Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Open Access Journal: Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology

[Originally posted 9/21/09. Updated 28 January 2020]

Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology
ISSN 1824-1670
Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology
Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology’ (JIIA) online since 10 October 2003, was launched as an online journal devoted to archaeology.
JIIA is an online journal on archaeology, antiquity sciences and sciences applied to archaeology. It is interdisciplinary and concentrates particularly on the problems of interculturality in the ancient world.
The JIIA is registered with the Court of Frosinone, Italy, entry no. 303/2003; has been a member of the USPI (Italian Periodical Press Union) since 2003; has been allocated International Standard Serial Number (ISSN 1824-1670) by the National Italian ISSN Centre and is protected by Italian copyright law as a collective work.
In the year 2014, the Journal has been relaunched, available in print, limited edition, not for sale, and distributed for free to the national libraries in various countries around the world, some University departments and authors only. From 2014 (beginning with the second edition) JIIA is hosted by the Heidelberg University Library.
Linked to the ‘Journal of Intercultural and Interdisciplinary Archaeology’ is the 'JIIA Eprints Repository'.

Antonella D'Ascoli is Owner and Editor of this complex infrastructure.
2. ed: Consumption of perfumed oil in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East: funerary rituals and other case studies
No 01 (2014)
The new series of the journal aims at opening up Classical Antiquity to the whole Mediterranean, refreshingly not in the sense of mare nostrum, presenting the Roman perspective, but showing the multitude of cultural influences that have always characterised this region. It begins with a thematic issue on perfumed oil and immediately broadens the discussion with contributions ranging chronologically from the Bronze Age to late antiquity and covering Nubia, Egypt, the Near East and Greece. All this maintaining high quality in the presentation and the scientific rigour of papers.

Open Access Journal: The Ancient Near East Today

 [First posted in AWOL 9 April 2013, updated 28 January 2020]

The Ancient Near East Today
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    VOL II (2014)
    VOL I (2013)

      Open Access Journal: Peloro: Rivista del Dottorato in Scienze Storiche, Archeologiche e Filologiche dell’Università di Messina

      Peloro: Rivista del Dottorato in Scienze Storiche, Archeologiche e Filologiche dell’Università di Messina
      ISSN: 2499-8923
      La Rivista PELORO nasce alla confluenza delle molteplici competenze disciplinari che caratterizzano il Dottorato in Scienze storiche, archeologiche e filologiche dell’Università di Messina. Intende proporre uno spazio di espressione ad accesso aperto per ricerche specialistiche e originali condotte negli ambiti di interesse del Dottorato, offrendo a dottorandi e dottori di ricerca uno sbocco editoriale innovativo per percorsi di studio di alto profilo, paralleli o complementari a quelli impostati per l’elaborato finale. È aperta anche ai contributi dei docenti del Dottorato.


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      Maǧalla-i muṭālaʿāt-i bāstān-šināsī = Journal of Archaeological Studies

      Maǧalla-i muṭālaʿāt-i bāstān-šināsī = Journal of Archaeological Studies
      Print ISSN: 2251-9297
      Online ISSN: 2676-4288

      مجله مطالعات باستان شناسی دانشکدة ادبیّات و علوم انسانی دانشگاه تهران، نشریه‌ای علمی است که در سال در دو شماره منتشر می‌شود. این مجله درصد است تا مقالاتی را با ایده های بکر و جدید و با محتوی علمی به چاپ برساند. باستان شناسى، دانش بررسى فرهنگ هاى انسانى از راه بازیابى، مستندسازى، و تحلیل بازمانده هاى مادى بشر، همچون معمارى، دست ساخته ها، بازمانده هاى انسانى و یا پهنه زمین است. هدف نهایى باستان شناسى، روشنگرى درباره تاریخ بشر و فراز و فرود شکل گیرى تمدن است. از این رو بسیارى از رشته هاى دیگر علوم انسانى نظیر تاریخ، گیتا شناسى، زمین شناسى و مردم شناسى در پیوند با این دانش بشرى بوده اند. با این حال علم باستان شناسى از چندین دهه قبل نه تنها در اصول و روش تحقیق، بلکه در اهداف نیز به سرعت دستخوش تحولات بنیادى شده است. باستان شناسى با درک مفاهیم میراث گذشتگان بر مبناى آثار باقى مانده در درون و برون خاک به این اسناد و میراث گذشته معناى فرهنگى ویژه مى دهد.» در ایران همپاى کاوش هاى فرنگیان، دانش باستان شناسى نزد معدود دانش آموختگان و فرهیختگان این رشته، بسط و گسترش یافت. در این میان بودند بزرگانى که در تثبیت و ساماندهى مبانى باستان شناسى از یک سو و پژوهش هاى فراگیر عملى این رشته در ایران سهم بسزایى داشتند. باستان شناسی فقط در زمینه های اکتشاف و پیدا کردن وقایع و رویدادهای تاریخی نیست ، بلکه باستانشناسی در زمینه زمین شناسی ، عمر کره زمین ، گیاه شناسی ، مردم شناسی و صدها مورد دیگرفعالیت می نماید .فواید علم باستان شناسی به زندگی بشری ،شناخت ادیان و دیرینه شناسی و آینده شناسی :همانطور که گفته شد باستان شناسی فقط با دیده ها و علم می خواهد اثبات و معرفی نماید لذا به گفته ها و نوشته فقط به عنوان یک منبع و یک راهنما تکیه می کند .در جهان امروز خیلی از گفته ها یا بدون تحقیق به عنوان یک اصل برای مردم شناخته شده اند و یا توسط اشخاصی با سلیقه شخصی آنها نوشته شده اند.مباحث مورد نظر مجله باستان شنـاسی ایـران از دوران پارینه سنگی تا دوره اسلامی، مطالعات باستان گیاه‌شناسی، باستان جانور شناسی، باستان زمین‌شناسی، باستان قوم شناسی، انسان‌شناسی جسمانی و سایر حوزه‌های مرتبط در ایران و کشورهای همسایه است. هدف از انتشار این مجله انعکاس پژوهشهای باستان شناسی در حال انجام ایران در سطح بین‌المللی است.

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      Monday, January 27, 2020

      Open Access Journal: Journal for Late Antique Religion and Culture

      Journal for Late Antique Religion and Culture
      E-ISSN: 1754-517X 

      Focus and Scope

      The scope of the journal is the study of late antique religion and culture from the late Hellenistic Period to the early Middle Ages, also in relation to earlier and later periods, in particular Classical antiquity and the modern world.

      Publication Frequency

      Articles and other content in this journal are published collectively, as part of an issue with its own Table of Contents.
      The journal is published at a frequency of one volume per year.
      The journal is published online as a continuous volume and issue throughout the year. Articles are made available as soon as they are ready to ensure that there are no unnecessary delays in getting content publicly available.

      Open Access Policy

      This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.
      Authors of articles published remain the copyright holders and grant third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons license agreement.


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      Open Access Journal: Gaziantep Regional Project Occasional Papers (GRPOP)

      Gaziantep Regional Project Occasional Papers (GRPOP)
      "Gaziantep Regional Project Occasional Papers," edited by Nicolò Marchetti, are non-periodical scientific studies and reports about the socio-cultural heritage and natural environment of the region of Gaziantep by the Turco-Italian Archaeological Expedition to Karkemish. GRPOP is open also to scientists from all fields and from any affiliation, contributions are peer-reviewed, enquiries may be sent to the Editorial Assistant.
      2013: 2 V. Minguzzi, E. Esquilini, E. Zantedeschi Tilmen Höyük: A Mineralogical-geochemical Characterization of Some MBA and LBA Pottery Samples. 30/11/2013
      2013: 3 P. Rossi Pisa, M. Speranza, M. Bittelli, H. Çakan Tilmen Höyük: Climate, Soil, Hydrology and Vegetation. 30/11/2013
      2013: 4 N. Macchioni, S. Lazzeri Tilmen Höyük: Identification of Wood Species from Areas E and G. 30/11/2013
      2013: 5 Y.S. Erdal Tilmen Höyük: Human Skeletal Remains from Area Q. 30/11/2013
      2013: 6 M. Carra Tilmen Höyük: Archaeobotanical Remains from Area E. 30/11/2013
      2013: 7 G. Marchesi Tilmen Höyük: An Inscribed Bulla from the 1962 Campaign. 30/11/2013
      2014: 1 A. Adamo, C. Cappuccino Karkemish. L’Area C: contesti e materiali degli scavi del 2011. 30/12/2014
      2016: 1 A. Bonomo, F. Zaina Karkemish. Report on the 2011 and 2012 Excavations in Area F. 01/09/2016
      2017: 1 V. Gallerani, A. Vacca, F. Zaina Catalogue of the Pottery Materials from Karkemish in the Anatolian Civilizations Museum, Ankara 01/11/2017
      G.M. Bargossi, G. Gasparotto, M. Marocchi Tilmen Höyük: Petrographic and Geochemical Investigation on Lithic Remains from the Palace Area. 30/11/2013

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      The TOMBA project

      The TOMBA project
      TOMBA is a multilingual internet image database for tombs of élites in Bronze and Early Iron Age Europe (2400/2300-480/450 BC). The database is localized into Danish, English, French, German, Greek, and Italian.

      The Tomba project has been established for understanding of this early european development of se élites. It is meant to provide easy access to se early european élites for public and to offer to scientists possibility of advanced studies.

      The project to create image database is supported by European Commission, Directorate General X and established by seven institutes from as many European States.

      Among European funerary rites and traditions archaeological remains of prehistoric Bronze and Iron Ages (ca. 2000-0 BC) play an important role. Across Europe, graves of this time illustrate development of complex social systems characterised by a significant degree of social stratification. Burials with rich grave goods, which demonstrate social ranking in after-life as well, are of major importance to this me. The high social renk of buried is visible by grave goods as wagons, weapons, metal vessels and gold artefacts as well as by monumental tomb construction. They represent wide cultural connections and mutualities in burial customs among various culture groups of Europe.

      No o r source of information available allows se processes to be followed in such detail. Personages of high rank, or ir successors, endeavoured to express ir social status in form of ir burials; at same time this allowed m to lay claim to a similar status in after-life. The emergence of highly structured societies with a dominant élite went hand in hand with complex processes in production and relations of power, linked systems of distribution, thus leading to intensification of international contacts. Indeed, it seems interdependency between formation of élites and intensification of international contacts was a typical feature of such highly structured societies.

      This process began in Minoan and Mycenaean cultures of Greece, where for first time in Europe an advanced civilisation (palace-culture with writing and administration) developed in second millennium BC. From this Aegean core area, élite graves containing swords, gold ornaments and metal-vessels spread out over large parts of Europe. In particular phenomenon in Bronze Age covers a strip of land from sou rn Scandinavia (Denmark) to Greece. Especially in Central Europe, beginning in 13th century BC a model for provision of élites’ tombs developed, including swords, wagons and metal-vessels. In Iron Age also in Italy, eastern Alpine region and eastern France similar developments can be observed in course of Late Bronze and Early Iron Age (10th/9th centuries BC), whereas western Europe from Iberian Peninsula to England and nor rn Scandinavia are lacking such an process. Certain special types of grave goods, as well as specific elements of funerary ritual can be detected far away from Aegean, in a wide region between Mediterranean and sou rn Scandinavia. Research into this data provides evidence of European dimension of this process during Bronze and Iron Ages.

      During Iron Age rise of élites intensified especially in Italy and Central Europe.
      In historical sources, first kings of Greek and Etruscan city states are said to have been recruited from these élites buried with exclusive grave goods. Until 6th century BC these rulers were buried in monumental tombs with outstanding and splendid grave goods. They are protagonists actively participating in cultural-historical developments in an early stage of Europe.