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  • The Souterrains of Southern Pictlandby F.T. Wainwright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The archaeological monuments known as souterrains, particularly characteristic of eastern Scotland from Aberdeenshire to Fife, have long been a mystery. When this book was originally published in 1963, recent investigation on two of these types of works, at Ardestie and Carlungie in Angus had shed more light. This book combines two excavation reports... more...

  • Wissen, maßgeschneidertby Björn Reich; Frank Rexroth; Matthias Roick

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 105.00

    Die Beiträge in diesem Band versuchen aus unterschiedlichen kulturwissenschaftlichen Perspektiven heraus die soziale Figur des Experten in der Vormoderne zu verorten. Ausgangspunkt bildet die Annahme, dass Experten im erhöhten Maße die soziale Verteilung und Hierarchisierung von Wissen repräsentieren und durchsetzen. Sie treten als Träger... more...

  • People of the Earthby Dr. Brian Fagan; Nadia Durrani

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 173.95

    Understand major developments of human prehistory People of the Earth: An Introduction to World Prehistory 14/e, provides an exciting journey though the 7-million-year-old panorama of humankind's past. This internationally renowned text provides the only truly global account of human prehistory from the earliest times through the earliest civilizations. ... more...

  • Hillfortsby Al Oswald; Stewart Ainsworth; Trevor Pearson; Paul Frodsham

    Historic England 2013; US$ 27.71

    A detailed archaeological landscape survey which investigates the purpose, design and function of Iron Age hillforts in Northumberland National Park. more...

  • Hambledon Hill, Dorset, Englandby Roger Mercer; Frances Healy

    Historic England 2014; US$ 29.17

    A programme of excavation and survey directed by Roger Mercer between 1974 and 1986 demonstrated that Hambledon was the site of an exceptionally large and diverse complex of earlier Neolithic earthworks, including two causewayed enclosures, two long barrows and several outworks, some of them defensive. The abundant cultural material preserved in its... more...

  • Brean Downby Martin Bell

    Historic England 2014; US$ 29.17

    Excavations made necessary by coastal erosion have revealed probably the best preserved Bronze Age settlement sequence in Southern Britain. Five metres of deposits contained five prehistoric occupation phases separated by blown sand and eroded soil. The two lowest horizons, containing Beaker pottery, were followed by a layer with biconical urns and... more...

  • Rock Art and the Prehistory of Atlantic Europeby Mr Richard Bradley; Richard Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 57.95

    Along the Atlantic seaboard, from Scotland to Spain, are numerous rock carvings made four to five thousand years ago, whose interpretation poses a major challenge to the archaeologist. In the first full-length treatment of the subject, based largely on new fieldwork, Richard Bradley argues that these carvings should be interpreted as a series of symbolic... more...

  • The Origins of Agriculture in Europeby I. J. Thorpe

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 48.95

    The Origins of Agriculture in Europe takes a look at current ideas in the light of a considerable mass of literature and archaeological evidence; examining the transition to agriculture through the comparison of social and economic developments across Europe. In this volume, I.J.Thorpe manages to evaluate various alternative explanations in detailed... more...

  • Archaeologies of Complexityby Robert Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 42.95

    An up-to-date and critical analysis of how archaeologists study past societies, Archaeologies of Complexity addresses the nature of contemporary archaeology and the study of social change, and debates the transition from perceived simple, egalitarian societies to the complex power structures and divisions of our modern world. Since the eighteenth... more...

  • Living on the Lake in Prehistoric Europeby Francesco Menotti

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 48.95

    The chance discovery in 1854 of a prehistoric lake village on Lake Zurich triggered what we now call the 'lake-dwelling phenomenon'. One hundred and fifty years of research and animated academic disputes have transformed the phenomenon into one of the most reliable sources of information in wetland archaeology. This definitive volume provides an overview... more...