World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: A Characterization
edited by Dan Hicks and Alice Stevenson. xi+572 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black and white; paperback. 82 2013. Available both in printed and e-versions.
Printed ISBN 9781905739585. £39.50 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784910754. £33.58 (Inc. UK VAT)
World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: a characterization introduces the range, history and significance of the archaeological collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. In 29 newly-commissioned essays written by a specialist team, the volume explores more than 136,000 artefacts from 145 countries, from the Stone Age to the modern period, and from England to Easter Island. Pioneering a new approach in museum studies, this landmark volume is an essential reference work for archaeologists around the world, and a unique introduction to the archaeological collections of one of the world’s most famous museums.