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Ancient Near Eastern Languages in Contact –eLecture Series

Ancient Near Eastern Languages in Contact eLecture Series
We are pleased to announce that University College London and King’s College London are co-hosting an eLecture series, entitled Ancient Near Eastern Languages in Contact(ANELC). With this initiative we aim to bring together scholars from around the world with an interest in Ancient Near Eastern languages, and we hope it stimulates an exchange of ideas and collaboration in a time of academic isolation. The eLectures take place each Wednesday from 1 July until 26 August 2020 from 16:00 until 17:00 BST (London). We are delighted to invite you to this free online event and we look forward to seeing you in one of the meetings!

Co-Organizers: Dr Alinda Damsma —Dr Lily Kahn —Dr Jonathan Stökl

Schedule ANELC eLecture series

Wednesdays 1 July –26 August 2020 from 16:00 until 17:00 BST (London)

18:00-19:00 IDT (Jerusalem)
17:00-18:00 CET (Paris)
11:00-12:00 EST (New York)
08:00-09:00 PST (Los Angeles)

 eLecture 1 01.07.20 Dr Mark Weeden (SOAS, London)Language Contact between Hittite and Sumeriane

Lecture 2 08.07.20 Prof. Mark Geller (University College London)Mind the Gap: A Lecture on Comparative AncientMagic from Mesopotamia

eLecture 3 15.07.20 Prof. Aaron Rubin (Pennsylvania State University)The Relationship of Egyptian and Semitice

Lecture 4 22.07.20 Prof. Gary A. Rendsburg (Rutgers University New Brunswick)Ancient Hebrew and Hieroglyphic Egyptian:Contact through the Agese

Lecture 5 29.07.20 Prof. Dr. Stefan Schorch (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg)Through Aramaic Lenses: Reconstructing Late Antique Samaritan Hebrew

eLecture 6 05.08.20 Dr MariekeDhont (University of Cambridge)Jewish Multilingualism in the Second Temple Period: Greek as a Jewish Language

eLecture 7 12.08.20 Benjamin Whittle (University College London)The Translation of Biblical Hebrew Verbal Stems in the Septuagint of the Pentateuch and Former Prophets

eLecture 8 19.08.20 Dr Na'ama Pat-El (University of Texas Austin) & Dr Phillip Stokes (University of Tennessee Knoxville)Reevaluating Contact between Aramaic and Arabic in the Levant

eLecture 9 26.08.20 Dr Rebecca Hasselbach-Andee (University of Chicago)

Open Access Journal: Archäologischer Anzeiger

[First posted in AWOL 27 October 2018, updated 23 June 2020]

Archäologischer Anzeiger
ISSN: 0003-8105
ISSN: 2510-4713 
Im Archäologischen Anzeiger (AA) werden Kurzbeiträge zu aktuellen Forschungen und Berichte über Grabungsprojekte des DAI sowie von Fachkollegen weltweit publiziert. Schwerpunktmäßig informiert die Zeitschrift über Themen aus dem Mittelmeerraum von der Vorgeschichte bis in die Spätantike, durchaus aber auch über Projekte außerhalb des Kernbereichs der Alten Welt. ISSN: 0003-8105
 Back volumes available via Digizeitschriften

Archäologischer Anzeiger

Across Anthropology: Troubling Colonial Legacies, Museums, and the Curatorial

Across Anthropology: Troubling Colonial Legacies, Museums, and the Curatorial
von Oswald, Margareta (editor)
Tinius, Jonas (editor)
"How can we rethink anthropology beyond itself? In this book, twenty-one artists, anthropologists, and curators grapple with how anthropology has been formulated, thought, and practised ‘elsewhere’ and ‘otherwise’. They do so by unfolding ethnographic case studies from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Poland – and through conversations that expand these geographies and genealogies of contemporary exhibition-making. This collection considers where and how anthropology is troubled, mobilised, and rendered meaningful. Across Anthropology charts new ground by analysing the convergences of museums, curatorial practice, and Europe’s reckoning with its colonial legacies. Situated amid resurgent debates on nationalism and identity politics, this book addresses scholars and practitioners in fields spanning the arts, social sciences, humanities, and curatorial studies. "
anthropology; ethnography; museums; collections; difficult heritage; colonialism; postcolonial theory; curatorial practices; contemporary art; Europe
9789462702189, 9789461663177, 9789461663184
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Open Access Journal: Annales de l'APLAES (Association des Professeurs de Langues Anciennes de l'Enseignement Supérieur)

Annales de l'APLAES (Association des Professeurs de Langues Anciennes de l'Enseignement Supérieur)
ISSN: 2271-4693

Publication périodique des journées scientifiques des congrès annuels de l'APLAES. L'APLAES, ou Association des Professeurs de Langues Anciennes de l'Enseignement Supérieur, est régie par la loi du 1er juillet 1901 et le décret du 16 août 1901. Elle a été déclarée à la préfecture le 6 décembre 1967, et ses statuts ont été publiés au Journal Officiel le 29 décembre 1967.

No 5 (2018)

Marseille en Méditerranée. Échanges économiques et culturels de la ville grecque à la ville médiévale

Actes du XLVIe congrès de l'APLAES (2013)
Contributions réunies par Valérie Bonet et Gaëlle Viard


Valérie Bonnet, Gaëlle Viard
Antoine Hermary
Patrick Voisin
Elena Torregaray Pagola
Manuel Moliner
Enrica Salvatori
Sandra Origone


No 4 (2017): Les relations trans-manche dans l'Antiquité et au Moyen Âge

Actes de la journée scientifique du XLIXee congrès de l'APLAES
Contributions réunies par Marie-Thérèse Cam


No 3 (2016): Le poète et l’épigramme

Actes de la journée scientifique du XLVIIe congrès de l'APLAES
Édités par Christophe Cusset


No 2 (2015): Machines et inventions: le mythe de la technique

Actes de la journée scientifique du XLIVe congrès de l'APLAES
Édités par Frédéric Le Blay


No 1 (2014): L'imaginaire de l'eau dans la littérature antique

Actes de la journée scientifique du XLVe congrès de l'APLAES
Édités par Émilia Ndiaye



Bibliographie Papyrologique en ligne News

Bibliographie Papyrologique en ligne News
(English version: see below)

Les fiches distribuees aux abonnes de la BP en 2019 ont maintenant ete
integrees a notre banque de donnees en ligne (ainsi que quelques fiches
plus anciennes, qui avaient echappe a notre attention), grace aux bons
soins de Pierpaolo Borghesi.

Environ 1 300 fiches ont ete ajoutees en cette occasion. La banque de
donnees comprend desormais 56 497 enregistrements. Les fiches a
distribuer en 2020 sont temporairement reservees aux abonnes de la BP -
elles seront accessibles en ligne lors de la prochaine mise à jour, au
printemps de 2021.

Nous rappelons que l'acces a la BP en ligne est gratuit. La version de
la banque de donnees accessible via la plate-forme papyri.info est moins

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Bibliographie Papyrologique en ligne
< http://www.aere-egke.be/BP_enligne.htm >

The cards distributed in 2019 to BP subscribers have now been integrated
into our online database (as well as some older records, which had
escaped our attention), thanks to the good care of Pierpaolo Borghesi.

About 1,300 cards were added on this occasion. The database now contains
56,497 records. The cards to be distributed in 2020 are temporarily
reserved for subscribers of the BP--they will be available online at the
next update in the spring of 2021.

We remind you that access to the BP online is free of charge. The
version of the database accessible via the platform papyri.info is less

* * *

Les redacteurs de la BP - The editors of the BP,
Alain Martin, Alain Delattre, Paul Heilporn & Naïm Vanthieghem

Contact: Alain Martin < amartin@ulb.ac.be >
Programmation web - Web programming: Pierpaolo Borghesi <
gianni873@libero.it >

From Scrolls to Scrolling: Sacred Texts, Materiality, and Dynamic Media Cultures

From Scrolls to Scrolling: Sacred Texts, Materiality, and Dynamic Media Cultures
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Edited by:Bradford A. Anderson

Recently Published Open Access Books and Articles at Archaeopress

Recently Published Open Access Books and Articles at Archaeopress

NEW: Glazed Brick Decoration in the Ancient Near East edited by Anja Fügert and Helen Gries. Paperback; 205x290mm; 130 pages; 97 figures, 5 tables (61 colour pages). 645 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789696059. £30.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789696066. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

Glazed bricks applied as a new form of colourful and glossy architectural decor first started to appear in the early Iron Age on monumental buildings of the Ancient Near East. It surely impressed the spectators then as it does the museum visitors today. Glazed Brick Decoration in the Ancient Near East comprises the proceedings of a workshop held at the 11th International Congress of the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ICAANE) at Munich in April 2018, organised by the editors. Over the last decade excavations have supplied new evidence from glazed bricks that once decorated the facades of the Ancient Near East’s public buildings during the Iron Age (1000–539 BC) and especially significant progress has been achieved from revived work on glazed bricks excavated more than a century ago which today are kept in various museum collections worldwide. Since the latest summarising works on Ancient Near Eastern glazed architectural décors have been published several decades ago and in the meantime considerable insight into the subject has been gained, this volume aims to provide an updated overview of the development of glazed bricks and of the scientific research on the Iron Age glazes. Furthermore, it presents the on-going research on this topic and new insights into glazed bricks from Ashur, Nimrud, Khorsabad, and Babylon.

About the Editors
Anja Fügert received her master’s degree in Near Eastern Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin in 2005 with a dissertation on the Old Babylonian palace at Uruk. From 2005 to 2014 she was a staff member of the research project Tell Sheikh Hamad / Syria and in 2013 she defended her PhD on the Neo-Assyrian glyptics from this site. After working as a freelance illustrator in the Egyptian National Museum in Cairo she did a 2-year traineeship at the Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin. She also taught courses of Near Eastern Archaeology at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Since December 2017 she is the head of the editorial office of the Orient-Department of the German Archaeological Institute. Together with Helen Gries, she initiated and directs the project The Reconstruction of the Glazed Brick Facades from Ashur in the Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin (GlAssur).

Helen Gries obtained MA in Near Eastern Archaeology at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität of Mainz in 2010. In 2011 she started her PhD as a member of the Graduate School ‘Formen von Prestige in Kulturen des Altertums’ at Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität of Munich. In 2014 she completed her PhD at Munich with a dissertation on the Ashur temple at Ashur. She has undertaken fieldwork in Syria, Iran, Lebanon, and Jordan. In 2014 and 2015 she was postdoc researcher and lecturer at Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Munich. Since 2015 she is researcher and curator for Mesopotamia at the Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin. Together with Anja Fügert, she directs the project The Reconstruction of the Glazed Brick Facades from Ashur in the Vorderasiatisches Museum Berlin (GlAssur), which is funded by the German Research Foundation since 2018.
NEW: Different Times? Archaeological and Environmental Data from Intra-Site and Off-Site SequencesProceedings of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (4-9 June 2018, Paris, France) Volume 4, Session II-8 edited by Zoï Tsirtsoni, Catherine Kuzucuoğlu, Philippe Nondédéo, Olivier Weller. Paperback; 205x290mm; 136 pages; 39 figures, 10 tables (colour throughout). Papers in English and French. Print RRP: £32.00. 642 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789696516. £32.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789696523. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

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Different Times? Archaeological and environmental data from intra-site and off-site sequences brings together seven papers from Session II-8 of the XVIII UISPP Congress (Paris, 4-9 June 2018). The session questioned temporal correlations between intra-site and off-site data in archaeology-related contexts. The word ‘site’ describes here archaeological sites or groups of sites – usually settlements – that have undergone research in recent years and produced information on the duration and timing of human presence. Comparison with evidence from geomorphological and paleoenvironmental research conducted at various distances from settlements gives some interesting results, such as ‘missing’ occupation periods, distortions in human presence intensity through space as well as time, variability in explanations concerning the abandonment of settlements, etc. Examples presented here highlight: first, discrepancies between time records within built areas used for living and the surrounding lands used for other activities (cultivation, herding, travelling, etc); second, discrepancies produced by the use of different ‘time markers’ (ie. chronostratigraphy of archaeological layers or pottery evolution on the one hand, sedimentary or pollen sequences on the other hand). Although improving the resolution of individual data is essential, the authors argue that the joint and detailed examination of evidence produced together by human and natural scientists is more important for reaching a reliable reconstruction of past people’s activities. Both the session and the volume stem from the Working Group ‘Environmental and Social Changes in the Past’ (Changements environnementaux et sociétés dans le passé) in the research framework of the Cluster of Excellence ‘Dynamite’ (Territorial and Spatial Dynamics) of the University Paris 1-Panthéon-Sorbonne (ANR-11-LABX-0046, Investissements d’Avenir).

About the Editors
Zoï Tsirtsoni is an archaeologist and researcher at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), currently in position at the laboratory Archéologies et Sciences de l’Antiquité at Nanterre. She is a specialist in Aegean and Balkan prehistory and co-director, since 2008, of the Greek-French research project at the tell settlement of Dikili Tash in Greek Eastern Macedonia. Concerned with relative and absolute chronology, crafts (especially pottery), settlement, and problems of archaeological visibility, she has coordinated or participated in several collaborative interdisciplinary research projects (e.g. ANR ‘Balkans 4000’, ERC ‘PlantCult’), already published or in progress.

Catherine Kuzucuoğlu is a geomorphologist at CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique). Working in the fields of physical geography, geoarchaeology, volcanism and reconstruction of past climates and environments, she develops collaboration research programs with Turkish and international teams in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Anatolia, investigating (1) Pleistocene and Holocene evolution of valleys and lakes, (2) geomorphological records of recent volcanic activity and landscape evolution, (3) reconstructions of climate and environment from lake and marsh records, and their impacts on past civilizations. She has been Deputy Director in charge of Archaeology at French Institute for Anatolian Studies in Istanbul (2000- 2003), and Director of Laboratory of Physical Geography (2009-2013).

Philippe Nondédéo is currently an investigator at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Sc
NEW: Caractérisation, continuités et discontinuités des manifestations graphiques des sociétés préhistoriquesProceedings of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (4-9 June 2018, Paris, France) Volume 3, Session XXVIII-4 edited by Elena Paillet, Marcela Sepulveda, Eric Robert, Patrick Paillet and Nicolas Mélard. Paperback; 205x290mm; 118 pages; 108 figures, 7 tables, 1 plate. French text. Print RRP: £32.00. 640 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789696356. £32.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789696363. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

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This volume presents the proceedings of Session XXVIII-4 of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (4-9 June 2018, Paris, France), Caractérisation, continuités et discontinuités des manifestations graphiques des sociétés préhistoriques. Papers address the question of exchange and mobility in prehistoric societies in relation to the evolution of their environments through the prism of their graphic productions, on objects or on walls. This volume offers the opportunity to question their symbolic behaviours within very diverse temporal, chrono-cultural or geographic contexts. It also provides the framework for a discussion on cultural identity and how this was asserted in the face of environmental or social changes or constraints.

French Description
La session du XVIIIème congrès de l’UIPP intitulée « caractérisation, continuités et discontinuités des manifestations graphiques des sociétés préhistoriques» aborde la question des échanges et de la mobilité des sociétés préhistoriques, en prise avec l’évolution de leurs milieux, à travers le prisme de leurs productions graphiques, sur objets ou sur parois. Ce volume offre l’occasion de questionner leurs comportements symboliques, au sein de contextes temporels, chrono-culturels ou géographiques très divers. Il offre aussi le cadre d’une discussion sur l’identité culturelle et de la façon dont ils l’ont affirmée, face aux changements ou aux contraintes environnementales ou sociales. Propulseurs décorés au Magdalénien, ou objets en ivoire du Gravettien, témoignent tour à tour de permanences techniques ou symboliques, et en même temps de singularités locales à l’échelle de l’Europe. La notion d’identité culturelle est abordée à travers la production singulière de l’art mobilier du Taillis des Côteaux, ou de la thématique, rare mais pas secondaire, du félin dans l’art pariétal et mobilier, illustrant des frontières souvent ténues entre sphères fonctionnelle et symbolique. Enfin, la relation entre l’art et son environnement se décline sur des territoires rupestres plus récents mais tout aussi remarquables, le Bassin parisien au Mésolithique, et l’Egypte prédynastique. Les articles de cette session montrent ainsi comment les systèmes de pensées exprimés par des images peuvent ainsi perdurer sur le temps long, et témoigner de pratiques sociales élaborées, dont les rythmes ne sont pas toujours en adéquation avec les productions matérielles du quotidien.

Elena Paillet est conservatrice du Patrimoine au Service régional de l’Archéologie, DRAC Bretagne et UMR 6566 CReAAH Université de Rennes 1.

Marcela Sepulveda est Professeur Associée Escuela de Antropología, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Chercheur associée UMR 8096 ArchAm (CNRS-Paris 1) & UMR8220 LAMS (CNRS- Sorbonne Université).

Eric Robert est préhistorien, Maitre de conférences au Museum national d’Histoire naturelle, UMR Hitoire naturelle de l’Homme Préhistorique 7194 (CNRS, MNHN, UPVD).

Patrick Paillet est préhistorien, Maître de conférences HDR (habilité à diriger des recherches) du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle (Département Homme et Environnement, UMR 7194 « Histoire naturelle de l’Homme préhistorique »).

Nicolas Mélard est conservateur du patrimoine, archéologue, Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des musées de France, UMR 7055 Préhistoire et Technologie (CNRS / Université Paris Nanterre).
NEW: Pre and Protohistoric Stone Architectures: Comparisons of the Social and Technical Contexts Associated to Their BuildingProceedings of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (4-9 June 2018, Paris, France) Volume 1, Session XXXII-3 edited by Florian Cousseau and Luc Laporte. Paperback; 205x290mm; 206 pages; 98 figures, 2 tables (colour throughout). Full parallel text in English and French. Print RRP: £38.00. 638 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789695458. £38.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789695465. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

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Pre and Protohistoric Stone Architectures: Comparisons of the Social and Technical Contexts Associated to Their Building presents the papers from Session XXXII-3 of the XVIII UISPP Congress (Paris, 4-9 June 2018). This session took place within the commission concerned with the European Neolithic. While most of the presentations fell within that chronological period and were concerned with the Atlantic coast and the Mediterranean basin, wider geographical and chronological comparisons were also included. This volume aims to break the usual limits on the fields of study and to deconstruct some preconceived ideas. New methods developed over the past ten years bring out new possibilities regarding the study of such monuments, and the conference proceedings open up unexpected and promising perspectives. This volume is a parallel text edition in English and French.

About the Editors
Florian Cousseau is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). His work focuses on megalithic architecture in Western Europe for which he has developed a new methodology. He has adapted building archaeology methodology to study pre-protohistoric elevations. As a result he has updated the data of famous sites in northwestern France such as Barnenez, Guennoc and Carn.

Luc Laporte is Research Director at CNRS (France). He is a specialist in the Neolithic period in Europe, and on the subject of megaliths in general. He has published widely on the megaliths of western France, Western Europe, and Africa, for the Neolithic and Protohistoric periods.
NEW: Aristotle’s Μετεωρολογικά: Meteorology Then and Now by Anastasios A. Tsonis and Christos Zerefos. Hardback; 175x245mm; 126pp; 34 figures (17 in colour). 631 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789696370. £30.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789696387. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

Aristotle’s Μετεωρολογικά concentrates on the meteorological aspects of Aristotle’s work published as Meteorologica (Μετεωρολογικά or Meteorology) books A-D, and on how they compare now with our understanding of meteorology and climate change. In other words, how well did Aristotle fair when he tried to explain weather 2,300 years ago when there was only logic, eye observation, and past experience, with only primitive instrumentation and a few personalized measurements? While there are scientific issues behind Aristotle’s writings, this book is written for the non-specialist. The book uses simple examples to present its case, which will be easily followed by general readers.

About the Author
Anastasios Tsonis is an Emeritus Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and an Adjunct Research Scientist at the Hydrologic Research Center in San Diego, CA. His research interests include Chaos theory, Climate dynamics, and Networks. He is the author of more than 135 peer reviewed scientific publications and he has been invited speaker in numerous conferences. He is also the author of nine books.

Christos Zerefos is Head of the Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology, Academy of Athens, Professor of Atmospheric Physics at the Universities of Athens and Thessaloniki, and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Boston, Minnesota and Oslo. He is State Representative for Climate Change for Greece. He has published numerous scientific papers and books in the fields of atmospheric physics and climatology.
NEW: Engraved Gems and Propaganda in the Roman Republic and under Augustus by Paweł Gołyźniak. Hardback; 618 pages; fully illustrated catalogue containing 1,015 figures (in colour). 627 2020 Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 65. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789695397. £90.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789695403. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

Engraved Gems and Propaganda in the Roman Republic and under Augustus deals with small, but highly captivating and stimulating artwork – engraved gemstones. Although in antiquity intaglios and cameos had multiple applications (seals, jewellery or amulets), the images engraved upon them are snapshots of people's beliefs, ideologies, and everyday occupations. They cast light on the self-advertising and propaganda actions performed by Roman political leaders, especially Octavian/Augustus, their factions and other people engaged in the politics and social life of the past.

Gems can show both general trends (the specific showpieces like State Cameos) as well as the individual and private acts of being involved in politics and social affairs, mainly through a subtle display of political allegiances, since they were objects of strictly personal use. They enable us to analyse and learn about Roman propaganda and various social behaviours from a completely different angle than coins, sculpture or literature.

The miniaturism of ancient gems is in inverse proportion to their cultural significance. This book presents an evolutionary model of the use of engraved gems from self-presentation (3rd-2nd century BC) to personal branding and propaganda purposes in the Roman Republic and under Augustus (until 14 AD). The specific characteristics of engraved gems, their strictly private character and the whole array of devices appearing on them are examined in respect to their potential propagandistic value and usefulness in social life.

The wide scope of this analysis provides a comprehensive picture covering many aspects of Roman propaganda and a critical survey of the overinterpretations of this term in regard to the glyptic art. The aim is the incorporation of this class of archaeological artefacts into the well-established studies of Roman propaganda, as well as the Roman society in general, brought about by discussion of the interconnections with ancient literary sources as well as other categories of Roman art and craftsmanship, notably coins but also sculpture and relief.

About the Author
Paweł Gołyźniak works as a Research Fellow in the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. His research interests include engraved gems (ancient and neo-classical), Roman Republican and Augustan numismatics, history of antiquarianism, collecting and scholarship as well as 18th century drawings of intaglios and cameos and the legacy of antiquary and connoisseur Philipp von Stosch (1691-1757).
NEW: Before/After: Transformation, Change, and Abandonment in the Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean edited by Paolo Cimadomo, Rocco Palermo, Raffaella Pappalardo and Raffaella Pierobon Benoit. Paperback; 203x276mm; 126 pages; 39 figures (8 plates in colour). Print RRP: £30.00. 112 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789695991. £30.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789696004. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

Before/After explores various aspects related to transformation and change in the Roman and Late Antique world through the archaeological and historical evidence. The seven chapters of the volume range from the evolution of settlement patterns to spatial re-configuration after abandonment processes. Geographically the volume aims to cover – through case studies – the enlarged Roman world from Spain, to Cyprus, from the Rhine area borderland to the Red Sea. The book is the result of a workshop organized as part of the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, held in Rome during March 2016.

About the Editors
Paolo Cimadomo is a Post-Doc Research Fellow at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ (Italy). His main research interests are the Hellenistic and Roman Near East. He has worked in different areas of the Eastern Mediterranean (Israel, Jordan, Syria, Turkey) and is the author of The Southern Levant during the first centuries of the Roman rule (64 BCE-135 CE) (Oxbow Books, 2019) ;

Rocco Palermo is a Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Groningen (Netherlands), and Associate Director of the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey (Iraqi Kurdistan, Harvard University). He has carried out extensive fieldwork in the Middle East (Syria, Jordan, Iraq), where he explores the formation and development of imperial landscapes through the archaeological record. He is the author of On the Edge of Empires. North Mesopotamia during the Roman Period (Routledge, 2019). ;

Raffaella Pappalardo obtained her PhD in Ancient History from University of Naples ‘Federico II’ (Italy). As a pottery specialist she has taken part in many archaeological projects in Syria, Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon, where she was in charge of the ceramic assemblages. Her publication record reflects her interest in the socio-cultural role of pottery in the ancient world, and specifically in the period between the Late Antique and the Islamic world. ;

Raffaella Pierobon Benoit is associate member of Arts and Sciences Academy of Naples (Italy), and was Professor of Archaeology of the Roman Provinces at the University of Naples ‘Federico II’ until 2015. She has carried out extensive fieldwork in Italy and directed archaeological projects in France (Anderitum/Javols) and Turkey (Mandalya Gulf Survey). She was Associate Director of the Italian Archaeological Expedition at Tell Barry (Syria) from 1989 to 2004, and Project Director since 2005.
NEW: The Antonine Wall: Papers in Honour of Professor Lawrence Keppie edited by David J. Breeze and William S. Hanson. Paperback; 206x255mm; 494 pages; 166 figures; 15 tables (exp. RRP £30.00). 613 2020 Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 64. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789694505. £30.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789694512. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

The Antonine Wall, the Roman frontier in Scotland, was the most northerly frontier of the Roman Empire for a generation from AD 142. It is a World Heritage Site and Scotland’s largest ancient monument. Today, it cuts across the densely populated central belt between Forth and Clyde.

In this volume, nearly 40 archaeologists, historians and heritage managers present their researches on the Antonine Wall in recognition of the work of Lawrence Keppie, formerly Professor of Roman History and Archaeology at the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow University, who spent much of his academic career recording and studying the Wall. The 32 papers cover a wide variety of aspects, embracing the environmental and prehistoric background to the Wall, its structure, planning and construction, military deployment on its line, associated artefacts and inscriptions, the logistics of its supply, as well as new insights into the study of its history. Due attention is paid to the people of the Wall, not just the officers and soldiers, but their womenfolk and children.

Important aspects of the book are new developments in the recording, interpretation and presentation of the Antonine Wall to today's visitors. Considerable use is also made of modern scientific techniques, from pollen, soil and spectrographic analysis to geophysical survey and airborne laser scanning. In short, the papers embody present-day cutting edge research on, and summarise the most up-to-date understanding of, Rome's shortest-lived frontier.

The editors, Professors Bill Hanson and David Breeze, who themselves contribute several papers to the volume, have both excavated sites on, and written books about, the Antonine Wall.

Table of Contents
List of Figures ;
List of Tables ;
List of Contributors ;
Abbreviations ;
1. Lawrence Keppie: an appreciation – David J. Breeze and William S. Hanson ;
2. The Antonine Wall: the current state of knowledge – William S. Hanson and David J. Breeze ;
3. The Landscape at the time of construction of the Antonine Wall – Mairi H. Davies ;
4. The Impact of the Antonine Wall on Iron Age Society – Lesley Macinnes ;
5. Pre-Antonine coins from the Antonine Wall – Richard J Brickstock ;
6. Planning the Antonine wall: an archaeometric reassesment of installation spacing – Nick Hannon, Lyn Wilson, Darrell J Rohl ;
7. The curious incident of the structure at Bar Hill and its implications – Rebecca H Jones ;
8. Monuments on the margins of Empire: the Antonine Wall sculptures – Louisa Campbell ;
9. Building an image: soldiers’ labour and the Antonine Wall Distance Slabs – Iain M. Ferris ;
10. New perspectives on the structure of the Antonine Wall – Tanja Romankiewicz, Karen Milek, Chris Beckett, Ben Russell and J. Riley Snyder ;
11. Wing-walls and waterworks. On the planning and purpose of the Antonine Wall – Erik Graafstal ;
12. The importance of fieldwalking: the discovery of three fortlets on the Antonine Wall – James J. Walker ;
13. The Roman temporary camp and fortlet at Summerston, Strathclyde – Gordon S. Maxwell and William S. Hanson ;
14. Thinking small: fortlet evolution on the Upper German Limes, Hadrian’s Wall, the Antonine Wall and Raetian Limes – Matthew Symonds ;
15. The Roman fort and fortlet at Castlehill on the Antonine Wall: the geophysical, LiDAR and early map evidence – William S. Hanson and Richard E. Jones ;
16. ‘... one of the most remarkable traces of Roman art ... in the vicinity of the Antonine Wall.’ A forgotten funerary urn of Egyptian travertine from Camelon, and related stone vessels from Castlecary – Fraser Hunter ;
17. The Kirkintilloch hoard revisited – J.D. Bateson ;
18. The external supply of pottery and cereals to Antoni
Late Prehistoric Fortifications in Europe: Defensive, Symbolic and Territorial Aspects from the Chalcolithic to the Iron AgeProceedings of the International Colloquium ‘FortMetalAges’, Guimarães, Portugal edited by Davide Delfino, Fernando Coimbra, Gonçalo P. C. Cruz and Daniela Cardoso. Paperback; 205x290mm; 256 pages; 93 figures; 5 tables; 2 maps (colour throughout). 617 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789692549. £45.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789692556. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

Late Prehistoric Fortifications in Europe: Defensive, Symbolic and Territorial Aspects from the Chalcolithic to the Iron Age presents the contributions to the International Colloquium ‘FortMetalAges’ (10th–12th November 2017, Guimarães, Portugal), The Colloquium was organised by the Scientific Commission ‘Metal Ages in Europe’ of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences (UISPP/ IUSPP) and by the Martin Sarmento Society of Guimarães. Nineteen papers discuss different interpretive ideas for defensive structures whose construction had necessitated large investment, present new case studies, and conduct comparative analysis between different regions and chronological periods from the Chalcolithic to the Iron Age.

About the Editors
Davide Delfino obtained his PhD from the University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro. He is a Bronze Age specialist at the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar (UNESCO Chair in Humanity and Cultural Integrated Landscape Management), and an internal researcher of the Geosciences Centre (University of Coimbra). In 2015 Davide was appointed secretary of the UISPP/IUPPS Scientific Commission ‘Metal Ages in Europe’. ;

Fernando A. Coimbra holds a PhD in Prehistory and Archaeology (University of Salamanca ‘Extraordinary Prize’). Fernando is Visiting Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, and internal researcher of the Geosciences Centre (University of Coimbra), Portugal, where he completed post-doctoral research on the Bronze and Iron Age rock art of the Tagus Valley. He is a member of several research projects in Portugal, Italy, Malta and Greece. ;

Gonçalo P. C. Cruz graduated in History and Archaeology at the University of Minho (Braga, Portugal) and is a staff archaeologist at the Martins Sarmento Society, Guimarães. His work involves the research and management of the archaeological sites under the administration of the Society, namely the Citânia de Briteiros and Castro de Sabroso, as well as the functioning and activity in different nuclei of the Martins Sarmento Museum. ;

Daniela Cardoso graduated in Landscape Archaeology at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, held an Erasmus award in Italy at the University of Ferrara in 2000, and completed in 2002 her Master of Advanced Studies degree at the Institute of Human Palaeontology, Paris. In 2015 she obtained her PhD in ‘Quaternário, Materiais e Culturas’ at the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, Portugal. She is currently Senior Museum Technician at the Martins Sarmento Society.
Approaches to the Analysis of Production Activity at Archaeological Sites edited by Anna K. Hodgkinson and Cecilie Lelek Tvetmarken. Paperback; 205x290mm; 206 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (58 pages in colour). 609 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789695571. £35.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789695588. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

Approaches to the Analysis of Production Activity at Archaeological Sites presents the proceedings of an international and interdisciplinary workshop held in Berlin in 2018, which brought together scholars whose work focusses on manufacturing activities identified at archaeological sites. The various approaches presented here include new excavation techniques, ethnographic research, archaeometric approaches, GIS and experimental archaeology as well as theoretical issues associated with how researchers understand production in the past. These approaches are applied to research questions related to various technological and socio-economic aspects of production, including the organisation and setting of manufacturing activities, the access to and use of raw materials, firing structures and other production-related installations. The chapters discuss production activities in various domestic and institutional contexts throughout the ancient world, together with the production and use of tools and other items made of stone, bone, ceramics, glass and faience. Since manufacturing activities are encountered at archaeological sites on a regular basis, the wide range of materials and approaches presented in this volume provides a useful reference for scholars and students studying technologies and production activities in the past.

About the Editors
Anna K. Hodgkinson (PhD Liverpool 2014) has recently completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Excellence Cluster Topoi. Her research focusses on Late Bronze Age (LBA) Egyptian settlement archaeology, LBA glass industries and chemical analysis of LBA glass objects. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork at the LBA Egyptian sites of Amarna, Gurob and Qantir.

Cecilie Lelek Tvetmarken (PhD Liverpool 2013) has worked as a post-doctoral researcher on several projects at the German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Berlin, and is currently involved in the joint Iranian-Danish research project ‘Tracking Cultural and Environmental Change’ (Razi University, Kermanshah, and the University of Copenhagen). Her research focusses on architecture and the use of space during the Neolithic in the Near East. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork at several Neolithic sites in Turkey, Jordan and Iran.
Eastern Roman Mounted Archers and Extraordinary Medico-Surgical Interventions at Paliokastro in Thasos Island during the ProtoByzantine PeriodThe Historical and Medical History Records and the Archaeo-Anthropological Evidence by Anagnostis P. Agelarakis. Paperback; 203x276mm; iv+50 pages; 28 figures, 1 table (colour throughout). 111 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789696011. £20.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789696028. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

Procopius’ History of the Wars, and the Strategikon offer important aspects of Eastern Roman military tactical changes adopted against their enemies that brought the mounted archer-lancer to domineer in the synthesis of the army, along with concise descriptions of their training, panoply, and effectiveness in the battlefield during the later ProtoByzantine period. Yet, evidence in the archaeo-anthropological records of these highly specialized military members has remained elusive.

A recent archaeological discovery at the strategically positioned, upland, site of Paliokastro in Thasos island, Greece, and the subsequent study of the human skeletal remains interred in four monumental funerary contexts, in a dedicated naiskos building, provide for the first time through the archaeological record of the region a unique insight of the mounted archers and their female kin during the turbulent ProtoByzantine period. The interdisciplinary study of the anthropological materials focusing on skeletal developmental, acquired skeleto-muscular manifestations and skeleto-anatomical changes recovered valuable evidentiary data on aspects of their in vivo long-term training and preparation, traumatisms and pathologies along with extraordinary traces of cranial and infra-cranial surgical interventions and medical regimens by the hands of a most experienced surgeon.

In conjunction with the archaeological and anthropological evidence, historical and medical history records are integrated aiming toward a nexus with the human dynamics that transpired at Paliokastro within the context of the catastrophic consequences of the ‘barbarian’ invasions in the Aegean Thraco-Macedonia, and the ravages afforded by the Justinian plague during the later component of the ProtoByzantine period.

About the Author
Anagnostis P. Agelarakis is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of History at Adelphi University in New York. He studied Classical Archaeology and European Ethnology as an undergraduate, and as graduate Environmental Studies at Lund University and Lund Polytechnic Institute in Sweden. He holds a M. Phil. and Ph.D. (1989) in Anthropology from Columbia University, New York.
Pottery of ManqabadA Selected Catalogue of the Ceramic Assemblage from the Monastery of ‘Abba Nefer’ at Asuyt (Egypt) by Ilaria Incordino. Paperback; 203x276mm; 128 pages; fully illustrated catalogue in colour. 110 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789695137. £30.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789695144. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

Pottery of Manqabad presents a catalogue of selected pottery from the monastic site of Manqabad (Asyut, Egypt), which has, since 2011, been the object of an ongoing study and conservation project at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ (UNIOR). The ceramic material, dated to the Late Antique Period, derives mostly from the SCA warehouse of el-Ashmunein, where it was kept soon after its accidental discovery in 1965. About 40 items derive from the surface collection and survey conducted on the site during the last fieldwork season (2018). The typologies identified include the most relevant Byzantine classes and a particular link with production from the Middle Egypt region. Part of the field survey was devoted to the analysis of the pottery material still in situ, found in the Northern Sector of the site where a 230m long row of monastic housing units is located. Further investigations will hopefully support the hypothesis of a local pottery production area, which could be identified in a large ‘dump’ at the southern end of the site. More generally, the analysis of the ceramics from Manqabad has underlined the undoubtedly high cultural level of the local monastic community, which can be deduced also from the textual, architectural and wall depiction evidence from the site. Manqabad was largely unknown to the scientific community, but since the first season of work by the Italian-Egyptian project, it has emerged as an important venue for the religious development of Coptic culture between the second half of the Vth to the end of the VIII- early IXth century AD.

About the author
Ilaria Incordino is Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Egyptology (BA) at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ (UNIOR). Since 2011 she has been Deputy Director of the Italian-Egyptian Project of Study and Conservation of the Monastery of Manqabad, Asuyt, Egypt (UNIOR, Rome University, SCA), in charge of the study of the Late Antique pottery. She was promoter of several academic events at UNIOR: the Summer School ‘Pottery of the Nile Valley. Classification, documentation and new technology of analysis’ (2019), the ‘Current Research in Egyptology conference’ (2017), the MA in ‘Egyptology: Research Methods and Technology’ (2010) and the ‘First Neapolitan Congress of Egyptology’ (2008). In 2016 she was Curator of the new exposition of the Egyptian Collection of the National Archaeological Museum in Naples (MANN). She was member of the UNIOR excavations in the Eastern Central Desert (UNIOR, Helwan University, Cairo University) and at Mersa/Wadi Gawasis (UNIOR, Boston University).
Las relaciones comerciales marítimas entre Andalucía occidental y el Mediterráneo central en el II milenio a.C. by Mercedes de Caso Bernal. Paperback; 203x276mm; 140 pages; 30 figures (27 pages in colour). Spanish text. 109 2020. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789695113. £35.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789695120. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF  Buy Now

This volume reflects on the unique status of the Western Mediterranean in the Bronze Age, considering the independence of its development and the existence of an indigenous maritime trade. It looks at ways to establish a chronology of the period that is not based solely on ceramic typologies, and aims to clarify the cultural exclusion to which the Lower Guadalquivir is subjected.

Tres son los principales problemas que se abordan para la Edad del Bronce en el Mediterráneo Occidental: La independencia en su desarrollo. La realidad de un comercio marítimo autóctono y la existencia de una cultura con tintes supraregionales. A los que se suman otros dos: Establecer una cronología del periodo que no se deba únicamente a las tipologías cerámicas, y esclarecer la exclusión cultural a la que es sometida el Bajo Guadalquivir, en la Península Ibérica.

La Geografía Física y la Humana son las bases en la que se apoya toda la investigación. En ellas se sumergen los análisis de las culturas en estudio y sus relaciones comerciales a través de la arqueología. La climatología dará explicación a la cronología y a los comportamientos socioeconómicos producidos, pudiéndose realizar un estudio sobre el tipo de sociedad existente o los motivos de las diferentes inauguraciones y clausuras de las poblaciones.

Mercedes de Caso Bernal, doctora internacional en Historia y Arqueología Marítima. Ha participado en varias investigaciones en Italia y proyectos nacionales e internacionales. La tesis doctoral ha abordado la Edad del Bronce en el Mediterráneo Occidental, siendo el caballo moderno autóctono el tema de su investigación posdoctoral en el que profundiza, al ser entendido como elemento de prestigio comercial para el mismo periodo cronológico.

Open Access Journal: Illuminations

Illuminations: Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
HMML publishes Illuminations twice per year, a magazine-format newsletter with information about current projects, the people who keep HMML open, and the manuscripts we preserve. Click the thumbnail of the issue you’d like to view / download as a PDF. You’ll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDFs, available here from Adobe’s download page.

Want to receive our publications and communications? Email hmml@hmml.org.

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Food Taboos and Biblical Prohibitions: Reassessing Archaeological and Literary Perspectives

Food Taboos and Biblical Prohibitions: Reassessing Archaeological and Literary Perspectives
Edited by Peter Altmann, Anna Angelini, and Abra Spiciarich
Food Taboos and Biblical Prohibitions
[Nahrungstabus und biblische Verbote. Eine Neubewertung archäologischer und literarischer Perspektiven.]
2020. VI, 158 pages.
forthcoming in June

Archaeology and Bible 2

eBook PDF
ISBN 978-3-16-159440-3
Open Access
Published in English.
This volume presents contributions from »The Larger Context of the Biblical Food Prohibitions: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches« conference held in Lausanne in June, 2017. The biblical food prohibitions constitute an excellent object for comparative and interdisciplinary approaches given their materiality, their nature as comparative objects between cultures, and their nature as an anthropological object. This volume articulates these three aspects within an integrated and dynamic perspective, bringing together contributions from Levantine archaeology, ancient Near Eastern studies, and anthropological and textual perspectives to form a new, multi-disciplinary foundation for interpretation. 
Survey of contents
Peter Altmann/Anna Angelini/Abra Spiciarich: Introduction: Setting the Table – Peter Altmann/Anna Angelini: Purity, Taboo and Food in Antiquity. Theoretical and Methodological Issues – Stefania Ermidoro: Animals in the Ancient Mesopotamian Diet. Prohibitions and Regulations Related to Meat in the First Millennium BCE – Youri Volokhine:»Food Prohibitions« in Pharaonic Egypt. Discourses and Practices – Abra Spiciarich: Identifying the Biblical Food Prohibitions Using Zooarchaeological Methods – Jonathan S. Greer: Prohibited Pigs and Prescribed Priestly Portions. Zooarchaeological Remains from Tel Dan and Questions Concerning Ethnicity and Priestly Traditions in the Hebrew Bible – Deirdre N. Fulton: Distinguishing Judah and Philistia. A Zooarchaeological View from Ramat Raḥel and Ashkelon – Débora Sandhaus: Continuity, Innovation and Transformation in Cooking Habits. The Central and Southern Shephelah between the Late Fourth and the First Centuries BCE

(Partially) Open Access Monograph Series: Archaeology and Bible

Archaeology and Bible
Edited by Israel Finkelstein, Deirdre Fulton, Oded Lipschits, Christophe Nihan, Thomas Römer, and Konrad Schmid
The series Archaeology and Bible aims to build new bridges between biblical studies and the archaeology of ancient Israel by providing original, cutting-edge critical studies on the literature and the material culture of ancient Israel in its Levantine context from archaeological, epigraphic, and biblical perspectives.

Food Taboos and Biblical Prohibitions
Reassessing Archaeological and Literary Perspectives
Edited by Peter Altmann, Anna Angelini, and Abra Spiciarich
2020. VI, 158 pages. ArchB 2
sewn paper54,00 €
including VAT
ISBN 978-3-16-159355-0
Also Available As:
eBook PDF

Banned Birds
The Birds of Leviticus 11 and Deuteronomy 14
2019. X, 186 pages. ArchB 1

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From Memory to Marble

From Memory to Marble
Michael Schneider, Rolf
Rankin, Elizabeth
The book is a rare case study of the dynamics, processes and shifts around the creation and reading of one of the world’s major monuments, through all the processes of its design and making. The frieze which represents the Great Trek and Voortrekker occupation of South Africa (1835-52) is one of the largest of its kind. The key question is how, a century later, were eighteen years of Voortrekker memory transformed into a 92-metre marble frieze?
Voortrekker monument
De Gruyter
Publisher website
Publication date and place
Berlin/Boston, 2020
De Gruyter
African history
Ancient history: to c 500 CE
Classical Greek & Roman archaeology
Ancient religions & mythologies

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of Online Emendations to Papyri

[First posted in AWOL 16 February 2012. Updated 26 June 2020]

Bulletin of Online Emendations to Papyri (BOEP)
Zentrum für Altertumswissenschaften
This bulletin reports the emendation proposals that have been made via the Papyrological Editor (PE) to Greek and Coptic documentary and literary texts in the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri (DDbDP) and Digital Corpus of Literary Papyri (DCLP) between March 30, 2018 and March 14, 2019. The new readings and three new editions have been vetted by members of the papyri.info editorial board. They have not appeared previously in print and are presented together here for ease of reference and review. The arguments and supporting evidence that were adduced to support them can, in most cases, be found in the “Editorial History” section at the bottom of the page following each text in papyri.info. 

Note on conventions: We report all changes made to the online texts regardless of their perceived significance. When a contributing author states that the proposed emendation has been checked against a published or publicly accessible photo or digital image we indicate this with the phrase (from photo)ʼ. Information about the photo or a link to the image (or both) can be found at papyri.info in the header of the text in question. If an author has consulted a photo that is not in the public domain, we indicate this with (from a photo)ʼ. If a reading has been verified against the original, we write (from original)ʼ

 Papyrological citations are provided in accordance with J.D. Sosin et al. (eds), Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotic and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets. Literary and subliterary papyri appear under their corresponding Trismegistos (TM) number

Open Access Journal: Institut français d’archéologie orientale: Rapports d’activités annuels (Supplément au bulletin de l’institut français d’archéologie orientale)

[First posted in AWOL 9 May 2012, updated 26 June 2020]

Institut français d’archéologie orientale: Rapports d’activités annuels (Supplément au bulletin de l’institut français d’archéologie orientale)
ISSN: 1110-2438
L’IFAO publie chaque année un rapport d'activité dans le Bulletin de Institut français d’archéologie orientale et uniquement en ligne depuis 2012. Voici au format PDF ceux des dernières années. Pour les années précédentes, veuillez consulter le BIFAO en ligne qui comporte à la fin de chaque volume notre rapport d'activité.
Every year the IFAO publishes a report of its activities in its Bulletin, and on-line since 2012. See here for the last fifteen years in PDF format. For previous years, see BIFAO on-line : the end of each volume holds the activity report. 

Rapport_IFAO_2018.pdf 22
Rapport_IFAO_2017.pdf 28
Rapport_IFAO_2015-2016.pdf 18
Rapport_IFAO_2014-2015.pdf 17
Rapport_IFAO_2013-2014.pdf 11.5
Rapport_IFAO_2012-2013.pdf 26
Rapport_IFAO_2011-2012.pdf 14.8
Rapport_IFAO_2011.pdf 9.9
Rapport_IFAO_2010.pdf 8.6
Rapport_IFAO_2009.pdf 6.7
Rapport_IFAO_2008.pdf 4.6
Rapport_IFAO_2007.pdf 4.6
Rapport_IFAO_2006.pdf 3.6
Rapport_IFAO_2005.pdf 1.9
Rapport_IFAO_2004.pdf 4.5
Rapport_IFAO_2003.pdf 1.3
Rapport_IFAO_2002.pdf 1
Rapport_IFAO_2001.pdf 1
Rapport_IFAO_2000.pdf 0.72
See also the list of open access IFAO Périodiques en ligne

Zoom workshop "Recent Developments in Digital Assyriology"

Zoom workshop "Recent Developments in Digital Assyriology"

When: 26th August 2020 16.00-19.30 and 27th of August 2020 16.00-19.30
(all Helsinki times)
Where: Everywhere, open for registered participants
Organizer: Prof. Saana Svärd

Hosted by: Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires
(ANEE), University of Helsinki

Now that conference travel has ground almost to a total standstill,
ANEE’s Team 1 (“Digital Humanities Approaches”) is pleased to invite
you to a Zoom event: “Recent Developments in Digital Assyriology”.
During the workshop, Digital Assyriology projects will present their
work, both WIP and finished. The focus of the workshop is particularly
on text based studies. General themes for presentations include:
producing electronic text data, annotating texts, visualizing textual
information, and using the text data. Prof. Niek Veldhuis from
Berkeley will keynote the event with the presentation titled “Changing
the Business of Assyriology: Data and Data Analysis.” Full program
will be announced in the beginning of August in ANEE web pages

The event is open to registered audience members and there will be
time for audience questions. Timetable allows scholars to participate
from US and Canada as well. Anyone interested in the event should fill
in the e-registration form:
Registration closes on the 19th of August>.

ePSD2 2.1 (2020-06-21)

ePSD2 2.1 (2020-06-21)
Clay tablet with Sumerian text about sale of 35 date-palms, circa 2000BCE
Ur III sale of 35 date-palms, ca. 2000BCE, Nippur. Penn Museum N 800. ePSD2 version here; CDLI page at cdli.ucla.edu/P121474
Welcome to the new version of the electronic Pennsylvania Sumerian Dictionary, ePSD2, a Sumerian portal.
Here we provide listings of over 12,000 Sumerian words, phrases and names, occurring in almost 100,000 distinct forms a total of over 2.27 million times in the corpus of texts indexed for the Dictionary. The corpus covers, directly or indirectly, about 100,000 of the 134,000+ known Sumerian texts.
For a quick start, open up the main Sumerian glossary and try typing English, Sumerian or transliterations into the search bar. If you're new to Oracc, the Oracc "Getting Started" page explains the essentials of Oracc data and the interface you are using now.
The About page gives an overview of the various components of ePSD2 with links to help you find your way around.
ePSD2 development is ongoing. See the News page for what changes between the releases, and see the What's Next? page for some of the things we are planning.

Open Access Journal: Heritage at Risk

[First posted in AWOL 7 August 2016, updated 27 June 2020]

Heritage at Risk
ISSN-Print: 2365-5607
ISSN-Internet: 2365-5615
Die Heritage at Risk-Reihe (World Reports on Monuments and Sites in Danger) wurde 1999 von ICOMOS International auf der Generalversammlung in Mexiko ins Leben gerufen mit dem Ziel, eine breite Öffentlichkeit möglichst aktuell über die gravierendsten Bedrohungen für das Kulturerbe, darunter für UNESCO-Welterbestätten, zu informieren, repräsentative Fallstudien vorzustellen und wenn möglich Lösungsansätze anzubieten. Zu diesem Zweck werden jedes Mal die Nationalkomitees und wissenschaftlichen Komitees von ICOMOS aufgefordert, Berichte vorzubereiten.

Seit dem Jahr 2000 sind mehrere Heritage at Risk-Bände mit einer Vielzahl von Länder- und Themenberichten erschienen, des Weiteren sogenannte „Special Editions“ zum sowjetischen Bauerbe, zum Unterwassererbe und zur Gefährdung des Kulturerbes durch Naturkatastrophen.

Klicken Sie auf das Archiv, um alle zum Download zur Verfügung stehenden Bände dieser Reihe anzusehen.
H@R 2014-2015


15 more volumes of Brown Judaic studies

15 more volumes of Brown Judaic studies have been added in JSTOR. To see all 65 open access volumes go here.

Open Access Journal: Archaeobios

[First posted in AWOL 20 September 2009. Updated 27 June 2020]

Electronics ISSN 1996-5214
Desde el año 2007, Arqueobios viene brindando a toda la comunidad su revista de investigación Archaeobios, con el fin principal de mostrar las investigaciones a las cuales está avocada y contribuir a la diversificación de la misma para todos sus visitantes e investigadores.  

Since 2007, Arqueobios been providing the entire community his research journal Archaeobios, the primary purpose of showing the investigations which are doomed and contribute to the diversification of the same for all visitors and researchers.

Archaeobios 2019 ( 12 Files )

Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 12 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2019.
Estatuillas de madera de la época Chimú saliendo de un bosque de “algarrobos” Prosopis pallida.
Archaeobios 2018

Archaeobios 2018 ( 11 Files )

Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 12 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2018.
Tinajas de la época Chimú conteniendo chicha y acompañados con mazorcas de Zea mays “maíz” de proto-razas costeras, parecidas a Proto-Alazán.
Archaeobios 2017

Archaeobios 2017 ( 19 Files )

Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 11 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2017.
Vértebras de tiburones de un yacimiento precerámico de la costa norte y especies de tiburones y otras especies cartilaginosas que habitan en lo mares de la costa norte.
Archaeobios 2016

Archaeobios 2016 ( 12 Files )

Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 10 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2016.
Evolución fenotipica del Perro Sin Pelo Peruano, a partir del ancestro Canis lupus "lobo", la raza de perro siberiano, un individuo intermedio que porta el gen FOXI3 que está en proceso de la Displasia Ectodérmica Canina (DEC) y el producto final de la mutación: una raza de perro sin pelo nativa de América.
Archaeobios 2015

Archaeobios 2015 ( 18 Files )

Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 9 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2015.
Mapa de América mostrando la fauna representativa de cada región del Neotrópico.
Archaeobios 2014

Archaeobios 2014 ( 8 Files )

Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 8 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2013.
Vasija doméstica de la cultura Chimú conteniendo tubérculos de “papa” de la variedad “peruanita”, se observa granos de almidón teñidos con fluorescencia adheridos a las paredes internas de la vasija.
Archaeobios 2013

Archaeobios 2013 ( 9 Files )

A2013Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 7 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2013.
Pigmentos del tatuaje de la Dama de Cao.
Archaeobios 2012

Archaeobios 2012 ( 10 Files )

A2012Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 6 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2012.
Escenario marino con “llamas” consumiendo algas marinas como parte de su dieta.
Archaeobios 2011

Archaeobios 2011 ( 8 Files )

A2011Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 5 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2011.
Cadena de ADN formada a partir de semillas de Zea mays“maíz” que participan como los núcleotidos y también inflorescencias de  teosinte que forman los puentes de hidrógeno entre ambas cadenas.
Archaeobios 2010

Archaeobios 2010 ( 9 Files )

A2010Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 4 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2010.
Imagen satelital de la lengua de aguas cálidas sobre el pacífico ecuatorial oriental en el climax de un evento El Niño, con imágenes de la iconografía mochica, una de las culturas que más impacto tuvo con El Niño.
Archaeobios 2009

Archaeobios 2009 ( 12 Files )

A2009Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 3 ISSN 1996-5214 - Diciembre 2009.
Representación del ancestro del “perro doméstico” Canis lupus familiaris, el “lobo” Canis lupus, a partir del cual derivan los diversos morfotipos y razas de perros de la América prehispánica.
Archaeobios 2008

Archaeobios 2008 ( 10 Files )

A2008Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 2 ISSN 1996-5214 - Setiembre 2008.
Recreación de una posible escena de captura de peces en un ambiente de estuario, con el pez Micropogonias altipinnis"corvina dorada" cuyos restos son los más representativos en los basurales paijanenses de la costa norte.
Archaeobios 2007

Archaeobios 2007 ( 1 Files )

A2007Revista de Bioarqueología "ARCHAEOBIOS" N° 1 ISSN 1996-5214 - Setiembre 2007.
Panorama crepuscular del muelle de la caleta de Huanchaco, recreando un escenario con alpacas e iconografía mochica.

Open Access Monograph Series: Oriental Institute Miscellaneous Publications

[First posted in AWOL 27 April 2015, updated 27 Jume 2020]

Oriental Institute Miscellaneous Publications
The following titles were published by the Oriental Institute, or by its departments, or by the University of Chicago Press on behalf of the Oriental Institute, or by members of the Oriental Institute Faculty and Staff.  All of them are available in pdf courtesy of the Electronic Publications Initiative of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.   
For an up to date list of all Oriental Institute publications available online see

Agamemnon, a performance history

Agamemnon, a performance history
Agamemnon, a performance history is the APGRD's second interactive/multimedia ebook. The ebook draws on a unique collection of archival material and research at the APGRD and beyond; it uses images, film, bespoke interviews with creative practitioners and academics, and digital objects to tell the story of a play that has inspired countless interpretations onstage and onscreen, in dance, drama, and opera, across the globe from antiquity to the present day.
The new ebook will be released in three two-chapter instalments. Quicker to download and easier on storage requirements, these instalments allow us to maximise the digital material we can include in each volume. The first instalment – Beginnings & Whose Play? - is free to download now as an iBook from Apple Books.

DOWNLOAD the iBook (for Apple devices)*

Agamemnon, a performance history: Beginnings & Whose Play?Beginnings: focussing on the opening scene of the tragedy, this chapter explores how the play has been linked to 'origins' or 'beginnings’. Aeschylus is seen as the 'father of tragedy’ and Agamemnon is the first play in a trilogy that has often been staged at the founding of dramatic festivals and institutions round the world. Whose Play? asks who is the main character in Aeschylus’ tragedy and shows how Agamemnon himself has rarely been the dominant focus of his name-play. Instead, it is Clytemnestra who controls events and who has fascinated playwrights and audiences across millennia.

* iTunes states that to view this book you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later. However, we have also discovered that some interactive features may require OS X 10.10 or later in order to work properly. macOS Catalina 10.15.3 is known to have a few issues with keynote files, this may affect the animated timeline and map. In our testing, Catalina 10.15.4 has not presented the same problems. If you are using older systems you may need to update your software.


Agamemnon, a performance history: Homecoming & Lyric: (forthcoming) Homecoming asks what kind of character is Agamemnon? How has his masculinity been understood at different times and in different places? How easy is homecoming for soldiers after a war? Lyric: focuses on the enslaved Trojan Priestess, Cassandra and the Chorus of old men from Argos, who both have a central role in this play and yet have little or no power to make things happen. The Choral Odes and Cassandra's prophetic song have proved both a challenge and a cue for enormous creativity in many modern productions and versions.

Agamemnon, a performance history: Endings & Iconography: (forthcoming) Endings considers what it has meant to stage Agamemnon as a single play, when it is itself only the first play in a trilogy. Is there closure? How effective is this as a stand-alone play? Just as the opening scene of the tragedy has resonated across time and place, so too has the final scene of violence and political insurrection. Iconography looks at the strong iconographic tradition surrounding this play - from Agamemnon's chariot to the bath in which he is murdered, the carpet of tapestries to Clytemnestra's axe. The chapter revolves around a photographic gallery showcasing how modern productions have tackled these iconic moments.

EPUB versions for devices other than Apple will follow.

See also: Medea, a performance history for the download links to our first interactive/multimedia ebook.