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The Ottoman Tanbûr

Hans de Zeeuw

Tanbûrs are long-necked lute-like instruments played in the art, Sûfî, and folk musical traditions along the Silk Road and beyond. This book provides a detailed study of the history of the tanbûr, its role in Ottoman music, construction and playing technique. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

In Pursuit of Visibility: Essays in Archaeology, Ethnography, and Text in Honor of Beth Alpert Nakhai

ed. Jennie Ebeling et al.

Fifteen diverse essays honour the distinguished career of Beth Alpert Nakhai, a scholar of Canaan and ancient Israel; in this volume, Professor Nakhai’s students and colleagues celebrate her important contributions to the field of Near Eastern Archaeology and tireless efforts to acknowledge and support women in the profession. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

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

Acheloios, Thales, and the Origin of Philosophy

Nicholas J. Molinari

Through careful analysis of the archaeological record, close reading of ancient sources, and deep investigations into the languages of our past, this study demonstrates the importance of the influence of the cult of Acheloios on Thales, fundamentally changing our understanding of the origin of the philosophical experience in 6th century Ionia. READ MORE

Hardback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Maritime Economy of Ancient Cyprus in Terms of the New Institutional Economics

Andreas P. Parpas

This study considers the maritime economy of ancient Cyprus from 1450 BC to 295 BC, combining, for the first time, three distinct disciplines, that is History, Archaeology and Economic theory. The principles of New Institutional Economics are used to trace the island’s institutions and their continuity and to reconstruct its maritime history. READ MORE

Hardback: £58.00 | Open Access

The Fertile Desert: A History of the Middle Euphrates Valley until the Arrival of Alexander

Anas Al Khabour

This book attempts to reconstruct the history of the Euphrates Valley between the mouths of the Balikh and the Khabour. Several surveys, archaeological expeditions, and interventions of the Syrian Directorate of Antiquities, have made a significant amount of data available which contribute to an improved overview of the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Lithic Studies: Anatolia and Beyond

ed. Adnan Baysal

This volume aims to show networks of cultural interactions by focusing on the latest lithic studies from Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans, bringing to the forefront the connectedness and techno-cultural continuity of knapped and ground stone technologies. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Rocks of Ages: Developing Rock Art Tourism in Israel

ed. Joshua Schmidt et al.

Developing Rock Art Tourism in the Negev desert of southern Israel presents the findings of an interdisciplinary project aimed at safeguarding the future of cultural heritage in the Negev Desert region of Israel, which is under threat from environmental change, militarisation, settlement and tourism.

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Laying the Foundations: Manual of the British Museum Iraq Scheme Archaeological Training Programme

ed. John MacGinnis et al.

This book, which developed out of the British Museum’s ‘Iraq Scheme’ archaeological training programme, covers the core components for putting together and running an archaeological field programme. While the manual is oriented to the archaeology of Iraq, the approaches are no less applicable to the Middle East more widely. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

The Life and Works of Robert Wood

Rachel Finnegan et al.

The Life and Works of Robert Wood (1717-1771) commemorates the Irish classicist and traveller on the 250th anniversary of his death and provides the general reader with a source book for the fascinating life and career of a much-neglected figure in the realm of Irish eighteenth-century travels and antiquarianism. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

Bridging the Gap: Disciplines, Times, and Spaces in Dialogue – Volume 1

ed. Christian W. Hess et al.

Proceedings of the Broadening Horizons 6 conference (2019): Volume 1 presents 17 papers from Session 1: Entanglement. Material Culture and Written Sources in Dialogue; Session 2: Integrating Sciences in Historical and Archaeological Research; and Session 5: Which Continuity? Evaluating Stability, Transformation, and Change in Transitional Periods. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | Open Access

Ash-sharq: Bulletin of the Ancient Near East No 5 1-2, 2021

ed. Laura Battini

Ash-sharq is a journal devoted to short articles on the archaeology, history and society of the Ancient Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00

Plant Food Processing Tools at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe

ed. Laura Dietrich

Plant Food Processing Tools at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe reconstructs plant food processing at this key Pre-Pottery Neolithic (9600-8000 BC) site, with an emphasis on cereals, legumes and herbs as food sources, on grinding and pounding tools for their processing, and on the vessels implied in the consumption of meals and beverages.

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Colonial Geopolitics and Local Cultures in the Hellenistic and Roman East (3rd century BC – 3rd century AD)

ed. Hadrien Bru et al.

What changes in the material culture can we observe, when a state is overwhelming a local population with soldiers, katoikoi, and civil officials or merchants? What were the mutual influences between native and colonial cultures? This collection addresses these questions and many more, focusing on the Hellenistic and Roman East. READ MORE

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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

Ramla: City of Muslim Palestine, 715-1917

ed. Andrew Petersen et al.

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the history, archaeology and architecture of the city of Ramla from the time of its foundation as the capital of Umayyad Palestine around 715 until the end of Ottoman rule in 1917. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

Flint Procurement and Exploitation Strategies in the Late Lower Paleolithic Levant

Aviad Agam

This volume examines patterns of flint procurement and exploitation at the Acheulo-Yabrudian site Qesem Cave, Israel. The results show how flint had a major impact on early human decision-making and social and cultural lifeways during the Late Lower Paleolithic of the Levant. READ MORE

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Banquets, Rations et Offrandes Alimentaires au Proche-Orient ancien

Daniel Bonneterre

This book investigates food consumption in the ancient Near East. Archaeological discoveries and abundant textual documentation help reconstruct food supply to the cities of Mesopotamia and provide a better idea of the variety of products available. Some aspects of everyday life are presented in a new light, notably the social role of the banquet. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

The First Thousand Years of Glass-Making in the Ancient Near East

Wendy Reade

This volume explores glass composition and production from the mid-second to mid-first millennia BC, the first thousand years of glass-making. Multi-element analyses of 132 glasses from Pella in Jordan, and Nuzi and Nimrud in Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia) produce new and important data that provide insights into the earliest glass production. READ MORE

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From Edessa to Urfa: The Fortification of the Citadel

Cristina Tonghini

This book presents results of an archaeological research project focused on a specific monumental area, the citadel, in the city of Urfa (Turkey), known in ancient times as Edessa. Three seasons of fieldwork were carried out (2014-2016) in order to identify the building sequence of the citadel and establish an absolute chronology of events. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

James Mellaart: The Journey to Çatalhöyük

Alan C. Mellaart

This book explores the life of archaeologist James Mellaart (universally known as Jimmy), whose discovery and excavation of the huge Neolithic mound site of Çatalhöyük both revolutionised the way we think about the prehistory of Turkey and became the centre of great controversy. READ MORE

Présence et influence assyriennes dans le royaume de Hamat

Adonice-Ackad Baaklini

This volume assesses the importance and nature of the Assyrian presence in the kingdom of Hamat (northwest Syria) to determine whether there is a link between Assyrian control and the impact it exerted on the territories with which it came into contact. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Paperback: £20.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ex Asia et Syria: Oriental Religions in the Roman Central Balkans

Nadežda Gavrilović Vitas

'Ex Asia et Syria: Religions in the Roman Central Balkans' examines the cults of Asia Minor and Syrian origin in the Roman provinces of the Central Balkans. The author analyzes all hitherto known epigraphical and archaeological material attesting to the presence of the cults in that region, a subject yet to be the object of serious scholarly study. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Heritage in the Making: Dealing with the Legacies of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany

ed. Flaminia Bartolini

The fifth volume of Ex Novo present selected papers from a workshop held at the University of Cambridge in December 2018. Papers contribute much to the debate on the shifting conditions of the reception of dictatorial regimes, and more specifically the fate of fascist material legacies from the aftermath of WWII to the present day. READ MORE

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La séquence paléolithique de Karain E (Antalya, Turquie)

Marcel Otte et al.

The long Paleolithic sequence of Karain (Antalya, Turkey) began around 500,000 years ago and continued until the final Paleolithic around 10,000 BC. This volume presents all the cultural and technical variations during this immense period, situated in a context which joins Africa, Asia, and Europe. READ MORE

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On the Borders of World-Systems: Contact Zones in Ancient and Modern Times

ed. Yervand Margaryan

This work examines the historical, archaeological, and political interpretations of world-systems theory and geocivilizational analysis. The macrosociological issues of ancient and modern history are presented through five case-studies, concentrating on the Taurus-Caucasus region, which functioned as a contact zone throughout the different periods. READ MORE

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The Land of the Anka Bird

Caroline Eden et al.

'The Land of the Anka Bird' is a reflective visual essay exploring the cultural landscape and geography of the vast Turkic-speaking world, from the mercantile cities of Uzbekistan to little-explored pockets of the Baltics and the frozen wastes of Yakutia in eastern Siberia. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00

In Context: the Reade Festschrift

Irving Finkel et al.

'In Context: the Reade Festschrift' is a collection of invited and peer-reviewed essays by friends and colleagues of Julian Edgeworth Reade, sometime Mesopotamia curator at the British Museum from 1975 to 2000. Here is fresh work from which any reader can gain a new appreciation of the importance of the ancient Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | 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

An Educator's Handbook for Teaching about the Ancient World

ed. Pınar Durgun

With the right methods, studying the ancient world can be as engaging as it is informative. The teaching activities in this book are designed in a cookbook format so that educators can replicate these teaching "recipes” (including materials, budget, preparation time, study level) in classes of ancient art, archaeology, social studies, and history. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

Pious Pilgrims, Discerning Travellers, Curious Tourists: Changing Patterns of Travel to the Middle East from Medieval to Modern Times

ed. Paul Starkey et al.

This volume comprises a varied collection of seventeen papers presented at the biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE) held in York in July 2019, which together will provide the reader with a fascinating introduction to travel in and to the Middle East over more than a thousand years. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Lost Worlds of Ancient and Modern Greece

D. J. Ian Begg

This book relates three years (1921-1924) in the life of Gilbert Bagnani, a young Italian archaeologist in Greece, based on his letters to his mother in Rome, at first as a non-partisan observer of, and later as an active participant in, some of the most tumultuous events in modern Greek history. READ MORE

Hardback: £25.00 | 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

The Turkish Long-Necked Lute Saz or Bağlama

Hans de Zeeuw

The saz or bağlama, a generic name for long-necked lutes in Turkey, plays an important role in Turkish musical culture. This volume focusses on the instrument's cultural-historical background while briefly discussing various saz or bağlama types and their construction, tuning, and playing techniques. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | eBook: £16.00

New Agendas in Remote Sensing and Landscape Archaeology in the Near East

ed. Dan Lawrence et al.

This volume presents papers in honour of Tony James Wilkinson, who was Professor of Archaeology at Durham University from 2006 until his death in 2014. Though commemorative in concept, the volume is an assemblage of new research representing emerging agendas and innovative methods in remote sensing and their application in Near Eastern archaeology. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | Open Access

Stone in Metal Ages

ed. Francesca Manclossi et al.

Papers from Session XXXIV-6 of the XVIII UISPP World Congress 2018 were divided into two parts, the first dealing with lithic technology, use-wear analyses and the relation between the decline of stone and the development of metallurgy while the second focused on stone tools used for metallurgy. This publication combines these two parts. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access

Le commerce régional et international au Xe siècle en Syrie

Alaa Aldin Al Chomari

This volume presents a study of the treasure of Buseyra, which is preserved in the museum of Deir az-Zour in Syria. These coins offer precious information, not only about a large number of mints but also about the periods and quantities of minting activity in the region. READ MORE

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Die vermeintlich pergamenische Importkeramik in Ephesos

Asuman Lätzer-Lasar

This book is the first comparative study of three ceramic ware groups found at Ephesos (modern day Turkey): Appliqué Ware, White-grounded ware and Pergamene Sigillata. Until now they were considered to be products made in and imported from Pergamon, but intensive archaeometrical analysis demonstrate that they were produced locally. READ MORE

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Glazed Brick Decoration in the Ancient Near East

ed. Anja Fügert et al.

Glazed bricks applied as a new form of colourful and glossy architectural decor first started to appear in the early Iron Age on monumental buildings of the Ancient Near East. This volume provides an updated overview of the development of glazed bricks and scientific research on the topic. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

Working at Home in the Ancient Near East

ed. Juliette Mas et al.

This volume examines the organization, scale, and the socio-economic role played by institutional and non-institutional households, as well as the social use of domestic spaces in Bronze Age Mesopotamia. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Genesis of the Textile Industry from Adorned Nudity to Ritual Regalia: The Changing Role of Fibre Crafts and Their Evolving Techniques of Manufacture in the Ancient Near East from the Natufian to the Ghassulian

Janet Levy

This volume documents and evaluates the changing role of fibre crafts and their evolving techniques of manufacture and also their ever-increasing wider application in the lives of the inhabitants of the earliest villages of the Ancient Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Hippodrome of Gerasa

Antoni A. Ostrasz† et al.

This book presents the study of Roman circuses and the complex fieldwork for the restoration of the Jarash Hippodrome, a work in progress abruptly ended by the untimely death of Antoni A. Ostrasz in 1996. It aims to provide researchers as well as restorers of ancient monuments with unparalleled insights of architectural studies for anastyloses. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Neolithic Lithic Industry at Tell Ain El-Kerkh

Makoto Arimura

This book presents the first attempt to unveil the Neolithisation process in northwest Syria, with the techno-typological studies of the flintstone implements from Tell Ain el-Kerkh in the Rouj basin in Idlib, an important large Neolithic site occupied from the from the 9th to the 7th millennium BC. READ MORE

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Weaving in Stones: Garments and Their Accessories in the Mosaic Art of Eretz Israel in Late Antiquity

Aliza Steinberg

This book, copiously illustrated throughout, studies the garments and their accessories worn by some 245 figures represented on approximately 41 mosaic floors (some only partially preserved) that once decorated both public and private structures within the historical-geographical area of Eretz Israel in Late Antiquity. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Bridge of Civilizations: The Near East and Europe c. 1100–1300

ed. Peter Edbury et al.

This volume considers the links and contrasts between Europe and the areas around the eastern Mediterranean that were visited and occupied by western crusaders and settlers in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, giving special attention to the evidence provided by archaeology and material culture, as well as historical sources. READ MORE

Hardback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

Digging Up Jericho

ed. Rachel Thyrza Sparks et al.

21 papers present a holistic perspective on the research and public value of the site of Jericho – an iconic site with a long and impressive history stretching from the Epipalaeolithic to the present day. Covering all aspects of archaeological work from past to present and beyond, they re-evaluate and assess the legacy of this important site. READ MORE

Paperback: £54.00 | eBook: £16.00

En Sofía mathitéfsantes: Essays in Byzantine Material Culture and Society in Honour of Sophia Kalopissi-Verti

ed. Charikleia Diamanti et al.

The 30 studies presented here are dedicated to Sophia Kalopissi-Verti, Emerita of Byzantine Archaeology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. They cover a large variety of topics presenting unpublished archaeological material, suggesting new approaches to various aspects of Byzantine archaeology, material culture and art history. READ MORE

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La naissance des cités-royaumes cypriotes

Thierry Petit

This book analyses the causes, characteristics and chronology behind the emergence of Iron Age Cypriot city-kingdoms. It suggests the received autochthonous theory is not supported by archaeological or textual evidence, and posits a more nuanced variant of the Phoenician theory, placing Cyprus as a relay point between the Levant and Aegean worlds. READ MORE

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Mobile Peoples – Permanent Places: Nomadic Landscapes and Stone Architecture from the Hellenistic to Early Islamic Periods in North-Eastern Jordan

Harmen O. Huigens

This study explores the relationship between nomadic communities in the Black Desert of north-eastern Jordan (c. 300 BC and 900 AD) and the landscapes they inhabited and extensively modified. This book focuses on the architectural features created in the landscape some 2000 years ago which were used and revisited on multiple occasions. READ MORE

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Carving Interactions: Rock Art in the Nomadic Landscape of the Black Desert, North-Eastern Jordan

Nathalie Østerled Brusgaard

The Safaitic rock art of the North Arabian basalt desert is one of the few surviving traces of the elusive herding societies that lived there in antiquity. This comprehensive study of over 4500 petroglyphs from the Jebel Qurma region of the Black Desert in North-Eastern Jordan is the first-ever systematic study of the Safaitic petroglyphs. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Why Did Ancient States Collapse?

Malcolm Levitt

Rooted in agriculture, sedentism and population growth, ancient states were fragile and prone to collapse. There is an ongoing debate about the importance, nature and even existence of state-wide collapse. This book investigates why ancient states collapsed and examines to what extent inequality contributed to their downfall. READ MORE

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Maritime-Related Cults in the Coastal Cities of Philistia during the Roman Period

Simona Rodan

This study questions the origins and traditions of the cultic rites practised during Roman times in ‘Peleshet’ (Philistia), located along the southern shores of the Land of Israel. READ MORE

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Aleksei P. Okladnikov: The Great Explorer of the Past. Volume I

Aleksander K. Konopatskii et al.

Aleksei P. Okladnikov (1908–1981), a prominent Russian archaeologist, spent more than 50 years studying prehistoric sites in various parts of the Soviet Union – in Siberia, Central Asia and Mongolia. This biography will appeal to archaeologists, historians, and anyone interested in the history of the humanities in the twentieth century. READ MORE

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Par la bêche et le stylet! Cultures et sociétés syro-mésopotamiennes

ed. Philippe Abrahami et al.

25 papers written by colleagues, friends and former students pay tribute to the career of Professor Olivier Rouault who has conducted extensive research in the fields of both Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern archaeology. READ MORE

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Journeys Erased by Time: The Rediscovered Footprints of Travellers in Egypt and the Near East

ed. Neil Cooke

Early travellers in Egypt and the Near East made great contributions to our historical and geographical knowledge and gave us a better understanding of the different peoples, languages and religions of the region. Travellers in this volume are a mixture of rich and poor, bravely adventuring into the unknown, not knowing if would ever return home. READ MORE

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Ceramics in Transition: Production and Exchange of Late Byzantine-Early Islamic Pottery in Southern Transjordan and the Negev

Elisabeth Holmqvist

This book focuses on the utilitarian ceramic traditions during the socio-political transition from the late Byzantine into the early Islamic Umayyad and ‘Abbasid periods, in southern Transjordan and the Negev. Production clusters, manufacturing techniques, distribution patterns, and material links between communities are analysed. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

Archéologie de la Bible hébraïque

Christophe Lemardelé

This volume presents an archaeological exploration of the Hebrew Bible. It examines the notion of “The Bible”, not as a controlled theological and historiographical project but as the empirical arrangement of heterogeneous texts linked together by an evolving religious ideology. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Text and Archaeology

Justin L. Kelley

This book studies the archaeological record of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, surveying past excavations as well as recent research carried out within the church over the past three decades. An archaeological survey provides historical context for the second part of the book—a collection of primary sources pertinent to the history of the church. READ MORE

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‘Isaac went out to the field’: Studies in Archaeology and Ancient Cultures in Honor of Isaac Gilead

ed. Haim Goldfus et al.

‘Isaac went out to the field (Genesis 24:63)’ presents 28 articles honouring Professor Isaac Gilead on his 71st birthday. Papers on prehistoric and proto-historic archaeology reflect the focus of the honoree’s teaching and research, while other subjects including Biblical and Near Eastern studies explore Gilead’s other areas of interest. READ MORE

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Over the Mountains and Far Away: Studies in Near Eastern history and archaeology presented to Mirjo Salvini on the occasion of his 80th birthday

ed. Pavel S. Avetisyan et al.

This volume is a tribute to the career of Professor Mirjo Salvini on the occasion his 80th birthday, composed of 62 papers written by his colleagues and students. The majority of contributions deal with research in the fields of Urartian and Hittite Studies, the topics that attracted Prof. Salvini most during his long and fruitful career. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | eBook: £16.00

Understanding Lithic Recycling at the Late Lower Palaeolithic Qesem Cave, Israel

Flavia Venditti

Qesem Cave (Israel) acts here as a case study to explore two important topics from the Middle Pleistocene: the practice of recycling old discarded flakes for the production of new objects by means of recycling, and the production of flakes and tools of small dimensions—topics that have not gained sufficient attention from the scientific community. READ MORE

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Glass and Glass Production in the Near East during the Iron Age

Katharina Schmidt

This book examines the history of glass in Iron Age Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions (1000–539 BCE). This is the first monograph to cover this region and period comprehensively and in detail and thus fills a significant gap in glass research. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | Open Access

Greco-Roman Cities at the Crossroads of Cultures: The 20th Anniversary of Polish-Egyptian Conservation Mission Marina el-Alamein

ed. Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner et al.

Papers present research from different regions ranging from ancient Mauritania, through Africa, Egypt, Cyprus, Palestine, Syria, as well as sites in Crimea and Georgia. Topics include: topography, architecture, interiors and décor, religious syncretism, the importance of ancient texts, pottery studies and conservation. READ MORE

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Tanbûr Long-Necked Lutes along the Silk Road and beyond

Hans de Zeeuw

This book is divided into two main parts: ‘The Tanbûr Tradition’ discusses the origin, history, construction and playing techniques of tanbûrs; ‘The Tanbûr Family’ focusses on long-necked lutes as a family of musical instruments. After a short introduction, the construction, playing technique, and musical traditions are discussed. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | 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

Stone Tools in the Ancient Near East and Egypt

Andrea Squitieri et al.

This book focusses on ground stone tools, stone vessels, and devices carved into rock across the Near East and Egypt from prehistory to the later periods. The aim is to explore all aspects of these tools and stimulate a debate about new methodologies to approach this material. READ MORE

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Popular Religion and Ritual in Prehistoric and Ancient Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean

ed. Giorgos Vavouranakis et al.

This volume features a group of select peer-reviewed papers by an international group of authors, both younger and senior academics and researchers, on the frequently neglected popular cult and other ritual practices in prehistoric and ancient Greece and the eastern Mediterranean. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Politics of the Past: The Representation of the Ancient Empires by Iran’s Modern States

Maryam Dezhamkhooy et al.

This book examines the highly problematic politics of the past surrounding the archaeology of ancient empires in Iran. Discussing their personal and professional experiences, the authors exemplify the real, ethical dilemmas that archaeologists confront in the Middle East, calling for reflectivity and awareness among the archaeologists of the region READ MORE

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Rural Cult Centres in the Hauran: Part of the broader network of the Near East (100 BC–AD 300)

Francesca Mazzilli

The first comprehensive multidisciplinary analysis of rural cult centres in the Hauran (southern Syria) from the pre-Roman to the Roman period (100 BC-AD 300). This volume re-evaluates the significance of contacts between the elite of the Hauran and other cultures of the Near East in shaping cult sites. READ MORE

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Sur les chemins d’Onagre: Histoire et archéologie orientales

ed. Claire Hardy-Guilbert et al.

This volume is in honour of Monik Kervran, a pioneer of the French Islamic archaeology in the Middle East. Through the nineteen international contributions found within, the editors and contributors wish to highlight the variety of Monik Kervran’s scientific interests. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Household Food Storage in Ancient Israel and Judah

Tim Frank

This volume serves as a source book on domestic food storage in Ancient Israel and Judah by outlining important ethnographic and ancient textual and pictorial sources relevant to the discussion. These allow us to understand the motivated actions in relation to food storage, and the significance of food storage in daily life. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

KOINON I, 2018

Nicholas J. Molinari et al.

KOINON is a new international journal that encourages contributions to the study of classical numismatics from a wide variety of perspectives. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Winifred Lamb: Aegean Prehistorian and Museum Curator

David W. J. Gill

The first comprehensive biography of pioneering archaeologist and museum curator Winnifred Lamb, who was honorary keeper of Greek antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in the four decades immediately following the First World War. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Geography of Trade: Landscapes of competition and long-distance contacts in Mesopotamia and Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Colony Period

Alessio Palmisano

A reassessment of the Old-Assyrian trade network in Upper Mesopotamia and Central Anatolia during the Middle Bronze Age, this volume examines exchange networks and economic strategies, continuity and discontinuity of specific trade circuits and routes, and the evolution of political landscapes throughout the Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

How did the Persian King of Kings Get His Wine? The upper Tigris in antiquity (c.700 BCE to 636 CE)

Anthony Comfort et al.

This book explores the upper valley of the Tigris during antiquity. The area is little known to scholarship, and study is currently handicapped by the security situation in southeast Turkey and by the imminent completion of the Ilısu dam that will lead to the destruction of many archaeological sites, some of which have not been investigated. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Archaeological Explorations in Syria 2000-2011

ed. Jeanine Abdul Massih et al.

Syria has been a major crossroads of civilizations in the ancient Near East since the dawn of human kind. This volume brings together scholars involved in archaeological activities in Syria and focusses on the scientific aspects of each explored site, allowing researchers to examine in detail each heritage site, its characteristics and identity. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

Travellers in Ottoman Lands

ed. Ines Asceric-Todd et al.

This splendidly illustrated book focuses on the botanical legacy of many parts of the former Ottoman Empire — including present-day Turkey, the Levant, Egypt, the Balkans, and the Arabian Peninsula — as seen and described by travellers both from within and from outside the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Naturvorstellungen im Altertum

ed. Florian Schimpf et al.

This volume looks at the concepts of nature in texts as well as in archaeological remains of the Ancient Near Eastern and Greek cultures from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. Contributions from the fields of archaeology and philology are juxtaposed for each time period in chronological order. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Luwians of Western Anatolia: Their Neighbours and Predecessors

Fred Woudhuizen

A study focussing on the Luwians of Western Anatolia, the geography of their habitat, and their neighbours and predecessors in the region. A reconstruction of western Luwian history and a sketch of their language is presented, based on linguistic data taken from hieroglyphic inscriptions and cuneiform script. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | eBook: £16.00

Composite Artefacts in the Ancient Near East

ed. Silvana Di Paolo

This volume represents a first attempt to conceptualise the construction and use of composite artefacts in the Ancient Near East by looking at the complex relationships between environments, materials, societies and materiality. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | eBook: £16.00

Agia Varvara-Almyras: An Iron Age Copper Smelting Site in Cyprus

ed. Christina Peege et al.

This volume presents the results of a comprehensive post-excavation analysis of the stratigraphy, geology, metallurgical materials (furnaces, tuyeres), finds (pottery, furnace lining, stone tools), as well as a synthesis of the copper smelting technology at Agia Varvara-Almyras, Cyprus. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

Il complesso monumentale di Baitokaike (Hoson Sulaiman – Siria)

Tarek Ahmad

The architecture of the temple at Baitokaike shares the characteristics that are typical of the Phoenician region, especially during the imperial era. This study aims to deepen our knowledge, proposing new chronological phases of the site, starting from the time when it was an open cult place, through the architectural analysis of its buildings. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | eBook: £16.00

Alexandria and Qumran: Back to the Beginning

Kenneth Silver

This book addresses the proto-history and the roots of the Qumran community and of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the light of contemporary scholarship in Alexandria, Egypt. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Bridging Times and Spaces: Papers in Ancient Near Eastern, Mediterranean and Armenian Studies

ed. Pavel S. Avetisyan et al.

This book presents papers written by colleagues of Professor Gregory E. Areshian on the occasion his 65th birthday. The range of topics includes Near Eastern, Mediterranean and Armenian archaeology, theory of interpretation in archaeology and art history, interdisciplinary history, historical linguistics, art history, and comparative mythology. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Palace Lady’s Summerhouse and other inside stories from a vanishing Turkey

Patricia Daunt

From Istanbul’s palatial old embassies to its glorious Bosphorus summerhouses, from Ottoman Paris to Ankara’s Art Deco, this book brings together essays by Patricia Daunt to reveal their secret histories. It concludes with her latest article, on the magnificent ruins of Aphrodisias, newly listed as a World Heritage Site. READ MORE

Hardback: £25.00

Shifting Sand: Journal of a cub archaeologist, Palestine 1964

Julian Berry

Shifting Sand is the journal of Julian Berry, then a 17-year-old archaeologist, written on-site during excavations in Jordan, 1964. The book provides a fascinating insight into the lives of archaeologists over 50 years ago, and the very close links between the European team, the Arab workmen, and the daily life in a simple mud-brick village. READ MORE

Paperback: £18.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Lost and Now Found: Explorers, Diplomats and Artists in Egypt and the Near East

ed. Neil Cooke et al.

Long distance travel and mass tourism are not recent phenomena. Papers from the 2015 ASTENE Conference in Exeter demonstrate that over the centuries many individuals and groups of people have left the safety of their family home and travelled huge distances both for adventure and to learn more about other peoples and places. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Cedar Forests, Cedar Ships

Sara A. Rich

It is commonly recognized that the Cedars of Lebanon were prized in the ancient world, but how can the complex archaeological role of the Cedrus genus be articulated in terms that go beyond its interactions with humans alone? READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

Late Roman to Late Byzantine/Early Islamic Period Lamps in the Holy Land

Varda Sussman

This volume illustrates lamps from the Byzantine period excavated in the Holy Land and demonstrates the extent of their development since the first enclosing/capturing of light (fire) within a portable man-made vessel. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | eBook: £16.00

Stone Vessels in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian Period

Andrea Squitieri

This book focuses on the characteristics and the development of the stone vessel industry in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian period (c. 1200 – 330 BCE). READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Suyanggae and Her Neighbours in Haifa, Israel

ed. Sharon Gonen et al.

This proceedings volume gathers papers, abstracts and posters from the 20th (1) symposium: Suyanggae and Her Neighbours, which took place from 21–28 June 2015 in Haifa, Israel. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Amphorae in the Eastern Mediterranean

Hakan Öniz

Amphorae in the Eastern Mediterranean is designed to share the subject of amphorae which were found on the Mediterranean coast of Turkey with the wider scholarly community. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Parcours d’Orient

ed. Bérengère Perello et al.

This volume contains 23 articles written by 26 authors in order to express the extent of their respect and friendship for Christine Kepinski. Several papers are directly connected to fieldwork she conducted in Iraq and in Turkey: Haradum and the Middle Euphrates area, Tilbeshar and Kunara. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Managing Archaeological Collections in Middle Eastern Countries

Dianne Fitzpatrick

In this guide, archaeologist Dianne Fitzpatrick sees archaeological collections management as a means of integrating achievable good-practice strategies into research designs and site management plans from the outset. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | eBook: £16.00

Le décor architectural artuqide en pierre de Mardin placé dans son contexte regional

Deniz Beyazit

This volume studies the architecture of the city of Mardin in South-east Anatolia produced under the patronage of the Artuqids, whose influence held sway from c. 1101-1409. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ceramiche vicinorientali della Collezione Popolani

Stefano Anastasio et al.

This volume illustrates the Popolani Collection at the Archaeological Museum of Florence, consisting of ancient pottery vessels, terracotta oil-lamps, glazed Islamic tiles, Romano-Byzantine glassware, as well as various objects from the Damascene antique market. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Archaeology and History of the Church of the Redeemer and the Muristan in Jerusalem

ed. Dieter Vieweger et al.

This monograph contains fifteen chapters written by leading scholars from around the world dealing with the archaeological and historical aspects of the Muristan from the Iron Age through to Ottoman times. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Making Pictures of War

Laura Battini

This book brings together the main discussions that took place at an international conference on the iconology of war in the ancient Near East, a subject never addressed at an international meeting before. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Paperback: £20.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

The Wisdom of Thoth

ed. Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner et al.

This volume represents a selection of contributions on Mediterranean themes from a wider international interdisciplinary conference on Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations, organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations at Jagiellonian University in Kraków in Poland between 27-28 June 2013 READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Rise of the Hyksos

Anna-Latifa Mourad

Manetho's obscure reference to a race of invaders has been a constant source of debate and controversy. This book assesses the rise to power of the Hyksos, exploring the preliminary stages that enabled them to gain control over a portion of Egyptian territory and thus to merit a small mention in Manetho's history. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

Elijah’s Cave on Mount Carmel and its Inscriptions

Ovadiah Asher et al.

Artistic and epigraphic evidence suggest that Elijah's Cave, on the western slope of Mt. Carmel, had been used as a pagan cultic place, possibly a shrine, devoted to Ba'al Carmel (identified with Zeus/Jupiter) as well as to Pan and Eros as secondary deities. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Mysterious Wall Paintings of Teleilat Ghassul, Jordan: In Context

Bernadette Drabsch

This volume is primarily concerned with the re-analysis of the wall paintings from the Jordanian Chalcolithic period (ca. 4700-3700 BC) settlement site of Teleilat Ghassul, first excavated in 1929 by scholars from the Pontifical Biblical Institute Rome and latterly by Australians from the University of Sydney. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

Once upon a Time in the East

Philip Bes

Provides analysis of production trends and complex, quantified distribution patterns of the principal traded sigillatas and slipped table wares in the Roman East, from the early Empire to Late Antiquity. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

The 1927–1938 Italian Archaeological Expedition to Transjordan in Renato Bartoccini’s Archives

Stefano Anastasio et al.

This volume presents extensive photo-archives from the Italian excavations and surveys carried out in Transjordan between 1927 and 1938. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Aegean Mercenaries in Light of the Bible

Simona Rodan

This study employs a textual analysis (literary and philological) of the story of the duel of David and Goliath and, together with its comparison to Greek, Egyptian and Mesopotamian literary sources, historical analysis alongside comparative analysis with archaeological findings. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | eBook: £16.00

Material Culture and Cultural Identity: A Study of Greek and Roman Coins from Dora

Rosa Maria Motta

Presents numismatics from the ancient harbor town of Dor/Dora in modern Israel with a history that spanned from the Bronze Age until the Late Roman Era. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | 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

Elmali-Karatas V: The Early Bronze Age Pottery of Karatas

Christine Eslick

This volume presents the results of the Bryn Mawr College excavations of the Early Bronze Age site of Karatas in the plain of Elmali in northern Lycia. It is a final report of the pottery, except for miniature vessels. The occupation at Karatas, has been divided into six main periods (IVI) on the basis of stratigraphy of the Central Mound. READ MORE

Hardback: £50.00