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A 1980 Attempt at Reviving Ancient Irrigation Practices in the Pacific

Matthew Spriggs.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

P ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 6517 words.

The author was project leader on an attempt to revive ancient irrigation practices on Aneityum Island (Vanuatu, S. Pacific) in 1980, based on his archaeological and ethnoarchaeological...

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‘A Dirtier Reality?’ Archaeological Methods and the Urban Project

John Schofield.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

October 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 6026 words.

Strait Street in Malta’s capital Valletta is an extraordinary street, and one that has fascinating stories to tell about its resident population and visitors over nearly 300 years. For...

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‘A Frame to Hang Clouds on’

William E. Boyd.

in The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Contemporary and Public Archaeology. 10611 words.

In the archaeological context, a sense of the evolving landscape becomes especially important where there is considerable time depth or cultural sequencing inherent in a single site. The...

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A. Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

(1827–1900) [Bi]

British soldier, anthropologist, and archaeologist often regarded as the ‘father of scientific archaeology’. He was born on 14 April 1827 at Hope Hall near Bramham...

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“A Most Cantankerous River”: Taming the Missouri

Annalies Corbin and Bradley A. Rodgers.

in The Steamboat Montana and the Opening of the West

August 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 9852 words.

Study of the Missouri River as a maritime highway opens a valuable window onto nineteenth-century views of business and technology. The steamboat Montana's builders and owners exhibited...

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AAA

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 6 words.

[Ab] See Australian Archaeological Association.

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AAS

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 6 words.

[Ab] See atomic absorption spectrometry.

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abacus

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 37 words.

[Ar]

The uppermost member of a capital, set atop a pillar, and, on classical buildings, in contact with the bottom

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Abandoned Watercraft in History and Archaeology

Nathan Richards.

in Ships' Graveyards

August 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 8054 words.

This chapter provides a literature review of international examples that concern the study of abandoned vessels spanning many thousands of years. The international case studies presented...

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The Abandonment Process and Archaeological Theory

Nathan Richards.

in Ships' Graveyards

August 2008; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 8092 words.

This chapter outlines the theories about abandonment that are used in this study. It also extends an argument that endorses the benefits of comparative approaches to the remains of...

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