Prehistory & Ancient History  /  Prehistory
Prehistoric Forteviot Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781909990043
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2021
Series: CBA Research Report
Illustrations: 249 illustrations
Description:
A detailed report on the excavation of prehistoric features at Forteviot in eastern Scotland by the University of Glasgow's Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) Project. Details include an extensive prehistoric landscape including a Neolithic cremation cemetery, large pit-defined enclosure, early Bronze Age henge monuments, and a Bronze Age dagger-cist burial. The monuments appear to have survived into the early historic period and were modified in the first millennium AD.
A Life in Balkan Archaeology Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781789257298
Pub Date: 21 Sep 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
This memoir is not really about research questions or main conclusions. It tells the story of a boy growing up in Plymouth, Devon, getting excited about archaeology after visits to mainland Greece and Crete, trying to get into Greek archaeology and re-locating northwards into the Balkans, where he spent a career in prehistoric research. The chapters alternate between museum/university experiences and my major research projects.
Monuments in the Making Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781911188438
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2021
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: 100 photos, mostly in colour & black and white illustrations
Description:
In this book we offer an exciting new perspective on a distinctive form of megalithic monument that is found across most areas of northern Europe. In order to achieve this we have abandoned outmoded typological classifications and re-introduced the term ‘dolmen’ to embrace a range of sites that share a common form of megalithic architecture: the elevation and display of a substantial stone. By critically assessing the traditionally assigned role of these monuments and their architecture as megalithic tombs, the presence of the dead is reassessed and argued to form part of a process generating vibrancy to the materiality of the dolmen.
Thinking Through Images Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9781789257014
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Swedish Rock Art Research
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
This book provides a general self-reflexive review and critical analysis of Scandinavian rock art from the standpoint of Chris Tilley’s research in this area over the last thirty years. It offers a novel alternative theoretical perspective stressing the significance of visual narrative structure and rhythm, using musical analogies, putting particular emphasis on the embodied perception of images in a landscape context. Part I reviews the major theories and interpretative perspectives put forward to understand the images, in historical perspective, and provides a critique discussing each of the main types of motifs occurring on the rocks.
First Textiles Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781789256871
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Ancient Textiles
Description:
Textile production and the manufacture of clothing was one of the most essential daily activities in prehistory. Textiles were significant objects of practical use, and at the same time had cultural, social and symbolic meaning, crucial for displaying the identity, gender, social rank and status, or wealth of their users. However, evidence of ancient clothing is scarce due to unfavourable preservation of organic materials.
Cladh Hallan Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 568
ISBN: 9781789256932
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Sheffield Environmental and Archaeological Research Campaign in the Hebrides
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
This first of two volumes presents the archaeological evidence of a long sequence of settlement and funerary activity from the Beaker period (Early Bronze Age c. 2000 BC) to the Early Iron Age (c. 500 BC) at the unusually long-occupied site of Cladh Hallan on South Uist in the Western Isles of Scotland.
Le Verre de l'Europe Celtique Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9789088909955
Pub Date: 28 Jul 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 1030fc/9bw
Description:
Au cours des quatre derniers siècles av. n.è.
Le verre de l'Europe celtique Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9789088909962
Pub Date: 28 Jul 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 1030fc/9bw
Description:
Au cours des quatre derniers siècles av. n.è.
Heuvels op de Heide Cover Heuvels op de Heide Cover
Format: 
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9789088906114
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 185fc/41bw
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9789088906107
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 185fc/41bw
Description:
Some 3000 to 3500 years ago a number of barrows were erected in an area now known as the Slabroekse Heide (Uden, N.-Br.).

An Engraved Landscape - Volumes 1 and 2

The rock carvings of the Wadi al-Ajal, South West Libya
Format: Paperback
Pages: 920
ISBN: 9781900971379
Pub Date: 28 Jun 2021
Imprint: Society for Libyan Studies
Description:
The Sahara contains one of the most extensive and enigmatic collections of rock art in the world. An Engraved Landscape represents the main report on the rock art of the Wadi al-Ajal, south west Libya. Based on extensive fieldwork directed by the author between 2004 and 2009, and funded by the British Academy and Society for Libyan Studies, this monograph presents and synthesises a rich corpus of new engravings from an area of central importance in the cultural development of the Sahara.
Breaking and Making the Ancestors Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789464280005
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 19fc/58bw
Description:
Towards the capstone of the European Bronze Age, in an area stretching from the Carpathians in the East to the North Sea in the West, vast cremation grave cemeteries occur that are perhaps better known as ‘urnfields.’ Today some 700 of these burial sites have come to light in the Netherlands alone. In this corner of Europe, also known as the ‘Lower-Rhine-Basin,’ these cemeteries are often characterised by vast collections of small burial mounds under which the cremated remains of decedents were buried in small shaft-like pits.
Breaking and Making the Ancestors Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9789464280012
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 19fc/58bw
Description:
Towards the capstone of the European Bronze Age, in an area stretching from the Carpathians in the East to the North Sea in the West, vast cremation grave cemeteries occur that are perhaps better known as ‘urnfields.’ Today some 700 of these burial sites have come to light in the Netherlands alone. In this corner of Europe, also known as the ‘Lower-Rhine-Basin,’ these cemeteries are often characterised by vast collections of small burial mounds under which the cremated remains of decedents were buried in small shaft-like pits.
Tripolye Typo-chronology Cover Tripolye Typo-chronology Cover
Format: 
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9789088909528
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 90fc/100bw
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9789088909511
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 90fc/100bw
Description:
The Tripolye phenomenon, which displays a specific artefact complex and an extraordinary settlement layout, is also known for its so-called ‘mega sites’. Five of the largest ‘mega’ or giant settlements measure between 150-320 ha in size. These, and other big settlements, are concentrated in the Sinyukha River Basin, which is a central part of modern Ukraine.
Hortfunde der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit Cover Hortfunde der Spätbronze- und Früheisenzeit Cover
Format: 
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464280074
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 10fc/43bw
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464280067
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 10fc/43bw
Description:
In dieser Dissertation hat José Eduardo M. de Medeiros einen neuen theoretischen Ansatz mit der Untersuchung konkreter Probleme in der Bronze- und Eisenzeitforschung Mitteleuropas in Einklang gebracht. Das ursprüngliche Ziel war die Untersuchung der Schmuckhorte der Spätbronzezeit in Frankreich.
Mégalithismes et Monumentalismes Funéraires Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9789088909894
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 207fc/34bw
Description:
La publication des actes du colloque « Mégalithismes et monumentalismes funéraires : passé, présent, futur » reprend les trois grands thèmes de ces rencontres internationales en offrant une large place aux études récentes du mégalithisme en Europe ainsi qu’à l’ethnoarchéologie et aux questions de valorisation et de conservation de ce patrimoine fragile. Les contributions d’experts internationaux montrent tout l’intérêt de voir au-delà du monument afin de comprendre son insertion dans le paysage et sa relation avec les autres structures archéologiques. Sur cette question, les outils sont aujourd’hui aussi nombreux que variés : études paléoenvironnementales, prospections multi-méthodes (LiDAR, géophysique), analyses spatiales (SIG) ou encore fouilles extensives.
Mégalithismes et monumentalismes funéraires Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9789088909900
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 207fc/34bw
Description:
La publication des actes du colloque « Mégalithismes et monumentalismes funéraires : passé, présent, futur » reprend les trois grands thèmes de ces rencontres internationales en offrant une large place aux études récentes du mégalithisme en Europe ainsi qu’à l’ethnoarchéologie et aux questions de valorisation et de conservation de ce patrimoine fragile. Les contributions d’experts internationaux montrent tout l’intérêt de voir au-delà du monument afin de comprendre son insertion dans le paysage et sa relation avec les autres structures archéologiques. Sur cette question, les outils sont aujourd’hui aussi nombreux que variés : études paléoenvironnementales, prospections multi-méthodes (LiDAR, géophysique), analyses spatiales (SIG) ou encore fouilles extensives.