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Archaeological Research in St Petersburg, Russia  

Petr Sorokin

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Sep 2018
St Petersburg, founded in 1703 and now the second largest city in Russia, has always been considered as a ‘new city’. However, it was not founded on a barren site. The land in the mouth of ... More

Çatalhöyük: A Study of Light and Darkness—A Photo-essay  

Eva Bosch

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Apr 2018
This photo essay outlines the experimental work undertaken in summer 2007 in Çatalhöyük in Anatolia, Turkey, while the author was the artist in residence. The work done in this Neolithic ... More

The Early Bronze Age of the Southern Caucasus  

Giulio Palumbi

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Oct 2016
The aim of this article is to highlight the social and cultural developments that took place in the Southern Caucasus during the Early Bronze Age. Between 3500 and 2500 BC ca., new ... More

Europe to Asia  

Ludmila Koryakova

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Jun 2018
This chapter surveys cultural developments in the European part of the Russian Federation. Geographically this landscape varies from coniferous forests in the north, to steppe and ... More

From bovid to beaver: mammal exploitation in Medieval northwest Russia  

Mark Maltby

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
This chapter reviews evidence for the exploitation of animals in Medieval northwest Russia, highlighting the evidence from the town of Novgorod and its hinterland. The zooarchaeological ... More

Humans and mammals in the Upper Palaeolithic of Russia  

Mietje Germonpré and Mikhail Sablin

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
This chapter focuses on the mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) and large canid (wolf (Canis lupus) and/or dog (Canis familiaris)) assemblages recorded at Upper Palaeolithic sites from the ... More

Infant Head Shaping in Eurasia in the First Millennium ad  

Susanne Hakenbeck

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
Head shaping was a common practice in the areas around the Black Sea in the first centuries ad. From there it spread into central and western Europe. By the fifth and sixth centuries ad it ... More

Plants, People and Diet in the Neolithic of Western Eurasia  

Amy Bogaard and Amy Styring

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Nov 2017
The establishment of farming is a defining feature of the Neolithic period in western Asia and Europe. Decades of archaeobotanical research have clarified the spectrum of crops that ... More

Post-Glacial Transformations among Hunter-Gatherer Societies in the Mediterranean and Western Asia  

Andrew M. T. Moore

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Apr 2014
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Sep 2013
The Mediterranean basin has experienced significant environmental change throughout the Holocene. This has conditioned human settlement and economy. Much of the coastline is backed by ... More

Social Complexity and Political Capitals in Ancient Eurasia  

Michelle Negus Cleary

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Jul 2018
This article draws upon archaeological evidence of settlement and enclosure sites as key indicators of social complexity in agro-pastoral societies of Central Asia and Inner Eurasia during ... More

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