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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...

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...

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,...

Origini - XXXVI

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


Three Stones Make a Wall

by Eric H. Cline & Glynnis Fawkes

In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut...

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...