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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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The Built Environment

Michael Adler.

in The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

October 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: North American Archaeology; History of Art. 10058 words.

The most intensively studied societies within Southwest archaeology—the Ancestral “Pueblos”—have been defined by their architecture. Stark village ruins of stone and adobe, some perched...

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The Rock Art of Sub-Saharan Africa

Jean-Loïc Le Quellec.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

P ublished online March 2018 .

Article. Subjects: African Archaeology; History of Art. 13660 words.

This chapter presents key dimensions of sub-Saharan African rock art (pictograms and petroglyphs). Particular attention is paid to recent approaches, the application of physico-chemical...

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