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A Prehistory of South America

by Jerry D. Moore

A Prehistory of South America is an overview of the ancient and historic native cultures of the entire continent of South America based on the most recent archaeological investigations. This accessible, clearly...


The Art and Archaeology of Pashash

by Terence Grieder

Among the vast treasures discovered in Peru since its conquest by Pizarro, only a small fraction has been excavated scientifically. The Art and Archaeology of Pashash is an account of the discovery and excavation...


Archeology and Volcanism in Central America: The Zapotitán Valley of El Salvador

by Payson D. Sheets

Scientists have long speculated on the impact of extreme natural catastrophes on human societies. Archeology and Volcanism in Central America provides dramatic evidence of the effects of several volcanic disasters...


A Manual for Neanderthals

by H. Mewhinney

The story of humanity's earliest days on earth has come down to us chiefly in the tools and weapons early hominids shaped from flint. With these tools, they gained ascendancy over less dexterous beasts and began...


The Emergence of the Moundbuilders: The Archaeology of Tribal Societies in Southeastern Ohio

by Elliot M. Abrams & AnnCorinne Freter

Native American societies, often viewed as unchanging, in fact experienced a rich process of cultural innovation in the millennia prior to recorded history. Societies of the Hocking River Valley in southeastern...


Sharing Archaeology: Academe, Practice and the Public

by Peter Stone & Zhao Hui

As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called 'public archaeology,' with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles,...


Industrial Heritage Sites in Transformation: Clash of Discourses

by Harald A. Mieg & Heike Oevermann

The management of industrial heritage sites requires rethinking in the context of urban change, and the issue of how to balance protection, preservation/conservation, and development becomes all the more crucial...


Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World: Material Crossovers

by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Ann Brysbaert & Lin Foxhall

This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to...


Anglesey: Past Landscapes of the Coast

by Frances Lynch, Mick Sharp & Jean Williamson

The dramatic and stunning Welsh coastal landscapes of the island of Anglesey are documented in this beautiful pictorial record of the history of Anglesey's coast, from prehistoric times to the present day. The...


The Archaeology of a Great Estate: Chatsworth and Beyond

by Nicola Bannister & John Barnatt

The Peak District is a historic upland landscape, with a rich palimpsest of features which invoke the many generations of people who have inhabited the area. The great estate of Chatsworth reflects the Peak...


Inhabiting the Landscape: Place, Custom and Memory, 1500-1800

by Nicola Whyte

The discipline of landscape history has recently taken a new turn: away from the analysis of past land use and environments towards an understanding of landscape as a social construct. This book is a significant...


Hedgerow History: Ecology, History and Landscape Character

by Gerry Barnes & Tom Williamson

Oxbow says: For many years hedges have been the most common field boundary in rural Britain, providing a stock-proof barrier, a field boundary and a haven for wildlife. Despite this, they are rarely studied...


Poisonous Plants: A Cultural and Social History

by Robert Bevan-Jones

The botanical history of Britain and North West Europe has a dark and a light side. Plants have been used as weapons to harm people, taken deliberately as addictive drugs and also employed as tools in witchcraft...


Interpreting the English Village: Landscape and Community at Shapwick, Somerset

by Mick Aston & Dr. Christopher Gerrard

An original and approachable account of how archaeology can tell the story of the English village. Shapwick lies in the middle of Somerset, next to the important monastic centre of Glastonbury: the abbey owned...


Beacons in the Landscape: The Hillforts of England and Wales

by Ian Brown

Of all Britain's great archaeological monuments the Iron Age hillforts have arguably had the most profound impact on the landscape, if only because there are so many; yet we know very little about them. Were...


The Historic Landscape of Devon: A Study in Change and Continuity

by Lucy Ryder

The 19th century historic landscape of Devon developed from earlier patterns of landholdings and settlement that are, today, not always easily discernible on the ground. The study of Tithe Survey landholdings,...


Oceans Odyssey: Deep-Sea Shipwrecks in the English Channel, the Straits of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean

by Sean Kingsley & Greg Stemm

In ten papers Odyssey Marine Exploration presents the technology, methodology and archaeological results from four deep-sea shipwrecks and one major survey conducted between 2003 and 2008. The sites lie beyond...


Oceans Odyssey 2: Underwater Heritage Management & Deep-Sea Shipwrecks in the English Channel & Atlantic Ocean

by Greg Stemm & Sean A. Kingsley

Oceans Odyssey 2 presents the results of the discovery and archaeological survey of ten deep-water wrecks by Odyssey Marine Exploration. In the Western Approaches and western English Channel, a mid-17th century...


Deviant Burial in the Archaeological Record

by Eileen M. Murphy

This edited volume contains twelve papers that present evidence on non-normative burial practices from the Neolithic through to Post-Medieval periods and includes case studies from some ten countries. It has...


Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum

by Ann Searight, Julian Reade & Irving Finkel

This catalogue makes available more than 600 complete or fragmentary stone vessels kept in the British Museum. Most of them were excavated at Nineveh and other major sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are...