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Pottery Making and Communities During the 5th Millennium BCE in Fars Province, Southwestern Iran

Takehiro Miki

This book explores pottery making and communities during the Bakun period (c. 5000 – 4000 BCE) in the Kur River Basin, Fars province, southwestern Iran, through the analysis of ceramic materials collected at Tall-e Jari A, Tall-e Gap, and Tall-e Bakun A & B. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

Spectacle and Display: A Modern History of Britain’s Roman Mosaic Pavements

Michael Dawson

Antiquarian interest in the Roman period mosaics of Britain began in the 16th century. This book is the first to explore responses and attitudes to mosaics, not just at the point of discovery but during their subsequent history. It is a field which has received scant attention and provides a compelling insight into the agency of these remains. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Scelte tecnologiche, expertise e aspetti sociali della produzione

Vanessa Forte

Ceramic technology is a topic widely explored in archaeology, especially for its social inferences. This volume addresses the social aspects of production and the role of potters within prehistoric communities. The book focusses on the Copper Age when social complexity was incipient and ceramic production was not considered a formalised activity. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Le verre de Sabra al-Mansuriya - Kairouan, Tunisie - milieu Xe-milieu XIe siècle

Danièle Foy et al.

Knowledge of Islamic glass and its craftsmanship in the medieval period has relied heavily on Middle Eastern literature. The study of workshop and rich glass assemblage from Sabra al-Mansuriya (Kairouan), the Fatimid capital founded in 947/948 and destroyed in 1057, shows that Ifriqiya followed the technological evolutions of glass craftsmanship. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | Open Access

Experimental Archaeology: Making, Understanding, Story-telling

ed. Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood et al.

In this book, based on the proceedings of a two-day workshop on experimental archaeology at the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens in 2017, scholars, artists and craftspeople explore how people in the past made things, used and discarded them, from prehistory to the Middle Ages. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Tracing Pottery-Making Recipes in the Prehistoric Balkans 6th–4th Millennia BC

ed. Silvia Amicone et al.

Balkan ceramic studies is an emerging field within archaeology. This book brings together diverse studies by leading researchers and upcoming scholars, capturing the variety of current archaeological, ethnographic, experimental and scientific studies on Balkan ceramic production, distribution and use. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Poole Iron Age Logboat

ed. Jessica Berry et al.

This book is the culmination of significant multi-disciplinary work carried out by a variety of specialists, from conservators to woodworking and boatbuilding experts, exploring the history of the Poole Iron Age logboat (today imposingly displayed in the entrance to Poole Museum in Dorset) and also its functionality – or lack of – as a vessel. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Stone Tools in the Ancient Near East and Egypt

Andrea Squitieri et al.

This book focusses on ground stone tools, stone vessels, and devices carved into rock across the Near East and Egypt from prehistory to the later periods. The aim is to explore all aspects of these tools and stimulate a debate about new methodologies to approach this material. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

The Affect of Crafting

Uzma Z. Rizvi

The Affect of Crafting' presents an interrogation of materiality and crafting, a consideration of the situatedness of the technological practice of crafting itself, and the forms of relationships that exist between all things transformed in the act of crafting: bodies, minerals and landscapes. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Materials, Productions, Exchange Network and their Impact on the Societies of Neolithic Europe

ed. Marie Besse et al.

How is it possible to identify the circulation of materials or of finished objects in Neolithic Europe, as well as the social networks involved? Several approaches exist for the researcher, and the present volume provides some examples. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | Open Access