Handbook Of Gender In Archaeology

Handbook Of Gender In Archaeology Book
✏Book Title : Handbook of Gender in Archaeology
✏Author : Sarah M. Nelson
✏Publisher : Rowman Altamira
✏Release Date : 2006
✏Pages : 913
✏ISBN : 0759106789
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Handbook of Gender in Archaeology Book Summary : First reference work to explore the research on gender in archaeology.

The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology And Anthropology Of Hunter Gatherers Book
✏Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter gatherers
✏Author : Vicki Cummings
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press (UK)
✏Release Date : 2014
✏Pages : 1330
✏ISBN : 9780199551224
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter gatherers Book Summary : For more than a century, the study of hunting and gathering societies has been central to the development of both archaeology and anthropology as academic disciplines, and has also generated widespread public interest and debate. This book provides a comprehensive review of hunter-gatherer studies, tracing histories of research and undertaking detailed regional and thematic case-studies that span the archaeology, history and anthropology of hunter gatherers,concluding with an in-depth review of the main opportunities, research questions, and moral obligations that lie ahead.

Shamans Queens And Figurines Book
✏Book Title : Shamans Queens and Figurines
✏Author : Sarah M. Nelson
✏Publisher : Left Coast Press
✏Release Date : 2014-11-30
✏Pages : 286
✏ISBN : 9781611329476
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Shamans Queens and Figurines Book Summary : Sarah Nelson, recognized as one of the key figures in the studying gender in the ancient world and women in archaeology, brings together much of the work she has done in a single volume with her latest thinking on the development of gender studies in the field.

The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology Of Ritual And Religion Book
✏Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion
✏Author : Timothy Insoll
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2011-10-27
✏Pages : 1108
✏ISBN : 9780199232444
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion Book Summary : A comprehensive overview, by period and region, of the archaeology of ritual and religion. The coverage is global, and extends from the earliest prehistory to modern times. Written by over sixty renowned specialists, the Handbook presents the very best in current scholarship, and will also stimulate further research.

International Handbook Of Historical Archaeology Book
✏Book Title : International Handbook of Historical Archaeology
✏Author : Teresita Majewski
✏Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
✏Release Date : 2009-06-07
✏Pages : 698
✏ISBN : 0387720715
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏International Handbook of Historical Archaeology Book Summary : In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.

The Oxford Handbook Of Anglo Saxon Archaeology Book
✏Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of Anglo Saxon Archaeology
✏Author : Helena Hamerow
✏Publisher : OUP Oxford
✏Release Date : 2011-03-31
✏Pages : 1112
✏ISBN : 9780199212149
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Handbook of Anglo Saxon Archaeology Book Summary : Written by a team of experts and presenting the results of the most up-to-date research, The Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology will both stimulate and support further investigation into a society poised at the interface between prehistory and history.

The Oxford Handbook Of The Archaeology Of Childhood Book
✏Book Title : The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood
✏Author : Sally Crawford
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2018-05-31
✏Pages : 784
✏ISBN : 9780199670697
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood Book Summary : Real understanding of past societies is not possible without including children, and yet they have been strangely invisible in the archaeological record. Compelling explanation about past societies cannot be achieved without including and investigating children and childhood. However marginal the traces of children's bodies and bricolage may seem compared to adults, archaeological evidence of children and childhood can be found in the most astonishing places and spaces. The archaeology of childhood is one of the most exciting and challenging areas for new discovery about past societies. Children are part of every human society, but childhood is a cultural construct. Each society develops its own idea about what a childhood should be, what children can or should do, and how they are trained to take their place in the world. Children also play a part in creating the archaeological record itself. In this volume, experts from around the world ask questions about childhood - thresholds of age and growth, childhood in the material culture, the death of children, and the intersection of the childhood and the social, economic, religious, and political worlds of societies in the past.

Handbook Of Landscape Archaeology Book
✏Book Title : Handbook of Landscape Archaeology
✏Author : Bruno David
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2016-06-03
✏Pages : 719
✏ISBN : 9781315427720
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Handbook of Landscape Archaeology Book Summary : Over the past three decades, “landscape” has become an umbrella term to describe many different strands of archaeology. From the processualist study of settlement patterns to the phenomenologist’s experience of the natural world, from human impact on past environments to the environment’s impact on human thought, action, and interaction, the term has been used. In this volume, for the first time, over 80 archaeologists from three continents attempt a comprehensive definition of the ideas and practices of landscape archaeology, covering the theoretical and the practical, the research and conservation, and encasing the term in a global framework. As a basic reference volume for landscape archaeology, this volume will be the benchmark for decades to come. All royalties on this Handbook are donated to the World Archaeological Congress.

Shamanism And The Origin Of States Book
✏Book Title : Shamanism and the Origin of States
✏Author : Sarah M. Nelson
✏Publisher :
✏Release Date : 2008
✏Pages : 283
✏ISBN : 1598741330
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Shamanism and the Origin of States Book Summary : Sarah Milledge Nelson's bold thesis is that the development of states in East Asia--China, Japan, Korea--was an outgrowth of the leadership in smaller communities guided by shamans. Using a mixture of historical documents, mythology, archaeological data, and ethnographic studies of contemporary shamans, she builds a case for shamans being the driving force behind the blossoming of complex societies. More interesting, shamans in East Asia are generally women, who used their access to the spirit world to take leadership roles. This work challenges traditional interpretations growth of Asian states, which is overlaid with later Confucian notions of gender roles. Written at a level accessible for undergraduates, this concise work will be fascinating reading for those interested in East Asian archaeology, politics, and society; in gender roles, and in shamanism.

📒The Family ✍ Mary Jo Maynes

The Family Book
✏Book Title : The Family
✏Author : Mary Jo Maynes
✏Publisher : Oxford University Press
✏Release Date : 2012-06-14
✏Pages : 168
✏ISBN : 9780199929993
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Family Book Summary : People have always lived in families, but what that means has varied dramatically across time and cultures. The family is not a "natural" phenomenon but an institution with a dynamic history stretching 10,000 years into the past. Mary Jo Maynes and Ann Waltner tell the story of this fundamental unit from the beginnings of domestication and human settlement. They consider the codification of rules governing marriage in societies around the ancient world, the changing conceptions of family wrought by the heightened pace of colonialism and globalization in the modern world, and how state policies shape families today. The authors illustrate ways in which differences in gender and generation have affected family relations over the millennia. Cooperation between family members--by birth or marriage--has driven expansions of power and fusions of culture in times and places as different as ancient Mesopotamia, where kings' daughters became priestesses who mediated among the various cultures and religions of their fathers' kingdom, and sixteenth-century Mexico, in which alliances between Spanish men and indigenous women variously allowed for consolidation of colonial power or empowered resistance to colonial rule. But family discord has also driven - and been driven by - historical events such as China's 1919 May Fourth Movement, in which young people seeking an end to patriarchal authority were key participants. Maynes's and Waltner's view of the family as a force of history brings to light processes of human development and patterns of social life and allows for new insights into the human past and present.