Issues on the Diversity and Emergence of Middle-Range Societies of the Ancient Caribbean: A Critique
- What is Archaeology? Xia Nai // Chinese Sociology & Anthropology;Summer1988, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p58
In this article, the author discusses the term "archaeology" with special reference to China. Ancient things are the subject of study of archaeology, but as a scientific discipline, archaeology is a very new field. Its origins, though, are very early because once a society has developed to a...
- One Hundred Years of Archaeology in Niger. Haour, Anne C. // Journal of World Prehistory;Jun2003, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p181
This paper considers, under rough chronological headings, work undertaken in Niger in the past century. Sites relevant to the Pleistocene occupation of the Sahara, to the adoption of elements of a �Neolithic package,� to the (perhaps misleadingly late) occupation of the Sahel, to alleged...
- Easter Island: New Pieces in an Ancient Puzzle. Van Tilburg, Jo Anne // Archaeology;Jul/Aug84, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p58
Focuses on archaeological works dealing with Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui. Monolithic statues found along the island's coast; Discoveries at the Rano Raraku quarry; Efforts of the Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena, California to rationalize archaeological finds in the are through the...
- AMS dating of rock art in the Laura Region, Cape York Peninsula, Australia -- protocols and results of recent research. Cole, Noelene; Watchman, Alan // Antiquity;Sep2005, Vol. 79 Issue 305, p661
The authors describe rock art dating research in Australia using the oxalate method. While the array of dates obtained (which range from c. 1200 to c. 25 000 BP) show a satisfactory correlation with other archaeological data, there are mismatches which suggest that some motifs were often...
- The Roystone Grange Archaeological Trail. // Antiquity;Nov84, Vol. 58 Issue 224, p206
The article presents an account of the Roystone Grange Archaeological Trail project headed by Richard Hodges and Martin Wildgoose. It highlights the problem caused by the presentation of archaeology as the driest dust that blows or as discoveries in which blood and thunder play a major role. It...
- Current Research on Late Precontact Societies of the Midcontinental United States. Schroeder, Sissel // Journal of Archaeological Research;Dec2004, Vol. 12 Issue 4, p311
Research during the past decade on Late Precontact societies (ca. A.D. 1000-1600/1700) in the Midcontinent, particularly Mississippian, Oneota, Fort Ancient, and Late Woodland, is strongly rooted in empirical approaches. While some of this work is pursued within a broadly evolutionary...
- Archaeology in 1984. Hodder, Ian // Antiquity;Mar84, Vol. 58 Issue 222, p25
Talks about archaeology. Problem that arose with the re-emergence of an interest in past ideas; Features of a recent archaeological research; Difficulty in testing theories within processual or systems archaeology; Definition of archaeology.
- IS PIT FOR YOU? Osborn, Jill A. // dig;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p32
Presents the Passport in Time (PIT) program by archaeologists of the United States Forest Service. Call for PIT volunteers; Excavation of sites; Restoration prehistoric rock art.
- Why Archaeology, the Ice Maiden, and the Great Wall. Tyldesley, Joyce // dig;Jan2005, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p2
Answers several questions concerning archaeology.