Oxford Index Browse

You are looking at 1-10 of 15 items for:

Archaeology x Race and Ethnicity x clear all

Class and Ethnicity in Ancient Mesoamerica

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel and Cynthia Robin.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Race and Ethnicity. 4908 words.

This article discusses notions of class and ethnicity in ancient Mesoamerica. Class differences in Mesoamerica were papered over by the inclusion of individuals of varying social statuses...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

The Construction of an Identity and the Politics of Remembering

Carmen A. Laguer Díaz.

in The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

March 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of North America; Race and Ethnicity. 4644 words.

This article examines nation building and its perpetuation through social memory and social identity theory to understand how it affects, and is affected by, the politics surrounding...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Ethnography

Kent Fowler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques; Race and Ethnicity. 7615 words.

The chapter discusses the contributions of ethnographic research to study of ceramic manufacturing practices in past societies. Ethnoarchaeology and material culture studies are identified...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

From Ethnohistory to Ethnogenesis

David Robinson.

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

April 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 8790 words.

Comparing the hunter-gatherers of California and the Great Basin illustrates enormous differences between the two regions in terms of indigenous society and the types of issues...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Hunter-Gatherer Gender and Identity

Robert Jarvenpa and Hetty Jo Brumbach.

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

April 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity; Gender and Sexuality. 11877 words.

Genetic and archaeological evidence indicates that South Asia was one of the world's most densely populated geographic regions in the Late Pleistocene. Genetic coalescence ages point to the...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Identity

Katelijn Vandorpe.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 8663 words.

This article discusses identity in Roman Egypt, covering collective identities, state identity, social classes and legal categories, shifts in collective identity, gender, ethnicity and...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

The Jews in Roman Egypt

Andrew Harker.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

June 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East; Egyptian Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 6309 words.

This article examines the status, history, and development of the Jewish communities in Alexandria and Egypt during the Roman period, using the evidence from literary writings of Philo and...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

The Light of the Flame

Eleni Bintsi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology

P ublished online June 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Race and Ethnicity. 9009 words.

This chapter presents a study of light, in particular light produced by flame, by investigating the most representative lighting devices used in preindustrial Greece. The symbolism of...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Nahua Ethnicity

James M. Taggert.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Race and Ethnicity. 4821 words.

Ethnicity is the classification of self and others that develops among groups occupying the same region and sometimes competing for the same scarce resources. Scholars of the ancient as...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract

Native American Diaspora and Ethnogenesis

Craig N. Cipolla.

P ublished online January 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology of North America; Migration Studies; Race and Ethnicity. 10884 words.

This chapter considers the current state and future of archaeological studies of Native American diaspora and ethnogenesis. It begins with an exploration of the broader literature...

Go to Oxford Handbooks Online »  abstract