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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.


  • Knights of Malta. Translated from the French by Edward Hyams
    CR 4723 P413 1960

  • Apocalypse culture / edited by Adam Parfrey
    CB 430 A66 1990

    " Apocalypse Culture is compulsory reading for all those concerned with the crisis of our times. An extraordinary collection unlike anything I have ever encountered. These are the terminal documents of the twentieth century."--J.G. Ballard


  • Going beyond : perceptions of sustainability in heritage studies no. 2 / Marie-Theres Albert, Francesco Bandarin, Ana Pereira Roders, editors
    CC 135 G65 2017eb

  • Sissy : a coming-of-gender story / Jacob Tobia
    CT 275 T69 A3 2019
    Through revisiting their childhood and calling out the stereotypes that each of us have faced, Jacob Tobia invites us to rethink what we know about gender and offers a blueprint for a world free from gender-based trauma. Sissy takes you on a gender odyssey you won't soon forget. Writing with the fierce honesty, wildly irreverent humour, and wrenching vulnerability that have made them a media sensation, Jacob shatters the long-held notion that people are easily sortable into men and women and guarantees that you'll never think about gender - both other people's and your own - the same way again.

  • Oxford bibliographies.
    CB 359 O94

  • Ceramics and society : a technological approach to archaeological assemblages / Valentine Roux ; in collaboration with Marie-Agnès Courty
    CC72 .R6813 2019eb

  • Envisioning uncertain futures : scenarios as a tool in security, privacy and mobility research / Roman Peperhove, [and 2 others], (Eds.)
    CB 158 E58 2018eb

  • Advances in archaeological method and theory. edited by Michael B. Schiffer
    CC165

  • Advances in archaeological method and theory. edited by Michael B. Schiffer
    CC75.A38
    Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory

  • Archaeological method and theory. Michael B. Schiffer, editor
    CC165

  • Advances in archaeological method and theory. edited by Michael B. Schiffer
    CC75.A38
    Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 11 is a collection of papers that discusses world systems theory, modeling interregional interaction in prehistory, and the archaeological analysis of ceramics. Some papers review dating and weathering of inorganic materials, strategies for paleo-environmental reconstruction, as well as deposits and depositional events. One paper reviews the Old World state formation that occurred in West Asia during the fourth and third millennia B.C. Another paper examines the role of interactions among societies in the process of local social change, and the need for archaeologists to develop a framework in which to analyze intersocietal interaction processes. The presence of items such as ceramics is associated directly to factors of availability, functions, economic values, or ethnic affiliation. As an example, one paper cites the use and misuse of English and American ceramics in archaeological analysis in identifying cultural patterns and human behavior. Another paper notes that each biological or mechanical agent of transport and deposition has its own respective attributes on a deposit where the attributes of sedimentary particles on the deposit can be defined. From such definitions, the archaeologists can make observations and inferences. Sociologists, anthropologist, ethnographers, museum curators, professional or amateur archaeologists, and academicians studying historical antiquities will find the collection very useful.

  • Advances in archaeological method and theory. edited by Michael B. Schiffer
    CC65

  • Advances in archaeological method and theory. edited by Michael B. Schiffer
    CC75
    Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 8 is a collection of papers that discusses postprocessual archaeology, bone technology, and tree-ring dating in Eastern North America. One paper discriminates between the process and norm, and eliminates the dichotomy by locating human agency and the active. It focuses on monitoring individuals as being in the center of social theory. Another paper discuses the physical model and the textual model that describe the basic components of an archaeological record. For example, the first model implies that archaeological inferences move from material components of the record to material phenomena in the past. The second model assumes that archaeological inference should move from material phenomena to mental phenomena, from material symbols to the ideas and beliefs they encode. Another paper explains the use of analogy as a useful tool in archaeological considerations. One paper investigates bones as a material for study, including the analysis of carnivore-induced fractures or hominid-induced modifications from using bones as tools. The collection is suitable for sociologists, anthropologist, professional or amateur archaeologists, and museum curators studying archaeological artifacts.

  • Practices of archaeological stratigraphy / edited by Edward C. Harris, Marley R. Brown III and Gregory J. Brown
    CC 77.5 P73 1993
    Aims to bring together a number of examples to illustrate the development and use of the Harris Matrix in describing and interpreting archaeological sites. This matrix has made possible a simple diagrammatic representation of the stratigraphic sequence of an archaeological site.

  • One hundred pages for the future : reflections of the president of the Club of Rome / Aurelio Peccei
    CB 161 P35 1981

  • Philosophy and archaeology / Merrilee H. Salmon
    CC 72 S24 1982

  • Advances in archaeology method & theory.
    CC 75 A24

  • Advances in archaeological method and theory : selections for students from volumes 1 through 4 / edited by Michael B. Schiffer
    CC 75 A25 1982eb
    Selections for Students from Volumes 1-4

  • Conservation of marine archaeological objects / editor, Colin Pearson
    CC 77 U5C68 1987
    Over the past twenty years there has been a significant increase in underwater activities such as scuba diving which, coupled with the adventure andromance always associated with shipwrecks, has led to rapid developments in the discovery and excavation of shipwrecked material. These shipwrecks are invaluable archaeological 'time capsules', which in themajoriety of cases have come to an equilibrium with their environment. As soon as artefacts on the wreck site are moved, this equilibrium is disturbed, and the artefacts may commence to deteriorate, sometimes in a rapid and devastating fashion. In fact excavation without having conservation facilities available is vandalism--the artefacts are much safer being left on the sea bed. Such famous shipwrecks as the Mary Rose (1545), the Wasa (1628) and the Batabia (1629) have not only brought the world's attention to these unique finds, but have also produced tremendous conservation problems. The treatment of a 30 metre waterlogged wooden hull or large cast iron cannon is still causing headaches to conservators.

  • Archaeological hammers and theories / edited by James A. Moore, Arthur S. Keene
    CC 75 A64 1983

  • Advances in archaeological method and theory. edited by Michael B. Schiffer
    CC75.A38
    Advances in Archaeological Method and Theory, Volume 3 presents the progressive explorations in methods and theory in archeology. This book discusses the general cultural significance of cult archeology.

    Organized into nine chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the spectrum of professional reactions to cult archeology. This text then examines the applicability of evolutionary theory to archeology. Other chapters consider the fundamental principles of adaptation as applied to human behavior and review the state of application of adaptational approaches in archeology. This book discusses as well the convergence of evolutionary and ecological perspectives in anthropology that has given rise to a distinct concept of culture. The final chapter deals with obsidian dating as a chronometric method and explains the problems that limit its effectiveness.

    This book is a valuable resource for archeologists and anthropologists. Graduate students and archeology students will also find this book extremely useful.

  • Quantitative zooarchaeology : topics in the analysis of archaeological faunas / Donald K. Grayson
    CC 79.5 A5G7 1984

  • Quantifying archaeology / Stephen Shennan
    CC 81 S55 1990eb
    This book introduces archaeologists to the most important quantitative methods, from the initial description of archaeological data to techniques of multivariate analysis. These are presented in the context of familiar problems in archaeological practice, an approach designed to illustrate their relevance and to overcome the fear of mathematics from which archaeologists often suffer.

  • Advances in archaeological method & theory
    CC1

  • Phytolith analysis : an archaeological and geological perspective / Dolores R. Piperno
    CC 77.5 P56 1988
    This is a methodological guide to the use of plant opal phytolith analysis in paleoenvironmental and paleoecological reconstruction. It is the first book-length treatment of this promising technique, which has undergone rapid development within the past few years and is now beginning to be used with

  • Protecting historic architecture and museum collections from natural disasters / edited by Barclay G. Jones
    CC 135 P76 1986

  • Principles of archaeological stratigraphy / Edward C. Harris
    CC 77.5 H37 1989
    The first edition of this unique text appeared in 1979 as a result of the invention by the author of the Harris Matrix - a method for analyzing and presenting the stratigraphic sequences of archaeological sites. The method is now widely used all over the world. The book covers a basic principle of all archaeological excavations and provides a data description and analysis tool for all such digs.

  • Advances in archaeological method and theory. edited by Michael B. Schiffer
    CC165

  • Rum, bum and concertina / George Melly
    CT 788 M374 A36 1978

  • Adorno, Foucault and the critique of the West / Deborah Cook
    CB 245 C666 2018
    The alliance of critical theory between Frankfurt and Paris

    Adorno, Foucault and the Critique of the West argues that critical theory continues to offer valuable resources for critique and contestation during this turbulent period. To assess these resources, it examines the work of two of the twentieth century's more prominent social theorists: Theodor W. Adorno and Michel Foucault. Although Adorno was situated squarely in the Marxist tradition that Foucault would occasionally challenge, Deborah Cook demonstrates that their critiques of our current predicament are complementary in important respects. Among other things, these critiques converge in their focus on the historical conditions-economic in Adorno and political in Foucault-that gave rise to the racist and authoritarian tendencies that continue to blight the West. Cook also shows that, when Adorno and Foucault plumb the economic and political forces that have shaped our identities, they offer remarkably similar answers to the perennial question: What is to be done?

  • Autobiography : a very short introduction / Laura Marcus
    CT 25 M26 2018
    Autobiography is one of the most popular of written forms. From Casanova to Benjamin Franklin to the Kardashians, individuals throughout history have recorded their own lives and experiences. These personal writings are central to the work of literary critics, philosophers, historians andpsychologists, who have found in autobiographies from across the centuries not only an understanding of the ways in which lives have been lived, but the most fundamental accounts of what it means to be a self in the world.In this Very Short Introduction Laura Marcus defines what we mean by "autobiography", and considers its relationship with similar literary forms such as memoirs, journals, letters, diaries, and essays. Analysing the core themes in autobiographical writing, such as confession, conversion andtestimony; romanticism and the journeying self; Marcus discusses the autobiographical consciousness (and the roles played by time, memory and identity), and considers the relationship between psychoanalysis and autobiography. Exploring the themes of self-portraiture and performance, Marcus alsodiscusses the ways in which fiction and autobiography have shaped each other.ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, andenthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

  • Activity, Diet and Social Practice : Addressing Everyday Life in Human Skeletal Remains
    CC960

  • Bioarchaeologists speak out : deep time perspectives on contemporary issues / Jane E. Buikstra, editor
    CC79.5.H85 B45 2019eb

  • Competing values in archaeological heritage / Stuart Campbell, Liz White, Suzie Thomas, editors
    CC175

  • The children of Spring Street : the bioarchaeology of childhood in a 19th century abolitionist congregation / Merth A.B. Ellis
    CC79.5.H85

  • Archaeogeophysics : State of the Art and Case Studies
    CC77.5

  • Renaissance responses to technological change / Sheila J. Nayar
    CB478 .N38 2019eb

  • Cultural heritage marketing : a relationship marketing approach to conservation services / Izabella Parowicz
    CC135

  • The tiny and the fragmented : miniature, broken, or otherwise incomplete objects in the ancient world / edited by S. Rebecca Martin and Stephanie M. Langin-Hooper
    CC 100 T559 2018
    Miniature and fragmentary objects are both eye-catching and yet easily dismissed. Tiny scale entices users with visions of Lilliputian worlds. The ambiguity of fragments intrigues us, offering tactile reminders of reality's transience. Yet, the standard scholarly approach to such objects hasbeen to see them as secondary, incomplete things, whose principal purpose was to refer to a complete and often life-size whole.The Tiny and the Fragmented offers a series of fresh perspectives on the familiar concepts of the tiny and the fragmented. Written by a prestigious group of internationally-acclaimed scholars, the volume presents a remarkable diversity of case studies that range from Neolithic Europe topre-Colombian Honduras to the classical Mediterranean and ancient Near East. Each scholar takes a different approach to issues of miniaturization and fragmentation but is united in considering the little and broken things of the past as objects in their own right. Whether a life-size or whole thingis made in a scaled-down form, deliberately broken as part of its use, or only considered successful in the eyes of ancient users if it shows some signs of wear, it challenges our expectations of representation and wholeness, of what it means for a work of art to be "finished" and "affective."Overall, The Tiny and the Fragmented demands a reconsideration of the social and contextual nature of miniaturization, fragmentation, and incompleteness, making the case that it was because of, rather than in spite of, their small or partial state that these objects were valued parts of the personaland social worlds they inhabited.

  • The backbone of Europe : health, diet, work and violence over two millennia / edited by Richard H. Steckel, Clark Spencer Larsen, Charlotte A. Roberts, Joerg Baten
    CC 79.5 H85 B22 2019eb
    Using human skeletal remains, this volume traces health, workload and violence in the European population over the past 2,000 years. Health was surprisingly good for people who lived during the early Medieval Period. The Plague of Justinian of the sixth century was ultimately beneficial for health because the smaller population had relatively more resources that contributed to better living conditions. Increasing population density and inequality in the following centuries imposed an unhealthy diet - poor in protein - on the European population. With the onset of the Little Ice Age in the late Middle Ages, a further health decline ensued, which was not reversed until the nineteenth century. While some aspects of health declined, other attributes improved. During the early modern period, interpersonal violence (outside of warfare) declined possibly because stronger states and institutions were able to enforce compromise and cooperation. European health over the past two millennia was hence multifaceted in nature.

  • Archaeology essentials : theories, methods, practice with 303 illustrations / Colin Renfrew & Paul Bahn
    CC 75 R465 2018
    Retaining its hallmark concision and authoritative presentation of the most recent breakthrough discoveries, methods, and interpretations, the Fourth Edition sets a new standard for learning support. To provide even greater student engagement, the book is supported by two new and important resources: an Active Archaeology Notebook with 20 class-tested activities; and InQuizitivefor Archaeology--an engaging, adaptive learning tool that strengthens concept mastery and application.

  • Relevance and application of heritage in contemporary society / edited by Pei-Lin Yu, Chen Shen, and George S. Smith
    CC 135 R45 2018

    In the contemporary world, unprecedented global events are challenging our ability to protect and enhance cultural heritage for future generations. Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society examines innovative and flexible approaches to cultural heritage protection.

    Bringing together cultural heritage scholars and activists from across the world, the volume showcases a spectrum of exciting new approaches to heritage protection, community involvement, and strategic utilization of expertise. The contributions deal with a range of highly topical issues, including armed conflict and non-state actors, as well as broad questions of public heritage, museum roles in society, heritage tourism, disputed ownership, and indigenous and local approaches. In so doing, the volume builds upon, and introduces readers to, a new cultural heritage declaration codified during a 2016 workshop at the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada.

    Offering a clarion call for an enduring spirit of innovation, collaboration, education, and outreach , Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society will be important reading for scholars, students, cultural heritage managers, and local community stakeholders.


  • The Middle Ages in popular imagination : memory, film and medievalism / Paul B. Sturtevant
    CB 353 S78 2018
    It is often assumed that those outside of academia know very little about the Middle Ages. But the truth is not so simple. Non-specialists in fact learn a great deal from the myriad medievalisms - post-medieval imaginings of the medieval world - that pervade our everyday culture. These, like Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones, offer compelling, if not necessarily accurate, visions of the medieval world. And more, they have an impact on the popular imagination, particularly since there are new medievalisms constantly being developed, synthesised and remade. But what does the public really know? How do the conflicting medievalisms they consume contribute to their knowledge? And why is this important?In this book, the first evidence-based exploration of the wider public's understanding of the Middle Ages, Paul B. Sturtevant adapts sociological methods to answer these important questions. Based on extensive focus groups, the book details the ways - both formal and informal - that people learn about the medieval past and the many other ways that this informs, and even distorts, our present. In the process, Sturtevant also sheds light, in more general terms, onto the ways non-specialists learn about the past, and why understanding this is so important. The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination will be of interest to anyone working on medieval studies, medievalism, memory studies, medieval film studies, informal learning or public history.
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