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  • Images of the Recent Pastby Jr. Charles E. Orser

    AltaMira Press 1996; US$ 54.99

    Historical archaeology has been without a definitive, up-to-date collection that reflects the breadth of the field_until now. Orser's book brings together classic and contemporary articles that demonstrate the development of the field over the last twenty years, both in North America and throughout the world. Orser's selections represent a wide variety... more...

  • Digging Up The Pastby John Collis

    The History Press 2001; US$ 22.99

    This concise, readable, well-illustrated introduction to methods of excavation describes a technique that is essential for almost all kinds of archaeology. It is aimed at professional and amateur archaeologists, at students at all levels and at everyone who wants to know how archaeological evidence is discovered. John Collis's book presents new ideas... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflictby Christopher Knüsel; Martin Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 240.00

    If human burials were our only window onto the past, what story would they tell? Skeletal injuries constitute the most direct and unambiguous evidence for violence in the past. Whereas weapons or defenses may simply be statements of prestige or status and written sources are characteristically biased and incomplete, human remains offer clear and unequivocal... more...

  • Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeologyby Tanya M. Peres

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 79.95

    While most works of southeastern archaeology focus on stone artifacts or ceramics, this volume is the first to bring together past and current trends in zooarchaeological studies. Faunal reports are often relegated to appendices and not synthesized with the rest of the archaeological data, but Trends and Traditions in Southeastern Zooarchaeology... 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...

  • Public Participation in Archaeologyby Suzie Thomas; Joanne Lea

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the engagement of the general public with archaeology worldwide. more...

  • Archaeological Theory Todayby Ian Hodder

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • 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...