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A. Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers

A. Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers

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(1827–1900) [Bi]British soldier, anthropologist, and archaeologist often regarded as the ‘father of scientific archaeology’. He was born on 14 April 1827 at Hope Hall near Bramham Park, North ...
Aaron Burr

Aaron Burr

(1756–1836)US Democratic Republican statesman. After losing the presidential election to Jefferson in 1800, Burr was elected Vice-President. He was defeated in the contest for the governorship of New ...
abacus

abacus

An ancient device for performing arithmetic calculations by sliding beads along rods or in grooves. Despite the spread of electronic calculators and computers, the abacus is still widely used in the ...
abacus

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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The uppermost member of a capital, set atop a pillar, and, on classical buildings, in contact with the bottom

῾Abbasid Caliphate

῾Abbasid Caliphate Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

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2011
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As the result of a revolution that culminated In 750 ce in the defeat of the last Umayyad caliph, Marwan ...

Abbasids

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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An Arab dynasty descended from Abbas, uncle of Muhammad, who supplanted the Umayyads in ad 750.

Abbeville

Abbeville

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[Si]A gravel pit in the 45 m gravel terrace of the Somme Valley, France, from which numerous handaxes were obtained by Boucher de Perthes and others from ad 1836 onwards and which in 1939 gave its ...
Abbeville, France

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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A gravel pit in the 45 m gravel terrace of the Somme Valley, France, from which numerous handaxes were obtained

Abbevillian

Abbevillian

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[CP]Now obsolete, this term was originally proposed by Abbé Breuil in ad 1939 to describe the pre‐Acheulian flint industries of western Europe on the basis of material from Abbeville in France. Also ...
Abbevillian

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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2009
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Now obsolete, this term was originally proposed by Abbé Breuil in ad 1939 to describe the pre‐Acheulian flint

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