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  • The Development of Pre-State Communities in the Ancient Near Eastby Diane Bolger; Louise C. Maguire

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 38.00

    This book explores the dynamics of small-scale societies in the ancient Near East by examining the ways in which particular communities functioned and interacted and by moving beyond the broad neo-evolutionary models of social change which have characterised many earlier approaches. By focusing on issues of diversity, scale, and context, it considers... more...

  • Caves in Contextby Knut Andreas Bergsvik; Robin Skeates

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 45.00

    Caves in Context provides the thriving inter-disciplinary field of cave studies with a European-scale survey of current research in cave archaeology. It is unified by a contemporary theoretical emphasis on the cultural significance and diversity of caves over space and time. Caves and rockshelters are found all over Europe, and have frequently been... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • TRAC 2011by Maria Duggan; Frances McIntosh

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 30.00

    This volume was derived from the twenty-first annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, which took place at the University of Newcastle (14-17 April 2011). more...

  • From Machair to Mountainsby Michael Parker Pearson

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 35.00

    South Uist in the Outer Hebrides has some of the best preserved archaeological remains within Britain and even further afield. Three distinct ecological zones - grassland machair plain, peaty blackland and mountains - each bear the imprint of human occupation over many millennia. The machair strip, long uninhabited, is filled with hundreds of settlement... more...

  • A Late Iron Age farmstead in the Outer Hebridesby Niall Sharples

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 48.00

    The settlement at Bornais consists of a complex of mounds which protrude from the relatively flat machair plain in the township of Bornais on the island of South Uist. This sandy plain has proved an attractive settlement from the Beaker period onwards; it appears to have been intensively occupied from the Late Bronze Age to the end of the Norse period.... more...

  • Anglo-Saxon Somersetby Michael Costen

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 35.00

    The county of Somerset cannot lay claim to have been an Anglo-Saxon kingdom like Kent or Sussex, but nevertheless it has a history as a distinct region which can be traced to the seventh century and there are hints of an earlier entity in the post-Roman period. Although the detail of this society is difficult to recover, there is no doubt that it was... more...

  • Becoming Europeanby Christopher Prescott; Hakon Glorstad

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 35.00

    It can be argued that elements of European heritage can be identified not only as a national strategy of the present but also as a process in prehistory - the cultural and political transformations of the third millennium BC in European prehistory sparking off this process. These transformations initiated the processes and mechanisms that led up to... more...