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Items in Auxiliary Sciences of History (Archaeology, Genealogy, ...) that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.


  • Plants and people in the African past progress in African archaeobotany / Anna Maria Mercuri, A. Catherine D'Andrea, Rita Fornaciari, Alexa Höhn, editors
    CC79.5.P5

  • Historical Archaeology and Environment edited by Marcos André Torres de Souza, Diogo Menezes Costa
    CC1-960

  • Cultural contestation : heritage, identity and the role of government / Jeroen Rodenberg, Pieter Wagenaar, editors ; foreword by Marc Howard Ross
    CC135

  • Heritage preservation : a computational approach / Bhabatosh Chanda, Subhasis Chaudhuri, Santanu Chaudhury, editors
    CC135

  • The return of Martin Guerre / Natalie Zemon Davis
    CT 9981 D8D38+ 1983
    Tells the story of a sixteenth-century French imposter who convinced a peasant woman and her family that he was her missing husband.

  • Coping with biological growth on stone heritage objects : methods, products, applications, and perspectives / Daniela Pinna
    CC 135 P57 2017

    Coping with Biological Grown on Stone Heritage Objects: Methods, Products, Applications, and Perspectivesoffers hands-on guidance for addressing the specific challenges involved in conserving historical monuments, sculptures, archaeological sites, and caves that have been attacked and colonized by micro- and macroorganisms. The volume provides many case studies of removal of biological growth with practical advice for making the right choices. It presents detailed and updated information related to biocides and to alternative substances, features that will be valuable to dealing with these challenges. The author's goal is to provide access to information and offer the conceptual framework needed to understand complex issues, so that the reader can comprehend the nature of conservation problems and formulate her/his own views.

    From bacteria to plants, biological agents pose serious risks to the preservation of cultural heritage. In an effort to save heritage objects, buildings, and sites, conservators' activities aim to arrest, mitigate, and prevent the damages caused by bacteria, algae, fungi, lichens, plants, and birds. Although much has been learned about these problems, information is scattered across meeting proceedings and assorted journals that often are not available to restorers and conservators. This book fills the gap by providing a comprehensive selection and examination of international papers published in the last fifteen years, focusing on the appropriate methods, techniques, and products that are useful for the prevention and removal of micro- and macroorganisms that grow on artificial and natural stone works of art, including wall paintings. Results on new substances with antimicrobic properties and alternative methods for the control of biological growth are presented as well.

    The book also emphasize issues on bioreceptivity of stones and the factors influencing biological growth and includes an outline of the various organisms able to develop on stones, a discussion on the bioprotection of stones by biofilms and lichens, a review of the main analytical techniques, and a section on bioremediation.

    This volume will be a valuable reference for cultural heritage conservators and restorers, scientists, and heritage-site staff involved in conservation and maintenance of buildings, archaeological sites, parks, and caves.


  • The modern world / general editor, Sarolta Takacs
    CB 357 M63 2015
    Designed to meet the curriculum needs for students from grades 7 to 12, this five-volume encyclopedia explores world history from approximately 5000 C.E. to the present. Organized alphabetically within geographical volumes on Africa, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Southwest Asia, and Asia and the Pacific, entries cover the social, political, scientific and technological, economic, and cultural events and developments that shaped the modern world.Each volume includes articles on history, government, and warfare; the development of ideas and the growth of art and architecture; religion and philosophy; music; science and technology; and daily life in the civilizations covered. Boxed features include "Turning Point," "Great Lives," "Into the Twenty-First Century," and "Modern Weapons". Maps, timelines, and illustrations illuminate the text, and a glossary, a selected bibliography, and an index in each volume round out the set.

  • The conservation of subterranean cultural heritage / editor, Cesareo Saiz-Jimenez, Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiologia, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (IRNAS-CSIC), Sevilla, Spain
    CC 135 C66 2014

    In recent years, a debate has arisen concerning the convenience of conserving subterranean cultural heritage and the necessary management models. There is often pressure from local authorities more interested in using the cultural heritage sites in order to develop the economy and the tourism industry rather than in the conservation of the cultural heritage itself. This has caused the managing bodies to reconsider reopening of sites closed due to serious conservation problems.

    This proceedings volume contains selected papers presented at the International Workshop "The Conservation of Subterranean Cultural Heritage", held 25-27 March 2014, in Seville, Spain. The workshop was organized by the Spanish Network of Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage (TechnoHeritage). The objective of the workshop was to promote an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of all aspects of the conservation of subterranean cultural heritage, providing at the same time an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of the most recent investigations.

    This book covers a wide range of scientific dimensions of the conservation and management of caves and necropolises. This state-of-the-art book will be of particular interest to archaeologists, historians, conservationists, cultural heritage specialists, architects, engineers and local and governmental policy-makers. Richly illustrated and including a 16-page full-colour plate section.


  • Paleoimaging : field applications for cultural remains and artifacts / Ronald G. Beckett, Gerald J. Conlogue ; with a foreword by Andrew J. Nelson
    CC 79 I44B43 2010

    Medical and industrial imaging methods have come to be recognized as powerful tools for documentation and data collection in many nontraditional settings. In Paleoimaging: Field Applications for Cultural Remains and Artifacts, two of the most preeminent experts in the field provide an in-depth examination of a range of imaging techniques and explain how these techniques can be applied to all aspects of forensic and archaeological analysis.

    The first part of the book examines paleoimaging multimodalities, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each imaging technique in different scenarios. The authors explore photography, conventional radiography, endoscopy, and various forms of computer-based imaging. Next, they present methodological and procedural standards for the various imaging techniques. They also demonstrate how multimodal imaging can assist nondestructive data collection of non-biological cultural artefacts. A final section addresses radiation safety and field safety concerns. Case studies, tables, and templates of forms for documentation of findings enhance the text with practical information.

    Filled with over 380 images, this book is supplemented with an accompanying CD in which the authors draw from their global experience in the paleoimaging of cultural remains and artefacts, offering a view of the diverse environments in which field paleoimaging is conducted. The breadth of the authors' expertise and the rich images contained in the book and CD make this resource an essential reference for those who seek to explore the mysteries of the past.


  • Science and technology for the conservation of cultural heritage : proceedings of the International Congress on Science and Technology for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 2-5 October 2012 / editors, M.A. Rogerio-Candelera, Instituto de Recursos Naturales y Agrobiologia de Sevilla (IRNAS-CSIC), Sevilla, Spain, M. Lazzari, Centre for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CIQUS), University of Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, E. Cano, Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Metalurgicas (CENIM), CSIC, Madrid, Spain
    CC 135 I58 2012

    From 2nd to 5th October 2012 an International Congress on Science and Technology for the conservation of Cultural Heritage was held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, organized by the Universidade of Santiago de Compostela on behalf of TechnoHeritage Network. The congress was attended by some 160 participants from 10 countries, which presented a total of 145 contributions among plenary lectures, oral, and poster communications. The congress was dedicated to eight topics, namely (1) Environmental assessment and monitoring (pollution, climate change, natural events, etc.) of Cultural Heritage; (2) Agents and mechanisms of deterioration of Cultural Heritage (physical, chemical, biological), including deterioration of modern materials used in Contemporary Art and information storage; (3) Development of new instruments, non invasive technologies and innovative solutions for analysis, protection and conservation of Cultural Heritage; (4) New products and materials for conservation and maintenance of Cultural Heritage; (5) Preservation of industrial and rural heritage from the 19th and 20th centuries; (6) Security technologies, Remote sensing and Geographical Information Systems for protection and management of Cultural Heritage; (7) Significance and social value of Cultural Heritage; and (8) Policies for conservation of Cultural Heritage.

    This volume publishes a total of ninety-three contributions which reflect some of the most recent responses to the challenge of cultural assets conservation.


  • A companion to heritage studies / edited by William Logan, Máiréad Nic Craith and Ullrich Kockel
    CC 135 C535 2016eb
    A Companion to Heritage Studies is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art survey of the interdisciplinary study of cultural heritage.

    Outlines the key themes of research, including cultural preservation, environmental protection, world heritage and tourism, ethics, and human rights Accessibly organized into a substantial framework-setting essay by the editors followed by three sections on expanding, using and abusing, and recasting heritage Provides a cutting-edge guide to emerging trends in the field that is that is global in scope, cross-cultural in focus and critical in approach Features contributions from an international array of scholars, including some with extensive experience in heritage practice through UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS, and national heritage systems

  • Creating autoethnographies / Tessa Muncey
    CT 25 M86 2010eb

  • Rêves de femmes : une enfance au harem / Fatima Mernissi ; traduit de l'anglais par Claudine Richetin ; revu et adapté par l'auteur
    CT 2678 M47 A314 1996

  • Bringing back the past : historical perspectives on Canadian archaeology / edited by Pamela Jane Smith & Donald Mitchell
    CC 101 C3B74 1998eb

  • The man who knew everything : the strange life of Athanasius Kircher / Marilee Peters ; illustrations by Roxanna Bikadoroff
    CT 1098 K46P48 2017eb

  • Digital cultural heritage : final conference of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie initial training network for digital cultural heritage, ITN-DCH 2017, Olimje, Slovenia, May 23-25, 2017, revised selected papers M. Ioannides (ed.)
    CC135

  • Computational studies on cultural variation and heredity / Ji-Hyun Lee, editor
    CC135

  • An Introduction to Zooarchaeology / by Diane Gifford-Gonzalez
    CC1-960

  • Environmental Archaeology : Current Theoretical and Methodological Approaches / Evangelia Pįskin, Arkadiusz Marciniak, Marta Bartkowiak, editors
    CC81

  • Women Activists and Civil Rights Leaders in Auto/Biographical Literature and Films / Delphine Letort, Benaouda Lebdai, editors
    CT21

  • From Stonehenge to Las Vegas : archaeology as popular culture / Cornelius Holtorf
    CC 165 H65 2005eb
    Indiana Jones. Lara Croft. Archaeologist as folk hero, detective, treasure hunter. The meaning of things below the surface. The life history of Stonehenge. Las Vegas' Luxor Hotel. Copies of artifacts as contemporary kitch. The connections between archaeology and contemporary culture are endless. Cornelius Holtorf merges archaeological and cultural theory to take readers on an erudite tour of these intersections, using wide-ranging examples and compelling images to support his often controversial theses. Deliberately blurring the borders between past people and present meanings, this ambitious project seeks no less than the redefinition of the term 'archaeology.' Equal parts amusing, infuriating, and provocative, this work will interest students and teachers in archaeology, anthropology, cultural studies and human geography, as well as professionals in heritage management and museums.

  • A little history of archaeology / Brian Fagan
    CC 100 F34 2018
    The thrilling history of archaeological adventure, with tales of danger, debate, audacious explorers, and astonishing discoveries around the globe

    What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art. Archaeology is all of these, but also far more: the only science to encompass the entire span of human history--more than three million years!

    This Little History tells the riveting stories of some of the great archaeologists and their amazing discoveries around the globe: ancient Egyptian tombs, Mayan ruins, the first colonial settlements at Jamestown, mysterious Stonehenge, the incredibly preserved Pompeii, and many, many more. In forty brief, exciting chapters, the book recounts archaeology's development from its eighteenth-century origins to its twenty-first-century technological advances, including remote sensing capabilities and satellite imagery techniques that have revolutionized the field. Shining light on the most intriguing events in the history of the field, this absolutely up-to-date book illuminates archaeology's controversies, discoveries, heroes and scoundrels, global sites, and newest methods for curious readers of every age.

  • Racial realities in Europe / by Lothrop Stoddard
    CB 195 S8
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