A general group for archaeologists and those interested in archaeology.
This is a visual abstract for a conference paper at the Theoretical Archaeology Group conference 2018 (Chester). The conveners of the conference session ‘Practising Creativity: Experimentation, Mistakes and Successes in Art-Archaeology’, James Dixon and Seren Griffiths, ask participants to discuss experimentation in art-archaeology. Artists have…[Read more]
Barney Harris deposited Roll Me a Great Stone: A Brief Historiography of Megalithic Construction and the Genesis of the Roller Hypothesis in the group Archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 week, 4 days ago
The idea that prehistoric, megalith‐building communities used cylindrical, wooden rollers to transport enormous stones – the ‘roller hypothesis’ – is ubiquitous within archaeological literature and public discourse on megalithic architecture. The likelihood that such devices were actually used to transport megaliths during prehistory remains h…[Read more]
Whilst “The Problem with Linear B” (https://hcommons.org/deposits/item/hc:20833/) focused on the physical or visual aspects of Linear objects, this paper mainly examines the secondary assumptions and arguments used to support the thesis that those objects are purely administrative.
The book demonstrates the invalidity of existing assumptions about the administrative nature of Linear B (“Mycenaean Greek”) and related objects, proposes an alternative revolving around cult art, and explores similar evidence relating to scripts and art from the same and other regions and periods.
O artigo apresenta algumas alternativas analíticas e interpretativas para a realização de estudos sobre espacialidade em sítios históricos, tomando como exemplo três casos brasileiros
Marcos André Torres de Souza deposited Levantamento arqueológico em projetos de larga escala: a experiência do Projeto UHE-Corumbá/ Patrimônio histórico in the group Archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Este artigo apresenta uma revisão dos principais conceitos utilizados para a realização de levantamentos arqueológicos. Tendo isso como suporte, são examinados os procedimentos que foram utilizados no Projeto UHE-Corumbá/ Patrimônio Histórico.
This article uses both textual and archaeological evidence to examine the role of unbuilt land in the Babylonian city. Detailed study of such land is vital not only for understanding urban living conditions but also for any attempt to estimate urban population based on density of occupation of residential areas. By classifying and investigating…[Read more]
Dominik Hagmann deposited Experimentalarchäologische Untersuchungen zu römischem Getreidebrei – Bericht zur methodischen Vorgehensweisedes ersten Laborexperiments „LNF2012“ in the group Archaeology on Humanities Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago
This report presents preliminary results of experimental archaeological investigations on the reproduction of the Roman porridge puls. The archaeological experiment “LNF2012” was performed under laboratory conditions as part of the “Lange Nacht der Forschung” 2012 on April 27, at the Department of Classical Archaeology of the University of Vie…[Read more]
This is the abstract of a paper delivered at the 2018 European Association of Archaeologists conference (Barcelona). It was part of a session called ‘Archaeological uncertainty; a journey through the ruins of a discipline’. This session highlighted ways that the disciplinary landscape of archaeology has changed over the past 30 years, and both the…[Read more]
This is a abstract for a paper presented at the 2018 European Association of Archaeologists conference (Barcelona). The session title was ‘Archaeology of rock-hewn sites and quarries: people, stones and landscapes’, and aimed to investigate theoretical and methodological issues of rock-cut sites, and quarries. The paper was a chance for me to make…[Read more]
In this paper I show that an approach that focuses on all named individuals at Mycenaean pylos yields important insights into the operation of the state.
Reciprocity and symbolic exchange are of considerable importance to understanding the Mycenaean political economy at Pylos. Thus, while wealth finance is a useful heuristic concept for making sense of Mycenaean political economy, it does not do an adequate job of describing or explaining that economy, which would be better characterized as a…[Read more]
This is a pre-review, preprint of a contribution to volume on abandonment in antiquity edited by Deb Brown and Rebecca Seifried that will by published by The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota in 2019. The article documents visits to an “abandoned” settlement called Lakka Skoutara in the southeastern Corinthia over a period of over 15…[Read more]
Im Allgemeinen sind archäologische Daten durch eine Vielzahl an Datentypen und Dateiformaten geprägt, die unterschiedliche Inhalte speichern. Hier spannt sich der Bogen etwa von Texten und tabellarisch erfassten quantitativen Daten über Objektfotografien bis hin zu Vektorgrafiken sowie den immer beliebteren 3D-Modellen. Diese ausgeprägte Div…[Read more]
This is an essay prepared for the republication of the 1958 Williston Report, edited by Kyle Conway and published by The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (forthcoming). The essay examines attitudes toward housing and home during the early-21st century Bakken oil boom in Western North Dakota.
Aus der Integration von Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien (IKT) mit dem vielfältigen Fach »Archäologie« (vgl. Daly – Evans 2006) resultiert ein Studienfeld, das sich eingehend mit einem umfangreichen Pool unterschiedlicher Aspekte der IKT in der Archäologie auf theoretischer und praktischer Ebene beschäftigt (vgl. Costopoulos 2…[Read more]
An essay on the Greeks in Egypt during the Archaic and Classical periods.
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