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  • The Prehistoric Settlement of Britainby Richard Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    This study, first published in 1978, explores the evidence for pre-Roman settlement in Britain. Four aspects of the prehistoric economy are described by the author ? colonisation and clearance; arable and pastoral farming; transhumance and nomadism; and hunting, gathering and fishing. These aspects have been brought together to formulate a structure... more...

  • Tree-ring Dating and Archaeologyby M.G.L. Baillie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    The analysis of tree-ring patterns, or dendrochronology, is a very exact science and an important dating technique. The basis of the method is misleadingly simple: that overlap of successive older ring patterns can generate a master chronology and samples of unknown age can then be checked against this. This book, published originally in 1982, traces... more...

  • Neolithic Britainby Rodney Castleden

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    The climax of the Stone Age in Britain, the Neolithic period (4700-2000BC), was a period of startling achievement. The British Isles are rich in Neolithic sites, which give us evidence of a complex and surprisingly developed archaic society. The author surveys 1100 secular and ceremonial sites in Britain, selecting some for detailed explanation; from... more...

  • New Light on the Most Ancient Eastby V. Gordon Childe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This book offers a detailed survey on major archaeological discoveries in the Near and Middle East. This classic account focuses on the findings in three great centers of ancient civilization: Egypt, Sumer, and the Indus valley. Professor Childe discusses the excavation of the three cities of Mohenjo-daro and Chanhu-daro on the Indus and Harappa... more...

  • Models in Archaeologyby David L. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 250.00

    This major study reflects the increasing significance of careful model formation and testing in those academic subjects that are struggling from intuitive and aesthetic obscurantism toward a more disciplined and integrated approach to their fields of study. The twenty-six original contributions represent the carefully selected work of progressive... more...

  • The Archaeology of Medieval Germanyby Gušnter P. Fehring

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Medieval archaeology is a relatively young discipline. It relies heavily on and contributes to the neighbouring disciplines of history and geography as well as certain of the natural sciences. The kinds of sources investigated in the context of medieval archaeology also cast light on many aspects of life in later centuries. The main sources used are:... more...

  • Nationalism and Archaeology in Europeby Margarita DiŽaz-Andreu; Timothy Champion

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Archaeologists from many different European countries here explore the very varied relationship between nationalistic ideas and archaeological activity through the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The resurgence of nationalism was one of the most prominent features of the European political scene in the 1990s, when this book was originally... more...

  • The Ancient Burial-mounds of Englandby L.V. Grinsell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    First published in 1936 and rewritten in 1953, this book embodies the results of the author?s extensive researches and fieldwork. Part one considers types of barrows and dating, their building and the cult of the dead from Palaeolithic to Saxon times. A chapter is dedicated to maps and another to fieldwork in particular, while the final bit of the... more...

  • The Excavation of Roman and Mediaeval Londonby W. F. Grimes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    This is an immensely fascinating work, published originally in 1968, which is of great value in understanding London?s past. The immediate background to the excavations was the bombing of London during the Second World War, which led to the destruction of more than fifty of the three hundred and fifty or so acres that make up the walled city. The... more...

  • Archaeology After Structuralismby Ian Bapty; Tim Yates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    Most practising archaeologists have preferred to leave the deep theories of what lies behind their methods and perceptions on one side. Now archaeologists have faced up to the difficult task of making (or not making) the connections between the past, interpretation and the present. The writers of this volumes address the problems of archaeology, sometimes... more...