Cultures of Stone

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Materiality of Stone

Edited by Gabriel Cooney, Bernard Gilhooly, Niamh Kelly & Sol Mallía-Guest | 2020

This volume establishes a rich cross-disciplinary dialogue about the significance of stone in society across time and space. The material properties of stone have ensured its continuing importance; however, it is its materiality which has…




Determining Prehistoric Skin Processing Technologies

The macro and microscopic characteristics of experimental samples

Theresa Emmerich Kamper | 2020

The importance of skin processing technologies in the history and expansion of humankind cannot be overstated, yet these technologies can be difficult to identify in the archaeological record. This research outlines the development of a…




Sur les pas de l’âne dans la religion égyptienne

Marie Vandenbeusch | 2020

L’âne, animal essentiel au commerce et à l’agriculture de l’Égypte ancienne, apparaît dans des sources de tout ordre, témoignant de sa prégnance dans l’univers égyptien. Une grande partie des attestations relatives à cet animal provient…




Hispaniola - Hell or Home?

Decolonizing Grand Narratives about Intercultural Interactions at Concepción de la Vega (1494-1564)

Pauline M. Kulstad-González | 2020

Grand Narratives of colonization, especially ones related to the Spanish and Portuguese Americas, began circulating soon after 1492. The danger of these Grand Narratives is that they are often mistaken as reality and eclipse all…




Caribbean Figure Pendants: Style and Subject Matter

Anthropomorphic figure pendants of the late Ceramic Age in the Greater Antilles

Vernon James Knight | 2020

This work synthesizes art-historical and anthropological methods in the analysis of a large corpus of indigenous figure pendants, commonly called “amulets,” from the Greater Antilles and Bahamas. Figure pendants, ubiquitous in Caribbean collections, are small…




Past Societies

Human Development in Landscapes

Edited by Johannes Müller and Andrea Ricci | 2020

The Kiel Graduate School ‘Human Development in Landscapes’ has conducted research on socio-environmental issues of past societies during the last years. From the North Atlantic to the Persian Gulf and from Peru to the Near…




Maidanets'ke

Development and decline of a Trypillia mega-site in Central Ukraine

René Ohlrau | 2020

At the end of the 5th millennium BCE, some of the vastest settlements of the time emerged on the forest steppe north of the Black Sea. The largest of these sites were found between the…




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Cultures of Stone

An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Materiality of Stone

Edited by Gabriel Cooney, Bernard Gilhooly, Niamh Kelly & Sol Mallía-Guest | 2020

This volume establishes a rich cross-disciplinary dialogue about the significance of stone in society across time and space. The material properties of stone have ensured its continuing importance; however, it is its materiality which has…




Determining Prehistoric Skin Processing Technologies

The macro and microscopic characteristics of experimental samples

Theresa Emmerich Kamper | 2020

The importance of skin processing technologies in the history and expansion of humankind cannot be overstated, yet these technologies can be difficult to identify in the archaeological record. This research outlines the development of a…




Sur les pas de l’âne dans la religion égyptienne

Marie Vandenbeusch | 2020

L’âne, animal essentiel au commerce et à l’agriculture de l’Égypte ancienne, apparaît dans des sources de tout ordre, témoignant de sa prégnance dans l’univers égyptien. Une grande partie des attestations relatives à cet animal provient…




Hispaniola - Hell or Home?

Decolonizing Grand Narratives about Intercultural Interactions at Concepción de la Vega (1494-1564)

Pauline M. Kulstad-González | 2020

Grand Narratives of colonization, especially ones related to the Spanish and Portuguese Americas, began circulating soon after 1492. The danger of these Grand Narratives is that they are often mistaken as reality and eclipse all…




Caribbean Figure Pendants: Style and Subject Matter

Anthropomorphic figure pendants of the late Ceramic Age in the Greater Antilles

Vernon James Knight | 2020

This work synthesizes art-historical and anthropological methods in the analysis of a large corpus of indigenous figure pendants, commonly called “amulets,” from the Greater Antilles and Bahamas. Figure pendants, ubiquitous in Caribbean collections, are small…




Past Societies

Human Development in Landscapes

Edited by Johannes Müller and Andrea Ricci | 2020

The Kiel Graduate School ‘Human Development in Landscapes’ has conducted research on socio-environmental issues of past societies during the last years. From the North Atlantic to the Persian Gulf and from Peru to the Near…




Maidanets'ke

Development and decline of a Trypillia mega-site in Central Ukraine

René Ohlrau | 2020

At the end of the 5th millennium BCE, some of the vastest settlements of the time emerged on the forest steppe north of the Black Sea. The largest of these sites were found between the…







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