International Journal of Archaeology

Volume 11, Issue 2, December 2023

  • A Simple, Natural Mechanism for the Transfer of Dry Bloodstains onto the Shroud of Turin

    Kelly Kearse

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, December 2023
    Pages: 17-21
    Received: Aug. 13, 2023
    Accepted: Aug. 29, 2023
    Published: Sep. 08, 2023
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    Abstract: The Shroud of Turin is a large linen cloth that bears the faint image of a crucified man containing bloodstains corresponding to scourging and crucifixion. Although the Shroud has been heralded as the most studied archaeological object in the world, the nature and origin of the image remains enigmatic, with explanations ranging from the natural to ... Show More
  • The Pointed Bottom Bottle: An Ancient Instrument for Monitoring Earth-air

    Hongshou Li, Fei Li, Shunren Wang

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, December 2023
    Pages: 22-36
    Received: Aug. 31, 2023
    Accepted: Sep. 18, 2023
    Published: Sep. 27, 2023
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    Abstract: The pointed bottom bottle (PBB) is a specific type of pottery with a pointed bottom widely produced in the Yangshao culture (7000–5000 BP) of prehistoric China. Since its discovery, opinions vary regarding its usage and purpose of design. Monitoring the air pressure enclosed in the PBB, this paper potentially reveals its usage and a possible reason... Show More
  • Research Article

    Dumtru”: The Expressing of Democracy in Bring Village Grime Valley - Papua - Indonesia

    Erlin Novita Idje Djami, Lutfi Yondri*, Sonya Martha Kawer, Marlin Tolla, Klementin Fairyo, Bau Mene, Peter Marinus Apituley, Theodora Ngaderman

    Issue: Volume 11, Issue 2, December 2023
    Pages: 37-45
    Received: Oct. 31, 2023
    Accepted: Nov. 21, 2023
    Published: Nov. 29, 2023
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    Abstract: The existence of archaeological sites and remains contained therein can be concluded as a reflection and deposition of various human behaviors supporting their culture in the past. One aspect that is quite interesting to study in the scope of Papuan cultural customs is how aspects of democracy in society in the past were formed and then became trad... Show More