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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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Community and Conservation

Megan Hicks, Árni Einarsson, Kesara Anamthawat-Jónsson, Ágústa Edwald, Ægir Thór Thórsson and Thomas H. McGovern.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

January 2019; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Archaeology. 7918 words.

n recent decades, sustainability research and historical ecology research have made the incorporation of local and traditional ecological knowledge (LTK) a priority for the purpose of...

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Cuneiform Writing in Neo-Babylonian Temple Communities

Michael Jursa.

in The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Historical Archaeology. 9872 words.

This article analyzes the uses of writing in the ambit of Babylonian temple households of the first millennium bc. It describes the social and economic background of Neo-Babylonian temple...

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Quality of Life and Prosperity in Ancient Households and Communities

Michael E. Smith.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

January 2019; p ublished online September 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Archaeology. 8071 words.

This chapter proposes conceptual and methodological approaches to measure ancient quality of life and prosperity using archaeological data. For households, the author draws on Amartya Sen’s...

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Freedom in Ancient Near Eastern Societies

Eva von Dassow.

in The Oxford Handbook of Cuneiform Culture

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Historical Archaeology. 10222 words.

This article examines freedom in ancient Near Eastern societies based on evidence from cuneiform writing. It explains that freedom, both the idea and the reality, has conventionally been...

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The Exhumation of Civilian Victims of Conflict and Human Rights Abuses

Layla Renshaw.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

May 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 10075 words.

Since World War II, there has been a growing emphasis on exhumation and the scientific examination of human remains in the investigation of human rights abuses and civilian death during...

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Contested Burials

Liv Nilsson Stutz.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

May 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 8348 words.

Contemporary archaeology is increasingly engaged with the public and is also more sensitive than in the past concerning the role it plays in communities. This engagement is productive and...

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Upper Palaeolithic Mortuary Practices in Eurasia

Julien Riel-Salvatore and Claudine Gravel-Miguel.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

May 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 16200 words.

A critical review of the corpus of Upper Palaeolithic (UP) burials shows clearly that there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ UP burial. While children were less likely to be buried in the...

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‘Sapient Trouble-Tombs’?

Geoffrey Scarre.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

May 2013; p ublished online August 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 6288 words.

This chapter argues that it is helpful to study moral questions raised by archaeological research on human remains in the context of a broader range of questions about the ethically proper...

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The Many Dimensions of Ritual

Marc Verhoeven.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 7086 words.

In recent years, ritual and religion have come to the fore as important areas of investigation in archaeology. There now even appears to be a sub-discipline called the archaeology of...

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Islam

Andrew Petersen.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

October 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 6737 words.

One of the problems in investigating the archaeology of Islam as a religion is that the whole of society is permeated with the religion and in many ways it is difficult to disassociate any...

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The Rehabilitation of Pre-Hispanic Agricultural Infrastructure to Support Rural Development in the Peruvian Andes

Ann Kendall and David Drew.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

January 2019; p ublished online April 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Archaeology; Archaeology by Region. 8202 words.

For the last 35 years an approach to rural development based on archaeological and environmental data and the accumulation of practical experience has underlain the Cusichaca Trust’s...

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Beyond Rhetoric

Paul Sinclair, Christian Isendahl and Stephan Barthel.

in The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

January 2019; p ublished online February 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Archaeology; Archaeological Methodology and Techniques. 7488 words.

Historical ecological approaches to settlement aggregation and complexity reject modernist and post-modernist reliance on linear neo-evolutionary categorization of cities in relation to...

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Above and Below the Surface

Anne Ingvarsson Sundström, Jan Mispelaere and Ylva Bäckström.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood

May 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Historical Archaeology; Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 10894 words.

This chapter addresses children’s lives and living conditions during the early modern period in Sweden. A case study on the population at one of Sweden’s most important historical mines,...

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The Southeastern Fringe of Mesoamerica

John S. Henderson and Kathryn M. Hudson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 5065 words.

This article reviews archaeological evidence from the southeastern fringe of Mesoamerica. Communities in all regions of the southeast fringe interacted—in different ways and with different...

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New Media (And Old)

James J. O'dqnnell.

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies

June 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Historical Archaeology. 9922 words.

The achievement of modernity in classical textual studies is the creation of the printed and seemingly reliable critical edition of the ancient text, the convenient book-in-hand that...

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Roman Honor

J. E. Lendon.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Relations in the Roman World

February 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Ancient Roman History; Historical Archaeology. 13963 words.

This article looks at the concept of Roman honor, which consisted mainly of what the Roman imagined his community thought of him. The first section studies Roman honor as similar to...

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Transcending Oppression

E. Kofi Agorsah.

in The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

March 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; North American Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 5720 words.

The story of the Maroons, enslaved Africans and their descendants, who fled from bondage and fought a long series of wars to maintain their freedom, goes back to the very earliest days of...

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Hydraulic Engineering and Water Supply

Andrew I. Wilson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Engineering and Technology in the Classical World

December 2009; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Classical Studies; Greek and Roman Archaeology; Historical Archaeology. 15220 words.

This article discusses the considerable Greek and Roman expertise in hydraulic engineering. Wells were the earliest and simplest form of artificial water supply. Most domestic wells, and...

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The Late Classic to Postclassic Transition among the Maya of Northern Yucatán

William M. Ringle and George J. Bey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 8321 words.

This article reviews archaeological evidence of the Late Classic and Postclassic Mayan cultures in northern Yucatán. It suggests that one way of understanding the connections between...

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Landscape Change in the Maya Region, 1450–1910 ad

Rani T. Alexander.

in The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Archaeology by Region; Historical Archaeology. 6137 words.

Landscape transformations are at the heart of archaeological debate over whether native cultural practices in the Maya region survived the Spanish invasion. This article examines landscape...

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