La Belle

Author: James E. Bruseth
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9781623493615
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Genre: Social Science

In 1995, Texas Historical Commission underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of La Salle’s La Belle, remnant of an ill-fated French attempt to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River that landed instead along today’s Matagorda Bay in Texas. During 1996–1997, the Commission uncovered the ship’s remains under the direction of archaeologist James E. Bruseth and employing a team of archaeologists and volunteers. Amid the shallow waters of Matagorda Bay, a steel cofferdam was constructed around the site, creating one of the most complex nautical archaeological excavations ever attempted in North America and allowing the archaeologists to excavate the sunken wreck much as if it were located on dry land. The ship’s hold was discovered full of everything the would-be colonists would need to establish themselves in the New World; more than 1.8 million artifacts were recovered from the site. More than two decades in the making, due to the immensity of the find and the complexity of cataloging and conserving the artifacts, this book thoroughly documents one of the most significant North American archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century.

Naturvorstellungen im Altertum

Author: Florian Schimpf
ISBN: 1784918253
Release Date: 2018-06-30
Genre: Excavations

Everyone who investigates pre-modern concepts of nature cannot avoid a critical reflection on the ancient understandings of it. Here, "nature" is understood in the sense of a seemingly untouched space, largely independent of human culture. While this concept of "nature" is prevalent in modern times, the reconstruction of ancient ideas is difficult in that concepts of nature, if at all present, emphasize other aspects. For example, the Greek term φύσις in pre-Hellenistic times defines the nature of a thing rather than an untouched environment. A word for "nature" in this sense has not been handed down to us in the remaining texts of the Ancient Near East and Classical Antiquity. Nevertheless, such concepts can certainly be reconstructed from descriptions of nature to be found in literature and the representations of natural elements in art. The present volume aims at identifying these concepts of nature in texts as well as in archaeological remains of the Ancient Near Eastern and the Greek culture from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. Contributions from the fields of archaeology and philology are juxtaposed for each time period in chronological order. This arrangement provides a good overview of the concepts of nature prevailing throughout different period and cultures. | Der Begriff ,,Natur" wird in modernen, mitteleuropäischen Gesellschaften meist im Sinne eines vermeintlich unberührten Raumes verstanden, der weitgehend unbeeinflusst von menschlicher Kultur ist. Für vormoderne Kulturen lassen sich solche Vorstellungen bzw. Konzepte sehr viel schwieriger nachweisen, da beispielsweise ein Wort für ,,Natur" mit der eben genannten Bedeutung in den erhaltenen Texten des Alten Orients und der griechischen Antike so nicht überliefert zu sein scheint. Gleichwohl werden durchaus Naturelemente in der antiken Literatur, der Flächenkunst sowie in antiken Monumenten beschrieben bzw. abgebildet sowie als integrative Bestandteile genutzt und funktionalisiert. Daraus lassen sich Konzepte von ,,Natur" herausarbeiten und rekonstruieren. Der vorliegende Band möchte solche ,,Naturkonzepte" in Texten, Artefakten und Denkmälern des Alten Orients und des griechischen Kulturraumes von der Archaik bis in den Hellenismus identifizieren und einen Überblick über die jeweils in einem bestimmten Zeit- und Kulturraum vorherrschenden Vorstellungen sowie deren diachrone Entwicklung geben.

Zeit der Morgenr te

Author: Nara Bunkazai Kenkyūjo
ISBN: STANFORD:36105130573798
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Japan


Author: Heinrich Schliemann
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783864031182
Release Date: 2011

Nachdruck der Originalausgabe des Berichtes aus dem Jahr 1881.

Anthropo Geographie Oder Grundz ge Der Anwendung Der Erdkunde Auf Die Geschichte

Author: Friedrich Ratzel
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 0270432299
Release Date: 2018-07-26

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Sp tmykenische Stadtheiligt mer

Author: Gabriele Albers
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: UVA:X002493035
Release Date: 1994-01
Genre: Social Science

This book is an important attempt to understand the class of Mycenaean site known as the `cult centre'. After examining the concept the author synthesises the evidence from Mycenae, Phylakopi, Tiryns, Asine and Agia Irini. Systematic comparative study of the architecture and spatial patterning of artefacts allows the author to arrive at some interesting conclusions about the role of these puzzling sites.

Tokeah oder Die wei e Rose

Author: Charles Sealsfield
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 9783743709485
Release Date: 2017-04-22
Genre: Fiction

Charles Sealsfield: Tokeah oder Die weiße Rose Erstdruck: Philadelphia 1829 unter dem Titel »Tokeah; or the White Rose«. Ebenso London 1929 als »The Indian Chief; or, Tokeah and the White Rose. A Tale of the Indians and Whites«. In deutscher Übersetzung Zürich, Orell Füssli, 1833 als »Der Legitime und die Republikaner. Eine Geschichte aus dem letzten amerikanisch-englischen Krieg«. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Gertrude Kasebier, Indianerhäuptling, 1901. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Fr hkretische Siegel

Author: Kostas Sbonias
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
ISBN: UVA:X006050448
Release Date: 1995-01
Genre: Social Science

An attempt to look afresh at `old' material such as the well-known seals of Crete. Sbonias' study looks first at the settlement picture of the island at the time when these seals were being produced. He then turns his attention to the classification of the seals and the immages on them, dividing them up according to shape and material. This is followed by grouping according to iconographic and stylistic elements. This done, the information is then interpreted so as to reveal niformation on social and economic aspects of the early Cretan seals: what developments are represtented by their use, their decoration and so on.

1000 families

Author: Uwe Ommer
Publisher: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 3822862134
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Family & Relationships

One thousand families -- literally! Photographer Uwe Ommer shares with us his newly completed four-year project, a ""Family Album of Planet Earth"". Overwhelming in its magnitude, this project is truly extraordinary. Stopping in over 150 countries in all corners of the world, Ommer carefully selected the families who best reflected each society's traditions and social conditions. Many of the portraits have appeared in exhibitions and magazines during the course of the project; now that the work is finished, Taschen brings it all to you in one volume. Ommer chose to photograph each family in the same way, against a white background and with identical lighting. All of the traditional elements of a documentary photograph are removed, leaving only the people themselves. The result is astonishing. You'll see yourself in these pages, and maybe not just in the families that look like yours. Seeing all of these families smiling for the camera makes the world feel a little smaller; our differences are not as profound as we may think.

Ethnoarch ologische Studien zum Neolithikum S dwesteuropas

Author: Josef Winiger
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports
ISBN: UVA:X006027565
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

This volume examines Africa and the oldest pottery of western Europe; Chamblandes-Chassey-Cortaillod: where did the Mesolithics remain? and The ice-mummy of the Hauslabjoch and the Copper Age in the area of the western Alps. German text with English summaries, extensive bibliographies and numerous figures.


Author: Ricardo Eichmann
ISBN: OCLC:226978665
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Architecture, Ancient


Author: Britta Gerring
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
ISBN: UVA:X006109065
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

This study is concerned with the examination of Hellenistic finger-rings, defined as such by their pictorial engravings. The principal aim of this art-historical and historical study is to provide a chronological framework for the designs, made difficult by the fact that these desirable items are often held in private collections. Motifs include Greek gods and goddesses, Hellenistic-Egyptian symbols as well as family emblems. The pictorial representations are compared with general trends in Hellenistic art and the production of finger-rings is examined in relation to Hellenistic material culture in general. This rigorous and scientific examination, focusing on the late 4th to mid 2nd century BC, concludes with a catalogue of 174 motifs.