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  • Recent Advances in Ageing and Sexing Animal Bonesby Deborah Ruscillo

    Oxbow Books 2015; US$ 35.00

    This volume in the ICAZ series deals with the technical advances made over the last twenty years in the field of ageing and sexing animal bones. The analysis of ancient DNA holds great possibilities for sexing certain faunal assemblages (though by no means all), which is an urgent issue in the study of hunting and animal husbandry. It can be assumed... more...

  • Interpreting Archaeological Topographyby David C. Cowley; Rachel S. Opitz

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS), or lidar, is an enormously important innovation for data collection and interpretation in archaeology. The application of archaeological 3D data deriving from sources including ALS, close-range photogrammetry and terrestrial and photogrammetric scanners has grown exponentially over the last decade. Such data present numerous... 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...

  • Living with the Deadby Nicola Harrington

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 38.00

    Living with the Dead presents a detailed analysis of ancestor worship in Egypt, using a diverse range of material, both archaeological and anthropological, to examine the relationship between the living and the dead. Iconography and terminology associated with the deceased reveal indistinct differences between the blessedness and malevolence and that... 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...

  • Nishapur Revisitedby Rocco Rante; Annabelle Collinet

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00

    Nishapur in eastern Iran was an important Silk Road city, its position providing links to central Asia and China, Afghanistan and India, the Persian Gulf and the west. Despite previous excavations there are many unresolved questions surrounding the site; when was the city founded? Is Nishapur a Sasanian city? Was it founded by the Sasanian king Shapur... 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...

  • Rock Art and Seascapes in Upplandby Johan Ling

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 20.00

    Rock Art and Seascapes in Uppland presents a fresh approach to the detailed study of a selection of over 80 rock art panels located close to the present coastline of Uppland, Sweden, which include some 2000 ship depictions among the varied figurative art. Using GPS measurement combined with detailed study of the terrain, topography and relative sea... 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...

  • The Oasis Papers 6by Colin A. Hope; Roger S. Bagnall; Paola Davoli

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 90.00

    The Dakhleh Oasis Project is a long-term holistic investigation of the evolution of human populations in the changing environmental conditions of this isolated region in the Western Desert of Egypt. The Project began in 1978 and has combined survey and excavation to collect an extensive range of geological, environmental and archaeological data which... more...