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Author Papadopoulos, John K., 1958- author
Title The excavation of the prehistoric burial tumulus at Lofkënd, Albania / John K. Papadopoulos, Sarah P. Morris, Lorenc Bejko, and Lynne A. Schepartz ; with contributions by Esmeralda Agolli, Jamie D. Aprile, Brian N. Damiata, J.E. Foss, Shpresa Gjongecaj, Christopher Johanson, Rovena Kurti, Richard MacDonald, John M. Marston, Samantha Martin-McAuliffe, Laura Menez, Vanessa Muros, Yannis Mylonas, Seth Pevnick, David A. Scott, Sarah C. Sherwood, John Southon, Lyssa C. Stapleton, George Theodorou, Evi G.Vardala-Theodorou, Evangelos Velitzelos ; survey, site plans and drawings by Max Farrar and Samantha Martin-McAuliffe ; object drawings by Ilir Zaloshnja ; photography by Richard MacDonald (2004-2007), Anna MacDonald (2006-2007), and Ian Coyle (2008)
Imprint Los Angeles : The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2014
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Descript 2 volumes : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
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Series Monumenta archaeologica ; 34
Monumenta archaeologica (Los Angeles, Calif.) ; 34
Note "The burial tumulus of Lofkënd lies in one of the richest archaeological areas of Albania (ancient 'Illyria'), home to a number of burial tumuli spanning the Bronze and Iron Ages of later prehistory. Some were robbed long ago, others were reused for modern burials; few were excavated under scientific conditions. Modern understanding of the pre- and protohistory of Illyria has largely been shaped by the contents of such burial mounds. What inspired the systematic exploration of Lofkënd by UCLA was more than the promise of an unplundered necropolis; it was also a chance to revisit the significance of this tumulus and its fellows for the emergence of urbanism and complexity in ancient Illyria. In addition to artifacts, the recovery of surviving plant remains, bones, and other organic material contribute insights into the environmental and ecological history of the region"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
v. 1. Text -- v. 2. Illustrations
v. 1. PART I. The excavation of the tumulus -- Introduction -- The excavation of the tumulus -- Catalogue of Tombs and Their Contents -- The relative and absolute chronology of the tumulus -- Conservation at the Lofkënd Archaeological Project, 2004-2008 -- PART II. The population of the tumulus -- Bioarchaeology of the Lofkënd tumulus -- Appendix 1. Summary of results of DNA analysis of ancient human bone from the Lofkënd tumulus -- Results of stable-isotope analyses of human bone samples from Lofkënd -- PART III. The analysis of the material from the tumulus -- The prehistoric burial customs -- The pottery from the tombs and tumulus fill -- Appendix 2. Illyria Capta : Corinthian wheelmade pottery from the Lofkënd tumulus -- Objects of terracotta, metal (gold/electrum, bronze, iron, and bimetallic), semi-precious stone, faience, glass, and worked bone -- Appendix 3. Modern gun shells and bullets on the surface of the Lofkënd tumulus -- Analytical studies of the metal objects from Lofkënd -- Textiles and other mineralized organic remains at Lofkënd -- The lithic artifacts -- Daub -- Bitumen at Lofkënd : deposits, sherds, and containers -- Environmental archaeology at Lofkënd -- PART IV. The tumulus in its context -- Research on tumuli in Albanian archaeology -- An intensive, systematic archaeological survey of the landscape around the Lofkënd tumulus -- The three-dimensional model : digging into information design -- Lofkënd as cultivated place -- The beginning and the end of the Lofkënd tumulus and the prehistory of the Kanun -- Heritage management and the future of the tumulus -- Epilogue. 1. The lifeways of the tumulus builders -- 2. From the Stone Age to the recent past : the cultural biography of a landscape and of an Illyrian tumulus
Subject Illyria -- Antiquities
Illyria -- Social life and customs
Illyria -- Environmental conditions
Lofkënd (Albania) -- Antiquities
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Albania -- Lofkënd
Mounds -- Albania -- Lofkënd
Bronze age -- Albania -- Lofkënd
Iron age -- Albania -- Lofkënd
Social archaeology -- Albania -- Lofkënd
Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Albania -- Lofkënd
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology. bisacsh
Alt Author Morris, Sarah P., 1954- author
Bejko, Lorenc, author
Schepartz, Lynne Alison, author
Agolli, Esmeralda
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