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Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe
Twenty-three contributions by leading archaeologists from across Europe explore the varied forms, functions and significances of fortified settlements in the 8th to 10th centuries AD. These could be sites of strongly martial nature, upland retreats, monastic enclosures, rural seats, island bases, or urban nuclei.
Beyond Thalassocracies
This innovative book examines cultural contact (and resultant cultural change) between palatial societies and smaller polities in two successive periods of Aegean prehistory, focusing in particular on the various processes and agents that transformed the material culture of Aegean communities during the Middle and Late Bronze Age.
The Dyer's Handbook
A translation and facsimile reproduction of a unique 18th century French manuscript that provides colour recipes and samples for producing dyes for the textiles of the day. With analysis and essays setting it in context.
Bones and Identity
The book tackles the theme of identity using animal bone remains, the papers within exemplifying the diversity of approaches employed in zooarchaeology today.
Ancient Irrigation Systems of the Aral Sea Area
Ancient Irrigation Systems in the Aral Sea Area , is the English translation of Boris Vasilevich Andrianov's work, Drevnie orositelnye sistemy priaralya , concerning the study of ancient irrigation systems and the settlement pattern in the historical region of Khorezm, south of the Aral Sea (Uzbekistan).
Dakhleh Oasis and the Western Desert of Egypt under the Ptolemies
The first major synthesis of Ptolemaic Period activity in the Egyptian Western Desert, with a corpus of Ptolemaic pottery and a catalogue of Ptolemaic sites from Dakhleh Oasis.
Cod and Herring
Quests for cod, herring and other sea fish had profound impacts on medieval Europe. This interdisciplinary book combines history, archaeology and zooarchaeology to discover the chronology, causes and consequences of these fisheries. It crosscuts traditional temporal and geographical boundaries, ranging from the Migration Period through the Middle Ages into early modern times, and from Iceland to Estonia, Arctic Norway to Belgium.
Of Odysseys and Oddities
Of Odysses and Oddities is about scales and modes of interaction in prehistory, specifically between societies on both sides of the Aegean and with their nearest neighbours overland to the north and east. The 17 contributions reflect on tensions at the core of how we consider interaction in archaeology, particularly the motivations and mechanisms leading to social and material encounters or displacements.

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Geometric Period Plithos Burial Ground at Chora of Naxos Island, Greece: Anthropology Report
This report aims to offer glimpses of the human condition on Naxos island, Greece, focusing on the archaeoanthropologic study of the human skeletal remains along with associated contexts of faunal materials recovered from the Geometric (9th -7th c BC) component of the burial ground site of Plithos in Chora at Naxos island.
Anglo-Saxon Coins II
This publication catalogues the British Museum’s uniquely important collection of coins from southern England of the period c. 760–880.
3D Delineation: A modernisation of drawing methodology for field archaeology
How can 3D models be integrated more fully alongside other forms of archaeological documentation? This work presents a method that combines the interpretative power of traditional archaeological drawings and the realistic visualisation capacity of 3D digital models.
Handsomely bound in red leather, MS Typ 411 is one of thousands of rare editions, manuscripts, and documents in that library’s Printing and Graphic Arts section, formerly called the Typography Department.
The World of Middle Kingdom Egypt (2000-1550 BC): Volume 2
The Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period still attract relatively little research in comparison with other periods of Ancient Egyptian history. This volume aims to fill a gap, and to promote further research into the early second millennium BC.
Catalogue of the Western Asiatic Seals in the British Museum
Where the Egyptians have wall paintings, the ancient Near East has cylinder seals as the main source of illustrative material, covering a range of subject matter and periods not covered by relief sculptures. The seals are particularly attractive, and the inscriptions are rare examples of personal prayer from the ancient world.
Contextualization of Sufi Spirituality in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Chin
Liu Zhi (c.1662–c.1730), a well-known Muslim scholar in China, published in Chinese outstanding theological works, short treatises, and easy-to-memorize short poems on Islam. He encountered various challenges in his interpretation and transmission of Islamic texts.
Twice-crossed River
This is the first volume charting the CAU’s on-going Barleycroft Farm/Over investigations, which now encompasses almost twenty years of fieldwork across both banks of the River Great Ouse at its ...
The 1820 Russian Survey of the Khanate of Shirvan
Translation and analysis of a rare Russian survey of the khanate of Shirvan, now Azerbaijan, after its annexation by Russia in 1820.
The Provincial Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire
The Assyrian empire was in its day the greatest empire the world had ever seen.