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The Hydraulic System of Uxul

Nicolaus Seefeld

This research seeks to close an essential research gap – the understanding of the water management strategies of the Maya in pre-Hispanic times. It focuses on the archaeological investigation of the hydraulic system of Uxul, a medium-sized Maya centre in the south of the state of Campeche, Mexico. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | Open Access

Une archéologie des provinces septentrionales du royaume Kongo

ed. Bernard Clist et al.

This book presents in detail the results of archaeological research carried out by the KongoKing project in the former northern provinces of the Kongo Kingdom, currently located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. READ MORE

Paperback: £90.00 | Open Access

The Roman Pottery Manufacturing Site in Highgate Wood: Excavations 1966-78

A. E. Brown et al.

Excavations at Highgate Wood, London, over a period of eight years uncovered at least ten pottery kilns, waster heaps, ditches and pits, but only a few definite structures. This volume provides a very detailed analysis of the forms and fabrics of the pottery finds. READ MORE

Paperback: £60.00 | Open Access

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

Archaeological Explorations in Syria 2000-2011

ed. Jeanine Abdul Massih et al.

Syria has been a major crossroads of civilizations in the ancient Near East since the dawn of human kind. This volume brings together scholars involved in archaeological activities in Syria and focusses on the scientific aspects of each explored site, allowing researchers to examine in detail each heritage site, its characteristics and identity. READ MORE

Paperback: £65.00 | Open Access

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

Special Place, Interesting Times: The island of Palagruža and transitional periods in Adriatic prehistory

Stašo Forenbaher

Palagruža is a remote Croatian archipelago in the middle of the Adriatic Sea, unexpectedly abundant in high-grade archaeological evidence, dating precisely from the three periods of later Adriatic prehistory marked by radical change. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Open Access

Gifts, Goods and Money: Comparing currency and circulation systems in past societies

ed. Dirk Brandherm et al.

The papers gathered in this volume explore the economic and social roles of exchange systems in past societies from a variety of different perspectives. Based on a broad range of individual case studies, the authors tackle problems surrounding the identification of (pre-monetary) currencies in the archaeological record. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | Open Access

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

Problems of Chronology in Gandhāran Art

ed. Wannaporn Rienjang et al.

‘Problems of Chronology in Gandhāran Art’ is the first publication of the Gandhāra Connections project at the University of Oxford’s Classical Art Research Centre. It presents the proceedings of the first of three international workshops on fundamental questions in the study of Gandhāran art, held at Oxford in March 2017. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | Open Access

Archaeological Heritage Policies and Management Structures

ed. Erika M. Robrahn-González et al.

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

Paperback: £28.00 | Open Access

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

Paperback: £28.00 | Open Access

Foreigners and Outside Influences in Medieval Norway

ed. Stian Suppersberger Hamre

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

Paperback: £24.00 | Open Access

AP2017: 12th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection

ed. Benjamin Jennings et al.

The Proceedings of 12th International Conference of Archaeological Prospection draws together over 100 papers addressing archaeological prospection techniques, methodologies and case studies from around the world. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

The Archaeology of Time Travel

ed. Bodil Petersson et al.

This volume explores the relevance of time travel as a characteristic contemporary way to approach the past. Papers explore various types and methods of time travel and seek to prove that time travel is a legitimate and timely object of study and critique because it represents a significant way to bring the past back to life in the present. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

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

Paperback: £24.00 | Open Access

Archaeological Research at Caution Bay, Papua New Guinea

ed. Thomas Richards et al.

The first volume of the Caution Bay monographs is designed to introduce the goals of the Caution Bay project, the nature and scope of the investigations and the cultural and natural setting of the study area. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | Open Access

Statio amoena

ed. Patrizia Basso et al.

This volume examines resting places more or less directly linked with vehiculatio / cursus publicus, or with a system run or controlled by the state to ensure essential services for those traveling on behalf of the public administration READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

Castles, Siegeworks and Settlements

ed. Duncan W. Wright et al.

This volume comprises thirteen reports detailing fieldwork undertaken by a research project which sought to assess the archaeological evidence of the period of conflict that took place in mid-twelfth-century England popularly known as ‘the Anarchy’. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | Open Access

Networks of trade in raw materials and technological innovations in Prehistory and Protohistory: an archaeometry approach

ed. Davide Delfino et al.

Specialists from various disciplines (humanities and natural sciences) debate, from different perspectives, the networks in raw materials and technological innovation in Prehistory and Protohistory, involving investigation topics typical of archaeometry: archeometallurgy, petrography, and mineralogy READ MORE

Paperback: £25.00 | Open Access

CAMERA KALAUREIA

Yannis Hamilakis et al.

How can we find alternative, sensorially rich and affective ways of engaging with the material past in the present? How can photography play a central role in archaeological narratives, beyond representation and documentation? This photo-book combines academic discourse and evocative creative practice to engage with these questions. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

History of Archaeology: International Perspectives

ed. Geraldine Delley et al.

The present volume gathers the communications of the three sessions organized under the auspices of the Commission ‘History of Archaeology’ at the XVII UISPP World Congress Burgos 2014. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

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

Paperback: £24.00 | Open Access

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

Paperback: £22.00 | Open Access

Late Prehistory and Protohistory: Bronze Age and Iron Age (1. The Emergence of warrior societies and its economic, social and environmental consequences; 2. Aegean – Mediterranean imports and influences in the graves from continental Europe – Bronze and I

ed. Fernando Coimbra et al.

Proceedings of two sessions from the XVII UISPP World Congress, 2014: A3c The Emergence of warrior societies and its economic, social and environmental consequences and A16a Aegean – Mediterranean imports and influences in the graves from continental Europe – Bronze and Iron Ages. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

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

ed. Sandrine Robert et al.

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

Paperback: £26.00 | Open Access

‘A Mersshy Contree Called Holdernesse’: Excavations on the Route of a National Grid Pipeline in Holderness, East Yorkshire

ed. Gavin Glover et al.

Presents the results of excavations along the route of a national grid pipeline in Holderness, East Yorkshire shedding light on rural life in the claylands to the east of the Yorkshire Wolds, from the Mesolithic to the Iron Age and Roman periods, and beyond. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

Quality Management of Cultural Heritage: problems and best practices

ed. Maurizio Quagliuolo et al.

Proceedings of the XVII UISPP World Congress (1-7 September, Burgos, Spain). Volume 8 / Session A13: Quality Management of Cultural Heritage: problems and best practices READ MORE

Paperback: £22.00 | Open Access

Off the Beaten Track. Epigraphy at the Borders

ed. Antonio E. Felle et al.

This volume contains the papers presented during 'Off the Beaten Track - Epigraphy at the Borders' (24-25 September 2015, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy), the sixth in a series of international events planned by the EAGLE, Europeana network of Ancient Greek and Latin Epigraphy international consortium. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

The Three Dimensions of Archaeology

ed. Hans Kamermans et al.

This volume brings together presentations from two sessions organized for the XVII World UISPP Conference: The scientific value of 3D archaeology, and Detecting the Landscape(s). READ MORE

Paperback: £29.00 | Open Access

CAA2015. Keep The Revolution Going

ed. Stefano Campana et al.

This volume brings together all the successful peer-reviewed papers submitted for the proceedings of the 43rd conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology that took place in Siena (Italy) from March 31st to April 2nd 2015. READ MORE

Paperback: £129.00 | Open Access

Analysis of the Economic Foundations Supporting the Social Supremacy of the Beaker Groups

ed. Elisa Guerra Doce et al.

Proceedings of the UISPP 2014 session 'Analysis of the economic foundations supporting the social supremacy of the Beaker groups'. Papers presented at this session suggesting that Beaker groups may have controlled certain products and technologies. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

Monumental Earthen Architecture in Early Societies: Technology and power display

ed. Annick Daneels

Proceedings from a session held as part of the XVII World UISPP Congress, Burgos, 2014. The theme of the symposium was the archaeology of earthen architecture in pre- and protohistoric cultures, with an emphasis on constructive techniques and systems, and diachronic changes in those aspects. READ MORE

Paperback: £20.00 | Open Access

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

Intellectual and Spiritual Expression of Non-Literate Peoples

ed. Emmanuel Anati

Proceedings of the session 'Intellectual and Spiritual Expression of Non-literate Peoples', part of the XVII World UISPP Congress, held in Burgos, 2014. The session brought together experts from various disciplines to share experience and scientific approaches for a better understanding of human creativity and behaviour in prehistory. READ MORE

Paperback: £55.00 | Open Access

Proceedings of ArcheoFOSS

ed. Filippo Stanco et al.

Proceedings of the VIII Workshop ArcheoFOSS: Free, Libre and Open Source Software e Open Format for archeological research, held in Catania, at The Department of Mathematics and Informatics of Catania University, on June 18-19, 2013. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | Open Access

Best Practices of GeoInformatic Technologies for the Mapping of Archaeolandscapes

ed. Apostolos Sarris

Twenty-five papers from the Institute for Mediterranean Studies in Crete provide a best practice guide for the use of geophysical, geoarchaeological, geochemical and surveying techniques to study ancient landscapes. READ MORE

Paperback: £44.00 | Open Access

Ritual Landscapes and Borders within Rock Art Research

ed. Heidrun Stebergløkken et al.

Ritual landscapes and borders are recurring themes running through Professor Kalle Sognnes' long research career. This anthology contains 13 articles written by colleagues from his broad network in appreciation of his many contributions to the field of rock art research. READ MORE

Paperback: £42.00 | Open Access

Bronze Age Tell Communities in Context: An Exploration Into Culture, Society and the Study of European Prehistory. Part 1

Tobias L. Kienlin

This study challenges current modelling of Bronze Age tell communities in the Carpathian Basin in terms of the evolution of functionally-differentiated, hierarchical or 'proto-urban' society under the influence of Mediterranean palatial centres. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | Open Access

To See the Invisible: Karelian Rock Art

Arsen Faradzhev

This contribution considers 25 years of discovery of the possible origins and development of the Rock Art Tradition to create Karelian Rock Art images under the open sky through the analysis of different types of intercessions into the horizontal surface of granite rocks. READ MORE

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Setting the Scene: The Deceased and Regenerative Cult within Offering Table Imagery of the Egyptian Old to Middle Kingdoms (C.2686 – C.1650 BC)

Barbara O’Neill

This study investigates gender-based and ritual-dependent afterlife expectations of the deceased over a key phase in Egyptian history from the latter part of the Old Kingdom to the end of the Middle Kingdom Period, c.2686 BC - c.1650 BC. READ MORE

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CAA2014: 21st Century Archaeology

ed. F. Giligny et al.

This volume brings together a selection of papers proposed for the Proceedings of the 42nd Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology conference (CAA), hosted at Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne University from 22nd to 25th April 2014. READ MORE

Paperback: £75.00 | Open Access

Arthur Evans in Dubrovnik and Split (1875-1882)

Branko Kirigin

This work presents details on the everyday life of Arthur Evans in Dubrovnik and Split as seen by the local people who wrote about him in newspapers, journals or books, material that is not easily available to those interested in Evans’s pre-Knossos period. READ MORE

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The European Archaeologist: 1 – 21a

ed. Henry Cleere et al.

This volume gathers together the first 10 years of The European Archaeologist (ISSN 1022-0135), from Winter 1993 through to the 10th Anniversary Conference Issue, published in 2004 for the Lyon Annual Meeting. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | Open Access

Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The African Frontiers

David J. Breeze et al.

The Roman military remains in North Africa are remarkable in their variety and preservation. They include towers and forts, stretches of defensive lines of stone and earth with ditches broken by gates, and roads, sitting amidst amazing scenery. Readers of this book will enjoy learning more about North Africa’s remarkable Roman inheritance. READ MORE

Paperback: £19.99 | Open Access

The Barracks of the Roman Army from the 1st to 3rd Centuries A.D.

David Davison

This study offers a comparative study of the barracks from Roman fortresses, forts and fortlets with an analysis of building types and construction, stabling, and garrisons, seeking to address many direct questions where there is lack of useful written evidence. READ MORE

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