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Slave-Wives, Single Women and “Bastards” in the Ancient Greek World

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Presents a radical and thought provoking new examination of the role of nuptial practices, single women and their illegitimate offspring in classical Greek society.
The Bioarchaeology of Ritual and Religion

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Employing new theoretical and practical approaches, this volume explores the diverse roles of plant, animal and other organic remains in ritual and religion, as foods, offerings, sensory or healing mediums, grave goods, and worked artefacts, sheding light on the reconstruction of ritual processes and the framing of rituals.
The Roman Amphitheatre of Chester Volume 1

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Definitive publication on the structural history of, and finds from the largest and most impressive amphitheatre of Roman Britain, situated within one of the original 1st century AD legionary fortresses. Also presents evidence for Mesolithic–Iron Age occupation of the site.
Cityscapes and Monuments of Western Asia Minor

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Cityscapes presents a a cross-disciplinary examination of literary, epigraphical, numismatic, and archaeological evidence for changing ways in which communities commemorated their past and their ancestors.
Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe

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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.
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.
Understanding Ancient Fortifications

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Important new collection of papers looking at the development of fortified sites in Europe from the Neolithic through to the Late Iron Age, examining evidence for common trends, cultural and ideological backgrounds, structural and functional attributes across the continent and through time and regional differences and developments
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.
Prehistoric Pottery from Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt

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Definitive analysis of over 10,000 sherds of pottery from early and mid-Holocene sites in Egypt’s Dakhleh Oasis, providing for the first time a detailed discussion of ceramic sequences, diversity and innovation in local pottery-making and insights into the scoial practices and inter connectedness of desert groups in the Ancient Sahara.
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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The Canino Connections
Starting in the year 1828, Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino, unearthed more than 2000 Greek vases on his estate near the ancient Etruscan town of Vulci. The vases were restored and found their way to archaeological collections all around the world. This volume publishes 10 papers by scholars of international repute dealing with these ceramics.
Jewellery is often viewed as a feminine preoccupation, but in Tudor and Jacobean England men wore just as much jewellery as women. Bejewelled offers an in-depth discussion of the contexts in which jewellery was circulated from a male perspective, considering the jewels as valid items of material culture.
Philosophy and The Intellectual Life in Shīʿah Islam
Contains the proceedings from The Shīʿah Institute’s first Symposium 2015, comprising a series of studies into the philosophical trends and thinkers associated with the Shīʿī tradition.
Charles Masson and the Buddhist Sites of Afghanistan
The first comprehensive study of the Buddhist sites excavated by Charles Masson (1800–1853) in Afghanistan and the objects recovered from them, including reliquaries, beads and coins. The book provides an archaeological context for these objects now in the British Museum, and makes Masson’s archive available to a wider audience.
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.”
Engraved Gems
This book discuss different types of engraved gems in the collection of the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden Leiden, their makers, users and re-users, combining archaeological, culture historical and geological perspectives.
The Coffins of the Priests of Amun
This edited volume focusses on the lavishly decorated coffins of the Priests of Amon that are currently in the collection of the Dutch National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden.

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.
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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Tutankhamun's Footwear

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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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