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Archaeology

The Social Archaeology of the Levant: From Prehistory to the Present

The volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the archaeology of the southern Levant (modern day Israel, Palestine and Jordan) from the Paleolithic period to the Islamic era, presenting the past with chronological changes from hunter-gatherers to empires. Written by an international team of scholars in the fields of archaeol...

24 Hours in Ancient Egypt: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

Spend 24 hours with the ancient Egyptians.Ancient Egypt wasn't all pyramids, sphinxes and gold sarcophagi. For your average Egyptian, life was tough, and work was hard, conducted under the burning gaze of the sun god Ra.During the course of a day in the ancient city of Thebes (modern-day Luxor), Egypt's religious capital, we mee...

Beardmore: The Viking Hoax That Rewrote History

In 1936, long before the discovery of the Viking settlement at L'Anse aux Meadows, the Royal Ontario Museum made a sensational acquisition: the contents of a Viking grave that prospector Eddy Dodd said he had found on his mining claim east of Lake Nipigon. The relics remained on display for two decades, challenging understanding...

The Last Days of the Kingdom of Israel

Despite considerable scholarly efforts for many years, the last two decades of the Kingdom of Israel are still beneath the veil of history. What was the status of the Kingdom after its annexation by Assyria in 732 BCE? Who conquered Samaria, the capital of the Kingdom? When did it happen? One of the primary reasons for this situ...

Athen im 7. Jahrhundert v. Chr. - Räume und Funde der frühen Polis

This volume for the first time systematically compiles the archaeological evidence of Athens from the late 8th century to the early 6th century BCE. It aims to classify the material within the context of the urban topography and to offer a religious, social, and political interpretation. It provides the story of birth of the Ath...

Writing on the Wall: Graffiti and the Forgotten Jews of Antiquity

Few direct clues exist to the everyday lives and beliefs of ordinary Jews in antiquity. Prevailing perspectives on ancient Jewish life have been shaped largely by the voices of intellectual and social elites, preserved in the writings of Philo and Josephus and the rabbinic texts of the Mishnah and Talmud. Commissioned art, archi...

Очерки по истории Восточного Средиземноморья в 14-12 вв. до н.э.

Данная монография является серией законченных очерков по спорным вопросам истории позднебронзового века в Восточном Средиземноморье в период с XIV по начало XII в. до н.э., связанных, однако, между собой общей темой, а именно передвижениями так называемых «народов моря». К концу указанного периода этот конгломерат племен различн...

Engaging Archaeology: 25 Case Studies in Research Practice

Bringing together 25 case studies from archaeological projects worldwide, Engaging Archaeology candidly explores personal experiences, successes, challenges, and even frustrations from established and senior archaeologists who share invaluable practical advice for students and early-career professionals engaged in planning and c...

Feasting and Polis Institutions

Feasting and commensality formed the backbone of social life in the polis, the most characteristic and enduring form of political organization in the ancient Greek world. Exploring a wide array of commensal practices, Feasting and Polis Institutions reveals how feasts defi ned the religious and political institutions of the Gree...

Mobility and Pottery Production Archaeological and Anthropological Perspectives

For many past and present societies, pottery forms an integral part of material culture and everyday practice. This makes it a promising case example to address human-thing-relations on a more general level, as well as social life itself. Humans organise their lives not only by engaging with materials and things but also by osci...