Archaeology

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Archaeology is the study of the material remains of the global human past from five million years ago (when the first human ancestors appeared) to the 21st century. Archaeology focuses on the past, but is also concerned with the use of the past in the present and the manner in which past landscapes, buildings, artifact and remains of humans, animals and plants are used in tune with current cultural norms and political pressures which vary across the world. Oxford Handbooks Online in Archaeology will seek to combine works of original scholarship with authoritative overviews of particular subjects. The combination of printed books through the Handbook series and on-line articles on topical subjects and contentious issues provide both a depth of coverage and more immediate commentary. The resource will provide coverage of all the major geographical areas of the world, countering any tendency towards Euro-American bias, as well as specific topic areas of current and lasting interest, combining also theoretical discussion with empirical content. The online material will allow for the possibility of connecting up various articles and books to navigate through our knowledge of the past in new ways, discerning and elaborating a newly holistic approach to the past.

Advisory Editors

Christina Riggs
University of East Anglia; Former Editor in Chief

Stephen W. Silliman
University of Massachusetts, Boston

Alice Stevenson
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London

Former Advisory Editors

Xingcan Chen
The Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Dorian Fuller
University College London
 

Paul Lane
University of York

 

 

Nicky Milner
University of York

Adam T. Smith
Cornell University


Volume Editors

Umberto Albarella
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Sonia Alconini
University of Texas
The Oxford Handbook of the Incas

Mary C. Beaudry
Boston University
The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies

Elizabeth Bloxam
University College London
The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

John Carman
University of Birmingham
The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

Alexis Catsambis
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command
The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

Ethan E. Cochrane
University of Auckland
The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania

Alan Covey
Dartmouth College
The Oxford Handbook of the Incas

Sally Crawford
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology of Childhood
The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

Vicki Cummings
University of Central Lancashire
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

Barry Cunliffe
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

Bruno David
Monash University
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

Harry Fokkens
Universiteit Leiden
The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age

Ben Ford
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

Chris Fowler
Newcastle University
The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe

Severin Fowles
Barnard College
The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

Max Friesen
University of Toronto
The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic

Andrew Gardner
University College London
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Theory

Christopher Gerrard
Durham University
The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

Chris Gosden
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

Paul Graves-Brown
Independent Researcher
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

Alejandra Gutiérrez
Durham University
The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

Dawn M. Hadley
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology of Childhood

Helena Hamerow
University of Oxford
The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

Donny L. Hamilton
Texas A&M University
The Oxford Handbook of Maritime Archaeology

Anthony Harding
University of Exeter
The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age

Jan Harding
Newcastle University
The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe

Rodney Harrison
University College London
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

Colin Haselgrove
University of Leicester
The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age
 
Vesa-Pekka Herva
University of Oulu
The Oxford Handbook of Historical Archaeology

Dan Hicks
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies

David A. Hinton
University of Southampton
The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

Corinne L. Hofman
Leiden University
The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

Daniela Hofmann
Hamburg University
The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe

Alice Hunt
UCL Institute of Archaeology
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

Terry L. Hunt
University of Hawaii-Manoa
The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania

Timothy Insoll
University of Exeter
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion
The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines

Christian Isendahl
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

Simon James
University of Leicester
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Roman Germany

Peter Jordan
University of Groningen
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers

Rosemary A. Joyce
University of California, Berkeley
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology

M. Anne Katzenberg
University of Calgary
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Diet

William F. Keegan
Florida Museum of Natural History
The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

Ann E. Killebrew
Pennsylvania State University
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant

Stefan Krmnicek
Universität Tübingen
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Roman Germany

Angela M. Labrador
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Oxford Handbook of Public Heritage Theory and Practice

Mark Lake
University College London
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Theory

Paul J. Lane
University of York
The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

Julia Lee-Thorp
Oxford University
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Diet

Owen Mason
University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Alaska Quaternary Center
The Oxford Handbook of the Prehistoric Arctic

Carol McDavid
Community Archaeology Research Institute, Inc.
The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

Gregory McMahon
University of New Hampshire
The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

Ian J. McNiven
Monash University
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Rock Art

Francesco Menotti
University of Basel
The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

Barbara Mills
University of Arizona
The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

Peter Mitchell
Oxford University and University of the Witwatersrand
The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology

Deborah L. Nichols
Dartmouth College
The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology
The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs
 
Aidan O'Sullivan
University College Dublin
The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

Costas Papadopoulos
Maynooth University
The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology

Timothy R. Pauketat
University of Illinois
The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology

Angela Piccini
University of Bristol
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

Daniel T. Potts
University of Sydney
The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Iran

Reniel Rodríguez Ramos
Universidad de Puerto Rico-Utuado
The Oxford Handbook of Caribbean Archaeology

Katharina Rebay-Salisbury
Austrian Academy of Sciences
The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

Christina Riggs
University of East Anglia
The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

Mauro Rizzetto
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría
University of Texas at Austin
The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

Hannah Russ
Oxford Brookes University
The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Ian Shaw
University of Liverpool
The Oxford Handbook of Egyptology

Gillian Shepherd
La Trobe University
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology of Childhood

Neil Asher Silberman
University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Oxford Handbook of Public Heritage Theory and Practice

Robin Skeates
Durham University
The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

Ulrike Sommer
University College London
The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Theory

Sharon Steadman
SUNY Cortland
The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

Margreet Steiner
Leiden University
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant

Daryl Stump
University of York
The Oxford Handbook of Historical Ecology and Applied Archaeology

Liv Nilsson Stutz
Emory University
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

James Symonds
Universiteit van Amsterdam
The Oxford Handbook of Historical Archaeology

Sarah Tarlow
University of Leicester
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Death and Burial

Kim Vickers
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Sarah Viner-Daniels
University of Sheffield
The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Kent R. Weeks
American University in Cairo
The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings

Peter S. Wells
University of Minnesota
The Oxford Handbook of the European Iron Age

Richard H. Wilkinson
University of Arizona
The Oxford Handbook of the Valley of the Kings

Marek Zvelebil
University of Sheffield, Department of Archaeology
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers
 

Digital Collections

A specially curated collection of peer-reviewed articles that discuss cutting-edge research and ensure comprehensive and timely coverage of ever-expanding disciplines.

A Picture of Prehistoric Sudan
Donatella Usai
Independent Researcher

Archaeology of the Métis
Kisha Supernant
University of Alberta

Archaic Shell Mounds in the American Southeast
Rebecca Saunders
Louisiana State University

Bronze Age Central Asia
Paula Doumani Dupuy
Washington University

Bronze Age Mongolia
Jean-Luc Houle
Western Kentucky University

Compositional Analysis in Archaeology
Michael D. Glascock
University of Missouri

Current Questions and New Directions in Archaeological Obsidian Studies
Carolyn Dillian
Coastal Carolina University

Egypt and the Mediterranean in the Bronze Age
Bettina Bader
University of Vienna

Egyptian Archaeology and Social Anthropology
Richard Bussmann
UCL Institute of Archaeology

 

Egyptian Archaeology and the Museum
Alice Stevenson
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL

Glass Tools in Archaeology
Andrew Martindale
University of British Columbia
Irena Jurakic

Landscape, Remote Sensing, and GIS Analysis in Archaeology
Sarah H. Parcak
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Native American Diaspora and Ethnogenesis
Craig N. Cipolla
Royal Ontario Museum

Radiocarbon Dating and Egyptian Chronology—From the “Curve of Knowns” to Bayesian Modeling
Felix Höflmayer
Austrian Academy of Sciences

Social Complexity and Political Capitals in Ancient Eurasia
Michelle Negus Cleary
University of Sydney

The Archaeology of Amarna
Anna Stevens
Amarna Project

The Archaeological Record of Indian Ocean Engagements: Red Sea and Horn of Africa
Eivind Heldaas Seland
University of Bergen,

 
The Art and Archaeology of the Giza Plateau
Laurel Flentye
The Eastern and G I S Cemeteries at Giza Project

The Early Bronze Age of the Southern Caucasus
Giulio Palumbi
Università del Salento

The IFAO Excavations at Deir el-Medina
Cédric Gobeil
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)

The Neolithic of the Caucasus
Christine Chataigner
CNRS-Université Lyon 2
Ruben Badalyan
Armenian Academy of Sciences
Makoto Arimura
University of Kanazawa

The Norse in Iceland
Davide Marco Zori
Baylor University

The Origins and Early Development of Writing in Egypt
Ilona Regulski
The British Museum

The Social Impact of Trade and Migration
Anna Lucille Boozer
Baruch College

 

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