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Archaeology by period / region books

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

The American Southwest is one of the most important archaeological regions in the world, with many of the best-studied examples of hunter-gatherer and village-based societies. Research has been carried out in the region for well over a century, and during...
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

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

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

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: 04/09/2017

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

Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam by Alain George Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam

When the Umayyads, the first Islamic dynasty, rose to power shortly after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (d. 632), the polity of which they assumed control had only recently expanded out of Arabia into the Roman eastern Mediterranean, Iraq...
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

Aesthetic Experiences and Classical Antiquity The Significance of Form in Narratives and Pictures by Jonas (Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg, Germany) Grethlein Aesthetic Experiences and Classical Antiquity The Significance of Form in Narratives and Pictures
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This book investigates the nature of aesthetic experience with the help of ancient material, exploring our responses to both narratives and images.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

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: 28/08/2017

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Winchester by Martin Biddle Winchester

The latest in the British Historic Towns Atlas series explains the history of Winchester, a city which has played such an important part in English history from Roman times onwards. A series of large format maps show how Winchester was...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/09/2017

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: 28/09/2017

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

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: 30/09/2017

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


Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

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

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

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

Ancient China and its Eurasian Neighbors Artifacts, Identity and Death on 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 on 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

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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: 18/08/2017

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

Charles Masson and the Buddhist Sites of Afghanistan Explorations, Excavations, Collections 1833-1835 by Elizabeth Errington Charles Masson and the Buddhist Sites of Afghanistan Explorations, Excavations, Collections 1833-1835

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: 01/08/2017

The Bioarchaeology of Social Control Assessing Conflict and Cooperation in Pre-Contact Puebloan Society by Ryan P. Harrod The Bioarchaeology of Social Control Assessing Conflict and Cooperation in Pre-Contact Puebloan Society

Taking a bioarchaeological approach, this book examines the Ancestral Pueblo culture living in the Four Corners region of the United States during the late Pueblo I through the end of the Pueblo III period (AD 850-1300).
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Archaeologies of Gender and Violence by Bo Jensen Archaeologies of Gender and Violence

Presents major new research in a series of case studies which combine archaeological and bioarchaeological data with analysis of ancient imagery and theoretical approaches to examine evidence for gendered violence in the past.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Ancient Ivory Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire by Georgina Herrmann Ancient Ivory Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire

A beautiful and vital document of the ancient masterpieces of ivory from the Middle East, many of which have been lost or destroyed in the recent political turmoil of the region
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

The Archaeology of Death in Roman Syria Burial, Commemoration, and Empire by Lidewijde de (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, The Netherlands) Jong The Archaeology of Death in Roman Syria Burial, Commemoration, and Empire
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This book sheds new light on funerary customs in Roman Syria, offering a novel way of understanding its provincial culture.
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/07/2017

Carlisle A Frontier and Border City by Mike (University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK) McCarthy Carlisle A Frontier and Border City
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Carlisle charts the city's emergence as an urban centre under the Romans and traces its vicissitudes over subsequent centuries until the high Middle Ages. Arguably, the most important theme that differentiates its development from many other towns is its position...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

Bioarchaeology of Impairment and Disability Theoretical, Ethnohistorical, and Methodological Perspectives by Jennifer F. Byrnes Bioarchaeology of Impairment and Disability Theoretical, Ethnohistorical, and Methodological Perspectives

Over the years, impairment has been discussed in bioarchaeology, with some scholars providing carefully contextualized explanations for their causes and consequences. Such investigations typically take a case study approach and focus on the functional aspects of impairments. However, these interpretations...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/07/2017

Archaeological and Paleontological Research in Lagoa Santa The Quest for the First Americans by Mark Hubbe Archaeological and Paleontological Research in Lagoa Santa The Quest for the First Americans

This groundbreaking volume presents, for the first time in English, a broad historical review of the researches carried out over 170 years in the region of Lagoa Santa, Brazil, one of the most important archaeological regions in the Americas. From...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/07/2017

The Archaeobotany of Asvan Environment & Cultivation in Eastern Anatolia from the Chalcolithic to the Medieval Period by Mark Nesbitt, Jennifer Bates, Gordon Hillman, Stephen Mitchell The Archaeobotany of Asvan Environment & Cultivation in Eastern Anatolia from the Chalcolithic to the Medieval Period
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The report traces the evolution of cultivation in the region from the Chalcolithic to the Medieval period, charting the dominance of emmer and hulled barley in the Chalcolithic period, the emergence of free-threshing wheats in the Early Bronze Age and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/07/2017

The World of Great Zimbabwe by Innocent Pikirayi The World of Great Zimbabwe


Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

London Under Ground The Archaeology of a City by H. Sheldon, Lesley Hannigan, Ian Haynes London Under Ground The Archaeology of a City
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London's archaeology is as complex and varied as the city is today. These seventeen papers survey twenty-five years of London archaeology in the city and its environs from prehistory to 1800.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

The Archaeology of American Mining by Paul J. White The Archaeology of American Mining

Synthesizing fifty years of research on American mining sites that date from colonial times to the present, Paul White provides an ideal overview of the field for both students and professionals. Case studies are taken from a wide range of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

A Story That Stands Like A Dam Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West by Russell Martin A Story That Stands Like A Dam Glen Canyon and the Struggle for the Soul of the West

In this classic narrative history of the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in the 1950s and 1960s, Russell Martin has captured the individual, cultural, political, and environmental dramas that brought into being the environmental movement we know today. A Story...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

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