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By Matthew T. Rutz, Morag Kersel

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ISBN-13: 9781782977667

Students operating in a few disciplines - archaeologists, classicists, epigraphers, papyrologists, Assyriologists, Egyptologists, Mayanists, philologists, and historic historians of all stripes - repeatedly have interaction with old textual assets which are both fabric is still from the archaeological list or ancient items of different connections among the traditional global and our personal. reading the archaeology-text nexus from a number of views, individuals to this quantity speak about present theoretical and functional difficulties that experience grown out in their paintings on the boundary of the department among archaeology and the learn of early inscriptions. In 12 consultant case-studies drawn from examine in Asia, Africa, the Mediterranean, and Mesoamerica, students use a number of lenses to significantly learn the interface among archaeology and the examine of historical texts, reconsider the fragmentation in their numerous really good disciplines, and illustrate the easiest in present ways to contextual research. the gathering of essays additionally highlights fresh traits within the improvement of documentation and dissemination applied sciences, engages with the moral and highbrow quandaries offered by way of old inscriptions that lack archaeological context, and units out to discover ecocnomic destiny instructions for interdisciplinary learn.

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1929 Rapport sur l’état actuel des ruines de Persépolis et propositions pour leur conservation. Archaeologische Mitteilungen aus Iran 1: 17–40 (French section) and 3–24 (Persian section). , and Matthew W. Stolper 2008 How many Persepolis Fortification tablets are there? In L’archive des Fortifications de Persépolis: État des questions et perspectives de recherches, edited by Pierre Briant, Wouter Henkelman, and Matthew Stolper, pp. 27–50. Persika Vol. 12. Boccard, Paris. 30 Matthew W. Stolper Mousavi, Ali 2005 Ernst Herzfeld, Politics, and Antiquities Legislation in Iran.

Unlike monumental art, they represent the needs, choices, aims, and behaviors not just of the king, but also of thousands of individuals around the king related to each other in ways that can be discerned from associated texts. That is one view of ancient society that these documents offer. Another view comes from considering the people who handled and consumed the food that the documents track. They range from gangs of workers drawing subsistence rations, through overseers, auditors, district officials, travelers passing through Persepolis, even the king’s wives, children, and in-laws, some known, others new to the historical record.

At Copan, William and Barbara Fash (B. Fash 2004, 2005; B. Fash et al. 1992; W. , Andrews and Bill 2005; Schele and Looper 2005; Sharer et al. 2005; Stuart 1992, 2004; 2005b; Taube 2004) have connected persons and places named in the hieroglyphic record to supernatural locations and to physical areas and buildings – both nearby and, occasionally, as far away as Central Mexico. A third type of landscape about which Maya inscriptions, taken in context, have much to tell us is the linguistic landscape.

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