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  • Food in the Social Orderby Mary Douglas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1984, This work is a cross-cultural study of the moral and social meaning of food. It is a collection of articles by Douglas and her colleagues covering the food system of the Oglala Sioux, the food habits of families in rural North Carolina, meal formats in an Italian-American community near Philadelphia. It also includes a grid/group... more...

  • Caddo Connectionsby Jeffrey S. Girard; Timothy K. Perttula; Mary Beth Trubitt

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 84.99

    This up-to-date archaeological synthesis highlights current perspectives on Caddo origins and cultural elaborations in Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Throughout, the authors explore the role of interactions among Caddo communities as well as between the Caddo Area and the Southeast, southern Plains, and Southwest. more...

  • Taken at the Floodby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99

    The Romans first set military foot on Greek soil in 229 BCE; only sixty or so years later it was all over, and shortly thereafter Greece became one of the first provinces of the emerging Roman Empire. It was an incredible journey - a swift, brutal, and determined conquest of the land to whose art, philosophy, and culture the Romans owed so much. Rome... more...

  • Armana Ageby James Baikie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    When we consider the Cretans and Hittites, the powers of Babylonia and Assyria, and the internal conditions in Syria and Palestine, it can hardly be doubted that the reign of Akhetaten marks a turning point, notably in Egyptian history, but also in the wider history of the ancient world. Here the author vigorously reproduces this age, to show the... more...

  • Bones, Rocks and Starsby C. Turney

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2006; US$ 24.95

    What is the Turin Shroud? When were the Pyramids built? Why did the dinosaurs die out? How did the Earth take shape? With questions like these, says Chris Turney, time is of the essence. And understanding how we pinpoint the past, he cautions, is crucial to putting the present in perspective and planning for the future. more...

  • Ethnic Identity and Imperial Powerby Nico Roymans

    Amsterdam University Press 2004; US$ 60.75

    An empirically-based analysis of the emergence of the Batavian ethnicity within the Roman Empire more...

  • Archaeology and the Social History of Shipsby Richard A. Gould

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 39.00

    A review of underwater archaeology offering a clear exposition of new developments in undersea technologies. more...

  • How to Read Industrial Britainby Tim Cooper

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 18.91

    From steam engines and suspension bridges to canals, factories and pubs, the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries transformed the social and material landscape of Britain. Yet how many of us know why our local pub looks the way it does or why a railway station might resemble a cathedral? This book reveals how, by 'reading' buildings,... more...

  • Religion and Ritual in Ancient Egyptby Emily Teeter

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    This book is a vivid reconstruction of ancient Egyptian religious rituals that were enacted in temples, tombs, and private homes. more...

  • Writing about Archaeologyby Graham Connah

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    In this book, Graham Connah offers an overview of archaeological authorship: its diversity, its challenges, and its methodology. more...