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Archaeology of Asia

Author: Miriam T Stark
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub, 2006.
Series: Blackwell studies in global archaeology, 7
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This introduction to the archaeology of Asia focuses on case studies from the region's last 10,000 years of history. Comprising fifteen chapters written by some of the world's foremost Asia archaeologists, the book sheds light on many of the most compelling aspects of Asian archaeology, from the earliest plant and animal domestication to the emergence of states and empires from Pakistan to North China. In  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Erscheint auch als:
Archaeology of Asia
Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2006
XVI, 364 S.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Miriam T Stark
ISBN: 9780470774670 0470774673 1405153032 9781405153034
OCLC Number: 1039171223
Notes: Kathleen Morrison.
Description: Online Ressource (xvi, 364 Seiten) : Illustrationen, Karten.
Contents: Contextualizing an archaeology of Asia / Miriam Stark. Some national, regional, and political uses of archaeology in East and Southeast Asia / Ian Glover. Archaeology in the two Koreas / Sarah Nelson. Self-identification in the modern and post-modern world and archaeological research : a case study from Japan / Koji Mizoguchi. East Asian plant domestication / Gary Crawford. Asian farming diasporas? : agriculture, languages, and genes in China and Southeast Asia / Peter Bellwood. Early communities in East Asia : economic and sociopolitical organization at the local and regional levels / Anne Underhill and Junko Habu. Sociopolitical change from Neolithic to Bronze Age China / Li Liu and Xingcan Chen. Marks and labels : early writing in Neolithic and Shang China / David N. Keightley. Secondary state formation and the development of local identity : change and continuity in the state of Qin (770-221 BC) / Gideon Shelach and Yuri Pines. Frontiers and boundaries : the Han Empire from its southern periphery / Francis Allard. States on horseback : the rise of inner Asian confederations and empires / William Honeychurch and Chunag Amartuvshin. Historicizing foraging in South Asia : power, history, and ecology of Holocene hunting and gathering. The axial age in South Asia : the archaeology of Buddhism (500 B.C.-A.D. 500) / Himanshu Ray. Imperial landscapes of South Asia / Carla Sinopoli.
Series Title: Blackwell studies in global archaeology, 7
Responsibility: edited by Miriam T. Stark.

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