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Landscapes Revealed

by Amanda Brend, Nick Card, Jane Downes & Mark Edmonds Oxbow Books (September 30, 2020)

This volume brings together several years of work devoted to the wider landscape of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site. It documents the results of a programme of geophysical and related survey...

Monumentalising Life in the Neolithic

by Anne Birgitte Gebaer, Lasse Sørensen, Anne Teather & António Carlos Valera Oxbow Books (September 30, 2020)

One of the principal characteristics of the European Neolithic is the development of monumentality in association with innovations in material culture and changes in subsistence from hunting and gathering to...

Current Approaches to Tells in the Prehistoric Old World

by Antonio Blanco-González & Tobias L. Kienlin Oxbow Books (November 30, 2020)

Deeply stratified settlements are a distinctive site type featuring prominently in diverse later prehistoric landscapes of the Old World. Their massive materiality has attracted the curiosity of lay people and...

Oasis Papers 8

by Maxine R. Kleindienst Oxbow Books (September 30, 2020)

This is the only volume to present significant results of research into the Pleistocene of the Western Desert of Egypt. Research on Pleistocene prehistoric remains in Dakhleh Oasis began during survey in the...

Prehistoric Ukraine

by Chelsea E. Budd, Malcolm C. Lillie & Inna D. Potekhina Oxbow Books (September 30, 2020)

This volume covers the Prehistory of Ukraine from the Lower Palaeolithic through to the end of the Neolithic periods. This is the first comprehensive synthesis of Ukrainian Prehistory from earliest times through...

Kale Akte, the Fair Promontory

by Adam Lindhagen Oxbow Books (October 31, 2020)

This volume investigates the interaction between the natural environment, market forces and political entities in an ancient Sicilian town and its surrounding micro-region over the time-span of a thousand years....

Art in the Archaeological Imagination

by Dragos Gheorghiu Oxbow Books (February 02, 2020)

The book discusses the creative mental processes of the prehistoric and contemporaryartists, as well as of the archaeologists studying them from the perspective ofcognition and art. Its intention is to highlight...

Continuity and Rupture in Roman Mediterranean Gaul

by Benjamin P. Luley Oxbow Books (August 31, 2020)

With the decline in popularity of the term “Romanization” as a way of analyzing the changes in the archaeological record visible throughout the conquered provinces of the Roman Empire, scholars have increasingly...

Material Cultures in Public Engagement

by Anastasia Christophilopoulou Oxbow Books (August 31, 2020)

The Material Cultures in Public Engagement volume seeks to document and explore the significant change in the relationship of Museums with collections of the Ancient World and their audiences. The volume establishes...

Silk Roads

by Jeffrey D. Lerner & Yaohua Shi Oxbow Books (August 31, 2020)

In recent decades, there has been a new surge of interest in the history and legacies of the Silk Roads both within academic and public discourses. A field of Silk Roads Studies has come into its own. Consciously...

The Early Neolithic of the Eastern Fertile Crescent

by Roger Matthews, Wendy Matthews, Kamal Rasheed Raheem & Amy Richardson Oxbow Books (July 31, 2020)

The Eastern Fertile Crescent region of western Iran and eastern Iraq hosted major developments in the transition from hunter-forager to farmer-herder lifestyles through the Early Neolithic period, 10,000-7000...

Grave Disturbances

by Edeltraud Aspöck, Alison Klevnäs & Nils Müller-Scheeßel Oxbow Books (July 31, 2020)

Archaeologists excavating burials often find that they are not the first to disturb the remains of the dead. Graves from many periods frequently show signs that others have been digging and have moved or taken...

A Globalised Visual Culture?

by Fabio Guidetti & Katharina Meinecke Oxbow Books (July 31, 2020)

Late Antique artefacts, and the images they carry, attest to a highly connected visual culture from ca. 300 to 800 C.E. On the one hand, the same decorative motifs and iconographies are found across various...

Cutting-edge Technologies in Ancient Greece

by Marina Panagiotaki, Ilias Tomazos & Fotios Papadimitrakopoulos Oxbow Books (April 30, 2020)

This volume examines materials produced with the use of fire and mostly by use of the kiln (metals, plasters, glass and glaze, aromatics). The technologies based on fire have been considered high-tech technologies...

Mediterranean Archaeologies of Insularity in an Age of Globalization

by Anna Kouremenos & Jody Michael Gordon Oxbow Books (June 30, 2020)

Recently, complex interpretations of socio-cultural change in the ancientMediterranean world have emerged that challenge earlier models. Influenced bytoday’s hyper-connected age, scholars no longer perceive...

Re-imagining Periphery

by Charlotta Hillerdal & Kristin Ilves Oxbow Books (June 30, 2020)

This edited volume delves into the current state of Iron Age and Early Medieval research in the North. Over the last two decades of archaeological explorations, theoretical vanguards, and introduction of new...

The Social Context of Technology

by Leo Webley, Sophia Adams & Joanna Bruck Oxbow Books (June 30, 2020)

The Social Context of Technology explores non-ferrous metalworking in Britain and Ireland during the Bronze and Iron Ages (c. 2500 BC to 1st century AD). Bronze-working dominates the evidence, though the crafting...

Romans and Barbarians Beyond the Frontiers

by Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez & Alexandra Gugliemi Oxbow Books (March 31, 2017)

This first thematic volume of the new series TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeology brings renowned international experts to discuss different aspects of interactions between Romans and ‘barbarians’ in the northwestern...

Collapse and Transformation

by Guy D. Middleton Oxbow Books (April 09, 2020)

The years c. 1250 to 1150 BC in Greece and the Aegean are often characterised as a time of crisis and collapse. A critical period in the long history of the region and its people and culture, they witnessed...

City Walls in Late Antiquity

by Emanuele Intagliata, Simon J. Barker & Christopher Courault Oxbow Books (June 30, 2020)

The construction of urban defences was one of the hallmarks of the late Roman and late-antique periods (300–600 AD) throughout the western and eastern empire. City walls were the most significant construction...

The Archaeology of Medieval Novgorod in Context

by Nikolaj Makarov & Evgenij Nosov Oxbow Books (January 31, 2012)

Novgorod is one of the most intensively and continuously studied urban sites in northern Europe. The excellent preservation of organic and inorganic material in its anaerobic soils, including the structural...

Bronze Age Connections

by Peter Clark Oxbow Books (September 03, 2009)

New and exciting discoveries on either side of the English Channel in recent years have begun to show that people living in the coastal zones of Belgium, southern Britain, northern France and the Netherlands...

TRAC 2008

by Joep Hendriks Oxbow Books (April 01, 2009)

A larger than usual selection of papers from the annual TRAC conference. Sessions included Supplying the Army, Imperial communication, The role of the deceased in Roman society, Military identities and Experiencing...

North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles X

by Eva B. Andersson Strand, Margarita Gleba, Ulla Mannering & Cherine Munkholt Oxbow Books (December 11, 2009)

The NESAT symposium has grown from the first meeting in 1981 which was attended by 23 scholars, to over 100 at the tenth meeting that took place in Copenhagen in 2008, with virtually all areas of Europe represented....

Living Through the Dead

by Maureen Carroll & Jane Rempel Oxbow Books (March 31, 2011)

This volume investigates the archaeology of death and commemoration through thematically linked case studies drawn from the Classical world. These investigations stress the processes of burial and commemoration...

Puspika: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions

by Nina Mirnig, Peter-Daniel Szanto & Michael Williams Oxbow Books (December 23, 2013)

It is perhaps commonplace to say that India is one of the world's richest and most enticing cultures. One thousand years have passed since Albiruni, arguably the first "Indologist", wrote his outsider's account...

Anthropological Approaches to Zooarchaeology

by Douglas V. Campana, Pamela Crabtree, S. D. deFrance & Justin Lev-Tov Oxbow Books (December 15, 2010)

Animals in complex human societies are often both meal and symbol, related to everyday practice and ritual. People in such societies may be characterized as having unequal access to such resources, or else the...

South-Eastern Mediterranean Peoples Between 130,000 and 10,000 Years Ago

by Elena A. A. Garcea Oxbow Books (June 30, 2010)

The Upper Pleistocene era encompassed a period of dramatic cultural developments in the south-eastern Mediterranean basin. This book highlights and synthesizes the latest research and current scientific debate...

Changing Pictures

by Joakim Goldhahn, Ingrid Fuglestvedt & Andrew Meirion Jones Oxbow Books (June 30, 2010)

This volume derives from a workshop held at the University of Kalmar (now Linnaeus University), Sweden between the 20-24 of October 2008. The aim of this gathering was to provide a forum for rock art researchers...

The Development of Pre-State Communities in the Ancient Near East

by Diane Bolger & Louise C. Maguire Oxbow Books (April 30, 2010)

This book explores the dynamics of small-scale societies in the ancient Near East by examining the ways in which particular communities functioned and interacted and by moving beyond the broad neo-evolutionary...

Great Excavations

by John Schofield Oxbow Books (January 31, 2011)

Great excavations inspire and capture the imagination of both the public and archaeologists alike; sites like Danebury, Sutton Hoo, Maiden Castle, Mucking and York conjure images of great discoveries and leaps...

Current Research in Egyptology 2009

by Daniel Boatright, Judith Corbelli & Claire Malleson Oxbow Books (January 31, 2011)

The tenth annual Current Research in Egyptology conference was held at the University of Liverpool in January 2009 and welcomed Egyptology graduates from all over the world. This volume is a compilation of some...

Ships and Guns

by Carlo Beltrame & Renato Gianni Ridella Oxbow Books (February 22, 2011)

Ships and Guns brings together experts from the field of historic artillery and underwater archaeologists to present a series of papers which focus on the development of naval ordnance in Europe and, especially,...

State Formation in Italy and Greece

by Donald Haggis & Nicola Terrenato Oxbow Books (February 28, 2011)

State Formation in Italy and Greece offers an up-to-date and comprehensive sampler of the current discourse concerning state formation in the central Mediterranean. While comparative approaches to the emergence...

Roman Colonies in the First Century of Their Foundation

by Rebecca J. Sweetman Oxbow Books (February 28, 2011)

Research on the nature of cultural change in the Roman Empire has traditionally been divided between the Western and Eastern provinces. Papers in this volume aim to reunite the provinces by approaching the question...

Textile Terminologies in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean from the Third to the First Millennnia BC

by Cécile Michel & Marie-Louise Nosch Oxbow Books (October 10, 2013)

Written sources from the ancient Near East and eastern Mediterranean, from the third to the first millennia BC, provide a wealth of terms for textiles. The twenty-two chapters in the present volume offer the...

The Bayeux Tapestry

by Michael J. Lewis, Gale R. Owen-Crocker & Dan Terkla Oxbow Books (January 15, 2011)

The Bayeux Tapestry, perhaps the most famous, yet enigmatic, of medieval artworks, was the subject of an international conference at the British Museum in July 2008. This volume publishes 19 of 26 papers delivered...

Butrint 3

by William Bowden & Richard Hodges Oxbow Books (September 08, 2011)

This engaging and well-illustrated volume describes the excavations of a large urban sector, the so-called Triconch Palace, of the Adriatic seaport of Butrint. In so doing it adds to the new paradigm for the...

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

by Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Sandra Montón-Subias & Margarita Sánchez Romero Oxbow Books (August 30, 2011)

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner examines how specific types of food were prepared and eaten during feasting rituals in prehistoric Europe and the Near East. Such rituals allowed people to build and maintain their...


by Kevin Cole, Miko Flohr & Eric Poehler Oxbow Books (April 15, 2011)

Even after more than 250 years since its discovery, Pompeii continues to resonate powerfully in both academic discourse and the popular imagination. This volume brings together a collection of ten papers that...

Calendars and Years II

by John M. Steele Oxbow Books (February 15, 2011)

Understanding the calendars used by ancient and medieval cultures is essential to the writing of history. Equally important, however, is understanding the basis upon which our current knowledge of these calendars...

Beyond the Core

by Graeme Kirkham & Andy M. Jones Oxbow Books (April 30, 2011)

This volume explores the idea of regionally-based archaeologies across the British Isles which are not necessarily defined by modern political boundaries or through comparisons with regions such as Wessex and...

Memory and Mourning

by Valerie Hope & Janet Huskinson Oxbow Books (February 28, 2011)

This book explores the themes of memory and mourning from the Roman deathbed to the Roman cemetery, drawing subject matter from the literature, art, and archaeology of ancient Rome. It brings together scholarship...

Communicating Identity in Italic Iron Age Communities

by Margarita Gleba & Helle W. Horsnaes Oxbow Books (June 15, 2011)

Recent archaeological work has shown that South Italy was densely occupied at least from the Late Bronze Age, with a marked process of the development of proto-urban centres, accompanied by important technological...


by Umberto Albarella & Angela Trentacoste Oxbow Books (April 15, 2011)

This book examines how the study of human-animal relations can help us interpret archaeological evidence. An international range of contributors examines fishing, hunting and husbandry, slaughtering and butchering,...

Dynamics of Neolithisation in Europe

by Angelos Hadjikoumis, Erick Robinson & Sarah Viner-Daniels Oxbow Books (October 04, 2011)

Dynamics of Neolithisation examines the development of early agriculture in Neolithic Europe, drawing on the work of the late Professor Andrew Sherratt. His untimely death coincided with an important period...

Submerged Prehistory

by Jonathan Benjamin, Clive Bonsall, Catriona Pickard & Anders Fischer Oxbow Books (April 08, 2011)

Major events of human prehistory such as the post-glacial recolonisation of Northern Europe and the spread of agriculture through the Mediterranean took place on landscapes that are now, at least partially,...

Stone Axe Studies III

by Vin Davis & Mark Edmonds Oxbow Books (March 15, 2011)

This volume builds upon the model of the first Stone Axe Studies volume published in 1979. It explores how scholars from various parts of the world currently approach these distinctive items. Some papers are...

Flint and Stone in the Neolithic Period

by Alan Saville Oxbow Books (August 30, 2011)

Lithic artefacts were an intrinsic part of Neolithic life both in terms of everyday practical use and in ritual/symbolic mode. Archaeologists and prehistorians studying the Neolithic period recognise this, and...

Exotica in the Prehistoric Mediterranean

by Andrea Vianello Oxbow Books (May 15, 2011)

This book examines how exotic materials were exchanged and used across the Mediterranean from the Neolithic era to the Iron Age, focusing on the Bronze Age. A variety of materials and interpretative approaches...