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Ideas, Debates and Perspectives

Addressing theoretical and practical issues of concern to contemporary archaeology.

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Blood and Beauty

Warfare and ritual human sacrifice have been the areas through which scholars have examined organized violence in the artistic and material records of ancient Mesoamerica and Central America. This volume looks at representation of, and relationships between, different types of organized violence, as well as the implications of those activities.




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9781931745581 | Published: 2009
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9781931745802 | Published: 2009
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Chinese Society in the Age of Confucius (1000-250 BC)

Winner of the 2009 Society for American Archaeology Book Award. Modes of analysis familiar to archaeological practitioners in the West and in Japan are applied to evidence from the Chinese Bronze Age for the first time. Covers social stratification, clan and lineage organisation, as well as gender and ethnic differences.




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9781931745307 | Published: 2006
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9781931745314 | Published: 2006
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Classic Maya Political Ecology

Data spanning the Archaic to Early Postclassic are presented, with particular analytical focus given to the end of the Early Classic through the Late and Terminal Classic. Opens a window into pre-Columbian political processes grounded in environmental productivity and a mutual interdependence that defined class relations in northwestern Belize.




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9781931745703 | Published: 2013
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Empires and Diversity

Covering the time span from the second millennium B.C.E. to the sixteenth century C.E., and geographic areas from China to South America, the case studies included in this volume examine salient aspects of the Hittite, Assyrian, Ancient Egyptian, Achaemenid and Sasanian Iranian, Zhou to Han Dynasty Chinese, Inka, and Mughal empires.




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9780917956348 | Published: 2013
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Information and Its Role in Hunter-Gatherer Bands

Explores the question of how information is acquired, stored, circulated, and utilized in small-scale hunter-gatherer societies. Brings together scholars from multiple disciplines, including archaeology, ethnography, linguistics, and evolutionary ecology to open discussion, and identify common ground on which build future research.




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9781931745642 | Published: 2011
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9781931745635 | Published: 2011
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Settlement and Society

Essays dedicated to Robert McCormick Adams reflects both the breadth of his research and the select themes upon which he focused: ecology, frontiers, urbanism, trade and technology. The intellectual threads he pioneered also tie the volume together, including multiple lines of evidence to attack problems and use of a comparative approach.




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9781931745338 | Published: 2007
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Settlement, Subsistence, and Social Complexity

Brings together the work of some of the most prominent archaeologists to document the impact of Jeffrey R. Parsons on contemporary archaeological method and theory. Topics addressed include early urbanism, household and gender, agricultural and craft production, migration, ethnogenesis, and the emergence of pre-modern world-systems.




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9781931745208 | Published: 2006
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9781931745239 | Published: 2006
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Unmasking Ideology in Imperial and Colonial Archaeology

Case studies from East Asia, Siberia, Australia, North & South America, Europe, and Africa. Archaeologists and art historians from four continents offer unusual breadth and depth in the assessment of claims to patrimonial heritage, contextualized by the imperial and colonial ventures of the last two centuries and their postcolonial legacy. 66 figs.




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9781938770135 | Published: 2018
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