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Neolithic Stepping Stones
Exploration of key themes concerning the Mesolithic–Neolithic transition in the western seaway region of Britain (Channel Islands through to Orkney) focusing on Early Neolithic island settlement based on a series of targeted major excavations
A Wayside Shrine in Northern Moab: Excavations in Wadi ath-Thamad

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Presents the results of recent excavations at a small, isolated but very important Iron Age shrine in Moab, southern Palestine. A rich assemblage of cultic objects, including figurines and statues, shed much light on religious practices in the region.
More than Meets the Eye

These twenty-three papers focus on recent research into the Upper Palaeolithic of the Levant, a murky period of human history (ca 45,000 to 20,000 years ago) during which modern patterns of human behaviour and communication became the norm.


Empire State
Study of the Roman army as a non-military entity, and the crucial role its soldiers played as engineers, builders, administrators, policemen, a fire-fighting force and farmers.
Puṣpikā Volume 4
Fourteen papers on a variety of topics related to the intellectual traditions of South Asia such as grammar, poetry and philosophy, examined from several different disciplinary perspectives, with a particular emphasis on philology, history and sociology.
Appropriating Innovations

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Seeks to turn its head the familiar idea that the spread of innovations is a gradual and linear process bringing progress in the development of societies, especially during the late Neolithic to Early Bronze Age in the Near East and Europe.
Children, Death and Burial
An important new collection of papers by leading experts in funerary archaeology, examining the particular treatment of juvenile burials in the past. In particular focuses on the expression of varying status and identity of children in the funerary archaeological record as a key to understanding the place of children in different societies.
Archaeologies of Gender and Violence
Presents major new research in a series of case studies which combine archaeological and bioarchaeological data with analysis of ancient imagery and theoretical approaches to examine evidence for gendered violence in the past.
Not Just for Show
Major new series of studies combining latest scientific analysis techniques with archaeological data in a series of case studies coverving technological, social and symbolic attributes of beads in prehistoric cultures
Bodies of Clay
First comprehensive consideration of the role, function, social context and significance of pots shaped to mimic the human body or parts thereof among prehistoric communities

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From Bridgehead to Brewery
This richly illustrated book presents the fascinating results from a major project to examine the heritage of Finzel’s Reach, the site of the former Courage and Bristol Breweries near the centre of one of England’s greatest port cities.
The Archaeology of Underwater Caves
This is the first book to explore past use of submerged cave sites. Featuring chapters by authors such as Jean Clottes, Nic Flemming, and Dan Lenihan, and a foreword by George Bass, it offers a global review of the understudied archaeology of underwater caves, covering archaeological discoveries in springs, sinkholes, cenotes, and sea caves.
Viking raiders were feared across Europe for centuries. This short introduction to the world of the Vikings looks at their way of life and why their raids were so successful.
Tombs, Burials, and Commemoration in Corinth's Northern Cemetery
This volume publishes the results of the rescue excavations along the terrace north of Ancient Corinth, and examines the evidence for changing burial practices in the Greek city, the Roman colony, and a Christian town.
EAA 162 The Horningsea Roman Pottery Industry in Context
The first complete study of the Horningsea pottery industry and a commentary on Roman pottery supply in southern Cambridgeshire.
Drawing Lithic Artefacts
With a little perseverance anyone can learn how to make lithic artefact drawings. This book is a concise how-to guide.
Word and Context in Latin Poetry
In this memorial volume for David West, the texts of six Latin poets (Lutatius Catulus, Catullus, Horace, Propertius, Virgil, and Hildebert of Lavardin) are analysed by seven leading scholars: Francis Cairns, Ian Du Quesnay, Bruce Gibson, Alex Hardie, Stephen Harrison, John Moles and Tony Woodman.
Living and Dying in Southwark 1587-1831
By bringing together the archaeological, historical, artefactual, osteological and isotopic evidence from investigations at Park Street, this volume traces the development of the burial ground and builds a social and biological profile of the individuals buried there.
A Rothschild Renaissance
Presents the findings from new specialist studies of the Waddesdon Bequest, a collection of nearly 300 objects from the New Smoking Room at Waddesdon Manor, bequeathed to the British Museum in 1898 by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild.

Spotlight on Roman Society Monographs

The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain
In this volume, a new regional framework for the study of rural Roman Britain is proposed with the farmstead, rather than the villa, taking centre stage.
The Towns of Roman Britain
This volume presents an assessment of the contribution that developer-funded archaeology has made to knowledge of the major towns of Roman Britain.
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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Medieval Childhood

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Cliffs End Farm Isle of Thanet, Kent

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Seabed Prehistory

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Life in the Limes

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My Roman Britain

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Environment, Society and the Black Death

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