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  • Open-Air Rock-Art Conservation and Managementby Timothy Darvill; Antonio Pedro Batarda Fernandes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    While much has been achieved in understanding and managing weather effects and erosion phenomena affecting ancient imagery within the relatively protected environments of caves and rock-shelters, the same cannot be said of rock-art panels situated in the open-air. Despite the fact that the number of known sites has risen dramatically in recent decades... 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...

  • Legaciesby Steven Lubar; Kathleen M. Kendrick

    Smithsonian 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections -- from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to a customized Ford LTD low rider -- tell Americans about themselves? In this lavishly illustrated guide to the Smithsonian's National Museum of... more...

  • Altsteinzeit von A-Zby GaŽlle Rosendahl; Lutz Fiedler; Wilfried Rosendahl

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 36.27

    Das "Lexikon der Altsteinzeit" richtet sich an Studierende und Fachleute, die in unterschiedlicher Weise mit der Entwicklung des Menschen und seiner Kultur BerŁhrungspunkte finden, sowie an alle diejenigen, die ein nšheres Interesse an der Altsteinzeit haben. Es soll eine Hilfe dafŁr sein, sich abseits der Flut von Informationen aus dem Internet... 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...

  • The Djief Hunters, 26,000 Years of Rainforest Exploitation on the Bird's Head of Papua, Indonesiaby Juliette M. Pasveer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 154.95

    Two prehistoric cave sites on the Bird's Head of western New Guinea provide a detailed narrative of 26,000 years of human occupation of this area. During Late Pleistocene times, lower temperatures allowed a suite of montane animal species to descend onto the lowland Ayamaru Plateau. When the montane fauna receded during the subsequent climatic amelioration,... more...

  • Trepanationby Robert Arnott; Stanley Finger; Chris Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 164.95

    This volume will look at the history of trepanation, the identification of skulls, the tools used to make the cranial openings, and theories as to why trepanation might have been performed many thousands of years ago. more...

  • Architecture of First Societiesby Mark M. Jarzombek

    Wiley 2014; US$ 125.00

    “This book is the most comprehensively global and critically sensitive synthesis of what we now know of the material and socio-cultural evolution of the so-called First Societies. Written by a distinguished architectural historian and theorist, this truly remarkable and indispensable study shows how the material culture of our forebears, from... 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...

  • Archaeological Artefacts as Material Cultureby Linda Hurcombe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated,† Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery strategies and recording procedures to interpretation through... more...