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  • Worlds of Genderby Sarah Milledge Nelson

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 33.99

    Part IV of Nelson's 'Handbook of Gender in Archaeology' (2006). Examines the archaeology of women's lives and activities around the globe. more...

  • Saharan Rock Artby Augustin F.C. Holl

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 35.99

    The Neolithic rock images of Iheren, Algeria are the starting point for Augustin Holl's careful analysis of the iconography of Saharan rock art. Holl examines the various strands of evidence?icons, ideas, motifs, colors, and sizes?and weaves them together into a story that offers a window on the pastoralist worldview through the semiotics of their... more...

  • Fireby Stephen J. Pyne

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    For over 400 million years, fire has been an integral force on our planet. It can be as innocent as a bonfire or as destructive and lethal as a wildfire. Human history is rife with fires that have leveled cities—the Fire of Moscow in 1812 that destroyed seventy-five percent of the city, the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 that took down 17,000 buildings,... more...

  • Settlement in the Irish Neolithicby Jessica Smyth

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 32.50

    The Irish Neolithic has been dominated by the study of megalithic tombs, but the defining element of Irish settlement evidence is the rectangular timber Early Neolithic house, the numbers of which have more than quadrupled in the last ten years. The substantial Early Neolithic timber house was a short-lived architectural phenomenon of as little as... more...

  • Fragmentation in Archaeologyby John Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Fragmentation in Archaeology revolutionises archaeological studies of material culture, by arguing that the deliberate physical fragmentation of objects, and their (often structured) deposition, lies at the core of the archaeology of the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age of Central and Eastern Europe. John Chapman draws on detailed evidence from... more...

  • Politik und Wissenschaft in der prähistorischen Archäologieby Judith Schachtmann; Michael Strobel; Thomas Widera

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 41.53

    Seit dem 19. Jahrhundert entwickelte sich die prähistorische Archäologie in vielen europäischen Staaten zu einer Ausgangsbasis nationaler Geschichtsschreibung. Allein sie konnte mit dem Rückgriff auf Bodenfunde ethnisch definierte Bevölkerungsgruppen weit in die Vergangenheit zurückverfolgen. Damit beteiligten sich Archäologen an der Legitimierung... 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...

  • 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...

  • Ancient Britainby Mr James Dyer; James Dyer

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    This book is for anyone starting out to understand the prehistoric life of Britain from the first human occupation 450,000 years ago, until the Roman conquest in AD 43. James Dyer here succeeds in bringing to life a thriving picture of the people and customs of the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, based on the sometimes sparse clues presented by prehistoric... 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...