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  • 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 2014; US$ 54.99

    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...

  • Archaeology by Experimentby John Coles

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    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$ 170.00

    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$ 100.00

    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...

  • Tree-ring Dating and Archaeologyby M.G.L. Baillie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    The analysis of tree-ring patterns, or dendrochronology, is a very exact science and an important dating technique. The basis of the method is misleadingly simple: that overlap of successive older ring patterns can generate a master chronology and samples of unknown age can then be checked against this. This book, published originally in 1982, traces... more...

  • Models in Archaeologyby David L. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 250.00

    This major study reflects the increasing significance of careful model formation and testing in those academic subjects that are struggling from intuitive and aesthetic obscurantism toward a more disciplined and integrated approach to their fields of study. The twenty-six original contributions represent the carefully selected work of progressive... more...

  • Material Culture and Textby Christopher Tilley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • Field Archaeology in Britainby John Coles

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    A practical guide to the various modern methods of discovery, excavation and recording of the remains left by prehistoric man in Britain. It stresses the vital role played by the amateur rescuing evidence of man?s past behaviour in these islands, and is illustrated by maps, site plans and sections, and drawings of equipment and surveying procedures.... more...