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5. Beyond the Six-Day War: new surveys and strategies

5. Beyond the Six-Day War: new surveys and strategies  

Eric H. Cline

in Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365654
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10.1093/actrade/9780195342635.003.0005
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‘Beyond The Six-Day War: new surveys and strategies’ examines the period after the Six-Day War in 1967. A new emphasis on surveys was part of a larger worldwide archaeological movement ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Paul Bahn

in Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0011
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What does an archaeologist do? To the general public, archaeology tends to be synonymous with digging, but someme archaeologists never excavate. The Introduction looks at what archaeology ... More
6. Settlement and society

6. Settlement and society  

Paul Bahn

in Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2012
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9780191778315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0006
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An important aspect of archaeology is determining where people lived, or what kind of settlement they lived in. Finding this out helps archaeologists to address the more complex questions ... More
4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce

4. The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0004
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‘The Akkadian Empire, 2334–2193 bce’ describes how in the mid-twenty-fourth century bce the leader Sargon was able to conquer many of the little city states of Mesopotamia to create a new ... More
Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Paul Bahn

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Aug 2012
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9780191778315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.001.0001
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Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction reflects on the enduring popularity of archaeology — a subject which encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. ... More
1. The English Settlements

1. The English Settlements  

John Blair

in The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776571
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10.1093/actrade/9780192854032.003.0001
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There are few sources available on the fifth and sixth centuries. We have some archaeological evidence and a small group of text, annals and fragments. ‘The English Settlements’ tries to ... More
11. Interlude: the story so far

11. Interlude: the story so far  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0011
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‘Interlude: the story so far’ reviews the case for a distinctively Celtic entity. Although a strong thread of cultural persistence runs through west European prehistory, reducing it all to ... More
16. So, who were the Celts?

16. So, who were the Celts?  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0016
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At one level, the concept of Celt is a belief that underpins sense of self and of inheritance. ‘So who were the Celts?’ points out that the Celts are always being reinvented. By a strict ... More
1. The Origins and Development of Archaeology

1. The Origins and Development of Archaeology  

Paul Bahn

in Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2012
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Sep 2013
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9780191778315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0001
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It is part of human nature to be interested in the past. The earliest known ‘archaeologist’ was Nabonidus, a 6th-century bc king of Babylon. The term itself was invented in the 17th ... More
2. The European theatre

2. The European theatre  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777233
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10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0002
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9780199539406
There has been a tendency to regard druidism as a largely western European phenomenon of the late Iron Age, partly because La Tène material culture is found in all the areas in which the ... More
3. The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids

3. The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids  

Barry Cunliffe

in Druids: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777233
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10.1093/actrade/9780199539406.003.0003
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‘The archaeology of religious practice at the time of the Druids’ considers a range of archaeological data relevant to the intellectual life and belief systems of the inhabitants of Gaul ... More
4. After 1948: biblical veracity and nationalism

4. After 1948: biblical veracity and nationalism  

Eric H. Cline

in Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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Sep 2013
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9780199365654
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10.1093/actrade/9780195342635.003.0004
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‘After 1948: biblical veracity and nationalism’ examines the progress of biblical archaeology in the period after the end of the Second World War. It was a phase known for the excavation of ... More
3. The interwar period: square holes in round tells

3. The interwar period: square holes in round tells  

Eric H. Cline

in Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2009
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9780199365654
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10.1093/actrade/9780195342635.003.0003
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‘The interwar period: square holes in round tells’ discusses the development of biblical archaeology in the period of the British Mandate, during which the British authorities created the ... More
5. The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce

5. The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0005
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‘The Third Dynasty of Ur, 2193–2004 bce’ looks at the collapse of the Akkadian Empire after the reign of the fourth successor to Sargon. The most significant kingdom to rise out of this ... More
9. The Neo-Assyrian Empire, 972–612 bce

9. The Neo-Assyrian Empire, 972–612 bce  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0009
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‘The Neo-Assyrian Empire, 972–612 bce’ outlines the events of the 150 years following on from the end of the tenth century bce. After the Late Bronze Age ended, small kingdoms came and went ... More
1. Archaeology and environment

1. Archaeology and environment  

Amanda H. Podany

in The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2013
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9780199375233
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10.1093/actrade/9780195377996.003.0001
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‘Archaeology and environment’ introduces the civilization of the ancient Near East. The region is known as the ‘cradle of civilization’ as the men and women who lived in the ancient Near ... More
10. The future of the past

10. The future of the past  

Paul Bahn

in Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2012
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9780191778315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0010
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Archaeology is still a young discipline. It flourishes on new advances in technology. The picture of our past is constantly changing. ‘The future of the past’ looks forward to the shape of ... More
3. Technology

3. Technology  

Paul Bahn

in Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

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Aug 2012
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9780191778315
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10.1093/actrade/9780199657438.003.0003
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For a long time, human progress has been seen largely in terms of the technology of the era, as can be seen in the way we divide the past into ‘ages’. Most of what constitutes ... More
12. Threads of continuity: the Celtic twilight

12. Threads of continuity: the Celtic twilight  

Barry Cunliffe

in The Celts: A Very Short Introduction

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Jun 2003
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Sep 2013
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9780191775901
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804181.003.0012
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9780192804181
The fifth century saw Europe in turmoil as barbarians from beyond the frontiers poured into the Roman provinces, disrupting or destroying the infrastructure of Empire. In Gaul, Franks and ... More
3. Africa’s past: historical sources

3. Africa’s past: historical sources  

John Parker and Richard Rathbone

in African History: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191775567
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10.1093/actrade/9780192802484.003.0003
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9780192802484
Historians of Africa face many of the same challenges as historians of other geographical areas. ‘Africa's past: historical sources’ shows how historians of Africa have been pioneers in the ... More

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