ancient lives

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Describes the daily life of washermen, goat herders, fishermen, craftsmen, and other laborers three thousand years ago in an Egyptian village

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Genre : Egypt
Author : John Romer
Publisher : Owl Books
Release : 1990
File : 237 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0805012443

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An anthropological report on gender roles in prehistoric times draws on a wealth of recent studies that offers insight into the history of sexual identity as it developed hundreds of thousands of years ago, challenging modern stereotypes and assumptions to explain the different ways in which ancient people defined themselves.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Rosemary A. Joyce
Publisher :
Release : 2008
File : 152 Pages
ISBN-13 : STANFORD:36105131784303

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To Live Ancient Lives signals a sharp redirection of Puritan studies. It provides the first comprehensive study of Puritan primitivism, defined as the drive to recover and return to church and society the ordinances of biblical times. This work tra

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Genre : Religion
Author : Theodore Dwight Bozeman
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 1988
File : 413 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0807817856

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This wide-ranging introduction to the most fundamental principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of archaeology, combined with coverage of the major developments of human prehistory, is a book for complete beginners. Using first-person experience, a conversational narrative, and unique, truly global coverage reflected in examples from all parts of the world, it paints acompelling portrait of archaeology, science, and the past.The first half of the book covers the basic principles, methods and theoretical approaches of archaeology. The second half is summary of the major developments of human prehistory: the origins of humankind and the archaic world, the origins and spread of modern humans, the emergence of food production, and the beginnings of civilizationWritten for people who want to know more about archaeology and prehistory, not necessarily with a view to becoming a professional archaeologist.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Brian M. Fagan
Publisher : Prentice Hall
Release : 2004
File : 485 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0131115537

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Author : Various
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release :
File : Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781613108642

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In recent years, British Museum curators have collaborated with scientists and medical experts to find new ways of studying ancient Egyptian mummies. Ever-developing, non-invasive scanning techniques have produced astonishing results, allowing us to understand more clearly how people lived and died in the ancient Nile Valley. Piecing together key biographical data and information, it has been possible for the first time to discover more about who these people were in ancient Egyptian society, their status and beliefs. Eight significant mummies are 'explored', each carefully selected to tell a different story. They include a young female temple singer, an unknown man of high status, and a child from the Roman era. For each of the mummies featured, a personal profile is built up, leading on to an investigation of a particular aspect of life or death in the ancient society to which they belonged. Diet, disease, personal adornment and childhood are just some of the themes covered and help to remind us that all the mummies were once living people. CT scans have revealed a wealth of information, such as the health problems that the individual must have suffered during life, age at death and sometimes cause of death, the manner of mummification and on occasion irregularities in the process. Illustrated throughout with astonishing CT images (segments and 3D models), the book reveals each stage of the virtual unwrapping. As each layer is removed, the reader is able to observe the bandages, skin, muscles, skeleton and internal organs, as well as any objects placed inside the mummies. Technology is transforming our understanding of these past inhabitants of the Nile valley, refining previous interpretations and providing answers to long-held questions. In some cases, we have at last been able to 'see' the person behind the mask.Funerary objects are also highlighted for context: for example, non-invasive imaging of the contents of canopic jars; analyses of embalming substances, and identification of wood species and pigment types used in coffins. The majority of the material is drawn from the British Museum's extensive Egypt and Sudan collections. With over 200 specially commissioned photographs, Ancient Lives, new discoveries sets out to shine a new light on the past.

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Genre : History
Author : John H. Taylor
Publisher : British Museum Publications Limited
Release : 2014
File : 192 Pages
ISBN-13 : 0714119121

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Ancient Lives provides new perspectives on objects, people and place in early Scotland and beyond.This scholarly and accessible volume provides a show-case of new information and new perspectives on material culture linked, but not limited to, Scotland.

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Genre : Scotland
Author : Fraser Hunter
Publisher :
Release : 2016-10-13
File : 382 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9088903824

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Genre : Christian saints
Author : John Pinkerton
Publisher :
Release : 1895
File : 196 Pages
ISBN-13 : UCSC:32106014855495

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Theory and Methods in Archaeology and Prehistory Written for complete beginners in a narrative style, Ancient Lives is aimed at introductory courses in archaeology and prehistory that cover archaeological methods and theory, as well as world prehistory. The first half of Ancient Lives covers the basic principles, methods, and theoretical approaches of archaeology. The second half is devoted to a summary of the major developments of human prehistory: the origins of humankind and the archaic world, the origins and spread of modern humans, the emergence of food production, and the beginnings of civilization. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers should be able to: Understand the basic principles of archaeology Summarize the major developments of human prehistory

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Dr. Brian Fagan
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-01-20
File : 528 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781317350279

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The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick has three main objectives. First to give a biography of St. Patrick without giving a history lesson on the national church he founded. Second to present the life of St. Patrick through the most ancient texts that exist on his life. Third to give the public an affordable collection of these works. Included in this volume are The Confession of St. Patrick, St. Patrick's Epistle to Coroticus, St. Fiech's Metrical Life of St. Patrick, Tripartite Life: Part I, Tripartite Life: Part II, Tripartite Life: Part III, The Proeme of Jocelyn, and The Life and Acts of St. Patrick by Joceli.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Various
Publisher :
Release : 2010-01
File : 296 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781406854169

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