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First Light
£15.99
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.
What the Victorians Threw Away
£9.99
Highly illustrated, very readable insight into the everyday lives of Victorians based on archaeological examination of the contents of their rubbish tips.
The Archaeology of Caves in Ireland
£50.00
Comprehensive analysis of the use of caves from the earliest Mesolithic hunter-gatherers to the 21st century in Ireland.
North Downs Landscapes
£14.99
A beautiful book of photography capturing classic English landscapes, villages and towns with text, illuminating the history, geography and ecology of the area. A must for local residents, tourists and people interested in the English countryside.
Ritual in Early Bronze Age Grave Goods
£80.00
An extensive and intensively illustrated overview and study of a large proportion of the grave goods from English Early Bronze Age burial sites.
The Language of Ramesses

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An indispensable guide to learning Late Egyptian, the language of the New Kingdom (c. 1300-700 BC).
English Inland Trade 1430-1540

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Detailed examination of Southampton’s trade with its extensive region and commercial development in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries.
Hopewell Ceremonial Landscapes of Ohio
£38.00
This first volume in our major new series American Landscapes examines the cultural, economic, constructional and logistical background to the development of the vast and varied ceremonial landscapes of the prehistoric Hopewell societies of Ohio (c 200 BC-AD 500).
Defining the Sacred

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A major new collection that aims to form a more comprehensive vision of religion among ancient Near Eastern societies.

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Archaeology and Economic Development
£45.00
Nowhere in archaeology is the gap between theory and practice more evident than in its ambivalent engagement with economic development.
Operation Idris
£18.00
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.
Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 19
£40.00
Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History is a series concerned with the archaeology and history of England and its neighbours during the Anglo-Saxon period. ASSAH offers researchers an opportunity to publish new work in an inter- and multi-disciplinary forum that allows for a diversity of approaches and subject matter.
Eel Drifters
£18.00
In text and pictures, Morten Gøthche provides a short account of the history of the boat type: eel-drifter (åledrivkvase), the boatbuilders behind them and the subsequent construction of the new eel-drifter at the Viking Ship Museum’s boatyard.
The Splendour of Power
£39.95
Richly illustrated, this book presents and interprets the superb collection of valuables from the southern North Sea area (5th to the 7th century AD) as a whole, and makes compulsive reading for anyone interested in the fascinating world of early medieval Europe.
Greek Music, Drama, Sport, and Fauna
£70.00
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.
Windsor and Eton
£55.00
The definitive account in words and maps of the historic royal towns of Windsor and Eton.
Sherborne Old Castle, Dorset
£35.00
A report on the excavations carried out at various times in the 20th century on Sherborne Old Castle, built by Roger, Bishop of Salisbury (1102–39), later the country seat of Sir Walter Ralegh.
Water & Heritage
£75.00
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.
Seabed Prehistory
£33.00
Archaeological investigation of Early Middle Palaeolithic flint tools including hand axes and faunal remains in the North Sea. The volume also examines submerged and buried landscapes.

Spotlight on Sidestone

Carthage
£30.00
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
£40.00
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
£40.00
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

























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£30.00
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
£35.00
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
£40.00
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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Time's Anvil

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Private Life in New Kingdom Egypt

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Ancient Bodies, Ancient Lives

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Northern Landscapes

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Adapa & the South Wind

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Mystery Cults in the Ancient World

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Medieval Wall Paintings in English and Welsh Churches

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Anglo-Saxon Lincolnshire

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The Archaeology of Etruscan Society

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The Lost World of Pompeii

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Through the Eye of a Needle

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