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  • ARCHAEOLOGIES OF ARTby Inés Domingo Sanz; Dánae Fiore; Sally K May

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    This international volume draws together key research that examines visual arts of the past and contemporary indigenous societies. Placing each art style in its temporal and geographic context, the contributors show how depictions represent social mechanisms of identity construction, and how stylistic differences in product and process serve to reinforce... more...

  • PALEOANTHROPOLOGY AND PALEOLITHIC ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINAby Wu Rukang; John W Olsen

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 52.95

    This book represents the first comprehensive attempt to bring to western scholarship the great advances made in Paleolithic archaeology and palaeoanthropology in the People’s Republic of China. The 15 chapters are devoted to a historical overview of past and recent studies, the development of chronological frameworks, the composition and stratigraphy... more...

  • Ceramics Before Farmingby Peter Jordan; Marek Zvelebil

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 46.95

    A long-overdue advancement in ceramic studies, this volume sheds new light on the adoption and dispersal of pottery by non-agricultural societies of prehistoric Eurasia. Major contributions from Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia make this a truly international work that brings together different theories and material for the first time. Researchers... more...

  • Interpreting Landscapesby Christopher Tilley

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 46.95

    This book takes a new approach to writing about the past. Instead of studying the prehistory of Britain from Mesolithic to Iron Age times in terms of periods or artifact classifications, Tilley examines it through the lens of their geology and landscapes, asserting the fundamental significance of the bones of the land in the process of human occupation... more...

  • Images Out of Africaby Virginia Garner

    University Press of America 2011; US$ 36.99

    In 1938, Virginia and Ray Garner began making films in the Belgian Congo and French Cameroons. This book features Virginia Garner's diaries, which highlight the challenges of making films in Africa in the 1930s and include rich descriptions of cross-cultural interactions and micro-negotiations with chiefs, headmen, and villagers. more...

  • Coexistence and Cultural Transmission in East Asiaby Naoko Matsumoto; Hidetaka Bessho; Makoto Tomii; Joan Gero

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 36.95

    This is the first volume to introduce the data, theory and methodology of contemporary archaeological work in Japan and other parts of East Asia archaeology in English to western audiences. It also introduces a new theoretical concept to archaeologists interested in the relationship between ancient cultures—coexistence. Archaeologists traditionally... more...

  • Lost World of the Aghartiby Alec MacLellan

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 11.65

    One of the world's oldest legends tells of a vast network of underground tunnels and passageways linking the continents to a subterranean kingdom. This utopia is said to be inhabited by an ancient race of people who have lived in seclusion for centuries, hidden from the sight of mankind but aware of eberything happening on the surface of the earth.... more...

  • Flexible Stonesby Anna Stroulia

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 41.95

    Despite their ubiquitous presence among prehistoric remains in Greece, ground stone tools have yet to attract the same kind of attention as have other categories of archaeological material, such as pottery or lithics. Flexible Stones provides a detailed analysis of the material discovered during the... more...

  • Trekking the Shoreby Nuno F. Bicho; Jonathan A. Haws; Loren G. Davis

    Springer 2011; US$ 199.00

    Human settlement has often centered around coastal areas and waterways. Until recently, however, archaeologists believed that marine economies did not develop until the end of the Pleistocene, when the archaeological record begins to have evidence of marine life as part of the human diet. This has long been interpreted as a postglacial adaptation,... more...

  • Protecting Çatalhöyükby Sadrettin Dural; Ian Hodder

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    They are essential to every major archaeological excavation but rarely acknowledged by the visiting researchers once the artifacts have been shipped. As part of the innovative, multivocal output from the famous Turkish Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük, we hear from one of the site guards, Sadrettin Dural, who tells the story of the excavation... more...