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Obsidian

Obsidian Book
Author : M. Steven Shackley
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9780816523962
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obsidian was long valued by ancient peoples as a raw material for producing stone tools, and archaeologists have increasingly come to view obsidian studies as a crucial aid in understanding the past. Steven Shackley now shows how the geochemical and contextual analyses of archaeological obsidian can be applied to the interpretation of social and economic organization in the ancient Southwest. This book, the capstone of decades of investigation, integrates a wealth of obsidian research in one volume. It covers advances in analytical chemistry and field petrology that have enhanced our understanding of obsidian source heterogeneity, presents the most recent data on and interpretations of archaeological obsidian sources in the Southwest, and explores the ethnohistorical and contemporary background for obsidian use in indigenous societies. Shackley provides a thorough examination of the geological origin of obsidian in the region and the methods used to collect raw material and determine its chemical composition, and descriptions of obsidian sources throughout the Southwest. He then describes the occurrence of obsidian artifacts and shows how their geochemical fingerprints allow archaeologists to make conclusions regarding the procurement of obsidian. The book presents three groundbreaking applications of obsidian source studies. It first discusses an application to early Preceramic groups, showing how obsidian sources can reflect the range they inhabited over time as well as their social relationships during the Archaic period. It then offers an examination of the Late Classic Salado in Arizona's Tonto Basin, where obsidian data, along with ceramic and architectural evidence, suggest that Mogollon migrants lived in economic and social harmony with the Hohokam, all the while maintaining relationships with their homeland. Finally, it provides an intensive look at social identity and gender differences in the Preclassic Hohokam of central Arizona, where obsidian source provenance and projectile point styles suggest that male Hohokam sought to create a stylistically defined identity in at least three areas of the Hohokam core area. These male "sodalities" were organized quite differently from female ceramic production groups. Today, obsidian research in the American Southwest enjoys an equal standing with ceramic, faunal, and floral studies as a method of revealing social process and change in prehistory. Shackley's book discusses the ways in which archaeologists should approach obsidian research, no matter what the region, offering a thorough survey of archaeological obsidian studies that will have methodological and theoretical applications worldwide. The volume includes an extensive glossary created specifically for archaeologists.

Obsidian Reflections

Obsidian Reflections Book
Author : David M. Carballo,Marc Levine
Publisher : University Press of Colorado
Release : 2014-09-15
ISBN : 160732301X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Departing from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian's sociocultural dimensions—particularly in regard to Mesoamerican world view, religion, and belief systems. Exploring the materiality of this volcanic glass rather than only its functionality, this book considers the interplay among people, obsidian, and meaning and how these relationships shaped patterns of procurement, exchange, and use. An international group of scholars hailing from Belize, France, Japan, Mexico, and the United States provides a variety of case studies from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, and Honduras. The authors draw on archaeological, iconographic, ethnographic, and ethnohistoric data to examine obsidian as a touchstone for cultural meaning, including references to sacrificial precepts, powerful deities, landscape, warfare, social relations, and fertility. Obsidian Reflections underscores the necessity of understanding obsidian from within its cultural context—the perspective of the indigenous people of Mesoamerica. It will be of great interest to Mesoamericanists as well as students and scholars of lithic studies and material culture.

Obsidian

Obsidian Book
Author : Suzie Wilde
Publisher : Unbound Publishing
Release : 2019-06-13
ISBN : 1783526432
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A gripping Viking tale of one woman's courage, fighting old and new gods amid the savage beauty of Ice Island: the second instalment of The Book of Bera fantasy adventure series Bera, the Viking seer, has been having visions. During the hard birthing of her daughter, she feels the earth convulse, an upheaval that somehow links the black bead of her necklace to the precious stone: Obsidian. As her destructive visions start to become reality, she has no choice but to set out for the Far North, to steal Obsidian and put it to use. But Bera is not the only one who wants the stone – to what lengths will she go to win it? Steeped in the life and beliefs of the Norse peoples, this standalone second instalment in The Book of Bera trilogy is a gripping, atmospheric adventure.

Archaeological Obsidian Studies

Archaeological Obsidian Studies Book
Author : M. Steven Shackley
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-29
ISBN : 147579276X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume is the third in the Advances in Archaeological and Museum Science series sponsored by the Society for Archaeological Sciences (SAS). The purpose of this series is to provide summaries of advances in various topics in ar chaeometry, archaeological science, environmental archaeology, preservation technology, and museum conservation. The SAS exists to encourage interdisciplinary collaboration between archaeologists and colleagues in the natural and physical sciences. SAS mem bers are drawn from many disciplinary fields. However, they all share a common belief that physical science techniques and methods constitute an essential component of contemporary archaeological field and laboratory studies. The series editors wish to thank the reviewers of each of the chapters in this volume for their excellent comments and suggestions. We also wish to thank Chriss jones for her invaluable assistance in the preparation of the texts for submission to the publisher. xi Preface As noted in the introductory chapter, this volume is the second major review of research progress in the study of archaeological obsidian. An earlier book, Advances in Obsidian Glass Studies: Archaeological and Geochemical Perspectives, appeared in 1976. A comparison of the treatment of topics reflected in this earlier work and that contained in this volume not only highlights important advances in the quality and depth of research on archaeological obsidian over more than a quarter of a century but also illustrates more generally some characteristics of developments in the archaeological science field in general.

Obsidian Prey

Obsidian Prey Book
Author : Jayne Castle
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009-08-25
ISBN : 1101133503
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Amber tuner and independent prospector Lyra Dore lost her heart—and her discovery of a rare amethyst ruin—to cutthroat businessman Cruz Sweetwater. At least she had her artistically talented dust-bunny to comfort her… But the ruin’s mysterious power has put everyone involved with the project in danger. And only by trusting their psychic instincts will Cruz and Lyra survive— and surrender to the desire that binds them.

Obsidian Ridge

Obsidian Ridge Book
Author : Jess Lebow
Publisher : Wizards of the Coast
Release : 2012-08-07
ISBN : 0786963700
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This time the castle is the monster! Obsidian Ridge hasn't been seen in Faerun for hundreds of years. It's a legend, a fairy story--until it appears, silently and without warning over the kingdom of Erlkazar, blotting out the sun. Steered by the madness of a cunning wizard, the citadel and its vast array of shadowy monsters will destroy all of Erlkazar unless the wizard gets what he wants: the princess of Erlkazar as a bride. But he'll have to battle the king's personal assassin, a loyal courtier, a complicated killer, and the princess herself to bring his plan to bear. Obsidian Ridge continues the Citadels series with another story that explores the darker side of that iconic fantasy structure, the castle. Each book in the Citadels series is a self-contained fantasy in the Forgotten Realms world and can be read in any order.

Master Obsidian Quickly Boost Your Learning Productivity with a Free Modern Powerful Knowledge Toolkit

Master Obsidian Quickly   Boost Your Learning   Productivity with a Free  Modern  Powerful Knowledge Toolkit Book
Author : Jeremy P. Jones
Publisher : Jeremy P. Jones
Release : 2021-02-21
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obsidian (at obsidian.md on the web) is a new, free app for helping you build a "second brain" - a place for your ideas to arrive, develop, and stay for the long haul. The Obsidian app is built on open standards that ensures that your second brain will always be your own. It works with familiar files and folders that stay local on your disk, ensuring privacy and longevity. Yes, it's free. This book provides an introduction to the Obsidian app and walks you through a handful of key concepts to help you master the software. And the book presents several techniques shared by the wonderful Obsidian user community that will help new and experienced users alike to master this powerful software.

Rise Fall of the Obsidian Grotto

Rise   Fall of the Obsidian Grotto Book
Author : Christopher D. Schmitz
Publisher : TreeShaker Books
Release : 2020-06-01
ISBN : 195321200X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Elves. Dwarves. Blood Oaths & Dragons. There are far worse things crawling upon Esfah than goblins... ...some, even swords and sorcery cannot defeat. A devious elder monster allies with the lava elves of the Obsidian Grotto. She promises to provide an elven general with arcane weapons to throw down their dwarven enemies, and also the support of a black magic wielding cult hidden within the Nhur-Gale Forest. General Shedakor assumes that any bargain with such a dark creature would extract a high cost... but can he afford to pay it? Meanwhile, on the far side of Esfah. An elven hero from the northern coasts embarks on a mission to protect his home from the goblins of Brackishomme swamp. But Davian Whisperwynd is prone to rash vows and the gods will not release the adventurer from a promise to lay down his sword: an oath that complicates things when he promises a beautiful enchanter that he will retrieve an item from the lair of the Death god himself. Neither knows it, but the gods of fate have interlinked their destinies. In the mid 1990s there was one fantasy RPG that ruled them all: D&D, of which Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, and many other books and gaming worlds were a part of. It’s publisher, TSR, created another gaming world that won Game of the Year in 1995. That world was Esfah. In eons past, when time was young and creation malleable, the four powers of Nature — earth, air, fire, and water — the children of Nature, gods in their own rights, brought forth two races of beings to care for their fledgling world of Esfah, created by the all-father, Tarvenehl. One race, the Selumari or coral elves, was created to husband the fluid forces of air and water. The other race, the Vagha, a dwarvish race, embodied the stability of earth and the tempering power of fire. Together, these two peoples worked to nurture their infant world into something glorious and beautiful... but then another god revealed himself: Death...

Star Trek Mirror Universe Obsidian Alliances

Star Trek  Mirror Universe  Obsidian Alliances Book
Author : Peter David,Keith R. A. DeCandido,Sarah Shaw
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2007-03-20
ISBN : 9781416552970
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Some say the line between good and evil is narrower than we imagine -- a divide as subtle as a mirror, and perhaps just as deep. To peer into its black, reflective glass is to know the dark potential we each possess, and we cross that obsidian boundary at our peril . . . into a world where we no longer recognize who we are or what we believed ourselves capable of. In the late twenty-fourth century, decades after the fall of the once-mighty Terran Empire, the Klingon-Cardassian Alliance dominates the worlds that, in another reality, made up the United Federation of Planets. Humanity and its former subject races are now bound together by their shared oppression, slaves to their cruel and brutal conquerors. But a downtrodden few have found the courage and the strength of will to act. Inspired by visitors from another continuum to fight for their freedom, they have rekindled hope . . . and rediscovered an ancient truth: that every revolution begins with a vision. Star Trek: VOYAGER ® A rebel ship commanded by a former slave named Chakotay attempts to evade pursuit in the Badlands . . . only to encounter a strange ship that was catapulted seventy thousand light-years across the galaxy. On board the craft are two aliens, one of whom has the potential to completely alter the balance of power within the Alliance. But as both sides of the struggle race to get to the stranger first, treachery throws all schemes into a tailspin. Star Trek: NEW FRONTIER ® Following the Terran Empire's collapse, its longtime rival, the Romulan Star Empire, has absorbed many of the fringe civilizations spread across that part of the galaxy. One of the Romulans' slaves is M'k'nzy of Calhoun, a savage and unpredictable Xenexian who dreams of death . . . and who learns the value of freedom from the unlikeliest of teachers, a Romulan named Soleta. Star Trek: DEEP SPACE NINE ® One fallen dictator's struggle to regain her power and her position leads to the discovery of a bold rebel plan for a decisive military strike against the Alliance. But while Kira Nerys navigates the dangerous road of politics, sex, and military intrigue that she believes will lead her back to reclaiming the Intendancy, cracks form in the rebel leadership, leading to a showdown that will change the course of the Mirror Universe.

Obsidian

Obsidian Book
Author : Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher : Entangled: Teen
Release : 2012-05-08
ISBN : 1622667174
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Discover the New York Times bestselling Lux series, which RT Book Reviews called “A thrilling ride from start to finish," from the very beginning... Starting over sucks. When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring...until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up. And then he opened his mouth. Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens. The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades. If I don't kill him first, that is. Read the entire bestselling series! #1: Obsidian (from Katy's point of view) #2: Onyx (from Katy's point of view) #3: Opal (from Katy's point of view) #4: Origin #5: Opposition Oblivion (Books 1-3 from Daemon's point of view) CAN BE READ FIRST OR AFTER KATY'S POV! Prequel: Shadows (Dawson's story)

An Obsidian Sky Part Two

An Obsidian Sky  Part Two Book
Author : Joel Thomas Cooke
Publisher : Joel Thomas Cooke
Release : 2021-09-28
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Your mistakes make you. Darius Malaroth, Vale's most infamous assassin, is about to return. Hidden from the public eye for the last four years, Darius has put everything into rebuilding the Broken Sector. Using an elaborate deception, he's rebuilt the hospital, given hope to millions, and worked tirelessly to help humanity. But his dark and bloody history is about to catch up with him. Janus Scitilliant, an ex-military operative, has earned the trust of a powerful ally with Greyson Lorath. Representing the chaotic and impoverished Broken Sector, Grey has spent his career representing a part of Menilax that the other Sectors have shunned. After the destruction of the board by a mysterious assassin, Grey's world is on the verge of disaster. While he may be rough around the edges, Grey's the only one who's delivered results, and If Janus wants to rescue her little brother from a band of Immortals, she'll need powerful allies to get the job done.

Obsidian

Obsidian Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1982
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obsidian III

Obsidian III  Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obsidian Dates

Obsidian Dates Book
Author : Clement Woodward Meighan,Janet L. Scalise
Publisher : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
Release : 1974
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Fourth compendium of readings, twenty-three discussion papers, and three reference bibliographies on obsidian hydration, sourcing, and exchange from UCLA Obsidian Hydration Laboratory.

Obsidian II

Obsidian II  Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Obsidian Sky

Obsidian Sky Book
Author : Guy Garcia
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Chicano graduate student Brian Mendoza discovers intrigue in Mexico City while researching the dark, mysterious religious journey of sixteenth-century shaman Xotl

Obsidian Distribution and Exchange in the North central Frontier of Mesoamerica

Obsidian Distribution and Exchange in the North central Frontier of Mesoamerica Book
Author : J. Andrew Darling
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Archaeological Studies of Mesoamerican Obsidian

Archaeological Studies of Mesoamerican Obsidian Book
Author : Thomas R. Hester
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1978
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prehistoric Obsidian Quarry Use and Technological Change in the Western Great Basin

Prehistoric Obsidian Quarry Use and Technological Change in the Western Great Basin Book
Author : Brian Anthony Ramos
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2000
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Prehistoric obsidian quarries in the western Great Basin show peak levels of use ca. 3150-1350 B.P. immediately followed by sharp declines in overall volume and a shift away from biface production. The models developed to explain this pattern either view quarry use as part of a trans-Sierra Nevada luxury exchange network with central and southern California populations as primary consumers, or as utilitarian toolstone procurement responding to western Great Basin settlement patterns and mobility. Obsidian hydration dates obtained on artifacts systematically collected from the Truman/Queen source demonstrates a history of use similar to other sources, suggesting that regional changes in western Great Basin obsidian quarry use was not the result of trans-Sierra Nevada exchange because Truman/Queen obsidian is virtually absent west of the Sierra Nevada. The results of this study also indicate that models that emphasize mobility as the primary conditioner of lithic technology are also inadequate. First order determinants of technology are most likely subsistence related and based on the ability of a specific tool form to contribute to subsistence return rates by reducing resource handling time. Differential mobility likely contributes to technology in a lesser way, affecting decisions regarding degrees of processing, such as biface stage, primary and secondary reduction loci, but not ultimately tool form.