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Prehistoric archaeology books

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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

Made for Trade A New View of Icenian Coinage by John Talbot Made for Trade A New View of Icenian Coinage

Innovative and comprehensive first full examination of the complete set of dies used for producing Iron Age coinage of the Icenian tribe with a detailed consideration of chronology, manufacture, design, economy and society.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave in the Mani, Greece by Anastasia Papathanasiou Neolithic Alepotrypa Cave in the Mani, Greece

First definitive publication on the major Neolithic settlement, cemetery and ceremonial site of Alepotrypa Cave, Greece, which is virtually unique in its preservation of undisturbed archaeological deposits including biological material, a wealth of artefacts and burials, following collapse of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

North Meets South Theoretical Aspects on the Northern and Southern Rock Art Traditions in Scandinavia by Peter Skoglund North Meets South Theoretical Aspects on the Northern and Southern Rock Art Traditions in Scandinavia

Where previous examinations of rock art have emphasised disparaties between traditions in northern and southern Scandinavia, this volume emphasises similarities in themes, formats and repertoire and discusses new theoretical approaches to analysis which emphasise interaction and commonality.
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

The Lower to Middle Palaeolithic Transition in Northwestern Europe Evidence from Kesselt-Op de Schans by Ann van Baelen The Lower to Middle Palaeolithic Transition in Northwestern Europe Evidence from Kesselt-Op de Schans


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

The Earlier Iron Age in Britain and the Near Continent by Rachel Pope The Earlier Iron Age in Britain and the Near Continent

The Earlier Iron Age (c. 800-400 BC) has often eluded attention in British Iron Age studies. Traditionally, we have been enticed by the wealth of material from the later part of the millennium and by developments in southern England in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/10/2017

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: 14/09/2017

The Later Iron Age in Britain and Beyond by Tom Moore, Elizabeth Moore The Later Iron Age in Britain and Beyond
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The nature and causes of the transformation in settlement, social structure, and material culture that occurred in Britain during the Later Iron Age (c. 400-300 BC to the Roman conquest) have long been a focus of research.
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/09/2017

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Connecting Elites and Regions Perspectives on contacts, relations and differentiation during the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe by Robert Schumann Connecting Elites and Regions Perspectives on contacts, relations and differentiation during the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/11/2017

Connecting Elites and Regions Perspectives on contacts, relations and differentiation during the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe by Robert Schumann Connecting Elites and Regions Perspectives on contacts, relations and differentiation during the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/11/2017

Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic Glyphs and Stamp Seals in the British Museum by Simon Denham Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic Glyphs and Stamp Seals in the British Museum

Stamp seals were used in a similar way to modern signet rings: a negative object used to impress a design into another material, often clay.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Warfare in Bronze Age Society by Christian (Christian-Albrechts Universitat zu Kiel, Germany) Horn Warfare in Bronze Age Society
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This book takes a fresh look at warfare and its role in reshaping Bronze Age society from the Mediterranean to northern Europe.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2017

The Cycladic and Aegean Islands in Prehistory by Ina Berg The Cycladic and Aegean Islands in Prehistory

Analyzing the development of the Cycladic and Aegean islands from their earliest settlement in the Mesolithic through to the end of the Mycenaean period, The Cycladic and Aegean Islands in Prehistory traces the major environmental, cultural and religious transformations of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2017

The Cycladic and Aegean Islands in Prehistory by Ina Berg The Cycladic and Aegean Islands in Prehistory

Analyzing the development of the Cycladic and Aegean islands from their earliest settlement in the Mesolithic through to the end of the Mycenaean period, The Cycladic and Aegean Islands in Prehistory traces the major environmental, cultural and religious transformations of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/12/2017

The Evolution of Paleolithic Technology by Steven L. Kuhn The Evolution of Paleolithic Technology


Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

Fragmenting the Chieftain A practice-based study of Early Iron Age Hallstatt C elite burials in the Low Countries by Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof Fragmenting the Chieftain A practice-based study of Early Iron Age Hallstatt C elite burials in the Low Countries


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017

Fragmenting the Chieftain A practice-based study of Early Iron Age Hallstatt C elite burials in the Low Countries by Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof Fragmenting the Chieftain A practice-based study of Early Iron Age Hallstatt C elite burials in the Low Countries


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

Fragmenting the Chieftain - Catalogue Late Bronze and Early Iron Age elite burials in the Low Countries Countries by Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof Fragmenting the Chieftain - Catalogue Late Bronze and Early Iron Age elite burials in the Low Countries Countries


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017

Fragmenting the Chieftain - Catalogue Late Bronze and Early Iron Age elite burials in the Low Countries Countries by Sasja van der Vaart-Verschoof Fragmenting the Chieftain - Catalogue Late Bronze and Early Iron Age elite burials in the Low Countries Countries


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

Archaeology of Touchstones An introduction based on finds from Birka, Sweden by Martin Jezek Archaeology of Touchstones An introduction based on finds from Birka, Sweden


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/12/2017

Archaeology of Touchstones An introduction based on finds from Birka, Sweden by Martin Jezek Archaeology of Touchstones An introduction based on finds from Birka, Sweden


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/12/2017

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Japan by Simon Kaner, Werner Steinhaus The Archaeology of Prehistoric Japan
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Format: Hardback - Released: 07/01/2018

Middle Atlantic Prehistory Foundations and Practice by Heather A. Wholey, Carole L. Nash Middle Atlantic Prehistory Foundations and Practice
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This edited volume is comprised of individual chapters on topics foundational to the theory and practice of prehistoric archaeology in the Middle Atlantic region, but that also transcend regional scholarship and culture area research.
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/01/2018

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Against the Grain A Deep History of the Earliest States by James C. Scott Against the Grain A Deep History of the Earliest States

An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Substantive Evidence of Initial Habitation in the Remote Pacific: Archaeological Discoveries at Unai Bapot in Saipan, Mariana Islands by Mike T. Carson, Hsiao-Chun Hung Substantive Evidence of Initial Habitation in the Remote Pacific: Archaeological Discoveries at Unai Bapot in Saipan, Mariana Islands
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At the Unai Bapot Site of the Mariana Islands, new excavation has clarified the oldest known instance of a residential habitation prior to 1500 B.C. in the Remote Pacific, previously difficult to document in deeply buried layers that originally had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Bodies of Clay On Prehistoric Humanised Pottery by Heiner Schwarzberg Bodies of Clay On Prehistoric Humanised Pottery

First comprehensive consideration of the role, function, social context and significance of pots shaped to mimic the human body or parts thereof among prehistoric communities
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/08/2017

Warfare in Neolithic Europe An Archaeological and Anthropological Analysis by Julian Maxwell Heath Warfare in Neolithic Europe An Archaeological and Anthropological Analysis

This book looks at both famous and lesser-known evidence for European Neolithic Warfare
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/08/2017

World Prehistory and Archaeology Pathways Through Time by Michael (University of Toronto, Canada) Chazan World Prehistory and Archaeology Pathways Through Time
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An Integrated Picture of Prehistory as an Active Process of Discovery World Prehistory and Archaeology: Pathways through Time, fourth edition, provides an integrated discussion of world prehistory and archaeological methods. This text emphasizes the relevance of how we know and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/08/2017

Lookout Cave The Archaeology of Perishable Remains on the Northern Plains by John H. Brumley Lookout Cave The Archaeology of Perishable Remains on the Northern Plains

A description and analysis of materials found in Lookout Cave, a five-hundred-year-old rock shelter/cave in the Little Rocky Mountains of North Central Montana that contained an extensive inventory of normally perishable cultural material.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Where the Land Meets the Sea Fourteen Millennia of Human History at Huaca Prieta, Peru by Tom D. Dillehay Where the Land Meets the Sea Fourteen Millennia of Human History at Huaca Prieta, Peru

Huaca Prieta-one the world's best-known, yet least understood, early maritime mound sites-and other Preceramic sites on the north coast of Peru bear witness to the beginnings of civilization in the Americas. Across more than fourteen millennia of human occupation, the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Minoan Extractions: A Photographic Journey 2009-2016 Sissi Archaeological Project by Gavin McGuire, Gavin McGuire Minoan Extractions: A Photographic Journey 2009-2016 Sissi Archaeological Project
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Archaeologist and award-winning photographer, Gavin McGuire, brings us on-site to the long-running (and ongoing) Sissi Archaeological Project, Crete, offering unique insights into every key stage of an archaeological excavation and the lives of the archaeologists living and working in often...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

Interpreting the Seventh Century BC Tradition and Innovation by Xenia Charalambidou Interpreting the Seventh Century BC Tradition and Innovation

This book has its origin in a conference held at the British School at Athens in 2011 which aimed to explore the range of new archaeological information now available for the seventh century in Greek lands.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

The Early Iron Age The Cemeteries by John K. Papadopoulos, Evelyn Lord Smithson The Early Iron Age The Cemeteries
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This volume, the first of two dealing with the Early Iron Age deposits from the Athenian Agora, publishes all the tombs from the end of the Bronze Age through the Late Geometric period. It will be an invaluable reference work...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/07/2017

Le massif de Lovo, sur les traces du royaume de Kongo by Geoffroy Heimlich Le massif de Lovo, sur les traces du royaume de Kongo

Unlike the Sahara or Southern Africa, the rock art of Central Africa is still largely unknown today. Crossing ethnological, historical, archaeological and mythological points of view, this book illustrates that rock art played an important part in Kongo culture.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/07/2017

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