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NewBAR S2615 2014: Kult bei der Arena Nemesis-Heiligtümer im Kontext römischer Amphitheater by Tim Wittenberg. ISBN 9781407312460. £26.00. iv+121 pages; 53 figures; Catalogue. In German with English summary. Book contents page Buy Now

The book looks at the worship of the goddess Nemesis within the context of the Roman ludi and offers the first entire collection and analysis of all known archaeological finds and findings that connect the cult of Nemesis with Roman amphitheatres. Several central aspects of the ancient games are thus emphasized: The political and religious dimension of the events as well as the significance and localization of its most representative goddess Nemesis. The goddess can be attributed to a figurative meaning for the demonstration and restoration of the Roman claim for justice – presented in the amphitheatre, where the most complete cross-section of Roman society came together.
NewBAR S2614 2014: Coastal Hinterlands Site patterns, microregions and coast-inland interconnections by the Corinthian Gulf, c. 600-300 BC by Anton Bonnier. ISBN 9781407312453. £49.00. 354 pages; 90 figures; Gazetteer. Book contents page Buy Now

The study explores patterns of interconnections between the coastal zone of the Corinthian Gulf and its surrounding hinterlands, between c. 600 and 300 B.C. Archaeological remains point to a substantial expansion in site numbers during this period, and the growth of identifiable central place sites in connection with coast-hinterland routes. Movements through these routes are further traced through both the material record and written sources. Coastal areas acted as important gateways for exchange systems linked to diverse hinterland environments and economies, and interaction patterns emphasise the importance of microregional connectivity in regards to economic and political dynamics.
NewBAR S2613 2014: The Obsidian Evidence for the Scale of Social Life during the Palaeolithic by Theodora Moutsiou. ISBN 9781407312446. £32.00. ix+170 pages; illustrated throughout. Book contents page Buy Now

Obsidian-bearing sites spanning the temporal framework of the Palaeolithic and located in Africa and Europe are analysed with the aim of elucidating the evolution of modern social behaviour. Obsidian is a rock that forms only under very special conditions; its geological sources are infrequent and distinguished from each other on the basis of unique chemical properties. As such it is possible to reconstruct the distances of its movement and use these data to infer the scale of social life during the Palaeolithic. A strong correlation between obsidian use and long distances is observed implying that the hominins involved in the circulation of the specific material were behaving in a socially modern way.
NewBAR S2612 2014: Nokalakevi • Tsikhegoji • Archaeopolis Archaeological excavations 2001–2010: Anglo-Georgian Expedition to Nokalakevi edited by Paul Everill. ISBN 9781407312439. £33.00. xiv+129 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. Book contents page Buy Now

This volume describes the results of the first ten years of the joint Anglo-Georgian excavations at Nokalakevi, West Georgia. The site, known to the Byzantines as Archaeopolis, was a major fortress in the fourth to sixth centuries A.D. often described as the capital of Lazika-Egrisi. Known to medieval Georgian chroniclers as Tsikhegoji, the site is also thought to be the capital of Colchis at the time of the first unification of Georgia in Hellenistic times. Extensively excavated since 1973, and by AGEN since 2001, this is the first significant publication of results to be produced in English.
NewBAR S2611 2014: Fresh Approaches to the Brick Production and Use in the Middle Ages Proceedings of the session ‘Utilization of Brick in the medieval period – Production, Construction, Destruction’ Held at the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) Meeting 29 August – 1 September 2012 in Helsinki, Finland edited by Tanja Ratilainen, Rivo Bernotas and Christofer Herrmann. ISBN 9781407312422. £24.00. v+101 pages; illustrated throughout. Book contents page Buy Now

This volume presents nine articles (of which five are based on papers presented in the session ‘Utilization of Brick in the Medieval Period – Production, Construction, Destruction’ held at the EAA meeting in Helsinki in 2012) with topics ranging from applying natural scientific research methods such as OSL, AM and hXRF analyses, to the study of early brickmaking processes, to recent excavation discoveries and archaeological investigations of brick use in northern parts of continental Europe including the British Isles, Finland and Sweden.
NewBAR S2610 2014: Funus Hispaniense: espacios, usos y costumbres funerarias en la Hispania Romana by Alberto Sevilla Conde. ISBN 9781407312415. £66.00. vi+507 pages; illustrated throughout. In Spanish with English summary. Book contents page Buy Now

This volume presents the study of a number of variants of Romano-Hispanic burial rituals. The research was carried out focusing on structural typologies, the analyses of materials found in the necropolis, the development of the burial practices, and the specificity of a variety of solutions (local and regional) adopted by the inhabitants of Roman Spain. This study is not only based on a primarily archaeological approach, but also takes into account other disciplines such as ancient history, iconography, anthropology and the history of religions. The main purpose of the study is to update the current state of research in burial rites in classical cultures and, above all, Hispanic cultural practices. All this provides plenty of largely new information that will enlighten future research.
NewBAR S2609 2014: Natural Processes in the Degradation of Open-Air Rock-Art Sites An urgency intervention scale to inform conservation: The case of the Côa Valley world heritage site, Portugal by António Pedro Martins da Mota Batarda Fernandes. ISBN 9781407312408. £47.00. xv+311 pages; illustrated throughout. Book contents page Buy Now

Open-air rock-art forms one of the most widely distributed categories of prehistoric culture with examples recognized across the Old and New Worlds. It is also one of the most threatened features of human heritage and is susceptible to accelerated decay as a result of natural processes. Considering the specific case of the Côa Valley rock-art complex in Portugal, but also analysing case studies originating from other countries (Norway, Brazil, Southern USA and South Korea), this richly illustrated book addresses open-air rock-art natural degradation causes, suitable methods to assess current condition and the creation of urgency scales for conservation interventions.
NewBAR S2608 2014: La villa rustica di C. Olius Ampliatus Suburbio sud-orientale di Napoli (Ponticelli) by Sergio Cascella and Giuseppe Vecchio. ISBN 9781407312392. £24.00. iii+103 pages; illustrated throughout. Papers in Italian . Book contents page Buy Now

This study examines the excavation of a villa rustica located in the south-east suburbs of Naples. This villa has been attributed to C. Olius Ampliatus because during the excavation a signaculum with his name was discovered. The excavated building was built in the late second century BC and enlarged in the time of Augustus and destroyed during the famous eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. This intact Roman villa of the Imperial period contained machinery for the production of wine and olive oil, and the pars urbana of the house was decorated with mosaics in opus signinum. In the basement below the torcularium was found the body of the vilicus who sought refuge there during the catastrophe.
NewBAR S2607 2014: FORUM IULIUM L’area del Foro di Cesare alla luce delle campagne di scavo 2005-2008 Le fasi arcaica, repubblicana e cesariano-augustea by Alessandro Delfino. ISBN 9781407312385. £49.00. vi+296 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. In Italian . Book contents page Buy Now

The book is the result of three years of excavations (2005-2008) on the north-west side of Rome’s Via dei Fori Imperiali, directly behind the Forum area. Contexts and landscapes extending from the Archaic period (6th century B.C.) to the time of Augustus have been discovered. Two wealthy houses from the Archaic period, destroyed most likely by the great fire of 390 B.C. and quickly rebuilt afterwards, were found in the area towards the south-eastern slope of the Capitoline Hill. They were subsequently dismantled during the construction of Caesar's Forum, which had occupied the entire area. This feature was originally 20 metres shorter than the one we know today and the many facets of its interesting story are fully discussed in these pages.
NewBAR S2606 2014: Topografía cristiana de las ciudades hispanas durante la Antigüedad tardía by Isabel Sánchez Ramos. ISBN 9781407312378. 204 pages; illustrated throughout. In Spanish with English summary. Book contents page Buy Now

This volume presents the current state of archaeological knowledge of the urban world in Hispania in the historical period between the 4th and 7th centuries. It also addresses the open debate around scholars’ perception of the status of the population centres that persisted until the Early Middle Ages – in episcopal cities or not – through archaeological documents. The urban landscape inherited from the classical world and its transformation were taken as a starting point to understand which elements changed and which persisted in Late Antique Hispanic cities. However, this study is triggered by the need to consider the origin and evolution of Christian topography in Hispanic cities. Its main objective is to understand both the consolidation of episcopal topography and the new funerary reality of Late Antique cities.
NewBAR S1351 2005: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. Hallstatt Textiles Technical Analysis, Scientific Investigation and Experiment on Iron Age Textiles edited by Peter Bichler, Karina Grömer, Regina Hofmann-de Keijzer, Anton Kern and Hans Reschreiter. ISBN 1841716979. £24.00. inc. VAT. vi+210 pages; illustrated throughout with figures, maps, plans, tables and plates. 20 colour plates. English and German. Buy Now

17 papers from the Symposium on the Hallstatt textiles, held in Hallsatt, Upper Austria, in 2004. Contents: 1) Hallstatt – eine Einleitung zu einem sehr bemerkenswerten Ort (Anton Kern); 2) Die prähistorischen Salzbergbaue in Hallstatt und ihre Textilreste (Hans Reschreiter); 3) The Textiles from the prehistoric Salt-mines at Hallstatt (Karina Grömer); 4) Genähtes aus dem prähistorischen Hallstatt (Helga Mautendorfer); 5) Dyestuff and element analysis on Textiles from the prehistoric Salt-mines of Hallstatt (Regina Hofmann-de Keijzer, Maarten R. van Bommel and Ineke Joosten); 6) Untersuchungen zum Erhaltungszustand der "Hallstatt-Textilien" (Michaela Morelli); 7) Neues Lagerungskonzept für die Textilien aus Hallstatt (Carine Gengler); 8) Tablet-woven Ribbons from the prehistoric Salt-mines at Hallstatt, Austria – results of some experiments (Karina Grömer); 9) Imitating ancient dyeing methods from Hallstatt period – dyeing experiments with weld, indigo and oak bark (Anna Hartl and Regina Hofmann-de Keijzer); 10) Experiments with Weaving and Weaving Tools – Basic considerations after 20 years of work (Ingrid Schierer); 11) Experiments with the warp-weighted loom of Gars-Thunau, Austria (Ingrid Schierer); 12) Efficiency and technique – Experiments with original spindle whorls (Karina Grömer); 13) Bast before Wool: the first textiles (Antoinette Rast-Eicher); 14) Hallstatt and La Tène Textiles from the Archives of Central Europe (Lise Bender Jørgensen); 15) Iron Age Textile artefacts from Riesenferner/Vedretta di Ries (Bolzano/Bozen – Italy)(Marta Bazzanella, Lorenzo Dal Rì, Alfio Maspero† and Irene Tomedi); 16) More than old rags – Textiles from the Iron Age Salt-mine at the Dürrnberg (Hallein-Dürrnberg) (Thomas Stöllner); 17) The State of Research of La Tène Textiles from Slovakia and Moravia (Tereza Belanová).
NewBAR S1457 2006: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. The Assemblage of Bone and Ivory Artifacts from Caesarea Maritima, Israel by Etan Ayalon. ISBN 1841718955. £24.00. inc. VAT. ix+396 pages; 79 figures, maps, plans, drawings, photographs and plates. Index and Catalogue. Buy Now

This research deals with all “skeletal material” finds (bone, ivory and antler) from the work of the three teams excavating at Caesarea Maritima, Israel, over recent years: the Israel Antiquities Authority team; the combined expedition team of the Rekanati Center for Maritime Studies, University of Haifa, and the Department of History, University of Maryland in the United States; and the expedition of the Zienman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa. The assemblage includes around 4,000 finds and fragments – a multi-period collection that serves as a solid basis for a thorough discussion and comparison with similar finds from Israel and abroad. To these items were added the bone objects displayed in the Caesarea Museum at Sdot-Yam – surface finds that include some items with no typological parallels within the main assemblage. All the finds are illustrated and catalogued.
NewBAR S1377 2005: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. New Perspectives on Formative Mesoamerican Cultures edited by Terry Powis. ISBN 1841718173. £24.00. inc. VAT. ix+211 pages; illustrated throughout with figures, tables, maps, plans, drawings and photographs. Buy Now

This volume is the culmination of a double symposium held in 2001 at the 66th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in New Orleans. The symposia were entitled “Bridging Formative Mesoamerican Cultures”. The 17 papers published here include: (1) Formative Mesoamerican Cultures: An Introduction (Terry G. Powis); (2) The Preceramic to Early Middle Formative Transition in Northern Belize: Evidence for the Ethnic Identity of the Preceramic Inhabitants (Harry B. Iceland); (3) Cunil: A Pre-Mamom Horizon in the Southern Maya Lowlands (David Cheetham); (4) The Development of Middle Formative Public Architecture in the Maya Lowlands: The Blackman Eddy, Belize Example (M. Kathryn Brown and James F. Garber); (5) Perspectives on Olmec-Maya Interaction in the Middle Formative Period (Richard D. Hansen); (6) Gulf Olmec Variation and Implications for Interaction (Philip J. Arnold III); (7) The Formative Archaeological Cultures of the Guatemalan Highlands and Pacific Coast: Interregional Interaction and Cultural Evolution (Eugenie Robinson, et al.); (8) The Dichotomy of Formative Complex Societies in Pacific Guatemala: Local Development vs. External Relationships (Frederick J. Bove); (9) Interaction and Exchange as Evident at Yarumela, Honduras: The Ancient Chiefdom in the Borderland (L.R.V. Joesink-Mandeville); (10) Domesticated Plants and Cultural Connections in Early Mesoamerica: Formative Period Paleoethnobotanical Evidence from Belize, Mexico, and Honduras (David L. Lentz, et al.); (11) Mesoamerican Formative Period Water Management Technology: An Overview with Insights on Development and Associated Method and Theory (James A. Neely); (12) Formative Cave Utilization: An Examination of Mesoamerican Ritual Foundations (Ann M. Scott and James E. Brady); (13) The Microcosmos of Formative Pottery from K'axob (Sandra L. López Varela); (14) Investigating Late Formative Development at San Martin Tilcajete, Oaxaca (Charles S. Spencer and Elsa M. Redmond); (15) A Rural Perspective on Mesoamerican Integration During the Late and Terminal Formative (Patricia Plunket, et al.); (16) The North Gulf Lowlands of NE Mexico (La Huasteca) in the Formative Period (Fred Valdez, Jr. and William J. Wagner III); (17) The Formative Period in Mesoamerica: An Overview (Joyce Marcus and Richard E.W. Adams).
NewBAR S1206 2004: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. Bronze and Iron Age Tombs at Tel Gezer, Israel Finds from Raymond-Charles Weill’s excavations in 1914 and 1921 by Aren M. Maeir with contributions by Nava Panitz-Cohen, Dan Barag, Othmar Keel, Nachum Applbaum and Yaakov H. Applbaum. ISBN 1841715697. £24.00. inc. VAT. viii+134 pages; 3 maps/plans; 7 tables; 30 b/w plates of drawings and photographs. Buy Now

The ancient site of Tel Gezer (Abū-Shûsheh/Tell Jezer/Tell el-Jazari) is located in Central Israel, approximately halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. It is situated in the northern section of the Judean foothills (Shephelah), not far from the southernmost hills of south-western Samaria. Raymond-Charles Weill commenced his career in archaeology and Egyptology at a relatively late age. After receiving his training in Egyptology and archaeology in France, Baron Rothschild invited him to excavate in Jerusalem, on lands belonging to the Baron. These excavations were conducted both before (in 1913-1914) and after (in 1923-1924) the First World War, and were duly reported by Weill (1920; 1947). Apparently, ancient tombs had been revealed on the site by the settlers, and Weill, who by chance was excavating at the time for the Baron in Jerusalem, was called in to excavate at Gezer. Both seasons of Weill's excavations at Gezer (in 1914 and 1924) coincided with his work in Jerusalem. His results were never fully published, and this present volume represents the author’s long researches to make some of Weill’s discoveries more widely available. Following the introductory chapter, the author and various contributors discuss and analyze finds from the tombs. In Chapter 2, N. Panitz Cohen and the author discuss the pottery from the tomb. In the following chapter, Chapter 3, the same authors discuss the stone, faience, bone, and metal objects. In Chapter 4, D. Barag discusses the Egyptian 18th Dynasty glass vessel from the tombs, a unique vessel and one of the more important finds from the tombs. In Chapter 5, O. Keel discusses the glyptic finds from the tombs, which included three scaraboids and one stamp seal. In Chapter 6, N. Applebaum, who conducted radiographic analyses of a sample group of vessels from the tombs, discusses the technological conclusions reached from this analysis. Chapter 6 presents a summary discussion of all the various finds.
NewBAR S1117 2003: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. Food, Culture and Identity in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age edited by Mike Parker Pearson. ISBN 184171495X. £18.00. inc. VAT. v+143 pages; 15 tables; 43 illustrations, maps, plans, drawings, photographs. Buy Now

In the last twenty years historians and social scientists have seen a veritable explosion of research into food and its consumption and social context. And yet archaeology has been slow to catch on. This is all the more surprising since the ‘bread and butter’ of archaeology are the residues of food preparation and consumption - animal bones, pottery and other containers, cooking places and other technologies of preparation, plant remains (micro and macro), landscapes and settlements, grave goods, etc., etc. This volume of papers arises out of a conference held in Sheffield in 1999, organised jointly by The Prehistoric Society and the Sheffield University Archaeology Society, on ‘Food, Identity and Culture in the Neolithic and Early Bronze Age’. The aim was to bring together the different archaeological interests - from archaeological science and humanities perspectives - in food as cultural artefact/ecofact, to examine the potential of the new and developing scientific techniques for reconstructing prehistoric food habits, and to foster an integrated approach to the archaeology of food regardless of different researchers’ specialisms. The 12 papers in this volume include: (1) Food, culture and identity: an introduction and overview; (2) Explaining the dietary isotope evidence for the rapid adoption of the Neolithic in Britain; (3) In the kinship of cows: the social centrality of cattle in the earlier Neolithic of southern Britain; (4) Animals into ancestors: domestication, food and identity in Late Neolithic Orkney; (5) Early Neolithic diets: evidence from pathology and dental wear; (6) The use of dental microwear to infer diet and subsistence patterns in past human populations; (7) You are where you ate: isotopic analysis in the reconstruction of prehistoric residency; (8) Diet and culture in southern Britain: the evidence from Yarnton; (9) Dairying, dairy products and milk residues: potential studies in European prehistory; (10) Neolithic and Early Bronze Age ‘food’ from northern Greece: the archaeobotanical evidence; (11) Changing paradigms: food as a metaphor for cultural identity among prehistoric fisher-gatherer-hunter communities of northern Europe; (12) Mead, chiefs and feasts in later prehistoric Europe.
NewBAR S1096 2003: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. Ancient Settlement in the Zammar Region Excavations by the British Archaeological Expedition to Iraq in the Saddam Dam Salvage Project, 1985-86. Volume One edited by Warwick Ball. ISBN 1841714747. £18.00. inc. VAT. xiv+208 pages; 75 figures, plans, maps, drawings and illustrations; 58 b/w photographs. Includes 24-page Arabic summary. Buy Now

With a forward by Michael Roaf (and with contributions by Stuart Campbell, Susan Gill, Anthony Green, Marion Pagan, St John Simpson, and David Tucker), Warwick Ball reports on the 1985-86 excavations by the British Archaeological Expedition to Iraq in the Saddam Dam Salvage Project.The area under British investigation lay on the right bank of the Tigris approximately 100 km northwest of Mosul, in the Zammar sub-governorate (nahiya) of Nineveh Province. This volume contains an overview of the settlement sequence of the Zammar region (from 7th millennium BC), as well as the excavation reports of Siyana Ulya, Khirbet Shireena, She Qubba, Khirbet Karhasan, Tell Gir Matbakh, Tell Shelgiyya, and surveys of 28 other locations. A second volume will deal with the site of Tell Abu Dhahir and future publications are planned to present the pottery and specialist reports. The detailed record presented here is the first stage in making available the results of these investigations which will gain their full significance when the volumes dealing with the ceramics and other finds are released.
NewBAR S1029 2002: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. The Canaanite Cultic Milieu The zooarchaeological evidence from Tel Haror, Israel (2000-1550 BC) by Joel D. Klenck. ISBN 1841714070. £18.00. inc. VAT. x + 263 pages; 63 figures, maps, plans, and drawings; 48 figures; 26 b/w plates; 6 Appendices. Buy Now

The author presents a report on Canaanite animal husbandry practices, diet, butchery methods, and animal sacrificial rituals. This information comes primarily from faunal remains that were retrieved from Middle Bronze IIB/C (1800/1750-1550 B.C.) strata at the site of Tel Haror, 20 km northwest of Beer Sheva in Israel. The work includes discussions on the origins of Canaanite civilization (and the continuing similarities between the cultures of Canaan, the Phoenician coast, and Syria), as well as a detailed analysis of the site itself (including faunal remains.
NewBAR S1021 2002: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. The Bioarchaeology of Continental Croatia An analysis of human skeletal remains from the prehistoric to post-medieval periods by Mario Šlaus. ISBN 184171402X. £18.00. inc. VAT. iv+111 pages; 42 figures, photographs, maps, plans, and drawings; 200 tables. Buy Now

This book presents the results of a decade of studying skeletal archaeological collections from continental Croatia. Results of the analyses of 786 skeletons from 21 sites are presented by site and synthesized temporally into 5 groups (Prehistoric, Antique, Early Medieval, Late Medieval, and Historic). The aim of this research is to report on skeletal data from, in this respect, an under-represented part of the world, and to summarize information pertaining to demography and specific disease classifications. From these compilations inferences on demographic trends, disease, and the quality of life from prehistoric to historic times in continental Croatia may be drawn.
NewBAR S982 2001: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. Mortuary Practices and Ritual Associations Shamanic Elements in Prehistoric Funerary Contexts in South America edited by John E. Staller and Elizabeth J. Currie. ISBN 184171268X. £18.00. inc. VAT. 143 pages; numerous figures, photographs, maps and plans. Buy Now

This volume has its origins in a symposium on South American Prehistory that took place at the Chicago 64th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in 1999. The 11 papers here reveal a pre-Hispanic world rich in metaphor and symbolism relating human beings to their origins and ancestral past, the wider natural world and their place within it. The shamanic world is one wherein symbols and symbolic behaviour are actively employed in mediating with the ‘Otherworld’ and its visionary inhabitants. The sites visited include Macchu Picchu, the Moche Mountains, and Coastal Ecuador.
NewBAR S757 1999: AVAILABLE AS PDF DOWNLOAD ONLY. New Techniques for Old Times - CAA 98 - Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Proceedings of the 26th Conference, Barcelona, March 1998 edited by Juan A. Barceló, Ivan Briz and Assumpció Vila. ISBN 0860549615. £18.00. inc. VAT.388 pages, numerous illustrations. Buy Now

Papers from the CAA 1998 Conference. Sections include Using computers in archaeological fieldwork; Using computers for archaeological explanation; and Using computers for archaeological heritage; there are 61 papers presented. CD includes CAA 98 images, as well as nearly 300 Mb of freeware, shareware and commercial demos of computer programs created for archaeologists.
BAR S2605 2014: Otium cum dignitate Festschrift für Angelika Geyer zum 65. Geburtstag. Studien zur Archäologie und Rezeptionsgeschichte der klassischen Antike edited by Dennis Graen, Mareike Rind and Henning Wabersich. ISBN 9781407312361. £45.00. vii+337 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black and white. In German with English abstracts. Book contents page Buy Now

A festschrift for Professor Angelika Geyer to mark her 65th birthday. Contributions in German (English translations of titles) include: Part I: Greece: The celebration of florescence at Thera. Thoughts on the interpretation of the frescoes in Xesté 3 at Akrotiri (Werner Gauer); An Amazon frieze from Apollonia (Henner von Hesberg); Fragments of history: Introducing a new shape of vase produced in the Jena Painter’s workshop (Kleopatra Kathariou); Crossing the Adria by kayak (Anja Ludwig); A suffering and dying god? Dionysos in Walter; F. Otto and in ancient art (Susanne Moraw); The Setting for Dionysian Associations and their cultural, historical and religious context (Inge Nielsen); Corinthian vase painting in the Collection of Antiquities at Jena – an early vessel by the Sphinx-Painter (Yvonne Seidel); Parthenon: A heresy of the peplos. (East frieze 34–35) (Burkhardt Wesenberg).

Part II: Roman Republic and Empire: Celtic militaria on Roman coins (Korana Deppmeyer – Yvonne Schmuhl); Bronze roofs in Roman Architecture (Dennis Graen); The sanctuary of Adonis as a reflection of religious life in Dura Europos during the Roman Imperial era (Klaus Stephan Freyberger); A lead-glazed skyphos with gladiators from Asia Minor (Torsten Kleinschmidt); Four miniature herm busts from the Collections of Antiquities of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena (Uta Lische); Romans in the Sahara – myth or reality? (Mareike Rind); The architecture of Roman villae in Asia Minor (Susan Schütz); The Dirke vase and its counterpart (Erika Simon); The three-part sanctuary of Aphrodite at Palaepaphos on Cyprus and the depictions of the baitylos on Cypriot coins of the earlier Roman Imperial era (Charalampos Tsochos); Shape and medium. Some thoughts on crossmaterial relations among Greek and Roman tablewares (Henning Wabersich).

Part III: The Later Roman Empire, Middle Ages and Modern Era: The hypogaeum of S. Maria in Stelle (Verona) and the pictorial decoration of Christian cultic buildings of the 4th and 5th centuries AD (Hugo Brandenburg); Observations on the perception of the Metarmorphoses-Cycle by Bernard Salomon (Gerlinde Huber-Rebenich – Sabine Lütkemeier); No late Roman burgus near Vils/Schönbichl! Excavations in 2011 and 2012 (Sebastian Matz); Short history of the Department for Christian Archaeology at Jena University (Annegret Plontke-Lüning); From Alexander the Great to Henry II. The mantle of stars and the chlamys of purple as Imperial insignia in Antiquity and Medieval times (Yvonne Schmuhl); “hilfreich, furchtlos und treu” – burial culture and the perception of Antiquity in Jena and its vicinity (Manuela Tiersch – Marcolf Baliga); Petrarch on the ruins of Ancient Rome and the evidence of the triadic periodization of history (Helmut G. Walther).
BAR S2604 2014: Early Medieval Dwellings and Settlements in Ireland, AD 400–1100 by Aidan O’Sullivan, Finbar McCormick, Thomas R. Kerr, Lorcan Harney and Jonathan Kinsella. ISBN 9781407312279. £68.00. xi+532 pages; 197 figures. Book contents page Buy Now

This monograph concentrates on early Irish medieval dwellings and settlements, AD 400-1100, and is directly based on a report compiled and written in the main over the course of 2009 and 2010, largely based on evidence available up to that time. Drawing on both published and unpublished material, it sets out an interpretive, analytical text and a gazetteer of some 241 key early medieval settlements revealed through archaeological excavations. The report also focuses on such themes as houses and buildings, the organisation of settlement enclosures, agricultural activity and crafts and industry; it arguably represents the first compilation, analysis and discussion of early medieval settlement archaeology in Ireland.
BAR S2603 2014: Ritual Scenes on the Two Coffins of PA-dj-imn in Cairo Museum by Eltayeb Sayed Abbas. ISBN 9781407312354. £26.00. vii+98 pages; illustrated in black and white and with 8 colour plates. Book contents page Buy Now

This study deals with the significance of ritual scenes on 21st Dynasty coffins. The images on these coffins are studied as texts referring to the passage of the deceased to the next life. The aim of this study is also to argue how the Middle Kingdom Coffin Texts were replaced at this later date by such images on coffins. The work focusses on a group of coffins belonging to the priest known as PA-dj-imn, and date to the reign of the High Priest Pinudjem II. They were found in 1891 at the tomb of Bab el-Gassus, as part of the find generally known as the Second Find of Deir el-Bahri.
BAR S2602 2014: Turquoise in the Ancient Egyptian Civilization: an archaeological, textual, and religious study by Ahmed Mohamed Ali Mansour. ISBN 9781407312347. £27.00. ix+115 pages; 24 figures, 1 colour plate. Book contents page Buy Now

The present work is an attempt to give a comprehensive overview of turquoise and its role in Ancient Egypt. Turquoise was mined mainly in Sinai, at Maghara and at Serabit el Khadim, where the stone occurs in the sandstone rock. Ancient Egyptian mineralogical studies have neglected turquoise, focussing instead on the study of other minerals and metals such as gold, silver, and copper.
BAR S2601 2014: British Foundation for the Study of Arabia Monographs (formerly Society for Arabian Studies Monographs) 15 The Khashabian: a Late Paleolithic Industry from Dhofar, southern Oman by Yamandú Hieronymus Hilbert. ISBN 9781407312330. £35.00. x+205 pages; illustrated throughout . Book contents page Buy Now

The author has undertaken a technological and typological analysis of lithic assemblages from southern Oman dating between 10,000 to 7,000 years before present (BP). These assemblages are characterized by the production of blades (leptoliths) using varied core reduction modalities exemplified throughout the book. These blade technologies are accompanied by formal tools such as tanged projectiles, burins, endscrapers and pseude-backed knifes. The chronological and techno-typological characterization of these blade assemblages warrants its individual status as a lithic industry of the Late Palaeolithic in its own right. The name ‘Khashabian’ is given by the author to this industry, which has little resemblance to those found outside of Arabia, enforcing the local origin of the Early Holocene Populations of the South Arabian Highlands.

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