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Image and Identity in the Ancient Near East: Papers in memoriam Pierre Amiet

ed. Laura Battini

This volume, consisting of two parts, gathers papers in honour of Pierre Amiet. Part 1 analyses the body as a biological entity as well as a social, sexual and cultural identity (persona). Part 2 includes articles closely related to the specialisms of Amiet: glyptics, state formation, and the organisation of craftsmen and statuary. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Pax Assyriaca: The Historical Evolution of Civilisations and Archaeology of Empires

Benjamin Toro

This study of the evolutionary process of ancient civilisations stresses the complementarity between theoretical principles and the relevant historical and archaeological evidence. Taking its approach from World Systems Theory, it focuses on the origin, development and collapse of the first, ‘Near Eastern’, stage of the ‘Central Civilisation’. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | 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

Bridging the Gap: Disciplines, Times, and Spaces in Dialogue – Volume 1

ed. Christian W. Hess et al.

Proceedings of the Broadening Horizons 6 conference (2019): Volume 1 presents 17 papers from Session 1: Entanglement. Material Culture and Written Sources in Dialogue; Session 2: Integrating Sciences in Historical and Archaeological Research; and Session 5: Which Continuity? Evaluating Stability, Transformation, and Change in Transitional Periods. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | Open Access

Ash-sharq: Bulletin of the Ancient Near East No 5 1-2, 2021

ed. Laura Battini

Ash-sharq is a journal devoted to short articles on the archaeology, history and society of the Ancient Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00

Colonial Geopolitics and Local Cultures in the Hellenistic and Roman East (3rd century BC – 3rd century AD)

ed. Hadrien Bru et al.

What changes in the material culture can we observe, when a state is overwhelming a local population with soldiers, katoikoi, and civil officials or merchants? What were the mutual influences between native and colonial cultures? This collection addresses these questions and many more, focusing on the Hellenistic and Roman East. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Banquets, Rations et Offrandes Alimentaires au Proche-Orient ancien

Daniel Bonneterre

This book investigates food consumption in the ancient Near East. Archaeological discoveries and abundant textual documentation help reconstruct food supply to the cities of Mesopotamia and provide a better idea of the variety of products available. Some aspects of everyday life are presented in a new light, notably the social role of the banquet. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

The First Thousand Years of Glass-Making in the Ancient Near East

Wendy Reade

This volume explores glass composition and production from the mid-second to mid-first millennia BC, the first thousand years of glass-making. Multi-element analyses of 132 glasses from Pella in Jordan, and Nuzi and Nimrud in Iraq (ancient Mesopotamia) produce new and important data that provide insights into the earliest glass production. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

From Edessa to Urfa: The Fortification of the Citadel

Cristina Tonghini

This book presents results of an archaeological research project focused on a specific monumental area, the citadel, in the city of Urfa (Turkey), known in ancient times as Edessa. Three seasons of fieldwork were carried out (2014-2016) in order to identify the building sequence of the citadel and establish an absolute chronology of events. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

Présence et influence assyriennes dans le royaume de Hamat

Adonice-Ackad Baaklini

This volume assesses the importance and nature of the Assyrian presence in the kingdom of Hamat (northwest Syria) to determine whether there is a link between Assyrian control and the impact it exerted on the territories with which it came into contact. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

La séquence paléolithique de Karain E (Antalya, Turquie)

Marcel Otte et al.

The long Paleolithic sequence of Karain (Antalya, Turkey) began around 500,000 years ago and continued until the final Paleolithic around 10,000 BC. This volume presents all the cultural and technical variations during this immense period, situated in a context which joins Africa, Asia, and Europe. READ MORE

Paperback: £20.00 | eBook: £16.00

In Context: the Reade Festschrift

Irving Finkel et al.

'In Context: the Reade Festschrift' is a collection of invited and peer-reviewed essays by friends and colleagues of Julian Edgeworth Reade, sometime Mesopotamia curator at the British Museum from 1975 to 2000. Here is fresh work from which any reader can gain a new appreciation of the importance of the ancient Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Journal of Greek Archaeology Volume 5 2020

John Bintliff

Volume 5 of the Journal of Greek Archaeology is the richest and most diverse so far. Keeping to the core brief to cover all major periods of Greek Archaeology, articles range from the Neolithic through Greco-Roman times, the Middle Ages and up to the 19th century AD. Geographically, papers range from Sicily through the Aegean to Turkey. READ MORE

Paperback: £96.00

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

Paperback: £48.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Pious Pilgrims, Discerning Travellers, Curious Tourists: Changing Patterns of Travel to the Middle East from Medieval to Modern Times

ed. Paul Starkey et al.

This volume comprises a varied collection of seventeen papers presented at the biennial conference of the Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE) held in York in July 2019, which together will provide the reader with a fascinating introduction to travel in and to the Middle East over more than a thousand years. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

New Agendas in Remote Sensing and Landscape Archaeology in the Near East

ed. Dan Lawrence et al.

This volume presents papers in honour of Tony James Wilkinson, who was Professor of Archaeology at Durham University from 2006 until his death in 2014. Though commemorative in concept, the volume is an assemblage of new research representing emerging agendas and innovative methods in remote sensing and their application in Near Eastern archaeology. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | Open Access

Building between the Two Rivers: An Introduction to the Building Archaeology of Ancient Mesopotamia

Stefano Anastasio et al.

This volume introduces university students and scholars of Near Eastern archaeology to 'Building archaeology' methods as applied to the context of Ancient Mesopotamia. It helps the reader understand the principles underlying this discipline and to realise what knowledge and skills are needed, beyond those that are specific to archaeologists. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

Wonders Lost and Found: A Celebration of the Archaeological Work of Professor Michael Vickers

ed. Nicholas Sekunda

Twenty-one contributions, written by friends and colleagues, reflect the wide interests of Professor Michael Vickers; from the Aegean Bronze Age to the use made of archaeology by dictators in the modern age. Seven contributions relate to Georgia, where the Professor has worked most recently, and made his home. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Digging Up Jericho

ed. Rachel Thyrza Sparks et al.

21 papers present a holistic perspective on the research and public value of the site of Jericho – an iconic site with a long and impressive history stretching from the Epipalaeolithic to the present day. Covering all aspects of archaeological work from past to present and beyond, they re-evaluate and assess the legacy of this important site. READ MORE

Paperback: £54.00 | eBook: £16.00

Journal of Greek Archaeology Volume 4 2019

John Bintliff

The fourth volume of the Journal of Greek Archaeology (JGA) is rich and varied in content. Geographically the articles range from Sicily via Greece to Anatolia and the Near East, while chronologically they extend from the Bronze Age to the Ottoman era. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00

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

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Why Did Ancient States Collapse?

Malcolm Levitt

Rooted in agriculture, sedentism and population growth, ancient states were fragile and prone to collapse. There is an ongoing debate about the importance, nature and even existence of state-wide collapse. This book investigates why ancient states collapsed and examines to what extent inequality contributed to their downfall. READ MORE

Paperback: £18.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Par la bêche et le stylet! Cultures et sociétés syro-mésopotamiennes

ed. Philippe Abrahami et al.

25 papers written by colleagues, friends and former students pay tribute to the career of Professor Olivier Rouault who has conducted extensive research in the fields of both Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern archaeology. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Journeys Erased by Time: The Rediscovered Footprints of Travellers in Egypt and the Near East

ed. Neil Cooke

Early travellers in Egypt and the Near East made great contributions to our historical and geographical knowledge and gave us a better understanding of the different peoples, languages and religions of the region. Travellers in this volume are a mixture of rich and poor, bravely adventuring into the unknown, not knowing if would ever return home. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

‘Isaac went out to the field’: Studies in Archaeology and Ancient Cultures in Honor of Isaac Gilead

ed. Haim Goldfus et al.

‘Isaac went out to the field (Genesis 24:63)’ presents 28 articles honouring Professor Isaac Gilead on his 71st birthday. Papers on prehistoric and proto-historic archaeology reflect the focus of the honoree’s teaching and research, while other subjects including Biblical and Near Eastern studies explore Gilead’s other areas of interest. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook: £16.00

Over the Mountains and Far Away: Studies in Near Eastern history and archaeology presented to Mirjo Salvini on the occasion of his 80th birthday

ed. Pavel S. Avetisyan et al.

This volume is a tribute to the career of Professor Mirjo Salvini on the occasion his 80th birthday, composed of 62 papers written by his colleagues and students. The majority of contributions deal with research in the fields of Urartian and Hittite Studies, the topics that attracted Prof. Salvini most during his long and fruitful career. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | 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

Rural Cult Centres in the Hauran: Part of the broader network of the Near East (100 BC–AD 300)

Francesca Mazzilli

The first comprehensive multidisciplinary analysis of rural cult centres in the Hauran (southern Syria) from the pre-Roman to the Roman period (100 BC-AD 300). This volume re-evaluates the significance of contacts between the elite of the Hauran and other cultures of the Near East in shaping cult sites. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Iron Oxide Rock Artefacts in Mesopotamia c. 2600-1200 BC

Martine Marieke Melein

The flourishing civilisations of Mesopotamia imported all kinds of materials from the surrounding regions. Iron oxide rock was very popular for weight stones and cylinder seals around 2000 BC. This research aims to determine the region of origin for the raw material, what made people start using iron oxide rock, and what led them to stop using it. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Geography of Trade: Landscapes of competition and long-distance contacts in Mesopotamia and Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Colony Period

Alessio Palmisano

A reassessment of the Old-Assyrian trade network in Upper Mesopotamia and Central Anatolia during the Middle Bronze Age, this volume examines exchange networks and economic strategies, continuity and discontinuity of specific trade circuits and routes, and the evolution of political landscapes throughout the Near East. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Naturvorstellungen im Altertum

ed. Florian Schimpf et al.

This volume looks at the concepts of nature in texts as well as in archaeological remains of the Ancient Near Eastern and Greek cultures from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. Contributions from the fields of archaeology and philology are juxtaposed for each time period in chronological order. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Composite Artefacts in the Ancient Near East

ed. Silvana Di Paolo

This volume represents a first attempt to conceptualise the construction and use of composite artefacts in the Ancient Near East by looking at the complex relationships between environments, materials, societies and materiality. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | eBook: £16.00

From the Fjords to the Nile: Essays in honour of Richard Holton Pierce on his 80th birthday

ed. Pål Steiner et al.

From the Fjords to the Nile' brings together essays by students and colleagues of Richard Holton Pierce (b. 1935), presented on the occasion of his 80th birthday. Topics focus on Egypt, the Near East and the wider ancient world. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | eBook: £16.00

John Henry Haynes: A Photographer and Archaeologist in the Ottoman Empire 1881–1900

Robert G. Ousterhout

Professor Ousterhout tells the story of the photographer and archaeologist John Henry Haynes (1849-1910), unsung hero of American archaeology, and assesses his unique contribution with insight and affection. The landmark study is illustrated with more than 100 of his most poignant, unpublished photographs of Ottoman Turkey and Mesopotomia. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.95

Palmyra 1885: The Wolfe Expedition and the Photographs of John Henry Haynes

Benjamin Anderson et al.

PALMYRA 1885, by Benjamin Anderson and Robert G. Ousterhout, is the first published record of the five fruitful days that father of American archaeological photography, John Henry Haynes, spent in Syria's ancient desert city, whose most important monuments were destroyed by the self-styled Islamic State in 2015. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.95

Ziyaret Tepe: Exploring the Anatolian frontier of the Assyrian Empire

Timothy Matney et al.

This unique record charts the important archaeological finds over 18 years at Ziyaret Tepe in southeast Turkey - site of Tushan, a provincial capital of the Assyrian Empire dating back to the 9th century BC. Informative, scholarly, copiously illustrated, personal and extremely readable, this groundbreaking book sets a new benchmark in the field. READ MORE

Paperback: £16.95

Bridging Times and Spaces: Papers in Ancient Near Eastern, Mediterranean and Armenian Studies

ed. Pavel S. Avetisyan et al.

This book presents papers written by colleagues of Professor Gregory E. Areshian on the occasion his 65th birthday. The range of topics includes Near Eastern, Mediterranean and Armenian archaeology, theory of interpretation in archaeology and art history, interdisciplinary history, historical linguistics, art history, and comparative mythology. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

Knossos and the Near East

Vyron Antoniadis

In this book, Dr Vyron Antoniadis presents a contextual study of the Near Eastern imports which reached Crete during the Early Iron Age and were deposited in the Knossian tombs. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Lost and Now Found: Explorers, Diplomats and Artists in Egypt and the Near East

ed. Neil Cooke et al.

Long distance travel and mass tourism are not recent phenomena. Papers from the 2015 ASTENE Conference in Exeter demonstrate that over the centuries many individuals and groups of people have left the safety of their family home and travelled huge distances both for adventure and to learn more about other peoples and places. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Stone Vessels in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian Period

Andrea Squitieri

This book focuses on the characteristics and the development of the stone vessel industry in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian period (c. 1200 – 330 BCE). READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | eBook: £16.00

Parcours d’Orient

ed. Bérengère Perello et al.

This volume contains 23 articles written by 26 authors in order to express the extent of their respect and friendship for Christine Kepinski. Several papers are directly connected to fieldwork she conducted in Iraq and in Turkey: Haradum and the Middle Euphrates area, Tilbeshar and Kunara. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Making Pictures of War

Laura Battini

This book brings together the main discussions that took place at an international conference on the iconology of war in the ancient Near East, a subject never addressed at an international meeting before. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | eBook: £16.00