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Hello and welcome to assemblage, The Sheffield Graduate Journal of Archaeology!
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A brief word from our sponsor, Notes for Readers on how to use this journal, our mission statement/call for papers, notes for contributors, Kathryn Denning’s ruminations about electronic publishing and archaeology, About the Editors, and our many acknowledgements.
In our peer-reviewed research paper section, Evan Peacock (Sheffield) describes new archaeological uses for the analysis of freshwater bivalves, while John Hawthorne (Southampton) argues that ceramic abundance and scarcity may be more closely correlated with changes in vessel size - and dining habits - than with macroeconomic trends.
Martin Evison gives a fully illustrated overview of the state of computerised forensic facial reconstruction, and discusses its potential for archaeology, while Rebecca Harrison discusses the intriguing parallels between Elvis worship and the Roman imperial cult.
Cornelius Holtorf makes a point about relativism and its political implications, Bob Trubshaw comments on the convergence of some areas of ‘fringe’ and orthodox archaeology, Bill Bevan makes a case for better care of archaeological landscapes in the face of development, and Kenny Aitchison calls for mobilisation within the IFA towards improvements for junior field archaeologists.
We give veteran archaeologists Andrew Sherratt and Alasdair Whittle the chance to get nostalgic.
In our Five Books Feature, established archaeologists and authors John Barrett, Matthew Johnson, and Andrew Fleming tell us the first five books they would read as starting graduate students, if they knew then what they know now. Kevin Edwards, head of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, gives advice to budding authors on the ins and outs of publication, while redoubtable archaeologists Julian Thomas and Colin Richards get the third degree in Twenty Questions.
James Karbula tells us what it’s like to be digging a never-ending hole in Texas, and Jennie Hawcroft reports on an exciting new resource for researchers in anthropology and archaeology.
assemblage’s able team of book reviewers go over some of this year’s best with a fine toothed comb, and for good measure, check out two museums too.
A gentle introduction for Internet virgins, and links to particularly useful archaeological web sites and other electronic archaeology journals.
Anagrams, fashion advice, an archaeology phrasebook, FOAF stories, a centrefold, and the most excellent game of Fantasy Academic. Pick your players now...
Your gateway to the archaeological resources on the Web, including handy sites, lists of online bibliographies, conference listings, and information on funding sources, and a selection of press clippings. And you thought the Yellow Pages were thorough!
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This issue of assemblage was last updated on Friday 22nd November 1996. Changes included additional links and a revised date for Submissions for the second issue.