Essays about: "Archaeology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 287 essays containing the word Archaeology.

  1. 1. An Archaeology of the Invisible? Tracing Poverty and its Ideology in the Viking Age and Urban Settlements

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Arkeologi

    Author : Andra Tudor; [2022]
    Keywords : poverty; subaltern; Viking Age; urban spaces; identity; social hierarchies; medieval; early medieval Scandinavia; housing; Kaupang; History and Archaeology;

    Abstract : Publications have recently drawn attention to archaeology’s historically predominant focus on prestige items and the elite, highlighting the need for a greater focus on society’s lower classes. A few studies have discussed how, or even whether poverty can be addressed in historical archaeology. READ MORE

  2. 2. Sweet and Salty: Colonial and Modern Corporate Commodity Exploitation in Northeastern Brazil

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Mänskliga rättigheter

    Author : Flavia Copia Sperandio; [2022]
    Keywords : modern corporation; sugar cane monoculture; coloniality; rock salt mines; extractivism; Brazil; decolonial theory; business human rights.; History and Archaeology;

    Abstract : This thesis is a historical comparative analysis of the social and environmental impacts of past colonial exploitation and the modern corporate extraction and exploitation of natural resources and commodities. The thesis examines these issues through the case studies of sugar monoculture in the Northeast region of colonial Brazil (16th and 17th Century) and the sinking of Maceió (also in Northeastern Brazil) due to the corporate exploitation of rock salt mines (1976-2019). READ MORE

  3. 3. Testing the prehistoric settlement predictors: A performance evaluation of environmental variables in north-western Scania

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Arkeologi

    Author : André Hjulström; [2022]
    Keywords : History and Archaeology;

    Abstract : This paper goes over the process of evaluating the environmental variables, which are most likely to predict the locations of prehistoric settlements in a Scanian setting. This is accomplished by selecting variables which have shown to be successful in previous similar study areas and testing the spatial correlation between each variable and known settlement presence. READ MORE

  4. 4. Finding the Lady of the Lake : A Geospatial Analysis of Bronze Age Lake Deposition Sites

    University essay from KTH/Geoinformatik

    Author : julia Schulte Koskinen; [2022]
    Keywords : GIS; landscape archaeology; Bronze Age; lake; deposits; deposition sites; central Sweden; GIS; landskapsarkeologi; bronsålder; sjö; depåfynd; depåer; mellansverige;

    Abstract : During the Bronze Age, bronze items were sacrificed to the gods by leaving them in the landscape. When making these sacrifices, known as deposits, the Bronze Age people followed certain landscape rules. These rules, and other similarities between the sites, can be rediscovered by analyzing the attributes of the sites. READ MORE

  5. 5. On the palaeopathology of skeletal neoplasms : A study about skeletal metastatic tumours in the archaeological record and methods with which they can be identified and diagnosed

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia

    Author : Karin Ling-Roos; [2022]
    Keywords : osteology; paleo-oncology; cancer; tumours; archaeology; diagnosis; osteologi; paleo-onkologi; cancer; tumörer; arkeologi; diagnos;

    Abstract : It is decidedly rare to come across evidence of primary or secondary malignant tumours in the archaeological record, both in the excavatory stage as well as the laboratory stage. However, the statistical absence of cancer in the archaeological record may not be representative of actual prevalence, geographical distribution, or severity. READ MORE