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Ancient Textiles Modern Science II

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Describes and discusses through case studies recent advances in the scientific analysis of ancient textiles, including dyeing techniques
The Tundzha Regional Archaeology Project
Presents the results of extensive and multi-disciplinary archaeological and palaeoecological research in the intermontane Kazanlak Valley and the Thracian Plain along the Tundzha River in Bulgaria, charting settlement history from the Bronze Age to Roman
Embracing the Provinces
Twenty-one essays on new research and data on life in the Roman provinces, including a section on the current state of research into Roman leather.
Ancient Egyptian Coffins

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Major new multi-disciplinary collection of papers focusing on the development of the coffin in ancient Egypt and the belief systems behind funerary practices involving their use and on new methods and applications of scientific techniques for the analysis of construction, materials and craftmanship involved in coffinmanufacture and reworking.
Ptolemy I Soter
This book examines the ways in which Alexander the Great’s most successful Successor, Ptolemy I Soter, created his own literary, dynastic, artistic, and political legacy.
The Selhurst Park Project
Presents results of the excavation of a Middle-Late Iron Age farmstead and its enclosures on the South Downs above Chichester, West Sussex
Big Men or Chiefs?
Explores the archaeological features of the Central European Neolithic period, questioning what they reveal about the structures of power and socio-political relationships that were forming within communities.
Exploring Celtic Origins

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This important collection seeks ways forward at the moment in history when the genome-wide sequencing of ancient DNA has suddenly changed everything in the study of later European prehistory.
The Ancient Art of Transformation
Establishes methods for understanding how ancient visual culture was affected by processes of transformation using visual evidence from several cultures including Etruscan, Greek and Roman.
Culture and Perspective at Times of Crisis
Culture and Perspective deals with a variety of key aspects concerning heritage management at times of crisis and specifically with the public character of cultural heritage.

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A Shadow of War
This book presents archaeological research from places of war, violence, protest and oppression of the 20th and the 21st century; sites where the material relics give a deep insight to fateful events – a shadow of war.
Imprint of Action
Based on several casestudies, Imprint of Action demonstrates the sociocultural impact of public activities in archaeology.
Monarchy, Money and Medals
The Royal Collection is famous as one of the finest art collections in the world, but little is known about its coins, medals and banknotes, which include many extremely rare pieces. This book describes and illustrates the most important items in the Collection.
Pacific Presences (volume 2)
This book (vol. 2 of 2) not only enlarges understanding of Oceanic art history and Oceanic collections in important ways, but also enables new reflections upon museums and ways of undertaking work in and around them.
Pacific Presences (volume 1)
This book (vol. 1 of 2) not only enlarges understanding of Oceanic art history and Oceanic collections in important ways, but also enables new reflections upon museums and ways of undertaking work in and around them.
Océan, céramiques et îles dans l’ouest de la France
Based on various archaeometric approaches, this book sets out to investigate paleo-economic relations between islands and main-land groups through ceramic production, from the Neolithic to the Roman period in western France.
The Agora Bone Well
In addition to a thorough examination of the contents of the Agora Bone Well, the authors provide a thoughtful analysis of the neighborhood in which the well was located and carefully compare the deposit with similar accumulations found elsewhere in the Mediterranean.
The McCarthy Collection
This handsome book is the first of a two volume set exploring an outstanding collection of leaves and miniatures from medieval manuscripts. Brimming with beautiful illustrations, this welcome contribution to medieval scholarship covers a period from the late 9th to the late 15th centuries and incorporates new discoveries in this growing field.
EAA 166: Late Bronze Age Hoards: New Light on Old Norfolk Finds
This book presents evidence for the discovery of Late Bronze Age hoards in Norfolk before 1950. The evidence has been derived from the letters and publications of a small group of antiquaries, most of whom lived in the county. A review of discoveries made after 1950 notes the acceleration in the rate of new finds when metal-detectors became popular

Spotlight on Roman Society Monographs

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.
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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Animal Secondary Products

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Cliffs End Farm Isle of Thanet, Kent

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Seabed Prehistory

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My Roman Britain

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Environment, Society and the Black Death

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