Friday, May 26, 2017

Open Access Journal: Bulletin of British Byzantine Studies (BBBS)

Bulletin of British Byzantine Studies (BBBS)
ISSN: 0265-1629
This is published each year in March, and is an invaluable record – provided by SPBS members – of activities over the previous year. Guidelines for the presentation of contributions are available here.
The annual deadline is 31 December. 

Recent issues of BBBS are available to download.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Open Access Dissertations on Antiquity from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Open Access Dissertations on Antiquity from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Open Access Journal: PalArch's Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology

 [First posted in AWOL 26 December 2013, updated 25 May 2017]

PalArch's Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology
ISSN 1567-214X
The PalArch Foundation publishes three journals: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology (PJAEE; ISSN 1567-214X), PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology (PJVP; ISSN 1567-2158) and PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe (PJANE; ISSN 1573-3939). These are so-called ‘open access’, which means that the publiciations are freely availabe and can be downloaded by everyone (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access_(publishing)). Note that the downloaded PDF publications are for personal use only: distribution is not permitted. Notifying third parties should be done by reference to the Foundation’s website www.PalArch.nl

For detailed information on the journals, see the appropriate pages. The proceedings (ISSN 1567-2166; currently only related to Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology) are an irregularly appearing publication. The Newsletter (ISSN 1872-4582) ceased to exist with the new website: items and news are published online in the News section.

Archive for category PalArch's Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptolog
Recent content includes:

Creasman, Pearce Paul, Hayat Touchane, Christopher H. Baisan, Hussein Bassir, Rebecca Caroli, Noreen Doyle, Hannah Herrick, Magdi A. Koutkat, Ramzi Touchan. 2017. An Illustrated Glossary of Arabic-English Dendrochronology Terms and Names. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 14(3) (2017), 1-35. ISSN 1567-214X. 35 pages + 52 figures.

يُقدم‭ ‬هذا‭ ‬الفهرس‭ ‬المصور‭ ‬مجموعة‭ ‬مختارة‭ ‬من‭ ‬أهم‭ ‬أسماء‭ ‬ومصطلحات‭ ‬علم‭ ‬الدندروكرونولوجى‭ ‬باللغتين‭ ‬العربية‭ ‬والإنجليزية‭. ‬ويهدف‭ ‬إلى‭ ‬تعريف‭ ‬متحدثي‭ ‬اللغة‭ ‬العربية‭ ‬بأدبيات‭ ‬هذا‭ ‬العلم‭ ‬على‭ ‬أمل‭ ‬تطبيق‭ ‬أبحاث‭ ‬حلقات‭ ‬نمو‭ ‬الأشجار‭ ‬بصورة‭ ‬أوسع‭ ‬فى‭ ‬الدراسات‭ ‬الأثرية‭ ‬وخصوصاً‭ ‬بـمصر This illustrated glossary presents a selection of essential terms and people in the study of dendrochronology‭, ‬in […]

Harrell, James A. 2017. A Preliminary Overview of Ancient Egyptian Stone Beads. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 14(2) (tEBP Series) (2017), 1-16. ISSN 1567-214X. 16 pages + 2 tables.

Stone beads are one of the most common artifacts of ancient Egypt, but despite this they have received little attention from scholars. The first and only attempt at a comprehensive study is the late 1930’s investigation of Nai Xia, who looked at beads in all materials at what is now the Petrie Museum of Egyptian […]

Theis, Christoffer. 2017. Egyptian Funerary Cones from Various Auctions and Collections. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 14(1) (2017), 1-25. ISSN 1567-214X. 25 pages + 2 figures.

The article presents a list of funerary cones, which were not included in one of the last collections of the material. These objects were mainly collected from auctions, and the aim is to make these cones available for scholars. Download PDF file

BOOK REVIEW: André J. Veldmeijer about Thompson, J. 2015. Wonderful Things. A History of Egyptology. 1: From Antiquity to 1881

PalArch’s Journal of Egyptology/Archaeology of Egypt, 12(2) (2015) A good number of well-established colleagues, such as Brian Fagan, Kara Cooney and Kent Weeks, have written book reviews of ‘Wonderful Things’ (see http://www.aucpress.com/p-4927-wonderful-things.aspx) and I can only confirm their enthusiasm and opinions. ‘Wonderful Things’ “follows […] Read the entire review (PDF File)

Brichieri-Colombi, Stephen. 2015. Engineering a Feasible Ramp for the Great Pyramid of Giza. – Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 12(1) (2015), 1-16. ISSN 1567-214X. 16 pages + 8 figures, 1 table.

Although it is widely believed by archaeologists that the Great Pyramid was built using sleds hauled up ramps, no economically feasible ramp configuration has yet been found which would have permitted the placement of the 44 granite beams weighing up to 75 t and the 2.3 Mm3 of limestone blocks of the pyramid, in a period […]

Cockcroft, Robert & Sarah Symons. 2013. Diagonal Star Tables on Coffins A1C and S2Hil: A New Triangle Decan and a Reversed Table. – Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 10(3) (2013), 1-10. ISSN 1567-214X. 10 pages + 5 figures, 4 tables.

We present updates for two ancient Egyptian diagonal star tables on coffins A1C and S2Hil. A1C reveals a new triangle decan, H3t s3bw, which brings the total number of triangle decans to 13 and the total number of unique triangle decans to 12 (because of the duplication of nTr D3 pt). We discuss its relevance, […]

BOOK REVIEW: Christoffer Theis about Lapp, W. 2011. Chronologie Ägyptens und des Vorderen Orients. Von Josef in Ägypten bis zur Plünderung Thebens durch die Assyrer und der Deportation der Israelis nach Babel. – Gelnhausen, Wagner Verlag GmbH

PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 10(2) (2013). Wolfgang Lapp legt mit seinem Buch (noch) eine (neue) alternative Chronologie für den Vorderen Orient im Zeitraum zwischen 1800 und 500 vor Christus vor, mit der er seinen eigenen Worten gemäß “etwas Licht in die graue Vorzeit gebracht zu haben” glaubt (S. 9). […] Read the entire […]

Krauss, Rolf. With a Contribution by Victor Reijs. 2012. Babylonian Crescent Observation and Ptolemaic-Roman Lunar Dates. – Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 9(5) (2012), 1-95. ISSN 1567-214X. 95 pages + 28 figures, 62 tables, 2 appendices.

Abstract This article considers three question associated with Ptolemaic-Roman lunar chronology: did the temple service begin on Lunar Day 2; were lunar phases determined by observation and/or cyclically; how accurate were lunar observations? In the introduction, Babylonian and modern observations of old and new crescents are analyzed to obtain empirical visibility lines applicable to Egyptian […]

BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 9 (4) (2012)

Christoffer Theis about Habicht, Michael E. 2011. Nofretete und Echnation. Das Geheimnis der Amarna-Mumien. – Leipzig, Koehler & Amelang GmbH. Die Geschichte der Amarnazeit und das Wirken der verschiedenen Charaktere, deren Namen Echnaton, Nofretete, Tutanchamun oder Aja II. wohl vielen Individuen ein Begriff sein dürften, ist in der Ägyptologie auch weiterhin ein vieldiskutiertes Thema – […]

BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 9 (3) (2012)

Nicholas Warner about Gates, Ch. 2011. Ancient Cities: The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome. – London, Routledge. The vast scope of this book almost inevitably makes any review of it partial and partisan. Who could possibly know everything about all of the cities that fall within its […]

First International Chariot Conference. 2012. Schedule and Abstracts – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 9 (2) (2012), 1-13. ISSN 1567-214X. 13 pages.

First International Chariot Conference, organized jointly by NVIC and AUC. Held at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo. New version with added pp (two abstracts). Updated 3rd version. 1 – 2 December 2012 Download PDF file

BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 9 (1) (2012)

Christoffer Theis about Dodson, A. 2003. The Pyramids of Ancient Egypt. – London, New Holland Publishers. Aidan Dodson verfolgt mit seinem Buch den Ansatz, eine Zusammenstellung aller Pyramiden in Ägypten zu bieten, ein „up-to-date listing of all known examples belonging to kings and queens“ (S. 6, vgl. auch S. 7 & 13). Wie Dodson bereits […]

Veldmeijer, André J. 2011. Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear. Technological Aspects. Part XIV. Leather Eared Sandals. – Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 8(5) (2011), 1-31. ISSN 1567-214X. 31 pages + 14 figures, 3 tables.

Abstract Leather Eared Sandals, i.e. sandals with pre-straps that are cut from the sole’s leather, are a well known category of sandals in ancient Egypt, mainly because the manufacturing is depicted in scenes that decorate tombs. Based on archaeological finds, we can recognise several subcategories and types. The present paper, as part of the Ancient […]

BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 8 (4) (2011)

René van Walsem about Manley, B. & A. Dodson. 2010. Life Everlasting. National Museums Scotland Collection of Ancient Egyptian Coffi ns. – Edinburgh, National Museums Scotland. After an overview (without title, pp. 1-10) of the history of the conglomerate of the National Museums Scotland – with special attention to the Egyptian collections and the individuals […]

BOOK REVIEW: Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 8 (1) 2011

Christoffer Theis about Lepre, J.P. 2006. The Egyptian Pyramids. A Comprehensive Illustrated Reference. – Jefferson/London, McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers (2nd Edition). Das mit 341 Seiten recht umfangreiche Buch von J.P. Lepre stellt nach seiner eigenen Aussage eine “manuscript compilation for my own reference” dar, “providing me with quick access to crucial information while in […]

BOOK REVIEW: Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 8 (3) 2011

Daniel Arpagaus about D’Auria, S.H. Ed. 2008. Servant of Mut: Studies in Honor of Richard A. Fazzini. – Leiden/Boston, Brill (Probleme der Ägyptologie 28). Die Festschrift für Richard Fazzini, den langjährigen Kurator und Vorsteher der Abteiling für ägyptische Kunst am Brooklyn Museum, New York, versammelt insgesamt 32 Aufsätze von Freunden un Kollegen. Der Inhalt der […]

Gregory Bearman, Mark S. Anderson & Kenneth Aitchison. 2011. New Imaging Methods to Improve Text Legibility of Ostraca – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 8(2) (2011)

Abstract We report on experiments on three new methods to improve text contrast for carbon ink ostraca. These are (1) Raman imaging, (2) Micro-focus XRF scanning and (3) exogenous contrast agents either to enhance the X-ray signal or create an optical fluorescence signal. We tested all three methods with modern ‘stunt’ ostraca, made using a […]

BOOK REVIEW: Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 7 (7) 2010

André J. Veldmeijer about Picton, J. & I. Pridden. 2008. Unseen Images. Archive Photographs in the Petrie Museum. Volume 1: Gurob, Sedment and Tarkhan. – London, Golden House Publications Sometimes, a book does not need a long review to explain its importance. ‘Unseen Images. Ar­chive Photographs in the Petrie Museum. Vol­ume 1: Gurob, Sedment and Tarkhan’ is one of these… […]

BOOK REVIEW: Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 7 (9) 2010

Ingrid Blom-Böer about Fitzenreiter, M. 2009. Das Ereignis Geschichtsschreibung zwischen Vorfall und Befund. – London, Golden House Publications (IBAES X) Dem Vorwort zum ersten Band IBAES (Internet-Beiträge zur Ägyptologie und Sudanarchäologie/Studies from the Internet on Egyptology and Sudanarchaeology) Vol. I, 1998 kann man entnehmen, wie die Idee zur Internet-Publikation zustande kam und welche Ziele verfolgt werden sollten. […]

BOOK REVIEW: Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 7 (10) 2010

Jan Moje about Hafemann, I. 2009. Dienstverpflichtung im Alten Ägypten während des Alten und Mittleren Reiches. – London, Golden House Publications (IBAES XII) Die vorliegende Arbeit, die 1990 in dieser Version an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR verteidigte Dissertation der Autorin, beschäftigt sich mit verwaltungstechnischen und ökonomischen Aspekten königlicher, also „staatlicher“ Dienstpflicht während des Alten […]

BOOK REVIEW: Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 7 (8) 2010

Lukas Petit about Carver, M. 2009. Archaeological Investigation – London / New York, Routledge I must admit I had my prejudices reading this new publication of Martin Carver. Another archaeological guide, which was moreover “the best book in the English language for fifty years” according to Richard Hodges of the University of Pennsylvania. Don’t we […]

Luca Miatello. 2010. Examining the Grand Gallery in the Pyramid of Khufu and its Features. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 7(6) (2010)

Abstract The explanation of the symmetrical features on the west and east sides of the grand gallery in the pyramid of Khufu has always been an intricate puzzle for researchers. The existence of such peculiar features is generally related to the function of parking the granite plugs, but only three or four granite blocks were […]

Giulio Magli. 2010. Archaeoastronomy and Archaeo-Topography as Tools in the Search for a Missing Egyptian Pyramid – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 7(5) (2010)

Abstract Among the royal pyramids of the 6th Egyptian Dynasty, that of the second king, Userkare, is missing. This Pharaoh, however, ruled long enough – two to four years – to plan his pyramid on the ground and have the workers excavate the substructure. Userkare’s unfinished tomb might therefore be buried in the sands of […]

BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 7(4) (2010)

Jan Moje about Nyord, R. 2009. Breathing Flesh. Conceptions of the Body in the Ancient Egyptian Coffin Texts. – København, Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications 37. Sie Sargtexte gehören mit zu den wichtigsten Quellen über die altägyptischen Vorstellungen vom Jenseits. Sie waren Bereits Thema diverser Arbeiten, darunter jedoch relativ wenige Detailstudien zu den religiösen Konzeptionen und Vorstellungen […]

BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 7(3) (2010)

Nicholas Warner about Schijns, W. With contributions from O. Kaper & J. Kila. 2008. Vernacular Mud Brick Architecture in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt and the Design of the Dakhleh Oasis Training and Archaeological Conservation Centre. – Oxford, Oxbow Books (Dakhleh Oasis Project Monograph 10) Much has changed in the environment of the Dakhleh Oasis since […]

Gregory Bearman & William A. Christens-Barry. 2009. Spectral Imaging of Ostraca. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 6(7) (2009)

Abstract By analogy with ancient texts, infrared imaging of ostraca has long been employed to help improve readings. We report on extensive spectral imaging of ostraca over the visible and near infrared. Spectral imaging acquires the complete spectrum for each pixel in an image; the data can be used with an extensive set of software […]

BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 7(1) (2010)

Augusto Gayubas about Wodzińska, A. 2009. A Manual of Egyptian Pottery. Volume 1: Fayum A-Lower Egyptian Culture. – Boston, Ancient Egypt Research Associates. Dr. Anna Wodzińska, who works at the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Warsaw (Poland), is the head of the Ceramics Team of AERA (Ancient Egypt Research Associates) Field School. The […]

BOOK REVIEW: PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 6(10) (2009)

J. Moje about Ockinga, B.G. 2005. A Concise Grammar of Middle Egyptian. An Outline of Middle Egyptian Grammar by Hellmut Brunner Revised and Expanded. 2nd Edition. – Mainz, Philipp von Zabern Bei der vorliegenden Grammatik handelt es sich um eine Weiterentwicklung des ‚„Abrisses der Mittelägyptischen Grammatik“ von Hellmut Brunner, die 1960 erstmals publiziert wurde. Die […]

Open Access Journal: Türk Eskiçağ Bilimleri Enstitüsü haberler

Türk Eskiçağ Bilimleri Enstitüsü haberler
ISSN 1308-2078
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Yılda iki kez düzenli olarak, Ocak ve Mayıs aylarında yayınlanan haber nitelikli dergimiz, yurtiçi ve yurtdışında 600 kadar kişi ve kuruluşa ücretsiz olarak ulaşıyor.
Editörler: Meltem Doğan - Alparslan  /  Aşkım Özdizbay
Vol. 12 (2001) - 42 (2016) available online

Open Access Journal: Siris: Studi e ricerche della Scuola di Specializzazionein Beni Archeologici di Matera

Siris: Studi e ricerche della Scuola di Specializzazionein Beni Archeologici di Matera
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La rivista, organo ufficiale della “Scuola di Specializzazione in Beni Archeologici” di Matera, esce con cadenza annuale dal 2000, anno in cui viene fondata sotto la direzione di Massimo Osanna e dal 2012 viene pubblicata, sempre per i tipi di Edipuglia, nella nuova serie.

Il numero 14,2014, il primo sotto la nuova direzione di Francesca Sogliani, accoglie gli Atti del Convegno “Siris, Herakleia, Polychoron. Città e campagna tra Antichità e Medioevo” tenutosi a Policoro nel 2013 e organizzato dalla Scuola di Matera con il Sostegno del Comune di Policoro e della Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Basilicata.


La rivista, presente in numerose Biblioteche di Atenei ed Istituzioni italiani e stranieri, costituisce uno dei ben noti strumenti di riferimento per la ricerca archeologica sia di ambito classico che post-classico; dotata di un rinnovato comitato scientifico nazionale e internazionale e di un comitato editoriale direttivo, si avvale, per la rigorosa selezione dei contributi, del processo double-blind peer review.


A seguito della procedura di revisione della classificazione delle riviste scientifiche avviata dall’ANVUR, la rivista ha ottenuto il riconoscimento di scientificità per le seguenti aree disciplinari: 10 – Scienze dell’antichità, filologico-letterarie e storico-artistiche; 11 – Scienze storiche, filosofiche, pedagogiche e psicologiche. È stata inoltre riconosciuta di Fascia A per il settore 10-A1, Archeologia.
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