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Wool Economy in the Ancient Near East and the Aegean

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The history of the Ancient Near East covers a huge chronological frame, from the first pictographic texts of the late 4th millennium to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 333 BC. During these millennia, different societies developed in a changing landscape where sheep (and their wool) always played an important economic role.
Excavations at Cill Donnain
£25.00
Presents the extensive archaeological evidence found at Cill Donain on the Outer Hebrides, including pottery, faunal remains and a variety of bone and metal tools, illustrating that the Cill Donnain landscape is rich in archaeological sites of all periods from the Beaker to the post-Medieval.
Animal Secondary Products

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Animal Secondary Products investigates animal exploitation and the animal economy from the end of the Neolithic to the beginning of the Bronze Age in the Near East and Europe.
Art, Artisans and Apprentices
£35.00
This publication demonstrates how the crafts of the visual arts were once acquired via apprenticeships in contradistinction to the aesthetic-based methods of later academies of art.
The Land of Assur and the Yoke of Assur
£35.00
This book brings together a selection of twenty-eight previously disparate articles by Nicholas Postgate that represent some thirty years of engagement with the nature of Assyrian society and government.
Celtic Art in Europe

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The new benchmark volume on Celtic Art in Europe.
Structure, Image, Ornament
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This volume presents the proceedings of a conference hosted by the American School of Classical Studies, Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Athens in 2004. There are additional contributions from Patricia Butz, Robin Osborne, Katherine Schwab, Justin St. P. Walsh, Hilda Westervelt and Lorenz Winkler-Horacek.
An Author and a Gardener

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A new critical biography of two iconic characters of the 20th century, Lawrence Johnston, the designer of the iconic garden at Hidcote in Gloucestershire and Edith Wharton, the novelist.
Coptic Documentary Texts From Kellis
£75.00
This is the second volume on fourth century Coptic documents written on papyri and boards, found in the ruins of houses at Kellis, the Roman predecessor of the village of Ismant el-Kharab in the Dakhleh Oasis. It is concerned with 75 letters and associated household accounts and lists, mostly from House 3.

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Civil War Boston
£19.00
The history of Bostonians and Boston during the Civil War
Regarding the Dead
£35.00
A key publication on the British Museum's approach to the ethical issues surrounding the inclusion of human remains in museum collections and possible solutions to the dilemmas relating to their curation, storage, access management and display.
Outside the Town
£20.00
An intriguing funerary and religious landscape being revealed in excavations immediately outside Canterbury’s Roman walls. This book publishes the discovery of a Roman shrine situated within sight of Watling Street and the gate into the town from the Roman port at Dover.
Why Leather?
£35.00
The Hirsel Excavations
£30.00
Excavations and surveys adjacent to Hirsel House, Coldstream, have revealed a remarkably detailed history of a proprietory church and its cemetery for a period when the parochial structure in Scotland was in course of development, and when very little is known about the fate of estate churches after they were donated to support the newly ...
Théodore de Banville
£45.00
Théodore de Banville (1823-1891) was a prolific poet, dramatist, critic and prose fiction writer whose significant contribution to poetic and aesthetic debates in nineteenth-century France has long been overlooked.

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.
Cult, Religion, and Pilgrimage
£25.00
The three large henges found adjacent to the village of Thornborough, near Ripon in North Yorkshire, lie at the heart of one of the most important Neolithic landscapes in the British Isles While the henges were first recorded in the eighteenth century, recent fieldwork has shown them to be part of a much larger ‘sacred landscape’ of the later ...
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.
La Grava
£50.00
The site of La Grava (or Grove Priory) in Bedfordshire, excavated in advance of quarrying between 1973 and 1985, was one of the most extensive monastic/manorial projects of the 20th century in the UK.
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.

Claimed by the Sea
£25.00
First discovered by sport divers in the 1970s, the two remarkable seabed finds of prehistoric bronze metalwork described here quickly became a testing ground for the new discipline of underwater archaeology, initially under the leadership of the pioneering maritime archaeologist Keith Muckelroy.
People and the Sea
£30.00
This volume presents the conclusions of a research assessment funded by English Heritage which drew together the broad community of scholars interested in marine and maritime affairs, with a remit of both quantifying the known record and establishing a clear research agenda for the future.
A Roman Villa at the Edge of Empire
£25.00

Located on the south side of the River Tees, in north-east England, the Roman villa at Ingleby Barwick is one of the most northerly in the Roman Empire. Discovered originally through aerial photography and an extensive programme of evaluation, the site was excavated in 2003-04 in advance of housing development.

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Early Urbanizations in the Levant. A Regional Narrative

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The Ancient Olympics

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