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Isotopic Investigations of Pastoralism in Prehistory by Alicia R. Miller Isotopic Investigations of Pastoralism in Prehistory

Pastoralists were a vital economic and social force in ancient societies around the globe, transforming landscapes poorly suited for agriculture into spaces of vast productive potential while simultaneously connecting mobile and sedentary communities alike across considerable distances. Drawing from the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/09/2017

Born to Choose Evolution, Self, and Well-Being by John H. Falk Born to Choose Evolution, Self, and Well-Being

Why do we make the choices we do?In his new book, John H. Falk sets out to offer a broad take on why humans make the never-ending set of choices they do, every second of every day of their lives....
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Born to Choose Evolution, Self, and Well-Being by John H. Falk Born to Choose Evolution, Self, and Well-Being

Why do we make the choices we do?In his new book, John H. Falk sets out to offer a broad take on why humans make the never-ending set of choices they do, every second of every day of their lives....
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

The Brightness of Things An Adventure in Light and Time by Kate Devlin The Brightness of Things An Adventure in Light and Time

We are surrounded by the material culture of the people who lived before us: architecture, artworks and artefacts. But can we be certain that, even when allowing for the ravages of time, what we observe is the same as what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Archaeology of the Solomon Islands by Richard Walters, Peter Sheppard Archaeology of the Solomon Islands
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Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2017

Sociopolitics of Migrant Death and Repatriation Perspectives from Forensic Science by Krista E. Latham Sociopolitics of Migrant Death and Repatriation Perspectives from Forensic Science

As scholars have by now long contended, global neoliberalism and the violence associated with state restructuring provide key frameworks for understanding flows of people across national boundaries and, eventually, into the treacherous terrains of the United States borderlands. The proposed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/09/2017

Archaeology: The Whole Story by Paul Bahn, Brian Fagan Archaeology: The Whole Story
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Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Rediscovering Heritage through Artefacts, Sites, and Landscapes: Translating a 3500-year Record at Ritidian, Guam by Mike T. Carson Rediscovering Heritage through Artefacts, Sites, and Landscapes: Translating a 3500-year Record at Ritidian, Guam

The Ritidian Site in Guam reveals the full scope of traditional cultural heritage in the Mariana Islands since 1500 B.C. The material records here have been incorporated into a cohesive narrative in chronological order to learn about the profound heritage...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management by Francis P. McManamon New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management

New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management describes the historic developments, current challenges, and future opportunities presented by contemporary Cultural Resource Management (CRM). CRM is a substantial aspect of archaeology, history, historical architecture, historical preservation, and public policy in the US...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Not Just for Show The Archaeology of Beads, Beadwork and Personal Ornaments by Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer Not Just for Show The Archaeology of Beads, Beadwork and Personal Ornaments

Major new series of studies combining latest scientific analysis techniques with archaeological data in a series of case studies coverving technological, social and symbolic attributes of beads in prehistoric cultures
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2017

Coming Soon

Key Concepts in Public Archaeology by Gabriel Moshenska Key Concepts in Public Archaeology


Format: Hardback - Released: 25/09/2017

Key Concepts in Public Archaeology by Gabriel Moshenska Key Concepts in Public Archaeology


Format: Paperback - Released: 25/09/2017

An Introduction to Native North America by Mark Q. Sutton An Introduction to Native North America

An Introduction to Native North America provides a basic introduction to the Native Peoples of North America, covering what are now the United States, northern Mexico, and Canada. It covers the history of research, basic prehistory, the European invasion and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Art and Archaeology by Ian Russell Art and Archaeology


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Mammal Bones and Teeth An Introductory Guide to Methods of Identification by Simon Hillson Mammal Bones and Teeth An Introductory Guide to Methods of Identification

This guide is designed as an introduction to the basic methods for identifying mammal bones and teeth. It is intended to highlight for beginners the main points on which identifications can be made on the bulk of bones and teeth...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Dolmens and Passage Graves of Sweden An Introduction and Guide by Christopher Tilley The Dolmens and Passage Graves of Sweden An Introduction and Guide

This book is the first comprehensive introduction and guide to Sweden?s most spectacular Stone Age monuments: the dolmens and passage graves, which began to be constructed over 5000 years ago. The introduction provides a detailed social interpretation of these monuments...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Ancient Lives An Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory by Brian M. Fagan Ancient Lives An Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory

Focusing on sites of key significance and the world?s first civilizations, Ancient Lives is an accessible and engaging textbook which introduces complete beginners to the fascinating worlds of archaeology and prehistory. Drawing on their impressive combined experience of the field...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Genomics Evidence and the Origins of Agriculture by Kristin Harper, George J. Armelagos Genomics Evidence and the Origins of Agriculture
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Genomics Evidence and the Origins of Agriculture introduces the origins of agriculture and the processes involved in domestication. This book synthesizes the information obtained on studies using genomics and presents it in the context of work from other fields.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Lithic Technological Organization and Paleoenvironmental Change Global and Diachronic Perspectives by Erick Robinson Lithic Technological Organization and Paleoenvironmental Change Global and Diachronic Perspectives

The objective of this edited volume is to bring together a diverse set of analyses to document how small-scale societies responded to paleoenvironmental change based on the evidence of their lithic technologies. The contributions bring together an international forum for...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/10/2017

The Middle Paleolithic Site of Pech de l'Aze IV by Harold L. Dibble The Middle Paleolithic Site of Pech de l'Aze IV

This book provides comprehensive information on the materials excavated at Pech de l'Aze IV, both by the original excavator Francois Bordes in the 1970s, and more recently by the authors and their scientific team. Applying a range of new excavation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Cyber-Archaeology and Grand Narratives Digital Technology and Deep-Time Perspectives on Culture Change in the Middle East by Thomas Levy Cyber-Archaeology and Grand Narratives Digital Technology and Deep-Time Perspectives on Culture Change in the Middle East

This volume asks how the current Information Technology Revolution influences archaeological interpretations of techno-social change. Does cyber-archaeology provide a way to breathe new life into grand narratives of technological revolution and culture change, or does it further challenge these high-level...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Yungang Art, History, Archaeology, Liturgy by Joy Lidu Yi Yungang Art, History, Archaeology, Liturgy

The first ever comprehensive analysis of its kind in any western language, this unique volume provides a social art history of Yungang: a fifth-century rock-cut court cave complex, UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the greatest Buddhist monuments of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/10/2017

Historical Archaeology A Guide to Substantive and Theoretical Contributions by Robert L Schuyler Historical Archaeology A Guide to Substantive and Theoretical Contributions

A sourcebook devoted to historical archaeology, a significant field of study which blends together the theories and methods of anthropology, history, and archaeology.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World Case Studies from the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia by Sarah Scott Seals and Sealing in the Ancient World Case Studies from the Near East, Egypt, the Aegean, and South Asia

This book highlights new cross-cultural and comparative scholarship and methodological approaches to ancient seals and sealing.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Rock Art and the Wild Mind Visual Imagery in Mesolithic Northern Europe by Ingrid Fuglestvedt Rock Art and the Wild Mind Visual Imagery in Mesolithic Northern Europe

Rock Art and the Wild Mind presents a study of Mesolithic rock art on the Scandinavian Peninsula, including the large rock art sites in Alta, Namforsen and Vingen. Hunters' rock art of this area, despite local styles, bears a strong...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Other books in this genre

Cultural and Environmental Change on Rapa Nui by Sonia H. Cardinali Cultural and Environmental Change on Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui, one of the world's most isolated island societies and home to the notable moai, has been at the centre of a tense debate for the past decade. Some see it as the site of a dramatic cultural collapse...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/08/2017

Public History and the Food Movement Adding the Missing Ingredient by Michelle Moon, Cathy Stanton Public History and the Food Movement Adding the Missing Ingredient
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The ethics, sustainability and health impact of food systems are growing concerns in the USA and many other countries. Public History and the Food Movement argues that today's broad interest in making food systems fairer, healthier, and more sustainable offers...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/08/2017

Contesting Moralities Science, Identity, Conflict by Nannekke Redclift Contesting Moralities Science, Identity, Conflict

Questions of public and private morality, values and choices have become important areas of collective discussion. A key feature of this book is that it takes an ethnographic rather than a philosophical or speculative approach to moral debates. This study...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

Public History and the Food Movement Adding the Missing Ingredient by Michelle Moon, Cathy Stanton Public History and the Food Movement Adding the Missing Ingredient
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The ethics, sustainability and health impact of food systems are growing concerns in the USA and many other countries. Public History and the Food Movement argues that today's broad interest in making food systems fairer, healthier, and more sustainable offers...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Children, Death and Burial Archaeological Discourses by Eileen Murphy Children, Death and Burial Archaeological Discourses

An important new collection of papers by leading experts in funerary archaeology, examining the particular treatment of juvenile burials in the past. In particular focuses on the expression of varying status and identity of children in the funerary archaeological record...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2017

Archaeology and Religion in Early Northwest India History, Theory, Practice by Daniel Michon Archaeology and Religion in Early Northwest India History, Theory, Practice


Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2017

SOMA 2014. Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology Wroclaw - Poland, 24-26 April 2014 by Blazej Stanislawski SOMA 2014. Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology Wroclaw - Poland, 24-26 April 2014

Presents 22 papers from the 18th annual meeting of the Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA), held in Wroclaw-Poland, 24th to 26th April 2014.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Expanded Boats by Ole Crumlin-Pedersen, Hanus Jensen Expanded Boats
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In this book, Ole Crumlin-Pedersen presents the archaeological background of expanded boats, while Hanus Jensen describes how the three reconstructions were built.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

In the Beginning An Introduction to Archaeology by Brian M. Fagan In the Beginning An Introduction to Archaeology

Demonstrates the importance of archaeology today In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology presents the history and methods of archaeology and explores its significance today. The text introduces archeology's basic principles along with numerous examples from all over the world....
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

A Brief History of Archaeology Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century by Brian M. Fagan A Brief History of Archaeology Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century

This short account of the discipline of archaeology tells of spectacular discoveries and the colorful lives of the archaeologists who made them, as well as of changing theories and current debates in the field. Spanning over two thousand years of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

Lost and Now Found: Explorers, Diplomats and Artists in Egypt and the Near East by Neil Cooke Lost and Now Found: Explorers, Diplomats and Artists in Egypt and the Near East

Long distance travel and mass tourism are not recent phenomena. Papers from the 2015 ASTENE Conference in Exeter demonstrate that over the centuries many individuals and groups of people have left the safety of their family home and travelled huge...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/07/2017

Gender & Italian Archaeology Challenging the Stereotypes by Ruth. D. Whitehouse Gender & Italian Archaeology Challenging the Stereotypes

The original research papers in this volume represent the first attempt to address issues of gender in the archaeology of Italy. Ranging from prehistoric to early classic periods, the authors address theoretical and methodological issues, as well as present a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Archaeological Parenchyma by Jon G Hather Archaeological Parenchyma

The parenchymous remains of roots and tubers are increasingly becoming recognized as an important category of plant remain alongside seeds, fruits and wood charcoal. Identification is however frequently viewed as problematical and such important indicators of past diet are often...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/07/2017

Broken Bones, Broken Bodies Bioarchaeological and Forensic Approaches for Accumulative Trauma and Violence by Caryn E. Tegtmeyer Broken Bones, Broken Bodies Bioarchaeological and Forensic Approaches for Accumulative Trauma and Violence

This volume explores the role that injury recidivism and accumulative trauma plays in prehistoric, historic, and modern contexts. Case studies provide examples of the ways in which skeletal remains can be used to understand and analyze repetitive trauma.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2017

The Archaeologist's Book of Quotations by K Kris Hirst The Archaeologist's Book of Quotations

?Hell, I don't break the soil periodically to 'reaffirm my status'. I do it because archeology is still the most fun you can have with your pants on.? - Kent V. Flannery. In her quest to make archaeology available to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/07/2017

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