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Of Rocks and Water: An Archaeology of Place

by Ömür Harmansah

People are drawn to places where geology performs its miracles: ice-cold spring waters gushing from the rock, mysterious caves which act as conduits for ancestors and divinities traveling back and forth to the...


Athenian Potters and Painters III

by John Oakley

Athenian Potters and Painters III presents a rich mass of new material on Greek vases, including finds from excavations at the Kerameikos in Athens and Despotiko in the Cyclades. Some contributions focus on...


Medicine and Healing in the Ancient Mediterranean

by D. Michaelides

There are many recoverable aspects and indications concerning medicine and healing in the ancient past - from the archaeological evidence of skeletal remains, grave-goods comprising medical and/or surgical equipment...


How Compassion Made Us Human: The Evolutionary Origins of Tenderness, Trust and Morality

by Penny Spikins

Our capacity to care about the wellbeing of others, whether they are close family or strangers, can appear to be unimportant in today's competitive societies. However, in this volume Penny Spikins argues that...


The Inka Empire: A Multidisciplinary Approach

by Izumi Shimada

Massive yet elegantly executed masonry architecture and andenes (agricultural terraces) set against majestic and seemingly boundless Andean landscapes, roads built in defiance of rugged terrains, and fine textiles...


On the Lips of Others: Moteuczoma's Fame in Aztec Monuments and Rituals

by Patrick Thomas Hajovsky

Moteuczoma, the last king who ruled the Aztec Empire, was rarely seen or heard by his subjects, yet his presence was felt throughout the capital city of Tenochtitlan, where his deeds were recorded in hieroglyphic...


Past Crimes: Archaeological & Historical Evidence for Ancient Misdeeds

by Julie Rosemary Wileman

Today, police forces all over the world use archaeological techniques to help them solve crimes - and archaeologists are using the same methods to identify and investigate crimes in the past. 

This book...


The Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowmen: Early Bell Beaker burials at Boscombe Down, Amesbury, Wiltshire, Great Britain: Excavations at Boscombe D

by A. P. Fitzpatrick

Found a few kilometres from Stonehenge, the graves of the Amesbury Archer and the Boscombe Bowmen date to the 24th century BC and are two of the earliest Bell Beaker graves in Britain. The Boscombe Bowmen is...


Pioneering Archaeology in the Texas Coastal Bend: The Pape-Tunnell Collection

by Jace Tunnell, John W. Tunnell & Thomas R. Hester

When Harold F. Pape moved to Gregory, Texas, in 1927, he quickly became fascinated by the wealth of Native American artifacts along the nearby shoreline of Corpus Christi Bay and what is now called Port Bay,...


The Celtic Religion

by Edward Anwyl

Like other religions, those of the Celtic lands of Europe supplemented the earlier animism by a belief in spirits, who belonged to trees, animals, rocks, mountains, springs, rivers, and other natural phenomena,...


The Babylonian Saga of Gilgamesh

by AA. VV

The Gilgamesh Epic is the most notable literary product of Babylonia as yet discovered in the mounds of Mesopotamia. It recounts the exploits and adventures of a favorite hero, and in its final form covers twelve...


An Archaeological History of Britain: Continuity and Change from Prehistory to the Present

by Jonathan Mark Eaton

Jonathan Eaton has provided the essential volume for all students of Archaeology, Classical Civilisations and Ancient History by condensing the entire archaeological history of Britain into one accessible volume....


Folklore and Mythology

by Andrew Lang

After the heavy rain of a thunderstorm has washed the soil, it sometimes happens that a child, or a rustic, finds a wedge-shaped piece of metal or a few triangular flints in a field or near a road. There was...


Subjects and Narrative in Archaeology

by Ruth M. Van Dyke & Reinhard Bernbeck

Seeking to move beyond the customary limits of archaeological prose and representation, Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology presents archaeology in a variety of nontraditional formats. The volume demonstrates...


Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica

by Anne S. Dowd & Susan Milbrath

Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica is an interdisciplinary tour de force that establishes the critical role astronomy played in the religious and civic lives of the ancient...


The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity: Transforming Public Space

by Gregor Kalas

In The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity, Gregor Kalas examines architectural conservation during late antiquity period at Rome's most important civic center: the Roman Forum. During the fourth...


Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands: Gender, Age, Memory, and Place

by Traci Ardren

Social Identities in the Classic Maya Northern Lowlands plumbs the archaeological record for what it can reveal about the creation of personal and communal identities in the Maya world. Using new primary data...


Bridging the Gaps

by Danny Zborover & Peter Kroefges

Bridging the Gaps: Integrating Archaeology and History in Oaxaca, Mexico does just that: it bridges the gap between archaeology and history of the Precolumbian, Colonial, and Republican eras of the state of...


Ancient Zapotec Religion

by Michael Lind

Ancient Zapotec Religion is the first comprehensive study of Zapotec religion as it existed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on the eve of the Spanish Conquest. Author Michael Lind brings a new perspective,...


In the Realm of Nachan Kan

by Marilyn Masson

"The prevailing view of the lowland Maya during the Postclassic period (A.D. 1050-1500) has been one of an impoverished, ""degenerated"" society devoid of cultural accomplishment. However, Marilyn A. Masson...