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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.
New Forest

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Inter-disciplinary study of the history of the New Forest, analysing the origins of the legal Royal Hunting Forest, the various legal systems of the Middle Ages that came to bear on the landscape how governance changes have shaped the appearance and management of the area.
Textiles and Cult in the Ancient Mediterranean

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Twenty-one papers on the role of textiles in ancient religion in Greece, Italy, The Levant and the Near East. Examines the topics of textile production in sanctuaries, the use of textiles as votive offerings and ritual dress using epigraphy, literary sources, iconography and the archaeological material itself.
Britannia Romana

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Definitive and comprehensive presentation, translation and interpretation of all the known, major inscriptions from Roman Britain and key related inscriptions from Italy and the Roman provinces arranged chronologically and thematically.
Movement, Exchange and Identity in Europe in the 2nd and 1st Millennia BC
Brings together leading scholars from the UK and northern Europe in a thought-provoking and revealing new examination of the relationship between communities in the ‘Transmanche Zone’ in the Bronze and Iron Ages.
North Meets South

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Where previous examinations of rock art have emphasised disparaties between traditions in northern and southern Scandinavia, this volume emphasises similarities in themes, formats and repertoire and discusses new theoretical approaches to analysis which emphasise interaction and commonality.
Public Archaeology and Climate Change
Identifies and presents a wide ranging discussion on major threats posed by climate change to world heritage and archaeology and demonstrates with case studies the proactive role that archaeologists and heritage professionals can take to engage the public
Made for Trade
Innovative and comprehensive first full examination of the complete set of dies used for producing Iron Age coinage of the Icenian tribe with a detailed consideration of chronology, manufacture, design, economy and society.
Stories from Ancient Greece and Rome
In a companion to the best-selling Stories from Ancient Egypt, Joyce Tyldesley re-tells some of the most interesting and entertaining myths and legends from the Classical world. Primarily aimed at children between the ages of 7-11, it offers an entertaining and informative introduction to the myths of ancient Greece and Rome to readers of all ages.
A Lake Dwelling in Its Landscape

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Presents the full results of excavations at an important, short-lived crannog site of the 5th century at Cults Loch, Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland and explores both the relationship between the crannog and its social and physical landscape and the wider role and function of crannogs.

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Coins, Artists, and Tyrants
Coins, Artists, and Tyrants contains the first fully translated and revised text of Lauri O. Tudeer, Die Tetradrachmenprägung von Syrakus in der Periode der signierenden Künstler, as well as a biography of Tudeer, plus a completely new evaluation of signed coin dies and the artists who produced them.
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.
Islamic Coins and Their Values Volume 2
An introductory guide aimed at the general collector, which attempts to remedy the lack of reliable information regarding values of Islamic coins, as well as the lack of general, illustrated reference works.
Xenophon’s Ephesiaca: a Paraliterary Love-Story from the Ancient World
By offering a definition of the Ephesiaca as a paraliterary narrative, this monograph sheds new light on this novel and its position within the Greek novelistic corpus, whilst also offering a more nuanced understanding of intertextuality and paraliterature.
Advances in Digital Scholarly Editing
Digital scholarly editing has a long-standing tradition in the humanities. It is of crucial importance within disciplines such as literary studies, philology, history, philosophy, library and information science, and bibliography. This volume shows how digital scholarly editing is still developing and constantly redefining itself.

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The latest in the British Historic Towns Atlas series explains the history of Winchester, a city which has played such an important part in English history from Roman times onwards. A series of large format maps show how Winchester was at key points in its history, charting its development and changing shape.
Connecting Elites and Regions
“Connecting Elites and Regions presents regional overviews and discussions of the Early Iron Age Hallstatt C period in Northwest and Central Europe to highlight the long-distance connections that existed and to stimulate research into this period on a supra-regional level.”

Spotlight on Roman Society Monographs

The Rural Economy of Roman Britain: New Visions of the Countryside of Roman Britain Volume 2
This second volume considers the rural economy of Roman Britain through the lenses of the principal occupations of agriculture and rural industry.
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.
Elginhaugh is the most completely excavated timber-built auxiliary fort in the Roman Empire.
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.
Excavations in Roman Carmarthen
The Roman town of Moridunum , on the site of modern-day Carmarthen, lay at the very edges of Roman Wales and little is known about it.
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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My Roman Britain

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Cliffs End Farm Isle of Thanet, Kent

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Seabed Prehistory

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Environment, Society and the Black Death

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