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NEW: Practice and Prestige: An Exploration of Neolithic Warfare, Bell Beaker Archery, and Social Stratification from an Anthropological Perspective by Jessica Ryan-Despraz. Paperback; 174x245mm; 136pp; 37 figures, 10 tables. 828 2022. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270524. £34.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270531. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Practice and Prestige: An Exploration of Neolithic Warfare, Bell Beaker Archery, and Social Stratification from an Anthropological Perspective investigates the appearance of the ‘archer’s package’ in select Bell Beaker burials raising questions of daily life, warfare, and social stratification during the Neolithic period. It draws on a recent study by the author that applied an anthropological methodology to assess the bone morphology of these skeletons for signs of specialised archery activity. These analyses revealed results at both a population as well as an individual level. In order to contextualise these osteological findings, the book explores the evidence for warfare and archery throughout the Neolithic period in general and the Bell Beaker period in particular. This perspective considers warfare to be a primary function of archery, thereby associating ‘archer’ burials with concepts of warfare and the warrior. A second perspective delves into prehistoric concepts of specialisation and social hierarchy in order to situate archers, archery, and warfare within potentially stratified populations. These two perspectives allow for the contextualisation of the anthropological results within a broad archaeological framework in which archers and archery were prominent parts of a complex Bell Beaker society.

About the Author
Jessica Ryan-Despraz is a postdoctoral assistant at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). She holds an MSc in prehistoric archaeology and anthropology and a PhD in prehistoric archaeology. She specialises in biological anthropology, with a focus on human biomechanics and its influences on skeletal morphology. Her research has led to extensive work on Bell Beaker skeletons in order to address questions surrounding prehistoric archery and warfare.
NEW: Pottery Making and Communities During the 5th Millennium BCE in Fars Province, Southwestern Iran by Takehiro Miki. Paperback; 205x290mm; 462pp; 155 figures, 95 tables (colour throughout). 826 2022. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270586. £65.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270593. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

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. Firstly, it reconsiders the stratigraphy and radiocarbon dates of the four sites by reviewing the descriptions of excavation trenches, then presents a new chronological relationship between the sites. The book sets out diachronic changes in the the Bakun pottery quantitatively, namely the increase of black-on-buff ware and the gradual shift of vessel forms. It also presents analyses of pottery-making techniques, painting skills, petrography, and geochemistry and clarifies minor changes in the chaînes opératoires and major changes in painting skill. Finally, the book discusses the organisation of pottery production from a relational perspective. It concludes that the more fixed community of pottery making imposed longer apprenticeship periods and that social inequality also increased.

About the Author
Takehiro Miki completed his PhD at the Freie Universität Berlin in 2020. He currently works as a project research associate at the University Museum, the University of Tokyo. He has participated in fieldwork projects in Oman, Azerbaijan, and Pakistan. His research focuses on the processes of adopting and developing painted pottery, characteristic of southwest Asia from the fifth to third millennium BCE.
NEW: Du capsien chasseur au capsien pasteur Pour un modèle régional de néolithisation by Lotfi Belhouchet. Paperback; 205x290mm; 104pp; 43 figures, 2 tables. French text. 818 2021 Archaeology of the Maghreb 3. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271842. £28.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803271859. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Du capsien chasseur au capsien pasteur draws on recent fieldwork to put forward a model for neolithisation in the Eastern Maghreb. The analysis of occupation habits is essential for an understanding of ancient societies. In the Eastern Maghreb, 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. Renewed fieldwork has made it possible to assemble a solid corpus of data on Capsian occupation and the Neolithisation of human groups. The study also aims to determine responses to local biotopes and environmental variations. Finally, an understanding of Neolithic socio-technical changes and the interpretation of the material remains belonging to the Capsian symbolic sphere is advanced.

About the Author
Lotfi Belhouchet is a professor of Prehistory. He is also a Senior Researcher and Director of the Division du Développement Muséographique at the Institut National du Patrimoine (INP-Tunisie). Through fieldwork he has developed his research on prehistoric cultures in general and the Capsian culture in particular, specialising in three central themes: lithic technology, flint petroarchaeology and art.

En français
L’analyse des modes d’occupation est essentielle à la connaissance des sociétés anciennes. Au Maghreb oriental, les études sur la culture capsienne ont été considérablement enrichies ces dernières années, mais n’ont pas encore fait l’objet d’un véritable travail de synthèse. Il est apparu nécessaire pour ce travail, d’établir un état des recherches sur le sujet. Pour appréhender d’une façon globale les problématiques majeures de la Préhistoire nord-africaine récente, on s’est appuyé principalement sur le renouvellement des données de terrain. Cela a permis d’acquérir un corpus de données solide sur les occupations capsiennes et la néolithisation des groupes humains. Il s’agit également de déterminer les réponses apportées aux biotopes locaux et aux variations environnementales. Il est question enfin de comprendre les changements sociotechniques néolithiques et d’interpréter les témoins matériels relevant de la sphère symbolique capsienne.

Lotfi Belhouchet est professeur de Préhistoire. Il est également Maître de Recherches et Directeur de la Division du Développement Muséographique à l’Institut National du Patrimoine (INP-Tunisie). Les travaux de terrain lui ont permis d’approfondir ses recherches sur les cultures préhistoriques en général et la culture capsienne en particulier et de se développer comme chercheur spécialisé en trois thèmes centraux : la technologie lithique, la pétroarchéologie du silex et l’art.
NEW: Paisajes, espacios y materialidades: Arqueología rural altomedieval en la península ibérica edited by Sara Prata, Fabián Cuesta-Gómez and Catarina Tente. Paperback; 203x276mm; 294pp; 95 figures, 9 tables (colour throughout). Spanish text. 156 2022. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789699975. £48.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789699982. Institutional Price £9.99 (Exc. UK VAT) Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Paisajes, espacios y materialidades: arqueología rural altomedieval en la península ibérica brings together a selection of the papers presented during the first edition of EMCAM - Early Medieval Countryside Archaeological Meetings (Castelo de Vide, May 2019), organized by the Institute of Medieval Studies (IEM – NOVA FCSH) and the Municipality of Castelo de Vide. The last three decades of archaeological fieldwork and research have revealed the importance of rural landscapes in analysing the processes of change that followed the collapse of the Roman imperial structure. In this volume, the contributions of key researchers in early medieval peasant archaeology, especially in the north-western quadrant of the Peninsula, are brought together, offering a multiscale image of the main lines of ongoing research. The different chapters collect theoretical reflections, methodological approaches, studies of ceramic collections and bioanthropological, anthracological and carpological data from different sites, offering unpublished contexts, critical reviews, and regional syntheses. To reconstruct the historical processes of the early medieval peasant communities requires, simultaneously, detailed knowledge about specific settlements and territories and space to debate, reflect, and draw comparisons. This book aims to do just that.

About the Editors
Sara Prata (Researcher), Fabián Cuesta-Gómez (Researcher) and Catarina Tente (Associate Professor) are members of the Institute of Medieval Studies from NOVA University Lisbon – School of Social Sciences and Humanities (IEM - NOVA FCSH). Their current research focuses on early medieval communities, particularly in the Portuguese inland territories of Beira Alta and Alto Alentejo. In the last years they have promoted scientific meetings, and shared their findings in international conferences, which have been published in papers, chapters, and book form. Their research and associated activities have been developed within working protocols with municipalities from the Portuguese inland, promoting decentralized research and social returns for local communities.

en español
Paisajes, espacios y materialidades: arqueología rural altomedieval en la península ibérica reúne una selección de los trabajos presentados tras la primera edición del EMCAM - Early Medieval Countryside Archaeological Meetings (Castelo de Vide, mayo 2019), organizado por el Instituto de Estudios Medievales (IEM – NOVA FCSH) y la Cámara Municipal de Castelo de Vide (Portugal). Las últimas décadas de trabajo de campo e investigación arqueológicas han demostrado la relevancia de los paisajes rurales para el análisis de los procesos de cambio tras la desarticulación de la estructura imperial romana. En este volumen, se reúnen las contribuciones de investigadores clave en la arqueología campesina altomedieval, especialmente en los territorios del cuadrante noroccidental de la Península, ofreciendo una imagen multiescalar de las principales líneas de investigación en curso. Los diferentes capítulos recogen reflexiones teóricas, enfoques metodológicos, estudios de colecciones cerámicas y aproximaciones a la bioantropología, antracología y carpología de diferentes yacimientos, ofreciendo contextos inéditos, revisiones críticas y síntesis regionales. Avanzar en la reconstrucción de los procesos históricos de las comunidades campesinas altomedievales requiere, simultáneamente, generar conocimiento detallado sobre yacimientos y territorios concretos y promover espacios de debate y reflexión que permitan dar continuidad a esas lecturas. Este libro tiene como objetivo hacer precisamente eso.

Sara Prata (Investigadora), Fabián Cuesta-Gómez (Investigador) y Catarina Tente (Profesora Asociada) son miembros del Instituto de Estudios Medievales (NOVA FCSH). Sus investigaciones se centran en las comunidades rurales altomedievales, particu
NEW: An Experimental Approach to Archaeomorphometrics With Special Reference to Metapodials of Artiodactyls in Sri Lanka by Kalangi Rodrigo and Kelum N. Manamendra-Arachchi. Paperback; 203x276mm; 72pp; 28 figures (colour throughout). 155 2022. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271903. £25.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803271910. Institutional Price £9.99 (Exc. UK VAT) Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Measurements of bones and teeth play an important role in zooarchaeology. They are useful in distinguishing between closely related species and between their wild and domestic forms. Measurements can tell us about size and shape, and for large samples it is sometimes possible to ascertain the sex ratio of the animals from which the bones are derived. For sequences of archaeological assemblages, changes in sizes can tell us about environmental and economic changes such as the advent of domestication and livestock improvement.

An Experimental Approach to Archaeomorphometrics has the following aims: to publish a set of metapodial (Artiodactyl) measurements to facilitate comparisons with other bones from archaeological sites and to help the interpretation of measurement data; and to gain a better understanding of metric data, i.e., how much dimensions of different bones and parts of bones vary, and how they reflect the condition of the animal in life. To this end the volume uses principal component analysis to interpret morphological differences between taxa. About the Authors
Kalangi Rodrigo studies at the Department of Archaeology, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka as a final year Undergraduate. Her focus is on Zooarchaeology and Ecological Perspectives on Sri Lankan Prehistoric Studies. ;

Kelum Manamendra-Arachchi is a faunal specialist and herpetologist currently affiliated with the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeological Research, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. He has been working in Sri Lankan Prehistoric excavations since the 1990s identifying faunal materials.
NEW: SOMA 2016: Proceedings of the 20th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology Saint Petersburg, 12-14 May 2016 edited by Hakan Öniz and Sergey Fazlullin. Paperback; 203x276mm; 134pp; 96 figures, 4 tables (colour throughout). 154 2022. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271996. £35.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803272009. Institutional Price £9.99 (Exc. UK VAT) Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

The twentieth annual meeting of the Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA) was held in Saint-Petersburg, Russia on 12-14 May 2016. As in the past, the symposium provided an important opportunity for scholars and researchers to come together and discuss their works in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

The main theme of the 2016 meeting is the archaeology of the Northern Black Sea. The Northern Black sea region is an area rich in archaeological sites, on the one hand, and subject to active industrial development, a rapidly growing population and the development of port and recreational facilities on the other, with an attendant growth of pollution and waste. Therefore, in addition to traditional issues related to archaeological finds in various parts of the Mediterranean, the papers focus on new ideas for the conservation and management of sites of historical and cultural heritage.

About the Editors

Hakan Oniz completed his masters and PhD in Underwater Archaeology at Selçuk University, Konya. He manages several Underwater Archaeology research and excavation projects on the Turkish Mediterranean Coast, is Secretary and bureau member of ICOMOS-ICUCH (International Committee of Underwater Cultural Heritage), a member of the UNESCO National Observation Committee of Underwater Archaeology, and a member of the CMAS Scientific Committee. ;

Sergey Fazlullin is President of the Russian Underwater Activities Confederation, Associate Professor of the Department of Museology of the Russian State Humanitarian University and a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Since 1982, he has been collaborating with leading Russian universities as a supervisor of field marine practices and theses.
NEW: The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandhāran Art Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop of the Gandhāra Connections Project, University of Oxford, 24th-26th March, 2021 edited by Wannaporn Rienjang and Peter Stewart. Paperback; 203x276mm; 230 pages; 190 figures, 3 tables (colour throughout). Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803272337. £40.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803272344. Download Full PDF   Buy Now

The ancient Buddhist art of Gandhāra was rediscovered from the 1830s and 1840s onwards in what would become the North-West Frontier of British India. By the end of the century an abundance of sculptures had been accumulated by European soldiers and officials, which constituted the foundations for a new field of scholarship and internationally celebrated museum collections. Both then and since, the understanding of Gandhāran art has been impeded by gaps in documentation, haphazard excavation, forgery, and smuggling of antiquities. Consequently, the study of Gandhāran archaeology often involves the evaluation and piecing together of fragmentary clues. In more subtle ways, however, the modern view of Gandhāran art has been shaped by the significance accorded to it by different observers over the past century and a half. Conceived in the imperial context of the late nineteenth century as ‘Graeco-Buddhist’ art – a hybrid of Asian religion and Mediterranean artistic form – Gandhāran art has been invested with various meanings since then, both in and beyond the academic sphere. Its puzzling links to the classical world of Greece and Rome have been explained from different perspectives, informed both by evolving perceptions of the evidence and by modern circumstances.

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 Classical Art Research Centre’s Gandhāra Connections project presents the most recent research on the factors that mediate our encounter with Gandhāran art.

About the Editors
Wannaporn Rienjang is Lecturer in Archaeology, Museum and Heritage Studies at the Faculty of Sociology and Anthropology, Thammasat University and a project consultant for the Gandhāra Connections project at the Classical Art Research Centre, Oxford. She completed her doctoral degree in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge in 2017, and has been involved in research projects focusing on the art and archaeology of Greater Gandhāra, Indian Ocean Trade and ancient working technologies of stone beads and vessels. ;

Peter Stewart is Director of the Classical Art Research Centre and Professor of Ancient Art at the University of Oxford. He has worked widely in the fields of Graeco-Roman sculpture and ancient world art. His publications include Statues in Roman Society: Representation and Response (2003), The Social History of Roman Art (2008), and A Catalogue of the Sculpture Collection at Wilton House (2020).
NEW: Tutankhamun Knew the Names of the Two Great Gods: Dt and nHH as Fundamental Concepts of Pharaonic Ideology by Steven R.W. Gregory. Paperback; 175x245mm; 196pp; 41 figures, 2 tables. 817 2022 Archaeopress Egyptology 38. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789699852. £30.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789699869. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

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. The terms Dt and nHH have often been treated as synonyms reflecting notions related to the vastness of time. However, from the study of original source material – the texts and iconography compiled over some three millennia and authored by those who surely had complete understanding of their subject matter – it becomes clear that those modern interpretations are somewhat questionable. Clues to the connotations which may be ascribed to Dt and nHH are perhaps most clearly apparent in texts and imagery from the reign of Tutankhamun – a time of political upheaval during which it was more than usually important to express traditional mores with clarity to demonstrate a return to the well-established ideology underpinning pharaonic culture prior to the Amarna interlude. Testing those indications against the wider range of extant literary material confirms that Dt and nHH were neither synonyms, nor were they entirely temporal in nature, but rather referenced a duality of ontological conditions which together were fundamental to the fabric of pharaonic ideology. The reappraisal of this duality of conditions allows the many texts and iconographic depictions surviving from dynastic Egypt to be considered from a new perspective – one providing deeper insight into the character of pharaonic culture. Moreover, it becomes apparent that the influences of an ideology which evolved during times pre-dating the pyramid builders permeated the philosophical and theological treaties of the scholars of ancient Greece and Rome, and thence into more recent times. At least two great gods may live on.

About the Author
Steven Gregory studied Egyptology at the University of Exeter and later at the University of Birmingham – but mainly in the surviving monuments of Egypt itself, where the notions forming the basis of this book took shape. The final thesis was developed over a period of some 17 years during which research in the field was punctuated by periods of teaching in both adult and higher education. While teaching at the University of Birmingham the author joined colleagues in founding the student and alumni group, Birmingham Egyptology, and became the first editor of the Birmingham Egyptology Journal. Meanwhile continuing research, focussed on the interpretation of texts and iconography to determine aspects of pharaonic ideology, led to the publication of articles in a variety of academic journals and edited volumes, and the monograph, Herihor in Art and Iconography.
NEW: The Neolithic Cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh Excavation Reports of Tell el-Kerkh, Northwestern Syria 2 edited by Akira Tsuneki, Naoko Hironaga and Sari Jammo. Paperback; 205x290mm; 422pp; 322 figures, 75 tables (colour throughout). 816 2022. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270265. £65.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270272. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

The Neolithic Cemetery at Tell el-Kerkh is the second volume of the final reports on the excavations at Tell el-Kerkh, northwest Syria. The 12-year field campaigns at Tell el-Kerkh yielded several unexpected archaeological findings. The existence of the oldest cultural deposits from the early Pre-Pottery Neolithic B period (c. 8700-8300 BC) in northwestern Syria was revealed. The investigations also revealed that several large and complex societies had existed from the late Pre-Pottery Neolithic B to the middle Pottery Neolithic periods (c. 7600–6000 BC). One of the most conspicuous findings of the excavations at Tell el-Kerkh was the discovery of a Pottery Neolithic cemetery dating between c. 6400 and 6100 BC, which makes it one of the oldest outdoor communal cemeteries in West Asia. This book focuses specifically on this cemetery. It reports the discovery of over 240 burials and discusses the process of the formation and development of the cemetery. Initially used for traditional house burials in a corner of the settlement, the cemetery eventually became a graveyard that was physically separated from the residential buildings and consisted only of graves. In other words, burials that were deeply related to each house developed into an outdoor communal cemetery of the settlement. The Kerkh Neolithic cemetery was a precursor to the wider development of communal cemeteries in West Asia, and its investigation provides us with a deeper understanding of Neolithic society in West Asia.

About the Editors
Akira Tsuneki is a Professor Emeritus, University of Tsukuba, Japan. His specialty is West Asian archaeology, especially Neolithic studies. He was a lecturer at Tokai University (1989-1992) before becoming an associate professor and then professor at the University of Tsukuba (1992-2020). He has led numerous archaeological excavations in Syria (Umm Qseir, Tell el-Kerkh), Iran (Tang-e Bolaghi, Arsanjan), and Iraqi-Kurdistan (Qalat Said Ahmadan, Jarmo) which were focused on the theme of Neolithization and urbanization. ;

Naoko Hironaga is a Research Assistant at the Research Center for West Asian Civilization, University of Tsukuba. She graduated from Waseda University and received her master’s degree in Near Eastern archaeology at the University of Tsukuba. She participated in the excavations at Tell el-Kerkh and is deeply interested in prehistoric funeral rituals. In particular, her research focuses on the social implications of cremations and child burials. ;

Sari Jammo is a Researcher at the Research Center for West Asian Civilization, University of Tsukuba. After graduating from Aleppo University in Syria, he earned an MA and a PhD from the University of Tsukuba. His PhD thesis focused on the Tell el-Kerkh cemetery. He served as a JSPS fellow at the University Museum of the University of Tokyo (2019-2021).
NEW: The Neolithic Settlement of Aknashen (Ararat valley, Armenia) Excavation seasons 2004-2015 edited by Ruben Badalyan, Christine Chataigner and Armine Harutyunyan. Paperback; 205x290mm; 314pp; 258 figures (colour throughout). 799 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270029. £50.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270036. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

The Neolithic settlement of Aknashen (Ararat valley, Armenia): excavation seasons 2004-2015 is the first monograph devoted to the Neolithic period in Armenia. The research is based on an Armenian-French project, in which specialists from Canada, Romania, Germany and Greece also participated. 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. The thickness of the cultural layer of Aknashen (almost 5m), the extent of the excavated areas and the multidisciplinary nature of the research, confer great importance upon this site for the study of the Neolithic, both in Armenia and in the South Caucasus as a whole. The publication examines the similarities and differences that exist between the sites established in the 6th millennium in the basins of the rivers Araxes (Armenia) and Kura (Georgia and Azerbaijan), as well as parallels with contemporary cultures in Southwest Asia. It also examines questions concerning the characterisation and periodisation of the Neolithic in the central part of the South Caucasus, the emergence of a production economy (pottery, animal husbandry, etc.) and the Neolithisation of this region.

About the Editors
Ruben Badalyan is a Doctor of Historical Sciences in the Academy of Sciences of Armenia and a Leading Scientific Member of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography. His work concerns the Neolithic and the Bronze Age in the South Caucasus, the chronology of the Kura-Araxes culture and the exploitation of obsidian. He has directed or co-directed field investigations at numerous archaeological sites in Armenia (Karnut, Gegharot, Tsaghkahovit, Horom), including joint Armenian-French projects (Aratashen, Aknashen, Voskeblur, Haghartsin).

Christine Chataigner is a researcher at the Archéorient laboratory (UMR 5133, CNRS - Université Lyon 2). Her research focuses on the Neolithic and Chalcolithic periods in the South Caucasus as well as the characterisation and diffusion of obsidian in this region and the neighbouring countries. The Director of the Caucasus archaeological mission (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs), she has participated in various surveys and excavations in Armenia (Kmlo-2, Godedzor, Getahovit, Kalavan, Tsaghkahovit rockshelter) and in Georgia (Paravani, Bavra-Ablari).

Armine Harutyunyan is a researcher at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia. For several years, she has been involved in the excavation of Neolithic and Bronze Age sites, either in the framework of the Armenian-French cooperation (Aratashen, Aknashen, Voskeblur, Haghartsin) or the ArAGATS project (Gegharot, Tsaghkahovit). Her fields of specialization are Neolithic architecture and the study of ceramics.
NEW: Arqueología y Téchne: Métodos formales, nuevos enfoques Archaeology and Techne: Formal methods, new approaches edited by José Remesal Rodríguez and Jordi Pérez González. Paperback; 203x276mm; 214pp; 53 figures, 1 table (colour throughout). Papers in Spanish and English. 153 2022. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271811. £38.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803271828. Institutional Price £9.99 (Exc. UK VAT) Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

‘Archaeology and Techne’ publishes papers resulting from the European project EPNet (Production and Distribution of Food during the Roman Empire: Economic and Political Dynamics). Various interdisciplinary research techniques and results are presented. The main goal of the EPNET project was to use formal tools to investigate existing hypotheses about the Roman economy in order to understand which products, and in which periods, were distributed through the different geographical regions of the empire. The project also aimed to ascertain the role that different political and economic agents played in controlling both production and trade networks.

‘Arqueología y Téchne’ presenta varios trabajos realizados por los miembros del equipo del proyecto europeo EPNet (Producción y distribución de alimentos durante el Imperio Romano: Dinámica económica y política; ERC Advanced Grant 2013-ADG 340828). Aquí se publican diversas investigaciones y resultados interdisciplinarios. El objetivo principal del proyecto EPNet era utilizar herramientas formales para falsificar las hipótesis existentes sobre la economía romana para comprender qué productos, en qué períodos, se distribuyeron a través de las diferentes regiones geográficas. También se destaca el papel que desempeñaban los diferentes agentes políticos y económicos en el control de los productos y las redes comerciales.

About the Editors
José Remesal Rodríguez has been Professor of Ancient History at the University of Barcelona since 1988. He is founder of the ‘Centro para el Estudio de la Interdependencia Provincial en la Antigüedad Clásica’ (CEIPAC), with projects in Austria, Germany, Italy, Libya and Tunisia. His work has been published internationally in more than 160 scientific articles. The main subject of his research is the interaction between political and economic life in the Roman world, based on the study of the production, distribution and consumption of food. ;

Jordi Pérez González is a postdoctoral researcher ‘Juan de la Cierva-Formación’ at the University of Girona (Department of History and Art History). He received his Doctorate from the University of Barcelona, obtaining the Extraordinary Doctorate Award (2017). He was a research technician in the CEIPAC group during the period 2013-2020. As well as numerous journal articles he is the author of Sumptuary Specialists and Consumer Elites in Rome’s world order (2021).
NEW: Bridging the Gap: Disciplines, Times, and Spaces in Dialogue – Volume 1 Sessions 1, 2, and 5 from the Conference Broadening Horizons 6 Held at the Freie Universität Berlin, 24–28 June 2019 edited by Christian W. Hess and Federico Manuelli. Paperback; 203x276mm; 308pp; 108 figures, 8 tables (colour throughout). 151 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270944. £48.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270951. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Since 2007, the conferences organized under the title ‘Broadening Horizons’ have provided a regular venue for postgraduates and early career scholars in Ancient Near Eastern Studies. Three volumes present the proceedings of the 6th Broadening Horizons Conference, which took place at the Freie Universität Berlin from 24–28 June, 2019. The general theme, ‘Bridging the Gap: Disciplines, Times, and Spaces in Dialogue’, is aimed at encouraging communication and the development of multidisciplinary approaches to the study of material cultures and textual sources.

Volume 1 contains 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.

About the Editors
Christian W. Hess (PhD Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 2013) is a research fellow at the Center of Advanced Studies ‘Rethinking Oriental Despotism’ at the Freie Universität Berlin. ;

Federico Manuelli (PhD Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 2011) is a researcher at the Institute of Heritage Science of the Italian National Research Council (ISPC-CNR) and a guest researcher at the Institut für Altorientalistik at the Freie Universität Berlin.
NEW: Offa's Dyke Journal: Volume 3 for 2021 edited by Howard Williams and Liam Delaney. Paperback; 176x250mm; 248pp;illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. 3 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789698961. £35.00 (No VAT). Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Providing a dedicated venue for new research on the early medieval frontiers and borderlands of the island of Britain, the Offa’s Dyke Journal (ODJ) is also the first and only open-access peer-reviewed academic journal dedicated to the investigation of frontiers and borderlands in deep-time perspective. The journal’s remit spans detailed and original explorations into landscapes, earthworks, monuments and material culture. Exploring specific themes and issues in the archaeology, history and heritage of frontiers and borderlands in comparative and global perspective, ODJ is edited and produced under the auspices of the interdisciplinary research network, the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory, and funded by the University of Chester and the Offa’s Dyke Association.

Each volume to date includes both original peer-reviewed work as well as ‘classics revisited’ papers. The latter are articles which have been re-edited, formatted and re-published with permission, often with revised and augmented maps and images. The aim is to make these works of enduring merit available to fresh audiences and accessible through an open-access digital format for the first time.

ODJ’s existing editorial board has been further enhanced by leading experts in relevant themes and debates central to the journal’s remit working across disciplines (see masthead for details). The editorial board will provide expert guidance and support for the editors as well as shape the direction of the journal into the future. Each issue is supported by the hard work of expert anonymous referees. Their invaluable evaluations of manuscripts have sustained the journal’s character and quality.

Table of Contents
Collaboratory through Crises: Researching Linear Monuments in 2021 – Howard Williams ;

Patrons, Landscape, and Potlatch: Early Medieval Linear Earthworks in Britain and Bulgaria – Paolo Squatriti ;

Offa’s Dyke: A Continuing Journey of Discovery – Keith Ray, Ray Bailey, Tim Copeland, Tudur Davies, Liam Delaney, Dick Finch, Niall Heaton, Jon Hoyle, Simon Maddison ;

Using Lidar Survey to Locate and Evaluate Offa’s Dyke – Liam Delaney ;

Offa’s Dyke in the Landscape: Comparative Size and Topographical Disposition as Indicators of Function – David A. Humphreys ;

Exploring Linear Earthworks across Time and Space: Introducing the ‘Monumentality and Landscape: Linear Earthworks in Britain’ Project – Nicky Garland, Barney Harris, Tom Moore and Andrew Reynolds ;

Rethinking Wat’s Dyke: A Monument’s Flow in a Hydraulic Frontier Zone – Howard Williams ;

What’s Wat’s Dyke? Wrexham Comic Heritage Trail – Howard Williams and John Swogger ;

Drawing the Line: What’s Wat’s Dyke? Practice and Process – John Swogger and Howard Williams
NEW: Laying the Foundations: Manual of the British Museum Iraq Scheme Archaeological Training Programme edited by John MacGinnis and Sébastien Rey. Paperback; 205x225mm; illustrated in full colour throughout. 808 2022. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271408. £40.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803271415. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Laying the Foundations, 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. The focus is on practicality. Individual chapters address background research, the use of remote sensing, approaches to surface collection, excavation methodologies, survey with total (and multi) stations, use of a dumpy level, context classification, on-site recording, databases and registration, environmental protocols, conservation, photography, illustration, post-excavation site curation and report writing. While the manual is oriented to the archaeology of Iraq, the approaches are no less applicable to the Middle East more widely, an aim hugely facilitated by the open-source distribution of translations into Arabic and Kurdish.
NEW: A Quaint & Curious Volume: Essays in Honor of John J. Dobbins edited by Dylan K. Rogers and Claire J. Weiss. Hardback; 174x245mm; 204 pages; 87 figures, 10 tables (colour throughout). 801 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789692181. £49.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789692198. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

John J. Dobbins, Professor of Roman Art and Archaeology, taught at the University of Virginia in the Department of Art from 1978 until his retirement in 2019. His legacy of research and pedagogy is explored in A Quaint & Curious Volume: Essays in Honor of John J. Dobbins. Professor Dobbins’ research in the field of Roman art and archaeology spans the geographical and chronological limits of the Roman Empire, from Pompeii to Syria, and Etruria to Spain. This volume demonstrates some of his wide-reaching interests, expressed through the research of his former graduate students. Several essays examine the city of Pompeii and cover the topics of masonry analysis, re-examinations of streets and drains, and analyses of the heating capacity of baths in Pompeii. Beyond Pompeii, the archaeological remains of bakeries are employed to elucidate labor specialization in the Late Roman period across the Mediterranean basin. Collaborations between Professor Dobbins and his former students are also explored, including a pioneering online numismatic database and close examination of sculpture and mosaics, including expressions of identity and patronage through case studies of the Ara Pacis and mosaics at Antioch-on-the-Orontes. A Quaint & Curious Volume not only demonstrates John Dobbins’ scholarly legacy, but also presents 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.

About the Editors
Dylan K. Rogers, PhD (2015), University of Virginia, is Lecturer of Roman Art and Archaeology at UVa and previously served as the Assistant Director of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens from 2015-2019. He is the author of Water Culture in Roman Society (2018), and is the co-editor of the volumes, What’s New in Roman Greece? (2019) and The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Athens (2021). His research specialty is Roman fountains throughout the Roman Empire, investigating their impact on surrounding landscapes through the lens of sensory archaeology. He has also published on the topics of wall-painting in Pompeii, Roman mosaics, the siege of Athens by L. Cornelius Sulla in 86 BC, and archaeological archives. Rogers has worked on archaeological excavations in Pompeii, Sicily, Greece, and Turkey. ;

Claire J. Weiss, PhD (2018), University of Virginia, is a classical archaeologist whose research focuses on Roman urbanism, especially the sidewalks of ancient Roman cities and the relationship of these structures to urban social and economic organization. She has conducted archaeological field work and excavations in Pompeii since 2001, serving as the Assistant Director and Project Coordinator of the Via Consolare Project in Pompeii from 2006 to 2018, and now co-directing the Roman Colonial Urbanism Project.
NEW: Plant Food Processing Tools at Early Neolithic Göbekli Tepe by Laura Dietrich. Paperback; 205x290mm; 245pp; 103 figures, 62 tables, 33 plates (colour throughout). 798 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270920. £40.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270937. Download Full PDF   Buy Now

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. Functional investigations on grinding and pounding tools and on stone containers through use-wear and residue analyses are at the core of the book. Their corpus amounts to more than 7000 objects, constituting thus the largest collection published so far from the Neolithic of Upper Mesopotamia. The spectrum of tools and of processed plants is very broad, but porridges made of cereals, legumes and herbs, and beers predominate over bread-like food. The find contexts show that cooking took place around the well-known monumental buildings, while the large quantity of tools suggests feasting in addition to daily meals.

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NEW: Qatar: Evidence of the Palaeolithic Earliest People Revealed by Julie Scott-Jackson. Paperback; 240x270mm; 258 pages; 94 figures (colour throughout). Full text in English and Arabic. 766 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270500. £45.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270517. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Qatar: Evidence of the Palaeolithic Earliest People Revealed, with full text in both English and Arabic, tells the story of the long and difficult search to discover the identity of the first people to inhabit the sovereign State of Qatar, which is situated on a peninsula, that extends into the Arabian Gulf. The book synthesises the results of extensive fieldwork by the PADMAC Unit with the many diverse historical records and reports of investigations, beginning with Holgar Kapel’s, in the early 1950s.

The archaeology of the State of Qatar is an important part of the cultural heritage of the world. The loss of archaeological sites to urban and industrial development since the 1950s has been inevitable but the loss of over 30 years of Palaeolithic research in Qatar, an area of prehistoric significance, as a result of academic dissension, is certainly regrettable. The work of the PADMAC Unit in Qatar now marks the end of this Palaeolithic research hiatus.

About the Author
Julie Scott-Jackson is the Director of the PADMAC Unit, based at Kellogg College, University of Oxford, where she also completed her doctorate In Palaeolithic Geoarchaeology. She has been studying Palaeolithic sites on high levels In the Middle East and Southern England since the 1990s.
NEW: The Medieval Floortiles of Herefordshire by Julie Bowen. Paperback; 203x276mm; 148pp; 140 illustrations (colour throughout). 152 2022. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271880. £34.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803271897. Institutional Price £9.99 (Exc. UK VAT) Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

The Medieval Floortiles of Herefordshire presents a survey, in the form of a gazetteer, of the extant decorated floortiles of Herefordshire, with some tiles that are no longer available but which are known from records also included. For each site, each individual floortile design is illustrated and parallels from other sites are outlined. It is to be expected that the largest collections of medieval floortiles in Herefordshire would be found at the religious centres of Abbey Dore, Wigmore, Leominster, and Hereford. However the largest installation visible today is at St Katherine’s Chapel, Ledbury, where approximately 500 tiles of the Bristol Canynges Group (c.1485) survive in remarkably good condition. Similar designs from the Bristol Canynges Group have been found at Netherwood in Thornbury and at Deans Place, Yatton. At Stretton Sugwas and at Croft there are virtually identical collections of random tiles, many with designs similar to a pavement commissioned by Abbot Sebroke for Gloucester Abbey in 1455. Other close links with Gloucester are evident in the Dilwyn tiles which feature many of the same designs found at Blackfriars, Gloucester. Two of the designs exhibit the same flaw in the stamp, reinforcing the connection between the two sites. Whilst many of the designs are to be found at multiple locations, Leominster has some unusual edging strips featuring dots and squares and a dotted chequer board design not found elsewhere. Leominster also puts us in direct contact with the tile maker (or his assistant) who has made his own random design. Elsewhere, some surprisingly rural churches (such as Castle Frome) have retained really interesting examples of decorated floortile (see front cover) – well kept secrets!

About the Author
Julie Bowen graduated from the University of Wales (Newport) with a BA Hons in Archaeology in 2007 and worked with Church and Site Archaeology, based in Monmouth, whilst continuing excavating with the Herefordshire County Archaeology Team. She now lives in Dorset, where she is a member of the Association of Portland Archaeologists and the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, taking part in regular summer excavations on the Isle of Portland and the South Dorset Ridgeway. The author’s interest in medieval floortiles was triggered taking part in a dig at Leominster Old Priory in 2005 which led to her dissertation on the important collection of tiles found there.
NEW: Paesaggi urbani e rurali in trasformazione. Contesti e dinamiche dell’insediamento letti alla luce della fonte archeologica Atti della Giornata di Studi dei Dottorandi in Archeologia (Pisa, 22 novembre 2019). XXXIV ciclo di Dottorato in Scienze dell’Antichità e Archeologia Consorzio delle Università di Firenze, Pisa e Siena edited by Fabio Fabiani and Gabriele Gattiglia. Paperback; 203x276mm; 122 pages; 45 figures, 1 table (colour throughout). 150 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270968. £32.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270975. Institutional Price £9.99 (Exc. UK VAT) Download Full PDF   Buy Now

Paesaggi urbani e rurali in trasformazione publishes the proceedings of a conference organised by the Doctoral School of the Universities of Pisa, Florence and Siena to discuss landscape transformations from a diachronic perspective. The volume addresses the landscape as a complex and dynamic entity characterised by a multiplicity of phenomena in continuous transformation produced by the interaction and mutual conditioning of natural and anthropic factors. Adopting this perspective, the landscape is studied through the analysis and interpolation of multiple sources. Use of resources, production, distribution and population are read in a broad perspective to contextualise human presence over time and space. The diversity of case studies thus allows us to address the issue from different points of view - urban, commercial, productive, cultural - to illuminate the particular characteristics of an environment as it is lived in and perceived.

About the Editors
Fabio Fabiani and Gabriele Gattiglia both work at the Department of Civilisations and Forms of Knowledge of the University of Pisa, they are respectively Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology and Assistant Professor in Archaeological Method and Theory.

Questo volume è dedicato agli Atti del Convegno Paesaggi urbani e rurali in trasformazione organizzato dalla Scuola di Dottorato delle Università di Pisa, Firenze e Siena per discutere le trasformazioni del paesaggio in una prospettiva diacronica. Il volume affronta il tema del paesaggio come entità complessa e dinamica caratterizzata da una molteplicità di fenomeni in continua trasformazione prodotti dall'interazione e dal reciproco condizionamento di fattori naturali e antropici. Adottando questa prospettiva, il paesaggio viene studiato attraverso l'analisi e l'interpolazione di molteplici fonti. Uso delle risorse, produzione, distribuzione e popolazione, vengono letti in una prospettiva ampia per contestualizzare la presenza umana nel tempo e nello spazio. Diversi casi di studio, quindi, consentono di affrontare il tema da diversi punti di vista - urbano, commerciale, produttivo, culturale - per valorizzare le caratteristiche peculiari dell'ambiente per come è stato vissuto e percepito.

Fabio Fabiani e Gabriele Gattiglia fanno parte del Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere dell'Univeristà di Pisa, rispettivamente come Professore Associato di Archeologia Classica e ricercatore di Metodologia della Ricerca Archeologica.
NEW: Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Association of Ground Stone Tools Research edited by Patrick Nørskov Pedersen, Anne Jörgensen-Lindahl, Mikkel Sørrensen and Tobias Richter. Paperback; 203x276mm; 274 pages. 149 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781789694789. £45.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781789694796. Institutional Price £9.99 (Exc. UK VAT) Download Full PDF   Buy Now

Ground Stone Tools and Past Foodways brings together a selection of papers presented at the 3rd meeting of the Association of Ground Stone Tools Research, which was held at the University of Copenhagen in 2019. Ground stone artefacts are one of the most enduring classes of material culture: first used by Palaeolithic gatherer-hunters, they are still used regularly by people in many parts of the world to grind, mash and pulverize plants, meat and minerals. As such, ground stone artefacts provide a well preserved record at the nexus of interaction between humans, plants and animals. The papers in this volume focus especially on the relationship between ground stone artefacts and foodways and include archaeological and ethnographic case studies ranging from the Palaeolithic to the current era, and geographically from Africa to Europe and Asia. They reflect the current state of the art in ground stone tool research and highlight the many ways in which foodways can be studied through holistic examinations of ground stone artefacts.

About the Editors
Patrick Nørskov Pedersen is a PhD-student in Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Copenhagen. His research specializes in ground stone tool technology, currently focusing on the ground stone assemblages from Shubayqa 1 and 6, two late Epipalaeolithic-early Neolithic sites in eastern Jordan. ;

Anne Jörgensen-Lindahl is a PhD student at the department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen. Her PhD project researches the chipped stone assemblage from Natufian-PPNA Shubayqa 1 and 6 (Jordan) using micro-wear analysis to understand the role of the tools in terms of food procurement, processing and disposal during the early stages of the transition from hunting-gathering to agriculture in southwest Asia. ;

Mikkel Sørrensen is Associate Professor of prehistoric archaeology at the SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen. His main areas of research are prehistoric hunter-gatherer societies of northern Europe and the eastern Arctic, climate change research in human science, lithic technology and the chaîne opératoire approach. ;

Tobias Richter is Associate Professor in Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Copenhagen. His research focuses on the material culture, economy, social organisation and development of gatherer-hunter-cultivator-fishers during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene in southwest Asia.
30 years of discovery, conservation and management of cultural heritage in England’s wetlands by Jen Heathcote. DOI: 10.32028/9781803270845-ch14. Pages 145-152 from Environment, Archaeology and Landscape: Papers in honour of Professor Martin Bell edited by Catherine Barnett and Thomas Walker.ISBN 9781803270845-ch14. Download Full PDF  

Historic England, and its precursor English Heritage, has a long tradition of supporting research into the discovery, understanding and management of archaeological sites in wetland landscapes, spanning uplands, lowlands, and coastal environments. In this paper I will explore how the emphasis of that research has changed over time, from the early extensive surveys and assessments of archaeology in the main lowland wetland areas of England, through to detailed understanding of particular places under threat and processes that pose risk to the long-term preservation of archaeological and paleoenvironmental remains in wetlands. Such processes encompass environmental risks, including climate change, and those created – intentionally or otherwise – by changing land management practices. Emphasis has shifted from management regimes that focus on individual sites towards those that include a detailed understanding of their broader hydrological context and landscape setting. Throughout the paper, I will reflect on the way Martin’s research has complemented, influenced and contributed to the evolving research agenda for England’s wetlands.

Keywords: wetlands; heritage management; archaeology.
NEW: The Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia Evolution, Organisation and Consumption of Early Metal in the Balkans by Miljana Radivojević, Benjamin Roberts, Miroslav Marić, Julka Kuzmanović-Cvetković, Thilo Rehren. Paperback; 205x290mm; 698pp; 340 figures; 70 tables (colour throughout). 806 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270425. £95.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270432. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

The Rise of Metallurgy in Eurasia is a landmark study in the origins of metallurgy. The project aimed to trace the invention and innovation of metallurgy in the Balkans. It combined targeted excavations and surveys with extensive scientific analyses at two Neolithic-Chalcolithic copper production and consumption sites, Belovode and Pločnik, in Serbia. At Belovode, the project revealed chronologically and contextually secure evidence for copper smelting in the 49th century BC. This confirms the earlier interpretation of c. 7000-year-old metallurgy at the site, making it the earliest record of fully developed metallurgical activity in the world. However, far from being a rare and elite practice, metallurgy at both Belovode and Pločnik is demonstrated to have been a common and communal craft activity.

This monograph reviews the pre-existing scholarship on early metallurgy in the Balkans. It subsequently presents detailed results from the excavations, surveys and scientific analyses conducted at Belovode and Pločnik. These are followed by new and up-to-date regional syntheses by leading specialists on the Neolithic-Chalcolithic material culture, technologies, settlement and subsistence practices in the Central Balkans. Finally, the monograph places the project results in the context of major debates surrounding early metallurgy in Eurasia before proposing a new agenda for global early metallurgy studies.

About the Authors
Miljana Radivojević holds the Archaeomaterials Lectureship at the UCL Institute of Archaeology (UK), where she graduated in Archaeometallurgy. She has spent more than 20 years publishing on early metallurgy in the Balkans and southwest Asia and the role of aesthetics in the invention of novel technologies. ;

Benjamin Roberts has spent over 20 years researching and publishing on European Copper and Bronze Age archaeology and frequently metallurgy and metal objects across Europe. He co-edited with Chris Thornton Archaeometallurgy in Global perspective: Methods and Syntheses (2014) and is currently leading Project Ancient Tin. ;

Miroslav Marić is a specialist in the Neolithic-Bronze Age of the central Balkans at the Institute for Balkan Studies, Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Serbia. He is the field director of the Gradište Iđoš project. ;

Julka Kuzmanović-Cvetković was the Senior Custodian (now retired) at the Homeland Museum of Toplica in Prokuplje, Serbia. She spent more than four decades excavating the site of Pločnik, and developed a unique open air archaeo-park on the site that attracts tourists from the region, and across the globe. ;

Prof Thilo Rehren is the A.G. Leventis Professor for Archaeological Sciences and Director of the Science and Technology, Nicosia, Cyprus.
NEW: Die Entstehung komplexer Siedlungen im Zentraloman: Archäologische Untersuchungen zur Siedlungsgeschichte von Al-Khashbah by Conrad Schmidt, Stephanie Döpper, Jonas Kluge, Samantha Petrella, Ullrich Ochs, Nick Kirchhoff, Susanne Maier und Mona Walter. Hardback; 210x297; 590 pages; 358 figures, 68 plates (colour throughout). German text.. 803 2021 Arabia Orientalis: Studien zur Archäologie Ostarabiens 5. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271002. £96.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803271019. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Die Entstehung komplexer Siedlungen im Zentraloman: Archäologische Untersuchungen zur Siedlungsgeschichte von Al-Khashbah presents the results of a survey conducted in 2015 and beyond by the Institut für die Kulturen des Alten Orients of the Universität Tübingen 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. This makes Al-Khashbah ideally suited for the investigation of the beginnings of complex settlements and social structures in northern Inner Oman at the transition from the 4th to the 3rd millennium BC, because many of the achievements previously attributed to the Umm an-Nar period, such as monumental architecture and the smelting of copper, can already be proven here in the preceding Hafit period. In the Umm an-Nar period, the development of Al-Khashbah continues steadily, giving the site additional importance. According to the results of the survey, however, copper production at the site no longer seems to play a role in this period.

Aus den auf die frühe Bronzezeit folgenden Epochen des 2. und 1. Jahrtausends v. Chr. sowie des 1. und 2. Jahrtausends n. Chr. gibt es in Al-Khashbah nur äußerst wenige Befunde. Erst im 18.–20. Jahrhundert n. Chr. erfährt der Ort eine intensive Wiederbelebung, wovon insbesondere die alte Lehmziegelsiedlung im Norden der Palmenoase, eine kleine Siedlung im Osten des Untersuchungsgebiets, eine Reihe von Bewässerungsanlagen, mehrere Friedhöfe, Petroglyphen sowie zahlreiche an der Oberfläche gefundene spätislamische Keramikscherben zeugen.
NEW: ArcheoFOSS XIV 2020: Open Software, Hardware, Processes, Data and Formats in Archaeological Research edited by Julian Bogdani, Riccardo Montalbano and Paolo Rosati. Paperback; 174x245mm; 204pp; Illustrated in colour throughout. Papers in Italian and English. 796 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271248. £38.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803271255. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

ArcheoFOSS XIV 2020: Open software, hardware, processes, data and formats in archaeological research collects the proceedings of the fourteenth ArcheoFOSS international conference, held online due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The book gathers seventeen papers on three principal topics, the main sessions of the conference: use and application of free/libre and open-source (FLOS) tools in archaeology; creation, use and promotion of open data and open formats in archaeology; and development and customization of FLOS software and hardware solutions for cultural heritage. Forty-one scholars of very diverse age, academic affiliation and geographic location, but all actively involved in the promotion of FLOS culture, open data and open science in digital archaeology and humanities, contribute. The volume is completed by a critical analysis of the contribution of these important annual meetings to the scientific and cultural activity of the ArcheoFOSS community. The opportunity offered by the pandemic-related difficulties to widen the geographical scope of the conference has been further boosted by the decision to adopt the English language for most of the papers, with the hope that this will extend the work of the ArcheoFOSS community far beyond the Italian national borders.

About the Editors
Julian Bogdani is an assistant professor at Sapienza University of Rome, where he teaches Digital Archaeology and Digital Humanities. The main focus of his research is the theoretical and practical issues related to the application of Computer Science to the archaeological and historical domain. He is the developer of Bradypus, a cloud-based database for archaeology. He directs the archaeological mission of Sapienza at Çuka e Ajtoit, a Hellenistic, Roman and Late Antique site in Albania. ;

Riccardo Montalbano is an archaeologist, specialist in ancient topography. He is currently GIS expert and Data Manager at Parco Archeologico di Ercolano (Naples) and Adjunct Professor at the University Uninettuno. As GIS expert, he is involved in several fi eld projects in Italy and abroad, and he is a member of the core team of the SITAR Project (Superintendency of Rome) and a research fellow of MAGOH Project (University of Pisa). ;

Paolo Rosati received his PhD in 2016 from L’Aquila University for research on the economic sustainability of software in archaeology and the development of FLOSS methods in Humanities (philology, archaeology, history, topography). Today he is a researcher at the Sapienza University of Rome as part of the ERC project PAThs (http:// paths.uniroma1.it).
NEW: Historiographie de préhistoriens et de protohistoriens français du XX° siècle Proceedings of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (4-9 June 2018, Paris, France) Volume 19, Session VII-5 edited by François Djindjian. Paperback; 205x290mm; 140 pages; 73 figures. French text. 794 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271385. £29.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803271392. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

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.

Le XVIII° congrès mondial de l’UISPP, qui s’est déroulé à Paris, en juin 2018, a étél’occasion de rendre hommage à plusieurs préhistoriens et protohistoriens, qui ont fontl’objet de communications orales dans une session spéciale du congrès, la session VII-5,et qui sont publiées dans ce volume. En France, la période de l’après deuxième guerremondiale correspond à un deuxième âge d’or de la préhistoire et de la protohistoire,grâce au développement du CNRS et de la création des premières chaires universitaires.Historiographie de préhistoriens et de protohistoriens français du XX° siècle présente lesbiographies d’une sélection étendue d’archéologues français dont l’oeuvre scientifique aparticulièrement marqué cette période.

François Djindjian, professeur honoraire à l’Université de Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, estun spécialiste de la théorie et des méthodes de l’archéologie et du paléolithique supérieureuropéen. Il est l’actuel président de l’Union Internationale des Sciences préhistoriques etprotohistoriques.
NEW: Use of Space and Domestic Areas: Functional Organisation and Social Strategies Proceedings of the XVIII UISPP World Congress (4-9 June 2018, Paris, France) Volume 18, Session XXXII-1 edited by Luc Jallot and Alessandro Peinetti. Paperback; 205x290mm; 150 pages; 73 figures, 4 tables (colour throughout). Papers in English, abstracts in French and English. 793 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271361. £30.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803271378. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Use of Space and Domestic Areas: Functional Organisation and Social Strategies presents the papers from Session XXXII-1 of the 18th UISPP World Congress (Paris, June 2018). The organization of inhabited space is the direct expression of the deep integration of societies with their cultural and natural environment. According to the distribution and the patterning of activities, the organization of human communities and the role of their actors can be brought to light. The various 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. Each of the contributions shows the diversity of issues concerning the interpretation of the living spaces, and the diversity of approaches carried out to answer them.

About the Editors
Luc Jallot, archaeologist, is Maître de conférences at the University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 (UMR 5140 « Archéologie des Sociétés méditerranéennes »). His researches focus on settlement organisation and dynamics, on material culture, on anthropomorphic art and on the relationship between societies and environment at the end of the Neolithic in Southern France. Since the end of the 1990s he has been involved in several research projects on Neolithic earthen architecture. He has also worked in Eastern Africa and, more recently, on Neolithic and Copper Age contexts in Morocco. ;

Alessandro Peinetti, geoarchaeologist, PhD (University Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, UMR 5140 « Archéologie des Sociétés méditerranéennes », Università di Bologna) is an independent researcher. His researches focus on the formation processes of the archaeological record, on the built environment, on earthen architecture and on the organisation of settlements and activity areas documented by the analysis of soils and archeological sediments through micromorphology. He is especially involved in research into Neolithic and Bronze Age villages in Italy and Southern France.
NEW (REPRINT AND OPEN ACCESS): The Roman Cemetery at Lankhills Pre-Roman and Roman Winchester. Part II by Giles Clarke. DOI: 10.32028/9781803270081. Hardback; 215x276 pages; 614pp. 777 2021 Winchester Studies 3. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270081. £90.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270098. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Winchester Studies 3.ii: Outside the north gate of Venta Belgarum, Roman Winchester, a great cemetery stretched for 500 yards along the road to Cirencester. Excavations at Lankhills from 1967 to 1972 uncovered 451 graves, many elaborately furnished, at the northern limits of this cemetery, and dating from the fourth century A.D. This book, the second in a two-part study of Venta Belgarum, which forms the third volume of Winchester Studies, describes the excavations of these burials 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.

This is a reprint of the volume originally published in 1979 (Oxford, ISBN 9780198131779). The reprint is based on scans of the original publication, with minor changes to present folding or pull-out sections on standard folio pages. A brief introduction to the reprint is provided by the author, Giles Clarke.

Reviews of the 1979 edition:
This meticulous and detailed work is of major importance for the study of Roman burial practices and their relevance for our knowledge of Roman religion. No such comprehensive study has appeared elsewhere … a model of what such a work should be.Prof. J.C. Mann, British Book News (1980) ;

The excavation and report on the Lankhills cemetery is something of a landmark. It is a lesson to Roman archaeologists about what they have been missing through neglect of their cemetery sites, and also a lesson to every-one engaged in cemetery site studies, whatever their period, in how to analyse and present their evidence to maximum advantage. This model publication will be an indispensable work of reference for many years to come.Dr Sonia Hawkes, Times Literary Supplement (1980) ;

… auch ein Musterbeispiel für die gesamte spätantike provinzialrömische Archäologie.’ [‘… also a model example for the whole of provincial Roman archaeology in the late Roman period.Prof. Jochen Garbsch, Bayerische Vorgeschichtsblätter (1981)

Book Review Section: Journal of Greek Archaeology Volume 6 2021 edited by John Bintliff (Ed. in Chief). DOI: 10.32028/9781789698886-16. Journal of Greek Archaeology Volume 6 2021, pp 391-447.ISBN 9781789698886-16. Download Full PDF  

Journal of Greek Archaeology Volume 6: Editorial – John Bintliff ;

Method and Theory ;
Farming on the Fringe: Diachronic Changes in Land-Use Patterns and Agricultural Strategies in Ancient Nemea – Christian F. Cloke ;

Prehistoric and Protohistoric ;
The Thessalian Mesolithic: Evidence from Theopetra Cave – Nina Kyparissi-Apostolika ;
Middle Helladic Tombs at Nydri Plain, Lefkas Island. An Archaeological and Paleoanthropological Study – Vivian Staikou, Panagiotis D. Sianis, Despoina Vassou, Nikolaos Psonis, Morten E. Allentoft and George Iliopoulos ;
A New Minoan-Type Peak Sanctuary on Stelida, Naxos? – Tristan Carter, Kristine Mallinson, Vagia Mastrogiannopoulou, Daniel A. Contreras, Charlotte Diffey, Claudette Lopez, Marie N. Pareja, Georgia Tsartsidou and Dimitris Athanasoulis ;
Langurs in the Aegean Bronze Age? A Review of a Recent Debate on Archaeoprimatology and Animal Identification in Ancient Iconography – Julia Binnberg, Bernardo Urbani and Dionisios Youlatos ;
Public vs Private: The Four Categories of Open-Air Spaces at the Late Minoan IIIC Middle Settlement at Monastiraki–Halasmenos (­Ierapetra, Crete) – David W. Rupp ;
Reinterpreting the Diachronic Variations in the Numbers of Burials Known from Early Iron Age Athens – Maximilian F. Rönnberg ;

Archaic to Hellenistic ;
Shedding Light on the Matter: Evaluating Changing Patterns of Object Dedication in Ionian Sanctuaries (7th/6th – 5th/4th centuries BC) with Lexicometrical Analysis – Michael Loy and Anja Slawisch ;
Continuity or Rupture? Further Thoughts on the ‘Classical Revolution’ (2500+ Years after Salamis) – Andrew Stewart ;
Sicilian Theatres with Paraskenia Scene Buildings: An Updated Framework for their Chronological Integration – Maria Panagiotonakou ;
Echoes of the Tragic in the Sacred Landscape of Ancient Salamis: A Geospatial Analysis of Hero Cult – Michael Delacruz ;

Roman and Late Roman ;
Geographies, Institutions, and Agencies: Ceramic and Socio-Economic Regions and Regionality in (Late) Hellenistic-Late Roman Boeotia, Central Greece (c. 150 BC-AD 700) – Dean Peeters ;
Port and Harbour Networks in Crete during Late Antiquity (4th – mid-7th c. AD): A Modern Approach – Konstantinos Roussos ;

Medieval and Post-Medieval ;
Church Construction as a Proxy for Economic Development: the Medieval Settlement Expansion Phase in the Peloponnese – Maria Papadaki ;


Prehistory and Protohistory ;
Sarah C. Murray, The Collapse of the Mycenaean Economy. Imports, Trade and Institutions 1300–700 BCE / Chrysanthi Gallou, Death in Mycenaean Laconia. A Silent Place /James C. Wright and Mary K. Dabney (with contributions by Phoebe Acheson, Susan F. Allen, Kathleen M. Forster, Paul Halstead, S.M.A. Hoffman, Anna Karabatsoli, Konstantina Kaza-Papageorgiou, Bartłomiej Lis, Rebecca Mersereau, Hans Mommsen, Jeremy B. Rutter, Tatiana Theodoropoulou, and Jonathan E. Tomlinson), The Mycenaean Settlement on Tsoungiza Hill (Nemea Valley Archaeological Project III) – Oliver Dickinson ;
Gioulika-Olga Christakopoulou, To Die in Style! The Residential Lifestyle of Feasting and Dying in Iron Age Stamna, GreeceJohn Bintliff ;

Archaic to Hellenistic ;
Oliver Hülden, Das griechische Befestigungswesen der archaïschen Zeit. Entwicklungen – Formen – FunktionenHans Lohmann ;
Peter van Alfen and Ute Wartenberg (eds) (with Wolfgang Fischer-Bossert, Haim Gitler, Koray Konuk, and Catharine C. Lorber), White Gold: Studies in Early Electrum CoinageKeith Rutter ;
Marta González Gonz
NEW: Lyde Green Roman Villa, Emersons Green, South Gloucestershire edited by Matthew S. Hobson and Richard Newman. Paperback; 205x290mm; 212 pages; 58 figures, 44 tables, 27 plates (colour throughout). 787 2021 Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 85. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803270463. £38.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803270470. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Lyde Green Roman Villa, Emersons Green, South Gloucestershire was excavated between mid-2012 and mid-2013 along with its surroundings and antecedent settlement. The excavations took place as part of the Emersons Green East Development Area, funded through the mechanism of commercial archaeology by Gardiner & Theobald LLP. 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. Six open-area excavations allowed the archaeologists the rare opportunity to trace a substantial part of the site’s layout. Three ancillary buildings within the villa compound, including a bathhouse, were excavated. Evidence of advanced water management was uncovered in the form of lead piping, ceramic drain tiles and an enigmatic stone structure built into a canalised spring line. The villa’s economy included stock raising, crop processing and iron and textile production. The settlement appears to have originated in the mid-1st century AD, or slightly earlier.

About the Editors
Matthew Hobson is a specialist in Roman Archaeology, with a focus on Britain and the Maghreb and has authored numerous academic publications. He has taught undergraduate and post-graduate courses at universities in the UK and in the Netherlands and directed excavations in the UK, France, Italy and North Africa. In 2017-2020 Matthew arranged and delivered educational courses in the use of satellite imagery and GIS for Heritage Managers across the Middle East and North Africa. ;

Richard Newman is a specialist in Landscape Archaeology, with a focus on Northern England and Gloucestershire. He has authored or co-authored numerous publications. Major archaeological projects include, in the 1990s, the Second Severn Crossing English Approach Roads, and more recently, the East Anglia One cable trench. He has been a visiting fellow at Newcastle University and worked at Lancaster and Bournemouth universities. His PhD was in the post-medieval landscape history of west Gloucestershire.

Table of Contents (provisional)
Editors’ foreword ;

Chapter 1 Introduction – Richard Newman, Matthew S. Hobson, and Damion Churchill ;

Chapter 2: Research objectives, methodologies and summary of results – Richard Newman, Matthew S. Hobson, and Damion Churchill ;

Chapter 3: The development of the landscape before the 1st millennium AD – Richard Newman and Robert Young with contributions by Adrian Bailey, Kimberley Colman, Lynne Gardiner, David Jackson, Mike McElligott and Megan Stoakley ;

Chapter 4: Dating the origins of the rural settlement at Lyde Green: a Late Iron Age enclosure system? – Richard Newman and Matthew S. Hobson with contributions by Lynne Gardiner, Mike McElligott, Ed McSloy and Megan Stoakley ;

Chapter 5: The Romano-British period and the villa estate – Mike McElligott, Richard Newman, Matthew S. Hobson and Megan Stoakley with contributions by Don O’Meara and Lynne Gardiner ;

Chapter 6: The Romano-British artefacts (mid-1st century AD to 5th century AD) ;

Chapter 7: The development of the landscape from the Roman period to the present day – Richard Newman with contributions from Ed McSloy and Megan Stoakley ;

Chapter 8: Lyde Green and the Romano-British villas of South Gloucestershire – Richard Newman ;

Chapter 9: Appendices ;
Appendix 1: Catalogue of Bronze Age pottery ;
Appendix 2: Table of radiocarbon dates ;
Appendix 3: Catalogue of decorated Samian and Samian stamps ;
Appendix 4: Petrographic report of thin-section analyses ;
Appendix 5: Fabric descriptions of ceramic building material ;
Appendix 6: XRF methodology and tables ;
Appendix 7: Met
NEW: Transhumance: Papers from the International Association of Landscape Archaeology Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2018 edited by Mark Bowden and Pete Herring. Paperback; 203x276mm; 144pp; 49 figures, 2 tables (colour throughout). 148 2021. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781803271286. £35.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781803271293. Book contents pageDownload Full PDF   Buy Now

Transhumance presents a collection of papers exploring 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. All but one were first given in 2018 at the Newcastle and Durham conference of the International Association of Landscape Archaeology. Their range is wide, geographically (Britain, Italy, Spain, France and Norway) and temporally (prehistory to the present day). The approaches taken include excavation and artefact analysis, fieldwalking, archaeological survey, landscape archaeology and history, analysis of ancient texts, inscriptions and records, ethno-archaeology, social network analysis and consideration of the delicate balances between the natural resources that transhumants exploit and the intangible cultures that are developed and sustained as they do so. The volume re-emphasises that much of European history and culture has been and in some places continues to be dependent on the annual migrations to and then back from the mountains, forests and bogs. It notes and explains how transhumance systems are not timeless and unchanging, but instead respond to wider economic and social changes. But, it also shows how transhumance itself contributes to changes, and continuities, including how the organisation of access to common pastures crystallises principles that underpin much broader legal and social systems.

About the Editors
Mark Bowden BA, MCIfA, FSA, worked for over 30 years for Historic England and its predecessor bodies as a landscape archaeology surveyor and investigator, before retiring in 2020. Among his many research interests are common lands and he has undertaken much survey work in England’s uplands. He was founding Chair of the Landscape Survey Group 2014-2021 and is now an independent researcher. ;

Pete Herring MPhil, MCIfA, FSA, has spent over 40 years studying all aspects of the historic landscape of Cornwall and Britain, chiefly for Cornwall Archaeological Unit and Historic England. He has often turned to consideration of the commons and those who seasonally inhabited and used them, but has also enjoyed placing them in relation to the histories of the more permanently settled farmland and urban areas.