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Hyblaea: Studi di archeologia e topografia dell’altopiano ibleo

ed. Antonino Cannata et al.

A collection of ten papers focusing on the prehistoric, late-ancient and medieval-historical archaeological heritage of the Hyblaean area and in the south-eastern apex of Sicily, with particular attention to rupestrian archaeology. READ MORE

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Diversity in Archaeology

ed. Elifgül Doğan et al.

30 papers explore a wide range of topics such as women’s voices in archaeological discourse; researching race and ethnicity across time; use of diversified science methods in archaeology; critical ethnographic studies; diversity in the archaeology of death, heritage studies, and archaeology of ‘scapes’. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00

The Necropolis of Abila of the Decapolis 2019-2021

Abdulla Al-Shorman

This is the first comprehensive synthesis of burial types, practices, and evidence for societal collapse in the growing field of bioarchaeology of Jordan, focusing on Abila of the Decapolis, the largest Graeco-Roman city in Jordan with a tremendous wealth of funerary remains. READ MORE

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Excavaciones en el baptisterio del conjunto eclesiástico de Son Peretó (Manacor, Mallorca, islas Baleares)

ed. Mateu Riera Rullan et al.

Archaeological excavations of the baptistery of the Late Antique site of Son Peretó (Manacor), located on the island of Mallorca in the Balearic Islands (Spain), provide interesting new findings related to the material culture of the 5th to 8th centuries AD and, above all, in relation to the tombs, pools and baptismal buildings on the site. READ MORE

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Approaches to Disruptions and Interactions in Archaeology

ed. Penny Coombe et al.

A collection of papers presented at the Graduate Archaeology at Oxford Conferences 2017-2019. The papers draw out different aspects of the key themes of interaction, mobility, entanglement and disruption amongst various communities and demonstrated through material culture, relating to a range of time periods. READ MORE

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The Public Archaeology of Treasure

ed. Howard Williams et al.

Select proceedings of the 5th University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference (31 January 2020) reflect on the shifting and conflicting meanings, values and significances for treasure in archaeology’s public engagements, interactions and manifestations. READ MORE

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Who Were the Plunderers of Salmydessus?

Miroslav Ivanov Vasilev

A discussion of ten references (from different periods) concerning the piratical activities of the Thracians at Salmydessus in an attempt to identify who these Thracians were. It is a historical work, with a strong element of Quellenforschung, and provides a comprehensive examination of the literary and epigraphic evidence relevant to the topic. READ MORE

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Da Roma a Gades/De Roma a Gades

ed. Darío Bernal-Casasola et al.

This volume, dedicated to the illustrious archaeologist Simon Keay. collects the scientific results of an international workshop held in Rome (2019), which discussed the management, elimination and reuse of artisanal and commercial waste in maritime and river ports, focussing on the Roman cities of Rome and Gades (modern day Cádiz). READ MORE

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Archeologia dell’architettura religiosa e forme di potere all’Isola d’Elba tra XI e XII secolo

Marta Ricci

This study is a historical archaeological analysis of a territorial area including the Island of Elba, Monte Pisano and the neighboring plain, using the methodology of 'light' archeology: stratigraphic reading of the elevations and reading of the historical landscape. READ MORE

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The Past as a Digital Playground: Archaeology, Virtual Reality and Video Games

ed. Stefano Bertoldi et al.

This book collects the contributions to a two-day conference which illustrate a digital project developed at the Archaeological and Technological Park of Poggibonsi (Siena, Tuscany), where Virtual Reality and an educational video game are being used to enhance the archaeological content deriving from the excavation of the medieval site. READ MORE

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The Alexandrian Corinthian Capital and its Role in the Evolution of the Corinthian Order in Hellenistic, Roman, and Late Roman Architecture

Ahmed M. Bassioni

This study discusses the evolution of the Corinthian capital in Antiquity and how this centred around Alexandria rather than Mainland Greece. It tackles the rise of the Corinthian capital in Classical Greece and its adaptation on in Hellenistic Alexandria. READ MORE

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K'awiil: El dios maya del rayo, la abundancia y los gobernantes

Rogelio Valencia Rivera

This study of K'awiil analyses one of the most important deities of the Maya pantheon, and allows us to approach the religious thought of this people, since it is through the myths, rituals and other religious and cultural activities in which a deity participates, that we can try to understand how the Maya conceived their universe. READ MORE

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Paisajes, espacios y materialidades: Arqueología rural altomedieval en la península ibérica

ed. Sara Prata et al.

Rural landscapes are increasingly important when analysing the processes of change following the collapse of the Roman imperial structure. This volume presents contributions from key researchers in early medieval peasant archaeology in the north-western quadrant of the Peninsula, offering a multi-scale image of the main lines of ongoing research. READ MORE

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SOMA 2016: Proceedings of the 20th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology

ed. Hakan Öniz et al.

SOMA 2016 focused on the archaeology of the Northern Black Sea; while rich in archaeological sites, the region is also subject to active industrial development. In addition to archaeological finds in various parts of the Mediterranean, papers focus on new ideas for the conservation and management of sites of historical and cultural heritage. READ MORE

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An Experimental Approach to Archaeomorphometrics

Kalangi Rodrigo et al.

Measurements of bones and teeth play an important role in zooarchaeology. This study aims to publish a set of metapodial (Artiodactyl) measurements to facilitate comparisons with other bones from archaeological sites and to help the interpretation of measurement data; and to gain a better understanding of metric data. READ MORE

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Arqueología y Téchne: Métodos formales, nuevos enfoques

ed. José Remesal Rodríguez et al.

Presents papers resulting from the EPNet project (Production and Distribution of Food during the Roman Empire: Economic and Political Dynamics) which aimed to investigate existing hypotheses about the Roman economy in order to understand which products were distributed through the different geographical regions of the empire, and in which periods. READ MORE

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The Medieval Floortiles of Herefordshire

Julie Bowen

This volume presents a survey, in the form of a gazetteer, of the extant decorated floortiles of Herefordshire, with some tiles that are no longer available but which are known from records also included. For each site, each individual floortile design is illustrated, and parallels from other sites are outlined. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Association of Ground Stone Tools Research

ed. Patrick Nørskov Pedersen et al.

The papers in this volume focus especially on the relationship between ground stone artefacts and foodways and include archaeological and ethnographic case studies ranging from the Palaeolithic to the current era, and geographically from Africa to Europe and Asia. READ MORE

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Bridging the Gap: Disciplines, Times, and Spaces in Dialogue – Volume 1

ed. Christian W. Hess et al.

Proceedings of the Broadening Horizons 6 conference (2019): Volume 1 presents 17 papers from Session 1: Entanglement. Material Culture and Written Sources in Dialogue; Session 2: Integrating Sciences in Historical and Archaeological Research; and Session 5: Which Continuity? Evaluating Stability, Transformation, and Change in Transitional Periods. READ MORE

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Paesaggi urbani e rurali in trasformazione. Contesti e dinamiche dell’insediamento letti alla luce della fonte archeologica

ed. Fabio Fabiani et al.

9 papers consider landscape transformations from a diachronic perspective. The volume addresses the landscape as a complex and dynamic entity characterised by a multiplicity of phenomena in continuous transformation produced by the interaction and mutual conditioning of natural and anthropic factors. READ MORE

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Conjuring Up Prehistory: Landscape and the Archaic in Japanese Nationalism

Mark J. Hudson

This study considers the ways in which archaeology and landscapes of the archaic have been appropriated in Japanese nationalism since the early twentieth century, focusing on the writings of cultural historian Tetsurō Watsuji, philosopher Takeshi Umehara and environmental archaeologist Yoshinori Yasuda. READ MORE

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Tra Esino e San Vicino

Cristiano Cerioni

This study offers a completely new interpretation of the religious architecture which, between the Romanesque and Gothic periods, established itself in the centre of the Italian Marche region, in an area known as the Valle di S. Clemente. READ MORE

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Transhumance: Papers from the International Association of Landscape Archaeology Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2018

ed. Mark Bowden et al.

A collection of papers, mostly arising from the Newcastle and Durham conference of the International Association of Landscape Archaeology (2018), explore the practice, impact and archaeology of British and European transhumance, the seasonal grazing of marginal lands by domesticated livestock, usually accompanied by people, often young women. READ MORE

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Arqueología de la arquitectura en el oppidum oretano de El Cerro de las Cabezas (Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real): los bastiones de la puerta S

Jorge del Reguero González

This book focuses on the two bastions that make up the south gate of the Iberian oppidum of Cerro de las Cabezas (Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real). It comprises two defensive constructions whose internal space fulfilled a socioeconomic function related to the storage of cereal. READ MORE

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Spring Archaeology: Atti del Convegno, Siena, 15-17 maggio 2020

ed. Andrea Bellotti et al.

Proceedings of a 2020 symposium organised by students of the University of Siena (held online due to COVID-19). Papers consider many facets of archaeology in Italy, including the application of new technologies, the study of material culture, examples of public archaeology projects, advances in research and reflections on methodological problems. READ MORE

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Post-Roman and Medieval Drying Kilns

Robert Rickett et al.

Drying kilns, corn-dryers and malting ovens are familiar features in post-Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval archaeology, yet few works of synthesis are available. Robert Rickett's pioneering dissertation is published here for the first time, with additional material from Mark McKerracher which sets the work within the context of more recent studies. READ MORE

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Survey tra Fiumi, Pianure e Colline

Pasquale Marino

This study analyses the territory of Santa Croce di Magliano in the province of Campobasso, Molise, Italy and studies all its archaeological aspects in order to understand patterns of occupation of the human groups that have inhabited it and how they, through the evolution of social interactions, have received extraterritorial influences. READ MORE

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La necropoli romana di Melano (Canton Ticino – Svizzera)

Christiane M. A. De Micheli Schulthess

The Roman necropolis of Melano (Switzerland), excavated 1957-1979, is one of the few discovered in the Sottoceneri region, where the findings are mostly isolated burials or those in small groups. It consists of 26 cremation and inhumation tombs and stands out for its variety of types and the materials used in their construction. READ MORE

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La industria lítica del núcleo urbano maya de La Blanca, Petén, Guatemala

Ricardo Torres Marzo

The ancient Maya used mainly stone tools, made of either ground stone and chipped stone, to achieve their extraordinary development. This book presents the techno-typological analysis of lithic materials from La Blanca, located in the heart of the Southern Lowlands, which was mainly inhabited during the Late Classic and Terminal Classic periods. READ MORE

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The Archaeology of ‘Underdog Sites’ in the Douro Valley

ed. Santiago Sánchez de la Parra-Pérez et al.

This volume brings together the best presentations from the 8th and 9th Archaeology of the Douro Valley meetings, held in Ávila (2018) and Astorga (2019). Papers aim to show the importance of projects that have been left in the background despite obtaining interesting archaeological data about the occupation of this valley and its evolution. READ MORE

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Tres usurpadores godos: Tres estudios sobre la tiranía en el reino visigodo de Toledo

Rafael Barroso Cabrera et al.

This book presents a study of three famous usurpations of the Visigothic period: the uprising of Prince Hermenegild (579-585); the rebellion of Duke Argimundo at the beginning of the reign of Recaredo; and Duke Theudemirus and the role he played in the transmission of power between Visigoths and Arabs after the fall of the kingdom of Toledo. READ MORE

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El tesoro de Regina Turdulorum (Casas de Reina, Badajoz)

David Martínez Chico

This volume presents a study of the Regina Turdulorum Hoard (Casas de Reina, Badajoz), which was buried with 818 imitative antoniniani of Divo Claudio type, minted in copper. The vast majority of the coins bear the reverse legend 'CONSECRATIO'. This figure makes the hoard one of the most important finds in Spain and Portugal. READ MORE

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Conversations in Human Evolution: Volume 2

ed. Lucy Timbrell

This second volume reports another twenty interviews with scholars at the forefront of human evolution research, covering the broad scientific themes of Palaeolithic archaeology, palaeoanthropology and biological anthropology, earth science and palaeoclimatic change, evolutionary anthropology and primatology, and human disease co-evolution. READ MORE

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Toniná, una ciudad maya de Chiapas

Judith L. Ruiz González

Toniná was a Mayan city, located between two cultural areas near the Chiapas Highlands. It has been widely proposed that the Maya collapse implied the disappearance and depopulation of many cities; this research addresses the survival of Toniná towards the threshold of the Postclassic. READ MORE

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White Castle: The Evaluation of an Upstanding Prehistoric Enclosure in East Lothian

David Connolly et al.

This book describes the results of a four-year research programme of archaeological works (2010-3), at the later prehistoric enclosure of White Castle, East Lothian. The excavations demonstrated a clear sequence of enclosure development over time, whereby the design and visual impact often appeared to be more important than defence alone. READ MORE

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Current Perspectives in Sudanese and Nubian Archaeology

ed. Rennan Lemos et al.

This book brings together papers presented at the 2nd Sudan Studies Research Conference, held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, 2018. The papers collected here focus on early administrative and mortuary material culture in the Nile valley and adjacent areas. READ MORE

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Current Research in Egyptology 2019

ed. Marta Arranz Cárcamo et al.

Presents proceedings from the 20th meeting of the prestigious international student Egyptology conference, held at the University of Alcalá, 2019. 15 papers address a wide range of topics including all periods of ancient Egyptian History and different aspects of its material culture, archaeology, history, society, religion and language. READ MORE

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Professor Challenger and his Lost Neolithic World: The Compelling Story of Alexander Thom and British Archaeoastronomy

Euan W. MacKie

This book combines the two great passions of the author’s life: reconstructing the Neolithic mind and constructively challenging consensus in his professional domain. Semi-autobiographical, it charts his investigation of Alexander Thom’s theories regarding the alignment of prehistoric monuments in the landscape across several key Neolithic sites. READ MORE

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Discurso, espacio y poder en las religions antiguas

ed. Rafael A. Barroso-Romero et al.

14 papers reflect on how the wielders of power, be they religious, social or political, shape the discourses that justify their power within the framework of a society or a specific group, and how space participates in these discourses. Studies consider evidence from epigraphy, the archaeological record, and literary sources. READ MORE

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“Los animales enseñaron el camino…”: La fauna de la Sierra Gorda queretana a través de sus representaciones cerámicas arqueológicas

María Teresa Muñoz Espinosa et al.

This volume examines the past fauna of the Sierra Gorda region of Mexico, declared a 'Biosphere Reserve' in 1997 by presidential decree, and its representation in archaeological ceramics. These representations are then related to the oral traditions of the inhabitants of the region that have been preserved until now. READ MORE

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L’arte rupestre nella penisola e nelle isole italiane: rapporti tra rocce incise e dipinte, simboli, aree montane e viabilità

ed. Francesco M. P. Carrera et al.

This book presents the proceedings of IFRAO 2018 – Session 2H. The various papers present a remarkable synthesis of current knowledge on inscriptions, engraved and painted, on the rock walls of the Italian peninsular. READ MORE

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Conversations in Human Evolution: Volume 1

ed. Lucy Timbrell

This volume explores the breadth and interdisciplinarity of human evolution studies, presenting 20 interviews with scholars covering the broad scientific themes of quaternary and archaeological science, Palaeolithic archaeology, biological anthropology and palaeoanthropology, primatology and evolutionary anthropology and evolutionary genetics. READ MORE

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El Palacio: Historiography and new perspectives on a pre-Tarascan city of northern Michoacán, Mexico

ed. Marion Forest

11 contributions consider legacy and archive data (1896–1995) and results derived from recent archaeological investigations (2012–2017) to present a review and analysis of the chrono-stratigraphy, material culture, urbanism, and economic and ritual practices at El Palacio, northern Michoacán, Mexico, between A.D. 850 and 1521. READ MORE

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Public Archaeologies of Frontiers and Borderlands

ed. Kieran Gleave et al.

Select proceedings of the 4th University of Chester Archaeology Student conference (Chester, 20 March 2019) investigate real-world ancient and modern frontier works, the significance of graffiti, material culture, monuments and wall-building, as well as fictional representations of borders and walls in the arts, as public archaeology. READ MORE

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New Frontiers in Archaeology: Proceedings of the Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference 2019

ed. Kyra Kaercher et al.

The theme for the Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference (CASA) 2019 was New Frontiers in Archaeology and this volume presents papers from a wide range of topics such as new geographical areas of research, using museum collections and legacy data, new ways to teach archaeology and new scientific or theoretic paradigms. READ MORE

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Picenum and the Ager Gallicus at the Dawn of the Roman Conquest

ed. Federica Boschi et al.

This volume presents a coherent collection of papers presented at an International Workshop (held in Ravenna, 13-14 May 2019) which focussed on the transition between Italic culture and Romanised society in the central Adriatic area – the regions ager Gallicus and Picenum under Roman dominance – from the fourth to the second centuries BCE. READ MORE

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Architecture militaire du Deccan

Nicolas Morelle

Using the most recent investigative techniques, such as photogrammetry and 3D modeling, this volume presents a wealth of new data on the military architecture of the Deccan region in central India between the medieval and modern period. READ MORE

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Nel regno del fango: speleoarcheologia della Grotta di Polla (Salerno, Italia)

ed. Antonella Minelli et al.

This book presents the preliminary results of the archaeological excavations carried out in the Grotta di Polla, in the province of Salerno, Italy. The challenges of speleoarchaeology are discussed, and the methodologies adopted for the preservation and conservation of archaeological materials and the results obtained are illustrated. READ MORE

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Foragers in the middle Limpopo Valley: Trade, Place-making, and Social Complexity

Tim Forssman

Foragers were present in the Limpopo Valley (South Africa) before the arrival of farmers and not only witnessed but also participated in local systems leading to the appearance of a complex society. Despite numerous studies in the valley, forager involvement in socio-political developments has been, until now, largely ignored. READ MORE

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Studies in Archaeometry

ed. Mario Ramírez Galán et al.

Proceedings of the Archaeometry Symposium at NORM 2019, Portland, Oregon, papers, with case studies in Spain, Canada, Thailand, Lithuania or Russia, address the application of different techniques in archaeology in order to comprehend some aspects during and after excavations, for instance, physics, chemical analysis, remote sensing, LiDAR, etc. READ MORE

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On the Origins of the Cartouche and Encircling Symbolism in Old Kingdom Pyramids

David Ian Lightbody

This study suggests the development of the cartouche was closely related to the monumental encircling symbolism incorporated into the architectural designs of the Old Kingdom pyramids. By employing a new architectural style and a new iconographic symbol, the pharaoh sought to elevate his status above that of the members of his powerful court. READ MORE

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EurASEAA14 Volume I: Ancient and Living Traditions

ed. Helen Lewis

This volume comprises papers originally presented at the EurASEAA14 conference in 2012, updated for publication. It focuses on topics under the broad themes of archaeology and art history, epigraphy, philology, historic archaeology, ethnography, ethnoarchaeology, ethnomusicology, materials studies, and long-distance trade and exchange. READ MORE

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Megaliths and Geology: Megálitos e Geologia

ed. Rui Boaventura et al.

This book presents contributions from MegaTalks 2, (Portugal, 2015), part of the MegaGeo project which aimed to analyse the raw material economy in the construction of megalithic tombs in multiple territories, showing the representation of several prehistoric communities that raised them and their relationship with the surrounding areas. READ MORE

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EurASEAA14 Volume II: Material Culture and Heritage

Helen Lewis

This volume comprises papers presented at the EurASEAA14 conference in 2012, updated for publication. It focuses on topics under the broad themes of archaeology and heritage, material culture, environmental archaeology, osteoarchaeology, historic and prehistoric archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and long-distance contact, trade and exchange. READ MORE

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Barbaric Splendour: The Use of Image Before and After Rome

ed. Toby F. Martin et al.

This book comprises a collection of essays comparing late Iron Age and Early Medieval art. Fundamentally, the book asks what making images meant on the fringe of the expanding or contracting Roman empire, particularly as the art from both periods drew heavily from – but radically transformed – imperial imagery. READ MORE

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Paisajes en un sector de la Quebrada de Humahuaca durante la Etapa Agroalfarera

Agustina Scaro

A landscape and ceramics study of Tumbaya located in Quebrada de Humahuaca (northern Argentina). The research aims to improve understanding of local pre-Inca societies and the impact of Inca domination on them from different lines of evidence. READ MORE

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The Neglected Goat: A New Method to Assess the Role of the Goat in the English Middle Ages

Lenny Salvagno

Based on a combination of morphological and biometrical analyses, this book provides a new, objective and transparent methodology to distinguish between sheep and goat post cranial bones in the archaeological record. Additionally, on the basis of the newly proposed approach, it reassesses the role of the goat in medieval England. READ MORE

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Before/After: Transformation, Change, and Abandonment in the Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean

ed. Paolo Cimadomo et al.

The result of a workshop held at the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (2016), this book explores various aspects related to transformation and change in the Roman and Late Antique world, from the evolution of settlement patterns to spatial re-configuration after abandonment processes. READ MORE

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Eastern Roman Mounted Archers and Extraordinary Medico-Surgical Interventions at Paliokastro in Thasos Island during the ProtoByzantine Period

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

A recent archaeological discovery at Paliokastro (Thasos, Greece), and the subsequent study of the human skeletal remains interred in four monumental funerary contexts, provide for the first time through the archaeological record of the region a unique insight of the mounted archers and their female kin during the turbulent ProtoByzantine period. READ MORE

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Las relaciones comerciales marítimas entre Andalucía occidental y el Mediterráneo central en el II milenio a.C.

Mercedes de Caso Bernal

This volume reflects on the unique status of the Western Mediterranean in the Bronze Age, considering the independence of its development and the existence of an indigenous maritime trade. READ MORE

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Digging into the Dark Ages

ed. Howard Williams et al.

What does the ‘Dark Ages’ mean in contemporary society? Tackling public engagements through archaeological fieldwork, heritage sites and museums, fictional portrayals and art, and increasingly via a broad range of digital media, this is the first-ever dedicated collection exploring the public archaeology of the Early Middle Ages. READ MORE

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Pottery of Manqabad

Ilaria Incordino

This book presents a catalogue of selected pottery from the monastic site of Manqabad (Asyut, Egypt) as part of of an ongoing study and conservation project at the University of Naples. The typologies identified include the most relevant Byzantine classes and a particular link with production from the Middle Egypt region. READ MORE

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Arqueología de la Edad Moderna en el País Vasco y su entorno

ed. Idoia Grau Sologestoa et al.

This book aims to provide a summary of the current archaeological framework for investigations of the Modern Age in the Basque Country, and to make proposals for developing these practices in the future. READ MORE

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Piazza Armerina

ed. Carmela Bonanno

Archaeological explorations in the area north of the Roman Villa of Casale in Piazza Armerina (Sicily) were carried out in 2013-2014. Investigations on the slopes of Monte Mangone and a survey carried out in the immediate surroundings of the hill in the Colla district provide valuable new evidence regarding the extension of the medieval town. READ MORE

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Bar Locks and Early Church Security in the British Isles

John F. Potter

This book examines the evidence for the measures taken to make church buildings secure or defensible from their earliest times until the later medieval period. In particular it examines the phenomenon of ‘bar locks’ which the author identifies in many different contexts throughout England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. READ MORE

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Iron Age Slaving and Enslavement in Northwest Europe

Karim Mata

Can slaving and enslavement be seen as a significant transformative phenomena in Iron Age Europe and, if so, how would this affect the interpretation of (old and new) archaeological evidence? This exploratory study of the dynamics of Iron Age slaving and enslaving in Northwest Europe contributes to a complex but neglected topic. READ MORE

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Uno sguardo su Pisa ellenistica da piazza del Duomo

Emanuele Taccola

Excavations in Pisa carried out between 1985 and 1988 in Piazza del Duomo, close to the Leaning Tower (saggio D) provided much new data regarding the origins of the city. This book studies the ceramic finds and redefines the role of Pisa in the Hellenistic period as one of the major trade centres of northern coastal Etruria. READ MORE

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Redonner vie à une collection: les terres cuites communes du fort La Tour

Julie Toupin

Research on common earthenware from the early 17th century is scarce. This study seeks to bring back to life the ceramics, inhabitants and site where the objects were used. The collection includes 1602 fragments from 277 common earthenware objects coming from the period of occupation of Fort La Tour (1631-1645) in Portland Point, New Brunswick. READ MORE

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Invisible Archaeologies: Hidden Aspects of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt and Nubia

ed. Loretta Kilroe

The eight papers presented here stem from a conference held in Oxford in 2017 which brought together international early-career researchers applying novel archaeological and anthropological methods to ‘overlooked’ subjects in ancient Egypt and Nubia. The diverse topics covered include women, prisoners, entangled communities and funerary displays. READ MORE

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Imágenes y Paisajes: El Arte Rupestre del Noreste de Catamarca, Argentina

Eva Amanda Calomino

Northeast of Catamarca, Argentina, there is a set of shelters and caves located in the rainforest with rock art with virtually no background. This book presents a study and systematic analysis of the plastic-thematic-compositional repertoire of the rock art sites of ‘Los Algarrobales’ and their spatial and temporal distribution. READ MORE

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Public Archaeology: Arts of Engagement

ed. Howard Williams et al.

This collection, stemming from the 2nd University of Chester Archaeology Student Conference 'Archaeo-Engage: Engaging Communities in Archaeology' (April 2017), provides original perspectives on public archaeology’s current practices and future potentials focusing on art/archaeological media, strategies and subjects. READ MORE

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Imágenes, lengua y creencias en Lusitania romana

ed. Jorge Tomás García et al.

The papers in this volume consider the visual, linguistic and religious culture of the Roman province of Lusitania (modern Portugal (south of the Douro river) and part of western Spain). READ MORE

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Living with Heritage: The Case of Tsodilo World Heritage Site and Neighbouring Localities

Stella Basinyi

In 2008 several heritage sites in Botswana were opened for tourism in addition to the Tsodilo World Heritage Site. Insufficient research was undertaken to understand how local communities and local cultures respond to these ventures. This study presents an overview of community transformation and responses to heritage sites as globalised platforms. READ MORE

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Mobile Peoples – Permanent Places: Nomadic Landscapes and Stone Architecture from the Hellenistic to Early Islamic Periods in North-Eastern Jordan

Harmen O. Huigens

This study explores the relationship between nomadic communities in the Black Desert of north-eastern Jordan (c. 300 BC and 900 AD) and the landscapes they inhabited and extensively modified. This book focuses on the architectural features created in the landscape some 2000 years ago which were used and revisited on multiple occasions. READ MORE

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Arab Settlements: Tribal structures and spatial organizations in the Middle East between Hellenistic and Early Islamic periods

Nicolò Pini

How can the built environment help in the understanding of social and economic changes involving ancient local communities? Arab Settlements aims to shed light on the degree to which economic and political changes affected social and identity patterns in the regional context from the Nabatean through to the Umayyad and Abbasid periods. READ MORE

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Architectures of Fire: Processes, Space and Agency in Pyrotechnologies

ed. Dragos Gheorghiu et al.

Papers presented here originate from a session held during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (Glasgow). The contributors attempt to present the entanglement between the physical phenomenon of fire, the pyro-technological instrument that it is, its material supports, and the human being. READ MORE

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Why Did Ancient States Collapse?

Malcolm Levitt

Rooted in agriculture, sedentism and population growth, ancient states were fragile and prone to collapse. There is an ongoing debate about the importance, nature and even existence of state-wide collapse. This book investigates why ancient states collapsed and examines to what extent inequality contributed to their downfall. READ MORE

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Yellow Beach 2 after 75 Years

Boyd Dixon et al.

On June 15, 1944, Afetna Point was called ‘Yellow Beach 2’ by the U.S. Marines and Army infantry braving Japanese resistance to establish a beachhead before capturing As Lito airfield in the following days. After 75 years, this book presents archaeological evidence, archival records, and respected elders’ accounts from WWII. READ MORE

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El Mesolítico en Cantabria centro-oriental

Mercedes Pérez Bartolomé

This book explores the Mesolithic period in the central-eastern area of Cantabria (Spain) as a manifestation of sociocultural evolution and change of the societies that lived in the area between the ninth and sixth millennia cal BC, until the introduction of farming. READ MORE

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Objects of the Past in the Past: Investigating the Significance of Earlier Artefacts in Later Contexts

ed. Matthew G. Knight et al.

How did past communities view, understand and communicate their pasts? And how can we, as archaeologists, understand this? This volume brings together a range of case studies in which objects of the past were encountered and reappropriated. READ MORE

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A Painted Ridge: Rock art and performance in the Maclear District, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa

David Mendel Witelson

This book explores a suite of spatially close San (Bushmen) rock painting sites in the Maclear District of South Africa’s Eastern Cape Province. As a suite, the sites are remarkable because, despite their proximity to each other, they share patterns of similarity and simultaneous difference. READ MORE

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La defensa de la ciudad de Valencia 1936-1939

José Peinado Cucarella

This publication presents the defense of the city of Valencia during the years 1936-1939 under two premises; whether Valencia was strategically bombed and which were the targets. The second premise is whether the city was efficiently organized to protect its civilians. READ MORE

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Current Research in Egyptology 2018

ed. Marie Peterková Hlouchová et al.

Current Research in Egyptology 2018 is a collection of papers and posters presented at the nineteenth symposium of the prestigious international student conference, held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague on 25th–28th June 2018. READ MORE

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Anglo-Saxon Crops and Weeds: A Case Study in Quantitative Archaeobotany

Mark McKerracher

Farming practices underwent momentous transformations in the Mid Saxon period, between the 7th and 9th centuries AD. This study applies a standardised set of repeatable quantitative analyses to the charred remains of Anglo-Saxon crops and weeds, to shed light on crucial developments in crop husbandry between the 7th and 9th centuries. READ MORE

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RACTA 2018: Ricerche di Archeologia Cristiana, Tardantichità e Altomedioevo

ed. Chiara Cecalupo et al.

This volume presents the proceedings from RACTA (Ricerche di Archeologia Cristiana, Tardantichità e Altomedioevo). Hosted by Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia, Rome in February 2018, RACTA was the first international conference for PhD students of Christian Archaeology. READ MORE

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Execution by Styrax in Ancient Thasos

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

This essay presents a unique forensic / bioarchaeological investigation of the traumatised remains of an older male from Thasos, exploring the nature of the executing weapon reconstructed in bronze, the archaeometry on the trajectory and factors of speed and force at the deliverance of the deadly strike. READ MORE

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Afetna Point, Saipan: Archaeological Investigations of a Latte Period Village and Historic Context in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Boyd Dixon et al.

Archaeological investigations at the Chamorro village at Afetna Point on the southwest coast of Saipan yielded Latte Period burials, ceramics, stone and shell tools, microfossils from food remains, and charcoal from cooking features dating between A.D. 1450 and 1700. READ MORE

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Essai bibliographique sur l’archéologie francophone de la Mésoamérique

Eric Taladoire

This bibliography of contributions in French to Mesoamerican studies aims to: assess the existing situation; provide the most complete list of references and draw attention to unknown contributions; evaluate the contribution of the most recent formations; insist upon the necessary confrontation of methods and points of view. READ MORE

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TephroArchaeology in the North Pacific

ed. Gina L. Barnes et al.

‘TephroArchaeology’ (from the Japanese, kazanbai kōkogaku – lit. volcanic ash archaeology), refers to a sub-discipline of archaeology developed in Japan in the last few decades. This book brings into the English-speaking world tephroarchaeological investigations by archaeologists in Japan whose results are usually only accessible in Japanese. READ MORE

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Arqueología funeraria y paleopatología de la población religiosa de Jerez en época moderna: una primera aproximación

Gonzalo Castro Moreno

The main objective of this book has been to open a line of research into the religious population of the city of Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Spain, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – the ‘Modern Age’ - which until now has not been thoroughly investigated. READ MORE

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‘Our Lincolnshire’: Exploring public engagement with heritage

Carenza Lewis et al.

This book presents the aims, methods and outcomes of an innovative wide-ranging exploration of public attitudes to heritage, conducted in 2015-16 across Lincolnshire, England’s second-largest county. As policy and practice evolve, this research will remain valuable as a snapshot in time of public engagement with heritage. READ MORE

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Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology: Working with Professional and Public Communities

ed. Katy Bell

Proceedings of a conference session held at CIfA 2014. The session focused on ways in which it is possible to engage with a wider audience in the course of maritime archaeological work. Papers offer a series of case studies exhibiting best practice with regard to individual maritime projects and examples of outreach to local communities. READ MORE

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Identifying Brúnanburh: ón dyngesmere – the sea of noise

John R. Kirby

In this study the author uses topographic references found in the manuscript of the poem ‘Brúnanburh’ to try and locate the ‘site’ of this momentous battle. The first references were maritime then latterly landscape leading to field-names which have a more stable base than the constantly changing place-names. READ MORE

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Practices of Personal Adornment in Neolithic Greece

Fotis Ifantidis

The objective of this book is the reconsideration of the practices of personal adornment during the Neolithic period in Greece, through the assemblage, extensive bibliographic documentation, and critical evaluation of all the available data deriving from more than a hundred sites in the mainland and the Aegean islands. READ MORE

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Archaeological Heritage Conservation and Management

Brian J. Egloff

Archaeological heritage conservation is all too often highly conflicted. Economic interests are often at the forefront of management decision-making with heritage values given lesser, if any, consideration, but when heritage places are managed with international principles in mind the sites stand out as evidencing superior outcomes. READ MORE

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Egil’s Saga: Traditional evidence for Brúnanburh compared to Literary, Historic and Archaeological Analyses

John R. Kirby

Was Egil’s Saga ‘written’ by Snorri Sturluson or by more than one person? Was it embellished by Snorri or others? Where did the Brúnanburh traditions come from? Is it accurate enough to be used as a historic source – a factual reference? This study aims to identify the incongruities within this saga demonstrating a correct analysis. READ MORE

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Le classi ceramiche della “tradizione mista” a Kos nel Tardo Bronzo IA

Salvatore Vitale

This volume focuses on the pottery classes of the ‘Entangled Tradition’, recovered at the settlement of the ‘Serraglio’ on Kos during the early Late Bronze Age period. The results reveal new information on the chronology, typology, and decoration of Koan Painted Fine (PF) and Painted Medium-Coarse to Coarse (PMC-C) ceramics. READ MORE

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Han Dynasty (206BC–AD220) Stone Carved Tombs in Central and Eastern China

Chen Li

Han Dynasty (206 BC–AD 220) stone carved tombs were constructed from carved stone slabs or a combination of moulded bricks and carved stones, and were distributed in Central and Eastern China. In this book, the origins, meanings and influences of these tombs are presented as a part of the history of interactions between different parts of Eurasia. READ MORE

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Etnicidad vs. Aculturación: Las necrópolis castellanas de los siglos V-VI d.C. y el asentamiento visigodo en la Península Ibérica. Una mirada desde la meseta sur

Rafael Barroso Cabrera

A study of the political and archaeological controversies surrounding the Castilian Necropoleis of the V-VI Centuries AD and the Visigoth Settlement in the Iberian Peninsula. The author attempts to deconstruct the various controversies and presents fresh analysis based on the archaeological data and literary evidence. READ MORE

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Early Maritime Cultures in East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean

ed. Akshay Sarathi

This volume represents a multi-disciplinary effort to examine East Africa and the Western Indian Ocean. Multiple lines of evidence drawn from linguistics, archaeology, history, art history, and ethnography come together in novel ways to highlight different aspects of the region’s past and offer innovative avenues for future research. READ MORE

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Digital Imaging of Artefacts: Developments in Methods and Aims

ed. Kate Kelley et al.

Proceedings from a workshop held at Wolfson College, Oxford in 2017. In light of rapid technological developments in digital imaging, this volume aims to inform specialist and general readers about some of the ways in which imaging technologies are transforming the study and presentation of archaeological and cultural artefacts. READ MORE

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Technologie du harponnage sur la côte Pacifique du désert d’Atacama (nord du Chili)

Benjamín Ballester Riesco

Throughout the volume the reader will follow a representation of a marine hunter-gatherer society, a projection deriving from one of its iconic and most important material assets, the harpoon. READ MORE

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Oikèma ou pièce polyvalente: recherches sur une installation commerciale de l’Antiquité grecque

Pavlos Karvonis

This volume discusses the evolution of oikema—the most common type of commercial facility in ancient Greece—through a study that covers a large area including Continental Greece, the Aegean islands, the Ionian islands and the west coast of Asia Minor. READ MORE

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Grabados rupestres en La Mancha centro: documentación y estudio de un patrimonio desconocido

Ramiro Rodero Rocío et al.

This book deals with the documentation and interpretation of the rock sites located in La Mancha center (Spain), from the detailed study of the symbols that have been engraved in the rock. READ MORE

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Quebrando rocas, una aproximación metodológica para el estudio del cuarzo en contextos arqueológicos de Córdoba (Argentina)

Eduardo Pautassi

This book offers a valuable contribution to the development of a methodology to address the study of archaeological quartz artifacts, combining various analytical tools to study these objects so that we might better understand the technological strategies of hunting societies who made use of this raw material. READ MORE

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Paisajes de la campaña pampeana (siglos XIX y XX): Abordajes desde la Arqueología rural en Argentina

ed. Carlos Landa et al.

This volume presents a series of papers designed to offer a summary of ongoing research across Argentina that can come under the broad heading of Rural Archaeology. READ MORE

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Aprovechamiento de vertebrados terrestres por las poblaciones humanas que habitaron la costa del Golfo San Matías (Río Negro, Argentina) durante el Holoceno tardío

Hernán A. Marani

This book presents the results and discussion of archaeofaunal studies which took place in the northern San Matías Gulf (Rio Negro Province) during the last six years, focussing on terrestrial mammals and birds. READ MORE

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Hatra: Il territorio e l’urbanistica

Enrico Foietta

The main purpose of the research presented in this volume has been the study of the city and the surrounding landscape of Hatra. To achieve this result, a multilayer GIS was created. It will remain an important resource for future excavations, which themselves may expand its dataset and verify it with additional ground control points. READ MORE

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Dinamiche insediative nelle campagne dell'Italia tra Tarda Antichità e Alto Medioevo

ed. Angelo Castrorao Barba

A series of selected contributions about settlement patterns in the Italian countryside between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, providing a critical overview of the most recent research on the subject. READ MORE

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Perspectives on materiality in ancient Egypt: Agency, Cultural Reproduction and Change

ed. Maynart Érika et al.

Growing out of a colloquium organised in São Paulo in March 2016, here Nine papers approach the potential of materiality in Ancient Egypt based on several case studies covering a wide range of topics such as Egyptian art, recent perspectives on sex and gender, hierarchies, and the materiality of textual sources and images. READ MORE

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La industria lítica bifacial del sitio en cantera Chipana-1

Katherine A. Herrera

The site of Chipana-1 is located in the middle of the Atacama Desert, in the Pampa del Tamarugal, Chile. The site offers a good example to show how past societies adapted to hyper-arid environments, and provides new insights into the early human occupations of South America. READ MORE

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Treinta años de Arqueología Medieval en España

ed. Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo

16 papers explore recent developments and core topics within academic Medieval Archaeology studies in Spain. Emergent and consolidated topics of the discipline are considered, including landscapes, cities, rural spaces, bio-archaeological records, archaeology of architectures, agrarian archaeology, post-Roman archaeology and more. READ MORE

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The Early Mesolithic in Northern Italy and Southern France

Davide Visentin

A technological analysis of lithic assemblages from southern France and Northern Italy, this work aims to reconstruct the entire reduction sequence, from the procurement of lithic raw materials to the use and discard of tools. READ MORE

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Giving the Past a Future: Essays in Archaeology and Rock Art Studies in Honour of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu

ed. James Dodd et al.

This volume celebrates the work of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu in his 40th year as director of Tanum Museum of Rock Carving and Rock Art Research Centre, Sweden. A feast of scholarly contributions pay respect to and acknowledge Gerhard’s achievements in the fields of rock art documentation, research, international collaboration and outreach. READ MORE

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Navigation et installations lacustres dans les hautes terres du Mexique: les cas mexica et tarasque

Alexandra Biar

This research focuses on the practice of lake navigation and specific facilities that are associated with it in Late Postclassic Mesoamerica. Due to the need for a wholistic approach, this research is situated in a multidisciplinary framework that combines archaeology, ethnology and ethnohistory. READ MORE

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The Population of Tikal: Implications for Maya Demography

David Webster

A demographic evaluation of an ancient Mayan citadel which helps to resolve debates about how the Maya made a living, the nature of their socio-political systems, how they created an impressive built environment, and places them in plausible comparative context with what is known about other ancient complex societies. READ MORE

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La ocupación cazadora-recolectora durante la transición Pleistoceno-Holoceno en el oeste de Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil: geoarqueología de los sitios en la formación sedimentaria Touro Passo

Viviane Pouey Vidal

This book presents the results obtained during geoarchaeological studies carried out in the locality of Touro Passo, Brazil. New chronologies obtained represent a scientific advance for the study of hunter-gatherer occupations during the Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene in the triple border of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. READ MORE

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Current Research in Egyptology 2017

ed. Ilaria Incordino et al.

Presents selected papers from the 18th Current Research in Egyptology meeting, held in Naples, 2017. Subjects discussed included Graeco-Roman and Byzantine Egypt, Nubian Studies, Language/Texts, Art/Architecture, Religion/Cult, Field Projects, Museums/Archives, Material Culture, Mummies/Coffins, Society, Technologies, Environment. READ MORE

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KYMISSALA: Archaeology – Education – Sustainability

ed. Manolis I. Stefanakis

Kymissala, on the southwest coast of Rhodes, is an area of great archaeological interest. Here, after ten years of systematic research, in terms of Archaeology, Education and Sustainable Development, fourteen original studies are presented, constituting the first complete presentation of the area of Kymissala and the work in progress. READ MORE

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Colecciones, arqueólogos, instituciones y yacimientos en la España de los siglos XVIII al XX

ed. Sergio España-Chamorro et al.

The History of archaeological research has only recently become a research topic of interest within Spain. Eleven papers, first presented at a congress in March 2016, address several aspects from different perspectives that collectively enrich the historiography of Spanish archaeological research. READ MORE

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Visualizing cityscapes of Classical antiquity: from early modern reconstruction drawings to digital 3D models

Chiara Piccoli

The study presented here aims to make a practical contribution to a new understanding and use of digital 3D reconstructions in archaeology, namely as ‘laboratories’ to test hypotheses and visualize, evaluate and discuss multiple interpretations. READ MORE

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SOMA 2015: Time, Space and People

ed. Murat Arslan

The proceedings of SOMA 2015 contain eighteen interdisciplinary articles on themes from underwater archaeology to history, archaeometry and art history, and chronologically, the subjects of these articles range from the Bronze Age to the 20th century. READ MORE

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Marcadores gráficos y territorios megalíticos en la Cuenca interior del Tajo: Toledo, Madrid y Guadalajara

Mª Ángeles Lancharro Gutiérrez

The aim of this work is to analyze Late Prehistoric graphical markers, comprising paintings, engravings, Megalithic elements, and other portable objects. The Tajo inner basin (Spain), was chosen for this study due to the lack of scholarship on the subject and the lack of geographical information available for the archaeological sites. READ MORE

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Egyptian Predynastic Anthropomorphic Objects

Ryna Ordynat

The aim of this study is to examine Anthropomorphic objects from the Egyptian Predynastic in terms of their original context to determine what role they played in Predynastic burials. A database comprising all provenanced anthropomorphic Predynastic objects has been composed in order to conduct a detailed analysis. READ MORE

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Shipwrecks and Provenance: in-situ timber sampling protocols with a focus on wrecks of the Iberian shipbuilding tradition

Sara A. Rich et al.

This book presents a set of protocols to establish the need for wood samples from shipwrecks and to guide archaeologists in the removal of samples for a suite of archaeometric techniques currently available to provenance the timbers used to construct wooden ships and boats. Case studies presented use Iberian ships of the 16th to 18th centuries. READ MORE

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Huosiland: A Small Country in Carolingian Europe

Carl I. Hammer

This volume studies the landscape of western Bavaria in the early-medieval period, between about 750 and 850 AD. The title of the study derives from several indications that a noble genealogia, the Huosi, were particularly influential there during the period. Huosiland may be the best documented European landscape of this time. READ MORE

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The Classification of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Copper and Bronze Axe-heads from Southern Britain

Stuart Needham

This work presents a comprehensive classification of the morphology of early metal age axe-heads, chisels and stakes from southern Britain. It is illustrated by a type series of 120 representative examples. READ MORE

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Ceramic manufacturing techniques and cultural traditions in Nubia from the 8th to the 3rd millennium BC

Giulia D’Ercole

This book presents a comprehensive critical analysis of diverse ceramic assemblages from Sai Island, in the Middle Nile Valley of Northern Sudan, on the border between ancient Upper and Lower Nubia. The assemblages included in this study cover about five millennia, spanning the period c. 8000 to c. 2500 BC. READ MORE

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Los yacimientos olvidados: registro y musealización de campos de batalla

Mario Ramírez Galán

This book shows the great potential of Spanish battlefields and their heritage for archaeological study. It suggests Spain could be regarded as a very important country regarding battlefield archaeology. READ MORE

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Imágenes de centauros en los vasos áticos de figuras negras y de figuras rojas

María Herranz

The centaur, a hybrid being with the body of horse and a human head and torso, first appeared in the mountains of Thessaly. This book is composed of a catalogue divided into nine chapters. Each chapter comprises catalogue entries for a number of black-figure and red-figure Attic vases. READ MORE

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The Cutting Edge: Khoe-San rock-markings at the Gestoptefontein-Driekuil engraving complex, North West Province, South Africa

Jeremy Charles Hollmann

This book addresses rock engravings on the wonderstone hills just outside Ottosdal, South Africa. Much of the rock art has been destroyed due to mining activities, with very few records and the largest remaining outcrop is still threatened. The study hopes to bring this situation to the attention of the public and the heritage authorities. READ MORE

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The Hunting Farmers: Understanding ancient human subsistence in the central part of the Korean peninsula during the Late Holocene

Seungki Kwak

The central hypothesis of this research is that there was a wide range of resource utilization along with rice farming around 3,400-2,600 BP. This hypothesis contrasts with prevailing rice-based models, where climatically driven intensive rice agriculture from 3,400 BP is thought to be the dominant subsistence strategy that drove social complexity. READ MORE

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Ancient Engineering: Selective Ceramic Processing in the Middle Balsas Region of Guerrero, Mexico

Jennifer Meanwell

This volume has two main objectives: establishing a chronology of the Middle Balsas and detailing the region’s pottery production methods. The author posits that pottery intended for different functions was often deliberately made and/or decorated in ways that were chosen to make the vessels more appropriate for their intended functions. READ MORE

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Rediscovering Heritage through Artefacts, Sites, and Landscapes: Translating a 3500-year Record at Ritidian, Guam

Mike T. Carson

The Ritidian Site in Guam reveals the full scope of traditional cultural heritage in the Mariana Islands since 1500 B.C. The material records here have been incorporated into a cohesive narrative in chronological order to learn about the profound heritage of this special site and its larger research contributions. READ MORE

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Substantive Evidence of Initial Habitation in the Remote Pacific: Archaeological Discoveries at Unai Bapot in Saipan, Mariana Islands

Mike T. Carson et al.

At the Unai Bapot Site of the Mariana Islands, new excavation has clarified the oldest known instance of a residential habitation prior to 1500 B.C. in the Remote Pacific, previously difficult to document in deeply buried layers that originally had comprised near-tidal to shallow subtidal zones. READ MORE

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Le massif de Lovo, sur les traces du royaume de Kongo

Geoffroy Heimlich

Unlike the Sahara or Southern Africa, the rock art of Central Africa is still largely unknown today. Crossing ethnological, historical, archaeological and mythological points of view, this book illustrates that rock art played an important part in Kongo culture. READ MORE

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SOMA 2014. Proceedings of the 18th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology

ed. Blazej Stanislawski et al.

Presents 22 papers from the 18th annual meeting of the Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA), held in Wrocław-Poland, 24th to 26th April 2014. READ MORE

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El Sur de la Península Ibérica y el Mediterráneo Occidental: relaciones culturales en la segunda mitad del II milenio a.C.

Juan Manuel Garrido Anguita

Greek epics are the basis for the first speculations that link societies all along the Mediterranean coast. This book strives to distinguish reality from myth in the pursuit of a bond of certainty between the data provided by historical, literary and archaeological sources. READ MORE

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Aportes del enfoque tecnológico a la arqueología precolombina

Catherine Lara

The Cuyes River Valley, Ecuador, located in the Northwest of South America, acts as a transition corridor between the Andean and Amazon regions. This volume attempts to determine the ethnic origin of the pre-Columbian inhabitants of the Cuyes valley through the study of ceramics excavated in 2009. READ MORE

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Sig y análisis espacial en la arqueología de cazadores recolectores de Magallania (extremo sur de Sudamérica)

María Cecilia Pallo

Environmental and spatial analysis in the archeology of hunter-gatherers from Magallania (southernmost South America) READ MORE

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Arqueología urbana en el área central de la Ciudad de Córdoba, Argentina

Andrés D. Izeta et al.

Urban archeology in the central area of ​​the City of Cordoba, Argentina. Excavations at the corporate headquarters of the Bank of the Province of Córdoba (2014-2016). READ MORE

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Large Scale Rhodian Sculpture of Hellenistic and Roman Times

Kalliope Bairami

This volume presents the large-scale Rhodian sculpture of the Hellenistic and Roman period through the publication of sixty unpublished sculptures of life size or larger than life size, together with forty-five sculptures already published. READ MORE

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L’arte rupestre dell’età dei metalli nella penisola italiana: localizzazione dei siti in rapporto al territorio, simbologie e possibilità interpretative

ed. Renata Grifoni Cremonesi et al.

This volume presents the proceedings of the conference “L’arte rupestre dell’età dei metalli nella penisola italiana: localizzazione dei siti in rapporto al territorio, simbologie e possibilità interpretative”, University of Pisa on 15th June 2015 READ MORE

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Continuity and Change in Etruscan Domestic Architecture

Paul M. Miller

Etruscan architecture underwent various changes between the later Iron Age and the Archaic period. This book reconsiders these changes by focusing on the building materials and techniques used in the construction of domestic structures. READ MORE

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The Death of the Maiden in Classical Athens

Katia Margariti

The present study examines the death of maidens in classical Athens, combining the study of Attic funerary iconography with research on classical Attic maiden burials, funerary inscriptions, tragic plays, as well as the relevant Attic myths READ MORE

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Eastern Sudan in its Setting

Andrea Manzo

Ongoing research in Eastern Sudan has provided a preliminary reconstruction of the history of the region from c. 6000 BC to AD 1500. This publication outlines this reconstruction and also considers the more general setting known for the other regions of northeastern Africa READ MORE

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Disponibilidad y explotación de materias primas líticas en la costa de Norpatagonia (Argentina)

Jimena Alberti

The present book aims to study the use of lithic raw materials on the coast of the San Matías gulf (Río Negro, Argentina) during the middle and late Holocene. READ MORE

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Archeologia dell’acqua a Gortina di Creta in età protobizantina

Elisabetta Giorgi

A study of the early Byzantine aqueduct of Gortyn (Crete). READ MORE

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Enfoques metodológicos en el estudio de los asentamientos fortificados de la edad del hierro

Óscar Rodríguez Monterrubio

This volume focuses on the main methodological perspectives currently existing in studies on Iron Age fortified settlements. READ MORE

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Archival Theory, Chronology and Interpretation of Rock Art in the Western Cape, South Africa

Siyakha Mguni

This book advocates the archival capacity of rock art and uses archival perspectives to analyse the chronology of paintings in order to formulate a framework for their historicised interpretations. READ MORE

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Reinterpreting chronology and society at the mortuary complex of Jebel Moya (Sudan)

Jonathan Brass

Jebel Moya (south-central Sudan) is the largest known pastoral cemetery in sub- Saharan Africa with more than 3100 excavated human burials. This research revises our understanding of Jebel Moya and its context. READ MORE

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Patrones de asentamiento del Malpaís de Zacapu (Michoacán, México) y de sus alrededores en el Posclásico

Gérald Migeon

Presents the results of the archaeological studies relative to the settlement pattern, realized within the framework of the Michoacán Projects I and III, studying of all the perceptible demonstrations of the prehispanic occupations in the region. READ MORE

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Entre reyes y campesinos

ed. Markus Eberl et al.

Archaeological investigations provide a comprehensive perspective on social dynamics and change in the ancient Mayan capital of Tamarindito. READ MORE

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A Dignified Passage through the Gates of Hades

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

Archaeological excavations at the Eleuthernian burial ground of Orthi Petra yielded a remarkable collection of jar burials in complex internal tomb stratification, containing cremated human bones accompanied by a most noteworthy assembly of burial artifacts of exquisite wealth. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the 17th Iron Age Research Student Symposium, Edinburgh

ed. Graeme JR Erskine et al.

Proceedings of the 17th Iron Age Research Student Symposium held in Edinburgh, organised to reflect three general themes (migration/interaction, material culture and the built environment) READ MORE

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Easter Island Archaeology/Arqueologia en Rapa Nui (Isla de Pascua)

Mario Silveira et al.

This well illustrated volume presents in its introduction a personal history of Daniel Schávelzon’s experience of Easter Island during his youth before collecting all the papers and work he produced in 2014 leading up to his retirement. READ MORE

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Un estudio de tecnología lítica desde la antropología de las técnicas: el caso del Alero Deodoro Roca ca. 3000 AP, Ongamira, Ischilín, Córdoba

José María Caminoa

As part of a series of research projects on the Archaeology of hunter-gatherers societies in the Southern Pampean Hills this presents, among other things, the study of various aspects of the organization of lithic technology and strategies for the use of lithic resources by prehistoric populations. READ MORE

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Estudios antracológicos en los espacios de combustión del Alero Deodoro Roca – Ongamira (Córdoba)

Andrés Ignacio Robledo

This book is about how hunter-gatherer groups maintained a relationship with the use and management of fire in the Late Holocene of Southern Precordillera. READ MORE

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Die Anfänge des kontinentalen Transportwesens und seine Auswirkungen auf die Bolerázer und Badener Kulturen

Tünde Horváth

The earliest finds of wheeled vehicles in northern and central Europe date to 3900-3600 BC. However finds (3400-3300 BC) from the Boleraz sites of Arbon/Bleiche 3 and Bad Buchau/Torwiesen II, linked to pile-dwelling settlements, indicate methods of transport typical for higher altitudes (slides, sleds, etc.). READ MORE

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Shipwrecks and Global ‘Worming’

P. Palma et al.

This paper presents an account of the marine wood-borers, together with a historical review of literature on their depredation on wooden ships, and on protective methods adopted from antiquity to modern times READ MORE

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Arqueología y Tecnologías de Información Espacial

ed. Alfredo Maximiano et al.

Papers from the First Iberoamerican Conference on Spatial Archaeology held in 2013 at the University of Cantabria, Spain. READ MORE

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Geometric Period Plithos Burial Ground at Chora of Naxos Island, Greece: Anthropology Report

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

This report aims to offer glimpses of the human condition on Naxos island, Greece, focusing on the archaeoanthropologic study of the human skeletal remains along with associated contexts of faunal materials recovered from the Geometric (9th -7th c BC) component of the burial ground site of Plithos in Chora at Naxos island. READ MORE

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3D Delineation: A modernisation of drawing methodology for field archaeology

Justin J.L. Kimball

How can 3D models be integrated more fully alongside other forms of archaeological documentation? This work presents a method that combines the interpretative power of traditional archaeological drawings and the realistic visualisation capacity of 3D digital models. READ MORE

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Estudio antropológico de las estructuras cefálicas en una colección osteológica procedente de Chinchero (Perú)

Jose I. Herrera Urena

This work presents an anthropological study of crania and mandibles from the osteological collection from Chinchero (Peru), currently housed at the American Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of the Complutense University of Madrid. READ MORE

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Darwin´s Legacy: The Status of Evolutionary Archaeology in Argentina

ed. Marcelo Cardillo et al.

This book collects the contributions to the symposium "The current state of evolutionary archeology in Argentina" that was held in Buenos Aires, for celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of "On the Origin of Species" READ MORE

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Structured Deposition of Animal Remains in the Fertile Crescent during the Bronze Age

José Luis Ramos Soldado

The aim of this research is to draw up a literature review of the structured deposits of animal remains during the third and second millennia BC in the Ancient Near East for its subsequent classification and detailed interpretation. READ MORE

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Metallurgical Production in Northern Eurasia in the Bronze Age

Stanislav Grigoriev

Copper is the first metal to play a large part in human history. This work is devoted to the history of metallurgical production in Northern Eurasia during the Bronze Age, based on experiments carried out by the author and analyses of ancient slag, ore and metal. READ MORE

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SOMA 2013. Proceedings of the 17th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology

ed. Sergey Fazlullin et al.

Papers from the 17th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology, SOMA 2013 held in Moscow, 25-27 April 2013. READ MORE

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