Beyond the Steppe and the Sown: Proceedings of the 2002 University of Chicago Conference on Eurasian Archaeology

Beyond the Steppe and the Sown: Proceedings of the 2002 University of Chicago Conference on Eurasian Archaeology

by D. L. Peterson
     
 

This collection of articles presents a wide array of fresh new perspectives on the archaeology of Eurasia from the Copper Age to early Mediaeval times, in the Independent States of the former USSR, as well as Turkey, China and Mongolia.See more details below

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This collection of articles presents a wide array of fresh new perspectives on the archaeology of Eurasia from the Copper Age to early Mediaeval times, in the Independent States of the former USSR, as well as Turkey, China and Mongolia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004146105
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/29/2006
Series:
Colloquia Pontica Series, #13
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

ILocal and global perspectives
Ch. 1The early integration of the Eurasian Steppes with the ancient Near East : movements and transformations in the Caucasus and Central Asia3
Ch. 2Three deadly sins in steppe archaeology : culture, migration and Aryans40
Ch. 3General migration processes in the Aral Sea area in the early Iron Age63
IIRegional studies
Ch. 4Community organisation among Copper Age sedentary horse pastoralists of Kazakhstan89
Ch. 5Perspectives on Chalcolithic Turkmenistan : the global and the local in the Kopet Dag112
Ch. 6The Dzhungar Mountains archaeology project : reconstructing Bronze Age life in the mountains of Eastern Kazakhstan122
Ch. 7The Kura-Araxes 'culture' in the North-Eastern Caucasus : problems in its identification and chronology142
Ch. 8The middle Bronze Age settlement pattern of the Eastern Anatolian high plateau in light of new evidence160
Ch. 9Before Argishti : the roots of complex societies in Caucasia : notes from the Tsakahovit Plain, Armenia172
Ch. 10Survey and settlement in Northern Mongolia : the structure of intra-regional nomadic organisation183
Ch. 11Recent archaeological research in the Khanuy River Valley, Central Mongolia202
IIINew directions in theory and practice
Ch. 12Between the Steppes and the sown : prehistoric Sinop and inter-regional interaction along the Black Sea coast227
Ch. 13Over the mountains and through the grass : visual information as 'text' for the 'textless'247
Ch. 14Innovation, change, continuity : considering the agency of Rusa II in the production of the imperial art and architecture of Urartu in the 7th century BC264
Ch. 15Sequences of signs : Eurasian archaeology from a perspective of cultural semiotics282
Ch. 16Writing the landscape : petroglyphs of inner Mongolia and Ningxia Province (China)296
Ch. 17Refining the definition of technology in the southern zone of the circumpontic metallurgical province : copper alloys in Armenia during the early and middle Bronze Age310
Ch. 18The Samara Bronze Age metals project : investigating changing technologies and transformations of value in the Western Eurasian Steppes322
Ch. 19Understanding the productive economy during the Bronze Age through archaeometallurgical and palaeo-environmental research at Kargaly (Southern Urals, Orenburg, Russia)343
Ch. 20Why have Siberian artefacts been excavated within ancient Chinese dynastic borders?358
Ch. 21Sensing the shadow empire : new approaches to the problem of the Khazar state371
Ch. 22Recent xeroradiographic analysis of Kura-Araxes ceramics382
Ch. 23The Russian Far East and cultural interaction in prehistoric Eurasia in light of ceramic studies395
Ch. 24Trade ceramics from Bohai sites of Russian Primor'e411
IVPalaeo-ecology and environment
Ch. 25Mediterranean agriculture in South-western Crimean palaeo-environments and early adaptations425
Ch. 26Cultural transformations in the Black Sea Steppe between the eneolithic and Bronze Age : migrations or economic changes?448
Ch. 27Pastoralism during the late Bronze Age in Russia : past interpretations and new goals for future research459
Ch. 28Early maritime adaptation on the southern coast of the Far East of Russia in ancient times469
Ch. 29Pan-regional interaction vs ecologically induced change : an examination of the rapid transition from the late Neolithic era to that of palaeometal among maritime populations of the Primor'e region of the Russian Far East477

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