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Bell Beaker Settlement of Europe
Presents the first comprehensive, Europe-wide review of evidence for Bell Beaker settlement structures, domestic assemblages and settlement patterns
Personal Ornaments in Prehistory
Explores how and why the human relationship with ornaments such as beads, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants developed and continued over tens of thousands of years
Butrint 6: Excavations on the Vrina Plain Volume 2
Butrint 6 describes the excavations carried out on the Vrina Plain by the Butrint Foundation on a wealthy Roman-Byzantine residential suburb. Volume 2 discusses the finds.
Figurine Makers of Prehistoric Cyprus
Systematic excavations of the settlement and rich cemetery at Souskiou Laona indicate it was a centre for the manufacture of picrolite figurines.
Tracing the Indo-Europeans
Inter-disciplinary study combining archaeological evidence for cultural development with DNA studies and historical linguistics to examine the origins, chronology and spread of Indo-European cultures
Glass of the Roman World
Glass of the Roman Empire illustrates the arrival of new cultural systems, mechanisms of trade and an expanded economic base in the early 1st millennium AD which, in combination, allowed the further development of the existing glass industry. New in paperback.
Heritage Under Pressure – Threats and Solutions
Major examination of the nature of professional archaeological engagement and the role of the profession in relation to UK government polices for heritage management and protection
Living off the Land
This volume sets Welsh medieval agricultural landscapes in a broader British context and demonstrates how it can illuminate archaeological and historical research.
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.
Economic Zooarchaeology
Discusses key research issues concerning hunting, herding and early agriculture through the analysis of zoological and archaebotanical remains. New in paperback.
The Egyptian Collection at Norwich Castle Museum
Full catalogue and essays on the Egyptian collection at Norwich Castle Museum, containing over 400 objects.
Ceramics, Cuisine and Culture
Presents a range of interdisciplinary studies on technological and socio-economic aspects of the ceramic kitchen ware, cuisine and cooking. (New in Paperback)

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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.
Embracing Bell Beaker
This book investigates how local communities across Europe adopt the Bell Beaker phenomenon during the 3rd millennium BC.
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.
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.
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
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 ...
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.

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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Ireland's First Settlers

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St Paul's Cathedral

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Romano-British Settlement and Cemeteries at Mucking

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Textile Production in Classical Athens

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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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The Use and Reuse of Stone Circles

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Social Change in Aegean Prehistory

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People with Animals

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