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Animal Domestications

Alan K. Outram.

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

April 2014; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Industrial Archaeology. 6793 words.

In this paper, different definitions of animal domestication are examined. Methods for identifying the domestication processes are outlined, including zooarchaeological and biomolecular...

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Archaeological Evidence for Transport, Trade, and Exchange in the North American Arctic

Jeffrey T. Rasic.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic

October 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Industrial Archaeology; Archaeology of North America. 9487 words.

A wide variety of materials, including lithics, manufactured goods, and food circulated within and between communities in the North American Arctic, including fish and sea-mammal oil, dried...

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The Archaeological Record of Indian Ocean Engagements in the Red Sea

Eivind Heldaas Seland.

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Industrial Archaeology. 15802 words.

This chapter reviews the evidence, nature, and development of maritime contacts in the Red Sea and from the Red Sea into the western Indian Ocean from the Neolithic until the start of the...

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Archaeological Views of Caribbean Seafaring

Richard T. Callaghan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

March 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Industrial Archaeology. 5783 words.

This article examines the geographical setting and the effects of past sea levels, the present and past marine climate, and watercraft that may have been used in the Caribbean region. It...

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Arsacid, Elymaean, and Persid Coinage

Khodadad Rezakhani.

in The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran

June 2013; p ublished online October 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Industrial Archaeology. 7098 words.

This chapter surveys the coinage issued by Arsacid, Elymaean, and fratarakā rulers. The mints and denominations are described and the use of Greek in coin legends is discussed. The...

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As the Whorl Turns

Geoffrey McCafferty and Sharisse McCafferty.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Industrial Archaeology. 3629 words.

Woven textiles were highly prized commodities in Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, to the extent that they were commonly used as tribute items and even as a standard of value in commercial...

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Australian Maritime Archaeology

Mark Staniforth.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

December 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Industrial Archaeology. 11034 words.

Australia is quintessentially a maritime nation where sea travel and transportation have been vitally important. Despite being an island, Australia hasd never completely felt isolated, and...

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Australian Maritime Archaeology

Mark Staniforth.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Industrial Archaeology. 11034 words.

Australia is quintessentially a maritime nation where sea travel and transportation have been vitally important. Despite being an island, Australia hasd never completely felt isolated, and...

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Aztec Agricultural Production in a Historical Ecological Perspective

Emily McClung de Tapia and Diana Martínez Yrizar.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Industrial Archaeology. 4754 words.

This chapter provides a brief discussion of the main themes relevant to historical ecology and how it differs from cultural ecology as used in Mesoamerican archaeology. A historical...

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Aztec Agricultural Strategies

Christopher Morehart.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Industrial Archaeology. 6326 words.

The Aztec Empire was built on an agricultural base. However, the relationships between agriculturalists and the state and the characteristics of farming systems were not monolithic....

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