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The Walking Larder: Patterns of Domestication, Pastoralism, and Predation

by Juliet Clutton-Brock

This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts...


Hunters of the Recent Past

by Leslie B. Davis & Brian O.K. Reeves

One of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, which brought together archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, academics from...


Foraging and Farming: The Evolution of Plant Exploitation

by David R. Harris & Gordon C. Hillman

This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts...


Industrial Archaeology: An Introduction

by Kenneth Hudson

Industrial archaeology is the study of early industrial buildings and machinery, particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When this book was originally published in 1963, this was becoming a...


Conservation Skills: Judgement, Method and Decision Making

by Chris Caple

Conservation Skills provides an overview of the issues facing conservators of historic and artistic works. It not only describes the nature of conservation but also provides an ethical framework to which the...


Animals into Art

by Howard Morphy

This book is one of a series of volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986 which addressed world archaeology in its widest sense, investigating how people lived in the past and...


The Ferriby Boats: Seacraft of the Bronze Age

by Edward Wright

In 1937 the author, then aged 19, found the remains of an ancient boat at Ferriby on the Humber shore. This book is his own account of his discoveries, excavations and research over 50 years since the first...


Archaeological Theory in Europe: The Last Three Decades

by Ian Hodder

The 1980s witnessed exciting developments in theoretical writing in Western archaeology. Where previous decades were dominated by the Anglo-American perspective, or "New Archaeology", the recent years showed...


The Bronze Age in Europe: An Introduction to the Prehistory of Europe c.2000-700 B.C.

by J. M. Coles & A. F. Harding

This book provides an account of the development of European culture and society during the Bronze Age, the time span between c. 2000 and 700 BC. It was a period of remarkable innovation, seen for instance in...


West Africa Before the Europeans: Archaeology & Prehistory

by O. Davies

This book covers the whole range of West African archaeology to the arrival of the Portugese on the Guinea coast. Parts of this territory are very ill-explored, and emphasis is accordingly laid on the better-known...


The Archeology of the New Testament: The Mediterranean World of the Early Christian Apostles

by Jack Finegan

This book provides an introduction to the Mediterranean world in which the early Christian apostles moved. Drawing on the geographic setting and available archaeological materials to create a sense of the contemporary...


Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn: The Technology of Skeletal Materials Since the Roman Period

by Arthur MacGregor

Artefacts made from skeletal materials since the Roman period were, before this book, neglected as a serious area of study. This is a comprehensive account which reviews over fifty categories of artefact. The...


Antiquities of the Irish Countryside

by Sean P. O Riordain

No country is as rich in field antiquities as Ireland, and this work gives an account in simple language of the origin, purpose, date and distribution of all classes of monuments with the exception of ecclesiastical...


The Prehistoric Peoples of Scotland

by Stuart Piggott

Based on lectures given at the Conference of the British Summer School of Archaeology at Edinburgh in 1954, this book, published in 1962, surveys the general field of pre-historic Scotland, five archaeologists...


The Lower and Middle Palaeolithic Periods in Britain

by Derek A. Roe

This book deals with the earliest period of human settlement in Britain, proposing a series of archaeological stages for the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic periods. An introduction on the problems and methods...


Kukulkan's Realm: Urban Life at Ancient Mayapán

by Marilyn Masson & Carlos Peraza Lope

Kukulkan's Realm chronicles the fabric of socioeconomic relationships and religious practice that bound the Postclassic Maya city of Mayapán's urban residents together for nearly three centuries. Presenting...


Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East

by Benjamin W. Porter & Alexis T. Boutin

Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East is among the first comprehensive treatments to present the diverse ways in which ancient Near Eastern civilizations memorialized and honored their dead, using mortuary...


Man Across the Sea: Problems of Pre-Columbian Contacts

by Carroll L. Riley, J. Charles Kelley & Campbell W. Pennington

Whether humans crossed the seas between the Old World and the New in the times before Columbus is a tantalizing question that has long excited scholarly interest and tempted imaginations the world over. From...


Discovering the Olmecs: An Unconventional History

by David C. Grove

The Olmecs are renowned for their massive carved stone heads and other sculptures, the first stone monuments produced in Mesoamerica. Seven decades of archaeological research have given us many insights into...


The Chora of Metaponto 5: A Greek Farmhouse at Ponte Fabrizio

by Elisa Lanza Catti, Keith Swift & Joseph Coleman Carter

This volume in the Institute of Classical Archaeology's series on rural settlements in the countryside (chora) of Metaponto is a study of the fourth-century BC farmhouse known as Fattoria Fabrizio, located in...