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Introduction

A. Asa Eger

A. Asa Eger is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He holds a PhD in Islamic Archaeology from the University of Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Islamic–Byzantine Frontier : Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

I.B.Tauris, 2015

Book chapter

...Standing on a high point in the Cilician Gates north of ṣarsūs, surveying his former lands stretched out before him, the Byzantine Emperor Heraklios allegedly uttered his most famous lament, a farewell: ‘Peace unto thee, O Syria, and what...

Oceania 500–1000

Glenn R. Summerhayes

Glenn R. Summerhayes is Chair in Anthropology at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Erik Hermans

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The Pacific occupies a third of the earth’s surface, yet is one of the last areas to be colonized by our species. Although the western Pacific was occupied by at least 50,000 years ago, Remote Oceania beyond the Solomon...

3D Laser Scanning

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The COSCH Case Studies that have employed this technology: Roman coins, Germolles, Kantharos, Bremen Cog, White Bastion, Romanian cultural heritage Definition Traditional surveying uses point measurements of distance and angles. 3D laser...

An Interdisciplinary Discussion of the Terminologies Used in Cultural Heritage Research

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Accuracy, artefact, feature, precision, reconstruction, resolution, texture, uncertainty are words central to many discussions of the documentation of cultural heritage. This terminology, whilst broadly understood across the disciplines...

Family and Domesticity

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The House Within A House To cook together is to be a family. In the medieval village of Montaillou, in the Pyrenees, the kitchen was called a house (chas); that is,...

The Climax of Irrigation: Mesopotamia under Sassanian Rule

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...On the basis of the archaeological surveys Robert Adams concludes that the expansion of settlement and cultivation that had begun in Neo-Babylonian times reached its high point under Sassanian rule, i.e. from the 3rd to 7th centuries.Adams...

Early Settlement Patterns

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...Briefly put, the archaeological material shows that settled agriculture began to expand on the Plateau from the 6th millennium B.C., i.e. roughly at the same time as the colonization of the Mesopotamian floodplain began.Meder (1979: 23ff...

Introduction

Val Dufeu

Val Dufeu, doctor of medieval and environmental history, is a consultant in geoarchaeology, study of soils, and historical research. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Fish Trade in Medieval North Atlantic Societies : An Interdisciplinary Approach to Human Ecodynamics

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This research started years ago, while I was a history undergraduate student. History and especially medieval history has always been part of my life but it took me years to start seriously studying it at university. While in my third year...

The Maya Civilization, 600–1500 CE

Heather McKillop

Heather McKillop is Thomas and Lillian Landrum Alumni Professor at Louisiana State University in the United States. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dr Erik Hermans

Dr Erik Hermans

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The ancient Maya civilization reached its florescence during the Classic period (300–800 CE) in the rainforest of Belize, Guatemala, the Yucatán of Mexico, western Honduras, and western El Salvador...

From a Buried Fragment to the Virtual Artefact: A Case Study of Greek Pottery

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The fragmentary condition of objects is often an issue in the study of material cultural heritage. In archaeology, and in pottery studies in particular, the fragmentary condition of excavated objects impacts on research into their history...