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  • Pottery in Archaeologyby Clive Orton; Michael Hughes

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    This is an up-to-date account of the different kinds of information that can be obtained through the archaeological study of pottery. more...

  • The Ancient Mindby Colin Renfrew; Ezra B. W. Zubrow

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 43.00

    This book develops a new direction in prehistoric cognitive research which is rooted in science and empirical methodology. more...

  • Archaeologist's Field Handbookby Heather Burke; Claire Smith

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 50.00

    The complete guide to practical fieldwork in Australia today. A step-by-step, illustrated guide for students and professionals at all levels. Indispensable. more...

  • Handbook to Life in Prehistoric Europeby Jane McIntosh

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 70.00

    Focuses primarily on the period from 7000 BCE, when agricultural communities first began appearing in southeastern Europe, to the first century CE, when western Europe was progressively incorporated into the Roman imperium. This book covers the development and spread of agriculture in Europe and the associated evolution of social class divisions. more...

  • The Development of Pre-State Communities in the Ancient Near Eastby Diane Bolger; Louise C. Maguire

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 38.00

    This book explores the dynamics of small-scale societies in the ancient Near East by examining the ways in which particular communities functioned and interacted and by moving beyond the broad neo-evolutionary models of social change which have characterised many earlier approaches. By focusing on issues of diversity, scale, and context, it considers... more...

  • Adam's Tongueby Derek Bickerton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    How language evolved has been called "the hardest problem in science." In Adam's Tongue , Derek Bickerton--long a leading authority in this field--shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and... more...

  • Pompeiiby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.32

    'This marvellous book won the Wolfson History Prize and is a model of subtle but accessible writing about the past' Judith Rice, Guardian 'Classicist Mary Beard has had a great time rooting about that ghostly place and she has brought it quite splendidly back to life' Nicholas Bagnall, Sunday Telegraph 'To the vast field of... more...

  • The Comparative Archaeology of Complex Societiesby Michael E. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Part of a resurgence in the comparative study of ancient societies, this book presents case studies of states, empires and chiefdoms. more...

  • Vikings in Americaby Graeme Davis

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 8.44

    The first book to tackle the subject in forty years, the true extent of the Viking discovery and colonisation of the eastern seaboard of America is fully examined, taking into account the new archaeological, linguistic and DNA evidence which supplements the historic account. When Columbus claimed to have discovered America in 1492, and the Borgia... more...

  • Cahokiaby Timothy R. Pauketat

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost... more...