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Behavioural inferences from Late Pleistocene Aboriginal Australia

Richard Cosgrove and Jillian Garvey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Prehistoric Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 6961 words.

Detailed research into marsupial behavioural ecology and modelling of past Aboriginal exploitation of terrestrial fauna has been scarce. Poor bone preservation is one limiting factor in...

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Bone and Antler Artefacts in Wetland Sites

Jörg Schibler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 6861 words.

Animal bones and antler of cervidae are some of the most important raw materials for producing artefacts during the pre- and early metal (copper) ages. While during the Palaeolithic only...

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Camelid hunting and herding in Inca times

Guillermo Luis Mengoni Goñalons.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 5291 words.

South American Camelids (SAC) occupied a central role in the development of Andean societies and were an essential element of the cultural landscape. During the Inca period camelids had a...

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Cattle, a major component of the Kerma culture (Sudan)

Louis Chaix.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology of Africa. 5212 words.

Cattle were an essential element of the economy of the kingdom of Kerma, located between the first and fourth cataract in Egypt, which flourished between 2600 and 1500 bc. They are an...

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Ceramic Raw Materials

Giuseppe Montana.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Environmental Archaeology. 6253 words.

Any ceramic object represents the result of a well-structured production chain starting with the localization and the exploitation of a suitable raw material and ending with the artisanship...

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Changes in lifestyle in ancient Rome (Italy) across the Iron Age/Roman transition

Jacopo De Grossi Mazzorin and Claudia Minniti.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 6739 words.

As concerns the continuing debate over the impact of Roman conquest in the world, Rome represents a very interesting case study as it represented the core of the Roman Empire and the...

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The Circumpolar Zone

Bryan C. Hood.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Environmental Archaeology. 11386 words.

This article presents a panorama of cultural variation in the archaeology of the circumpolar zone and touches on central processes of socio-economic change related to both ecological...

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Climate

Scott E. Ingram.

in The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of North America; Environmental Archaeology. 7123 words.

This chapter serves as an introduction to and reference for climate–human behavior studies in the Southwest. These studies investigate potential climatic impacts on social change and...

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Coastal Adaptations

C. R. Wickham-Jones.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

April 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Landscape Archaeology. 9917 words.

The coastal environment offers many advantages for hunter-gatherer groups worldwide. True maritime adaption involves a fundamental reliance on coastal resources, though not to the complete...

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Coastal Archaeology

Ben Ford.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

December 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Landscape Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 10340 words.

The coast is the area where marine processes such as erosion, deposition, and storm surge influence terrestrial processes and vice versa. This article introduces the concept of coastal...

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