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Title Encyclopedia of archaeology / Deborah M. Pearsall, editor-in-chief
Published San Diego, Calif. : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (3 volumes) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents v. 1. Africa, Central: Foragers, Farmers, and Metallurgists / Scott MacEachern -- Africa, Central: Great Lakes Area / Augustin F.C. Holl -- Africa, Central: Nilotic Sudan / Kathleen Nicoll -- Africa, Central: Zimbabwe Plateau and Surrounding Areas / Innocent Pikirayi -- Africa, East: Ethiopia and Eritrea / Augustin F.C. Holl -- Africa, East: Foragers / Sibel Barut Kusimba -- Africa, East: Madagascar and Surrounding Islands / Douglas William Hume -- Africa, East: Swahili Coast / Adria LaViolette -- Africa, East: the Horn of Africa / Chapurukha Kusimba -- Africa, North: Nubia / Donatella Usai -- Africa, North: Pharaonic Egypt / Thomas Hikade -- Africa, North: Pre-Pharaonic Egypt / Fekri Hassan -- Africa, Sahara: Eastern Sahara / Elena Garcea -- Africa, Sahara: West and Central Sahara / Barbara E. Barich -- Africa, South: Farmers, Herders, and Forager Interaction / Andrew Smith -- Africa, South: Herders, Farmers, and Metallurgists of South Africa / Simon Hall -- Africa, South: Kalahari Margins / James Denbow -- Africa, South: Late Holocene Foragers / Judith Sealy -- Africa, South: Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Foragers in Southern Africa / Colin A. Lewis -- Africa, West: Early Holocene Foragers / Joanna Casey -- Africa, West: Herders, Farmers, and Crafts Specialists / Peter Breunig -- Africa, West: Villages, Cities, and States / Susan K. McIntosh -- Agency / Tamara L. Bray -- Agricultural Fields, Identification and Study of / Melissa Goodman Elgar -- Agriculture, Biological Impact On Human Populations / Patricia M. Lambert -- Americas: Central America / Anthony Ranere -- Americas, Caribbean: the Greater Antilles and Bahamas / Mary Jane Berman -- Americas, Caribbean: the Lesser Antilles / Corinne Hofmann -- Americas, Central: Classic Period Cultures of Mesoamerica / Anabel Ford -- Americas, Central: Early Cultures of Middle America / Robert Zeitlin -- Americas, Central: Postclassic Cultures of Mesoamerica / Susan Toby Evans -- Americas, Central: the Olmec & their Contemporaries / Mary Pohl -- Americas, North: Arctic and Circumpolar Regions / William W. Fitzhugh IV -- Americas, North: California and the Sierra Nevada / Michael R. Walsh -- Americas, North: Eastern Woodlands of the United States and Canada / Timothy R. Pauketat -- Americas, North: Great Basin / Bill Hildebrandt -- Americas, North: Plains / Raymond Wood -- Americas, North: Plantation Archaeology / Theresa Singleton -- Americas, North: Rocky Mountains / Bonnie Pitblado -- Americas, North: Southwest and Colorado Plateau / Paul F. Reed -- Americas, North: Sub-Arctic / Bryan Gordon -- Americas, South: Amazon Basin / Anna Roosevelt -- Americas, South: Early Cultures of the Central Andes / Danièle Lavallée -- Americas, South: Inca Archaeology / Michael A. Malpass -- Americas, South: Inca Ethnohistory / R. Alan Covey -- Americas, South: Northern South America / J. Scott Raymond -- Americas, South: Southern Cone / Gustavo Politis -- Americas: Early Villages / Robert A. Benfer -- Amino Acid Racemization Dating / Rainer Grun -- Ancient Cities, Daily Life / Charles Gates -- Ancient DNA / Martin Jones -- Anthropological Archaeology / Patricia McAnany -- Antiquities and Cultural Heritage Legislation / Don D. Fowler -- Archaeoastronomy / David H. Kelley -- Archaeology and Development / O. Hugo Benavides -- Archaeology and Tourism / Uzi Baram -- Archaeology Laboratory, Overview / Edward B. Banning -- Archaeology of the Individual in Prehistory / Carolyn White -- Archaeology of Toxic and Hazardous Environments / Joel Grossman -- Archaeology Today: Major Sites, Issues, Problems / Kris Hirst -- Archaeometry / Michael Glascock -- Archaeoparasitology / Karl J. Reinhard -- Archaeozoology (Zooarchaeology) / Elizabeth Reitz -- Art in Prehistory (Archaeology and the Arts) / John H. Jameson -- Artifacts, Overview / Jane Balme -- Artificial Intelligence (AI), Simulation, and Support Systems / Mark Lake -- Asia, Central: Eurasia / Jeannine Davis-Kimball -- Asia, East: Chinese Civilization / Yun Kuen Lee -- Asia, East: Early Holocene Foragers / Mark Hudson -- Asia, East: Neolithic Cultures of China / Anne Underhill -- Asia, East: Palaeolithic Cultures of China / Chen Shen -- Asia, East: Paleolithic Cultures of the Japanese Archipelago / Fumiko Ikawa-Smith -- Asia, East: Prehistoric Hunter-Fishergatherers of the Japanese Archipelago / Gary Crawford -- Asia, North and Central: Prehistoric Cultures of the Steppes, Deserts, and Forests / William Honeychurch -- Asia, Northeast: Early States and Civilizations / Sarah M. Nelson -- Asia, South: Baluchistan and the Borderlands / Ute Franke-Vogt -- Asia, South: Buddhist Archaeology / Janice Stargardt -- Asia, South: Central Indian Plateau and the Deccan / Dorian Fuller -- Asia, South: Ganges Valley / Nayanjot Kaur Lahiri -- Asia, South: Indus Civilization / Jonathon Mark Kenoyer -- Asia, South: Megaliths / U. Moorti -- Asia, South: Neolithic Cultures / Dorian Fuller -- Asia, South: Northwest Frontier and Kashmir Region / Robin Coningham -- Asia, South: Paleolithic Cultures / K. Paddayya -- Asia, South: Paleolithic Cultures of South India / Shanti Pappu -- Asia, South: Sri Lanka / Robin Coningham -- Asia, Southeast: Early States and Civilizations / Charles Higham -- Asia, Southeast: Paleolithic Cultures / Sandra Bowdler -- Asia, West: Chalcolithic Cultures of the Southern Levant / Jonathan Golden -- Asia, West: Mesolithic Cultures / Deborah Olszewski -- Asia, West: Paleolithic Cultures / Ofer Bar-Yosef -- Asia, West: Paleolithic Cultures of Turkey / Marcel Otte -- Behavioral Archaeology / Michael B. Schiffer
v. 2. Biblical Archaeology / Ilan Sharon -- Big Game Extinctions (Overkill Hypothesis) / Todd Surovell -- Bioarchaeology (Osteoarchaeology) / John Krigbaum -- Blood Residue Analysis / Judith Field -- Bone Tool Analysis / Ryan Rabett -- Bronze Age Metal Production and Utilization in the Southern Levant / Sariel Shalev -- Burials, Dietary Sampling Methods / Karl J. Reinhard -- Burials, Excavation and Recording Techniques / Tracy Prowse -- Butchery and Kill Sites / Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo -- Carbon-14 Dating / Tom Higham -- Careers in Archaeology / John Collis -- Caves and Rockshelters / Paul Goldberg -- Ceramics and Pottery / Barbara Mills -- Chemical Analysis Techniques / Julian Henderson -- Civilization and Urbanism, Rise of / Deborah L. Nichols -- Classical Archaeology / Linda Ellis -- Classification and Typology / William Y. Adams -- Cognitive Archaeology / Colin Renfrew -- Colonial Praxis / R.W. Jamieson -- Conservation and Stabilization of Materials / Nancy Odegaard -- Conservation and Stabilization of Sites / David Watkinson -- Conservation Archaeology / Elizabeth Barham -- Coprolite Analysis / Timothy G. Holden -- Craft Specialization / Julia Hendon -- Cultural Ecology Including Environmental and Ecological Archaeology / Marion Blute -- Cultural Resource Management (CRM) / Donald L. Hardesty -- Culture, Concept and Definitions / R. Lee Lyman -- Dating Methods, Overview / James Truncer -- Dendrochronology / Steve Nash -- Domestication of Animals (Origins of Animal Husbandry) / Hans-Peter Uerpmann -- Domestication of Plants (Origins of Agriculture) / Deborah M. Pearsall -- Ecofacts, Overview / Kitty Emery -- Economic Archaeology / Gary Feinman -- Elites and Commoners: Development of Social Inequality / Jeffrey Seibert -- Engendered Archaeology / Rosemary A. Joyce -- Enslavement, Archaeology of / Kofi Agorsah -- Environmental Impact Assessment and the Law / Thomas F. King -- Esr Dating (Electron Spin Resonance) / Rainer Grun -- Ethical Issues and Responsibilities / Thomas F. King -- Ethnicity / Bonnie Clark -- Ethnoarchaeology (Living Archaeology) / Margaret Beck -- Ethnohistory / Joel Palka -- Europe, Central and Eastern / Arkadiusz Marciniak -- Europe, Northern/Western: Bronze Age / Peter Bogucki -- Europe, Northern/Western: Early Neolithic Cultures of Western Europe / Michael J. Ilett -- Europe: Neolithic / Peter Bogucki -- Europe, Northern/Western: Iron Age / Peter Wells -- Europe, Northern/Western: Medieval / Tadhg O'Keeffe -- Europe, Northern/Western: Mesolithic Cultures / Gail Larsen Peterkin -- Evolutionary Archaeology / Tim Kohler -- Exchange Systems / Glenn Summerhayes -- Experimental Archaeology / Roeland Paardekooper -- Explanation in Archaeology, Overview / Charles Stanish -- Fiber Artifacts / James M. Adovasio -- Food and Feasting, Social and Political Aspects of / Christine A. Hastorf -- Food Production, Social Consequences of / Brian D. Hayden -- Forensic Archaeology / John Hunter -- Frozen Sites and Bodies / Robert Park -- Geoarchaeology / Heidi Luchsinger -- Goals of Archaeology, Overview / Donald L. Hardesty -- Health, Healing, and Disease / Charlotte A. Roberts -- Historic Preservation Laws / Don D. Fowler -- Historic Roots of Archaeology / Teresa Moyer -- Historical Archaeology (As A Discipline) / William B. Lees -- Historical Archaeology in Africa / Paul Lane -- Historical Archaeology in Australia / Judy Birmingham -- Historical Archaeology in Britain / Dan Hicks -- Historical Archaeology in East Asia / Gwen Bennett -- Historical Archaeology in Ireland / Charles E. Orser, Jr. -- Historical Archaeology in Mexico / Thomas H. Charlton -- Historical Archaeology in South America / Andres Zarankin -- Historical Archaeology in Southern Europe / John L. Bintliff -- Historical Archaeology in the United States / Barbara Little -- Historical Archaeology, Future of / Heather Burke -- Historical Archaeology, Methods of / Charles E. Orser, Jr. -- Historical Materialist Approaches / LouAnn Wurst -- Household Archaeology / Penelope Allison -- Human-Landscape Interactions / Joel Grossman -- Hunter-Gatherers, Ancient (Foragers and Collectors) / Luis Alberto Borrero -- Identity and Power / Rosemary A. Joyce -- Image and Symbol / Saburo Sugiyama -- Industrial Archaeology / Marilyn Palmer -- Insect Analysis / S. Elias -- Interdisciplinary Research / Patty Jo Watson -- International Antiquities Laws / Neil Brodie -- Internet, Archaeology On / Julian D. Richards -- Interpretive Models, Development of / William Walker -- Invertebrate Analysis / Daniella Bar-Yosef -- Landscape Archaeology / Wendy Ashmore -- Lithic Analysis, Use Wear / William Andrefsky -- Luminescence Dating / James Feathers -- Macroremains Analysis / Gary Crawford -- Maritime Archaeology / Jeremy Green -- Marxist Archaeology / LouAnn Wurst -- Mediterranean: Achaemenian, Parthian, and Sasanian Persian Civilizations / Edward J. Keall -- Mediterranean: Arabian Peninsula / Daniel T. Potts -- Mediterranean: Eastern Roman Provinces / Rebecca Sweetman -- Mediterranean: Greece / Airton Pollini -- Mediterranean: Greek Colonies / Gocha Tsetskhladze -- Mediterranean: Mesopotamia, Sumer and Akkad / Augusta McMahon -- Mediterranean: Phoenicia / Glenn Markoe -- Mediterranean: Rome / Stéphanie Wyler -- Mediterranean: the Levant / Suzanne Richard -- Metal Analysis, Chemical (Metallurgical Analysis) / Thilo Rehren -- Metallographic Analysis / Peter Northover -- Middle Range Approaches / Jerimy J. Cunningham -- Migrations, Australia / David Cameron -- Migrations, Pacific / Ian Lilley -- Modern DNA and Archaeology / Keri Brown -- Molecular Archaeology / David Reed -- Mounded and Unmounded Open Sites / Patty Jo Watson
v. 3. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (Nagpra) / Keith Kintigh -- Native Peoples and Archaeology (Indigenous Archaeology) / George P. Nicholas -- Neutron Activation Analysis (Naa) / Leah Minc -- Obsidian Hydration Dating / Peter Sheppard -- Organic Residue Analysis / Eleonora A. Reber -- Osteological Methods / Concepción De la Rua -- Pacific: Australia / Judith Field -- Pacific: Micronesia / Scott M. Fitzpatrick -- Pacific: New Guinea and Melanesia / Robert L. Welsch -- Pacific: New Zealand / Richard Walter -- Paleoanthropology / Ian Tattersall -- Paleoanthropology, Computer-Assisted / Marcia Ponce de Leon -- Paleodemography / Douglas Ubelaker -- Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction Methods / Petra Dark -- Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction, Overview / Dolores R. Piperno -- Paleoethnobotany (Archaeobotany, Botanical Analysis) / Christine A. Hastorf -- Paleolithic Raw Material Provenance Studies in Europe / Jehanne Féblot-Augustins -- Paleopathology / Christopher Knusel -- Pedestrian Survey Techniques / Andrew Balkansky -- Peopling of Eastern Europe / Janusz K. Kozlowski -- Peopling of Siberia / Pavel Dolukhanov -- Peopling of the New World / Thomas D. Dillehay -- Philosophy of Archaeology / Merrilee H. Salmon -- Phytolith Analysis / Arlene Miller Rosen -- Political Complexity, Rise Of: Chiefdoms, States, and Empires / R. Alan Covey -- Politics of Archaeology / Laura-Jane Smith -- Pollen Analysis (Palynology) / John G. Jones -- Popular Culture and Archaeology / Cornelius Holtorf -- Postprocessual Archaeology (Postmodern Archaeology) / Patty Jo Watson -- Pottery Analysis, Chemical / Josefina Pérez-Arantegui -- Pottery Analysis, Petrology and Thin-Section Analysis / Ian Whitbread -- Pottery Analysis, Stylistic / Emily R. Lundberg -- Preservation, Modes of / Kristin D. Sobolik -- Primary Production Studies of Metals / Thilo Rehren -- Processual Archaeology (New Archaeology) / Amber L. Johnson -- Pseudoarchaeology, Frauds, and Misconceptions / Kenneth L. Feder -- Remote Sensing Approaches, Aerial / William S. Hanson -- Remote Sensing Approaches, Geophysical / Apostolos Sarris -- Ritual, Religion, and Ideology / Mary Ann Owoc -- Robotic Archaeology On the Deep Ocean Floor / Thomas F. King -- Rock Art (Cave Art) / Robert G. BeDNArik -- Sampling Methods / James W. Mueller -- Seasonality of Site Occupation / A.J. Legge -- Seriation / Geoffrey G. McCafferty -- Settlement System Analysis / Robert Drennan -- Shell Middens and Shell Mounds / Julie Stein -- Ships and Seafaring / George Indruszewski -- Site Catchment Analysis / Robert J. Legg -- Site Formation Processes / Paul Goldberg -- Site-Mapping Methods / Ian Johnson -- Social Theory / Michael Shanks -- Social Violence and War / Lawrence H. Keeley -- Soils and Archaeology / Richard MacPhail -- Spatial Analysis: Settlement Pattern Analysis / Andrew Balkansky -- Spatial Analysis Within Households and Site / Jeffrey Seibert -- Stable Isotope Analysis / John Krigbaum -- Standards For the Public Interpretation of Archaeology / John H. Jameson -- Starch Grain Analysis / Judith Field -- State-Level Societies, Collapse of / Gyles Iannone -- Statistics in Archaeology / Robert Drennan -- Stone Tool Manufacture (Lithic Manufacture) / Harry J. Shafer -- Stratigraphic Analysis / David Alan Warburton -- Taphonomy / Mary C. Stiner -- Textiles / Carol Bier -- Time and History, Divisions of / Daniel F. Merriam -- Trace Element Analysis / Julie Farnum -- Underwater Archaeology / George F. Bass -- Urban Archaeology / Nan Rothschild -- Vertebrate Analysis / Peter Stahl -- Vitreous Materials Analysis / Julian Henderson -- Volcanism and Archaeology / Shane Cronin -- Waterlogged Sites / Barbara Purdy -- Weapons and Warfare / Francisco Queiroga -- Who Owns the Past? / Lynne Goldstein -- World Heritage Sites, Types and Laws / Sandra Pelegrini -- World Systems Theory / P. Nick Kardulias -- Writing Systems / Denise Schmandt-Besserat
Summary "Archaeology is a subject that fascinates us. From Egyptian tombs to a frozen Alpine wayfarer, from cities buried under volcanic ash to stone arrow heads turned up by the plow, archaeology is in the news and in our backyards. It is paradoxical that a subject that so easily captures the imagination is so difficult for the serious layman to access. Superficial media treatments and picture-book atlases and site guides on the one hand, jargon-heavy scholarly books and narrowly focused articles on the other-there are few ways to learn about the real world of archaeology outside the college classroom or the dig site. The Encyclopedia of Archaeology changes this, in making all aspects of archaeology accessible to a broad audience of the general scientific community, educators, students, and avocational archaeologists. Professional archaeologists and anthropologists will also find the encyclopedia a ready source of up-to-date information on specialities outside their own expertise. The Encyclopedia of Archaeology encompasses all aspects of archaeology, including the nature and diversity of archaeology as a scientific discipline, the practice of archaeology, archaeology in the everyday world, and the future of the discipline. Featured in the Encyclopedia of Archaeology are articles by leading authors that summarize archaeological knowledge at the beginning the 21st century, highlighting important sites and issues, and tracing the development of prehistoric cultures around the globe. No existing work provides the breadth and depth of coverage as the Encyclopedia of Archaeology"--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject Antiquities -- Encyclopedias.
Archaeology -- Encyclopedias.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Encyclopedias.
Form Electronic book
Author Pearsall, Deborah M., editor
ISBN 0123739624 (electronic bk.)
1849725225 (online)
9780123739629 (electronic bk.)
9781849725224 (online)
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