Sheds new light on the relationship between myth and history in ancient China and the central role they have played in shaping early Chinese thought.
Explores mountain regions as cultural landscapes that have been shaped by long-term human-environment interactions.
Reveals how the persona of India's most famous emperor was constantly reinvented in ancient times to suit a variety of social visions, political agendas, and moral purposes.
Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
Addresses the revolutionary impact of genetics, isotopes, and data science on the study of migration and mobility in past human societies.
Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.
Examines the culture and chronology of increasingly complex urban societies in western Anatolia during the Early Bronze Age.
Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.
Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.
Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.
This volume brings social and cultural anthropologists into dialogue with historical sociology and illustrates the continued potential of the concept of civilization for all participants.
Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.
From the Nile to the Hudson, the story of how two Egyptian mummies joined an American museum collection.
Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.
Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.
Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.
Critical interdisciplinary examination of archeaology's approach to childhood in prehistory.
Interdisciplinary study of monumental art and architecture in human history.
Examines the relationship between rock art, shamanism, and the origins of human existence.
Interdisciplinary study of the role of violence in the Mediterranean and Europe.
Detailed study of how Anaximander’s cosmological and philosophical conceptions were affected by architectural technologies.
A comprehensive investigation of household life during the Upper Paleolithic era.
The potential of events for interpreting changes in the archaeological record.
An indispensable, up-to-date overview of the archaeology of the Native peoples and earliest settlers of eastern Massachusetts.
How Victorians reacted to the new sciences of geology and archaeology.
A groundbreaking work that treats writing as a ritual practice and texts as ritual objects.
Uses textual and archaeological evidence to argue that emerging Egyptian and Greek architectural technologies were crucial to the origins and development of Greek philosophy.
"A breadth of interdisciplinary voices" discuss how geographical insularity - specifically that of Britain and Ireland - has affected artistic tradition.
Ellora is one of the great cave temple sites of India, with thirty-four major Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain monuments of the late sixth to tenth centuries A. D. This book describes the Buddhist caves at Ellora ...