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The Development of Neolithic House Societies in Orkney
New, comprehensive discussion of Orknian Neolithic society based on major series of excavations of domestic sites.
Focus on Fortifications

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57 papers on ancient fortifications with 500 images.
Offa's Dyke

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A major new study of Offa's Dyke, the first for over fifty years. Incorporating all the latest evidence and research, this attractive volume sheds light on the design and purpose of this highly significant monument.
The Archaeology of the Lower City and Adjacent Suburbs
This volume contains reports on excavations undertaken in the lower walled city at Lincoln, which lies on sloping ground on the northern scarp of the Witham gap, and its adjacent suburbs between 1972 and 1987, and forms a companion volume to LAS volumes 2 and 3 which cover other parts of the historic city.
Wild Harvest
Major new textbook discussing the role of plants in hominin and pre-agrarian human societies with case studies drawn from ethnography, ethnohistory and ethnoarchaeology illustrating methods of analysis of plant remains and how archaeobotanical assemblages may be used and interpreted.
Carchemish in Context

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First examination of the ancient city of Carchemish in its regional context from the Neolithic to the islamic period
Ancient Fortifications

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A guide to research on ancient fortifications containing 12 chapters on all aspects of current research on fortifications plus a catalogue featuring regions, sites, architectural elements and architectural details. Text in English and German.
Creating Material Worlds
New theoretical approaches to the relationship between people and objects demonstrating how identity can be seen as an emergent property of living in a material world.
Local Places, Global Processes
Presents a multi-disciplinary approach to the relationship between perceptions of enviornmental change at a local scale and the wider forces of transformation, addressing influential ways of understanding and debating questions of ‘the state of nature’.
Moving on in Neolithic studies
New consideration of role and complexities of movement and mobility in the Neolithic period
The Archaeology of Darkness

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Thirteen papers explore Palaeolithic use of deep caves in Europe and the orientation of mortuary monuments in the Neolithic and Bronze Age. It examines how the senses are affected in caves and monuments that were used for ritual activities.
TRAC 2015

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Presents latest theroetical research on a variety of topics across the Roman Empire

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Fresh Fields and Pastures New
In this book, dedicated to Andrew M.T. Moore current research is presented on the neolithic of the Near East and Croatia, illustrating the continuing impact of Moore’s work on the early farming and herding peoples of the eastern Mediterranean.
Insight from Innovation
This volume contains some of the most exciting developments currently underway in archaeological ceramic studies, including cutting-edge provenancing techniques, computer-aided visualisation, and contemporary craft and design perspectives. It transcends traditional specialism and period boundaries, and closes with a compelling discussion of the role of ceramic studies in archaeological practice.
Political Audiences
This book deals with the popular reception of early Italian television, during the years of the so-called “lungo miracolo” (1954-1969). To do so, the author focuses on the Catholic and Communist audiences’ perception of the first TV programs.
Nihilism and Destiny
Translated for the first time in English, veteran thinker Emanuele Severino responds here to some of the most profound and essential questions raised by philosophy.
Turning Stone to Bread
This book examines the sites where stones were extracted to make querns and millstones. The study area is the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula and the chronological framework covers all the periods since the small saddle querns of the Neolithic through the large 20th-century industrial millstones that equipped wind and watermills.
Saba's First Inhabitants
This book tells the story of the indigenous inhabitants of the Caribbean island of Saba prior to European colonization.
David Sylvian as a Philosopher
David Sylvian may be seen as a philosopher, accordingly to the postmodern spirit, who invalidates identity, preserving it at the level of nosound, in a troubled relationship ego/others. This essay analyses songs and philosophy of one of the greatest contemporary musicians.

Spotlight on Council For British Archaeology

The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918
Accessible handbook explaining how to record the physical legacy of the First World War on the British Home Front
Stonehenge: Making Sense of a Prehistoric Mystery

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Stonehenge is an iconic monument for people all around the world. Built around 5000 years ago, it stands for mystery and forgotten secrets waiting to be decoded.
Cartimandua's Capital?
Famous for the excavations carried out by Sir Mortimer Wheeler in 1951–52, the late Iron Age earthwork complex at Stanwick, North Yorks, is the largest prehistoric site in northern England. The site was probably the seat of the Brigantian queen Cartimandua, and both the structures and the finds from the site reflect this status.
The Bronze Age in the Severn Estuary
Archaeological fieldwork in the inter-tidal zone of the Severn Estuary over the past twenty years has revealed a rich landscape of prehistoric settlement. This latest volume by Professor Martin Bell presents the evidence for the Bronze Age, focusing on sites at Redwick and Peterstone in the Gwent Levels.
Historic Wigtown
Situated in what now seems a remote corner of south-west Scotland, Wigtown was once an important county town. With its harbour and location at the lowest fording point of the River Cree, Wigtown was at one time part of a major network of land and sea routes, including a pilgrim route to Whithorn.
Star Carr
Star Carr is one of the most famous and important prehistoric sites in Europe. Dating from the early Mesolithic period, over 10,000 years ago, the site has produced a unique range of artefacts and settlement evidence.
Europe's Lost World
This excellent book, which deserves a wide readership, reports on the work of the North Sea Palaeolandscapes Project, which has been researching the fascinating lost landscape of Doggerland which until the end of the last Ice Age connected Britain to the continent in the North Sea area.

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The Later Anglo-Saxon Settlement at Bishopstone

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The Emergent Past

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From Stonehenge to Samarkand

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Genesis of the Pharaohs

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The Archaeology of English Battlefields

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Infernal Traffic

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The Hermit in the Garden

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