M. L. Stig Soerensen and J. Hughes (eds), 2010.
Body Parts and
Bodies Whole. Changing Relations and Meanings. Studies in Funerary
Archaeology 5., Oxford: Oxbow.
book is based on the session "Bodies in pieces: the changing relations
parts and bodies whole" held in September 2007 at the 13th Annual Meeting
of the European Association of Archaeologists in Zadar, Croatia, in the
context of the Leverhulme-funded project 'Changing Beliefs in the Human
Body'. Through this project the image of the body in pieces soon emerged
as a potent site of attitudes about the body and associated practices in
temporal spread of the papers put bodily fragmentation into a long-term
historical perspective, indicating both the consistent importance and the
varied perception of body parts in the archaeological record of Europe
and the Near East. The focus is on the status of the body in different
cultural contexts. As a fragment, a part may acquire a distinct meaning
through its enchained relationship to the whole or alternatively it may
be used in a more straightforward manner to represent the whole or even
act as stand-in for other variables.
of the papers deal directly with the physical remains of the dead body,
but the range of practices and representations covered in this volume confirm
the sheer variability of treatments of the body throughout human history.
Every one of the contributions shows how looking at how the human body
is divided into pieces or parts can give us deeper insights into the beliefs
of the particular society which produced these practices and representations.
N. Schlanger and
K. Aitchison (eds) 2010. Archaeology and the Global Economic Crisis.
Multiple Impacts, Possible Solutions. Tervuren: Culture Lab Éditions.
book is based on the session "Archaeology and the global crisis - multiple
impacts, possible solutions", held in September 2009 at the 15th Annual
Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists in Riva del Garda,
Italy. You can download the book as PDF file at: http://ace-archaeology.eu/fichiers/25Archaeology-and-the-crisis.pdf
D. C. Cowley (ed.)
2011. Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage Management.
Occasional Paper 5. Budapest: Archeolingua.
sensing is one of the main foundations of archaeological data, underpinning
and understanding of the historic environment. The volume, arising from
a symposium organized by the Europae Archaeologiae Consilium (EAC) and
the Aerial Archaeology Research Group (AARG), provides up to date expert
statements on the methodologies, achievements and potential of remote sensing
with a particular focus on archaeological heritage management. Well-established
approaches and techniques are set alongside new technologies and data-sources,
with discussion covering relative merits and applicability, and the need
for integrated approaches to understanding and managing the landscape.
Discussions cover aerial photography, both modern and historic, LiDAR,
satellite imagery, multi- and hyper-spectral data, sonar and geophysical
survey, addressing both terrestrial and maritime contexts. Case studies
drawn from the contrasting landscapes of Europe illustrate best practice
and innovative projects.
T. Meier (ed.)
2006. Landscape Ideologies. Budapest: Archeolingua.
volume, resulting from the 11th Annual Meeting of the European Association
of Archaeologists 2005 in Cork, Ireland, samples 11 papers on the archaeological
aspects of landscape ideologies. The contributions range from the term
and social function of "landscape" to the implementation of the European
Landscape Convention in specific heritage environments. Further issues
include the differences and reception of landscape research in "East" and
"West", the ideological background of European heritage management and
visions on an archaeological position towards interdisciplinary landscape
management. Case studies from Italy, Germany, Bohemia and Norway trace
bottom-up and expert approaches towards the management of historic landscapes
as well as seeking to understand prehistoric and folk perceptions of landscapes.
L. H. Dommasnes,
T. Hjoerungdal, S. Montón-Subías, M. Sánchez Romero and N. L. Wicker (eds)
2010. Situating Gender in European Archaeologies. Budapest: Archaeolingua.
volume, deriving from the 14th Annual Meeting in of the European Association
of Archaeologists in Malta, contains fifteen studies of gender and archaeology
in Europe from different perspectives, including contributions to the research
history of gender in archaeology as well as case-studies that focus on
gender relations in Iberia, Scandinavia, Russia, Eastern Europe, and the
Eastern Mediterranean. In addition, two introductory essays place these
various approaches in context, explicitly considering how knowledge is
created by scholars located ("situated") in time and space, how different
academic traditions and regional approaches are (or are not) represented
in the dominant English-language literature, and how gender research is
disseminated to the public and to academic audiences.
D. B. Counts and
B. Arnold (eds) 2010. The Master of Animals in Old World Iconography.
volume derives from the 14th Annual Meeting in of the European Association
of Archaeologists in Malta. Old World iconography from the Upper Paleolithic
to the Christian era consistently features symbolic representations of
both female and male protagonists in conflict with, accompanied by or transmuted
partly or completely into, animals. Adversarial relationships are made
explicit through hunting and sacrifice scenes, including heraldic compositions
featuring a central figure grasping beasts arrayed on either side, while
more implicit expressions are manifested in zoomorphic attributes (horns,
headdresses, skins, etc.) and composite or hybrid figures that blend animal
and human elements into a single image. While the so-called Mistress of
Animals has attracted significant scholarly attention, her male counterpart,
the Master of Animals, so far has not been accorded a correspondingly comprehensive
synthetic study. In an effort to fill this gap in scholarship, The Master
of Animals in Old World Iconography assembles archaeological, iconographical,
and literary evidence for the Master of Animals from a variety of cultural
contexts and disparate chronological horizons throughout the Old World,
with a particular focus on Europe and the Mediterranean basin as well as
the Indus Valley and Eurasia. The volume does not seek to demonstrate relatedness
between different manifestations of this figure, even though some are clearly
ontologically and geographically linked, but rather to interpret the role
of this iconographic construct within each cultural context. In doing so,
The Master of Animals in Old World Iconography provides an important resource
for scholars confronting similar symbolic paradigms across the Old World
landscape that foregrounds comparative interpretation in diverse ritual
and socio-political environments.
C. Hamon and B.
Quilliec (eds) 2008. Hoards from the Neolithic to the Metal Ages. Technical
and codified practices. Oxford: BAR I.S. 1758.
papers from a session held at the EAA conference in Cork, Ireland, in 2005.
Contents: 1) Hoards from the Neolithic to the Metal Ages: Technical and
Codified Practices - Introduction (Caroline Hamon and Bénédicte Quilliec);
2) "Traders" hoards'. Reviewing the Relationship between Trade and Permanent
Deposition: the Case of the Dutch Voorhout Hoard (David Fontijn); 3) The
Symbolic Value of Grindingstones Hoards: Technical Properties of Neolithic
Examples (Caroline Hamon); 4) Neolithic Depositions in the Northern Netherlands
(Karsten Wentink and Annelou van Gijn); 5) Interpretation Elements of Hoards
from the Late Bronze Age in Lorraine and Saar through Technical Studies
(forming process and metal composition) (Cécile Veber); 6) Iberian Psycho.
Deliberate Destruction in Bronze Age Gold Hoards of the Iberian Peninsula
(Alicia Perea); 7) Voluntary Destructions of Objects in Middle and Late
Bronze Age Hoards in France (Maréva Gabillot and Céline Lagarde); 8) Use,
Wear and Damage: Treatment of Bronze Swords before Deposition (Bénédicte
Quilliec); 9) Doing away with Dichotomies? Comparative Use-Wear Analysis
of Early Bronze Age Axes from Scotland (Shaun Moyler); 10) Hoards and Flint
Blades in Western France at the End of the Neolithic (Ewen Ihuel); 11)
Other than Bronze: Substances and Incorporation in Danish Bronze Age Hoards
F. Malrain, H. Stäuble and J. Vanmoerkerke (eds) 2007. Understanding
the Past: a Matter of Surface-Area. Oxford: BAR I.S. 2194.
from one of the EAA 2007 sessions "Large scale territorial development
archaeological investigations: methodology and scientific outcome", this
volume of papers focuses on the ways in which the study of large surface
areas determines our perception of the past.
Large "surface-area" archaeological operations in North Western Europe.
through Eastern France examples (Jan Vanmoerkerke); 2) The methodology
of rescue excavations on large area and linear construction projects in
Moravia (Jaroslav Pe¹ka and Vendula Vránová); 3) Large-Scale Archaeology
Projects in Saxony, Germany (Harald Stäuble, Christoph Steinmann and Patricia
de Vries); 4) The pattern of agricultural activities in the Norman countryside
(2500-30 BC) as seen through preventive excavations on the south side of
Caen (Benjamin Van den Bossche and Cyril Marcigny); 5) Beware of the known.
Methodological issues in the detection of low density rural occupation
in large-surface archaeological landscape-assessment in Northern-Flanders
(Belgium) (Wim De Clercq, Machteld Bats, Pieter Laloo, Jooris Sergant and
Philippe Crombé); 6) Archaeological interventions on linear and extensive
earth-moving works: what scientific value? A close look at the second Iron
Age (François Malrain and Geertrui Blancquaert); 7) Rescue archaeology
initiated by research - a contradiction in terms? (Hakon Glorstad and Karl
Kallhovd); 8) An extensive surface project at Aube Logistics Park (France):
the methods and initial scientific results (Vincent Riquier and Julien
Grisard); 9) Organizing archaeological research during major roadworks:
the issues, constraints and principal results of the A85 and A19 motorway
excavations (in the Centre Region of France) and the example of an extensive
excavation on the Sublaines site (Thibaud Guiot and Eric Frénée).