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Past Worlds

Past Worlds

Author: Christopher Scarre

Publisher:

ISBN: 0723008108

Category: Antiquities

Page: 319

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An archaelogical reconstruction of the human story, using hundreds of maps, illus, photos and meticulous reconstruction of ancient sites.

Digital Atlas of Economic Plants in Archaeology

Digital Atlas of Economic Plants in Archaeology

Author: R. Neef

Publisher: Barkhuis

ISBN: 9789492444271

Category: Science

Page: 760

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The third part of the Digital Plant Atlas presents illustrations of subfossil remains of plants with economic value. These plant remains mainly derive from excavations in the Old World (Europe, Western Asia and North Africa) that the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut (DAI, Berlin) and the Groningen Institute of Archaeology (GIA) have conducted or participated in. Plant material is usually very perishable, but can nevertheless be preserved in archaeological sites if the biological decay of the material is blocked. Many plant remains are discovered during excavations in carbonized form, where despite having been in contact with fire, they have not been completely reduced to ash. Extremely dry climatic conditions, like those in Egypt, can also preserve plant material in a completely dessicated condition. Most of the economically valuable plants illustrated here have been carbonized or desiccated. So this atlas links up very well with the Digital Atlas of Economic Plants.Like the other atlasses, this atlas is a combination of a book and a website.The Book:Just as in part two of the series, this part will not only include illustrations of seeds and fruits, but also of other plant parts. The resulting variety in seed and fruit forms will be illustrated by examples from different excavations. To support their identification and determination, also pictures of recent plants and relevant plant parts have been included.The Website: To supplement the photographs, the website will also include morphometric measurements of the subfossil seeds and fruits. These measurements can be compared with own measurements of the plant taxa in question.Summary: Plant families: 56 Plant species (Taxa): 191 Photographs: 773 photographs of subfossil plant parts, 1137 photographs of recent plants and plant parts Languages: English and 15 indices (scientific plant name, pharmaceutical plant name, English, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Arab, Arab in transliteration, Turkish, Chinese, Pinyin (Chinese in transliteration), Hindi, Sanskrit, and Malayalam) Purchase of the book grants access to the protected parts of the websites of the project.

Atlas of Ancient Archaeology

Atlas of Ancient Archaeology

Author: Jacquetta Hawkes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118439798

Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Page: 280

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Traces the patterns of cultures and civilizations down to the beginning of the classical world, region by region, around the globe. 350 Two-colour maps, plans and drawings.

The History of Archaeology

The History of Archaeology

Author: Paul Bahn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317999416

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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The History of Archaeology: An Introduction provides global coverage with chapters devoted to particular regions of the world. The regional approach allows readers to understand the similarities and differences in the history of and approach to archaeology in various parts of the world. Each chapter is written by a specialist scholar with experience of the region concerned. Thus the book focuses on the earliest beginnings of archaeology in different parts of the world, and how it developed from being a pastime for antiquarians and collectors to a serious attempt to obtain information about past societies. Woven into the text are various boxes that explore key archaeologists, sites and important discoveries in the history of archaeology enriching the story of the discipline’s development. With such far ranging coverage, including an exploration of the little covered development of Russian and Chinese archaeology, The History of Archaeology is the perfect introduction to the history of archaeology for the interested reader and student alike.

Archeology Under Water

Archeology Under Water

Author: Keith Muckelroy

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : McGraw-Hill

ISBN: UCSD:31822010891695

Category: History

Page: 200

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Examines some of the most significant discoveries in marine archaeology, providing fascinating firsthand accounts, vivid illustrations, and archaeological analyses of submerged sites from Scandinavia to Middle America dating back to 1200 B.C

TephroArchaeology in the North Pacific

TephroArchaeology in the North Pacific

Author: Gina L. Barnes

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781789691733

Category: Social Science

Page: 350

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‘TephroArchaeology’ (from the Japanese, kazanbai kōkogaku – lit. volcanic ash archaeology), refers to a sub-discipline of archaeology developed in Japan in the last few decades. This book brings into the English-speaking world tephroarchaeological investigations by archaeologists in Japan whose results are usually only accessible in Japanese.