Author: Massimiliano S. Pinarello
Publisher: Oxbow Books
Release Date: 2015-04-17
Presents the latest research in Egyptology on the theme of Ancient Egypt in a Global World This selection of 23 papers from the 15th annual Current Research in Egyptology symposium addreses the interregional and interdisciplinary theme of ïAncient Egypt in a Global WorldÍ. This theme works on a number of levels highlighting the current global nature of Egyptological research and it places ancient Egypt in the wider ancient world. The first section presents the results of recent excavations, including in the western Valley of the Kings and analysis of the structures, construction techniques, food production and consumption remains at Tell Timai (Thmuis) in the Delta. Part II focuses on the cross-cultural theme with papers including discussions on the presence in India of terracotta figurines from Roman Egypt; the ancient Egyptian influence of Aegean lion-headed divinities; Libyan influence in New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period Egyptian administration and the identifcation of ancient Egyptian finds from the British countryside reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme. The third part of the book includes current research undertaken across the world of Egyptology, including analysis of late Roman crocodile mummies though non-invasive radiographic imaging techniques and the study of infant jar-burials in ancient Egypt and Sudan to identify differences in regional socio-economic contexts and the interaction between people and local resources. The editors of this volume are all PhD candidates at University College and KingÍs College London
Author: Dr Rory Naismith
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date: 2014-12-28
This volume consists of over twenty new essays written by friends, colleagues and pupils of Dr Mark Blackburn, Keeper of Coins and Medals at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Reader in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge, who died on 1 September 2011. As well as a fitting tribute to a remarkable scholar, the collection constitutes a major body of research which will be of long-term value to scholars with an interest in the history of early medieval Europe.
Author: Roger White
Release Date: 2018-02-21
The general perception of the west midlands region in the Roman period is that it was a backwater compared to the militarized frontier zone of the north, or the south of Britain where Roman culture took root early – in cities like Colchester, London ,and St Albans – and lingered late at cities like Cirencester and Bath with their rich, late Roman villa culture. The west midlands region captures the transition between these two areas of the ‘military’ north and ‘civilized’ south. Where it differed, and why, are important questions in understanding the regional diversity of Roman Britain. They are addressed by this volume which details the archaeology of the Roman period for each of the modern counties of the region, written by local experts who are or have been responsible for the management and exploration of their respective counties. These are placed alongside more thematic takes on elements of Roman culture, including the Roman Army, pottery, coins and religion. Lastly, an overview is taken of the important transitional period of the fifth and sixth centuries. Each paper provides both a developed review of the existing state of knowledge and understanding of the key characteristics of the subject area and details a set of research objectives for the future, immediate and long-term, that will contribute to our evolving understanding of Roman Britain. This is the third volume in a series – The Making of the West Midlands – that explores the archaeology of the English west midlands region from the Lower Palaeolithic onwards.
Author: Barrie J. Cook
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Social Science
This themed volume contains 28 papers by leading authorities on numismatics and monetary history. It covers a variety of topics concerning the design, use and circulation of coinage in northern Europe in the late fifth to early thirteenth centuries.
Author: Roger Bland
Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
Release Date: 2018-06-14
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
More coin hoards have been recorded from Roman Britain than from any other province of the Empire. This comprehensive and lavishly illustrated volume provides a survey of over 3260 hoards of Iron Age and Roman coins found in England and Wales with a detailed analysis and discussion.Theories of hoarding and deposition and examined, national and regional patterns in the landscape settings of coin hoards presented, together with an analysis of those hoards whose findspots were surveyed and of those hoards found in archaeological excavations. It also includes an unprecedented examination of the containers in which coin hoards were buried and the objects found with them. The patterns of hoarding in Britain from the late 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD are discussed. The volume also provides a survey of Britain in the 3rd century AD, as a peak of over 700 hoards are known from the period from AD 253-296. This has been a particular focus of the project which has been a collaborative research project between the University of Leicester and the British Museum funded by the AHRC. The aim has been to understand the reasons behind the burial and non-recovery of these finds. A comprehensive online database (https://finds.org.uk/database) underpins the project, which also undertook a comprehensive GIS analysis of all the hoards and field surveys of a sample of them.
Author: Martin Henig
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
Release Date: 2007
A collection of essays in memory of Sonia Chadwick Hawkes: 1) Introduction (Martin Henig and Tyler Jo Smith); 2) Collectanea Antiqua: Sir John Soane's Greek Vases (Tyler Jo Smith); 3) Historical Archaeology and the British Archaeological Association (Martin Henig); 4) E.T. Leeds and the Formulation of an Anglo-Saxon Archaeology of England (Arthur MacGregor); 5) The Novum Inventorium Sepulchrale: Anglo-Saxon Graves and Goods from Kent in the Sonia Hawkes Archive (Birte Brugmann, Helena Hamerow and Deborah K. Harlan); 6) Sonia Chadwick Hawkes and the 'Three Ships' (Lydia Carr); 7) 'Gomol is snoterost': Growing Old in Anglo-Saxon England (Sally Crawford); 8) Was Redwald a European? Sutton Hoo as a Reflection of British Attitudes to Europe (William Filmer-Sankey); 9) Some Considerations on Religion in Early England (James Campbell); 10) Edgar's Lost Grant of Exton, Hants (Martin Biddle); 11) The 'Altar' of Sulis Minerva at Bath: Rethinking the Choice of Deities (Stacey McGowen); 12) Swords, Seaxes and Saxons: Pattern-Welding and Edged Weapon Technology from Late Roman Britain to Anglo-Saxon England (Brian Gilmour); 13) The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Old Park, near Dover, Revisited (Keith Parfitt and Tania M. Dickinson); Interlace - Thoughts and Observations (George Speake); 14) Soldiers and Settlers in Britain, Fourth to Fifth Century - Revisited (Kevin Leahy, with an appendix by Barry Ager); 15) What We Call Home: Reflections on Ancient and Modern Settlement in Deal, East Kent, UK (Christine Finn); 16) Sonia Chadwick Hawkes: Life and Career (Martin Welch); 17) Oxford University Lectureship in European Archaeology (Early Medieval Specialism) (Sonia Chadwick Hawkes); 18) The Oxford Institute of Archaeology, 1961-86: An Informal Retrospect (Sonia Chadwick Hawkes).