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Material Approaches to Roman Magic

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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.
Care or Neglect?
Care or Neglect takes an in-depth look at archaeological evidence for both the care afforded to the recovery of sick animals and for neglect and cruelty as revealed by palaeopathological analysis of assemblages of domestic animal bones from a variety of cultural contexts, dates and countries.
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.
Nineteenth Century Childhoods in Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives
This new volume in the Childhood in the Past series examines a range of sources, methods and perspectives for developing an understanding of the changing role, status, identity and health of children around the world during the nineteenth century.
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.
The North Through its Names
The North of England and northern-ness are elusive concepts, both academically and in popular perception. This volume in the English Surnames Survey series looks at what can be learned about the idea of the 'North' of England as a distinct identity from its surnames.
Farming Transformed in Anglo-Saxon England
This fascinating new study shows how farming was transformed, largely under the contol of royal, aristocratic and monastic centres, leading to economic resurgence after two long dark centuries of post-Roman decline and political unrest.
Alan Sorrell
Alan Sorrell was a celebrated and accomplished artist, most renowned for his meticulously researched archaeological reconstructions, especially of the towns and buildings of Roman Britain. Written by his children, this is the first book to chart his life as an artist.
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.
Myth and Materiality

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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.

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Dea Senuna
The hoard of Roman-British temple treasure discovered at Ashwell in 2002, provides fascinating new insights into the ritual of Roman religion
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 Later Republican Cistophori
The cistophoric coinage began as the federal coinage for the Attalid kingdom. It survived the Roman annexation barely transformed, and continued to be struck into the first century BC. In the early 50s, Roman proconsuls' names began to appear at five of the tranditional mints.
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.
A Monetary History of Central America
This volume marks the first complete and up-to-date history of Central American coinage, organized by country and focusing on the earliest coinage of countries such as Guatemala and British Honduras.
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.

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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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