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marsh

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Wetland Archaeology and the Role of Marshes in the Ancient Middle East

Tony J. Wilkinson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East. 9108 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the wetland resources of the Middle East, summarizes the somewhat meagre evidence for the preservation of wetland archaeology, and discusses how...

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topogenous bog

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 57 words.

[Ge]

Marsh, swamp, or fen that develops as a result of a high local groundwater table caused by local relief

Folsom, New Mexico, USA

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 94 words.

[Si]

Archaic Stage hunter‐gatherer kill site or camp close to the edge of a former marsh discovered in 1926 and

Upchurch ware

Timothy Darvill.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology. 27 words.

[Ar]

Romano‐British pottery industry making polished and burnished black and grey wares (e.g. poppy head beakers) in the Upchurch Marshes

crannog

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

An ancient fortified dwelling constructed in a lake or marsh in Scotland or Ireland. The name is recorded from the early 17th century and comes from Irish crannóg, Scottish Gaelic crannag ‘...

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Upchurch ware

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

[Ar]

Romano‐British pottery industry making polished and burnished black and grey wares (e.g. poppy head beakers) in the Upchurch Marshes of Kent in southeastern England.

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topogenous bog

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

[Ge]

Marsh, swamp, or fen that develops as a result of a high local groundwater table caused by local relief such as a poorly drained basin or underlying impervious rock strata. In...

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Folsom, New Mexico, USA

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

[Si]

Archaic Stage hunter‐gatherer kill site or camp close to the edge of a former marsh discovered in 1926 and found to contain distinctive flint tools (Folsom points) in direct...

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Riverine Archaic

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

[CP]

Late Archaic Stage hunter‐gatherer communities living in the eastern states of North America, particularly in the Mississippi and Missouri basins. The stage is one of a series...

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Kunda Culture

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

[CP]

Mesolithic hunter‐ gatherer communities of the east Baltic forest zone extending eastwards into northern Russia dating to the period c.7000–5000 bc. Most Kunda settlements are...

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Adena Complex

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology.

[CP]

A group of related native American cultures of the early Woodland Period centred on the Ohio area of the USA and dating to the period 1000 bc to 100 bc. Named after the...

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Signs, sex, status

in Ancient Egyptian Art and Architecture

October 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Archaeology; History of Art; Egyptology. 5692 words.

Through the materials they used and the objects they made, ancient Egyptian artists and craftsmen turned animals, plants, and the Nile into metaphors for what cannot be seen: good and evil,...

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Cumulative Actions and the Historical Ecology of Islands along the Georgia Coast

Victor D. Thompson, John A. Turck and Chester B. DePratter.

in The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies

January 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology. 4860 words.

Two key themes dominate historical ecology studies in archaeology. The first is that humans actively enact changes to the environment to suit their own needs. The second is that humans, as...

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Ships on Land

James P. Delgado.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

December 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Industrial Archaeology. 9480 words.

In the twenty-first century, archaeologists are seeing an increased number of “buried ships” that provide unique opportunities in nautical archaeology. More holistic view of maritime sites...

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Caribbean Maritime Archaeology

Margaret Leshikar-Denton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

December 2013; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Archaeology. 12452 words.

Maritime environments, such as oceans, seas, bays, lakes, rivers, marshes, and cenotes, and the landscapes bordering them, hold maritime archaeological sites. This article describes...

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Caribbean Maritime Archaeology

Margaret Leshikar-Denton.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 12467 words.

Maritime environments, such as oceans, seas, bays, lakes, rivers, marshes, and cenotes, and the landscapes bordering them, hold maritime archaeological sites. This article describes...

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Ships on Land

James P. Delgado.

in The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

August 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Industrial Archaeology. 9483 words.

In the twenty-first century, archaeologists are seeing an increased number of “buried ships” that provide unique opportunities in nautical archaeology. More holistic view of maritime sites...

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Aztec Use of Lake Resources in the Basin of Mexico

John K. Milhauser.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

January 2017; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology by Region; Environmental Archaeology. 6631 words.

The Basin of Mexico was the political, demographic, and economic core of the Aztec Empire. Its landscape of lakes and marshes shaped settlement patterns, the flow of resources, and the...

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Europe's Wetlands from the Migration Period to the Middle Ages

Aidan O'Sullivan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology. 12571 words.

This chapter explores the occupation, exploitation, and transformation of European wetland environments from the Migration Period (AD 400–600), through the early Middle Ages to the end of...

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Lerna

Carol Zerner.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art; Prehistoric Art. 1022 words.

Prehistoric coastal site in the Argolid, Greece, that flourished from the Neolithic period to the Late Bronze Age. It is located at the modern village of Myloi on the western shore of the...