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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

The Necropolis of Abila of the Decapolis 2019-2021

Abdulla Al-Shorman

This is the first comprehensive synthesis of burial types, practices, and evidence for societal collapse in the growing field of bioarchaeology of Jordan, focusing on Abila of the Decapolis, the largest Graeco-Roman city in Jordan with a tremendous wealth of funerary remains. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00

A Prosopographic Study of the New Kingdom Tomb Owners of Dra Abu el-Naga

Ángeles Jiménez-Higueras

Containing the dating, kinship data and titles for each tomb owner of 54 tombs located in the southern area of the Theban cemetery of Dra Abu el-Naga during the New Kingdom, this book will prove of great assistance as a handbook or catalogue for research on New Kingdom Dra Abu el-Naga or the study of prosopography and kinship relationships. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00

The Family of Pa-di-Amun-neb-nesut-tawy from Thebes (TT 414) Revisited

Julia Budka et al.

This book identifies a key figure in the family that reused the Saite tomb of Ankh-Hor (TT 414) in the Asasif: Kalutj/Nes-Khonsu. Examining the funerary assemblage revealed not only details of Late Dynastic and Ptolemaic burial customs in Thebes but also additional information on the priesthood of Khonsu and of the sacred baboons in this era. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00

Funerary and Related Cups of the British Bronze Age

Claire Copper et al.

Cups are the least studied of all Bronze Age funerary ceramics and their interpretations are still based on antiquarian speculation. This book presents the first study of these often highly decorated items including a fully referenced and illustrated national corpus that will form the basis for future studies. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Tomb of Kha-em-hat of the Eighteenth Dynasty in Western Thebes (TT 57)

Amani Hussein Ali Attia

This volume presents a study of the tomb of Kha-em-hat TT 57 at Qurna, West Luxor, which dates back to the 18th Dynasty⁠ – the reign of King Amenhotep III. It is considered one of the most important Egyptian tomb discoveries, containing rare scenes and revealing development of the religious rituals of the time. READ MORE

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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

Les mégalithes du département du Morbihan

Philippe Gouézin

Based on a corpus of architectural plans comprising 1413 megalithic monuments from the Department of Morbihan, including more than 250 unpublished monuments, this book aims at a better understanding of megalithism, or more precisely megalithisms, and presents a new approach to the relationship between standing stones (menhirs) and tombs (dolmens). READ MORE

Paperback: £88.00 | eBook: £16.00

Mediating Marginality: Mounds, Pots and Performances at the Bronze Age Cemetery of Purić-Ljubanj, Eastern Croatia

Sandy Budden-Hoskins et al.

This study draws on eight years of excavation and survey at the newly discovered Bronze Age Cemetery of Purić-Ljubanj in the county of Vukovar-Syrmia in eastern Croatia. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Tomb Families: Private Tomb Distribution in the New Kingdom Theban Necropolis

Katherine Slinger

Tomb Families investigates the apparently random distribution of New Kingdom private tombs in the Theban Necropolis by focusing on factors that may have influenced tomb location. This research provides a deeper understanding of the necropolis and how private tombs linked to the wider sacred landscape of Thebes. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | eBook: £16.00

Funerary Practices in the Second Half of the Second Millennium BC in Continental Atlantic Europe

ed. Laure Nonat et al.

This edited volume presents a selection of essays dedicated to funerary practices from Belgium to the north of Portugal. It aims at filling gaps in the documentation and helping to better understand the relationships between these Atlantic regions during the Bronze Age. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Neolithic Cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh

ed. Akira Tsuneki et al.

The Neolithic Cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh is the second volume of the final reports on the excavations at Tell el-Kerkh, northwest Syria, focusing on the discovery of a Pottery Neolithic cemetery dating between c. 6400 and 6100 BC, one of the oldest outdoor communal cemeteries in West Asia. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

Architectures néolithiques de l’île d’Yeu (Vendée)

ed. Audrey Blanchard et al.

This volume gathers documentation, unpublished material and the principal results of studies, prospections, excavations and surveys carried out on domestic settlements, funeral monuments, quarries and symbolic sites on the Isle of Yeu Situated off the Atlantic coast of the Vendée (France). READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Roman Cemetery at Lankhills

Giles Clarke

This book considers the cemetery uncovered outside the north gate of Venta Belgarum, Roman Winchester, and analyses in detail both the graves and their contents. There are detailed studies and important re-assessments of many categories of object, but it is the information about late Roman burial, religion, and society which is of special interest. READ MORE

Hardback: £90.00 | Open Access

The Romano-British Villa and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Eccles, Kent

Nick Stoodley et al.

This volume presents a study of the central and lower Medway valley during the 1st millennium AD, focussing on the 1962–1976 excavation of the Eccles Roman villa and Anglo-Saxon cemetery directed by Alex Detsicas. The author gives an account of the long history of the villa, and a reassessment of the architectural evidence which Detsicas presented. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

La necropoli romana di Melano (Canton Ticino – Svizzera)

Christiane M. A. De Micheli Schulthess

The Roman necropolis of Melano (Switzerland), excavated 1957-1979, is one of the few discovered in the Sottoceneri region, where the findings are mostly isolated burials or those in small groups. It consists of 26 cremation and inhumation tombs and stands out for its variety of types and the materials used in their construction. READ MORE

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Die Gräber von Bat und Al-Ayn und das Gebäude II in Bat

Stephanie Döpper

A study of the Early Bronze Age necropolises of the UNESCO world heritage sites Bat and Al-Ayn, and the monumental tower structure Building II at Bat, this volume reports on the architecture and stratigraphy, find assemblages from the excavated buildings (including pottery and small finds), along with anthropological and anthracological studies. READ MORE

Hardback: £80.00 | Open Access

A Monumental Hellenistic Funerary Ensemble at Callatis on the Western Black Sea

ed. Valeriu Sîrbu et al.

Documaci Tumulus, a spectacular early Hellenistic funerary monument recently excavated on the western Black Sea coast, was built at the threshold of the 4th to 3rd centuries BC in the cemetery of the Greek City of Callatis. Excavations offer a glimpse into a complex and interconnected world of Hellenistic architects and artists. READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | Open Access

Les pratiques funéraires en Gaule lyonnaise de l’époque augustéenne à la fin du 3e siècle

András Márton

This volume gives an overview of Roman burial practices in the Gallia Lugdunensis province during the Early Roman Empire, focussing on grave treatment and grave furnishing, the structure of the tombs and the selection and treatment of grave goods and human remains. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Burials and Society in Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Ireland

Cormac McSparron

This book describes and analyses the increasing complexity of later Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age burial in Ireland, using burial complexity as a proxy for increasing social complexity, and as a tool for examining social structure. READ MORE

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Going Underground: The Meanings of Death and Burial for Minority Groups in Israel

Talia Shay

This volume is about the attitudes towards death and burial in contemporary society. It provides information on the attitudes of several minority groups living in Israel today, including four communities of Russian Jews, an ultra-religious Jewish community and a Palestinian-Christian community. READ MORE

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Doors, Entrances and Beyond... Various Aspects of Entrances and Doors of the Tombs in the Memphite Necropoleis during the Old Kingdom

Leo Roeten

Doors are more than a physical means to close off an entrance or an exit; they can also indicate a boundary between two worlds. This volume considers the Memphite Necropoleis during the Old Kingdom, and proposes that porticos, false doors, niches and mastaba chapel entrances are interconnected in their function as a barrier between two worlds. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

Die Bestattungsgruben in Bat

Conrad Schmidt et al.

A comprehensive study of two Umm an-Nar (2700-2000 BC) burial pits from the UNESCO World Heritage site Bat in the Sultanate of Oman, excavated 2010-2012. Each burial pit represents one of the largest closed finds of the Early Bronze Age in the region, including beads and other items of personal adornment, as well as pottery and human bones. READ MORE

Hardback: £75.00 | Open Access

The Maltese Archipelago at the Dawn of History

ed. Davide Tanasi et al.

This collection of essays provides a reassessment of the multifaceted evidence which emerged from excavations carried out in 1909 and 1959 in the settlement of Bahrija, both largely unpublished until now. Bahrija is a key site for understanding the later stages of Maltese prehistory before the beginning of the Phoenician colonial period. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

The Archaeological Survey of Sudanese Nubia, 1963-69

David N. Edwards et al.

This volume, focusing on pharaonic sites, is the first of a series, bringing to publication the records of the Archaeological Survey of Sudanese Nubia (ASSN). These records represent a major body of data relating to a region largely now lost to flooding and of considerable importance for understanding the archaeology and history of Nubia. READ MORE

Hardback: £75.00 | Open Access

On the Origins of the Cartouche and Encircling Symbolism in Old Kingdom Pyramids

David Ian Lightbody

This study suggests the development of the cartouche was closely related to the monumental encircling symbolism incorporated into the architectural designs of the Old Kingdom pyramids. By employing a new architectural style and a new iconographic symbol, the pharaoh sought to elevate his status above that of the members of his powerful court. READ MORE

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Roma prima del mito

ed. Anna Paola Anzidei et al.

This two-volume study looks at the recent excavations in Rome and its surrounding areas which identified settlements and necropolises associated with a complex culture pre-dating that of Ancient Rome. The results reveal the social and cultural aspects of the daily life of the human groups who occupied this territory before the Latium civilization. READ MORE

Paperback: £160.00 | eBook: £16.00

Pre and Protohistoric Stone Architectures: Comparisons of the Social and Technical Contexts Associated to Their Building

ed. Florian Cousseau et al.

Proceedings, with full text in English and French, from session XXXII-3 of the XVIII UISPP World Congress, Paris, 2018: Pre and protohistoric stone architectures: comparisons of the social and technical contexts associated to their building. The volume aims to break the usual limits on the fields of study and to deconstruct some preconceived ideas. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Excavation, Analysis and Interpretation of Early Bronze Age Barrows at Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

Alistair Marshall

This volume covers the full excavation, analysis and interpretation of two early Bronze Age round barrows at Guiting Power in the Cotswolds, a region where investigation and protection of such sites have been extremely poor, with many barrows unnecessarily lost to erosion, and with most existing excavation partial, and of low quality. READ MORE

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The Hypocephalus: An Ancient Egyptian Funerary Amulet

Tamás Mekis

The hypocephalus is an element of Late Period and Ptolemaic funerary equipment—an amuletic disc placed under the head of mummies. Its shape emulates the sun’s disc, and its form is planar (although it is occasionally concave). This volume analyses the written records and iconography of these objects. READ MORE

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Les pratiques funéraires en Pannonie de l’époque augustéenne à la fin du 3e siècle

András Márton

This work aims to give an overview of Roman burial practices in Pannonia during the Early Roman period through the study of tomb structure, the selection and treatment of grave goods and analysis of human remains. It proposes a synthesis of the published finds to serve as a base for future research in the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | eBook: £16.00

Mortuary Variability and Social Diversity in Ancient Greece

ed. Nikolas Dimakis et al.

This volume brings together early career scholars working on funerary customs in Greece from the Early Iron Age to the Roman period. Papers present various thematic and interdisciplinary analysis in which funerary contexts provide insights on individuals, social groups and communities. 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

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The Megaliths of Vera Island in the Southern Urals

Stanislav Grigoriev et al.

The largest and brightest megalithic complex in Russia’s Ural Mountains is located on Vera Island, represented by three chambered megaliths and sanctuaries of the Eneolithic period (mid-4th - 3rd millennium BC). The oldest samples of stone sculpture in the Urals have been revealed within this complex. READ MORE

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The Tekenu and Ancient Egyptian Funerary Ritual

Glennise West

Attested from the Fifth Dynasty until, and including, the Saite Period, the Tekenu is a puzzling icon depicted within funerary scenes in the tombs of some ancient Egyptian nobles. In this work four distinct types of Tekenu are identified and classified and then a Corpus Catalogue is formed. READ MORE

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Current Research in Egyptology 2018

ed. Marie Peterková Hlouchová et al.

Current Research in Egyptology 2018 is a collection of papers and posters presented at the nineteenth symposium of the prestigious international student conference, held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague on 25th–28th June 2018. READ MORE

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Early Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman settlement at Monksmoor Farm, Daventry, Northamptonshire

Tracy Preece

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) has undertaken archaeological work at Monksmoor Farm on the north-eastern edge of Daventry in six different areas. Finds presented here include two early Neolithic pits, a middle Iron Age settlement and two late Iron Age settlements. READ MORE

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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

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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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Macedonia – Alexandria: Monumental Funerary Complexes of the Late Classical and Hellenistic Age

Dorota Gorzelany

This book explores the influence of Macedonians and Greeks settling in Alexandria ad Aegyptum on the structural form of underground tombs, comparing in synthetic form the structural elements of the cist graves, chamber and rock-cut tombs of Macedonia with the Alexandrian hypogea, while taking into account geographical factors that conditioned them. READ MORE

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Funerary Archaeology and Changing Identities: Community Practices in Roman-Period Sardinia

Mauro Puddu

This book analyses in detail the funerary evidence from burial sites in southern and central Sardinia, proposing an alternative interpretation of the island and of other Roman Provinces in which local communities played an active and creative role in shaping back the Roman-world within the specific material and historical conditions they lived in. READ MORE

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De la provincia Celtiberia a la qūrā de Santabariyya: Arqueología de la Antigüedad tardía en la provincia de Cuenca (siglos V-VIII d.C.)

Rafael Barroso Cabrera

This volume presents a historical and archaeological study of the province of Cuenca in Late Antiquity. The study concludes with an examination of the archaeological collection from the province, which has been divided into three large groups: monumental sculpture and epigraphic items, ceramic productions and metalwork arts. READ MORE

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The Hypogeum of the Aurelii

John Bradley

This book examines the frescoes of one of the most enigmatic funerary monuments of ancient Rome: the three chambers of the Hypogeum of the Aurelii. This is the first study in modern times to examine all the extant images in detail. READ MORE

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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

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The Pioneer Burial: A high-status Anglian warrior burial from Wollaston Northamptonshire

Ian Meadows

Excavations at Wollaston Quarry, near Wellingborough, uncovered a single late 7th century grave, the Pioneer burial. The burial contained artefacts indicative of very high status, with the early to middle Saxon helmet being at the time only the fourth to have been recovered from a burial in England. READ MORE

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Han Dynasty (206BC–AD220) Stone Carved Tombs in Central and Eastern China

Chen Li

Han Dynasty (206 BC–AD 220) stone carved tombs were constructed from carved stone slabs or a combination of moulded bricks and carved stones, and were distributed in Central and Eastern China. In this book, the origins, meanings and influences of these tombs are presented as a part of the history of interactions between different parts of Eurasia. READ MORE

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Etnicidad vs. Aculturación: Las necrópolis castellanas de los siglos V-VI d.C. y el asentamiento visigodo en la Península Ibérica. Una mirada desde la meseta sur

Rafael Barroso Cabrera

A study of the political and archaeological controversies surrounding the Castilian Necropoleis of the V-VI Centuries AD and the Visigoth Settlement in the Iberian Peninsula. The author attempts to deconstruct the various controversies and presents fresh analysis based on the archaeological data and literary evidence. READ MORE

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Loaves, beds, plants and Osiris: Considerations about the emergence of the Cult of Osiris

Leo Roeten

The emergence of the cult of Osiris is generally posited to have occurred quite suddenly at the end of the 5th dynasty. This study considers evidence to suggest this appearance was preceded by a period of development of the theology and mythology of the cult. READ MORE

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To Die in Style! The residential lifestyle of feasting and dying in Iron Age Stamna, Greece

Gioulika – Olga Christakopoulou

This volume investigates the culture of feasting and the rituals of death among elite citizens in Iron Age Stamna, Greece, by studying archaeological finds from a large number of Protogeometric era tombs. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | eBook: £16.00

Roman Funerary Monuments of South-Western Pannonia in their Material, Social, and Religious Context

Branka Migotti et al.

This book examines around 200 funerary monuments and fragments (stelai, sarcophagi, ash-chests, tituli, altars, medallions and buildings) from three Roman cities in the south-west part of the Roman province of Pannonia in the territory of north-west Croatia: colonia Siscia (Sisak) and municipia Andautonia (Ščitarjevo) and Aquae Balissae (Daruvar). READ MORE

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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

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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

Burial Mounds in Europe and Japan

ed. Thomas Knopf et al.

This book brings together specialists of the European Bronze and Iron Age and the Japanese Yayoi and Kofun periods for the first time to discuss burial mounds in a comparative context. The book aims to strengthen knowledge of Japanese archaeology in Europe and vice versa. READ MORE

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A Kerma Ancien Cemetery in the Northern Dongola Reach

Derek A. Welsby

Presents the final report on the excavations of a Kerma Ancien cemetery discovered by the Sudan Archaeological Research Society during its Northern Dongola Reach Survey (1993-1997). It is one of the very few cemeteries of this date to have been fully excavated and provides interesting data on funerary culture as practised in a rural environment. READ MORE

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Papers in Italian Archaeology VII: The Archaeology of Death

ed. Edward Herring et al.

This volume collects more than 60 papers by contributors from the British Isles, Italy and other parts of continental Europe, and North and South America, focussing on recent developments in Italian archaeology from the Neolithic to the modern period. READ MORE

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Current Research in Egyptology 2017

ed. Ilaria Incordino et al.

Presents selected papers from the 18th Current Research in Egyptology meeting, held in Naples, 2017. Subjects discussed included Graeco-Roman and Byzantine Egypt, Nubian Studies, Language/Texts, Art/Architecture, Religion/Cult, Field Projects, Museums/Archives, Material Culture, Mummies/Coffins, Society, Technologies, Environment. READ MORE

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Manx Crosses: A Handbook of Stone Sculpture 500-1040 in the Isle of Man

David M. Wilson

This is the first general survey of the carved stone crosses of the Isle of Man (late 5th to mid-11th century) for more than a century, providing a new view of the political and religious connections of the Isle of Man in a period of great turmoil in the Irish Sea region. The book also includes an up-to-date annotated inventory of the monuments. READ MORE

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From the Fjords to the Nile: Essays in honour of Richard Holton Pierce on his 80th birthday

ed. Pål Steiner et al.

From the Fjords to the Nile' brings together essays by students and colleagues of Richard Holton Pierce (b. 1935), presented on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Topics focus on Egypt, the Near East and the wider ancient world. READ MORE

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Mosaici funerari tardoantichi in Italia

Luigi Quattrocchi

The potential of tomb mosaics as an academic resource has often been underestimated and consequently they have only been partially analysed not only in Italy but also throughout the Western Mediterranean. This work is intended to shed a new light on these finds, which are often incomplete, lost, or little studied. READ MORE

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Durovigutum: Roman Godmanchester

H. J. M. Green et al.

This publication presents Michael Green’s archaeological investigations into Roman Godmanchester (Cambridgeshire, UK). This is the first time Green’s full body of work has been collated and presented in one comprehensive volume. READ MORE

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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

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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

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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

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The Chambered Tombs of the Isle of Man

Audrey Henshall et al.

This is the first book ever devoted to the chambered tombs of the Isle of Man and, though there are no more than nine surviving monuments, they are of considerable interest and importance because of the central location of the island in the north Irish Sea where cultural influences and traditions of tomb building are mixed. READ MORE

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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

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Road Archaeology in the Middle Nile: Volume 2

Michael Mallinson et al.

Reports on the findings of rescue excavations carried out by SARS in 1994 in advance of the construction of the North Challenge Road, Sudan. The excavation area encompassed from opposite the Pyramids of Meroe to Atbara. 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

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Knossos and the Near East

Vyron Antoniadis

In this book, Dr Vyron Antoniadis presents a contextual study of the Near Eastern imports which reached Crete during the Early Iron Age and were deposited in the Knossian tombs. READ MORE

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Kratos & Krater: Reconstructing an Athenian Protohistory

Barbara Bohen

Athenian governance and culture are reconstructed from the Bronze Age into the historical era based on traditions, archaeological contexts and remains, foremost the formal commensal and libation krater. READ MORE

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Excavations at the Mycenaean Cemetery at Aigion – 1967

Thanasis I. Papadopoulos et al.

In this monograph the authors present the finds of four Mycenaean chamber tombs, from the rescue excavation of Ephor Mastrokostas at Aigion in 1967. READ MORE

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New Perspectives on the Bronze Age

ed. Sophie Bergerbrant et al.

This collection of articles helps to explain why the Bronze Age has come to hold such a fascination within modern archaeological research. By providing new theoretical and analytical perspectives on the evidence new interpretative avenues have opened, it situates the history of the Bronze Age in both a local and a global setting. READ MORE

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Egypt 2015: Perspectives of Research

ed. Mladen Tomorad et al.

This volume presents proceedings from the Seventh European Conference of Egyptologists, Zagreb, Croatia 2015. READ MORE

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Saxa loquuntur: Roman Epitaphs from North-Western Croatia

Branka Migotti

This book examines Roman funerary material from three Roman cities of the south-western regions of the Roman province of Pannonia (modern-day north-western Croatia) READ MORE

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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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The Death of the Maiden in Classical Athens

Katia Margariti

The present study examines the death of maidens in classical Athens, combining the study of Attic funerary iconography with research on classical Attic maiden burials, funerary inscriptions, tragic plays, as well as the relevant Attic myths READ MORE

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Brochs and the Empire

Euan W. MacKie

Excavations of the Leckie Iron Age broch in Stirlingshire, Scotland, reflect the expansion of the Roman Empire into southern Scotland in the late first century AD READ MORE

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Social Identity and Status in the Classical and Hellenistic Northern Peloponnese

Nikolas Dimakis

This book aims to employ and illustrate the unique strengths of burial evidence and its contribution to the understanding of social identity and status in the Classical and Hellenistic Northern Peloponnese. READ MORE

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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

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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

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Chronological Developments in the Old Kingdom Tombs in the Necropoleis of Giza, Saqqara and Abusir

Leo Roeten

This study suggests, through investigations of the tombs in the necropolis of Giza, that economic decline attributed to the collapse of the Old Kingdom had already started in the early dynastic period. READ MORE

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Siruthavoor: An Iron Age-Early Historical burial Site, Tamil Nadu, South India

Smriti Haricharan

This study aims at using and understanding man-land relationships in order to better comprehend the megalithic burials of Tamil Nadu. READ MORE

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Old Kingdom Copper Tools and Model Tools

Martin Odler

This volume gathers the textual, iconographic and palaeographic evidence and examines artefacts in order to revise the common view on the use of copper alloy tools and model tools in the Old Kingdom. READ MORE

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Reinterpreting chronology and society at the mortuary complex of Jebel Moya (Sudan)

Jonathan Brass

Jebel Moya (south-central Sudan) is the largest known pastoral cemetery in sub- Saharan Africa with more than 3100 excavated human burials. This research revises our understanding of Jebel Moya and its context. READ MORE

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Archaeological rescue excavations on Packages 3 and 4 of the Batinah Expressway, Sultanate of Oman

Ben Saunders

This report presents the results of rescue excavations conducted during the spring and summer of 2014 in preparation for the construction of the Batinah Expressway (Packages 3 and 4) on the Batinah coastal plain in al-Batinah North Governate 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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Late Prehistory and Protohistory: Bronze Age and Iron Age (1. The Emergence of warrior societies and its economic, social and environmental consequences; 2. Aegean – Mediterranean imports and influences in the graves from continental Europe – Bronze and I

ed. Fernando Coimbra et al.

Proceedings of two sessions from the XVII UISPP World Congress, 2014: A3c The Emergence of warrior societies and its economic, social and environmental consequences and A16a Aegean – Mediterranean imports and influences in the graves from continental Europe – Bronze and Iron Ages. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Mégalithismes vivants et passés: approches croisées

ed. Christian Jeunesse et al.

This volume seeks, through both case studies and more synthetic works, to discuss how the patterns drawn from the observation of 'living' megalithic societies have been used to try and shed light on the functioning of European Neolithic societies. READ MORE

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Tomb Security in Ancient Egypt from the Predynastic to the Pyramid Age

Reg Clark

This book presents an in-depth analysis of the architecture of tomb security in Egypt from the Predynastic Period until the early Fourth Dynasty by extrapolating data on the security features of published tombs from the whole of Egypt and gathering it together for the first time in one accessible database. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | eBook: £16.00

Argonauts of the Stone Age

Andrzej Pydyn et al.

This book gives a full account of stone age seafaring presenting the archaeological evidence in the context of the changing world environment and uses ethnographic sources to broaden the readers understanding of the worlds earliest sea craft. READ MORE

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Giants in the Landscape: Monumentality and Territories in the European Neolithic

ed. Vincent Ard et al.

Proceedings from the session held at the XVII World UISPP Congress, Burgos, 2014. The session considered the various manifestations of the relationship between Neolithic enclosures and tombs in different contexts of Europe, notably through spatial analysis. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | Open Access

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

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Bronze ‘Bathtub’ Coffins In the Context of 8th-6th Century BC Babylonian, Assyrian and Elamite Funerary Practices

Yasmina Wicks

This volume is dedicated to the examination of a small corpus of bronze U-shaped burial receptacles from ancient Mesopotamia and Elam, dubbed 'bathtub' coffins for their characteristic apsidal shape, reminiscent of a style of 19th and early 20th century bathtub. READ MORE

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Eastern Han (AD 25-220) Tombs in Sichuan

Xuan Chen

This work explores the many factors underlying the extended popularity of the cliff tomb, a local burial form in the Sichuan Basin in China during the Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220). READ MORE

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Homines, Funera, Astra 2

ed. Kogalniceanu Raluca et al.

This volume presents papers from the second Homines, Funera, Astra Symposium on Funerary Anthropology that took place in 2012. The study of human funerary behaviour represents the most important aspect of this volume. READ MORE

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Hoards, grave goods, jewellery

Mária Vargha

This monograph examines one specific hoard horizon, which is connected to the Mongol invasion of Hungary (1241-42). Though this study focuses on hoards connected to the Mongol invasion, it is also relevant beyond this specific context. READ MORE

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Small Things – Wide Horizons

ed. Lars Larsson et al.

This publication honours Birgitta Hardh on her 70th birthday. Birgitta Hardh is one of the leading experts on European Viking Age, engaged in diverse research projects, and also a vital collaborator in various networks specializing in the period. Through time, Birgitta has extended her research to comprise other periods of the Iron Age. READ MORE

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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

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Isles of the Dead?

Katharine Sawyer

The number and density of megalithic chambered cairns in the Isles of Scilly, a tiny archipelago that forms the most south-westerly part of the British Isles, has been remarked upon since the 18th century. Isles of the Dead? examines these sites, generally known as entrance graves, and the associated cist graves. READ MORE

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Setting the Scene: The Deceased and Regenerative Cult within Offering Table Imagery of the Egyptian Old to Middle Kingdoms (C.2686 – C.1650 BC)

Barbara O’Neill

This study investigates gender-based and ritual-dependent afterlife expectations of the deceased over a key phase in Egyptian history from the latter part of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Middle Kingdom Period, c.2686 BC - c.1650 BC. READ MORE

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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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The Role of the Lector in Ancient Egyptian Society

Roger Forshaw

The lector is first attested during the 2nd Dynasty and is subsequently recognised throughout ancient Egypt history. This study challenges previous approaches to studies on the Lector and explores his diverse functions in a wide ranging review of the relevant evidence. READ MORE

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Around the Petit-Chasseur Site in Sion (Valais, Switzerland) and New Approaches to the Bell Beaker Culture

ed. Marie Besse

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the megalithic necropolis of Petit- Chasseur in Sion (Valais, Switzerland), an international conference was organised from the 27th to the 29th of October 2011 in Sion. This book constitutes the conference proceedings. READ MORE

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The Archaeology of Yucatán: New Directions and Data

ed. Travis W. Stanton

This volume was conceived to provide a forum for Mexican and foreign scholars to publish new data and interpretations on the archaeology of the northern Maya lowlands, specifically the State of Yucatán. READ MORE

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Body, Cosmos and Eternity

ed. Rogério Sousa

This volume collects papers from the symposium 'Body, Cosmos and Eternity: the Symbolism of Coffins in Ancient Egypt', convened at the historical building of the University of Port, February 2013. READ MORE

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The Prehistoric Burial Sites of Northern Ireland

Harry Welsh et al.

Much has been written about the history of Northern Ireland, but less well-known is its wealth of prehistoric sites, particularly burial sites, from which most of our knowledge of the early inhabitants of this country has been obtained. READ MORE

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Cultural Expression in the Old Kingdom Elite Tomb

Sasha Verma

Cultural Expression in the Old Kingdom Elite Tomb considers the material and immaterial culture left behind by the ancient Egyptian elite in their tombs starting some 5000 years ago. The book intends to understand this culture reflecting the intention of the ancient Egyptians. All these intentions are now inaccessible to us, a paradox indeed. READ MORE

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Dating the Tombs of the Egyptian Old Kingdom

Joyce Swinton

The decorated tombs of the Egyptian Old Kingdom offer detailed knowledge of a society that in all probability was the first nation state in history. The system of dating these monuments presented here builds on the work of previous scholars. In this volume the author explains how the dating method was devised. READ MORE

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