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Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies by Margo DeMello

DeMello. (2021). Animals and society : an introduction to human-animal studies

Human-animal studies is an interdisciplinary field that explores the spaces that animals occupy in human social and cultural worlds. It examines the interactions humans and animals have with each other and the ways animal lives intersect with human societies. Since existing social orders rely on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, the questions posed by human-animal studies touch upon a wide range of fundamental issues. Animals and Society provides a broad overview of this rapidly growing field. Margo DeMello offers students and scholars a holistic and comprehensive picture of the state of inquiry into the relationships that exist between humans and other animals. She considers interactions between animals and humans in social organizations, such as the family, the legal system, and political and religious institutions. A major focus is the social construction of animals in world cultures and the way in which these social meanings are used to reinforce and perpetuate hierarchical human relationships such as racism, sexism, and class privilege. The book also examines how different human groups construct a range of identities for themselves and for others through animals.

An archaeology of innovation : approaching social and technological change in human society by Catherine J. Frieman

Frieman. (2021). An archaeology of innovation : approaching social and technological change in human society

An archaeology of innovation is the first monograph-length investigation of innovation and the innovation process from an archaeological perspective. It interrogates the idea of innovation that permeates our popular media and our political and scientific discourse, setting this against the long-term perspective that only archaeology can offer. Case studies span the entire breadth of human history, from our earliest hominin ancestors to the contemporary world. The book argues that the present narrow focus on pushing the adoption of technical innovations ignores the complex interplay of social, technological and environmental systems that underlies truly innovative societies; the inherent connections between new technologies, technologists and social structure that give them meaning and make them valuable; and the significance and value of conservative social practices that lead to the frequent rejection of innovations.

Beyond use-wear traces : going from tools to people by means of archaeological wear and residue analyses by Sylvie Beyries; Caroline Hamon; Yolaine Maigrot (Editors)

Beyries, Hamon, C., & Maigrot, Y. (2021). Beyond use-wear traces : going from tools to people by means of archaeological wear and residue analyses

This book brings together 30 papers by leading scholars in the field of usewear and residue analysis. This publication aims to revive the debate on the role of traceology (use-wear and residues) in multidisciplinary approaches that address archaeological questions. Many studies on technological aspects of material culture deal with specific material categories (e.g. flint, ceramics, bone), often in separate or isolated ways, and this division does not really reflect the integrated nature of technical systems in which different material categories are in dynamic interaction. Hence, exploring the interaction between different chaînes opératoires is crucial for a more global concept of the toolkit with all its components and it is a precondition for paleo-ethnographic reconstructions of technical systems and economies. Starting from a functional perspective, the papers in this book explore various topics such as apprenticeship, group dynamics, social status, economy, technological evolution, spatial organization, mobility patterns and territories, or adaptations to cultural and environmental changes.This collection of papers, presented at the AWRANA conference in 2018, constitutes a major sign of the dynamism, popularity and scientific importance of our discipline in current archaeological research.

Die Neolithisierung auf den Fundplätzen Hamburg-Boberg : Kontakte und Interaktion by Laura Thielen

Im Osten der Hansestadt befindet sich Hamburgs letzte Wanderdüne und gleichzeitig eines der beliebtesten Ausflugsziele der Stadt: die Boberger Dünen. Weniger bekannt ist, dass die Dünenlandschaft auch in der Archäologie als wichtiger Fundplatz eine herausragende Rolle spielt. In der Epoche des Übergangs von der Mittelsteinzeit zur Jungsteinzeit, zwischen 4.700 und 3.400 v. Chr., als sich der Mensch vom Jäger und Sammler zum Bauern entwickelte, ließen sich hier frühe Siedler nieder. Das Fundmaterial aus dieser Zeit lagert seit den 1950er-Jahren im Archäologischen Museum Hamburg und wurde nun im Rahmen einer Dissertation einer Überprüfung und Neubewertung unterzogen.

Døden i centrum : yngre jernalders gravfund i Region Midtjylland by redigeret af Rasmus Birch Iversen, Stine Vestergaard Laursen & Nina Helt Nielsen.

Selv om vi ikke ved præcist, hvem eller hvad jernalderens mennesker troede på, var døden efter alt at dømme en integreret del af de levendes hverdag. Udvalgte medlemmer af samfundet blev begravet i eller i nærheden af landsbyerne, og selv efter begravelsen spillede de døde og de genstande, de blev begravet med, en aktiv rolle i det fortsatte liv. Forfædrene var i høj grad et bindeled til efterlivet. Denne boken er 10 midtjyske museers forsøg på at kaste lys over døden, som den afspejler sig i regionens gravfund fra jernalderen mellem 200 og 750 e.Kr. Om de dødes genstande og de ritualer, der udspillede sig omkring begravelsen, og hvad de fortæller om jernaldermenneskets verden og samspillet med forfædre og guder.

Eigi Einhamr : jernalderens guldbrakteater og den åbne krop som form by Teresa Østergaard Pedersen

Jernalderens guldbrakteater er et velkendt arkæologisk materiale. Bogen præsenterer læseren for en række karakteristiske billedtemaer og analyser af guldbrakteaternes udviklingshistorie i Skandinavien. Under inspiration af Asger Jorns kunstneriske syn på brakteaternes billedverden anskues de som billeder i deres egen ret. Med forfatterens baggrund i både kunsthistorie og arkæologi lykkes det at bygge bro mellem to fagområder og gennemføre et originalt og inspirerende tværfagligt studium.

Foraging Assemblages : volume 1 & 2 by edited by Dušan Borić, Dragana Antonović and Bojana Mihailović

Foraging Assemblages represents the publication of the proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on the Mesolithic in Europe, held in Belgrade in September 14–18, 2015. At the time of the conference, there were 202 oral and 47 poster presentations authored by more than 600 authors. Compared to several of the previous five-yearly meetings, namely those held in Stockholm in 2000, Belfast in 2005, and Santander in 2010, these figures show a rise in the number of scholars interested in Mesolithic research, continuing the trend of the past several decades. The conference was attended by 305 participants from 27 countries.

Grave Goods: Objects and Death in Later Prehistoric Britain by Anwen Cooper; Duncan Garrow; Catriona Gibson; Melanie Giles; Neil Wilkin

Britain is internationally renowned for the high quality and exquisite crafting of its later prehistoric grave goods (c. 4000 BC to AD 43). Many of prehistoric Britain's most impressive artefacts have come from graves. Interred with both inhumations and cremations, they provide some of the most durable and well-preserved insights into personal identity and the prehistoric life-course, yet they also speak of the care shown to the dead by the living, and of people's relationships with 'things'. This book's title is an intentional play on words. These are objects in burials; but they are also goods, material culture, that must be taken seriously. Within it, we outline the results of the first long-term, large-scale investigation into grave goods during this period, which enables a new level of understanding of mortuary practice and material culture throughout this major period of technological innovation and social transformation. Analysis is structured at a series of different scales, ranging from macro-scale patterning across Britain, to regional explorations of continuity and change, to site-specific histories of practice, to micro-scale analysis of specific graves and the individual objects (and people) within them. We bring these different scales of analysis together in the first ever book focusing specifically on objects and death in later prehistoric Britain.

Irish Late Iron Age Equestrian Equipment in Its Insular and Continental Context by Rena Maguire

Irish Late Iron Age Equestrian Equipment in its Insular and Continental Contextis the first practical archaeological study of Irish Iron Age lorinery. The volume examines the bits and bosals (Y-pieces) holistically, using practical stable-yard knowledge merged with archaeological techniques such as morphometrics, use-wear, GIS, functional comparison to European and British equipment and distribution analysis to place it within its time and place. Irish Iron Age artefacts have always been beset by issues of chronology, but by using these various analytical methods, a more precise timeframe for the objects is indicated. A complex relationship with Roman Britain and the Empire also becomes visible, with aspects of identity and belief being expressed through the sophisticated equestrian equipment. The analysis of the bridle components reveal that the Ireland of the first centuries AD shares some characteristics with other boundary zones of the Roman Empire, such as Scotland and northern Germany, but also has its own unique interpretation of introduced technology.

Landbebyggelsens struktur : middelalderens rurale Danmark by redigeret af Mette Svart Kristiansen og Lars Christian Bentsen

Hvordan har middelalderens landbebyggelse forandret sig over tid? Hvad kan bebyggelsens struktur sige om de middelalderlige bønders udnyttelse af landskabets ressourcer? Og hvad fortæller grænser i landskabet om deres rumlige og retslige opfattelse af bebyggelsen? Det er nogle af spørgsmålene, som en række forskere med speciale inden for arkæologi og historie diskuterer i udgivelsen Landbebyggelsens struktur, der er den anden i serien MIRUDA – Middelalderens rurale Danmark.

Medieval and Modern Civil Wars : A Comparative Perspective by edited by Jón Viđar Sigurđsson, Hans Jacob Orning

Most medieval historians have explained the 'civil wars' in Scandinavia in the 12th and 13th centuries as internal conflicts within a predominantly national and implicitly state-centered politico-constitutional framework. This book argues that the conflicts during this period should be viewed as less disruptive, less internal and less state-centered than in previous research. It does so through six articles comparing the civil wars in Scandinavia with civil wars in Afghanistan and Guinea-Bissau in the last decades, applying theories and perspectives from anthropology and political science. Finally, four articles discuss civil wars in a broader perspective.Contributors are Ebrahim Afsah, Gerd Althoff, Jenny Benham, John Comaroff, Hans Jacob Orning, Frederik Rosén, Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, Henrik Vigh, Helle Vogt, Stephen D. White, and Øyvind Østerud.

Middelalderens Kirkekunst : Universitetsmuseet i Bergen by Justin Kroesen, Stephan Kuhn

Samlingen av middelalderens kirkekunst ved Universitetsmuseet i Bergen er blant de fineste i sitt slag i Europa. De fleste objektene kom fra kirker på Vestlandet, men materiale, teknikker, stil og ikonografi gjenspeiler de mange kulturelle forbindelsene som knyttet regionen til andre områder rundt Nordsjøen og til og med til Middelhavet og utover. Mest fremtredende er høymiddelalderske alterdekorasjoner av malt tre: tjue alterfrontaler, forskjellige polykromerte Madonnaer og en hvelvet alterbaldakin. Samlingen inneholder også romanske døpefonter, sengotiske vingede altertavler, liturgiske kar og klær. Innledende kapitler om museets 200-årige historie og om Vest-Norges middelalderske kirkelandskap blir fulgt av en presentasjon av hundre utvalgte kunstverk.

Palaeolithic Europe : a demographic and social prehistory by Jennifer C. French

In this book, Jennifer French presents a new synthesis of the archaeological, palaeoanthropological, and palaeogenetic records of the European Palaeolithic, adopting a unique demographic perspective on these first two-million years of European prehistory. Unlike prevailing narratives of demographic stasis, she emphasises the dynamism of Palaeolithic populations of both our evolutionary ancestors and members of our own species across four demographic stages, within a context of substantial Pleistocene climatic changes. Integrating evolutionary theory with a socially oriented approach to the Palaeolithic, French bridges biological and cultural factors, with a focus on women and children as the drivers of population change. She shows how, within the physiological constraints on fertility and mortality, social relationships provide the key to enduring demographic success. Through its demographic focus, French combines a 'big picture' perspective on human evolution with careful analysis of the day-to-day realities of European Palaeolithic hunter-gatherer communities--their families, their children, and their lives.

Personal ornaments in prehistory : an exploration of body augmentation from the palaeolithic to the early bronze age by Emma. L. Baysal

Beads, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and many other ornaments are familiar objects that play a fundamental role in personal expression and communication. This book considers how and why the human relationship with ornaments developed and continued over tens of thousands of years, from hunter-gatherer life in the cave to urban elites, from expedient use of natural resources to complex technologies. Using evidence from archaeological sites across Turkey, the Near East and the Balkans, it explores the history of personal ornaments from their appearance in the Palaeolithic until the rise of urban centres in the Early Bronze Age and encompassing technologies ranging from stone cutting to early glazing, metallurgy and the roots of glass manufacture. The development of theoretical and practical approaches to ornaments and the current state of research are illustrated with a wide variety of examples. This book shows that far from being objects of display, of little value in archaeological interpretation and often overlooked, these artefacts are key to understanding trade, relationships, values, beliefs and the construction of personal identity in the past. Indeed, more than any other group of artefacts, their variety in material, form, use and distribution opens doors to both wide ranging scientific exploration and consideration of what it is to be human.

Pollen grains & honeydew : a guide for identifying the plant sources in honey by Margaret Anne Adams ; with contributions from Christine Coulsting & Alan Riach

Fra nettsiden 'Northern Bee Books': "This book describes, in detail, a simple approach for beekeepers, to identify the plant sources of their own honey. They will occasionally find they have a special honey, and then the jars can be labelled accordingly. From 2019 to 2021, beekeepers from The UK and Continental Europe sent me samples of their honey, and the collection of digital photos from my own pollen slides, helped me to identify most of the pollens in their honey. These pollens and the honeydews found in most summer honey, feature in this book".

Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Association of Ground Stone Tools Research by Patrick Nørskov Pedersen; Anne Jörgensen-Lindahl; Mikkel Sørrensen; Tobias Richter (Editors)

Ground Stone Tools and Past Foodwaysbrings together a selection of papers presented at the 3rd meeting of the Association of Ground Stone Tools Research, which was held at the University of Copenhagen in 2019. Ground stone artefacts are one of the most enduring classes of material culture: first used by Palaeolithic gatherer-hunters, they are still used regularly by people in many parts of the world to grind, mash and pulverize plants, meat and minerals. As such, ground stone artefacts provide a well preserved record at the nexus of interaction between humans, plants and animals. The papers in this volume focus especially on the relationship between ground stone artefacts and foodways and include archaeological and ethnographic case studies ranging from the Palaeolithic to the current era, and geographically from Africa to Europe and Asia. They reflect the current state of the art in ground stone tool research and highlight the many ways in which foodways can be studied through holistic examinations of ground stone artefacts.

Rock Art Studies: News of the World VI by Paul G. Bahn; Natalie Franklin; Matthias Strecker (Editors)

Rock Art Studies: News of the World VI, like the previous editions in the series, covers rock art research and management all over the world over a five-year period, in this case, the years 2015 to 2019 inclusive. The current volume once again shows the wide variety of approaches that have been taken in different parts of the world and reflects the expansion and diversification of perspectives and research questions. One constant has been the impact of new techniques of recording rock art. This is especially evident in the realm of computer enhancement of the frequently faded and weathered rock imagery. As has been the case in past volumes, this collection of papers includes all of the latest discoveries, including in areas hitherto not known to contain rock art. While relatively little has happened in some areas, a great deal has occurred in others. Rock art studies continue to go through a period of intense scientific and technological development, but at the same time - due to the problems of preservation and vandalism - it is crucial to educate local people and the young about the importance of this fragile heritage.

Silver, butter, cloth : monetary and social economies in the Viking age by Soren Sindbaek; James Graham-Campbell; Jane Kershaw ; Gareth Williams (Editors)

Silver, Butter, Cloth advances current debates about the nature and complexity of Viking economic systems. It explores how silver and other commodities were used in monetary and social economies across the Scandinavian world of the Viking Age (c. 800-1100 AD) before and alongside the wide scale introduction of coinage. Taking a multi-disciplinary approach that unites archaeological, numismatic, and metallurgical analyses, Kershaw and Williams examine the uses and sources of silver in both monetary and social transactions, addressing topics such as silver fragmentation, hoarding, and coin production and re-use. Uniquely, it also goes beyond silver, giving the first detailed consideration of the monetary role of butter, cloth, and gold in the Viking economy. Indeed, it is instrumental in developing methodologies to identify such commodity monies in the archaeological record. The use of silver and other commodities within Viking economies is a dynamic field of study, fuelled by important recent discoveries across the Viking world. The 14 contributions to this book, by a truly international group of scholars, draw on newly available archaeological data from eastern Europe, Scandinavia, the North Atlantic, and the British Isles and Ireland, to present the latest original research.

Smedens Rum 2 og 3 : materialet og smeden : rapporter fra det andet og tredje seminar i netværket by redigeret af Xenia Pauli Jensen

I 10 artikler præsenteres en række undersøgelser af jernalderen og middelalderens smedehåndværk og de mange forskellige spørgsmål, som nutidens forskning søger at besvare. Bogen er en rapport fra to seminarer i det tværfaglige netværk Smedens rum, hvor skandinaviske arkæologer, historikere, smede og andre fagfolk udveksler erfaringer om fortidens håndværk. Publikationen rummer både forskerens teorier, resultater af aktuelle udgravninger og eksperimentalarkæologiske forsøg. Første halvdel fokuserer på smedens materialer og udviklingen i brugen af jern og stål set ud fra både arkæologiske og skriftlige kilder, mens smedene selv, deres rolle i samfundet og arbejdet med jernudvinding er emnet for bogens anden halvdel. Her fører forfatterne os fra det gamle Grækenland i det 1. årtusinde f.Kr. til Norge og nutidens museale satsninger.

Vikingatidens vagga : i vendeltidens värld by Kristina Ekero Eriksson

Redan före vikingatiden hade nordborna byggt upp en framgångsrik handelsorganisation. Eliten levde ett liv i lyx. Man omgav sig av praktfulla vapen, elfenben från Afrika, röda granater från Sri Lanka och glasbägare från frankerriket. Från norr kom pälsverk som på floder och kamelryggar nådde ned till Kalifatet. Världen öppnades alltmer, skeppen fick segel och stora handelsplatser grundades i Skandinavien. Utan kunskap om den här tiden – vendeltiden - är anfallet på Lindisfarne och det som hände sedan svårt att förstå. Här presenteras äntligen en av de mest mytomspunna och betydelsefulla epokerna i vår historia. Med de senaste forskningsupptäckterna framträder åren 550-800 som både förfärande och fascinerande.

Vikingetidens sejl : festskrift tilegnet Erik Andersen by redaktion: Morten Ravn, Lone Gebauer Thomsen, Eva Andersson Strand & Henriette Lyngstrøm

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Werewolves, warriors and winter sacrifices : unmasking Kivik and Indo-European cosmology in bronze age Scandinavia by Anders Kaliff & Terje Oestigaard

This study is the first to consider Sweden's enigmatic Kivik grave with its famous rock art slabs in an agricultural and Indo-European context. Building on the work of archaeologist V. Gordon Childe and anthropologist James G. Frazer, this analysis presents an in-depth cultural and cosmological worldview of the Scandinavian Bronze Age.

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