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  • 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 Noël Hume

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Ivor Noël 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 of British America... 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...

  • Ruin Memoriesby Bjørnar Olsen; Þóra Pétursdóttir

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 225.00

    Since the nineteenth century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly victimized rapidly and made redundant. At the same time, processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely overlooked when compared to the research and social significance... 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...

  • Prehistoric Cannibalism at Mancos 5MTUMR-2346by Tim D. White

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 63.95

    Cannibalism is one of the oldest and most emotionally charged topics in anthropological literature. Tim White's analysis of human bones from an Anasazi pueblo in southwestern Colorado, site 5MTUMR-2346, reveals that nearly thirty men, women, and children were butchered and cooked there around A.D. 1100. Their bones were fractured for marrow, and the... 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...