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Embracing the Provinces

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Twenty-one essays on new research and data on life in the Roman provinces, including a section on the current state of research into Roman leather.
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.
Interpreting Transformations of People and Landscapes in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

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Nineteen leading European archaeologists discuss and interpret the complex evolution of landscapes – both urban and rural – across Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages.
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).
Motherhood and Infancies in the Mediterranean in Antiquity
This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to explore the social and cultural constructions of motherhood and childhood throughout prehistoric and classic societies in Antiquity.
Culture and Perspective at Times of Crisis

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Culture and Perspective deals with a variety of key aspects concerning heritage management at times of crisis and specifically with the public character of cultural heritage. Focusing on the case of Greece, the volume explores a range of themes relating to state, privately funded, and public responsibilties and initiatives, and explores the role an

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Chasing Chariots
The present work is the result of the First International Chariot Conference, jointly organised by the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (NVIC) and the American University in Cairo (AUC) (30 November to 2 December 2012).
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
My dear Miss Ransom
Caroline Louise Ransom Williams (1872-1952) is remembered as the first American university-trained female Egyptologist, but she is not widely-known in the history of science. Her mentor was James Henry Breasted, well-known as the first American Egyptologist and founder of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago.
Transfer between sea and land
Questions about the cultural exchange of both knowledge and material goods are just as topical today as in years gone by. These questions have gained increasing attention from scholars since the 1980s when the term ‘transfers cultures’ by historians arose.
Daidalos at Work
The Bronze Age was a time of affluence and innovation for Crete, a unique "moment" in the early history of architecture that, in a bizarre way, echos the modern world of the 20th century AD.
Unearthing Alexandria’s Archaeology
Presents an archival survey, historical research, and archaeological description of the main Italian excavations in Alexandria from the 1890s to the 1950s, offering detailed descriptions of excavations at Hadra, Chatby, Anfushi and more, accompanied by often unpublished photographs and a catalogue of rare photographs of further sites in Alexandria.
Seascape Corridors
There is little evidence of the routes connecting Amerindian communities in the Caribbean prior to and just after 1492. Uncovering possible canoe routes between these communities can help to explain the structure, capabilities, and limitations of the physical links in their social and material networks.
Imprint of Action
Cultural heritage, which includes archaeology, is recognized as serving an increasingly important role in European societal development. But what exactly is the relevance of archaeology to present day citizens? Imprint of Action investigates the sociocultural impact of archaeology through public activities.
Digital atlas of traditional food made from cereals and milk
Recent discussions about food safety and an awareness of vanishing traditions have resulted in an increasing interest in traditional foods and food heritage.