Siliceous Rocks and Culture

Such material attributes have , throughout history , carried cultural meaning ( e.g. precious stones ) . In spite of the principally symbolic purpose of many types of siliceous rocks ( and others ) in human culture , the importance of ...

Author: M. A. Bustillo



Category: Chert

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Soils Stones and Symbols Cultural Perceptions of the Mineral World

... MA (eds), Siliceous Rocks and Culture, Granada: University of Granada, Monográfica Arte y Arqueología McBryde, I (2000) 'Travellers in storied landscapes: a case study in exchanges and heritage' 24 Aboriginal History 152–74 McBryde, ...

Author: Nicole Boivin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134057423

Category: Law

Page: 250

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Ethnographic and archaeological records feature a rich body of data suggesting that understandings of the mineral world are in fact both culturally variable and highly diverse. Soils, Stones and Symbols highlights studies from the fields of anthropology, archaeology and philosophy that demonstrate that not all individuals and societies view minerals as commodities to be exploited for economic gain, or as passive objects of disembodied scientific enquiry. In visiting such diverse contexts as contemporary India, colonial-period Australia and prehistoric Europe and the Americas, the papers in this volume demonstrate that in pre-industrial societies, minerals are often symbolically meaningful, ritually powerful, and deeply interwoven into not just economic and material, but also social, cosmological, mythical, spiritual and philosophical aspects of life. In addressing the theme of the mineral world, this book is not only unique within the social and geo-sciences, but also at the forefront of recent attempts to demonstrate the importance of materiality to processes of human cognition and sociality. It draws upon theoretical developments relating to meaning, experience, the body, and material culture to demonstrate that studies of rock art, landscapes, architecture, technology and resource use are all linked through the minerals that constantly surround us and are the focus of our never-ending attempts to understand and transform them.

Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture

These can be very effective, but brittle rocks are not suitable for this practice because the quick change in ... can be used to transform the flaking qualities of some kinds of flints and cherts and other siliceous, flakable stone.

Author: Linda Hurcombe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136802002

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated, Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through typology, ethnography and experiment, and every type of material including wood, fibers, bones, hides and adhesives, stone, clay, and metals. With over seventy illustrations with almost fifty in full colour, this book not only provides the tools an archaeologist will need to interpret past societies from their artefacts, but also a keen appreciation of the beauty and tactility involved in working with these fascinating objects. This is a book no archaeologist should be without, but it will also appeal to anybody interested in the interaction between people and objects.

Biocultural Evolution

Flake tools like scrappers , points and borers were produced in this cultural period . Siliceous rocks of crypto crystalline variety such as agate , jasper and chalcedony obtained in the form of river pebbles or from the ourterops whose ...

Author: Pandey

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180697050

Category: Human evolution

Page: 336

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The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe

Mining and siliceous rock supply to the Danubian early farming communities (LBK) in eastern central Europe: a second approach. ... in Andalusia (Spain), In A. Ramos-Millán and M.A. Bustillo (eds), Siliceous rocks and culture, 427–436.

Author: Chris Fowler

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191666882

Category: Social Science

Page: 856

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The Neolithic —a period in which the first sedentary agrarian communities were established across much of Europe—has been a key topic of archaeological research for over a century. However, the variety of evidence across Europe, the range of languages in which research is carried out, and the way research traditions in different countries have developed makes it very difficult for both students and specialists to gain an overview of continent-wide trends. The Oxford Handbook of Neolithic Europe provides the first comprehensive, geographically extensive, thematic overview of the European Neolithic —from Iberia to Russia and from Norway to Malta —offering both a general introduction and a clear exploration of key issues and current debates surrounding evidence and interpretation. Chapters written by leading experts in the field examine topics such as the movement of plants, animals, ideas, and people (including recent trends in the application of genetics and isotope analyses); cultural change (from the first appearance of farming to the first metal artefacts); domestic architecture; subsistence; material culture; monuments; and burial and other treatments of the dead. In doing so, the volume also considers the history of research and sets out agendas and themes for future work in the field.

Lithic Analysis

In Siliceous Rocks and Culture, edited by A. Ramos-Millan and M. A. Bustillo, pp. 371—384. Universidad de Granada, Monografica Arte y Arqueologia. McDougall, J. M., D. H. Tarling, and S. E. Warren 1983 Magnetic Sourcing of Obsidian ...

Author: George H. Odell

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441990097

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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This practical volume does not intend to replace a mentor, but acts as a readily accessible guide to the basic tools of lithic analysis. The book was awarded the 2005 SAA Award for Excellence in Archaeological Analysis. Some focuses of the manual include: history of stone tool research; procurement, manufacture and function; assemblage variability. It is an incomparable source for academic archaeologists, cultural resource and heritage management archaeologists, government heritage agencies, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of archaeology focused on the prehistoric period.

From Leaders to Rulers

In Siliceous Rocks and Culture , edited by A. Ramos Millan and M. A. Bustillo , pp . 671-711 . Universidad de Granada , Granada . Randsborg , K. , 1993 . Kivik . Archaeology and Iconography . Acta Archaeologica 64 ( 1 ) .

Author: Jonathan Haas

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306464218

Category: History

Page: 286

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Ten essays that originated in a conference workshop held in Chicago in 1997, explore how and why leaders emerge within egalitarian societies, how they increase their power and go on to rule states and empires.

The Archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula

In A. Ramos Millán and M. A. Bustillo, eds., Siliceous Rocks and Culture. Granada:University of Granada, pp. 671–711. (2013). Villages of wealth and resistance in paradise: Millaran and Argaric chiefdoms in the Iberian Southeast.

Author: Katina T. Lillios

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107113342

Category: Social Science

Page: 300

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One of the only guides to the prehistoric archaeology of the Iberian Peninsula that engages with key anthropological and archaeological debates.

The Archaeology of Difference

Negotiating Cross-Cultural Engagements in Oceania Anne Clarke, Robin Torrence ... The cultural biography of things: commoditization in process. ... In Siliceous Rocks and Culture, A.Ramos-Millan and M.A.Bustillo (eds), 587–607.

Author: Anne Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113482842X

Category: Social Science

Page: 440

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The Archaeology of Difference presents a new and radically different perspective on the archaeology of cross-cultural contact and engagement. The authors move away from acculturation or domination and resistance and concentrate on interaction and negotiation by using a wide variety of case studies which take a crucially indigenous rather than colonial standpoint.