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Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester

Martin Biddle

Over 6000 objects were recovered during the Winchester excavations (1961-1971), offering insight not only into the industries and arts, but the economic, cultural, and social life of medieval Winchester. This volume covers all the objects from the finest products of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith’s skill to the iron tenter-hooks of the cloth industry. READ MORE

Hardback: £195.00

Change and Transition on Crete: Interpreting the Evidence from the Hellenistic through to the Early Byzantine Period

ed. Jane Francis et al.

The theme of this volume, presented in honour of G.W.M. Harrison, whose academic contributions have enriched our perspective of Roman Crete, is change and transition, a topic that challenges some of the earlier approaches to Hellenistic and Roman Crete, and which presents a different perspective on historical events and archaeological evidence. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00

The Wider Island of Pelops

ed. David Michael Smith et al.

This volume explores the myriad ways in which pottery was created, utilized, and experienced in the prehistoric Aegean, across a period of more than 4000 years between the Middle Neolithic and the Early Iron Age transition. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00

From Concept to Monument: Time and Costs of Construction in the Ancient World

ed. Simon J. Barker et al.

21 papers focus on modelling the costs of construction over the course of 2,500 years, from Bronze Age Greece to the early Middle Ages. They discuss both broader issues of methodology and particular case studies, with particular attention to the exploitation of raw materials (e.g. quarries), transport, and construction processes on building sites. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00

Ancient Art and its Commerce in Early Twentieth-Century Europe

ed. Guido Petruccioli

John Marshall (1862-1928) was an antiquities expert hired by the Metropolitan Museum of New York. An attentive observer of the antiquities trade, Marshall's archive, photographs and annotations on more than 1000 objects, shines light on the secretive world of art dealing and how objects arrived at the largest museums of Europe and North America. READ MORE

Hardback: £59.00

The Making of a Roman Imperial Estate: Archaeology in the Vicus at Vagnari, Puglia

ed. Maureen Carroll

Excavation reports and analysis of material remains from Vagnari, southeast Italy, facilitate a detailed phasing of a rural settlement, both in the late Republican period, when it was established on land leased from the Roman state, and later when it became the hub (vicus) of a vast agricultural estate owned by the emperor himself. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | 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

L’Egitto dei Flavi: Sintesi e prospettive d’indagine alla luce della documentazione papirologica ed epigrafica egiziana

Nikola D. Bellucci et al.

Providing synthesis and new prospects of investigation, this book offers an overall review of the various information obtainable from papyrological and epigraphic sources from the Roman province of Egypt at the moment of transition from the Julio-Claudian dynasty to the new Flavian dynasty. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Pottery from Roman Malta

Maxine Anastasi et al.

A comprehensive study of Maltese pottery forms from key stratified deposits spanning the 1st century BC to mid-4th century AD. Ceramic material is analysed and quantified in a bid to understand Maltese pottery production during the Roman period, and trace the type and volume of ceramic-borne goods that were circulating the central Mediterranean. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Ovoid Amphorae in the Central and Western Mediterranean

ed. Enrique García Vargas et al.

Based on the proceedings of a workshop held at Seville University in 2015, this book looks at several series of amphorae created in the Late Republican Roman period, sharing a generally ovoid shape in their bodies – a group of material which, until now, has rarely been studied. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | eBook: £16.00

Archaeological Heritage Conservation and Management

Brian J. Egloff

Archaeological heritage conservation is all too often highly conflicted. Economic interests are often at the forefront of management decision-making with heritage values given lesser, if any, consideration, but when heritage places are managed with international principles in mind the sites stand out as evidencing superior outcomes. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Free Download | eBook Institution: £10.00

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

The Function of the Roman Army in Southern Arabia Petraea

Mariana Castro

This volume provides a fresh perspective on the evolving and diverse functions of the Roman army in Arabia from the creation of the province to the end of the Byzantine period. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Navigation et installations lacustres dans les hautes terres du Mexique: les cas mexica et tarasque

Alexandra Biar

This research focuses on the practice of lake navigation and specific facilities that are associated with it in Late Postclassic Mesoamerica. Due to the need for a wholistic approach, this research is situated in a multidisciplinary framework that combines archaeology, ethnology and ethnohistory. READ MORE

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

Estudios para la configuración de las facies cerámicas altoimperiales en el Sur de la Península Ibérica

ed. P. Ruiz Montes et al.

An exploration of the economy and trade in the South of the Iberian Peninsula during the High Roman Empire, focussing on the study of ceramic contexts in several market places and consumption centres located in the region. READ MORE

Paperback: £39.00 | eBook: £16.00

Les Néandertaliens du talon

ed. Enza Spinapolice

Focussing on the abundant Middle Palaeolithic sites in the Salento region of Southern Italy, this book analyses how Neanderthals used and managed raw materials, through both the procurement and use of the locally available materials and the exploitation of possibly more distant sources. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Social complexity in early medieval rural communities

ed. Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo

This book presents an overview of the results of the research project DESPAMED funded by the Spanish Minister of Economy and Competitiveness. The aim of the book is to discuss the theoretical challenges posed by the study of social inequality and social complexity in early medieval peasant communities in North-western Iberia. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Chronological Developments in the Old Kingdom Tombs in the Necropoleis of Giza, Saqqara and Abusir

Leo Roeten

This study suggests, through investigations of the tombs in the necropolis of Giza, that economic decline attributed to the collapse of the Old Kingdom had already started in the early dynastic period. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Water as a morphogen in landscapes/L’eau comme morphogène dans les paysages

ed. Sandrine Robert et al.

Water as generator of networks was the core topic of the second session organized by the commission Theory and Methods in Landscape Archaeology: Archeogeography that began in 2011 on occasion of the Florianopolis Congress. READ MORE

Paperback: £26.00 | Open Access