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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Relics of the Pastby Stefanie Gänger

    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 Africaby Bassey Andah; Alex Okpoko; Thurstan Shaw; Paul Sinclair

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95

    Africa has a vibrant past. It emerges from this book as the proud possessor of a vast and highly complicated interweaving of peoples and cultures, practising an enormous diversity of economic and social strategies in an 2xtraordinary range of environmental situations. At long last the archaeology of Africa has revealed enough of Africa's unwritten... 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...