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A Community Empowerment Approach to Heritage Management (Open Access): From Values Assessment to Local Engagement


Start Date: Dec 10, 2019
This book presents an innovative approach to public archaeology in a rural community, which has had powerful results in terms of empowering a village community in Crete to become long-term guardians of their cultural heritage. Highlighting the theoretical and local contexts of the Philioremos Peak Sanctuary Public Archeology Project, this book explores the methodology and... Read More

Encyclopedia of Human Evolution and Prehistory: Second Edition (Garland Reference Library of the Humanities Book 1845)


Start Date: Aug 11, 2019
Praise for the first edition: “The most up-to-date and wide-ranging encyclopedia work on human evolution available.”–American Reference Books Annual “For student, researcher, and teacher…the most complete source of basic information on the subject.”–Nature “A comprehensive and authoritative source, filling a unique niche…essential to academic libraries…important for large public libraries.” –Booklist/RBB Read More

Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires


Start Date: Jul 11, 2019
A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism... Read More

The Archaeology of Human Ancestry: Power, Sex and Tradition (THEORETICAL ARCHAEOLOGY GROUP (SERIES))


Start Date: Dec 13, 2018
Human social life is constrained and defined by our cognitive and emotional dispositions, which are the legacy of our foraging ancestors. But how difficult is it to reconstruct the social systems and cultural traditions of those ancestors? The Archaeology of Human Ancestry provides a stimulating and provocative answer, in which archaeologists and biological anthropologists set... Read More

Scholars, Travellers and Trade: The Pioneer Years of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, 1818-1840


Start Date: Dec 6, 2018
Today, the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden is internationally known for its outstanding archaeological collections. Yet its origins lie in an insignificant assortment of artefacts used for study by Leiden University. How did this transformation come about?Ruurd Halbertsma has delved into the archives to show that the appointment of Caspar Reuvens as Professor of... Read More

Eden in Sumer on the Niger: Archaeological, Linguistic, and Genetic Evidence of 450,000 Years of Atlantis, Eden, and Sumer in West Africa (African Digital Education Series Book 2)


Start Date: Dec 6, 2018
“EDEN IN SUMER ON THE NIGER” provides archeological, linguistic, genetic, and inscribed evidence of the West African origin of mankind, language, religion and civilization. It provides multidisciplinary evidence of the actual geographical location in West Africa of the Garden of Eden, Atlantis and the original homeland of the Sumerian people before their migration to the... Read More

Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains


Start Date: May 23, 2018
The Great Plains has been central to academic and popular visions of Native American warfare, largely because the region’s well-documented violence was so central to the expansion of Euroamerican settlement. However, social violence has deep roots on the Plains beyond this post-Contact perception, and these roots have not been systematically examined through archaeology before. War... Read More