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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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Staryy Krym

M. Kramarovsky.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Islamic Art. 507 words.

[Solkhat-Krym; Solghat; Eski Krym]

Site in the Crimea 85 km east of Symferopol’. Lying at the foot of Mt Agarmysh, which marks the north-east end of the second Crimean Ridge,...

Salona

Franz Rickert.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art. 1051 words.

[anc. Colonia Martia Iulia Salona; Salonae; now Solin]

Site in Dalmatia, Croatia, at the mouth of the River Jadro, 5 km north-east of Split. Since the site of the Roman town...

Sesklo

K. A. Wardle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Prehistoric Art. 335 words.

Site in Magnesia in central Greece, 18.5 km west of Volos. It was already a flourishing settlement extending over an area of several hectares in the Early Neolithic period. The farmers...

Olynthos

Nicholas Cahill.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art. 1531 words.

[Olynthus]

Site of an ancient Greek city on the Chalcidian peninsula in northern Greece. It provides some of the best examples of houses and the most complete plan of a Classical...

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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Portrait of a Palaeolithic Family

Jessica Cooney.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; History of Art. 9918 words.

This chapter exams the contribution of children to the creation of art in the Palaeolithic, exploring how different forms of art can reflect and inform the relationship between children and...

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Rhamnous

M. M. Miles.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art. 484 words.

Site of Ancient Greek culture on the north-east coast of Attica. It was one of the rural demes (communities) of the city state of Athens and flourished from about the 6th century bc to...

Delos

Philippe Bruneau and Jean Marcadé.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art. 5885 words.

Small Greek island (5 sq. km) in the Cyclades. It was inhabited at least as early as the 3rd millennium bc and throughout antiquity was one of the most important religious and trading...

Chach

Yu. F. Buryakov.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Islamic Art. 580 words.

[Sogdian-Pers. Chach, Chachstan; Arab. Shāsh; Chin. Shi, Chzheshi]

Ancient state centred on the Tashkent Oasis on the north bank of the Syr River in Uzbekistan. From medieval...

Cernavoda

Alasdair Whittle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Prehistoric Art. 484 words.

Site of prehistoric cemetery of the late 6th–early 5th millennium bc in eastern Romania. It is significant for the range of Late Neolithic artefacts it has yielded, especially two...

Karanovo

Alasdair Whittle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Prehistoric Art. 493 words.

Site of a prehistoric settlement mound in the Tundza Valley, central Bulgaria. One of a series of settlement mounds or tells, it was probably a high-status settlement and is important...

Megalopolis

J. Roy.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art. 829 words.

City in Arcadia, southern Greece, which flourished from c. 368 bc to the 2nd century bc. Several small and previously separate communities in south-western Arcadia united c. 368 bc to...

Cumae

David Ridgway.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Greek and Roman Art. 570 words.

Greek colony on the Bay of Naples in southern Italy, which flourished from the 8th century bc until around 300 bc. It was the oldest and most northerly Greek settlement on the Italian...

Starčevo

Alasdair Whittle.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Prehistoric Art. 348 words.

Site of a Neolithic settlement of the 7th and 6th millennia bc on the River Danube east of Belgrade, Serbia. It is significant as a major settlement of the first inland agricultural...

Yagul

John Paddock and Trent Barnes.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 644 words.

Site in Mexico, in the Valley of Oaxaca, inhabited as early as c. 400 bc; an extremely compact small city flourished there in the Late Post-Classic period (c. ad 700–1521). Its...

Mitla

John Paddock and Trent Barnes.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 1132 words.

Site of a Pre-Columbian Zapotec and Mixtec city in the eastern arm of the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico. Much confusion about Mitla has resulted from what Fray Francisco de Burgoa wrote...

Casas Grandes

David M. Jones.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Latin American and Caribbean Art; Pre-Columbian Art. 718 words.

Pre-Columbian site, also the name given to an archaeological culture and region of northern Chihuahua, Mexico. Between c. 1060 and c. 1340 the site of Casas Grandes was an...

Panauti

Erberto F. Lo Bue.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Architecture; South and Southeast Asian Art. 607 words.

Nepalese site in Bagmati Province, 38 km south-east of Kathmandu. It is known particularly for its 13th-century temple and as a place of pilgrimage, although by the late 20th century it...

Tur ‛Abdin

Marlia Mundell Mango.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 2092 words.

[Turk. Mazi Dağ; Mt Masius, Mt Izla]

Plateau in south-eastern Turkey, in what was northern Mesopotamia, to the south and west of the Tigris River between Diyarbakır (anc....