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  • The Collapse of Complex Societies

    The Collapse of Complex Societies
    av Joseph Tainter

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521386739

    Any explanation of political collapse carries lessons not just for the study of ancient societies, but for the members of all complex societies in both the present and future. Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more…

  • Emerging Complexity

    Emerging Complexity
    av Robert Chapman

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521105729

    How, when and why did inherited differences of wealth, status and power arise in human communities? At the heart of Emerging Complexity is the thesis that complex societies developed independently during the Copper and Bronze Ages in south-east Spai…

  • Archaeology of Political Structure

    Archaeology of Political Structure
    av Montmollin Olivier de Montmollin

    Inbunden - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521362320

    A substantial contribution to the practice and theory of settlement studies within complex societies.

  • The Evolution of the Polynesian Chiefdoms

    The Evolution of the Polynesian Chiefdoms
    av Patrick Vinton Kirch

    Häftad - 1989 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521273169

    A study from an archaeological perspective of the elaborate system of chiefdoms found in the islands of Polynesia. Proceeds of cultural change are analyzed, including colonization, adaptation to new and changing environments, development of intensiv…

  • Style and Society in Dark Age Greece

    Style and Society in Dark Age Greece
    av Whitley James Whitley

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521373838

    In this innovative study, James Whitley examines the relationship between the development of pot style and social changes in the Dark Age of Greece.

  • Religion and Empire

    Religion and Empire
    av Conrad Geoffrey W. Conrad, Demarest Arthur A. Demarest

    Inbunden - 1984 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521243575

    Religion and Empire is an innovative and provocative study of the two largest states of the Precolumbian Americas, the Aztec and Inca Empires.

  • The Archaeology of Rank

    The Archaeology of Rank
    av Paul K. Wason

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521612005

    Social archaeology is concerned with how one might use the archaeological record of the present to elucidate how social interactions were ordered in a past society. This requires a meaningful model of society, considerable archaeological data, and a…

  • The Chaco Anasazi

    The Chaco Anasazi
    av Lynne Sebastian

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521574686

    In the tenth century AD, a remarkable cultural development took place in the harsh and forbidding San Juan Basin of northwestern New Mexico. From small-scale, simply organised, prehistoric Pueblo societies, a complex and socially differentiated poli…

  • Nomads in Archaeology

    Nomads in Archaeology
    av Roger Cribb

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521545792

    Nomads in Archaeology addresses the problem of how to study mobile peoples using archaeological techniques. It therefore deals not only with the prehistory and archaeology of nomads but also with current issues in theory and methodology, particularl…

  • Art and the Early Greek State

    Art and the Early Greek State
    av Michael Shanks

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521602853

    Widely known as an innovative figure in contemporary archaeology, Michael Shanks has written a challenging contribution to recent debates on the emergence of the Greek city states in the first millennium BC. He interprets the art and archaeological…

  • The Limits of Settlement Growth

    The Limits of Settlement Growth
    av Roland Fletcher

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521038102

    In this study Roland Fletcher argues that the built environment becomes a constraint on the long-term development of a settlement. It is costly to move settlements, or to demolish and rebuild from scratch, so the initial layout and buildings, and th…

  • The Limits of Settlement Growth

    The Limits of Settlement Growth
    av Roland Fletcher

    Inbunden - 1995 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521430852

    In this study Roland Fletcher argues that the built environment becomes a constraint on the long-term development of a settlement. It is costly to move settlements, or to demolish and rebuild from scratch, so the initial layout and buildings, and th…

  • The Iron Age Community of Osteria dell'Osa

    The Iron Age Community of Osteria dell'Osa
    av Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521103596

    Anna Maria Bietti Sestieri, one of the finest Italian protohistorians, deals in this monograph with a major archaeological site, the Iron Age cemetery of Osteria dell'Osa, near Rome. The cemetery materials provide rich insights into the emergence of…

  • Problems in Neolithic Archaeology

    Problems in Neolithic Archaeology
    av Alasdair Whittle

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521103893

    Problems in Neolithic Archaeology is a notable contribution to the debate about how we can write prehistory. Drawing on both processual and post-processual approaches, it reaffirms the central role of theory and interpretation while accepting as per…

  • Domestic Ceramic Production and Spatial Organization

    Domestic Ceramic Production and Spatial Organization
    av Philip J. Arnold III

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521545839

    This pioneering ethnoarchaeological study is of contemporary ceramic production and consumption in several villages in the Los Tuxtlas region of Mexico. While many archaeologists have identified ceramic production zones in the archaeological record,…

  • The Chinese Neolithic

    The Chinese Neolithic
    av Li Liu

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521811842

    This book studies the formation of complex societies in prehistoric China during the Neolithic and early state periods, ca. 7000–1500 BC. Archaeological materials are interpreted through anthropological perspectives, using systematic analytic…

  • The Chinese Neolithic

    The Chinese Neolithic
    av Li Liu

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521010641

    This book studies the formation of complex societies in prehistoric China during the Neolithic and early state periods, c. 7000-1500 BC. Archaeological materials are interpreted through anthropological perspectives, using systematic analytic methods…

  • Three Thousand Years in Africa

    Three Thousand Years in Africa
    av Graham Connah

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521109376

    The Lake Chad region of Nigeria is an extreme environment: virtually treeless sand and a broiling clay plain in the fierce heat of the dry season, then much of it inundated and impassable in the wet season as whole areas turn into shallow lakes or m…

  • 3000 Years in Africa

    3000 Years in Africa
    av Graham Connah

    Inbunden - 1981 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521228480

  • Architecture and Power in the Ancient Andes

    Architecture and Power in the Ancient Andes
    av Jerry D. Moore

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521553636

    In this 1996 volume, Jerry D. Moore discusses public architecture in the context of the cultural, political and religious life of the pre-hispanic Andes. Archaeologists have invested enormous effort in excavating and documenting prehistoric building…

  • Architecture and Power in the Ancient Andes

    Architecture and Power in the Ancient Andes
    av Jerry D. Moore

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521675635

    In this 1996 volume, Jerry D. Moore discusses public architecture in the context of the cultural, political and religious life of the pre-hispanic Andes. Archaeologists have invested enormous effort in excavating and documenting prehistoric building…

  • The Birth of Prehistoric Chronology

    The Birth of Prehistoric Chronology
    av Bo Graslund

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521103886

    The development of European archaeology as a scholarly discipline in the nineteenth century was closely connected with the appearance of systematic methods for dating archaeological materials and these methods evolved largely in Scandinavia. Profess…

  • The Birth of Prehistoric Chronology

    The Birth of Prehistoric Chronology
    av Bo Graslund

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521322492

  • World Industrial Archaeology

    World Industrial Archaeology
    av Hudson Kenneth Hudson

    Inbunden - 1979 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521219914

    In this book Kenneth Hudson sets out to restore 'industrial monuments' to their place at the centre of the wider history they embody.

  • Europe before History

    Europe before History
    av Kristian Kristiansen

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521784368

    The societies of the European Bronze Age produced elaborate artifacts and were drawn into a wide trade network extending over the whole of Europe, even though they were economically and politically undiversified. Kristian Kristansen attempts to expl…

  • A Chesapeake Family and Their Slaves

    A Chesapeake Family and Their Slaves
    av Anne Elizabeth Yentsch, Julie Hunter, Julie Hunter

    Inbunden - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521432931

  • A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves

    A Chesapeake Family and their Slaves
    av Anne Elizabeth Yentsch

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521467308

    Analysing the material remains left by Maryland’s colonists in the eighteenth century in conjunction with historical records and works of art, archaeologists have reconstructed the daily life of the aristocratic British family of the governor…

  • Production and Exchange of Stone Tools

    Production and Exchange of Stone Tools
    av Robin Torrence

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521105071

    Originally published in 1986, the aim of this important study was to develop methods for reconstructing the processes of prehistoric exchange. Previous archaeological work had concentrated on mapping obsidian finds relative to source areas using tra…

  • Artefacts as Categories

    Artefacts as Categories
    av Daniel Miller

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521104791

    The aim of Artefacts as Categories is to ask what we can learn about a society from the variability of the objects it produces. Dr Miller presents a comprehensive analysis of the pottery produced in a single village in central India, drawing togethe…

  • Re-constructing Archaeology

    Re-constructing Archaeology
    av Michael Shanks

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780415088701

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Ceramic Theory and Cultural Process

    Ceramic Theory and Cultural Process
    av Dean E. Arnold

    Häftad - 1988 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521272599

    A theory of ceramics that elucidates the complex relationship between culture, pottery and society.

  • Making History in Banda

    Making History in Banda
    av Ann Brower Stahl

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521037976

    Drawing on evidence from several disciplines, Ann Brower Stahl reconstructs the daily lives of Banda villagers of west central Ghana, from the time that they were drawn into the Niger trade (around AD 1300) until British overrule was established ear…

  • Making History in Banda

    Making History in Banda
    av Ann Brower Stahl

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521801829

    Drawing on evidence from several disciplines, Ann Brower Stahl reconstructs the daily lives of Banda villagers of west central Ghana, from the time that they were drawn into the Niger trade (around AD 1300) until British overrule was established ear…

  • Style and Society in Dark Age Greece

    Style and Society in Dark Age Greece
    av James Whitley

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521545853

    In this innovative study, James Whitley examines the relationship between the development of pot style and social changes in the Dark Age of Greece (1100-700 BC). He focuses on Athens where the Protogeometric and Geometric styles first appeared. He…

  • Prehistoric Adaptation in the American Southwest

    Prehistoric Adaptation in the American Southwest
    av Rosalind L. Hunter-Anderson

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521106214

    This book is about post-Pleistocene adaptive change among the aboriginal cultures of the mountains and deserts of Arizona and New Mexico. Conceived essentially as a natural science alternative to the prevailing culture history paradigm, it offers bo…

  • Chaco Anasazi

    Chaco Anasazi
    av Sebastian Lynne Sebastian

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521403672

    This study examines political evolution and archaeological data, producing a sociopolitical model of the rise, florescence, and decline of the Chaco Phenomenon.

  • Symbols in Action

    Symbols in Action
    av Ian Hodder

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521105088

    Material culture - the objects made by man - provides the primary data from which archaeologists have to infer the economies, technologies, social organization and ritual practices of extinct societies. The analysis and interpretation ofmaterial cul…

  • Forest Farmers and Stockherders

    Forest Farmers and Stockherders
    av Peter Bogucki

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521103602

    Drawing extensively on anthropological theory and ecological models of human adaptation, Forest Farmers and Stockherders explores the single most radical transformation in all European prehistory - the growth of a food-producing economy in the perio…

  • Stylistic Variation in Prehistoric Ceramics

    Stylistic Variation in Prehistoric Ceramics
    av Stephen Plog

    Inbunden - 1980 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521225816

    Using data drawn primarily from the American Southwest, Stephen Plog shows that there are basic problems with the methods archaeologists traditionally use to classify and analyse prehistoric pottery. Archaeologists have studied the painted designs a…

  • Stylistic Variation in Prehistoric Ceramics

    Stylistic Variation in Prehistoric Ceramics
    av Stephen Plog

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521070331

    Using data drawn primarily from the American Southwest, Stephen Plog shows that there are basic problems with the methods archaeologists traditionally use to classify and analyse prehistoric pottery. Archaeologists have studied the painted designs a…

  • Interpreting the Axe Trade

    Interpreting the Axe Trade
    av Richard Bradley

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521619370

    Interpreting the Axe Trade documents the changing character and context of stone axe production and exchange in the British Neolithic. Drawing on a variety of studies, the authors explore some of the problems and potentials that attend archaeologica…

  • An Ethnography of the Neolithic

    An Ethnography of the Neolithic
    av Christopher Tilley

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521568210

    Archaeological research in Sweden and Denmark has uncovered a startling array of evidence over the last 150 years, but until now there has been no comprehensive synthesis and interpretation of the material. An Ethnography of the Neolithic bridges th…

  • The Archaeology of Political Structure

    The Archaeology of Political Structure
    av Olivier de Montmollin

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521548021

    This innovative analysis of archaeological settlement patterns as a guide to ancient political structure focuses on the Maya of Southeastern Mexico. Working principally with data from the Classic Period in the Rosario Valley, Dr de Montmollin relate…

  • Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain

    Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain
    av John Creighton

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521772075

    Cunobelin, Shakespeare’s Cymbeline, ruled much of Southeast Britain in the years before Claudius’ legions arrived, creating the Roman Province of Britannia. But what do we know of him and his rule, and that of competing dynasties in Sout…

  • Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain

    Coins and Power in Late Iron Age Britain
    av John Creighton

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521114516

    Cunobelin, Shakespeare's Cymbeline, ruled much of south-east Britain in the years before Claudius' legions arrived, creating the Roman province of Britannia. But what do we know of him and his rule, and that of competing dynasties in south-east Brit…

  • Thoughtful Foragers

    Thoughtful Foragers
    av Steven J. Mithen

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521102889

    Thoughtful Foragers is about hunter-gatherer decision making. The author explores the implications of the human mind as a product of biological evolution for the way in which humans solve foraging problems. He draws on studies form ethology, psychol…

  • Ecology and Ceramic Production in an Andean Community

    Ecology and Ceramic Production in an Andean Community
    av Dean E. Arnold

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521543453

    Following the theoretical perspective of his earlier book, Ceramic Theory and Cultural Process (1985), Dean Arnold’s ethnoarchaeological study explores the relationships of ceramic production to society and its environment in the Peruvian Ande…

  • Burial and Ancient Society

    Burial and Ancient Society
    av Ian Morris

    Häftad - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521387385

    This study of the changing relationships between burial rituals and social structure in Early Iron Age Greece will be required reading for all archaeologists working with burial evidence, in whatever period. This book differs from many recent studie…

  • Human Sacrifice, Militarism, and Rulership

    Human Sacrifice, Militarism, and Rulership
    av Saburo Sugiyama

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521780568

    Teotihuacan was one of the earliest and more populous preColumbian cities, and the Feathered Serpent was its vital monument, erected circa 200 AD. This work explores the religious meanings and political implications of the pyramid with meticulous an…

  • Ancient Mesoamerica

    Ancient Mesoamerica
    av Richard E. Blanton

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521446068

    Mesoamerica has become one of the world's most important areas for research into the emergence of complex human societies. Between 10,000 years ago and the arrival of the Spanish in 1521, some of the most significant changes in the evolution of huma…

  • Burial and Ancient Society

    Burial and Ancient Society
    av Morris Ian Morris

    Inbunden - 1987 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521326803

    This study explores the relationship between burial rituals and social structures in Early Iron Age Greece.

  • Nomads in Archaeology

    Nomads in Archaeology
    av Cribb Roger Cribb

    Inbunden - 1991 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521328814

    This book addresses the problem of how to study mobile peoples using archaeological techniques.

  • Ecology and Ceramic Production in an Andean Community

    Ecology and Ceramic Production in an Andean Community
    av Arnold Dean E. Arnold

    Inbunden - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521432894

    This ethnoarchaeological study looks at pottery production in a contemporary Peruvian Andean community.

  • Living Archaeology

    Living Archaeology
    av R. A. Gould

    Inbunden - 1980 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521230933

    'Living archaeology,' says Richard Gould, 'is ethnoarchaeology in the active voice'. Using as case studies his own observations of Australian Aborigines, and those of others, the author presents a unified theory of ethnoarchaeology. He demonstrates…

  • The Transition to Statehood in the New World

    The Transition to Statehood in the New World
    av Grant D. Jones, Robert R. Kautz, Grant D. Jones

    Inbunden - 1981 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521240758

  • Maya Postclassic State Formation

    Maya Postclassic State Formation
    av John W. Fox

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521101950

    John Fox here offers a fresh and persuasive view of the crucial Classic-Postclassic transition that determined the shape of the later Maya state. Drawing this data from ethnographic analogy and native chronicles as well as archaeology, he identifies…

  • The Birth of the Gods and the Origins of Agriculture

    The Birth of the Gods and the Origins of Agriculture
    av Jacques Cauvin

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521651356

    Jacques Cauvin has spent many years researching the beginnings of the Neolithic in the Near East, excavating key sites and developing new ideas to explain the hugely significant cultural, social and economic changes which transformed mobile hunter-g…

  • The Birth of the Gods and the Origins of Agriculture

    The Birth of the Gods and the Origins of Agriculture
    av Jacques Cauvin

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780521039086

    Jacques Cauvin has spent many years researching the beginnings of the Neolithic in the Near East, excavating key sites and developing new ideas to explain the hugely significant cultural, social and economic changes which transformed mobile hunter-g…