Prehistory & Ancient History  /  Prehistory
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.
Viking Migration and Settlement in East Anglia Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781914427251
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2023
Imprint: Windgather Press
Description:
This book shows how analysis of Scandinavian-influenced place-names in their landscape contexts can provide crucial new evidence of differing processes of Viking migration and settlement in East Anglia between the late ninth and eleventh centuries.The place-names of East Anglia have until now received little attention in the academic study of Viking settlement. Similarly, the question of a possible migration of settlers from Scandinavia during the Viking period was for many years dismissed by historians and archaeologists – until the recent discovery by metal-detectorists of abundant Scandinavian metalwork and jewellery in many parts of East Anglia.
Changing Identity in a Changing World Cover Changing Identity in a Changing World Cover
Format: 
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789464261684
Pub Date: 22 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 64fc / 27bw
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789464261677
Pub Date: 22 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 64fc / 27bw
Description:
From 2013-2022 the largest Stone Age excavation ever undertaken in Denmark, uncovered an entire fjord landscape beneath marine sediments at Rødbyhavn on the island of Lolland. Based on the excavations, Museum Lolland-Falster, in collaboration with Aarhus University and the Danish National Museum, organised an international conference on the topic of "LOST 2022 – Changing Identity in a Changing World" on 16 and 17 June 2022 to discuss the time around 4000 BCE in Denmark and beyond from different angles. This book summarizes the conference and presents its main outcomes.
Mensch – Körper – Tod Cover Mensch – Körper – Tod Cover
Format: 
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9789464270556
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 42fc / 7 bw
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9789464270549
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 42fc / 7 bw
Description:
Das europäische Neolithikum zeichnet sich durch eine Vielzahl von Umgangsweisen mit menschlichen Körpern von Toten aus. Der archäologische Diskurs zu Mensch, Körper und Tod stützte sich für das Neolithikum traditionell jedoch auf Körperbestattungen. Dies ist unter anderem auf die in der westlichen Welt vorherrschende Idealvorstellung von Totenruhe und der Deponierung eines Körpers an einem, oft separat dafür vorgesehenen Ort zurückzuführen.
Navigating with White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys Cover Navigating with White-Faced Capuchin Monkeys Cover
Format: 
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464280586
Pub Date: 08 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 2fc / 27bw
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464280579
Pub Date: 08 Sep 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 2fc / 27bw
Description:
This monograph examines a set of questions concerning human and nonhuman primate cognition, spatial memory, foraging behavior, and the ability of monkeys to form mental maps of the location and distribution of feeding and resting sites.Two primary forms of spatial memory have been hypothesized for primates. First, it has been suggested that primates might represent spatial memory in the form of a coordinate-based (geometric) map in which points in the landscape are stored as true coordinates and individuals calculate precise angles and distances between targets.
In the Shadow of Segsbury Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9781999822224
Pub Date: 20 Jul 2023
Series: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 136 Black and white and colour line drawings and photographs
Description:
Extensively illustrated report on an excavation in Oxfordshire near the Iron Age hillfort at Segsbury. Ephemeral traces of Mesolithic and Neolithic activity, including a possible Neolithic timber structure, were found. The remains of a probable Late Bronze Age pit alignment were also found.
Repeopling La Manche Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781789251524
Pub Date: 15 May 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Prehistoric Society Research Papers
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
The current geography of north-west Europe, from the perspective of long-term Pleistocene climate change, is temporary. The seaways that separate southern Britain from northern France comprise a flooded landscape open to occupation by hunter-gatherers for large parts of the 0.5 million years since the English Channel’s formation.
Unter Hügeln (band 1) Cover Unter Hügeln (band 1) Cover
Format: 
Pages: 538
ISBN: 9789464280494
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 164fc / 9 bw
Pages: 538
ISBN: 9789464280487
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 164fc / 9 bw
Description:
Mit der Bronzezeit verbreitete sich das begehrte neue Metall über ganz Europa. Es veränderte Arbeitssektoren, Netzwerke, Weltanschauungen und Gesellschaften und brachte unterschiedliche Transformationen in diversen Lebensbereichen mit sich. Mit diesem Buch werden alle Transformationsprozesse der Bronzezeit für den Raum Schleswig-Holstein in den Blick genommen.
Unter Hügeln (band 2) Cover Unter Hügeln (band 2) Cover
Format: 
Pages: 446
ISBN: 9789464280524
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 261fc / 120 bw
Pages: 446
ISBN: 9789464280517
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 261fc / 120 bw
Description:
Mit der Bronzezeit verbreitete sich das begehrte neue Metall über ganz Europa. Es veränderte Arbeitssektoren, Netzwerke, Weltanschauungen und Gesellschaften und brachte unterschiedliche Transformationen in diversen Lebensbereichen mit sich. Mit diesem Buch werden alle Transformationsprozesse der Bronzezeit für den Raum Schleswig-Holstein in den Blick genommen.
Picturing the Bronze Age Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781789259858
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Swedish Rock Art Research
Illustrations: fully color illustrated
Description:
Pictures from the Bronze Age are numerous, vivid and complex. There is no other prehistoric period that has produced such a wide range of images spanning from rock art to figurines to decoration on bronzes and gold. Fourteen papers, with a geographical coverage from Scandinavia to the Iberian Peninsula, examine a wide range of topics reflecting the many forms and expressions of Bronze Age imagery encompassing important themes including religion, materiality, mobility, interaction, power and gender.
The Drowning of a Cornish Prehistoric Landscape Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781789259230
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Prehistoric Society Research Papers
Illustrations: B/W and colour
Description:
Between 2018 and 2019, Cornwall Archaeological Unit undertook two projects at Mount’s Bay, Penwith. The first involved the excavation of a Bronze Age barrow and the second, environmental augur core sampling in Marazion Marsh. Both sites lie within an area of coastal hinterland, which has been subject to incursions by rising sea levels.
The Submerged Site of La Marmotta (Rome, Italy) Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 168
ISBN: 9781789258714
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
The shift from a hunting and gathering economy to a productive economy, based on the domestication of plants and animals, is one of the most important changes in human history. This change, which manifested itself in different forms and at different times in different areas of the Old and New Worlds, is still a subject of debate and discussion today. How and why does such a profound change occur in the relationship with the environment and the land?
Complexity and dynamics Cover Complexity and dynamics Cover
Format: 
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464270433
Pub Date: 14 Mar 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 73fc / 1bw
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464270426
Pub Date: 14 Mar 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 73fc / 1bw
Description:
How did people organize their settlements in later prehistoric societies? How do architecture, spatial organization, land divisions, and landscape use relate to different modes of social organization? The papers in this book contribute to a greater understanding of the complexity and dynamics of settlement and landscape organization in the Nordic countries from the Late Bronze Age to the Renaissance.
Circuits of Metal Value Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781789259612
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology
Illustrations: B&W and Color images
Description:
This volume explores the part played by different metals in use from the fourth millennium BC to the Early Iron Age, not only in the Aegean but also in the wider Old World. It addresses the divergent uses and roles of different metals, the interrelationships of these roles and the changing values that may have been accorded to them at different times and in different places by producers and consumers. Individually, the papers in the volume contemplate the particular properties of different metals and the various issues concerning their frequent under-representation in the archaeological (but not necessarily textual) record, and also point out comparative and diachronic perspectives that may have the ability to offer insights into their important roles in wider cultural and historical changes over a period of several millennia.
Knossos: From First to Second Palace Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780904887747
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2023
Series: BSA Supplementary Volume
Illustrations: 51 line-drawings; 8 tables; 23 half-tone plates; 2 colour plates; 1 pocket-plan
Description:
This volume presents the pottery from a series of deposits excavated by Sir Arthur Evans in the palace at Knossos and assigned by him to the last part of the Middle Bronze Age or Middle Minoan III. The substantial architectural modifications seen in this period are examined along with stratigraphy to give proper context to the pottery deposits. Middle Minoan III was the time when Knossos appeared to expand its reach across Crete: from the First Palace Period, when palaces at Malia and Phaistos rivalled Knossos, to the Second Palace Period, when seemingly they diminished and other smaller palaces were built.