Africa In The Iron Age

Author: Roland Anthony Oliver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521099004
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Africa In The Iron Age from the Author: Roland Anthony Oliver. Traces the dramatic political, social, economic, and religious changes that occurred throughout the African continent as a result of the technological advances of the period

Iron Age Hillforts In Britain And Beyond

Author: Dennis Harding
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199695245
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Iron Age Hillforts In Britain And Beyond from the Author: Dennis Harding. Widely regarded as major visible field monuments of the Iron Age, hillforts are central to an understanding of later prehistoric communities in Britain and Europe from the later Bronze Age. With such a range of variants represented, no single explanation of their function or social significance could satisfy all possible interpretations of their role. Critically reviewing the evidence of hillforts in Britain, in the wider context of Irelandand continental Europe, the volume focuses on their structural features, chronology, landscape context, and their social, economic and symbolic functions, and is well illustrated throughout with siteplans, reconstruction drawings, and photographs. Harding reviews the changing perceptions of hillforts and the future prospects for hillfort research, highlighting aspects of contemporary investigation and interpretation.

The New Chronology Of Iron Age Gordion

Author: C. Brian Rose
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 1934536555
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The New Chronology Of Iron Age Gordion from the Author: C. Brian Rose. The New Chronology of Iron Age Gordion argues that the history and archaeology of the site of Gordion, in central Turkey, have been misunderstood since the beginning of its excavation in the 1950s. The first excavation director, Rodney Young, found evidence for substantial destruction during the first decade of fieldwork; this was interpreted as proof that Gordion had been destroyed ca. 700 B.C. by the Kimmerians, a group of invaders from the Caucusus/Black Sea region, as attested in several ancient literary sources. During the last decade, however, renewed research on the archaeological evidence, within, above, and below the destruction level indicated that the catastrophe that destroyed much of Gordion occurred 100 years earlier, in 800 B.C., and was the result of a fire that quickly got out of control rather than a foreign invasion. This discovery requires a reassessment of Anatolian history during the entire first millennium B.C. and has serious implications for our understanding of the surrounding regions, such as Assyria, Syria, Greece, and Urartu, among others. The New Chronology of Iron Age Gordion is the product of a multidisciplinary research program, with dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating working hand in hand with textual and artifact analysis, each of which is treated in a separate chapter in this volume. All of these categories of evidence point to the same conclusion and demonstrate that we need to look at Gordion, and much of the ancient Near East, in a completely new way.

Archaeology Of The Bronze And Iron Age

Author: Erzsébet Jerem
Publisher: Archaeolingua
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Archaeology Of The Bronze And Iron Age from the Author: Erzsébet Jerem. Proceedings of the International Archaeological Conference at Szazhalombatta, 3-7 October 1996. This collection focuses particularly on environmental and experimental archaeology, never before discussed in professional meetings in Hungary. The Archaeological Parks carry out exciting experimental work in reconstructing prehistoric life, and the contributions on this area contain up-to-date information on their work. Papers in various European languages.

The Aegean From Bronze Age To Iron Age

Author: Oliver Dickinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134778716
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The Aegean From Bronze Age To Iron Age from the Author: Oliver Dickinson. Following Oliver Dickinson’s successful The Aegean Bronze Age, this textbook is a synthesis of the period between the collapse of the Bronze Age civilization in the thirteenth and twelfth centuries BC, and the rise of the Greek civilization in the eighth century BC. With chapter bibliographies, distribution maps and illustrations, Dickinson’s detailed examination of material and archaeological evidence argues that many characteristics of Ancient Greece developed in the Dark Ages. He also includes up-to-date coverage of the 'Homeric question'. This highly informative text focuses on: the reasons for the Bronze Age collapse which brought about the Dark Ages the processes that enabled Greece to emerge from the Dark Ages the degree of continuity from the Dark Ages to later times. Dickinson has provided an invaluable survey of this period that will not only be useful to specialists and undergraduates in the field, but that will also prove highly popular with the interested general reader.

Moab In The Iron Age

Author: Bruce Routledge
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812238013
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Moab In The Iron Age from the Author: Bruce Routledge. Moab was an ancient kingdom located in the highlands east of the Dead Sea, in what is now Jordan. Known primarily from references in the Hebrew Bible, Moab has long occupied a marginal position, one defined by the complex interrelationship of history, theology, and politics that underlies biblical archaeology. Moab in the Iron Age: Hegemony, Polity, Archaeology inverts this position, using Moab as the centerpiece of an extended reflection on the nature and meaning of state formation. Focusing on the state as an effect rather than a cause, Bruce Routledge examines the constitution of the kingdom over a period of some seven hundred years. In particular, he develops Antonio Gramsci's concept of hegemony by examining the ways intellectual products, such as inscriptions, public buildings, and administrative practices, transformed local cultural resources in order to construct political dominance as a moral order. Through a careful analysis that combines archaeology and textual study, Routledge demonstrates how long-established principles underlying local identities were transformed when appropriated for particular state building projects. From this, he offers insights into the realization and historical reproduction of political power in everyday life. Rich in previously unpublished material, Moab in the Iron Age reinvigorates discussions of politics and culture in early complex societies, and presents a novel approach to the study of state formation.

Headhunting And The Body In Iron Age Europe

Author: Ian Armit
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521877563
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Headhunting And The Body In Iron Age Europe from the Author: Ian Armit. This book examines the widespread evidence for the removal, curation and display of the human head in Iron Age Europe.