Ancient Near Eastern Oil Lamps

Author: David A. Douglas, Ph.d.
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530169097
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre:

An in-depth, archaeological essay-catalogue comparing the evolution and development of Near Eastern terra-cotta oil lamps, mostly from Ancient Israel to the archaeology, the chronology and the traditional Biblical narrative. The practical and ritualistic use of oil lamps are also detailed along with the intriguing properties of light and its symbolism, as studied through each of the Archaeological / Chronological time periods. The 'typology' of each lamp is explained, photographed and referenced to its particular era with a latter scientific focus on the Early Bronze Age IV (EBIV)(MBI) Period (2300 - 2000 B.C.E.). There is also a general pottery explanation and specific archaeological related data for each era.

History of Humanity From the third millennium to the seventh century B C

Author: Sigfried J. de Laet
Publisher: UNESCO
ISBN: 9231028111
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Civilization

The second volume covers the first two and a half thousand years of recorded history, from the start of the Bronze Age 5,000 years ago to the beginnings of the Iron Age. Written by a team of over sixty specialists, this volume includes a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed index.

First Migrants

Author: Peter Bellwood
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118325896
Release Date: 2014-01-13
Genre: Social Science

The first publication to outline the complex global story of human migration and dispersal throughout the whole of human prehistory. Utilizing archaeological, linguistic and biological evidence, Peter Bellwood traces the journeys of the earliest hunter-gatherer and agriculturalist migrants as critical elements in the evolution of human lifeways. The first volume to chart global human migration and population dispersal throughout the whole of human prehistory, in all regions of the world An archaeological odyssey that details the initial spread of early humans out of Africa approximately two million years ago, through the Ice Ages, and down to the continental and island migrations of agricultural populations within the past 10,000 years Employs archaeological, linguistic and biological evidence to demonstrate how migration has always been a vital and complex element in explaining the evolution of the human species Outlines how significant migrations have affected population diversity in every region of the world Clarifies the importance of the development of agriculture as a migratory imperative in later prehistory Fully referenced with detailed maps throughout

A Global History of Architecture

Author: Francis D. K. Ching
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118981603
Release Date: 2017-03-23
Genre: Architecture

The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages. Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education. Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.

Selective Remembrances

Author: Philip L. Kohl
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226450643
Release Date: 2008-11-15
Genre: Social Science

When political geography changes, how do reorganized or newly formed states justify their rule and create a sense of shared history for their people? Often, the essays in Selective Remembrances reveal, they turn to archaeology, employing the field and its findings to develop nationalistic feelings and forge legitimate distinctive national identities. Examining such relatively new or reconfigured nation-states as Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Israel, Russia, Ukraine, India, and Thailand, Selective Remembrances shows how states invoke the remote past to extol the glories of specific peoples or prove claims to ancestral homelands. Religion has long played a key role in such efforts, and the contributors take care to demonstrate the tendency of many people, including archaeologists themselves, to view the world through a religious lens—which can be exploited by new regimes to suppress objective study of the past and justify contemporary political actions. The wide geographic and intellectual range of the essays in Selective Remembrances will make it a seminal text for archaeologists and historians.

Environment and Ecology in the Mediterranean Region

Author: Recep Efe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443838030
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Science

The Mediterranean Basin with its mountainous shores, high biodiversity and spectacular scenery is located at the intersection of Africa and Eurasia. Through the 8000 years of human development in this area, there have been tremendous changes in its history and biogeography. Approximately 300 million people live here today. Although the evergreen maquis, vineyards, olive plantations and natural woodlands cover the lands all over the basin, it is facing severe destruction of habitats due to deforestation, intensive grazing, fires, and in particular, a severe coastal degradation due to infrastructure development, which is changing the landscape. Both the historical heritage and geography of the land is facing a great threat due to urbanisation and fragmentation. Time has come for its inhabitants to weigh their impact on its ecogeography in order to save the biodiversity as well as the history of the basin. This book synthesises the knowledge from different disciplines so as to increase awareness among the humans in the basin.

Analytical Chemistry for Cultural Heritage

Author: Rocco Mazzeo
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319528045
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Science

The series Topics in Current Chemistry Collections presents critical reviews from the journal Topics in Current Chemistry organized in topical volumes. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science. The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience.Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field.

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

Author: Daniel T. Potts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444360776
Release Date: 2012-08-15
Genre: Social Science

A comprehensive and authoritative overview of ancient material culture from the late Pleistocene to Late Antiquity Features up-to-date surveys and the latest information from major new excavations such as Qatna (Syria), Göbekli Tepe (Turkey) Includes a diverse range of perspectives by senior, mid-career and junior scholars in Europe, USA, Britain, Australia, and the Middle East for a truly international group Includes major reviews of the origins of agriculture, animal domestication, and archaeological landscapes Includes chapters dealing with periods after the coming of Alexander the Great, including studies of the Seleucid, Arsacid, Sasanian, Roman and Byzantine empires in the Near East, as well as early Christianity in both the Levant and Mesopotamia Fills a gap in literature of the Ancient Near East, dealing with topics often overlooked, including ethical and legal issues in antiquities markets and international scholarship

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Sardinia

Author: Fabrizio Arditio
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756684907
Release Date: 2011-07-04
Genre: Travel

Sardinia, one of the great prizes of the Mediterranean, was fought over by the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs, Spanish and Austrians before ending up as part of the unified Italy. It bears traces of all these cultures - plus thousands of prehistoric stone dwellings called nuraghi. These days it is equally popular with the jet set and with rock climbers, sailors, and wind-surfers. With so much going on, you need a detailed guide, and the Eyewitness Travel Guide provides everything you could wish for, from hotel and restaurant recommendations to detailed maps and tips on the best local cheeses. You'll find cutaways and floor-plans of all the major sights, walks, scenic routes and thematic tours. Whether you wish to explore the beautiful old quarter at Alghero or soak-up some sun on the fashionable beaches of Costa Smeralda, this updated and expanded edition is indispensable. Don't miss a thing on your vacation with the DK Eyewitness Travel guidebook to Sardinia.

Cataloging Cultural Objects

Author: Murtha Baca
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838935648
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Education

Reflects the new standards for cataloging cultural materials, complementing existing AACR standards.

X rays for Archaeology

Author: M. Uda
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402035802
Release Date: 2005-08-10
Genre: History

The application of X-rays to objects of archaeology and insights into construction and chemical composition in a non-destructive manner date back to the discovery of radiation. This book contains measurement data taken with portable XRF and XRD, and data taken with accelerating ion beams and synchrotron radiations, and with their explanation.

The Cambridge History of Africa

Author: Michael Crowder
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521224098
Release Date: 1984
Genre: History

Specialists in various aspects of African history and civilization contribute to an integrated portrait of internal and foreign influences on the course of Africa's development

Biological Invasions in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin

Author: F. di Castri
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 079230411X
Release Date: 1990-07-31
Genre: Science

In view of the massive change in the area of distribution of many world biota across classical biogeographical realms, and of the drastic restructuring of the biotic components of numerous ecosystems, the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) decided at its general Assembly in Ottawa, Canada, in 1982 to launch a project on the 'Ecology of Biological Invasions'. Several regional meetings were subsequently organized within the framework of SCOPE, in order to single out the peculiarities of the invasions that took place in each region, the behaviour of their invasive species and the invasibility of their ecosystems. Most noteworthy among such workshops were one in Australia in August 1984, one concerning North America and Hawaii in October 1984, and one dealing with southern Africa in November 1985. A leitmotiv of these workshops was that most of the invasive species to those regions were emanating from Europe and the Mediterranean Basin, inadvertently or intentionally introduced by man. It was therefore considered as a timely endeavour to organize the next regional meeting in relation to this region. The workshop on 'Biological Invasions in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin' was held in Montpellier, France, 21 to 23 May 1986, thanks to the financial support of SCOPE and of the A.W. Mellon Foundation, and the logistic facilities of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (C.N .R.S.).

The History of Science and Technology

Author: Bryan H. Bunch
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0618221239
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Science

Organized by historical period and categorized by subject, this reference covers noted scientists and inventors, inventions, scientific discoveries, technological innovations, and scientific concepts.

Archaeomineralogy

Author: George R. Rapp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783662050057
Release Date: 2013-03-09
Genre: Science

1.1 Prologue What is archaeomineralogy? The term has been used at least once before (Mitchell 1985), but this volume is the first publication to lay down the scientific basis and systematics for this subdiscipline. Students sometimes call an introductory archaeology course "stones and bones." Archaeomineralogy covers the stones component of this phrase. Of course, archaeology consists of a great deal more than just stones and bones. Contemporary archaeology is based on stratigraphy, geomorphology, chronometry, behavioral inferences, and a host of additional disciplines in addition to those devoted to stones and bones. To hazard a definition: archaeomineralogy is the study of the minerals and rocks used by ancient societies over space and time, as implements, orna ments, building materials, and raw materials for ceramics and other processed products. Archaeomineralogy also attempts to date, source, or otherwise char acterize an artifact or feature, or to interpret past depositional alteration of archaeological contexts. Unlike geoarchaeology, archaeomineralogy is not, and is not likely to become, a recognized subdiscipline. Practitioners of archaeomineralogy are mostly geoarchaeologists who specialize in geology and have a strong background in mineralogy or petrology (the study of the origin ofrocks).