Exploring Prehistoric Identity in Europe

Author: Victoria Ginn
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 184217813X
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Identity is relational and a construct, and is expressed in a myriad of ways. For example, material culture and its pluralist meanings have been readily manipulated by humans in a prehistoric context in order to construct personal and group identities. Artefacts were often from or reminiscent of far-flung places and were used to demonstrate membership of an (imagined) regional, or European community. Earthworks frequently archive maximum visual impact through elaborate ramparts and entrances with the minimum amount of effort, indicating that the construction of identities were as much in the eye of the perceivor, as of the perceived. Variations in domestic architectural style also demonstrate the malleability of identity, and the prolonged, intermittent use of particular places for specific functions indicates that the identity of place is just as important in our archaeological understanding as the identity of people. By using a wide range of case studies, both temporally and spatially, these thought processes may be explored further and diachronic and geographic patterns in expressions of identity investigated.

Anglo Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 14

Author: Sarah Semple
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 178297508X
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Volume 14 of the Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History series is dedicated to the archaeology of early medieval death, burial and commemoration. Incorporating studies focusing upon Anglo-Saxon England as well as research encompassing western Britain, Continental Europe and Scandinavia, this volume originated as the proceedings of a two-day conference held at the University of Exeter in February 2004. It comprises of an Introduction that outlines the key debates and new approaches in early medieval mortuary archaeology followed by eighteen innovative research papers offering new interpretations of the material culture, monuments and landscape context of early medieval mortuary practices. Papers contribute to a variety of ongoing debates including the study of ethnicity, religion, ideology and social memory from burial evidence. The volume also contains two cemetery reports of early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries from Cambridgeshire.

Early Medieval Mortuary Practices

Author: Sarah Semple
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN:
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Volume 14 of the Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History series is dedicated to the archaeology of early medieval death, burial and commemoration. Incorporating studies focusing upon Anglo-Saxon England as well as research encompassing western Britain, Continental Europe and Scandinavia, this volume originated as the proceedings of a two-day conference held at the University of Exeter in February 2004. It comprises of an Introduction that outlines the key debates and new approaches in early medieval mortuary archaeology followed by eighteen innovative research papers offering new interpretations of the material culture, monuments and landscape context of early medieval mortuary practices. Papers contribute to a variety of ongoing debates including the study of ethnicity, religion, ideology and social memory from burial evidence. The volume also contains two cemetery reports of early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries from Cambridgeshire.

Wasperton

Author: M. O. H. Carver
Publisher:
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The newest research on a major Anglo-Saxon site paints a vivid picture of the beginnings of England.

Buried Treasures

Author: Stéphane Compoint
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9780810997813
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Explores archaeological sites around the world as they uncover mummies, a Roman city preserved in ash, and the largest land-based mammal.

Dictionary of Concepts in Archaeology

Author: Molly Raymond Mignon
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN:
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The first dictionary to provide definitions and analytical discussions of the key concepts in archaeology.

The Past in the Past

Author: Richard Bradley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415198089
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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.