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Aquatic Adaptations in Mesoamerica

ed. Eduardo Williams

This book explores the subsistence strategies that ancient Mesoamericans implemented to survive and thrive in their environments. It discusses the natural settings, production sites, techniques, artifacts, cultural landscapes, traditional knowledge, and other features linked to human subsistence in aquatic environments. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00

Les sociétés humaines face aux changements climatiques: Volume 2

ed. François Djindjian

Is climate change a factor of change for human societies that can be witnessed through time, forcing them to adapt and find sustainable solutions? This book is the second of two volumes exploring human societies facing climate change in pre and protohistory. Volume 2 concerns protohistory, from the beginning of the Holocene to historical times. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00

Waterlands: Prehistoric Life at Bar Pasture, Pode Hole Quarry, Peterborough

ed. Andy Richmond et al.

Presenting the results of a decade-long archaeological investigation at Bar Pasture Farm, Pode Hole Quarry, Peterborough, this book represents one of the most significant landscape excavations carried out in recent years. The 55-hectare site was the scene of human activity on the fenland edge from the Mesolithic through to the Late Iron Age. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00

Down the Bright Stream: The Prehistory of Woodcock Corner and the Tregurra Valley, Cornwall

Sean R. Taylor

This volume reports on a series of fieldwork projects carried out in the Tregurra Valley, to the east of Truro, Cornwall between 2009-2015. The fieldwork led to the identification of a large number of pits and hearths across the site, the majority of which that have proved dateable spanning the Early Neolithic to the end of the Early Bronze Age. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Archaeology of Nucleation in the Old World

ed. Attila Gyucha et al.

Fourteen papers take advantage of advances in archaeological methods and theory to explore the role of the built environment in expressing and shaping community organization and identity at prehistoric and historic nucleated settlements and early cities in the Old World. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Archaeology on the Apulian – Lucanian Border

Alastair Small et al.

The broad valley of the Bradano river and its tributary, the Basentello, separates the Apennine mountains in Lucania from the limestone plateau of the Murge in Apulia in southeast Italy. This book aims to explain how the pattern of settlement and land use changed in the valley over the whole period from the Neolithic to the late medieval.

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Hardback: £125.00 | Open Access

The Making of a Roman Imperial Estate: Archaeology in the Vicus at Vagnari, Puglia

ed. Maureen Carroll

Excavation reports and analysis of material remains from Vagnari, southeast Italy, facilitate a detailed phasing of a rural settlement, both in the late Republican period, when it was established on land leased from the Roman state, and later when it became the hub (vicus) of a vast agricultural estate owned by the emperor himself. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

Stratton, Biggleswade: 1,300 Years of Village Life in Eastern Bedfordshire from the 5th Century AD

Drew Shotliff et al.

Presents the results of 12 hectares of archaeological excavation undertaken between 1990-2001. As well as uncovering roughly half of the medieval village, the investigations revealed that Stratton’s origins stretched back to the early Anglo-Saxon period, with the settlement remaining in continuous use through to c. 1700. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Environment and Agriculture of Early Winchester

ed. Martin Biddle et al.

This wide-ranging study describes the natural environment of Winchester and its immediate surroundings from the late Iron Age to the early post-medieval period. Historical and archaeological evidence consider humanity's interactions with the environment, fashioning agricultural, gardening and horticultural regimes over a millennium and a half. READ MORE

Hardback: £75.00 | eBook: £16.00

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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The Neolithic Settlement of Aknashen (Ararat valley, Armenia)

ed. Ruben Badalyan et al.

This is the first monograph devoted to the Neolithic period in Armenia. The volume concerns the natural environment, material culture and subsistence economy of the populations of the first half of the 6th millennium BC, who established the first sedentary settlements in the alluvial plain of the Araxes river. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | Open Access

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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Use of Space and Domestic Areas: Functional Organisation and Social Strategies

ed. Luc Jallot et al.

The organization of inhabited space is the direct expression of the deep integration of societies with their cultural and natural environment. Contributions in this volume show the progress of research in terms of understanding the use of space on different scales, from the household to the village, focusing on Neolithic and Bronze Age contexts. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

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

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

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

Paperback: £34.00 | Open Access

Iron Age and Roman Settlement at Highflyer Farm, Ely, Cambridgeshire

James Fairclough

This volume presents the results of archaeological work carried out by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) at Highflyer Farm in 2018. Remains dating from the Neolithic to the post-medieval period were recorded, with most of the activity occurring between the early Iron Age and late Roman periods READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Prehistoric Fisherfolk of Oman: The Neolithic Village of Ras Al-Hamra RH-5

Lapo Gianni Marcucci et al.

Reports on excavations at the prehistoric site Ras Al-Hamra RH-5, located in the Qurum area of Muscat. The site dates from the late 5th to the end of the 4th millennia BC and comprises an accumulation of superimposed food discards deriving from continuous and repeated subsistence activities such as fishing, collecting shells, hunting and herding. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Taymāʾ II: Catalogue of the Inscriptions Discovered in the Saudi-German Excavations at Taymāʾ 2004–2015

ed. Michael C.A. Macdonald et al.

The Catalogue contains all inscriptions discovered during 24 seasons of Saudi-German excavations at Taymāʾ, 2004–15. The 113 objects carry inscriptions in different languages and scripts, including Babylonian cuneiform, Imperial Aramaic inscriptions, Arabic inscriptions and more, illustrating the linguistic diversity of the oasis through time. READ MORE

Hardback: £65.00 | Open Access

Göytepe: Neolithic Excavations in the Middle Kura Valley, Azerbaijan

Yoshihiro Nishiaki et al.

This volume publishes the first round of fieldwork and research (2008-2013) at Göytepe, a key site for understanding the emergence and development of food-producing communities in the South Caucasus. Results include findings relating to chronology, architecture, technology, social organisation, plant and animal exploitation, and more. READ MORE

Hardback: £88.00 | Open Access

In the Shadow of the Ancestors: The Prehistoric Foundations of the Early Arabian Civilization in Oman

Serge Cleuziou et al.

This book, first published in 2007, offered the first and only summary of decades of archaeological research in the Oman Peninsula. The original eleven chapters are expanded and enhanced in this new edition by a number of new ‘windows’, written by a new generation of scholars, in order to include more recent research and interpretations. READ MORE

Paperback: £88.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Development of an Iron Age and Roman Settlement Complex at The Park and Bowsings, near Guiting Power, Gloucestershire: Farmstead and Stronghold

Alistair Marshall

Excavations near Guiting Power in the Cotswolds reveal evidence of occupation until the late 4th century AD: a relatively undefended middle Iron Age farmstead was abandoned, followed by a mid to later Iron Age ditched enclosure. This latter site perhaps became dilapidated, with a Romanised farmstead developing over the traditional habitation area. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Later Saxon and Early Norman Manorial Settlement at Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

Alistair Marshall

This volume outlines an investigation of the early manor at Guiting Power, a village in the Cotswolds with Saxon origins, lying in an area with interesting entries in the Domesday Survey of 1086. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Athens and Attica in Prehistory: Proceedings of the International Conference, Athens, 27–31 May 2015

ed. Nikolas Papadimitriou et al.

This book provides the most complete overview of the Attica region from the Neolithic to the end of the Late Bronze Age. It paves the way for a new understanding of Attica in the Early Iron Age and indirectly throws new light on the origins of what will later become the polis of the Athenians. READ MORE

Hardback: £90.00 | eBook: £16.00

Roman and Late Antique Wine Production in the Eastern Mediterranean

Emlyn K. Dodd

Wine was an ever-present commodity that permeated the Mediterranean throughout antiquity. This book analyses the viticulture of two settlements, Antiochia ad Cragum and Delos, using results stemming from surface survey and excavation to assess their potential integration within the now well-known agricultural boom of the 5th-7th centuries AD. READ MORE

Paperback: £36.00 | eBook: £16.00

Country in the City: Agricultural Functions of Protohistoric Urban Settlements (Aegean and Western Mediterranean)

ed. Dominique Garcia et al.

This volume assembles contributions on the place of agricultural production in the context of the urbanization of Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Mediterranean, concentrating on the second-millennium Aegean and the protohistoric north-western Mediterranean. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Rus Africum IV: La fattoria Bizantina di Aïn Wassel, Africa Proconsularis (Alto Tell, Tunisia)

ed. Mariette de Vos Raaijmakers et al.

Aïn Wassel is the only rural site of Africa Proconsularis which has been excavated using the stratigraphic method and the detailed results are published in this volume thanks to an archaeological field survey of the surrounding rural region. READ MORE

Paperback: £75.00 | eBook: £16.00

Tentsmuir: Ten Thousand Years of Environmental History

Robert M. M. Crawford

Tentsmuir, north east Fife, has seen human activity for over 10,000 years. The area provides a natural refuge for a wide range of plants, resident and migrating birds, and an array of animal and insect life. This book investigates how plant and animal communities are constantly reacting to the environmental changes common to the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.99 | eBook: £16.00

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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Early Farming in Dalmatia

Andrew Moore et al.

This book investigates the expansion of farming from its centre of origin in western Asia through the Mediterranean into southern Europe. Focussing on Dalmatia, it addresses several key questions, including when and how farming reached the area, what was the nature of this new economy, and what was its impact on the local environment. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | eBook: £16.00

Taymā’ I: Archaeological Exploration, Palaeoenvironment, Cultural Contacts

ed. Arnulf Hausleiter et al.

This is the first of a series of books reporting on a Saudi-German archaeological project at Taymā’; the current archaeological exploration of the oasis is contextualised with previous and ongoing research within the region, while offering a first overview of the settlement history of the site, possibly starting more than 6000 years ago. READ MORE

Hardback: £65.00 | Open Access

Indonesian Megaliths: A Forgotten Cultural Heritage

Tara Steimer-Herbet

An exploration of Indonesian megaliths based on scientific documents and field visits, this work highlights misunderstood—and sometimes threatened by destruction—aspects of Indonesian cultural heritage and offers a unique perspective on megalithic monuments abandoned for several centuries in the archipelago. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

The Hydraulic System of Uxul

Nicolaus Seefeld

This research seeks to close an essential research gap – the understanding of the water management strategies of the Maya in pre-Hispanic times. It focuses on the archaeological investigation of the hydraulic system of Uxul, a medium-sized Maya centre in the south of the state of Campeche, Mexico. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | Open Access

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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The Archaeology of Prehistoric Burnt Mounds in Ireland

Alan Hawkes

This book details the archaeology of burnt mounds (fulachtaí fia) in Ireland, one of the most frequent and under researched prehistoric site types in the country. It presents a re-evaluation of the pyrolithic phenomenon in light of some 1000 excavated burnt mounds. 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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Palmyrena: Palmyra and the Surrounding Territory from the Roman to the Early Islamic period

Jørgen Christian Meyer

This book is the first investigation of the relationship between Palmyra and its surrounding territory from the Roman to the early Islamic period since the 1930s. It discusses the agricultural potential of the hinterland, its role in the food supply of the city, and the interaction with the nomadic networks on the Syrian dry steppe. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

New Home, New Herds: Cuman Integration and Animal Husbandry in Medieval Hungary from an Archaeozoological Perspective

Kyra Lyublyanovics

The Cumans are known to history as nomadic, mounted warriors. Some arrived in the Hungarian Kingdom in the mid-thirteenth century seeking asylum, eventually settling and integrating. This study collects historical, ethnographic and archaeological information on the animal husbandry aspect of the development of the Cuman population in Hungary. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

La ocupación humana del territorio de la comarca del río Guadalteba (Málaga) durante el Pleistoceno

Lidia Cabello Ligero

This investigation exhaustively gathers the archaeological evidence of the Palaeolithic human settlement in the Guadalteba river region (Malaga, Spain) during the Pleistocene. READ MORE

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Social complexity in early medieval rural communities

ed. Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo

This book presents an overview of the results of the research project DESPAMED funded by the Spanish Minister of Economy and Competitiveness. The aim of the book is to discuss the theoretical challenges posed by the study of social inequality and social complexity in early medieval peasant communities in North-western Iberia. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Maritime Traditions of the Fishermen of Socotra, Yemen

Julian Jansen van Rensburg

This research analyses the Socotri maritime traditions and addressing the question as to how social, environmental and technological influences have shaped the maritime traditions of the fishermen of Socotra (205 nautical miles south of Yemen). READ MORE

Paperback: £33.00 | eBook: £16.00

Art and Architecture in Neolithic Orkney

Antonia Thomas

This book offers a groundbreaking analysis of Neolithic art and architecture in Orkney, focussing upon the incredible collection of hundreds of decorated stones being revealed by the current excavations at the Ness of Brodgar. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Development of Domestic Space in the Maltese Islands from the Late Middle Ages to the Second Half of the Twentieth Century

George A. Said-Zammit et al.

This study traces and analyses the evolution of domestic space in Maltese vernacular and ‘polite’ houses from medieval to contemporary times. READ MORE

Hardback: £85.00 | eBook: £16.00

Fish-Salting in the Northwest Maghreb in Antiquity

Athena Trakadas

This volume is a detailed gazetteer of fish-salting production in the northwest Maghreb in antiquity. READ MORE

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Origins, Development and Abandonment of an Iron Age Village

ed. Robert Masefield et al.

Excavations of a large Iron Age farming settlement in Northamptonshite spread across five sites, four studied here (The Lodge, Long Dole, Crick Hotel and Nortoft Lane, Kilsby) with Covert Farm, Crick studied in Volume I (9781784912086). READ MORE

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Micromorphological Analysis of Activity Areas Sealed by Vesuvius’ Avellino Eruption

Tiziana Matarazzo

Buried under a meter of volcanic ash deposited by the eruption of Vesuvius, the remarkable preservation of this Early Bronze Age village in Southern Italy is unmatched in Europe. Here, micromorphology is used to identify the type and range of human activities, the function of features and buildings, and the intensity of site occupation. READ MORE

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Rivers in Prehistory

ed. Andrea Vianello

From antiquity onwards people have opted to live near rivers and major watercourses. This volume explores rivers as facilitators of movement through landscapes, and it investigates the reasons for living near a river, as well as the role of the river in the human landscape. READ MORE

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Du Mont Liban aux Sierras d’Espagne

ed. Romana Harfouche et al.

This volume presents the results of the CEDRE multidisciplinary project NAHR IBRAHIM that was led on the Lebanese mountain centered around the Nahr Ibrahim valley (the famous Adonis valley in Antiquity), in the hinterland of the ancient city of Byblos. READ MORE

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Rainfed Altepetl

Aurelio López Corral

This work seeks to model food production in ancient Tepeaca, a Late Postclassic (AD 1325-1521) and Early Colonial (16th century) state level-polity settled on the central highlands of Puebla. READ MORE

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Settlement, Communication and Exchange around the Western Carpathians

ed. T. L. Kienlin et al.

This volume focuses on the complex issues of long-term cultural change in the populations surrounding the Western Carpathians, with the aim of striking a balance between local cultural dynamics, subsistence economy and the alleged importance of far-reaching contacts, and communication and exchange involved in this process. READ MORE

Paperback: £47.00 | eBook: £16.00

Rural Settlements on Mount Carmel in Antiquity

Shimon Dar

In the years 1983-2013, an archaeological expedition under the auspices of the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology of Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, was active on Mount Carmel, Israel. READ MORE

Paperback: £39.00 | eBook: £16.00