Keyword: elite

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

Paperback: £18.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Wari Women from Huarmey

Wiesław Więckowski et al.

Excavations at the Castillo de Huarmey archaeological site brought to light the first intact burial of female high-elite members of the Wari culture. This book presents the results of bioarchaeological analyses performed to date, and focuses on reconstructing the funeral rite and social status of the deceased. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

Rural Cult Centres in the Hauran: Part of the broader network of the Near East (100 BC–AD 300)

Francesca Mazzilli

The first comprehensive multidisciplinary analysis of rural cult centres in the Hauran (southern Syria) from the pre-Roman to the Roman period (100 BC-AD 300). This volume re-evaluates the significance of contacts between the elite of the Hauran and other cultures of the Near East in shaping cult sites. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Mycenaean Cemetery at Achaia Clauss near Patras

Constantinos Paschalidis et al.

Presents the study of the finds from the Mycenaean cemetery of Clauss near Patras, carried out between 1988-1992 under the direction of Prof. Thanassis Papadopoulos. During the excavation project, fifteen chamber tombs were located and researched in detail, to be added to those already known from the pre-war excavations by Nikolaos Kyparissis. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | eBook: £16.00

Stone Vessels in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian Period

Andrea Squitieri

This book focuses on the characteristics and the development of the stone vessel industry in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian period (c. 1200 – 330 BCE). READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00