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  • Archaeological Theory Todayby Ian Hodder

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Now in a revised and updated second edition, this volume provides an authoritative account of the current status of archaeological theory, as presented by some of its major exponents and innovators over recent decades. It summarizes the latest developments in the field and looks to its future, exploring some of the cutting-edge ideas at the forefront... more...

  • Science-Based Dating in Archaeologyby M. J . Aitken

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    Archaeologists and archaeology students have long since needed an authoritative account of the techniques now available to them, designed to be understood by non-scientists. This book fills the gap and it offers a two-tier approach to the subject. The main text is a coherent introduction to the whole field of science-based dating, written in plain... more...

  • Relational Archaeologiesby Christopher Watts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Many of us accept as uncontroversial the belief that the world is comprised of detached and disparate products, all of which are reducible to certain substances. Of those things that are alive, we acknowledge that some have agency while others, such as humans, have more advanced qualities such as consciousness, reason and intentionality. So deeply-seated... more...

  • Re-Presenting the Pastby Sheila Bonde; Stephen Houston

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 12.50

    The archaeological past exists for us through intermediaries. Some are written works, descriptions, narratives and field notes, while others are visual: the drawings, paintings, photographs, powerpoints or computer visualizations that allow us to re-present past forms of human existence. This volume brings together nine papers, six of which were presented... more...

  • From These Bare Bonesby Alice Choyke; Sonia O'Connor

    Oxbow Books 2013; US$ 37.50

    A fundamental component of the study of worked osseous objects is the identification of the raw materials chosen to make them. In archaeological contexts many objects become degraded to the point where identification is very difficult and the way in which these materials decay during burial and upon excavation can vary greatly. Correct identification... more...

  • Ethnoarchaeology of the Kel Tadrart Tuaregby Stefano Biagetti

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 47.26

    This book focuses on the issues of resilience and variability of desert pastoralists, explicitly challenging a set of traditional topics of the discourse around pastoralism in arid lands of the Old World. Based on a field research carried out on the Kel Tadrart Tuareg in Libya, various facets of a surprisingly successful adaptation to an extremely... more...

  • Material Culture and Textby Christopher Tilley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1991, this is the first book-length exploration of post-structuralist discourse theory in archaeology. It tackles the most basic problem of historical and archaeological analysis - the relationship between text and artefact ? in an analysis of prehistoric art fusing theory and the practice of interpretation to create a fresh... more...

  • Archaeology by Experimentby John Coles

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Experimental archaeology is a new approach to the study of early man. By reconstructing and testing models of ancient equipment with the techniques available to early man, we learn how he lived, hunted, fought and built. What did early man eat? How did he store and cook his food? How did he make his tools and weapons and pottery? Such everyday questions,... more...

  • Analytical Archaeologyby David L. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This study was well-established as a pioneer work on archaeological methodology, the theoretical basis of all archaeological analysis whatever the period or era. The first edition of the book presented and evaluated the radical changes in methodology which derived from developments in other disciplines, such as cybernetics, computer science and geography,... more...

  • Piecing Together the Pastby V. Gordon Childe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1956, this concise book brought together wisdom from V. Gordon Childe based upon 10 years of his lectures on the principles of archaeological classification, terminology and interpretive concepts. It examines meanings of technical terms and methodologies used in prehistoric archaeology, for those new to the area. more...