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  • Image, Memory & Monumentalityby Andrew Meirion Jones; Julie Gardiner

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 32.50

    Leading scholars in these 29 commissioned papers in honour of Richard Bradley discuss key themes in prehistoric archaeology that have defined his career, such as monumentality, memory, rock art, landscape, material worlds and field practice. The scope is broad, covering both Britain and Europe, and while the focus is very much on the archaeology of... more...

  • 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...

  • An Examination of Late Assyrian Metalworkby John Curtis

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 48.00

    Although the Assyrian kingdom that dominated the Ancient Near East between the ninth and seventh centuries BC had a rich material culture, attested particularly by the distinctive stone wall reliefs and colossal gateway figures, practically nothing is known about Assyrian metalwork. There has been no previous survey of this subject, largely because... 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...

  • Current Research in Egyptology 2011by Heba Abd El Gawad; Maria Correas-Amador

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 48.00

    The twelfth annual Current Research in Egyptology symposium aimed to highlight the multidisciplinary nature of the field of Egyptology. Papers in these proceedings reflect this multidisciplinarity, with research based on Archaeology, Linguistics, Cultural Astronomy, Historiography, Botany, Religion and Law, amongst others. By means of one or several... 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...

  • The Tripolye Culture giant-settlements in Ukraineby Francesco Menotti; Aleksey G. Korvin-Piotrovskiy

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    The crucial role that the Ukrainian 'branch' of the Tripolye culture played in shaping the historical formation of the Ukraine, and indeed that of Europe, is still not fully understood or appreciated. Although we are mostly aware of its finely-crafted and decorated pottery, along with the highly-discussed house architecture and huge settlements... more...