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Acoustic Remote Sensing in Maritime Archaeology  

Rory Quinn

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
This article offers an introduction to acoustic remote sensing. In shipwreck studies, acoustic remote sensing has traditionally been used for reconnaissance surveys and for site ... More

Administrative Realities: The Persepolis Archives and the Archaeology of the Achaemenid Heartland  

Wouter F.M. Henkelman

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Jun 2013
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Oct 2013
The administration of the Persepolis region is revealed in two groups of cuneiform tablets, written predominantly in Elamite and Aramaic, that were excavated at Persepolis in the 1930s by ... More

Analytical Drawing  

Prabodh Shirvalkar

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Dec 2016
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Jan 2017
Analytical techniques and research methodologies for archaeological ceramic analysis have changed drastically over time; however, the way we record and represent ceramics graphically has ... More

Ancient Dna Research on Wetland Archaeological Evidence  

Angela Schlumbaum and Ceiridwen J. Edwards

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
This chapter begins by defining ancient DNA and providing a brief history of ancient DNA and its potential for archaeology, followed by discussions of the technological aspects of ancient ... More

Applied Archaeology in the Americas: Evaluating Archaeological Solutions to the Impacts of Global Environmental Change  

Jago Cooper and Lindsay Duncan

This chapter considers the role of archaeology in creating solutions for coping with the impacts of global environmental change, illustrated by cases from Latin America. Past examples of ... More

Archaeobotany: Analyses of Plant Remains from Waterlogged Archaeological Sites  

Stefanie Jacomet

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Dec 2012
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Sep 2013
Archaeobotanical research focuses on the study of past people–plant relationships. This includes a reconstruction of the diet, subsistence, agricultural strategies, social and cultural ... More

Archaeological Interpretation of Marine Magnetic Data  

Robert Gearhart

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Dec 2013
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Sep 2012
Interpreting remote sensing data is one of the most important tasks of archaeologists working in submerged environments. Researchers rely on remote-sensing technologies to aid their search ... More

Art and Environment: How Can Rock Art Inform on Past Environments?  

George Nash

When telling stories through rock art, the artist formed an intimate relationship with the audience through the act of conveying such stories. Ethnographic evidence in many parts of the ... More

Assessing Vessel Function by Organic Residue Analysis  

Hans Barnard and Jelmer W. Eerkens

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Dec 2016
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Jan 2017
Organic residues can be defined as the carbon-based remains of plants, animals or humans, either in their original or a decomposed state. Biomolecules that can indicate the source of such ... More

Beyond Rhetoric: Towards a Framework for an Applied Historical Ecology of Urban Planning  

Paul Sinclair, Christian Isendahl, and Stephan Barthel

Historical ecological approaches to settlement aggregation and complexity reject modernist and post-modernist reliance on linear neo-evolutionary categorization of cities in relation to ... More

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