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Celtic from the West 2
£36.00
Europe’s Atlantic façade has long been treated as marginal to the formation of the European Bronze Age and the puzzle of the origin and early spread of the Indo-European languages. Until recently the idea that Atlantic Europe was a wholly pre-Indo-European world throughout the Bronze Age remained plausible. NEW IN PAPERBACK
Petra Great Temple Volume 3

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Definitive third volume on the excavations of the Great Temple at Petra focusing on aspects of Nabataean material culture, construction design and history, and economy
The Macedonians in Athens, 322-229 B.C.
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The twenty-eight papers in this volume focus on various aspects of Athenian art, archaeology and history in the century of Macedonian domination.

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A Geography of Offerings

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A provocative study of current approaches to and theories regarding the character, location, social and physical context and object histories of specialised deposits in the European archaeological record
Forms of Dwelling

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Important new collection of theoretical and case study papers assessing the continued importance and value of the taskscapes approach in archaeologiccal research 20 years after its conception.
Gods and Garments

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New investigation into and interpretation of the role of textiles and clothing accessories in the performance and materialisation of ritual in Greek sanctuaries of the 7th–1st centuries BC
Underground Archaeology

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Presents new perspectives on the use and perception of caves at different times in the past, from the Early Mesolithic through to post-medieval time.
Agriculture and Industry in South-Eastern Roman Britain

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Major new assessment of Roman agricultural and industrial production and manufacture in the south-eastern region
Silk

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Collected papers presenting latest multi-disciplinary approaches to the manufacture, trade in and status of silk and other textiles betwwen Rome and China along the Silk Roads
Iconic Costumes
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A richly illustrated study of the iconographic material from the Scandinavian Late Iron Age (AD 400-1050) depicting clothed human figures, using gold and metal objects, jewellery and textiles, and over 1000 different images of male and female costumes.

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Great Desert Explorers
£39.95
This volume brings the Great Desert Explorers into the limelight, with short, illustrated biographies of around 60 of the most interesting, intrepid and important explorers of the world’s greatest deserts. There is also a brief introduction to each desert region.
Leatherwork from Elephantine (Aswan, Egypt)
£70.00
‘Leatherwork from Elephantine’ describes, illustrates and analyses the leather finds from the excavations at Elephantine island (Aswan, Egypt).
Landscape Archaeology and the Medieval Countryside
£95.00
This volume presents the results of the medieval component of the regional survey conducted by the Nemea Valley Archaeological Project.
Amphora Stamps from Thasos
£95.00
This publication of 721 stamped amphora fragments from Thasos found in and around the Athenian Agora provides a study of the hands of the engravers who made the dies to stamp the amphoras and rooftiles, as well as a chronology of the officials mentioned on the stamps.
Archaeological investigations in the Niah Caves, Sarawak, 1954-2004
£65.00
This book is the companion volume to Rainforest Foraging and Farming in Island Southeast Asia: the Archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak. Together they present the results of new fieldwork in the caves and new studies of finds from earlier excavations, a project that has involved a team of over 70 archaeologists and geographers.
Studies in Aegean Art and Culture
£23.00
Papers in the memory of Ellen N. Davis, one of the most valued and beloved Aegean scholars of her generation, examine various forms of Aegean art and their social context.
Irritamenta
£165.00
These are the records of a coin collection owned by Andrea Loredan, a Venetian patrician well known in the 1550s and ‘60s as a passionate connoisseur of antiquities.
Kavousi IIC: The Late Minoan IIIC Settlement at Vronda
£55.00
The third volume in the final report of the cleaning and excavations at the Late Minoan IIIC settlement of Vronda—located near Kavousi in eastern Crete—that were conducted between 1983 and 1992.
Lived Experience in the Later Middle Ages
£25.00
This volume reports on survey and research undertaken between 2010 and 2014 at four different late medieval sites and landscapes in south-eastern England: Bodiam, Scotney, Knole and Ightham. This volume presents this work and discusses its archaeological and historical importance.

Spotlight on Roman Society Monographs

The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain
£40.00
In this volume, a new regional framework for the study of rural Roman Britain is proposed with the farmstead, rather than the villa, taking centre stage.
The Towns of Roman Britain
£28.00
This volume presents an assessment of the contribution that developer-funded archaeology has made to knowledge of the major towns of Roman Britain.
A Late Roman Town House and its Environs
£36.00
This report publishes the 1937–8 excavations in Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, which revealed one of the best preserved late Roman town houses so far discovered in Roman Britain.
Silchester
£75.00
Characterising urban life, City in Transition is the second volume reporting on the archaeology of the continuing excavation of Silchester Insula IX, taking the story down to the early 2nd century.
Elginhaugh

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Elginhaugh is the most completely excavated timber-built auxiliary fort in the Roman Empire.
Life and Labour in Late Roman Silchester

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The Society of Antiquaries' excavation of Silchester's Insula IX in 1893-4 left most of the stratigraphy undisturbed. A new programme of work has shown that the Insula underwent radical change, c.
Excavations in Roman Carmarthen

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The Roman town of Moridunum , on the site of modern-day Carmarthen, lay at the very edges of Roman Wales and little is known about it.
Fosse Lane, Shepton Mallet 1990

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A detailed excavation report on the Shipton Mallet site excavated on the edge of the Mendip Hills in 1990.
Longthorpe II

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This volume describes the pottery-making depot attached to the pre-Flavian vexillation fortress of Longthorpe near Peterborough and and throws light on the problems of supply of the Roman army during the conquest campaigns.

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Arabia Felix

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Interpreting the English Village

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A Forged Glamour

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The Inner Lives of Ancient Houses

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Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses

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Age of Titans

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The Ritual Killing and Burial of Animals

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History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

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