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The Archaeology of Sub-Saharan Africa

Innocent Pikirayi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; African Archaeology. 16647 words.

This article provides an overview of sub-Saharan Africa's past from the Plio-Pleistocene era to the modern era, a period of more than 4 million years. It aims to present a synthesis of...

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Australasia

Lesley Head, Harry Allen, Tim Denham and Richard Fullagar.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Archaeology by Region. 13657 words.

This article examines the archaeology of Australasia. It explains that Australasia comprises Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand and it conflates geographical, colonial, and national...

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China: State Formation and Urbanization

Li Liu.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Chinese Archaeology. 12878 words.

This article examines state formation and urbanisation in China from an archaeological perspective. It explains that modern archaeology conducted by Chinese archaeologists began in the...

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East Asia

S. Nelson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Chinese Archaeology. 9960 words.

This article focuses on the archaeology of East Asia. It explains that Chinese archaeology dominates interpretations of all archaeology in the region because of the sheer size of China and...

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Mesoamerica

Elizabeth M. Brumfiel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Archaeology by Region. 14438 words.

This article examines the history of Mesoamerica based on archaeological evidence. The archaeology of the colonial period reveals a mosaic of adaptations and adjustments, in both native and...

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North America

Charles R. Cobb and Randall H. McGuire.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; North American Archaeology. 12901 words.

This article examines the archaeology of North America. It highlights the variability in North American Native American cultures, ethnic groups, and languages and discusses anthropologists'...

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The Pacific Islands

Chris Gosden.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Archaeology by Region. 11084 words.

This article examines the archaeology of the Pacific Islands. It describes the three parts of the Pacific Islands including Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, and explores the issues...

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South American Archaeology

Pedro Paulo A. Funari, A. Zarankin and E. Stovel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

March 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Archaeology by Region. 14818 words.

This article focuses on the archaeology of South America. It examines the research and results of archaeological work in South America by defining the region geographically and...

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