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jan 21, 2008, 9:17pm

What are the hot topics of archaeology today that you would like to read more about?

apr 13, 2008, 9:34am

In what context? In methodological and theoretical circles there's been a couple of recent articles highlighted new usage of statistical models to adjust radiocarbon dates (Cambridge Archaeological Journal 2007 Supplement 1), as well as some discussion of what an archaeological "event" is (Beck et al 2007, Current Anthropology & Lucas 2008, Cambridge Archaeological Journal).

As for books, the April 10th edition of Nature has a review of the book "Apocalypse: Earthquakes, Archaeology and the Wrath of God" by Amos Nur Dawn Burgess. I'd also recommend David Anthony's new book on the Indo European Migrations, "The Horse, the wheel, and language". By contrast, Peter Bellwood proposed a different model in "First Farmers" released a couple years back.

Redigerat: aug 29, 2019, 3:35pm

I can see interest in Hittites, the Mississippi culture, Viking settlements in America, old England, the Persian Gulf states, always Egypt.

sep 26, 2019, 11:15pm

There are some exciting developments in our understanding of how we interpret the transition from "Roman" to "Anglo-Saxon" Britain. My copy of Susan Oosthuizen's The Emergence of the English should be arriving Monday, and I'm looking forward to reading her perspective on how recent archaeological work & analysis has been influencing historians' interpretation of documentary sources.

Redigerat: apr 22, 3:58am

Romans and Anglo-Saxons were invaders. Genetically, the English are mostly Celtic. I wonder about the language, is it really very Germanic in the simple words? And it is not Germanic in this more sophisticated French/Latin vocabulary.
I meant Roman England in post 3.
Also the Maya civilization and the cultures of the Amazon rainforest.
Underwater archaeology, sunk ships.