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Moel-y-Gaer (Bodfari): A Small Hillfort in Denbighshire, North Wales

Gary Lock

Moel-y-Gaer (Bodfari) is the northernmost of a series of hillforts atop the Clwydian hills in Wales. Nine seasons of survey and excavation reveal details of Moel-y-Gaer’s ramparts, entrances and interior. Discussion situates the site within the later prehistoric settlement record for north-eastern Wales paying particular attention to hillforts. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00

Mammoths and Neanderthals in the Thames Valley

Katharine Scott et al.

This richly illustrated book gives a detailed account of excavations that extended over ten years at Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, following the discovery of a mammoth tusk in 1989. More than 1500 vertebrate fossils and a wealth of other biological material were recorded and recovered, along with 36 stone artefacts attributable to Neanderthals. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | 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

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

Paperback: £46.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Approaches to the Analysis of Production Activity at Archaeological Sites

ed. Anna K. Hodgkinson et al.

Proceedings of a workshop held in Berlin, 2018, focusing on manufacturing activities identified at archaeological sites. New excavation techniques, ethnographic research, archaeometric approaches, GIS, experimental archaeology, and theoretical issues associated with how researchers understand production in the past, are presented here. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

Dating Urban Classical Deposits: Approaches and Problems in Using Finds to Date Strata

Guido Furlan

This book considers the dating of archaeological strata on the basis of the assemblages recovered from them. It reviews the present state of archaeological practice and follows this with a theoretical discussion of the key concepts involved in the issue of dating deposits. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

Bridging Science and Heritage in the Balkans: Studies in Archaeometry and Cultural Heritage Restoration and Conservation

ed. Nona Palincas et al.

In a period when the study of archaeological remains is enriched through new methods derived from the natural sciences and when there is general agreement on the need for more investment in the study, restoration and conservation of the tangible cultural heritage, this book presents contributions to these fields from South-Eastern Europe. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Open Access

Die Bleifunde der römisch-republikanischen Anlage von Sanisera, Menorca

Regine Müller

This book presents archaeological and archaeometrical analysis of the lead finds from the Roman Republican military fort of Sanisera, northern Minorca. It places Sanisera within the historical context of the development of the late Roman Republic and early Imperial times. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Iron Oxide Rock Artefacts in Mesopotamia c. 2600-1200 BC

Martine Marieke Melein

The flourishing civilisations of Mesopotamia imported all kinds of materials from the surrounding regions. Iron oxide rock was very popular for weight stones and cylinder seals around 2000 BC. This research aims to determine the region of origin for the raw material, what made people start using iron oxide rock, and what led them to stop using it. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

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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Life on the Edge: The Neolithic and Bronze Age of Iain Crawford’s Udal, North Uist

ed. Beverley Ballin Smith

Excavations in North Uist dating from 1974-1984 identified two cists with human remains in kerbed cairns, many bowl pits dug into the blown sand, two late Neolithic structures and a ritual complex. READ MORE

Hardback: £25.00 | Open Access

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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Time and Stone: The Emergence and Development of Megaliths and Megalithic Societies in Europe

Bettina Schulz Paulsson

This analysis is concerned with the dating of megaliths in Europe and is based on 2410 available radiocarbon results and the application of a Bayesian statistical framework. It is, so far, the largest existing attempt to establish a supra-regional synthesis on the emergence and development of megaliths in Europe. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

Networks of trade in raw materials and technological innovations in Prehistory and Protohistory: an archaeometry approach

ed. Davide Delfino et al.

Specialists from various disciplines (humanities and natural sciences) debate, from different perspectives, the networks in raw materials and technological innovation in Prehistory and Protohistory, involving investigation topics typical of archaeometry: archeometallurgy, petrography, and mineralogy READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | Open Access

CAA2014: 21st Century Archaeology

ed. F. Giligny et al.

This volume brings together a selection of papers proposed for the Proceedings of the 42nd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference (CAA), hosted at Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University from 22nd to 25th April 2014. READ MORE

Paperback: £75.00 | Open Access