Tomb Treasures of the Late Middle Kingdom: The Archaeology of Female Burials

During the late Middle Kingdom (about 1850-1700 B.C.E.), ancient Egyptian women of high standing were interred with lavish ornamentation and carefully gathered possessions. Buried near the pyramids of kings, women with royal connections or great wealth and status were surrounded by fine pottery and vessels for sacred oils, bedecked with gold and precious stones, and honored with royal insignia

Ur: The City of the Moon God free ebook

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Ur: The City of the Moon God

The ancient Mesoptamian city of Ur was a Sumerian city state which flourished as a centre of trade and civilisation between 28002000 BCE. However, in the recent past it suffered from the disastrous Gulf war and from neglect. It still remains a potent symbol for people of all faiths and will have an important role to play in the future. This account of Ur's past looks at both the ancient cit

Archaeology at El Peru-Waka: Ancient Maya Performances of Ritual, Memory, and Power

Archaeology at El Peru-Waka' is the first book to summarize long-term research at this major Maya site. The results of fieldwork and subsequent analyses conducted by members of the El Peru-Waka' Regional Archaeological Project are coupled with theoretical approaches treating the topics of ritual, memory, and power as deciphered through material remains discovered at Waka'. The book

Algorithmics: The Spirit of Computing (3rd Edition)

The best selling 'Algorithmics' presents the most important, concepts, methods and results that are fundamental to the science of computing. It starts by introducing the basic ideas of algorithms, including their structures and methods of data manipulation. It then goes on to demonstrate how to design accurate and efficient algorithms, and discusses their inherent limitations. As the au

Distributed Algorithms: An Intuitive Approach free ebook

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Distributed Algorithms: An Intuitive Approach

This book offers students and researchers a guide to distributed algorithms that emphasizes examples and exercises rather than the intricacies of mathematical models. It avoids mathematical argumentation, often a stumbling block for students, teaching algorithmic thought rather than proofs and logic. This approach allows the student to learn a large number of algorithms within a relatively shor

Mathematics and Archaeology free ebook

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Mathematics and Archaeology

Although many archaeologists have a good understanding of the basics in computer science, statistics, geostatistics, modeling, and data mining, more literature is needed about the advanced analysis in these areas. This book aids archaeologists in learning more advanced tools and methods while also helping mathematicians, statisticians, and computer scientists with no previous knowledge of the f

Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture free ebook

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Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture

Penguin Books | 1978 | PDF | English | 272 Pages | ISBN: 0140561447 | 39.8 MB

This account begins in 1400 BC with the primitive villages of the Italic tribes. The scene was transformed by the arrival of the Greeks and Etruscans who had Rome and Central Italy under their cultural spell by 600 BC.