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

Harry M. Maisch, IV, Martin A. Becker, Ben H. Raines & John A. Chamberlain, Jr. 2016. Osteichthyans from the Tallahatta–Lisbon Formation Contact (middle Eocene–Lutetian) Pigeon Creek, Conecuh-Covington Counties, Alabama with Comments on Transatlantic Occurrences in the Northern Atlantic Ocean Basin. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 13, 3 (2016), 1-22. ISSN 1567-2158. 22 pages, 4 figures.

A disconformity and lag deposit that separates the Tallahatta and Lisbon Formations along Pigeon Creek near Red Level, Conecuh-Covington Counties, Alabama contains osteichthyan remains belonging to: Pycnodus sp.; Lepisosteus sp.; Albula sp.; Egertonia isodonta Cocchi, 1864; Cylindracanthus rectus Agassiz, 1843; Sphyraena sp.; Triciurides cf. T. sagittidens Winkler, 1874; Scomberomorus sp.; Ariidae gen. indet.; Ostraciidae gen. […]

Christophe Hendrickx & Matthew T. Carrano. 2016. Erratum on “An Overview of Non-Avian Theropod Discoveries and Classification”. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 13, 2 (2016), 1-7. ISSN 1567-2158. 7 pages, 1 figure, 1 table.

In their recent publication on an overview of theropod discoveries and classification, Hendrickx and colleagues mistakenly attributed the earliest historical reports of non-avian theropods in North America and South America to Joseph Leidy in 1856 and Florentino Ameghino in 1899, respectively. Yet, theropod tracks from Massachusetts had already been reported by Hitchcock in 1836, and […]

Stephen J. Jacquemin, David J. Cicimurri, Jun A. Ebersole, Madelyn Jones, Zach Whetstone & Charles N. Ciampaglio. 2016. Quantifying heterodonty in the late Devonian (Upper Famennian) sharks Cladoselache and Ctenacanthus from the Ohio Shale, USA. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 13, 1 (2016), 1-20. ISSN 1567-2158. 20 pages + 5 plates, 7 figures.

Differentiation of tooth size and shape within the jaw (i.e. heterodonty) is an expected pattern in the majority of Neoselachii sharks. Various forms of heterodonty may be observed within an individual set of jaws, which can be the result of tooth position (monognathic), upper or lower jaw position (dignathic), tooth file or developmental position (ontogeny), […]

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)

Christophe Hendrickx, Scott A. Hartman & Octávio Mateus. 2015. An Overview of Non- Avian Theropod Discoveries and Classification. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 12, 1 (2015), 1-73. ISSN 1567-2158. 73 pages + 15 figures, 1 table.

Theropods form a taxonomically and morphologically diverse group of dinosaurs that include extant birds. Inferred relationships between theropod clades are complex and have changed dramatically over the past thirty years with the emergence of cladistic techniques. Here, we present a brief historical perspective of theropod discoveries and classification, as well as an overview on the […]

Wedel, M.J. & M.P. Taylor. 2013. Neural Spine Bifurcation in Sauropod Dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation: Ontogenetic and Phylogenetic Implications. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 10(1) (2013), 1-34. ISSN 1567-2158. 34 pages + 25 figures, 2 tables.

It has recently been argued that neural spine bifurcation increases through ontogeny in several Morrison Formation sauropods, that recognition of ontogenetic transformation in this ‘key character’ will have sweeping implications for sauropod phylogeny, and that Suuwassea and Haplocanthosaurus in particular are likely to be juveniles of known diplodocids. However, we find that serial variation in sauropod vertebrae can mimic ontogenetic change and is therefore a powerful confounding factor, especially when dealing with isolated elements whose serial position cannot be determined. When serial position is taken into account, there is no evidence that neural spine bifurcation increased over ontogeny in Morrison Formation diplodocids. Through phylogenetic analysis we show that neural spine bifurcation is not a key character in sauropod phylogeny and that Suuwassea and Haplocanthosaurus are almost certainly not juveniles of known diplodocids. Skeletochronology based on the sequence of skeletal fusions during ontogeny can provide relative ontogenetic ages for some sauropods. Although such data are sparsely available to date and often inconsistent among sauropod genera they provide another line of evidence for testing hypotheses of ontogenetic synonymy. Data from skeletal fusions suggest that Suuwassea and Haplocanthosaurus are both valid taxa and that neither is an ontogenetic morph of a known diplodocid.

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 […]

TER-QUA 2011 Proceedings: Steven E. Fields, H. Gregory McDonald, James L. Knight & Albert E. Sanders. 2012. The Ground Sloths (Pilosa) of South Carolina. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 9(3) (2012), 1-19. ISSN 1567-2158. 19 pages + 7 figures, 1 table.

Abstract A summary of museum and literature records of ground sloths collected from South Carolina is presented.  The ground sloth record in South Carolina consists of three genera, Eremotheirum with two species, Megalonyx with three species and Paramylodon with one species.  Three of these species, Eremotherium eomigrans and Megalonyx leptostomus from the Blancan and Megalonyx […]

TER-QUA 2011 Proceedings: Robert M. Chandler. 2012. A New Species of Tinamou (Aves: Tinamiformes, Tinamidae) from the Early-Middle Miocene of Argentina. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 9(2) (2012), 1-8. ISSN 1567-2158. 8 pages + 2 figures, 1 table.

Abstract A new species of tinamou from the early-middle Miocene (Santacrusian), Santa Cruz Formation of Argentina is named.  The new species is approximately 16 million year old and has an affinity with the modern genus Crypturellus based on the unique characteristics of the humerus, hence, the designation aff. Crypturellus.  Fossil species and the zooarchaeological record […]

TER-QUA 2011 Proceedings: Jeremy B. Stout. 2012. New Material of Borealosuchus from the Bridger Formation, with Notes on the Paleoecology of Wyoming’s Eocene Crocodylians. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 9(5) (2012), 1-7. ISSN 1567-2158. 7 pages + 3 figures, 1 table.

Abstract The Eocene Green River and Bridger Formations of Wyoming represent lacustrine and fluvial environments noteworthy for an extremely diverse crocodylian fauna (at least eight species in seven genera). This paper discusses a fragmentary crocodylian jaw from the Bridger Formation, and also notes possible ecological partitioning among these sympatric crocodylians. The jaw fragment can be assigned confi dently to […]

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 – […]

TER-QUA 2011 Proceedings: Pennilyn Higgins. 2012. Climate Change at the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary: New Insights from Mollusks and Organic Carbon in the Hanna Basin of Wyoming. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 9(4) (2012), 1-20. ISSN 1567-2158. 20 pages + 7 figures, 3 tables.

Abstract Climate change at the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) is frequently regarded as among the best ancient proxies for the potential effects of modern climate change. Terrestrial sections recording this event are few, but essential in understanding the impacts of rapid global change on land-dwelling life forms such as humans. In the Hanna Formation, exposed in the Hanna Basin […]

TER-QUA 2011 Proceedings: Larry D. Martin. 2012. Institute for Tertiary-Quarternary Studies (TER-QUA). – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 9(1) (2012), 1-3. ISSN 1567-2158. 3 pages.

The start TER-QUA (the Institute for Tertiary-Quaternary Studies) was organized in 1968 on the recommendation of the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council’s U.S. National Committee of INQUA (the International Union for Quaternary Research). At this time it was under the directorships of Prof. Samuel Treves and Prof. Charles Bertrand Schultz both of the University […]

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 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… […]

Tor Bertin. 2010. A Catalogue of Material and Review of the Spinosauridae. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 7 (4): 1-39

Abstract Spinosaurids are a monophyletic clade of large-bodied, long-snouted theropod dinosaurs known from minimal skeletal material. In an effort to assist future research on this unu­sual clade, a catalogue of past spinosaurid discoveries is presented. Database information includes specimen numbers, material identification, locality information, depositional environments, stratigraphic detail, generic or subclade assignment, tooth measurements, tooth […]

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 Northwest Europe, 5(1) (2010)

Yardeni Vorst about Rose, S. 2007. The Medieval Sea. – London/New York, Hambledon Continuum. This book by Susan Rose deals with aspects of the sea and seafaring in Medieval times in Northern Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa. Through time (the period 1000-1500 AD) Rose illustrates the difference in Europe in attitudes towards the sea, […]

Syverson, Valerie J. & Donald R. Prothero. 2010. Evolutionary Patterns in Late Quaternary California Condors. – PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 7, 1: 1-18

Abstract Pleistocene fossils related to the living California condor (Gymnogyps californianus) have been found in several locations in western North America. Different authors have either assigned these to the species G. amplus or considered them a chronological subspecies of G. californianus. We examined the morphology of the genus Gymnogyps from the late Pleistocene to the […]

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 […]

André J. Veldmeijer. 2009. Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear. Technological Aspects. Part x. Leather Composite Sandals. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, 6(9) (2009)

Abstract The tenth part in the series on the manufacturing technology of ancient Egyptian footwear (phase I of the Ancient Egyptian Footwear Project) presents 15 so-called ‘leather composite sandals’. These well made sandals, usually in bright colours and decorated, are known from New Kingdom contexts; they were not a common commodity. Although the focus is […]

NEWS: Spectacular discovery of first‐ever Dutch Neanderthal Fossil skull fragment unveiled by Minister Plasterk in National Museum of Antiquities

For the first time ever, a fossil of a Neanderthal has been discovered in the Netherlands. The skull fragment, over 40,000 years old, with its characteristically thick Neanderthal eyebrow ridge, was found off the coast of Zeeland, dredged up from the bottom of the North Sea. Huge quantities of fossil bones have been brought to […]

Haan, de, H.J. 2009. Building the Great Pyramid by Levering. A Mathematical Model. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 6, 2: 1-22

Abstract A review of the extensive literature on the building of the Egyptian pyramids reveals that so far this problem has not been treated in a systematic, quantitative way. The present study aims at filling this gap by means of an integrated mathematical model, taking into account the interaction between various activities involved, such as […]

BOOK REVIEW ISSUE PalArch’s Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology 5, 2 (2008): 13-17

H.J.M. Meijer about Martill, D.M., G. Bechly & R.F. Loveridge. 2007. The Crato fossil beds. Window into an ancient world. – Cambridge, Cambridge University Press A.J. Veldmeijer about Mol, D., W. van Logchem, K. van Hooijdonk & R. Bakker. 2007. De sabeltandtijger uit de Noordzee. – Norg, Drukware I.J.J. Nieuwland about Wellnhofer, P. 2008. Archaeopteryx. Der Urvogel von Solnhofen […]

BOOK REVIEW ISSUE PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 5, 2 (2008): 1-6

A.J. Clapham about Cappers, R.T.J. 2006. Roman foodprints at Berenike. Archaeobotanical evidence of subsistence and trade in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. – Los Angeles, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles (Berenike Reports 6, Monograph 55) A.J. Veldmeijer about Parkinson, R. 2008. The painted tomb-chapel of Nebamun. Masterpieces of ancient Egyptian art in the British […]

Newsletter 5, 2 (July 2008)

News on the Activities of the PalArch Foundation Vertebrate Palaeontology News News on the Archaeology of Northwest Europe Four-year IAE meeting Rhodes André J. Veldmeijer Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections Richard H. Wilkinson Proceedings of the 11th meeting of the Dutch 7Vertebrate Palaeontology Group Natasja den Ouden  Prof. Dr. S.K. Donovan awarded  Megalith Memory Natasja den Ouden Egypt […]

Warrimont, de, J.P.L.M.N. 2007. Prospecting Middle Palaeolithic open-air sites in the Dutch-Belgian border area near Maastricht. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 3: 40-89

Abstract Since 1981 a series of brickyard quarries to the north and west of Maastricht, in the municipalities of Maastricht (The Netherlands) and Lanaken (Belgium), have been intensively and successfully prospected for human artefacts and faunal remains from the Pleistocene by scrutinising the vertical sections of exposed loess, which in many places is over ten m deep. These […]

Newsletter 5, 1 (January 2008)

News on the Activities of the PalArch Foundation Publications in the January Issue News on the Archaeology of Northwest Europe Proceedings of the 10th meeting of the Dutch Vertebrate Palaeontology Group John W.M. Jagt Palarch at the SVPCA Natasja den Ouden Egypt in Photographs Zbigniew Kosc Monsters in Manhattan and Haarlem Brian L. Beatty Colophon / Call for papers […]

Stapert, D. 2007. Neanderthal children and their flints. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 2: 16-39

Abstract As pioneer studies at the Magdalenian sites of Pincevent and Etiolles have shown, refitting analyses can reveal the presence of those learning the craft of flint knapping, i.e. children. This approach was successful especially at Upper Palaeolithic sites. Learners can be recognized by their incompetent flaking, and also by typical beginners’ errors such as ‘face battering’ and ‘stacked […]

Bringmans, P.M.M.A. 2007. First evidence of Neanderthal presence in Northwest Europe during the Late Saalian ‘Zeifen. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Northwest Europe 1, 1: 1-15

Abstract The Middle Pleistocene to Late Pleistocene transition (MIS 6/5e transition), which has been observed within the loamy sediments of the VLL and VLB sites at Veldwezelt-Hezerwater, was a period of remarkable change in both climate and environment. Indeed, the incipient VLL-VLB soil horizons at Veldwezelt-Hezerwater seem to represent Late Saalian phases of pedogenesis under boreal conditions just prior […]

Newsletter 4, 3 (October 2007)

News on the Activities of the PalArch Foundation Publications in the October Issue News on the Archaeology of Northwest Europe Proceedings of the 9th meeting of the Dutch Vertebrate Palaeontology Group Let’s Hear it for Neanderthal! Carlos Grau Egypt in Photographs Zbigniew Kosc Museums and the Art Loss Register Ingrid Blom-Böer Musealising University Collections Marieke van der Duin […]

Wild, J.P. & F. Wild. 2007. The textiles from Sikait (Egyptian Eastern Desert). – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 2, 2: 9-17

Abstract The 2003 season at Sikait yielded ten textile fragments from six different late Roman contexts. They were not examined on site; but the photographs on which the descriptions below are based were of sufficiently fine resolution to enable most of the basic data to be extracted. PDF file (0.6 MB)

Naguib, S.–A. 2007. The shifting values of authenticity and fakes. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 2, 1: 1-8

Abstract The present article discusses the shifting values of authenticity and fakes. Using a biographical approach and the notion of things’ social life it examines an Egyptianised relief which according to the author is probably the work of the ‘Master of Berlin’, Oxan Aslanian, and investigates the wider context in which the object was conceived. The […]

Newsletter 4, 2 (April 2007)

News on the Activities of the PalArch Foundation  Publications in the April Issue Egypt in Photographs Zbigniew Kosc Natural History Museum Rotterdam: the History and Collections of a Museum Natasja den Ouden What is a palaeontologist? A Field Identification Guide Carlos Grau Colophon / Call for papers PDF file (1.7 MB)

Veldmeijer, A.J. 2007. Preliminary report on the leatherwork from Roman Berenike, Egyptian Red Sea Coast (1994–2000). – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 1, 1: 1-36

Abstract The excavations at Berenike during the 1994–2000 season yielded various finds of skin and leather. Leatherwork is one of the neglected fields in the study of ancient Egypt and it is therefore that this paper presents the leatherwork from this important site, even though the material has not been studied in as much detail as […]

Newsletter 4, 1 (January 2007)

News on the Activities of the PalArch Foundation Publications in the January Issue The View from Here Carlos Grau  Proceedings of the 8th meeting of the Dutch Vertebrate Palaeontology Group Natasja den Ouden www.PalArch.nl and electronic publishing in Egyptology André J. Veldmeijer  Egypt in Photographs Zbigniew Kosc Forward to the Past. An Analysis of Future-oriented Research in the […]

Harrell, J.A. 2006. Archaeological geology of Wadi Sikait. – PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology 4, 1: 1-12

Abstract Emerald, a green transparent variety of beryl, was one of the most highly prized gemstones in antiquity. The earliest known emerald mine is located in the valley of Wadi Sikait in Egypt’s southern Eastern Desert, where mining probably began toward the end of the Ptolemaic period in the 1st century BC. Most of the mining […]

Newsletter 3, 4 (October 2006)

News on the Activities of the PalArch Foundation Publications in the October Issue  An Impression of the IWAA Conference 2006  The Indonesian Wild Man. In Search of the ‘Orang-Pendek’ on Sumatra Marcel van Beurden Dover Museum and the Dover Bronze Age Boat Peter Clark Egypt in Photographs Zbigniew Kosc ‘Scientific Creationism’ overseas. The Export of Fundamentalist American Culture […]