Essays about: "contextual archaeology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 essays containing the words contextual archaeology.

  1. 1. The mirror in ancient South Italian funerary context : A study of the mirror’s function and symbolic meaning in graves in the Greek colonies Locri Epizefiri and Metaponto

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

    Author : Isabella Jäger; [2021]
    Keywords : Mirror; grave; Locri Epizefiri; Metaponto; contextual archaeology; iconographical analysis; Dionysiac cult; divination;

    Abstract : The mirror appears frequently in funerary contexts in the Greek colonies Locri Epizefiri and Metaponto and this thesis endeavours to rebuild the contexts of these mirrors using the approach of contextual archaeology. To explore the mirror’s contemporary function and meaning within the burial record and to discern why mirrors appear within a funerary setting, a chain of contexts is followed from the archaeological material to iconographical analysis, to comparative archaeological data, widening the contextual circles step by step. READ MORE

  2. 2. Bogged down: Human preservation and decomposition. Using forensic scoring methods to assess three bog bodies from Denmark, England & Ireland.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Arkeologi

    Author : Jennifer Carey; [2021]
    Keywords : bog bodies; bog body research; human remains; Denmark; England; Ireland; forensics; decomposition; preservation; taphonomy; depositional environment; History and Archaeology;

    Abstract : This work looks at three case studies from bog body research in Denmark, England and Ireland in order to investigate the variation of human decomposition in different depositional environments and the application of forensic methods to the area of bog body research in archaeology. The work attempts to assess the chosen case studies using an established forensic scoring method by Heaton et al (2010) and discusses the possible benefits of using an appropriately adapted scoring method for bog body research. READ MORE

  3. 3. Trashed and treasured - Fossils in archaeological contexts in prehistoric Scania.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Arkeologi

    Author : Terese Ljunggren; [2019]
    Keywords : Fossils; prehistory; Scania; contextual archaeology; affordance; History and Archaeology;

    Abstract : Humans have always been fascinated with and collected fossils, regardless of any pre-existing knowledge of their ancient origins. But, there is very little research on the subject, especially in Swedish archaeology. READ MORE

  4. 4. Bits & Bobs : Finds from a research excavation of Birka’s rampart: A study with focus on material distribution and metal conservation

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Arkeologiska forskningslaboratoriet

    Author : Mikael Heljeback; [2019]
    Keywords : Archaeology; Metal conservation; Birka; Rampart; Iron age; Viking; Excavation; XRF; Comb; Beads; Osteoarchaeology; Ceramics; Hillfort; Artefacts; Database; Corrosion;

    Abstract : In the spring of 2018, a prospection and subsequent research excavation of a previously unstudied area related to the rampart of the Viking age town of Birka, Sweden, was undertaken by students and professors from the archaeological science department affiliated with Stockholm University.The purpose of this paper is to examine and categorise the various excavated finds, the ensuing conservation and preservation of the metal objects as well as to investigate the context and possible function of the site regarding the spatial distribution of said finds. READ MORE

  5. 5. Once upon a time in Germania Magna. The relation between terra sigillata and the historical events in the northwestern and northeastern Europe (1-400 CE)

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Arkeologi

    Author : Matea Cavka; [2018]
    Keywords : terra sigillata; germania magna; roman empire; historical events; distribution; History and Archaeology;

    Abstract : During the period of the Roman Imperial Period the area north of the Roman limes, Germania Magna, was influenced from the Roman Empire. The varied interactions between the Romans and the Germanic population, living beyond the northern frontier, has broadly been studied during centuries. READ MORE