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Styles, techniques et expression graphique dans l'art sur paroi rocheuse : actes de la session A11d du 17e Congrès mondial de l'UISPP = Styles, techniques and graphic expression in rock art : proceedings of session A11d of the 17th World Congress of the IUPPS : Burgos 1-7 September 2014
edited by Marc Groenen, Marie-Christine Groenen
Oxford, United Kingdom : British Archaeological Reports, 2016
Baker Berry GN799.P4 S79 2016

Tools, textiles and contexts : investigating textile production in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age
edited by Eva Andersson Strand and Marie-Louise Nosch
Oxford ; Oxbow Books, [2015]
1. Research history of textile tools / L. Rahmstorf -- The research history of experimental work on textile production / L. Olofsson.

Textile production is one of the most important crafts in Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age societies and recent interdisciplinary and collaborative work offers crucial new perspectives into this field. The new and updated catalogue of archaeological textile finds presented here clearly demonstrates, even from the few extant finds, that knowledge of the use of fibres and of elaborate textile techniques that were used to produce textiles of different qualities was well developed.00The functional analysis of spindle whorls and loom weights can be explored through experimental archaeology employing newly developed methodologies. The results bring new insights into the types of textile that may potentially have been made by such tools. This is highly pertinent as textile tools often constitute the single most important and plentiful type of evidence for the various stages of textile production in the archaeological record.0.
Baker Berry GN778.32.N4 T66 2015

The magic of the mask : the Bolon
Combes, Michel de
London : Stonegate Press, 2014
In search of the magic of the mask : a personal journey -- The first performance -- Returning to the Bolon villages -- Recording the mask : drawings by Mory Barro, my interpreter -- The masking season -- The Bolon people : a background -- Masks and their materials -- Masks and their meanings -- The elusive mask -- Reasons for masking -- The village of N'Dana -- Funeral for the branch of a sacred tree at N'Dana -- Comparison : traditional masking performances at five villages -- The village of Niêna -- The village of Sabou -- The village of Sofina -- The village of Koreba -- Performance of cowrie shell masks at N'dana : the first day -- Youth masks -- Performance of the puppet mask : the second day -- Cowrie shell masks -- Metal masks -- Performance of the long masks of leaves at Wéré, N'Dana and Koreba -- The performance of fibre masks -- Comparison of fibre masks -- The Bobo masks at Koundougou -- Shrine houses and fétiche objects -- Mask houses -- The performance of the white cowrie shell masks at the village of Tiga.
Baker Berry GN419.5 .C66 2014

Abrogating responsibility : Vesteys, anthropology and the future of Aboriginal people
Gray, Geoffrey
North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia : Australian Scholarly, 2015
Introduction : 'A project of national importance' -- Pt. I. Setting the scene -- 1. Absentee landlords -- 2. A disturbing influence -- 3. A wish to preserve the Aborigines -- Pt. II. The survey -- 4. If jobs are available -- 5. You must fit in -- Interlude I. Shooting dogs at Wave Hill -- 6. We shall not leave -- Interlude II. Outcamp -- 7. A plan for the future -- 8. A sad state of affairs -- Pt. III. Opposition -- 9. We are opposed to the payment of wages to natives -- 10. Discontented workers, unsatisfactory conditions -- Pt. IV. Aftermath -- 11. 'Native labour and welfare in the Northern Territory' -- 12. After the survey : prospects for change.

During World War II the cattle industry in northern Australia was under stress. It was boom time for business, in particular for large international firms like Vesteys. At the same time they lost stockmen, especially Aboriginal labourers to defence forces, where Aborigines were paid proper wages.
Baker Berry GN33.6 .G73 2015

The archaeology of Nuragic Sardinia
Webster, Gary S
Sheffield, UK : Equinox Publishing Ltd, 2015
Introduction: A brief history of Nuragic archaeology -- Early Bronze Age, twenty-third to eighteenth centuries BC -- Middle Bronze Age, eighteenth to thirteenth centuries BC -- Late Bronze Age, thirteenth to tenth centuries BC -- Iron Age 1 or Geometric Period, tenth to eighth centuries BC -- Postscript.

"The Archaeology of Nuragic Sardinia is a comprehensive synthesis of evidence bearing on current understandings of Sardinian prehistory from the 23rd through 8th centuries BC. Within a culture-historical framework recent findings on chronology, settlement, subsistence, industries, trade, external relations and cult practices are treated within successive chronological periods from Early Bronze Age through Early Iron Age. Summary discussions address issues of interpretation with regard to what might be reasonably inferred about Nuragic social institutions, normative codes, even cognitive orientations. While the focus throughout is on the Sardinian record, due consideration is also paid to potentially related developments on the neighboring island of Corsica"--Provided by publisher.
Baker Berry GN778.2.N87 W43 2015

Der Arm- und Beinschmuck in Niedersachsen
Laux, Friedrich
Stuttgart : Franz Steiner Verlag, 2015
Baker Berry GN778.22.G4 L389 2015

The archaeology of prehistoric Arabia : adaptation and social formation from the neolithic to the iron age
Magee, Peter, 1968-
New York : Cambridge University Press, [2014]
1. Arabia and the study of the ancient Near East -- 2. Ecological and environmental diversity in Arabia -- 3. The formation of Arabian society : 7000-3000 BC -- 4. Eastern Arabia from 3000 to 2000 BC -- 5. The Bronze Age in western Arabia -- 6. Eastern Arabia from 2000 to 1300 BC -- 7. Humans, dromedaries, and the transformation of ancient Arabia -- 8. Intensification and consolidation : Arabia from 1300 to 800 BC -- 9. Expansion and engagement : Arabia and the ancient Near East -- 10. Adaptation and social formation in ancient Arabia.

"Encompassing a landmass greater than the rest of the Near East and Eastern Mediterranean combined, the Arabian peninsula remains one of the last great unexplored regions of the ancient world. This book provides the first extensive coverage of the archaeology of this region from c. 9000 to 800 BC. Peter Magee argues that a unique social system, which relied on social cohesion and actively resisted the hierarchical structures of adjacent states, emerged during the Neolithic and continued to contour society for millennia later. The book also focuses on how the historical context in which Near Eastern archaeology was codified has led to a skewed understanding of the multiplicity of lifeways pursued by ancient peoples living throughout the Middle East"--
Baker Berry GN855.A72 M25 2014

Neanderthals rediscovered : how modern science is rewriting their story
Papagianni, Dimitra
New York, NY : Thames & Hudson, 2013
A long underestimated type of human -- The first Europeans : 1 million to 600,000 years ago -- Defeating the cold : 600,000 to 250,000 years ago -- Meet the Neanderthals : 250,000 to 130,000 years ago -- An end to isolation : 130,000 to 60,000 years ago -- Endgame : 60,000 to 25,000 years ago -- Still with us?

For too long the Neanderthals have been seen as dim-witted evolutionary dead-enders who looked and behaved completely differently from us, but in recent years their story has been transformed thanks to new discoveries and advances in scientific techniques. In a compelling narrative one that has not previously been told in a way that encompasses the entire dramatic arc from evolution to expansion to extinction this book takes a fresh and engaging look at the whole story of the Neanderthals, setting out all the evidence, redressing the balance and arriving at a fairer assessment of a species that was closely related to us and in so doing addresses what it is to be human.
Baker Berry GN285 .P36 2013

Cultural anthropology : asking questions about humanity
Welsch, Robert Louis, 1950-
New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Baker Berry GN316 .W47 2015

The indigenous peoples of Trinidad and Tobago from the first settlers until today
Boomert, Arie, 1946- author
Leiden : Sidestone Press, [2016]
The first settlers (ca. 8000-300 BC) -- New immigrants : the first ceramists (ca. 300 BC-AD 650/800) -- Late-prehistoric cultural change (ca. AD 650/800-1498) -- Amerindian culture and society in Trinidad and Tobago at the time of the encounter and thereafter -- The Amerindian-European struggle for Trinidad and Tobago (1498-1592) -- The Spanish-Amerindian frontier in Trinidad (1592-1686) -- European settlement and Amerindian response in Tobago (1592-ca. 1810) -- Mission villages in Spanish Trinidad (1686-1797) -- British colonization and Amerindian persistence in Trinidad (1797-present) -- Epilogue : the Amerindian heritage of Trinidad and Tobago -- Appendix : institutions and museums with significant archaeological holdings from Trinidad and Tobago.
Baker Berry GN564.T7 B66 2016

Engaging Smithsonian objects through science, history, and the arts
edited by Mary Jo Arnoldi
Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, [2016]
Material Matters : Ways of Knowing Museum Objects / Mary Jo Arnoldi -- James Smithson's Crypt : Smithson's Crypt and the Search for a Proper Memorial / Richard E. Stamm -- James Smithson's Remains : A Biological Perspective / David R. Hunt -- Thomas Wilfred's Opus 152, "Study in Depth" : An Artist's Experiment with Lighting Viewed by a Historian of Technology / Bernard Finn -- Silent Visual Music : Thomas Wilfred's Opus 152, "Study in Depth" / Judith Zilczer -- A Not So "Gentle" History : Violent Explosions at Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii / Richard S. Fiske -- Objectifying Pele as Performance, Material Culture, and Cultural Landscape / Adrienne L. Kaeppler -- How to Identify a Stradivarius Stringed Instrument / Gary Sturm and Bruno Frohlich -- Violins from the Smithsonian Institution, the Library of Congress, and Private Collections : A Pilot Comparative Study / Bruno Frohlich and Gary Sturm -- The Huey 65-10126 Helicopter : Steed for the "Sky Calvary" / Roger Connor -- Huey 65-10126 : A Curator's Journey of Discovery / Peter Jakab -- A Central African Throwing Knife : A Throwing Knife through Production and Use / S. Terry Childs -- A Throwing Knife in Motion : The Journey from the Congo to the Smithsonian / Mary Jo Arnoldi -- The Iron Lung : The Iron Lung in History and Cultural Memory / Katherine Ott -- Whatever Happened to the Iron Lung? : Visitor Memories of an Iconic Medical Object / Matthew A. White -- Augustus Washington's Portrait of John Brown Augustus Washington : Daguerreotypist of John Brown / Ann Shumard -- In the Service of Abolitionism : Augustus Washington's Daguerreotype Portrait of John Brown / Frank H. Goodyear III -- The 'Sole' Survivors : The Smithsonian's Ruby Slippers / Dwight Blocker Bowers -- The Amazing Ruby Slippers and Their Magical Travels / Ellen Roney Hughes -- Collecting a National Tragedy : The National Museum of American History and September 11 / James B. Gardner -- A Moment in Time : September 11, 2001: Relevance of the Smithsonian Human Skeleton Collections / Marilyn R. London.

How do we come to know the world around us? What about worlds apart from our own--outer space, distant cultures, or even long-past eras of history?Engaging Smithsonian Objects through Science, History, and the Arts explores these questions and suggests an answer: we come to know our world and worlds apart through the objects that represent them. --Publisher.
Baker Berry GN406 .E655 2016

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