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.


Editor in Chief

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).

Editorial Board

Senior 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

Stephen W. Silliman
University of Massachusetts, Boston

 

Adam T. Smith
Cornell University

Alice Stevenson
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, University College London

Volume Editors

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

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

Sally Crawford
Institute of Archaeology, Oxford
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

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

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

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
The Open University
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Contemporary World

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

Timothy Insoll
The University of Manchester
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Ritual and Religion

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

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

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

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

Francesco Menotti
University of Basel
The Oxford Handbook of Wetland 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

Aidan O'Sullivan
University College Dublin
The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

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

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

Robin Skeates
Durham University
The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology

Sharon Steadman
SUNY Cortland
The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

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

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

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

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.

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

The Archaeology of Amarna
Anna Stevens
Amarna Project
The IFAO Excavations at Deir el-Medina
Cédric Gobeil
French Institute of Oriental Archaeology

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

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