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  • Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near Eastby Benjamin W. Porter; Alexis T. Boutin

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 24.99

    Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East is among the first comprehensive treatments to present the diverse ways in which ancient Near Eastern civilizations memorialized and honored their dead, using mortuary rituals, human skeletal remains, and embodied identities as a window into the memory work of past societies. In six case studies teams... more...

  • The Walking Larderby Juliet Clutton-Brock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This text looks... more...

  • Bone, Antler, Ivory and Hornby Arthur MacGregor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Artefacts made from skeletal materials since the Roman period were, before this book, neglected as a serious area of study. This is a comprehensive account which reviews over fifty categories of artefact. The book starts with a consideration of the formation, morphology and mechanical properties of the materials and illuminates characteristics concerning... more...

  • Prehistoric Copper Mining in Europe: 5500-500 BCby William O'Brien

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 134.99

    This volume examines prehistoric copper mining in Europe, from the first use of the metal eight thousand years ago in the Balkans to its widespread adoption during the Bronze Age. The history of research is examined, as is the survival of this mining archaeology in different geological settings. There is information on the technological processes of... more...

  • Field Archaeology in Britainby John Coles

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    A practical guide to the various modern methods of discovery, excavation and recording of the remains left by prehistoric man in Britain. It stresses the vital role played by the amateur rescuing evidence of man?s past behaviour in these islands, and is illustrated by maps, site plans and sections, and drawings of equipment and surveying procedures.... more...

  • The Iron Age in Lowland Britainby D.W. Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book was written at a time when the older conventional diffusionist view of prehistory, largely associated with the work of V. Gordon Childe, was under rigorous scrutiny from British prehistorians, who still nevertheless regarded the ?Arras? culture of eastern Yorkshire and the ?Belgic? cemeteries of south-eastern Britain as the product of immigrants... more...

  • Hunters, Fishers and Farmers of Eastern Europe, 6000-3000 B.C.by Ruth Tringham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Eastern Europe, in this book, embraces the area formally referred to as the ?Marchlands of Europe?, sometimes as Eastern Central Europe, and which included, when this book was originally published in 1971, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Rumania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, East Germany and Poland. This book presented for the first time the archaeological material... more...

  • The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jerichoby David Neev; K. O. Emery

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 149.99

    The story of the destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah and Jericho in the Dead Sea region is the oldest such description in human history. Now, more than 4000 years later, employing modern geological science in a forensic manner, this book sheds new light on these occurrences. more...

  • Archaeology as Political Actionby Randall H. McGuire

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2004; US$ 15.95

    Develops a theory and framework to describe how archaeology can contribute to a more humane world. Recognizing that archaeology is an inherently political activity, this book builds on the history of archaeological theory and Marxist dialectical theory to point out how archaeologists can use their craft to evaluate interpretations of this world. more...

  • Local Identitiesby Fokke Gerritsen

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 65.25

    A study of the archaeologies of landscape and community in the Northwest European Plain more...