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JIAAW Field Examinations

Resources for Image Identifications and Recommended ‘Starter’ Bibliographies

1)  Mediterranean Prehistory
2)  Greek Archaeology and Art
3)  Roman (Italian) Archaeology and Art
4)  Egyptian Archaeology and Art
5)  Near Eastern Archaeology and Art
6)  Theory and Historiography

More detailed information about individual topics within each field is available on the JIAAW Workplace wiki, at http://proteus.brown.edu/useful (Note: this is a password-protected website, accessible only to current JIAAW students, faculty, and staff).


1)  Mediterranean Prehistory

Resources for Image Identification
Higgins, Reynold, Minoan and Mycenaean Art.  London: Thames & Hudson, 1967.

Cunliffe, Barry, Europe Between the Oceans, 9000 BC - AD 1000 (Chapters 4-8). New Haven: Yale University Press, 2008.

Recommended ‘Starter’ Bibliography
Blake, Emma, and A. Bernard Knapp (eds.), The Archaeology of Mediterranean Prehistory.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2005.

Mathers, Clay, and Simon Stoddart (eds.), Development and Decline in the Mediterranean Bronze Age.  Sheffield Archaeological Monographs 8.  Sheffield: J.R. Collis Publications, 1994.

Shelmerdine, Cynthia W. (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Age.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Chapman, Robert, Archaeologies of Complexity.  London: Routledge, 2003.

Knapp, A. Bernard. Prehistoric and Protohistoric Cyprus: Identity, Insularity and Connectivity.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

 

2)  Greek Archaeology and Art

Resources for Image Identification
Pedley, John, Greek Art and Archaeology (4th edition).  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2007.

Burn, Lucilla, Hellenistic Art from Alexander the Great to Augustus.  Los Angeles: Getty Publications, 2005.

Recommended ‘Starter’ Bibliography
Alcock, Susan E. and Robin Osborne (eds.), Classical Archaeology (Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology).  Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.

Osborne, Robin, Archaic and Classical Greek Art. (Oxford History of Art).  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Pollitt, Jerome J., Art in the Hellenistic Age.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986.

Whitley, James, The Archaeology of Ancient Greece.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

 

3) Roman (Italian) Archaeology and Art

Resources for Image Identification
Ramage, Nancy and Andrew Ramage, Roman Art: Romulus to Constantine (fourth edition).   Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005.

Kleiner, Fred, A History of Roman Art.  Belmont, CA: Thomson Wadsworth, 2007.

Recommended ‘Starter’ Bibliography
Alcock, Susan E. and Robin Osborne (eds.), Classical Archaeology (Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology).  Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.

Coulston, J.C., and Hazel Dodge (eds.), Ancient Rome: The Archaeology of the Eternal City.  Oxford: Oxford University Committee for Archaeology, 2000.

Elsner, Jas, Imperial Rome and Christian Triumph: The Art of the Roman Empire AD 100-450. (Oxford History of Art).  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

Haynes, Sybille, Etruscan Civilization: A Cultural History.  Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2000.

Stewart, Peter, Roman Art. (Greece & Rome New Surveys in the Classics, no. 34).  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 2004.

 

4) Egyptian Archaeology and Art

Resources for Image Identification
Robins, Gay, The Art of Ancient Egypt (revised edition).   Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008.

Smith, W. S., The Art and Architecture of Ancient Egypt (third edition).  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Recommended ‘Starter’ Bibliography
Bard, Kathryn, An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2008.

Kemp, Barry J., Ancient Egypt: Anatomy of a Civilization (second edition). London: Routledge, 2006.

Egypt's Golden Age, The Art of Living in the New Kingdom, 1558-1085 B.C.: Catalogue of the Exhibition.  Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, 1982.

Shaw, Ian (ed.), The Oxford History of Egypt.  Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

 

5)  Near Eastern Archaeology and Art History

Resources for Image Identification
Amiet, Pierre, Art of the Ancient Near East (translated from the French by John Shepley and Claude Choquet).  New York: H. N. Abrams, 1980.

Orthmann, Winfried, Der alte Orient (mit Beiträgen von Pierre Amiet et. al.). Berlin: Propyläen Verlag, 1975.

Recommended ‘Starter’ Bibliography
Kuhrt, Amélie, The Ancient Near East.  London, New York: Routledge. 1995.

Postgate, J. N., Early Mesopotamia : Society and Economy at the Dawn of History.  London, New York: Routledge, 1992.

Akkermans, Peter  and Glenn M. Schwartz, The Archaeology of Syria: from Complex Hunter-Gatherers to Early Urban Societies (c. 16,000-300 BC). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Roaf, Michael, Cultural Atlas of Mesopotamia and the Ancient Near East.  New York: Facts on File, 1990.

Moortgat, Anton, The Art of Ancient Mesopotamia: The Classical Art of the Near East.  London: Phaidon, 1969.

 

6) Theory and Historiography

Recommended ‘Starter’ Bibliography
Bentley, R. A., H. Maschner, and C. Chippendale, Handbook of Archaeological Theories.  Lanham, MD: AltaMira Press, 2008.

Johnson, Matthew, Archaeological Theory: An Introduction.  Oxford; Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 1999.

Leone, Mark P., Contemporary Archaeology; a Guide to Theory and Contributions.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1972. (focus on the articles in Parts 1-3)

Shanks, Michael and Chris Tilley, Reconstructing Archaeology. London: Routledge, 1992.

Trigger, Bruce G., A History of Archaeological Thought (second edition).  New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

 

More detailed information about individual topics within each field is available on the JIAAW Workplace wiki, at http://proteus.brown.edu/useful (Note: this is a password-protected website, accessible only to current JIAAW students, faculty, and staff).