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Dirt, Dwellings and Culture: Living Conditions in Early Medieval Dublin

Eileen Reilly

This book explores the living conditions and environments as experienced by early medieval people in Ireland, touching upon a wide range of environmental, architectural, artefactual and historical datasets from significant archaeological excavations of settlement sites across Ireland and Northern Europe. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00

Wessex: A Landscape History

Hadrian Cook

Wessex is famous for its coasts, heaths, woodlands, chalk downland, limestone hills and gorges, settlements and farmed vales. This book provides an account of the physical form, development and operation of its landscape as it was shaped by our ancestors. Major themes include the development of agriculture, settlements, industry and transport. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Water and the Law: Water Management in the Statutory Legislation of Later Communal Italy

Francesco Salvestrini

Investigating water resource law in the statutory legislation codified by commune, oligarchic and seigneurial governments in Northern and Central Italy from the 13th-14th centuries, this book explores the relationship between water management norms and the local environment, and the protection of inhabited areas from the danger of flooding. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | 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

Landscape 3: una sintesi di elementi diacronici

ed. Federica Carbotti et al.

Papers consider the level of ecological awareness inherent in ancient societies and to identify the possible solutions implemented, trying to answer two questions in particular: what were the choices (political, economic, social) implemented during climatic variations, and how were they perceived by ancient societies? READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Open Access

Portus, investigaciones geoarqueológicas en el muelle este-oeste

ed. Javier Bermejo Meléndez et al.

This volume collects the scientific results of the geoarchaeological project on the east-west pier of Portus (Rome). Since 2017, various excavation and study campaigns have focused their efforts on the pier via an inter- and multidisciplinary methodology involving archaeologists, geologists, palaeobotanists and palaeontologists. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

Archaeology by the Fourth Nile Cataract: Survey and Excavations on the left bank of the river and on the islands between Amri and Kirbekan, Volume I

Derek A. Welsby

The first in a series of volumes publishing results of surveys and excavations in the region of the Fourth Cataract, chapters focus on the palaeoenvironment in the concession area between Amri and Kirbekan, on the flora and toponyms, and on the folklore, agricultural practices, architecture and the lifestyles of the Manasir and Shaqiya inhabitants. READ MORE

Hardback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Sasanian Archaeology: Settlements, Environment and Material Culture

ed. St John Simpson

This collection of essays offers an examination of the Sasanian empire based almost entirely on archaeological and scientific research, much presented here for the first time. The book is divided into three parts examining Sasanian sites, settlements and landscapes; their complex agricultural resources; and their crafts and industries. READ MORE

Paperback: £75.00 | eBook: £16.00

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 | eBook: £16.00

The Archaeology of Nucleation in the Old World

ed. Attila Gyucha et al.

Fourteen papers take advantage of advances in archaeological methods and theory to explore the role of the built environment in expressing and shaping community organization and identity at prehistoric and historic nucleated settlements and early cities in the Old World. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Environment and Agriculture of Early Winchester

ed. Martin Biddle et al.

This wide-ranging study describes the natural environment of Winchester and its immediate surroundings from the late Iron Age to the early post-medieval period. Historical and archaeological evidence consider humanity's interactions with the environment, fashioning agricultural, gardening and horticultural regimes over a millennium and a half. READ MORE

Hardback: £75.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Neolithic Settlement of Aknashen (Ararat valley, Armenia)

ed. Ruben Badalyan et al.

This is the first monograph devoted to the Neolithic period in Armenia. The volume concerns the natural environment, material culture and subsistence economy of the populations of the first half of the 6th millennium BC, who established the first sedentary settlements in the alluvial plain of the Araxes river. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | Open Access

Man and Bird in the Palaeolithic of Western Europe

Anne Eastham

This book considers the nature of the interaction between birds and hunter-gatherers in Western Europe. It examines aspects of avian behaviour and the qualities targeted at different periods by hunter-gatherers, who recognised the utility of the diversity of avian groups in various applications of daily life and thought. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Paesaggi urbani e rurali in trasformazione. Contesti e dinamiche dell’insediamento letti alla luce della fonte archeologica

ed. Fabio Fabiani et al.

9 papers consider landscape transformations from a diachronic perspective. The volume addresses the landscape as a complex and dynamic entity characterised by a multiplicity of phenomena in continuous transformation produced by the interaction and mutual conditioning of natural and anthropic factors. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £9.99

Environment, Archaeology and Landscape: Papers in honour of Professor Martin Bell

ed. Catherine Barnett et al.

Dedicated to Martin Bell (University of Reading), this book outlines how wetland and inland environments can be related and investigated using multi-method approaches. Papers fall under three themes: coastal and intertidal archaeology; mobility and human-environment relationships; heritage resource management, nature conservation and rewilding. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Assessing Iron Age Marsh-Forts

Shelagh Norton

This volume assesses marsh-forts as a separate phenomenon within Iron Age society through an understanding of their landscape context and palaeoenvironmental development. These substantial monuments appear to have been deliberately constructed to control areas of marginal wetland and may have played an important role in the ritual landscape. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

A Vanishing Landscape: Archaeological Investigations at Blakeney Eye, Norfolk

Naomi Field

This volume presents a report on the archaeological excavation of a small building on the Norfolk coast, locally known as 'Blakeney Chapel', in advance of expected coastal erosion at Blakeney Eye. The investigations produced evidence for multi-period occupation, with abandonments driven by the ever-changing climate. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Earthen Construction Technology

ed. Annick Daneels et al.

Presents papers from Session IV-5 of the 18th UISPP World Congress (Paris, June 2018). The archaeological study of earthen construction has until now focused on typology and conservation; papers here instead consider their construction and anthropological importance. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access

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

Geophysical Phenomena and the Alexandrian Littoral

Niki Evelpidou et al.

This book presents the geomorphology and recent geoarchaeological history of Alexandria which has been repeatedly struck by natural disasters. The Coastal area offers archaeological evidence (burial sites, quarry activities and ancient building remnants), as well as geomorphological features, all revealing a complex evolution of the coastal zone. READ MORE

Hardback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Tentsmuir: Ten Thousand Years of Environmental History

Robert M. M. Crawford

Tentsmuir, north east Fife, has seen human activity for over 10,000 years. The area provides a natural refuge for a wide range of plants, resident and migrating birds, and an array of animal and insect life. This book investigates how plant and animal communities are constantly reacting to the environmental changes common to the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.99 | eBook: £16.00

Hellenistic Alexandria: Celebrating 24 Centuries – Papers presented at the conference held on December 13–15 2017 at Acropolis Museum, Athens

ed. Christos S. Zerefos et al.

This proceedings volume includes high-level dialogues and philosophical discussions between international experts on Hellenistic Alexandria. The goal was to celebrate the 24 centuries which have elapsed since its foundation and the beginning of the Library and the Museum of Alexandria. READ MORE

Hardback: £68.00 | Open Access

Current Research in Egyptology 2017

ed. Ilaria Incordino et al.

Presents selected papers from the 18th Current Research in Egyptology meeting, held in Naples, 2017. Subjects discussed included Graeco-Roman and Byzantine Egypt, Nubian Studies, Language/Texts, Art/Architecture, Religion/Cult, Field Projects, Museums/Archives, Material Culture, Mummies/Coffins, Society, Technologies, Environment. READ MORE

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

The Gwithian Landscape: Molluscs and Archaeology on Cornish Sand Dunes

Thomas Walker et al.

Gwithian, on the north coast of Cornwall, is a multiperiod archaeological site. The present work explores the palaeoenvironment of the area around the settlement sites, from the Neolithic, when sand dunes initially developed in the Red River valley, to the present post-industrial landscape. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Sig y análisis espacial en la arqueología de cazadores recolectores de Magallania (extremo sur de Sudamérica)

María Cecilia Pallo

Environmental and spatial analysis in the archeology of hunter-gatherers from Magallania (southernmost South America) READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Proceedings of the 17th Iron Age Research Student Symposium, Edinburgh

ed. Graeme JR Erskine et al.

Proceedings of the 17th Iron Age Research Student Symposium held in Edinburgh, organised to reflect three general themes (migration/interaction, material culture and the built environment) READ MORE

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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

Paperback: £42.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00