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The People of Early Winchester

ed. Caroline M. Stuckert

This volume traces the lives, health, and diseases of Winchester's inhabitants as seen in their skeletal remains from the mid-3rd to mid-16th century, a period of over 1,300 years. It offers a continuous chronological window, rather than a series of isolated studies, and is notable for the large sample of 8th-10th century Anglo-Saxon burials. READ MORE

Hardback: £80.00

Bronze Age Barrow and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery: Archaeological Excavations on Land Adjacent to Upthorpe Road, Stanton Suffolk

Chris Chinnock

Archaeological investigations by MOLA on land adjacent to Upthorpe Road, Stanton (2013-2014), revealed the remains of a prehistoric round barrow and a cemetery containing the remains of 67 inhumations with associated grave goods. This book provides detailed analysis of the archaeological features, skeletal assemblage and other artefacts. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00

Les sociétés humaines face aux changements climatiques: Volume 2

ed. François Djindjian

Is climate change a factor whose impact on human societies 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 | Open Access

The Archaeological Excavations in the Castel Corno Caves (Isera, Trento, Italy)

Maurizio Battisti et al.

This book presents the results of two different excavation campaigns in a prehistoric archaeological site in a deep cave in Trentino Alto Adige (Castel Corno, Isera, Trento, Italy). The excavations uncovered a number of Early Bronze Age tombs deep in the cave and, outside, the remains of a settlement. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Image and Identity in the Ancient Near East: Papers in memoriam Pierre Amiet

ed. Laura Battini

This volume, consisting of two parts, gathers papers in honour of Pierre Amiet. Part 1 analyses the body as a biological entity as well as a social, sexual and cultural identity (persona). Part 2 includes articles closely related to the specialisms of Amiet: glyptics, state formation, and the organisation of craftsmen and statuary. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Plague Cemetery of Alghero, Sardinia (1582-1583)

Valentina Giuffra

This study presents a bioarchaeological analysis of the individuals exhumed from the cemetery of Alghero (Sardinia), which is associated with the plague outbreak that ravaged the city in 1582-83. The results shed light on a population which lived during a period of plague, revealing lifestyles, activity patterns and illnesses. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | Open Access

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

Practice and Prestige: An Exploration of Neolithic Warfare, Bell Beaker Archery, and Social Stratification from an Anthropological Perspective

Jessica Ryan-Despraz

Drawing on the author's recent study that assessed the bone morphology of skeletons in Bell Beaker burials for signs of specialised archery activity, this book contextualises the osteological findings and explores the evidence for warfare and archery throughout the Neolithic period in general and the Bell Beaker period in particular. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Open Access

An Experimental Approach to Archaeomorphometrics

Kalangi Rodrigo et al.

Measurements of bones and teeth play an important role in zooarchaeology. This study aims to publish a set of metapodial (Artiodactyl) measurements to facilitate comparisons with other bones from archaeological sites and to help the interpretation of measurement data; and to gain a better understanding of metric data. READ MORE

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From Ritual to Refuse: Faunal Exploitation by the Elite of Chinikihá, Chiapas, during the Late Classic Period

Coral Montero López

From Ritual to Refuse explores the faunal exploitation by the Maya elite at the site of Chinikihá, Chiapas, during the end of the Late Classic period (AD 700-850) by applying zooarchaeological and statistical analyses to a faunal assemblage located in a basurero or midden behind a palatial structure at the core of the site. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Man and Bird in the Palaeolithic of Western Europe

Anne Eastham

This book considers the nature of the interaction between birds and hunter-gatherers in Western Europe. It examines aspects of avian behaviour and the qualities targeted at different periods by hunter-gatherers, who recognised the utility of the diversity of avian groups in various applications of daily life and thought. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Irish Late Iron Age Equestrian Equipment in its Insular and Continental Context

Rena Maguire

This is the first practical archaeological study of Irish Iron Age lorinery. The horse and associated equipment were very much at the heart of the social changes set in motion by contact with the Roman Empire; the examination of the snaffles and bosals allows us to bring the people of the Late Iron Age in Ireland into focus. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

Hunde in der römischen Antike: Rassen/Typen - Zucht - Haltung und Verwendung

Heidelinde Autengruber-Thüry

This study considers the living environment of the dog in Roman antiquity, based on literary and iconographic sources as well as archaeological and archaeozoological finds. The book asserts that dogs played an important role in many areas of life, such that everyday life in the Classical world could not be imagined without them. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | eBook: £16.00

Religious Practice and Cultural Construction of Animal Worship in Egypt from the Early Dynastic to the New Kingdom

Angelo Colonna

This study presents an articulated historical interpretation of Egyptian ‘animal worship’ from the Early Dynastic to the New Kingdom, and offers a new understanding of its chronological development through a fresh review of pertinent archaeological and textual data. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Not Very Patrilocal European Neolithic

Bradley E. Ensor

Two decades of strontium isotope research on Neolithic European burials – reinforced by high-profile ancient DNA studies – has led to widespread interpretations that these were patrilocal societies, implying significant residential mobility for women. This volume questions that narrative from a social anthropological perspective on kinship. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Studies on the Palaeolithic of Western Eurasia

ed. György Lengyel et al.

Papers from Session 4 disseminate a wealth of archaeological data from Bavaria to the Russian Plain, and discuss Aurignacian, Gravettian, Epigravettian, and Magdalenian perspectives on lithic tool kits and animal remains. Session 6 was concerned with lithic raw material procurement in the Caucasus and in three areas of the Iberian peninsula. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | Open Access

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

Conversations in Human Evolution: Volume 2

ed. Lucy Timbrell

This second volume reports another twenty interviews with scholars at the forefront of human evolution research, covering the broad scientific themes of Palaeolithic archaeology, palaeoanthropology and biological anthropology, earth science and palaeoclimatic change, evolutionary anthropology and primatology, and human disease co-evolution. READ MORE

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Toniná, una ciudad maya de Chiapas

Judith L. Ruiz González

Toniná was a Mayan city, located between two cultural areas near the Chiapas Highlands. It has been widely proposed that the Maya collapse implied the disappearance and depopulation of many cities; this research addresses the survival of Toniná towards the threshold of the Postclassic. READ MORE

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Crimes in the Past: Archaeological and Anthropological Evidence

ed. Tatiana Shvedchikova et al.

This book discusses examples of crime scenes in the archaeological past, their detection and interpretation with the help of modern science; readers will find cases of historic and prehistoric ‘crimes scenes’ known from various contexts: (pre)historic (mass) graves, lethal violent acts related to warfare, ritual killings, or possible murder cases. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Bioarchaeology and Dietary Reconstruction across Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in Tuscany, Central Italy

Giulia Riccomi

This volume presents the first multidisciplinary bioarchaeological analysis to reconstruct life conditions in ancient Tuscany between Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. This was done through the examination of stress markers, including adult stature, periosteal reaction, cranial porosities, linear enamel hypoplasia and paleodietary reconstruction. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

Excavations at Stanground South, Peterborough

William A Boismier et al.

This volume is a report of archaeological excavations at Stanground South undertaken by MOLA between September 2007 and November 2009 on behalf of Persimmon Homes (East Midlands) Ltd and in accordance with a programme of works overseen by CgMs Heritage. The work involved five areas of set-piece excavation and a series of strip map and record areas. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

New Frontiers in Archaeology: Proceedings of the Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference 2019

ed. Kyra Kaercher et al.

The theme for the Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference (CASA) 2019 was New Frontiers in Archaeology and this volume presents papers from a wide range of topics such as new geographical areas of research, using museum collections and legacy data, new ways to teach archaeology and new scientific or theoretic paradigms. READ MORE

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Animal Husbandry and Hunting in the Central and Western Balkans Through Time

ed. Nemanja Marković et al.

This volume presents the results of new research on animal herding and hunting in the central and western Balkans during the prehistoric and historic periods. The investigations cover a wide range of topics related to animal exploitation strategies, ranging from broad syntheses to specific case studies. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Environment and Religion in Ancient and Coptic Egypt: Sensing the Cosmos through the Eyes of the Divine

ed. Alicia Maravelia et al.

Proceedings of a conference held in Athens in 2017, this volume presents 34 fresh and original papers (plus 2 abstracts) on ancient Egyptian religion, environment and the cosmos. Papers connect many interdisciplinary approaches including Egyptology, archaeology, archaeoastronomy, geography, botany, zoology, ornithology, theology and history. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | eBook: £16.00

Demography and Migration Population trajectories from the Neolithic to the Iron Age

ed. Thibault Lachenal et al.

This volume presents combined proceedings of two complementary sessions of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (Paris, 2018). These sessions aimed to identify demographic variations during the Neolithic and Bronze Age and to question their causes while avoiding the potential taphonomic and chronological biases affecting the documentation. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

The Neglected Goat: A New Method to Assess the Role of the Goat in the English Middle Ages

Lenny Salvagno

Based on a combination of morphological and biometrical analyses, this book provides a new, objective and transparent methodology to distinguish between sheep and goat post cranial bones in the archaeological record. Additionally, on the basis of the newly proposed approach, it reassesses the role of the goat in medieval England. READ MORE

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Les restes humains badegouliens de la Grotte du Placard

Bruno Boulestin et al.

This book presents a detailed study of the Badegoulian human remains from Placard, a major Upper Palaeolithic site in France. Despite the antiquity of the discovery, the remains still constitute a unique assemblage that contributes greatly to our knowledge of the behaviours of hunter-gatherer populations in European prehistory. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

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

Execution by Styrax in Ancient Thasos

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

This essay presents a unique forensic / bioarchaeological investigation of the traumatised remains of an older male from Thasos, exploring the nature of the executing weapon reconstructed in bronze, the archaeometry on the trajectory and factors of speed and force at the deliverance of the deadly strike. READ MORE

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Recommendations for best practices in data acquisition methods for natural and cultural heritage management of Moroccan coastal wetlands

ed. Athena Trakadas et al.

This book outlines the functional procedures for conducting scientific coastal marine surveys in the Moroccan context, discussing the requirements, methods, and practices of the four scientific fields that rely these types of shared data: hydrography, marine geology, marine biology and toxicology, and maritime archaeology and heritage management. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

Profane Death in Burial Practices of a Pre-Industrial Society: A study from Silesia

Pawel Duma

This book discusses phenomena characteristic of funeral practices of the pre-industrial society of Silesia (Poland). The author explores specific groups of people and the places they were interred, supplementing the study with analysis of the results of archaeological research, which mainly involved fieldwork carried out at former execution sites. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Étude paléoanthropologique et analyse des rituels funéraires de deux sites laténiens valaisans

Tobias Hofstetter

An investigation into Second Iron Age funerary practices in southern Switzerland through the study of two recently discovered necropolises at Randogne–Bluche and Sion–Parking des Remparts. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Aprovechamiento de vertebrados terrestres por las poblaciones humanas que habitaron la costa del Golfo San Matías (Río Negro, Argentina) durante el Holoceno tardío

Hernán A. Marani

This book presents the results and discussion of archaeofaunal studies which took place in the northern San Matías Gulf (Rio Negro Province) during the last six years, focussing on terrestrial mammals and birds. READ MORE

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Treinta años de Arqueología Medieval en España

ed. Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo

16 papers explore recent developments and core topics within academic Medieval Archaeology studies in Spain. Emergent and consolidated topics of the discipline are considered, including landscapes, cities, rural spaces, bio-archaeological records, archaeology of architectures, agrarian archaeology, post-Roman archaeology and more. READ MORE

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Identified skeletal collections: the testing ground of anthropology?

ed. Charlotte Yvette Henderson et al.

Human skeletons are widely studied in archaeological, anthropological and forensic settings to learn about the deceased. This book focusses on identified skeletal collections and discusses how and why collections were amassed and shows the vital role they play in improving methods and interpretations for archaeological and forensic research. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Gwithian Landscape: Molluscs and Archaeology on Cornish Sand Dunes

Thomas Walker et al.

Gwithian, on the north coast of Cornwall, is a multiperiod archaeological site. The present work explores the palaeoenvironment of the area around the settlement sites, from the Neolithic, when sand dunes initially developed in the Red River valley, to the present post-industrial landscape. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Excavation of the Late Saxon and Medieval Churchyard of St Martin’s, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Iain Soden

This volume presents the results of excavations by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) undertaken in 2003-4 at the former St Martin’s churchyard, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

Parian Polyandreia

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

This book centres on the anthropological study of two late 8th century BC monumental graves, including a considerable population sample of cremated males, at the ancient necropolis of Paroikia at Paros, Greece. The study investigates inter-island features of the human record, observable as ingrained traces in the skeletal record. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Current Approaches to Collective Burials in the Late European Prehistory

ed. Tiago Tomé et al.

The articles in this volume provide examples of different approaches currently being developed on Prehistoric collective burials of southern Europe, mostly focusing on case studies, but also including contributions of a more methodological scope. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | Open Access

The Mycenaean Cemetery at Agios Vasileios, Chalandritsa, in Achaea

Konstantina Aktypi et al.

The Mycenaean chamber-tomb cemetery at Agios Vasileios in Achaea, was first investigated in the late 1920s, followed by small-scale research in 1961. In the years 1989–2001 further rescue excavations revealed 30 chamber tombs, some looted. Based mostly on the latest research, this study is the first major presentation of the cemetery and its finds. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Birds, Beasts and Burials: A study of the human-animal relationship in Romano-British St. Albans

Brittany Elayne Hill

Birds, Beasts and Burials examines human-animal relationships as found in the mortuary record within the area of Verulamium that is now situated in the modern town of St. Albans. READ MORE

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Atlas of Mammal Distribution through Africa from the LGM (~18 ka) to Modern Times

Hélène Jousse

This work provides the first overview of mammal species distributions in Africa since the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, 18 ky) to modern time READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Liber Amicorum–Speculum Siderum: Nūt Astrophoros

ed. Nadine Guilhou et al.

In this volume, a pleiade of Egyptologists, Archaeologists, Archaeoastronomers, Archaeoanthropologists, Historians and other scholars from fifteen countries have combined their efforts in order to honour Alicia Maravelia. READ MORE

Paperback: £56.00 | eBook: £16.00

Les sépultures mésolithiques de Téviec et Hoedic: révisions bioarchéologiques

Bruno Boulestin

This book presents the long lacking bioarchaeological review study of the Teviec and Hoedic graves, located in Brittany and excavated from 1928 to 1934 by Marthe and Saint-Just Péquart. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Forensic Archaeology

Laura Evis

This book evaluates current archaeological excavation methods and recording systems in relation to their use in providing forensic evidence, and their ability to satisfy the admissibility tests introduced by the Law Commission, and other internationally recognised bodies. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Archaeological excavations in Moneen Cave, the Burren, Co. Clare

Marion Dowd

In 2011, cavers exploring a little-known cave on Moneen Mountain in County Clare in the west of Ireland discovered part of a human skull, pottery and an antler implement. An archaeological excavation followed, leading to the discovery of large quantities of Bronze Age pottery, butchered animal bones and oyster shells. READ MORE

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A Dignified Passage through the Gates of Hades

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

Archaeological excavations at the Eleuthernian burial ground of Orthi Petra yielded a remarkable collection of jar burials in complex internal tomb stratification, containing cremated human bones accompanied by a most noteworthy assembly of burial artifacts of exquisite wealth. READ MORE

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Shipwrecks and Global ‘Worming’

P. Palma et al.

This paper presents an account of the marine wood-borers, together with a historical review of literature on their depredation on wooden ships, and on protective methods adopted from antiquity to modern times READ MORE

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Geometric Period Plithos Burial Ground at Chora of Naxos Island, Greece: Anthropology Report

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

This report aims to offer glimpses of the human condition on Naxos island, Greece, focusing on the archaeoanthropologic study of the human skeletal remains along with associated contexts of faunal materials recovered from the Geometric (9th -7th c BC) component of the burial ground site of Plithos in Chora at Naxos island. READ MORE

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Estudio antropológico de las estructuras cefálicas en una colección osteológica procedente de Chinchero (Perú)

Jose I. Herrera Urena

This work presents an anthropological study of crania and mandibles from the osteological collection from Chinchero (Peru), currently housed at the American Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of the Complutense University of Madrid. READ MORE

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Structured Deposition of Animal Remains in the Fertile Crescent during the Bronze Age

José Luis Ramos Soldado

The aim of this research is to draw up a literature review of the structured deposits of animal remains during the third and second millennia BC in the Ancient Near East for its subsequent classification and detailed interpretation. READ MORE

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Cannibalism in the Linear Pottery Culture: The Human Remains from Herxheim

Bruno Boulestin et al.

This volume presents the first extensive study of the human remains found during 2005-2010 excavations of the Herxheim enclosure, Germany. The site is is one of the major discoveries of the last two decades regarding the Linear Pottery Culture, and probably one of the most significant in advancing understanding of how this culture ended. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Prepared for Eternity

Robert Loynes

This publication brings together personal analyses of sixty CT scans of ancient Egyptian human mummies collected from many museums throughout the UK and continental Europe. The effect is that of performing 'virtual autopsies' ('virtopsies') allowing techniques of mummification to be examined. READ MORE

Paperback: £43.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Early and Late Roman Rural Cemetery at Nemesbőd (Vas County, Hungary)

ed. Gábor Ilon et al.

Presents finds from thirty-seven graves at the Roman Cemetery at Nemesbod (Hungary), which consisted of mainly cremation but also of some inhumation burials. Detailed analysis of grave goods (bronze vessels, pottery, glass, personal accessories, lamps etc.) provides a study of burial customs and their evolution. READ MORE

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Palaeopathology in Egypt and Nubia

ed. Ryan Metcalfe et al.

16 papers explore the subject of palaeopathology in Egypt and Nubia from its beginnings in the early 1900s through to current research themes and the impact of technological development in the field. READ MORE

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