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Cambridge Archaeological Journal
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  • CAJ volume 28 issue 3 Cover and Front matter
    • PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000355
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • CAJ volume 28 issue 3 Cover and Back matter
    • PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000367
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Memorialization and the Stencilled Rock Art of Mirarr Country, Northern
    • Authors: John A. Hayward; Iain G. Johnston, Sally K. May, Paul S.C. Taçon
      Pages: 361 - 378
      Abstract: This paper addresses the motivations for producing the rare object stencils found in the rock art of western Arnhem Land. We present evidence for 84 stencils recorded as part of the Mirarr Gunwarddebim project in western Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Ranging from boomerangs to dilly bags, armlets and spearthrowers, this assemblage suggests something other than a common or ongoing culture practice of stencilling objects used in everyday life. Instead, we suggest that these stencils represent an entirely different function in rock art through a process of memorialization that was rare, opportunistic and highly selective.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S095977431800015X
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Counter-monuments and the Perdurance of Place
    • Authors: Christopher M. Watts
      Pages: 379 - 393
      Abstract: In this paper, I critically examine contemporary commemorative forms and practices known as ‘counter-monuments’ from an archaeological standpoint, in the process interrogating the conceptual underpinnings of the monument taxon as it is currently understood. Drawing on Tim Ingold's notion of perdurance, and through an exploration of counter-monumental concerns with form, siting and proxemics, I argue that memorialization can be seen as relationally emergent in the experiences of particular places. This claim is advanced through a discussion of the Cedar Creek Earthworks, a Woodland Period (c. 1–1550 ad) enclosure near Windsor, Canada, whose status as a monument can be understood, not as an ostentatious appeal to past events, but as a magnet for drawing out and assembling human and non-human relations in place.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S095977431700097X
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Country and Relational Ontology in the Kimberley, Northwest Australia:
           Implications for Understanding and Representing Archaeological Evidence
    • Authors: Martin Porr
      Pages: 395 - 409
      Abstract: The Aboriginal cultural traditions of Australia, their histories, philosophies and characteristics, have fascinated and intrigued European observers and scholars for a very long time. This paper explores some implications of recent ethnographic information and engagements related to the themes of Indigenous rock art, knowledge and the understanding of Country in the Kimberley region, Western Australia, for the interpretation of archaeological evidence. It is argued that the Aboriginal understanding of cultural features and practices, rock art and the natural environment is best described within a framework of relational ontology. This orientation has important consequences for the conceptualization of a range of interrelated key themes, most importantly ‘space and place’, ‘story and narrative’ and ‘knowledge and representation’. Thus, the paper calls for the development of opportunities of intellectual engagement and exchange as well as collaborative and creative responses, which should also include new forms of expression in academic contexts that themselves reflexively engage with the limitations of writing and representation.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000185
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Human Images and Blurring Boundaries. The Pueblo Body in Cosmological
           Context: Rock Art, Murals and Ceremonial Figures
    • Authors: Polly Schaafsma
      Pages: 411 - 431
      Abstract: Images of the human form can be analysed for what they reveal about social roles, hierarchy, and other identities, as well as culturally determined perceptions about humanity's relationships to the natural environment and supernatural realm. It is proposed that the portrayal of the multitudinous human subjects related to religious ideology and practice in Rio Grande Tradition and Navajo rock art focuses on the interconnectedness of all things, deflecting meaning away from human beings as prime subjects as seen in Western religious art. Rather, informed by ethnographic data, the Native American abstracted, costumed forms, along with conflated human/animal subjects, define humanity's intimate link to the cosmos, and their added attributes evoke the supernatural strengths of other living beings, along with animated entities such as rain-clouds and the sun. These images themselves are perceived as active agents, attracting the pictured forces, sanctifying place and facilitating communication with resident spirits. What is pictured on stone extends to the performative dimensions of ethnographic contexts, thereby blurring the boundaries between the ceremonial participants, the representations and the animistic cosmos.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774317000968
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Arguments for the Age of Serpent Mound
    • Authors: Bradley T. Lepper; James R. Duncan, Carol Diaz-Granádos, Tod A. Frolking
      Pages: 433 - 450
      Abstract: Serpent Mound, in northern Adams County, Ohio, USA, is one of the most iconic symbols of ancient America and yet there is no widely agreed upon date for the age of its original construction. Some archaeologists consider it to have been built by the Adena culture around 300 bc, while others contend it was built by the Fort Ancient culture around ad 1100. There have been three attempts to obtain radiometric ages for the effigy, but they have yielded inconclusive results. The iconography of the earthwork offers an alternative means of placing the mound in its cultural context. Serpent imagery is abundant in the Fort Ancient culture as well as in the more encompassing Mississippian Ideological Interaction Sphere. Pictographs from Picture Cave in Missouri include a serpent, a humanoid female and a vulvoid in close association. We interpret these elements, in the light of Siouan oral traditions, as First Woman and her consort the Great Serpent. The Picture Cave imagery dates to between ad 950 and 1025. We argue that these same three elements are represented in the original configuration of Serpent Mound and therefore situate its design and original construction in the Early Fort Ancient period.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S095977431800001X
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Bewitched by an Elf Dart: Fairy Archaeology, Folk Magic and Traditional
           Medicine in Ireland
    • Authors: Marion Dowd
      Pages: 451 - 473
      Abstract: In Ireland the supernatural sí (loosely translated as ‘fairies’) were strongly associated with thousands of archaeological monuments and natural places in the landscape, and many prehistoric artefacts were regarded as material culture of the sí. Such artefacts assumed an important role in popular religious practices, folk medicine and magic, most frequently to invoke cures for farm animals, but also to protect the homestead. Though little discussed in archaeological literature, the interpretation of prehistoric artefacts as potent objects from the supernatural world, and their ability actively to influence the well-being of livestock and the household, illustrates the rich and complex lives many archaeological artefacts assumed several thousand years after their initial manufacture, use and discard. The folk use of such artefacts as active agencies contrasts with the contemporaneous antiquarian collection and display of archaeological material as relics of ancient cultures.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000124
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Rice and Social Differentiation on a Volcanic Island: An Archaeobotanical
           Investigation of Yerae-dong, Korea
    • Authors: Minkoo Kim; Ranyeong Oh, Moonbae Bang, Jeong-Wook Rha, Youjin Jeong
      Pages: 475 - 491
      Abstract: This article presents evidence for prehistoric rice cultivation on the island of Jeju (Jejudo), Korea. It also discusses sociopolitical contexts in which the people of this island decided to incorporate rice into their lifeways. Although Jejudo is culturally closely related to the southern region of the Korean peninsula, the nearest landmass to the island, their environmental conditions are radically different. Jejudo is not suitable for intensive rice cultivation. Archaeobotanical research at Yerae-dong nonetheless confirmed that rice was consumed earlier than the emergence of institutionalized social hierarchy on the island. The evidence for status competition and exchange networks contemporaneous with rice remains raises the suggestion that rice was initially incorporated as an exotic and luxurious food, rather than a daily necessity. The earliest rice on Jejudo is unlikely to have been transferred to the island as a result of tributary trade between ancient states. Rather, this study demonstrated that the main agents of rice cultivation were the emergent local elites who attempted to express status and consolidate hierarchy with foreign objects.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000100
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Subsistence, Environment and Mesolithic Landscape Archaeology
    • Authors: Barry Taylor
      Pages: 493 - 510
      Abstract: Since the 1970s, research into Mesolithic landscapes has been heavily influenced by economic models of human activity where patterns of settlement and mobility result from the relationship between subsistence practices and the environment. However, in reconstructing these patterns we have tended to generalize both the modes of subsistence and the temporal and spatial variability of the environment, and ignored the role that cultural practices played in the way subsistence tasks were organized. While more recent research has emphasized the importance that cultural practices played in the way landscapes were perceived and understood, these have tended to underplay the role of subsistence and have continued to consider the environment in a very generalized manner. This paper argues that we can only develop detailed accounts of Mesolithic landscapes by looking at the specific forms of subsistence practice and the complex relationships they created with the environment. It will also show that the inhabitation of Mesolithic landscapes was structured around cultural attitudes to particular places and to the environment, and that this can be seen archaeologically through practices of deposition and recursive patterns of occupation at certain sites.
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000021
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Colonized+Bodies,+Worlds+Transformed.+Towards+a+global+bioarchaeology+of+contact+and+colonialism,+edited+by+Melissa+S.+Murphy+&+Haagen+D.+Klaus,+2017.+Gainesville+(FL):+University+Press+of+Florida;+ISBN+978-081306075-0+hardback+$120;+464+pp.,+59+b/w+figs,+12+maps&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed. Towards a global bioarchaeology of
           contact and colonialism, edited by Melissa S. Murphy & Haagen D. Klaus,
           2017. Gainesville (FL): University Press of Florida; ISBN 978-081306075-0
           hardback $120; 464 pp., 59 b/w figs, 12 maps
    • Authors: Anne van Duijvenbode
      Pages: 511 - 512
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774317000877
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Visual+Conversations+in+Art+and+Archaeology:+Images+of+Mithra,+by+Philippa+Adrych,+Robert+Bracey,+Dominic+Dalglish,+Stefanie+Lenk+&+Rachel+Wood,+2017.+Oxford:+Oxford+University+Press;+ISBN+978-0-19-879253-6+hardback+£30.00+&+$50.00;+208+pp,+79+b/w+figs&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">Visual Conversations in Art and Archaeology: Images of Mithra, by Philippa
           Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk & Rachel Wood,
           2017. Oxford: Oxford University Press; ISBN 978-0-19-879253-6 hardback
           £30.00 & $50.00; 208 pp, 79 b/w figs
    • Authors: David Walsh
      Pages: 512 - 513
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774317000932
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Inka+History+in+Knots:+Reading+khipus+as+primary+sources,+by+Gary+Urton,+2017.+Austin+(TX):+University+of+Texas+Press;+ISBN+978-1-4773-1198-1+hardback+$85;+xvii+319+pp.,+13+colour,+48+b/w+photos,+22+illus./maps,+15+charts/graphs,+3+tables&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&é&é+Carlos+de+la+Puente+Luna&rft_id=info:doi/10.1017/S0959774317000889">Inka History in Knots: Reading khipus as primary sources, by Gary Urton,
           2017. Austin (TX): University of Texas Press; ISBN 978-1-4773-1198-1
           hardback $85; xvii+319 pp., 13 colour, 48 b/w photos, 22 illus./maps, 15
           charts/graphs, 3 tables
    • Authors: José Carlos de la Puente Luna
      Pages: 514 - 515
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774317000889
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Traces+of+the+Past:+Classics+between+history+&+archaeology,+by+Karen+Bassi,+2016.+Ann+Arbor+(MI):+University+of+Michigan+Press.+ISBN+9780472119929,+246+pp.,+$70.00&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">Traces of the Past: Classics between history & archaeology, by Karen
           Bassi, 2016. Ann Arbor (MI): University of Michigan Press. ISBN
           9780472119929, 246 pp., $70.00
    • Authors: Christopher Witmore
      Pages: 515 - 518
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774317000890
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • The+Anarchy:+War+and+status+in+12th-century+landscapes+of+conflict,+by+Oliver+H.+Creighton+&+Duncan+W.+Wright,+2017.+Liverpool:+Liverpool+University+Press;+ISBN+9781781382424+hardback,+288+pp.,+52+b/w+figs,+19+colour+pls.&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">The Anarchy: War and status in 12th-century landscapes of conflict, by
           Oliver H. Creighton & Duncan W. Wright, 2017. Liverpool: Liverpool
           University Press; ISBN 9781781382424 hardback, 288 pp., 52 b/w figs, 19
           colour pls.
    • Authors: Thomas J.T. Williams
      Pages: 518 - 519
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774317000907
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • The+Aztec+Economic+World:+Merchants+and+markets+in+ancient+Mesoamerica,+by+Kenneth+G.+Hirth,+2016.+Cambridge:+Cambridge+University+Press;+ISBN+978-1-107-14227-0+hardback+£100.+xviii+382+pp.,+51+b&w+figs,+20+tables&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">The Aztec Economic World: Merchants and markets in ancient Mesoamerica, by
           Kenneth G. Hirth, 2016. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; ISBN
           978-1-107-14227-0 hardback £100. xviii+382 pp., 51 b&w figs, 20 tables
    • Authors: Michael E. Smith
      Pages: 519 - 521
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000033
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • The+Collapse+of+the+Mycenaean+Economy:+Imports,+trade,+and+institutions+1300–700+bce,+by+Sarah+C.+Murray,+2017.+Cambridge:+Cambridge+University+Press;+ISBN+978-1-107-18637-8+hardback;+£90.00.+xiv+354+pp.,+16+b&w+figs,+10+b&w+maps,+42+tables&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">The Collapse of the Mycenaean Economy: Imports, trade, and institutions
           1300–700 bce, by Sarah C. Murray, 2017. Cambridge: Cambridge University
           Press; ISBN 978-1-107-18637-8 hardback; £90.00. xiv+354 pp., 16 b&w figs,
           10 b&w maps, 42 tables
    • Authors: Daniel J. Pullen
      Pages: 521 - 523
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000045
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • The+Early+Olmec+and+Mesoamerica:+The+material+record,+edited+by+Jeffrey+P.+Blomster+&+David+Cheetham,+2017.+Cambridge:+Cambridge+University+Press,+ISBN+978-1-10710-767-0,+£79.99+hardback.+340+pp.,+115+b&w+figs,+33+tables&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">The Early Olmec and Mesoamerica: The material record, edited by Jeffrey P.
           Blomster & David Cheetham, 2017. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,
           ISBN 978-1-10710-767-0, £79.99 hardback. 340 pp., 115 b&w figs, 33 tables
    • Authors: Michael Loughlin
      Pages: 523 - 525
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000057
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • The+Caribbean+Before+Columbus,+by+William+F.+Keegan+&+Corinne+L.+Hofman,+2017.+Oxford/New+York:+Oxford+University+Press,+ISBN+978-0-19-060525-4+paperback,+$35.+32+pp.,+67+b&w+figs,+2+tables&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">The Caribbean Before Columbus, by William F. Keegan & Corinne L. Hofman,
           2017. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-060525-4
           paperback, $35. 32 pp., 67 b&w figs, 2 tables
    • Authors: L. Antonio Curet
      Pages: 525 - 526
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000070
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • The+Archaeology+of+Byzantine+Anatolia:+From+the+end+of+Late+Antiquity+until+the+coming+of+the+Turks,+edited+by+Philipp+Niewöhner,+2017.+Oxford:+Oxford+University+Press;+ISBN+9780190610463+hardback+£94.+480+pp.,+165+colour+and+half-tone+figs,+7+b&w+photos,+7+tables&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">The Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia: From the end of Late Antiquity
           until the coming of the Turks, edited by Philipp Niewöhner, 2017. Oxford:
           Oxford University Press; ISBN 9780190610463 hardback £94. 480 pp., 165
           colour and half-tone figs, 7 b&w photos, 7 tables
    • Authors: Sarah Craft
      Pages: 527 - 528
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000069
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Understanding+Relations+Between+Scripts:+The+Aegean+writing+systems,+edited+by+P.M.+Steele,+2017.+Oxford:+Oxbow+Books;+ISBN+978-1-78570-644-8+paperback+£36.+xv+221+pp.,+85+b/w+figs,+23+tables&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">Understanding Relations Between Scripts: The Aegean writing systems,
           edited by P.M. Steele, 2017. Oxford: Oxbow Books; ISBN 978-1-78570-644-8
           paperback £36. xv+221 pp., 85 b/w figs, 23 tables
    • Authors: John Bennet
      Pages: 528 - 530
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000136
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • The+Ancient+Urban+Maya:+Neighborhoods,+inequality,+and+built+form,+by+Scott+R.+Hutson,+2016.+Gainesville+(FL):+University+Press+of+Florida;+ISBN+978-0-8130-6276-1+hardback+$84.95.+280+pp.,+32+figs+(b+&+w),+4+tables&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">The Ancient Urban Maya: Neighborhoods, inequality, and built form, by
           Scott R. Hutson, 2016. Gainesville (FL): University Press of Florida; ISBN
           978-0-8130-6276-1 hardback $84.95. 280 pp., 32 figs (b & w), 4 tables
    • Authors: Thomas G. Garrison
      Pages: 530 - 532
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000112
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Contemporary+Archaeology+and+the+City:+Creativity,+ruination,+and+political+action,+edited+by+Laura+McAtackney+&+Krysta+Ryzewski,+2017.+Oxford:+Oxford+University+Press;+ISBN+978-01-9880360-7+hardback+£85.+288+pp.,+34+figs,+16+colour+plates,+1+table&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">Contemporary Archaeology and the City: Creativity, ruination, and
           political action, edited by Laura McAtackney & Krysta Ryzewski, 2017.
           Oxford: Oxford University Press; ISBN 978-01-9880360-7 hardback £85. 288
           pp., 34 figs, 16 colour plates, 1 table
    • Authors: Brent R. Fortenberry
      Pages: 532 - 534
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000148
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Ritual+and+Archaic+States,+edited+by+Joanne+Murphy,+2016.+Gainesville+(FL):+University+Press+of+Florida;+ISBN+978-0-8130-6278-5+hardback+$89.95.+xvii+244+pp.,+44+b/w+figs,+2+tables&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">Ritual and Archaic States, edited by Joanne Murphy, 2016. Gainesville
           (FL): University Press of Florida; ISBN 978-0-8130-6278-5 hardback $89.95.
           xvii+244 pp., 44 b/w figs, 2 tables
    • Authors: Julie Zimmermann
      Pages: 534 - 535
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000215
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
  • Visual+Conversations+in+Art+and+Archaeology:+Images+of+Mitra,+by+Philippa+Adrych,+Robert+Bracey,+Dominic+Dalglish,+Stefanie+Lenk+&+Rachel+Wood,+2017.+Oxford:+Oxford+University+Press;+ISBN+978-0-19-879253-6+hardback+£30.00+&+$50.00;+208+pp,+79+b/w+figs+-+CORRIGENDUM&rft.title=Cambridge+Archaeological+Journal&rft.issn=0959-7743&">Visual Conversations in Art and Archaeology: Images of Mitra, by Philippa
           Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk & Rachel Wood,
           2017. Oxford: Oxford University Press; ISBN 978-0-19-879253-6 hardback
           £30.00 & $50.00; 208 pp, 79 b/w figs - CORRIGENDUM
    • Pages: 537 - 537
      PubDate: 2018-08-01T00:00:00.000Z
      DOI: 10.1017/S0959774318000094
      Issue No: Vol. 28, No. 3 (2018)
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