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City Walls in Late Antiquity
Provides the first comprehensive study of late Roman and late antique city walls with an emphasis on both regional and empire-wide trends.
Celtic Art in Europe

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A benchmark volume on Celtic Art in Europe. Newly printed in paperback.
My Life as a Replica
Presents an interdisciplinary composite cultural biography the St John’s Cross on Iona and its copies, exploring networks of relationships between things, people and places.
Dariali: The 'Caspian Gates' in the Caucasus from Antiquity to the Age of the Huns and the Middle Ages
Archaeological survey and excavations of the Caspian Gates, a site pivotal in world history.
The Competition of Fibres
A collections of papers from an international workshop on the study of wool and other fibers in ancient textile production.
Beyond the Romans
Explores post-humanist approaches to re-examine Roman material culture and interactions between human and non-human agents in the Roman world.
Iron Age and Roman Coin Hoards in Britain
Iron Age and Roman Coin Hoards in Britain is a major new evaluation and analysis, presenting a comprehensive survey of over 3260 coin hoards, their dates, contexts, mode of deposition, associations and regional patterning. It is vital reading for anyone interested in coinage of the period.
The Fight for Greek Sicily
A broad collection of archaeological case studies and historical essays that analyze how political competition, strategic considerations, and violent encounters affected Greek Sicily.
Collapse and Transformation
In twenty-four chapters written by specialists, Collapse and Transformation offers a tight focus on the Aegean, providing an up-to date picture of the archaeology ‘before’ and ‘after’ ‘the collapse’ of c. 1200 BC.
The Wealth of England
Susan Rose presents a fascinating new exposition on the role of the wool trade in the economy and political history of medieval England.

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Être et paraître, Statues royales et privées de la fin du Moyen Empire et de la Deuxième Période intermédiaire (1850-1550 av. J.-C.)
An evaluation of late Middle Kingom and Second Intermediate Period (c. 1850 to 1550 BC) sculpture.
Ceremonial Living in the Third Millennium BC
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.
A Riverine Site Near York
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.
EAA 171: Three Bronze Age Weapon Assemblages from Norfolk
Archaeological and technological approaches were combined to characterise and interpret three Late Bronze Age weapon assemblages from Norfolk. A metallographic and radiographic study was linked with an assessment of combat and ritualised damage and also with typology and chronology to shed light on aspects of Bronze Age life and society.
The Last Empire of Iran
As part of the Gorgias Handbook Series, this book provides a political and military history of the Sasanian Empire in Late Antiquity (220s to 651 CE). The book takes the form of a narrative, which situates Sasanian Iran as a continental power between Rome and the world of the steppe nomad.
The Masons' Marks of Minoan Knossos
Masons’ marks were signs carved on stone blocks in Minoan Crete during the second millennium BC, chiefly in palatial centres. This two-volume study catalogues some 1600 masons’ marks in the Palace of Knossos and surrounding buildings, presents a typology and chronology of the signs, and provides a detailed discussion of their purpose.
Detecting and explaining technological innovation in prehistory
This book presents interdisciplinary research on detecting and explaining technological innovation in prehistory, with case-studies from Europe, the Indus Valley, Iran, and Mexico.

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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Romano-British Settlement and Cemeteries at Mucking

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St Paul's Cathedral

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Textile Production in Classical Athens

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

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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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Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe

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