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  • Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on Gender Transformationsby Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood

    Springer 2011; US$ 229.00

    In many facets of Western culture, including archaeology, there remains a legacy of perceiving gender divisions as natural, innate, and biological in origin. This belief follows that men are naturally pre-disposed to public, intellectual pursuits, while women are innately designed to care for the home and take care of children. In the interpretation... more...

  • A Slice Through Timeby M.G.L. Baillie

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 68.95

    The dramatic development of European oak chronologies over the last ten years parallels and supplements the bristlecone-pine chronology in the United States. Dendrochronologists can now provide a wood sample - a time capsule of biological material - for any calender date over the last seven millennia from two continents. For archaeologists, resigned... more...

  • The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economiesby Victor D Thompson; Jr James C Waggoner

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Most research into humans' impact on the environment has focused on large-scale societies; a corollary assumption has been that small scale economies are sustainable and in harmony with nature. The contributors to this volume challenge this notion, revealing how such communities shaped their environment--and not always in a positive way. Offering... more...

  • Archaeologies of Mobility and Movementby Mary C. Beaudry; Travis G. Parno

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    ?This collection of essays in Archaeologies of Mobility and Movement draws inspiration from current archaeological interest in the movement of individuals, things, and ideas in the recent past. Movement is fundamentally concerned with the relationship(s) among time, object, person, and space. The volume argues that understanding movement in the past... more...

  • Obsidian and Ancient Manufactured Glassesby Ioannis Liritzis; Christopher M. Stevenson

    University of New Mexico Press 2012; US$ 75.00

    This edited volume offers archaeologists and archaeometrists the latest technical information, the fundamentals of provenance studies, instrumentation used in these investigations, and strategies for the dating and interpretation of archaeological materia more...

  • Landscape Archaeology and GISby Henry Chapman

    The History Press 2006; US$ 30.61

    This book examines the ways in which Geographical Information Systems can be used to explore archaeological landscapes, and summarises the most appropriate methods to use. more...

  • Anthropological Approaches to Zooarchaeologyby Douglas V. Campana; Pamela Crabtree; S.D. deFrance

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 80.00

    Animals in complex human societies are often both meal and symbol, related to everyday practice and ritual. People in such societies may be characterized as having unequal access to such resources, or else the meaning of animals may differ for component groups. Here, in this book, 28 peer-reviewed papers that span 4 continents and the Caribbean islands... more...

  • Radiocarbon Datingby R Taylor

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Radiocarbon Dating: An Archaeological Perspective provides a review of some of the major advances and accomplishments of the 14C method from an archaeological perspective. The text also provides an introduction to some of the problems and issues involved in the use of 14C data in archaeological studies. The book covers topics in radiocarbon dating,... more...

  • The Hidden Threadby Irina Filatova

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2013; US$ 26.25

    The Hidden Thread is a journey of revelation about the relationship between Soviet Russia and South Africa, hidden for most of its length. The story is told with insight and depth by Irina Filatova and Apollon Davidson, who have had a decades long association researching and writing on Russian and South African politics and history. This insightful... more...

  • Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bonesby April M. Beisaw

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    Offering a field-tested analytic method for identifying faunal remains, along with helpful references, images, and examples of the most commonly encountered North American species, Identifying and Interpreting Animal Bones: A Manual provides an important new reference for students, avocational archaeologists, and even naturalists and wildlife... more...