Issue 339 - March 2014

List of Contents

Editorial

Editorial.......5

Research articles

Beccy Scott, Martin Bates, Richard Bates, Chantal Conneller, Matt Pope, Andrew Shaw and Geoff Smith
A new view from La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey.......13

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Duncan Wright, Ladislav Nejman, Francesco d'Errico, Miroslav Králík, Rachel Wood, Martin Ivanov and Šárka Hladilová
An Early Upper Palaeolithic decorated bone tubular rod from Pod Hradem Cave, Czech Republic.......30
Paul Pettitt, Alfredo Maximiano Castillejo, Pablo Arias, Roberto Ontañón Peredo and Rebecca Harrison
New views on old hands: the context of stencils in El Castillo and La Garma caves (Cantabria, Spain).......47
Olivia Rivero and Georges Sauvet
Defining Magdalenian cultural groups in Franco-Cantabria by the formal analysis of portable artworks.......64
Juan José Ibáñez, Jesús E. González‑Urquijo and Frank Braemer
The human face and the origins of the Neolithic: the carved bone wand from Tell Qarassa North, Syria.......81
David Wengrow, Michael Dee, Sarah Foster, Alice Stevenson and Christopher Bronk Ramsey
Cultural convergence in the Neolithic of the Nile Valley: a prehistoric perspective on Egypt's place in Africa.......95
Charlotte L. King, R. Alexander Bentley, Charles Higham, Nancy Tayles, Una Strand Viðarsdóttir, Robert Layton, Colin G. Macpherson and Geoff Nowell
Economic change after the agricultural revolution in Southeast Asia?.......112
Xiuzhen Janice Li, Andrew Bevan, Marcos Martinón‑Torres, Thilo Rehren, Wei Cao, Yin Xia and Kun Zhao
Crossbows and imperial craft organisation: the bronze triggers of China's Terracotta Army.......126
David M. Carballo, Luis Barba, Agustín Ortiz, Jorge Blancas, Nicole Cingolani, Jorge H. Toledo Barrera, David Walton, Isabel Rodríguez López and Lourdes Couoh
Suprahousehold consumption and community ritual at La Laguna, Mexico.......141
Katheryn M. Linduff
Immortals in a foreign land: the Kargaly diadem.......160
Wolfgang Neubauer, Christian Gugl, Markus Scholz, Geert Verhoeven, Immo Trinks, Klaus Löcker, Michael Doneus, Timothy Saey and Marc Van Meirvenne
The discovery of the school of gladiators at Carnuntum, Austria.......173
Andres S. Dobat, T. Douglas Price, Jacob Kveiborg, Jørgen Ilkjær and Peter Rowley‑Conwy
The four horses of an Iron Age apocalypse: war-horses from the third-century weapon sacrifice at Illerup Aadal (Denmark).......191
Gary Urton
From Middle Horizon cord-keeping to the rise of Inka khipus in the central Andes.......205

Method

Chen Bo and Gideon Shelach
Fortified settlements and the settlement system in the Northern Zone of the Han Empire.......222
Christopher Evans, Jonathan Tabor and Marc Vander Linden
Making time work: sampling floodplain artefact frequencies and populations.......241

Debate

Eduardo Palacio‑Pérez and Aitor Ruiz Redondo
Imaginary creatures in Palaeolithic art: prehistoric dreams or prehistorians' dreams?.......259

Bronze Age catastrophe and modern controversy: dating the Santorini eruption

Paolo Cherubini, Turi Humbel, Hans Beeckman, Holger Gärtner, David Mannes, Charlotte Pearson, Werner Schoch, Roberto Tognetti and Simcha Lev‑Yadun
The olive-branch dating of the Santorini eruption.......267
Walter L. Friedrich, Bernd Kromer, Michael Friedrich, Jan Heinemeier, Tom Pfeiffer and Sahra Talamo
The olive branch chronology stands irrespective of tree-ring counting.......274
Manfred Bietak
Radiocarbon and the date of the Thera eruption.......277
Hendrik J. Bruins and Johannes van der Plicht
The Thera olive branch, Akrotiri (Thera) and Palaikastro (Crete): comparing radiocarbon results of the Santorini eruption.......282
Peter Ian Kuniholm
The difficulties of dating olive wood.......287
J. Alexander MacGillivray
A disastrous date.......288
Paolo Cherubini and Simcha Lev‑Yadun
The olive tree-ring problematic dating.......290
Jes Wienberg
Vikings go multi-media.......292

Review articles

Thijs J. Maarleveld
Maritime archaeology galore.......296
Jesse Casana
Landscapes of tells in the Near East and beyond.......300
Manuel Fernández‑Götz
Villages and cities in early Europe.......304
Elizabeth Graham
Politics and power among the Maya.......308

Book Reviews

Teresa E. Steele
Book reviews.......312
Reassessing Paleolithic subsistence: the Neandertal and modern human foragers of Saint-Césaire
Marie Soressi
Book reviews.......313
Neandertal lithic industries at La Quina
Jan Michal Burdukiewicz
Book reviews.......315
Das Mesolithikum-Projekt Ullafelsen (Teil 1). Mensch und Umwelt im Holozän Tirols (Band 1)
Heiko Riemer
Book reviews.......316
Gobero: the no-return frontier. Archaeology and landscape at the Saharo-Sahelian borderland
Kathryn Bard
Book reviews.......318
The city of Akhenaten and Nefertiti: Amarna and its people
Peter M. Fischer
Book reviews.......319
The archaeology of Cyprus: from earliest prehistory through the Bronze Age
Lori Khatchadourian
Book reviews.......321
Empire, authority, and autonomy in Achaemenid Anatolia
Rafael Scopacasa
Book reviews.......323
Il luogo di culto di Monte Papalucio ad Oria. La fase arcaica
Anna Leone
Book reviews.......324
Carthage, colline de l'Odéon: maisons de la rotonde et du cryptoportique. Recherches 1987–2000. Volume 1: l'architecture et son décor
Karim Alizadeh
Book reviews.......325
Persia's imperial power in Late Antiquity: the Great Wall of Gorgan and the frontier landscapes of Sasanian Iran
Clive Foss
Book reviews.......327
Les établissements des élites omeyyades en Palmyrène et au Proche-Orient
Paul Frodsham
Book reviews.......328
Cairns, fields, and cultivation: archaeological landscapes of the Lake District uplands
Bonnie Effros
Book reviews.......330
The Merovingian cemetery of Bergeijk-Fazantlaan
Corinne Hofman
Book reviews.......331
Les gisements précolombiens de la Baie Orientale. Campements du Mésoindien et du Néoindien sur l'île de Saint-Martin (Petites Antilles)

Reviews

Robert Witcher
New Book Chronicle.......334
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