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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 46.40
Traditionally, the Mesolithic was regarded as a time of cultural regression in northern Europe but new evidence in the last 30 years has led archaeologists to think of the early postglacial foragers that lived in the Mesolithic as complex, sedentary coastal dwellers who lived in an era of innovation, interaction, and successful adaptation to a rapidly... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 40.00
In this 2007 book, Andrew Bevan considers individual stone vessel industries during the Bronze Age. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 89.99
Most school children in the US learn about the Maya and their practices based on their cultural and religious beliefs in their Social Studies classes. But a number of new sites have also been discovered. This book aims to contribute to the discussion and understanding of Maya sacrifice and related posthumous body manipulation. more...
- Springer 2007; US$ 199.00
Modern human origins and the fate of the Neanderthals are arguably the most contentious arenas in paleoanthropology. This book discusses the archaeological record of the Middle Paleolithic and the Middle Stone Age. It aims to challenge notions about the mode of cultural evolution and the processes that underlie the emergence of modern behavior. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
It may be surprising to learn that this book is the first ever survey of the Atlantic Iron Age: this tradition is cited in archaeology frequently enough to seem firmly established, yet has never been clearly defined.With this book, Jon Henderson provides an important and much-needed exploration of the archaeology of western areas of Britain, Ireland,... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 349.00
The papers in this volume deal with fundamental areas of life in the Iron-Age from a cultural studies perspective. Fields covered include social orders, the role of women, weapons and the organisation of warriors, tools and implements, burial, religion and rituals, art. more...