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The Bell Beaker Culture in All Its Forms

ed. Claudine Abegg et al.

Proceedings of the 22nd meeting of the ‘Archéologie et Gobelets’ Association which took place in Geneva, Switzerland in January 2021. The book is structured in three parts: Archaeological Material, Funerary Archaeology and Anthropology, and Reconstructing Bell Beaker Society. READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | Open Access

Diversity in Archaeology

ed. Elifgül Doğan et al.

30 papers explore a wide range of topics such as women’s voices in archaeological discourse; researching race and ethnicity across time; use of diversified science methods in archaeology; critical ethnographic studies; diversity in the archaeology of death, heritage studies, and archaeology of ‘scapes’. READ MORE

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Practice and Prestige: An Exploration of Neolithic Warfare, Bell Beaker Archery, and Social Stratification from an Anthropological Perspective

Jessica Ryan-Despraz

Drawing on the author's recent study that assessed the bone morphology of skeletons in Bell Beaker burials for signs of specialised archery activity, this book contextualises the osteological findings and explores the evidence for warfare and archery throughout the Neolithic period in general and the Bell Beaker period in particular. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Open Access

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

Some Thoughts about the Evolution of Human Behavior: A Literature Survey

Arthur J. Boucot et al.

On his death, Arthur Boucot (1924–2017) left an unfinished manuscript in which he surveyed the skeletal, behavioral, and cultural changes that have characterized Homo from its first recognition in the Late Pliocene to the present. The results, edited after his death, provide a heavily referenced sourcebook for future workers in diverse fields. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

Conversations in Human Evolution: Volume 2

ed. Lucy Timbrell

This second volume reports another twenty interviews with scholars at the forefront of human evolution research, covering the broad scientific themes of Palaeolithic archaeology, palaeoanthropology and biological anthropology, earth science and palaeoclimatic change, evolutionary anthropology and primatology, and human disease co-evolution. READ MORE

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Going Underground: The Meanings of Death and Burial for Minority Groups in Israel

Talia Shay

This volume is about the attitudes towards death and burial in contemporary society. It provides information on the attitudes of several minority groups living in Israel today, including four communities of Russian Jews, an ultra-religious Jewish community and a Palestinian-Christian community. READ MORE

Paperback: £20.00 | eBook: £16.00

Conversations in Human Evolution: Volume 1

ed. Lucy Timbrell

This volume explores the breadth and interdisciplinarity of human evolution studies, presenting 20 interviews with scholars covering the broad scientific themes of quaternary and archaeological science, Palaeolithic archaeology, biological anthropology and palaeoanthropology, primatology and evolutionary anthropology and evolutionary genetics. READ MORE

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Ancient West Mexico in the Mesoamerican Ecumene

Eduardo Williams

This volume presents a long-overdue synthesis and update on West Mexican archaeology. Ancient West Mexico has often been portrayed as a ‘marginal’ or ‘underdeveloped’ area of Mesoamerica. This book shows that the opposite is true and that it played a critical role in the cultural and historical development of the Mesoamerican ecumene. READ MORE

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Invisible Archaeologies: Hidden Aspects of Daily Life in Ancient Egypt and Nubia

ed. Loretta Kilroe

The eight papers presented here stem from a conference held in Oxford in 2017 which brought together international early-career researchers applying novel archaeological and anthropological methods to ‘overlooked’ subjects in ancient Egypt and Nubia. The diverse topics covered include women, prisoners, entangled communities and funerary displays. READ MORE

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El sol, símbolo de continuidad y permanencia: un estudio multidisciplinar sobre la figura soliforme en el arte esquemático de la Provincia de Cádiz

Mercedes Versaci

The purpose of this study is to analyze the soliform figures in schematic cave paintings in the area of Laguna de la Janda and Campo de Gibraltar (Cadiz). Technological, typological, stylistic, semiotic, astronomical, anthropological and landscape aspects of the cave paintings are considered. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | Open Access

Archéologie de la Bible hébraïque

Christophe Lemardelé

This volume presents an archaeological exploration of the Hebrew Bible. It examines the notion of “The Bible”, not as a controlled theological and historiographical project but as the empirical arrangement of heterogeneous texts linked together by an evolving religious ideology. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | eBook: £16.00

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

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Arqueología funeraria y paleopatología de la población religiosa de Jerez en época moderna: una primera aproximación

Gonzalo Castro Moreno

The main objective of this book has been to open a line of research into the religious population of the city of Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Spain, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – the ‘Modern Age’ - which until now has not been thoroughly investigated. READ MORE

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Practices of Personal Adornment in Neolithic Greece

Fotis Ifantidis

The objective of this book is the reconsideration of the practices of personal adornment during the Neolithic period in Greece, through the assemblage, extensive bibliographic documentation, and critical evaluation of all the available data deriving from more than a hundred sites in the mainland and the Aegean islands. READ MORE

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Playing with Things: The archaeology, anthropology and ethnography of human–object interactions in Atlantic Scotland

Graeme Wilson

This study represents a reappraisal of the relationship between play — an activity which is most often understood in terms of something ‘set apart’ — and everyday life. Via a series of archaeological, anthropological and ethnographic investigations, it leads towards the conclusion that play is not in fact so separate as is often assumed. READ MORE

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The River: Peoples and Histories of the Omo-Turkana Area

ed. Timothy Clack et al.

This sumptuously illustrated book brings together a remarkable collection of the world’s leading archaeologists, ecologists, historians and ethnographers who specialise in the Omo-Turkana area (spanning spans parts of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya), and recognising it as a crucial, and currently vulnerable, resource of global heritage. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

Indonesian Megaliths: A Forgotten Cultural Heritage

Tara Steimer-Herbet

An exploration of Indonesian megaliths based on scientific documents and field visits, this work highlights misunderstood—and sometimes threatened by destruction—aspects of Indonesian cultural heritage and offers a unique perspective on megalithic monuments abandoned for several centuries in the archipelago. READ MORE

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Étude paléoanthropologique et analyse des rituels funéraires de deux sites laténiens valaisans

Tobias Hofstetter

An investigation into Second Iron Age funerary practices in southern Switzerland through the study of two recently discovered necropolises at Randogne–Bluche and Sion–Parking des Remparts. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Archaeology and Ethnography Along the Loango Coast in the South West of the Republic of Congo

Gerry Wait et al.

This book presents the results of the Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) project in the southwest region of the Republic of the Congo, undertaken to identify and evaluate cultural resources which might need further investigation. The study also reports on ethnographic surveys considering intangible cultural heritage. READ MORE

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A Kerma Ancien Cemetery in the Northern Dongola Reach

Derek A. Welsby

Presents the final report on the excavations of a Kerma Ancien cemetery discovered by the Sudan Archaeological Research Society during its Northern Dongola Reach Survey (1993-1997). It is one of the very few cemeteries of this date to have been fully excavated and provides interesting data on funerary culture as practised in a rural environment. READ MORE

Hardback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 48 2018

ed. Julian Jansen van Rensburg et al.

Humanities studies on the Arabian Peninsular including anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, epigraphy, ethnography, history, language, linguistics, literature, numismatics, theology, and more, from the earliest times to the present day or, in the fields of political and social history, to around the end of the Ottoman Empire. READ MORE

Paperback: £69.00

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

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New Home, New Herds: Cuman Integration and Animal Husbandry in Medieval Hungary from an Archaeozoological Perspective

Kyra Lyublyanovics

The Cumans are known to history as nomadic, mounted warriors. Some arrived in the Hungarian Kingdom in the mid-thirteenth century seeking asylum, eventually settling and integrating. This study collects historical, ethnographic and archaeological information on the animal husbandry aspect of the development of the Cuman population in Hungary. READ MORE

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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

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Archaeological Heritage Policies and Management Structures

ed. Erika M. Robrahn-González et al.

This volume presents proceedings from sessions A15a, A15b, A15c of the XVII UISPP World Congress (1–7 September 2014, Burgos, Spain). Collectively this volume presents perspectives of archaeological heritage management in various countries and continents. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | Open Access

Innovative Approaches and Explorations in Ceramic Studies

ed. Sandra L. López Varela

This book celebrates thirty years of Ceramic Ecology, an international symposium initiated at the 1986 American Anthropological Association. Contributions explore the application of instrumental techniques and experimental studies to analyze ceramics and follow innovative approaches to evaluate methods and theories. READ MORE

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Le massif de Lovo, sur les traces du royaume de Kongo

Geoffroy Heimlich

Unlike the Sahara or Southern Africa, the rock art of Central Africa is still largely unknown today. Crossing ethnological, historical, archaeological and mythological points of view, this book illustrates that rock art played an important part in Kongo culture. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 47 2017

ed. Julian Jansen van Rensburg et al.

Papers from the fiftieth meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, the principal international academic forum for research on the Arabian Peninsula. READ MORE

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Liber Amicorum–Speculum Siderum: Nūt Astrophoros

ed. Nadine Guilhou et al.

In this volume, a pleiade of Egyptologists, Archaeologists, Archaeoastronomers, Archaeoanthropologists, Historians and other scholars from fifteen countries have combined their efforts in order to honour Alicia Maravelia. READ MORE

Paperback: £56.00 | eBook: £16.00

A Slave Who Would Be King: Oral Tradition and Archaeology of the Recent Past in the Upper Senegal River Basin

Jeffrey H. Altschul et al.

This report makes a significant contribution to the archaeology and ethnography of eastern Senegal. Combining ethnographic and archaeological data yields a picture of a period of intense social change at the end of the 19th c. and extended well into the mid-20th c. READ MORE

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Estudio antropológico de las estructuras cefálicas en una colección osteológica procedente de Chinchero (Perú)

Jose I. Herrera Urena

This work presents an anthropological study of crania and mandibles from the osteological collection from Chinchero (Peru), currently housed at the American Archaeological and Ethnological Museum of the Complutense University of Madrid. READ MORE

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Languages of Southern Arabia

ed. Orhan Elmaz et al.

The special session in 2013, Languages of Southern Arabia, was the fifth in the Seminar for Arabian Studies special session series. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 44 2014

ed. Robert Hoyland et al.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2013. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 43 2013

ed. Lloyd Weeks et al.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2012. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 42 2012

ed. Janet Starkey

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2011 READ MORE

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The Nabataeans in Focus: Current Archaeological Research at Petra

ed. Laila Nehmé et al.

Proceedings of the special session held during the Seminar for Arabian Studies 2011. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 41 2011

ed. Janet Starkey

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2010. READ MORE

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The Development of Arabic as a Written Language

ed. Michael C.A. Macdonald

Proceedings of the special session held during the Seminar for Arabian Studies 2009. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 40 2010

ed. Janet Starkey

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2009. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 39 2009

ed. Janet Starkey

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2008. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 38 2008

ed. Lloyd Weeks et al.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2007. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 37 2007

ed. Lloyd Weeks et al.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2006. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 36 2006

ed. Rob Carter et al.

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2005. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 35 2005

ed. Michael C.A. Macdonald

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2004. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 34 2004

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2003. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 33 2003

ed. Michael C.A. Macdonald

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 2002. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 26 1996

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1995. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 20 1990

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1989. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 17 1987

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1986. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 15 1985

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1984. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 9 1979

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1978. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 6 1976

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1975. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 1-3 1971

Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 1968-1970. READ MORE

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