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Keyword: Archaeological theory

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

ArcheoFOSS XIV 2020: Open Software, Hardware, Processes, Data and Formats in Archaeological Research

ed. Julian Bogdani et al.

Proceedings of the 14th edition of ArcheoFOSS, 18 high-level and peer reviewed papers are well distributed between two thematic sections—Application Cases and Development, and Open Data—contributed by more than forty Italian and foreign scholars, researchers and freelance archaeologists working in the field of Cultural Heritage. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Archaeology Today: A Colouring Book

Cornelius Holtorf et al.

This colouring book offers a short introduction to the world of the contemporary archaeologist, exploring new approaches and theories of investigation. With text by professional archaeologist Cornelius Holtorf and beautiful, highly detailed illustrations by Daniel Lindskog, each page is full of information to explore, and designs to colour. READ MORE

Paperback: £4.99

Public Archaeologies of Frontiers and Borderlands

ed. Kieran Gleave et al.

Select proceedings of the 4th University of Chester Archaeology Student conference (Chester, 20 March 2019) investigate real-world ancient and modern frontier works, the significance of graffiti, material culture, monuments and wall-building, as well as fictional representations of borders and walls in the arts, as public archaeology. READ MORE

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

Places of Memory: Spatialised Practices of Remembrance from Prehistory to Today

ed. Christian Horn et al.

This book examines spatialised practices of remembrance and its role in reshaping societies from prehistory to today; it presents a reflection on the creation of memories through the organisation and use of landscapes and spaces that explicitly considers the multiplicity of meanings of the past. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Different Times? Archaeological and Environmental Data from Intra-Site and Off-Site Sequences

ed. Zoï Tsirtsoni et al.

Proceedings from Session II-8 of the XVIII UISPP Congress, Paris, 2018, questioning temporal correlations between intra-site and off-site data in archaeology-related contexts. The word ‘site’ describes here archaeological sites – usually settlements – where recent research has produced information on the duration and timing of human presence. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access

Approaches to the Analysis of Production Activity at Archaeological Sites

ed. Anna K. Hodgkinson et al.

Proceedings of a workshop held in Berlin, 2018, focusing on manufacturing activities identified at archaeological sites. New excavation techniques, ethnographic research, archaeometric approaches, GIS, experimental archaeology, and theoretical issues associated with how researchers understand production in the past, are presented here. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

Invisible Archaeologies: Hidden Aspects of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt and Nubia

ed. Loretta Kilroe

The eight papers presented here stem from a conference held in Oxford in 2017 which brought together international early-career researchers applying novel archaeological and anthropological methods to ‘overlooked’ subjects in ancient Egypt and Nubia. The diverse topics covered include women, prisoners, entangled communities and funerary displays. READ MORE

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Objects of the Past in the Past: Investigating the Significance of Earlier Artefacts in Later Contexts

ed. Matthew G. Knight et al.

How did past communities view, understand and communicate their pasts? And how can we, as archaeologists, understand this? This volume brings together a range of case studies in which objects of the past were encountered and reappropriated. READ MORE

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Aesthetics, Applications, Artistry and Anarchy: Essays in Prehistoric and Contemporary Art

ed. Jillian Huntley et al.

This volume, in honour of John Kay Clegg, consists of papers by rock art researchers from around the world on topics such as aesthetics, the application of statistical analyses, frontier conflict and layered symbolic meanings, the deliberate use of optical illusion, and the contemporary significance of ancient and street art. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

CAA2016: Oceans of Data

ed. Mieko Matsumoto et al.

A selection of 50 papers presented at CAA2016. Papers are grouped under the following headings: Ontologies and Standards; Field and Laboratory Data Recording and Analysis; Archaeological Information Systems; GIS and Spatial Analysis; 3D and Visualisation; Complex Systems Simulation; Teaching Archaeology in the Digital Age. READ MORE

Paperback: £95.00 | Open Access

Sanctuaries in Roman Dacia

Csaba Szabo

This book focuses on lived ancient religious communication in Roman Dacia. Testing for the first time the ‘Lived Ancient Religion’ approach in terms of a peripheral province from the Danubian area, this work looks at the role of ‘sacralised’ spaces, known commonly as sanctuaries in the religious communication of the province. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Repensar el colonialismo: Iberia, de colonia a potencia colonial

ed. Beatriz Marín-Aguilera

This book brings together historians, anthropologists and archaeologists to rethink colonialism in a cross-sectional way, from ancient times to contemporary times. READ MORE

Paperback: £15.00

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

Buildings in Society: International Studies in the Historic Era

ed. Liz Thomas et al.

This book presents a series of papers reflecting the latest approaches to the study of buildings from the historic period. This volume does not examine buildings as architecture, rather it adopts an archaeological perspective to consider them as artefacts, reflecting the needs of those who commissioned them. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

From the Archaeological Record to Virtual Reconstruction

Juana Molina Salido

From the Archaeological Record to Virtual Reconstruction' describes the use of New Information Technologies (IT) for the analyses and interpretation of the archaeological record of an Iron Age fortified settlement, the San Chuis Hillfort (San Martín de Beduledo, Allande, Asturias, Spain). READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Visualizing cityscapes of Classical antiquity: from early modern reconstruction drawings to digital 3D models

Chiara Piccoli

The study presented here aims to make a practical contribution to a new understanding and use of digital 3D reconstructions in archaeology, namely as ‘laboratories’ to test hypotheses and visualize, evaluate and discuss multiple interpretations. READ MORE

Paperback: £59.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Innovative Approaches and Explorations in Ceramic Studies

ed. Sandra L. López Varela

This book celebrates thirty years of Ceramic Ecology, an international symposium initiated at the 1986 American Anthropological Association. Contributions explore the application of instrumental techniques and experimental studies to analyze ceramics and follow innovative approaches to evaluate methods and theories. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

AP2017: 12th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection

ed. Benjamin Jennings et al.

The Proceedings of 12th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection draws together over 100 papers addressing archaeological prospection techniques, methodologies and case studies from around the world. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

The Archaeology of Time Travel

ed. Bodil Petersson et al.

This volume explores the relevance of time travel as a characteristic contemporary way to approach the past. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Archaeology with Art

ed. Helen Chittock et al.

Based on a 2013 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference session, this book aims to merge the perspectives of artists and archaeologists on making art. It explores the relationship between archaeology and art practice, the interactions between materials and practitioners, and the processes that result in the objects and images we call ‘art’. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Forensic Archaeology

Laura Evis

This book evaluates current archaeological excavation methods and recording systems in relation to their use in providing forensic evidence, and their ability to satisfy the admissibility tests introduced by the Law Commission, and other internationally recognised bodies. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | 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

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

Paperback: £30.00 | 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

The Three Dimensions of Archaeology

ed. Hans Kamermans et al.

This volume brings together presentations from two sessions organized for the XVII World UISPP Conference: The scientific value of 3D archaeology, and Detecting the Landscape(s). READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | Open Access

CAA2015. Keep The Revolution Going

ed. Stefano Campana et al.

This volume brings together all the successful peer-reviewed papers submitted for the proceedings of the 43rd conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology that took place in Siena (Italy) from March 31st to April 2nd 2015. READ MORE

Paperback: £129.00 | Open Access