Prehistory & Ancient History  /  Prehistory
Coins, Riches and Lands Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781789259902
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 120 B/W illustrations
Description:
Land was the ideal store of wealth in the ancient Mediterranean world. It brought social respectability, and its possession allowed participation in the politics of the cities governed by landowning elites. Crucial defense of the interests of a given polity through armed services often involved the distribution of lands to laborers still not integrated in these societies.

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Interactions between Funnel Beaker West and Corded Ware Communities in the Netherlands during the Third Millennium BCE from the Perspective of Ceramic Technology

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Interactions between Funnel Beaker West and Corded Ware Communities in the Netherlands during the Third Millennium BCE from the Perspective of Ceramic Technology
Format: 
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9789464280647
Pub Date: 18 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 57fc / 19bw
Pages: 284
ISBN: 9789464280630
Pub Date: 18 Sep 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 57fc / 19bw
Description:
5,000 years ago, a migration shaped Europe’s future. Migrating communities spread across Europe within two centuries, leaving lasting changes in interconnectivity, language, and ancestry. Yet these migrating communities did not enter an empty continent.
Bronze Age Rock Art in Iberia and Scandinavia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9798888571040
Pub Date: 10 Jun 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Swedish Rock Art Research
Illustrations: 60 B/W and color illustrations
Description:
Recent research has uncovered new evidence of long-distance interactions between Scandinavia and Iberia during the Late Bronze Age. Advances in various lines of inquiry, such as 3D recording of rock art, iconography, metals and amber sourcing, linguistics, and, to some extent, more indirect indications from human remains, as reflected by strontium and aDNA results, have made this possible. The main goal of this book is to cross reference Iberian Late Bronze Age warrior iconography with Scandinavian warrior iconography.
Artefact Biographies from Mesolithic and Neolithic Europe and Beyond Cover Artefact Biographies from Mesolithic and Neolithic Europe and Beyond Cover
Format: 
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
Description:
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.
Neu (im) Land – erste Bäuer:innen in der Peripherie Cover Neu (im) Land – erste Bäuer:innen in der Peripherie Cover
Format: 
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789464270884
Pub Date: 21 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Illustrations: 32fc / 14bw
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9789464270877
Pub Date: 21 May 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Illustrations: 32fc / 14bw
Description:
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.
Ecologies of Bronze Age Rock Art Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9798888571392
Pub Date: 15 May 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Swedish Rock Art Research
Illustrations: 160 B/W and color illustrations
Description:
The Bronze Age (1700–500 BCE) petroglyphs of southern Scandinavia comprise a unique tradition of rock art in northern Eurasia. Despite a limited repertoire of motifs such as cupmarks, boats, anthropomorphs, zoomorphs, podomorphs and circles, it shows great variability in design, elaboration and articulation. This book is a study of the Mälaren region in southern-central Sweden that includes one of the most prominent rock art clusters of southwest Uppland as well as the hinterland of Södermanland county.
Celtic from the West 3 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9798888571538
Pub Date: 31 Mar 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Celtic Studies Publications
Description:
The Celtic languages and groups called Keltoi (i.e. ‘Celts’) emerge into our written records at the pre-Roman Iron Ag
Must Farm pile-dwelling settlement Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781913344146
Pub Date: 20 Mar 2024
Series: CAU Must Farm/Flag Fen Basin Depth & Time Series
Illustrations: 194
Description:
The Late Bronze Age pile-dwelling settlement at Must Farm is one of the most important and best-preserved prehistoric sites to have been systematically excavated in Europe. The settlement comprised a curving palisade enclosing five stilt-raised houses erected above a freshwater river channel at the edge of one most Britain’s most intensively studied and internationally renowned Bronze Age landscapes: the Flag Fen Basin. Built in the mid-9th century bc, the pile-dwelling was engulfed by a catastrophic fire less than a year after construction, sending the buildings and their artefact-rich contents into the sluggish waters below.
Archaeology of Symbols Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9798888570982
Pub Date: 28 Feb 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Material Religion in Antiquity
Illustrations: 130 B/W illustrations
Description:
This third volume in the Material Religion in Antiquity series stems from the First International Congress on the Archaeology of Symbols (ICAS I) that took place in Florence in May 2022. The archaeological process of reconstructing and understanding our past has undergone several reassessments in the last century, producing an equal number of new perspectives and approaches. The recent materiality turn emphasizes the necessity to ground those achievements in order to build fresh avenues of interpretation and reach new boundaries in the study of the human kind and its ecology.
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.
Rethinking Neolithic Societies Cover Rethinking Neolithic Societies Cover
Format: 
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9789464270679
Pub Date: 10 Feb 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Open Series in Prehistoric Archaeology
Illustrations: 63fc / 14bw
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9789464270662
Pub Date: 10 Feb 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Open Series in Prehistoric Archaeology
Illustrations: 63fc / 14bw
Description:
Traditional archaeological ideas about Neolithic societies were shaped by questionable premises. The modern concept of social and cultural coherence of residence groups as well as the ethnic interpretation of ‘archaeological cultures’ fostered ideas of static and homogeneous social entities with fixed borders. Farming – as the core of the Neolithic way of life – was associated with sedentariness rather than with spatial mobility and cross-regional social networks.
The Late Minoan III Necropolis of Armenoi Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9798888570463
Pub Date: 07 Feb 2024
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 120 b/w illustrations
Description:
The Late Minoan III Necropolis of Armenoi, Crete (ca. 1390–1190 BC) is the only intact, complete Late Minoan necropolis presently known, of which 232 tombs have been excavated. The research project was the first large-scale genomic sampling of skeletal material from a single site in Bronze Age Greece, as well as being the first time a multi-disciplinary approach with ancient DNA as its focus has been conducted on a large, well-curated necropolis assemblage.
Dynamik und Kommunikation prähistorischer Gesellschaften im zentralen Alpenraum Cover Dynamik und Kommunikation prähistorischer Gesellschaften im zentralen Alpenraum Cover
Format: 
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9789464270648
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Open Series in Prehistoric Archaeology
Illustrations: 107fc / 65bw
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9789464270631
Pub Date: 15 Jan 2024
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Open Series in Prehistoric Archaeology
Illustrations: 107fc / 65bw
Description:
Im südlichen Mitteleuropa stellen die Alpen zugleich Barrieren als auch Kommunikationsräume dar. Über diese topografischen, naturräumlichen Begrenzungen hinweg belegen archäologische Fundsituationen immer wieder zahlreiche Nachweise transalpiner Mobilität, deren Entwicklung im Verlauf der prähistorischen Epochen in verschiedenen Formen von Interaktionen und Netz-werken erkennbar ist. Die damit einhergehenden sichtbaren Transformationsprozesse im archäologischen Fundmaterial kann unter der Fragestellung der soziokulturellen und sozial-ökonomischen Verbindungen zwischen Siedlungsgemeinschaften betrachtet werden.
Before Temples Cover Before Temples Cover
Format: 
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789464280616
Pub Date: 20 Dec 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 74fc / 64 bw
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789464280609
Pub Date: 20 Dec 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 74fc / 64 bw
Description:
Before the introduction of Roman temples in the Low Countries, there used to be ‘open air cult places’ in the Iron Age. That is at least the assumption based on descriptions given by classical writers and several structures typified as sanctuaries that were excavated in France.Several of these French sanctuaries portray long usage, modifications, disarticulated human remains, and depositions of animal bones and Iron Age weaponry.
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.
Separation, hybridisation, and networks Cover Separation, hybridisation, and networks Cover
Format: 
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9789464270495
Pub Date: 27 Oct 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 244fc / 38bw
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9789464270488
Pub Date: 27 Oct 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 244fc / 38bw
Description:
Around 3000 BCE, a turning point occurred in Europe: Long-existing regional societies entered into a process of transformation. The result is a world in which new global communication networks brought different regions closer together. From 3200/3100 BCE, the Globular Amphora phenomenon (GA) was the trailblazer in Eastern and Central Europe.