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Lost Lives, New Voices

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Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe
Presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the use of caves and rock shelters across Europe during the medieval period for a wide range of religious and spiritual purposes by Christian, Muslim, Pictish and non-denominational communities, at both regional and local levels.
Insularity and Identity in the Roman Mediterranean

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Papers examine cultural developments and trade relationships of island life in the Mediterranean during the Roman period.
Material Approaches to Roman Magic
The magical practices of the Roman world are explored in this second volume in the new TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeology series. Contributors from the worlds of museums, small finds studies, commercial archaeology and academia focus on the materiality of magical ritual and practice in the western provinces of the Early Roman Empire.
Myth and Materiality
John Waddell presents a personal exploration of the notion that myth, especially as portrayed in medieval Irish literature, may illuminate archaeology and archaeology may shed light on myth.
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.
Bristol: A Worshipful Town and Famous City

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Three leading experts on the archaeology and history of Bristol present a comprehensive assessment of the contribution of antiquarian and modern archaeological work within the city to our understanding of its history, industrial and urban development and changing economic basis.
The Houses of Hereford 1200-1700

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This first volume of its kind on the city of Hereford describes and illustrates the most important historic buildings in the city and traces their individual histories through a combination of archaeological and historical evidence.
The Viking Age

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A major publication from the “Migration during the Viking period” project, this book explores life during the Viking period from a new perspective. Using osteological material, it examines attitudes towards visible aspects of demography and health, such as migration, disease, disablement, and body modification.
Transforming the Landscape

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This new synthesis focuses on the widespread use of cosmograms in the vast repertoire of Mississippian rock art imagery, yielding new insights on ancient concepts of landscape, nature, ceremonialism, religion, and a more comprehensive perspective on Mississippian symbolism.

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In the Shadow of Corinium
Excavations by Oxford Archaeology at Kingshill South on the eastern edge of Cirencester in Gloucestershire uncovered evidence for prehistoric and Roman activity.
The Archetype of Wisdom
This book analyzes the rise of the earliest Greek temples through an innovative phenomenological approach, in which lived experiences are assumed as key tools of investigation.
Viking and Iron Age Expanded Boats
In this book, Ole Crumlin-Pedersen presents the archaeological background of expanded boats, while Hanus Jensen describes how the three reconstructions were built.
Debating Religious Space and Place in the Early Medieval World (c. AD 300-1000)
This volume brings together interdisciplinary and multi-national archaeologists, historians, and geographers to discuss and debate religious ‘space’ and ‘place’ in the Early Medieval World.
The Arts of Making in Ancient Egypt
This book provides an innovative analysis of the conditions of ancient Egyptian craftsmanship in the light of the archaeology of production, linguistic analysis, visual representation and ethnographic research.
The Sanctuary of Athena at Sounion
The Temple of Athena at Sounion is one of the more unusual examples of Greek architecture. It was constructed with colonnades on only two—but adjacent—sides, and in the Ionic order characteristic of the Aegean Islands even though it was built in Attica.
Catalogue de Timbres de France 2018
This 2018 of the Spink Maury edition has been newly remade, improved and updated, and is an absolute must for collectors of French stamps.
The Monuments of the Eastern Hill
The Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace was one of the most important sanctuaries of the Hellenistic age. The monuments on the Eastern Hill, the development of which spans over half a millenium, hold a unique place within the history of ancient Greek architecture.

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.
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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Tutankhamun's Footwear

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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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