Social Science

Form, Function & Context

Material Culture Studies in Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Deborah S. Olausson,Helle Vandkilde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

View: 7720

Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Haakon Shetelig and Hjalmar Falk.Translated By E.V. Gordon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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History

Multivariate Archaeology

Numerical Approaches in Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Torsten Madsen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 4675

Multivariate Archaeology - Numerical Approaches in Scandinavian Archaeology
History

Ancient Scandinavia

An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings

Author: T. Douglas Price

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190231971

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 4750

Although occupied only relatively briefly in the long span of world prehistory, Scandinavia is an extraordinary laboratory for investigating past human societies. The area was essentially unoccupied until the end of the last Ice Age when the melting of huge ice sheets left behind a fresh, barren land surface, which was eventually covered by flora and fauna. The first humans did not arrive until sometime after 13,500 BCE. The prehistoric remains of human activity in Scandinavia - much of it remarkably preserved in its bogs, lakes, and fjords - have given archaeologists a richly detailed portrait of the evolution of human society. In this book, Doug Price provides an archaeological history of Scandinavia-a land mass comprising the modern countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway-from the arrival of the first humans after the last Ice Age to the end of the Viking period, ca. AD 1050. Constructed similarly to the author's previous book, Europe before Rome, Ancient Scandinaviaprovides overviews of each prehistoric epoch followed by detailed, illustrative examples from the archaeological record. An engrossing and comprehensive picture emerges of change across the millennia, as human society evolves from small bands of hunter - gatherers to large farming communities to the complex warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron Ages, which culminated in the spectacular rise of the Vikings. The material evidence of these past societies - arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock art, beautifully wrought weaponry, Viking warships - give vivid testimony to the ancient humans who once called home this often unforgiving edge of the inhabitable world.
Social Science

Form, Function & Context

Material Culture Studies in Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Deborah S. Olausson,Helle Vandkilde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 307

View: 9528

Dublin (Ireland)

Scandinavian York and Dublin

the history and archaeology of two related Viking kingdoms

Author: Alfred P. Smyth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dublin (Ireland)

Page: N.A

View: 1154

History

Multivariate Archaeology

Numerical Approaches in Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Torsten Madsen

Publisher: Aarhus Universitetsforlag

ISBN: 9788772880471

Category: History

Page: 150

View: 3357

Multivariate Archaeology - Numerical Approaches in Scandinavian Archaeology
Social Science

Archaeology

An Introduction

Author: Kevin Greene

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218282

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 9287

History

Viking Identities

Scandinavian Jewellery in England

Author: Jane F. Kershaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199639523

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 9611

Surveys the jewellery worn by women in Scandinavian-settled areas of England in the Viking period. Describes and illustrates these dress fittings, many of which have only recently been found. Reveals the extent and nature of female participation in the Viking expansion, which is traditionally viewed as a largely masculine affair.
Social Science

Field Archaeology from Around the World

Ideas and Approaches

Author: Martin Carver,Bisserka Gaydarska,Sandra Monton-Subias

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319098195

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 3656

Field practice in archaeology varies greatly throughout the world, mainly because archaeological sites survive in very different ways in different counties. Many manuals see this as a problem - to be defeated by the imposition of standardised procedures. In this book we relish the variety of field practice, seeing it rather as the way the best archaeologists have responded creatively to the challenges of terrain, research objectives and the communities within which they work. While insisting on the highest levels of investigation, we celebrate the different designs, concepts, scientific detection methods and recording systems applied - so embracing standards, but not standardisation. The book is organised in four parts: Part 1 offers a summary of field procedures. Part 2 reviews the principal methods applied, above and below ground, and how the results are analysed. Part 3 illustrates the huge variety confronted by field workers with a series of exemplary commercial and academic projects enacted in downland, jungle, desert, permafrost, road schemes and towns. Approaches also differ according to the traditional methodologies that have evolved in particular countries. In Part 4 we give examples of some the strongest and oldest of those practised on four continents. ​
Social Science

International Handbook of Historical Archaeology

Author: Teresita Majewski,David Gaimster

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387720715

Category: Social Science

Page: 698

View: 2560

In studying the past, archaeologists have focused on the material remains of our ancestors. Prehistorians generally have only artifacts to study and rely on the diverse material record for their understanding of past societies and their behavior. Those involved in studying historically documented cultures not only have extensive material remains but also contemporary texts, images, and a range of investigative technologies to enable them to build a broader and more reflexive picture of how past societies, communities, and individuals operated and behaved. Increasingly, historical archaeology refers not to a particular period, place, or a method, but rather an approach that interrogates the tensions between artifacts and texts irrespective of context. In short, historical archaeology provides direct evidence for how humans have shaped the world we live in today. Historical archaeology is a branch of global archaeology that has grown in the last 40 years from its North American base into an increasingly global community of archaeologists each studying their area of the world in a historical context. Where historical archaeology started as part of the study of the post-Columbian societies of the United States and Canada, it has now expanded to interface with the post-medieval archaeologies of Europe and the diverse post-imperial experiences of Africa, Latin America, and Australasia. The 36 essays in the International Handbook of Historical Archaeology have been specially commissioned from the leading researchers in their fields, creating a wide-ranging digest of the increasingly global field of historical archaeology. The volume is divided into two sections, the first reviewing the key themes, issues, and approaches of historical archaeology today, and the second containing a series of case studies charting the development and current state of historical archaeological practice around the world. This key reference work captures the energy and diversity of this global discipline today.
History

Ancient Scandinavia

An Archaeological History from the First Humans to the Vikings

Author: T. Douglas Price

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190231971

Category: History

Page: 560

View: 6894

Although occupied only relatively briefly in the long span of world prehistory, Scandinavia is an extraordinary laboratory for investigating past human societies. The area was essentially unoccupied until the end of the last Ice Age when the melting of huge ice sheets left behind a fresh, barren land surface, which was eventually covered by flora and fauna. The first humans did not arrive until sometime after 13,500 BCE. The prehistoric remains of human activity in Scandinavia - much of it remarkably preserved in its bogs, lakes, and fjords - have given archaeologists a richly detailed portrait of the evolution of human society. In this book, Doug Price provides an archaeological history of Scandinavia-a land mass comprising the modern countries of Denmark, Sweden, and Norway-from the arrival of the first humans after the last Ice Age to the end of the Viking period, ca. AD 1050. Constructed similarly to the author's previous book, Europe before Rome, Ancient Scandinaviaprovides overviews of each prehistoric epoch followed by detailed, illustrative examples from the archaeological record. An engrossing and comprehensive picture emerges of change across the millennia, as human society evolves from small bands of hunter - gatherers to large farming communities to the complex warrior cultures of the Bronze and Iron Ages, which culminated in the spectacular rise of the Vikings. The material evidence of these past societies - arrowheads from reindeer hunts, megalithic tombs, rock art, beautifully wrought weaponry, Viking warships - give vivid testimony to the ancient humans who once called home this often unforgiving edge of the inhabitable world.
Social Science

Archaeological Theory in Europe

The Last Three Decades

Author: Ian Hodder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317596617

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

View: 8239

The 1980s witnessed exciting developments in theoretical writing in Western archaeology. Where previous decades were dominated by the Anglo-American perspective, or "New Archaeology", the recent years showed the European debate grow in confidence and vitality. This book, published in 1991, captures this spirit of debate as contributors from a wide cross-section of countries evaluate the development of the distinctly national and European characteristics of archaeology and assess future directions. Contributors consider an extensive range of ideologies and viewpoints, stressing the fundamentally historical emphasis and social construction of European archaeology. The development of archaeological theory is traced, with specific emphasis on factors which differ from country to country. Ultimately, it argues that the most active response to archaeology is to celebrate theory within a constantly critical mode. A great insight into the development of theory.

Archäologien Europas / Archaeologies of Europe

Author: Alexander Gramsch, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Peter F. Biehl,Peter F. Biehl,Alexander Gramsch,Arkadiusz Marciniak

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 9783830960676

Category:

Page: N.A

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Social Science

The Birth of Prehistoric Chronology

Dating Methods and Dating Systems in Nineteenth-Century Scandinavian Archaeology

Author: Bo Gräslund

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521322492

Category: Social Science

Page: 132

View: 719

Professor Gräslund's book is the first in-depth study of systematic methods for dating archaeological materials.
Social Science

Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity

Small Time Agents in a Global Arena

Author: Magdalena Naum,Jonas M. Nordin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461462029

Category: Social Science

Page: 327

View: 7883

​ ​In Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena, archaeologists, anthropologists, and historians present case studies that focus on the scope and impact of Scandinavian colonial expansion in the North, Africa, Asia and America as well as within Scandinavia itsself. They discuss early modern thinking and theories made valid and developed in early modern Scandinavia that justified and propagated participation in colonial expansion. The volume demonstrates a broad and comprehensive spectrum of archaeological, anthropological and historical research, which engages with a variation of themes relevant for the understanding of Danish and Swedish colonial history from the early 17th century until today. The aim is to add to the on-going global debates on the context of the rise of the modern society and to revitalize the field of early modern studies in Scandinavia, where methodological nationalism still determines many archaeological and historical studies. Through their theoretical commitment, critical outlook and application of postcolonial theories the contributors to this book shed a new light on the processes of establishing and maintaining colonial rule, hybridization and creolization in the sphere of material culture, politics of resistance, and responses to the colonial claims. This volume is a fantastic resource for graduate students and researchers in historical archaeology, Scandinavia, early modern history and anthropology of colonialism
Social Science

The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities

Beyond Identification

Author: Eleanor Casella,Chris Fowler

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306486951

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 958

As people move through life, they continually shift affiliation from one position to another, dependent on the wider contexts of their interactions. Different forms of material culture may be employed as affiliations shift, and the connotations of any given set of artifacts may change. In this volume the authors explore these overlapping spheres of social affiliation. Social actors belong to multiple identity groups at any moment in their life. It is possible to deploy one or many potential labels in describing the identities of such an actor. Two main axes exist upon which we can plot experiences of social belonging – the synchronic and the diachronic. Identities can be understood as multiple during one moment (or the extended moment of brief interaction), over the span of a lifetime, or over a specific historical trajectory. From the Introduction The international contributions each illuminate how the various identifiers of race, ethnicity, sexuality, age, class, gender, personhood, health, and/or religion are part of both material expressions of social affiliations, and transient experiences of identity. The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities: Beyond Identification will be of great interest to archaeologists, anthropologists, historians, curators and other social scientists interested in the mutability of identification through material remains.
History

Guests in the House

Cultural Transmission Between Slavs and Scandinavians 900 to 1300 A.D.

Author: Mats Roslund

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004161899

Category: History

Page: 557

View: 5404

Based on the study of style transmission in medieval ceramics, the author interprets the shared cultural and political history of Slavs and Scandinavians 900 to 1300 AD. The reproduction of cultural identity is discussed in relation to changes in politics.