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Crossing the Threshold
Presents a highly illustrated discourse on the symbolism and role of recessed entranceways in religious and other public buildings from the Neolithic to the present time
Motherhood and Infancies in the Mediterranean in Antiquity

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This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to explore the social and cultural constructions of motherhood and childhood throughout prehistoric and classic societies in Antiquity.
Cille Pheadair
A ground-breaking multi-disciplinary account of the archaeology of a single Norse farmstead on South Uist in the Outer Hebrides.
Late Antique and Early Medieval Hispania
Examines the transformations of the urban and rural landscapes of the Iberian Peninsula between the disappearance of the Roman Empire and the arrival of Islamic troops (c. AD 400-711).
Lands of the Shamans
Lands of the Shamans, through carefully selected case studies from Europe, uses the archaeological evidence to construct the shamans’ worldview, landscape and cosmology.
Roman Guernsey

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Presents reports of major excavations in St Peter Port, with a gazetteer of Roman finds from almost 100 sites in Guernsey and Herm.
Relentlessly Plain
Presents a multi-disciplinary analysis of a crucially important, assemblage of Neolithic pottery , radiocarbon dated to the 7th millennium BC, from the Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria, which demonstrates development from the earliest adoption of ceramics to local production.
Social Dimensions of Food in the Prehistoric Balkans

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Presents a multi-disciplinary approach to the archaeological exploration of the social dimensions of food production and consumption in the Balkans from the Mesolithic to Early iron Age.
Buildings of Medieval Europe
Discusses aspects of architectural tradition, archaeology and functionality of vernacular, administrative and religious buildings in medieval Europe
Clifton Quarry, Worcestershire
Presents new evidence for Neolithic activity in the form of Grooved ware pits with important environmental data, and for Early–Middle Iron Age floodplain settlement represented unusually by over 100 four-post granaries and 130 pits in a floodplain location in the central Severn Valley.

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Bronze Age Settlement and Land-Use in Thy, Northwest Denmark, vol 1+2
This two volume monograph about the region of Thy in the early Bronze Age provides a high resolution archaeological and ecological model of the organisation of landscape, settlements and households during the period 1500-1100 BC.
The Historical Greek Village
This volume presents the Protogeometric through Hellenistic material (ca. 970–175 B.C.) from ASCSA excavations conducted in the 1950s at Lerna in the Argolid, one of the most important prehistoric sites in Greece
The Pylos Regional Archaeological Project
This volume represents the product of 25 years of study conducted by the Pylos Regional Archaeological Project in western Messenia in Greece.
A Romano-British-Roadside Settlement near Beanacre, Wiltshire
Excavations have revealed part of a large, previously unknown, Romano-British settlement along the road between the Roman towns of Aquae Sulis and Cunetio. The ceramic and metal finds are indicative of a highly Romanized settlement.
Gill Mill
The valley floodplain landscape covered by the Gill Mill quarry, almost 130ha, was intensively exploited from about 300 BC at a variety of Iron Age settlements.
The Cunetio and Normanby Hoards
This edition provides the two hoards in one volume with a note on more recent work on the radiate coinage of AD 253-96 and notes to aid identification by Sam Moorhead.

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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Tutankhamun's Footwear

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Medieval Childhood

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Environment, Society and the Black Death

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Seabed Prehistory

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My Roman Britain

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Cliffs End Farm Isle of Thanet, Kent

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