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Looting or Missioning
Presents a new interpretation of sacred objects found in pagan Viking graves as indicating their introduction by Christian missionaries and re-examines early Christianity in Norway.
Wild Things 2
Twelve papers on advances in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology looking at case studies in Europe, North America and Asia.
Gilded Flesh
Examination of decorative elements applied to over 600 Egyptian coffins of the 21st Dynasty with a discussion on symbolism, chronology and status. Demonstrates how the deteriorating political and economic situation in Egypt was reflected in a major declin
Julius Caesar’s Battle for Gaul
The latest archaeological research on the Battle for Gaul and its aftermath, exploring the consequences of the war on the Iron Age communities of north-west Europe through archaeology and numismatics.
Beyond the Cyclades
This second volume on Early Cycladic (and Cycladicising) sculptures examines finds from mainland Greece, along with the rarer items from the north and east Aegean
Army of the Roman Emperors

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A major overview of the imperial Roman army: its soldiers, weapons, equipment and history.
Collapse or Survival
Collapse or Survival explores localised phenomena of crisis, unrest and survival in the ancient Mediterranean first millennium BC, a region which represents a unique convergence point for both large and small scale social changes and patterns of human mobility which catalyse cultural change at different rates.
Inhabiting the Promised Land
A lively introduction to the ways in which archaeology can elucidate the lives and beliefs of ancient peoples that inhabited the land in which the Bible was written.
The Ancient Ways of Wessex
Highly accessible but detailed account of the everyday workings of the early medieval landscape of Wessex through the pathways trodden over a millennium ago.
Deliciae Fictiles V. Networks and Workshops
Investigates craft communities, workshop organizations and networks responsible for the sophisticated terracotta decoration of temples in Italy, 600-100 BC, in a wider Mediterranean context.
The Lost Art of the Anglo-Saxon World
Presents the first detailed analyses of all 43 known embroideries believed to have been made in Britain in the early medieval period.
Understanding Relations Between Scripts II
This volume presents a set of diverse studies on the early development of alphabetic writing systems in the Levant and the Mediterranean during the second and first millennia BC.

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Sea-level Changes in Mesolithic Southern Scandinavia
The main objective of the book is to investigate two questions that are directly related to our current understanding of the populations of the now submerged areas.
Lombard Legacy
Using the great south-Italian monastery of San Vincenzo al Volturno, one of the best preserved monasteries of the earliest Middle Ages, as a case-study and heuristic paradigm, John Mitchell has engaged in a wide-ranging examination of the ways in which visual culture was developed and deployed by ambitious states and institutions in early ...
Classical Antiquities of Algeria
This guidebook will take you to all the sites, with a historical introduction, a detailed gazetteer of the principal museums and Roman sites and lavish provision of maps, plans and photographs.
The Naos of Amasis
This naos, or shrine, was built by king Amasis in the VIth century BC and stands out for its originality. Amasis dedicated the naos to Osiris Hemag, one of the most important and enigmatic Osirian forms of the first millennium BC.
Ascending and descending the Acropolis
Ascending and Descending the Acropolis – Mobility in Athenian Religion provides new perspectives on religious mobilities within the geographically limited region of Attica in Greece from the Late Bronze Age to the second century AD.
Embracing Bell Beaker
This book investigates how local communities across Europe adopt the Bell Beaker phenomenon during the 3rd millennium BC.
Palaikastro Building 1
This volume presents the results of the British School at Athens excavations into the complex stratigraphy in and around Building 1 from 1986 to 1989 that revealed a monument, unique at Palaikastro, perhaps ritual in function, and whose occupation history takes us from the Minoan Renaissance following the Thera eruption to the twilight of the Bronz
The Prehistoric Archaeology of the A477 St Clears to Red Roses Road Improvement Scheme 2012
A Mesolithic site in the lower Tâf valley. Early Neolithic pits and a post-built structure at Cildywyll. Near St Clears the remains of an Early Bronze Age barrow, 38 burials (some urned) and pyre site, also a Middle Bronze Age drying oven. A Bronze Age burnt mound near Red Roses.

New Visions of the Countryside of Roman Britain Volume 3:  Life and Death in the Countryside of Roman Britain
Focuses upon the people of rural Roman Britain – how they looked, lived, interacted with the material and spiritual worlds surrounding them, and also how they died, and what their physical remains can tell us.
A Late Roman Town House and its Environs
This report publishes the 1937–8 excavations in Colliton Park, Dorchester, Dorset, which revealed one of the best preserved late Roman town houses so far discovered in Roman Britain.
Characterising urban life, City in Transition is the second volume reporting on the archaeology of the continuing excavation of Silchester Insula IX, taking the story down to the early 2nd century.
Life and Labour in Late Roman Silchester

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The Society of Antiquaries' excavation of Silchester's Insula IX in 1893-4 left most of the stratigraphy undisturbed. A new programme of work has shown that the Insula underwent radical change, c.
Fosse Lane, Shepton Mallet 1990

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A detailed excavation report on the Shipton Mallet site excavated on the edge of the Mendip Hills in 1990.
Longthorpe II

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This volume describes the pottery-making depot attached to the pre-Flavian vexillation fortress of Longthorpe near Peterborough and and throws light on the problems of supply of the Roman army during the conquest campaigns.

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Romano-British Settlement and Cemeteries at Mucking

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Textile Production in Classical Athens

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Ireland's First Settlers

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St Paul's Cathedral

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The Tomb of Pharaoh’s Chancellor Senneferi at Thebes (TT99)

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The Use and Reuse of Stone Circles

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Social Change in Aegean Prehistory

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Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe

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People with Animals

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