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Identity, Heritage And Memorialization: The Toraja Tongkonan Of Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams Jan 2016

Identity, Heritage And Memorialization: The Toraja Tongkonan Of Indonesia, Kathleen M. Adams

Kathleen M. Adams

No abstract provided.


Domestic Masonry Architecture In 17th-Century Virginia, David Brown Dec 2015

Domestic Masonry Architecture In 17th-Century Virginia, David Brown

David C. Brown

The focus of this study is to provide an easily accessible source of information on domestic masonry architecture in 17th-century Virginia. This includes buildings constructed entirely of brick or stone as well as framed structures, brick enders, and homes with brick-nogged walls. The few surviving examples of these buildings do not adequately represent the period and, until recently, literature pertaining to this subject has either been inaccurate or has concentrated far too heavily on a limited number of structures. Through research in the fields of history, historical archaeology, and architectural history, at least 24 structures have been found dating to ...


Megalithic Architecture At The Site Of Victoria, Quintana Roo, Jennifer P. Mathews Nov 2015

Megalithic Architecture At The Site Of Victoria, Quintana Roo, Jennifer P. Mathews

Jennifer P Mathews

Megalithische Architektur in der archäologischen Stätte Victoria in Quintana Roo, Mexiko. Das "Yalahau Regional Human Ecology Project" der University of California, Riverside und der Trinity University, San Antonio erforscht seit 1993 die archäologischen Stätten in der Region von Tumben-Naranjal im nördlichen Quintana Roo. Im Jahr 1997 wurde der zuvor nicht bekannte Fundort Victoria im Munizip von Leona Vicario dokumentiert und vermessen. Neben einer kolonialzeitlichen Kirche ließen sich verschiedene Strukturen nachweisen, deren Architektur im megalithischen Stil ausgeführt ist. Die megalithische Bauweise ist charakteristisch für die Zeit der späten Präklassik und frühen Klassik auf der Halbinsel Yukatan. Arquitectura megalítica en el sitio ...


The Box Ni Group Of Naranjal, And Early Architecture Of The Maya Lowlands, Jennifer P. Mathews Nov 2015

The Box Ni Group Of Naranjal, And Early Architecture Of The Maya Lowlands, Jennifer P. Mathews

Jennifer P Mathews

The distinctive Early Classic megalithic style of the northern Maya Lowlands did not exist in isolation, but rather shared a number of features with monumental architecture of the central Petén. One particularly striking example is the triadic platform grouping, found at Naranjal as well as Uaxactún and other early sites of the northern and southern lowlands. The temporal and geographic distribution of Maya triadic platform groupings are reviewed in conjunction with such shared architectural features as rounded corners. These comparisons support the early dating ofmegalithic architecture and help define the special characteristics of this northern lowland style.


Houses In A Landscape: Memory And Everyday Life In Mesoamerica [Review], Jennifer P. Mathews Nov 2015

Houses In A Landscape: Memory And Everyday Life In Mesoamerica [Review], Jennifer P. Mathews

Jennifer P Mathews

Using the material remains found in and around ancient Maya domestic spaces in three settlements in Honduras, Hendon examines how aspects of everyday life, rather than ritual and commemoration, transform these shared spaces into ‘places of memory’. She argues that social memory is a reconstructive process and that human groups re-envision the past in light of present circumstances. Social memory – or what she refers to as ‘memory communities' – would have involved an interaction with the remains of the dead, buried within the context of their social spaces. In other words, memory is an active process that binds people together through ...


Late Formative And Early Classic Interaction Spheres Reflected In The Megalithic Styles, Jennifer Mathews, Rubén Cárdenas Nov 2015

Late Formative And Early Classic Interaction Spheres Reflected In The Megalithic Styles, Jennifer Mathews, Rubén Cárdenas

Jennifer P Mathews

Interpreting the politics of the Late Formative and Early Classic periods has special challenges. This chapter examines the topic in the Yucatán Peninsula through the concept of the interaction sphere, as reflected in shared architectural styles.


Centum Homines: The Prototype Of The Alexander Mosaic And The Military Museum In The Hellenistic World, Peter Nulton Feb 2007

Centum Homines: The Prototype Of The Alexander Mosaic And The Military Museum In The Hellenistic World, Peter Nulton

Peter E. Nulton Ph.D.

Although it is generally accepted that the Alexander Mosaic copies a painting of the 4th Century BCE, the attribution of this prototype has never been settled. Numerous attempts have been made to associate it with painters recorded in Pliny's Natural History, notably Philoxenos of Eretria, and Alexander's court painter, Apelles.

If the painting were the work of any artist whose name survives, as strong a case can be made for Aristeides of Thebes as for Apelles or Philoxenos. Since Pliny's comment that Aristeides painted a battle against the Persians follows his treatment of the works of Apelles ...


A Cluster And Spatial Analysis Of Ceremonial Architecture At Late Postclassic Mayapan, Timothy W. Pugh Jan 2003

A Cluster And Spatial Analysis Of Ceremonial Architecture At Late Postclassic Mayapan, Timothy W. Pugh

Timothy W Pugh

No abstract provided.


The Exemplary Center Of The Late Postclassic Kowoj Maya, Timothy W. Pugh Jan 2003

The Exemplary Center Of The Late Postclassic Kowoj Maya, Timothy W. Pugh

Timothy W Pugh

No abstract provided.


Flood Reptiles, Serpent Temples, And The Quadripartite Universe: The Imago Mundi Of Late Postclassic Mayapán, Timothy W. Pugh Jan 2001

Flood Reptiles, Serpent Temples, And The Quadripartite Universe: The Imago Mundi Of Late Postclassic Mayapán, Timothy W. Pugh

Timothy W Pugh

No abstract provided.


Origen Y Evolución De Las Murallas De La Ciudad De Alicante., Pablo Rosser Jan 1990

Origen Y Evolución De Las Murallas De La Ciudad De Alicante., Pablo Rosser

pablo rosser

Libro sobre la creación y desarrollo de los distintos anillos defensivos que tuvo la villa y ciudad de alicante desde las primeras levantadas en época islámica. Este libro fue Premio de Investigación de la Conmemoración del Quinto Centenario de la Ciudad de Alicante en 1990.