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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Prehistory of South Americaby Jerry D. Moore

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 31.95

    A Prehistory of South America is an overview of the ancient and historic native cultures of the entire continent of South America based on the most recent archaeological investigations. This accessible, clearly written text is designed to engage undergraduate and begining graduate studens in anthropology. For more than 12,000 years, South American... more...

  • The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europeby Lisbeth Bredholt Christensen; Olav Hammer; David Warburton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    "The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe" surveys the major religious currents of Europe before Christianity - the first continental religion with hegemonic ambition - wiped out most local religions. The evidence - whether archaeological or written - is notoriously difficult to interpret, and the variety of religions documented by the sources... more...

  • Space-Time Perspectives on Early Colonial Moqueguaby Prudence M. Rice

    University Press of Colorado 2013; US$ 56.00

    In this rich study of the construction and reconstruction of a colonized landscape, Prudence M. Rice takes an implicit political ecology approach in exploring encounters of colonization in Moquegua, a small valley of southern Peru. Building on theories of spatiality, spatialization, and place, she examines how politically mediated human interaction... more...

  • Materiality, Techniques and Society in Pottery Productionby Daniel Albero Santacreu

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    Daniel Albero Santacreu presents a wide overview of certain aspects of the pottery analysis that can be obtained through archaeometric approaches along with the theoretical concepts and a deep contextual analysis. The book provides an adequate framework for understanding the way pottery production is organised and clarifies the meaning... more...

  • Obsidian Reflectionsby David M. Carballo; Marc N. Levine

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 52.00

    Departing from the political economy perspective taken by the vast majority of volumes devoted to Mesoamerican obsidian, Obsidian Reflections is an examination of obsidian's sociocultural dimensions?particularly in regard to Mesoamerican world view, religion, and belief systems. Exploring the materiality of this volcanic glass rather than only... more...