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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.
Ceramics, Cuisine and Culture

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Presents a range of interdisciplinary studies on technological and socio-economic aspects of the ceramic kitchen ware, cuisine and cooking
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.
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
The end of the lake-dwellings in the Circum-Alpine region
A comprehensive analysis of socio-economic and environmental factors behind the abandonment of 3500 years of prehistoric occupation of lake-dwellings in the Circum-Alpine region.
Every Traveller Needs a Compass

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Seventeen papers on travellers to Egypt and the Near East in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Trees in Towns and Cities
First comprehensive study on the history of trees in Britain’s towns and cities and the people who have planted and cared for them
Defining the Sacred
A major new collection that aims to form a more comprehensive vision of religion among ancient Near Eastern societies.
Children, Spaces and Identity

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Presents multi-disciplinary studies focusing on how children construct, negotiate and organize space during their lives and what part they play in funerary practices
Glass of the Roman World

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Glass of the Roman Empire illustrates the arrival of new cultural systems, mechanisms of trade and an expanded economic base in the early 1st millennium AD which, in combination, allowed the further development of the existing glass industry. These 18 papers by renowned international scholars include studies of glass from Europe and the Near East.

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Conservation 14: Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage
This volume hosts experimental studies and research that are historical, technical, diagnostic-analytical, normative, managerial and economico-financial in nature, related to the problems of safeguarding and valorising cultural and environmental heritage within interdisciplinary and internationalist fields.
Greek Music, Drama, Sport, and Fauna
PROFESSOR E. KERR BORTHWICK (1925–2008) studied Classics at Aberdeen University and at Christ’s College Cambridge before being appointed Lecturer, first at the University of Leeds and then, in 1955, at Edinburgh University, where he remained for the rest of his career.
Water & Heritage
Water is vital for life, and its availability has been a concern for mankind throughout the ages. Its presence has always been ascertained in a variety of ways and the development of human society everywhere is connected with various forms of water management.
A Catalogue of the Late Antique Gold Glass in the British Museum
A landmark publication of essays resulting from the Treasures from Heaven conference at the British Museum, exploring the relationship between sacred matter and precious materials in the Middle Ages.
Windsor and Eton
The definitive account in words and maps of the historic royal towns of Windsor and Eton.
Archaeology and Economic Development
Nowhere in archaeology is the gap between theory and practice more evident than in its ambivalent engagement with economic development.
Viking Graves and Grave-Goods in Ireland
The volume is the first comprehensive catalogue and detailed discussion of over 400 artefacts from more than a hundred furnished Viking graves in Ireland, many published for the first time.
Operation Idris
Operation Idris provides the unofficial story behind the British Administration’s cultivation of Sayyid Mohammed Idris as the figurehead for their project of indirect rule in Cyrenaica.

Spotlight on Sidestone

Corded Ware Coastal Communities
The Corded Ware Culture (c. 2900–2300 BC) is found in a large area, from Russia to the Netherlands and from Scandinavia to Switzerland.
Aan de overkant
In the 17th and 18th century well over a million men and a few thousand women made the long journey oversees to one of the many Dutch colonies of the Dutch East India Company or West India Company.
Carthage is mainly known as the city that was utterly destroyed by the Romans in 146 BC. This book tells the story about this fascinating city, which for centuries was the centre of a far-flung trade network in the Mediterranean.
Archaeology of Salt
Salt is an invisible object for research in archaeology. However, ancient writings, ethnographic studies and the evidence of archaeological exploitation highlight it as an essential reference for humanity.
Egyptian Bioarchaeology
Although the bioarchaeology (study of biological remains in an archaeological context) of Egypt has been documented in a desultory way for many decades, it is only recently that it has become an inherent part of excavations in Egypt.
Quaternary Research in Britain and Ireland                          "
During the later part of the last century there was rapid development of the study and understanding of the changing environments of the last 2 million years. This came to provide a firm background for today’s knowledge of the significance and importance of climatic change.
Animals in Saxon and Scandinavian England
In this book an analysis of over 300 animal bone assemblages from English Saxon and Scandinavian sites is presented. The data set is summarised in extensive tables for use as comparanda for future archaeozoological studies.
The Voyages of Adriaan van Berkel to Guiana
In 1670 the 22-year old Adriaan van Berkel left the Dutch city of Leiden to join a trading vessel headed for Guiana in the West Indies (South America). This book is a new English translation as well as a full transcription of Van Berkels’ travel journal, originally published in 1695 under the title of Amerikaansche Voyagien.

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The Later Anglo-Saxon Settlement at Bishopstone

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From Stonehenge to Samarkand

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Genesis of the Pharaohs

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The Emergent Past

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The Hermit in the Garden

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The Architecture of Alexandria and Egypt 300 BC- AD700

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The Archaeology of English Battlefields

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Worlds of Arthur

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Infernal Traffic

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