Antiquity

Antiquity is a quarterly journal that was founded in 1927. The publication issues peer-reviewed articles on world archaeology. Antiquity is published by Antiquity Publications, Ltd. It is owned by the Antiquity Trust. Headquarters is in York, United Kingdom. The journal is edited by Martin Carver, emeritus professor of archaeology at the University of York. It is also produced by members of the directors of the Antiquity Publications, Ltd., including Chris Evans, Roger Guthrie, Martin Millett, Nicky Milner, Cameron Petrie, Mike Pitts and Andrew Rogerson

Articles from Vol. 67, No. 254, March

A Barrow Full of Cattle Skulls
Introduction Most of the animal bones found on archaeological sites are distributed rather haphazardly, and probably represent scattered food remains. The frequencies of different parts of the skeleton mainly reflect differences in rates of post-mortem...
Archaeology in Bulgaria
Modern Bulgaria, which includes regions both north and south of the Haemus mountains (Stara Planina) as well as part of the western shore of the Pontos Euxinos (Black Sea), is a country with a rich archaeological heritage from the Palaeolithic down to...
Archaeology in the Ex-USSR: Post-Perestroyka Problems
Structure For about 70 years the USSR possessed the world's largest network of archaeological research (Trigger 1989). The foundation of this system was laid on 18 April 1919, when Lenin signed a decree establishing the Russian Academy for the History...
Archaeology in the Former German Democratic Republic since 1989
The breakdown of the regime in the German Democratic Republic and the subsequent unification of Germany has had a deep impact on archaeological research, as on most spheres of life. Not all the consequences of the problems that have arisen have yet become...
Bronze Age Metallurgy in Southeast Spain
Technology has had pride of place in European prehistory since the beginnings of scientific research in the early 19th century, as Thomsen's Three Age System of cultural periods makes manifest. Reinforced by evolutionist notions of progress, technological...
Conceptual Changes in Albanian Archaeology
The transition from dictatorship to democracy in Albania, as in the other countries of central Europe, is more than a simple mechanical change from one system to another. The process is a more complex one and it is difficult to make definitive statements...
Czechoslovakia: The Last Three Years
I feel somewhat uneasy in writing about Czechoslovakia, which no longer exists. However, the problems encountered by its two archaeological successors are more or less similar, although some divergence may be expected in the future. The disintegration...
Fortified Settlements or Ceremonial Sites: New Evidence from Bylany, Czechoslovakia
Introduction The Bohemian site of Bylany, near Kutna Hora, is well known in archaeological literature on account of its Neolithic, especially Linearbandkeramik (LBK) settlement (Bylany 1). Initially, the investigations of the Neolithic settlement here...
Green Fluorescence from the Hair of Lindow Man
'Lindow Man II' was discovered in a peat bog in Cheshire, England and his well preserved body has been carbon-dated at |approximately~ 2000 years BP (Stead et al. 1986). Bright green fluorescence has been observed from the hair of Lindow Man II and also...
Mapping la Milpa: A Maya City in Northwestern Belize
Introduction La Milpa is a major Lowland Maya site in northwestern Belize, close to the frontiers with the Guatemalan Department of El Peten and the Mexican State of Quintana Roo, and in an area until recently relatively inaccessible because of the...
Perspectives and Potentials for Absolute Dating Prehistoric Rock Paintings
Approaches to dating rock paintings The processes and materials used and the antiquity of rock paintings have always been of interest to archaeologists (e.g. Watson 1967; 1969). However, until recently few methods were available to provide answers to...
Polish Archaeology in Transition
A glance at the past There is no doubt that the condition of archaeological research in Poland before the great political change of 1989 was relatively good. Obviously, the money was not plentiful and there were certain ideological conditions that had...
Radiocarbon Dating and Talayots: The Example of Son Ferrandell Oleza
In a recent paper in ANTIQUITY, Webster (1991) discussed the construction and labour requirements of the dry-stone built towers known as nuraghi on the island of Sardinia. The equivalents of these monuments in the Balearic islands during the Bronze and...
Recent Developments in Hungarian Archaeology
The Soviet Union and its satellite countries were not completely uniform. In spite of the fact that the USSR made every effort to change them to its own image, it failed because of the different characteristics of these nations derived from their ethnic...
The Bronze Age of la Mancha
During the last 15 years, work in the region of La Mancha has revealed a density of Bronze Age settlement that had previously been completely unsuspected. Perhaps because of the relatively inhospitable climate of the Spanish Meseta, prehistorians of...
The Context of Early Medieval Barrows in Western Europe
In his article 'Time regained: the creation of continuity', Richard Bradley, reassessing monuments at Yeavering, Sutton Hoo, the Boyne tombs and other sites in Britain and Ireland, concludes that in the early Middle Ages '. . . the past was being used...
Theory and Ideology in Archaeology: Spanish Archaeology under the Franco Regime
The current debate on the theoretical and methodological situation in Spanish archaeology (e.g. Alcina Franch 1975; Various authors 1984, 1985; Lull 1991, Martinez Navarrete 1989; Vazquez Varela & Risch 1991) stresses the broad predominance of the...
Upper Palaeolithic Figures as a Reflection of Human Morphology and Social Organization
Introduction We assume that Palaeolithic artists portrayed men and women from models around them. If this assumption of realistic representation is correct, their art should display the diversity of their life, portraying both physical variations and...