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Reconstructing the Development of Somerset’s Early Medieval Church

Carole Lomas

This book uses Somerset as a case study to contribute to a broader understanding of how the Church developed across the British Isles during the transition from the post-Roman Church to the 11th century. It collates and cross-references all earlier research and offers the most up-to-date study of Somerset’s post-Roman churches. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00

City of Culture 2600 BC: Early Mesopotamian History and Archaeology at Abu Salabikh

John Nicholas Postgate

This book presents the city beneath the surface of Abu Salabikh, southern Iraq. The archaeology and the textual data combine to reveal its architecture, agricultural and industrial enterprises, and social structure. Integrated with our wider knowledge of south Mesopotamia at this time it creates a vivid image of city life in 2600 BC. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00

Life along Communication Routes from the Roman Period to the Middle Ages

ed. Ivana Ožanić Roguljić et al.

This volume presents the latest research on Roman roads, not just in terms of their basic infrastructure but also exploring various aspects of life that were connected with it, from the Imperial period to that of decline, acculturation and integration of new identities, within the three Roman provinces of Pannonia, Moesia and Dalmatia. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Arqueología computacional del territorio. Métodos y técnicas para estudiar decisiones humanas en paisajes pretéritos

Miguel Carrero-Pazos

This book aims to describe some of the current analytical approaches to model past cultural landscapes, their evolution, and relationship with the human societies that inhabited them. To this end, the use of Geographic Information Systems and spatial statistics is proposed, using territorial and landscape archaeology as a theoretical framework. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

From Concept to Monument: Time and Costs of Construction in the Ancient World

ed. Simon J. Barker et al.

21 papers focus on modelling the costs of construction over the course of 2,500 years, from Bronze Age Greece to the early Middle Ages. They discuss both broader issues of methodology and particular case studies, with particular attention to the exploitation of raw materials (e.g. quarries), transport, and construction processes on building sites. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

Sans sépulture: Modalités et enjeux de la privation de funérailles de la Préhistoire à nos jours

Aurore Schmitt et al.

This volume gathers contributions from archaeologists, anthropologists and historians to present a rich interdisciplinary and diachronic reflection on the diversity of motivations that lead to the intentional deprivation of funerals. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | Open Access

Études Mésopotamiennes – Mesopotamian Studies: N°2 – 2022

ed. Lionel Marti et al.

EMMS 2 is in two parts: Part 1 offers proceedings of a colloquium exploring the crisis of State and Monarchy between the 13th-10th centuries in northern Mesopotamia and Syria. The second part is dedicated to archaeological and textual studies from three archaeological sites that are currently being excavated in Iraqi Kurdistan. READ MORE

Paperback: £85.00 | eBook: £16.00

Change and Transition on Crete: Interpreting the Evidence from the Hellenistic through to the Early Byzantine Period

ed. Jane Francis et al.

The theme of this volume, presented in honour of G.W.M. Harrison, whose academic contributions have enriched our perspective of Roman Crete, is change and transition, a topic that challenges some of the earlier approaches to Hellenistic and Roman Crete, and which presents a different perspective on historical events and archaeological evidence. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Late Bronze Age Painted Pottery Traditions at the Margins of the Hittite State

ed. Federico Manuelli et al.

The intent of this volume is to break through the boundaries usually imposed by the study of 2nd millennium BC pottery production in Anatolia. 12 papers of leading specialists working on relevant material offer, for the first time, the possibility of a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of painted pottery in the 2nd millennium BC. READ MORE

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Gudenus Cave: The Earliest Humans of Austria

Robert G. Bednarik

Summarising 60 years of research by the author at the earliest human occupation site known in Austria (1962 to 2021), this book describes the strategies and methods of studying a Pleistocene cave site that had been regarded as fully excavated, and their long-term applications. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Properties in Arab States

Anas Al Khabour

Offering an overview of the phenomenon of illicit trafficking of cultural properties, this book serves as a reference point for governments, enforcement agencies, international organizations, stakeholders, and civil societies. The geographic focus is the Arab World: the countries in the Middle East, Gulf of Arabia, Horn of Africa and North Africa. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Acropolis 625: The Endoios Athena

Patricia A. Marx

An interdisciplinary in-depth study of an important Archaic statue of Athena, carved in c. 525 BC. The author’s detailed examination reveals that, unlike earlier seated statues, it is an active figure – a fully armed image of Athena Polias as defender of the city-state. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00

Unforgettable Encounters: Understanding Participation in Italian Community Archaeology

Francesco Ripanti

Whether as excavators and re-enactors, or co-organising research campaigns and outreach activities, the participation of the general public in archaeology has become a well-represented practice, but the impact remains underexplored. Evaluating participation can influence fieldwork practice and enrich the academic discussion on public archaeology. READ MORE

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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 | Open Access

Archaeology on the Apulian – Lucanian Border

Alastair Small et al.

The broad valley of the Bradano river and its tributary, the Basentello, separates the Apennine mountains in Lucania from the limestone plateau of the Murge in Apulia in southeast Italy. This book aims to explain how the pattern of settlement and land use changed in the valley over the whole period from the Neolithic to the late medieval.

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Hardback: £125.00 | Open Access

Down to Earth Archaeology

William Y. Adams

Professor William Y. Adams presents sixteen papers on Nubia, written at various times during his lengthy and productive academic career. Most of those selected had been previously published only in a limited way; encompassing a wide range of topics, Adams wanted to enable them to reach a wider readership than they had originally. READ MORE

Hardback: £59.00 | Open Access

The Making of a Roman Imperial Estate: Archaeology in the Vicus at Vagnari, Puglia

ed. Maureen Carroll

Excavation reports and analysis of material remains from Vagnari, southeast Italy, facilitate a detailed phasing of a rural settlement, both in the late Republican period, when it was established on land leased from the Roman state, and later when it became the hub (vicus) of a vast agricultural estate owned by the emperor himself. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

Orientation of Prehistoric Monuments in Britain: A Reassessment

Alistair Marshall

Reassesses major axial alignment at many megalithic ritual and funerary monuments (Neolithic to Bronze Age) in Britain and Ireland, not in terms of abstract astronomical concerns, but as an expression of repeated seasonal propitiation involving community, agrarian economy and ancestry in an attempt to mitigate variable environmental conditions. READ MORE

Paperback: £85.00 | 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

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Statues at Rousham Park

Anne Schlee

Informative and well-illustrated, this book describes how the retired General Dormer, who inherited Rousham in 1738, completed Charles Bridgeman’s garden design with the help of William Kent, but reserved for himself the choice of statues and their placement. Taken together, the statues and busts suggest an autobiographical portrait of Dormer. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99

Fores et Fenestrae: A Computational Study of Doors and Windows in Roman Domestic Space

Lucia Michielin

The role doors and windows play in shaping the life and structure of Roman private dwellings has been underestimated; they are structures that connect not only rooms but houses to the outside world, and they relate to privacy, security, and light in domestic spaces. This volume analyses these structures as an essential part of daily life. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

El tesoro de Regina Turdulorum (Casas de Reina, Badajoz)

David Martínez Chico

This volume presents a study of the Regina Turdulorum Hoard (Casas de Reina, Badajoz), which was buried with 818 imitative antoniniani of Divo Claudio type, minted in copper. The vast majority of the coins bear the reverse legend 'CONSECRATIO'. This figure makes the hoard one of the most important finds in Spain and Portugal. READ MORE

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St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale, North Yorkshire: Archaeological Investigations and Historical Context

Philip Rahtz† et al.

The result of c. 20 years of work on and around the church of St Gregory's Minster, Kirkdale, North Yorkshire, this work is concerned primarily with the 8th century onwards, but also extends the time-period of this isolated site, particularly for the post-Roman to middle Saxon period, but also as an earlier probably religious landscape. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | 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

Searching for the 17th Century on Nevis: The Survey and Excavation of Two Early Plantation Sites

Robert Philpott et al.

'Searching for the 17th Century on Nevis' is the first of a series of monographs dedicated to the archaeological investigation of the landscape, buildings and artefacts of the Eastern Caribbean by the Nevis Heritage Project. This volume presents the results of documentary research and excavation on two sugar plantation sites on the island of Nevis. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | Open Access

“Los animales enseñaron el camino…”: La fauna de la Sierra Gorda queretana a través de sus representaciones cerámicas arqueológicas

María Teresa Muñoz Espinosa et al.

This volume examines the past fauna of the Sierra Gorda region of Mexico, declared a 'Biosphere Reserve' in 1997 by presidential decree, and its representation in archaeological ceramics. These representations are then related to the oral traditions of the inhabitants of the region that have been preserved until now. READ MORE

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Natter’s Museum Britannicum: British gem collections and collectors of the mid-eighteenth century

John Boardman et al.

This book presents the first comprehensive publication of Lorenz Natter’s (1705- 1763) Museum Britannicum, offering full discussion in English and presenting Natter’s drawings and comments alongside modern information on the ancient and later engraved gems that can be identified and located through fresh research. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00

Egypt and Austria XII - Egypt and the Orient: The Current Research

ed. Mladen Tomorad

The 12th Egypt and Austria conference (Zagreb, September 2018) saw 39 presentations on current research related to the interactions between Egypt and the states of the former Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire up to the middle of the 20th century. 26 papers are presented in this proceedings volume. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

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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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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The Ovoid Amphorae in the Central and Western Mediterranean

ed. Enrique García Vargas et al.

Based on the proceedings of a workshop held at Seville University in 2015, this book looks at several series of amphorae created in the Late Republican Roman period, sharing a generally ovoid shape in their bodies – a group of material which, until now, has rarely been studied. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

Messages from the Past: Rock Art of Al-Hajar Mountains

Angelo E. Fossati

Angelo E. Fossati takes the reader on an in-depth journey into the various themes present in the rock art of Oman, offering theories on the chronology and interpretation, while exploring the landscape setting of the decorated panels. Highly illustrated throughout, beautiful photographs and scientific tracings of the rock art accompany the text. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

El Mesolítico en Cantabria centro-oriental

Mercedes Pérez Bartolomé

This book explores the Mesolithic period in the central-eastern area of Cantabria (Spain) as a manifestation of sociocultural evolution and change of the societies that lived in the area between the ninth and sixth millennia cal BC, until the introduction of farming. READ MORE

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Egitto, Iraq ed Etruria nelle fotografie di John Alfred Spranger

Stefano Anastasio et al.

This volume presents the 1930s archaeological photo-albums of John Alfred Spranger (1889-1968). Spranger combined photography skills with true expertise in archaeology and topography. His photos make it possible to understand, after almost a century, how many Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Etruscan sites appeared at the time of their first excavations. READ MORE

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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

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Grabados rupestres en La Mancha centro: documentación y estudio de un patrimonio desconocido

Ramiro Rodero Rocío et al.

This book deals with the documentation and interpretation of the rock sites located in La Mancha center (Spain), from the detailed study of the symbols that have been engraved in the rock. READ MORE

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Handel in Krisenzeiten: Ägyptische-mykenische Handelsbeziehungen in der Ramessidenzeit

Birgit Schiller

An overview of the sites of Mycenaean pottery finds in Egypt and Nubia, this book analyses data from more than forty locations and presents a historical context for the vessels and sherds discovered. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Representations of Animals on Greek and Roman Engraved Gems

Idit Sagiv

A comprehensive study of the depictions of animals and their significance on Greek and Roman gems. The work examines the associations between animal depictions and the type of gemstone and its believed qualities. The study also compares the representation of animals on gems to other, larger media, and analyses the differences. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Social Interactions and Status Markers in the Roman World

ed. George Cupcea et al.

Proceedings from the ‘People of the Ancient World’ conference held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2016. Ten papers encompass diverse approaches to Roman provincial populations and the corresponding case-studies highlight the multi-faceted character of Roman society. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

For the Gods of Girsu (ARABIC EDITION)

Sébastien Rey

This book demonstrates Girsu is a primary locale for re-analyzing, through an interdisciplinary approach combining archaeological and textual evidence, the origins of the Sumerian city-state. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00

Glassware and Glassworking in Thessaloniki

Anastassios Ch. Antonaras

A detailed examination of the production of glass and glass vessels in the eastern Mediterranean from the Hellenistic Age to the Early Christian period, analysing production techniques and decoration. READ MORE

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Physical Barriers, Cultural Connections: A Reconsideration of the Metal Flow at the Beginning of the Metal Age in the Alps

Laura Perucchetti

This book considers the early copper and copper-alloy metallurgy of the entire Circum- Alpine region. It introduces a new approach to the interpretation of chemical composition data sets, which has been applied to a comprehensive regional database for the first time. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Large Scale Rhodian Sculpture of Hellenistic and Roman Times

Kalliope Bairami

This volume presents the large-scale Rhodian sculpture of the Hellenistic and Roman period through the publication of sixty unpublished sculptures of life size or larger than life size, together with forty-five sculptures already published. READ MORE

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Liber Amicorum–Speculum Siderum: Nūt Astrophoros

ed. Nadine Guilhou et al.

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

Paperback: £56.00 | eBook: £16.00

Myths about Rock Art

Robert G. Bednarik

Rather than considering the myths supposedly depicted in the world’s rock art, this book examines the myths archaeologists and others have created about the meanings and significance of rock art. READ MORE

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An Urban Geography of the Roman World, 100 BC to AD 300

J. W. Hanson

This book provides a new account of the urbanism of the Roman world between 100 BC and AD 300. To do so, it draws on a combination of textual sources and archaeological material to provide a new catalogue of cities, calculates new estimates of their areas and uses a range of population densities to estimate their populations. READ MORE

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Die antike Münze als Fundgegenstand

Günther E. Thüry

This volume offers a detailed overview of ancient coin finds and their interpretation before offering a proposal for the categorisation of future numismatic finds. READ MORE

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For the Gods of Girsu: City-State Formation in Ancient Sumer

Sébastien Rey

This book demonstrates Girsu is a primary locale for re-analyzing, through an interdisciplinary approach combining archaeological and textual evidence, the origins of the Sumerian city-state. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

Arqueología y Tecnologías de Información Espacial

ed. Alfredo Maximiano et al.

Papers from the First Iberoamerican Conference on Spatial Archaeology held in 2013 at the University of Cantabria, Spain. READ MORE

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