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Archaeology

Archaeology   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
1,525 words

In the eighteenth century, archaeology was still developing as a field; antiquarians had not yet succeeded in synthesizing their contradictory

Archaeology

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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

In the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century, scholars were mainly attracted to explore the unique

Archaeology

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

The history of archaeological work in Egypt may conveniently be divided into five rather arbitrary phases of unequal length, each

archaeology

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
359 words

The study of the past through the recovery and interpretation of artifacts and their surroundings. Traditionally, archaeology has focused on

Archaeology

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Military History
Length:
3,131 words
Illustration(s):
1

Archaeology is the systematic study of past human life, behaviors, activities, and cultures using material remains (including sites, structures, and

Archaeology

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Classical studies, History
Length:
29,974 words
Illustration(s):
3

[This entry includes seven subentries: Historical Overview, Sites in Greece, Sites in Turkey, Sites Elsewhere in

Archaeology

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
1,055 words

Archaeology may be defined as the study of the human past through its material remains (artifacts, e.g., pottery, metal tools,

Archaeology

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,082 words

studies the material remains of human actions. It encompasses a wide range of past material culture, from discarded food scraps

archaeology

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
5,076 words

(and the study of the MA) 1. Scope, methods, and objectives 2. Sites, objects, and materials 3. An appraisal

1. Scope,

archaeology

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
912 words

Discoveries at a multitude of sites in the Middle East under a succession of brilliant archaeologists—British, American, German, French, and,

archaeology

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World Encyclopedia

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
67 words

Scientific study of former human life and activities through material remains such as artefacts and buildings. An archaeologist excavates and

Theory in Archaeology

Theory in Archaeology   Reference library

Guy Gibbon

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
2,172 words

In archaeology and the social sciences more generally, the term “theory” has a greater diversity of meanings than is usual

History of Archaeology

History of Archaeology   Reference library

Margarita Díaz-Andreu

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
524 words

“Archaeology” was a word already used by Thucydides in the ancient world but in European languages was only received in

Archaeology as a Discipline

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George Michaels

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
534 words

Archaeology is the sole discipline in the social sciences concerned with reconstructing and understanding human behavior on the basis of

Archaeology in the Contemporary World

Archaeology in the Contemporary World   Reference library

Cornelius Holtorf

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
1,435 words

Archaeology as a topic is associated with a variety of academic and other interests and concerns in the contemporary world.

archaeology, medieval

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,031 words

The archaeology of medieval society, which studies the imprints it has left in the soil – vestiges of buildings, necropolises,

Archaeology

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Timothy E. Gregory, Alexander Kazhdan, Timothy E. Gregory, Timothy E. Gregory, Anthony Cutler, and Timothy E. Gregory

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
1,739 words
Byz. archaeology is a relatively young field of scholarship. Aspects of the discipline have been separately studied as Christian and underwater archaeology. In addition, the method known ... More
Archaeology

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Kevin Greene

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
Length:
1,624 words
The material remains of the past provide a common focus for the work of all archaeologists. While some study specific artifacts or monuments, others examine landscapes formed by human ... More

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