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  • A Consumer's Guide to Archaeological Scienceby Mary E. Malainey

    Springer 2010; US$ 59.95

    Many archaeologists, as primarily social scientists, do not have a background in the natural sciences. This can pose a problem because they need to obtain chemical and physical analyses on samples to perform their research. This manual is an essential source of information for those students without a background in science, but also a comprehensive... more...

  • X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) in Geoarchaeologyby M. Steven Shackley

    Springer 2010; US$ 69.95

    Since the 1960s, x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF), both wavelength and energy-dispersive have served as the workhorse for non-destructive and destructive analyses of archaeological materials. Recently eclipsed by other instrumentation such as LA-ICP-MS, XRF remains the mainstay of non-destructive chemical analyses in archaeology, particularly... more...

  • Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Archaeometryby Isabella Turbanti-Memmi

    Springer 2011; US$ 479.00

    The book contains the Proceedings of the 37th International Symposium on Archaeometry, 12th May 2008, Siena, Italy. The aim of the Symposium is to promote the development and use of scientific techniques in order to extract archaeological and historical information from cultural heritage and the paleoenvironment. It involves all Natural Sciences and... more...

  • Landscapes of Clearanceby Angele Smith; Amy Gazin-Schwartz

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 36.95

    This volume examines landscapes that have been cleared of inhabitants—for economic, environmental, or socio-political reasons, by choice or by force—and the social impacts of clearance on their populations. Using cases from five continents, and ranging from prehistoric, through colonial and post-colonial times, the contributors show landscapes... more...

  • Ancient Healthby Mark N Cohen; Gillian Crane-Kramer

    UPF 2007; US$ 49.95

    Confirming earlier conclusions that human health declined after the adoption of farming and the rise of civilization, this book greatly enlarges the geographical range of paleopathological studies by including new work from both established and up-and-coming scholars. more...

  • Evolutionary and Interpretive Archaeologiesby Ethan Cochrane; Andrew Gardner

    Left Coast Press 2012; US$ 36.95

    This collection of original articles compares various key archaeological topics—agency, violence, social groups, diffusion—from evolutionary and interpretive perspectives. These two strands represent the major current theoretical poles in the discipline. By comparing and contrasting the insights they provide into major archaeological themes,... more...

  • Social Bioarchaeologyby Sabrina C. Agarwal; Bonnie A. Glencross

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.95

    Illustrates new methodological directions in analyzing human social and biological variation Offers a wide array of research on past populations around the globe Explains the central features of bioarchaeological research by key researchers and established experts around the world more...

  • North Sea Archaeologiesby Robert Van de Noort

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 44.99

    This innovative study offers an up-to-date analysis of the archaeology of the North Sea. Robert Van de Noort traces the way people engaged with the North Sea from the end of the last ice age, around 10,000 BC, to the close of the Middle Ages, about AD 1500. Van de Noort draws upon archaeological research from many countries, including the UK, the Netherlands,... more...

  • Surviving Sudden Environmental Changeby Jago Cooper; Payson Sheets

    University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 5.99

    Archaeologists have long encountered evidence of natural disasters through excavation and stratigraphy. In Surviving Sudden Environmental Change, case studies examine how eight different past human communities?ranging from Arctic to equatorial regions, from tropical rainforests to desert interiors, and from deep prehistory to living memory?faced,... more...

  • Archaeology and Preservation of Gendered Landscapesby Sherene Baugher; Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood

    Springer 2010; US$ 149.00

    Historical archaeology of landscapes initially followed the pattern of Classical Archaeology by studying elite men's gardens. Over time, particularly in North America, the field has expanded to cover larger settlement areas, but still often with ungendered and elite focus. The editors of this volume seek to fill this important gap in the literature... more...