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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.
Alan Sorrell

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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

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Susan Rose presents a fascinating new exposition on the role of the wool trade in the economy and political history of medieval England.
Nineteenth Century Childhoods in Interdisciplinary and International Perspectives

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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.
The Bioarchaeology of Ritual and Religion
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.
Farming Transformed in Anglo-Saxon England

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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.
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.
Communities in Transition
This volume presents a tour de force examination of many multifaceted aspects of the social, cultural, technological, economic and ideological transformations that mark the transition from Neolithic to Early Bronze Age societies in the lands around the Aegean during the 5th and 4th millennium BC.
Care or Neglect?

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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.
Understanding Ancient Fortifications
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

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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.
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.
EAA 163: Iron Age and Roman Settlement
The Roman occupation at Lynch Farm 2 forms a small part of a much larger Roman settlement seen only on air photographs. This consists of scattered buildings over an area 800m wide and is unlike most local villa or farmstead establishments, although a growing number of parallels for such settlements is now being added to the literature.
Archaeology of Touchstones
Based on ‘hard’ data obtained from chemical microanalyses of touchstones, this book offers original conclusions regarding the spiritual life of ancient populations
Mobility and Pottery Production
This book combines findings from archaeology and anthropology on the making, use and distribution of hand-made pottery, the rhythms of mobility involved and the transformations triggered by such processes, discussing different theoretical perspectives and methodological approaches.
Along Prehistoric Lines
Details an excavation in 2010–12 on the site of the former Ministry of Defence (MoD) Headquarters in Durrington, Wiltshire, which revealed evidence spanning the post-glacial to the post-medieval periods.
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.

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 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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Medieval Childhood

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Seabed Prehistory

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Environment, Society and the Black Death

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