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Double-Sided Antler and Bone Combs in Late Roman Britain

Nina Crummy et al.

This is the first detailed study and catalogue of a comb type that represents a new technology introduced into Britain towards the end of the 4th century AD and a major signifier of the late fourth- to fifth-century transition. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

La nécropole aux amants petrifies. Ruines mégalithiques de Wanar (Région de Kaffrine, Sénégal)

ed. Luc Laporte et al.

This collective work reports on the studies and archaeological work carried out at the megalithic ruined necropolis of Wanar, Senegal, between 2008 and 2017 (classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006). The study is an important milestone in the advancement of our knowledge of protohistoric societies and megalith builders in West Africa. READ MORE

Paperback: £180.00 | Open Access

Apotropaia and Phylakteria: Confronting Evil in Ancient Greece

ed. Maria G. Spathi et al.

The belief in the existence of evil forces was part of ancient everyday life and a phenomenon deeply embedded in popular thought of the Greek world. Stemming from a conference held in Athens in June 2021, this volume addresses the apotropaia and phylakteria from different perspectives: via literary sources, archaeological material, and iconography. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | Open Access

Hunting and Fishing in the Neolithic and Eneolithic

ed. Selena Vitezovic et al.

This volume contains 13 papers on hunting and fishing techniques, weapons and prey in the area from Anatolia to the Gibraltar region. Papers include specific case studies as well as syntheses of wider data sets and provide the latest methodological and theoretical perspectives on the role of hunting and fishing in early agricultural societies. READ MORE

Paperback: £49.00 | Open Access

Džarkutan Nekropole 4A

Boriboi Abdullaev et al.

A catalogue of a Late Bronze Age necropolis in Southern Uzbekistan, containing 719 burials from the 20th-16th c. BC of the Bactria-Margiana Archaeological Complex – Central Asia’s largest scientifically studied prehistoric necropolis after Gonur. The catalogue includes burial descriptions and inventories, with ceramic drawings and photographs. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | Open Access

Dirt, Dwellings and Culture: Living Conditions in Early Medieval Dublin

Eileen Reilly

This book explores the living conditions and environments as experienced by early medieval people in Ireland, touching upon a wide range of environmental, architectural, artefactual and historical datasets from significant archaeological excavations of settlement sites across Ireland and Northern Europe. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Open Access

Archæographies: Excavating Neolithic Dispilio – X

Fotis Ifantidis

Archæographies: Excavating Neolithic Dispilio – X treats the initial Archæographies (2013) as an archaeological artifact, encircling the experimental project of depicting the excavation of the lakeside neolithic settlement of Dispilio.

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Le Banquet cérémoniel entre archéologie et ethnologie

ed. Matthieu Michler et al.

While the practice of the banquet or ceremonial feast has been recognized in many societies around the world, living, ancient or extinct, it had not yet been the subject of a large-scale synthesis. This book offers an interdisciplinary study of the festive banquet in relation to the cosmogonies and social practices of the social spaces concerned. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | eBook Institution: £9.99 | Open Access

Water and the Law: Water Management in the Statutory Legislation of Later Communal Italy

Francesco Salvestrini

Investigating water resource law in the statutory legislation codified by commune, oligarchic and seigneurial governments in Northern and Central Italy from the 13th-14th centuries, this book explores the relationship between water management norms and the local environment, and the protection of inhabited areas from the danger of flooding. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Groma: Issue 7 2022. Proceedings of ArchaeoFOSS XV 2021

ed. Domizia D’Erasmo et al.

The seventh issue of Groma publishes proceedings of the 15th edition of the ArcheoFOSS International conference on open software, hardware, processes, data and formats in archaeological research. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | Open Access

From Wilderness to Paradise: A Sixth-Century Mosaic Pavement at Qasr el-Lebia in Cyrenaica, Libya

Jane Chick

An in-depth study of the large mosaic pavement in the East Church at Qasr el-Lebia in Cyrenaica, Libya. Consisting of fifty panels, each panel with a different image, it has frequently been dismissed as random with no overarching scheme. This book argues that the remarkably rich and complex mosaic should be understood as a coherent whole. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

The 2018 Archaeological Survey at Tawi Said, Sultanate of Oman

Stephanie Döpper et al.

The 2018 archaeological survey at Tawi Said, located on the edge of the Sharqiyah desert in the Sultanate of Oman, yielded close to 8,600 artifacts, the majority being pottery sherds. Two significant phases are attested by the survey's finds: the Wadi Suq period (2000-1600 BCE) and the Late Islamic period (1650-1970 CE). READ MORE

Hardback: £55.00 | Open Access

City of Culture 2600 BC: Early Mesopotamian History and Archaeology at Abu Salabikh

John Nicholas Postgate

This book presents the city beneath the surface of Abu Salabikh, southern Iraq. The archaeology and the textual data combine to reveal its architecture, agricultural and industrial enterprises, and social structure. Integrated with our wider knowledge of south Mesopotamia at this time it creates a vivid image of city life in 2600 BC. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

Advances in UAE Archaeology

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New excavations conducted across the United Arab Emirates over the last few years are presented here, revealing a wealth of new data on all periods of UAE archaeology from the Palaeolithic to the recent past. Some of these discoveries fill important gaps in our knowledge, while others have fundamentally revised what we thought we knew already. READ MORE

Hardback: £58.00 | Open Access

Landscapes of Death: Early Bronze Age Tombs and Mortuary Rituals on the Oman Peninsula

Kimberly D. Williams

This book provides a comprehensive and detailed review of the evidence for Early Bronze Age mortuary rituals on the Oman Peninsula, describing the research conducted, synthesizing the resulting data, and presenting a complete view of the state of knowledge on the topic. READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | Open Access

Picta Nilotica Romana

Eleonora Voltan

An in-depth analysis of Roman paintings with a Nilotic theme, the study first introduces the classical texts on Egypt and provides an overview of landscape depiction in Roman art. An iconographic-archaeological catalogue of the 74 paintings is presented, followed by an analysis of the archaeological contexts in which these paintings are found. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Open Access

Landscape 3: una sintesi di elementi diacronici

ed. Federica Carbotti et al.

Papers consider the level of ecological awareness inherent in ancient societies and to identify the possible solutions implemented, trying to answer two questions in particular: what were the choices (political, economic, social) implemented during climatic variations, and how were they perceived by ancient societies? READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Open Access

Gandharan Art and the Classical World: A Short Introduction

Peter Stewart

This book offers an introduction to Gandharan art and the mystery of its relationship with the Graeco-Roman world of the Mediterranean. It presents an accessible explanation of the ancient and modern contexts of Gandharan art, the state of scholarship on the subject, and guidance for further, in-depth study. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

London’s Waterfront and its World, 1666–1800

John Schofield et al.

This volume, covering the period 1666–1800, considers the archaeology of the port of London on a wide scale, from the City down the Thames to Deptford. During this period, with the waterfront at its centre, London became the hub of the new British empire, contributing to the exploitation of people from other lands known as slavery. READ MORE

Hardback: £50.00 | Open Access

Material Worlds: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Contacts and Exchange in the Ancient Near East

ed. Arnulf Hausleiter

The eleven contributions in this book address the history of contacts and exchanges in the Bronze and Iron Ages within West Asia, extending far beyond the boundaries of the previously defined contact zone of the ‘Ancient Near East’. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

The Search for Wellbeing and Health between the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period

ed. Javier López Rider

This book compiles a series of works on cosmetics and health care, covering different geographical areas of Europe. The studies also focus on different cultures, with some chapters dedicated to the Hebrew sphere, others to the Muslim world, and a larger percentage dealing with Christian society. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Three Forts on the Tay: Excavations at Moncreiffe, Moredun and Abernethy, Perth and Kinross 2014–17

David Strachan et al.

Despite a resurgence in Scottish fort studies, few sites have been investigated, especially at the scale reported in this volume. Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust (with AOC Archaeology Group) excavated three hilltop forts on the Tay estuary to explore their enclosing works and internal buildings, uncovering an impressive assemblage of small finds. READ MORE

Hardback: £35.00 | Open Access

Gematon: Living and Dying in a Kushite Town on the Nile, Volume I

ed. Derek A. Welsby

The first of a set of three volumes publishing the excavations at the site of Kawa, Northern Dongola Reach, between 1997 and 2018 by the Sudan Archaeological Research Society. Volume I contains a detailed study of the excavations carried out in Areas A, B, C, and F, as well as the temenos gateway, Building Z1 and the Kushite cemetery R18. READ MORE

Hardback: £95.00 | Open Access

Gematon: Living and Dying in a Kushite Town on the Nile, Volume III

Isabella Welsby Sjöström

This volume presents the pottery from Sudan Archaeological Research Society excavations at the site of Kawa, Northern Dongola Reach, between 1997 and 2018, fully illustrated with photographs and line drawings. It presents a comprehensive catalogue of the pottery found across the site, focusing on the forms, decoration, marks and fabric. READ MORE

Hardback: £80.00 | Open Access

Compulsion and Control in Ancient Egypt

ed. Alexandre Loktionov

How did the Ancient Egyptians maintain control of their state? Topics include the controlling function of temples and theology, state borders, scribal administration, visual representation, patronage, and the Egyptian language itself, with reference to all periods of Egyptian history, from the Old Kingdom to Coptic times. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | Open Access

How Pharaohs Became Media Stars: Ancient Egypt and Popular Culture

ed. Abraham I. Fernández Pichel

New media and its enormous diffusion in the last decades of the 20th century and up to the present has greatly increased and diversified the reception of Egyptian themes and motifs and Egyptian influence in various cultural spheres. This book seeks to provide new evidence of this interdisciplinarity between Egyptology and popular culture. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Metalworkers and their Tools: Symbolism, Function, and Technology in the Bronze and Iron Ages

ed. Linda Boutoille et al.

12 papers by 22 authors from the “Metools” symposium (Queens University, Belfast, 2016), aim to shine a spotlight on the tools of the metalworker and to follow their evolution from the beginning of the Bronze Age through to the Iron Age, as well as the place held by metalworking and its artisans in the economic and social landscape of the period. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

A Comprehensive Survey of Rock Art in Upper Tibet: Volume II

John Vincent Bellezza

Focusing on the central and western parts of the region, this is the second of five volumes that comprehensively document rock art in Upper Tibet. It examines a panoply of graphic evidence found on stone surfaces, supplying an unprecedented view of the long-term development of culture and religion on a large swathe of the Tibetan Plateau. READ MORE

Paperback: £110.00 | Open Access

The Winchester Mint and Coins and Related Finds from the Excavations of 1961–71

ed. Martin Biddle et al.

This volume records and illustrates the minting of silver pennies in Winchester between the reigns of Alfred the Great and Henry III. Five and a half thousand survive in museums and collections all over the world. Sought out and photographed (some 3200 coins in 6400 images detailing both sides), they have been minutely catalogued for this volume. READ MORE

Hardback: £115.00 | Open Access

Offa's Dyke Journal: Volume 5 for 2023

ed. Howard Williams

Volume 5 of Offa's Dyke Journal, a venue for the publication of high-quality research on the archaeology, history and heritage of frontiers and borderlands focusing on the Anglo-Welsh border.

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Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

The Roman Lower Danube Frontier

ed. Emily Hanscam et al.

Over the past few decades, there has been a significant amount of research on the Roman Lower Danube frontier by international teams focusing on individual forts or broader landscape survey work; collectively, this volume represents the best of this collaboration with the aim of elevating the Lower Danube within broader Roman frontier scholarship. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access

Gabii through its Artefacts

ed. Laura M. Banducci et al.

This book brings together 15 papers on objects from the excavations of the town of Gabii undertaken since 2007. Objects ranging from the pre-Roman to Imperial periods are examined using a mix of approaches, making an effort to be sensitive to excavation context and formation processes. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Dimore della Cirenaica: Abitare a Cirene e a Tolemaide durante l’età imperiale

Eleonora Gasparini

This book analyses urban housing in Cyrenaica (East Libya), with a specific focus on the cities of Cyrene and Ptolemais, from the early through to the late Roman imperial period. It represents a corpus of evidence that will be a starting point for any future research on these topics. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

Portus, investigaciones geoarqueológicas en el muelle este-oeste

ed. Javier Bermejo Meléndez et al.

This volume collects the scientific results of the geoarchaeological project on the east-west pier of Portus (Rome). Since 2017, various excavation and study campaigns have focused their efforts on the pier via an inter- and multidisciplinary methodology involving archaeologists, geologists, palaeobotanists and palaeontologists. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

Bâtisseurs de mégalithes

Florian Cousseau

This book aims to develop and test a new methodology for Prehistory to enhance architectural analysis. Test results highlight the architectural biography of Neolithic tumuli in western France and the technology used in their construction, and demonstrate that architectural modifications occurred throughout the Neolithic period. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | Open Access

Arqueología computacional del territorio. Métodos y técnicas para estudiar decisiones humanas en paisajes pretéritos

Miguel Carrero-Pazos

This book aims to describe some of the current analytical approaches to model past cultural landscapes, their evolution, and relationship with the human societies that inhabited them. To this end, the use of Geographic Information Systems and spatial statistics is proposed, using territorial and landscape archaeology as a theoretical framework. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

The Reuse of Tombs in Eastern Arabia

Stephanie Döpper

This book investigate reuse of tombs in Eastern Arabia from the beginning of the Early Bronze Age until the end of the Sasanian period in order to understand the underlying purposes and social context of this practice. READ MORE

Hardback: £60.00 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Hadrian's Wall

David J. Breeze

This highly illustrated book offers an accessible summary of Hadrian’s Wall, and an overview of the wider context of the Roman frontiers. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Hinterland of Hadrian̕s Wall

David J. Breeze

In this important and beautifully illustrated book, David Breeze elucidates the context of the most famous frontier, Hadrian’s Wall. The zone to north and south of the Wall was a heavily militarised landscape of roads, bridges, forts, fortlets and towers, but also the towns, settlements and supply infrastructure on which the army depended. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Danube Limes in Austria

David J. Breeze et al.

Austria is particularly fortunate in the survival along the Danube of the remains of many Roman military installations. These include forts and towers, some parts surviving up to two stories high. They are a most remarkable survival and deserve to be better known and more visited. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

Contact, Circulation, Exchange

ed. Éva David et al.

10 articles focus on worked hard materials of animal origin (shell, tusk, bone, antler) ranging chronologically from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Middle Ages. The authors have varied academic backgrounds that enhance the archaeological analyses carried out, often at first hand, on numerous collections from the Old and New Worlds. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

En Tierras de Hércules. Torregorda - Camposoto - Sancti Petri: Una Revisión del Patrimonio

Carlos Bruquetas-Galán

This book explores the history and archaeological heritage of the southwest coast of the Isla Gaditana – the territory where the Temple of Hercules and the Idol of Cádiz are said to have stood for more than twelve centuries: Torregorda, Camposoto and Sancti Petri. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

Dogs, Past and Present

ed. Ivana Fiore et al.

This volume gathers contributions from scholars from a variety of disciplines to provide a comprehensive assessment of the importance of dogs through history. There is a focus on the necessity of an ‘interdisciplinary perspective’ to fully understand the fundamental role that dogs have played in our past. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | Open Access

A Comprehensive Survey of Rock Art in Upper Tibet: Volume I

John Vincent Bellezza

Focusing on the eastern part of the region, this is the first in a series of five volumes that comprehensively document rock art in Upper Tibet. It examines a panoply of graphic evidence found on stone surfaces, supplying an unprecedented view of the long-term development of culture and religion on a large swathe of the Tibetan Plateau. READ MORE

Paperback: £95.00 | Open Access

Metal Ages / Âges des métaux

ed. Dirk Brandherm

Eight papers, ranging from the Chalcolithic in Northwest Africa and Iberia to the Iron Age in Central Europe, shed light on issues as diverse as the principles of chronology building, the role of alleged ‘defensive’ enclosures, pottery studies, use-wear analysis of Iron Age weaponry and the Hallstatt/La Tène transition in the eastern Alps. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

Normative, Atypical or Deviant? Interpreting Prehistoric and Protohistoric Child Burial Practices

ed. Eileen Murphy et al.

This volume explores the response of the living when dealing with the death of a child. Papers focus on juvenile burial practices in Europe and the Near East during recent prehistory and protohistory. The interpretation of normative, atypical or deviant is interrogated based on the context of the burials and the intentionality of the practice. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Historiographie des préhistoriens et paléontologues d’Afrique du Nord

ed. Djillali Hadjouis et al.

This volume traces the scientific work of some thirty prehistorians, geologists and paleontologists from the end of the 19th and 20th centuries in territories (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sahara) where prehistoric and protohistoric discoveries were numerous and fruitful. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

Non-Intrusive Methodologies for Large Area Urban Research

ed. Ian Haynes et al.

Papers address a major challenge in archaeology: non-intrusive research in pursuit of a deeper understanding of urban areas can be richly informative and cost-effective. Geophysical surveys, UAVs, exposed historic structures and the exhaustive examination of archival records can all play a vital role and their implementation is considered here. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

Berkeley Castle Tales

ed. Stuart J. Prior et al.

Presents results of 15-year-long excavations and landscape research at Berkeley Castle. Combining archaeological results with information from the castle's 20,000 historical documents, the project adds greatly to our understanding of the changes that accompanied the arrival of the Normans, with the erection of a castle on the former minster site. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Suburbia and Rural Landscapes in Medieval Sicily

ed. Angelo Castrorao Barba et al.

Presents the results of the main ongoing archaeological and historical research focusing on medieval suburbia and rural sites in Sicily. The volume is divided into thematic areas: Urbanscapes, suburbia, hinterlands; Inland and mountainous landscapes; Changes in rural settlement patterns; and Defence and control of the territory. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | Open Access

Growing Up in the Cis-Baikal Region of Siberia, Russia

Victoria van der Haas

This volume analyses the dietary life histories of prehistoric hunter-gatherers from six cemeteries in the Lake Baikal region of Siberia, Russia. The overarching goal was to better understand how they lived by examining what they ate, how they utilized the landscape, and how this changed over time.

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Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Religion and Cult in the Dodecanese during the First Millennium BC

ed. Manolis I. Stefanakis et al.

This volume publishes the proceedings of the conference of the same name, held in Rhodes in October 2018. Contributions draw on archaeological and literary sources to explore both the development and continuity of cults in the Dodecanese, from the Early Iron Age through to the 1st century BC. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Open Access

Claves para la definición de un paisaje cultural

ed. Desiderio Vaquerizo-Gil et al.

The Guadalquivir River has been a feature of the identities of the communities settled around it throughout history. This book aims to reflect on contemporary threats to the sustainability of the region's complex cultural landscapes from multiple perspectives, including archaeology, the natural environment, didactics, new technologies and tourism. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Open Access

Mirrors of Salt: Proceedings of the First International Congress on the Anthropology of Salt

ed. Marius Alexianu et al.

The study of salt from an anthropological perspective provides a holistic view of its role in the evolution of human communities. Studies from around the world, ranging from prehistory to modern times, are here organized into 6 sections: theory, archaeology, history, ethnography/ ethnoarchaeology/ethnohistory, linguistics, and literature. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | Open Access

Groma: Issue 6 2021

ed. Enrico Giorgi et al.

Groma stems from the Department of History and Cultures (DISCI) of the University of Bologna and focuses on the different methodologies applied to archaeology. Particular attention is paid to Mediterranean archaeology and to specific methodological aspects such as archaeological documentation and landscape archaeology. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | Open Access

Western Mesoamerican Calendars and Writing Systems

ed. Mikkel Bøg Clemmensen et al.

Mesoamerica is one of the few places to witness the independent invention of writing. Bringing together new research, papers discuss the writing systems of Teotihuacan, Mixteca Baja, the Epiclassic period and Aztec writing of the Postclassic. These writing systems represent more than a millennium of written records and literacy in Mesoamerica. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Between Roman Culture and Local Tradition

Barbara Zając

Offering a detailed analysis of the Roman provincial coinage of Bithynia and Pontus during the reign of Trajan (98-117), this book characterises individual mints, the rhythm of monetary production, iconography and legends, and considers the attribution and dating of individual issues. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Fires in GunaiKurnai Country

ed. Jessie Buettel et al.

Anthropogenic climate change is becoming a reality, and in Australia this means longer , more intense wildfire seasons over a wider area. The GunaiKurnai people saw much of their Country decimated during ‘Black Summer’ (2019/2020), prompting questions about both the management of Country and its heritage resources moving forward. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Sans sépulture: Modalités et enjeux de la privation de funérailles de la Préhistoire à nos jours

Aurore Schmitt et al.

This volume gathers contributions from archaeologists, anthropologists and historians to present a rich interdisciplinary and diachronic reflection on the diversity of motivations that lead to the intentional deprivation of funerals. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | Open Access

Picturing Royal Charisma: Kings and Rulers in the Near East from 3000 BCE to 1700 CE

ed. Arlette David et al.

This book assesses how Middle Eastern leaders manipulated visuals to advance their rule from around 4500 BC to the 19th century AD. In nine fascinating narratives, it showcases the dynamics of long-lasting Middle Eastern traditions, dealing with the visualization of those who stood at the head of the social order. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access

The Excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir: 1995–2001 and 2009–2016

ed. Scott Stripling et al.

Khirbet el-Maqatir lies 16 km north of Jerusalem. The Associates for Biblical Research excavated 14 summer seasons and 5 winter seasons between 1995 and 2016. Volume 2 reports on the remains of a Late Hellenistic/Early Roman village, and a Byzantine ecclesiastical complex. READ MORE

Hardback: £85.00 | Open Access

Gandhāran Art in Its Buddhist Context

ed. Wannaporn Rienjang et al.

This book considers Gandhāran art in relation to its religious contexts and meanings within ancient Buddhism. Addressing the responses of patrons and worshippers at the monasteries and shrines of Gandhāra, papers seek to understand more about why Gandhāran art was made and what its iconographical repertoire meant to ancient viewers. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

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 | Open Access

D’une rive à l’autre: circulations et échanges entre la Maurétanie césarienne et le sud-est de l’Hispanie (Antiquité-Moyen-âge)

ed. Touatia Amraoui et al.

Algeria is largely open to the western Mediterranean, but links with its neighbouring regions are poorly understood. This book considers networks between Algeria and the south-east of the Iberian Peninsula, from pre-Roman times to the Middle Ages. Papers revolve around three themes: mobility; economic exchange; and cultural and knowledge transfer. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Obsidian Across the Americas

ed. Gary M. Feinman et al.

This volume draws attention to recent obsidian studies in the Americas and acts as a reference for archaeologists and scholars interested in material culture and exchange. Moreover, it provides a wide range of case studies in obsidian characterization, material application, and theoretical interpretations in the Americas. READ MORE

Hardback: £35.00 | Open Access

Roman Frontier Archaeology – in Britain and Beyond

ed. Nick Hodgson et al.

Contributions by leading archaeologists and historians pay tribute to Paul Bidwell, admired for his ground-breaking work both in the south-west and the military north of Roman Britain. This collection will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in either the civil or military aspects of Roman Britain, or the frontiers of the Roman empire. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | Open Access

Cities, Monuments and Objects in the Roman and Byzantine Levant

ed. Walid Atrash et al.

Chapters by leading archaeologists in Israel and the Levant explore themes and sites connected with cities and villages from the Hellenistic to early Islamic periods across the region. The result is a rich trove of up-to-date data and insights that will be a must read for scholars and students active in this part of the ancient Mediterranean world. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Open Access

1982 Uncovered: The Falklands War Mapping Project

ed. Timothy Clack et al.

War and its legacy are traumatic to individuals, communities, and landscapes. The impacts last long beyond the events themselves and shape lives and generations. Archaeology has a part to play in the recording of, and recovery from, such trauma. This volume delivers the first intensive archaeological survey of the battlefields of the Falklands War. READ MORE

Paperback: £29.99 | Open Access

From Hydrology to Hydroarchaeology in the Ancient Mediterranean

ed. Giovanni Polizzi et al.

This volume is devoted to the study of water management in ancient cities. It compares the approaches and methods adopted by researchers from different disciplinary sectors to identify the water conditions of past societies and to highlight the measures they have taken to adapt to their water resources. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Open Access

Les sociétés humaines face aux changements climatiques: Volume 2

ed. François Djindjian

Is climate change a factor whose impact on human societies can be witnessed through time, forcing them to adapt and find sustainable solutions? This book is the second of two volumes exploring human societies facing climate change in pre and protohistory. Volume 2 concerns protohistory, from the beginning of the Holocene to historical times. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | Open Access

Les sociétés humaines face aux changements climatiques: Volume 1

ed. François Djindjian

Is climate change a factor whose impact on human societies can be witnessed through time, forcing them to adapt and find sustainable solutions? This book is the first of two volumes exploring human societies facing climate change in pre and protohistory. Volume 1 concerns prehistory from the earliest humans to the end of the Pleistocene. READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | Open Access

Excavations at Chester. Roman Land Division and a Probable Villa in the Hinterland of Deva

Philip N. Wood et al.

Excavations carried out by Northern Archaeological Associates (NAA) at Saighton Camp – a former British Army training camp – located to the south of the Roman legionary fortress of Chester (Deva Victrix) revealed important and extensive Roman period remains. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

(Trans)missions: Monasteries as Sites of Cultural Transfers

Monika Brenišínová

This volume focuses on the Catholic tradition of consecrated life (vita religiosa) from the High Middle Ages to the present. It gathers papers by authors from various disciplinary backgrounds, in particular art history, history, anthropology and translation studies. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

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

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Bridging the Gap: Disciplines, Times, and Spaces in Dialogue – Volume 3

ed. Costanza Coppini et al.

Three volumes present the proceedings of the 6th Broadening Horizons Conference, which took place at the Freie Universität Berlin from 24–28 June, 2019. This volume - Volume 3 - contains 14 papers from Session 4 — Crossing Boundaries: Connectivity and Interaction; and Session 6 — Landscape and Geography: Human Dynamics and Perceptions. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | Open Access

A History of the Congress of Roman Frontier Studies 1949-2022

David J. Breeze et al.

This volume celebrates the twenty-fifth Congress of Roman Frontier Studies. It presents the history of the congress accompanied by photographs and reminiscences from participants, a story populated by many of the well-known archaeologists of the last 75 years and, indeed, earlier as the genesis of the Congress lies in the inter-War years. READ MORE

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Roman Frontiers in Wales

David J. Breeze et al.

The remains of the Roman frontiers in Wales are unique in the Roman Empire. More than 60 stone and timber fortresses, forts and fortlets, some of which seem to have been occupied for only a few years, while others remained in use for far longer, tell the story of the long and brutal war against the Celtic tribes. READ MORE

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Eastern Frontiers

David J. Breeze et al.

This volume considers the military architecture and its impact on local communities in Rome's eastern frontier, which stretched from the north-east shore of the Black Sea to the Red Sea. READ MORE

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Upper Germanic Limes

David J. Breeze et al.

This book illustrates the historical and archaeological significance of the Upper Germanic Limes and provides an up-to-date overview of its manifold features in the field. READ MORE

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Saxon Shore and the Maritime Coast

David J. Breeze et al.

The North Sea and Channel coasts form the geographic frontier of the Roman Empire with the sea – the edge of the then known world. This border represents a page in military maritime history, but its coasts, in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium and France, contain archaeological sites of high heritage value that deserve a large audience. READ MORE

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Megaliths of the World

ed. Luc Laporte et al.

Bringing together the latest research on megalithic monuments throughout the world, 150 researchers offer 72 articles, providing a region-by region account in their specialist areas, and a summary of the current state of knowledge. Highlighting salient themes, the book is vital to anyone interested in the phenomenon of megalithic monumentality. READ MORE

Paperback: £170.00 | Open Access

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

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The Delta Survey Workshop: Proceedings from Conferences held in Alexandria (2017) and Mansoura (2019)

ed. Ayman Wahby et al.

This volume comprises the proceedings of two conferences organised by the Delta Survey Project held in Alexandria in 2017 and Mansoura in 2019. The papers contain the results of the latest fieldwork from the Nile Delta and Sinai.

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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

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Contextualización del reconocimiento arqueológico de Eduard Seler en la Región de Chaculá, Departamento de Huehuetenango, Guatemala

Ulrich Wölfel

This study re-examines and contextualises Eduard Seler's investigations in the Chaculá-Region, Guatemala. A new study of the Ethnological Museum Berlin's materials from the region, including previously undocumented ceramics, reveals a chronology suggesting that the major settlements were occupied from the Late Classic to the Early Postclassic. READ MORE

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The Family of Pa-di-Amun-neb-nesut-tawy from Thebes (TT 414) Revisited

Julia Budka et al.

This book identifies a key figure in the family that reused the Saite tomb of Ankh-Hor (TT 414) in the Asasif: Kalutj/Nes-Khonsu. Examining the funerary assemblage revealed not only details of Late Dynastic and Ptolemaic burial customs in Thebes but also additional information on the priesthood of Khonsu and of the sacred baboons in this era. READ MORE

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Matriarchy in Bronze Age Crete

Joan M. Cichon

This book makes a compelling case for a matriarchal Bronze Age Crete. It is acknowledged that the preeminent deity was a Female Divine, and that women played a major role in Cretan society, but there is a lively, ongoing debate regarding the centrality of women in Bronze Age Crete. a gap in the scholarly literature which this book seeks to fill. READ MORE

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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

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Traffici commerciali e approdi portuali nella Sardegna meridionale

Laura Soro

A study of trade flows on the southern coast of Sardinia in Late Antiquity through underwater finds, amphorae analysis and hypothetical docking points. Recent underwater surveys have highlighted multiple examples of possible cargoes from wrecks, especially of heterogeneous types, as in Cagliari, Nora (Pula) and in the sea around Sulcis. READ MORE

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Antonine Wall – A World Heritage Site

David J. Breeze et al.

The Antonine Wall lay at the very extremity of the Roman world. This volume, presented in English and German, presents a concise introduction to the wall which is, in many ways, one of the most developed frontier in Europe. Perhaps of greatest significance is the survival of the collection of Roman military sculpture, the Distance Slabs. READ MORE

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Roman Limes in Serbia

David J. Breeze et al.

The aim of this publication is not only to inform about historical and archaeological facts on the Limes in Serbia but also to act as a guidebook as well through the Danubian Limes. READ MORE

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Roman Army and the Limes / The Roman Limes in Hungary

David J. Breeze et al.

Pannonia province existed from the occupation during the reign of Emperor Augustus to the 20s and 30s of the 5th century A.D. Its border stretched alongside the Danube and was always one of the most important European frontiers in Roman times. READ MORE

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: Slovakia

David J. Breeze et al.

Slovakia was situated at the edge of the classical world but still was a close neighbour of the Roman Empire. The Roman influence left distinct traces not only at the territories along the frontier but also in its broader fore field. READ MORE

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Lower German Limes

David J. Breeze et al.

The Roman frontier in Lower Germany was one of the earliest to be created; surviving into the early 5th century, it illustrates the whole range of Roman military installations. The Rhine delta boasts incredible organic remains including ships while upstream are great military bases supported by forts and fortlets. READ MORE

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Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Roman Frontiers of Dacia

David J. Breeze et al.

The Roman frontier In Dacia combined several elements, each relating to the landscape: there were riverain and mountain borders, some supplemented by linear barriers, and all connected by roads. The complex system of the border consisted primarily of a network of watchtowers, smaller or larger forts and artificial earthen ramparts or stone walls. READ MORE

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The Watlington Hoard

John Naylor et al.

Presenting the complete publication of the objects and coins in the Watlington Hoard, the authors discuss its wider implications for our understanding of hoarding in late 9th-century southern Britain, interactions between the kingdoms of Wessex and Mercia, and the movements of the Viking Great Army after the Battle of Edington in 878.

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In Pursuit of Visibility: Essays in Archaeology, Ethnography, and Text in Honor of Beth Alpert Nakhai

ed. Jennie Ebeling et al.

Fifteen diverse essays honour the distinguished career of Beth Alpert Nakhai, a scholar of Canaan and ancient Israel; in this volume, Professor Nakhai’s students and colleagues celebrate her important contributions to the field of Near Eastern Archaeology and tireless efforts to acknowledge and support women in the profession. READ MORE

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The View from Malakand: Harold Deane’s ‘Note on Udyana and Gandhara’

Llewelyn Morgan et al.

This volume presents a seminal and pioneering account of the antiquities of Swat and Peshawar (Pakistan) by Harold Deane, discovered in the fort at Malakand, Swat; it presents and transcribes the manuscript and provides extended notes identifying and describing the places that Deane discusses in his article. READ MORE

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The Archaeology of Tanamu 1

ed. Bruno David et al.

Presenting results from Tanamu 1, the first site to be published in detail in the Caution Bay Studies in Archaeology series. Yielding well-provenanced and finely dated assemblages of ceramics, faunal remains, and stone and shell artefacts, these remarkable sites extend the range of the Lapita cultural complex to the south coast of Papua New Guinea. 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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The Plague Cemetery of Alghero, Sardinia (1582-1583)

Valentina Giuffra

This study presents a bioarchaeological analysis of the individuals exhumed from the cemetery of Alghero (Sardinia), which is associated with the plague outbreak that ravaged the city in 1582-83. The results shed light on a population which lived during a period of plague, revealing lifestyles, activity patterns and illnesses. READ MORE

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Hadrian’s Wall: Exploring Its Past to Protect Its Future

ed. Marta Alberti et al.

Celebrating the 1900th anniversary of Hadrian’s visit to Britain and the building of the Wall, this book presents studies from from the point of view of those living, visiting, researching and working along it. The book offers a realistic discussion of current issues and solutions in the exploration, management and protection of Hadrian’s Wall. READ MORE

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Down to Earth Archaeology

William Y. Adams

Professor William Y. Adams presents sixteen papers on Nubia, written at various times during his lengthy and productive academic career. Most of those selected had been previously published only in a limited way; encompassing a wide range of topics, Adams wanted to enable them to reach a wider readership than they had originally. READ MORE

Hardback: £59.00 | Open Access

The Maritime Economy of Ancient Cyprus in Terms of the New Institutional Economics

Andreas P. Parpas

This study considers the maritime economy of ancient Cyprus from 1450 BC to 295 BC, combining, for the first time, three distinct disciplines, that is History, Archaeology and Economic theory. The principles of New Institutional Economics are used to trace the island’s institutions and their continuity and to reconstruct its maritime history. READ MORE

Hardback: £58.00 | Open Access

Stratton, Biggleswade: 1,300 Years of Village Life in Eastern Bedfordshire from the 5th Century AD

Drew Shotliff et al.

Presents the results of 12 hectares of archaeological excavation undertaken between 1990-2001. As well as uncovering roughly half of the medieval village, the investigations revealed that Stratton’s origins stretched back to the early Anglo-Saxon period, with the settlement remaining in continuous use through to c. 1700. READ MORE

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Living with Seismic Phenomena in the Mediterranean and Beyond between Antiquity and the Middle Ages

ed. Rita Compatangelo-Soussignan et al.

The first two sections of this book explore different ways of understanding seismic phenomena and present strategies for post-disaster management. Later sections present palaeoseimological and archaeological data (for the most part previously unpublished) on various sites in the Italian peninsula and the wider Mediterranean world and its frontiers. 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

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Du capsien chasseur au capsien pasteur

Lotfi Belhouchet

Studies on the Capsian culture have been considerably enriched in recent years, but have not yet been properly synthesised to establish the current state of research. This volume draws on recent fieldwork to put forward a model for neolithisation in the Eastern Maghreb. READ MORE

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The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandhāran Art

ed. Wannaporn Rienjang et al.

From the archaeologists and smugglers of the Raj to the museums of post-partition Pakistan and India, from coin-forgers and contraband to modern Buddhism and contemporary art, this fourth volume of the Gandhāra Connections project presents the most recent research on the factors that mediate our encounter with Gandhāran art. READ MORE

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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

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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

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Tutankhamun Knew the Names of the Two Great Gods: Dt and nHH as Fundamental Concepts of Pharaonic Ideology

Steven R.W. Gregory

Tutankhamun Knew the Names of the Two Great Gods offers a new interpretation of the terms Dt and nHH as fundamental concepts of Pharaonic ideology, terms that, until now, have often been treated as synonyms reflecting notions related to the vastness of time.

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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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Laying the Foundations (Kurdish Edition)

ed. John MacGinnis et al.

This book, which developed out of the British Museum’s ‘Iraq Scheme’ archaeological training programme, covers the core components for putting together and running an archaeological field programme. While the manual is oriented to the archaeology of Iraq, the approaches are no less applicable to the Middle East more widely. READ MORE

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Laying the Foundations: Manual of the British Museum Iraq Scheme Archaeological Training Programme

ed. John MacGinnis et al.

This book, which developed out of the British Museum’s ‘Iraq Scheme’ archaeological training programme, covers the core components for putting together and running an archaeological field programme. While the manual is oriented to the archaeology of Iraq, the approaches are no less applicable to the Middle East more widely. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

أرساء الأُسس

ed. John MacGinnis et al.

This book, which developed out of the British Museum’s ‘Iraq Scheme’ archaeological training programme, covers the core components for putting together and running an archaeological field programme. While the manual is oriented to the archaeology of Iraq, the approaches are no less applicable to the Middle East more widely. READ MORE

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ArcheoFOSS XIV 2020: Open Software, Hardware, Processes, Data and Formats in Archaeological Research

ed. Julian Bogdani et al.

Proceedings of the 14th edition of ArcheoFOSS, 18 high-level and peer reviewed papers are well distributed between two thematic sections—Application Cases and Development, and Open Data—contributed by more than forty Italian and foreign scholars, researchers and freelance archaeologists working in the field of Cultural Heritage. READ MORE

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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

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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Die Entstehung komplexer Siedlungen im Zentraloman: Archäologische Untersuchungen zur Siedlungsgeschichte von Al-Khashbah

Conrad Schmidt et al.

This volume presents the results of a survey conducted in 2015 and beyond in Al-Khashbah, one of the largest Early Bronze Age sites on the Omani Peninsula. Ten monumental buildings, 273 tombs and other structures from the Hafit (3100-2700 BC) and Umm an-Nar periods (2700-2000 BC) were documented here. READ MORE

Hardback: £96.00 | Open Access

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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A Quaint & Curious Volume: Essays in Honor of John J. Dobbins

ed. Dylan K. Rogers et al.

Contributions in honour of John J. Dobbins, Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology at the University of Virginia, offers new readings of archaeological data and art, illustrating the impact that one professor can have on the wider field of Roman art and archaeology through the continuing work of his students. READ MORE

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The Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia

ed. Miljana Radivojević et al.

The Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia is a landmark study in the evolution of early metallurgy in the Balkans. It demonstrates that far from being a rare and elite practice, the earliest metallurgy in the world was a common and communal craft activity.

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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

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Historiographie de préhistoriens et de protohistoriens français du XX° siècle

ed. François Djindjian

In France, the post-World War II period corresponds to a second golden age of prehistory and protohistory, thanks to the development of the CNRS and the creation of the first university chairs. This volume presents the biographies of a wide selection of French archaeologists whose scientific work has particularly marked this period. READ MORE

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The Roman Cemetery at Lankhills

Giles Clarke

This book considers the cemetery uncovered outside the north gate of Venta Belgarum, Roman Winchester, and analyses in detail both the graves and their contents. There are detailed studies and important re-assessments of many categories of object, but it is the information about late Roman burial, religion, and society which is of special interest. READ MORE

Hardback: £90.00 | Open Access

Tra Esino e San Vicino

Cristiano Cerioni

This study offers a completely new interpretation of the religious architecture which, between the Romanesque and Gothic periods, established itself in the centre of the Italian Marche region, in an area known as the Valle di S. Clemente. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

Transhumance: Papers from the International Association of Landscape Archaeology Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2018

ed. Mark Bowden et al.

A collection of papers, mostly arising from the Newcastle and Durham conference of the International Association of Landscape Archaeology (2018), explore the practice, impact and archaeology of British and European transhumance, the seasonal grazing of marginal lands by domesticated livestock, usually accompanied by people, often young women. READ MORE

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The Romano-British Villa and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Eccles, Kent

Nick Stoodley et al.

This volume presents a study of the central and lower Medway valley during the 1st millennium AD, focussing on the 1962–1976 excavation of the Eccles Roman villa and Anglo-Saxon cemetery directed by Alex Detsicas. The author gives an account of the long history of the villa, and a reassessment of the architectural evidence which Detsicas presented. READ MORE

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Lyde Green Roman Villa, Emersons Green, South Gloucestershire

ed. Matthew S. Hobson et al.

The Roman villa at Lyde Green was excavated between mid-2012 and mid-2013 along with its surroundings and antecedent settlement. The results of the stratigraphic analysis are given here, along with specialist reports on the human remains, pottery (including thin sections), ceramic building material, small finds, coinage and iron-working waste. READ MORE

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Arqueología de la arquitectura en el oppidum oretano de El Cerro de las Cabezas (Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real): los bastiones de la puerta S

Jorge del Reguero González

This book focuses on the two bastions that make up the south gate of the Iberian oppidum of Cerro de las Cabezas (Valdepeñas, Ciudad Real). It comprises two defensive constructions whose internal space fulfilled a socioeconomic function related to the storage of cereal. READ MORE

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Post-Roman and Medieval Drying Kilns

Robert Rickett et al.

Drying kilns, corn-dryers and malting ovens are familiar features in post-Roman, Anglo-Saxon and medieval archaeology, yet few works of synthesis are available. Robert Rickett's pioneering dissertation is published here for the first time, with additional material from Mark McKerracher which sets the work within the context of more recent studies. READ MORE

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The Shaping of the English Landscape: An Atlas of Archaeology from the Bronze Age to Domesday Book

Chris Green et al.

An atlas of English archaeology covering the period from the middle Bronze Age (c. 1500 BC) to Domesday Book (AD 1086), encompassing the Bronze and Iron Ages, the Roman period, and the early medieval (Anglo-Saxon) age. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | Open Access

New Advances in the History of Archaeology

ed. Sophie A. de Beaune et al.

This volume presents papers from three sessions organised by the History of Archaeology Scientific Commission at the 18th UISPP World Congress (Paris, June 2018) considering the development of stratigraphical methods in archaeology in many European countries, and interdisciplinary perspectives on the history of archaeology. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | Open Access

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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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

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Understanding and Accessibility of Pre-and Proto-Historical Research Issues: Sites, Museums and Communication Strategies

ed. Davide Delfino et al.

Museums are increasingly seen as the place where scientific research and heritage education meet; 8 papers here consider the mediation of language from research usage to public usage, making a museum visit an educational experience, universal accessibility, local community involvement, and use of media and new technologies for public outreach. 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

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

Die Gräber von Bat und Al-Ayn und das Gebäude II in Bat

Stephanie Döpper

A study of the Early Bronze Age necropolises of the UNESCO world heritage sites Bat and Al-Ayn, and the monumental tower structure Building II at Bat, this volume reports on the architecture and stratigraphy, find assemblages from the excavated buildings (including pottery and small finds), along with anthropological and anthracological studies. READ MORE

Hardback: £80.00 | Open Access

Mammoths and Neanderthals in the Thames Valley

Katharine Scott et al.

This richly illustrated book gives a detailed account of excavations that extended over ten years at Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire, following the discovery of a mammoth tusk in 1989. More than 1500 vertebrate fossils and a wealth of other biological material were recorded and recovered, along with 36 stone artefacts attributable to Neanderthals. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

A Monumental Hellenistic Funerary Ensemble at Callatis on the Western Black Sea

ed. Valeriu Sîrbu et al.

Documaci Tumulus, a spectacular early Hellenistic funerary monument recently excavated on the western Black Sea coast, was built at the threshold of the 4th to 3rd centuries BC in the cemetery of the Greek City of Callatis. Excavations offer a glimpse into a complex and interconnected world of Hellenistic architects and artists. READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | Open Access

The Archaeology of ‘Underdog Sites’ in the Douro Valley

ed. Santiago Sánchez de la Parra-Pérez et al.

This volume brings together the best presentations from the 8th and 9th Archaeology of the Douro Valley meetings, held in Ávila (2018) and Astorga (2019). Papers aim to show the importance of projects that have been left in the background despite obtaining interesting archaeological data about the occupation of this valley and its evolution. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Roman Frontier in Egypt

David J. Breeze et al.

The Roman military remains of Egypt are remarkable in their variety and state of preservation: forts, quarries whose materials were used in the monumental buildings of Rome, roads which brought the Mediterranean into contact with the Indian Ocean; each reader of this book will enjoy learning more about the remarkable Roman inheritance of Egypt. READ MORE

Paperback: £14.99 | Open Access

Pits and Boots: Excavation of Medieval and Post-medieval Backlands under the Bon Accord Centre, Aberdeen

Michael Roy

Excavations in 2007-8, ahead of an extension to the Bon Accord Centre in Aberdeen, uncovered backlands that would have formed part of the industrial quarter of the medieval town. The excavation charts the changing nature of the area, from an industrial zone in the medieval period, to horticultural and domestic spaces in post-medieval times. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Open Access

Barāqish/Yathill (Yemen) 1986-2007

ed. Sabina Antonini et al.

This richly illustrated volume presents the remarkable results of the Italian Archaeological Mission's investigations at the site of the walled town of Barāqish in interior Yemen, ancient Yathill of the Sabaeans and Minaeans, between 1986 and 2007. READ MORE

Paperback: £98.00 | Open Access

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

Neolithic and Bronze Age Studies in Europe: From Material Culture to Territories

ed. Marie Besse et al.

Eight papers consider the neolithisation of the Iberian Peninsula; faunal exploitation in early Neolithic Italy; the economic and symbolic role of animals in eastern Germany; Copper Age human remains in central Italy; territories and schematic art in the Iberian Neolithic; and finally Bronze age hoards at a European scale. READ MORE

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Contribution of Ceramic Technological Approaches to the Anthropology and Archaeology of Pre- and Protohistoric Societies: Apport des approaches technologiques de la céramique à l’anthropologie et à l’archéologie des sociétés pré et protohistoriques

ed. François Giligny et al.

The reconstruction of the technical systems of ceramic production and of its ‘chaîne opératoire’ is a means of exploring certain social structures in time and space. Papers here highlight the contribution of technological approaches to ceramics, both in archaeology and in ethnology, to the analysis of pre- and protohistoric societies. READ MORE

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Between the 3rd and 2nd Millennia BC: Exploring Cultural Diversity and Change in Late Prehistoric Communities

ed. Susana Soares Lopes et al.

This collection of studies on the cultural reconfigurations that occurred in western Europe between the 3rd and 2nd millennium BCE focuses on the evidence from the West of the Iberian Peninsula, and one on the South of England. They explore regional diversity and challenge grand narratives regarding Chalcolithic and Bronze Age communities. READ MORE

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Taymāʾ II: Catalogue of the Inscriptions Discovered in the Saudi-German Excavations at Taymāʾ 2004–2015

ed. Michael C.A. Macdonald et al.

The Catalogue contains all inscriptions discovered during 24 seasons of Saudi-German excavations at Taymāʾ, 2004–15. The 113 objects carry inscriptions in different languages and scripts, including Babylonian cuneiform, Imperial Aramaic inscriptions, Arabic inscriptions and more, illustrating the linguistic diversity of the oasis through time. READ MORE

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Garranes: An Early Medieval Royal Site in South-West Ireland

William O'Brien et al.

Presenting the results of an interdisciplinary project (2011–18) where archaeological survey and excavation, supported by specialist studies, examined the early medieval landscape of Garranes. A ringfort in the mid-Cork region of south-west Ireland, this 'royal site' is considered to have been a centre of political power and elite residence. READ MORE

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Rougga I: Le forum et ses abords (fouilles 1971–1974)

ed. Maurice Euzennat et al.

Located in Byzacena, 12km south-east of Thysdrus/El Jem, the municipality of Bararus/Henchir, Rougga is known for its large Roman cisterns first reported in the 18th century and for the discovery of a hoard of Byzantine gold coins. This volume gives an account of the results of excavations carried out at the site of the forum, from 1971-1974. READ MORE

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Le four de Sévrier et autres fours et fourneaux d’argile aux âges des métaux en Europe occidentale

Jean Coulon

This volume looks at the history of the Sevrier kiln, an artefact discovered in 1974 in Lake Annecy, considered in turn as one of the earliest Western pottery kilns, an enigmatic stove for domestic use, and a technological link in the Final Bronze Age which heralded the professionalisation of pottery, hitherto a purely domestic industry. READ MORE

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Earthen Construction Technology

ed. Annick Daneels et al.

Presents papers from Session IV-5 of the 18th UISPP World Congress (Paris, June 2018). The archaeological study of earthen construction has until now focused on typology and conservation; papers here instead consider their construction and anthropological importance. 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

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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

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Searching for the 17th Century on Nevis: The Survey and Excavation of Two Early Plantation Sites

Robert Philpott et al.

'Searching for the 17th Century on Nevis' is the first of a series of monographs dedicated to the archaeological investigation of the landscape, buildings and artefacts of the Eastern Caribbean by the Nevis Heritage Project. This volume presents the results of documentary research and excavation on two sugar plantation sites on the island of Nevis. READ MORE

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Mobility and Exchange across Borders: Exploring Social Processes in Europe during the First Millennium BCE – Theoretical and Methodological Approaches

ed. Veronica Cicolani

In recent decades, the study of cultural interactions in the Iron Age has been considerably renewed thanks to the application of new methods and tools, opening the way to new research perspectives. Papers provide different examples from various contexts and regions while applying new methodologies to highlight the diversity of cultural transfers. READ MORE

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Bronze Age Tell Communities in Context: An Exploration into Culture, Society, and the Study of European Prehistory. Part 2

Tobias L. Kienlin

This is the second part of a study on Bronze Age tells and on our approaches towards an understanding of this fascinating way of life, drawing on the material remains of long-term architectural stability and references back to ancestral place. READ MORE

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Travelling the Korosko Road: Archaeological Exploration in Sudan’s Eastern Desert

ed. W. Vivian Davies et al.

This volume publishes accounts of archaeological exploration carried out in the Sudanese Eastern Desert. A pioneering programme of expeditions along the so-called ‘Korosko Road’ revealed a rich archaeological landscape frequented over millennia, including gold-production areas and their associated settlements. READ MORE

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An Educator's Handbook for Teaching about the Ancient World

ed. Pınar Durgun

With the right methods, studying the ancient world can be as engaging as it is informative. The teaching activities in this book are designed in a cookbook format so that educators can replicate these teaching "recipes” (including materials, budget, preparation time, study level) in classes of ancient art, archaeology, social studies, and history. READ MORE

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Definición y caracterización de las cerámicas a mano con decoración pintada del sur de la península ibérica en época tartésica

Pedro Miguel Naranjo

This volume presents a study of the handmade ceramics with painted decoration from the Late Bronze Age and the First Iron Age in the Guadalquivir and Guadiana valleys—the context in which the Tartessian culture developed—defining their technical characteristics, dispersion, forms, decoration, symbolism, chronology, use and meaning. READ MORE

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Die Bestattungsgruben in Bat

Conrad Schmidt et al.

A comprehensive study of two Umm an-Nar (2700-2000 BC) burial pits from the UNESCO World Heritage site Bat in the Sultanate of Oman, excavated 2010-2012. Each burial pit represents one of the largest closed finds of the Early Bronze Age in the region, including beads and other items of personal adornment, as well as pottery and human bones. READ MORE

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Ages and Abilities: The Stages of Childhood and their Social Recognition in Prehistoric Europe and Beyond

ed. Katharina Rebay-Salisbury et al.

This volume explores social responses to stages of childhood from the late Neolithic to Classical Antiquity in Central Europe and the Mediterranean. Comparing osteological and archaeological evidence, as well as integrating images and texts, authors consider whether childhood age classes are archaeologically recognizable. READ MORE

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Networks and Monumentality in the Pacific

ed. Aymeric Hermann et al.

This volume reflects the tremendous progress made in Pacific island archaeology in the last 60 years which has considerably advanced our knowledge of early Pacific island societies, the rise of traditional cultural systems, and their later historical developments from European contact onwards. READ MORE

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El cerro de Alarcos (Ciudad Real): Formación y desarrollo de un oppidum ibérico

Mª del Rosario García Huerta et al.

This book presents results from the archaeological research which has been carried out since 1997 in Sector III of the Alarcos site, located a few kilometres from Ciudad Real. The research has made it possible to understand the communities that, from the end of the Bronze Age to the end of the Iron Age, inhabited this town and its surrounding area. READ MORE

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Mapping the Past: From Sampling Sites and Landscapes to Exploring the ‘Archaeological Continuum’

ed. Michel Dabas et al.

Proceedings of Session VIII-1 of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (2018, Paris); papers reflect on the need to develop sustainable and reliable approaches to mapping our landscape heritage, guided by the crucial concept termed the ‘archaeological continuum’. READ MORE

Paperback: £24.00 | Open Access