International Journal of Archaeology

Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018

  • The Truth about Sale of Antique Items in Sri Lanka: An Inquisitor Study of the Antiques Market in the Galle Fort

    Upeksha Gamage, Chandrasiri Chithrananda, Thushari Sandya Thilakarathna

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018
    Pages: 1-8
    Received: 24 February 2018
    Accepted: 11 March 2018
    Published: 9 April 2018
    Abstract: According to current international charters on antiquities and cultural conventions, it has been generally accepted that such items belonging to more than hundred years old are commonly referred to as an antique. Whenever definition made of such item based on the characteristics of identical features, period, usefulness, artistry, rarity, condition... Show More
  • Conservation and Restoration of Deteriorated Greco - Roman Organic Dedicatory Panels in Atfiyah Museum Store – Egypt Applied on a Chosen Object

    Rabea Radi Abdel Kader, Shaimaa Sayed Mohamed El-Sayed

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018
    Pages: 9-17
    Received: 22 January 2018
    Accepted: 7 February 2018
    Published: 3 May 2018
    Abstract: Egypt is famous of its Greco – Roman heritage especially dedicatory panels which were made or carved of stone but it was found very unique colored dedicatory panels which were made of wood covered with textile and had colored view from wood in the surface, these dedicatory panels were very weak and deteriorated, the textile was lost in many places ... Show More
  • The Malacological Evidence of Animal Remains from the Areni-1 Cave, Armenia

    Noushig Zarikian, Laura Arutyunova, Boris Gasparyan

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018
    Pages: 18-22
    Received: 28 March 2018
    Accepted: 12 April 2018
    Published: 8 May 2018
    Abstract: Systematic archaeological excavations at Areni-1 cave in the Republic of Armenia provided rich archaeozoological remains, among of which a large collection of water and terrestrial mollusks remains in different preserving degree (Phylum Mollusca) was separated. The recorded species mainly belong to the class Gastropoda (9 families, 8 genera, 8 spec... Show More
  • Lithic Variability and Techno-Economy of the Initial Upper Palaeolithic in the Levant

    Dirk Leder

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018
    Pages: 23-36
    Received: 18 May 2018
    Accepted: 6 June 2018
    Published: 29 June 2018
    Abstract: The Levant forms a geographic bridge between Africa and Eurasia, making it a focal point for research on past human dispersals. The Initial Upper Palaeolithic (IUP) of the Levant is commonly associated with Homo sapiens’ dispersal from Africa to Eurasia, which is characterised by substantial changes in material culture when compared to the precedi... Show More
  • A New Insight to the Persis Kings (Frataraka)

    Amir Amiri Nezhad

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018
    Pages: 37-45
    Received: 21 April 2018
    Accepted: 5 May 2018
    Published: 15 September 2018
    Abstract: History of Persia after the Alexander, which is called Hellenism, was written by local available resources to revive the history of local governments during Seleucids and Arsacids, especially the Persislocal government. No doubt the most useful and documented local resources are the coins minted by the Persis local kings which shows the Pars Provin... Show More
  • Maya Cultural Landscapes and the Subterranean: Assessing a Century of Chultun Research

    James Brady, Wendy Layco

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1, June 2018
    Pages: 46-55
    Received: 1 August 2018
    Accepted: 15 August 2018
    Published: 21 September 2018
    Abstract: The function of chultuns, man-made subterranean chambers, in the southern Maya lowlands has been debated for over a century, with food storage being the most widely accepted proposal. Experimental archaeology shows, however, that none of the major Maya subsistence crops can be stored in chultuns because of their high humidity. Maya archaeology is c... Show More