Personal ornaments in prehistory : an exploration of body augmentation from the Palaeolithic to the Early Bronze Age (eBook, 2019) []
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Personal ornaments in prehistory : an exploration of body augmentation from the Palaeolithic to the Early Bronze Age

Author: Emma L Baysal
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Explores how and why the human relationship with ornaments such as beads, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants developed and continued over tens of thousands of years


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)1112383178
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emma L Baysal
ISBN: 9781789252897 178925289X 9781789252873 1789252873
OCLC Number: 1112064731
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Acknowledgements 1. IntroductionWhat is a personal ornament?Personal ornaments as an academic subjectOrnaments in prehistory: a very long storyWhat is in this book? 2. Personal ornaments: why are they important in prehistory?Excavating and interpreting personal ornaments: a processPersonal issues: identity, memory and material entanglementsPractical issues: procurement, technology and useEconomic issues: value and specialisation 3. Geography, temporality and interpretation Geographic variation: landscape, materials and ornamentsContinuity and change: the long view of ornament usePersonal ornaments and the archaeological narrative 4. Starting at the beginning: the Palaeolithic and EpipalaeolithicShells, the sea and faraway placesBead technologies at the beginningMore materials, and the beginning of a long storyBox 1 - Artefact biography: shell beads from Direkli Cave, Turkey 5. Changing times? The Early NeolithicMemories of times pastNew practices in settled lifeStone technology: knowledge, choices and raw materialsStone technology: production areas and skillThe value of ornaments and recyclingBox 2 - Artefact biography: recycled stone pendant from Boncuklu Hoeyuk, Turkey 6. Settled life and identity: the established NeolithicStill looking back to times pastChanging technologies and new materialsThe technology of changing colourProduction areas and the beginning of specialisationOrnaments on the body and identity in burialBox 3 - Artefact biography: a blue bead from the site of Barcin Hoeyuk, Turkey 7. New technologies and interactions: the Chalcolithic Trade networks and adventures at sea Complex technologies and making thingsA bolder aesthetic and the question of meaningLooking back, the long storyBox 4 - Artefact biography: a shell pendant from Canhasan I, Turkey 8. Ornaments and the coming of civilisation? The Early Bronze AgeMore new materials, value and tradeThe seal and beads in ownershipHow many, who and how? Established specialisationLooking forward: history built on strong foundationsBox 5 - Artefact biography: lapis lazuli bead, Basur Hoeyuk, Turkey 9. Personal ornaments: dependencies, interactions and long-term changeEconomy: ornaments and specialisationSociety: ornaments, connections and communicationsIdentity: ornaments in the long termIs it change yet? Envisioning a narrative approachWhat next? Bibliography
Responsibility: Emma L. Baysal.


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