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Adapting to Changing Resources: A Petrographic Analysis of Iron I Pottery from Tel Miqne-Ekron (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Laura Mazow. Heidi Luchsinger. Kristen Rozier.

The arrival of foreigners to the southern Levant at the beginning of the Iron Age (1200-1000 BCE) has been recognized in the material culture, as have changes in this material culture over time. These developments, resulting from interaction with the local population, have been interpreted as assimilation, acculturation, creolization, and most recently entanglement. In this poster, we examine these transformations through the lens of technological, i.e. those aspects of pottery manufacture that...


Bioarchaeological Assemblages at Çatalhöyük: A Relational Examination of Porotic Hyperostosis and Cribra Orbitalia Etiologies and Transmissions (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Bright Zhou.

Porotic hyperostosis, manifested as pittings on the outer table of the cranial vault, and cribra orbitalia, the analogous porosities that form on orbital roofs, are two commonly observed pathologies used extensively by bioarchaeologists to understand past health and nutritional conditions. Yet the etiologies of porotic hyperostosis and cribra orbitalia are largely varied and not well understood, with proposed explanations ranging from diet and nutrition to chronic and infectious diseases. This...


Entangled Encounters between the Chancay and Chaupiyunginos in the Huanangue Valley, Peru (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Kasia Szremski.

This paper builds off of recent calls to re-evaluate Murra’s model of verticality and explores the utility of entanglement theory as an alternative way to understanding the different relationships that developed between groups living on the western slopes of the Peruvian Andes during the Late Intermediate Period (1100-1470 CE). Entanglement theory is increasingly being used in Old World archaeology to examine the complex types of interdependencies that develop between groups when exotic goods...


Entangled Lives: Intercultural Interactions in the Nubian Borderland (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Stuart Smith.

Anthropological theories of cultural interaction, in particular entanglement, can help shed light on how individual choices drove intercultural interaction between Egypts and Nubias in the context of a colonial borderland. This paper explores how recent archaeological work in Nubia is breaking the simple Egyptian-Nubian dichotomy that has characterized previous discussions of interactions between the two African cultures. Taking their cue from Egyptian ideology, Egyptologists have often depicted...


The Entanglement of Nature and Culture in the Neolithic and Chalcolithic of Central Anatolia: The Transition of Çatalhöyük East to West (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Peter Biehl. Arkadiusz Marciniak.

Prehistoric communities need to be seen as firmly embedded in their ecosystem and landscape where the nature is a very real factor in the decision making processes. The human-environmental relationship is complex and non-linear, which different societies shape it in variable ways. Responses to nature are always of social character made of a number of intertwined explicit and implicit elements. They ultimately have far reaching consequences for the condition of any group including a survival in...


Identifying Status and Identity Through Material Remains: A Preliminary Report from the Hollister Site (2018)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Megan K Willison.

This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the material remains and use of space at a seventeenth century fortified Euro-American domestic site located in present-day Glastonbury, CT.  At this site, questions related to status, material consumption, and trade are addressed through the analysis of glass, metallic, and European ceramic assemblages.  In addition to providing a preliminary overview of the types of European products recovered and their reuse patterns, this paper shall also explore...


Transport Stirrup Jars in Context: Post-palatial Politics and Social Resilience in Late Bronze Age Greece (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Trevor Van Damme.

Entanglement theory highlights the dynamic relationship between actors and the objects they create. Recent application of entanglement theory within the framework of post-collapse societies holds much promise for highlighting the role of human actors as agents of resilience. Following the collapse of the palace system in Late Bronze Age Greece (c. 1200 BCE), there were shifts in the overall settlement pattern as a result of increased mobility and innovative technologies (e.g., iron). Within...