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  • People, Population Change and Policies, 2by Charlotte Höhn; Dragana Avramov; Irena E. Kotowska

    Springer 2008; US$ 269.00

    This two-volume work presents social cohesion and demographic challenges that are associated with low birth rates and population ageing. It does so from the perspective of citizens and key policy actors. The work analyses peoplesa (TM) attitudes about demographic trends and expectations towards private networks and public policies. It places these... more...

  • Studien zur Lebenswelt der Eisenzeitby Wolf-Rüdiger Teegen; Rosemarie Cordie; Olaf Dörrer; Heiko Steuer; Sabine Rieckhoff-Hesse

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 349.00

    The papers in this volume deal with fundamental areas of life in the Iron-Age from a cultural studies perspective. Fields covered include social orders, the role of women, weapons and the organisation of warriors, tools and implements, burial, religion and rituals, art. more...

  • The First Africansby Lawrence Barham; Peter Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 34.00

    A synthesis of the record left by Africa's earliest inhabitants combining archaeology, genetics and palaeo-environmental science. more...

  • Cognition and Material Cultureby Colin Renfrew; Christopher Scarre

    McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research 2008; US$ 40.00

    The 15 papers in this volume explore how human beliefs have been externalized and "stored" in material form, thus making very intangible ideas exist in a permanent form. more...

  • Finding Time for the Old Stone Ageby Anne O'Connor

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 184.99

    In the mid 19th century, curious stone implements were found beside the bones of extinct animals. Humans were evidently more ancient than had been supposed - but just how old were they? A colourful cast of characters - from professors to wine sellers - debated the question and even came to blows over it. Anne O'Connor tells their fascinating story.... more...

  • Palaeolithic Cave Art at Creswell Crags in European Contextby Paul Pettitt; Paul Bahn; Sergio Ripoll; Francisco Javier Muñoz Ibáñez

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 139.99

    A comprehensive and fully illustrated study, by an international team of experts, of the first British examples of cave art, discovered at Creswell Crags on the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire border in 2003. This important discovery is contextualized by comparative, up-to-date studies of European cave art, from Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy. - ;Cave... more...

  • Bene Israelby Alexander Fantalkin

    BRILL 2008; US$ 132.00

    This collection of twelve papers, dedicated to Professor Israel Finkelstein, deals with various aspects concerning the archaeology of Israel and the Levant during the Bronze and Iron Ages. Although the area under discussion runs from southeastern Turkey (Alalakh) down to the arid zones of the Negev Desert, the main emphasis is on the Land of Israel.... more...

  • Facial Geometryby Robert M. George

    Charles C Thomas 2007; US$ 27.95

    Forensic art may be defined as “portrait art minus a tangible subject.” The main objective of this book is to present a series of practical indices interrelating the key features of the human face that will provide a foundation for any exercise in forensic art from composite sketch to post-mortem “re-facing.” These indices are illustrated... more...

  • Discovery in the Caveby Mark Dubowski; Bryn Barnard

    Random House Children's Books 2011; US$ 3.99

    This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too!   In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge... more...

  • An Archaeology of Materialsby Chantal Conneller

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    An Archaeology of Materials sets out a new approach to the study of raw materials. Traditional understandings of materials in archaeology (and in western thought more widely) have failed to acknowledge both the complexity and, moreover, the benefits of an analysis of materials. Here Conneller argues that materials cannot be understood independently... more...