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Middle & Near Eastern archaeology books

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Ancient Cookware from the Levant An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective by Gloria London Ancient Cookware from the Levant An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective

Ancient Cookware from the Levant begins with a description of five data sources: excavations, ancient and medieval texts, 20th century government reports, early accounts of potters, and ethnoarchaeological studies. The final section focuses on the shape, style, and manufacture of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/01/2018

Researches in Assyria, Babylonia, and Chaldaea Forming Part of the Labours of the Euphrates Expedition by William Ainsworth Researches in Assyria, Babylonia, and Chaldaea Forming Part of the Labours of the Euphrates Expedition

An 1838 account of the 1835 Euphrates Expedition, dealing with geological formations, but also with natural history and archaeological sites.
Format: Paperback - Released: 00/01/2018

The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archeology of the Levant and Beyond by Yoshihiro Nishiaki The Middle and Upper Paleolithic Archeology of the Levant and Beyond

This volume is a compilation of results from sessions of the Second International Conference on the Replacement of Neanderthals by Modern Humans, which took place between November 30 and December 6, 2014, in Hokkaido, Japan.
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/12/2017

From Khartoum to Jerusalem The Dragoman Solomon Negima and his Clients (1885-1933) by Rachel (Lecturer in Classics, University of Reading, UK) Mairs From Khartoum to Jerusalem The Dragoman Solomon Negima and his Clients (1885-1933)
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In 2014, a collection of papers was found on eBay: a scrapbook, inside which was written `Testimonial Book of Dragoman Solomon N. Negima'. The letters pasted into the testimonial book bear recommendations of Negima's services as dragoman - a combination...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Nineveh, the Great City Symbol of Beauty and Power by Lucas P. Petit Nineveh, the Great City Symbol of Beauty and Power


Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Nineveh, the Great City Symbol of Beauty and Power by Lucas P. Petit Nineveh, the Great City Symbol of Beauty and Power


Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

Bridging Times and Spaces: Papers in Ancient Near Eastern, Mediterranean and Armenian Studies Honouring Gregory E. Areshian on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday by Pavel S. Avetisyan Bridging Times and Spaces: Papers in Ancient Near Eastern, Mediterranean and Armenian Studies Honouring Gregory E. Areshian on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday

This book presents papers written by colleagues of Professor Gregory E. Areshian on the occasion his 65th birthday. The range of topics includes Near Eastern, Mediterranean and Armenian archaeology, theory of interpretation in archaeology and art history, interdisciplinary history, historical...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/10/2017

Shifting Sand: Journal of a cub archaeologist, Palestine 1964 by Julian Berry Shifting Sand: Journal of a cub archaeologist, Palestine 1964

Shifting Sand is the journal of Julian Berry, then a 17-year-old archaeologist, written on-site during excavations in Jordan, 1964. The book provides a fascinating insight into the lives of archaeologists over 50 years ago, and the very close links between...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

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Extremism, Ancient and Modern Insurgency, Terror and Empire in the Middle East by Sandra Arnold Scham Extremism, Ancient and Modern Insurgency, Terror and Empire in the Middle East

Near Eastern archaeology is generally represented as a succession of empires with little attention paid to the individuals, labelled as terrorists at the time, that brought them down. Their stories, when viewed against the backdrop of current violent extremism in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2018

Extremism, Ancient and Modern Insurgency, Terror and Empire in the Middle East by Sandra Arnold Scham Extremism, Ancient and Modern Insurgency, Terror and Empire in the Middle East

Near Eastern archaeology is generally represented as a succession of empires with little attention paid to the individuals, labelled as terrorists at the time, that brought them down. Their stories, when viewed against the backdrop of current violent extremism in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/02/2018

Envisioning the Past Through Memories How Memory Shaped Ancient Near Eastern Societies by Davide (Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy) Nadali Envisioning the Past Through Memories How Memory Shaped Ancient Near Eastern Societies
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Memory is a constructed system of references, in equilibrium, of feeling and rationality. Comparing ancient and contemporary mechanisms for the preservation of memories and the building of a common cultural, political and social memory, this volume aims to reveal the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/02/2018

The Sumerian Texts from Ancient Iraq From Ur III to 9/11 by Benjamin Studevent-Hickman The Sumerian Texts from Ancient Iraq From Ur III to 9/11

Unique study of 145 tablets, from an unknown site near Nippur in Southern Iraq. The tablets are the documents of a high official named Aradmu, and detail routine agricultural operations, including receipts and grain loans. The tablets were repatriated to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/02/2018

Other books in this genre

Textiles and Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean by Cecilie Brons Textiles and Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean

Twenty-one papers on the role of textiles in ancient religion in Greece, Italy, The Levant and the Near East. Examines the topics of textile production in sanctuaries, the use of textiles as votive offerings and ritual dress using epigraphy, literary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Kataret es-Samra, Jordan by Albert Leonard Jr Kataret es-Samra, Jordan

Reinforces the view that the site of Kataret es-Samra in Jordan is part of an extensive Middle/Late Bronze Age cemetery. Studies of the material culture recovered from the tomb of 11 burials brought up to date through comparison with materials...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/07/2017

The Mithraeum at Caesarea Maritima The Joint Expedition to Caesarea Maritima Excavation Reports Vol II by Jane DeRose Evans The Mithraeum at Caesarea Maritima The Joint Expedition to Caesarea Maritima Excavation Reports Vol II

The Caesarea Mithraeum (sanctuary or temple of the god Mithras) is only one of two excavated from eastern half of the Empire. Includes new photographs, plans and section drawings; catalogues the small finds from the vault, technical details about the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/04/2017

Finding Jerusalem Archaeology between Science and Ideology by Katharina Galor Finding Jerusalem Archaeology between Science and Ideology

Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, this title provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city.
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2017

Late Roman to Late Byzantine/Early Islamic Period Lamps in the Holy Land The Collection of the Israel Antiquities Authority by Varda Sussman Late Roman to Late Byzantine/Early Islamic Period Lamps in the Holy Land The Collection of the Israel Antiquities Authority

This volume illustrates lamps from the Byzantine period excavated in the Holy Land and demonstrates the extent of their development since the first enclosing/capturing of light (fire) within a portable man-made vessel.
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/03/2017

Walking Through Jordan Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald by Geoffrey A. Clark Walking Through Jordan Essays in Honor of Burton MacDonald

Contributing scholars from around the world reflect on three important areas of MacDonald's archaeological contributions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/03/2017

Stone Vessels in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian Period (c. 1200-330 BCE) by Andrea Squitieri Stone Vessels in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian Period (c. 1200-330 BCE)

This book focuses on the characteristics and the development of the stone vessel industry in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian period (c. 1200 - 330 BCE).
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/03/2017

Sweet Waste: Medieval sugar production in the Mediterranean viewed from the 2002 excavations at Tawahin es-Sukkar, Safi, Jordan by Richard E. Jones Sweet Waste: Medieval sugar production in the Mediterranean viewed from the 2002 excavations at Tawahin es-Sukkar, Safi, Jordan

This book reports on the excavation of a medieval sugar refinery, Tawahin es-Sukkar near Safi, situated south of the Dead Sea in Jordan. There it was possible to explore many of the steps in the sugar-making process.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2017

Archaeozoology of the Near East by Marjan Mashkour Archaeozoology of the Near East

Major collection of significant new archaeozoological analyses from wide range of dated sites across the Near East.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/02/2017

Revolutions in the Desert The Rise of Mobile Pastoralism in the Southern Levant by Steven Rosen Revolutions in the Desert The Rise of Mobile Pastoralism in the Southern Levant

Revolutions in the Desert investigates the development of pastoral nomadism in the arid regions of the ancient Near East, challenging the prevailing notion that such societies left few remains appropriate for analytic study. Few prior studies have approached the deeper...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/12/2016

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