Classical Archaeology In Context

Author : Donald Haggis
ISBN : 1934078468
Genre : Architecture
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The archaeology of Greece remains ensconced in traditional discourses of classics and art history. In recent decades, fieldwork has led to new research directions, allowing us to reevaluate classical archaeology as a distinct field generating its own research questions. This book compiles case studies of current fieldwork in the Greek world (ca. 800-100 B.C.), considering new data and approaches in shaping a discourse in Greek archaeology.
Category: Architecture

Classical Archaeology

Author : Susan E. Alcock
ISBN : 9781118255162
Genre : Social Science
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The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art. It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world. Second edition is updated and revised throughout, showcasing the latest research and fresh theoretical approaches in classical archaeology Includes brand new essays on ancient Greek and Roman art in a modern context Designed to encourage critical thinking about the interpretation of ancient material culture and the role of modern perceptions in shaping the study of art and archaeology Features paired essays – one covering the Greek world, the other, the Roman – to stimulate a dialogue not only between the two ancient cultures, but between scholars from different historiographic and methodological traditions Includes maps, chronologies, diagrams, photographs, and short editorial introductions to each chapter
Category: Social Science

Recent Danish Research In Classical Archaeology

Author : Tobias Fischer-Hansen
ISBN : 8772891211
Genre : Social Science
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This volume celebrates the centenary of Classical Archaeology as a University discipline in Denmark by presenting nineteen articles on classical archaeological research within Greek, Etruscan and Roman archaeology, ranging from fieldwork and research projects to the publication of material in Danish collections.
Category: Social Science

The Makers Of Classical Archaeology

Author : Linda M. Medwid
ISBN : UOM:39015050164907
Genre : Reference
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Designed for teachers and students of classical archaeology, as well as for scholars from other areas of classical studies, this one-of-a-kind reference work on the history of classical archaeology focuses on the key contributors to the field. Reviewing the lives and accomplishments of archaeologists who lived from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, this gold mine of information covers more than just the well-known "giants" of classical archaeology; it also discusses the achievements of many lesser known archaeologists, as well as scholars from the related fields of art history, ancient numismatics, and epigraphy. Beside all the relevant data on each contributor (dates, publications, professional appointments and awards, list of excavation sites), the entries highlight the individual's unique contributions to the field and evoke the historical/archaeological context in which the person lived and worked. Including numerous illustrations, a glossary, and a thorough name and subject index, this highly informative and well-organized reference guide will delight both the casual browser and the serious scholar.
Category: Reference

Classical Archaeology In The Field

Author : L. C. Bowkett
ISBN : UVA:X006126301
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This book, written by a group of active field archaeologists, is designed particularly for students at A-level and on university courses, as well as for those with a general interest in the ancient world. It demonstrates the progression of a project from planning and prospection, through excavation and study to interpretation and public presentation. It also provides links to a wide range of internet resources to enable students to follow through case studies of recent survey and excavation ranging in time from the Bronze Age to the early Byzantine, and in extent from Britain to Turkey.
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Art Artefacts And Chronology In Classical Archaeology

Author : William R. Biers
ISBN : 9781135856991
Genre : History
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The museums of the world are full of statues and other artefacts of the Greeks and the Romans. All are given a date. But how are these dates arrived at. What is the evidence? This study provides the student with an introduction and explanation of the ways scholars date the archaeological remains of classical antiquity. Specific examples from architecture, sculpture, and painting are presented, and the differnt methods of dating them are explained. These are supplemented with many original photographs and drawings. Old, and not so old problems in chronology are thus investigated and new theories reviewed from a fresh perspective.
Category: History

The Classical Archaeology Of Greece

Author : Michael Shanks
ISBN : 9781134693177
Genre : Social Science
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Archaeologists do not discover the past but take the fragmentary remains which they recover and make something of them. Archaeology is a process of detection and supposition; this is what makes it so fascinating. However, the interpretations of archaeologists differ and change over time. They depend upon the amount of evidence available, the ideas and preconceptions of the archaeologist and their interests and aims. Michael Shanks's enlivening work is a guide to the discipline of classical archaeology and its objects. It assesses archaeology as a means of reconstructing ancient Greek society using the latest approaches of social archaeology. In addition, The Classical Archaeology of Greece outlines the history of the discipline and discusses why Classical Greece continues to fascinate us and why it has had such an impact on European civilization and identity.
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Artifact And Artifice

Author : Jonathan M. Hall
ISBN : 9780226080963
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Is it possible to trace the footprints of the historical Sokrates in Athens? Was there really an individual named Romulus, and if so, when did he found Rome? Is the tomb beneath the high altar of St. Peter’s Basilica home to the apostle Peter? To answer these questions, we need both dirt and words—that is, archaeology and history. Bringing the two fields into conversation, Artifact and Artifice offers an exciting excursion into the relationship between ancient history and archaeology and reveals the possibilities and limitations of using archaeological evidence in writing about the past. Jonathan M. Hall employs a series of well-known cases to investigate how historians may ignore or minimize material evidence that contributes to our knowledge of antiquity unless it correlates with information gleaned from texts. Dismantling the myth that archaeological evidence cannot impart information on its own, he illuminates the methodological and political principles at stake in using such evidence and describes how the disciplines of history and classical archaeology may be enlisted to work together. He also provides a brief sketch of how the discipline of classical archaeology evolved and considers its present and future role in historical approaches to antiquity. Written in clear prose and packed with maps, photos, and drawings, Artifact and Artifice will be an essential book for undergraduates in the humanities.
Category: Literary Criticism

Classical Greece

Author : Ian Morris
ISBN : 0521456789
Genre : History
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A reassessment of the archaeology of classical Greece, using modern archaeological approaches to provide a richer understanding of Greek society.
Category: History

An Archaeology Of Greece

Author : Anthony M. Snodgrass
ISBN : 9780520078925
Genre : History
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Classical archaeology probably enjoys a wider appeal than any other branch of classical or archaeological studies. As an intellectual and academic discipline, however, its esteem has not matched its popularity. Here, Anthony Snodgrass argues that classical archaeology has a rare potential in the whole field of the study of the past to make innovative discoveries and apply modern approaches by widening the aims of the discipline.
Category: History