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  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2014; US$ 35.36

    100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens . How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws;... more...

  • Oldeholtwoldeby L. Johansen; D. Stapert

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 220.00

    The well-preserved archaeological site at Oldeholtwolde in the Netherlands was inhabited by a small group of people during the last Ice Age, some 13,000 years ago. This book focuses on the examination of the ca. 10.000 flint artefacts discovered at this ancient site, which have been subjected to modern approaches such as refitting and spatial analysis.... more...

  • From Antiquities to Heritageby Anne Eriksen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 90.00

    Eighteenth-century gentleman scholars collected antiquities. Nineteenth-century nation states built museums to preserve their historical monuments. In the present world, heritage is a global concern as well as an issue of identity politics. What does it mean when runic stones or medieval churches are transformed from antiquities to monuments to... more...

  • PREHISTORIC EUROPEby Timothy Champion; Clive Gamble; Stephen Shennan; Alisdair Whittle

    Left Coast Press 2010; US$ 46.95

    The study of European prehistory has been revolutionized in recent years by the rapid growth rate of archeological discovery, advances in dating methods and the application of scientific techniques to archaeological material and new archaeological aims and frameworks of interpretation. Whereas previous work concentrated on the recovery and description... more...

  • Crusader Castles and Modern Historiesby Ronnie Ellenblum

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 43.00

    Revisionist study that unpacks the modern historiography of the Crusades and reinterprets Crusader military architecture. more...

  • Skull Wars Kennewick Man, Archaeology, And The Battle For Native American Identityby David H. Thomas

    Basic Books 2001; US$ 19.00

    Centered on the lawsuit over Kennewick Man, this lively history illuminates one of the most contentious issues in science: the battle between archeologists and American Indians. more...

  • Agency in Archaeologyby Marcia-Anne Dobres; John Robb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    Agency in Archaeology is the first critical volume to scrutinise the concept of agency and to examine in-depth its potential to inform our understanding of the past. Theories of agency recognise that human beings make choices, hold intentions and take action. This offers archaeologists scope to move beyond looking at broad structural or environmental... more...

  • Archaeology in Societyby Marcy Rockman; Joe Flatman

    Springer 2011; US$ 79.95

    The practice of Archaeology has many different facets: from academic, to governmental, to cultural resource management, to public media. Contemporary relevance of archaeology means understanding the roles that archaeology has in the present day and a sense of the contributions that it can make in each of these areas, both now and in the future. Archaeologists... more...

  • New Perspectives in Global Public Archaeologyby Katsuyuki Okamura; Akira Matsuda

    Springer 2011; US$ 69.95

    Since its very beginning, archaeology has in many senses always related to a much wider constituency than just archaeologists. This relationship between archaeology and the public has often been overlooked and constantly changes. Public archaeology, as a field of research and practice, has been developing since the 1970s in English-speaking countries,... more...

  • Writing about Archaeologyby Graham Connah

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 22.00

    In this book, Graham Connah offers an overview of archaeological authorship: its diversity, its challenges, and its methodology. more...