The Resource Archaeology of the night : life after dark in the ancient world, edited by Nancy Gonlin & April Nowell

Archaeology of the night : life after dark in the ancient world, edited by Nancy Gonlin & April Nowell

Label
Archaeology of the night : life after dark in the ancient world
Title
Archaeology of the night
Title remainder
life after dark in the ancient world
Statement of responsibility
edited by Nancy Gonlin & April Nowell
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How did ancient peoples experience, view, and portray the night? What was it like to live in the past when total nocturnal darkness was the norm? Archaeology of the Night explores the archaeology, anthropology, mythology, iconography, and epigraphy of nocturnal practices and questions the dominant models of daily ancient life. A diverse team of experienced scholars uses a variety of methods and resources to reconstruct how ancient peoples navigated the night and what their associated daily--and nightly--practices were. This collection challenges modern ideas and misconceptions regarding the night and what darkness and night symbolized in the ancient world, and it highlights the inherent research bias in favor of 'daytime' archaeology. Numerous case studies from around the world (including Oman, Mesoamerica, Scandinavia, Rome, Great Zimbabwe, Indus Valley, Peru, and Cahokia) illuminate subversive, social, ritual, domestic, and work activities, such as witchcraft, ceremonies, feasting, sleeping, nocturnal agriculture, and much more. Were there artifacts particularly associated with the night? Authors investigate individuals and groups (both real and mythological) who share a special connection to nighttime life"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
CoU/DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GT3408
LC item number
.A74 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gonlin, Nancy
  • Nowell, April
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  • Night
  • Night
  • Antiquities, Prehistoric
Label
Archaeology of the night : life after dark in the ancient world, edited by Nancy Gonlin & April Nowell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nighttime sky and early urbanism in the high Andes : architecture and ritual in the Southern Lake Titicaca Basin during the Formative and Tiwanaku periods
  • Alexei Vranich and Scott C. Smith
  • Night in day : contrasting ancient and contemporary Hindu and Maya responses to total solar eclipses
  • Anthony F. Aveni
  • In the sea of night : ancient Polynesia and the dark
  • Cynthia L. Van Gilder
  • Night moon rituals : the effects of darkness and prolonged ritual on Chilean Mapuche participants
  • Tom D. Dillehay
  • Where night reigns eternal : darkness and deep time among the ancient Maya
  • Jeremy D. Coltman
  • Upper Paleolithic soundscapes and the emotional resonance of nighttime
  • The Emerald site, Mississippian women, and the moon
  • Susan M. Alt
  • A great secret of the West : transformative aspects of artificial light in New Kingdom Egypt
  • Meghan E. Strong
  • Burning the midnight oil : archaeological experiments with early medieval Viking lamps
  • Erin Halstad McGuire
  • Engineering feats and consequences : workers in the night and the Indus civilization
  • Rita P. Wright and Zenobie S. Garrett
  • All Rome is at my bedside : nightlife in the Roman Empire
  • Glenn Reed Storey
  • April Nowell
  • Midnight at the oasis : past and present agricultural activities in Oman
  • Smith Nathan
  • Fluid spaces and fluid objects : nocturnal material culture in sub-Saharan Africa with special reference to the Iron Age in southern Africa
  • Shadreck Chirikure and Abigail Joy Moffett
  • The freedom that nighttime brings : privacy and cultural creativity among enslaved peoples at eighteenth-nineteenth century Bahamian plantations
  • Jane Eva Baxter
  • Classic Maya nights at Copán, Honduras and El Cerén, El Salvador
  • Nancy Gonlin and Christine C. Dixon
  • The night is different : sensescapes and affordances in ancient Arizona
  • Kathryn Kamp and John C. Whittaker
  • "La luz de aceite es triste" : nighttime, community, and memory in the Colorado-New Mexico borderlands
  • Minette C. Church
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 412 pages
Isbn
9781607326779
Lccn
2017018223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)984511997
  • (YBP)ybp14467827
Label
Archaeology of the night : life after dark in the ancient world, edited by Nancy Gonlin & April Nowell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Nighttime sky and early urbanism in the high Andes : architecture and ritual in the Southern Lake Titicaca Basin during the Formative and Tiwanaku periods
  • Alexei Vranich and Scott C. Smith
  • Night in day : contrasting ancient and contemporary Hindu and Maya responses to total solar eclipses
  • Anthony F. Aveni
  • In the sea of night : ancient Polynesia and the dark
  • Cynthia L. Van Gilder
  • Night moon rituals : the effects of darkness and prolonged ritual on Chilean Mapuche participants
  • Tom D. Dillehay
  • Where night reigns eternal : darkness and deep time among the ancient Maya
  • Jeremy D. Coltman
  • Upper Paleolithic soundscapes and the emotional resonance of nighttime
  • The Emerald site, Mississippian women, and the moon
  • Susan M. Alt
  • A great secret of the West : transformative aspects of artificial light in New Kingdom Egypt
  • Meghan E. Strong
  • Burning the midnight oil : archaeological experiments with early medieval Viking lamps
  • Erin Halstad McGuire
  • Engineering feats and consequences : workers in the night and the Indus civilization
  • Rita P. Wright and Zenobie S. Garrett
  • All Rome is at my bedside : nightlife in the Roman Empire
  • Glenn Reed Storey
  • April Nowell
  • Midnight at the oasis : past and present agricultural activities in Oman
  • Smith Nathan
  • Fluid spaces and fluid objects : nocturnal material culture in sub-Saharan Africa with special reference to the Iron Age in southern Africa
  • Shadreck Chirikure and Abigail Joy Moffett
  • The freedom that nighttime brings : privacy and cultural creativity among enslaved peoples at eighteenth-nineteenth century Bahamian plantations
  • Jane Eva Baxter
  • Classic Maya nights at Copán, Honduras and El Cerén, El Salvador
  • Nancy Gonlin and Christine C. Dixon
  • The night is different : sensescapes and affordances in ancient Arizona
  • Kathryn Kamp and John C. Whittaker
  • "La luz de aceite es triste" : nighttime, community, and memory in the Colorado-New Mexico borderlands
  • Minette C. Church
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxx, 412 pages
Isbn
9781607326779
Lccn
2017018223
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)984511997
  • (YBP)ybp14467827

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