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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

January 2019; p ublished online July 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region. 6509 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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῾Abbasid Caliphate

Alastair Northedge.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 2828 words.

As the result of a revolution that culminated In 750ce in the defeat of the last Umayyad caliph, Marwan

Abel, Félix-Marie

Jerome o. p. Murphy-O'Connor.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 427 words.

of history and geography at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française in Jerusalem from 1905 to 1953. Abel went

Abila

W. Harold Mare.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1543 words.

city of the Decapolis, located about 15 km (9 mi.) north-northeast of Irbid in northern Jordan. Abila has an occupational

Abu Ḥamid, Tell

Zeidan A. Kafafi and Genevieve Dollfus.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1105 words.

site located in the Jordan Valley, at 240 m below sea level, on Lisan marl deposits between two small wadis

Abu Hawam, Tell

William G. Dever.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 502 words.

10-acre mound on the Mediterranean coast near where the Kishon River empties into the bay of Haifa (map reference 151

Abu Salabikh

J. N. Postgate.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1131 words.

city of the fourth and third millennia in southern Iraq, located at the center of the Mesopotamian alluvial plain between

Abu Simbel

David O'Connor.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 991 words.

colossal temple complex located in the northern Sudan about 200 km (186 mi.) up the Nile from Aswan (22°21′ N,

Abydos

Diana Craig Patch.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1287 words.

one of ancient Egypt's most sacred sites, located in the eighth Upper Egyptian nome, or province (26°11′ N, 31°55′ E).

Achaemenid Dynasty

Edited by Eric M. Meyers.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

January 1997; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East. 4 words.

Achaemenid Persia and the Levant

Josette Elayi.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant

November 2013; p ublished online March 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East. 5704 words.

This articlefocuses on Achaemenid Persia’s rule of the Levant. It explains that the Levant fell under the control of Persia after Cyrus the Great defeated the last Babylonian...

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Achziv

M. W. Prausnitz.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1368 words.

site located on the Mediterranean coast of Israel, 15 km (9 mi.) north of Akko and 25 km (15 mi.)

The Acllacona and Mitmacona

Bethany Turner-Livermore and Barbara R. Hewitt.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Incas

June 2018; p ublished online April 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region. 8501 words.

This chapter discusses research by the authors among Inca populations from two sites in Peru. Machu Picchu was a royal Inca estate, close to the imperial capital of Cuzco and inhabited by a...

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Acor

Edited by Eric M. Meyers.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

January 1997; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East. 7 words.

Adab

Harriet Crawford.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 687 words.

mounds located in a desert area of southern Iraq about 40 km (25 mi.) due east of the modern town

Adapting to a Frozen Coastal Environment

Robert W. Park.

in The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology

February 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; North American Archaeology. 3867 words.

In the Arctic, people experience some of the most profound seasonal changes anywhere on earth: the temperature and amount of daylight differ tremendously between summer and winter, the...

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Aden

David A. Warburton.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 862 words.

since antiquity a major port city (12°46′ N, 45°02′ E) on the Gulf of Aden, now in Yemen. Modern Aden

Adulis

Marilyn E. Heldman.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 826 words.

important ancient coastal trading center in Ethiopia (now in Eritrea; 15°17′ N, 39°40′ E). Located on the deep Gulf of

Advances in hunter-gatherer research in Mexico

Joaquin Arroyo-Cabrales and Eduardo Corona-M..

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 5407 words.

Interest in the first hunter-gatherer populations of Mexico has increased in the last fifteen years. Exploration of the Late Pleistocene localities involved in the early peopling of Mexico,...

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The Aegean

Nikos Stampolidis.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Phoenician and Punic Mediterranean

October 2019; p ublished online August 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region. 4732 words.

This chapter concerns the presence of the Phoenicians and Near Easterners in the Aegean, with a special focus on the Early Iron Age and dealing sporadically with later periods. Divided into...

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