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Archaeology at Aksum, Ethiopia, 1993-7 / by David W. Phillipson with the principal assistance of Jacke Phillips ; and contributions by Ayele Tarekegn [and others].

Author/Creator:
Phillipson, D. W.
Publication:
London : British Institute in Eastern Africa, 2000.
Series:
Memoir (British Institute in Eastern Africa) ; no. 17.
Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London ; no. 65.
Memoir (British Institute in Eastern Africa)
Report / Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London ; 65
Format/Description:
Book
2 volumes (xiii, 538 pages, 2 folded sheets) : illustrations, maps, plans ; 31 cm.
Subjects:
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ethiopia -- Āksum.
Āksum (Ethiopia) -- Antiquities.
Antiquities
Excavations (Archaeology)
Ethiopia -- Āksum
Contents:
Volume 1. Chapter 1. Background to the Project / David W. Phillipson. Chapter 2. The Prehistoric Antecedents of Aksum. Early and Middle Stone Ages / $$r Laurel Phillipson
Late Stone Age / Niall Finneran
Overview / Laurel Phillipson. Chapter 3. The Central Stelae Area / D.W.P. Chapter 4. The tomb of the brick arches. Structure and stratigraphy / Jess Tipper
Artefacts: Pottery and other clay objects / Jacke Phillips
Glass and beads / Michael Harlow
Metal; Ivory; Stone / D.W.P.
Human skeletal remains / Helen Cook
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman
Overview; Conservation / D.W.P. Chapter 5. Stela 3 / D.W.P. Chapter 6. The Stela-2 site. Introduction; Preliminary investigation, 1993-4 / D.W.P.
The 1997 excavation / Martin Watts
Artefacts from the 1994 and 1997 excavations / D.W.P. and Martin Watts
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman
Overview / D.W.P. and Martin Watts. Chapter 7. The Complex of Monuments associated with Stela 1. The present conifguration of the Stela-1 complex; Stela 1 / D.W.P.
Structure / Michael Harlow and David W. Phillipson
Excavations within the Mausoleum; External excavations / Michael Harlow and Jacke Phillips
Artefacts from primary contexts: Pottery / Jacke Phillips
Glass and beads / Michael Harlow
Metal; Shell / D.W.P.
Lithics / Laurel Phillipson
Artefacts from later contexts: Pottery and other clay objects / Jacke Phillips
Glass and Beads / Michael Harlow
Metal; Shell; Stone / D.W.P.
Lithics / $$r Laurel Phillipson
Human skeletal remains / Helen Cook
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman
Archaeozoology / Chester R. Cain
The East Tomb: $$t Structure and excavation / D.W.P.
Artefacts / Jacke Phillips and D.W.P.
Overview / D.W.P.
Conservation / D.W.P. and Michael Harlow. Chapter 8. The Gudit stelae field / Ayele Tarekegn and D.W.P. Chapter 9. Quarries, Stone Working and Stela Erection. The Aksumite quarries at Gobedra Hill and Adi Tsehafi / Jillian B. Phillips and Jennifer P. Ford
Transport and stela-erection / D.W.P. and Laurel Phillipson
Stone dressing / Laurel Phillipson
Overview / D.W.P.. Volume 2. Chapter 10. The D Site at Kidane Mehret. The site and its sequence / D.W.P. and Jacke Phillips
Structures and stratigraphy / Jacke Phillips, Andrew Reynolds and Klara Spandl
Artefacts: Pottery and clay objects / Jacke Phillips
Glass, beads and pendants / Michael Harlow
Metal; Ivory and Bone / D.W.P.
Textiles / Sheila Boardman
Ground and carved stone / D.W.P. and Laurel Phillipson
Seals / D.W.P.
Lithics / Laurel Phillipson
Human skeletal remains / Helen Cook
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman
Archaeozoology / Chester R. Cain
Overview / D.W.P. Chapter 11. The K Site in Maleka Aksum. Excavation and stratigraphy / Michael Harlow and Jacke Phillips
Artefacts: Pottery and clay objects / Jacke Phillips
Glass and beads / Michael Harlow
Metal; Ivory, horn, bone and shell; Stone and brick / D.W.P.
Lithics / Laurel Phillipson
Human skeletal remains / Helen Cook
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman
Archaeozoology / Chester R. Cain
Overview / D.W.P. Chapter 12. Other Sites and Monuments. P, H and X sites / D.W.P.
L site / Tekle Hagos and D.W.P.
Mestaha Werki; Inscriptions and engravings at Adi Tsehafi / Laurel Phillipson
The Tomb of Bazen, the Tomb of the False Door and the Tombs of Kaleb and Gabra Maskal / D.W.P. Chapter 13. Surface collections of Aksumite lithic industries / Laurel Phillipson. Chapter 14. Syntheses. Lithic industries / Laurel Phillipson
Overview of pottery development / Jacke Phillips
Glass and beads / Michael Harlow
Ivory-working techniques / Laurel Phillipson
Archaeobotany / Sheila Boardman and D.W.P.
Distribution of Aksumite materials and settlement / Laurel Phillipson. Chapter 15. Concluding discussion / D.W.P. Appendices. I. The 1992 research design / D.W.P.
II. Classical Aksumite pottery : surface treatment and decoration / Jacke Phillips
III. Petrology of imported amphorae / David Williams
IV. Metallurgical examination and analysis / Ann Feuerbach
V. Excavated Aksumite coins / D.W.P.
VI. Radiocarbon dates / D.W.P., Paul Pettitt, Sheila Boardman and Rowena Gale
VII. Archaeobotanical methodology / Sheila Boardman and Rowena Gale
VIII. Archaeozoological methodology / Chester R. Cain
IX. Inscriptions / Roger Schneider
X. A sample of render from the Mausoleum / Graham C. Morgan
XI. Magnetic susceptibility readings / Jillian B. Phillips and Jennifer P. Ford
XII. Recent use of the Stelae Park area / Jacke Phillips
XIII. Inventory numbers of illustrated artefacts / D.W.P.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (v. 2: pages 525-536) and index.
Contributor:
Phillips, Jacqueline Sharon, 1955-
Tarekegn, Ayele.
Other format:
Online version: Phillipson, D.W. Archaeology at Aksum, Ethiopia, 1993-7.
ISBN:
1872566138
9781872566139
OCLC:
50382193
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