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Prehistoric archaeology

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  • Monumentality in Later Prehistoryby Harold Mytum

    Springer 2013; US$ 129.00

    This volume provides the results of a 30-year excavation, reconstruction, and public interpretation campaign at the late prehistoric inland promontory settlement of Castell Henllys, here focusing on the defensive sequence and the role of monumentality in later prehistory. The site has international significance because of the extensive excavations... more...

  • Worlds of Genderby Sarah Milledge Nelson

    AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 33.99

    Part IV of Nelson's 'Handbook of Gender in Archaeology' (2006). Examines the archaeology of women's lives and activities around the globe. more...

  • Saharan Rock Artby Augustin F.C. Holl

    AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 35.99

    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...

  • 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$ 49.95

    A revolutionary study of material culture, this volume argues that the deliberate physical fragmentation and deposition of objects lies at the core of the archaeology of Mesolithic, Neo- lithic and Copper Age of East and Central Europe. more...

  • The Life-Giving Mythby A. M. Hocart

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Myths are the expression of a form of knowledge essential to life. Including mainly previously unpublished works by A M Hocart the book examines many fascinating issues. more...

  • The Birth of Neolithic Britainby Julian Thomas

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 149.99

    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...

  • Mediterranean Voyagesby Helen Dawson

    Left Coast Press 2013; US$ 99.00

    Islands are ideal case studies for exploring social connectivity, episodes of colonisation, abandonment, and alternating phases of cultural interaction and isolation. Their societies display different attitudes toward the land and the sea, which in turn cast light on group identities. This volume advances theoretical discussions of island archaeology... more...