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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Community-Based Archaeologyby Sonya Atalay

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Archaeology impacts the lives of indigenous, local, or descendant communities. Yet often these groups have little input to archaeological research, and its results remain inaccessible. As archaeologists consider the consequences and benefits of research, the skills, methodologies, and practices required of them will differ dramatically from those of... more...

  • Doing Archaeologyby Donald Henson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 32.95

    Covering archaeology from a range of angles, incorporating history, major themes, theories and methods, Doing Archaeology provides a firm grounding for anyone interested in learning more about the discipline. Throughout the book, key information is accessibly presented and important questions are answered, including: What is archaeology? How... more...

  • The Bioarchaeology of Violenceby Debra L. Martin; Ryan P. Harrod

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95

    Human violence is an inescapable aspect of our society and culture. As the archaeological record clearly shows, this has always been true. What is its origin? What role does it play in shaping our behavior? How do ritual acts and cultural sanctions make violence acceptable? These and other questions are addressed by the contributors to The Bioarchaeology... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...