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  • Nishapur Revisitedby Rocco Rante; Annabelle Collinet

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 35.49

    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...

  • An Examination of Late Assyrian Metalworkby John Curtis

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 42.58

    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 Marie Louise Stig Sorensen; Katharina Rebay-Salisbury

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 26.61

    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 by exploring some of the apparent diverse and yet shared forms of what may be called embodied knowledge. Using specific case studies of knowledgeable... more...

  • Rock Art and Seascapes in Upplandby Johan Ling

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 17.75

    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$ 4.39

    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 Roger S. Bagnall; Paola Davoli; Colin A. Hope

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 79.85

    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...

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

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 42.58

    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 Northwest Europeby Richard Bradley; Colin Haselgrove; Marc Vander Linden; Leo Webley

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 33.72

    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...

  • Landscape, Ethnicity and Identity in the archaic Mediterranean Areaby Gabriele Cifani; Simon Stoddart

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 31.06

    The main concern of this volume is the multi-layered concept of ethnicity. Contributors examine and contextualise contrasting definitions of ethnicity and identity as implicit in two perspectives, one from the classical tradition and another from the prehistoric and anthropological tradition. They look at the role of textual sources in reconstructing... more...

  • The Crown of ArsinoŽ IIby Maria Nilsson

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 48.80

    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...