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The Fenny Stratford Hoard

Towards the end of summer 1990, during the course of roadworks at Galley Lane, Fenny Stratford (Roman Magiovinium), just south of Milton Keynes, a local metal ‘detectorist’ discovered what appeared to be the ‘raw materials’ for the production of unofficial Roman coins. The find comprised three ceramic vessels containing three groups of material and two iron dies for striking the coins. (0)

Schweizerisches Landesmuseum Zürich. 1990. Die erstern Bauern. Pfahlbaubefunde Europas.


Pots, Pans, and People: Ceramic Ecology in West Mexico

Little is known about the interrelationship of environment and ceramic specialization, and many questions still remain to be answered, for example: What factors favor or limit the development of ceramic specialization? Why did pottery apparently arise in some places and not in others? One way to answer these questions is to explore the environmental interrelationships of a modern pottery-making community and apply the results to the prehistory of that region (0)

Exploratory Excavation at Braye-en-Laonnois, Renge River, 1991: Preliminary Report

This report is concerned with excavation at Braye-en-Laonnois, Departement Aisne, north-east France, in August and September 1991 by a team from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, and the University of Durham. The work was carried out as part of a wider programme of research into rural settlement and landscape in the Aisne Valley in the 1st millennia BC and AD (Haselgrove 1989; Haselgrove et al. 1990a, 1991), and was prompted by the need […]

A Late Formative Period Occupation in El Oro, Ecuador: A Case for Ecological Catastrophe?

In the early 1970s shrimp farmersbegan an intensive and ecologically controversial exploitation of the coast of El Oro, constructing extensive and intricate systems of banks, dykes and lagoons (camaroneras) within which to rear large tropical prawns for the international export market. This prawn-breeding industry in some ways represents a commercial elaboration of a process started in prehistory, when the capacity of the marine and mangrove environment to support large populations of people over long periods […]

Vainker, S.J. 1991. Chinese Pottery and Porcelain: from Prehistory to the Present.


The Boars from Altamira: Solving an Identity Crisis

Most scholars of prehistoric European cave art would regard correct species identification of depicted animals as the first step toward explaining the presence of animals in prehistoric imagery. Whether one is attempting explanation via quantitative or qualitative means, via inductive or deductive methods, knowing the relative proportions of animals depicted in single caves or in all caves is a logical starting point, since the vast majority of identifiable images in cave art are of animals. […]

Collins, D. and Lorimer, D. (eds). 1989. Excavation at the Mesolithic site on West Heath, Hampstead 1976-1981.


Lithic Production and Raw Material Exploitation at the Middle Pleistocene Site of El Sartalejo, Spain

The Middle Pleistocene sile of El Sartalejo is localed in the Alagon valley of the western Southern Meseta of central Spain close to the. confluence of the Alagon and Jerte rivers. Lower Palaeolithic artefacts have been reported in this area between the Alagon and Jerte valleys for some time. Most of the sites are located in the middle terraces of the Alagon and Jerte rivers, in the widest areas of the Valleys. Indeed the Alagon […]

Recent Developments in the Archaeology of Western Mexico


A preliminary report on palaeoenvironmental investigations in Iffe-Ijumu, southwestern Nigeria

This paper presents a reconstruction of the vegetational history of Iffe-Ijumu and its environs in the southwestern part of Nigeria. This indicates that the present vegetation in the study area is due in part to human activities which led to the opening of the forest canopy as a result of a gradual elimination of fire-tender forest species through intensified burning and cultivation, and partly to a natural substitution by fire-tolerant savanna species, as well as […]

Some comments on "Underground Religion. Cult and Culture in Prehistoric Italy" by Ruth Whitehouse


Mortuary practices among the Aztec in the light of ethnohistorical and archaeological sources

This paper deals with one particular aspect of the so-called ‘death cult’ among the Aztecs, which concerns the disposal of the dead and the supernatural and cosmological ideology behind it. (0)

Euro-TAG. The Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference. Southampton. 14th-16th December 1992

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