Archaeologies of the Middle East: Critical Perspectives / Edition 1

Archaeologies of the Middle East: Critical Perspectives / Edition 1

by Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631230017

ISBN-13: 9780631230014

Pub. Date: 12/20/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Archaeologies of the Middle East provides an innovative introduction to the archaeology of this fascinating region and a window on both its past and present.

  • Written by some of the top archaeologists of the Middle East: scholars from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of interests and intellectual approaches
  • Coverage spans

Overview

Archaeologies of the Middle East provides an innovative introduction to the archaeology of this fascinating region and a window on both its past and present.

  • Written by some of the top archaeologists of the Middle East: scholars from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of interests and intellectual approaches
  • Coverage spans 100,000 years: from the Paleolithic to Hellenistic times
  • Explores the connections between modern-day politics and the social context of archaeological practice and various underutilized approaches to archaeological interpretation
  • Designed for student use

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631230014
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/20/2004
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
378
Sales rank:
910,434
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.82(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Contributors.

Series Editors' Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. Introduction: Susan Pollock and Reinhard Bernbeck (Binghamton University, SUNY; Binghamton University, SUNY).

2. A Cultural-Historical Framework: Reinhard Bernbeck and Susan Pollock.

Part I: Producing and Disseminating Knowledge About the Ancient Near East: Reinhard Bernbeck and Susan Pollock.

3. Who Has Not Eaten Cherries with the Devil? Archaeology under Challenge: Caroline Steele (Independent Scholar).

4. Archaeology and Nationalism in the Holy Land: Adel Yahya (Palestinian Association for Cultural Exchange).

5. Archaeology Goes to War at the Newstand: Susan Pollock.

6. The Past as Fact and Fiction: From Historical Novels to Novel Histories: Reinhard Bernbeck.

Part II: Reassessing Evolutionary “Firsts”: Reinhard Bernbeck and Susan Pollock.

7. Bleeding or Breeding: Neandertals vs. Early Modern Humans in the Middle Paleolithic Levant : John Shea (Stony Brook University, SUNY).

8. Lumps of Clay and Pieces of Stone: Ambiguity, Bodies, and Identity as Portrayed in Neolithic Figurines: Ian Kuijt and Meredith Chesson (University of Notre Dame; University of Notre Dame).

9. The State: The Process of State Formation as Seen from Mesopotamia: Jean-Daniel Forest (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris).

10. Archaeology, Bible, and the History of the Levant in the Iron Age: Israel Finkelstein (Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv University).

11. Imperialism: Mario Liverani (University of Rome).

Part III: Constructing Arguments, Understanding Perceptions: Reinhard Bernbeck and Susan Pollock.

12. Ethnoarchaeology, Analogy, and Ancient Society: Marc Verhoeven (University Museum, University of Tokyo).

13. The Ancient Sumerians in the Tides of Time: Petr Charvát (Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and Charles University, Prague).

14. Reliquaries on the Landscape: Mounds as Matrices of Human Cognition: Sharon Steadman (SUNY Cortland).

15. Archaeology and Texts in the Ancient Near East: Paul Zimansky (Boston University).

16. Representations, Reality, and Ideology: Jennifer Ross (Hood College).

Index

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