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In September 2022 Oxbow's bookshop and distribution business merged with Pen & Sword Books, a family run independent publisher of history books. As Casemate UK, this new distribution business will continue to bring you the best books in the field of archaeology and related disciplines from our partner publishers. The Oxbow Books publishing imprint remains as a separate entity, still sold and distributed exclusively by us. Browse the archaeology subjects below, or visit our Ancient History and Medieval History books landing pages in the menus above.

Northwold Manor Reborn Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9798888571347
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 400 color and B/W illustrations
Description:
Northwold Manor is a multi-period listed building (grade II*), about which almost nothing was known. Uninhabited since 1955, it had fallen into a state of extreme dereliction, and was beyond economic repair when the author purchased the property in 2014. He and his wife, Diane Gibbs, embarked on a major restoration that ran for nine years.
The Archaeology of Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station, Somerset. Excavations in 2012-16 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781999822248
Pub Date: 14 Jun 2024
Series: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 277
Description:
Early Neolithic occupation (from about 3600 BC) was represented by small groups of pits which were partly contemporary with a well-known round barrow – a protected monument called Wick Barrow or Pixies’ Mound – lying just outside the development site. Later prehistoric remains included Bronze Age burnt mounds, boundary ditches, a Late Bronze Age enclosure, and an Early Iron Age midden. There was more widespread Late Iron Age and Roman settlement, including a seasonally occupied linear settlement with evidence of salt-making.
The Archaeology of Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station, Somerset. Excavations in 2012-16 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781999822255
Pub Date: 13 Jun 2024
Series: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 160
Description:
The cemetery was excavated in its entirety and contained the remains of around 300 individuals. Its form is shown to have many characteristics in common with other cemeteries of this period in the western British Isles, including the extended, supine posture of the deceased in simple earth-cut graves largely aligned in a west/east orientation. There were a limited number and range of grave accompaniments.
Community, Technology and Tradition Cover Community, Technology and Tradition Cover
Format: 
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789464270914
Pub Date: 04 Jun 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 23fc / 34bw
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789464270907
Pub Date: 23 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 23fc / 34bw
Description:
In the second millennium BC, mining for copper ore on the Great Orme, Wales, created one of Europe’s largest surviving prehistoric copper mines. The ore from the mine was smelted into metal that was cast and worked into the rich variety of copper and bronze objects synonymous with the Bronze Age in Britain and Europe.This book presents an original synthesis and reinterpretation of the complex prehistoric archaeology of the Great Orme mine.
Unearthing the A14 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9781907586552
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Description:
The archaeological excavations in advance of A14 Road Improvement Scheme in Cambridgeshire are among the biggest and most complex ever undertaken in the UK, revealing important archaeology of prehistoric, Roman, early medieval and medieval date.The fifty finds in this book have been chosen for the stories they tell us. These artefacts are often the only evidence for many of the thousands of people who lived here before us.
EAA 182: The Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries at RAF Lakenheath, Eriswell, Suffolk Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 1100
ISBN: 9780956874788
Pub Date: 08 May 2024
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 700
Description:
In 1979, a pipe trench at the military airbase RAF Lakenheath in the historic parish of Eriswell, Suffolk, revealed the presence of possible inhumation graves of the Early Anglo-Saxon period not far from the group of 33 burials excavated in the 1950s and published as the cemetery of Little Eriswell. Extensive redevelopment starting in the late 1990s led to the excavation of what appears to be a remarkable group of three discrete but contemporary burial grounds in close proximity, here labelled the West, Central and East sites — the latter including the Little Eriswell graves. While it is not certain that the Central and East burial grounds are fully separate, these two areas do differ markedly in layout and focus and in aspects of grave furnishing.
Archéologie en musée et identités nationales en Europe (1848-1914) Cover Archéologie en musée et identités nationales en Europe (1848-1914) Cover
Format: 
Pages: 502
ISBN: 9789464262643
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Rencontres du MAN
Illustrations: 140fc / 103bw
Pages: 502
ISBN: 9789464262636
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Rencontres du MAN
Illustrations: 140fc / 103bw
Description:
Des spécialistes de l’ensemble de l’Europe décrivent les enjeux politiques et scientifiques auxquelles a présidé la fondation des musées d’archéologie entre 1848 et 1914. Au travers de personnalités éminentes, le livre restitue un tour d’horizon européen des institutions muséales abritant les vestiges issus du sol. Au-delà d’une histoire de l’institution, il s’agit de montrer comment une pensée politique et des conceptions historiques se sont retrouvées reflétées dans les musées, en retraçant aussi bien une histoire scientifique que toute une société savante et l’esprit d’une époque.
Hayonim Cave Cover Hayonim Cave Cover
Format: 
Pages: 306
ISBN: 9789464261868
Pub Date: 30 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.
Urban Design Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9789464262339
Pub Date: 11 Apr 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Illustrations: 36fc / 2bw
Description:
As central places of human interaction, cities influence the reality of our lives like no other phenomenon. They are in a highly complex, reciprocal relationship with changing environmental, social, political, economic and religious constellations. Accordingly, the demands placed on cities and the ideas associated with them are often subject to highly dynamic change.
Silchester Insula IX Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 566
ISBN: 9780907764519
Pub Date: 10 Apr 2024
Series: Britannia Monographs
Illustrations: 260 figs (colour)
Description:
Silchester (Calleva) experienced major disruption in the late first century A.D. as the Iron Age oppidum was transformed into the Roman city responsible for the administration of the civitas of the Atrebates.
Jewelry and adornment of Libya Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 180
ISBN: 9789492940278
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2024
Imprint: Blikvelduitgevers Publishers
Illustrations: Full colour illustrations
Description:
Hala Ghellali was eighteen years old when her father first took her to the market to buy her first silver bracelets. They visited traditional jewelers in the madina al-qadima, the old walled city of Tripoli. This single event in 1975, ignited her lifelong passion for traditional jewelry and costume items and she has been collecting objects and stories ever since.
Bold and Lucky Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9781922669612
Pub Date: 27 Mar 2024
Imprint: Australian Scholarly Publishing
Description:
A prequel to his ‘World’s end’: British military outposts in the ‘ring fence’ around Australia 1824–1849, this book by prize-winning historian and keen sailor Alan Powell celebrates the small ships of Australia’s colonial navy. Brigs, cutters, schooners and sloops were pressed into service in a rag-tag assembly of ‘seagoing maids of all work’, cramped and overloaded with provisions, building materials, livestock and even convicts. The crews of these ‘doughty little craft’ sailed with courage and often blind faith in their ultimate survival as they toiled through some of the world’s most treacherous seas to deliver life-preserving supplies to the military outposts that ringed Australia in the early nineteenth century.
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.
Excavations at Tlachtga, Hill of Ward, Co. Meath, Ireland Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9798888570449
Pub Date: 06 Mar 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour & B/W images
Description:
Initial remote sensing survey at Tlachtga, Co. Meath in 2011–12 highlighted the presence of multiple, partially overlapping phases of enclosure at the site. Three subsequent seasons of excavation provided critical interpretive evidence, with over 15,000 fragments of animal bone, human remains, charred plant material, evidence of metalworking, and a hoard of Anglo-Saxon silver coins dating to the late 10th century AD.
The A120 Bypass and Flood Alleviation Scheme Little Hadham, Hertfordshire Archaeological Investigations 2019–2020 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781999822231
Pub Date: 28 Feb 2024
Series: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 157 Black and white and colour line drawings and photographs
Description:
A few scatters of Mesolithic and Neolithic flint were found across the development area. Slightly more extensive evidence for Neolithic occupation was represented by a small number of pits from which flint-tempered Neolithic pottery, worked flint, charred plant remains and animal bone were recovered. During the later Bronze Age and Iron Age the first permanent settlements were established.