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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.

Delight in Diversity Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9780861591183
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1996
Series: British Museum Press Occasional Paper
Illustrations: 8 plates
Description:
A transcription of a day-long seminar held at the British Museum in 1995 to discuss aspects of display at the museum. Invited guests examined specific displays and were joined by many of the staff and other curators. A stimulating discussion ensued which makes fascinating reading for all involved with heritage management.
Guernsey Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 129
ISBN: 9780947816445
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1996
Illustrations: num figs
Description:
This volume is largely composed of a report of excavations in St. Peter Port in 1980-83, which revealed a later Iron Age settlement with a smithy and stone covered graves. Not only Iron Age material was discovered, Bronze Age pottery also appeared, as well as later finds from Medieval and Roman times.
Viking-Age Ships and Shipbuilding in Hedeby Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9788785180308
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1996
Series: Ships & Boats of the North
Illustrations: 328 illus
Description:
Ships and shipbuilding were important elements of Viking culture and a precondition for trade, warfare and conquest. The important excavations at the Viking towns of Hedeby and Schleswig-Holstein revealed a rich body of finds of wrecks and parts of ships. This is a report on this material and also examines the role of the towns as ports and the role of trading in their development.
On the Track of a Prehistoric Economy Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9788772884394
Pub Date: 31 Jan 1996
Illustrations: b/w illlus
Description:
Basing this study of South Scandinavia's Maglemosian economy on a selection of the faunal assemblages of the period, this book uses spatial analysis and multivariate correspondence analysis to draw together theories on human movements of the time.
EAA 73: The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Spong Hill, Part 7 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9780905594163
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1995
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with illus, 4 fiche and site-plan
Description:
Sparse Iron Age occupation was followed by extensive rural occupation, building up over three phases in the Roman period to a large 2nd-4th AD farmstead. In the late 4th century AD this was abandoned for no archaeologically discernible reason to lay the ground for the famous Anglo-Saxon cemetery. Ecofactual evidence for crop-processing (including flax) and artefactual evidence for many craft activities are presented.
EAA 75: North Shoebury Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781852811303
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1995
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 25 pl 122figs, fiche
Description:
The North Shoebury Project was mounted in response to the accumulating evidence for settlement in the Southend Peninsula during virtually all periods from the prehistoric to the present day, especially widespread and possibly continuous from the Neolithic. The site itself lay on a brickearth covered gravel terrace, whose calcareous nature resulted in the preservation of bone and shell. This excavation report includes discussion of the evidence for occupation in each period, and a gazetteer of antiquities of the region.
Excavations at Tawilan in Southern Jordan Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780197270073
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1995
Illustrations: with halftones and line-drawings
Description:
This is the first report to be published on the Biblical kingdom of Eden, the Iron Age site of Tawilan. Particular attention is paid to the cuneiform tablet and gold jewellery hoard, the first to be discovered in Jordan. The stratigraphy, ceramics and other finds are also comprehensively analysed by Piotr Bienkowski and other specialists, and an overview of the development and nature of the site is provided.

Some Challenges in Contemporary Archaeology

Format: Paperback
Pages: 12
ISBN: 9780946897988
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1995
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
Archaeology is a diverse discipline, it operates through a number of institutional arrangements, each of which has a particular agenda and set of agreed working practices. Diversity might be regarded as a strength, reflecting the dynamism with which archaeological concerns have become a widely used currency in our modern world. But if we accept that diversity exists in a single discipline we might also wonder what defines the common ground; what is it that, at the end of the day, continues to make us all archaeologists?
EAA 68: Excavations at Fishergate, Norwich 1985 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9780905594132
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1994
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 37 figs, 7 plates, 32 tables & microfiche.
Description:
^Aby Brian S. Ayers ^DReport on excavations undertaken off Norwich's Fishergate to the north of the River Wensum, the first to reach Saxon deposits in this important southern end of the city. The site produced the largest single assemblage of Ipswich-type ware from Norwich, imported pottery of Middle Saxon and Saxo-Norman date, a range of 8th-century finds, as well as quantities of later Saxon and Saxo-Norman material.
EAA 70: The Fenland Project No.9 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9780951954416
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1994
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with text-figs & illus.
Description:
^Aby Martyn Waller ^DVolume Number 9 from the Fenland Project details the results from the palaeoenvironmental programme completed between 1983 and 1989. It contains the database and reconstructions of past environmental conditions derived from the study of the recent (Flandrian) deposits of Fenland, and helps place the archaeological sites discovered by the field survey within their contemporary landscape. The first part of the book discusses previous studies and methodology, interpretative models and data synthesis, pollen analysis and radiocarbon dating, whilst the second contains details of the stratigraphic information collected from over 40 sites in the Fenland.
Museum Archaeology in Europe Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780946897735
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1994
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: with figs & illus.
Description:
The sixteen papers in this volume demonstrate the active role of European museums and museum staff in archaeology, with examples from all over Europe showing active participation in excavations, conservation, and museum display. Based on a conference held at the British Museum in 1992, contributors include: I Longworth (Museums and archaeology) ; J Warren (The European Community and heritage protection) ; J Verwers (Archaeology and the National Museum of Antiquities, The Netherlands) ; J Baart (Archaeology in Dutch town-museums) ; G Krause (Museum rescue-archaeology in Duisburg, the Lower Rhineland) ; H Lidén (Archaeology and the Museum of National Antiquities, Stockholm) ; I Billberg (Excavations in the medieval centre of Malmö) ; J-Y Marin (L'acquisition des objets archéologiques par les musées en France) ; B Dunning (A new archaeological museum at Neuchâtel, Switzerland) ; W Brzezínski (Museum archaeology in Poland) ; L Pekarskaya (Archaeology in the Kiev History Museum) ; B Kirigin (Archaeological museums in Croatia) ; A Saville (Artefact research in the National Museums of Scotland) ; M Biddle (Curatorship and the archaeological explosion) .
EAA 57: Excavations at Redgate Hill, Hunstanton, Norfolk; and at Tattersall Thorpe, Lincoln Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780905594101
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 25 plates, 64 figs, 65 tables and microfiche.
Description:
^Aby R. Bradley, P. Chowne.
EAA 60: Caister-on-Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780905594071
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 36 plates, 174 figs, 69 tables & microfiche.
Description:
The Roman defended site at Caister, hitherto viewed as a small town, can now be seen as an early coastal fort probably contemporary with Reculver and Brancaster, both of which appear in the Notitia Dignitatum as forts of the Saxon shore. The Caister fort is of earlier Roman type, with a defensive wall backed up by an earthen rampart. Finds indicate occupation by cavalry from the early 3rd century to later 4th century, although specifically late military equipment is absent.
EAA 62: Excavations in Thetford by B. K. Davison between 1964 and 1970 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 235
ISBN: 9780905594088
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 36 plates, 176 figs & microfiche.
Description:
^Aby Carolyn Dallas ^DReport on the excavations of Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Thetford carried out between 1964 and 1970, including Brandon Road (1964-66) and the Kilnyard (1966), with reports on the finds, zoological and botanical evidence, documentary evidence, and a general discussion. Important discoveries included six related Late Saxon pottery kilns and the complete plan of a pre-Conquest timber church which was replaced in stone.
EAA 63: Illington Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9780905594095
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 15 plates, 59 figs, 15 tables and microfiche.
Description:
^Aby A. Davison, B. Green and W.
EAA 65: Settlements on Hill-tops Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 67
ISBN: 9780860552147
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: with 8 plates, 43 figs and 3 tables.
Description:
Report on excavations and discussion of artefacts and zoological evidence from seven prehistoric sites in Suffolk: an Iron Age enclosure at Barnham; two first millennium BC settlements at Barnham; three prehistoric hill-top settlements in south-east Suffolk; an Early Iron Age hill-top site at Framlingham.