Archaeology Hero Image
Archaeology

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.

On the Track of a Prehistoric Economy Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9788772884394
Pub Date: 31 Jan 1996
Imprint: Aarhus University Press
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
Imprint: East Anglian Archaeology
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
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. The large collection of Roman pottery is the first from an excavation in Central Norfolk to receive detailed analysis and indicates fineware flows mostly from the Nene valley. This report fills the gap between Spong Hill 6 (prehistoric occupation) and the cemetery reports, most of which are still available.
EAA 75: North Shoebury Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 196
ISBN: 9781852811303
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1995
Imprint: East Anglian Archaeology
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
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
Imprint: Council for British Research in the Levant
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
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?' The second Oxbow Lecture' presents the text of a lecture delivered in 1995 at the Institute of Field Archaeologist's annual Archaeology in Britain Conference , and explores the current state and priorities of British archaeology.
EAA 68: Excavations at Fishergate, Norwich 1985 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9780905594132
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1994
Imprint: East Anglian Archaeology
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
^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. The report examines the excavation sequence; the artefacts; the environmental evidence, detailing knowledge of the river and its environs; the documentary evidence, drawing on material from the Enrolled Deeds and other sources, outlining the development of the area; post-medieval industrial buildings on the site.
EAA 70: The Fenland Project No.9 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 353
ISBN: 9780951954416
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1994
Imprint: East Anglian Archaeology
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
^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
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
Imprint: East Anglian Archaeology
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
^Aby R. Bradley, P. Chowne. R. Cleal, F. Healy and I. Kinnes ^DCurrent research in the prehistory of the East Anglian Fens, centred on the Fenland Project, attaches new significance to complementary work on the upland surrounding the basin. This volume brings together the very different results of two area excavations, at Tattershall Thorpe in Lincolnshire on the north-western edge of the Fens, and at Hunstanton in Norfolk, on the north-eastern edge. Both sites are the cumulative result of intermittent activity spread over hundreds of years, and both provide examples of apparently structured Later Neolithic pit deposits. Hunstanton fills out an already extensive picture of clearance, enclosure and land division in prehistory; and the largest structure uncovered there, a so far unparalleled trapezoid enclosure, is a reminder that whole classes of monument may yet remain unrecognised, even in relatively well-explored regions such as East Anglia.
EAA 60: Caister-on-Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9780905594071
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Imprint: East Anglian Archaeology
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
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. The site was unoccupied until the Middle Saxon period, when outside the walls an extensive cemetery developed which was in use from the 8th to 11th centuries. Several burials containing rows of clench nails indicate that parts of boats were used as coffin lids or biers. Further burials were recorded within the fort itself, and both cemeteries exhibit Christian characteristics. It is likely that they were associated with a church, perhaps a minster. Was Caister, rather than Burgh Castle, Fursa's monastery of Cnobheresburg?
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
Imprint: East Anglian Archaeology
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
^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
Imprint: East Anglian Archaeology
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
^Aby A. Davison, B. Green and W. Milligan ^DPart of the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Illington was excavated by Group Captain Knocker in 1949. 200 cremation urns and 3 inhumations were mapped and lifted, and the remains of about two hundred other vessels were also recovered. Many of the decorated urns belong to the Illington/Lackford workshop, and the finds assemblage as a whole suggests that the cemetery was in use during the 6th and 7th centuries. The cremated human bones were the subject of a pioneering study by the late Calvin Wells. Alan Davison's parish survey did not locate any Early Saxon domestic sites, and it is thought that the original Saxon holding may have been larger than the medieval parish.
EAA 65: Settlements on Hill-tops Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 67
ISBN: 9780860552147
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1993
Imprint: East Anglian Archaeology
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
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.
San Vincenzo al Volturno 1 Cover
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780904152241
Pub Date: 01 Dec 1993
Imprint: British School at Rome
Series: Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome
This is the first of a number of volumes describing the 1980-86 excavations at the early medieval Benedictine abbey of San Vincenzo al Volturno in central Italy. This volume gives a general introduction to this important project, a description of the archaeological remains, and then detailed accounts of the excavation of the Carolingian Crypt Church, the `South Church', the Refectory, the Garden Court and the Entrance Hall. Also included is a reappraisal of the cycle of paintings in the crypt in the light of the excavations.
Respiratory Control Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9780813117881
Pub Date: 04 Dec 1992
Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Understanding of the respiratory control system has been greatly improved by technological and methodological advances. This volume integrates results from many perspectives, brings together diverse approaches to the investigations, and represents important additions to the field of neural control of breathing. Topics include membrane properties of respiratory neurons, in vitro studies of respiratory control, chemical neuroanatomy, central integration of respiratory afferents, modulation of respiratory pattern by peripheral afferents, respiratory chemoreception, development of respiratory control, behavioral control of breathing, and human ventilatory control. Forty-seven experts in the field report research and discuss novel issues facing future investigations in this collection of papers from an international conference of nearly two hundred leading scientists held in October 1990. This research is of vital importance to respiratory physiologists and those in neurosciences and neurobiology who work with integrative sensory and motor systems and is pertinent to both basic and clinical investigations. Respiratory Control is destined to be widely cited because of the strength of the contributors and the dearth of similar works.

EAA 52: The Fenland Project No.4

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780905594040
Pub Date: 31 Dec 1991
Imprint: East Anglian Archaeology
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
The second Norfolk volume covers a substantial tract of peat fen defined by three rivers, and incorporates the only island of any size in the Norfolk Fens. The rapid shrinkage of peat on the upland edge has revealed a densely-occupied zone that was settled from the Mesolithic through to the Bronze Age. Human settlement is viewed against changing environmental conditions as the Embayment became waterlogged and the fen edge was deserted in historic times. Investigation of the Roman road known as the Fen Causeway revealed a canal, and the associated salt-making and peat cutting economy.