonged to. Despite their various roles, and in spite of the demographic composition of ancient societies where children comprised a large percentage of the population, children are almost completely missing in...(Read More)
 
 
Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology
Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology (November 2014)
James F. Osborne - Editor

Interdisciplinary study of monumental art and architecture in human history.

Monumentality is a human phenomenon that has occurred in nearly all times and places. Because of its ubiquity, monumentality is something that has been studied by a large number of disciplines and individuals. Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology explores the phenomenon of monumental art and architecture from humankind&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
The Archaeology of Violence
The Archaeology of Violence (January 2013)
Interdisciplinary Approaches
Sarah Ralph - Editor

Interdisciplinary study of the role of violence in the Mediterranean and Europe.

The Archaeology of Violence is an interdisciplinary consideration of the role of violence in social-cultural and sociopolitical contexts. The volume draws on the work of archaeologists, anthropologists, classicists, and art historians, all of whom have an interest in understanding the role of violence in their respective sp...(Read More)
 
 
Eventful Archaeologies
Eventful Archaeologies (September 2010)
New Approaches to Social Transformation in the Archaeological Record
Douglas J. Bolender - Editor

The potential of events for interpreting changes in the archaeological record.

What is the role of historical events when evaluating the long-term significance of the archaeological record? Given that the event is a key mechanism for structural change, are historical transformations always eventful? And what is the relationship between specific events and other temporalities of change?

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The Magdalenian Household
The Magdalenian Household (September 2010)
Unraveling Domesticity
Ezra B.W. Zubrow - Editor
Françoise Audouze - Editor
James G. Enloe - Editor

A comprehensive investigation of household life during the Upper Paleolithic era.

What was home and family like in Paleolithic Europe? How did mobile hunter-gatherer families live, work, and play together in the fourteenth millennium BP? What were the functional and spatial constraints and markers of their domesticity—the processes that create and sustain a household?

Despite the lon...(Read More)
 
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