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Beacons in the Landscape
A revised and updated second-edition exploration of hillforts.
First Textiles

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Explores textile production, including its socio-cultural development, across prehistoric Europe and the Mediterranean.
London Bridge and its Houses, c. 1209-1761

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New information and reconstruction drawings allow for a deeper understanding of the history of London Bridge.
Crafting Textiles

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Cutting-edge examination of textile production used to shed light on the cultures that produced them.
The Exodus

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A real-world approach to understanding the Exodus.
Thinking Through Images

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A critical analysis of Scandinavian rock art that offers a new theory of visual narrative structure and rhythm.
Early Medieval Winchester

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An examination of the role of Winchester as the heart of royal power in early medieval England.
Monuments in the Making

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A critical re-appraisal of the dolmen in Britain, Ireland, and Scandinavia.
A Life in Balkan Archaeology

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A detailed and engaging memoir detailing John Chapman's career as a Balkan archaeologist.
Crafting Minoanisation

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Addresses ‘Minoanisation’ through examining the adoption of Cretan weaving technology throughout the southern Aegean.
Cladh Hallan

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The first look at the evidence from excavations at the site of Cladh Hallan (South Uist, Western Isles of Scotland).

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Bones at a Crossroads
A transdisciplinary explanation of the way worked bone shapes, and is shaped, by humans.
Ancestors, Artefacts, Empire
A global history that entwines ancestral pasts with epochs of empire and colony leading to the contemporary moment.
Pharos (Alexandria)
This book provides a first-time overview of all archaeological remains from the necropolises Anfuschi and Ras el-Tin in Alexandria.
Objects as Insights
A timely study of an important, but often overlooked collector of early Melanesian objects and a pioneering anthropologist of his time, providing important contextual material for many of the objects collected by Codrington now in the British Museum, The Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge.
Ceramic Exchange and the Indian Ocean Economy (AD 400-1275). Volume I: Analysis
From AD 500–1000, the Indian Ocean emerged as a global commercial centre, and by around 750–800 a sophisticated trade network had been established. However, the Indian Ocean’s commercial system has been understudied. This book documents the unique significance of ceramic finds as an indicator of long-term changes in the scale of maritime exchange
East of the Theater
An examination of 450 catalogued examples of glass-working remains and glasses provides insights into the lives of everyday Corinthians.
Royal Forteviot
This volume presents the findings of the excavation of Foreteviot, Pictish Power Centre in Eastern Scotland.
Imagining the Divine
An innovative approach to the study of an under-appreciated topic of the place of art in ancient religion and will be essential reading for researchers and students of the material and religious cultures of late antiquity across Eurasia.
Prehistoric Forteviot
A report on the excavation of prehistoric features at Forteviot, eastern Scotland as part of the University of Glasgow's SERF Project (Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot).

Spotlight on Our Open Access Titles

Medieval Floor Tiles of Northern England
This study of the design, manufacture and use of medieval floor tiles shows the long-lasting influence achieved in the north of England, especially by the Cistercian monasteries. It serves to demonstrate how these monastic houses made use of the resources and contacts available to them.
A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Pottery from Lincoln
Lincoln was the centre for a large Medieval pottery industry which flourished from the 9th to the 15th century. Pottery produced in Lincoln was traded over a large part of the east midlands and beyond - even as far as Birka in Sweden.
Understanding Relations Between Scripts II
Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS) is a project funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 677758), and based in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge.
The City by the Pool
This volume offers a new and up-to-date synthesis of Lincoln's long history as a major city and regional capital, from prehistory to 1945. The 'City by the Pool' was a major religious centre long before the Roman invasion and from bronze-age shamans to early Baptists people have always been attracted here for spiritual as well as mundane purposes.
Nonsuch Palace
Nonsuch in Surrey was Henry VIII's last and most fantastic palace. Begun in 1538, at the start of the 30th year of Henry's reign, the palace was intended as a triumphal celebration of the power and the grandeur of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty. The site was chosen for its fine countryside and hunting potential.
Farmers, Monks and Aristocrats
The environmental archaeological evidence from the site of Flixborough (in particular the animal bone assemblage) provides a series of unique insights into Anglo-Saxon life in England during the 8th to 10th centuries.
Sandwich - The 'Completest Medieval Town in England'
To the casual visitor of today, Sandwich appears as simply a small inland market town on the bank of a modest river. But locals and historians have long known that in the Middle Ages it was a strategic and commercial seaport of great significance, trading with northern Europe and the Mediterranean and growing prosperous on this business.
Mesolithic Settlement in the North Sea Basin
The archaeological remains at Howick consist of a Mesolithic hut site and an Early Bronze Age cist cemetery located on a modern cliff edge overlooking a small estuary. This volume is devoted solely to the reporting and interpretation of the Mesolithic remains.

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Textile Production in Classical Athens

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Romano-British Settlement and Cemeteries at Mucking

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Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe

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People with Animals

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The Use and Reuse of Stone Circles

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Social Change in Aegean Prehistory

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

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