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Les sociétés humaines face aux changements climatiques: Volume 1

ed. François Djindjian

Is climate change a factor of change for human societies that can be witnessed through time, forcing them to adapt and find sustainable solutions? This book is the first of two volumes exploring human societies facing climate change in pre and protohistory. Volume 1 concerns prehistory from the earliest humans to the end of the Pleistocene. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00

The Archaeology of Nucleation in the Old World

ed. Attila Gyucha et al.

Fourteen papers take advantage of advances in archaeological methods and theory to explore the role of the built environment in expressing and shaping community organization and identity at prehistoric and historic nucleated settlements and early cities in the Old World. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Vernacular Buildings and Urban Social Practice: Wood and People in Early Modern Swedish Society

Andrine Nilsen

Wooden buildings housed the majority of Swedish urban populations during the early modern era, but many of these buildings have disappeared as the result of fire, demolition, and modernisation. This book reveals the fundamental role played by the wooden house in the formation of urban Sweden and Swedish history. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

‘For My Descendants and Myself, a Nice and Pleasant Abode’ – Agency, Micro-history and Built Environment

ed. Göran Tagesson et al.

This volume examines how people have been making, using and transforming buildings and built environments, and how buildings have been perceived, from the Byzantine period to modern times. It also considers a diversity of built constructions – including dwellings and public buildings, sheds and manor houses, and secular and sacral structures. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | 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

Barbaric Splendour: The Use of Image Before and After Rome

ed. Toby F. Martin et al.

This book comprises a collection of essays comparing late Iron Age and Early Medieval art. Fundamentally, the book asks what making images meant on the fringe of the expanding or contracting Roman empire, particularly as the art from both periods drew heavily from – but radically transformed – imperial imagery. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Digging into the Dark Ages

ed. Howard Williams et al.

What does the ‘Dark Ages’ mean in contemporary society? Tackling public engagements through archaeological fieldwork, heritage sites and museums, fictional portrayals and art, and increasingly via a broad range of digital media, this is the first-ever dedicated collection exploring the public archaeology of the Early Middle Ages. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Iron Age Slaving and Enslavement in Northwest Europe

Karim Mata

Can slaving and enslavement be seen as a significant transformative phenomena in Iron Age Europe and, if so, how would this affect the interpretation of (old and new) archaeological evidence? This exploratory study of the dynamics of Iron Age slaving and enslaving in Northwest Europe contributes to a complex but neglected topic. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

The Archaeology of Medieval Villages Currently Inhabited in Europe

ed. Jesús Fernández Fernández et al.

Archaeological interventions in European rural settlements have largely focussed on villages abandoned during the last millennium. Most hamlets and villages of medieval origin remain inhabited, however, and excavations have been scarce. This book details excavations of inhabited sites in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Scandinavia and Spain. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Egil’s Saga: Traditional evidence for Brúnanburh compared to Literary, Historic and Archaeological Analyses

John R. Kirby

Was Egil’s Saga ‘written’ by Snorri Sturluson or by more than one person? Was it embellished by Snorri or others? Where did the Brúnanburh traditions come from? Is it accurate enough to be used as a historic source – a factual reference? This study aims to identify the incongruities within this saga demonstrating a correct analysis. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Bronze Age Metalwork: Techniques and traditions in the Nordic Bronze Age 1500-1100 BC

Heide W. Nørgaard

Bronze ornaments of the Nordic Bronze Age were elaborate objects that served as status symbols to communicate social hierarchy. An interdisciplinary investigation of the artefacts (dating from 1500-1100 BC) was adopted to elucidate their manufacture and origin, resulting in new insights into metal craft in northern Europe during the Bronze Age. READ MORE

Paperback: £85.00 | Open Access

New Approaches to Disease, Disability and Medicine in Medieval Europe

ed. Erin Connelly et al.

An interdisciplinary collection of papers focussing on infections, chronic illness, and the impact of infectious diseases on medieval society, with contributions by academics from a variety of disciplines and a diverse range of international institutions. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | eBook: £16.00

Giving the Past a Future: Essays in Archaeology and Rock Art Studies in Honour of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu

ed. James Dodd et al.

This volume celebrates the work of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu in his 40th year as director of Tanum Museum of Rock Carving and Rock Art Research Centre, Sweden. A feast of scholarly contributions pay respect to and acknowledge Gerhard’s achievements in the fields of rock art documentation, research, international collaboration and outreach. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

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

Paperback: £24.99 | eBook: £16.00

Gifts, Goods and Money: Comparing currency and circulation systems in past societies

ed. Dirk Brandherm et al.

The papers gathered in this volume explore the economic and social roles of exchange systems in past societies from a variety of different perspectives. Based on a broad range of individual case studies, the authors tackle problems surrounding the identification of (pre-monetary) currencies in the archaeological record. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Open Access

Considering Creativity: Creativity, Knowledge and Practice in Bronze Age Europe

ed. Joanna Sofaer

The papers in this volume view Bronze Age objects through the lens of creativity in order to offer fresh insights into the interaction between people and the world, as well as the individual and cultural processes that lie behind creative expression. READ MORE

Paperback: £33.00 | eBook: £16.00

Foreigners and Outside Influences in Medieval Norway

ed. Stian Suppersberger Hamre

Seven articles discuss different aspects of immigration and foreign influences in medieval Norway, from the viewpoint of different academic disciplines. The book will give the reader an insight into how the population of medieval Norway interacted with the surrounding world, how and by whom it was influenced, and how the population was composed. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | Open Access

Working with the Past: Towards an Archaeology of Recycling

ed. Dragoş Gheorghiu et al.

This book invites archaeologists to approach the significant process of recycling within the archaeological record at two different levels: of artefacts and of landscape. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Amphorae from the Kops Plateau (Nijmegen): trade and supply to the Lower-Rhineland from the Augustan period to AD 69/70

ed. Cèsar Carreras et al.

The amphorae from Kops Plateau represent a singular example of Roman military supply in northern Europe at a very early date. Their analysis sheds light on trading routes in the Atlantic regions, and from Gaul to Germany. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

Warriors and other Men

Lisbeth Skogstrand

This book questions whether androcentric archaeology has taught us anything about prehistoric men and their masculinities. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Late Bronze Age Flintworking from Ritual Zones in Southern Scandinavia

Miroslaw Masojc et al.

This book is devoted to flintworking encountered in the so-called cult houses and ritual zones from the Late Bronze Age in southern Scandinavia, where thousands of barrows were built in the period from the Neolithic to the end of the Early Bronze Age READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ritual Landscapes and Borders within Rock Art Research

ed. Heidrun Stebergløkken et al.

Ritual landscapes and borders are recurring themes running through Professor Kalle Sognnes' long research career. This anthology contains 13 articles written by colleagues from his broad network in appreciation of his many contributions to the field of rock art research. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | Open Access

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

Paperback: £44.00 | eBook: £16.00

Connecting Networks: Characterising Contact by Measuring Lithic Exchange in the European Neolithic

ed. Tim Kerig et al.

This volume brings together a group of peer reviewed papers, most of them presented at a workshop held at University College London, 15-17 October 2011, as part of the European Research Council (ERC) funded project Cultural Evolution of Neolithic Europe (EUROEVOL 2010-2015). READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

Quarrying in Western Norway

Irene Baug

The theme of this study is the large-scale exploitation of different stone products that took place in Norway during the Viking Age and the Middle Ages (c. AD 800-1500). READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00