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  • Archaeological Survey and the Cityby Paul Johnson; Martin Millett

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 36.00

    In the past 30 years archaeological field survey has become central to the practice of Classical Archaeology. During this time, approaches have developed from the systematic collection of artefacts to include the routine deployment of various geophysical and remote sensing techniques. The ability of archaeologists to reveal the topography of buried... more...

  • Exchange Networks and Local Transformationsby Maria Emanuela Alberti; Serena Sabatini

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 38.00

    Throughout the local Bronze and Iron Age, European and Mediterranean societies appear to have been involved in complex systems of exchange networks which invariably affected local customs and historical developments. Archaeological evidence suggests social and economic phenomena, cultural expressions and technological skills stemmed from multifaceted... more...

  • Embodied Knowledgeby Katharina Rebay-Salisbury; Marie Louise Stig Sorensen

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 30.00

    The body is the main forum for learning about how to do, think and believe and it is a starting point for the granting and forming of many forms of meaning. Fourteen papers explore the relationship between knowledge and the body through a series of historical and archaeological case studies. More specifically, it considers the concept of embodied knowledge... more...

  • Stories from Ancient Egyptby Joyce A. Tyldesley; Julian Heath

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 4.95

    Some of the most interesting and entertaining myths and legends from Ancient Egypt are given a lively re-telling by Joyce Tyldesley. These include stories about the gods, such as The Creation of the World, Hathor and the Red Beer, and the myths about Osiris, Isis and Horus. Fairy stories and incredible adventures are represented by The Story of the... more...

  • Development-led Archaeology in North-West Europeby Colin Haselgrove; Leo Webley

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 38.00

    Many countries in northern Europe have seen a huge expansion in development-led archaeology over the past few decades. Legislation, frameworks for heritage management and codes of practice have developed along similar but different lines. The Valetta Convention has had considerable impact on spatial planning and new legislation on archaeological heritage... more...

  • Crown of Arsinoë IIby Maria Nilsson

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 55.00

    The Crown of Arsinoë II is a detailed study of a unique crown that was created for the Ptolemaic Egyptian Queen Arsinoë II which has important conclusions for ancient Egyptian history. Images of Arsinoë are represented in a broad spectrum of iconographic media, depicting this historical figure in a Greek as well as Egyptian cultural... more...

  • Trireme Olympiasby Boris Rankov

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 60.00

    This volume represents the final publication of the Olympias project, which saw the building of a full-scale reconstruction of a 170-oared Athenian trireme of the 4th century BC and its operation in five series of sea-trials in the Aegean Sea. The first three sea-trials in 1987, 1988 and 1990 have already been published in separate volumes (the last... more...

  • Visualising the Neolithicby Andrew Cochrane; Andrew Meirion Jones

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    Prehistoric imagery is enigmatic and has been largely overlooked by archaeologists; it is only in the last two decades that it has garnered serious academic attention. This volume addresses this lacuna and discusses visual expression across Neolithic Europe. The papers in this volume result from a meeting of the Neolithic Studies Group on the topic... more...

  • Materiality and Social Practiceby Joseph Maran; Philipp W. Stockhammer

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 36.00

    Materiality and Social Practice investigates the transformative potential arising from the interplay between material forms, social practices and intercultural relations. Such a focus necessitates an approach that takes a transcultural perspective as a fundamental methodology and, then a broader understanding of the inter-relationship between humans... more...

  • Textiles and Textile Production in Europeby Margarita Gleba; Ulla Mannering

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 48.00

    There is evidence that ever since early prehistory, textiles have always had more than simply a utilitarian function. Textiles express who we are - our gender, age, family affiliation, occupation, religion, ethnicity and social, political, economic and legal status. Besides expressing our identity, textiles protect us from the harsh conditions of the... more...