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Death and Changing Rituals

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Based on a wide range of case studies, key themes are examined concerning belief and ritual, body and deposition, place, performance and commemoration, exploring a complex web of practices. Newly printed in paperback.
Making One's Way in the World
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Explores landscape archaeology, palaeoenvironmental studies, ethnohistory and animal tracking to address the topic of how we identify and interpret patterns of movement in prehistory.
Ecology of a Tool

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English edition of classic French publication on the manufacture, exchange and social and economic significance of New Guinea axes.
Houses of the Dead?

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Explores the interface between Neolithic structures considered to be those of the living (such as longhouses) with those for the dead (such as long barrows)
The People of the Cobra Province in Egypt

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A social history of the working population of the ancient province of Cobra, Egypt, investigating the lives of ordinary farmers and their relationship with the ruling classes.
Animals and Archaeology in Northern Medieval Russia

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This is the third book on material studies in this series on medieval Novgorod and its territory, and deals with a substantial body of animal bones that has been recovered over the last decade.
Wool Economy in the Ancient Near East and the Aegean
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The history of the Ancient Near East covers a huge chronological frame, from the first pictographic texts of the late 4th millennium to the conquest of Alexander the Great in 333 BC. During these millennia, different societies developed in a changing landscape where sheep (and their wool) always played an important economic role.
Farmers at the Frontier

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Presents various perspectives regarding earliest farming among archaeological cultures and geographic locations across Europe, addressing the question: What was the earliest farming really like?
An Archaeological History of Montserrat in the West Indies
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Traces the 5000 year history and heritage of the Caribbean island of Montserrat through all the available archaeological evidence and newly available archival documents.
Debasement

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This interdisciplinary volume brings together monetary historians of different periods and archaeometallurgists to explore the debasement of coinage throughout history.

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A Medieval Punishment Cemetery at Weyhill Road, Andover, Hampshire
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The site of an inhumation cemetery with remains of c. 124 individuals, mostly male and adult and with additional disarticulated bone. Radiocarbon dating demonstrates that the cemetery was in use, probably for disposing of the remains of those subject to judicial punishment , in both Saxon and medieval times.
Debasement

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This interdisciplinary volume brings together monetary historians of different periods and archaeometallurgists to explore the debasement of coinage throughout history.
Embracing Bell Beaker
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This book investigates how local communities across Europe adopt the Bell Beaker phenomenon during the 3rd millennium BC.
Animals and Archaeology in Northern Medieval Russia

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This is the third book on material studies in this series on medieval Novgorod and its territory, and deals with a substantial body of animal bones that has been recovered over the last decade.
Paint it, Black
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‘Paint it, Black’ covers the remarkable history of kohl containers from the Early Bronze Age to the present day, including ancient Egypt, ancient Persia, the culture of the Early Islamic Period and the present-day cultures of North Africa and West Asia.
EAA 170: Rectory Farm, Godmanchester, Cambridgeshire
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Excavations took place at Rectory Farm, Godmanchester. The site emerged from the investigation as a complex multi-period landscape containing archaeological remains of considerable importance.
A Riverine Site Near York
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This volume comprises the detailed publication of the Viking camp discovered at a location known as ‘A Riverine Site Near York’, along with the first detailed comparison of this and other key sites as a group and of their wider significance. It is a milestone publication for the understanding of precious metal economies in the Viking Age.
The Prehistoric Archaeology of the A477 St Clears to Red Roses Road Improvement Scheme 2012
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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.
A Taste for Green
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Examines the appeal, acquisition, exchange and cultural significance of artefacts made from distinctive green rocks widely circulated throughout prehistoric Europe and the Americas
Ovid in Exile
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Ovid in Exile provides a rare and insightful look at the life and works of the remarkable Roman poet Publius Ovidius Naso, who, two thousand years after his death, remains one of the most influential figures in all of world literature. It examines his banishment to Tomis, on the Black Sea coast, and the impact of his exile on his literary work.
‘Is there not one among you who understands Egyptian?’
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A Grammar of the late Egyptian language (1250 to 650 BC).
Ceremonial Living in the Third Millennium BC
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This volume presents the rich array of structural and artefactual evidence spanning a few thousand years of prehistory at the site of Ringlemere, Kent. Evaluation of form and associated material culture steers interpretation away from the purely domestic and contributes to the ongoing debate about the place of ceremony in third millennium Britain.

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The City by the Pool
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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
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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.
Understanding Relations Between Scripts II
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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.
Sandwich - The 'Completest Medieval Town in England'
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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.
Medieval Floor Tiles of Northern England
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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
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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.
Mesolithic Settlement in the North Sea Basin
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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.
Farmers, Monks and Aristocrats
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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.

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Segedunum
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Textile Production in Classical Athens

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Romano-British Settlement and Cemeteries at Mucking

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St Paul's Cathedral

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The Use and Reuse of Stone Circles

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Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe

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

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Social Change in Aegean Prehistory

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People with Animals

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