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  • Tree-ring Dating and Archaeologyby M.G.L. Baillie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The analysis of tree-ring patterns, or dendrochronology, is a very exact science and an important dating technique. The basis of the method is misleadingly simple: that overlap of successive older ring patterns can generate a master chronology and samples of unknown age can then be checked against this. This book, published originally in 1982, traces... more...

  • Models in Archaeologyby David L. Clarke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This major study reflects the increasing significance of careful model formation and testing in those academic subjects that are struggling from intuitive and aesthetic obscurantism toward a more disciplined and integrated approach to their fields of study. The twenty-six original contributions represent the carefully selected work of progressive... more...

  • Material Culture and Textby Christopher Tilley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Originally published in 1991, this is the first book-length exploration of post-structuralist discourse theory in archaeology. It tackles the most basic problem of historical and archaeological analysis - the relationship between text and artefact – in an analysis of prehistoric art fusing theory and the practice of interpretation to create a fresh... more...

  • Field Archaeology in Britainby John Coles

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    A practical guide to the various modern methods of discovery, excavation and recording of the remains left by prehistoric man in Britain. It stresses the vital role played by the amateur rescuing evidence of man’s past behaviour in these islands, and is illustrated by maps, site plans and sections, and drawings of equipment and surveying procedures.... more...

  • Of Rocks and Waterby Ömür Harmansah

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 22.50

    People are drawn to places where geology performs its miracles: ice-cold spring waters gushing from the rock, mysterious caves which act as conduits for ancestors and divinities traveling back and forth to the underworld, sacred bodies of water where communities make libations and offer sacrifices. This volume presents a series of archaeological landscapes... more...

  • Recent Advances in Ageing and Sexing Animal Bonesby Deborah Ruscillo

    Oxbow Books 2015; US$ 35.00

    This volume in the ICAZ series deals with the technical advances made over the last twenty years in the field of ageing and sexing animal bones. The analysis of ancient DNA holds great possibilities for sexing certain faunal assemblages (though by no means all), which is an urgent issue in the study of hunting and animal husbandry. It can be assumed... more...

  • Critical Approaches to Fieldworkby Gavin Lucas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 46.95

    This work takes as its starting point the role of fieldwork and how this has changed over the past 150 years. The author argues against progressive accounts of fieldwork and instead places it in its broader intellectual context to critically examine the relationship between theoretical paradigms and everyday archaeological practice. In providing a... more...

  • The Archaeology of Ethnicityby Siân Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 48.95

    The question of ethnicity is highly controversial in contemporary archaeology. Indigenous and nationalist claims to territory, often rely on reconstructions of the past based on the traditional identification of 'cultures' from archaeological remains. Sian Jones responds to the need for a reassessment of the ways in which social groups are identified... more...

  • The Amateur Archaeologistby Stephen Wass

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    This informed and practical guide shows how anyone with an interest can take part in archaeology at many different levels, whether through fieldwork undertaken individually or by joining an excavation. Stephen Wass, himself an enthusiast with long experience, provides all that a beginner needs to know: what is archaeology all about? the range of... more...

  • Techniques of Archaeological Excavationby Philip Barker

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 61.95

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...