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  • Everyday Life Mattersby Cynthia Robin

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    While the study of ancient civilizations has often focused on holy temples and royal tombs, a substantial part of the archaeological record remains hidden in the understudied day-to-day lives of artisans, farmers, hunters, and other ordinary people of the ancient world. The various chores of a person's daily life can be quite extraordinary and, even... more...

  • Tropical Archaeobotanyby Jon G. Hather

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Sea-Craft of Prehistoryby Paul Johnstone

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    The nautical dimension of prehistory has not so far received the attention it deserves. It is also too often assumed that early man was land bound, yet this is demonstrably not the case. Recent research has shown that man travelled and tracked over greater distances and at a much earlier date than has previously been thought possible. Some of these... more...

  • The Meanings of Thingsby I. Hodder

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 66.95

    This unique and fascinating book concentrates on the varying roles and functions that material culture may play in almost all aspects of the social fabric of a given culture. The contributors, from Africa, Australia and Papua New Guinea, India, South America, the USA, and both Eastern and Western Europe, provide a rich variety of views and experience... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCEby Margreet L. Steiner; Ann E. Killebrew

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 174.99

    This Handbook aims to serve as a research guide to the archaeology of the Levant, an area situated at the crossroads of the ancient world that linked the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt. The Levant as used here is a historical geographical term referring to a large area which today comprises the modern states of Israel, Jordan,... more...

  • Material Relationsby Julia A. Hendon; Rosemary A. Joyce; Jeanne Lopiparo

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 56.00

    Focusing on marriage figurines?double human figurines that represent relations formed through social alliances?Hendon, Joyce, and Lopiparo examine the material relations created in Honduras between AD 500 and 1000, a period of time when a network of social houses linked settlements of a variety of sizes in the region. The authors analyze these small,... more...

  • Geographical Information Systems in Archaeologyby James Conolly; Mark Lake

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 51.00

    Comprehensive introduction to the use of Geographical Information Systems as a research tool in archaeology. more...

  • A Passion for the Pastby Ivor NoŽl Hume

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Ivor NoŽl Hume has devoted his life to uncovering countless lives that came before him. In A Passion for the Past the world-renowned archaeologist turns to his own life, sharing with the reader a story that begins amid the bombed-out rubble of post?World War II London and ends on North Carolina?s Roanoke Island, where the history... more...

  • The Great Maya Droughts in Cultural Contextby Gyles Iannone

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 60.00

    In The Great Maya Droughts in Cultural Context , contributors reject the popularized link between societal collapse and drought in Maya civilization, arguing that a series of periodic ?collapses,? including the infamous Terminal Classic collapse (AD 750?1050), were not caused solely by climate change?related droughts but by a combination of other... more...

  • Tracing Childhoodby Jennifer L. Thompson; Marta P. Alfonso-Durruty; John J. Crandall

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 85.00

    Bioarchaeological studies of children have, until recently, centered on population data-driven topics like mortality rates and growth and morbidity patterns. This volume examines emerging issues in childhood studies, looking at historic and prehistoric contexts and framing questions about the nature and quality of children?s lives. How did they develop... more...