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From Mine to Microscope: Advances in the Study of Ancient Technology

by Ian Freestone, Thilo Rehren & Andrew J. Shortland

These twenty papers dedicated to Mike Tite focus upon the interpretation of ancient artefacts and technologies, particularly through the application of materials analysis. Instruments from the human eye to mass...


TRAC 2012: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Frankfurt 2012

by Annabel Bokern, Marion Bolder-Boos & Stefan Krmnicek

The twenty-second Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) was held at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main in spring 2012. During the three-day conference fifty papers were delivered, discussing issues...


Current Research in Egyptology 2012: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Symposium

by Luke McGarrity, Carl Graves & Emily Millward

The thirteenth Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) conference was held from the 27th - 30th March 2012 at the University of Birmingham and once again provided a platform for postgraduates and early career Egyptologists,...


The Earliest Neolithic of Iran: 2008 Excavations at  Sheikh-E Abad and Jani

by Roger Matthews, Wendy Matthews & Yaghoub Mohammadifar

Over a period of several millennia, from the Late Pleistocene to the Early Holocene (c. 13,000-7000 BC), communities in south-west Asia developed from hunter-foragers to villager-farmers, bringing fundamental...


Textile Production and Consumption in the Ancient Near East: Archaeology, Epigraphy, Iconography

by Marie-Louise Nosch, Henriette Koefoed & Eva Andersson Strand

In the past, textile production was a key part of all ancient societies. The Ancient Near East stands out in this respect with the overwhelming amount of documentation both in terms of raw materials, line of...


Rough Cilicia: New Historical and Archaeological Approaches

by Michael C. Hoff & Rhys F. Townsend

The region of Rough Cilicia (modern area the south-western coastal area of Turkey), known in antiquity as Cilicia Tracheia, constitutes the western part of the larger area of Cilicia. It is characterised by...


Radiocarbon and the Chronologies of Ancient Egypt

by C. Bronk Ramsey & Andrew J. Shortland

This volume presents the findings of a major international project on the application of radiocarbon dating to the Egyptian historical chronology. Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Cranfield in...


Colchester, Fortress of the War God: an Archaeological Assessment

by David Radford, Adrian Gascoyne & Philip Wise

This volume is a critical assessment of the current state of archaeological knowledge of the settlement originally called Camulodunon and now known as Colchester. The town has been the subject of antiquarian...


Beyond the Fertile Crescent: Late Palaeolithic and Neolithic Communities of the Jordanian Steppe. The Azraq Basin Project Volume 1: Project Background

by Andrew Garrard & Brian Byrd

The natural arc of resource-rich land which forms the 'Fertile Crescent' of South-West Asia is regarded as the earliest centre of village-based farming in the world and has been the focus of much of our understanding...


The Odyssey

by Homer & Martin Hammond

'Muse, tell me of a man: a man of much resource, who was made to wander far and long, after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy. Many were the men whose lands he saw and came to know their thinking: many too...


Pericles of Athens

by Vincent AZOULAY, Janet Lloyd & Paul Cartledge

Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. “Periclean” Athens witnessed tumultuous...


From Solon to Socrates: Greek History and Civilization During the 6th and 5th Centuries BC

by V. Ehrenberg

First published in 1973. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

by Edith Hall

What made the Greeks unique in their time and why their influence lives on today. The ancient Greeks invented democracy, theater, rational science, and philosophy. They built the Parthenon and the Library of...


Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind

by Robin Dunbar, Clive Gamble & John Gowlett

A closer look at genealogy, incorporating how biological, anthropological, and technical factors can influence human lives We are at a pivotal moment in understanding our remote ancestry and its implications...


Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater

by William C. Scott

A new way to interpret the musical design underlying the music and choreography of Sophoclean theater.


The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments

by Miroslav Verner & Steven Rendall

Hailed by Science News as "the new seminal text," The Pyramids is the most up-to-date, comprehensive record of Egypt's ancient monuments to become available in the last six decades. Distinguished Egyptologist...


The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latium

by Ross R. Holloway

The archaeology of early Rome has progressed rapidly and dramatically over the last century; most recently with the discovery of the shrine of Aeneas at Lavinium and the reports of the walls of the Romulan city...


Roman Tragedy

by Anthony J. Boyle

The first detailed cultural and theatrical history of a major literary form, this landmark introduction examines Roman tragedy and its place at the centre of Rome's cultural and political life.

Analyzing the...


The Histories

by Herodotus, Tom Holland & Paul Cartledge

One of Western history's greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland's vibrant new translation

Herodotus of Halicarnassus-who was hailed by Cicero as "the father of history"-wrote his histories around 440...


Armana Age

by James Baikie

When we consider the Cretans and Hittites, the powers of Babylonia and Assyria, and the internal conditions in Syria and Palestine, it can hardly be doubted that the reign of Akhetaten marks a turning point,...