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The Archaeology of Early Italian Churches in Context, 313–569 CE  

Alexandra Chavarría Arnau

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
The archaeology of early Christian churches has made important advancements in recent decades in Italy thanks to a large number of new excavations and scientific meetings, as well as the ... More

Art on the northern edge of the Mediterranean world  

Martin Guggisberg

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Sep 2018
This chapter examines the relationship between art and society in Iron Age Europe, with a focus on Celtic art. It begins by asking what constituted ‘art’ in this context, what was its ... More

The Christianization of Gaul: Buildings and Territories  

Bastien Lefebvre

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Feb 2019
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Jan 2019
Based on recent archaeological excavations, this chapter presents an overview of the Christianization of Gaul through buildings and topography. Over the last few decades, our knowledge of ... More

The Eleusinian Projector: The Hierophant’s Optical Method of Conjuring the Goddess  

Matt Gatton

The Mysteries of Eleusis in ancient Greece were the foremost sect of the mystery religions that dominated the eastern Mediterranean sphere for almost 2,000 years. The staying power of the ... More

‘Enigmatic Images from Remote Prehistory’: Rock Art and Ontology from a European Perspective  

Andrew Meirion Jones and Marta Díaz-Guardamino

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Jan 2019
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Jul 2017
This chapter explores questions of ontology in rock art analysis. More specifically, it argues that the distinction between ‘informed’ methods and ‘formal’ methods reproduces some ... More

Household Consumption of Artificial Light at Pompeii  

David G. Griffiths

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Apr 2018
The ability to engage in nocturnal household activities influences human interactions with each other and the urban environment. The illumination of Pompeian households, through both ... More

Lighting the Good Life: The Role of Light in the Aristocratic Housing System duringLate Antiquity  

Jean-Philippe Carrié

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Jul 2018
During late antiquity, the aristocratic house worked as an architectural social filtering system. Many structures of the private residence were used and combined to create, or to ... More

Monuments  

Holger Wendling and Manfred K. H. Eggert

During the European Iron Age, human impact on the environment was considerable. Far from the impenetrable forests once envisaged, there had been extensive woodland clearance. A wide range ... More

Provincial Art  

Alexandra Busch and Henner von Hesberg

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Dec 2018
In this chapter we give an idea of the characteristics and peculiarities of so-called ‘provincial art’ in Roman Germany. We shall focus in particular on images, but also occasionally on ... More

Representations of Children in Ancient Greece  

Olympia Bobou

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
Children’s representations appear early in the Greek visual material culture: first they appear in the large funerary vases of the geometric period, while in the archaic period they appear ... More

The Rock Art of Sub-Scandinavian Europe  

Olivia Rivero and Juan F. Ruiz

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Jan 2019
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Mar 2018
Upper Palaeolithic art is found across much of Europe as portable (mobiliary) art, pictographs or engravings in deep caves, or as engravings in open-air sites. European Upper Palaeolithic ... More

The Role of Darkness in Ancient Greek Religion and Religious Practice  

Efrosyni Boutsikas

Aiming at a better understanding of ways through which the ancient Greek religious experience was shaped, this chapter investigates the role and use of darkness in religious belief and ... More

Roman Household Organization  

Penelope Allison

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May 2018
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Jun 2018
This chapter surveys current perspectives on children and stages of childhood within Roman households and examines how archaeological evidence for household organization can change these ... More

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