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Sacrifice, Violence, and Ideology Among the Moche: The Rise of Social Complexity in Ancient Peru

by Steve Bourget

In a special precinct dedicated to ritual sacrifice at Huaca de la Luna on the north coast of Peru, about seventy-five men were killed and dismembered, their remains and body parts then carefully rearranged...

Possession: The Curious History of Private Collectors from Antiquity to the Present

by Erin Thompson

Whether it's the discovery of $1.6 billion in Nazi-looted art or the news that Syrian rebels are looting UNESCO archaeological sites to buy arms, art crime commands headlines. Erin Thompson, America's only professor...

Incomplete Archaeologies: Assembling Knowledge in the Past and Present

by Emily Miller-Bonney, Kathryn Franklin & James Johnson

Incomplete Archaeologies takes a familiar archaeological concept – assemblages – and reconsiders such groupings, collections and sets of things from the perspective of the work required to assemble them....

Decoding Neolithic Atlantic and Mediterranean Island Ritual

by George Nash & Andrew Townsend

What constitutes an island and the archaeology contained within? Is it the physicality of its boundary (between shoreline and sea)? Does this physical barrier extend further into a watery zone? Archaeologically,...

Archaeology for the People: Joukowsky Institute Perspectives

by John Cherry & Felipe Rojas

In 2014, the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World organized an international writing competition calling for accessible and engaging essays about any aspect of archaeology. Nearly 150 submissions...

Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World: History, Myth and Archaeology

by Linda Farrar

From the earliest of times people have sought to grow and nurture plants in a garden area. Gardens and Gardeners of the Ancient World traces the beginning of gardening and garden history, from Ancient Egypt...

The Life and Times Of Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt

by Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall

This comprehensive treatment of Cleopatra and the political and social world in which she lived will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Cleopatra or in ancient Egypt. Laying bare the "injustice,...


by E. A. Wallis Budge

THE announcement made early in December, 1922, of the discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen in the Valley of the Tombs of the Kings in Western Thebes by the late Lord Carnarvon and Mr. Howard Carter sent a thrill...

Architecture, mysticism and myth

by W. R. Lethaby

THE history of architecture, as usually written, with its theory of utilitarian origins from the hut and the tumulus, and further developments in that way—the adjustment of forms to the conditions of local...

Atlas of the Ancient Near East: From Prehistoric Times to the Roman Imperial Period

by Trevor Bryce & Jessie Birkett-Rees

This atlas provides students and scholars with a broad range of information on the development of the Ancient Near East from prehistoric times through the beginning of written records in the Near East (c. 3000...

The National Historic Preservation Act: Past, Present, and Future

by Kimball M. Banks & Anne M. Scott

Assessing fifty years of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), passed in 1966, this volume examines the impact of this key piece of legislation on heritage practices in the United States. The editors...

The Treasury of Ancient Egypt

by Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall

The archæologist whose business it is to bring to light by pick and spade the relics of bygone ages, is often accused of devoting his energies to work which is of no material profit to mankind at the present...

Constructing Destruction: Heritage Narratives in the Tsunami City

by Trinidad Rico

Large-scale disasters mobilize heritage professionals to a narrative of heritage-at-risk and a standardized set of processes to counter that risk. Trinidad Rico's critical ethnography analyses heritage practices...

Historical Racialized Toys in the United States

by Christopher P. Barton & Kyle Somerville

This book explores the history of children's toys and games bearing racial stereotypes, and the role these objects played in the creation and maintenance of structures of racialism and racism in the United States,...

Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There

by Tiffany Jenkins

The fabulous collections housed in the world's most famous museums are trophies from an imperial age. Yet the huge crowds that each year visit the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris, or the Metropolitan...

Archaeology and Architecture of the Military Orders: New Studies

by Mathias Piana & Christer Carlsson

As elite communities in medieval societies the Military Orders were driven by the ambition to develop built environments that fulfilled monastic needs as well as military requirements and, in addition, residential...

New Approaches to Old Stones: Recent Studies of Ground Stone Artifacts

by Yorke M. Rowan & Jennie R. Ebeling

Ground stone artefacts were widely used in food production in prehistory. However, the archaeological community has widely neglected the dataset of ground stone artefacts until now. 'New Approaches to Old Stones'...

Prehistoric Societies on the Northern Frontiers of China: Archaeological Perspectives on Identity Formation and Economic Change During the First Mille

by Gideon Shelach

The northern borders of China - known as the Northern zone - were a key area of interaction between sedentary and nomadic people during the late second and early first millennium BCE. During this period the...

Metal, Nomads and Culture Contact: The Middle East and North Africa

by Nils Anfinset

The fifth and fourth millennia BCE saw major cultural changes in the southern Levant and Northeast Africa: the spread of agriculture; developments in animal husbandry; increased contact between cultures; and...

Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future: The New Pragmatism

by Thomas Evan Levy

Joint winner of the 2011 Biblical Archaeology Society Publication Award in the category "Best Scholarly Book on Archaeology" The archaeology of the Holy Land is undergoing major change. 'Historical Biblical...