Archaeology  /  Archaeological Method & Theory
Forsaken Relics Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9798888571149
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Ancient Societies (MAtAS)
Illustrations: 100 B/W illustrations
Description:
Forsaken Relics examines the intricate mechanisms of ritualistic appropriation of ruined and/or abandoned assets and artifacts. It explores how this process occurs in situations where there is legislation to regulate the appropriation of ownerless property, as well as in cases where such rules are either absent or contested, leading to disputes and conflicts.Every society has developed its unique ways of managing the re-appropriation of ‘ownerless things’, such as places and houses abandoned after conflicts, crises, or natural disasters, forsaken cemeteries, tombs, and forgotten goods.
The Bronze Age Collective Graves of Qarn al-Harf, Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781789257953
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
The end of the 3rd millennium was a time of significant transformation in south-east Arabia (the United Arab Emirates and northern Oman). The cultural homogeneity of the preceding Early Bronze Age, Umm an-Nar period (c. 2700–2000 BC) came to an end and gave way to the Middle Bronze Age, Wadi Suq period (2000–1600 BC).
Pilgrims in Place, Pilgrims in Motion Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9788771845433
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
Pilgrims in Place, Pilgrims in Motion: Sacred Travel in the Ancient Mediterranean brings together exciting interdisciplinary scholarship on the connected poles of pilgrimage: the sanctuaries being visited, and the journeys to get there. Contributions investigate different concepts of place, community, social tensions and expectations of pilgrim behaviour; long-term meanings of place as embodied in memory and topography; mobility, migration and place-making; connectivity and its relationship to pilgrimage. Individual chapters discuss shrines, sanctuaries and sacred places as well as journeys and mobility across Greek, Roman and late antique contexts, framed as part of a key debate within the study of pilgrimage, the central tension between place and motion.
Hayonim Cave Cover Hayonim Cave Cover
Format: 
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9789464261868
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 82fc / 51bw
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9789464261851
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 82fc / 51bw
Description:
The research presented in this book results from an international interdisciplinary research program in Hayonim cave (Israel) from 1992 to 2000, directed by Prof O. Bar-Yosef (Harvard University) and L. Meignen (CNRS, France), and focusing on a long archaeological sequence dated to circa 300-140 000 years ago.
The Beaker People Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 616
ISBN: 9798888571545
Pub Date: 10 Mar 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Prehistoric Society Research Papers
Illustrations: b/w and color
Description:
The Beaker People: isotopes, mobility and diet in prehistoric Britain presents the results of a major project that sought to address a century-old question about the people who were buried with Beakers a – the distinctive pottery of Continental origin that was current, predominantly in equally distinctive burials, in Britain from around 2450 BC. Who were these people? Were they immigrants and how far did they move around?
Excavations Along Hadrian’s Wall 2019–2021 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781789259445
Pub Date: 06 Mar 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
The Hadrian’s Wall Community Archaeology Project (WallCAP) conducted a series of fieldwork projects along the Hadrian’s Wall corridor between 2019 and 2021. The work focused on sites that were poorly understood or under particular threat and aimed to improve understanding of them so they could be better managed in future. At several sites excavation was followed by conservation and consolidation work.
Revealing Christian Heritage Cover Revealing Christian Heritage Cover
Format: 
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9789464262384
Pub Date: 27 Feb 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 10fc / 12bw
Pages: 106
ISBN: 9789464262377
Pub Date: 27 Feb 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 10fc / 12bw
Description:
This volume collects different case studies of rediscovery of Christian antiquities between 1860-1930 in Spain, in order to stimulate reflections about the impact of these rediscoveries on our culture in a period of great political transition.By turning the light on lesser-known stories on a national horizon, this book gives a strong contribution to the history of Christian archaeology. All articles deal with many topics of the field (museology, cultural heritage protection law, history of religion, field archaeology), and therefore offer a strong interdisciplinary cut.
Storage in Ancient Egypt and Nubia Cover

Storage in Ancient Egypt and Nubia

Format: 
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9789464262247
Pub Date: 10 Feb 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 66fc / 14bw
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9789464262230
Pub Date: 10 Feb 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 66fc / 14bw
Description:
In 2020 and 2021 the Research Group on Storage in Ancient Egypt and Sudan organised two online workshops focusing on earthen storage buildings in ancient Egypt and Nubia. Following these two meetings, the nine contributions of this volume present often unpublished case studies (from the IVth millennium BCE to the Greco-Roman Period), as well as issues and perspectives of current research. They are authored by archaeologists working in Egypt, Sudan and Western Africa as well as architects specialised in earthen architecture.
A pencil will do, thank you’ Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9789080774407
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2024
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Illustrations: Full colour images
Description:
Martin Hense has been travelling to North Africa and West Asia to excavate and draw for more than 25 years. This book presents his reconstructions and archaeological drawings from various excavations with full colour illustrations. Reconstructing ancient ruins, with detailed knowledge of ancient architecture and building technology, he has become an expert over the years.
Fields, Sherds and Scholars. Recording and Interpreting Survey Ceramics Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789464262100
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Publications of the Netherlands Institute at Athens
Illustrations: 73fc / 12 bw
Description:
This book is a significant contribution to the field of survey pottery studies, which is not frequently theorised, and could also serve as a guide and provide inspiration to archaeologists designing their own survey projects and methodologies. Landscape archaeology has heavily relied on pedestrian survey as a field method for more than half a century. In most field projects, archaeological ceramics constitute the lion’s share among the finds and the amount of collected sherds is overwhelming.
Archaeology of Bronze Age Mongolia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781736690284
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2023
Imprint: International Polar Institute
Description:
In the 1930s the famous Smithsonian archaeologist Henry B. Collins discovered 2000 year old Eskimo cultures by excavating ancient sites in the Bering Sea region. Since then, archaeologists have pieced together a detailed history of how Eskimos spread east along the arctic coasts of Alaska, Canada, and Greenland to become the region’s Inuit peoples of today.
Epistemology, Economics, and Ethics Cover Epistemology, Economics, and Ethics Cover
Format: 
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9789464270822
Pub Date: 29 Dec 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9789464270815
Pub Date: 29 Dec 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Description:
This book is intended to be a groundwork of how to theorise prehistory and archaeology and how to make connectivities between the past and the present. It is divided into four parts. The first part is epistemological.
In the Darkest of Days Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781789258592
Pub Date: 15 Dec 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
This book collects recent works on the subjects of sacrificial offerings, ritualised violence and the relative values thereof in the contexts of Scandinavian prehistory from the Neolithic to the Viking era. It provides a detailed re-appraisal of key aspects of prehistoric bog bodies using the latest forensic and material culture analytical techniques to examine questions of sacrifice, execution and ritual behaviour.The volume re-opens investigations into notions of value relating to diverse evidence and suggested evidence for human sacrifice and related ritualised violence.
Digital Archaeology Cover Digital Archaeology Cover
Format: 
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9789464262285
Pub Date: 23 Nov 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia
Illustrations: 21fc / 4bw
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9789464262278
Pub Date: 23 Nov 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia
Illustrations: 21fc / 4bw
Description:
Archaeology has gone digital for some time now! Topics such as GIS databases, 3D models, drone photography, meta- and para-data, semantic mapping, text mining, simulation, and social network analysis have become commonplace in archaeological discourse and practice. Digital and technological advancements seemingly offer limitless promises for data recording, analysis and dissemination.
Economic Circularity in the Roman and Early Medieval Worlds Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781789259964
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
Economic circularity is the ability of a society to reduce waste by recycling, reusing, and repairing raw materials and finished products. This concept has gained momentum in academia, in part due to contemporary environmental concerns. Although the blurry conceptual boundaries of this term are open to a wide array of interpretations, the scholarly community generally perceives circular economy as a convenient umbrella definition that encompasses a vast array of regenerative and preservative processes.
Exploring Writing Systems and Practices in the Bronze Age Aegean Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781789259018
Pub Date: 10 Oct 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Contexts of and Relations Between Early Writing Systems
Illustrations: B/W
Description:
Writing does not begin and end with the encoding of an idea into a group of symbols. It is practised by people who have learnt its principles and acquired the tools and skills for doing it, in a particular context that affects what they do and how they do it. Nor are these practices static, as those involved exploit opportunities to adapt old features and develop new ones.