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  • An Animate Landscapeby Andrew Meirion Jones; Blaze O'Connor; Davina Freedman

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 38.00

    The Kilmartin landscape in western Scotland is widely regarded as Scotland's richest prehistoric landscape. It contains a number of barrow cemeteries, stone alignments, stone circles and a henge. With over 250 individual rock art sites, it also has the greatest concentration of prehistoric rock art in the British Isles and some of the most impressive... more...

  • Exotica in the Prehistoric Mediterraneanby Andrea Vianello

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 25.00

    This book examines how exotic materials were exchanged and used across the Mediterranean from the Neolithic era to the Iron Age, focusing on the Bronze Age. A variety of materials and interpretative approaches are presented through several case studies. These emphasise how the value of exotic materials depended on the context in which they were consumed.... more...

  • Flint and Stone in the Neolithic Periodby Alan Saville

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 35.00

    Lithic artefacts were an intrinsic part of Neolithic life both in terms of everyday practical use and in ritual/symbolic mode. Archaeologists and prehistorians studying the Neolithic period recognise this, and accordingly, strive to maximise relevant data recovery and subsequently exploit the available data to the full. Fulfilling these ambitions requires... more...

  • Gathering Timeby Alasdair Whittle; Frances Healy; Alex Bayliss

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 45.00

    Gathering Time presents the results of a major dating programme that re-writes the early Neolithic of Britain by more accurately dating enclosures, a phenomenon that first appeared in the early Neolithic: places of construction, labour, assembly, ritual and deposition. The project has combined hundreds of new radiocarbon dates with hundreds of existing... more...

  • Regional Perspectives on Neolithic Pit Depositionby Hugo Anderson-Whymark; Julian Thomas

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 35.00

    The rise to prominence of pits within narratives of the British and Irish Neolithic is well-documented in recent literature. Pits have been cropping up in excavations for centuries, resulting in a very broad spectrum of interpretations but three main factors have led to the recent change in our perception and representation of these features: a broad... more...

  • The Rhyton from Daniloby Omer Rak; Wayles Browne; Theresa Alt

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 50.00

    The so called rhyton from Danilo, an archaeological site near the coastal town of Sibenik in Dalmatia, Croatia, is a four-legged Neolithic vessel made of fired clay that according to the consensus of archaeological opinion was most likely a cult vessel used in rituals of unknown origin and content. "Danilo Culture" is the eponymous name bestowed... more...

  • Shadowlandby Stephen Burrow

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 20.00

    This is the story of life in Wales over a period of 1,500 years, as gleaned from the remains its inhabitants left behind. These people had no writing so they have left us no names and no records of their deeds. Instead we have the possessions they treasured in life, the broken remains of their bodies and the marks they left on the landscape. The people... more...

  • Stone Axe Studies IIIby Vin Davis; Mark Edmonds

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 48.00

    This volume builds upon the model of the first Stone Axe Studies volume published in 1979. It explores how scholars from various parts of the world currently approach these distinctive items. Some papers are united by specific material, such as those working on Jadeite axe blades in western and Central Europe. For others, the link is analytical (e.g.,... more...

  • Submerged Prehistoryby Jonathan Benjamin; Clive Bonsall; Catriona Pickard

    Oxbow Books 2011; US$ 25.00

    Major events of human prehistory such as the post-glacial recolonisation of Northern Europe and the spread of agriculture through the Mediterranean took place on landscapes that are now, at least partially, underwater. Large parts of this submerged terrain are accessible to divers and can be investigated archaeologically. Prehistoric underwater research... more...

  • Changing Picturesby Andrew Meirion Jones; Joakim Goldhahn; Ingrid Fuglestvedt

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 38.00

    This volume derives from a workshop held at the University of Kalmar (now Linnaeus University), Sweden between the 20-24 of October 2008. The aim of this gathering was to provide a forum for rock art researchers from different parts of northern Europe to discuss traditional as well as current interpretative trends within rock art research. Changing... more...