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Submerged History

by Roger C. Smith

This heavily illustrated book has 14 chapters written by archaeologists who study Florida's sunken heritage in unique underwater sites. Learn from them the secrets at the bottom of springs and rivers, discover...

The Donkey in Human History

by Peter Mitchell

Donkeys carried Christ into Jerusalem while in Greek myth they transported Hephaistos up to Mount Olympos and Dionysos into battle against the Giants. They were probably the first animals that people ever rode,...

The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction

by Peter Thonemann

The three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander are perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. This was an age of cultural globalization: in the third century BC, a single language...

The Transformation of Athens

by Robin Osborne

How remarkable changes in ancient Greek pottery reveal the transformation of classical Greek culture

Why did soldiers stop fighting, athletes stop competing, and lovers stop having graphic sex in classical Greek...

The Real Mound Builders of North America

by A. Martin Byers

The Real Mound Builders of North America takes the standard position that the cultural communities of the Late Woodland period hiatus—when little or no transregional monumental mound building and ceremonialism...

The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain

by Christopher Gerrard & Alejandra Gutiérrez

The Middle Ages are all around us in Britain. The Tower of London and the castles of Scotland and Wales are mainstays of cultural tourism and an inspiring cross-section of later medieval finds can now be seen...

Cultural Heritage Care and Management

by Cecilia Lizama Salvatore

No other book is available that takes into consideration the diverse components of cultural heritage and suggests how these components can best be:

  • organized and arranged,
  • cataloged and described,
  • exhibited,...

In Search of the Phoenicians

by Josephine Quinn

Who were the ancient Phoenicians, and did they actually exist?

The Phoenicians traveled the Mediterranean long before the Greeks and Romans, trading, establishing settlements, and refining the art of navigation....

Rome's Holy Mountain

by Jason Moralee

Rome's Capitoline Hill was the smallest of the Seven Hills of Rome. Yet in the long history of the Roman state it was the empire's holy mountain. The hill was the setting of many of Rome's most beloved stories,...

Rediscovering Lost Innocence

by E. Pierre Morenon

In the first half of the nineteenth-century, responsibility for child care primarily rested within families. Needy children were often cared for by community-sponsored efforts that varied widely in quality,...

Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam

by Alain George & Andrew Marsham

When the Umayyads, the first Islamic dynasty, rose to power shortly after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (d. 632), the polity of which they assumed control had only recently expanded out of Arabia into the...

The Vincha Script

by Radivoje Peshich

It is generally known the Phoenicians to have presented their script to the Greeks and the script was further distributed along the line from Cyprus to Ionia, Crete, Mycenae and Hellas. Professor Peshich discovered,...

Relational Engagements of the Indigenous Americas

by Sarah E. Baires, Melissa R. Baltus, Erica Hill & Peter Whitridge et al.

In Relational Engagements of the Indigenous Americas, Melissa R. Baltus and Sarah E. Baires critically examine the current understanding of relationality in the Americas, covering a diverse range of topics from...

Homeless Heritage

by Rachael Kiddey

Homeless Heritage describes the process of using archaeological methodologies to collaboratively document how contemporary homeless people use and experience the city. Drawing on fieldwork undertaken in Bristol...

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii

by Eric E. Poehler

The Traffic Systems of Pompeii is the first sustained examination of the development of road infrastructure in Pompeii--from the archaic age to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE--and its implications for...

Megadrought and Collapse

by Harvey Weiss

Megadrought and Collapse is the first book to treat in one volume the current paleoclimatic and archaeological evidence of megadrought events coincident with major prehistoric and historical examples of societal...

House of the Waterlily

by Kelli Carmean

Set in the world of the Mayan civilization's Late Classic Period (ca. AD 550–830), House of the Waterlily is an affecting historical novel centering around Lady Winik, a young Maya noble girl. Through a series...


by Jan Driessen & Kate Harrell

How does intentionally inflicting damage to material objects mediate the human experience in the prehistoric eastern Mediterranean? For all of the diversity in cultural practice in the civilisations of the Greek...

The Oxford Handbook of Southwest Archaeology

by Barbara Mills & Severin Fowles

The American Southwest is one of the most important archaeological regions in the world, with many of the best-studied examples of hunter-gatherer and village-based societies. Research has been carried out in...

The Place of Stone

by Douglas Hunter

Claimed by many to be the most frequently documented artifact in American archeology, Dighton Rock is a forty-ton boulder covered in petroglyphs in southern Massachusetts. First noted by New England colonists...