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The Poem of Fernán González
New translation of the thirteenth century account of the life and achievements of the tenth century Castillian leader Fernán González and historical study of his life and of the historical background to the poem.
Autopsy in Athens
Presents new observations on a range of aspects of the ancient city of Athens and life, politics and religion in Attica.
The Archaeology of Cremation
First comprehensive study of the processes, ritual and practices involved in the cremation of human bodies and the methodologies that can be applied to the study of cremated human remains using both new and traditional methods of study.
Current Research in Egyptology 2014
Presents the latest research in Egyptology on the theme of Ancient Egypt in a Global World This selection of 23 papers from the 15th annual Current Research in Egyptology symposium addreses the interregional and interdisciplinary theme of ‘Ancient Egypt in a Global World’.
The end of the lake-dwellings in the Circum-Alpine region
Light has finally been shed on the disappearance of the 3500-year long lake-dwelling tradition in central Europe Circum-Alpine foreland.
First Light
A new narrative on the origins and significance of Newgrange, the world famous Irish Neolithic monument in Ireland, not only because of its vast scale and copious megalithic art, but also because of its renowned alignment to the morning sun on the winter solstice.
Cypriot Cultural Details
Presents the best of new research by young scholars working in the field of Cypriot archaeology, focussing on past relations between the Island and the city of Venice
Puṣpikā: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions
Third volume of studies on the texts, languages and literary, philosophical and religious traditions of South Asia.

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Managing our past into the future
Caribbean archaeological heritage is threatened by natural impacts but also increasingly by economic developments, often resulting from the tourist industry. The continuous construction of specific projects for tourists, accompanied by illegal practices such as looting and sand mining, have major impacts on the region’s archaeological heritage.
Eight Human Skulls in a Dung Heap and More
This study makes use of the well-preserved remains of rituals in terps, to examine the role of ritual practice in the societies of the pre-Roman and Roman Iron Age in this area.
Romans, Rubbish, and Refuse
Although world-renowned, Pompeii, the first Roman site to be excavated and one of the most visited and best-studied archaeological sites in the world, still has unanswered questions to yield, especially in terms of its long-term development from pre-Roman times.
Standard of Ur
The Standard of Ur is one of the most famous objects to be discovered from ancient Mesopotamia. This beautifully illustrated short introduction tells the story of discovery and significance of this splendid object.
The Mosaics of Khirbet el-Mafjar
This is a presentation of beautiful colored mosaics. They originate from buildings in the oasis of Jericho and all date from the first half of the eighth century, during the time of Umayyad caliphate of the early Islamic period.
Kushan, Kushano-Sasanian, and Kidarite Coins
The Kushan Empire was a vast inland empire that stretched across Central and South Asia during the first to fourth centuries AD.
The Underwater Archaeology of Red Bay
In 1978 Parks Canada underwater archaeologists discovered the wreck of a 16th-century Basque whaling vessel in Red Bay, Labrador, believed to be the San Juan (1565). This five-volume publication is the culmination of over 25 years of research by associates and members of Parks Canada’s Underwater Archaeology Service.
Algernon Swinburne and Walter Pater
"How did literary aestheticism emerge in Victorian Britain, with its competing models of religious doubt and visions of secularisation? For Lyons, the aestheticism developed and progressively revised by Algernon Charles Swinburne (1837-1909) and Walter Pater (1839-1894) illuminates the contradictory impulses of modern secularism: on the one ...