Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia

Challenges current interpretations of social and cultural change in prehistoric Eurasia, through a thematic investigation of archaeological patterns.

Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia

Author: Bryan K. Hanks

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521517125

Page: 417

View: 816

Challenges current interpretations of social and cultural change in prehistoric Eurasia, through a thematic investigation of archaeological patterns.

Death Rituals and Social Order in the Ancient World

The Horse, the Wheel and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian
Steppes Shaped the Modern World. ... warfare, and long-distance trade, in Social
Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia: Monuments, Metals and Mobility, eds.

Death Rituals and Social Order in the Ancient World

Author: Colin Renfrew

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107082730

Page: 460

View: 244

This volume, with essays by leading archaeologists and prehistorians, considers how prehistoric humans attempted to recognise, understand and conceptualise death.

The Evolution of Social Institutions

Vladivostok: Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Fitzhugh,
W. 2009. Pre-Scythian Ceremonialism, Deer Stone Art, and Cultural
Intensification in Northern Mongolia. In Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia:
Monuments, ...

The Evolution of Social Institutions

Author: Dmitri M. Bondarenko

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3030514374

Page:

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Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics Rethinking Temporality and Community in Eurasian Archaeology

In Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia: Monuments, Metals and Mobility,
edited by Brian Hanks and Kathryn Linduff, pp ... In Ancient Cultures of Mongolia
and Baikalian Siberia, The Materials of the Third International Scientific
Conference, ...

Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics  Rethinking Temporality and Community in Eurasian Archaeology

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004325476

Page: 360

View: 242

Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics re-examines the relationship between Eurasia’s past and present, demonstrating that social life in ancient Eurasia was considerably more unruly than research has traditionally allowed.

Art in the Eurasian Iron Age

Bunker, E.C. 2009. First-millennium BCE Beifang artifacts as historical
documents. In B.K. Hanks & K.M. Linduff (eds), Social Complexity in Prehistoric
Eurasia: Monuments, metals, and mobility, 272–95. New York, NY, Cambridge
University ...

Art in the Eurasian Iron Age

Author: Courtney Nimura

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1789253977

Page: 260

View: 894

Since early discoveries of so-called Celtic Art during the 19th century, archaeologists have mused on the origins of this major art tradition, which emerged in Europe around 500 BC. Classical influence has often been cited as the main impetus for this new and distinctive way of decorating, but although Classical and Celtic Art share certain motifs, many of the design principles behind the two styles differ fundamentally. Instead, the idea that Celtic Art shares its essential forms and themes of transformation and animism with Iron Age art from across northern Eurasia has recently gained currency, partly thanks to a move away from the study of motifs in prehistoric art and towards considerations of the contexts in which they appear. This volume explores Iron Age art at different scales and specifically considers the long-distance connections, mutual influences and shared ‘ways of seeing’ that link Celtic Art to other art traditions across northern Eurasia. It brings together 13 papers on varied subjects such as animal and human imagery, technologies of production and the design theory behind Iron Age art, balancing pan-Eurasian scale commentary with regional and site scale studies and detailed analyses of individual objects, as well as introductory and summary papers. This multi-scalar approach allows connections to be made across wide geographical areas, whilst maintaining the detail required to carry out sensitive studies of objects.

Tying the Threads of Eurasia

Archaeology , Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia 37 ( 1 ) : 25-33 . Knappett ,
C. 2002. Photographs , Skeuomorphs ... In Social Complexity in Prehistoric
Eurasia : Monuments , Metals and Mobility . B. K. Hanks and K. M. Linduff ( eds . )
.

Tying the Threads of Eurasia

Author: Toby C. Wilkinson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 406

View: 376

The famous 'Silk Roads' have long evoked a romantic picture of travel through colourful civilizations, but how far back can we trace these trade-networks?

The Archaeology of Power and Politics in Eurasia

14 FORGING SOCIAL NETWORKS: METALLURGY AND THE POLITICS OF
VALUE IN BRONZE AGE EURASIA David L. Peterson The past decade has seen
a critical reappraisal oflong—standing approaches to social complexity in
Eurasian archaeology (e.g., Hanks and Linduff 2009; ... I explore the politics of
value in ancient Eurasia from the perspective of copper and bronze rings and
bracelets and ...

The Archaeology of Power and Politics in Eurasia

Author: Charles W. Hartley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139789384

Page:

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For thousands of years, the geography of Eurasia has facilitated travel, conquest and colonization by various groups, from the Huns in ancient times to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in the past century. This book brings together archaeological investigations of Eurasian regimes and revolutions ranging from the Bronze Age to the modern day, from Eastern Europe and the Caucasus in the west to the Mongolian steppe and the Korean Peninsula in the east. The authors examine a wide-ranging series of archaeological studies in order to better understand the role of politics in the history and prehistory of the region. This book re-evaluates the significance of power, authority and ideology in the emergence and transformation of ancient and modern societies in this vast continent.

Complex Societies of Central Eurasia from the 3rd to the 1st Millennium BC

social complexity . One can also distinguish ... 1995 Celtic Chiefdom , Celtic state
: The Evolution of Complex Social Systems in Prehistoric Europe . Cambridge ...
In : Complex Societies of Central Eurasia in the III - I Millennia BC . Conference ...

Complex Societies of Central Eurasia from the 3rd to the 1st Millennium BC

Author: Karlene Jones-Bley

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780941694834

Page: 633

View: 788

I. COMPLEX SOCIETIES OF CENTRAL EURASIA?ETHNOS, LANGUAGE, CULTURE: The Indo-European Problem and the Exploitation of the Eurasian SteppesEthnic and Cultural Interconnections between Iran and Turan in the 2nd Millennium BCTowards A Possible Linguistic Interpretation of the ArkaimArkaim and the Indo-Iranian VarAvestan ?Yima?s Town? in Historical and Archaeological PerspectiveIndo-European Burial, the ?Rig Veda,? and ?Avesta?Archaeological Mythology and Some Real Problems of the Current Archaeology.II. COMPLEX SOCIETIES OF CENTRAL EURASIA?GENERAL PROBLEMS:Social Landscape of Central Eurasia in the Bronze and Iron Ages?Tendencies, Factors, and Limits of Transformation.III. COMPLEX SOCIETIES OF CENTRAL EURASIA?STUDING SINTASHTA:Planography of the Fortified Centers of the Middle Bronze Age in the Southern Trans-UralsComplex Societies and the Possibilities to Diagnose them on the Basis of Archaeological DataThe Sintashta Culture and the Indo-European Problem?Proto-towns? of the Bronze Age in the South Urals and Ancient KhorasmiaOn the Problem of Chronological Correlation between Sintashta Type and MRC SitesThe Cemetery of Bestamak and the Structure of the CommunitySintashta Burial Sacrifice?The Bolshekaragansky Cemetery in FocusAnimals in the Burial Rite of the Population of the Volga-Ural AreaIV. COMPLEX SOCIETIES OF CENTRAL EURASIA?THE ENEOLITHIC AND BRONZE AGES:Yamnaya (Pit-Grave) Culture in the South Urals AreaThe Trans-Ural Eneolithic Sanctuaries with Astronomical Reference PointsCircular Settlements in the Lower Tobal AreaThe Regional Differences of the Prestige Bronze Ages Burials SpearsRegional Peculiarities of Technology of the Shield Cheekpiece Production

The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors

... Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World . Princeton , N.J .: Princeton
University Press . . 2009. “ The Sintashta Genesis : The Roles of Climate Change
, Warfare , and Long - Distance Trade . ” In Social Complexity in Prehistoric
Eurasia ...

The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors

Author: Lothar von Falkenhausen

Publisher: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology

ISBN:

Page: 259

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The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors is a co-publication of the Cotsen Occasional Press and the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press. Volume I, The Lloyd Cotsen Study Collection of Chinese Bronze Mirrors: Catalogue, includes an engaging foreword by Lloyd Cotsen, an overview of major Chinese dynasties and periods, and a brief history of Chinese bronze mirrors by Suzanne Cahill. This volume presents a detailed catalogue of the extensive Cotsen Collection through high-quality images and illustrations of the mirrors in their approximate chronological sequence. Volume II, a set of eleven scholarly essays, goes further to investigate these mirrors as a study collection. Guided by the conviction that this particular constellation of mirrors may lead to substantive insights that cannot easily be obtained otherwise, the leading scholars who contributed to this volume used the materials in Volume I as a point of departure for explorations of topics of their own choice. The resulting diversity of the chapters is notablewith coverage ranging from a discussion of Han mirror inscriptions as modular texts to an analysis of mirrors inlaid with mother of pearland the findings are as novel and stimulating as they are preliminary.

Ancient Interactions

Chapter 12 The Eurasian Steppe ' Nomadic World ' of the First Millennium BC :
Inherent Problems within the Study of Iron ... ii ) mortuary patterns and social
interpretations ; and iii ) the interaction sphere and social complexity created
between ...

Ancient Interactions

Author: Katherine V. Boyle

Publisher: McDonald Inst of Archeological

ISBN:

Page: 344

View: 778

The history and archaeology of the Scythians and other steppe peoples are relatively familiar, but what of their predecessors who colonized and occupied this vast region, from the Carpathians to China, before the Iron Age? The papers in this volume provide an overview and reassessment of our knowledge of the period from Neolithic to Iron Age in an area which covers approximately one-sixth of the earth's land surface. The subject matter of the papers ranges broadly from East to West on a number of major themes: the development of pastoral eonomies; the diffusion of ideas, and the movement of peoples. The authors too come from geographically diverse regions and different traditions and methods of research and their evolution are outlined and debated. New analytical techniques are highlighted. Arising from a symposium held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research (Cambridge, UK) in 2000, this volume helps to fill an important gap in the literature on the later prehistory of Central Asia.

Archaeology Ethnology Anthropology of Eurasia

period , symbolic aspects of social life were developed and established , of which
burial customs and the use of mobiliary ... Nonetheless , there is no visible
diachronic increase in structural dimension , inner complexity of room numbers ,
or even in the shape of the structure . ... the Jerusalem Center for Anthropological
Studies , the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation , the M. Stekelis Museum of Prehistory in
Haifa ...

Archaeology  Ethnology   Anthropology of Eurasia

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The Roots of Peoples and Languages of Northern Eurasia Szombathely 30 9 2 10 1998 and Loona 29 6 1 7 1999

Kalevi Wiik. of Peoples and Languages of Northern Eurasia I , Jyväskylä , pp . ...
The Origins and Spread of Agriculture and Pastoralism in Eurasia , Washington ,
D.C. , pp . 346–362 ... 251-254 ; Robb , J. 1993 , A social prehistory of European
languages . ... 964– 968 ; Sherratt , A. 1990 , The genesis of megaliths :
Monumentality , ethnicity and social complexity in Neolithic North - West Europe .
- World ...

The Roots of Peoples and Languages of Northern Eurasia  Szombathely 30 9  2 10 1998 and Loona 29 6  1 7 1999

Author: Kalevi Wiik

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Ceramic Studies

Papers on the Social and Cultural Significance of Ceramics in Europe and
Eurasia from Prehistoric to Historic Times ... our starting point the fact that there
was a development of social complexity throughout prehistory ( even though it
may not ...

Ceramic Studies

Author: Dragos Gheorghiu

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN:

Page: 84

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A collection of ten wide-ranging papers from a session on ceramics at the 2002 EAA Thessaloniki conference and from the e-journal Studia Vasorum (2002) on the subject of ceramic studies.

Nomads and Networks

The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan Sören Stark, Karen Sydney Rubinson,
Zaĭnolla Samashevich Samashev, Jennifer ... In Social Complexity in Prebistoric
Eurasia : Monuments , Metals and Mobility , edited by B. Hanks and K. Linduff ...

Nomads and Networks

Author: Sören Stark

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN:

Page: 195

View: 526

Presents an unparalleled overview of the sophisticated culture of pastoral nomadic populations who lived on the territory of present-day Kazakhstan from roughly the middle of the first millennium BCE to the early centuries CE.--Book Jacket.

The Roots of Peoples and Languages of Northern Eurasia I

Jensen , J . , 1982 : The Prehistory of Denmark . ... Makka y , J . , 1992 : A
neolithic model of Indo - Euro - pean prehistory . ... Sherratt , A . , 1990 : The
genesis of megaliths : Monumentality , ethnicity and social complexity in Neolithic
North ...

The Roots of Peoples and Languages of Northern Eurasia I

Author: Kyösti Julku

Publisher: Finno-Ugric Historical Society

ISBN:

Page: 201

View: 729

Fourteen papers discuss the origins of Baltic Finns, their culture and linguistics and their relationships with early Indo-Europeans. The authors re-evaluate the idea that northern Europeans 'came from the east'!

Connections and Complexity

Yet, prehistoric societies of the Inner Asian high mountains and the Eurasian
steppe were not clearly connected with the “core” processes of economic and
social development until the late 2nd millennium BC—the division between “the
steppe ...

Connections and Complexity

Author: Shinu Anna Abraham

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598746863

Page: 430

View: 727

The set of case studies presented in this volume emphasize the significance of new research in South Asia within the broader universe of archaeological scholarship.

The Prehistory of Asia and Oceania

mithological world outlook a social order and stratification were primarily
reflected by funerial rituals . ... The cultures of temperate eurasian zone as their
close periphery were much influenced by them , but not so much economically
because of different environmental resources , - rather ... It was a time of most
active search in technology and in military field accompanied by social
complexity progression .

The Prehistory of Asia and Oceania

Author: G. E. Afanasʹev

Publisher: Abaco (Sarzana)

ISBN:

Page: 339

View: 942