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  • Cultural Identity in Minoan Creteby Ellen Adams

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 96.00

    A comprehensive account of the Palaces, control networks and spatial dynamics of Neopalatial Crete, the floruit of the Minoan civilization. more...

  • Continuity and Change in the Native American Villageby Robert A. Cook

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    Cook demonstrates that we can better allow for affiliation of archaeological sites with living descendants by more fully examining the complexity of the past. more...

  • Children, Death and Burialby Eileen Murphy; Mélie Le Roy

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 27.88

    Children, Death and Burials assembles a panorama of studies with a focus on juvenile burials; the 16 papers have a wide geographic and temporal breadth and represent a range of methodological approaches. All have a similar objective in mind, however, namely to understand how children were treated in death by different cultures in the past; to gain... more...

  • From Cooking Vessels to Cultural Practices in the Late Bronze Age Aegeanby Julie Hruby; Debra Trusty

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 25.56

    Late Bronze Age Aegean cooking vessels illuminate prehistoric cultures, foodways, social interactions, and communication systems. While many scholars have focused on the utility of painted fineware vessels for chronological purposes, the contributors to this volume maintain that cooking wares have the potential to answer not only chronological but... more...

  • Empire Stateby Simon Elliott

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 23.23

    The armed forces of Rome, particularly those of the later Republic and Principate, are rightly regarded as some of the finest military formations ever to engage in warfare. Less well known however is their use by the State as tools for such nonmilitary activities in political, economic and social contexts. In this capacity they were central instruments... more...

  • Understanding Relations Between Scriptsby Philippa Steele

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 25.56

    Understanding Relations Between Scripts examines the writing systems of the ancient Aegean and Cyprus in the second and first millennia BC, principally Cretan ‘Hieroglyphic’, Linear A, Linear B, Cypro-Minoan and the Cypriot Syllabary. These scripts, of which some are deciphered and others are not, are known to be related to each other.... more...

  • Architecture and Politics in Republican Romeby Penelope J. E. Davies

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 47.00

    This book argues that Republican Rome and its component buildings were inextricably intertwined with government, which they perpetuated and challenged. more...

  • House of the Waterlilyby Kelli Carmean

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 24.95

    Set in the Maya civilization's Late Classic Period House of the Waterlily is a historical novel centered on Lady Winik, a young Maya royal. Through tribulations that mirror the political calamities of the Late Classic world, Winik's personal story immerses the reader not only in her daily life, but also in the difficult decisions Maya men and women... more...

  • War & Trade With the Pharaohsby Garry J Shaw

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 19.49

    The ancient Egyptians presented themselves as superior to all other people in the world; on temple walls, the pharaoh is shown smiting foreign enemies – people from Nubia, Libya and the Levant – or crushing them beneath his chariot. Officially, foreigners represented disorder and chaos – the opposite of Egypt’s perfect land... more...

  • Mississippian Beginningsby Gregory D Wilson

    University of Florida Press 2017; US$ 89.95

    "An excellent volume that demonstrates a more explicit, nuanced, and careful approach to interpreting the social lives of these past communities. An indispensable resource."--Paul D. Welch, author of Archaeology at Shiloh Indian Mounds, 1899-1999 "Provides much-needed updated perspectives on the origins of the Mississippian archaeological cultural... more...