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Technology. Material culture, Including food, shelter, fire, tools, etc.

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  • Die Entdeckung der Schwerkraftby Laura V.

    tredition 2014; US$ 6.51

    ALEXANDRA: Die Haut zu durchstechen. Die Erwartung. Das Anspannen. Die Ungewissheit, wie es sein würde. Das Erahnen der Annäherung. Und dann hatte ich gespürt, wie eine Nadel in mich eindrang. Wie sie meine Haut durchstach. Wie sie in mir steckte. Wie der Schmuck eingeführt wurde. Das Gewicht an meinem Ohr. Die Schwerkraft. MARKUS: Er fand das Ritualartige... more...

  • Kannibalismus, eine anthropologische Konstante?by Friedrich Pöhl; Sebastian Fink

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 34.58

    Kann der Kannibalismus, definiert als ritueller Verzehr von Menschenfleisch durch Menschen, als eine anthropologische Konstante gelten? Schließlich drängt sich dieser Eindruck bei der Vielzahl der Quellen zu Menschenfresserei von der Antike bis in unsere Tage beinahe auf. Dieser Band widmet sich der Frage und bietet erstmals einen Überblick über die... more...

  • An Archaeology of the Immaterialby Victor Buchli

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other attempts to transcend material circumstances. Exploring... more...

  • Clothesby John Harvey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    Clothes protect our vulnerable skin and they keep us warm or cool. They help us show that we are young or old, rich or poor, at work or play, and whether we may be good to know. But though they are basic, much as food and shelter are - and also may be beautiful - they have long had a bad press in serious, moral and philosophical writing. The main reason... more...

  • Communication and Materialityby Susanne Enderwitz; Rebecca Sauer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    This volume reconsiders literacy and communication in pre-modern societies, focusing especially on how material form affects the way textual artefacts are understood and interpreted. By bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines such as archaeology, medieval studies, and Islamic studies, this volume provides the specialist and... more...

  • Digesting Recipesby Susannah Worth

    John Hunt Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Chapters become courses in this curious feast, exploring the form of the recipe from post-war to today. more...

  • Drawing & Designing Tattoo Artby Fip Buchanan

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 26.99

    Learn how to create bold, original designs from a master tattoo artist! Tattooing is an art form like no other . . . indelible, wearable paintings, each on a one-of-a-kind, ever-moving "canvas." Step into the parlor with master tattoo artist Fip Buchanan as he shares more than thirty years of experience and the secrets to killer tattoo design. In... more...

  • Facetten des Menschenby Anne Pollok

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2009; US$ 70.62

    Ziel dieser Studie ist es, ein umfassendes Bild des Denkens Moses Mendelssohns zu zeichnen. Dabei gelingt es der Verfasserin, Mendelssohns Ansatz radikal in den zeitgenössischen Debatten zu kontextualisieren und zugleich zu zeigen, welch vielfältige Anschlußmöglichkeiten dieser Ansatz zu seiner Zeit bot - und unter geänderten Rahmenbedingungen auch... more...

  • First Aid for the Excavation of Archaeological Textilesby C. Gillis; Marie-Louise Nosch

    Oxbow Books 2007; US$ 4.00

    This small booklet is an important conservation guide. It deals with the special care required in order to deal with these delicate fabrics during their excavation and recording. It is included as an appendix in Ancient Textiles: Production, Crafts and Society more...

  • The Human Canvasby Karala Barendregt

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 50.00

    "The human body is the most beautiful thing to us, both inside and out." --Nick & Brian Wolfe Inside the Magical World of Bodypainting From fine art to fashion and from advertising to competition, the world of bodypainting is vast and beautiful. With The Human Canvas you will get front row seats to the pageantry of mind-blowing images from... more...