Sort results by: Filter results by: Language Available in digital format

Keyword: Burial

Everyday Life in the Ice Age

Elle Clifford et al.

This is the first attempt to present a truly complete, balanced and realistic picture of life during the last Ice Age, while dispelling many of the myths and inaccuracies about our early ancestors. This highly illustrated and accessible book is aimed not only at students and specialists, but also and especially the interested public. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.99

Funerary and Related Cups of the British Bronze Age

Claire Copper et al.

Cups are the least studied of all Bronze Age funerary ceramics and their interpretations are still based on antiquarian speculation. This book presents the first study of these often highly decorated items including a fully referenced and illustrated national corpus that will form the basis for future studies. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Waterlands: Prehistoric Life at Bar Pasture, Pode Hole Quarry, Peterborough

ed. Andy Richmond et al.

Presenting the results of a decade-long archaeological investigation at Bar Pasture Farm, Pode Hole Quarry, Peterborough, this book represents one of the most significant landscape excavations carried out in recent years. The 55-hectare site was the scene of human activity on the fenland edge from the Mesolithic through to the Late Iron Age. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00

Les mégalithes du département du Morbihan

Philippe Gouézin

Based on a corpus of architectural plans comprising 1413 megalithic monuments from the Department of Morbihan, including more than 250 unpublished monuments, this book aims at a better understanding of megalithism, or more precisely megalithisms, and presents a new approach to the relationship between standing stones (menhirs) and tombs (dolmens). READ MORE

Paperback: £88.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Neolithic Cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh

ed. Akira Tsuneki et al.

The Neolithic Cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh is the second volume of the final reports on the excavations at Tell el-Kerkh, northwest Syria, focusing on the discovery of a Pottery Neolithic cemetery dating between c. 6400 and 6100 BC, one of the oldest outdoor communal cemeteries in West Asia. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

The Roman Cemetery at Lankhills

Giles Clarke

This book considers the cemetery uncovered outside the north gate of Venta Belgarum, Roman Winchester, and analyses in detail both the graves and their contents. There are detailed studies and important re-assessments of many categories of object, but it is the information about late Roman burial, religion, and society which is of special interest. READ MORE

Hardback: £90.00 | Open Access

Die Gräber von Bat und Al-Ayn und das Gebäude II in Bat

Stephanie Döpper

A study of the Early Bronze Age necropolises of the UNESCO world heritage sites Bat and Al-Ayn, and the monumental tower structure Building II at Bat, this volume reports on the architecture and stratigraphy, find assemblages from the excavated buildings (including pottery and small finds), along with anthropological and anthracological studies. READ MORE

Hardback: £80.00 | Open Access

Les pratiques funéraires en Gaule lyonnaise de l’époque augustéenne à la fin du 3e siècle

András Márton

This volume gives an overview of Roman burial practices in the Gallia Lugdunensis province during the Early Roman Empire, focussing on grave treatment and grave furnishing, the structure of the tombs and the selection and treatment of grave goods and human remains. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Burials and Society in Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Ireland

Cormac McSparron

This book describes and analyses the increasing complexity of later Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age burial in Ireland, using burial complexity as a proxy for increasing social complexity, and as a tool for examining social structure. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Die Bestattungsgruben in Bat

Conrad Schmidt et al.

A comprehensive study of two Umm an-Nar (2700-2000 BC) burial pits from the UNESCO World Heritage site Bat in the Sultanate of Oman, excavated 2010-2012. Each burial pit represents one of the largest closed finds of the Early Bronze Age in the region, including beads and other items of personal adornment, as well as pottery and human bones. READ MORE

Hardback: £75.00 | Open Access

Ephyra-Epirus: The Mycenaean Acropolis

Thanasis I. Papadopoulos et al.

This volume presents the results of the 1975-1986 and 2007-2008 excavations on the prehistoric-Mycenaean acropolis of Ephyra, one of the most important Bronze Age sites of Epirus. Ephyra is a small coastal fortified site in the region of the lower Acheron valley, and it has produced impressive and, in some cases, unique Bronze Age remains. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Pre and Protohistoric Stone Architectures: Comparisons of the Social and Technical Contexts Associated to Their Building

ed. Florian Cousseau et al.

Proceedings, with full text in English and French, from session XXXII-3 of the XVIII UISPP World Congress, Paris, 2018: Pre and protohistoric stone architectures: comparisons of the social and technical contexts associated to their building. The volume aims to break the usual limits on the fields of study and to deconstruct some preconceived ideas. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

The Hypocephalus: An Ancient Egyptian Funerary Amulet

Tamás Mekis

The hypocephalus is an element of Late Period and Ptolemaic funerary equipment—an amuletic disc placed under the head of mummies. Its shape emulates the sun’s disc, and its form is planar (although it is occasionally concave). This volume analyses the written records and iconography of these objects. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Les pratiques funéraires en Pannonie de l’époque augustéenne à la fin du 3e siècle

András Márton

This work aims to give an overview of Roman burial practices in Pannonia during the Early Roman period through the study of tomb structure, the selection and treatment of grave goods and analysis of human remains. It proposes a synthesis of the published finds to serve as a base for future research in the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | eBook: £16.00

Mortuary Variability and Social Diversity in Ancient Greece

ed. Nikolas Dimakis et al.

This volume brings together early career scholars working on funerary customs in Greece from the Early Iron Age to the Roman period. Papers present various thematic and interdisciplinary analysis in which funerary contexts provide insights on individuals, social groups and communities. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Paperback: £65.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Macedonia – Alexandria: Monumental Funerary Complexes of the Late Classical and Hellenistic Age

Dorota Gorzelany

This book explores the influence of Macedonians and Greeks settling in Alexandria ad Aegyptum on the structural form of underground tombs, comparing in synthetic form the structural elements of the cist graves, chamber and rock-cut tombs of Macedonia with the Alexandrian hypogea, while taking into account geographical factors that conditioned them. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Funerary Archaeology and Changing Identities: Community Practices in Roman-Period Sardinia

Mauro Puddu

This book analyses in detail the funerary evidence from burial sites in southern and central Sardinia, proposing an alternative interpretation of the island and of other Roman Provinces in which local communities played an active and creative role in shaping back the Roman-world within the specific material and historical conditions they lived in. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Profane Death in Burial Practices of a Pre-Industrial Society: A study from Silesia

Pawel Duma

This book discusses phenomena characteristic of funeral practices of the pre-industrial society of Silesia (Poland). The author explores specific groups of people and the places they were interred, supplementing the study with analysis of the results of archaeological research, which mainly involved fieldwork carried out at former execution sites. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Pioneer Burial: A high-status Anglian warrior burial from Wollaston Northamptonshire

Ian Meadows

Excavations at Wollaston Quarry, near Wellingborough, uncovered a single late 7th century grave, the Pioneer burial. The burial contained artefacts indicative of very high status, with the early to middle Saxon helmet being at the time only the fourth to have been recovered from a burial in England. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | eBook: £16.00

Han Dynasty (206BC–AD220) Stone Carved Tombs in Central and Eastern China

Chen Li

Han Dynasty (206 BC–AD 220) stone carved tombs were constructed from carved stone slabs or a combination of moulded bricks and carved stones, and were distributed in Central and Eastern China. In this book, the origins, meanings and influences of these tombs are presented as a part of the history of interactions between different parts of Eurasia. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

The Mycenaean Cemetery at Achaia Clauss near Patras

Constantinos Paschalidis et al.

Presents the study of the finds from the Mycenaean cemetery of Clauss near Patras, carried out between 1988-1992 under the direction of Prof. Thanassis Papadopoulos. During the excavation project, fifteen chamber tombs were located and researched in detail, to be added to those already known from the pre-war excavations by Nikolaos Kyparissis. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | eBook: £16.00

To Die in Style! The residential lifestyle of feasting and dying in Iron Age Stamna, Greece

Gioulika – Olga Christakopoulou

This volume investigates the culture of feasting and the rituals of death among elite citizens in Iron Age Stamna, Greece, by studying archaeological finds from a large number of Protogeometric era tombs. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | eBook: £16.00

Papers in Italian Archaeology VII: The Archaeology of Death

ed. Edward Herring et al.

This volume collects more than 60 papers by contributors from the British Isles, Italy and other parts of continental Europe, and North and South America, focussing on recent developments in Italian archaeology from the Neolithic to the modern period. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | eBook: £16.00

Late Iron Age and Roman Settlement at Bozeat Quarry, Northamptonshire: Excavations 1995-2016

Rob Atkins

MOLA (formerly Northamptonshire Archaeology), has undertaken intermittent archaeological work within Bozeat Quarry, Northamptonshire, over a twenty-year period from 1995-2016 covering an area of 59ha. This volume presents excavation findings including evidence of a Late Iron Age and Roman Settlement. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Egyptian Predynastic Anthropomorphic Objects

Ryna Ordynat

The aim of this study is to examine Anthropomorphic objects from the Egyptian Predynastic in terms of their original context to determine what role they played in Predynastic burials. A database comprising all provenanced anthropomorphic Predynastic objects has been composed in order to conduct a detailed analysis. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Excavation of the Late Saxon and Medieval Churchyard of St Martin’s, Wallingford, Oxfordshire

Iain Soden

This volume presents the results of excavations by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) undertaken in 2003-4 at the former St Martin’s churchyard, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

Parian Polyandreia

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

This book centres on the anthropological study of two late 8th century BC monumental graves, including a considerable population sample of cremated males, at the ancient necropolis of Paroikia at Paros, Greece. The study investigates inter-island features of the human record, observable as ingrained traces in the skeletal record. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Current Approaches to Collective Burials in the Late European Prehistory

ed. Tiago Tomé et al.

The articles in this volume provide examples of different approaches currently being developed on Prehistoric collective burials of southern Europe, mostly focusing on case studies, but also including contributions of a more methodological scope. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | Open Access

Road Archaeology in the Middle Nile: Volume 2

Michael Mallinson et al.

Reports on the findings of rescue excavations carried out by SARS in 1994 in advance of the construction of the North Challenge Road, Sudan. The excavation area encompassed from opposite the Pyramids of Meroe to Atbara. READ MORE

Hardback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Egypt 2015: Perspectives of Research

ed. Mladen Tomorad et al.

This volume presents proceedings from the Seventh European Conference of Egyptologists, Zagreb, Croatia 2015. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Death of the Maiden in Classical Athens

Katia Margariti

The present study examines the death of maidens in classical Athens, combining the study of Attic funerary iconography with research on classical Attic maiden burials, funerary inscriptions, tragic plays, as well as the relevant Attic myths READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Social Identity and Status in the Classical and Hellenistic Northern Peloponnese

Nikolas Dimakis

This book aims to employ and illustrate the unique strengths of burial evidence and its contribution to the understanding of social identity and status in the Classical and Hellenistic Northern Peloponnese. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Les sépultures mésolithiques de Téviec et Hoedic: révisions bioarchéologiques

Bruno Boulestin

This book presents the long lacking bioarchaeological review study of the Teviec and Hoedic graves, located in Brittany and excavated from 1928 to 1934 by Marthe and Saint-Just Péquart. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | 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

Siruthavoor: An Iron Age-Early Historical burial Site, Tamil Nadu, South India

Smriti Haricharan

This study aims at using and understanding man-land relationships in order to better comprehend the megalithic burials of Tamil Nadu. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | eBook: £16.00

A Dignified Passage through the Gates of Hades

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

Archaeological excavations at the Eleuthernian burial ground of Orthi Petra yielded a remarkable collection of jar burials in complex internal tomb stratification, containing cremated human bones accompanied by a most noteworthy assembly of burial artifacts of exquisite wealth. READ MORE

Paperback: £8.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00