This publication investigates the role of fire in prehistory.
Dragos Gheorghiu is professor of cultural anthropology and prehistoric art at National University of Arts, Bucharest. Since 2000 he directed the Vadastra project on experimental archaeology focussed on pyrotechnologies. He was advisory editor for Antiquity, editor of Experimental Pyrotechnology Group Newsletter and published in BAR and Kluwer Academic on Chalcolithic material culture. Among the books he edited in BAR are The Fire in Archaeology (2002), Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Hydrostrategies (2003) and Ceramic Studies (2006).
George Nash is a visiting fellow and lectures at the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol, England. He is also principal archaeologist at SLR Consulting (Shrewsbury) where he works within the private sector. He has worked in northern Europe, North America, Romania, Indonesia and the Iberian Peninsula, researching mainly prehistoric art and hunter-gatherer societies. He has published a number of books including recently The Architecture of Death: The Neolithic Chambered Tombs of Wales (2006) and Looking Beyond the Castle Walls (2006).
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Megjelenés éve: 2007
Terjedelem: 261 oldal
List of Figures
Dragos Gheorghiu – George Nash
Between Material Culture and Phenomenology: The Archaeology of a Chalcolithic Fire-powered Machine
Hearth and Oven in Early Iron Age Sobiejuchy, Central Poland
The Fireplace as Centre of Life
The Symbolic Meanings of Cremation Burial
Great Rows of Fire: The Linearity of Hearths and Cooking Pits in Southern Scandinavia
Lighting-up the End of the Passage: The Way Megalithic Art Was Viewed and Experienced
Semiological Discourse on the Process of Reduction of Copper Ore in the Copper and Bronze Ages
Uses of Fire at the Magdalenian Site of Verberie, France
Keep the Yurt Fires Burning: Ethnographic Accounts and Religious Myths Surrounding Indigenous Fire Use in Western Siberia
Sophisticated Fire: Understanding Bonfi re Pyrotechnologies in Iron Age France
Detecting Ancient Fires and Simple Fireplaces in the Old World
Roberta Robin Dods
Pyrotechnology and Landscapes of Plenty in the Northern Boreal
Participants and their Affiliation