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Introducing Archaeology,Third Edition (Paperback): Robert Muckle, Stacey L Camp Introducing Archaeology,Third Edition (Paperback)
Robert Muckle, Stacey L Camp
R1,081 Discovery Miles 10 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Now in its third edition, Introducing Archaeology continues to be a thoughtful and engaging textbook for introductory-level students. Covering traditional fixtures of archaeology, such as methods and prehistory, the new edition opens up the greater conversation of feminist archaeology and the current state of archaeology, discussing issues of sexual harassment and abuse, inclusion, and the lack of diverse voices in the field. The third edition highlights recent archaeological developments and the social and political contexts of archaeology, including the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), Camp Delta (Guantanamo Bay), and Indigenous residential schools. The authors also manage to integrate some playful topics, such as the archaeology of children's graffiti and the domestication of dogs, while delving further into contemporary issues like climate change. The ultimate goal is to encourage students to examine the world that surrounds them with new eyes using archaeological methodologies. The third edition incorporates more color images than in previous editions and is accompanied by an updated instructor's manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides.

God in Context - Selected Essays on Society and Religion in the Early Middle East (Hardcover): Karel Van Der Toorn God in Context - Selected Essays on Society and Religion in the Early Middle East (Hardcover)
Karel Van Der Toorn
R3,146 R2,897 Discovery Miles 28 970 Save R249 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Petra Great Temple Volume 3 - Brown University Excavations 1993-2008, Architecture and Material Culture (Hardcover): Martha... Petra Great Temple Volume 3 - Brown University Excavations 1993-2008, Architecture and Material Culture (Hardcover)
Martha Sharp Joukowsky
R1,650 R1,442 Discovery Miles 14 420 Save R208 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Deeply nestled in the rift valley, the hundreds of tombs and extensive remains of the Nabataean metropolis that was once that nation's capital city of Petra, evokes a sense of geographic protection and isolation from the outside world. With its sprawling development, Petra became a bustling city with exciting and distinctive architectural and artistic styles as the Petraeans determined what a resplendent capital with a burgeoning population and assured economic future should represent. This third volume devoted to one of its most impressive edifices, the Great Temple, builds on the previous two volumes of excavation reports to examine many facets of Nabataean material culture. It exposes a cross-section of the material culture, from water-supply systems and architectural designs to studies of artifacts (sculpture, ceramics, numismatics, metal and bone) and subsistence patterns. Part I explores the principles of the temple layout and how it was built including Nabataean construction techniques, hydraulic systems, decoration, art and and subsidiary buildings of the precinct. Part II is devoted to additional aspects of Nabataean material culture, with chapters devoted to the site databases, ceramics and Nabataean potting traditions, lamps, figurines, glass, coins, faunal and worked bone analyses, metal objects, ballista balls, and sculpture. The volume is supported by an online database http://www.opencontext.org designed to assemble special research materials that could not be published here in print which provides the tools for researchers to perform their own analysis of the data.

Beyond Tombs and Towers - Domestic Architecture of the Umm An-Nar Period in Eastern Arabia (Hardcover): Stephanie Dopper Beyond Tombs and Towers - Domestic Architecture of the Umm An-Nar Period in Eastern Arabia (Hardcover)
Stephanie Dopper
R1,711 R1,402 Discovery Miles 14 020 Save R309 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Cleopatra - Cleopatra and the Fascination of Egpt (Paperback, Spanish Edition): Giovanni Gentile Cleopatra - Cleopatra and the Fascination of Egpt (Paperback, Spanish Edition)
Giovanni Gentile
R637 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R111 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ancient Egyptian Phonology (Paperback): James P. Allen Ancient Egyptian Phonology (Paperback)
James P. Allen
R564 Discovery Miles 5 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Ancient Egyptian Phonology. James Allen studies the sounds of the language spoken by the ancient Egyptians through application of the most recent methodological advances for phonological reconstruction. Using the internal evidence of the language, he proceeds from individual vowels and consonants to the sound of actual ancient Egyptian texts. Allen also explores variants, alternants, and the development of sound in texts, and touches on external evidence from Afroasiatic cognate languages. The most up to date work on this topic, Ancient Egyptian Phonology is an essential resource for Egyptologists and will also be of interest to scholars and linguists of African and Semitic languages.

Sunken cities - Egypt's lost worlds (Hardcover): Franck Goddio, Aurelia Masson-Berghoff Sunken cities - Egypt's lost worlds (Hardcover)
Franck Goddio, Aurelia Masson-Berghoff
R1,118 R879 Discovery Miles 8 790 Save R239 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Beneath the waters of Abukir Bay, at the edge of the Nile Delta, lie the submerged remains of the ancient Egyptian cities Canopus and Thonis-Heracleion, which sank over 1,000 years ago but were dramatically rediscovered in the 20th century and brought to the surface by marine archaeologists in the 1990s. These pioneering underwater excavations continue today, and have yielded a wealth of ancient artefacts, to be exhibited in Britain for the first time in 2016. Through these spectacular finds, this book tells the story of how two iconic ancient civilizations, Egypt and Greece, interacted in the late first millennium bc. From the foundation of Naukratis and Thonis-Heracleion as trading posts to the conquest of Alexander the Great, through the ensuing centuries of Ptolemaic rule to the ultimate dominance of the Roman Empire on the world stage, Greeks and Egyptians lived alongside one another in these lively cities, sharing their politics, religious ideas, languages, scripts and customs. Greek kings adopted the regalia of the pharaoh; ordinary Greek citizens worshipped in Hellenic sanctuaries next to Egyptian temples; and their ancient gods and mythologies became ever more closely intertwined. This book showcases a spectacular collection of artefacts, coupled with a retelling of the history by world-renowned experts in the subject (including the sites' long-term excavator), bringing the reader face-to-face with this vibrant ancient society. Accompanies the most sensational exhibition of ancient Egyptian and Greek discoveries to be held in the UK for decades, opening at the British Museum.

Plato in La - Artists` Visions (Paperback): Donatien Grau Plato in La - Artists` Visions (Paperback)
Donatien Grau
R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

No thinker in the West has had a wider and more sustained influence than the ancient Greek philosopher Plato. From philosophy to drama, religion to politics, it is difficult to find a current cultural or social phenomenon that is not in some aspect indebted to the famous philosopher and the Platonic tradition. It should come as no surprise that contemporary artists continue to engage with and respond to the ideas of Plato. Accompanying an exhibition at the Getty Villa, this book brings together eleven renowned artists working in a variety of media all of whom have acknowledged the role of Plato in their artistic process. Featuring candid interviews with the artists, this volume begins with an essay by the critic and curator Donatien Grau that contextualizes Plato in antiquity and in the present day. Contemporary art, Grau demonstrates, is Platonism stripped bare, and it allows us to reconsider Plato's philosophy as a deeply human construct, one that remains highly relevant today.

Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume 13, Q (Hardcover): Martha T. Roth Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume 13, Q (Hardcover)
Martha T. Roth
R1,550 Discovery Miles 15 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary was conceived to provide more than lexical information alone, more than a one-to-one equivalent between Akkadian and English words. By presenting each word in a meaningful context, often with a full and idiomatic translation, it recreates the cultural milieu and in many ways assumes the function of an encyclopedia.

Peripheral Concerns - Urban Development in the Bronze Age Southern Levant (Hardcover): Susan Cohen Peripheral Concerns - Urban Development in the Bronze Age Southern Levant (Hardcover)
Susan Cohen
R1,806 Discovery Miles 18 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Peripheral Concerns examines the influence of one "core" region of the ancient Near Eastern world-Egypt-on urban development in the southern Levant in the Early and Middle Bronze Ages, with emphasis on the relative stability and sustainability of this development in each era. The study utilizes a very broad scale "macro" approach to examine urban development using core-periphery theories, specifically in regard to southern Levantine-Egyptian interactions.While many studies examine urban development in both the Early Bronze Age and the Middle Bronze Age, few compare this phenomenon in the two periods. Likewise, there are few studies of urban development in the southern Levant that compare contemporary Egyptian policies in that region to those in Nubia, despite the fact that Egyptian activities linked the eastern Mediterranean, the Nile Valley, and Nubia into one interactive system. The broad chronological and geographic framework utilized in this study therefore allows for a new approach to urban development in the southern Levant.

Nush-I Jan 3 - The Small Finds (Paperback): John Curtis Nush-I Jan 3 - The Small Finds (Paperback)
John Curtis
R141 Discovery Miles 1 410 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Small Finds. Excavations were carried out at the Median and Parthian site at Tepe Nush-i Jan in Western Iran in the 60s and 70s.

The Southern Levant during the first centuries of Roman rule (64 BCE-135 CE) - Interweaving Local Cultures (Hardcover): Paolo... The Southern Levant during the first centuries of Roman rule (64 BCE-135 CE) - Interweaving Local Cultures (Hardcover)
Paolo Cimadomo
R1,287 R1,122 Discovery Miles 11 220 Save R165 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Starting from the issues of globalisation and recent studies about the mechanisms of absorption of cultures into the Roman Empire, this book focuses on the Near East, an area that has received much less attention than the Western part of the Roman empire in the context of the Romanisation debate. Cimadomo seeks to develop new understandings of imperialism and colonialism, highlighting the numerous and multiple cultural elements that existed in the eastern provinces and raising many questions, such as the bilingualism of ancient societies, the relationship between different cultures and the difficulty of using modern terminologies to explain ancient phenomena. The first focus lies on the area of Galilee and collecting all the evidence for reconstructing the history of the region. The theme of the ethnicity of the Galileans is very complex, as even the literary evidence of the first centuries BC and AD regarding Galilee doesn't specify anything about their ethnic identities. The question of the Arabs, their origins and ethnicity is also raised, with a particular focus on the Itureans and the Nabateans. Alongside a complete analysis of the territories they occupied, Cimadomo explores the different artefacts: from the sculptures to the pottery, from the temples to the coins, a picture emerges of an area influenced by different cultures where the inhabitants were able to create their own culture, different from all other parts of the Roman empire. A chapter is devoted to the Decapolis, paying attention to the literary and architectural evidences of each city and their urban development in a little-studied period. An important feature that clearly emerges is the religious nature of the earlier settlements: most of them were probably sanctuaries during the Hellenistic time, and developed only after the coming of the Romans. It was during this development that theatres took a principal role, seemingly the first structures built in every city under Roman rule. It becomes clear that the problems of homogenization and differentiation were present even in the past. Local inhabitants challenged their identity, adapting and modifying foreign impulses, creating new societies and new ways of being Roman.

Defining the Sacred - Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion in the Near East (Paperback): Nicola Laneri Defining the Sacred - Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion in the Near East (Paperback)
Nicola Laneri
R989 R875 Discovery Miles 8 750 Save R114 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Religion is a phenomenon that is inseparable from human society. It brings about a set of emotional, ideological and practical elements that are pervasive in the social fabric of any society and characterizable by a number of features. these include the establishment of intermediaries in the relationship between humans and the divine; the construction of ceremonial places for worshipping the gods and practicing ritual performances; and the creation ritual paraphernalia. Investigating the religious dimensions of ancient societies encounters problems in defining such elements, especially with regard to societies that lack textual evidences and has tended to lead towards the identification of differentiation between the mental dimension, related to religious beliefs, and the material one associated with religious practices, resulting in a separation between scholars able to investigate, and possibly reconstruct, ritual practices (i.e., archaeologists), and those interested in defining the realm of ancient beliefs (i.e., philologists and religious historians). The aim of this collection of papers is to attempt to bridge these two dimensions by breaking down existing boundaries in order to form a more comprehensive vision of religion among ancient Near Eastern societies. This approach requires that a higher consideration be given to those elements (either artificial -- buildings, objects, texts, etc. -- or natural -- landscapes, animals, trees, etc.) that are created through a materialization of religious beliefs and practices enacted by members of communities. These issues are addressed in a series of specific case-studies covering a broad chronological framework that from the Pre-pottery Neolithic to the Iron Age.

Excavations at Tell Nebi Mend, Syria Volume I (Hardcover): Peter J. Parr Excavations at Tell Nebi Mend, Syria Volume I (Hardcover)
Peter J. Parr
R1,296 R1,139 Discovery Miles 11 390 Save R157 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The archaeological site of Tell Nebi Mend, a tell on the Homs plain in present-day Syria, is universally recognised as the location, first, of Qadesh (or Kadesh), where, in c. 1286 BC, the armies of Ramesses II of Egypt and Muwatalli II of Great Hatti fought the most famous battle of pre-classical antiquity, and, second, of Laodicea ad Libanum, founded most probably in the 3rd century BC as the capital of a district of the Seleucid empire. Collaborative excavations undertaken over 12 seasons aimed to fill a major gap in archaeological knowledge between the northern and southern Levant and to develop an understanding of the archaeology and early history of the Levantine Corridor independent of, and supplementing, that based on Palestinian and Biblical research. The primary aim was to obtain as complete a sequence as possible of cultural and environmental data, sampling all periods of the site's occupation, which included Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Hellenistic/Roman deposits, enclosures and defenses spanning the 7th millennium BC to the mid-1st millennium AD. A definitive classification of all types of Syrian pottery over two millennia was established, together with a much longer sequence of pottery, stone, metal and bone implements, terracottas and other cultural remains, accompanied by a wealth of environmental data and a series of radiometric dates. The earliest settlement so far discovered at Tell Nebi Mend dates to the first half of the 7th millennium BC and is the subject of this volume. Five phases of occupation were recognised with architectural features including, at different times, house structures and remains of larger, probably communal, buildings, along with remains of plaster, floor surfaces, fire and rubbish pits and burials, followed by large-scale abandonment. More than 2000 sherds of Neolithic pottery and 1400 flint and obsidian artefacts were recovered.

Kingship, Power, and Legitimacy in Ancient Egypt - From the Old Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom (Hardcover): Lisa K Sabbahy Kingship, Power, and Legitimacy in Ancient Egypt - From the Old Kingdom to the Middle Kingdom (Hardcover)
Lisa K Sabbahy
R1,965 Discovery Miles 19 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this book, Lisa Sabbahy presents a history of ancient Egyptian kingship in the Old Kingdom and its re-formation in the early Middle Kingdom. Beginning with an account of Egypt's history before the Old Kingdom, she examines the basis of kingship and its legitimacy. The heart of her study is an exploration of the king's constant emphasis on his relationship to his divine parents, the sun god Ra and his mother, the goddess Hathor, who were two of the most important deities backing the rule of a divine king. Sabbahy focuses on the cardinal importance of this relationship, which is reflected in the king's monuments, particularly his pyramid complexes, several of which are analysed in detail. Sabbahy also offers new insights into the role of queens in the early history of Egypt, notably sibling royal marriages, harem conspiracies, and the possible connotations of royal female titles.

Egyptian Magic - The Quest for Thoth's Book of Secrets (Paperback): Maarten J. Raven Egyptian Magic - The Quest for Thoth's Book of Secrets (Paperback)
Maarten J. Raven
R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ancient Egyptians were firmly convinced of the importance of magic, which was both a source of supernatural wisdom and a means of affecting one's own fate. The gods themselves used it for creating the world, granting mankind magical powers as an aid to the struggle for existence. Magic formed a link between human beings, gods, and the dead. Magicians were the indispensable guardians of the god-given cosmic order, learned scholars who were always searching for the Magic Book of Thoth, which could explain the wonders of nature. Egyptian Magic, illustrated with wonderful and mysterious objects from European museum collections, describes how Egyptian sorcerers used their craft to protect the weakest members of society, to support the gods in their fight against evil, and to imbue the dead with immortality, and explores the arcane systems and traditions of the occult that governed this well-organized universe of ancient Egypt.

Beni Hassan Volume V - The Tomb of Khnumhotep l (Paperback): Miral Lashien, Anna-Latifa Mourad Beni Hassan Volume V - The Tomb of Khnumhotep l (Paperback)
Miral Lashien, Anna-Latifa Mourad
R2,017 R1,725 Discovery Miles 17 250 Save R292 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Khnumhotep I was the first governer of the Oryx nome during Egypt's formative Twelfth Dynasty. Appointed by Amenemhat I, his tomb at Beni Hassan is one of the most significant for its insights on a pivotal period in Egyptian history. For the first time since Newberry's publication in 1893, a record of the tomb and its preserved scenes and inscriptions is provided in colour photographs and detailed line drawings. The report includes a description of the tomb's architecture, its various scenes on daily life, desert-hunting and militaristic activities, as well as a new copy and translation of Khnumhotep I's biography.

The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Vol. LXXXIV (Hardcover): Amin Benaissa The Oxyrhynchus Papyri Vol. LXXXIV (Hardcover)
Amin Benaissa; Volume editing by Amin Benaissa; Edited by Nikolaos Gonis
R2,069 Discovery Miles 20 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

P.Oxy. LXXXIV marks a new departure for the series: it is the first to publish texts in Egyptian. One is a Greek-Coptic paraphrase of Homer's Iliad, the other a sale of house property in Demotic accompanied by a Greek tax receipt. Section I presents extensive remains of a set of codices of the Septuagint. Section II includes a miscellany of new literary and subliterary texts: remnants of post-Classical hexameter poetry, a possible fragment of Middle comedy with an Anacreontic theme, and a cento of Homeric verses on the myth of Daphne. The seventeen papyri of Apollonius Rhodius published in Section III, providing some two dozen new readings, confirm the Argonautica's status as the most popular epic poem in Roman Egypt after the Homeric and Hesiodic classics. The papyri of Apollonius are complemented by a painting of a wheeled float carrying the Argonauts, perhaps an illustration of a local spectacle. Section IV publishes twenty declarations of livestock from the first and second centuries, and the largest number of accounts from the 'Apion archive' since vol. XVI. The global figures for the Apion estate's income, expenditure, and tax payments offer fresh data to steer and inform the lively debate about the economy of this prominent Oxyrhynchite institution.

Palestine - A Four Thousand Year History (Paperback): Nur Masalha Palestine - A Four Thousand Year History (Paperback)
Nur Masalha
R338 Discovery Miles 3 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This rich and magisterial work traces Palestine's millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures and societies of astounding depth and complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history. Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian and Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha explores how Palestine and its Palestinian identity have evolved over thousands of years, from the Bronze Age to the present day. Drawing on a rich body of sources and the latest archaeological evidence, Masalha shows how Palestine's multicultural past has been distorted and mythologised by Biblical lore and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In the process, Masalha reveals that the concept of Palestine, contrary to accepted belief, is not a modern invention or one constructed in opposition to Israel, but rooted firmly in ancient past. Palestine represents the authoritative account of the country's history.

Holy Sites Encircled - The Early Byzantine Concentric Churches of Jerusalem (Hardcover): Vered Shalev-Hurvitz Holy Sites Encircled - The Early Byzantine Concentric Churches of Jerusalem (Hardcover)
Vered Shalev-Hurvitz
R3,377 Discovery Miles 33 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The round and octagonal churches of Jerusalem were the earliest of their kind. Powerful, monumental structures, recalling imperial mausolea and temples, they enshrined the holiest sites of Christianity. Constantine himself ordered the building of the first ones immediately after the council of Nicaea (325), his main objective being the authentication of Jesus's existence in Jerusalem in accordance with the council's resolutions, but the sites he chose in Palestine also obliterated reminiscences of Jewish or Pagan domination. Holy Sites Encircled demonstrates that all four concentric churches of Jerusalem encircled new holy sites exclusively relating to the corporeal existence of Jesus or Mary, and that they were self-contained, and apse-less because the liturgy, including the Mass, was performed from the venerated centre. Offering intimate concentric spaces, as well as perpetual processions around these sites, they promoted the development of new feasts, shaping the city's liturgy and that of the whole Christian world. They were found especially suitable to compete with former religious landmarks and therefore many of their descendants outside Jerusalem were cathedrals. This volume begins with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which replaced a pagan temple in Jerusalem city centre, and concludes with the Dome of the Rock, a unique Muslim structure, which was built by the Umayyads on the very site of the ruined Jewish Temple on Mount Moriah, using the concentric architecture of Jerusalem to establish their new authority. Illustrating how architectural form links together culture, politics, and society it explores the perceptions and architectural models that shaped these unusual churches and their impact, in both ideas and design, on future architecture.

Living Forever - Self-presentation in Ancient Egypt (Hardcover): Hussein Bassir Living Forever - Self-presentation in Ancient Egypt (Hardcover)
Hussein Bassir
R1,273 R1,140 Discovery Miles 11 400 Save R133 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Self-presentation is the oldest and most common component of ancient Egyptian high culture. It arose in the context of private tomb records, where the character and role of an individual-invariably a well-to-do non-royal elite official or administrator-were presented purposefully: published by inscription and image, to a contemporary audience and to posterity. Living Forever: Self-presentation in Ancient Egypt looks at how and why non-royal elites in ancient Egypt represented themselves, through language and art, on monuments, tombs, stelae, and statues, and in literary texts, from the Early Dynastic Period to the Thirtieth Dynasty. Bringing together essays by international Egyptologists and archaeologists from a range of backgrounds, the chapters in this volume offer fresh insight into the form, content, and purpose of ancient Egyptian presentations of the self. Applying different approaches and disciplines, they explore how these self-representations, which encapsulated a discourse with gods and men alike, yield rich historical and sociological information, provide examples of ancient rhetorical devices and repertoire, and shed light on notions of the self and collective memory in ancient Egypt.

The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archeology of the Levant and Beyond (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Yoshihiro Nishiaki, Takeru... The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archeology of the Levant and Beyond (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Yoshihiro Nishiaki, Takeru Akazawa
R2,793 R2,322 Discovery Miles 23 220 Save R471 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume is a compilation of results from sessions of the Second International Conference on the Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans, which took place between November 30 and December 6, 2014, in Hokkaido, Japan. Similar to the first conference held in 2012 in Tokyo, the 2014 conference (RNMH2014) aimed to compile the results of the latest multidisciplinary approaches investigating the issues surrounding the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans. The results of the sessions, supplemented by off-site contributions, center on the archeology of the Middle and Upper Paleolithic of the Levant and beyond. The first part of this volume presents recent findings from the Levant, while the second part focuses on the neighboring regions, namely, the Caucasus, the Zagros, and South Asia. The 13 chapters in this volume highlight the distinct nature of the cultural occurrences during the Middle and Upper Paleolithic periods of the Levant, displaying a continuous development as well as a combination of lithic traditions that may have originated in different regions. This syncretism, which is an unusual occurrence in the regions discussed in this volume, reinforces the importance of the Levant as a region for interpreting the RNMH phenomenon in West Asia.

Landscape and Interaction: Troodos Survey Vol 1 - Methodology, Analysis and Interpretation (Hardcover, New): Michael Given, A.... Landscape and Interaction: Troodos Survey Vol 1 - Methodology, Analysis and Interpretation (Hardcover, New)
Michael Given, A. Bernard Knapp, Jay Noller, Luke Sollars, Vasiliki Kassianidou
R1,307 R1,150 Discovery Miles 11 500 Save R157 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Troodos Mountain range in central Cyprus is a region of great physical and cultural diversity. The landscapes range from fertile, cultivated plains to narrow, dry valleys and forested mountain regions and this physical topography is overlain by a rich human cultural landscape of farming, mining, industry, settlement, burial and ritual behaviour. Over six field seasons, a team of specialists and fieldwalkers from the Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project (TAESP) investigated the northern edge of this region and explored the complex and dynamic relationship between landscape and people over 12,000 years. The results of their integrated and interpretative approach are presented here, in the first of two volumes. Beginning with a considered overview of the context, research aims and methodology of the project, Volume 1 provides detailed accounts of the archaeology, material culture, geography and environmental record of the entire survey area. This wealth of information is then bought together to produce a series of chronological and thematic analyses of the interaction between people and landscape in this region of Cyprus from the Prehistoric through to the Modern period.

Landscape and Interaction, Troodos Survey Vol 2 - The TAESP Landscape (Hardcover, New): Michael Given, A. Bernard Knapp, Luke... Landscape and Interaction, Troodos Survey Vol 2 - The TAESP Landscape (Hardcover, New)
Michael Given, A. Bernard Knapp, Luke Sollars, Jay Noller, Vasiliki Kassianidou
R1,040 R926 Discovery Miles 9 260 Save R114 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The TAESP Landscape, the second of two volumes, presents an area-by-area analysis of the fieldwork and research undertaken by the Troodos Archaeological and Environmental Survey Project (TAESP) in the Troodos Mountains of Cyprus. Covering four regions of the survey area (The Plains, Karkotis Valley, Upper Lagoudhera Valley and The Mountains) the volume focuses on explicit research questions appropriate to each region. Organised geographically, chronologically and thematically, each region is investigated from the Neolithic to the present day and, through 'Intensive Survey Zones' - selected to give a representative range of the physical and cultural terrain - many notable new discoveries are made. These include the pattern of Bronze Age Settlement in the Plains, Archaic rural sanctuaries and cemeteries, the scope of Late Roman copper-mining and isolated Medieval mountain settlements. The TAESP Landscape provides a fully integrated and data-rich analysis of the material from a wide range of contrasting archaeological perspectives. Taken together, these wide-ranging and interdisciplinary perspectives give a nuanced and sensitive approach to a strikingly multi-faceted landscape.

Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume 3, D (Hardcover): Martha T. Roth Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume 3, D (Hardcover)
Martha T. Roth
R1,100 Discovery Miles 11 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary was conceived to provide more than lexical information alone, more than a one-to-one equivalent between Akkadian and English words. By presenting each word in a meaningful context, often with a full and idiomatic translation, it recreates the cultural milieu and in many ways assumes the function of an encyclopedia.

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