Search for dissertations about: "Paul Sinclair"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 19 swedish dissertations containing the words Paul Sinclair.

  1. 1. Interconnections : Glass beads and trade in southern and eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean - 7th to 16th centuries AD

    Author : Marilee Wood; Paul Sinclair; Anneli Ekblom; Paul Lane; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; glass trade beads; glass analysis; LA-ICP-MS; 7th to 16th century Indian Ocean trade; southern Africa; East Africa; Mapungubwe; K2; Schroda; Chibuene; Hlamba Mlonga; Sibudu Cave; Kaole Ruins; Mahilaka.; Arkeologi; Archaeology;

    Abstract : Glass beads comprise the most frequently found evidence of trade between southern Africa and the greater Indian Oceanbetween the 7th and 16th centuries AD.  In this thesis beads recovered from southern African archaeological sites are organized into series, based on morphology and chemical composition determined by LA-ICP-MS analysis. READ MORE

  2. 2. Nqabayo’s Nomansland: San Rock Art and the Somatic Past

    Author : Geoffrey Blundell; Paul Sinclair; Knut Helskog; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; San; Bushman; southern Africa; Nomansland; Eastern Cape; Storm Shelter; rock art; shamanism; Kalahari revisionist debate; body; embodiment; somatic past; postcolonial; colonial; Arkeologi; Archaeology subjects; Arkeologiämnen;

    Abstract : The most significant challenge facing modern southern African rock art research is the integration of rock paint­ings into the construction of San history. This challenge is made all the more difficult because of poor chronologi­cal control over the images. READ MORE

  3. 3. The development and implementation of software for palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatological research : the Bugs Coleopteran Ecology Package (BugsCEP)

    Author : Philip Buckland; Roger Engelmark; Geoffrey Lemdahl; Paul Sinclair; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Quaternary geology; environmental archaeology; quaternary science; Coleoptera; beetles; database; environmental reconstructions; climate reconstructions; software; Mutual Climatic Range; MCR; palaeoentomology; Kvartärgeologi; Archaeology; Arkeologi; Archaeology; arkeologi;

    Abstract : This thesis documents the development and application of a unique database orientated software package, BugsCEP, for environmental and climatic reconstruction from fossil beetle (Coleoptera) assemblages. The software tools are described, and the incorporated statistical methods discussed and evaluated with respect to both published modern and fossil data, as well as the author’s own investigations. READ MORE

  4. 4. Changing Landscapes : An Environmental History of Chibuene, Southern Mozambique

    Author : Anneli Ekblom; Paul Sinclair; Louis Scott; João Morais; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; environmental history; archaeology; archaeobotany; paleoecology; vegetation history; pollen analysis; environmental management; environmental insecurity; resource utilisation; landscape; paleclimatology; trade; oral tradition; Mozambique; Vilanculos; Arkeologi; Archaeology subjects; Arkeologiämnen;

    Abstract : This thesis analyses the dynamics of environmental change and its embeddedness in the long term interactions of social history and rainfall variability through the building of an environmental history of the Chibuene locality, the coastal plain of southern Mozambique, 5 km south of the town Vilanculos, from 400 AD to present day. Land-use practices over time are discussed on the basis of vegetation and land-use history based pollen analysis, charcoal influx and diatom analysis. READ MORE

  5. 5. Unguja Ukuu on Zanzibar : An archaeological study of early urbanism

    Author : Abdurahman Juma; Paul Sinclair; Chapurukha M Kusimba; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Archaeology; cultural complexity; cycles; early urbanism; and urban characterization; Arkeologi; Archaeology subjects; Arkeologiämnen;

    Abstract : This study describes archaeological excavations carried out at Unguja Ukuu on the main island of Zanzibar, Tanzania. The site has long remained obscure, oral histories do not mention it and no particular group among the living community of the island describes its origin from the site. READ MORE