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New From Oxbow Books

Brooches in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain
An acclaimed history of the brooch, previously published as a 2-volume set and now available in a single combined paperback edition.

Religious Individualisation
Presents a series of case studies analysing archaeological, iconographic and epigraphic evidence for individual choices and actions in the sphere of Roman religious practice.

Circuits of Metal Value
Innovative new examination of the cultural role of metals in Aegean prehistory.

From Hunter-Gatherers to Early Christians
An in-depth and lavishly illustrated study of the archaeology of the Llŷn Peninsula.

Knossos, Mycenae, Troy
Engagingly written history of the first Mediterranean Bronze Age civilisations, set against the backdrop of a series of natural disasters.

Breaking Images
Investigates deliberate fragmentation and damaging of figurines across a range of societies and periods.

Settlement in the Irish Neolithic
Now available in paperback, this acclaimed volume explores the wealth of evidence for settlement and houses throughout the Irish Neolithic.

Chariots, Swords and Spears
Brings together findings from the significant recent excavations at two sites in Pocklington, East Yorkshire.

The Kyrenia Ship Final Excavation Report, Volume I
Presents the results of excavation of the Kyrenia ship, the best preserved and dated example of a Greek merchantman wrecked in the early 3rd century BC.

New From Our Partner Publishers

Tomb 26 on Sai Island
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
A transdisciplinary explanation of the way worked bone shapes, and is shaped, by humans.
Imagining the Divine
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.
Resurfacing the Submerged Past
A scientific synthesis of 50 years of archaeological and palaeolandscape research on the prehistory of the Flevoland Polders, the Netherlands.
Objects as Insights
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.
Ancestors, Artefacts, Empire
A global history that entwines ancestral pasts with epochs of empire and colony leading to the contemporary moment.
The Castle Hill Brickworks and Somerhill Estate
The most complete picture of a rural brickworks that has been published from anywhere in the south-east of England.
Ceramic Exchange and the Indian Ocean Economy (AD 400-1275). Volume I: Analysis
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

The City by the Pool
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.
Sandwich - The 'Completest Medieval Town in England'
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
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.
A Corpus of Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Pottery from Lincoln
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.
Understanding Relations Between Scripts II
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.
Farmers, Monks and Aristocrats
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.
Nonsuch Palace
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.
Medieval Floor Tiles of Northern England
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.


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