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  • Mediterranean Connectionsby A. Bernard Knapp; Stella Demesticha

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Mediterranean Connections focuses on the origin and development of the maritime transport container from the Early Bronze through early Iron Age periods (ca. 3200-700 BC). This category of objects gives us a better understanding of ancient Mediterranean interregional connections, including the role that shipwrecks, seafaring, and coastal communities... more...

  • The Dyer's Handbookby Dominique Cardon

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 37.50

    Persian blue, pomegranate flower, spiny lobster, wine soup, pale flesh, dove breast, golden wax, grass green, green sand, rotten olive, modest plum, agate, rich French gray, gunpowder of the English??..just some of the colour names of old fabric to fire the imagination. Memoirs on Dyeing concerns a unique manuscript from the eighteenth century; a dyers... more...

  • Of Odysseys and Odditiesby Barry Molloy

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 27.50

    Of Odysses and Oddities is about scales and modes of interaction in prehistory, specifically between societies on both sides of the Aegean and with their nearest neighbours overland to the north and east. The 17 contributions reflect on tensions at the core of how we consider interaction in archaeology, particularly the motivations and mechanisms leading... more...

  • Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europeby Neil Christie; Hajnalka Herold

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 40.00

    Twenty-three contributions by leading archaeologists from across Europe explore the varied forms, functions and significances of fortified settlements in the 8th to 10th centuries AD. These could be sites of strongly martial nature, upland retreats, monastic enclosures, rural seats, island bases, or urban nuclei. But they were all expressions of control... more...

  • The Social Archaeology of Foodby Christine A. Hastorf

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book offers a global perspective on the role food has played in shaping human societies and identities. more...

  • Greek Myths in Roman Art and Cultureby Zahra Newby

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    A new reading of the portrayal of Greek myths in Roman art, revealing important shifts in Roman values and identities. more...

  • Maritime Landscape of the Isthmus of Panamáby James P. Delgado; Tomás Mendizábal; Frederick H. Hanselmann; Dominique Rissolo

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 84.95

    For over 500 years, the Isthmus of Panamá has been dominated by its relationship to the sea and the rivers that feed it. In this seminal work, the authors explore the maritime history of the isthmus through its many stages: from its prehistoric period through Spanish colonialism to the building of the canal and its function as a route for modern-day... more...

  • Southeast Inka Frontiersby Sonia Alconini

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    Imperial frontiers are a fascinating stage for studying the interactions of people, institutions, and their environments. In one of the first books to explore the Inka frontier through archaeology, Sonia Alconini examines part of present-day Bolivia that was once a territory at the edge of the Inka empire. Along this frontier, one of the New World?s... more...

  • Writings from Ancient Egyptby Toby Wilkinson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09

    'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered.' The fascination Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate challenge and puzzle before finally being cracked in the... more...

  • Ritual and Archaic Statesby Joanne M Murphy

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 89.95

    While ritual and archaic states have both been prominent topics in recent archaeological studies, this is the first volume to combine both subjects by exploring the varying nature, expression, and significance of ritual in archaic states. It compares archaic rituals across many different cultures--Vijayanagara, Swahili Lamu, Venice, Asante, Aztec,... more...