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  • Thoughtful Foragersby Steven J. Mithen

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 38.00

    Thoughtful Foragers is about hunter-gatherer decision making. more...

  • Lithicsby William Jr Andrefsky

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    Completely updated and revised edition on the groundbreaking manual on stone artifact analysis, Lithics. more...

  • Hawaii: A Walker's & Hiker's Guideby Rod Smith

    Hunter Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    A practical guide to the most scenic walks on the major Hawaiian islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii, Kauai and Oahu. Walks range from easy strolls of a few hours to multi-day excursions where blankets and sleeping backs are de rigeur. Waikiki, the Koolaus, Honolulu, Lahaina, the Seven Pools of Kipahulu, Kaanapali, Iao Valley State Park, Waimea... more...

  • Ambiguous Imagesby Kelley Hays-Gilpin

    AltaMira Press 2003; US$ 33.99

    A significant contribution to the relatively unexplored field of gender in rock art, this volume contains information for those interested in past gender systems. Hays-Gilpin argues that art is both a product of its physical and social environment and a tool of influence in shaping behavior and ideas within a society. Rock art is often one of the strongest... 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...

  • Fireby Stephen J. Pyne

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    For over 400 million years, fire has been an integral force on our planet. It can be as innocent as a bonfire or as destructive and lethal as a wildfire. Human history is rife with fires that have leveled cities—the Fire of Moscow in 1812 that destroyed seventy-five percent of the city, the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 that took down 17,000 buildings,... more...

  • Settlement in the Irish Neolithicby Jessica Smyth

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 32.50

    The Irish Neolithic has been dominated by the study of megalithic tombs, but the defining element of Irish settlement evidence is the rectangular timber Early Neolithic house, the numbers of which have more than quadrupled in the last ten years. The substantial Early Neolithic timber house was a short-lived architectural phenomenon of as little as... 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...

  • Politik und Wissenschaft in der prähistorischen Archäologieby Judith Schachtmann; Michael Strobel; Thomas Widera

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2009; US$ 41.53

    Seit dem 19. Jahrhundert entwickelte sich die prähistorische Archäologie in vielen europäischen Staaten zu einer Ausgangsbasis nationaler Geschichtsschreibung. Allein sie konnte mit dem Rückgriff auf Bodenfunde ethnisch definierte Bevölkerungsgruppen weit in die Vergangenheit zurückverfolgen. Damit beteiligten sich Archäologen an der Legitimierung... more...