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Encyclopedia > J.P. Mallory

JP Mallory is the nom-de-plume of Irish-American archaeologist and Indo-Europeanist Prof. James Mallory, a professor at the Queen's University of Belfast. The initials are printed without periods in all his publications. Indo-European studies is a field of linguistics, dealing with the Indo-European languages. ... The Queens University of Belfast Queens University, Belfast (QUB) - or officially The Queens University of Belfast - is a university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. ...


Mallory received his B.A. in History from Occidental College, then served three years in the US Army as an military police sergeant. He received his Ph.D. in Archaeology from UCLA in 1975. He has held several posts at Queen's beginning in 1978, becoming Professor of Prehistoric Archaeology in 1998. A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... ... Occidental College, located in Los Angeles, California, is a small, coeducational, liberal arts college. ... Military police (MPs) are the police of a military organization, generally concerning themselves with law enforcement and security. ... This article is about the rank of sergeant. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Importance and applicability Most of human history is not described by any written records. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... A professor is a senior teacher, lecturer and researcher, usually in a college or university. ...


Professor Mallory's research has focused on Early Neolithic and Bronze Age Europe, the Indo-European homeland problem, and the archaeology of early Ireland. He favors an integrative approach to these issues, comparing literary, linguistic and archaeologcal evidence to solve historical puzzles. The Neolithic, (Greek neos=new, lithos=stone, or New Stone Age) was a period in the development of human technology that is traditionally the last part of the Stone Age. ... The Bronze Age is a period in a civilizations development when the most advanced metalworking has developed the techniques of smelting copper from natural outcroppings and alloys it to cast bronze. ... World map showing location of Europe When considered a continent, Europe is the worlds second smallest continent in terms of area, with an area of 10,600,000 km² (4,140,625 square miles), making it larger than Australia only. ... Proto-Indo-European Indo-European studies Indo-European is originally a linguistic term, referring to the Indo-European language family. ... Urheimat (German: ur- original, ancient; Heimat home, homeland) is a linguistic term denoting the original homeland of the speakers of a proto-language. ... Open Directory Project: Literature World Literature Electronic Text Archives Magazines and E-zines Online Writing Writers Resources Libraries, Digital Cataloguing, Metadata Distance Learning Dictionary of the History of Ideas: Classicism in Literature The Universal Library, by Carnegie Mellon University Project Gutenberg Online Library Abacci - Project Gutenberg texts matched with Amazon... Historical linguistics (also diachronic linguistics or comparative linguistics) is primarily the study of the ways in which languages change over time, by means of examining languages which are recognizably related through similarities such as vocabulary, word formation, and syntax, as well as the surviving records of ancient languages. ... Importance and applicability Most of human history is not described by any written records. ...


Major works

  • Books
    • Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture (with D. Q. Adams). Fitzroy-Dearborn, London and Chicago. 1997.
    • In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archaeology and Myth. London: Thames & Hudson, 1989.
    • The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West (w. V. H. Mair). London: Thames and Hudson. 2000.
  • Articles
    • "The Homelands of the Indo-Europeans." Archaeology and Language. eds. R. Blench and M. Spriggs. Vol I. London and New York, Routledge, 93-121. 1997.
    • "The Indo-European homeland problem: A matter of time," part of "The Indo-Europeanization of Northern Europe". eds. K. Jones-Bley and M. E. Huld. Journal of Indo-European Studies Monography No. 17, Washington, D.C., 1-22. 1993.
    • "The Old Irish Chariot: and "Mír Curad". Studies in Honor of Calvert Watkins, eds. J. Jasasnoff, H. Melchert, L. Oliver, Innsbruck. Innsbrucker Beitrage zur Sprachwissenschaft. 451-464. 1998.

The Encyclopedia of Indo-European Culture or EIEC, edited by James P. Mallory and Douglas Q. Adams, was published in 1997 by Fitzroy Dearborn. ...

External links

Prof. Mallory's Academic Homepage at U. Belfast


 
 

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