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Ancestor Cults  

Timothy Insoll

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on ancestor cults and archaeology. The term ‘ancestor worship’, and to a lesser extent ‘ancestor cults’ carry a lot of baggage linked with evolutionary approaches to ... More

Ancient Greece  

Julia Kindt

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the study of ancient Greek religion. It begins with a brief discussion of the need to integrate the archaeological evidence better into historically oriented ... More

Animism and Totemism  

Timothy Insoll

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
The utility of the terms animism and totemism is questionable, and various anthropological observers have commented upon their problematical status and that of related terms such as ... More

Antarctic Archaeology: Discussing the History of the Southernmost End of the World  

A. Zarankin and Melisa A. Salerno

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Jun 2017
Antarctica was the last continent to be known. Human encounters with the region acquired different characteristics over time. Within the framework of dominant narratives, the early ... More

The Anthropology of Archaeology: The Benefits of Public Intervention at African-American Archaeological Sites  

Cheryl Janifer LaRoche

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Jan 2012
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Sep 2012
Archaeology occupies an important place in historicizing the African American experience – principally where little historical evidence survives. The nature of African American archaeology ... 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

Applied Perspectives on Pre-Columbian Maya Water Management Systems: What are the Insights for Water Security?  

Christian Isendahl, Vernon L. Scarborough, Joel D. Gunn, Nicholas P. Dunning, Scott L. Fedick, Gyles Iannone, and Lisa J. Lucero

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Feb 2016
Water security is a fundamental global challenge for humanity. Suggesting that scholars, water management engineers, and policy-makers draw from a wide range of examples, this chapter ... More

Archaeologies of Colonial Reduction and Cultural Production in Native Northern California  

Stephen W. Silliman

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Feb 2012
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Sep 2012
This article aims to outline themes of research in Native northern California, specifically under Spanish/Mexican and Russian control, in order to highlight key issues in North American ... More

Archaeologies of the Senses  

Yannis Hamilakis

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Oct 2011
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Sep 2012
This article demonstrates that the archaeologies of the senses do not simply offer some colourful detail of past life; they do not fill the gaps in a picture already drawn by other ... More

The Archaeology and Material Culture of Modern Military Death  

Layla Renshaw

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May 2013
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Aug 2013
This chapter concerns modern military death, with examples of conflict primarily drawn from Western societies in the 20th century. Military death leaves a number of physical traces that are amenable ... More

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