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Miroslav Barta Miroslav Barta
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Beetles and the decline of the Old Kingdom: Climate change in ancient Egypt

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Tosha Dupras
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Evidence of amputation as medical treatment in ancient Egypt

The use of surgical techniques in ancient Egyptian medicine has only been suggested indirectly through ancient medical texts and iconography, and there is no evidence of amputation as a means of therapeutic medical treatment. This paper presents four cases of amputation from the archaeological site of Dayr al-Barsha, Egypt. Two of the cases (dated to the First Intermediate and Middle Kingdom periods, respectively) are from individuals that display bilateral amputations of the feet, one through the metatarso- phalangeal joints, the other a transmetatarsal amputation. The exact reason for the...

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The                                          Society for the Study of                                          Egyptian Antiquities The Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities

"A Case Study of the Middle Kingdom Standard Class Coffin: The Coffin of Yi at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County", by Hilo Sugita, poster presented at the SSEA SEEA AGM 2015

A Case Study of the Middle Kingdom Standard Class Coffin: The Coffin of Yi at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Hilo Sugita, Indiana University, Bloomington The Middle Kingdom coffins store much information about the coffin owners. This time period saw a rapid, new development in coffin decorations. Rectangular coffins began to have horizontal and vertical inscription bands on the exterior walls, which create canonical, yet distinctive patterns assigned to certain regions and/or time periods. Not only the provenance and the time period but also the socio-economic status of...

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Gary                                          Feinman Gary Feinman
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Settlement and Landscape Archaeology (Gary M. Feinman, 2015)

Feinman, G.M., 2015. Settlement and Landscape Archaeology. In: James D. Wright, International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 21. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 654–658. Settlement pattern archaeology and the investigation of ancient landscapes, especially when systematically implemented, have been some of the most significant archaeological innovations of the last half century. These studies have shed new light on the emergence of hierarchically organized and urban societies in regions around the world, while also providing new perspectives on the history of...

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Julian Thomas Julian Thomas
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The future of archaeological theory. 2015 Antiquity 89, 1277-86.

In this latest contribution to our 'Archaeological Futures' series, Julian Thomas reflects on the current state of Western archaeological theory and how it is likely to develop over the next few years. Archaeological theory has not ossified in the period since the processual/post-processual exchanges. The closer integration of archaeological thought with philosophical debates in the human sciences has incrementally given rise to a theoretical landscape that would have been unrecognisable thirty years ago, in which 'new materialisms' figure significantly.

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Eric                                          H Cline Eric H Cline
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Musings from a Distant Shore: The Nature and Destination of the Uluburun Ship and its Cargo

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Michael Shanks Michael Shanks
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Symmetrical archaeology

Symmetry is an epistemological and ethical principle developed in the social study of scientific practice. This essay connects a symmetrical archaeology to major trends in the discipline since the 1960s and to key components of archaeological practice - relational ontologies, mixtures of past and present, people and things, biology and culture, individual and society. Symmetrical archaeology is a culmination of effort in archaeology to undercut these modernist dualities and to recognize the vitality of the present past. Symmetry adds new force to the claim that archaeologists have a unique...

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Aren                                          Maeir Aren Maeir
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Davis, B., Maeir, A. M., and Hitchcock, L. A. 2015 Disentangling Entangled Objects: Iron Age Inscriptions from Philistia as a Reflection of Cultural Processes. IEJ 65(2): 140–65.

In recent years, the need has arisen for more complex interpretive frameworks for understanding the character of ancient intercultural connections. In many cases, such interconnections cannot be explained through simplistic notions such as 'migration', 'colonization', 'internal development', or 'acculturation'. The transformation of Philistine culture during the Iron Age is such a case: previous, all-too simplistic, explanations have insufficiently elucidated the complex nature of the cultural processes evident in the archaeological and historical record. Recently, two of the present...

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Johannes van Oort Johannes van Oort
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THE STATUS OF WOMEN IN MANI'S GNOSTIC-CHRISTIAN CHURCH

Rev. of Jessica Kristionat, Zwischen Selbstverständlichkeit und Schweigen. Die Rolle der Frau im frühen Manichäismus, VIGILIAE CHRISTIANAE 2016 (forthcoming).

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Miguel Á. Molinero Miguel Á. Molinero
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Trabajos de Egiptología. Papers on Ancient Egypt 6

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