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Ajanta’s Evolution: From Sāvakayāna to Bodhisatvayāna amid Hunnic Turmoil

Rajesh Kumar Singh

This book offers a new scholarly exploration of the rock-cut Ajanta Caves located in the modern-day Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India, their sculpture and paintings. The book meticulously traces the rise, transformation, and legacy of these architectural marvels from the late third century BC to around AD 480. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Džarkutan Nekropole 4A

Boriboi Abdullaev et al.

A catalogue of a Late Bronze Age necropolis in Southern Uzbekistan, containing 719 burials from the 20th-16th c. BC of the Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex – Central Asia’s largest scientifically studied prehistoric necropolis after Gonur. The catalogue includes burial descriptions and inventories, with ceramic drawings and photographs. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | Open Access

South Asian Goddesses and the Natural Environment

ed. Marika Vicziany et al.

This multidisciplinary collection presents 11 essays ranging from the pre-Vedic to the modern era and incorporating research on Hindu, Buddhist and tribal cultures. Authors ask whether the worship of goddesses, strongly linked to fertility rituals, might have mitigated the ecological decline of South Asia in the pre-British and post-colonial eras. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Gandharan Art and the Classical World: A Short Introduction

Peter Stewart

This book offers an introduction to Gandharan art and the mystery of its relationship with the Graeco-Roman world of the Mediterranean. It presents an accessible explanation of the ancient and modern contexts of Gandharan art, the state of scholarship on the subject, and guidance for further, in-depth study. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Look at the Coins! Papers in Honour of Joe Cribb on his 75th Birthday

ed. Helen Wang et al.

24 contributions reflect the vast scope of Joe Cribb’s interests including Asian numismatics, museology, poetry and art. Papers are arranged geographically, then chronologically/thematically including studies on coins, charms and silver currencies in or from China; finds from ancient Central Asia and Afghanistan: coins of South Soghd, and far more. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

A Comprehensive Survey of Rock Art in Upper Tibet: Volume II

John Vincent Bellezza

Focusing on the central and western parts of the region, this is the second of five volumes that comprehensively document rock art in Upper Tibet. It examines a panoply of graphic evidence found on stone surfaces, supplying an unprecedented view of the long-term development of culture and religion on a large swathe of the Tibetan Plateau. READ MORE

Paperback: £110.00 | Open Access

Don McCullin: Journeys across Roman Asia Minor

Barnaby Rogerson et al.

Don McCullin's photographs explore the mountains, valleys and coast of western Turkey, hunting out the most poignant and powerful ruins of the Roman Empire. His work offers a meditation on landscape, the effects of light on ancient stone, the way clouds animate the past, but it is also inescapably about past conflict. READ MORE

Hardback: £95.00

A Comprehensive Survey of Rock Art in Upper Tibet: Volume I

John Vincent Bellezza

Focusing on the eastern part of the region, this is the first in a series of five volumes that comprehensively document rock art in Upper Tibet. It examines a panoply of graphic evidence found on stone surfaces, supplying an unprecedented view of the long-term development of culture and religion on a large swathe of the Tibetan Plateau. READ MORE

Paperback: £95.00 | Open Access

Gandhāran Art in Its Buddhist Context

ed. Wannaporn Rienjang et al.

This book considers Gandhāran art in relation to its religious contexts and meanings within ancient Buddhism. Addressing the responses of patrons and worshippers at the monasteries and shrines of Gandhāra, papers seek to understand more about why Gandhāran art was made and what its iconographical repertoire meant to ancient viewers. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

The Palaeolithic of Northeast Asia

Vitaly A. Kashin et al.

This volume combines details of discoveries of Palaeolithic sites in a vast region of Northeast Asia (covering mostly the northeastern part of modern Russia), and meticulous analysis of hypotheses, ideas, and concepts related to the Northeast Asian Palaeolithic. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Two Cemeteries at Takhtidziri (Georgia)

ed. Iulon Gagoshidze et al.

This book publishes excavations at two cemeteries located near to the village of Takhtidziri in Shida Kartli, the central region of Georgia. The grave goods recovered are diverse and suggest that the kingdom of Kartli (Caucasian Iberia) was involved in international trade and economic relations in the Late Hellenistic and Early Roman period. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Eastern Frontiers

David J. Breeze et al.

This volume considers the military architecture and its impact on local communities in Rome's eastern frontier, which stretched from the north-east shore of the Black Sea to the Red Sea. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

Light of Devotion: Oil Lamps of Kerala

Carol Radcliffe Bolon

This in-depth study of the medieval oil lamps of Kerala and beyond considers these art objects as primary sources for a broader discussion on the ritual use of Hindu oil lamps, their related and unique cultural history, their motifs, style and subject matter. From an understudied region, many of the pieces presented are previously unpublished. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandhāran Art

ed. Wannaporn Rienjang et al.

From the archaeologists and smugglers of the Raj to the museums of post-partition Pakistan and India, from coin-forgers and contraband to modern Buddhism and contemporary art, this fourth volume of the Gandhāra Connections project presents the most recent research on the factors that mediate our encounter with Gandhāran art. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

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

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

Nadežda Gavrilović Vitas

This book 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

Masters of the Steppe: The Impact of the Scythians and Later Nomad Societies of Eurasia

ed. Svetlana Pankova et al.

This book presents 45 papers presented at a major international conference held at the British Museum during the 2017 BP exhibition 'Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia'. Papers include new archaeological discoveries, results of scientific research and studies of museum collections, most presented in English for the first time. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

The Global Connections of Gandhāran Art

ed. Wannaporn Rienjang et al.

This volume addresses directly the question of cross-cultural influence on and by Gandhāran art. The contributors wrestle with old controversies, particularly the notion that Gandhāran art is a legacy of Hellenistic Greek rule in Central Asia and the growing consensus around the important role of the Roman Empire in shaping it. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

EurASEAA14 Volume I: Ancient and Living Traditions

ed. Helen Lewis

This volume comprises papers originally presented at the EurASEAA14 conference in 2012, updated for publication. It focuses on topics under the broad themes of archaeology and art history, epigraphy, philology, historic archaeology, ethnography, ethnoarchaeology, ethnomusicology, materials studies, and long-distance trade and exchange. READ MORE

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EurASEAA14 Volume II: Material Culture and Heritage

Helen Lewis

This volume comprises papers presented at the EurASEAA14 conference in 2012, updated for publication. It focuses on topics under the broad themes of archaeology and heritage, material culture, environmental archaeology, osteoarchaeology, historic and prehistoric archaeology, ethnoarchaeology, and long-distance contact, trade and exchange. READ MORE

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An Illustrated Companion to Japanese Archaeology

ed. Werner Steinhaus et al.

The Illustrated Companion to Japanese Archaeology provides, for the first time, a comprehensive visual introduction to a wide range of sites and finds from the earliest occupation of the Japanese archipelago prior to 35,000 years ago to the early historical periods. First published in 2016, the 2nd edition is revised and updated for 2020. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00

What Difference Does Time Make? Papers from the Ancient and Islamic Middle East and China in Honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Midwest Branch of the American Oriental Society

ed. JoAnn Scurlock et al.

Proceedings of a conference held at St. Mary’s University in Notre Dame, Indiana (2017), this volume presents a wide-ranging exploration of Time as experienced and contemplated. Included are offerings on ancient Mesopotamian archaeology, literature and religion, Biblical texts and archaeology, Chinese literature and philosophy, and Islamic law. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Listening to the Stones: Essays on Architecture and Function in Ancient Greek Sanctuaries in Honour of Richard Alan Tomlinson

ed. Elena C. Partida et al.

This book presents a range of topics, conveying the broad scope of Richard Tomlinson’s archaeological quests and echoing his own research methodologies; it is is a token of appreciation for a British professor of archaeology, who spread knowledge of the Greek civilization, manifesting the brilliant spirit of the versatile ancient Greek builders. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Paperback: £24.99 | eBook: £16.00

The Geography of Gandhāran Art

ed. Wannaporn Rienjang et al.

This second volume of the Gandhāra Connections project at Oxford University’s Classical Art Research Centre aims to pick apart the regional geography of Gandhāran art, presenting new discoveries at particular sites, textual evidence, and the challenges and opportunities of exploring Gandhāra’s artistic geography. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

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

Walking with the Unicorn: Social Organization and Material Culture in Ancient South Asia

ed. Dennys Frenez et al.

This volume, a compilation of original papers written to celebrate the outstanding contributions of Jonathan Mark Kenoyer to the archaeology of South Asia over the past forty years, highlights recent developments in the archaeological research of ancient South Asia, with specific reference to the Indus Civilization. READ MORE

Paperback: £110.00 | 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

Problems of Chronology in Gandhāran Art

ed. Wannaporn Rienjang et al.

‘Problems of Chronology in Gandhāran Art’ is the first publication of the Gandhāra Connections project at the University of Oxford’s Classical Art Research Centre. It presents the proceedings of the first of three international workshops on fundamental questions in the study of Gandhāran art, held at Oxford in March 2017. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access

Portuguese Intervention in the Manila Galleon Trade

Etsuko Miyata

In this study of the Portuguese intervention in the Manila Galleon Trade, Etsuko Miyata explores its history through a new approach: the examination of Chinese ceramics. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | eBook: £16.00

Metallurgical Production in Northern Eurasia in the Bronze Age

Stanislav Grigoriev

Copper is the first metal to play a large part in human history. This work is devoted to the history of metallurgical production in Northern Eurasia during the Bronze Age, based on experiments carried out by the author and analyses of ancient slag, ore and metal. READ MORE

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