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.
|Christina Riggs is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Art History and World Art Studies, University of East Anglia, where she specializes in ancient Egyptian art, the history of archaeology, and museum studies. Christina has worked in several museums with important ancient Egyptian collections, including the Manchester Museum, the Ashmolean Museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is the author of Unwrapping Ancient Egypt (Bloomsbury, 2014) and The Beautiful Burial in Roman Egypt (Oxford, 2006).|
The Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
University College London
University of York
University of York
Stephen W. Silliman
University of Massachusetts, Boston
|Adam T. Smith
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London
A specially curated collection of peer-reviewed articles that discuss cutting-edge research and ensure comprehensive and timely coverage of ever-expanding disciplines.
| Compositional Analysis in Archaeology
Michael D. Glascock
University of Missouri
Egypt and the Mediterranean in the Bronze Age
University of Vienna
Egyptian Archaeology and Social Anthropology
UCL Institute of Archaeology
| Egyptian Archaeology and the Museum
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
Glass Tools in Archaeology
University of British Columbia
The Archaeology of Amarna
| The IFAO Excavations at Deir el-Medina
French Institute of Oriental Archaeology
The Neolithic of the Caucasus
CNRS-Université Lyon 2
Armenian Academy of Sciences
University of Kanazawa
The Social Impact of Trade and Migration
Anna Lucille Boozer
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