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  • Identity and Heritageby Peter F. Biehl; Douglas C. Comer; Christopher Prescott; Hilary A. Soderland

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

     This book will suggest new agendas for identity and heritage studies by means of presenting contentious issues facing archaeology and heritage management in a globalized world. The book is not only present the variability of heritage objectives and experiences in the New and Old World, and opens a discussion, in a shrinking world, to look beyond... more...

  • Archaeology and Bioarchaeology of Population Movement among the Prehispanic Mayaby Andrea Cucina

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 54.99

    Archaeological evidence - i.e. presence of exogenous, foreign material objects (pottery, obsidian and so on) - is used to make inferences on ancient trade, while population movement can only be assessed when the biological component of an ancient community is analyzed (i.e. the human skeletal remains). But the exchange of goods or the presence of... more...

  • Frozen in Timeby John Geiger; Owen Beattie

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    The Franklin expedition was not alone in suffering early and unexplained deaths. Indeed, both Back (1837) and Ross (1849) suffered early onset of unaccountable "debility" aboard ship and Ross suffered greater fatalities during his single winter in the Arctic than did Franklin during his first. Both expeditions were forced to retreat because... more...

  • Ancient Zapotec Religionby Michael Lind

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 55.00

    Ancient Zapotec Religion is the first comprehensive study of Zapotec religion as it existed in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on the eve of the Spanish Conquest. Author Michael Lind brings a new perspective, focusing not on underlying theological principles but on the material and spatial expressions of religious practice. Using sixteenth-... more...

  • Materiality, Techniques and Society in Pottery Productionby Daniel Albero Santacreu

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    Daniel Albero Santacreu presents a wide overview of certain aspects of the pottery analysis that can be obtained through archaeometric approaches along with the theoretical concepts and a deep contextual analysis. The book provides an adequate framework for understanding the way pottery production is organised and clarifies the meaning... more...

  • Subjects and Narrative in Archaeologyby Ruth M. Van Dyke; Reinhard Bernbeck

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 18.95

    Seeking to move beyond the customary limits of archaeological prose and representation, Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology presents archaeology in a variety of nontraditional formats. The volume demonstrates that visual art, creative nonfiction, archaeological fiction, video, drama, and other artistic pursuits have much to offer archaeological... more...

  • Bridging the Gapsby Danny Zborover; Peter Kroefges

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 60.00

    Bridging the Gaps: Integrating Archaeology and History in Oaxaca, Mexico does just that: it bridges the gap between archaeology and history of the Precolumbian, Colonial, and Republican eras of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico, a cultural area encompassing several of the longest-enduring literate societies in the world. Fourteen case studies from an... more...

  • Archaeologyby Joe Flatman

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 14.99

    Archaeology is more popular than ever. TV and film have made it seem accessible and exciting, and the number of budding amateurs is on the rise, as is government support for archaeological initiatives on a global scale. From coins and combs to battlefields and plantations, archaeologist Joe Flatman provides an incisive introduction to the practice... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the History of Classical Archaeologyby Nancy Thomson de Grummond

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 415.00

    With 1,125 entries and 170 contributors, this is the first encyclopedia on the history of classical archaeology. It focuses on Greek and Roman material, but also covers the prehistoric and semi-historical cultures of the Bronze Age Aegean, the Etruscans, and manifestations of Greek and Roman culture in Europe and Asia Minor. The Encyclopedia of the... more...

  • Past Crimesby Julie Rosemary Wileman

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    Today, police forces all over the world use archaeological techniques to help them solve crimes - and archaeologists are using the same methods to identify and investigate crimes in the past. 

This book introduces some of those techniques, and explains how they have been used not only to solve modern crimes, but also to investigate past... more...