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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 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.
Children, Spaces and Identity
Presents multi-disciplinary studies focusing on how children construct, negotiate and organize space during their lives and what part they play in funerary practices
The Bell Beaker Transition in Europe
New perspectives on social, technological and physical anthropological aspects of the Bell Beaker transition across Europe
Recent Advances in Ageing and Sexing Animal Bones
This volume in the ICAZ series deals with the technical advances made over the last twenty years in the field of ageing and sexing animal bones. The analysis of ancient DNA holds great possibilities for sexing certain faunal assemblages (though by no means all), which is an urgent issue in the study of hunting and animal husbandry.
Every Traveller Needs a Compass
Seventeen papers on travellers to Egypt and the Near East in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
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.
Ceramics, Cuisine and Culture
This volume, consisting of 23 original contributions, investigates the technical, social, political and economic dimensions of kitchen pottery in the Mediterranean region from the Bronze Age to the Roman period.
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.
Archaeology of East Asia
An introduction to social and political development through archaeology and art in China, Korea and Japan from the Palaeolithic to 8th-century early historic times.

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Middle English Romances in Translation
"The popular romances of medieval England are fantasy stories of love at first sight; brave knights seeking adventure; evil stewards; passionate, lusty women; hand-to-hand combat; angry dragons; and miracles. They are not only fun but indicate a great deal about the ideals and values of the society they were written in.
Tell Jerablus Tahtani, Syria, I
Results from excavations of Jerablus Tahtani, a multi-period tell site beside Carchemish in Syria. This the first major report on the site deals with stratified mortuary evidence found at a Bronze Age fort that was built over the destroyed remains of an early 3rd millennium village..
Ecclesial Identities in a Multi-Faith Context
When Hindus and Sikhs become followers of Christ, what happens next? Should they join Christian churches that often look and feel very unfamiliar to them? Or to what degree can or should they remain a part of their Hindu/Sikh communities and practices? Uncomfortable with the answers that were provided to them by Christian leaders in northwest ...
An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture & Anglo-Saxon & Anglo-Scandinavian Stone Sculpture
The aim of this book is to provide an informed introduction to the subjects so that the reader will be able to confidently recognise Anglo-Saxon church architectural features and Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian stone sculpture.
A beautifully illustrated study of Celtic arts ­– style, development and revival – and the relationship between art objects and identity, covering 2500 years of history.
The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ
A key reference work in the research on the history of Christianity in China and welcome addition to the “The Chinese Face of Jesus Christ” series.
Temple University Aegean Symposium: A Compendium
The Temple University Aegean Symposium was an annual event from 1976 until 1985 sponsored by the Department of Art History at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Each year, the symposium focused on a specific theme in Aegean Bronze Age art and archaeology. This book is a collection of the 10 volumes of articles that were published.
Architecture and Material Culture from the Earthquake House at Kourion, Cyprus
In the late 4th century AD, the site of Kourion, Cyprus was destroyed by an earthquake that struck with little or no warning, trapping victims and objects where they lay. Although much of the site was reoccupied and rebuilt, some areas were not, thus providing a unique example of a moment truly “frozen” in time.