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Renfrew, Colin 1937-

Works: 227 works in 1,534 publications in 4 languages and 27,979 library holdings
Genres: History  Textbooks  Aerial photographs  Conference papers and proceedings  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Interviewer, Other, Contributor, Narrator, Interviewee, Collector, Commentator, Redactor, edc
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Most widely held works about Colin Renfrew
Most widely held works by Colin Renfrew
Archaeology : theories, methods, and practice by Colin Renfrew( Book )

125 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an introduction to all aspects of modern archaeology. The text explores: ideas in cognitive and "postprocessual" archaelogy; the archaeology of gender and the role of women archaeologists; new methods, such as GIS (Geographic Information Systems), optical dating and DNA research; and recent discoveries - the Alpine "Iceman", the Palaeolithic painted caves of Cosquer and Chauvet in France, the mass grave of pre-modern humans at Atapuerca, Spain, and the pre-Columbian gold finds at Sipan, Peru. The book includes an in-depth case study on a key site in Southeast Asia
Before civilization: the radiocarbon revolution and prehistoric Europe by Colin Renfrew( Book )

83 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The refinement of radiocarbon dating using the information from tree-ring counts has raised serious doubts about the accepted theoretical framework of European pre-history. Records are being almost completely rewritten in the light of these new dates
Archaeology and language : the puzzle of Indo-European origins by Colin Renfrew( Book )

69 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The emergence of civilisation: the Cyclades and the Aegean in the third millennium B.C by Colin Renfrew( Book )

30 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in English and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction. Civilisation ; The explanation of culture change ; The multiplier effect ; The Minoan-Mycenean civilisation and its origins -- Culture sequence. The neolithic background ; Crete in the third millennium BC ; The third millennium BC in the Eastern Aegean ; The early Cycladic culture sequence ; The Grotta-Pelos culture ; The Keros-Syros culture ; The Phylakopi I culture ; Aegean interrelations and chronology in the third millennium BC -- Culture process. Patterns of settlement and population in the prehistoric Aegean ; Natural environment and the subsistence subsystem ; The development of Aegean metallurgy ; Craft specialisation and the transformation of the physical environment ; Social systems ; Symbolic and projective systems ; Trade, communication and innovation ; The multiplier effect in action -- Appendix. Gazetteer of neolithic and early Bronze Age sites in the Cycladic Islands ; Local groups with the Grotta-Pelos and Keros-Syros cultures of the Cyclades ; Data for the matrix analysis of the early Cycladic cemeteries
Archaeology : the key concepts by Colin Renfrew( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 1,247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This invaluable resource provides an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of key ideas in archaeology and their impact on archaeological thinking and method." "Featuring over fifty detailed entries by international experts, the book offers definitions of key terms, explaining their origin and development. Entries also feature guides to further reading and extensive cross-referencing." "Archaeology: The Key Concepts is the ideal reference guide for students, teachers and anyone with an interest in archaeology."--Jacket
Early Cycladic sculpture in context by Mariza Martharē( )

12 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The sculpture of the Early Bronze Age Cyclades has been systematically studied since the time of Christos Tsountas at the end of the 19th century. But that study has been hampered by the circumstance that so many of the subsequent finds come from unauthorised excavations, where the archaeological context was irretrievably lost. Largely for that reason there are still many problems surrounding the chronology, the function and the meaning of Early Cycladic sculpture. This lavishly illustrated and comprehensive re-assessment sets out to rectify that situation by publishing finds which have been recovered in controlled excavations in recent years, as well as earlier finds for which better documentation can now be provided. Using the material from recent excavation projects, and drawing on the papers presented at a symposium held in Athens in 2014, it is possible now to undertake a fresh overview of the entire body of sculpture from the Cycladic islands which has been found in secure archaeological contexts. Beginning with early examples from Neolithic settlement sites and extending into a consideration of material found in later contexts, the 35 chapters are divided into sections which examine sculpture from settlements, cemeteries and the sanctuary at Kavos, concluding with a discussion of material, techniques and aspects of manufacture." -- Publisher's description
Radiocarbon dating : an archaeological perspective by R. E Taylor( )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is a major revision and expansion of Taylor's seminal book Radiocarbon Dating: An Archaeological Perspective. It covers the major advances and accomplishments of the 14C method in archaeology and analyzes factors that affect the accuracy and precision of 14C-based age estimates. In addition to reviewing the basic principles of the method, it examines 14C dating anomalies and means to resolve them, and considers the critical application of 14C data as a dating isotope with special emphasis on issues in Old and New World archaeology and late Quaternary paleoanthropology. This volume, again a benchmark for 14C dating, critically reflects on the method and data that underpins, in so many cases, the validity of the chronologies used to understand the prehistoric archaeological record."--Quatrième de couverture
Prehistory : the making of the human mind by Colin Renfrew( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this invaluable, brief account of human development prior to the last four millennia, Colin Renfrew delivers a meticulously researched and passionately argued chronicle about our life on earth, and our ongoing quest to understand it
The explanation of culture change: models in prehistory; proceedings by Colin Renfrew( Book )

34 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proceedings of a meeting of the Research Seminar in Archaeology and Related Subjects held at the University of Sheffield, 14th-16th December 1971
Virtual archaeology : re-creating ancient worlds( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sites include: Giza, Saqqara, Thebes, Ebla, Uruk, Ur, Babylon, Susa, Isernia, Malta, Minoan Crete, Mycenaean cities, Bologna, Verucchio, Entella, Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Macedonia, Rome, Pompeii, the Indus Valley, South-Central Asia, Scythia, China, Mongolia, Japan, Teotihuacan, Tikal, Palenque, Copán, Tenochtitlan, the Andes, and others
Approaches to social archaeology by Colin Renfrew( Book )

16 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient mind : elements of cognitive archaeology by Colin Renfrew( Book )

37 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Collection of articles seeks to define a scientific approach to prehistoric cognition. In an important paper, Marcus and Flannery look at the evolution of Zapotec religion and ritual and the transformation of Monte Albán and the Zapotec state"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Loot, legitimacy, and ownership : the ethical crisis in archaeology by Colin Renfrew( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The world's archaeological heritage is under threat as never before, and the ultimate culprits are those very parties who claim to value the past: the museum and the private collector. In this account, Colin Renfrew illustrates how the most precious product of archaeology is the information that controlled and well-published excavations can give us about our shared human past. Clandestine and unpublished digging of archaeological sites for gain - i.e. looting - destroys the context and all hope of providing such information. It is the source of most of the antiquities that appear on the art market today." "Professor Renfrew reviews some prominent recent scandals: the Lydian Treasure, returned to Turkey by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York; the Getty Kouros; the Wearly Herakles, which the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston still refuses to return to its country of origin; the Salisbury Hoard; the Sevso Treasure." "The illicit antiquities trade has turned London along with other international centres into a 'thieves' kitchen' where greed triumphs over serious appreciation of the past. Unless a solution is found to this ethical crisis in archaeology, our record of the past will be vastly diminished. This book lays bare the misunderstanding and hypocrisy that underlie that crisis."--Jacket
The Cycladic spirit : masterpieces from the Nicholas P. Goulandris collection by Colin Renfrew( Book )

17 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British prehistory : a new outline by Colin Renfrew( Book )

25 editions published between 1974 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Figuring it out : What are we? Where do we come from? The parallel vision of artists and archaeologists by Colin Renfrew( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations : mathematical approaches to culture change by Colin Renfrew( Book )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformations: Mathematical Approaches to Culture Change focuses on the application of contemporary mathematical techniques to the study of culture change and formulates problems in archaeology, anthropology, and historiography in such a way that they are susceptible to treatment of a mathematical kind. Mathematical models, extending from the almost purely quantitative methods of physics to the purely verbal conceptual explanations, are described. Emphasis is placed on catastrophe theoretic models that exemplify the use of soft mathematics in situations in which the use of hard quantitative
Problems in European prehistory : a collection of 18 papers, each with a new introduction and bibliography, and an original introductory essay by Colin Renfrew( Book )

25 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of prehistory by Glyn Daniel( Book )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Universitaire lezingencyclus over de ontwikkeling van de prehistorie als wetenschap en de verhouding tot andere wetenschappen
Science and Stonehenge by Barry W Cunliffe( Book )

18 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Archaeology : the key concepts
Before civilization: the radiocarbon revolution and prehistoric EuropeArchaeology and language : the puzzle of Indo-European originsThe emergence of civilisation: the Cyclades and the Aegean in the third millennium B.CArchaeology : the key conceptsPrehistory : the making of the human mindVirtual archaeology : re-creating ancient worldsApproaches to social archaeologyThe ancient mind : elements of cognitive archaeology
Alternative Names
Andrew Colin Renfrew

Andrew Colin Renfrew archeologo britannico

Colin Renfrew archeolog brytyjski

Colin Renfrew archeologo britannico

Colin Renfrew archéologue britannique

Colin Renfrew britischer Archäologe und Politiker

Colin Renfrew British archaeologist

Colin Renfrew Brits archeoloog

Ke lin Lun fu ru 1937-

Kelin Lunfuru 1937-

Lun fu ru, Ke lin 1937-

Lunfuru, Kelin 1937-

Renfrew, A. C. 1937-

Renfrew, A. C. (Andrew Colin), 1937-

Renfrew, Andrew Colin 1937-

Renfrew, C.

Renfrew, Colin

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Andrew Colin 1937-

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Andrew Colin Renfrew Baron

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Colin 1937- lord

Renfrew of Kaimsthorn, Colin, lord, 1937-

Κόλιν Ρένφριου Βρετανός αρχαιολόγος

Колин Ренфру британски археолог

Ренфрю, Колин

کالین رنفرو

랜프류, 콜린 1937-

렌프류, 콜린 1937-

엔드류 코일 렌프류


レンフルー, C

レンフルー, コリン

倫福儒, 科林 1937-


科林倫福儒 1937-

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