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  • The Origin of Roman Londonby Lacey M. Wallace

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    Drawing on both published and archived archaeological evidence, this copiously illustrated book revolutionises our understanding of early Roman London. more...

  • Orderly Anarchyby Robert L. Bettinger

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 70.00

    Orderly Anarchy delivers a provocative and innovative reexamination of sociopolitical evolution among Native American groups in California, a region known for its wealth of prehistoric languages, populations, and cultural adaptations. Scholars have tended to emphasize the development of social complexity and inequality to explain this diversity.... more...

  • Ancient Assyriaby Karen Radner

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. In this Very Short Introduction, Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC. Since the archaeological rediscovery of Assyria in the mid-19th century, its cities have been excavated... more...

  • Material Evidenceby Robert Chapman; Alison Wylie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    How do archaeologists make effective use of physical traces and material culture as repositories of evidence? Material Evidence takes a resolutely case-based approach to this question, exploring instances of exemplary practice, key challenges, instructive failures, and innovative developments in the use of archaeological data as evidence. The... more...

  • When Egypt Ruled the Eastby George Steindorff; Keith C. Steele

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 17.50

    Here, adequately presented for the first time in English, is the fascinating story of a splendid culture that flourished thirty-five hundred years ago in the empire on the Nile: kings and conquests, gods and heroes, beautiful art, sculpture, poetry, architecture. Significant archeological discoveries are constantly being made in Egypt. In this revision... more...

  • Archaeology: All That Mattersby John Manley; Iain Campbell

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 14.00

    - When did archaeology begin?. - Who were the first antiquarians in early modern Europe?. - How did archaeology free human history from biblical creationism?. - How did archaeology become a pseudo-scientific discipline?. - Who built the first museum?. Leading expert Dr John Manley starts by dealing with the processes and techniques used by archaeologists,... more...

  • Smell and the Ancient Sensesby Mark Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    From flowers and perfumes to urban sanitation and personal hygiene, smell?a sense that is simultaneously sublime and animalistic?has played a pivotal role in western culture and thought. Greek and Roman writers and thinkers lost no opportunity to connect the smells that bombarded their senses to the social, political and cultural status of the individuals... more...

  • Ethnic Identity and Imperial Powerby Nico Roymans

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 60.75

    An empirically-based analysis of the emergence of the Batavian ethnicity within the Roman Empire more...

  • Archaeology and the Social History of Shipsby Richard A. Gould

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 44.00

    A review of underwater archaeology offering a clear exposition of new developments in undersea technologies. more...

  • Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egyptby Emily Teeter

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    This book is a vivid reconstruction of ancient Egyptian religious rituals that were enacted in temples, tombs, and private homes. more...