Glass of the Roman Empire illustrates the arrival of new cultural systems, mechanisms of trade and an expanded economic base in the early 1st millennium AD which, in combination, allowed the further development of the existing glass industry. These 18 papers by renowned international scholars include studies of glass from Europe and the Near East.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.