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

Mark Aldenderfer
University of California, Merced

James P. Allen
Brown University

Bettina Arnold
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Mary C. Beaudry
Boston University

Elizabeth Bloxam
University College London

Guy Bradley
Cardiff University

John Carman
University of Birmingham

Eleanor Casella
University of Manchester

Alexis Catsambis
U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

Gary Crawford
University of Toronto

Sally Crawford
Institute of Archaeology, Oxford

Vicki Cummings
University of Central Lancashire

Barry Cunliffe
Oxford University

Harry Fokkens
Universiteit Leiden

Ben Ford
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Chris Fowler
Newcastle University

Max Friesen
University of Toronto

Andrew Gardner
University College London

Chris Gosden
University of Oxford

Paul Graves-Brown
Independent researcher

Peter Guest
Cardiff University

Helena Hamerow
University of Oxford

Donny L. Hamilton
Texas A&M University

Anthony Harding
University of Exeter

Jan Harding
Newcastle University
Rodney Harrison
The Open University

Colin Haselgrove
University of Leicester

Dan Hicks
Oxford University

David A. Hinton
University of Southampton

Corinne L. Hofman
Leiden University

Daniela Hofmann
Cardiff University

Timothy Insoll
The University of Manchester

Peter Jordan
University of Aberdeen

Rosemary A. Joyce
UC Berkeley

Simon Kaner
University of East Anglia

M. Anne Katzenberg
University of Calgary

William F. Keegan
Florida Museum of Natural History

Fiona Kidd
New York University

Ann E. Killebrew
Pennsylvania State University

Mark Lake
University College London

José Luis Lanata
University of Cambridge and University of Buenos Aires

Paul Lane
University of York

Gyoung-Ah Lee
University of Oregon

Julia Lee-Thorp
University of California, Berkeley

Owen Mason
University of Alaska-Fairbanks, Alaska Quaternary Center

Carol McDavid
Community Archaeology Research Institute, Inc.

Gregory McMahon
University of New Hampshire

Francesco Menotti
University of Basel
Peter Mitchell
Oxford University

Michael Nevel
University of Salford

Deborah L. Nichols
Dartmouth College

Liv Nilsson Stutz
Emory University

Aidan O'Sullivan
University College Dublin

Timothy R. Pauketat
New York University

Angela Piccini
Bristol University

Daniel T. Potts
University of Sydney

Reniel Rodríguez Ramos
Universidad de Puerto Rico-Utuado

Katharina Rebay-Salisbury
University of Leicester

Christina Riggs
University of East Anglia

Ian Shaw
University of Liverpool

Robin Skeates
Durham University

Ulrike Sommer
University College London

Sören Stark
New York University

Sharon Steadman
SUNY Cortland

Margreet Steiner
Leiden University

James Symonds
University of York

Sarah Tarlow
University of Leicester

Kent R. Weeks
American University in Cairo

Peter Wells
University of Minnesota

Ruth Westgate
Cardiff University

James Whitley
Cardiff University

Laurie Wilkie
UC Berkeley

Richard H. Wilkinson
University of Arizona

Marek Zvelebi
University of Sheffield

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