Sidestone Press
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Apart from printed books that can be found in libraries and bookstores around the world, Sidestone books can also be freely accessed online through different channels such as Google Books, Google Scholar and through their own digital ebook library. By offering access to their books for free, more people than ever have access to our publications. First of all this is beneficial for our authors as it greatly increases the exposure of their work, and in effect, the impact of their research. Second, of course, it enables their readers – scholars and students around the world – to access their publications at any time and at any place, including those parts of the world where access to good quality academic libraries is not guaranteed.

From 2012 onwards Sidestone books have been published under one of three different imprints: Sidestone Press Academics, Sidestone Press Dissertations and Sidestone Press.
The Secret Signs in South New Guinea Art Cover The Secret Signs in South New Guinea Art Cover
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Pages: 450
ISBN: 9789464262674
Pub Date: 25 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 191fc / 224bw
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9789464262667
Pub Date: 25 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 191fc / 224bw
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The chain of linked cultures of the southern coast of New Guinea, from the Asmat in the west to the Papuan Gulf in the east all share remarkably similar mythology and rituals, inspired by a common ancient worldview.In this book art historian and anthropologist Dr. Holger Braun takes us on a step by step journey to discover the underlying principles of this ancient worldview which is visible as a secret sign language inscribed into the art objects of this area and intended to be legible exclusively to the initiated.
Strategy and Structures along the Roman Frontier Cover Strategy and Structures along the Roman Frontier Cover
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Pages: 390
ISBN: 9789464262797
Pub Date: 02 Sep 2024
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Illustrations: 154fc / 43bw
Pages: 390
ISBN: 9789464262780
Pub Date: 02 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 154fc / 43bw
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This publication – Strategy and Structures along the Roman Frontiers – is the second volume of the LIMES XXV’s congress proceedings and deals with the following themes: Roman military activities during the Republic; the early frontier formation processes and tribal reshuffling; new insights in the installations of the Roman armies; an odyssey along different Limes regions; the collapse of Roman frontiers; the afterlife of frontier fortifications. The proceedings are all arranged around the original sessions, creating coherent thematical collections that make the vast output more accessible to generalists and specialists alike.Frontiers are zones, or lines, of contact and coercion, of exchange and exclusion.
Supplying the Roman Empire Cover Supplying the Roman Empire Cover
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Pages: 330
ISBN: 9789464262858
Pub Date: 02 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 157fc / 23bw
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9789464262841
Pub Date: 02 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 157fc / 23bw
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This publication – Supplying the Roman Empire – is the fourth volume of the LIMES XXV’s congress proceedings and deals with various aspects of the supply and provisioning of the Roman empire, and the role of the Roman armies housed on its fringes herein. The result is a wide-ranging collection of papers dealing with topics such as: finds of organic material; riverine and maritime supply and security; militarily controlled mining; building material procurement and processing; agro-political schemes and water management; military material culture. The proceedings are all arranged around the original sessions, trying to create coherent thematical collections that make the vast output more accessible to generalists and specialists alike.
Living and dying on the Roman Frontier and beyond Cover Living and dying on the Roman Frontier and beyond Cover
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Pages: 400
ISBN: 9789464262827
Pub Date: 02 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 161fc / 22bw
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9789464262810
Pub Date: 02 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 161fc / 22bw
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This publication – Living and Dying on the Roman Frontiers and Beyond – is the third volume of the LIMES XXV’s congress proceedings and deals with a variety of themes, including the iconography of victory; aspects of frontier societies; mobility and the place of children; funerary archaeology; the significance of Roman imports beyond the frontiers. The proceedings are mostly arranged around the original sessions, creating coherent thematical collections that make the vast output more accessible to generalists and specialists alike.Frontiers are zones, or lines, of contact and coercion, of exchange and exclusion.
Current Approaches to Roman Frontiers Cover Current Approaches to Roman Frontiers Cover
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Pages: 340
ISBN: 9789464262766
Pub Date: 02 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 195fc / 20bw
Pages: 340
ISBN: 9789464262759
Pub Date: 02 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 195fc / 20bw
Description:
This publication – Current Approaches to Roman Frontiers – is the first volume of the LIMES XXV’s congress proceedings arranged around the original sessions, in order to form coherent thematical collections that make the vast output more accessible to generalists and specialists alike. This volume starts with a recap of the congress. Regarding the themes it deals with a contemporary feminist approach; new digital methodologies and computational modelling; three themes on archaeological heritage management dealing inter alia with preservation, protection, citizen science and World Heritage aspects, and a comparison between the Roman Limes and the Great Wall of China.
Five New Kingdom Tombs at Saqqara Cover Five New Kingdom Tombs at Saqqara Cover
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Pages: 442
ISBN: 9789464262728
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: PALMA
Illustrations: 400fc/250bw
Pages: 442
ISBN: 9789464262711
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: PALMA
Illustrations: 400fc/250bw
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The five tombs dealt with in this book were explored between 2009 and 2017 by the Leiden-Turin Expedition in the New Kingdom necropolis of Saqqara. All of them can be described as minor tombs, constructed wherever some space was still available in the cemetery between the major monuments of 18th Dynasty date. Some of them were clearly built against the exterior walls of these previous monuments, whereas their unusual plans show how the builders had to adapt to the cramped conditions in the cemetery.
Artefact Biographies from Mesolithic and Neolithic Europe and Beyond Cover Artefact Biographies from Mesolithic and Neolithic Europe and Beyond Cover
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Pages: 220
ISBN: 9789464261523
Pub Date: 30 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia
Illustrations: 81fc / 14bw
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9789464261516
Pub Date: 30 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia
Illustrations: 81fc / 14bw
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This volume has been written in honour of Professor Annelou van Gijn in order to celebrate her distinguished career as an archaeologist and, above all, as an expert in the study of material culture. Annelou started her research with the use-wear analysis of prehistoric flint from the Netherlands, and she extended her interests in every possible direction: time, space, materials and technologies. This volume has been compiled to reflect the broad oeuvre of her work.
Community, Technology and Tradition Cover Community, Technology and Tradition Cover
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Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789464270914
Pub Date: 23 May 2024
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Illustrations: 23fc / 34bw
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9789464270907
Pub Date: 23 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 23fc / 34bw
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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.
Neu (im) Land – erste Bäuer:innen in der Peripherie Cover Neu (im) Land – erste Bäuer:innen in der Peripherie Cover
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Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789464270884
Pub Date: 21 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
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Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789464270877
Pub Date: 21 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Illustrations: 32fc / 14bw
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Bei einer Ausgrabung im havelländischen Lietzow in Brandenburg wurden jungsteinzeitliche Siedlungsbefunde entdeckt. Sie gehören zu zwei Hofstellen der jüngeren Linienbandkeramik, die um 5100-5000 v. u.
Hayonim Cave Cover Hayonim Cave Cover
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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
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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.
Byblos Cover Byblos Cover
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Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789464262216
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
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Illustrations: 206fc / 41bw
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789464262209
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 206fc / 41bw
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Byblos has played an extraordinary role in the history of the Mediterranean. From c. 3200 BC, it developed into the preeminent port of the region due to its strategic location at the foothills of the cedar forests of Mount Lebanon and its unique ties with the pharaohs of Egypt.
Alternative Egyptology Cover Alternative Egyptology Cover
Format: 
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789464261622
Pub Date: 13 Mar 2024
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Illustrations: 50fc / 20bw
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789464261615
Pub Date: 13 Mar 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 50fc / 20bw
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From a mummy on board the Titanic to the pyramids’ alignment with the stars, from psychoactive mushrooms to the lost realm of Atlantis: alternative Egyptology has always focused on subjects that others shunned. Ever since the birth of mainstream Egyptology with the decipherment of the hieroglyphic script two hundred years ago, alternative interpretations and imaginative theories have flourished alongside it. They intertwined with egalitarian and spiritual tendencies in society during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, when ancient Egypt inspired countless mediums, artists, and movements from freemasonry to the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Archéologie en musée et identités nationales en Europe (1848-1914) Cover Archéologie en musée et identités nationales en Europe (1848-1914) Cover
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Pages: 502
ISBN: 9789464262643
Pub Date: 01 Mar 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Rencontres du MAN
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Pages: 502
ISBN: 9789464262636
Pub Date: 01 Mar 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Rencontres du MAN
Illustrations: 140fc / 103bw
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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.
“Better Than We” Cover “Better Than We” Cover
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Pages: 402
ISBN: 9789464270792
Pub Date: 29 Feb 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Taboui
Illustrations: 122fc / 32bw
Pages: 402
ISBN: 9789464270785
Pub Date: 31 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Taboui
Illustrations: 122fc / 32bw
Description:
This study aims to understand the materiality of Saba’s ideological landscape during its pre-emancipation colonial period. This is accomplished by understanding the dialectics, or inseparable relationships, between Saba’s geography, locally-situated ideologies of class, race, and gender in Saba’s social environment, and the processes behind these ideological relations that contributed to the material things that are found across Saba’s social landscape.This provides insights into archaeologies of poverty, approaches towards differentiating between low class and slavery in the archaeological record, and the importance of powered perspectives in defining and situating poverty on local and regional scales.
Revealing Christian Heritage Cover Revealing Christian Heritage Cover
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Pages: 106
ISBN: 9789464262384
Pub Date: 27 Feb 2024
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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.
Death and Display Cover Death and Display Cover
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Pages: 222
ISBN: 9789464262131
Pub Date: 22 Feb 2024
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Illustrations: 170fc / 40bw
Pages: 222
ISBN: 9789464262124
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 170fc / 40bw
Description:
During funerals of nobles in the Kuba kingdom (Democratic Republic of Congo), visitors used to theatrically offer so-called bongotols to the deceased and the mourning family. These highly appreciated valuables were either positioned under the corpse to support it or displayed on top of it.In addition to their religious meaning they displayed the status and wealth of both givers and takers.