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Economic Zooarchaeology: Studies in Hunting, Herding and Early Agriculture

by Peter Rowley-Conwy, Dale Sergeantson & Paul Halstead

Economic archaeology is the study of how past peoples exploited animals and plants, using as evidence the remains of those animals and plants. The animal side is usually termed zooarchaeology, the plant side...


Dry Creek: Archaeology and Paleoecology of a Late Pleistocene Alaskan Hunting Camp

by W. Roger Powers, R. Dale Guthrie & John F. Hoffecker

With cultural remains dated unequivocally to 13,000 calendar years ago, Dry Creek assumed major importance upon its excavation and study by W. Roger Powers. The site was the first to conclusively demonstrate...


Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

by C. D. Elledge

Resurrection of the dead represents one of the more enigmatic beliefs of Western religions to many modern readers. In this volume, C. D. Elledge offers an interpretation of some of the earliest literature within...


A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest

by James Henry Breasted

James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) was an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and historian. After completing his PhD at the University of Berlin in 1894, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago.

In...


Cremation and the Archaeology of Death

by Jessica Cerezo-Román, Anna Wessman & Howard Williams

The fiery transformation of the dead is replete in our popular culture and Western modernity's death ways, and yet it is increasingly evident how little this disposal method is understood by archaeologists and...


The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines

by Timothy Insoll

Figurines dating from prehistory have been found across the world but have never before been considered globally. The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines is the first book to offer a comparative survey...


Art and Myth of the Ancient Maya

by Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

This nuanced account explores Maya mythology through the lens of art, text, and culture. It offers an important reexamination of the mid-16th-century Popol Vuh, long considered an authoritative text, which is...


Medieval Devon and Cornwall: Shaping an Ancient Countryside

by Sam Turner

The countryside of Devon and Cornwall preserves an unusually rich legacy from its medieval past. This book explores the different elements which go to make up this historic landscape - the chapels, crosses,...


Inka History in Knots: Reading Khipus as Primary Sources

by Gary Urton

Inka khipus-spun and plied cords that record information through intricate patterns of knots and colors-constitute the only available primary sources on the Inka empire not mediated by the hands, minds, and...


Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume III

by Geoffrey Killen

In this third volume Dr Killen investigates how woodworking in ancient Egypt developed in the 19th and 20th dynasties. It establishes the range of wooden furniture manufactured during this period by surveying...


Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume I: 4000 - 1300 BC

by Geoffrey Killen

This revised second edition examines the common forms of furniture used in ancient Egypt, so much of which has been preserved by the dry Egyptian climate and has long been admired for the quality of its design...


Ancient Egyptian Furniture Volume II

by Geoffrey Killen

In this revised second edition Dr Killen continues his survey of Egyptian furniture-making techniques with a study of boxes, chests and footstools and traces their evolution from the earliest times. Wooden,...


The Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

by Umberto Albarella, Mauro Rizzetto, Hannah Russ & Kim Vickers et al.

Animals have played a fundamental role in shaping human history, and the study of their remains from archaeological sites - zooarchaeology - has gradually been emerging as a powerful discipline and crucible...


The Creative Spark: How Imagination Made Humans Exceptional

by Agustín| Fuentes

A bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans...


The Archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia

by Niewohner Niewohner

This book accounts for the tumultuous period of the fifth to eleventh centuries from the Fall of Rome and the collapse of the Western Roman Empire through the breakup of the Eastern Roman Empire and loss of...


The Neolithic of Britain and Ireland

by Vicki Cummings

The Neolithic of Britain and Ireland provides a synthesis of this dynamic period of prehistory from the end of the Mesolithic through to the early Beaker period. Drawing on new excavations and the application...


Ark of Civilization

by Sally Crawford, Katharina Ulmschneider & Jas' Elsner

In the opening decades of the twentieth century, Germany was at the cutting edge of arts and humanities scholarship across Europe. However, when many of its key thinkers - leaders in their fields in classics,...


La Belle: The Archaeology of a Seventeenth-Century Vessel of New World Colonization

by James E. Bruseth, Amy A. Borgens & Bradford M. Jones

In 1995, Texas Historical Commission underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of La Salle’s La Belle, remnant of an ill-fated French attempt to establish a colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River...


Dental Morphology for Anthropology: An Illustrated Manual

by Heather J. H. Edgar

This work provides a new, comprehensive update to the Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System (ASUDAS). Drawing upon her extensive experience in informatics, curating data, and dental morphological...


Origini - XXXVI

by Lorna Anguilano, Francesca Balossi Restelli, Baruch Brandl & Salvatore Chilardi et al.

THIS ISSUE CONTAINS INVESTIGATING DOMESTIC ECONOMY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE LATE CHALCOLITHIC IN EASTERN ANATOLIA: THE CASE OF ARSLANTEPE PERIOD VIII Cristiano Vignola, Francesca Balossi Restelli, Alessia Masi,...