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Materialising Roman Histories

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The Roman period witnessed an explosion in material culture, from everyday objects to large scale cities. The 15 papers here explore what it means to materialise Roman history, focusing on the question of what objects do in history, rather than what they represent.
Street Trees in Britain

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The trees that line our streets represent ‘living history’ in the midst of our modern streetscapes. This is the first book on the history of Britain’s street trees and it gives a highly readable account of their story, from the tree-lined promenades of the seventeenth century to majestic city centre boulevards to the suburbs.
Understanding Relations Between Scripts

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Examines the relationships between the writing systems of the ancient Aegean and Cyprus in the second and first millennia BC, principally Cretan ‘Hieroglyphic’, Linear A, Linear B, Cypro-Minoan and the Cypriot Syllabary, demonstrating the great advances made by inter-disciplinary studies.
The Ancient Greek Farmstead

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A new study of ancient Greek farmsteads from the Classical to the Hellenistic periods combining archaeological and textual data to demonstrate the fundamental role these sites played in ancient Greek agriculture.
Molluscs in Archaeology
£25.00
A new overview of molluscs in archaeology for archaeologists, ecologists and anyone studying the natural environment, this is a broad-based and comprehensive textbook.
The Anglo-Saxon Fenland

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New interdisciplinary history of the Anglo-Saxon fenland combining historical, ecological and archaeological data
Jerusalem Throne Games

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The question of who wrote the bible is complex, yet has deep significance for religious studies. This treatise puts forward a new assessment of the authorship of a key section of the Old Testament, and demonstrates the power of storytelling as a political weapon.
Flora Trade between Egypt and Africa in Antiquity

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Examination of the evidence for sources, acquisition and trade in aromata (the fragrant exotic flora essential to rituals in ancient Egypt), and ancient terminology.
The Neolithic of Europe

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Presents 18 commissioned papers on the Neolithisation of Europe, with new insights into settlement, subsistence, mobility, monumentality, lifestyle and dating.

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Excavations at the British Museum
£40.00
This volume presents the results of the studies undertaken by Pre-Construct Archaeology during redevelopment of the British Museum, and in so doing details the evolution of this area of London from the Roman period into modern times.
Woven Splendour
£37.00
The first in-depth study of the set of magnificent series of tapestries treasured at St John’s Co-Cathedral in Valletta.
A Rothschild Renaissance
£40.00
Presents the findings from new specialist studies of the Waddesdon Bequest, a collection of nearly 300 objects from the New Smoking Room at Waddesdon Manor, bequeathed to the British Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild.
The Art of Devastation

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This is the exhibition catalogue for the joint exhibition of the American Numismatic Society hosted by the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, featuring the medallic art and posters of the Great War.
Pudding Pan
£40.00
For more than 300 years commercial fishermen working in the outer Thames estuary have recovered Roman pottery from the seabed in the vicinity of Pudding Pan. This book Assesses the recovered assemblage to attempt to determine the nature and location of the elusive site of the material’s source.
Treasures in Trusted Hands
£35.00
This pioneering study charts the one-way traffic of cultural and historical objects during five centuries of European colonialism. Former colonies consider this as a historical injustice that has not been undone.
Votive Reliefs
£95.00
This volume includes all of the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman votive reliefs found to date in the excavations of the Athenian Agora. In addition to providing a catalogue of the reliefs, the author discusses the history of their discovery, their production and workmanship, iconography, and function.
Amaravati
£35.00
The papers in this book bring together leading specialists from around the world to address aspects of Amaravati and its sculpture. Subjects covered in this volume include the rediscovery of the stūpa at the end of the 18th century as well as its recreation in the 21st century.

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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Animal Secondary Products

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Medieval Childhood

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Skyscapes

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Tutankhamun's Footwear

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Carthage

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Seabed Prehistory

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Environment, Society and the Black Death

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My Roman Britain

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Cliffs End Farm Isle of Thanet, Kent

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Life in the Limes

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