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Archaeology at Aksum, Ethiopia, 1993-7

Author: D W Phillipson; Jacqueline Sharon Phillips; Ayele Tarekegn
Publisher: London : British Institute in Eastern Africa, 2000.
Series: Memoir (British Institute in Eastern Africa), no. 17.; Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London, no. 65.
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This two-volume work provides a detailed account of five seasons' archaeological research at Aksum, which Dr Phillipson directed on behalf of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, supported by a  Read more...

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Phillipson, D.W.
Archaeology at Aksum, Ethiopia, 1993-7.
London : British Institute in Eastern Africa, 2000
(OCoLC)605958693
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D W Phillipson; Jacqueline Sharon Phillips; Ayele Tarekegn
ISBN: 1872566138 9781872566139
OCLC Number: 50382193
Description: 2 volumes (xiii, 538 pages, 2 folded sheets) : illustrations, maps, plans ; 31 cm.
Contents: Volume 1. Chapter 1. Background to the Project / David W. Phillipson. Chapter 2. The Prehistoric Antecedents of Aksum. Early and Middle Stone Ages / $$r Laurel Phillipson --
Late Stone Age / Niall Finneran --
Overview / Laurel Phillipson. Chapter 3. The Central Stelae Area / D.W.P. Chapter 4. The tomb of the brick arches. Structure and stratigraphy / Jess Tipper --
Artefacts: Pottery and other clay objects / Jacke Phillips --
Glass and beads / Michael Harlow --
Metal; Ivory; Stone / D.W.P. --
Human skeletal remains / Helen Cook --
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman --
Overview; Conservation / D.W.P. Chapter 5. Stela 3 / D.W.P. Chapter 6. The Stela-2 site. Introduction; Preliminary investigation, 1993-4 / D.W.P. --
The 1997 excavation / Martin Watts --
Artefacts from the 1994 and 1997 excavations / D.W.P. and Martin Watts --
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman --
Overview / D.W.P. and Martin Watts. Chapter 7. The Complex of Monuments associated with Stela 1. The present conifguration of the Stela-1 complex; Stela 1 / D.W.P. --
Structure / Michael Harlow and David W. Phillipson --
Excavations within the Mausoleum; External excavations / Michael Harlow and Jacke Phillips --
Artefacts from primary contexts: Pottery / Jacke Phillips --
Glass and beads / Michael Harlow --
Metal; Shell / D.W.P. --
Lithics / Laurel Phillipson --
Artefacts from later contexts: Pottery and other clay objects / Jacke Phillips --
Glass and Beads / Michael Harlow --
Metal; Shell; Stone / D.W.P. --
Lithics / $$r Laurel Phillipson --
Human skeletal remains / Helen Cook --
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman --
Archaeozoology / Chester R. Cain --
The East Tomb: $$t Structure and excavation / D.W.P. --
Artefacts / Jacke Phillips and D.W.P. --
Overview / D.W.P. --
Conservation / D.W.P. and Michael Harlow. Chapter 8. The Gudit stelae field / Ayele Tarekegn and D.W.P. Chapter 9. Quarries, Stone Working and Stela Erection. The Aksumite quarries at Gobedra Hill and Adi Tsehafi / Jillian B. Phillips and Jennifer P. Ford --
Transport and stela-erection / D.W.P. and Laurel Phillipson --
Stone dressing / Laurel Phillipson --
Overview / D.W.P.. Volume 2. Chapter 10. The D Site at Kidane Mehret. The site and its sequence / D.W.P. and Jacke Phillips --
Structures and stratigraphy / Jacke Phillips, Andrew Reynolds and Klara Spandl --
Artefacts: Pottery and clay objects / Jacke Phillips --
Glass, beads and pendants / Michael Harlow --
Metal; Ivory and Bone / D.W.P. --
Textiles / Sheila Boardman --
Ground and carved stone / D.W.P. and Laurel Phillipson --
Seals / D.W.P. --
Lithics / Laurel Phillipson --
Human skeletal remains / Helen Cook --
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman --
Archaeozoology / Chester R. Cain --
Overview / D.W.P. Chapter 11. The K Site in Maleka Aksum. Excavation and stratigraphy / Michael Harlow and Jacke Phillips --
Artefacts: Pottery and clay objects / Jacke Phillips --
Glass and beads / Michael Harlow --
Metal; Ivory, horn, bone and shell; Stone and brick / D.W.P. --
Lithics / Laurel Phillipson --
Human skeletal remains / Helen Cook --
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman --
Archaeozoology / Chester R. Cain --
Overview / D.W.P. Chapter 12. Other Sites and Monuments. P, H and X sites / D.W.P. --
L site / Tekle Hagos and D.W.P. --
Mestaha Werki; Inscriptions and engravings at Adi Tsehafi / Laurel Phillipson --
The Tomb of Bazen, the Tomb of the False Door and the Tombs of Kaleb and Gabra Maskal / D.W.P. Chapter 13. Surface collections of Aksumite lithic industries / Laurel Phillipson. Chapter 14. Syntheses. Lithic industries / Laurel Phillipson --
Overview of pottery development / Jacke Phillips --
Glass and beads / Michael Harlow --
Ivory-working techniques / Laurel Phillipson --
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman and D.W.P. --
Distribution of Aksumite materials and settlement / Laurel Phillipson. Chapter 15. Concluding discussion / D.W.P. Appendices. I. The 1992 research design / D.W.P. --
II. Classical Aksumite pottery : surface treatment and decoration / Jacke Phillips --
III. Petrology of imported amphorae / David Williams --
IV. Metallurgical examination and analysis / Ann Feuerbach --
V. Excavated Aksumite coins / D.W.P. --
VI. Radiocarbon dates / D.W.P., Paul Pettitt, Sheila Boardman and Rowena Gale --
VII. Archaeobotanical methodology / Sheila Boardman and Rowena Gale --
VIII. Archaeozoological methodology / Chester R. Cain --
IX. Inscriptions / Roger Schneider --
X. A sample of render from the Mausoleum / Graham C. Morgan --
XI. Magnetic susceptibility readings / Jillian B. Phillips and Jennifer P. Ford --
XII. Recent use of the Stelae Park area / Jacke Phillips --
XIII. Inventory numbers of illustrated artefacts / D.W.P.
Series Title: Memoir (British Institute in Eastern Africa), no. 17.; Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London, no. 65.
Responsibility: by David W. Phillipson with the principal assistance of Jacke Phillips ; and contributions by Ayele Tarekegn [and others].

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