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Prehistoric archaeology

  • Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient Worldby Katharina Rebay-Salisbury; Ann Brysbaert; Lin Foxhall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to the construction, maintenance, and collapse of networks of various forms ? which are central to explanations of cultural contact and change. Focusing... more...

  • The Excavation of Nong Norby C. F. W. Higham; R. Thosarat

    Fine Arts Department of Thailand 2014; US$ 60.00

    Nong Nor is a prehistoric coastal site located in the Chonburi Province, Southeast Asia. It was excavated between 1991 and 1993 and shows two phases of occupation: the first, c.2500 BC, a brief stay by a community of hunter-gatherers living on shellfish, dolphins and sharks; the second, an extensive cemetery of 170 graves dating to 1100-700 BC, some... more...

  • Late Quaternary Environmental Changeby Martin Bell; M.J.C. Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 81.95

    Late Quaternary Environmental Change addresses the interaction between human agency and other environmental factors in the landscapes, particularly of the temperate zone. Taking an ecological approach, the authors cover the last 20,000 years during which the climate has shifted from arctic severity to the conditions of the present interglacial... more...

  • Open-Air Rock-Art Conservation and Managementby Timothy Darvill; Antonio Pedro Batarda Fernandes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    While much has been achieved in understanding and managing weather effects and erosion phenomena affecting ancient imagery within the relatively protected environments of caves and rock-shelters, the same cannot be said of rock-art panels situated in the open-air. Despite the fact that the number of known sites has risen dramatically in recent decades... more...

  • Altsteinzeit von A-Zby GaŽlle Rosendahl; Lutz Fiedler; Wilfried Rosendahl

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 35.80

    Das ?Lexikon der Altsteinzeit? richtet sich an Studierende und Fachleute, die in unterschiedlicher Weise mit der Entwicklung des Menschen und seiner Kultur BerŁhrungspunkte finden, sowie an alle diejenigen, die ein nšheres Interesse an der Altsteinzeit haben. Es soll eine Hilfe dafŁr sein, sich abseits der Flut von Informationen aus dem Internet und... more...

  • Oldeholtwoldeby L. Johansen; D. Stapert

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    The well-preserved archaeological site at Oldeholtwolde in the Netherlands was inhabited by a small group of people during the last Ice Age, some 13,000 years ago. This book focuses on the examination of the ca. 10.000 flint artefacts discovered at this ancient site, which have been subjected to modern approaches such as refitting and spatial analysis.... more...

  • Trepanationby Robert Arnott; Stanley Finger; Chris Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 164.95

    This volume will look at the history of trepanation, the identification of skulls, the tools used to make the cranial openings, and theories as to why trepanation might have been performed many thousands of years ago. more...

  • Architecture of First Societiesby Mark M. Jarzombek

    Wiley 2014; US$ 125.00

    “This book is the most comprehensively global and critically sensitive synthesis of what we now know of the material and socio-cultural evolution of the so-called First Societies. Written by a distinguished architectural historian and theorist, this truly remarkable and indispensable study shows how the material culture of our forebears, from... more...

  • The People of Sunghirby Erik Trinkaus; Alexandra P. Buzhilova; Maria B. Mednikova

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 174.99

    In this latest volume in the Human Evolution Series, Erik Trinkaus and his co-authors synthesize the research and findings concerning the human remains found at the Sunghir archaeological site. It has long been apparent to those in the field of paleoanthropology that the human fossil remains from the site of Sunghir are an important part of the human... more...

  • Troubled Timesby David W. Frayer; Debra L. Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    Evidence amassed in Troubled Times indicates that, much like in the modern world, violence was not an uncommon aspect of prehistoric dispute resolution. From the civilizations of the American Southwest to the Mesolithic of Central Europe, the contributors examine violence in hunter-gatherer as well as state societies from both the New and Old Worlds.... more...