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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...


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...


Museums and Migration: History, Memory and Politics

by Laurence Gouriévidis

Recent decades have seen migration history and issues increasingly featured in museums. Museums and Migration explores the ways in which museum spaces - local, regional, national - have engaged with the history...


Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures

by William Carruthers

Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write...


Social and Cultural Anthropology: The Key Concepts

by Nigel Rapport

Social and Cultural Anthropology: the Key Concepts is an easy to use A-Z guide to the central concepts that students are likely to encounter in this field.

Now fully updated, this third edition includes entries...


Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths

by Georges Stoops, Vera Marcelino & Florias Mees

Soil micromorphology deals with the microscopic study of undisturbed soil and regolith samples, making use especially of thin sections and petrographic techniques. It exists as a discipline for almost 70 years....


Practicing Archaeology: An Introduction to Cultural Resources Archaeology

by Thomas W. Neumann

This book is an excellent reference tool for consulting firms, contractors, graduate students, and others who need to know the nuts and bolts of professional archaeology.


Death by Theory: A Tale of Mystery and Archaeological Theory

by Adrian Praetzellis

This thoroughly updated version of an archaeological classic, featuring the fictional archaeologist Hannah Green and her shovelbum nephew, allows students to learn the basics of archaeological theory while puzzling...


Living Histories: Native Americans and Southwestern Archaeology

by Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh

Southwestern archaeology represents the intersection of countless peoples, interests, ideas, and events. Much as archaeologists working in the Southwest have shaped the lives and histories of Native Americans,...


The Celts: Bronze Age to New Age

by John Haywood

This dramatic history traces the mysterious Celts from their dark origins, including Druids and King Arthur, right across Britain and Europe and looking at their beliefs, cultures and arts as well as their warring...


The Celts: Bronze Age to New Age

by John Haywood

This dramatic history traces the mysterious Celts from their dark origins, including Druids and King Arthur, right across Britain and Europe and looking at their beliefs, cultures and arts as well as their warring...


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...


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 Legacy: South Florida Museum

by Thomas Peter Bennett

This book is an account of the origins, founding, and development in twentieth-century Florida of a people's museum that reflects Florida's changes through Spanish exploration, statehood, tourism, endangered...


Reading Asian Art and Artifacts: Windows to Asia on American College Campuses

by Paul K. Nietupski

Asian art and material artifacts are expressive of cultural realities and constitute a 'visible language' with messages that can be read, interpreted, and analyzed. These essays by scholars of Asian art, philosophy,...


The Parting of the Sea: How Volcanoes, Earthquakes, and Plagues Shaped the Story of Exodus

by Barbara J. Sivertsen

For more than four decades, biblical experts have tried to place the story of Exodus into historical context--without success. What could explain the Nile turning to blood, insects swarming the land, and the...


Sustainable Reform and Development in Post-Olympic China

by Shujie Yao & Wu Bin

Taking the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing as an iconic turning-point and exploring key themes such as economic reform and sustainability, innovation and sustainability, globalisation and social development, this...


The Heritage of Soviet Oriental Studies

by Michael Kemper & Stephan Conermann

The Western field of oriental studies and orientalism - criticised by Edward Said among others for encouraging the orient to be viewed in a particular way - has a counterpart in Russia and the Soviet Union....