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Middle & Near Eastern archaeology books

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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: 31/08/2017

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: 28/07/2017

Kataret es-Samra, Jordan by Albert Leonard 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: 15/06/2017

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

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Concluding the Neolithic The Near East in the Second Half of the Seventh Millennium BCE by Arkadiusz Marciniak Concluding the Neolithic The Near East in the Second Half of the Seventh Millennium BCE

The second half of the seventh millennium BC saw the previously affluent and dynamic Neolithic way of life end. The significant social and economic transformations of local communities, as shown in new patterns of architecture and burial practices, and in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

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

The Phoenicians by Josette Elayi The Phoenicians

The Phoenicians, celebrated navigators who invented the alphabet, have no published work telling their long, turbulent and sometimes mythical history. Josette Elayi, a French academic specialising in Phoenicia, covers its rich history from origins to the conquest by Alexander the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

The '9/11 Texts' from Ancient Iraq Dating to the Ur III Period by Benjamin Studevent-Hickman The '9/11 Texts' from Ancient Iraq Dating to the Ur III Period

Unique study of original material destroyed on 9/11. The texts presented were among a grpup of tablets confiscated by US Customs and being stored in the World Trade Center when it was destroyed.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Other books in this genre

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

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: 31/01/2017

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

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: Hardback - Released: 06/12/2016

The Archaeology of the Ostraca House at Israelite Samaria Epigraphic Discoveries in Complicated Contexts - ASOR Annual 70 by Ron E. Tappy The Archaeology of the Ostraca House at Israelite Samaria Epigraphic Discoveries in Complicated Contexts - ASOR Annual 70

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, and technical details about...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/11/2016

Managing Archaeological Collections in Middle Eastern Countries A Good Practice Guide by Dianne Fitzpatrick Managing Archaeological Collections in Middle Eastern Countries A Good Practice Guide

In this guide, archaeologist Dianne Fitzpatrick sees archaeological collections management as a means of integrating achievable good-practice strategies into research designs and site management plans from the outset.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2016

The Maritime Traditions of the Fishermen of Socotra, Yemen by Julian Jansen Van Rensburg The Maritime Traditions of the Fishermen of Socotra, Yemen

This research analyses the Socotri maritime traditions and addressing the question as to how social, environmental and technological influences have shaped the maritime traditions of the fishermen of Socotra (205 nautical miles south of Yemen).
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2016

Le Decor Architectural Artuqide en Pierre de Mardin Place dans Son Contexte Regional: Contribution a l'Histoire du Decor Geometrique et Vegetal du Proche-Orient des XIIe-XVe Siecles by Deniz Beyazit Le Decor Architectural Artuqide en Pierre de Mardin Place dans Son Contexte Regional: Contribution a l'Histoire du Decor Geometrique et Vegetal du Proche-Orient des XIIe-XVe Siecles

This volume studies the architecture of the city of Mardin in South-east Anatolia produced under the patronage of the Artuqids, whose influence held sway from c. 1101-1409.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2016

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