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PUBLICATIONS & DISTRIBUTED TITLES Spring 2017

Archaeology • Ancient Near East Anglo-Saxon & Viking • Greece & Rome Landscape • Prehistory • The Medieval World


Welcome to the Spring 2017 Catalogue from Oxbow Books We are delighted to present to you an excellent collection of Archaeology and Ancient History books from Oxbow Books, our Windgather Press imprint, and our distributed publishers. Covering everything from prehistory through to the medieval world, and including the archaeology of the Near East, Britain, Greece and Rome and beyond, we hope there is something here that takes your interest. Don’t forget to turn to page 37 for our recently published and forthcoming highlights, featuring titles which are available to buy now and at the beginning of 2017, including Cartimandua’s Capital?, Underground Archaeology, and Gods and Garments.

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Archaeological Method & Theory ...........................1 Landscape Archaeology ...............................................5 Art & Textiles .......................................................................7 Zoology and Archaeozoology ...................................7 British Archaeology .........................................................8 Prehistory ........................................................................... 12 Greece & the Hellenistic World .............................. 16 Roman Archaeology ..................................................... 18 Anglo-Saxon & Viking .................................................. 21 Egyptology & Ancient Near East ........................... 24 American History & Archaeology ......................... 29 World History & Archaeology ................................. 30 New in Paperback .......................................................... 32 Oxbow Recent Highlights & Coming Soon ...... 37 Trade Ordering Information ..................................... 41

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SECOND EDITION, FULLY REVISED AND E XPANDED

FENLAND

the

Viking

A pivotal chapter follows this analysis to accomplish two objectives. First, to set the stage in Jerusalem through the archaeological record on which the battle would be played out during the reign of Solomon. Second, to describe the weapon of war to be used, the alphabet prose narrative, the state of the art information system for its time. Part II offers a new J Documentary Hypothesis. It draws on the existing Documentary Hypothesis, the issues raised in Part I, and the setting presented in Jerusalem and in writing to offer a new hypothesis of supplemental and interactive writing by the Levites, Zadokites, and Aaronids battling for power to name, dominate, or influence the person on the throne. The story of Jerusalem throne games continued for centuries and the three-way battle for power began with the death of David.

SINEWS

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Peter Feinman short biography

M agic and Mind in L ate Ir on Age Scandinavia

Neil Price

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Peter Feinman

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Jerusalem Throne Games: Bible Story Battles after the Death of David explores the political battle for power to succeed David expressed through selected stories from the beginning of the Book of Genesis. Six stories from Gen. 4–11 are analyzed through the lens of the succession of Solomon and the collapse of his kingdom. These stories are identified as “son” stories or supplements to the existing “J” narrative and were written in support of the various factions or priesthoods vying for power. Part I reviews the exegesis which has occurred with these stories. Each story, the Sons of Cain, the Sons of Seth, the Sons of God, the Sons of Noah, the Son of Cush (Nimrod), and the Sons of men (Tower of Babel), is reviewed in a separate chapter through selected exegesis, midrash, and commentaries of Josephus through Westermann. Based on these analyses, certain tensions and issues are identified. These problems raise the question of the need to revise the Documentary Hypothesis to account for them.

J erusalem t h r o n e g a m e s

SUSAN OOSTHUIZEN

THE ANGLO-SAXON

Peter Feinman

Jerusalem

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All prices and publication dates are accurate at the time of printing but subject to change without notice. Front cover: from Susan Oosthuizen The Anglo Saxon Fenland (p.22). Image rights: Bottisham Lode © Bill Blake; reproduced with permission. Back cover: from Neil Price The Viking Way (p.21).


A Geography of Offerings

A Geography of Offerings Deposits of Valuables in the Landscapes of Ancient Europe

Richard Bradley

Richard Bradley

Deposits of Valuables in the Landscapes of Ancient Europe By Richard Bradley A study of the character, location, social and physical context of specialised deposits in the European archaeological record. A Geography of Offerings has been written to provoke a reaction from archaeologists and has two main aims. The first is to move this kind of archaeology away from the minute study of ancient objects to a more ambitious analysis of ancient places and landscapes. The second is to recognise that problems of interpretation are not restricted to the pre-Roman period. Mesolithic finds have a place in this discussion, and so do those of the 1st millennium AD. Archaeologists studying individual periods confront with similar problems and the same debates are repeated within separate groups of scholars – but they arrive at different conclusions.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD & THEORY

A GEOGRAPHY OF OFFERINGS

Here, the author presents a review that brings these discussions together and extends across the entire sequence. Rather than offer a comprehensive Oxbow Books • 9781785704772 • Paperback survey, this is an extended essay about the 160 pages • December 2016 • £15.00 • b/w and col illus. strengths and weaknesses of current thinking regarding specialised deposits, which encompass both sacrificial deposits characterised by large quantities of animal and human bones and other collections which are dominated by finds of stone or metal artefacts. It considers current approaches and theory, the histories of individual artefacts and the landscape and physical context of the places where they were deposited, the character of materials, the importance of animism and the character of ancient cosmologies. OXBOW INSIGHTS IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Oxbow Insights in Archaeology is a new peer-reviewed series which will provide a forum for authors to address big topics authoritatively and accessibly in paperback format. With a distinguished editorial board headed by Richard Bradley, the series is designed to provoke lively debate. Authors can reflect on any aspect of archaeology: be it period based, landscape, artefact, or theoretical, historiographical, social, phenomenological – though preferably stemming from their own work – and present new theories, a subject overview, current thoughts on a particular topic, or a sideways original approach. The aim is to give authors the chance to address a wide audience in an accessible way, to a high academic standard.

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ISBN 978-1-78570-091-0

Molluscs in archaeology methods, approaches and applications

Edited by Michael J. Allen STUDYING SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY 3

Charles French

aeological approaches scapes and settlement haeological situations. with case studies and an use.

A handbook of geoarchaeological approaches

ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD & THEORY

the interfaces between udy of archaeological, w natural, climatic and d modification of past hrough the use of soil chemical techniques.

MOLLUSCS IN ARCHAEOLOGY

Methods, Approaches and Applications Edited by Michael J. Allen New volume addressing the many aspects of molluscs in archaeology. The subject of ‘Molluscs in Archaeology’ has not been dealt with collectively for several decades. This new volume in Oxbow’s Studying Scientific Archaeology series addresses many aspects of molluscs in archaeology. It will give the reader an overview of the whole topic, including methods of analysis and approaches to interpretation. It aims to be a broad based text book giving readers an insight of how to apply analysis to different present and past landscapes and how to interpret those landscapes.

It includes marine, freshwater and land snails studies, and examines an extensive range of topics such as diet, economy, climate, environment and land-use, isotopes, and molluscs as artefacts. It aims to provide both archaeologists and students with the first port of call for methods and principles, and to highlight the potential wealth Oxbow Books • 9781785706080 • Paperback of information which molluscs can provide. It 200 pages • June 2016 • £25.00 concentrates on analysis and interpretation which most archaeologists and students can undertake and understand, and to review the ‘heavier’ science in terms of potential, application and interpretational value, making it a useful and accessible volume.

STUDYING SCIENTIFIC ARCHAEOLOGY Studying Scientific Archaeology is a new series from Oxbow Books. The series will produce books on a wide variety of scientific topics in archaeology aimed at students at all levels. These will examine the methods, procedures and reasoning behind various scientific approaches to archaeological data and present case studies or extended examples to demonstrate how data is used and interpretations are arrived at. Our aim is that these titles will come to feature as recommended reading for university courses, providing a sound basis for the appreciation and application of scientific archaeology.

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20 Years of Taskscapes in Archaeology Edited by Ulla Rajala and Phil Mills Collection of papers assessing the importance and value of the taskscapes approach in archaeological research. The concept of a socially constructed space of human activity in areas of everyday actions, initially proposed in the field of anthropology, has actually been much more applied in archaeology. In this wide-ranging collection of 13 papers, contributors show why it has been so influential, with papers ranging from the study of Mesolithic to historic and contemporary archaeology. While exploring new frontiers, the papers contrast British, Nordic and Mediterranean archaeologies to showcase the study of material culture and landscape.

Oxbow Books • 9781785703775 • Paperback 272 pages • January 2017 • £38.00 • b/w illus.

WATER & HERITAGE

ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD & THEORY

FORMS OF DWELLING

Material, Conceptual and Spiritual Connections Edited by Willem J. H. Willems and Henk Van Schaik Presents the challenges that water heritage faces, along with their possible solutions. This publication follows up on a Heritage and Water conference in Amsterdam, the first of its kind. Its main purpose is to credibly present the importance and value of heritage and historical experience for water and sustainable development, and vice versa, to present the importance of water management for the protection of heritage. Examining evolving insights and concepts about water and heritage, it illustrates both policy and public perspectives with case studies and a variety of disciplines.

Sidestone Press • 434 pages • January 2017 • 150+ illus. NEW IN PAPERBACK

9789088903861 • Hardback • £225.00 9789088902789 • Paperback • £75.00

THE LIFE CYCLE OF STRUCTURES IN EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY An Object Biography Approach Edited by Linda Hurcombe and Penny Cunningham

This experimental archaeology volume examines the themes of birth, life, and death of structures. The focus of Archaeological Open-Air Museums (AOAMs) is to present both the tangible and intangible past to the public. The tangible parts of AOAMs are the archaeological remains and the reconstructions. The intangible and, in some respects, the most interesting part of an AOAM, is the story of the people the museum represents. This volume explores, through research undertaken by both academics and craft specialists, the research and visitor agendas of structures and their life cycles as they are experienced by experimental archaeology projects and AOAMs. 9789088903892 • Hardback • £120.00 9789088903656 • Paperback • £40.00

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ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD & THEORY

ARCHAEOLOGY AND NEOLIBERALISM Edited by Pablo Aparicio Resco Aims to encourage a new course of action that makes the past relevant in the present. The effects of neoliberalism as ideology can be seen in every corner of the planet, worsening inequalities and empowering markets over people. This volume delves into the context of archaeological practice within the neoliberal world and the opportunities and challenges of activism from the profession. From a global perspective, it aims to encourage a new course of action that makes the past relevant in the present.

JAS Arqueologia • 9788494436871 • Paperback 200 pages • December 2016 • £18.00

ARQUEOLOGÍA Y COMUNIDAD

El valor social del Patrimonio Arqueológico en el siglo XXI Edited by Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Ana Pastor Pérez and Apen Ruiz Martínez Papers examining the value of heritage and public interaction with archaeology. This volume contains the texts of the presentations from the seminar that took place on the value of heritage and the interaction with the public in archaeology, held on 18th February 2015 at the University of Barcelona and organized by the Group Public Archaeology and Heritage (GAPP).

JAS Arqueologia • 9788494436888 • Paperback 296 pages • April 2016 • £13.00

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CRITERIOS Y TEORÍAS DE LA CONSERVACIÓN Y LA RESTAURACIÓN DEL PATRIMONIO ARTÍSTICO A LO LARGO DE LA HISTORIA By Miquel Mirambell Abancó Explores and evaluates conservation methods from past to present, both ongoing and obsolete. This book is not intended as a brief history of conservation and restoration of artistic heritage, but a compendium of the main criteria and practiced theories of heritage throughout history. It is intended that the reader will gain a basic understanding of how artistic heritage was restored in each epoch, why it was done in a certain way, and who performed it.

JAS Arqueologia • 9788416725045 • Paperback 210 pages • May 2016 • £15.00

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Challenging Landscapes, 1570-1920 By Dianne Barre HISTORIC GARDENS AND PARKS of

DerbYshiRe

Dianne Barre

Lavishly illustrated study of nearly 100 gardens in Derbyshire, from famous estates to hidden gems. The open hilly terrain of much of Derbyshire has long been a challenge to gardeners and landscapers, but has produced some spectacular walled and terraced gardens. Wealthy aristocrats created important and unusual pleasure. Mineral wealth, including ore and coal, produced wealthy manufacturers and businessmen who created their own fashionable and expensive gardens to compete with established county wealth. In this lavishly illustrated and lively new study Dianne Barre looks not just at such beautifully restored and accessible gardens, but also lost gardens and parks at Swarkeston, Knowle Hill, Sutton Scarsdale, Wingerworth and Drakelow and considers the importance of gardens at Derbyshire Spa towns. There are many surprises as the author re-examines the fashionable, the quirky, the accessible and the lost and little known.

LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY

HISTORIC GARDENS AND PARKS OF DERBYSHIRE

Windgather Press • 9781911188049 • Paperback 272 pages • April 2017 • £25.00 • b/w and colour illus.

An Upland Biography

AN UPLAND BIOGRAPHY

An Upland Biography Landscape and Prehistory on Gardom’s Edge, Derbyshire

Landscape and Prehistory on Gardom’s Edge, Derbyshire By John Barnatt, Bill Bevan and Mark Edmonds Details the occupation of the Gardom’s Edge region from the Mesolithic to the Iron Age.

John Barnatt, Bill Bevan & Mark Edmonds

Gardom’s Edge is an area of gritstone upland situated on the Eastern Moors of the Derbyshire Peak District. Like other parts of the Eastern Moors, Gardom’s Edge has long been renowned for the wealth of prehistoric field systems, cairns and other structures which can still be traced across the surface. Drawing on the results of original survey and excavation, An Upland Biography documents prehistoric activity across this area, exploring the changing character of occupation from the Mesolithic to the Iron Age. It also tacks back and forth between local detail and regional patterns, to better understand the broader social worlds in which Gardom’s Edge was set.

John Barnatt, Bill Bevan & Mark Edmonds Windgather Press • 9781911188155 • Paperback 200 pages • February 2017 • £34.99 • b/w and colour illus.

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LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY

NEW FOREST

NEW FOREST

NEW FOREST THE FORGING OF A LANDSCAPE

The Forging of a Landscape By Hadrian Cook Provides an historical narrative of the occupation and use of the New Forest.

Hadrian Cook P R E S S

W I N D g a t h e r

Provides an historical narrative of the occupation and use of a vast area that was, for centuries, important as a Royal Hunting Forest and subject to many contentious laws and regulations, but which includes much economically marginal land. Four critical themes are explored through time: the shaping of the natural environment into human prehistory; human intervention through natural resource management; governance and management of the forest over time, stressing pressures on resources and attempts at exclusion of certain social groups; and policies and designations to conserve the New Forest. Cook aims to reflect a complicated narrative around the evolution caused by changing management and economic objectives reflecting governance arrangements at different times.

Hadrian Cook Windgather Press • 9781911188193 • Paperback 232 pages • April 2017 • £34.99 • b/w and colour illus.

YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPES

A Photographic Tour of England’s Largest County By Doug Kennedy Contains over 100 pages of photography capturing classic Yorkshire landscapes, villages and towns.

Y ORKSHIRE L ANDSCAPES

A stunning depiction of the

Yastonishing variety of landscapes

Y ORKSHIRE L ANDSCAPES A Photographic Tour of England’s Largest County

across Yorkshire, containing over 100 pages of beautiful photography capturing classic Yorkshire landscapes, villages and towns, with text illuminating the history, geography and ecology of the area. A book for those who love Yorkshire, and a splendid introduction to those less familiar with ‘God’s Own County’.

Our tour starts in the rolling, highly urbanised south, then climbs into the Pennines where high heather-clad moorland is bisected by valleys full of industrial heritage. Heading north, the landscape transforms into the limestone pavements and glacial valleys of the Dales where sheep graze peacefully on high grassland. The central Plain of York is the next area with its ancient castles and fertile farmland under a huge sky. To the east rises the scarp of the North Yorkshire Moors where high moorland and remote valleys stretch all the way to the gullstrewn North Sea cliffs. Turning south, we explore the gentle countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds. The final destination is the banks of the River Humber from the industrial plain to Yorkshire’s furthest outpost at Spurn Head.

Doug Kennedy has roamed Yorkshire’s lanes, byways and footpaths, seeking out what makes each place special and applying his photographer’s eye to capture the scene perfectly in sumptuous photographic images. These are complemented by informative text that gets underneath the surface of why things look like they do. It is a book for everyone who loves the Yorkshire to treasure, and a splendid introduction to its landscape for those less familiar with ‘God’s Own County’.

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orkshire is by far the largest county in England, taking up most of the land area from Sheffield in the south to Cleveland in the north. Covering such a large area between the North Sea and the Pennine watershed, the variety of landscapes is astonishing, and in this book you will get a taste of much of it.

Doug Kennedy Windgather Press • 9781909686977 • Hardback 112 pages • March 17 • £16.99 • colour illus.

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Society for Libyan Studies • 9781900971379 • Paperback 350 pages • May 2017 • £45.00

Treasures

from the Sea

Sea Silk & Shellfish Purple Dye in Antiquity

TREASURES FROM THE SEA

Purple Dye and Sea Silk Edited by Hedvig Landenius Enegren and Francesco Meo In this new review of latest research, 17 papers concentrate on two marine resources used in ancient textile manufacture: shellfish purple dye and sea silk. Papers include the study of epigraphical and historical sources and practical experiments, as well as touching on new research contexts for archaeological investigation, linguistic issues pertaining to terminology, and the practical working of sea silk fibres.

edited by Hedvig Landenius Enegren & Francesco Meo

Oxbow Books • 9781785704352 • Hardback 224 pages • March 2017 • £38.00 • b/w and colour illus. • Ancient textiles

ANCIENT TEXTILES SERIES

ECONOMIC ZOOARCHAEOLOGY

Studies in Hunting, Herding and Early Agriculture Edited by Peter Rowley-Conwy, Dale Sergeantson and Paul Halstead ECONOMIC Z O O A R C H A E O L O GY Studies in Hunting, Herding and Early Agriculture EDITED BY Peter Rowley-Conwy Dale Sergeantson Paul Halstead

These 33 papers present a wide array of topics covering many areas of archaeological interest. Aspects of method and theory, animal bone identification, human palaeopathology, prehistoric animal utilisation in South America, and the study of dog cemeteries are covered. In exploring these themes, this volume celebrates the life and work of Tony Legge, (zoo)archaeologist and teacher.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704451 • Hardback 296 pages • March 2017 • £40.00 • b/w illus. Trends in

B I O L O G I CA L ANTHROPOLOGY

edited by Bettina Jakob and Malin Holst

edited by

Bettina Jakob Malin Holst

TRENDS IN BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2 Edited by Betina Jakob and Malin Holst

ZOOLOGY & ARCHAEOZOOLOGY

Piers Mitchell the British Association and Osteoarchaeology

The Sahara contains one of the most extensive and enigmatic collections of rock art in the world. Based on extensive fieldwork directed by the author between 2004 and 2009, and funded by the British Academy and Society for Libyan Studies, this monograph presents and synthesises a rich corpus of new engravings from an area of central importance in the cultural development of the Sahara.

ART & TEXTILES

n species. Specialties logy, human genetic nd human behavioural hed to bring together er review in order to lection of innovative ne.

The Rock Carvings of the Wadi al-Ajal, South West Libya By Tertia Barnett

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AN ENGRAVED LANDSCAPE

Combined papers from two conferences of the British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology held in 2014 and 2015. Papers look at many aspects of the archaeological application of the study of human bone, DNA and related areas including comparative faunal evidence.

Volume 2

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BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY

ARCHAEOLOGY AND LAND-USE OF SOUTH-EAST ENGLAND TO 1066 Edited by Michael J. Allen and David Rudling Authoritative textbook looking at South-East England from the Palaeolithic to the Norman Conquest. In this new authoritative textbook on the archaeology of South-East England intended for students, researchers, and those working in commercial archaeology, over 30 leading authors provide a comprehensive overview of the SouthEast as an informed narrative and interpretation of the prehistory and history of the region. Chronological chapters tell the story of the development of the South-East by period from the Palaeolithic to the Norman Conquest. Others focus on either specific areas within the region, or aspects of material culture and the economy. This is the first book to look at the region as a whole for a generation and since the advent of developer-funded archaeology, and it will have an important place in the archaeology of the South-East.

Oxbow Books • 9781782979623 • Hardback 332 pages • March 2017 • £35.00 • b/w and colour illustrations

A LAKE DWELLING IN ITS LANDSCAPE A LAKE DWELLING IN ITS LANDSCAPE

Iron Age settlement at Cults Loch, Castle Kennedy, Dumfries & Galloway By Graeme Cavers and Anne Crone

A L A K E DW E L L I N G IN I TS LANDSCAPE Iron Age settlement at Cults Loch, Castle Kennedy, Dumfries & Galloway

Graeme Cavers & Anne Crone

Graeme Cavers & Anne Crone

Explores the role and function of crannogs via the crannog at Cults Loch, Scotland. The Cults Loch Landscape Project arose out of the Scottish Wetland Archaeology Programme (SWAP), the objective of which is to fully integrate the wetland archaeological resource of Scotland into the more mainstream narratives of ‘dryland’ archaeology. The Cults Loch project has sought to bridge this apparent divide between ‘wetland’ and ‘dryland’ by focusing on a wetland site, the crannog, which lies at the centre of a prehistoric landscape, rather than being peripheral to it. Thus, the wealth of well-preserved evidence from the crannog, particularly the rich ecofactual assemblages, as well as the higher chronological resolution possible through the dendro-dating of waterlogged timbers, are brought to bear on our understanding of the evidence from the cropmark sites around the loch.

Oxbow Books • 9781785703737 • Hardback 304 pages • January 2017 • £30.00 • b/w and colour illus.

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Excavations at Coach Lane, Tyne and Wear By Jennifer Proctor, Märit Gaimster and James Young Langthorne Discusses Quaker burial practices at North Shields with detailed discussion of osteology and finds. The archaeological excavation of 244 burials and associated charnel from a burial ground in North Shields, used by the Society of Friends between 1711 and 1829, provided a rare opportunity to examine a Quaker burial ground in its entirety. The publication considers aspects of the layout and chronological use of the burial ground, treatment of the body and burial customs, demographics and health of the population.

Pre-Construct Archaeology • 9780992667276 • Paperback 211 pages • June 2016 • £20.00 • 100+ illus.

BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY

A QUAKER BURIAL GROUND AT NORTH SHIELDS

PRE-CONSTRUCT ARCHAEOLOGY MONOGRAPH

ANCIENT LIVES

Object, people and place in early Scotland. Essays for David V Clarke on his 70th birthday Edited by Fraser Hunter and Alison Sheridan A show-case of new information and new perspectives on material culture linked to Scotland. Ancient Lives provides new perspectives on objects, people and places in early Scotland and beyond. It covers topics ranging from the Neolithic to the Medieval period, and from modern museum practice to ancient craft skills. With subjects ranging from Gordon Childe to the Govan Stones, and from gaming pieces to Grooved Ware, this accessible volume provides a show-case of new information and perspectives on material culture linked to Scotland.

Sidestone Press • 382 pages • October 2016 • 130+ illus.

9789088903823 • Hardback • £165.00 9789088903755 • Paperback • £55.00

PORTABLE ANTIQUITIES, PALIMPSESTS, AND PERSISTENT PLACES

A multi-period approach to Portable Antiquities Scheme data in Lincolnshire Demonstrates the potential of finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme to illustrate the archaeological record.

By Adam Jonathan Daubney Explores the significance of the Portable Antiquities Scheme for Lincolnshire – in particular how these finds enhance the ‘known’ archaeological record, and how they come together to form multi-period artefact scatters, defined here for the first time as ‘plough-zone palimpsests’. These demonstrate how portable antiquities are important biographical components of ‘temporallysticky’ or ‘persistent places’, and have the potential to reveal structuring within the landscape over long-periods of time. Sidestone Press • 9789088903830 • Hardback 332 pages • October 2016 • £165.00 • 40 b/w and 142 colour illus.

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WI NCH EST ER A n A r c h a e ol o g i c a l A s s e s s m e n t

Patrick Ottaway

ISBN 978-1-78570-449-9

An Ar c haeol o g ic al As s e s s men t

al Assessment

city of Winchester and its immediate environs from prehensive review of the archaeological resource for ical investigation. There is evidence for activity and d onwards, but in the Middle Iron Age population d enclosures at St Catherine’s Hill and, subsequently, the late 1st century AD and the typical infrastructure a period of near desertion in the Early Anglo-Saxon undation of a minster church in the mid-7th century. l centre for the Kingdom of Wessex. The city acquired rom the late 12th century onwards its status began to ource for Winchester is very rich and is a resource of rnational importance.

WINCHESTER

BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY

ESTER

Swithun’s ‘City of Happiness and Good Fortune’ Patrick Ottaway

WINCHESTER: SWITHUN’S ‘CITY OF HAPPINESS AND GOOD FORTUNE’ An Archaeological Assessment By Patrick Ottaway

This volume is a critical assessment of the archaeology of the historic city of Winchester and its immediate environs from earliest times to the present day. It is the first published comprehensive review of the archaeological resource for the city, which has seen many major programmes of archaeological investigation. A resource of national and, for some periods, international importance.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704499 • Hardback 416 pages • April 2017 • £40.00 • b/w and colour illus.

MEDIEVAL DISPERSED SETTLEMENT ON THE MID SUFFOLK CLAY AT CEDARS PARK, STOWMARKET By Tom Woolhouse Small farms and roadside settlements were typical of the medieval claylands in Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk. These types of dispersed settlement are well known from documentary records and field survey, but few have been subject to open-area excavation and the recovery of detailed structural, economic and environmental evidence. This volume covers seven such areas of land excavated by Archaeological Solutions in Mid Suffolk. East Anglian Archaeology • 9780993247729 • Paperback 160 pages • December 2016 • £15.00 • 44 illus.

EAST ANGLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY 161

A LATE IRON AGE AND ROMANO-BRITISH FARMSTEAD AT CEDARS PARK, STOWMARKET, SUFFOLK By Kate Nicholson and Tom Woolhouse This volume details excavations at Cedars Park, which revealed a late Iron Age farmstead which remained occupied until the mid-4th century AD. There is further evidence of Romano-British usage and some finds indicating later Roman activity. The site thus fits in with other late Roman rural sites in East Anglia, where cut features are rare but continuing occupation is represented by 3rd- and 4th-century material.

East Anglian Archaeology • 9780993247712 • Paperback 250 pages • December 2016 • £20.00 • 74 illus.

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EXCAVATIONS AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM

An Archaeological and Social History of Bloomsbury By Rebecca Haslam and Victoria Ridgeway This volume presents the results of the studies undertaken by Pre-Construct Archaeology during the redevelopment of parts of the British Museum, and in so doing details the evolution of this area of London from the Roman period into modern times. The book focuses on two of the key finds of the excavation: the Civil War defences of London, and the intriguing assemblage of dead cows.

British Museum Press • 9780861592104 • Paperback 250 pages • April 2017 • £40.00 • 160 illus.

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Historic Buildings and the Crossrail Route By Richard Brown, Julian Munby, Andy Shelley and Kirsty Smith This book considers what the buildings and structures surveyed by Crossrail during developments have told us about the changing face of London. Each chapter takes as its theme buildings that shared common functions or characteristics, such as the offices that lay in the way of the capital’s new stations or the former industrial buildings that clustered around the railway’s new tunnel portals.

Oxford Archaeology • 9780904220780 • Paperback 152 pages • September 2016 • £10.00 • 109 illus.

BRITISH ARCHAEOLOGY

THE CHANGING FACE OF LONDON

CROSSRAIL ARCHAEOLOGY

FROM BRUNEL TO BRITISH RAIL

The Railway Heritage of the Crossrail Route By Andy Shelley and Richard Brown Buildings have much to tell us about the lives and livelihoods of others, and Crossrail ensured that any building or site of archaeological significance affected by their works was surveyed by their team of archaeologists. This book presents the results of those surveys in the form of a collection of essays, largely based on the chronology of railway development in the capital.

Oxford Archaeology • 9780904220797 • Paperback 192 pages • September 2016 • £10.00 • 131 illus.

CROSSRAIL ARCHAEOLOGY

NEW FRONTIER

The Origins And Development Of West London By Richard Brown, Andy Shelley and Elizabeth Stafford This book shines a spotlight on the history and archaeology of West London. It is informed by the desk-based historical research, site excavations and archaeological monitoring carried out before and during the construction of the western arm of Crossrail. It examines what lies beneath the busy streets and pavements of the West End and London’s residential squares.

Oxford Archaeology • 9780904220803 • Paperback 119 pages • October 2016 • £10.00 • 97 illus.

CROSSRAIL ARCHAEOLOGY

AN IMMENSE AND EXCEEDINGLY COMMODIOUS GOODS STATION

The Archaeology and History of the Great Northern Railway’s Goods Yard at King’s Cross, 1849 to the Present Day By Rebecca Haslam and Guy Thompson Supported by thorough historical research and never-before published archaeological work, this monograph comprehensively presents the story of King’s Cross Goods Yard, which is now one of the most complete and best preserved examples of its kind in Britain. This monograph uses data compiled by a multidisciplinary team of experts to cover from its inception through to its regeneration and salvation in recent times.

Pre-Construct Archaeology • 9780992667269 • Hardback 340 pages • July 2016 • £30.00 • 223 illus.

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T HE D IVERSITY of HUNTER-GATHERER PASTS Edited by B ILL F INLAYSON & G RAEME W ARREN

Discussion of hunter-gatherers shows them to be varied and flexible, but modelling of contemporary hunter-gatherers has reduced them into essential categories, portraying them as static and without history. It is often said that the study of hunter-gatherers provides insight into past forms of social organisation and behaviour; unfortunately it often limits our understandings of these societies. Here, contributors explore past hunter-gather diversity over time and space to provide critical perspectives on general models of ‘hunter-gatherers’ and attempt to provide new perspectives on huntergatherer societies.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705885 • Paperback 192 pages • April 2017 • £36.00 • b/w illus.

WRITTEN IN STONE

Papers on the function, form, and provenancing of prehistoric stone objects in memory of Fiona Roe Edited by Ruth Shaffrey Investigates the function, form and dating of stone implements. Prehistoric Britain has generated an enormous number and wide variety of stone objects, but few books deal specifically with stone tools that are not flint. This book brings together papers from 22 of the UK’s archaeologists investigating the stone objects that were fundamental to the daily lives of prehistoric people. Four sections provide an introduction, and cover artefacts ranging from axeheads, maceheads and battle axes to querns, jewellery and loomweights. The use of material such as beach resources and chalk is also considered. The Highfield Press • 9780992633684 • Hardback 300 pages • April 2017 • £55.00 • 40 illus.

SOUTHAMPTON MONOGRAPHS IN ARCHAEOLOGY

SALT IN PREHISTORIC EUROPE By Anthony Harding Charts the history of research on archaeological salt and traces its production in Europe. This book charts the history of research on archaeological salt, tracing the story of its production in Europe from earliest times down to the Iron Age and presents new evidence from throughout Europe. New approaches to the archaeology of salt are considered, including a GIS analysis of the association between Bronze Age hoards and salt sources, and the possibility of a new narrative of salt production in prehistoric Europe is investigated, based on the role of salt in society, including issues of gender.

Sidestone Press • 9789088903847 • Hardback 162 pages • January 2017 • £115.00 • 12 b/w and 49 colour illus.

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This is the second volume in a series – The Making of the West Midlands – that explores the archaeology of the English West Midlands region from the Lower Palaeolithic onwards. In reviewing the evidence for later prehistory from the Middle Bronze Age to Late Iron Age, the papers presented here adopt a variety of approaches and encompass the wider landscape as reconstructed from environmental evidence.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704116 • Hardback 160 pages • January 2017 • £30.00 • b/w and colour illus.

PREHISTORY

The Later Prehistory of the West Midlands Edited by Derek Hurst

THE MAKING OF THE WEST MIDLANDS

ARTISANS VERSUS NOBILITY?

Multiple identities of elites and ‘commoners’ viewed through the lens of crafting from the Chalcolithic to the Iron Ages in Europe and the Mediterranean Edited by Ann Brysbaert and Alexis Gorgues This volume deals with questions of how artisans and other social groups, involved in productive processes and social practices, reacted to and interacted with the demands connected with elite identity formation. Innovations and the development of new technologies designed to satisfy the needs of ostentatious behaviour and achieving prestige are key issues of this volume. 9789088903960 • Paperback • £45.00 9789088903977 • Hardback • £135.00

Sidestone Press • 220 pages • February 2017

CORDED WARE COASTAL COMMUNITIES

Using ceramic analysis to reconstruct third millennium BC societies in the Netherlands By Sandra Mariët Beckerman The Corded Ware Culture (c. 2900–2300 BC) is found in a large area, from Russia to the Netherlands and from Scandinavia to Switzerland. Based on ceramic analyses it is argued in this study that the Corded Ware Culture represents an economic alliance, a dynamic totality as well as a network linking regional groups – each with a distinct economic base, material culture and ideology. Sidestone Press • 9789088903281 • Hardback 302 pages • January 2017 • £135.00 • 50 b/w and 15 colour illus.

LIFE AND DEATH IN THE MESOLITHIC OF SWEDEN

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LIFE AND DEATH IN THE MESOLITHIC OF SWEDEN

LIFE AND DEATH IN THE SWEDISH MESOLITHIC By Mats Larsson Over the last 20 years a vast number of new and important Swedish Mesolithic sites have been excavated and published variously as articles, books and site reports. There has been no study as yet that brings the loose ends together, and so the main task of this important new work is to provide an extensive overview of some of the main sites and results.

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LA HACHE DE SILEX DANS LE VAL DE SEINE Production et diffusion des haches au Néolithique Edited by François Giligny and Françoise Bostyn

This book presents the results of field research and experimental archaeology on Neolithic flint axe production sites and flint mines in the Seine valley (west from Paris) between 2000 and 2010. A comprehensive volume that covers not only the results of research and experimental archaeology, but places the site in a wider contextual framework.

Sidestone Press • 9789088903373 • Paperback 314 pages • August 2016 • £95.00 • 64 b/w and 154 colour illus.

TEXT IN FRENCH

ARCHÄOLOGISCHE DEMOGRAPHIE

Methoden, Daten und Bevölkerung der europäischen Bronze- und Eisenzeiten By Frank Nikulka Demographic factors have always been of great importance for human social organization and archaeological theory building. This book for the first time presents and analyses a wide range of data on population structure and development in the European Bronze and Iron Ages from the perspective of social archaeology.

9789088903939 • Paperback • £60.00 9789088903946 • Hardback • £180.00

Sidestone Press • November 2016 • 285 pages • 55 illus.

TEXT IN ENGLISH AND GERMAN

THE WALL PAINTINGS OF THE WEST HOUSE AT MYCENAE By Iphiyenia Tournavitou This volume presents a discussion of the wall painting from the West House at Mycenae, placing them into context within the building. They are then considered in a wider context, with their iconography and stylistic details explored in relation to other Aegean Bronze Age wall paintings. The fragments are fully and comprehensively catalogued and illustrated with drawings and photos.

INSTAP • 9781931534888 • Hardback 282 pages • December 2016 • £55.00 • b/w and col figures, tables, plates U N D E R S TA N D I N G REL ATIONS BET WEEN SCRIPTS THE AEGE AN WRITING SYSTEMS edited by philippa Steele

PREHISTORY MONOGRAPHS

UNDERSTANDING RELATIONS BETWEEN SCRIPTS The Aegean Writing Systems Edited by Philippa Steele

This volume examines the writing systems of the ancient Aegean and Cyprus in the second and first millennia BC. Nine papers aim to reach a better appreciation of relationships between writing systems through an interdisciplinary dialogue that takes account of both features of the writing systems and contextual factors affecting the way in which writing was passed on.

Oxbow Books • 9781785706448 • Paperback 176 pages • June 2017 • £36.00

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C O O K I N G V E S S E L S to CULTURAL PRACTICES in the Late Bronze Age Aegean

Edited by Julie Hruby and Debra Trusty Demonstrates that cooking wares have the potential to answer chronological, economic, political, and social questions.

PREHISTORY

FROM COOKING VESSELS TO CULTURAL PRACTICES IN THE LATE BRONZE AGE AEGEAN

Late Bronze Age Aegean cooking vessels illuminate prehistoric cultures, foodways, social interactions, and communication systems. While many scholars have focused on the utility of painted fineware vessels for chronological purposes, the contributors to this volume maintain that cooking wares have the potential to answer not only chronological but also economic, political, and social questions when analysed and contrasted with assemblages from different sites or chronological periods. In particular, contributors highlight socio-economic connections by examining the production methods, fabrics and forms of cooking vessels.

Edited by JULIE HRUBY and DEBRA TRUSTY

Oxbow Books • 9781785706325 • Paperback 216 pages • June 2017 • £38.00 • b/w and colour illus.

AKROTIRI, THERA

An Architecture of Affluence 3,500 Years Old By Clairy Palyvou English edition on the architecture of the uniquely preserved houses at the site of Akrotiri. This English edition on the architecture of Akrotiri provides an overall picture of the architecture of the settlement, including an outline of its town plan, a description of the individual houses, and a discussion of its relationship with Crete and its neighbours in the Eastern Mediterranean. The work is based on the author’s personal observations and experience from 15 years of work (1977-1992) at the site. This book is confined to the last phase of habitation and the uniquely preserved houses that are seen today.

PREHISTORY MONOGRAPHS

INSTAP • 9781931534871 • Paperback 244 pages • October 2016 • £34.00 • 4 tables, 257 b/w figures, 4 colour plates

THE GALATAS SURVEY

The Socio-Economic and Political Development of a Contested Territory in Central Crete during the Neolithic to Ottoman Period By L. Vance Watrous, D. Matthew Buell, Eleni Kokinou, Pantelis Soupios and Apostolos Sarris Explores results of American archaeological survey carried out around the area of Galatas in Central Crete. This volume explores the results of the American archaeological survey (2005–2007) carried out around the area of Galatas in Central Crete. It traces the socioeconomic and political development of the Galatas area, and the changing relations with other areas of Crete during the Neolithic-Ottoman periods. The changes in local socioeconomic and political conditions in the area are documented as Galatas came under the direct control of states both elsewhere in Crete and overseas.

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GREECE & THE HELLENISTIC WORLD

NEOLITHIC ALEPOTRYPA CAVE IN THE MANI, GREECE Edited by Anastasia Papathanasiou, William A. Parkinson, Daniel J. Pullen, Michael L. Galaty and Panagiotis Karkanas Brings one of the most important Neolithic sites in Europe to the attention of the archaeological community. As a sealed, single-component, archaeological site, the Neolithic settlement complex of Alepotrypa Cave is one of the richest sites in Greece and Europe in terms of number of artifacts, preservation of biological materials, volume of undisturbed deposits, and horizontal exposure of archaeological surfaces of past human activity. The goal of this edited volume is to offer a full scholarly interdisciplinary study and interpretation of the results of approximately 40 years of excavation and analysis in one book.

Oxbow Books • 9781785706486 • Hardback 488 pages • May 2017 • £70.00 • b/w and colour illus.

THE ANCIENT GREEK FARMSTEAD

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ANCIENT GREEK

By Maeve McHugh A focus for new research on farmsteads and their role in agriculture.

FARMSTEAD MAEVE McHUGH

Despite the difficult nature of scholarship surrounding farmsteads, this site type is repeatedly used to describe small sites in the countryside which have varying evidence of domestic, storage, and agricultural activity. The aim of this book is to engage with the archaeological and textual data for farmsteads dating to the Classical–Hellenistic period of mainland Greece, with the purpose of understanding how these sites fulfilled agricultural roles as centres for occupation, storage, and processing for those working the land.

Oxbow Books • 9781785706400 • Paperback 208 pages • June 2017 • £36.00

THE MONUMENTS OF THE EASTERN HILL

Samothrace: Excavations Conducted by the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University By Bonna D. Wescoat Examines the monuments on the eastern hill of the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace. In this volume, the key monuments that form the Theatral Complex are presented in their archaeological, architectural, and historical contexts. The potential significance of the Complex within the mystery cult is considered, both as the place that initially gave shape to the group of pilgrims undergoing initiation, and as the place where new initiates ultimately departed the Sanctuary. Actual-state and reconstruction drawings, photographs, and a catalogue of the small finds, accompany the text of this volume. American School of Classical Studies at Athens • 9780876618509 • Hardback 640 pages • January 2017 • £125.00 • 321 b/w figs, 108 plates, 27 tables

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Series: The Sanctuary on Keros and the Origins of Aegean Ritual By Peggy Sotirakopoulou with contributions from Colin Renfrew This volume treats in detail the pottery from the settlement on the islet of Dhaskalio, whose excavation is described in Volume I of the series. The importance of the material is twofold – both in the undisturbed stratigraphy which allows study of the continuity and chronology of the material, and the fact that it is almost in its entirely imported.

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research • 9781902937762 • Hardback 477 pages • September 2016 • £64.00

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 27TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF PAPYROLOGY, WARSAW 29.07—3.08 2013 Volume 1, 2 and 3

GREECE & THE HELLENISTIC WORLD

THE POTTERY FROM DHASKALIO

Edited by Tomasz Derda, Adam Lajtar, Jakub Urbanik, Andrzej Mironczuk and Grzegorz Ochala Proceedings of the 27th International Congress of Papyrology brings together diverse contributions on papyrology in three volumes. The first volume covers literary papyri texts and studies. The second volume covers subliterary papyri and documentary papyri, as well as scribal practices and linguistic matters. The third volume explores the study of papyri. Journal of Juristic Papyrology • 9788393842582 • Hardback 2100 pages • August 2016 • £150.00 • 50 illus.

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GODS AND MORTALS AT OLYMPUS Ancient Dion, City of Zeus Edited by Dimitrios Pandermalis

This collection of essays centres on the city of Dion. Located on the eastern slopes of Mount Olympus and atop the bubbling source of the ancient river Baphyras, the city and its natural environment were interpreted by the ancient Greeks as divine. Highlights the finds of the last fifty years of archaeological excavations.

Hellenic Museums Shop • 9780990614227 • Paperback 160 pages • March 2016 • £21.00 • 150 illus.

THE EARLY IRON AGE: THE CEMETERIES The Athenian Agora, volume XXXVI By John K. Papadopoulos and Evelyn Lord Smithson

This volume, the first of two dealing with the Early Iron Age deposits from the Athenian Agora, publishes all the tombs from the end of the Bronze Age through the transition from the Middle Geometric to Late Geometric period. Individual chapters offer a complete catalogue of the tombs and their contents, analysis of the human remains, and a full analysis of the burial customs and funerary rites.

American School of Classical Studies at Athens • 9780876612361 • Hardback 1088 pages • May 2017 • £95.00 • 637 b/w figs, 8 col plates, 1 col foldout, 34 tables

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ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY

ROMAN LONDON’S FIRST VOICES

Writing Tablets from the Bloomberg Excavations, 2010–14 By Roger Tomlin Presents research in Britain’s largest and most significant collection of Roman waxed writing tablets. This publication presents research into Britain’s largest, earliest and most significant collection of Roman waxed writing tablets. The collection, which boasts among its ranks the first hand-written document known from Britain, was discovered during archaeological excavations for Bloomberg between 2010 and 2014. Through these tablets, the formal, official, legal and business aspects of life in the first decades of Londinium are revealed, with appearances from slaves, freedmen, traders, soldiers and the judiciary. This volume considers multiple aspects of the tablets including their manufacture, analysis of the wax applied to their surfaces, their epigraphy and the content of over eighty legible texts.

MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) • 9781907586408 • Hardback 312 pages • May 2016 • £32.00 • 144 b/w and colour illus.

MONOGRAPH SERIES

SINEWS OF EMPIRE Edited by Eivind Seland and Hakon Terigon Examines cultural, economic and diplomatic relations between Rome and the empires of the eastern Mediterranean region.

SINEWS

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EMPIRE

A recent surge of interest in network approaches to the study of the ancient world has enabled scholars of the Roman Empire to move beyond traditional narratives of domination, resistance, integration and fragmentation. This relational turn not only offers tools to identify, map, visualize and, in some cases, even quantify interaction based on a variety of ancient source material, but also provides a terminology to deal with the everyday ties of power, trade, and ideology that operated within, below, and beyond the superstructure of imperial rule. Thirteen contributions employ a range of quantitative, qualitative and descriptive network approaches in order to provide new perspectives on trade, communication, administration, technology, religion and municipal life in the Roman Near East and adjacent regions.

Edited by EIVIND SELAND & HAKON TERIGON

Oxbow Books • 9781785705960 • Hardback 240 pages • April 2017 • £40.00 • b/w illus.

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Integrating geophysics and archaeology: the results of the Silchester mapping project 2005-10 By John Creighton and Robert Fry This volume draws together for the first time all the fieldwork known to have taken place at Silchester from the earliest located trenches in the 1720s up until the modern campaigns of Fulford. It also integrates this work with a new geophysical survey of 217ha to provide a new, overarching narrative for the town.

Roman Society Publications • 9780907764427 • Paperback 448 pages • July 2016 • £55.00 • 195 illus.

ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY

SILCHESTER: CHANGING VISIONS OF A ROMAN TOWN

BRITANNIA MONOGRAPH

NEW VISIONS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE OF ROMAN BRITAIN, VOLUME 1 The Rural Settlement of Roman Britain By Alexander Smith, Martyn Allen, Tom Brindle and Michael Fulford

In this volume, a new regional framework for the study of rural Roman Britain is proposed. Centre stage is the farmstead, rather than the villa, which has for so long dominated discourse in the study of Roman Britain; variations in farmstead type, building form and associated landscape context are all explored in order to breathe new life into our understanding of the Romano-British countryside. Roman Society Publications • 9780907764434 • Paperback 464 pages • November 2016 • £40.00 • 400 colour illus.

Romans & Barbarians Beyond the Frontiers ARCHAEOLOGy, IDEOLOGy & IDENTITIES IN THE NORTH

Edited by

Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez & Alexandra Guglielmi T R A CTHEMES IN ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGy 1 THEMES IN ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY

BRITANNIA MONOGRAPH

ROMANS AND BARBARIANS BEYOND THE FRONTIERS Archaeology, Ideology and Identities in the North Edited by Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez and Alexandra Gugliemi

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 north-western regions of Europe. The case studies presented here span across disciplines and territories, ranging from American anthropological studies on transcultural discourse and provincial organization in Gaul, to a British comparative exercise on frontier cultures.

Oxbow Books • 9781785706042 • Paperback 176 pages • March 2017 • £38.00 • b/w illus.

THEORETICAL ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY CONFERENCE, THEMES IN ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY

INSULARITY AND IDENTITY IN THE ROMAN MEDITERRANEAN Edited by Anna Kouremenos

Insularity & Identity in the Roman Mediterranean

Insularity has played a key role in shaping identities of populations inhabiting islands of the Mediterranean. As entities surrounded by water and usually possessing different landscapes and ecosystems from the mainland, islands allow for the potential to study both land and sea. The papers presented here deal with specific islands or island groups, allowing for an integrated view of Mediterranean insularity and identity.

Edited by Anna Kouremenos

with an Introduction by Nicholas Purcell

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A Roman bath house and estate centre east of Bedford By David Ingham, Jeremy Oetgen and Anna Slowikowski Excavations were conducted in the early 1970s at the site of an elaborate Roman farmstead at Newnham, Bedfordshire. The excavations recorded part of the core area of the farmstead and recovered significant assemblages of artefacts and animal bone. Post-excavation analysis and publication was not completed at the time; funding from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund, distributed by English Heritage, allow the results of fieldwork to be published. East Anglian Archaeology • 9780955654671 • Paperback 100 pages • May 2016 • £14.00

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EAA 159: THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MEDIEVAL POTTERY IN CAMBRIDGESHIRE By Paul Spoerry This synthetic and analytical study of medieval pottery focuses on the post-1974 County of Cambridgeshire, including the historic counties of Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely, Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough. The period under study stretches from the Middle Saxon to the end of the medieval period (c. AD 650 to AD 1500).

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East Anglian Archaeology • 9781907588082 • Paperback 200 pages • June 2016 • £30.00

RECHT HABEN UND RECHT BEKOMMEN IM IMPERIUM ROMANUM. DAS GERICHTSWESEN DER RÖMISCHEN KAISERZEITT UND SEINE DOKUMENTARISCHE EVIDENZ The Journal of Juristic Papyrology, Supplement 24 Edited by Rudolf Haensch

The large amount of epigraphical and papyrological documents published during the last century provides much more detailed and authentic information on the reality of the legal system than the Codices Theodosianus and Iustinianus. This volume presents an updated picture of the Roman and post-Roman administration of justice in light of this evidence. Journal of Juristic Papyrology • 9788393842537 • Hardback 790 pages • July 2016 • £70.00

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VILLA MAGNA: AN IMPERIAL ESTATE AND ITS LEGACIES

Excavations 2006-10 Edited by Elizabeth Fentress, Caroline Goodson, Marco Maiuro, Margaret Andrews and J. Andrew Dufton The site of Villamagna has enormous importance; but its imperial villa has been largely ignored until recently. This book documents the rich, varied life of the site, from imperial villa, to late antique successor, monastic complex, village, cemetery and medieval castrum. The buildings are described and the finds (including pottery, glass, bones and environmental data) discussed.

British School at Rome • 9780904152746 • Hardback 552 pages • December 2016 • £90.00 • b/w 295, colour 34

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highly anticipated fully revised & expanded new edition

Viking

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ANGLO-SAXON & VIKING

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Magic and Mind in Late Iron Age Scandinavia By Neil Price Examines the evidence for Old Norse sorcery, looking at its meaning and function, practice and practitioners. Oxbow Books • 9781842172605 • Hardback 336 pages • June 2017 • £30.00

Magic, sorcery and witchcraft are among the most common themes of the great medieval Icelandic sagas and poems, the problematic yet vital sources

that provide our primary textual evidence for the Viking Age. Yet, despite the consistency of this picture, surprisingly little archaeological or historical research has been done to explore what this may really have meant to the men and women of the time. This book examines the evidence for Old Norse sorcery, looking at its meaning and function, practice and practitioners, and the complicated constructions of gender and sexual identity with which these were underpinned. Combining strong elements of eroticism and aggression, sorcery appears as a fundamental domain of women’s power, linking them with the gods, the dead and the future. What emerges is a fundamentally new image of the Viking world, in which magic and its implications permeated every aspect of a society permanently geared for war. In this fully-revised and expanded second edition, Neil Price takes us with him on a tour through this undiscovered country. On the way we explore Viking notions of the mind and soul, the fluidity of the boundaries that they drew between humans and animals, and the immense variety of their spiritual beliefs. We find magic in the Vikings’ bedrooms and on their battlefields, and we meet the sorcerers themselves through their remarkable burials and the tools of their trade. Combining archaeology, history and literary scholarship with extensive studies of Germanic and circumpolar religion, this multi-award-winning book shows us the Vikings as we have never seen them before.

About the Author Neil Price is a distinguished archaeologist specializing in the study of Viking Age Scandinavia and the archaeology of Shamanism. He is currently a professor at Uppsala University, Sweden. He is also an advisor on the documentaries that accompany the acclaimed Amazon Prime series, Vikings.

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THE ANGLO-SAXON FENLAND SUSAN OOSTHUIZEN

THE ANGLO - SAXON

FENLAND

By Susan Oosthuizen New interdisciplinary history of the Anglo-Saxon fenland combining historical, ecological and archaeological data. Archaeologies and histories of the fens of eastern England continue to suggest that the early medieval fenland was dominated by the activities of north-west European colonists in a largely empty landscape. Using existing and new evidence and arguments, this new interdisciplinary history of the Anglo-Saxon fenland offers another interpretation. The fen islands and the silt fens show a degree of occupation unexpected a few decades ago. Dense Romano-British settlement appears to have been followed by consistent early medieval occupation on every island in the peat fens and across the silt fens, despite the impact of climatic change. The inhabitants of the region were organised within territorial groups in a complicated, almost certainly dynamic, hierarchy of subordinate and dominant polities, principalities and kingdoms.

Windgather Press • 9781911188087 • Paperback 160 pages • April 2017 • £29.95 • b/w and colour illus.

WARRIORS, WARLORDS AND SAINTS The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia By John Hunt

An exploration of the Mercians from the end of Roman rule to the Norman invasion. Anglo Saxon Mercia was a great power in its day, although many aspects of it have been shrouded in myth and mystery. Recent discoveries, such as the Staffordshire Hoard and the Lichfield Angel, have shone a fascinating light into the world of Mercia and the Mercians. In this volume, author John Hunt uses this evidence to paint a vivid picture of this political and cultural powerhouse which, at the height of its influence, ruled over much of England, and reached out across Europe into the Middle East. It shows the Mercians to have been a force capable of both great violence and great art, fostering the embryonic English Church and yet fighting bloody wars with the rival kingdoms of Wessex, Northumbria and East Anglia.

West Midlands History • 9781905036301 • Hardback 172 pages • September 2016 • £24.99

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Toller Lectures on Art, Archaeology and Text Edited by Charles Insley and Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Presents five major cross-disciplinary discourses on the transformation of Anglo-Saxon culture.

TRANSFORMATION IN ANGLO-SAXON CULTURE Toller Lectures on Art, Archaeology and Text Edited by Charles Insley and Gale R. Owen-Crocker

In this volume, literary text is used to interpret both history and art; ecclesiastical-historical circumstances explain the adaptation of usage of a literary text; wealth and religious learning, combined with old and foreign artistic motifs are blended into the making of new books with multiple functions; religio-socio-economic circumstances are the background to changes in burial ritual. The common element is transformation, the AngloSaxon ability to rework older material for new times and the necessary adaptation to new circumstances.

ANGLO-SAXON & VIKING

TRANSFORMATION IN ANGLO-SAXON CULTURE

Oxbow Books • 9781785704970 • Paperback 144 pages • January 2017 • £28.50 • b/w and colour illus.

A GAZETTEER OF ANGLO-SAXON & ANGLOSCANDINAVIAN SITES Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire By Guy Points

A comprehensive guide to Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian sites in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. This gazetteer aims to be a comprehensive guide to places (mostly churches and museums), with architectural features, stone sculpture, artefacts and material of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian interest in Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. With each entry star-rated to indicate the quality of what there is to see and how easy it is find, this gazetteer provides precise locations and descriptions, including measurements and descriptions of decoration where appropriate. Guy Points • 9780993033957 • Paperback 184 pages • January 2017 • £16.95 • 33 b/w illus. & 67 colour photographs

EXPANDED BOATS By Ole Crumlin-Pedersen and Hanus Jensen Presents the archaeological background of expanded log boats, and describes three reconstructions. During the summers from 2005 to 2007, the Viking Ship Museum reconstructed and built three boat-finds from the Iron Age and Viking Age. Common to all three boats is that they all have a thin, hollowed-out log boat as their basic component, which is then heated and softened over fire and then expanded out into a new hull form. In this book, archaeologist Ole Crumlin-Pedersen presents the archaeological background of expanded boats, while boatbuilder Hanus Jensen describes how the three reconstructions were built. Both authors communicate their knowledge and experience with such passion, that we as readers get entirely swept up in their enthusiasm for this part of the Nordic clinker-built boat’s history.

Viking Ship Museum • 9788785180742 • Paperback 128 pages • May 2017 • £30.00

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ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FURNITURE VOLUME I

SECOND EDITION

ANCIENT E GY P T I A N FURNITURE Volume I: 4000–1300 BC Geoffrey Killen

4000 – 1300 BC By Geoffrey Killen

This revised second edition examines the common forms of furniture used in ancient Egypt, so much of which has been preserved by the dry Egyptian climate and has long been admired for the quality of its design and construction. This first volume deals with furniture materials, tools, bedframes, stools, chairs, tables and vase stands.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704819 • Hardback 160 pages • January 2017 • £45.00 • b/w illus.

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FURNITURE

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FURNITURE VOLUME II

SECOND EDITION

ANCIENT E GY P T I A N FURNITURE Volume II: Boxes, Chests and Footstools

By Geoffrey Killen In this, the second volume of the revised edition, Dr Killen continues his survey of Egyptian furniture-making techniques with a study of boxes, chests and footstool. Their evolution is traced from the earliest times, from the simple boxes and chests of the Old Kingdom down to the sophisticated construction and decoration of later periods.

Geoffrey Killen

Oxbow Books • 9781785704857 • Hardback 168 pages • January 2017 • £45.00 • b/w illus.

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FURNITURE

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FURNITURE VOLUME III ANCIENT E GY P T I A N FURNITURE Volume III: Ramesside Furniture Geoffrey Killen

By Geoffrey Killen In this third volume Dr Killen investigates how woodworking in ancient Egypt developed in the 19th and 20th dynasties. It establishes the range of wooden furniture manufactured during this period by surveying examples depicted in Ramesside Theban and Memphite tombs. The author also provides a distribution list with illustrations of a number of replica pieces of woodwork.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704895 • Hardback 144 pages • January 2017 • £45.00 • b/w illus. SECOND EDITION

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN FURNITURE VOLUMES I-III

SECOND EDITION

A N CA I ENNC TA I ENNC T IENT E GY E PGY T I AE N PGY TIAP NTIAN F U R NFIU TU RR NFEIUT R UR N IET U R E Volume I: 4000–1300 Volume BC II: Boxes, Chests Volume and Footstools III: Ramesside Furniture Geoffrey Killen

Geoffrey Killen

Geoffrey Killen

By Geoffrey Killen Three volumes on the forms of furniture used in ancient Egypt. Volumes 1 and 2 are revised and updated editions on the history and development of common forms of furniture used throughout the Egyptian period and of boxes, chests and footstools respectively. Volume 3 is a new synthesis of furniture of the Ramesside Empire. Each volume includes a fully illustrated catalogue of known pieces from museums around the world.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704932 • Hardback: Complete set 472 pages • January 2017 • £125.00 • b/w illus.

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Australian Centre for Egyptology • 9780856688614 • Paperback 52 pages • November 2016 • £60.00

Current Research in Egyptology 2016 Proceedings of the Seventeenth Annual Symposium University of Oxford 2016

AUSTRALIAN CENTRE FOR EGYPTOLOGY REPORTS

CURRENT RESEARCH IN EGYPTOLOGY VOL XVII Edited by Julia Chyla, Karolina Rosińska-Balik and Joanna Dębowska-Ludwin The book results from the Current Research in Egyptology XVII conference, which was held at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland in May 2016. The works presented at the conference cover a wide range of topics, including archive interpretation, military architecture, literature, mythology, history, social relations, burial rites, music, oil production, archaeological terminology and objects studies.

EGYPTOLOGY & ANCIENT NEAR EAST

The tombs of Ipi and Bebi have never been completely recorded in drawing and photographs since their publication by in 1907. This examination comprises detailed coloured plates, complete line drawings, and translation and interpretation of all scenes and inscriptions in the tombs. The commentary additionally includes a report on the tombs’ architecture as well as a study of a large amount of pottery discovered.

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Volume II: Two Old Kingdom Tombs By Miral Lashien, Anna-Latifa Mourad and Ashraf Senussi

Edited by Christelle Alvarez, Arto Belekdanian, Ann-Katrin Gill, and Solène Klein

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BENI HASSAN

Edited by Julia Chyla, Karolina Rosińska-Balik and Joanna Dębowska-Ludwin

Oxbow Books • 9781785706004 • Paperback 350 pages • April 2017 • £39.99 • b/w illus.

CURRENT RESEARCH IN EGYPTOLOGY

JJP 44 (2016) JOURNAL OF JURISTIC PAPYROLOGY A collection of contributions on papyrology and epigraphy, devoted to the history of the Nile Valley in GraecoRoman and Byzantine periods. Featuring new documentary papyri from Deir el-Naqlun, health in Greek private letters of the Roman period, and unusual double documents from the late Ptolemaic Fayum.

Journal of Juristic Papyrology • 5550138772 • Hardback 210 pages • May 2016 • £60.00

LIFE & DEATH  i n a s i a m i n o r

JJP SUPPLEMENTS

LIFE AND DEATH IN ASIA MINOR IN HELLENISTIC, ROMAN AND BYZANTINE TIMES Studies in Archaeology and Bioarchaeology Edited by J. Rasmus Brandt, Erika Hagelberg, Gro Bjørnstad and Sven Ahrens

Edited by J Rasmus Brandt, Erika Hagelberg, Gro Bjornstad & Sven Ahrens

This volume combines contributions in both archaeology and bioarchaeology in Asia Minor in the period ca. 200 BC – AD 1300 for the first time. Topics are wide-ranging including death and territory, death and landscape perception, death and urban transformations from pagan to Christian topography, changing tomb typologies, funerary costs, family organization, funerary rights, and rituals and practices among pagans, Jews, and Christians.

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EGYPTIAN BIOARCHAEOLOGY

Humans, Animals, and the Environment Edited by Salima Ikram, Jessica Kaiser and Roxie Walker Leading international specialists from varied disciplines explore the bioarchaeology of Egypt. Although the bioarchaeology of Egypt has been documented in a desultory way for many decades, it is only recently that it has become an inherent part of excavations in Egypt. This volume consists of a series of essays that explore how ancient plant, animal, and human remains should be studied, and how, when they are integrated with texts, images, and artefacts, they can contribute to our understanding of the history, environment, and culture of ancient Egypt in a holistic manner.

Sidestone Press • 9789088903854 • Hardback 248 pages • January 2017 • £120.00 • 46 b/w and 45 colour illus.

FLORA TRADE BETWEEN EGYPT AND AFRICA IN ANTIQUITY Edited by Ilaria Incordino and Pearce Paul Creasman Examination of sources, acquisition and trade in fragrant exotic flora in ancient Egypt. This collection of papers focuses on one particularly important aspect of foreign trade: the importation of aromatic products. Contributors present the results of the latest researches into the origin and meaning of foreign aromatic products imported in Egypt from the south (Nubia, Punt, Arabia, Horn of Africa) from the beginning of the Dynastic period. Through archaeological research, epigraphic analysis and iconographic investigations new evidence is explored supporting the most likely hypothesis about the sources of these raw materials.

FLOR A TR A DE between Egypt and Africa in Antiquity • edited by Ilaria Incordino and Pearce Paul Creasman

Oxbow Books • 9781785706363 • Paperback 112 pages • May 2017 • £29.99 • b/w and colour illus.

ARSACIDS, ROMANS, AND LOCAL ELITES

Cross Cultural Interactions of the Parthian Empire Edited by Jason Schlude and Benjamin Reubin Examines relationships between the Parthian kingdom and its neighbours through documentary and material evidence.

A r s a c i d s, R o m a n s, a n d Local Elites Cross-Cultural Interactions of the Parthian Empire

For almost 500 years, the Arsacid kings of Parthia ruled over a vast multicultural empire, which encompassed much of central Asia and the Near East. The inhabitants of this empire included a complex patchwork of Hellenized Greek-speaking elites, Iranian nobility, and semi-nomadic Asian tribesman, all of whom had their own competing cultural and economic interests. This collection of new papers examines the cross-cultural interactions among the Arsacids, Romans, and local elites from a variety of scholarly perspectives.

Edited by Jason Schlude and Benjamin Rubin

Oxbow Books • 9781785705922 • Paperback 184 pages • April 2017 • £36.00 • b/w illus.

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JERUSALEM THRONE GAMES

The Battle of Bible Stories After the Death of David By Peter Feinman Re-examines documented evidence in a wider context to explore who wrote the Bible. The question of who wrote the bible is complex, yet has deep significance for religious studies. Jerusalem Throne Games puts forward a new assessment of the authorship of key sections of the Old Testament, and aims to understand the creation and meaning of those stories in their original political context.

Peter Feinman

Jerusalem

throne games t h e b at t l e of bi bl e s t or i e s a f t e r t h e d e at h o f d av i d

Feinman explores the political battle for power to succeed David expressed through selected stories from the Book of Genesis. Wielding a new weapon of war that was changing the course of human history - the alphabet prose narrative competing factions or priesthoods vying for power battled for the throne through storytelling. In this book six of those stories from Gen. 4-11 are analysed through the lens of the succession of Solomon and the collapse of his kingdom.

EGYPTOLOGY & ANCIENT NEAR EAST

Jerusalem t h r o n e g a m e s

Peter Feinman

Oxbow Books • 9781785706165 • Paperback 352 pages • May 2017 • £25.00 • b/w illus.

WITH ALEXANDER IN INDIA AND CENTRAL ASIA

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Claudia Antonetti & Paolo Biagi

Moving East and Back to West Edited by Claudia Antonetti and Paolo Biagi Examines evidence for the exploits of Alexander in the east and their aftermath. Alexander conquered most parts of the Western World, but there is a great deal of controversy over his invasion of India. In BC 327 Alexander came to India, only to be confronted by King Porus. According to Indian history he was stopped by Porus, but most of the world still believes that Alexander won the battle. Fearing the prospect of facing other large armies and exhausted by years of campaigning, Alexander’s army mutinied at the Hyphasis River, refusing to march farther east. Twelve papers in this volume examine aspects of Alexander’s Indian campaign, the relationship between him and his generals, the potential to use Indian sources, and evidence for the influence of policies of Alexander in neighbouring areas such as Iran and Russia.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705847 • Paperback 304 pages • April 2017 • £40.00 • b/w and colour illus.

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PAINTED POTS – PAINTING PEOPLE

Late Neolithic Ceramics in Ancient Mesopotamia Edited by Walter Cruell, Inna Mateiciucová and Olivier Nieuwenhuyse

Walter Cruells Inna Mateiciucová Olivier Nieuwenhuyse

Presents new insights into ceramics in the Neolithic of the Near East.

PAINTING POTS

PAINTING PEOPLE

The 19 papers presented here bring together specialists discussing Neolithic ceramics from the Near East in the broadest sense, with a general focus on decorated pottery traditions. What raw materials and ceramic technologies did Late Neolithic peoples employ? How did they paint their designs? How may we analyse decorated ceramics to explore social networks and identities? What did these decorated pottery traditions mean socially?

Oxbow Books • 9781785704390 • Hardback 272 pages • February 2017 • £45.00 • b/w and colour illus.

RESISTANCE AT THE EDGE OF EMPIRES

The Archaeology and History of the Bannu Basin (Pakistan) from 1000BC to AD1200 By C.A. Petrie and P. Magee First synthesis of the archaeology in the Bannu region in Pakistan from 1000BC to AD 1200. This volume, the third in its series, presents the first synthesis of the archaeology of the historic periods in the Bannu region, spanning the period when the first large scale empires expanded to the borders of South Asia up until the arrival of Islam in the. The Bannu region provides specific insight into early imperialism in South Asia, as it was able to maintain a distinctive regional identity in the face of recurring imperial expansion and integration.

BANNU ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT

Oxbow Books • 9781785703034 • Hardback 416 pages • March 2017 • £50.00 • b/w illus.

PETRA GREAT TEMPLE VOLUME 3 petra great temple

Brown University Excavations 1993-2008, Architecture and Material Culture By Martha Sharp Joukowsky petra great temple volume iii

Focuses on aspects of Nabataean material culture, construction design and history, and economy.

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This third volume devoted to the Great Temple, builds on the previous two volumes of excavation reports to examine many facets of Nabataean material culture. It exposes a cross-section of the material culture, from water-supply systems and architectural designs to studies of artefacts (sculpture, ceramics, numismatics, metal and bone) and subsistence patterns. The volume is supported by an online database designed to assemble special research materials that could not be published here in print which provides the tools for research. Oxbow Books • 9781785706127 • Hardback 622 pages • December 2016 • £60.00 • b/w illus.

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CADDO LANDSCAPES IN THE EAST TEXAS FORESTS

Caddo Landscapes in the East Texas Forests

By Timothy Perttula Discusses the Caddo archaeological landscape in the East Texas Pineywoods and Post Oak Savannah.

Timothy K. Perttula

In this major, highly illustrated, new study Tim Perttula explores the cultural and social landscape of the Caddo Indian peoples (hayaanuh) for about 1000 years between c. 900 and 1900 AD. Caddo Landscapes explores the ancestral Caddo constructed landscape, providing detailed information on earthen mounds, specialized non-mound structures, domestic settlements and their key facilities as well as associated gardens and fields, and places where salt, clay, lithic raw materials, and other materials were obtained and the social ties that linked communities in numerous ways. Timothy K. Perttula

Oxbow Books • 9781785705762 • Paperback 264 pages • May 2017 • £38.00 • b/w and colour illus.

AMERICAN LANDSCAPES

EXTRACTING STONE

AMERICAN HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY

CADDO LANDSCAPES IN THE EAST TEXAS FORESTS

AMERICAN LANDSCAPES

AMERICAN LANDSCAPES EXTRACTING STONE

The Archaeology of Quarry Landscapes Edited by Anne S. Dowd and Mary Beth D. Trubbitt

Extracting Stone The Archaeology of Quarry Landscapes

Brings a landscape approach to the analysis of three major quarry sites.

Anne S. Dowd, Edited by Mary Beth D. Trubbitt

This volume provides an in-depth account of how flintknappers obtained and used stone, based on archaeological, geological, landscape, and anthropological data. Featuring case studies from three key regions in North America, this book gives readers a comprehensive view of quarrying activities ranging from extracting the raw material to creating finished stone tools. The volume explores how sites functioned in a broad landscape context, what cultures were responsible for innovative or intensive quarry resource extraction, as well as how land use changed over time. AMERICAN

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Anne S. Dowd, Edited by Mary Beth D. Trubbitt

Oxbow Books • 9781785706240 • Paperback 240 pages • June 2017 • £38.00 • b/w and colour illus.

AMERICAN LANDSCAPES

TRANSFORMING THE LANDSCAPE

AMERICAN LANDSCAPES TRANSFORMING THE LANDSCAPE

Transforming the Landscape Rock Art and the Mississippian Cosmos

Rock Art and the Mississippian Cosmos Edited by Carol Diaz-Granados, Jan Simek, George Sabo and Mark Wagner New synthesis focusing on the widespread use of cosmograms in Mississippian rock art imagery.

Edited by Carol Diaz-Granados, Jan Simek, George Sabo and Mark Wagner

This beautifully illustrated volume examines American Indian rock art across an expansive region of eastern North America during the Mississippian Period (post AD 900). A selection of landscape cosmograms from various parts of North America and Europe taken from the ethnographic records are examined and an overview of American Indian cosmographic landscapes provided to illustrate their centrality to indigenous religious traditions. Authors discuss what a cosmogram-based approach can teach us about people, places, and past environments and what more conventional approaches overlook.

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WORLD HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY

GREAT DESERT EXPLORERS By Andrew Goudie Brings the Great Desert Explorers into the limelight, with short, illustrated biographies of around 60 desert explorers. Desert exploration, like climbing Everest or polar expeditions, is not for the faint-hearted, and many of the vivid tales within this fascinating biographical history end in tragedy. This volume finally brings these Great Desert Explorers into the limelight, with short, illustrated biographies of around 60 of the most interesting, intrepid and important explorers of the world’s greatest deserts. The many original quotations, illustrations and maps make this a colourful, lively and informative read. Silphium Press • 9781900971454 • Paperback 352 pages • December 2016 • £39.95

TYING THE THREADS OF EURASIA

Trans-regional Routes and Material Flows in Transcaucasia, Eastern Anatolia and Western Central Asia, c.3000-1500BC By Toby C. Wilkinson Provides new insights into changing socio-economic relations within and beyond eastern Anatolia and Central Asia. The famous ‘Silk Roads’ have long evoked a romantic picture of travel through colourful civilizations that connected the western and eastern poles of Eurasia, facilitating the exchange of exotic luxury goods, peoples, pathogens and ideas. But how far back can we trace such interaction? This volume applies advanced GIS modelling and critical social archaeology to carefully selected material remains from early connections in order to understand and explain macro-scale processes of interaction in the wider ancient Near East between 3000 and 1500BC. Sidestone Press • 9789088903878 • Hardback 408 pages • January 2017 • £195.00 • c.200 colour illus.

THE EMERGENCE OF POTTERY IN WEST ASIA

The Emergence of Pottery in West Asia

Edited by Akira Tsuneki Olivier Nieuwenhuyse Stuart Campbell

Edited by Akiri Tsuneki, Olivier Nieuwenhuyse and Stuart Campbell Explores the evidence for the origins and the development of pottery production in West Asia. Porcelain production in West Asia played an important role as the root of many leading-edge technologies, such as metallurgy and glass-working, which signified the beginning of genuine pyrotechnology. Through the combined analysis of many archaeological site assemblages and collections, the papers brought together in this volume explore the evidence for the origins and the development of pottery production against the wider technological background of the period.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705267 • Hardback 196 pages • February 2017 • £70.00 • b/w and colour illus.

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Ritual objects in Bali By Francine Brinkgreve A lamak is a long narrow ritual hanging that is an essential requirement at almost all rituals in Bali, ephemeral by nature. This study examines the use and function of the lamak in ritual, the motifs that decorate them, the materials and techniques to make them, regional and individual styles, and processes of change and commercialization.

9789088903908 • Paperback • £65.00 9789088903915 • Hardback • £195.00

Sidestone Press • November 2016 • 300 pages • c. 200 illus.

OP BEZOEK BIJ DE GROOT-MOGOL

Twee hofreizen van de VOC naar de Groot-Mogol in India, 1662 en 1711-1713 By Hans Van Santen

WORLD HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY

LAMAK

In this study two court journeys of ambassadors from the Dutch East India Company (VOC) to the Indian royal court, fifty years apart, are analysed and compared. In half a century India had changed quite dramatically, and so had the VOC. This volume explores how these VOC ambassadors, humbles merchants by origin, behaved at court.

9789088903779 • Paperback • £40.00 9789088903885 • Hardback • £120.00

Sidestone Press • 152 pages • October 2016 • 27 colour illus. TEXT IN DUTCH

LES MOSQUÉES IBADITES DU DJEBEL NAFŪSA

Architecture, histoire et religions du nort-ouest de la Libye (VIIe-XIIIe siècle) By Virginie Prevost The mosques of the Djebel Nafūsa, little known and under threat, personify the continuity of traditions and faith of the Ibadites, who have retained their grip over the centuries on this rugged landscape, despite their many trials and tribulations. This book examines twenty or so mosques, bringing to light their architectural features and linking them to medieval Ibadite texts. Society for Libyan Studies • 9781900971416 • Paperback 228 pages • June 2016 • £30.00

SOCIETY FOR LIBYAN STUDIES MONOGRAPH TEXT IN FRENCH

LATE NEOLITHIC AND EARLY CHALCOLITHIC GLYPHS AND STAMP SEALS IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM By Simon Denham Stamp seals were used in a similar way to modern signet rings: a negative object used to impress a design into another material, often clay. Whereas previous studies have assessed stamp seals as purely administrative objects, this new publication argues that they should be interpreted in their own, Neolithic, context by discussing the role of stamp seals in prehistoric society.

British Museum Press • 9780861592081 • Paperback 176 pages • April 2017 • £40.00 • 200 illus.

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Rethinking the Bronze Age and the Arrival of Indo-European in Atlantic Europe Edited by John T. Koch and Barry Cunliffe Reconsiders the spread of Indo-European languages from an archaeological perspective. Until recently the idea that Atlantic Europe was a wholly pre-Indo-European world throughout the Bronze Age 20 mm remained plausible. Rapidly expanding evidence for the Overlap later prehistory and the pre-Roman languages of the Area West increasingly exclude that possibility. It is therefore time to refocus on a narrowing list of ‘suspects’ as possible archaeological proxies for the arrival of this great language family and emergence of its Celtic branch. This reconsideration inevitably throws penetrating new light on the formation of later prehistoric Atlantic Europe and the implications of new evidence for inter-regional connections.

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COLONISATION, MIGRATION, AND MARGINAL AREAS

Proceedings of the 9th ICAZ Conference, Durham 2002

A Zooarchaeological Approach By Sebastián Munoz, Stephen Wickler and Mariana Mondini

Colonisation, Migration and Marginal Areas A zooarchaeological approach

Colonisation, Migration and Marginal Areas

Utilises a zoological approach to study the nature and extent of human migration and colonisation

Edited by Mariana Mondini, Sebastián Muñoz and Stephen Wickler

Edited by Mariana Mondini, Sebastián Muñoz and Stephen Wickler

Human migration tends to involve more than the odd suitcase or two – we often carry other organisms on our travels, some deliberately transported, others by accident. This volume of 12 papers offers a zooarchaeological approach to questions surrounding the nature and extent of human colonisation and migration, and the adaptation of humans to new and sometimes extreme or challenging environments. The volume is divided into two parts: Part 1 takes up the theme of Human and Animal Migration and Colonisation: contributors consider the relationship between human movements and the movements of animals and animal products. Part 2 focuses on the topic of Behavioural Variability in the So-Called Marginal Areas: contributors offer various interpretations of the concept of ‘marginality’.

Oxbow Books

Oxbow Books • 9781785705151 • Paperback 128 pages • November 2016 • £30.00

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REGIONAL SCHOOLS IN HELLENISTIC SCULPTURE

By Ruth Charles and William Davies

By Olga Palagia

Dorothy Garrod opened many doors; not only was she the first female professor at Cambridge University, but she illuminated some of prehistoric archaeology’s most central issues. Her first and highly successful excavation revealed fragments of Neanderthal fossils in Gibraltar. This volume reviews modern research on this site, included are papers concerned with her life, background and published work.

A collection of essays describing recent research and new discoveries of Hellenistic sculpture, based on a selection of papers presented at an international conference at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens in 1996.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705199 • Paperback 282 pages • November 2016 • £36.00

BURIAL IN LATER ANGLO-SAXON ENGLAND, C.650-1100 AD By Jo Buckberry and Annia Cherryson This edited volume is the first that brings together papers by leading researchers in the field of burials of the early Anglo-Saxon period. The theme of the book is differential treatment in death, which is examined at the site-specific, settlement, regional and national level.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705458 • Paperback 350 pages • December 2016 • £45.00

TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY AND CULTURE IN ANCIENT GREECE AND THE NEAR EAST By Jim Roy and Edited by Colin Adams and Andre G. Roy Looks beyond the focus of existing works on ancient travel and its documentation, to examine its social and cultural implications. All of the papers presented here show that ancient travel was considerably more widespread than is often assumed.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705496 • Paperback 156 pages • December 2016 • £30.00

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STUDIES IN FUNERARY ARCHAEOLOGY

LEICESTER NOTTINGHAM STUDIES IN ANCIENT SOCIETY

THE OASIS PAPERS 2

SIDE-BY-SIDE SURVEY

By Marcia F. Wiseman

By Susan Alcock and John Cherry

Proceedings of the Second International Conference of the Dakhleh Oasis Project This volume of fourteen papers covers the environment, archaeology and conservation of the Dakhleh Oasis, as presented at the Second International Conference of this long-running project (held in Toronto, 1997).

Oxbow Books • 9781785705601 • Paperback 172 pages • December 2016 • £38.00 DAKHLEH OASIS PROJECT MONOGRAPH

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DOROTHY GARROD AND THE PROGRESS OF THE PALAEOLITHIC

Comparative Regional Studies in the Mediterranean World Prominent archaeologists return to the question of comparability. They discuss potential benefits of working in a comparative format, with evidence from many Mediterranean survey projects, and consider practical problems that present roadblocks to achieving that objective.

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NEANDERTHALS IN WALES

Edited by Edward M. Anson and Victor Alonso Troncoso

Edited by Rick Peterson, Elizabeth A. Walker and Stephen Aldhouse-Green

The Time of the Diadochi (323-281 BC) This is a major publication devoted to the turbulent period following the death of Alexander the Great, and the period of his successors. It contains eighteen papers reflecting current research and covering a broad range of themes.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705120 • Paperback 240 pages • December 2016 • £30.00

SNAILS

Archaeology and Landscape Change By Paul Davies The remains of snails in ancient soils and sediments are one of the most important biological indicators of past landscapes. This volume provides a comprehensive, up to date reference text on the use of snails as indicators of past environments in archaeology.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705144 • Paperback 208 pages • December 2016 • £40.00

BIOSPHERE TO LITHOSPHERE

New studies in vertebrate taphonomy By Terry O’Connor Taphonomic studies are a major methodological advance, the effects of which have been felt throughout archaeology. This volume is indicative of recent developments in taphonomic studies, and touches on the hugely diverse research areas which are being explored.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704604 • Paperback 160 pages • October 2016 • £36.00 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH ICAZ CONFERENCE

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Pontnewydd and the Elwy Valley Caves

Documents the results of 20 years of field research and explores the results of excavations at Pontnewydd cave in north-east Wales. It describes the traces of occupation left around 225,000 years ago by people who were ancestors of the Neanderthals.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705137 • Paperback 360 pages • December 2016 • £48.00

ARCHAEOMALACOLOGY Molluscs in former environments of human behaviour By D. Bar-Yosef

Molluscs are the most common invertebrate remains found at archaeological sites, but archaeomalacology (the study of molluscs in archaeological contexts) is a relatively new archaeological discipline. The papers in this volume hope to redress this balance.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704598 • Paperback 192 pages • October 2016 • £36.00 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH ICAZ CONFERENCE

BOATS, SHIPS AND SHIPYARDS

Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, Venice 2000 By Carlo Beltrame This huge volume gathers together papers presenting new research on the archaeology and history of ancient ships and shipbuilding traditions.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704611 • Paperback 376 pages • October 2016 • £48.00

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Essays in honour of Rosemary Cramp By Helena Hamerow and Arthur MacGregor

Rosemary Cramp’s influence on the archaeology of early Medieval Britain is nowhere more apparent than in these essays in her honour by her former students. Topics range from monastic sites to politics of monumental sculpture and monumentality.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704659 • Paperback 192 pages • October 2016 • £32.00

RECONSTRUCTING PAST POPULATION TRENDS IN MEDITERRANEAN EUROPE (3000BCAD1800) By John Bintliff and Kostas Sbonias Population trends and demographics in general are discussed through a variety of case studies based in Mediterranean Europe. The range of archaeological techniques and methods of analysis includes regional field surveys, artefact scatter analysis, palaeoanthropology, historical and documentary sources, and studies of cemeteries. Oxbow Books • 9781785704703 • Paperback 280 pages • October 2016 • £45.00 ARCHAEOLOGY OF MEDIEVAL LANDSCAPES

THE IMPACT OF THE EDWARDIAN CASTLES IN WALES Edited by Diane Williams and John R. Kenyon Includes papers which call into question the role of Master James of St George as the architect of the King’s new castles; the role of Richard the Engineer, the nature of royal accommodation, and a detailed look at how households worked.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704697 • Paperback 240 pages • October 2016 • £38.00

ARCHAEOLOGY AND MEMORY Edited by Dusan Boric This volume seeks to examine the diversity of mnemonic systems and their significance in different past contexts, as well as the epistemological and ontological importance of archaeological practice and narratives in constituting the human historical condition.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704581 • Paperback 216 pages • October 2016 • £36.00

MONASTIC ARCHAEOLOGY

BEHAVIOUR BEHIND BONES

Edited by Graham Keevill, Mick Aston and Teresa Hall

Edited by Sharyn Jones O’Day, Wim Van Neer and Anton Ervynck

The papers in this volume, partly based on a conference held in Oxford in 1994, are written by some of today’s foremost scholars and reflect the diversity of research into monasteries and its progression since the late 19th century.

35 papers present a series of case studies from around the world. They stretch beyond the standard zooarchaeological topics of economy and ecology, and consider how zooarchaeological research can contribute to our understanding of human behaviour and social systems.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705670 • Paperback 208 pages • November 2016 • £34.00 • b/w illus.

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IMAGE AND POWER IN THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF EARLY MEDIEVAL BRITAIN

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THE MACEDONIANS IN ATHENS, 322229 B.C.

Proceedings of an International Conference held at the University of Athens, May 24-26, 2001 By Stephen V. Tracy and Olga Palagia The papers in this volume focus on various aspects of Athenian art, archaeology and history in the century of Macedonian domination.

Oxbow Books • 9781785705298 • Paperback 272 pages • November 2016 • £40.00

ENVIRONMENTAL RECONSTRUCTION IN MEDITERRANEAN LANDSCAPE ARCHAEOLOGY By Philippe Leveau, Kevin Walsh and Frederic Trement

The nineteen essays collected here present wideranging approaches to environmental reconstruction across Mediterranean Europe with case studies from a wide range of regions.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704000 • Paperback 225 pages • August 2016 • £40.00

THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF MEDITERRANEAN LANDSCAPES

By John Morrison An important study of the new types of warships which evolved in the navies of the Mediterranean in the 4th and 3rd centuries BC, and their use by Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans in the naval battles in the second and first centuries BC.

Oxbow Books • 9781785704017 • Paperback 420 pages • August 2016 • £40.00 OXBOW MONOGRAPHS

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The Second Century BC, Polybius and the Camps at Numantia, Spain By Mike Dobson

Reassesses Schulten’s work on the Iberian city of Numantia in Spain. Radically different alternative reconstructions making use of recent fieldwork are presented for several of the sites. A discussion of dating evidence leads to alternative dates being offered for some of the camps.

Oxbow Books • 9781785703980 • Paperback 436 pages • August 2016 • £40.00

DOGS AND PEOPLE IN SOCIAL, WORKING, ECONOMIC OR SYMBOLIC INTERACTION

VIKINGS AND THE DANELAW

By L. Snyder

A selection of papers focusing on the northern, central, and eastern regions of Anglo-Saxon England colonised by invading Danish armies in the late 9th century, known as the Danelaw. This volume contributes to many of the unresolved scholarly debates surrounding the concept.

As worker or companion, the dog has enjoyed a unique relationship with its human master, and the depth and variety of the papers in this fascinating collection is a testament to the interest that this symbiotic arrangement holds for many working in archaeology today.

Oxbow Books • 9781785703997 • Paperback 160 pages • August 2016 • £38.00 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 9TH ICAZ CONFERENCE

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GREEK AND ROMAN OARED WARSHIPS 399-30BC

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Edited by James Graham-Campbell, Richard Hall, Judith Jesch and David N Parsons

Oxbow Books • 9781785704444 • Paperback 386 pages • September 2016 • £38.00

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In this major new account, John Schofield examines t h e c a t h e d ra l f ro m a n archaeological perspective, reviewing its history from the early 18th to the early 21st century, as illustrated by recent archaeological recording, documentary research and engineering assessment. Oxbow Books • 9781785702754 • Hardback 209 pages • September 2016 • £65.00 b/w and colour illus.

THE TOMB OF PHARAOH’S CHANCELLOR SENNEFERI AT THEBES (TT99) Edited by Nigel Strudwick This book begins with an account of the life of Senneferi, and goes on to detail the excavations of his tomb. Detailed analysis of what at first appear unpromising finds reveals new insights into burial practices at the height of the 18th dynasty. Oxbow Books • 9781785703317 • Hardback 432 pages • September 2016 • £70.00 b/w and colour illus.

PREHISTORY WITHOUT BORDERS The Prehistoric Archaeology of the Tyne-Forth Region Edited by Rachel Crellin, Chris Fowler and Richard Tipping This volume focuses on the region between the Rivers Forth and Tyne, divided by a modern political border, and asks whether this has ever formed a coherent region in prehistory.

Oxbow Books • 9781785701993 • Hardback 260 pages • July 2016 • £45.00

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MUCKING: ROMANO-BRITISH SETTLEMENT AND CEMETERIES AT MUCKING Excavations by Margaret and Tom Jones, 19651978 Long-awaited detailed s y n t h e s i s o f ex t e n s i ve Romano-British settlement and farming landscape with associated major cemeteries and late Roman/AngloSaxon occupation, excavated as part of the UK’s largest ever excavation programme. Companion to Lives in Land. Oxbow Books • 9781785702686 • Hardback 456 pages • September 2016 • £40.00 b/w and colour illus.

CELTIC FROM THE WEST 3 Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages – questions of shared language

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ST PAUL’S CATHEDRAL Archaeology and History By John Schofield

The third volume in the influential Celtic from the West series questions the accepted status quo on the development and spread of Celtic languages across late Iron Age Europe, exploring from the perspectives of archaeology, genetics and linguistics. Oxbow Books • 9781785702273 • Hardback 480 pages • August 2016 • £45.00 CELTIC STUDIES PUBLICATIONS

USE AND REUSE OF STONE CIRCLES Fieldwork at five Scottish monuments and its implications Edited by Richard Bradley and Courtney Nimura This major new assessment p re s e n t t h e re s u l t s o f fieldwork undertaken at stone circles, and brings together these results to put forward a chronology for the construction and primary use of stone circles, particularly the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age examples. Oxbow Books • 9781785702433 • Paperback 240 pages • July 2016 • £39.95 b/w and colour illus.

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ART IN ENGLAND The Saxons to the Tudors: 600–1600 By Sara N. James Grounded in history and using the chronology of the reign of monarchs as a structure, this volume is contextual and comprehensive, revealing u n o b s e r ve d t h re a d s o f co n t i n u i t y, p a t te r n s o f intention and unique qualities that run through English art of the medieval millennium. Oxbow Books • 9781785702235 • Hardback 448 pages • August 2016 • £60.00

Explores the varied forms, functions and significances of fortified settlements in the 8th to 10th centuries AD. Strongly informed by recent fieldwork and excavations, this important collection provides fully up-to-date reviews and analyses.

Oxbow Books • 9781785702358 • Hardback 352 pages • July 2016 • £50.00

CARTIMANDUA’S CAPITAL? The late Iron Age royal Site at Stanwick, North Yorkshire, Fieldwork and Analysis 1981-2011 Edited by Colin Haselgrove

COD AND HERRING The Archaeology and History of Medieval Sea Fishing Edited by James Barrett and David Orton

The late Iron Age earthwork complex at Stanwick, North Yorks, is the largest prehistoric site in northern England. This volume reports not only on the excavations of the 1980s, but also synthesises other work in the environs of the site.

Quests for cod, herring and other sea fish had profound impacts on medieval Europe. This interdisciplinary book combines history, archaeology and zooarchaeology to discover the chronology, causes and consequences of these fisheries.

Council for British Archaeology • 9781902771984 Hardback • 512 pages • June 2016 • £40.00

SEGEDUNUM Excavations by Charles Daniels in the Roman Fort at Wallsend (1975-1984) By Alexandra Croom and Alan Rushworth Comprehensive reports on the structural remains (Vol. 1) and finds (Vol. 2) from excavations at the Roman fort of Segedunum in Wallsend between 1975 and 1984. Provides a thorough exploration of the most fully investigated Roman fort in Britain. Oxbow Books • 9781785700262 • Hardback 816 pages • July 2016 • £55.00 b/w and colour illus.

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FORTIFIED SETTLEMENTS Defended Communities of the 8th-10th Centuries Edited by Neil Christie and Hajnalka Herold

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Oxbow Books • 9781785702396 • Paperback 282 pages • June 2016 • £48.00 b/w and colour illus.

MING CHINA Courts and Contacts 1400-1450 Edited by Craig Clunas, Jessica Harrison-Hall and Luk Yu-ping Where previous scholarship m a y h a ve f o c u s e d o n specific aspects the period or dealt with a range of issues covering the whole of the Ming dynasty, this volume presents the first detailed examination of the crucial years from the Yongle to the Zhengtong era. British Museum Press • 9780861592050 • Paperback 272 pages • September 2016 • £30.00 c.50 b/w and c.250 colour illus.

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Major new multi-disciplinary exploration of the relationship between waste and human societies in terms of value, social differentiation, and space. Explores the perception of waste and the varying practices associated with it.

Oxbow Books • 9781785703270 • Paperback 182 pages • December 2016 • £36.00 b/w illus.

CARE IN THE PAST Archaeological and Interdisciplinary Perspectives Edited by Lindsay Powell, William Southwell-Wright and Rebecca Gowland These 12 papers examine the topic of care in past societies and specifically how we might recognise the provision of care in archaeological contexts and open up a new interdisciplinary conversation.

Oxbow Books • 9781785703355 • Paperback 208 pages • December 2016• £38.00 b/w illus.

UNDERGROUND ARCHAEOLOGY Studies on Human Bones and Artefacts from Ireland’s Caves Edited by Marion Dowd

SAGAHOLM North European Bronze Age rock art and burial ritual By Joachim Goldhahn

This book brings together a series of ground-breaking studies on human bones and artefacts recovered from Irish caves. The contributions presented here shine a light on the use and perception of caves from the Early Mesolithic through to postmedieval times.

This major new study by one of Europe’s leading prehistorians presents and discusses a series of rock art engravings from a Bronze Age barrow in Ljungarum parish, Jönköping Län, situated in the central part of southern Sweden.

Oxbow Books • 9781785703515 • Hardback 232 pages • December 2016 • £48.00 b/w and colour illus.

SOCIAL CHANGE IN AEGEAN PREHISTORY Edited by Corien Wiersma and Sofia Voutsaki Brings together papers on social change, focusing on the Early Helladic III to Late Helladic I period in southern Greece. It considers how mainland societies recovered from a ‘crisis’ and eventually developed into the competitive social formations of the early Mycenaean period. Oxbow Books • 9781785702198 • Paperback 192 pages • December 2016 • £36.00

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ARCHAEOLOGIES OF WASTE Encounters with the Unwanted Edited by Daniel Sosna and Lenka Brunclíková

Oxbow Books • 9781785702648 • paperback 192 pages • October 2016 • £36.00 b/w and colour illus.

GODS AND GARMENTS Textiles in Greek Sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st Centuries BC By Cecilie Brøns B y m e rg i n g t h e s t u d y of Greek religion and the study of textiles, this volume illustrates how textiles are central materialisations of Greek cult, with a capacity to accentuate and epitomize aspects of identity, spirituality and position in the religious system. Oxbow Books • 9781785703553 • Hardback 384 pages • December 2016 • £40.00 b/w and colour illus. ANCIENT TEXTILES SERIES

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Draws on large-scale fieldwork from across Europe, methodological advances and conceptual innovations to explore new insights from analysis of the Roman dead, concerning both the rituals which saw them to their tombs and the communities who buried them.

Focusing on amulets, brooches, socks, hobnails, figurines, needles, and other “mundane” artefacts, these 12 papers use small finds to reconstruct social lives and practices in the Roman Northwest provinces.

Oxbow Books • 9781785702563 • Paperback 200 pages • September 2016 • £38.00 b/w and colour illus.

Oxbow Books • 9781785703232 • Paperback 272 pages • January 2017 • £38.00 • b/w illus. STUDIES IN FUNERARY ARCHAEOLOGY

DYNAMICS OF PRODUCTION IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST Edited by Juan Carlos Moreno Garcia

AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY IN SOUTHEASTERN ROMAN BRITAIN Edited by David Bird he ancient counties surrounding the Weald in the SE corner of England have a strongly marked character of their own that has survived remarkably well in the face of ever-increasing population pressure. The area is, however, comparatively neglected in discussion of Roman Britain, where it is often subsumed into a generalised treatment of the ‘civilian’ part of Britannia that is based largely on other parts of the country. This book aims to redress the balance.

The focus is particularly on Kent, Surrey and Sussex account is taken of information from neighbouring counties, particularly when the difficult subsoils affect the availability of evidence. An overview of the environment and a consideration of themes relevant to the South-East as a whole accompany 14 papers covering the topics of rural settlement in each county, crops, querns and millstones, animal exploitation, salt production, leatherworking, the working of bone and similar materials, the production of iron and iron objects, non-ferrous metalworking, pottery production and the supply of tile to Roman London. Agriculture and Industry provides an up-to-date assessment of our knowledge of the southern hinterland of Roman London and an area that was particularly open to influences from the Continent.

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Oxbow Books • 9781785702839 • Paperback 368 pages • October 2016 • £45.00 • b/w illus.

ANCIENT HISTORIOGRAPHY ON WAR AND EMPIRE Edited by Timothy Howe, Sabine Müller and Richard Stoneman This volume shows the ways in which the literary genre of writing history developed to guide empires through wars. Taking key events from the Achaemenid Persian, Athenian, Macedonian and Roman ‘empires’, it analyses the way events and accounts of those events interact. Oxbow Books • 9781785702990 • Hardback 304 pages • November 2016 • £48.00 b/w and colour illus.

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in South-Eastern Roman Britain

Edited by David Bird

DAVID BIRD is a former Surrey County Archaeologist with a wide-ranging knowledge of the archaeology of Surrey and SE England and a particular interest in the Roman period, whose published work includes consideration of the countryside around Roman London, the ‘invasion’ of AD 43 and Roman gold-mining.

AGRICULTURE AGRICULTURE & INDUSTRY in South-Eastern Roman Britain

Analyses the economic transformations Twhich affected the old powers of the Late Bronze Age, their adaptation to a new economic environment, and the impact of these changes from small communities in the Egyptian Western Desert to populous urban areas in Mesopotamia.

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SMALL FINDS AND ANCIENT SOCIAL PRACTICES IN THE NORTHWEST PROVINCES OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE Edited by Stefanie Hoss and Alissa Whitmore

DEATH AS A PROCESS The Archaeology of the Roman Funeral Edited by J. Pearce and J. Weekes

14 papers cover topics of agriculture and industry in the often-neglected counties surrounding the Weald in the south-east corner of England, providing an up-to-date assessment of the southern hinterland of Roman London.

E d i t e d by D av i d B i r d

Oxbow Books • 9781785703195 • Paperback 368 pages • November 2016 • £40.00 b/w and colour illus.

TEXTILE PRODUCTION IN CLASSICAL ATHENS By Stella Spantidaki Provides the first synthesis of the available evidence from textual, iconographic and archaeological sources on textile production in 5th and 4th century BC Athens, employing an interdisciplinary perspective that sets the frame for future research in the field. Oxbow Books • 9781785702525 • Hardback 256 pages • September 2016 • £38.00 b/w and colour illus. ANCIENT TEXTILES SERIES

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