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Archaeology Beneath the Sea

by George F. Bass

This book tells the incredible story of a half century of unlocking the mysteries of ancient shipwrecks. It is the story of of George F. Bass and his team, who are recognized as the pioneers of marine archaeology....


Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology: An Introductory Guide

by Guy Gibbon

Every archaeology student needs this book to learn how to critically read and think about theory and methods.


The End of Days

by Zecharia Sitchin

Why is it that our current twenty-first century A.D. is so similar to the twenty-first century B.C.?

Is history destined to repeat itself?Will biblical prophecies come true, and if so, when?

It has been more...


Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes

by Johan Reinhard

Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it...


1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

by Eric H. Cline

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the “Sea Peoples” invaded Egypt. The pharaoh’s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did...


The Sumerian World

by Harriet Crawford

The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations,...


Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi

by Timothy R. Pauketat

The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization

While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric...


Neanderthal: Neanderthal Man and the Story of Human Origins

by Paul Jordan

Paul Jordan takes us on a vivid journey through the history of our most famous cousin in search of the origins of all mankind


Doing Archaeology: A Subject Guide for Students

by Donald Henson

Covering archaeology from a range of angles, incorporating history, major themes, theories and methods, Doing Archaeology provides a firm grounding for anyone interested in learning more about the discipline....


How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

by Peter S. S. Wells

The peoples who inhabited Europe during the two millennia before the Roman conquests had established urban centers, large-scale production of goods such as pottery and iron tools, a money economy, and elaborate...


Structured Worlds: The Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherer Thought and Action

by Aubrey Cannon

Hunter-gatherer societies are constrained by their environment and the technologies available to them. However, until now the role of culture in foraging communities has not been widely considered. 'Structured...


The Technology of Maya Civilization: Political Economy Amd Beyond in Lithic Studies

by Zachary X. Hruby, Geoffrey E. Braswell & Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

The ancient Maya shaped their world with stone tools. Lithic artifacts helped create the cityscape and were central to warfare and hunting, craft activities, cooking, and ritual performance. 'The Technology...


The Ancient Maya of Mexico: Reinterpreting the Past of the Northern Maya Lowlands

by Geoffrey E. Braswell

The archaeological sites of Mexico's Yucatan peninsula are among the most visited ancient cities of the Americas. Archaeologists have recently made great advances in our understanding of the social and political...


Enter Mussolini (Responding to Fascism Vol 4)

by Emilio Lussu

Enter Mussolini combines an account of Mussolini's rise to power and a critique of the Italian fascist movement that was influential at a time when many observers were still sympathetic to fascism, at least...


Obsidian Reflections: Symbolic Dimensions of Obsidian in Ancient Mesoamerica

by David M. Carballo & Marc N. Levine

Departing from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian's sociocultural dimensions—particularly...


Conserving Cultural Landscapes: Challenges and New Directions

by Ken Taylor, Nora J. Mitchell & Archer St. Clair

New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional...


Museum as Process: Translating Local and Global Knowledges

by Raymond Silverman

The museum has become a vital strategic space for negotiating ownership of and access to knowledges produced in local settings. Museum as Process presents community-engaged "culture work" of a group of scholars...


Pulltrouser Swamp: Ancient Maya Habitat, Agriculture, and Settlement in Northern Belize

by B. L., II Turner & Peter D. Harrison

Among Mesoamericanists, the agricultural basis of the ancient Maya civilization of the Yucatan Peninsula has been an important topic of research-and controversy. Interest in the agricultural system of the Maya...


Mummies and Mortuary Monuments: A Postprocessual Prehistory of Central Andean Social Organization

by William H. Isbell

Since prehistoric times, Andean societies have been organized around the ayllu, a grouping of real or ceremonial kinspeople who share labor, resources, and ritual obligations. Many Andean scholars believe that...


The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe

by Lisbeth Bredholt Christensen, Olav Hammer & David Warburton

"The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe" surveys the major religious currents of Europe before Christianity - the first continental religion with hegemonic ambition - wiped out most local religions. The...