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Wild Harvest
£30.00
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.
The Development of Neolithic House Societies in Orkney
£35.00
New, comprehensive discussion of Orknian Neolithic society based on major series of excavations of domestic sites.
Ancient Fortifications
£55.00
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.
Rock Art Through Time
£20.00
This beautifully illustrated new addition to the Swedish rock Art series presents a detailed reassessment of the Simrishamn rock art and examines the close relationship between iconography displayed on metals and that found in rock art.
Moving on in Neolithic studies
£38.00
New consideration of role and complexities of movement and mobility in the Neolithic period
Carchemish in Context
£45.00
First examination of the ancient city of Carchemish in its regional context from the Neolithic to the islamic period
The Archaeology of Darkness
£32.00
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.
The Archaeology of the Lower City and Adjacent Suburbs
£55.00
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.
Local Places, Global Processes
£29.95
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’.
Current Research in Egyptology 16 (2015)

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Proceedings of the sixteenth Current Research in Egyptology (CRE) conference focusing on the theme of travel
Focus on Fortifications
£70.00
57 papers on ancient fortifications with 500 images.
Offa's Dyke
£29.95
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.

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Aesthetic Resistance and Dis-Interest
£8.00
As the institutionalization of the avant-garde took place, postmodern theory both reacted to and helped create the forces that eroded reason and even taste, labelled them quaint in the name of a postmodern theory, at the same time that mass commodity form was inscribing exchange value on all work of the imagination.
Kavos and the Special Deposits
£64.00
Volume II describes the excavation and finds from the Special Deposits at Kavos at the sanctuary on Keros lying opposite the settlement on the islet of Dhaskalio (described in Volume I).
Indian Detours
£40.00
This book discusses the impact of tourism on traditional societies, in particular tourist encounters between Native American peoples and Euro-Americans.
Monuments in Miniature
£65.00
This comprehensive and chronological approach to architectural coin types conveys the complexity of the subject and underscores how the designs were symptomatic of, and sensitive to, the underlying social, cultural and historical trends that affected both Roman art and Roman society at large.
Medieval and Post-Medieval Occupation and Industry in the Redcliffe Suburb of Bristol
£19.95
Excavations at 1–2 and 3 Redcliff Street, Bristol, revealed domestic and industrial remains dating from the establishment of the Redcliffe suburb in the 12th century through to the later post-medieval period.
Hagios Charalambos: A Minoan Burial Cave in Crete
£36.00
The finds from the cave at Hagios Charalambos in the Lasithi Plain illustrates secondary burial practices in Early and Middle Bronze Age Crete.
Aloysius Bertrand’s Gaspard de la Nuit Beyond the Prose Poem
£75.00
Aloysius Bertrand's Gaspard de la Nuit (1842) is a familiar title to music lovers, thanks to Ravel's piano work of the same name, and to specialists of French literature, especially those interested in Baudelaire's prose poetry.
Limits of Knowledge
£18.00
In this volume, the philosophical value of the Ignorabimus controversy is critically examined. The historical matter and its theoretical implications are assessed with regard to the mutual relationships between philosophy and the sciences in the 19th century and beyond.
Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain
£25.00
Projects supported by £8.8 million of funding from the British Government under the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF) administered by English Heritage (now Historic England) have completely transformed our understanding of the Palaeolithic and contributed to our understanding of Pleistocene environments in Britain.

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The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918
£12.00
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?
£40.00
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
£50.00
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
£9.50
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
£13.00
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
£24.00
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 Inner Lives of Ancient Houses

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Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses

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Interpreting the English Village

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A Forged Glamour

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Arabia Felix

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History and Identity in the Late Antique Near East

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From Machair to Mountains

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English and Irish Delftware, 1570-1840

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The Ritual Killing and Burial of Animals

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Age of Titans

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