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New From Oxbow Books

Neolithic Stone Extraction in Britain and Europe
£35.00
A new, ethnoarchaeological examination of Neolithic extraction practices across Europe.
Hunter-Gatherer Ireland
£19.95
An examination of the hunter-gatherer communities of the Irish Mesolithic to understand the unique ways societies have lived there throughout history.
Beautiful Bodies
£40.00
Explores the role of material culture in the formation of corporeal aesthetics and beauty ideals in different past societies, contributing fresh ideas on the cultural relativity of bodily aesthetics.
Cities as Palimpsests?
£50.00
Explores the historical complexity and cultural hybridity of post-classical eastern Mediterranean cities with case studies examining how cities’ pasts have lived on in their presents.
Thomas White (c. 1736-1811)
£39.99
A re-examination of Thomas White and his impact on English landscapes in the 18th century.
Roman Aquileia
£38.00
A study of Aquileia, a Roman city in Italy, which considers its significance from its foundation in the 2nd-century BC through to its fall in the 5th-century AD.
Grave Goods
£50.00
A large-scale investigation into grave goods (c. 4000 BC-AD 43), enabling a new level of understanding of mortuary practice, material culture, technological innovation and social transformation.
British Historic Towns Atlas Volume VII: Oxford
£70.00
This atlas, produced in the Historic Towns Trust’s large portfolio format, traces the origins and growth of Oxford from prehistory to a city dominated by churches and university buildings.
Archaeology of the Ionian Sea
£50.00
A new, cutting-edge archaeological investigation into the Ionian Sea from the beginning of the Palaeolithic to the end of the Bronze Age.

New From Our Partner Publishers

The Castle Hill Brickworks and Somerhill Estate
£15.00
The most complete picture of a rural brickworks that has been published from anywhere in the south-east of England.
Resurfacing the Submerged Past
£60.00
A scientific synthesis of 50 years of archaeological and palaeolandscape research on the prehistory of the Flevoland Polders, the Netherlands.
Ancestors, Artefacts, Empire
£60.00
A global history that entwines ancestral pasts with epochs of empire and colony leading to the contemporary moment.
Imagining the Divine
£40.00
An innovative approach to the study of an under-appreciated topic of the place of art in ancient religion and will be essential reading for researchers and students of the material and religious cultures of late antiquity across Eurasia.
Tomb 26 on Sai Island
£75.00
This book brings together all the archaeological information of a newly discovered New Kingdom rock-cut tomb in an elite cemetery on Sai Island (Sudan).
Bones at a Crossroads
£145.00
A transdisciplinary explanation of the way worked bone shapes, and is shaped, by humans.
Objects as Insights
£25.00
A timely study of an important, but often overlooked collector of early Melanesian objects and a pioneering anthropologist of his time, providing important contextual material for many of the objects collected by Codrington now in the British Museum, The Pitt Rivers Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge.
Ceramic Exchange and the Indian Ocean Economy (AD 400-1275). Volume I: Analysis
£40.00
From AD 500–1000, the Indian Ocean emerged as a global commercial centre, and by around 750–800 a sophisticated trade network had been established. However, the Indian Ocean’s commercial system has been understudied. This book documents the unique significance of ceramic finds as an indicator of long-term changes in the scale of maritime exchange

Spotlight on Our Open Access Titles

Sandwich - The 'Completest Medieval Town in England'
£0.00
To the casual visitor of today, Sandwich appears as simply a small inland market town on the bank of a modest river. But locals and historians have long known that in the Middle Ages it was a strategic and commercial seaport of great significance, trading with northern Europe and the Mediterranean and growing prosperous on this business.
Mesolithic Settlement in the North Sea Basin
£0.00
The archaeological remains at Howick consist of a Mesolithic hut site and an Early Bronze Age cist cemetery located on a modern cliff edge overlooking a small estuary. This volume is devoted solely to the reporting and interpretation of the Mesolithic remains.
Understanding Relations Between Scripts II
£0.00
Contexts of and Relations between Early Writing Systems (CREWS) is a project funded by the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 677758), and based in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge.
Nonsuch Palace
£0.00
Nonsuch in Surrey was Henry VIII's last and most fantastic palace. Begun in 1538, at the start of the 30th year of Henry's reign, the palace was intended as a triumphal celebration of the power and the grandeur of Henry VIII and the Tudor dynasty. The site was chosen for its fine countryside and hunting potential.
The City by the Pool
£0.00
This volume offers a new and up-to-date synthesis of Lincoln's long history as a major city and regional capital, from prehistory to 1945. The 'City by the Pool' was a major religious centre long before the Roman invasion and from bronze-age shamans to early Baptists people have always been attracted here for spiritual as well as mundane purposes.
Medieval Floor Tiles of Northern England
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This study of the design, manufacture and use of medieval floor tiles shows the long-lasting influence achieved in the north of England, especially by the Cistercian monasteries. It serves to demonstrate how these monastic houses made use of the resources and contacts available to them.
A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Pottery from Lincoln
£0.00
Lincoln was the centre for a large Medieval pottery industry which flourished from the 9th to the 15th century. Pottery produced in Lincoln was traded over a large part of the east midlands and beyond - even as far as Birka in Sweden.
Farmers, Monks and Aristocrats
£0.00
The environmental archaeological evidence from the site of Flixborough (in particular the animal bone assemblage) provides a series of unique insights into Anglo-Saxon life in England during the 8th to 10th centuries.

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Segedunum
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Romano-British Settlement and Cemeteries at Mucking

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Textile Production in Classical Athens

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The Use and Reuse of Stone Circles

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Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe

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The Tomb of Pharaoh’s Chancellor Senneferi at Thebes (TT99)

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Social Change in Aegean Prehistory

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People with Animals

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