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Relentlessly Plain

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The prehistoric site of Tell Sabi Abyad lies in the valley of the Balikh River, a tributary of the Euphrates in northern Syria. Between 2001 and 2008 excavations focused on the north-western, western and southwestern slopes of the main mound (Operations III, IV and V).
The Times of Their Lives

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A new history of Neolithic Europe, with major implications for the whole of archaeology, using Bayesian statistical analysis to bring dating down from the long-term to the span of lifetimes. Following on from the revolutionary and award-winning Gathering Time, this is the career culmination work by one of the world’s leading prehistorians.
Cille Pheadair

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Cille Pheadair is one of more than 20 Viking Age and Late Norse settlements discovered on the island of South Uist in the Outer Hebrides (Western Isles), off the west coast of Scotland.
Clifton Quarry, Worcestershire

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Presents new evidence for Neolithic activity in the form of Grooved ware pits with important environmental data, and for Early–Middle Iron Age floodplain settlement represented unusually by over 100 four-post granaries and 130 pits in a floodplain location in the central Severn Valley
Trends in Biological Anthropology. Volume 2

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Combined papers from two conferences of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology held in 2014 and 2015. Papers look at many aspects of the archaeological application of the study of human bone, DNA and related areas including comparative faunal evidence.

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The Agora Bone Well
Located outside the northwest corner of the Athenian Agora and dating to the second quarter of the 2nd century B.C., the Agora Bone Well contained the remains of roughly 460 newborn infants, as well as a few older individuals. Also found in the well were the bones of almost 150 dogs and other animals, plus various artifacts. In addition to a thorou
‘Far other worlds, and other seas’
After outlining a general perspective of the work of the interdisciplinary Balzan research project ‘Literature as an Object of Knowledge’ (St John’s College Research Centre, Oxford, 2010–13), this eminent scholar considers some of the problems encountered, in particular the relation between literary study and cognitive science.
Within the walls: the developing town AD 750-1325
The second of four books publishing the result of excavations in the Whitefriars area of Canterbury, this report describes the development of the town between AD 750 and 1225.
Stamboul Ghosts
Colorful, cosmopolitan, hard-drinking, often outrageous characters throng this rollicking memoir by the late John Freely, who moved with his family to Istanbul in 1960 and changed travel writing for good with his 1972 guide, Strolling Through Istanbul. Dozens of books on travel, history and science would follow.
There is no one perspective of Valletta. Like its emblematic Fort St Elmo, with its star-shape, Valletta has many sides to it, sides that we very often take for granted in our everyday lives. The many facets that this city vaunts, and not merely its physical ones, have been dealt in this book. This publication is not a guidebook, far from it.