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Roman Artefacts and Society

by Ellen Swift

In this book, Ellen Swift uses design theory, previously neglected in Roman archaeology, to investigate Roman artefacts in a new way, making a significant contribution to both Roman social history, and our understanding...


Anthropology of Landscape

by Christopher Tilley & Kate Cameron-Daum

An Anthropology of Landscape tells the fascinating story of a heathland landscape in south-west England and the way different individuals and groups engage with it. Based on a long-term anthropological study,...


A Medieval Manor House Rediscovered: Excavations at Longforth Farm, Wellington, Somerset by Simon Flaherty, Phil Andrews and Matt Leivers

by Simon Flaherty, Phil Andrews & Matt Leivers

Excavations in advance of housing development at Longforth Farm, Wellington revealed limited evidence for late prehistoric settlement, but the principal discovery was the remains of a previously unknown high...


An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry: The Landscapes, Buildings and Places

by Trevor Rowley

An Archaeological Study of the Bayeux Tapestry provides a unique re-examination of this famous piece of work through the historical geography and archaeology of the tapestry. Trevor Rowley is the first author...


The Teabo Manuscript: Maya Christian Copybooks, Chilam Balams, and Native Text Production in Yucatán

by Mark Z. Christensen

Among the surviving documents from the colonial period in Mexico are rare Maya-authored manuscript compilations of Christian texts, translated and adapted into the Maya language and worldview, which were used...


The Book of the Crossbow (History of Archery Series)

by Ralph Payne-Gallwey

This vintage book contains a treatise on a variety of ancient projective weapons, with a special focus on Greek and Roman Catapults and Balistas. With fascinating historical information and complete descriptions...


The Archery (History of Archery Series)

by Louis William Maxson

This vintage book contains a detailed guide to archery, with information on the British Long-Bow, exercises that can improve archery skills, the history of archery, tools, proper use of a bow, and much more....


The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Ceramic Analysis

Human Remains in Society

by Jean-Marc Dreyfus & Elisabeth Anstett

Whether reburied, concealed, stored, abandoned or publicly displayed, human remains raise a vast number of questions regarding social, legal and ethical uses by communities, public institutions and civil society...


The Caribbean before Columbus

A Geography of Offerings: Deposits of Valuables in the Landscapes of Ancient Europe

by Richard Bradley

More than quarter of a century ago Richard Bradley published The Passage of Arms. It was conceived as An Archaeological Analysis of Prehistoric Hoards and Votive Deposits, but, as the author concedes, these...


Archaeologies of waste: encounters with the unwanted

by Daniel Sosna & Lenka Brunclíková

Waste represents a category of 'things', which is familiar and ubiquitous but rarely reflected in archaeological and cultural studies. Perception of waste changes over time and practices associated with waste vary....


William Boyd Dawkins and the Victorian Science of Cave Hunting: Three Men in a Cavern

by Mark John White

William Boyd Dawkins was a controversial Victorian geologist, palaeontologist and archaeologist who has divided opinion as either a hero or villain. For some, he was a pioneer of Darwinian science as a member...


The White Shaman Mural: An Enduring Creation Narrative in the Rock Art of the Lower Pecos

by Carolyn E. Boyd & Kim Cox

The prehistoric hunter-gatherers of the Lower Pecos Canyonlands of Texas and Coahuila, Mexico, created some of the most spectacularly complex, colorful, extensive, and enduring rock art of the ancient world....


Caere

by Nancy Thompson de Grummond & Lisa Pieraccini

The Etruscan city of Caere and eleven other Etruscan city-states were among the first urban centers in ancient Italy. Roman descriptions of Etruscan cities highlight their wealth, beauty, and formidable defenses....


About Antiquities: Politics of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire

by Zeynep Çelik

Antiquities have been pawns in empire-building and global rivalries; power struggles; assertions of national and cultural identities; and cross-cultural exchanges, cooperation, abuses, and misunderstandings-all...


Rome and the Classic Maya: Comparing the Slow Collapse of Civilizations

by Rebecca Storey & Glenn R Storey

This volume compares two of the most famous cases of civilizational collapse, that of the Roman Empire and the Classic Maya world. First examining the concept of collapse, and how it has been utilized in the...


The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

Early Christianity in Pompeian Light: People, Texts, Situations

by Bruce W. Longenecker

Scholars of early Christianity are awakening to the potential of Pompeii’s treasures for casting light on the settings and situations that were commonplace and conventional for the first urban Christians....


Environmental Reconstruction in Mediterranean Landscape Archaeology

by Philippe Leveau, Kevin Walsh & Frederic Trement

Contents include: Introduction ( K Walsh ); Palynology ( S Bottema ); A database for the palynological recording of human activity ( V Andrieu, E Brugiapaglia, R Cheddadi, M Reille and J-L de Beaulieu ); The...