Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia

Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia

Challenges current interpretations of social and cultural change in prehistoric Eurasia, through a thematic investigation of archaeological patterns.

Author: Bryan K. Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521517126

Category: History

Page: 417

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Challenges current interpretations of social and cultural change in prehistoric Eurasia, through a thematic investigation of archaeological patterns.
Categories: History

Death Rituals and Social Order in the Ancient World

Death Rituals and Social Order in the Ancient World

The Horse, the Wheel and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian
Steppes Shaped the Modern World. ... warfare, and long-distance trade, in Social
Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia: Monuments, Metals and Mobility, eds.

Author: Colin Renfrew

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107082731

Category: History

Page: 460

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This volume, with essays by leading archaeologists and prehistorians, considers how prehistoric humans attempted to recognise, understand and conceptualise death.
Categories: History

The Evolution of Social Institutions

The Evolution of Social Institutions

Vladivostok: Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Fitzhugh,
W. 2009. Pre-Scythian Ceremonialism, Deer Stone Art, and Cultural
Intensification in Northern Mongolia. In Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia:
Monuments, ...

Author: Dmitri M. Bondarenko

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030514372

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Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics Rethinking Temporality and Community in Eurasian Archaeology

Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics  Rethinking Temporality and Community in Eurasian Archaeology

In Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia: Monuments, Metals and Mobility,
edited by Brian Hanks and Kathryn Linduff, pp ... In Ancient Cultures of Mongolia
and Baikalian Siberia, The Materials of the Third International Scientific
Conference, ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004325470

Category: History

Page: 360

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Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics re-examines the relationship between Eurasia’s past and present, demonstrating that social life in ancient Eurasia was considerably more unruly than research has traditionally allowed.
Categories: History

Art in the Eurasian Iron Age

Art in the Eurasian Iron Age

Bunker, E.C. 2009. First-millennium BCE Beifang artifacts as historical
documents. In B.K. Hanks & K.M. Linduff (eds), Social Complexity in Prehistoric
Eurasia: Monuments, metals, and mobility, 272–95. New York, NY, Cambridge
University ...

Author: Courtney Nimura

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 9781789253979

Category: Art

Page: 260

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Since early discoveries of so-called Celtic Art during the 19th century, archaeologists have mused on the origins of this major art tradition, which emerged in Europe around 500 BC. Classical influence has often been cited as the main impetus for this new and distinctive way of decorating, but although Classical and Celtic Art share certain motifs, many of the design principles behind the two styles differ fundamentally. Instead, the idea that Celtic Art shares its essential forms and themes of transformation and animism with Iron Age art from across northern Eurasia has recently gained currency, partly thanks to a move away from the study of motifs in prehistoric art and towards considerations of the contexts in which they appear. This volume explores Iron Age art at different scales and specifically considers the long-distance connections, mutual influences and shared ‘ways of seeing’ that link Celtic Art to other art traditions across northern Eurasia. It brings together 13 papers on varied subjects such as animal and human imagery, technologies of production and the design theory behind Iron Age art, balancing pan-Eurasian scale commentary with regional and site scale studies and detailed analyses of individual objects, as well as introductory and summary papers. This multi-scalar approach allows connections to be made across wide geographical areas, whilst maintaining the detail required to carry out sensitive studies of objects.
Categories: Art

Prehistoric Hunter gatherers

Prehistoric Hunter gatherers

Collection of theoretical papers and case studies on the themes of intensification, sedentism, affluence and the emergence of social inequality; paper by H. Lourandos separately annotated.

Author: Theron Douglas Price

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015008993985

Category: Chasseurs-cueilleurs - Congrès

Page: 450

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Collection of theoretical papers and case studies on the themes of intensification, sedentism, affluence and the emergence of social inequality; paper by H. Lourandos separately annotated.
Categories: Chasseurs-cueilleurs - Congrès

The Archaeology of Power and Politics in Eurasia

The Archaeology of Power and Politics in Eurasia

14 FORGING SOCIAL NETWORKS: METALLURGY AND THE POLITICS OF
VALUE IN BRONZE AGE EURASIA David L. Peterson The past decade has seen
a critical reappraisal oflong—standing approaches to social complexity in
Eurasian archaeology (e.g., Hanks and Linduff 2009; ... I explore the politics of
value in ancient Eurasia from the perspective of copper and bronze rings and
bracelets and ...

Author: Charles W. Hartley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139789387

Category: Social Science

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For thousands of years, the geography of Eurasia has facilitated travel, conquest and colonization by various groups, from the Huns in ancient times to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the past century. This book brings together archaeological investigations of Eurasian regimes and revolutions ranging from the Bronze Age to the modern day, from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus in the west to the Mongolian steppe and the Korean Peninsula in the east. The authors examine a wide-ranging series of archaeological studies in order to better understand the role of politics in the history and prehistory of the region. This book re-evaluates the significance of power, authority and ideology in the emergence and transformation of ancient and modern societies in this vast continent.
Categories: Social Science

Tying the Threads of Eurasia

Tying the Threads of Eurasia

Archaeology , Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia 37 ( 1 ) : 25-33 . Knappett ,
C. 2002. Photographs , Skeuomorphs ... In Social Complexity in Prehistoric
Eurasia : Monuments , Metals and Mobility . B. K. Hanks and K. M. Linduff ( eds . )
.

Author: Toby C. Wilkinson

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822039648142

Category: History

Page: 406

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The famous 'Silk Roads' have long evoked a romantic picture of travel through colourful civilizations, but how far back can we trace these trade-networks?
Categories: History

Ancient China and its Eurasian Neighbors

Ancient China and its Eurasian Neighbors

This volume looks at the effects of interaction and the nature of identity construction in a frontier or contact zone through the analysis of material culture, especially in mortuary settings.

Author: Katheryn M. Linduff

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108418614

Category: History

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This volume looks at the effects of interaction and the nature of identity construction in a frontier or contact zone through the analysis of material culture, especially in mortuary settings.
Categories: History

Mobility and Ancient Society in Asia and the Americas

Mobility and Ancient Society in Asia and the Americas

Ultimately, this book provides a unique synthetic perspective that bridges Asia and the Americas and brings the ancient evidence from both sides of the Bering Strait into common focus.

Author: Michael David Frachetti

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319151380

Category: Social Science

Page: 202

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Mobility and Ancient Society in Asia and the Americas contains contributions by leading international scholars concerning the character, timing, and geography of regional migrations that led to the dispersal of human societies from Inner and northeast Asia to the New World in the Upper Pleistocene (ca. 20,000-15,000 years ago). This volume bridges scholarly traditions from Europe, Central Asia, and North and South America, bringing different perspectives into a common view. The book presents an international overview of an ongoing discussion that is relevant to the ancient history of both Eurasia and the Americas. The content of the chapters provides both geographic and conceptual coverage of main currents in contemporary scholarly research, including case studies from Inner Asia (Kazakhstan), southwest Siberia, northeast Siberia, and North and South America. The chapters consider the trajectories, ecology, and social dynamics of ancient mobility, communication, and adaptation in both Eurasia and the Americas, using diverse methodologies of data recovery ranging from archaeology, historical linguistics, ancient DNA, human osteology, and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Although methodologically diverse, the chapters are each broadly synthetic in nature and present current scholarly views of when, and in which ways, societies from northeast Asia ultimately spread eastward (and southward) into North and South America, and how we might reconstruct the cultures and adaptations related to Paleolithic groups. Ultimately, this book provides a unique synthetic perspective that bridges Asia and the Americas and brings the ancient evidence from both sides of the Bering Strait into common focus.
Categories: Social Science

Complex Societies of Central Eurasia from the 3rd to the 1st Millennium BC

Complex Societies of Central Eurasia from the 3rd to the 1st Millennium BC

One can clearly see that archaeological material evidence has been heavily
drawn upon for its contribution to and support of various approaches to the
problem of prehistoric societal complexity , and that the interpretation of the
historical ...

Author: Karlene Jones-Bley

Publisher:

ISBN: 0941694860

Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric

Page: 633

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V. COMPLEX SOCIETIES OF CENTRAL EURASIA?IRON AGE:Archaeological Reference Points in Prognostication of the Structures of Ancient Societies of the Eurasian SteppeSocietal Complexity and Mortuary Rituality?Thoughts on the Nature of Archaeological InterpretationInterpretation of Models of Sargat Culture Settlements in Western Siberia.VI. ARCHAEOECOLOGY, GEOARCHAEOLOGY, AND PALEOGEOGRAPHY OF CENTRAL EURASIAN COMPLEX SOCIETIES:Paleoecological Crises and Optima in the Eurasian Steppes in Ancient Times and the Middle AgesOrganic Remains from Fortified Settlements and Necropoli of the ?Country of Towns?Ancient Copper Mines and Products from Base and Noble Metals in the Southern UralsMaterials on the Palaeogeographic Description of the Andronovo Age in the Trans-Urals Forest-Steppe.VII. BEYOND CENTRAL EURASIA:Communication and Interaction with the East in Bronze Age ScandinaviaInteraction between Different Regions of Europe and Russia during the Late Bronze Age in the Light of the Introduction of Iron TechnologyA Stuck Process?Urbanisation in the Carpathian Late NeolithicThe Trojan Connection or Mycenaeans, Penteconters, and the Black SeaConnections between the Caucasus and the West Eurasian Steppes during the 3rd Millennium BCBronze Age Cultures of the Steppe and Urbanized Civilization of the South of Middle AsiaSouth Tajikistan?Synthesis of Settled and Steppe Cultures at the End of the Bronze AgeChamber Graves of the Gonur NecropolisAt the Eastern Edge?Metallurgy and Adaptation in Gansu (PRC) in the 2nd Millennium BC. Index to Volumes 1 & 2
Categories: Antiquities, Prehistoric

M moires de la Soci t finno ougrienne

M  moires de la Soci  t   finno ougrienne

2009 : Formation of the Eurasian steppe belt cultures , viewed through the lens of
archaeometallurgy and radiocarbon dating . - Bryan K. Hanks & Katheryn M.
Linduff ( eds ) , Social complexity in prehistoric Eurasia : Monuments , metals ,
and ...

Author: Suomalais-ugrilainen Seura

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0105507636

Category: Finno-Ugrians

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Categories: Finno-Ugrians

The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors

The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors

... Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World . Princeton , N.J .: Princeton
University Press . . 2009. “ The Sintashta Genesis : The Roles of Climate Change
, Warfare , and Long - Distance Trade . ” In Social Complexity in Prehistoric
Eurasia ...

Author: Lothar von Falkenhausen

Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

ISBN: UIUC:30112108517985

Category: Art

Page: 259

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The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors is a co-publication of the Cotsen Occasional Press and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. Volume I, The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors: Catalogue, includes an engaging foreword by Lloyd Cotsen, an overview of major Chinese dynasties and periods, and a brief history of Chinese bronze mirrors by Suzanne Cahill. This volume presents a detailed catalogue of the extensive Cotsen Collection through high-quality images and illustrations of the mirrors in their approximate chronological sequence. Volume II, a set of eleven scholarly essays, goes further to investigate these mirrors as a study collection. Guided by the conviction that this particular constellation of mirrors may lead to substantive insights that cannot easily be obtained otherwise, the leading scholars who contributed to this volume used the materials in Volume I as a point of departure for explorations of topics of their own choice. The resulting diversity of the chapters is notablewith coverage ranging from a discussion of Han mirror inscriptions as modular texts to an analysis of mirrors inlaid with mother of pearland the findings are as novel and stimulating as they are preliminary.
Categories: Art

Ancient Interactions

Ancient Interactions

Chapter 12 The Eurasian Steppe ' Nomadic World ' of the First Millennium BC :
Inherent Problems within the Study of Iron ... ii ) mortuary patterns and social
interpretations ; and iii ) the interaction sphere and social complexity created
between ...

Author: Katherine V. Boyle

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN: UOM:39015058110381

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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The history and archaeology of the Scythians and other steppe peoples are relatively familiar, but what of their predecessors who colonized and occupied this vast region, from the Carpathians to China, before the Iron Age? The papers in this volume provide an overview and reassessment of our knowledge of the period from Neolithic to Iron Age in an area which covers approximately one-sixth of the earth's land surface. The subject matter of the papers ranges broadly from East to West on a number of major themes: the development of pastoral eonomies; the diffusion of ideas, and the movement of peoples. The authors too come from geographically diverse regions and different traditions and methods of research and their evolution are outlined and debated. New analytical techniques are highlighted. Arising from a symposium held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (Cambridge, UK) in 2000, this volume helps to fill an important gap in the literature on the later prehistory of Central Asia.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective

Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective

Covering an extensive range of archaeological time-periods and regions, this volume will be a valuable resource for those studying archaeology worldwide.

Author: Benjamin W. Roberts

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461490173

Category: Social Science

Page: 868

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The study of ancient metals in their social and cultural contexts has been a topic of considerable interest in archaeology and ancient history for decades, partly due to the modern dependence on technology and man-made materials. The formal study of Archaeometallurgy began in the 1970s-1980s, and has seen a recent growth in techniques, data, and theoretical movements. This comprehensive sourcebook on Archaeometallurgy provides an overview of earlier research as well as a review of modern techniques, written in an approachable way. Covering an extensive range of archaeological time-periods and regions, this volume will be a valuable resource for those studying archaeology worldwide. It provides a clear, straightforward look at the available methodologies, including: • Smelting processes • Slag analysis • Technical Ceramics • Archaeology of Mining and Field Survey • Ethnoarchaeology • Chemical Analysis and Provenance Studies • Conservation Studies With chapters focused on most geographic regions of Archaeometallurgical inquiry, researchers will find practical applications for metallurgical techniques in any area of their study. Ben Roberts is a specialist in the early metallurgy and later prehistoric archaeology of Europe. He was the Curator of the European Copper and Bronze Age collections at the British Museum between 2007 and 2012 and is now a Lecturer in Prehistoric Europe in the Departm ent of Archaeology at the Durham University, UK. Chris Thornton is a specialist in the ancient metallurgy of the Middle East, combining anthropological theory with archaeometrical analysis to understand the development and diffusion of metallurgical technologies throughout Eurasia. He is currently a Consulting Scholar of the University of Pennsylvania Museum, where he received his PhD in 2009, and the Lead Program Officer of research grants at the National Geographic Society.
Categories: Social Science

Archaeology Ethnology Anthropology of Eurasia

Archaeology  Ethnology   Anthropology of Eurasia

Mellars P.A. 1985 The Ecological Basis of Social Complexity in the Upper
Paleolithic of Southwestern France . In Prehistoric Hunter - Gatherers . The
Emergence of Cultural Complexity , T.D. Price and J.A. Brown ( eds . ) . Orlando :
Academic ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000048310703

Category: Anthropology

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Eurasia at the Dawn of History

Eurasia at the Dawn of History

The authors of this volume analyze the processes of centralization, cultural interaction, and social differentiation that led to the development of the first urban centres and early state formations of ancient Eurasia, from the Atlantic ...

Author: Manuel Fernández-Götz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316943175

Category: Social Science

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Our current world is characterized by life in cities, the existence of social inequalities, and increasing individualization. When and how did these phenomena arise? What was the social and economic background for the development of hierarchies and the first cities? The authors of this volume analyze the processes of centralization, cultural interaction, and social differentiation that led to the development of the first urban centres and early state formations of ancient Eurasia, from the Atlantic coasts to China. The chronological framework spans a period from the Neolithic to the Late Iron Age, with a special focus on the early first millennium BC. By adopting an interdisciplinary approach structured around the concepts of identity and materiality, this book addresses the appearance of a range of key phenomena that continue to shape our world.
Categories: Social Science

The Roots of Peoples and Languages of Northern Eurasia Szombathely 30 9 2 10 1998 and Loona 29 6 1 7 1999

The Roots of Peoples and Languages of Northern Eurasia  Szombathely 30 9  2 10 1998 and Loona 29 6  1 7 1999

Kalevi Wiik. of Peoples and Languages of Northern Eurasia I , Jyväskylä , pp . ...
The Origins and Spread of Agriculture and Pastoralism in Eurasia , Washington ,
D.C. , pp . 346–362 ... 251-254 ; Robb , J. 1993 , A social prehistory of European
languages . ... 964– 968 ; Sherratt , A. 1990 , The genesis of megaliths :
Monumentality , ethnicity and social complexity in Neolithic North - West Europe .
- World ...

Author: Kalevi Wiik

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110677692

Category: Eurasia

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Beyond Domestication in Prehistoric Europe

Beyond Domestication in Prehistoric Europe

Investigations in Subsistence Archaeology and Social Complexity Graeme
Barker, Clive Gamble ... labour force , whereas Eurasian societies are
characterised by ownership of the means of production — technology and land (
Goody 1976 ) .

Author: Graeme Barker

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015010393554

Category: History

Page: 282

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Categories: History

Social Complexity and Corporate Households on the Southern Northwest Coast of North America A D 1450 1855

Social Complexity and Corporate Households on the Southern Northwest Coast of North America  A D  1450 1855

In Hunting and Animal Exploitation in the Later Paleolithic and Mesolithic of
Eurasia , edited by G. L. Peterkin , H. M. Bricker , P. ... Pettigrew , R. M. 1981 A
Prehistoric Culture Sequence in the Portland Basin of the Lower Columbia Valley
.

Author: Elizabeth A. Sobel

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ISBN: UOM:39015059188972

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