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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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1 a covering over the hatchway leading below decks.

2 a raised frame with windows on the quarterdeck of a ship to allow light into the decks...

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The Oxford Companion to Archaeology

Edited by Brian M. Fagan.

January 1996; p ublished online January 2004 .

Book. Subjects: Archaeology. 502 pages. 840405 words.

Featuring 700 authoritative articles written by hundreds of respected scholars from all over the world, The Oxford Companion to Archaeology provides authoritative, stimulating entries on a...

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The Oxford Companion To Archaeology

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Book. Subjects: Archaeology. 635 pages. 1147130 words.

Over 750 entries

Since its publication in 1996, the Oxford Companion to Archaeology has firmly established itself as the standard reference work in the field of archaeology,...

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Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 39 words.

[De]

Latin term meaning ‘companions’, referring to those who accompanied the emperors on their travels. In the military reorganization of

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Maud Cunnington

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

(1869–1951) [Bi]

British prehistorian who married into the last of three generations of archaeologists who devoted their time to the exploration of Wiltshire's ancient past. For...

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Amathus

A. Hermary.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 775 words.

[Amathous]

Site of an ancient city on the south coast of Cyprus, c. 10 km east of Limassol, that flourished chiefly from the 11th century bc, when it was founded, to Roman...

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Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Classical Studies.

[De]

Latin term meaning ‘companions’, referring to those who accompanied the emperors on their travels. In the military reorganization of the early 4th century ad, the name was...

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The Animal in Late Medieval Britain

Louisa Gidney.

in The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

January 2018; p ublished online February 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 6212 words.

Evidence is considered here for the utilization of domestic farm and companion animals for products other than meat, for example goat horns and calf and cat skins. Selection pressures...

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Death of a Greyhound

James A. Lewis.

in The Spanish Convoy of 1750

May 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Underwater Archaeology. 2387 words.

True to her name, the Galga (greyhound) and her companion prize, the Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, raced north far ahead of the rest of the flota. While there is a paucity of information...

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Texts of the Torniscile and the Adjacent Walls in the Tomb of Karabasken[i]

Miguel Ángel Molinero Polo.

in Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis

July 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 6993 words.

This chapter discusses the texts of the Tornische and the adjacent walls in the tomb of Karabasken. Until the recent archaeological excavations by the South Asasif Conservation Project, the...

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Horses, wagons, and chariots

Katharina Rebay-Salisbury.

in The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology; Prehistoric Archaeology. 9341 words.

It is hard to imagine the Iron Age without horses, as they played an important part in identity formation and status expression of Iron Age elites. This article illustrates their role as...

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Mildenhall Treasure

Catherine Johns.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art. 651 words.

Hoard consisting of 24 items of Roman silverware (London, BM), mainly from the 4th century ad, found in 1942 by a ploughman working near Mildenhall, Suffolk. The outstanding object, now...

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Animals in urban life in Medieval to Early Modern England

Terry O'Connor.

in The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

March 2017; p ublished online April 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 6275 words.

Animals formed an essential part of urban life in England from Medieval times onwards, economically, socially, and ecologically. As livestock, they provided meat and other carcass...

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Copán

Paul Gendrop.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 985 words.

Pre-Columbian Maya site of the Classic period (c. ad 250–c. 900), set in the Copán Valley, Honduras. At an altitude of 600 m, it is one of the highest and southernmost sites of the...

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Gudiol i Cunill, Josep

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Renaissance Art; 20th-Century Art. 161 words.

(b Vic, 1872; d Vic, 1931).

Spanish art historian, archaeologist and museum curator. He was deeply involved in the nationalist cultural renaissance that took place in...

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Antinous

Thorsten Opper.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Sculpture and Carving; Greek and Roman Art. 678 words.

(b Claudiopolis [Bithynion] c. ad 110; d Egypt, October ad 130).

Greek youth from north-western Asia Minor who became the companion and lover of the Roman emperor Hadrian (regnull...

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Beazley, Sir J(ohn) D(avidson)

D. C. Kurtz.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Greek and Roman Art; 20th-Century Art. 397 words.

(b Glasgow, Sept 13, 1885; d Oxford, May 6, 1970).

British scholar and archaeologist. He is best known for his life-long study of Athenian figure-decorated vases. His career at...

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Carthusians and Eremitic Orders

Julian Luxford.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online July 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 10892 words.

The Carthusian monastic order was founded by Bruno of Cologne and a handful of companions near Grenoble, France, in 1084–1086. Its first customary, often called its “rule,” was written...

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Pre-Conquest England

Robin Fleming.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online June 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 12221 words.

Before 1990, historians of Anglo-Saxon England generally concerned themselves with the descendants of Germanic peoples who settled in lowland Britain from the early 5th century until the...

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