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Funerary Practices in the Second Half of the Second Millennium BC in Continental Atlantic Europe

ed. Laure Nonat et al.

This edited volume presents a selection of essays dedicated to funerary practices from Belgium to the north of Portugal. It aims at filling gaps in the documentation and helping to better understand the relationships between these Atlantic regions during the Bronze Age. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

The Not Very Patrilocal European Neolithic

Bradley E. Ensor

Two decades of strontium isotope research on Neolithic European burials – reinforced by high-profile ancient DNA studies – has led to widespread interpretations that these were patrilocal societies, implying significant residential mobility for women. This volume questions that narrative from a social anthropological perspective on kinship. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

Between the 3rd and 2nd Millennia BC: Exploring Cultural Diversity and Change in Late Prehistoric Communities

ed. Susana Soares Lopes et al.

This collection of studies on the cultural reconfigurations that occurred in western Europe between the 3rd and 2nd millennium BCE focuses on the evidence from the West of the Iberian Peninsula, and one on the South of England. They explore regional diversity and challenge grand narratives regarding Chalcolithic and Bronze Age communities. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

From Mine to User: Production and Procurement Systems of Siliceous Rocks in the European Neolithic and Bronze Age

ed. Françoise Bostyn et al.

Presents papers from Parts 1 and 2 of Session XXXIII of the 18th UISPP World Congress (Paris, June 2018). The first part, 'Siliceous rocks: procurement and distribution systems', looks at production systems and the diffusion of mining products, while the second, 'Flint mines and chipping floors...', focuses on knapping activities. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | Open Access

Searching for the 17th Century on Nevis: The Survey and Excavation of Two Early Plantation Sites

Robert Philpott et al.

'Searching for the 17th Century on Nevis' is the first of a series of monographs dedicated to the archaeological investigation of the landscape, buildings and artefacts of the Eastern Caribbean by the Nevis Heritage Project. This volume presents the results of documentary research and excavation on two sugar plantation sites on the island of Nevis. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | Open Access

New Frontiers in Archaeology: Proceedings of the Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference 2019

ed. Kyra Kaercher et al.

The theme for the Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference (CASA) 2019 was New Frontiers in Archaeology and this volume presents papers from a wide range of topics such as new geographical areas of research, using museum collections and legacy data, new ways to teach archaeology and new scientific or theoretic paradigms. READ MORE

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The Archaeology of Medieval Towns: Case Studies from Japan and Europe

ed. Simon Kaner et al.

In recent years, major new archaeological discoveries have redefined the development of towns and cities in Japan. This fully illustrated book provides a sampler of these findings for a western audience. The new discoveries from Japan are set in context of medieval archaeology beyond Japan by accompanying essays from leading European specialists. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Demography and Migration Population trajectories from the Neolithic to the Iron Age

ed. Thibault Lachenal et al.

This volume presents combined proceedings of two complementary sessions of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (Paris, 2018). These sessions aimed to identify demographic variations during the Neolithic and Bronze Age and to question their causes while avoiding the potential taphonomic and chronological biases affecting the documentation. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

Ecclesiastical Landscapes in Medieval Europe: An Archaeological Perspective

ed. José Carlos Sánchez-Pardo et al.

By presenting case studies from across Eastern and Western Medieval Europe, this volume aims to open up a Europe-wide debate on the variety of relations and contexts between ecclesiastical buildings and their surrounding landscapes between the 5th and 15th centuries AD. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Barbaric Splendour: The Use of Image Before and After Rome

ed. Toby F. Martin et al.

This book comprises a collection of essays comparing late Iron Age and Early Medieval art. Fundamentally, the book asks what making images meant on the fringe of the expanding or contracting Roman empire, particularly as the art from both periods drew heavily from – but radically transformed – imperial imagery. READ MORE

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Excavation, Analysis and Interpretation of Early Bronze Age Barrows at Guiting Power, Gloucestershire

Alistair Marshall

This volume covers the full excavation, analysis and interpretation of two early Bronze Age round barrows at Guiting Power in the Cotswolds, a region where investigation and protection of such sites have been extremely poor, with many barrows unnecessarily lost to erosion, and with most existing excavation partial, and of low quality. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Bringing Down the Iron Curtain

ed. Klára Šabatová et al.

Since the fall of communism, archaeological research in Central and Eastern European countries has seen a large influx of new projects and ideas, fueled by bilateral contacts, Europe-wide circulation of scholars and access to research literature. This volume is the first study which relates these issues specifically to Bronze Age Archaeology. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Architectures of Fire: Processes, Space and Agency in Pyrotechnologies

ed. Dragos Gheorghiu et al.

Papers presented here originate from a session held during the 2015 Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (Glasgow). The contributors attempt to present the entanglement between the physical phenomenon of fire, the pyro-technological instrument that it is, its material supports, and the human being. READ MORE

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Glass, Wax and Metal: Lighting Technologies in Late Antique, Byzantine and Medieval Times

ed. Ioannis Motsianos et al.

This volume provides an extensive look at the technological development of lighting and lighting devices during Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages in Western Europe and Byzantium. 29 papers are gathered from two International Lychnological Association (ILA) Round Tables held in Olten, Switzerland (2007) and Thessaloniki, Greece (2011). READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Hillforts: Britain, Ireland and the Nearer Continent

ed. Gary Lock et al.

The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland project (2012-2016) compiled a massive database on hillforts by a team drawn from the Universities of Oxford, Edinburgh and Cork. This volume outlines the history of the project, offers preliminary assessments of the online digital Atlas and presents initial research studies using Atlas data. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Porti e approdi fluviali in Italia peninsulare: dall’età romana all’anno mille

Alessandro Luciano

This book analyses the Roman and early medieval ports of Italy and the building techniques used in their structures; it displays the elements of continuity and discontinuity revealed during these centuries. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | eBook: £16.00

Burial Mounds in Europe and Japan

ed. Thomas Knopf et al.

This book brings together specialists of the European Bronze and Iron Age and the Japanese Yayoi and Kofun periods for the first time to discuss burial mounds in a comparative context. The book aims to strengthen knowledge of Japanese archaeology in Europe and vice versa. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

People in the Mountains: Current Approaches to the Archaeology of Mountainous Landscapes

ed. Andrzej Pelisiak et al.

This book studies current approaches to the archaeology of mountainous landscapes, presenting research results from different scientific contexts. To discuss these issues, and to study different aspects of human activity in the mountains and adjacent regions it incorporates archaeological, botanical, zooarchaeological and ethnological information. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Between History and Archaeology: Papers in honour of Jacek Lech

ed. Dagmara H. Werra et al.

A collection of forty-six papers papers in honour of Professor Jacek Lech, compiled in recognition of his research and academic career as well as his inquiry into the study of prehistoric flint mining, Neolithic flint tools (and beyond), and the history of archaeology. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | eBook: £16.00

Latrinae: Roman Toilets in the Northwestern Provinces of the Roman Empire

ed. Stefanie Hoss

This book is the first collection on Roman toilets of the northwestern provinces, and gives a good overview of the possibilities for human waste removal in Roman times. The volume provides a fascinating introduction to this under-researched group of Roman installations. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Immagini del tempo degli dei, immagini del tempo degli uomini

Ciro Parodo

Iconography found in Roman and Byzantine illustrated calendars can be divided into three themes: astrological-astronomical, festive-ritual and rural-seasonal. This volume presents an in-depth study of the connections between the meaning of the iconography of the illustrated calendars and their historical and cultural context. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | 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

Time and Stone: The Emergence and Development of Megaliths and Megalithic Societies in Europe

Bettina Schulz Paulsson

This analysis is concerned with the dating of megaliths in Europe and is based on 2410 available radiocarbon results and the application of a Bayesian statistical framework. It is, so far, the largest existing attempt to establish a supra-regional synthesis on the emergence and development of megaliths in Europe. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

Palaeolithic Pioneers: Behaviour, abilities, and activity of early Homo in European landscapes around the western Mediterranean basin ~1.3-0.05 Ma.

Michael J. Walker

Archaic humans were present for over a million years in western Mediterranean Europe where they left very many traces of their early stone-age activities and behaviour, and sometimes even human skeletal remains. This book evaluates archaeological findings about their life-ways at many important sites in Italy, southern France, and Spain. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

New Perspectives on the Bronze Age

ed. Sophie Bergerbrant et al.

This collection of articles helps to explain why the Bronze Age has come to hold such a fascination within modern archaeological research. By providing new theoretical and analytical perspectives on the evidence new interpretative avenues have opened, it situates the history of the Bronze Age in both a local and a global setting. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Amphorae from the Kops Plateau (Nijmegen): trade and supply to the Lower-Rhineland from the Augustan period to AD 69/70

ed. Cèsar Carreras et al.

The amphorae from Kops Plateau represent a singular example of Roman military supply in northern Europe at a very early date. Their analysis sheds light on trading routes in the Atlantic regions, and from Gaul to Germany. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Nature and Origin of the Cult of Silvanus in the Roman Provinces of Dalmatia and Pannonia

Ljubica Perinić

The Nature and Origin of the Cult of Silvanus in the Roman Provinces of Dalmatia and Pannonia deals with the cult of Silvanus and presents the evidence and current state of research of the cult in Dalmatia and Pannonia to the wider scholarly community. 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

Brochs and the Empire

Euan W. MacKie

Excavations of the Leckie Iron Age broch in Stirlingshire, Scotland, reflect the expansion of the Roman Empire into southern Scotland in the late first century AD READ MORE

Paperback: £36.00 | eBook: £16.00

Croatia at the Crossroads: A consideration of archaeological and historical connectivity

ed. David Davison et al.

Papers focus on Croatia’s particular interconnectedness in terms of social and cultural relationships with the wider region as the starting point for exploring issues across a broad chronological range, from human origins to modernity. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Post-Palaeolithic Filiform Rock Art in Western Europe

ed. Fernando Coimbra et al.

This session focuses on Filiform rock art which appears as a spontaneous technique, more simple and immediate than pecking, good either for autonomous strands of expression, or for sketches and first drafts regarding works of painting or pecking. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | Open Access

Late Prehistory and Protohistory: Bronze Age and Iron Age (1. The Emergence of warrior societies and its economic, social and environmental consequences; 2. Aegean – Mediterranean imports and influences in the graves from continental Europe – Bronze and I

ed. Fernando Coimbra et al.

Proceedings of two sessions from the XVII UISPP World Congress, 2014: A3c The Emergence of warrior societies and its economic, social and environmental consequences and A16a Aegean – Mediterranean imports and influences in the graves from continental Europe – Bronze and Iron Ages. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Mégalithismes vivants et passés: approches croisées

ed. Christian Jeunesse et al.

This volume seeks, through both case studies and more synthetic works, to discuss how the patterns drawn from the observation of 'living' megalithic societies have been used to try and shed light on the functioning of European Neolithic societies. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

Die Anfänge des kontinentalen Transportwesens und seine Auswirkungen auf die Bolerázer und Badener Kulturen

Tünde Horváth

The earliest finds of wheeled vehicles in northern and central Europe date to 3900-3600 BC. However finds (3400-3300 BC) from the Boleraz sites of Arbon/Bleiche 3 and Bad Buchau/Torwiesen II, linked to pile-dwelling settlements, indicate methods of transport typical for higher altitudes (slides, sleds, etc.). READ MORE

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Giants in the Landscape: Monumentality and Territories in the European Neolithic

ed. Vincent Ard et al.

Proceedings from the session held at the XVII World UISPP Congress, Burgos, 2014. The session considered the various manifestations of the relationship between Neolithic enclosures and tombs in different contexts of Europe, notably through spatial analysis. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | Open Access