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  • An Archaeology of Materialsby Chantal Conneller

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    An Archaeology of Materials sets out a new approach to the study of raw materials. Traditional understandings of materials in archaeology (and in western thought more widely) have failed to acknowledge both the complexity and, moreover, the benefits of an analysis of materials. Here Conneller argues that materials cannot be understood independently... more...

  • The Ancient Human Occupation of Britainby Nick Ashton; Simon Lewis; Chris Stringer

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 225.00

    The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Project (AHOB) funded by the Leverhulme Trust began in 2001 and brought together researchers from a range of disciplines with the aim of investigating the record of human presence in Britain from the earliest occupation until the end of the last Ice Age, about 12,000 years ago. Study of changes in climate, landscape... more...

  • European Societies in the Bronze Ageby A. F. Harding

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 66.00

    A survey of the Bronze Age in Europe, c. 2500 to 750 BC, for students and specialists. more...

  • Adam's Tongueby Derek Bickerton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    How language evolved has been called "the hardest problem in science." In Adam's Tongue , Derek Bickerton--long a leading authority in this field--shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and... more...

  • Religion in the Emergence of Civilizationby Ian Hodder

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    Examines the role of spirituality and religious ritual in the emergence of complex societies, using Çatalhöyük, as a case study. more...

  • Field Archaeologyby Peter Drewett

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.95

    Since its first publication, Field Archaeology: An Introduction has proved to be a key handbook for all those undertaking introductory courses in archaeology or volunteering on their first excavation. In this revised second edition, key developments in technology, theory and changes in the law are included, bringing it up to date with the most recent... more...

  • Images Out of Africaby Virginia Garner

    UPA 2011; US$ 36.99

    Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 1: Africa Diary: 1938 Chapter 3 Chapter 2: Africa Diary: 1939 Chapter 4 Chapter 3: Garner Equipment List Chapter 5 Chapter 4: Film Scenario: "A Day in an African Village" more...

  • Lost World of the Aghartiby Alec MacLellan

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 11.65

    One of the world's oldest legends tells of a vast network of underground tunnels and passageways linking the continents to a subterranean kingdom. This utopia is said to be inhabited by an ancient race of people who have lived in seclusion for centuries, hidden from the sight of mankind but aware of eberything happening on the surface of the earth.... more...

  • Flexible Stonesby Anna Stroulia

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 41.95

    Despite their ubiquitous presence among prehistoric remains in Greece, ground stone tools have yet to attract the same kind of attention as have other categories of archaeological material, such as pottery or lithics. Flexible Stones provides a detailed analysis of the material discovered during the... more...

  • Trekking the Shoreby Nuno F. Bicho; Jonathan A. Haws; Loren G. Davis

    Springer 2011; US$ 229.00

    Human settlement has often centered around coastal areas and waterways. Until recently, however, archaeologists believed that marine economies did not develop until the end of the Pleistocene, when the archaeological record begins to have evidence of marine life as part of the human diet. This has long been interpreted as a postglacial adaptation,... more...