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  1. Introductory reading 5 items
    1. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

      Book 

    2. Ancient civilizations - Scarre, Christopher, Fagan, Brian M. c2003

      Book 

    3. The Cambridge ancient history: Vol.1: Prolegomena and prehistory - Edwards, I. E. S., Gadd, C. J., Hammond, N. G. L. 1970

      Book 

    4. A history of the world in 100 objects - MacGregor, Neil 2010

      Book 

  2. Lecture 1: Introduction to the course (Cyprian Broodbank) 1 item
    1. Reading: The only essential reading is this handbook!

  3. Lecture 2: A deep history for the planet (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Guns, germs and steel: a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years - Diamond, Jared M. 1998

      Book  prologue 'Yali's Question' - Digitised Reading

    2. Why the West rules - for now: the patterns of history and what they reveal about the future - Morris, Ian 2010

      Book  Chapter 1 'Introduction' - Digitised Reading

  4. Lecture 3: Before us: evolutionary perspectives ( Matt Pope) 2 items
    1. The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

      Book  Chapters 2-4

  5. Lecture 4: Case studies (i) Olduvali (Ignacio de la Torre) (ii) Jersey (Matt Pope) 4 items
    1. Olduvai 4 items
      1. Olduvai Gorge and the Olduvai Landscape Paleoanthropology Project - Robert J. Blumenschine, Ian G. Stanistreet, Fidelis T. Masao 2012-8

        Article 

      2. The Origins of the Acheulean at Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania): A New Paleoanthropological Project in East Africa - Ignacio De la Torre, Lindsay McHenry, Jackson Njau, Michael Pante 2012-12-01

        Article 

  6. Lecture 5: Modern humans in and after the ice (Cyprian Broodbank) 2 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

        Book  Chapters 4, pp. 152-73, and 5

      2. After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20,000-5000 BC - Mithen, Steven J. 2003

        Book  Take your pick of examples from around the world in Chapter 3-6, 13-17,19, 23-28, 33-36, 42, 46-49.

  7. Lecture 6: Case studies (i) Azraq (Andrew Garrard) (ii) Early grinding technology (Karen Wright) 9 items
    1. Azraq 5 items
      1. The Pre-Natufian Epipaleolithic: Long-term Behavioral Trends in the Levant - Lisa A. Maher, Tobias Richter, Jay T. Stock 2012-03

        Article 

    2. Early grinding technologies 4 items
      1. The pyrotechnology of performance art: Moravian Venuses and wolverines - O Soffer

        Chapter  Digitised reading

  8. Lecture 7: The global emergence of farming (Cyprian Broodbank) 2 items
  9. Lecture 8: The western Eurasian Neolithic (Cyprian Broodbank) 2 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

        Book  Chapters 6 and 11 (393-404)

  10. Lecture 9: Case studies (i) Plant domestication in the Fertile Crescent (Sue Colledge) (ii) Early rice cultivation in east Asia 14 items
    1. Plant domestication in the Fertile Crescent 5 items
      1. Archaeobotanical Evidence for the Spread of Farming in the Eastern Mediterranean - Sue Colledge, James Conolly, Stephen Shennan 2004-08

        Article 

    2. Early rice cultivation in east Asia 4 items
    3. A rather longer than normal list follows to infill on early east and south Asia 5 items
      1. The origins of food production in north China: A different kind of agricultural revolution - Robert L. Bettinger, Loukas Barton, Christopher Morgan 2010-01

        Article 

      2. The Human Past: World Prehistory and the Development of Human Societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

        Book  Chapter 7. Useful for an overview of culture and society.

      3. The earliest evidence of millet as a staple crop: New light on neolithic foodways in North China - Xinyi Liu, Martin K. Jones, Zhijun Zhao, Guoxiang Liu 2012-10

        Article 

  11. Lecture 10: Case studies (i) Catalhoyuk (Louise Martin) (ii) Interpreting farming expansion across Europe (Stephen Shennan) 11 items
    1. Catalhoyuk 6 items
      1. Çatalhöyük comes Home - Shahina Farid 2011-11-20

        Article 

      2. Stable Isotope Evidence of Diet at Neolithic Çatalhöyük, Turkey - M.P. Richards, J.A. Pearson, T.I. Molleson, N. Russell 2003-1

        Article 

      3. The Catalhoyuk mammal remains - N Russell, L Martin

        Chapter  Digitised Reading

    2. Interpreting farming expansion across Europe 5 items
      1. Going over: the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in north-west Europe - Whittle, A. W. R., Cummings, Vicki, British Academy 2007

        Book  Especially paper by Robb and Miracle and others.

  12. Lecture 11: Other pathways: Africa and the Americas (Cyprian Broodbank) 2 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. Cattle Before Crops: The Beginnings of Food Production in Africa - Fiona Marshall and Elisabeth Hildebrand 2002

        Article 

      2. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

        Book  Chapters 9 and 10

  13. Lecture 12: Case studies (i) The Amazon (Manuel Arroyo-Kalin) (ii) Tilemsi valley ( Kat Manning) 13 items
    1. The Amazon 5 items
      1. Early and Middle Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Occupations in Western Amazonia: The Hidden Shell Middens - Umberto Lombardo, Katherine Szabo, José M. Capriles, Jan-Hendrik May 2013-8-28

        Article 

    2. Tilemsi valley 8 items
      1. Cattle Before Crops: The Beginnings of Food Production in Africa - Fiona Marshall and Elisabeth Hildebrand 2002

        Article 

      2. Lakeside Cemeteries in the Sahara: 5000 Years of Holocene Population and Environmental Change - Paul C. Sereno, Elena A. A. Garcea, Hélène Jousse, Christopher M. Stojanowski 2008-8-14

        Article 

  14. Lecture 13: Developing themes: metallurgy and movement (Cyprian Brookbank) 3 items
    1. Essential: 3 items
      1. The origins and development of seafaring: towards a global approach - A Anderson

        Chapter  Digitised Reading

      2. Archaeology: theories, methods and practice - Renfrew, Colin, Bahn, Paul G. 2008

        Book  Chapter 9: What contacts did they have: trade and exchange - Digitised Reading

      3. Introduction: The Beginnings of Metallurgy in Global Perspective - Christopher P. Thornton and Benjamin W. Roberts 2009

        Article 

  15. Lecture 14: Case studies (i) Balkan metallurgical origins (Miljana Radivojevic) (ii) Cycladic island networks (Cyprian Broodbank) 8 items
    1. Metallurgy 3 items
      1. On the origins of extractive metallurgy: new evidence from Europe - Miljana Radivojević, Thilo Rehren, Ernst Pernicka, Dušan Šljivar 2010-11

        Article 

    2. Cycladic island networks 5 items
      1. An island archaeology of the early Cyclades - Broodbank, Cyprian 2000

        Book  Chapters 6-9.

      2. The Early Bronze Age in the Cyclades - C Broodbank

        Chapter 

      3. The devil and the deep blue sea - Cyprian Broodbank

        Chapter  Digitised Reading

      4. Introduction: Why networks? - Carl Knappett

        Chapter  Digitised Reading

  16. Lecture 15: Developing themes: secondary products (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Essential: 3 items
  17. Lecture 16: Developing themes: complex societies (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Cultural complexity - I Morris

      Chapter 

    2. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

      Book  Chapter 5 especially PP 193-199.

  18. Lecture 17: The emergence of Mesopotamia and Egypt (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period c. 2686-1552 BC - B.J. Kemp

      Chapter  Digitised reading

    2. The unique and the general - B.G. Trigger

      Chapter  Digitised reading

    3. What makes civilization?: the ancient Near East and the future of the West - Wengrow, D. 2010

      Book  Chapters 4-5 'The First Global Village' and Origin of Cities'

  19. Lecture 18: Case studies (i) Early sealing and branding (David Wengrow)(ii) Local worlds beyond the pyramids (Richard Bussmann) 7 items
    1. Branding and seals 4 items
      1. Making and marking relationships: Bronze Age brandings and Mediterranean commodities - A Bevan, D Wengrow

        Chapter  Electronic resource

      2. 7000 years of seals - Collon, Dominique, British Museum 1997

        Book 

    2. Egypt 3 items
  20. Lecture 19: Towards a transformation of Eurasia (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. The making of bronze age Eurasia - Kohl, Philip L. 2007

      Book  Chapter 6 and as much preceding as time allows.

  21. Lecture 20: The world at 2000 BC (Cyprian Broodbank) 1 item
  22. Lecture 21: Introduction and recapitulation: world-systems, empires, civilizations and collaspe (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Questioning collapse: human resilience, ecological vulnerability, and the aftermath of empire - McAnany, Patricia Ann, Yoffee, Norman 2010

      Book  Chapter 1 and browse some other examples.

    2. What makes civilization?: the ancient Near East and the future of the West - Wengrow, D. 2010

      Book  Especially Introduction and Conclusion

  23. Lecture 22: The Bronze Age Near East and Mediterranean (Cyprian Broodbank) 2 items
  24. Lecture 23: Early empires and city states of western Eurasia ( Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Essential: 3 items
      1. The Neo-Assyrian empire - P.R. Bedford

        Chapter  Digitised reading.

      2. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

        Book  Chapter 13, especially pp. 486-517

  25. 24: case studies: (i) Assyrian imperial landscapes (Mark Altaweel) (ii) Knossos through time (Todd Whitelaw) 7 items
    1. Assyrian imperial landscapes 3 items
    2. The Knossos Urban Landscape 4 items
      1. Collecting cities: some problems and prospects - T Whitelaw

        Chapter 

  26. Lecture 25: The Roman empire (Cyprian Broodbank) 2 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. The Whole Story - G. Woolf

        Chapter  Digitised Reading

  27. Lecture 26: Case studies (i) Art and power at the centre (Cyprian Broodbank) (ii) Caerleon (Andrew Gardner) 8 items
    1. Caerleon 5 items
      1. An archaeology of identity: soldiers and society in late Roman Britain - Gardner, Andrew 2007

        Book 

      2. An imperial possession: Britain in the Roman Empire, 54 BC-AD 409 - Mattingly, D. J. 2006

        Book 

    2. Art and power at the centre 3 items
      1. Ancient Rome: the archaeology of the eternal city - Coulston, J. C., Dodge, Hazel, Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland) 200

        Book 

  28. Lecture 27: East, southeast and South Asia (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Essential: 3 items
      1. The Mauryan state and empire - F.R. Allchin

        Chapter 

      2. China's early empires: a re-appraisal - Nylan, Michael, Loewe, Michael 2010

        Book  Especially Pirazzoli-t'Serstevens 'Urbanism' 169-185, and Snodgrass 'Archaeology in China: a view from outside, 232-250.

      3. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

        Book  Chapters 14-15.

  29. Lecture 28: Case studies (i) The Chinese first emperor's tomb (Marcos Martinon-Torres) (ii) Buddhist landscapes of India (Julia Shaw) 9 items
    1. The Chinese First Emperor's tomb and the making of the terrcotta army 3 items
      1. Making Weapons for the Terracotta Army - Marcos Martinón-Torres, Xiuzhen Janice Li, Andrew Bevan, Yin Xia 2011-11-20

        Article 

      2. The first emperor: China's Terracotta Army - Portal, Jane, British Museum 2007

        Book 

    2. Buddhist landscapes 6 items
      1. The archaeology of Buddhism - R Conningham

        Chapter 

  30. Lecture 29: The Islamic world, Europe and interconnections (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Essential: 3 items
      1. Origins of the European economy: communications and commerce A.D. 300-900 - McCormick, Michael 2001

        Book  Especially part 1 pp 1-115.

  31. Lecture 30: Case studies (i) Merv (Tim Williams) (ii) Early Islamic and Christian Spain (Andrew Reynolds) 12 items
    1. Early Islamic and Christian Spain 5 items
      1. The Arab conquest of Spain, 710-797 - Collins, Roger 1994

        Book  Dip into; mainly historical but with some archaeology.

      2. Visigothic Spain, 409-711 - Collins, Roger 2004

        Book 

      3. Scale and scale change in the early Middle Ages: exploring landscape, local society, and the world beyond - Escalona, Julio, Reynolds, Andrew c2011

        Book  Chapters by Vigil-Escalera Guirado and Quiros Castillo, and by Fernandez Mier

      4. Reflections: 50 years of medieval archaeology, 1957-2007 - Gilchrist, Roberta, Reynolds, Andrew, Society for Medieval Archaeology 2009

        Book  Chapter 9 by Quiros Castillo

    2. Merv 7 items
      1. History of civilizations of Central Asia - Dani, Ahmad Hasan, Masson, V. M., Harmatta, J., Puri, Baij Nath 1992-

        Book 

      2. Central Asia in world history - Golden, Peter B. 2011

        Book 

  32. Lecture 31: Complex societies of Africa (Cyprian Broodbank) 2 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

        Book  Chapter 10

  33. Lecture 32: Case studies: (i) West African trading towns (Kevin MacDonald) (ii) African ironworking (Andrew Reid) 7 items
    1. West African trading towns 4 items
      1. Segou, slavery and Sfinso - K.C. MacDonald, S Camara

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      2. Cities without citadels: understanding urban origins along the Middle Niger - S.K. McIntosh, R.J. McIntosh

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      3. Africa - D Mattingly, K MacDonald

        Chapter 

    2. African Ironworking 3 items
      1. Indigenous African Metallurgy: Nature and Culture - S. Terry Childs and David Killick 1993

        Article 

      2. Variability in single smelting episodes – a pilot study using iron slag from Uganda - Jane Humphris, Marcos Martinón-Torres, Thilo Rehren, Andrew Reid 2009-2

        Article 

  34. Lecture 33: An overview of the Americas (Cyprian Broodbank) 2 items
    1. Essential: 2 items
      1. Chiefdoms and other archaeological delusions - Pauketat, Timothy R. c2007

        Book  Chapter 3-Digitised reading

      2. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

        Book  Chapters 9, 16, 17, and 18.

  35. Lecture 34: Cast studies (i) Poverty Point (Kevin MacDonald) (ii) Caribbean archaeology (Jargo Cooper) 5 items
    1. Poverty Point 4 items
      1. The ancient mounds of Poverty Point: place of rings - Gibson, Jon L. c2001

        Book  Chapters 5 and 12

      2. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

        Book  Chapter 18 by Milner and Wills

      3. Poverty Point as Structure, Event, Process - Kenneth E. Sassaman 2005

        Article 

    2. Caribbean archaeology 1 item
      1. Readings to follow

  36. Lecture 35: Cities, states and empires of the Americas (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Essential: 3 items
      1. The cities of ancient Mexico: reconstructing a lost world - Sabloff, Jeremy A. 1997

        Book  Especially sections on Teotihuacan, the Maya, and the Aztecs.

      2. See also relevant chapters of C. Scarre (ed.) 2013, in reading for Lecture 33.

  37. Lecture 36: Case studies (i) Lamanai (Liz Graham) (ii) Raqchi (Bill Sillar) 13 items
    1. Raqchi 5 items
      1. Ancient Cuzco: heartland of the Inca - Bauer, Brian S. 2004

        Book 

      2. Inka settlement planning - Hyslop, John 1990

        Book 

      3. Intentionality matters: Creativity and interpretation in the development of the Inka State - B Sillar

        Chapter 

    2. Lamanai and other sites in Belize 8 items
      1. Lamanai reloaded - E Graham

        Chapter 

      2. Cays to the Kingdom (Series 2) - E Graham, D.M. Pendergast

        Article 

  38. Lecture 37: The uttermost ends of the earth (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Essential: 3 items
      1. The circumpolar zone - B.C. Hood

        Chapter 

      2. The human past: world prehistory & the development of human societies - Scarre, Christopher 2013

        Book  Chapter 8 by Bellwood and Hiscock

  39. Lecture 38: Case studies (i)Rapa Nui/Easter Island (Sue Hamilton) (ii) Australian theme ( Rodney Harrison) 12 items
    1. Rapa Nui/Easter Island 7 items
      1. Easter Island, Earth Island - Bahn, Paul G., Flenley, John 1992

        Book 

      2. Rapa Nui (Easter Island)’s Stone Worlds - Sue Hamilton 2013-10-24

        Article 

      3. Say it with stone: constructing with stones on Easter Island - Sue Hamilton, Mike Seager Thomas, Ruth Whitehouse 2011-06

        Article 

      4. Easter Island: archaeology, ecology and culture - Van Tilburg, JoAnne 1994

        Book 

    2. Archaeologies of colonalism and culture contact in Australia 5 items
      1. After Captain Cook: the archaeology of the recent indigenous past in Australia - Harrison, Rodney, Williamson, Christine 2004

        Book 

      2. Pacific encounters or beyond the islands of history - M Hall

        Chapter 

      3. The lost legions: culture contact in colonial Australia - Paterson, Alistair c2008

        Book 

  40. Lecture 39: 1492 and its consequences (Cyprian Broodbank) 3 items
    1. Essential: 3 items
      1. Ecological imperialism: the biological expansion of Europe, 900-1900 - Crosby, Alfred W. 1986

        Book  Chapters 1,11,and12.

      2. Guns, germs and steel: a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years - Diamond, Jared M. 1998

        Book  Chapter 18 'Hemispheres colliding

      3. The conquest of New Spain - Díaz del Castillo, Bernal [2009]

        Book  Dip into any part of this extraordinary eye-witness account by a member of Cortez' expedition, but don't miss the Tenochtitlan sections.

  41. Lecture 40: Case study and parting perspectives. The archaeology of African American slavery (Kevin MacDonald) Parting perspectives (Cyprian Broodbank) 10 items
    1. The Archaeology of African American Slavery 7 items
      1. Uncommon ground: archaeology and early African America, 1650-1800 - Ferguson, Leland G. c1992

        Book 

      2. Slavery in Africa: archaeology and memory - Lane, Paul, MacDonald, Kevin C. 2011

        Book 

      3. Archaeology and history in the study of African Americans - P.D. Morgan

        Chapter  Digitised reading

      4. An archaeological framework for slavery and emancipation,1740-1880 - T.A. Singleton

        Chapter  Digitised reading

    2. Envoi (revisiting two books highlighted right at the start of this course 3 items
      1. Guns, germs and steel: a short history of everybody for the last 13,000 years - Diamond, Jared M. 1998

        Book  Epilogue, pp 405-425

      2. Collapse: how societies choose to fail or survive - Diamond, Jared M. 2006, c2005

        Book  Chapter 16

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