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Prehistoric Flint Mines in Europe

ed. Françoise Bostyn et al.

This volume offers a review of major flint mines dating from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age. The 18 articles were contributed by archaeologists from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and Sweden, using the same framework to propose a uniform view of the mining phenomenon. READ MORE

Paperback: £75.00

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

Le peuplement paléolithique de Côte d’Or (Bourgogne, France) dans son contexte regional

ed. François Djindjian

The Côte d'Or in Upper Burgundy is a zone of passage between basins more than an area of permanent settlement, except in the most temperate periods of early prehistory. The Boccard cave, which has the most complete stratigraphic sequence in the region, is here the subject of a previously unpublished detailed monograph. READ MORE

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Conexiones Culturales y Patrimonio Prehistórico

Juan Manuel Garrido Anguita

Paying homage to José C. Martín de la Cruz, this volume considers Bronze Age intercultural connections in the Mediterranean area, investigates the first settlements and early food producing societies, examines our remote past and its natural environment, and closes with multidisciplinary prehistoric studies from a range of scientific fields. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Palaeolithic of Northeast Asia

Vitaly A. Kashin et al.

This volume combines details of discoveries of Palaeolithic sites in a vast region of Northeast Asia (covering mostly the northeastern part of modern Russia), and meticulous analysis of hypotheses, ideas, and concepts related to the Northeast Asian Palaeolithic. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Gudenus Cave: The Earliest Humans of Austria

Robert G. Bednarik

Summarising 60 years of research by the author at the earliest human occupation site known in Austria (1962 to 2021), this book describes the strategies and methods of studying a Pleistocene cave site that had been regarded as fully excavated, and their long-term applications. READ MORE

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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

Abstractions Based on Circles: Papers on prehistoric rock art presented to Stan Beckensall on his 90th birthday

ed. Paul Frodsham et al.

Stan Beckensall is renowned for his work, done on an entirely amateur basis, discovering, recording and interpreting Atlantic rock art in his home county of Northumberland and beyond. Presented on his 90th birthday, this diverse and stimulating collection of papers celebrates his crucial contribution to rock art studies, and looks to the future. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Las manifestaciones gráficas prehistóricas en el dolmen de Soto (Trigueros, Huelva)

Sara Garcês et al.

Engraved and painted images upon the upright stones of the Dolmen de Soto were investigated and recorded by a team of international scientists using a variety of photogrammetric methods in 2016-7. This book tells the fascinating story of the archaeological and historical context of the site and presents the stunning results the project yielded. READ MORE

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Europe's Lost Frontiers: Volume 1

ed. Vincent Gaffney et al.

Europe’s Lost Frontiers was the largest directed archaeological research project in Europe, investigating the inundated landscapes of the Early Holocene North Sea – often referred to as ‘Doggerland’. The first in a series of monographs presenting the results of the project, this book provides the context of the study and method statements. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

The Circular Archetype in Microcosm: The Carved Stone Balls of Late Neolithic Scotland

Chris L. Stewart-Moffitt

This study is the culmination of seven years research into the Carved Stone Balls of Late Neolithic Scotland. It is the first study of these enigmatic artefacts since that undertaken by Dorothy Marshall in 1977 and includes all currently known examples in both museums and private hands, described and analysed in considerable detail. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | Open Access

Waterlands: Prehistoric Life at Bar Pasture, Pode Hole Quarry, Peterborough

ed. Andy Richmond et al.

Presenting the results of a decade-long archaeological investigation at Bar Pasture Farm, Pode Hole Quarry, Peterborough, this book represents one of the most significant landscape excavations carried out in recent years. The 55-hectare site was the scene of human activity on the fenland edge from the Mesolithic through to the Late Iron Age. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Open Access

Down the Bright Stream: The Prehistory of Woodcock Corner and the Tregurra Valley, Cornwall

Sean R. Taylor

This volume reports on a series of fieldwork projects carried out in the Tregurra Valley, to the east of Truro, Cornwall between 2009-2015. The fieldwork led to the identification of a large number of pits and hearths across the site, the majority of which that have proved dateable spanning the Early Neolithic to the end of the Early Bronze Age. READ MORE

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Archaeology on the Apulian – Lucanian Border

Alastair Small et al.

The broad valley of the Bradano river and its tributary, the Basentello, separates the Apennine mountains in Lucania from the limestone plateau of the Murge in Apulia in southeast Italy. This book aims to explain how the pattern of settlement and land use changed in the valley over the whole period from the Neolithic to the late medieval.

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Les mégalithes du département du Morbihan

Philippe Gouézin

Based on a corpus of architectural plans comprising 1413 megalithic monuments from the Department of Morbihan, including more than 250 unpublished monuments, this book aims at a better understanding of megalithism, or more precisely megalithisms, and presents a new approach to the relationship between standing stones (menhirs) and tombs (dolmens). READ MORE

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Lithic Studies: Anatolia and Beyond

ed. Adnan Baysal

This volume aims to show networks of cultural interactions by focusing on the latest lithic studies from Turkey, Greece, and the Balkans, bringing to the forefront the connectedness and techno-cultural continuity of knapped and ground stone technologies. 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

Pottery Making and Communities During the 5th Millennium BCE in Fars Province, Southwestern Iran

Takehiro Miki

This book explores pottery making and communities during the Bakun period (c. 5000 – 4000 BCE) in the Kur River Basin, Fars province, southwestern Iran, through the analysis of ceramic materials collected at Tall-e Jari A, Tall-e Gap, and Tall-e Bakun A & B. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

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

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

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Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Association of Ground Stone Tools Research

ed. Patrick Nørskov Pedersen et al.

The papers in this volume focus especially on the relationship between ground stone artefacts and foodways and include archaeological and ethnographic case studies ranging from the Palaeolithic to the current era, and geographically from Africa to Europe and Asia. READ MORE

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Qatar: Evidence of the Palaeolithic Earliest People Revealed

Julie Scott-Jackson

This book, with full text in English and Arabic, synthesises the results of extensive fieldwork by the PADMAC Unit (Kellogg College, Oxford) with diverse historical records and reports of earlier investigations, to tell the story of the long and difficult search to discover the identity of the first people to inhabit the sovereign State of Qatar. READ MORE

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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

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Plant Food Processing Tools at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe

ed. Laura Dietrich

Plant Food Processing Tools at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe reconstructs plant food processing at this key Pre-Pottery Neolithic (9600-8000 BC) site, with an emphasis on cereals, legumes and herbs as food sources, on grinding and pounding tools for their processing, and on the vessels implied in the consumption of meals and beverages.

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Use of Space and Domestic Areas: Functional Organisation and Social Strategies

ed. Luc Jallot et al.

The organization of inhabited space is the direct expression of the deep integration of societies with their cultural and natural environment. Contributions in this volume show the progress of research in terms of understanding the use of space on different scales, from the household to the village, focusing on Neolithic and Bronze Age contexts. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

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

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Tinqueux « la Haubette » (Marne, France): Un site exceptionnel du Néolithique ancien

ed. Lamys Hachem

This volume presents the results of archaeological work at the Neolithic site of Tinqueux ‘la Haubette’ (Marne) dated to the ‘Blicquy/Villeneuve-Saint-Germain’ (5000-4700 cal. BC). The site comprises five houses, a series of pits, and the remains of an oven. The analyses reveal hitherto unknown facets of the BVSG culture. READ MORE

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A Vanishing Landscape: Archaeological Investigations at Blakeney Eye, Norfolk

Naomi Field

This volume presents a report on the archaeological excavation of a small building on the Norfolk coast, locally known as 'Blakeney Chapel', in advance of expected coastal erosion at Blakeney Eye. The investigations produced evidence for multi-period occupation, with abandonments driven by the ever-changing climate. READ MORE

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Prehistoric Fisherfolk of Oman: The Neolithic Village of Ras Al-Hamra RH-5

Lapo Gianni Marcucci et al.

Reports on excavations at the prehistoric site Ras Al-Hamra RH-5, located in the Qurum area of Muscat. The site dates from the late 5th to the end of the 4th millennia BC and comprises an accumulation of superimposed food discards deriving from continuous and repeated subsistence activities such as fishing, collecting shells, hunting and herding. READ MORE

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La industria lítica del núcleo urbano maya de La Blanca, Petén, Guatemala

Ricardo Torres Marzo

The ancient Maya used mainly stone tools, made of either ground stone and chipped stone, to achieve their extraordinary development. This book presents the techno-typological analysis of lithic materials from La Blanca, located in the heart of the Southern Lowlands, which was mainly inhabited during the Late Classic and Terminal Classic periods. READ MORE

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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

Orientation of Prehistoric Monuments in Britain: A Reassessment

Alistair Marshall

Reassesses major axial alignment at many megalithic ritual and funerary monuments (Neolithic to Bronze Age) in Britain and Ireland, not in terms of abstract astronomical concerns, but as an expression of repeated seasonal propitiation involving community, agrarian economy and ancestry in an attempt to mitigate variable environmental conditions. READ MORE

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Flint Procurement and Exploitation Strategies in the Late Lower Paleolithic Levant

Aviad Agam

This volume examines patterns of flint procurement and exploitation at the Acheulo-Yabrudian site Qesem Cave, Israel. The results show how flint had a major impact on early human decision-making and social and cultural lifeways during the Late Lower Paleolithic of the Levant. READ MORE

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Burials and Society in Late Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Ireland

Cormac McSparron

This book describes and analyses the increasing complexity of later Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age burial in Ireland, using burial complexity as a proxy for increasing social complexity, and as a tool for examining social structure. READ MORE

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Classification of Lithic Artefacts from the British Late Glacial and Holocene Periods

Torben Bjarke Ballin

This volume offers a system for the hierarchical classification of British lithic artefacts from the Late Glacial and Holocene periods, and it is hoped that it may find use as a guide book for, for example, archaeology students, museum staff, non-specialist archaeologists, local archaeology groups and lay enthusiasts. READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | Open Access

James Mellaart: The Journey to Çatalhöyük

Alan C. Mellaart

This book explores the life of archaeologist James Mellaart (universally known as Jimmy), whose discovery and excavation of the huge Neolithic mound site of Çatalhöyük both revolutionised the way we think about the prehistory of Turkey and became the centre of great controversy. READ MORE

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Current Perspectives in Sudanese and Nubian Archaeology

ed. Rennan Lemos et al.

This book brings together papers presented at the 2nd Sudan Studies Research Conference, held at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, 2018. The papers collected here focus on early administrative and mortuary material culture in the Nile valley and adjacent areas. READ MORE

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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

Göytepe: Neolithic Excavations in the Middle Kura Valley, Azerbaijan

Yoshihiro Nishiaki et al.

This volume publishes the first round of fieldwork and research (2008-2013) at Göytepe, a key site for understanding the emergence and development of food-producing communities in the South Caucasus. Results include findings relating to chronology, architecture, technology, social organisation, plant and animal exploitation, and more. READ MORE

Hardback: £88.00 | Open Access

Professor Challenger and his Lost Neolithic World: The Compelling Story of Alexander Thom and British Archaeoastronomy

Euan W. MacKie

This book combines the two great passions of the author’s life: reconstructing the Neolithic mind and constructively challenging consensus in his professional domain. Semi-autobiographical, it charts his investigation of Alexander Thom’s theories regarding the alignment of prehistoric monuments in the landscape across several key Neolithic sites. READ MORE

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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

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Stone Tools of Prehistoric Arabia: Papers from the Special Session of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held on 21 July 2019

ed. K. Bretzke et al.

This volume presents the proceedings from the special one-day session on the stone tools of prehistoric Arabia, held during the Seminar for Arabian Studies (Leiden 2019). READ MORE

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Nel regno del fango: speleoarcheologia della Grotta di Polla (Salerno, Italia)

ed. Antonella Minelli et al.

This book presents the preliminary results of the archaeological excavations carried out in the Grotta di Polla, in the province of Salerno, Italy. The challenges of speleoarchaeology are discussed, and the methodologies adopted for the preservation and conservation of archaeological materials and the results obtained are illustrated. READ MORE

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Animal Husbandry and Hunting in the Central and Western Balkans Through Time

ed. Nemanja Marković et al.

This volume presents the results of new research on animal herding and hunting in the central and western Balkans during the prehistoric and historic periods. The investigations cover a wide range of topics related to animal exploitation strategies, ranging from broad syntheses to specific case studies. READ MORE

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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

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Athens and Attica in Prehistory: Proceedings of the International Conference, Athens, 27–31 May 2015

ed. Nikolas Papadimitriou et al.

This book provides the most complete overview of the Attica region from the Neolithic to the end of the Late Bronze Age. It paves the way for a new understanding of Attica in the Early Iron Age and indirectly throws new light on the origins of what will later become the polis of the Athenians. READ MORE

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Roma prima del mito

ed. Anna Paola Anzidei et al.

This two-volume study looks at the recent excavations in Rome and its surrounding areas which identified settlements and necropolises associated with a complex culture pre-dating that of Ancient Rome. The results reveal the social and cultural aspects of the daily life of the human groups who occupied this territory before the Latium civilization. READ MORE

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Caractérisation, continuités et discontinuités des manifestations graphiques des sociétés préhistoriques

ed. Elena Paillet et al.

Papers address the question of exchange and mobility in prehistoric societies in relation to the evolution of their environments through the prism of their graphic productions, on objects or on walls. This volume offers the opportunity to question their symbolic behaviours within very diverse temporal, chrono-cultural or geographic contexts. READ MORE

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Pre and Protohistoric Stone Architectures: Comparisons of the Social and Technical Contexts Associated to Their Building

ed. Florian Cousseau et al.

Proceedings, with full text in English and French, from session XXXII-3 of the XVIII UISPP World Congress, Paris, 2018: Pre and protohistoric stone architectures: comparisons of the social and technical contexts associated to their building. The volume aims to break the usual limits on the fields of study and to deconstruct some preconceived ideas. READ MORE

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Late Prehistoric Fortifications in Europe: Defensive, Symbolic and Territorial Aspects from the Chalcolithic to the Iron Age

ed. Davide Delfino et al.

This book presents 19 papers from the International Colloquium ‘FortMetalAges’ (Portugal, 2017); they discuss different interpretive ideas for defensive structures whose construction had necessitated large investment, present new case studies, and conduct comparative analysis between different regions and periods (Chalcolithic to Iron Age). READ MORE

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Les restes humains badegouliens de la Grotte du Placard

Bruno Boulestin et al.

This book presents a detailed study of the Badegoulian human remains from Placard, a major Upper Palaeolithic site in France. Despite the antiquity of the discovery, the remains still constitute a unique assemblage that contributes greatly to our knowledge of the behaviours of hunter-gatherer populations in European prehistory. READ MORE

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Architectures of Fire: Processes, Space and Agency in Pyrotechnologies

ed. Dragoş 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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Experimental Archaeology: Making, Understanding, Story-telling

ed. Christina Souyoudzoglou-Haywood et al.

In this book, based on the proceedings of a two-day workshop on experimental archaeology at the Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens in 2017, scholars, artists and craftspeople explore how people in the past made things, used and discarded them, from prehistory to the Middle Ages. READ MORE

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La parure en callaïs du Néolithique européen

ed. Guirec Querré et al.

Callaïs refers to the green stones from which the remarkable ornaments discovered in several Neolithic sites in Western Europe are made. This volume brings together the contributions of the best European specialists in callaïs, variscite and turquoise, who spoke at a symposium on this ancient gemstone held in April 2015 in Carnac. READ MORE

Hardback: £130.00 | Open Access

Aleksei P. Okladnikov: The Great Explorer of the Past. Volume I

Aleksander K. Konopatskii et al.

Aleksei P. Okladnikov (1908–1981), a prominent Russian archaeologist, spent more than 50 years studying prehistoric sites in various parts of the Soviet Union – in Siberia, Central Asia and Mongolia. This biography will appeal to archaeologists, historians, and anyone interested in the history of the humanities in the twentieth century. READ MORE

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The Megaliths of Vera Island in the Southern Urals

Stanislav Grigoriev et al.

The largest and brightest megalithic complex in Russia’s Ural Mountains is located on Vera Island, represented by three chambered megaliths and sanctuaries of the Eneolithic period (mid-4th - 3rd millennium BC). The oldest samples of stone sculpture in the Urals have been revealed within this complex. READ MORE

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The First Peoples of Oman: Palaeolithic Archaeology of the Nejd Plateau

Jeffrey I. Rose et al.

The archaeological evidence presented in this work encompasses the cultural remains of over a million years of successive human occupation of Nejd Plateau, Dhofar, from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Late Palaeolithic. This volumes suggests a fundamental reconsideration of the role of Southern Arabia in the origin and dispersal of our species. READ MORE

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El Mesolítico en Cantabria centro-oriental

Mercedes Pérez Bartolomé

This book explores the Mesolithic period in the central-eastern area of Cantabria (Spain) as a manifestation of sociocultural evolution and change of the societies that lived in the area between the ninth and sixth millennia cal BC, until the introduction of farming. READ MORE

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The Middle Stone Age of Nigeria in its West African Context

Philip Allsworth-Jones

A fully up-to-date account of the evidence relating to the Middle Stone Age in Nigeria and the other countries of West Africa, based upon the author’s own fieldwork and extensive personal knowledge of the region and its archaeology. READ MORE

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Taming the Great Desert: Adam in the Prehistory of Oman

Guillaume Gernez et al.

This is the first monograph to present research at the Adam oasis, located at the margins of the Rub Al-Khali desert, Oman. Major periods are described, with evidence of Palaeolithic occupation, Neolithic settlements, Early and Middle Bronze Age necropolises, and Iron Age ritual sites. An ethnographic study of traditional water sharing is included. READ MORE

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Early Neolithic, Iron Age and Roman settlement at Monksmoor Farm, Daventry, Northamptonshire

Tracy Preece

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) has undertaken archaeological work at Monksmoor Farm on the north-eastern edge of Daventry in six different areas. Finds presented here include two early Neolithic pits, a middle Iron Age settlement and two late Iron Age settlements. READ MORE

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Understanding Lithic Recycling at the Late Lower Palaeolithic Qesem Cave, Israel

Flavia Venditti

Qesem Cave (Israel) acts here as a case study to explore two important topics from the Middle Pleistocene: the practice of recycling old discarded flakes for the production of new objects by means of recycling, and the production of flakes and tools of small dimensions—topics that have not gained sufficient attention from the scientific community. READ MORE

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Early Farming in Dalmatia

Andrew Moore et al.

This book investigates the expansion of farming from its centre of origin in western Asia through the Mediterranean into southern Europe. Focussing on Dalmatia, it addresses several key questions, including when and how farming reached the area, what was the nature of this new economy, and what was its impact on the local environment. READ MORE

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Dhofar Through the Ages

Lynne S. Newton et al.

Dhofar, the southern governorate of Oman, lies within a distinctive ecological zone due to the summer Southwest Monsoon. Archaeological surveys and excavations in the governorate, beginning in 1954, have brought to light Dhofar’s ancient past stretching back to the Lower Paleolithic ca. 1.5 my BP. READ MORE

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The Grotte du Placard at 150: New Considerations on an Exceptional Prehistoric Site

Christophe Delage

The prehistoric site of Le Placard, Southwest France, was first explored 150 years. 19th-century excavations almost emptied the cavity, now surprisingly ill-known. This 150-year milestone grants an opportunity to look back at this exceptional site and what it can tell us about the Late Pleistocene hunting and gathering societies who dwelt there. READ MORE

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Quebrando rocas, una aproximación metodológica para el estudio del cuarzo en contextos arqueológicos de Córdoba (Argentina)

Eduardo Pautassi

This book offers a valuable contribution to the development of a methodology to address the study of archaeological quartz artifacts, combining various analytical tools to study these objects so that we might better understand the technological strategies of hunting societies who made use of this raw material. READ MORE

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La industria lítica bifacial del sitio en cantera Chipana-1

Katherine A. Herrera

The site of Chipana-1 is located in the middle of the Atacama Desert, in the Pampa del Tamarugal, Chile. The site offers a good example to show how past societies adapted to hyper-arid environments, and provides new insights into the early human occupations of South America. READ MORE

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The Early Mesolithic in Northern Italy and Southern France

Davide Visentin

A technological analysis of lithic assemblages from southern France and Northern Italy, this work aims to reconstruct the entire reduction sequence, from the procurement of lithic raw materials to the use and discard of tools. READ MORE

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Dosariyah: An Arabian Neolithic Coastal Community in the Central Gulf

ed. Philipp Drechsler

Describes the work carried out by the joint German-Saudi Dosariyah Archaeological Research Project (DARP) between 2010 and 2014 at Dosariyah, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. READ MORE

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Rockshelter Excavations in the East Hamersley Range, Pilbara Region, Western Australia

ed. Dawn Cropper et al.

This volume offers a detailed study of six exceptional rockshelter sites from the inland Pilbara Region of Western Australia. Consisting of 18 chapters, it is rich with colour photographs, illustrations, and figures, including high-resolution images of the rockshelter sites, excavations, stratigraphic sections, cultural features, and artefacts. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | Open Access

The Archaeology of Prehistoric Burnt Mounds in Ireland

Alan Hawkes

This book details the archaeology of burnt mounds (fulachtaí fia) in Ireland, one of the most frequent and under researched prehistoric site types in the country. It presents a re-evaluation of the pyrolithic phenomenon in light of some 1000 excavated burnt mounds. READ MORE

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Reindeer hunters at Howburn Farm, South Lanarkshire

Torben Bjarke Ballin

This volume presents the lithic assemblage from Howburn in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, at present the oldest prehistoric settlement in Scotland (12,700-12,000 BC), and the only Hamburgian settlement in Britain. The book focuses on the Hamburgian finds, which are mainly based on the exploitation of flint from Doggerland. READ MORE

Hardback: £25.00 | Open Access

La ocupación cazadora-recolectora durante la transición Pleistoceno-Holoceno en el oeste de Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil: geoarqueología de los sitios en la formación sedimentaria Touro Passo

Viviane Pouey Vidal

This book presents the results obtained during geoarchaeological studies carried out in the locality of Touro Passo, Brazil. New chronologies obtained represent a scientific advance for the study of hunter-gatherer occupations during the Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene in the triple border of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. READ MORE

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Settlement and Land Use on the Periphery

Jere M. Wickens et al.

This survey by the Southern Euboea Exploration Project provides a wealth of intriguing information about fluctuations in long-term use and habitation in the Bouros-Kastri peninsula at the south-eastern tip of the Greek island of Euboia, and how the peninsula's use was connected to that of the main urban centre at Karystos. READ MORE

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Marcadores gráficos y territorios megalíticos en la Cuenca interior del Tajo: Toledo, Madrid y Guadalajara

Mª Ángeles Lancharro Gutiérrez

The aim of this work is to analyze Late Prehistoric graphical markers, comprising paintings, engravings, Megalithic elements, and other portable objects. The Tajo inner basin (Spain), was chosen for this study due to the lack of scholarship on the subject and the lack of geographical information available for the archaeological sites. READ MORE

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Life on the Edge: The Neolithic and Bronze Age of Iain Crawford’s Udal, North Uist

ed. Beverley Ballin Smith

Excavations in North Uist dating from 1974-1984 identified two cists with human remains in kerbed cairns, many bowl pits dug into the blown sand, two late Neolithic structures and a ritual complex. READ MORE

Hardback: £25.00 | Open Access

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

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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

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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

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The Classification of Chalcolithic and Early Bronze Age Copper and Bronze Axe-heads from Southern Britain

Stuart Needham

This work presents a comprehensive classification of the morphology of early metal age axe-heads, chisels and stakes from southern Britain. It is illustrated by a type series of 120 representative examples. READ MORE

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Axe-heads and Identity

Katharine Walker

This volume seeks to re-assess the significance accorded to the body of stone and flint axe-heads imported into Britain from the Continent which have until now often been poorly understood, overlooked and undervalued in Neolithic studies. READ MORE

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Ceramic manufacturing techniques and cultural traditions in Nubia from the 8th to the 3rd millennium BC

Giulia D’Ercole

This book presents a comprehensive critical analysis of diverse ceramic assemblages from Sai Island, in the Middle Nile Valley of Northern Sudan, on the border between ancient Upper and Lower Nubia. The assemblages included in this study cover about five millennia, spanning the period c. 8000 to c. 2500 BC. READ MORE

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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

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The Chambered Tombs of the Isle of Man

Audrey Henshall et al.

This is the first book ever devoted to the chambered tombs of the Isle of Man and, though there are no more than nine surviving monuments, they are of considerable interest and importance because of the central location of the island in the north Irish Sea where cultural influences and traditions of tomb building are mixed. READ MORE

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Remembered Places, Forgotten Pasts

Tim Cockrell

South Yorkshire and the North Midlands have long been ignored or marginalized in narratives of British Prehistory. In this book, unpublished data is used for the first time in a work of synthesis to reconstruct the prehistory of the earliest communities across the River Don drainage basin. READ MORE

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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

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Territoires et ressources des sociétés néolithiques du Bassin parisien

Claira Lietar

The aim of this book is to study forms of territorial patterning and resource management in the middle Neolithic I and II, between 4500 and 3800 BC in the Paris basin. READ MORE

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Physical Barriers, Cultural Connections: A Reconsideration of the Metal Flow at the Beginning of the Metal Age in the Alps

Laura Perucchetti

This book considers the early copper and copper-alloy metallurgy of the entire Circum- Alpine region. It introduces a new approach to the interpretation of chemical composition data sets, which has been applied to a comprehensive regional database for the first time. READ MORE

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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

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La ocupación humana del territorio de la comarca del río Guadalteba (Málaga) durante el Pleistoceno

Lidia Cabello Ligero

This investigation exhaustively gathers the archaeological evidence of the Palaeolithic human settlement in the Guadalteba river region (Malaga, Spain) during the Pleistocene. READ MORE

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Suyanggae and Her Neighbours in Haifa, Israel

ed. Sharon Gonen et al.

This proceedings volume gathers papers, abstracts and posters from the 20th (1) symposium: Suyanggae and Her Neighbours, which took place from 21–28 June 2015 in Haifa, Israel. READ MORE

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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

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Disponibilidad y explotación de materias primas líticas en la costa de Norpatagonia (Argentina)

Jimena Alberti

The present book aims to study the use of lithic raw materials on the coast of the San Matías gulf (Río Negro, Argentina) during the middle and late Holocene. READ MORE

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Les sépultures mésolithiques de Téviec et Hoedic: révisions bioarchéologiques

Bruno Boulestin

This book presents the long lacking bioarchaeological review study of the Teviec and Hoedic graves, located in Brittany and excavated from 1928 to 1934 by Marthe and Saint-Just Péquart. READ MORE

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Siruthavoor: An Iron Age-Early Historical burial Site, Tamil Nadu, South India

Smriti Haricharan

This study aims at using and understanding man-land relationships in order to better comprehend the megalithic burials of Tamil Nadu. READ MORE

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Art and Architecture in Neolithic Orkney

Antonia Thomas

This book offers a groundbreaking analysis of Neolithic art and architecture in Orkney, focussing upon the incredible collection of hundreds of decorated stones being revealed by the current excavations at the Ness of Brodgar. READ MORE

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Paleoart and Materiality

ed. Robert G. Bednarik et al.

This book addresses the presentation of scientific approaches to the materiality of rock art, ranging from recording and sampling methods to data analyses. The issue of the materiality of visual productions of the distant past is addressed through various scientific approaches, including fieldwork, laboratory techniques and data analysis protocols. READ MORE

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Late Bronze Age Flintworking from Ritual Zones in Southern Scandinavia

Mirosław Masojć et al.

This book is devoted to flintworking encountered in the so-called cult houses and ritual zones from the Late Bronze Age in southern Scandinavia, where thousands of barrows were built in the period from the Neolithic to the end of the Early Bronze Age READ MORE

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Anthropomorphic Representations in the Cucuteni-Tripolye Culture

Dan Monah

This book applies the view of Dan Monah (1943-2013) to the analysis of the Cucuteni-Tripolye anthropomorphic representations. READ MORE

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 46, 2016

ed. Janet Starkey et al.

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, the only international academic forum that meets annually for the presentation of research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula. READ MORE

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Ōsaka Archaeology

Richard Pearson

This book summarizes results of decades of Japanese intensive archaeological study and introduces some local museums conserving and interpreting cultural heritage in the face of overwhelming urbanization. READ MORE

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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

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Public Images, Private Readings: Multi-Perspective Approaches to the Post-Palaeolithic Rock Art

ed. Ramón Fábregas Valcarce et al.

A significant number of Holocene societies throughout the world have resorted at one time or another to the making of paints or carvings on different places. The aim of the session A11e, held within the XVII World UISPP Congress, was to put together the experiences of specialists from different areas of the Iberian Peninsula and the World. READ MORE

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Un estudio de tecnología lítica desde la antropología de las técnicas: el caso del Alero Deodoro Roca ca. 3000 AP, Ongamira, Ischilín, Córdoba

José María Caminoa

As part of a series of research projects on the Archaeology of hunter-gatherers societies in the Southern Pampean Hills this presents, among other things, the study of various aspects of the organization of lithic technology and strategies for the use of lithic resources by prehistoric populations. READ MORE

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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

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Mining and Materiality

Anne M. Teather

In this book Anne Teather develops a new approach to understanding the Neolithic flint mines of southern Britain. 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