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Archaeology and History of Toraijin

Song-nai Rhee et al.

In light of the recently uncovered archaeological data and ancient historical records, this book offers an overview of the 14 centuries-long Toraijin story, from c. 800~600 BC to AD 600, exploring the fundamental role these immigrants, mainly from the Korean Peninsula, played in the history of the Japanese archipelago during this formative period. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Big Data and Archaeology

ed. François Djindjian et al.

The advent of Big Data is a recent and debated issue in Digital Archaeology. Papers consider the historiographic context and current developments, as well as comprehensive examples of a multidisciplinary and integrative approach to the recording, management and exploitation of excavation data and documents produced over a long period of research. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | Open Access

Old Oswestry Hillfort and its Landscape: Ancient Past, Uncertain Future

ed. Tim Malim et al.

This book, organised into 14 well-crafted chapters, charts the archaeology, folklore, heritage and landscape development of one of England's most enigmatic monuments, Old Oswestry Hillfort, from the Iron Age, through its inclusion as part of an early medieval boundary between England and Wales, to its role during World War I. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Sources of Han Décor: Foreign Influence on the Han Dynasty Chinese Iconography of Paradise (206 BC-AD 220)

Sophia-Karin Psarras

Using archaeological data to examine the development of Han dynasty Chinese art (206 BC-AD 220), this book focusses on the iconography of paradise. Influence from the Chinese Bronze Age is discussed along with a surprisingly profound debt to Greece, the Near East and the steppe. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | 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

Execution by Styrax in Ancient Thasos

Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

This essay presents a unique forensic / bioarchaeological investigation of the traumatised remains of an older male from Thasos, exploring the nature of the executing weapon reconstructed in bronze, the archaeometry on the trajectory and factors of speed and force at the deliverance of the deadly strike. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Artistic Practices and Archaeological Research

ed. Dragoş Gheorghiu et al.

This volume – which has come about through a collaborative venture between Dragos Gheorghiu (archaeologist and professional visual artist) and Theodor Barth (anthropologist) – aims at expanding the field of archaeological research with an anthropological understanding of practices that include artistic methods. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Household Food Storage in Ancient Israel and Judah

Tim Frank

This volume serves as a source book on domestic food storage in Ancient Israel and Judah by outlining important ethnographic and ancient textual and pictorial sources relevant to the discussion. These allow us to understand the motivated actions in relation to food storage, and the significance of food storage in daily life. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Identified skeletal collections: the testing ground of anthropology?

ed. Charlotte Yvette Henderson et al.

Human skeletons are widely studied in archaeological, anthropological and forensic settings to learn about the deceased. This book focusses on identified skeletal collections and discusses how and why collections were amassed and shows the vital role they play in improving methods and interpretations for archaeological and forensic research. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Alexandria and Qumran: Back to the Beginning

Kenneth Silver

This book addresses the proto-history and the roots of the Qumran community and of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the light of contemporary scholarship in Alexandria, Egypt. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | 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

Foreigners and Outside Influences in Medieval Norway

ed. Stian Suppersberger Hamre

Seven articles discuss different aspects of immigration and foreign influences in medieval Norway, from the viewpoint of different academic disciplines. The book will give the reader an insight into how the population of medieval Norway interacted with the surrounding world, how and by whom it was influenced, and how the population was composed. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | Open Access

The Hunting Farmers: Understanding ancient human subsistence in the central part of the Korean peninsula during the Late Holocene

Seungki Kwak

The central hypothesis of this research is that there was a wide range of resource utilization along with rice farming around 3,400-2,600 BP. This hypothesis contrasts with prevailing rice-based models, where climatically driven intensive rice agriculture from 3,400 BP is thought to be the dominant subsistence strategy that drove social complexity. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

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

Percy Manning: The Man Who Collected Oxfordshire

ed. Michael Heaney

This volume provides the first detailed biography Percy Manning (1870-1917), an Oxford antiquary who amassed enormous collections about the history of Oxford and Oxfordshire. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | 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

Ceramiche vicinorientali della Collezione Popolani

Stefano Anastasio et al.

This volume illustrates the Popolani Collection at the Archaeological Museum of Florence, consisting of ancient pottery vessels, terracotta oil-lamps, glazed Islamic tiles, Romano-Byzantine glassware, as well as various objects from the Damascene antique market. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

Shipwrecks and Global ‘Worming’

P. Palma et al.

This paper presents an account of the marine wood-borers, together with a historical review of literature on their depredation on wooden ships, and on protective methods adopted from antiquity to modern times READ MORE

Paperback: £20.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Tra Montaccianico e Firenze: gli Ubaldini e la città

ed. Alessandro Monti et al.

The central theme The Ubaldini and the City is the classic confrontation between feudal society and a resurgent urban form as the central instrument of organisation of European society, which is crucial to the origins of Europe as we know it today. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | eBook: £16.00

Rhesus' Gold, Heracles' Iron: the archaeology of metals mining and exploitation in NE Greece

Nerantzis X. Nerantzis

East Macedonia in northern Greece has rich deposits of gold and silver as well as copper and iron ores. The gold and silver were important to Classical Athens and even more so in Hellenistic times. This book looks at the archaeological and archaeometallurgical evidence for the mining and processing of the ores and the extraction of the metal. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00

Metallurgical Production in Northern Eurasia in the Bronze Age

Stanislav Grigoriev

Copper is the first metal to play a large part in human history. This work is devoted to the history of metallurgical production in Northern Eurasia during the Bronze Age, based on experiments carried out by the author and analyses of ancient slag, ore and metal. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

Eros, mercator and the cultural landscape of Melos in antiquity

Effie Photos-Jones et al.

This book is about the archaeology of the minerals industries of Melos (in the Cyclades) in antiquity. The localities of their extraction and the type of processing they may have been subject to have been reconstructed on the basis of archaeological evidence. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00