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Archaeology of Asia


Archaeology of Asia


Wiley Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology 1. Aufl.

von: Miriam T. Stark

39,99 €

Verlag: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 15.04.2008
ISBN/EAN: 9781405153034
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 384

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This introduction to the archaeology of Asia focuses on case studies from the region’s last 10,000 years of history. Comprises fifteen chapters by some of the world’s foremost Asia archaeologists Sheds light on the most compelling aspects of Asian archaeology, from the earliest evidence of plant domestication to the emergence of states and empires Explores issues of cross-cultural significance, such as migration, urbanism, and technology Presents original research data that challenges readers to think beyond national and regional boundaries Synthesizes work previously unavailable to western readers
Series Editors' Preface vii List of Figures and Tables viii Notes on Contributors xi Part I Introduction 1 1 Contextualizing an Archaeology of Asia 3 Miriam T. Stark Part II Contexts of Asian Archaeology 15 2 Some National, Regional, and Political Uses of Archaeology in East and Southeast Asia 17 Ian C. Glover 3 Archaeology in the Two Koreas 37 Sarah M. Nelson 4 Self-Identification in the Modern and Post-Modern World and Archaeological Research: A Case Study from Japan 55 Koji Mizoguchi Part III Formative Developments 75 5 East Asian Plant Domestication 77 Gary W. Crawford 6 Asian Farming Diasporas? Agriculture, Languages, and Genes in China and Southeast Asia 96 Peter Bellwood Part IV Emergence and Development of Complex Asian Systems 119 7 Early Communities in East Asia: Economic and Sociopolitical Organization at the Local and Regional Levels 121 Anne P. Underhill and Junko Habu 8 Sociopolitical Change from Neolithic to Bronze Age China 149 Li Liu and Xingcan Chen 9 Marks and Labels: Early Writing in Neolithic and Shang China 177 David N. Keightley 10 Secondary State Formation and the Development of Local Identity: Change and Continuity in the State of Qin (770–221 B.C.) 202 Gideon Shelach and Yuri Pines Part V Crossing Boundaries and Ancient Asian States 231 11 Frontiers and Boundaries:The Han Empire from its Southern Periphery 233 Francis Allard 12 States on Horseback:The Rise of Inner Asian Confederations and Empires 255 William Honeychurch and Chunag Amartuvshin 13 Historicizing Foraging in South Asia: Power, History, and Ecology of Holocene Hunting and Gathering 279 Kathleen D. Morrison 14 The Axial Age in South Asia: The Archaeology of Buddhism (500 B.C.–A.D. 500) 303 Himanshu Prabha Ray 15 Imperial Landscapes of South Asia 324 Carla M. Sinopoli Index 350
“Miriam Stark has performed a monumental service to global archaeology by selecting the most important cross-cultural themes in Asian archaeology and many of the most innovative writers to discuss them.” Gina L. Barnes, University of Durham “Offering remarkable coverage of the world’s largest continent, Stark has created an outstanding book that should be required reading for any archaeologist or historian interested in Asia.” John Olsen, University of Arizona "This volume is the seventh in the series Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology, a series intended to cover the central areas of undergraduate archaeological teaching. While this is certainly a sustainable market for the series, this particular volume presents an overview and depth that will also, and perhaps more so, be a welcome addition to the libraries of postgraduate and research archaeologists ... Stark has assembled a valuable resource made all the more useful by not shying away from the scholarly and national politics reflected in so much Asian Archaeology" Australian Archaeology
Miriam T. Stark is Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. She has worked in Southeast Asia since 1987, and also has experience in North American and Near Eastern archaeology. She has published widely on her research in the Philippines and in Cambodia, and currently co-directs the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project in the Mekong Delta.
This introduction to the archaeology of Asia focuses on case studies from the region's last 10,000 years of history. Comprising fifteen chapters written by some of the world's foremost Asia archaeologists, the book sheds light on many of the most compelling aspects of Asian archaeology, from the earliest plant and animal domestication to the emergence of states and empires from Pakistan to North China. In particular, the contributors explore issues of cross-cultural significance, such as migration, ethnicity, urbanism, and technology, challenging readers to think beyond national and regional boundaries. In doing so, they draw on original research data and synthesize work previously unavailable to western readers. The volume as a whole offers new insights into the archaeology of Asia and encourages western scholars to pay more attention to the continent in their studies of human origins, evolution, and history.
“Miriam Stark has performed a monumental service to global archaeology by selecting the most important cross-cultural themes in Asian archaeology and many of the most innovative writers to discuss them.” Gina L. Barnes, University of Durham “Offering remarkable coverage of the world’s largest continent, Stark has created an outstanding book that should be required reading for any archaeologist or historian interested in Asia.” John Olsen, University of Arizona "This volume is the seventh in the series Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology, a series intended to cover the central areas of undergraduate archaeological teaching. While this is certainly a sustainable market for the series, this particular volume presents an overview and depth that will also, and perhaps more so, be a welcome addition to the libraries of postgraduate and research archaeologists ... Stark has assembled a valuable resource made all the more useful by not shying away from the scholarly and national politics reflected in so much Asian Archaeology" Australian Archaeology

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