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Powerful Pictures: Rock Art Research Histories around the World

Jamie Hampson et al.

Focusing on stunning paintings and engravings from around the world, 16 papers interrogate the driving forces behind global rock art research. Many of the motifs featured were created by indigenous hunter-gatherer groups; this book sheds new light on non-Western rituals and worldviews, many of which are threatened or on the point of extinction. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00

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

Everyday Life in the Ice Age

Elle Clifford et al.

This is the first attempt to present a truly complete, balanced and realistic picture of life during the last Ice Age, while dispelling many of the myths and inaccuracies about our early ancestors. This highly illustrated and accessible book is aimed not only at students and specialists, but also and especially the interested public. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.99 | eBook: £16.00

Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Association of Ground Stone Tools Research

ed. Patrick Nørskov Pedersen et al.

The papers in this volume focus especially on the relationship between ground stone artefacts and foodways and include archaeological and ethnographic case studies ranging from the Palaeolithic to the current era, and geographically from Africa to Europe and Asia. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £9.99

Qatar: Evidence of the Palaeolithic Earliest People Revealed

Julie Scott-Jackson

This book, with full text in English and Arabic, synthesises the results of extensive fieldwork by the PADMAC Unit (Kellogg College, Oxford) with diverse historical records and reports of earlier investigations, to tell the story of the long and difficult search to discover the identity of the first people to inhabit the sovereign State of Qatar. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

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

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

Some Thoughts about the Evolution of Human Behavior: A Literature Survey

Arthur J. Boucot et al.

On his death, Arthur Boucot (1924–2017) left an unfinished manuscript in which he surveyed the skeletal, behavioral, and cultural changes that have characterized Homo from its first recognition in the Late Pliocene to the present. The results, edited after his death, provide a heavily referenced sourcebook for future workers in diverse fields. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Classification of Lithic Artefacts from the British Late Glacial and Holocene Periods

Torben Bjarke Ballin

This volume offers a system for the hierarchical classification of British lithic artefacts from the Late Glacial and Holocene periods, and it is hoped that it may find use as a guide book for, for example, archaeology students, museum staff, non-specialist archaeologists, local archaeology groups and lay enthusiasts. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | 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

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

Paperback: £48.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Foragers in the middle Limpopo Valley: Trade, Place-making, and Social Complexity

Tim Forssman

Foragers were present in the Limpopo Valley (South Africa) before the arrival of farmers and not only witnessed but also participated in local systems leading to the appearance of a complex society. Despite numerous studies in the valley, forager involvement in socio-political developments has been, until now, largely ignored. READ MORE

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Technologie du harponnage sur la côte Pacifique du désert d’Atacama (nord du Chili)

Benjamín Ballester Riesco

Throughout the volume the reader will follow a representation of a marine hunter-gatherer society, a projection deriving from one of its iconic and most important material assets, the harpoon. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

The Grotte du Placard at 150: New Considerations on an Exceptional Prehistoric Site

Christophe Delage

The prehistoric site of Le Placard, Southwest France, was first explored 150 years. 19th-century excavations almost emptied the cavity, now surprisingly ill-known. This 150-year milestone grants an opportunity to look back at this exceptional site and what it can tell us about the Late Pleistocene hunting and gathering societies who dwelt there. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Quebrando rocas, una aproximación metodológica para el estudio del cuarzo en contextos arqueológicos de Córdoba (Argentina)

Eduardo Pautassi

This book offers a valuable contribution to the development of a methodology to address the study of archaeological quartz artifacts, combining various analytical tools to study these objects so that we might better understand the technological strategies of hunting societies who made use of this raw material. READ MORE

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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

Paperback: £58.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

La industria lítica bifacial del sitio en cantera Chipana-1

Katherine A. Herrera

The site of Chipana-1 is located in the middle of the Atacama Desert, in the Pampa del Tamarugal, Chile. The site offers a good example to show how past societies adapted to hyper-arid environments, and provides new insights into the early human occupations of South America. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Reindeer hunters at Howburn Farm, South Lanarkshire

Torben Bjarke Ballin

This volume presents the lithic assemblage from Howburn in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, at present the oldest prehistoric settlement in Scotland (12,700-12,000 BC), and the only Hamburgian settlement in Britain. The book focuses on the Hamburgian finds, which are mainly based on the exploitation of flint from Doggerland. READ MORE

Hardback: £25.00 | Open Access

Les Néandertaliens du talon

ed. Enza Spinapolice

Focussing on the abundant Middle Palaeolithic sites in the Salento region of Southern Italy, this book analyses how Neanderthals used and managed raw materials, through both the procurement and use of the locally available materials and the exploitation of possibly more distant sources. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Hunting Farmers: Understanding ancient human subsistence in the central part of the Korean peninsula during the Late Holocene

Seungki Kwak

The central hypothesis of this research is that there was a wide range of resource utilization along with rice farming around 3,400-2,600 BP. This hypothesis contrasts with prevailing rice-based models, where climatically driven intensive rice agriculture from 3,400 BP is thought to be the dominant subsistence strategy that drove social complexity. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Palaeolithic Pioneers: Behaviour, abilities, and activity of early Homo in European landscapes around the western Mediterranean basin ~1.3-0.05 Ma.

Michael J. Walker

Archaic humans were present for over a million years in western Mediterranean Europe where they left very many traces of their early stone-age activities and behaviour, and sometimes even human skeletal remains. This book evaluates archaeological findings about their life-ways at many important sites in Italy, southern France, and Spain. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Sig y análisis espacial en la arqueología de cazadores recolectores de Magallania (extremo sur de Sudamérica)

María Cecilia Pallo

Environmental and spatial analysis in the archeology of hunter-gatherers from Magallania (southernmost South America) READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

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

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Un estudio de tecnología lítica desde la antropología de las técnicas: el caso del Alero Deodoro Roca ca. 3000 AP, Ongamira, Ischilín, Córdoba

José María Caminoa

As part of a series of research projects on the Archaeology of hunter-gatherers societies in the Southern Pampean Hills this presents, among other things, the study of various aspects of the organization of lithic technology and strategies for the use of lithic resources by prehistoric populations. READ MORE

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Estudios antracológicos en los espacios de combustión del Alero Deodoro Roca – Ongamira (Córdoba)

Andrés Ignacio Robledo

This book is about how hunter-gatherer groups maintained a relationship with the use and management of fire in the Late Holocene of Southern Precordillera. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00