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Archaeology by period / region books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Archaeology by period / region category. Presented with a red border are the Archaeology by period / region books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

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

Although this region is well known for its rich concentration of Paleolithic sites since the mid-19th century and many of the sites have been repeatedly excavated, no detailed studies have fully documented the stone tool technology and faunal remains or...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/11/2017

The Archaeology of the Caucasus From Earliest Settlements to the Iron Age by Antonio (University of Melbourne) Sagona The Archaeology of the Caucasus From Earliest Settlements to the Iron Age

This conspectus brings together in an accessible and systematic manner a dizzy array of archaeological cultures situated between several worlds.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Continuity and Change in the Native American Village Multicultural Origins and Descendants of the Fort Ancient Culture by Robert A. (Ohio State University) Cook Continuity and Change in the Native American Village Multicultural Origins and Descendants of the Fort Ancient Culture

Cook demonstrates that we can better allow for affiliation of archaeological sites with living descendants by more fully examining the complexity of the past.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

Charles Masson and the Buddhist Sites of Afghanistan Explorations, Excavations, Collections 1832-1835 by Elizabeth Errington Charles Masson and the Buddhist Sites of Afghanistan Explorations, Excavations, Collections 1832-1835

The first comprehensive study of the Buddhist sites excavated by Charles Masson (1800-1853) in Afghanistan and the objects recovered from them, including reliquaries, beads and coins. The book provides an archaeological context for these objects now in the British Museum,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Ancient China and its Eurasian Neighbors Artifacts, Identity and Death in the Frontier, 3000-700 BCE by Katheryn M. (University of Pittsburgh) Linduff, Yan (Gettysburg College, Pennsylvania) Sun, Yan Sun, Yuanqing Liu Ancient China and its Eurasian Neighbors Artifacts, Identity and Death in the Frontier, 3000-700 BCE
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This volume looks at the effects of interaction and the nature of identity construction in a frontier or contact zone through the analysis of material culture, especially in mortuary settings.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

A Shadow of War Archaeological approaches to uncovering the darker sides of conflict from the 20th century by Claudia Theune A Shadow of War Archaeological approaches to uncovering the darker sides of conflict from the 20th century


Format: Hardback - Released: 31/10/2017

A Lake Dwelling in Its Landscape Iron Age settlement at Cults Loch, Castle Kennedy, Dumfries & Galloway by Graeme Cavers, Anne Crone A Lake Dwelling in Its Landscape Iron Age settlement at Cults Loch, Castle Kennedy, Dumfries & Galloway
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Presents the full results of excavations at an important, short-lived crannog site of the 5th century at Cults Loch, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland and explores both the relationship between the crannog and its social and physical landscape and the wider...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

Resistance at the Edge of Empires the Archaeology and History of the Bannu Basin (Pakistan) from 1000 BC to AD 1200 by C. A. Petrie, P. Magee Resistance at the Edge of Empires the Archaeology and History of the Bannu Basin (Pakistan) from 1000 BC to AD 1200
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First synthesis of the archaeology of the historic periods in the Bannu region in the North West Frontier region of Pakistan from 1000BC to AD 1200.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

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The Western Cemetery of Roman Cirencester Excavations at the former Bridges Garage, Tetbury Road, Cirencester, 2011-2015 by Neil Holbrook, Jamie Wright, E.R. McSloy, Jonny Geber The Western Cemetery of Roman Cirencester Excavations at the former Bridges Garage, Tetbury Road, Cirencester, 2011-2015
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Excavations in 2011 to 2015 within the Western Cemetery of Roman Cirencester resulted in the discovery of 118 inhumation and 8 cremation burials, the largest investigation of a Roman cemetery in Cirencester since the Bath Gate excavations of the 1970s.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Understanding Ancient Fortifications Between Regionality and Connectivity by Ariane Ballmer Understanding Ancient Fortifications Between Regionality and Connectivity

Important new collection of papers looking at the development of fortified sites in Europe from the Neolithic through to the Late Iron Age, examining evidence for common trends, cultural and ideological backgrounds, structural and functional attributes across the continent and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Volume 17 by Steven Wallis Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Volume 17

The Journal of Roman Pottery Studies is a renowned resource for latest research into all aspects of Roman ceramics and has a wide readership throughout Europe and beyond.
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/01/2018

The Bir Messaouda Basilica Pilgrimage and the Transformation of an Urban Landscape in Sixth Century AD Carthage by Richard Miles, Simon Greenslade The Bir Messaouda Basilica Pilgrimage and the Transformation of an Urban Landscape in Sixth Century AD Carthage
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Excavations chart the transformation of an inner city neighbourhood in late antique Carthage, with the development of a significant basilica that was transformed into a major pilgrimage centre. This overturned established tradition that located such complexes outside the city walls...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/01/2018

Other books in this genre

Okinoshima: The Universal Value of Japan's Sacred Heritage a World Heritage Nomination by Simon Kaner Okinoshima: The Universal Value of Japan's Sacred Heritage a World Heritage Nomination

When Okinoshima was placed on Japan's tentative list for World Heritage designation in 2009, an unprecedented amount of new research into the archaeological and historical materials associated with this exceptional complex of sites was generated.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Appropriating Innovations Entangled Knowledge in Eurasia, 5000-1500 BCE by Joseph Maran Appropriating Innovations Entangled Knowledge in Eurasia, 5000-1500 BCE

Seeks to turn its head the familiar idea that the spread of innovations is a gradual and linear process bringing progress in the development of societies, especially during the late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age in the Near East and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

The Iberian Peninsula between 300 and 850 An Archaeological Perspective by Carlos Terejizo, Isaac Sastre De Diego, Javier Martinez Jimenez The Iberian Peninsula between 300 and 850 An Archaeological Perspective
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The first work to address the end of Roman Hispania and the emergence of Medieval Spain from a principally archaeological perspective
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

Abundance and Resilience Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i by Julie S. Field Abundance and Resilience Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kaua'i

At the base of a steep cliff towering some 500 feet above the coast of the remote Na Pali district on the island of Kaua'i, lies the spectacular historical and archaeological site at Nu'alolo Kai. The essays in this volume...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology by Barbara Mills The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

This volume takes stock of the empirical evidence, theoretical orientations, and historical reconstructions of archaeology of the American Southwest. Themed chapters on method and theory are accompanied by comprehensive overviews of all major cultural traditions in the region, from the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/09/2017

The Swahili World by Stephanie (The University of York) Wynne-Jones The Swahili World

The Swahili World presents the fascinating story of a major world civilization, exploring the archaeology, history, linguistics, and anthropology of the Indian Ocean coast of Africa. It covers a 1,500-year sweep of history, from the first settlement of the coast...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

Miscellaneous Investigations in Central Tikal--Great Temples III, IV, V, and VI Tikal Report 23B by H. Stanley Loten Miscellaneous Investigations in Central Tikal--Great Temples III, IV, V, and VI Tikal Report 23B

The Maya center of Tikal, in Guatemala, is famous for its well-preserved architecture. This book presents detailed descriptions of four of the six Great Temples that dominate Tikal's city center. Whereas Great Temples I and II were published in 1990...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks by Stewart Gordon A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks as a window on the history of globalization
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

Essays on Archaeology and Ethnology of Peruvian Andes - Ensayos sobre arqueologia y etnologia de los Andes Peruanos by Andrzej Krzanowski Essays on Archaeology and Ethnology of Peruvian Andes - Ensayos sobre arqueologia y etnologia de los Andes Peruanos

This volume contains revised and updated editions of articles by Andrzej Krzanowski coming from different periods of his forty-year-long research activities in Peru, from the first expedition to the Huaura Valley up to the most recent research on the Central...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Ecology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe Conditions for Subsistence and Survival by Per Persson The Ecology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe Conditions for Subsistence and Survival

The first volume presents new archaeological and ecological data and analyses on the relation between human subsistence and survival, and the natural history of North-Western Europe throughout the period 10000 - 6000 BC.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity by Alex Knodell Regional Approaches to Society and Complexity

This volume considers regional approaches to social complexity from a variety of perspectives and at a global scale.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Ancient Engineering: Selective Ceramic Processing in the Middle Balsas Region of Guerrero, Mexico by Jennifer Meanwell Ancient Engineering: Selective Ceramic Processing in the Middle Balsas Region of Guerrero, Mexico

This volume has two main objectives: establishing a chronology of the Middle Balsas and detailing the region's pottery production methods. The author posits that pottery intended for different functions was often deliberately made and/or decorated in ways that were chosen...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia by Himanshu Prabha Ray Archaeology and Buddhism in South Asia

This book traces the archaeological trajectory of the expansion of Buddhism and its regional variations in South Asia. Focusing on the multi-religious context of the subcontinent in the first millennium BCE, the volume breaks from conventional studies that pose Buddhism...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/08/2017

Archaeology Behind the Battle Lines The Macedonian Campaign (1915-19) and its Legacy by Andrew Shapland Archaeology Behind the Battle Lines The Macedonian Campaign (1915-19) and its Legacy

This volume focuses on a formative period in the history and archaeology of northern Greece. The decade following 1912, when Thessaloniki became part of Greece, was a period marked by an extraordinary internationalism as a result of the population movements...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

L'artisanat dans les cites antiques de l'Algerie (Ier siecle avant notre ere -VIIe siecle apres notre ere) by Touatia Amraoui L'artisanat dans les cites antiques de l'Algerie (Ier siecle avant notre ere -VIIe siecle apres notre ere)

This book is the first to examine the artisans of ancient North Africa as its core subject. Focusing on urban production in Algeria during Antiquity, this critical study brings together new documentation drawn up on the basis of field data...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/08/2017

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