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Of Odysseys and Oddities: Scales and Modes of Interaction Between Prehistoric Aegean Societies and their Neighbours

by Barry Molloy

Of Odysses and Oddities is about scales and modes of interaction in prehistory, specifically between societies on both sides of the Aegean and with their nearest neighbours overland to the north and east. The...


Dorothea Bleek: A Life of Scholarship

by Jill Weintroub

Dorothea Bleek (1873-1948) devoted her life to completing the 'bushman researches' that her father and aunt had begun in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. This research was partly a labor of familial...


The Chora of Metaponto 6: A Greek Settlement at Sant'Angelo Vecchio

by Francesca Silvestrelli, Ingrid E. M. Edlund-Berry & Joseph Coleman Carter

The sixth volume in the Institute of Classical Archaeology's series on the rural countryside (chora) of Metaponto is a study of the Greek settlement at Sant'Angelo Vecchio. Located on a slope overlooking the...


Bones and Identity: Zooarchaeological Approaches to Reconstructing Social and Cultural Landscapes in Southwest Asia

by Nimrod Marom, Reuven Yeshuran & Lior Weissbrod

Seventeen papers demonstrate how zooarchaeologists engage with questions of identity through culinary references, livestock husbandry practices and land use. Contributions combine hitherto unpublished zooarchaeological...


Ritual Violence in the Ancient Andes: Reconstructing Sacrifice on the North Coast of Peru

by Haagen D. Klaus & J. Marla Toyne

Traditions of sacrifice exist in almost every human culture and often embody a society's most meaningful religious and symbolic acts. Ritual violence was particularly varied and enduring in the prehistoric South...


Unlocking the Past: How Archaeologists Are Rewriting Human History with Ancient DNA

by Martin Jones

In Unlocking the Past, Martin Jones, a leading expert at the forefront of bioarchaeology—the discipline that gave Michael Crichton the premise for Jurassic Park—explains how this pioneering science is rewriting...


Early Bronze Age Goods Exchange in the Southern Levant: A Marxist Perspective

by Ianir Milevski

The Southern Levant was a thriving centre of religious and cultural exchange during the Bronze Age. 'Early Bronze Age Goods Exchange in the Southern Levant' provides an overview of the sources and distribution...


Archaeology and the Media

by Timothy Clack & Marcus Brittain

The public's fascination with archaeology has meant that archaeologists have had to deal with media more regularly than other scholarly disciplines. How archaeologists communicate their research to the public...


Archaeology of the Southeastern United States: Paleoindian to World War I

by Judith A Bense

A chronological summary of major stages in Southeastern United States' development, this unique textbook overviews the region's archaeology from 20,000 years ago to World War I. Early chapters review the history...


Archaeology and Women: Ancient and Modern Issues

by Sue Hamilton, Ruth D Whitehouse & Katherine I Wright

Archaeology and Women draws together from a variety of angles work currently being done within a contemporary framework on women in archaeology. One section of this collection of original articles addresses...


Artifact Classification: A Conceptual and Methodological Approach

by Dwight W Read

Archaeologists have been developing artifact typologies to understand cultural categories for as long as the discipline has existed. Dwight Read examines these attempts to systematize the cultural domains in...


Archaic Hunters and Gatherers in the American Midwest

by James L Phillips & James A Brown

This volume reports on a series of multidisciplinary projects involving the Archaic period of the American Midwest. A period of innovation and technical achievement, the articles focus on changes in environmental,...


Basketry Technology: A Guide to Identification and Analysis, Updated Edition

by J. M. Adovasio

Basketry Technology, first published in 1977, is the only comprehensive guide for archaeologists, anthropologists, art historians, and collectors for identifying and analyzing ancient baskets and basket fragments....


Belief in the Past: Theoretical Approaches to the Archaeology of Religion

by David S Whitley & Kelley Hays-Gilpin

Human actions are often deeply intertwined with religion and can be understood in a strictly religious context. Yet, many volumes and articles pertaining to discussions of religion in the archaeological past...


Beyond the Glass Case: The Past, the Heritage and the Public, Second Edition

by Nick Merriman

The book is the result of a nationwide survey in the UK that measured public use of and attitudes to the past, archaeology and collecting. The author reviews this research in the light of contemporary theory...


Bridging the Divide: Indigenous Communities and Archaeology into the 21st Century

by Caroline Phillips & Harry Allen

The collected essays in this volume address contemporary issues regarding the relationship between Indigenous groups and archaeologists, including the challenges of dialogue, colonialism, the difficulties of...


Body and Image: Explorations in Landscape Phenomenology 2

by Christopher Tilley

The understanding and interpretation of ancient architecture, landscapes, and art has always been viewed through an iconographic lens-a cognitive process based on traditional practices in art history. But ancient...


Identification Guide for Near Eastern Grass Seeds

by Mark Nesbitt

Archaeobotanical studies constantly encounter the carbonized grains of grasses, cultivated and wild, but the vast diversity of wild species that are potentially present has made identification of archaeological...


Inconvenient Heritage: Erasure and Global Tourism in Luang Prabang

by Lynne M Dearborn & John C Stallmeyer

The major international recognition of a World Heritage Site designation can bring important preservation efforts and a wealth of tourist dollars to an impoverished area-but it can also have destructive side...


Gender & Italian Archaeology: Challenging the Stereotypes

by Ruth D Whitehouse

The original research papers in this volume represent the first attempt to address issues of gender in the archaeology of Italy. Ranging from prehistoric to early classic periods, the authors address theoretical...