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. 78, No. 299, March

Aegean Surveys
NIKOS MEROUSIS. [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] (Chios: natural environment and habitation from Neolithic to the end of antiquity [in Greek]). 243 pages, 128 b&w & colour figures, tables. n.d. Chios: Papyros; 960-87298-0-7 hardback. JAMES...
Anne-Elizabeth Dunn-Vaturi. Vounous, C.F.A. Schaeffer's Excavations in 1933: Tombs 49-79
ANNE-ELIZABETH DUNN-VATURI. Vounous, C.F.A. Schaeffer's excavations in 1933: Tombs 49-79 (Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology Vol. 130). xx+319 pages, 33 figures, 113 plates, 2 colour photographs, tables. 2003. Jonsered: Paul Astrom; 91-7081-191-1...
Claude-Francois Baudez. Une Histoire De la Religion Des Maya: Du Pantheisme Au Pantheon
CLAUDE-FRANCOIS BAUDEZ. Une histoire de la religion des Maya: du pantheisme au pantheon. 472 pages, 113 figures, 1 table, 33 colour photographs. 2002. Paris: Albin Michel; 2-226-12669-4 paperback 35 [euro]. Claude-Francois Baudez's book on Maya...
Comment on Dates from a Resin-Coated Sherd from Spirit Cave, Thailand
Lampert et al. (2003) argue that the early Holocene dating (c. 7500 BP uncalibrated) assigned to the earliest ceramics at Spirit Cave, Thailand should be revised based on two new dates of c. 3000 BP from a single resin-coated sherd from that site....
Concept, Design and Build: Romans beyond Pompeii
SIMON P. ELLIS. Roman housing (2nd ed.). viii+224 pages, 31 figures, 22 photographs. 2002. London: Duckworth; 0-7156-3196-9 paperback 16.99 [pounds sterling] SHELLEY HALES. The Roman house and social identity, xvi+294 pages, 108 figures. 2003. Cambridge:...
Editorial
Who do skeletons belong to? Are they scientific data or cultural heirlooms? A consultation paper due early in 2004 will give the British Government's take on this delicate matter of the archaeological treatment of human remains (www.culture.gov.uk/global/publications/)....
Goba of Mua: Archaeology Working with Oral Tradition
The ability to write history using archaeological information is more than a process of writing about the past; it is also a power to control constructions of identity (cf. David 2002; McNiven 1998a). When archaeology, an elite tool of Western science,...
Hunter-Gatherer Subsistence and Settlement in Northwest Europe
RAYMOND R. NEWELL & TRINETTE S. CONSTANDSE-WESTERMANN. Late glacial--early postglacial hunting strategies and land-use practices in the Swabian Alb and surrounding regions (southwestern BRD) (Making Cultural Ecology Relevant to Archaeological Research...
Investigating Population Movement by Stable Isotope Analysis: A Report from Britain
Introduction Isotopic methods, originally developed in geological and environmental science, and now applied to archaeological material, allow us to comment directly on the place of childhood residence of individual people from the study of their...
Iron Age Iberia
MARTIN ALMAGRO-GORBEA & MARIANO TORRES ORTIZ. Las fibulas de jinete y de caballito: aproximacion a las elites ecuestres y su expansion en la Hispania celtica. 273 pages, figures, 15 tables, 38 maps. 1999. Zaragoza: Fernando el Catolica Institution;...
Isotopes and Red Herrings: Comments on Milner et Al. and Liden et Al
These comments are primarily in response to the paper by Milner et al. who argue in favour of a far less clear cut interpretation of the body of isotopic data of human bone collagen isotopic composition at the Mesolithic--Neolithic transition, and,...
Ivory Production & Consumption in Ghana in the Early Second Millennium AD
In the eighteenth to nineteenth century West Africa was the scene of the infamous Atlantic trade in ivory and slaves. The authors' researches show a different situation in the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries, when the people of Ghana were engaged...
Neolithic Nomads at El Multaga, Upper Nubia, Sudan
Introduction In Upper Nubia and Central Sudan, Neolithic burial customs are well documented as a result of the extensive excavation of several burial sites, the most important of which are located at Kadero (Krzyzaniak 1996), El Kadada (Geus 1984),...
Orientals and Orientalists
WENDY M.K. SHAW. Possessors and possessed: museums, archaeology, and the visualization of history in the late Ottoman empire, xi+270 pages, 45 figures. 2003. Berkeley (CA): University of California Press; 0-520-23335-2 hardback $60 & 40 [pounds...
Retrospect (but Certainly Not a Necrology!)
Thus the sum of things is ever being renewed, and mortals live dependent one upon another ... and in a short space the generations of living creatures are changed and like runners hand on the torch of life. Lucretus, Re Rerum Natura, II, 75. ...
Rock Art and Rock Music: Petroglyphs of the South Indian Neolithic
Rock art studies in India Rock art in South Asia exhibits a wide geographical and chronological distribution. Petroglyphs and pictographs on natural stone surfaces are found across the subcontinent, and date from the Palaeolithic period through...
Roman Military Equipment
M.C. BISHOP. A handbook of articulated Roman plate armour (Lorica Segmentata Vol. I [JRMES Monograph 1]). vii+112 pages, 86 figures, 9 colour photographs, 10 tables. 2002. [Duns] Armatura; 0-953-9848-42 (ISSN 1477-8645) paperback. I.P. STEPHENSON...
Something Fishy in the Neolithic? A Re-Evaluation of Stable Isotope Analysis of Mesolithic and Neolithic Coastal Populations
Introduction The case for a rapid abandonment of marine resources along the coastlines of Northwest Europe at the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition (c. 4000 cal BC) has recently gained momentum with a series of palaeodietary stable-isotope investigations...
Technology (and Recycling)
PETER MURPHY & PATRICIA E.J. WILTSHIRE (ed.). The environmental archaeology of industry (Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology No. 20). xii+170 pages, 48 figures, 30 tables. 2003. Oxford: Oxbow 1-84217-084-8 paperback 30 [pounds...
Temple Sites in Kahikinui, Maui, Hawaiian Islands: Their Orientations Decoded
Introduction With a few exceptions, mostly involving Easter Island (e.g. Ferdon 1961; Lee & Liller 1987; Liller 1989), archaeologists of Polynesia have largely ignored or avoided the subject of archaeoastronomy, a somewhat surprising situation...
The Meanings of Standardisation: Conical Cups in the Late Bronze Age Aegean
Introduction Standardisation of material culture is a commonly observed phenomenon. In the past, increasing standardisation has often been linked to increasing production, craft specialisation or economic competition. Recently, however, attempts...
Theory and Practice in the Study of Mesopotamian Domestic Space
Introduction This project combines the analysis of spatial grammar of houses with a sophisticated integration of archaeological, ethnographic and literary evidence. Such an investigation can only be carried out where sufficient material--verbal...
The Tula Adze: Manufacture and Purpose
Introduction Lithic technologists are sometimes confronted with forms of stone tools which are hard to explain. To give an example from North America, the highly technical means used to flute Folsom projectile points resulted in failure rates of...
"The Wet and the Wild Followed by the Dry and the Tame"-Or Did They Occur at the Same Time? Diet in Mesolithic-Neolithic Southern Sweden
Introduction The transition from the Mesolithic to the Neolithic in Europe is an enigmatic event. Viewed as a change from hunting and gathering to farming, it has inspired many researchers, and thus there exist many interpretations regarding the...
Tracing Comanche History: Eighteenth-Century Rock Art Depictions of Leather-Armoured Horses from the Arkansas River Basin, South-Eastern Colorado, USA
Introduction Plains Indian rock art produced between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries frequently includes detailed and accurately rendered depictions of both western and native material culture. The careful study of such images can reveal...
Watercraft: New Field, Endangered Resource
PETER MARSDEN with K. COLLINS, RICHARD HARRISON, J. MALLINSON & WENDELL LEWIS. Sealed by time: the loss and recovery of the Mary Rose (The Archaeology of the Mary Rose Vol. 1). xiv+194 pages, 140 figures, 21 colour illustrations. 2003. Portsmouth:...