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  • 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 of British America... 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...

  • Relics of the Pastby Stefanie Gšnger

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 124.99

    Relics of the Past tells the story of antiquities collecting, antiquarianism, and archaeology in Peru and Chile in the second half of the nineteenth and the early twentieth century. While the role of foreign travellers and scholars dedicated to the study of South America's pre-Columbian past is well documented, historians have largely overlooked... more...

  • The Archaeology of the Deadby Henri Duday; Anna Maria Cipriani; John Pearce

    Oxbow Books 2009; US$ 30.00

    Henri Duday is Director of Research for CNRS at the University of Bordeaux. The Archaeology of the Dead is based on an intensive specialist course in burial archaeology given by Duday in Rome in November 2004. The primary aim of the project was to contribute to the development of common procedures for excavation, data collection and study of Roman... more...

  • Antarctic policymaking and science in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany (1957-1990)by Peter Abbink

    Barkhuis 2009; US$ 18.00

    The central questions of this research are the following: What was the Antarctic policy of the Netherlands from the late 1950s until 1990? What were its motives, goals, means and effects? What were the roles of the government, the scientific community, non-governmental organisations and possible other actors in this policy? How can these be explained?The... more...

  • The Power of Feastsby Brian Hayden

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In this book, Brian Hayden provides the first comprehensive, theoretical work on the history of feasting in societies ranging from the prehistoric to the modern. more...

  • Vertebrate Taphonomyby R. Lee Lyman

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 62.00

    This comprehensive work of reference covers the wealth of analytical techniques developed to help understand prehistoric animal remains. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Animals and Inequality in the Ancient Worldby Benjamin S. Arbuckle; Sue Ann McCarty

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 56.00

    Animals and Inequality in the Ancient World explores the current trends in the social archaeology of human-animal relationships, focusing on the ways in which animals are used to structure, create, support, and even deconstruct social inequalities. The authors provide a global range of case studies from both New and Old World archaeology?a royal... more...