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The Cities of Pamphylia

by John D. Grainger

Pamphylia, in modern Turkey, was a Greek country from the early Iron Age until the Middle Ages. In that land there were nine cities which can be described more or less as Greek, and this book is an investigation...


Delta Reports, Volume I: Research in Lower Egypt

by Donald B. Redford

Delta Reports is a new series that will make available the substantial amount of archaeological work that has been undertaken in the Delta region of Egypt over recent decades. Volume I contains work done in...


Ancient Iran and Its Neighbours: Local Developments and Long-range Interactions in the 4th Millennium BC

by Cameron A. Petrie

The fourth millennium BC was a critical period of socio-economic and political transformation in the Iranian Plateau and its surrounding zones. This period witnessed the appearance of the world's earliest urban...


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...


Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland, c. 800-1100

by Letty ten Harkel & D. M. Hadley

The study of early medieval towns has frequently concentrated on urban beginnings, the search for broadly applicable definitions of urban characteristics and the chronological development of towns. Far less...


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...


Collision of Empires: The War on the Eastern Front in 1914

by Prit Buttar

Imperial Germany, Hapsburg Austria-Hungary, and Tsarist Russia clashed on a scale greater than the Western Front campaign to the Marne and the Race to the Sea in 1914.

Drawing on first-hand accounts and detailed...


The Coronation Chair and Stone of Scone: History, Archaeology and Conservation

by Warwick Rodwell

Constructed in 1297−1300 for King Edward I, the Coronation Chair ranks amongst the most remarkable and precious treasures to have survived from the Middle Ages. It incorporated in its seat a block of sandstone,...


Moonshine: A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor

by Jaime Joyce

Nothing but clear, 100-proof American history. Hooch. White lightning. White whiskey. Mountain dew. Moonshine goes by many names. So what is it, really? Technically speaking, "moonshine" refers to untaxed liquor...


The Emperor Far Away: Travels at the Edge of China

by David Eimer

In 1949, Mao Zedong announced the birth of the People's Republic of China, a proclamation to the world that, after centuries of war and social conflict, China had emerged as one nation. Since then, this idea...


Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864

by Daniel Davis & Philip Greenwalt

Sweep the Shenandoah Valley "clean and clear," Union General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant ordered in the late summer of 1864. His man for the job: Maj. Gen. "Little Phil" Sheridan, the bandy-legged Irishman who'd...


Soviet Partisan 1941-45

by Nik Cornish & Andrei Karachtchouk

The partisan war in the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1944 has been the subject of considerable political manipulation in the decades following 1945. In great part this was due to the need to project the image of...


Axis Midget Submarines: 1939-45: 1939-45

by Mark Stille & Paul Wright

During World War II, Germany, Japan, and Italy built approximately 2,000 small, inherently stealthy, naval craft to perform special operations and conventional naval missions. Much more numerous and more technically...