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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...


The Oxford Handbook of the Aztecs

An Archaeology of Prehistoric Bodies and Embodied Identities in the Eastern Mediterranean

by Maria Mina, Sevi Triantaphyllou & Yiannis Papadatos

In the long tradition of the archaeology of the eastern Mediterranean bodies have held a prominent role in the form of figurines, frescos, or skeletal remains, and have even been responsible for sparking captivating...


The Fifth Beginning: What Six Million Years of Human History Can Tell Us about Our Future

by Robert L. Kelly

“I have seen yesterday. I know tomorrow.” This inscription in Tutankhamun’s tomb summarizes The Fifth Beginning. Here, archaeologist Robert L. Kelly explains how the study of our cultural past can predict...


Giants of the Lost World: Dinosaurs and Other Extinct Monsters of South America

by Donald R. Prothero

More than a hundred years ago, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote a novel called The Lost World with the exciting premise that dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts still ruled in South America. Little did Conan...


Through a Glass Brightly: Studies in Byzantine and Medieval Art and Archaeology Presented to David Buckton

by Chris Entwistle

The twenty-five papers in this volume cover diverse aspects of the material culture of the late Roman, Byzantine and Medieval periods, with particular emphasis on the metalwork and enamel of these times. Individual...


The Life of Trade: Events and Happenings in the Niumi's Atlantic Center

by Liza Gijanto

The Life of Trade utilizes archaeological and historical sources to address the dynamic nature of the Atlantic trade on the Gambia River. Taking a fresh multi-disciplinary approach, the book highlights the region's...


Global Heritage Assemblages: Development and Modern Architecture in Africa

by Christoph Rausch

UNESCO aims to tackle Africa's under-representation on its World Heritage List by inscribing instances of nineteenth- and twentieth-century modern architecture and urban planning there. But, what is one to make...


Revolutions in the Desert: The Rise of Mobile Pastoralism in the Southern Levant

by Steven Rosen

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...


Museum Ethics in Practice

by Gary Edson

This volume is a guide to the difficult ethical questions museums work entails. While promoting the value of ethical theory and practice in museums, Edson tackles several key controversies and also corrects...


Maritime Societies of the Viking and Medieval World

by James H. Barrett & Sarah Jane Gibbon

This book is a study of communities that drew their identity and livelihood from their relationships with water during a pivotal time in the creation of the social, economic and political landscapes of northern...


Termites of the Gods: San Cosmology in Southern African Rock Art

by Siyakha Mguni

In Termites of the Gods, Siyakha Mguni narrates his personal journey, over many years, to discover the significance of a hitherto enigmatic theme in San rock paintings known as 'formlings'. Formlings are a painting...


The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization

by Tamar Hodos

This unique collection applies globalization concepts to the discipline of archaeology, using a wide range of global case studies from a group of international specialists. The volume spans from as early as...


Exploring the Materiality of Food 'Stuffs': Transformations, Symbolic Consumption and Embodiments

by Louise Steel & Katharina Zinn

From remote antiquity to contemporary contexts, food and the 'stuff' of food remains central to people's daily experiences as well as their sense and expression of identity. This volume explores the materiality...


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...


Crusader Archaeology: The Material Culture of the Latin East

by Adrian Boas

This new edition of Crusader Archaeology updates, with recent excavation results and research, the only detailed study of the material culture of the Crusades in Israel, Cyprus, Syria and Jordan. It examines...


Ancient Southeast Asia

by John Norman Miksic & Goh Geok Yian

Ancient Southeast Asia provides readers with a much needed synthesis of the latest discoveries and research in the archaeology of the region, presenting the evolution of complex societies in Southeast Asia from...


The Romans Who Shaped Britain

by Sam Moorhead & David Stuttard

A biographical history of the Romans who conquered and dominated Britain, based on the latest archaeological evidence and original source material.

Here are the stories of the people who built and ruled Roman...


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...