American Journal of Archaeology
Archaeological Institute of America
About: American Journal of Archaeology is an academic journal. The journal publishes majorly in the area(s): Bronze Age & Pottery. It has an ISSN identifier of 0002-9114. Over the lifetime, 6448 publications have been published receiving 87388 citations. The journal is also known as: AJA.
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: The publication of this book can be considered as a significant contribution to the forensic science community, as it is the first text in English to deal exclusively with the application of entomology to the Forensic sciences.
Abstract: A Review of A Manual of Forensic Entomology-WC. Rodriguez 1988 Since the late 1800s the application of forensic entomology to the determination of \"time since death\" has been sporadically used in Europe, and to a greater degree in the United States, with ever increasing success. Most of the previously published texts on forensic medicine and death investigation have provided little if any practical information on the use and practice of forensic entomology, as much of the research and case studies concerning this subject have been primarily published in entomological journals. The publication of this book can be considered as a significant contribution to the forensic science community, as it is the first text in English to deal exclusively with the application of entomology to the forensic sciences.
TL;DR: Human Impact on Ancient Environments demonstrates how archaeological research can provide unique insights into the nature of human stewardship of the Earth and can permanently alter the way the authors think about humans and the environment.
Abstract: Threats to biodiversity, food shortages, urban sprawl ...lessons for environmental problems that confront us today may well be found in the past. The archaeological record contains hundreds of situations in which societies developed long-term sustainable relationships with their environments and thousands in which the relationships were destructive. Charles Redman demonstrates that much can be learned from an improved understanding of peoples who, through seemingly rational decisions, degraded their environments and threatened their own survival. By discussing archaeological case studies from around the world from the deforestation of the Mayan lowlands to soil erosion in ancient Greece to the almost total depletion of resources on Easter Island Redman reveals the long-range coevolution of culture and environment and clearly shows the impact that ancient peoples had on their world. These case studies focus on four themes: habitat transformation and animal extinctions, agricultural practices, urban growth, and the forces that accompany complex society. They show that humankind's commitment to agriculture has had cultural consequences that have conditioned our perception of the environment and reveal that societies before European contact did not necessarily live the utopian existences that have been popularly supposed. Whereas most books on this topic tend to treat human societies as mere reactors to environmental stimuli, Redman's volume shows them to be active participants in complex and evolving ecological relationships. Human Impact on Ancient Environments demonstrates how archaeological research can provide unique insights into the nature of human stewardship of the Earth and can permanently alter the way we think about humans and the environment.
TL;DR: The potential of pottery as archaeological evidence is discussed in this article, where the authors present a guide to pottery processing and recording and conclude that the future of Pottery studies is in the field of archaeological studies.
Abstract: Part I. History and Potential: 1. History of pottery studies 2. The potential of pottery as archaeological evidence Part II. Practicalities: A Guide to Pottery Processing and Recording: 3. Integration with research designs 4. Life in the pot shed 5. Fabric analysis 6. Classification of form and decoration 7. Illustration 8. Pottery archives 9. Publication Part III. Themes in Ceramic Studies: 10. Making pottery 11. Archaeology by experiment 12. Craft specialisation and standardisation of production 13. Pottery fabrics 14. Form 15. Quantification 16. Chronology 17. Production and distribution 18. Pottery and function 19. Assemblages and sites Conclusion: the future of pottery studies.
TL;DR: In this paper, Carole L. Crumley and John C. Barrett discuss the Inca Cognition of Landscape: Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and the Aesthetic of Alterity: Maarten van de Guchte.
Abstract: 1. Archaeological Landscapes: Constructed, Conceptualized, Ideational: A. Bernard Knapp and Wendy Ashmore. Part I: Ethnographic and Historical Cases:. 2. Identifying Ancient Sacred Landscapes in Australia: From Physical to Social: Paul S. C. Tacon. 3. Creating Social Identity in the Landscape: Tidewater, Virginia 1600--1750: Lisa Kealhofer. 4. Conceptual Landscapes in the Egyptian Nile Valley: Janet E. Richards. 5. Buddhist Landscapes in East Asia: Gina L. Barnes. 6. Mountains, Caves, Water: Ideational Landscapes of the Ancient Maya: James E. Brady and Wendy Ashmore. Part II: Protohistoric / Ethnohistoric Cases:. 7. The Inca Cognition of Landscape: Archaeology, Ethnohistory, and the Aesthetic of Alterity: Maarten van de Guchte. 8. The Ideology of Settlement: Ancestral Keres Landscapes in the Northern Rio Grande: James E. Snead and Robert W. Preucel. Part III: Prehistoric Cases:. 9. Centering the Ancestors: Cemeteries, Mounds and Sacred Landscapes of the Ancient North American Midcontinent: Jane E. Buikstra and Douglas K. Charles. 10. Ideational and Industrial Landscape of Prehistoric Cyprus: A. Bernard Knapp. 11. The Mythical Landscapes of the British Iron Age: John C. Barrett. Part IV: Commentaries:. 12. Sacred Landscapes: Constructed and Conceptualized: Carole L. Crumley. 13. Exploring Everyday Places and Cosmologies: Peter van Dommelen. Index.