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The analysis of stone artefacts from the open-air localities of Geelbek and Anyskop in the Western Cape of South Africa offers new insight into the behaviour of Middle Stone Age hunters and gatherers. We examined five deflation bays in these mobile dune systems which, in contrast to caves or rockshelters, display large-scale spatial patterning with regard to the distribution of lithic artefacts and faunal remains. The definition of raw material units enabled us to reconstruct the patterns of production, use, and discard of stone artefacts. The results reveal that hunters and gatherers, such as those who produced Howiesons Poort stone artefacts, employed diverse planning strategies in terms of raw material exploitation, transport technology and site use. Although the faunal remains are not yet fully evaluated, the presence of stone points and segments suggests that hunting played an important role among the activities documented at Geelbek and Anyskop. The low number and heterogeneity of the stone artefacts suggest that people of the Middle Stone Age were highly mobile.

In: Journal of African Archaeology
Settlement Dynamics, Social Organization and Culture Contact in the Margins of Graeco-Roman Italy
Over the last three decades, archaeologists have progressively embarked on field-walking projects all around the Mediterranean basin. The aim of most of these projects is to investigate the ancient settlement and landscape dynamics of specific Mediterranean regions. They greatly contribute to the new liveliness which characterizes present-day classical archaeology, not only by introducing new research methods but also, and in particular, by widening its subject matter to include the history of societies in the margins of the Graeco-Roman urban world. It is within this recent tradition that the present book has been written; the author aims to examine the ancient settlement and societal dynamics of the Brindisi region, in the north-east of the Salento peninsula. The field surveys indicate that during the pre-Roman period the regional society was characterized by processes of centralization and urbanization. Subsequently, from the 3rd century BC onwards, it gradually integrated into the Roman orbit. Burgers emphasizes an active indigenous role in the succesive colonial situations in southern Italy. He focuses on the internal dynamics of the local communities and investigates how social strategies manifested themselves, especially in external contacts and in the organization of settlement and landscape.

settlement dynamics and site-location strategies in the Cubalel study area. Accordingly, Walalde – the unexpected early site dated to the first half of the first millennium bc – is unique and stands alone. Phase i at Siwre and Cubalel follows, and consists of small sites on the Senegal River banks. Phase

In: Journal of African Archaeology
Author: Jakob Ashkenazi

M. Aviam, “Christian Galilee in the Byzantine Period.” In Galilee through the Centuries , ed. E.M. Meyers (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1999 ): 281-300. 31 R. Frankel et al., Settlement Dynamics and Regional Diversity in Ancient Upper Galilee (Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority, 2001 ): 31

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

. Journal of Archaeological Science 36 ( 9 ), 1982 - 1989 . Kandel , A.W. & Conard , N.J. 2005 . Production sequences of ostrich eggshell beads and settlement dynamics in the Geelbek Dunes of the Western Cape, South Africa . Journal of Archaeological Science 32 ( 12 ), 1711 - 1721

In: Journal of African Archaeology
Author: Shelley Feldman

) “Bangladesh Ban on Religion-based Politics: Reviving the Secular Character of the Constitution”. Spotlight on Regional Affairs 283. Hassan, Mirza (2013) “Political Settlement Dynamics in a Limited-Access Order: The Case of Bangladesh”. ESID Working Paper 23. Manchester: University of Manchester

In: Asian Journal of Social Science

. African Archaeology Review 25 , 41 - 55 . Jesse , F. 2010 . Early pottery in Northern Africa – an overview . Journal of African Archaeology 8 , 219 - 238 . Kandel , A. & Conard , J. 2005 . Production sequences of ostrich eggshell beads and settlement dynamics in the

In: Journal of African Archaeology

. Faust, “Settlement Dynamics and Demographic Fluctuations in Judah from the Late Iron Age to the Hellenistic Period and the Archaeology of Persian-Period Yehud”, in Y. Levin (ed.), A Time of Change: Judah and Its Neighbours in the Per- sian and Early Hellenistic Periods (London, 2007), pp. 23-50. H

In: Vetus Testamentum

th and 6th c.) may not necessarily directly reflect settlement dynamics and the availability of material wealth in the countryside, as it obviously had a lot to do with the broader phenomenon of the Christianisation of the countryside. At the same time, new typochronologies of Late Roman pottery, as

In: Late Antique Archaeology
Author: Alexander Joffe

Publishers. Levy, Thomas E. and Augustin F. C. Holl. 2002. Migrations, Ethnogenesis, and Settlement Dynamics: Israelites in Iron Age Canaan and Shuwa-Arabs in the Chad Basin. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 21: 83-118. Liverani, Mario. 1987. The Collapse of the Near Eastern Regional System at the End

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient