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  • From Hand to Handleby Lawrence Barham

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    Mankind's utter dependency on technology extends back approximately three million years to the first stone tools, but it was only with the innovation of hafting, some 300,000 years ago, that technology took its first modern form and revolutionized our social and economic lives. The development of handles and shafts, which were added to some tools... 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; Graham Hancock

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 5.99

    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 Including mainly previously unpublished work by A.M. Hocart the book examines such issues as: Why a queen should not have been married before; why a guest is sacred; why people are believed to have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 Birth of Neolithic Britainby Julian Thomas

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 154.99

    The beginning of the Neolithic in Britain is a topic of perennial interest in archaeology, marking the end of a hunter-gatherer way of life with the introduction of domesticated plants and animals, pottery, polished stone tools, and a range of new kinds of monuments, including earthen long barrows and megalithic tombs. Every year, numerous new articles... more...

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

    English Heritage Publishing 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

    English Heritage Publishing 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...

  • Echo’s uit de Ijzertijdby Evert van Ginkel

    Sidestone Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Even ten noorden van de legendarische Echoput bij Apeldoorn liggen twee grote prehistorische grafheuvels in het bos. Er is ooit wel in gegraven, maar niet door archeologen en met onbekend resultaat. Een ploeg archeologen van de Leidse universiteit onderwerpt in de zomer van 2007 deze monumenten aan een onderzoek. Hoe oud zijn ze, hoe zijn ze opgeworpen,... more...

  • Living Well Together? Settlement and Materiality in the Neolithic of South-East and Central Europeby Alasdair Whittle; Daniela Hofmann; Douglass W. Bailey

    Oxbow Books 2008; US$ 38.00

    Living Well Together investigates the development of the Neolithic in southeast and central Europe from 6500-3500 cal BC with special reference to the manifestations of settling down. A collection of reports and comments on recent fieldwork in the region, Living Well Together? provides 14 tightly written and targeted papers presenting interpretive... more...

  • Bronze Age Connectionsby Peter Clark

    Oxbow Books 2009; US$ 40.00

    New and exciting discoveries on either side of the English Channel in recent years have begun to show that people living in the coastal zones of Belgium, southern Britain, northern France and the Netherlands shared a common material culture during the Bronze Age, between three and four thousand years ago. They used similar styles of pottery and metalwork,... more...