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  • Saharan Rock Artby Augustin F.C. Holl

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 99.99

    The Neolithic rock images of Iheren, Algeria are the starting point for Augustin Holl's careful analysis of the iconography of Saharan rock art. Holl examines the various strands of evidence?icons, ideas, motifs, colors, and sizes?and weaves them together into a story that offers a window on the pastoralist worldview through the semiotics of their... more...

  • Fragmentation in Archaeologyby John Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Fragmentation in Archaeology revolutionises archaeological studies of material culture, by arguing that the deliberate physical fragmentation of objects, and their (often structured) deposition, lies at the core of the archaeology of the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Copper Age of Central and Eastern Europe. John Chapman draws on detailed evidence from... more...

  • The Old Straight Trackby Alfred Watkins; Robert Macfarlane

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 13.49

    A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside. more...

  • The Life-Giving Mythby A. M. Hocart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Myths are the expression of a form of knowledge essential to life. Including mainly previously unpublished work by A.M. Hocart the book examines such issues as: Why a queen should not have been married before; why a guest is sacred; why people are believed to have been turned into stone; how money originated. These issues are considered as part... more...

  • The Incredible Human Journeyby Alice Roberts

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 10.99

    Alice Roberts traces the epic routes by which our human ancestors set out from Africa and peopled the entire planet more...

  • Hambledon Hill, Dorset, Englandby Roger Mercer; Frances Healy

    Historic England 2014; US$ 29.17

    A programme of excavation and survey directed by Roger Mercer between 1974 and 1986 demonstrated that Hambledon was the site of an exceptionally large and diverse complex of earlier Neolithic earthworks, including two causewayed enclosures, two long barrows and several outworks, some of them defensive. The abundant cultural material preserved in its... more...

  • Brean Downby Martin Bell

    Historic England 2014; US$ 29.17

    Excavations made necessary by coastal erosion have revealed probably the best preserved Bronze Age settlement sequence in Southern Britain. Five metres of deposits contained five prehistoric occupation phases separated by blown sand and eroded soil. The two lowest horizons, containing Beaker pottery, were followed by a layer with biconical urns and... more...

  • Perishable Material Culture in Prehistoryby Linda M. Hurcombe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book demonstrates the efficacy of an holistic approach... more...

  • The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordanby Bill Finlayson; Steven Mithen

    Oxbow Books 2007; US$ 75.00

    This edited volume provides a full report on the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A site of WF16, southern Jordan. Very few sites of PPNA date have been excavated using modern methods, so this report makes a very significant contribution to our understanding of this period. Excavations have shown that the site contains a highly dynamic use of architecture, and... more...

  • Neolithic Archaeology in the Intertidal Zoneby E. J. Sidell; F. Haughey

    Oxbow Books 2007; US$ 30.00

    This volume is based upon a conference which took place in 1999, reflecting the developing interest in intertidal archaeology and concentrating on the Neolithic period, as well as elements of associated Mesolithic and Bronze Age archaeology. Since then, the papers have been revised to include new discoveries and reflect the increasing interest and... more...