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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 Texture of Industryby Robert B. Gordon; Patrick M. Malone

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 82.99

    While historians have given ample attention to stories of entrepreneurship, invention, and labor conflict, they have told us little about actual work-places and how people worked. Workers seldom wrote about their daily employment. However, they did leave behind their tools, products, shops, and factories as well as the surrounding industrial landscapes... 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$ 56.00

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

  • Akhenatenby Dominic Montserrat

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 41.95

    The pharaoh Akhenaten, who ruled Egypt in the mid-fourteenth century BCE, has been the subject of more speculation than any other character in Egyptian history. This provocative new biography examines both the real Akhenaten and the myths that have been created around him. It scrutinises the history of the pharaoh and his reign, which has been continually... 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...