Prehistory & Ancient History  /  Prehistory
Pots and practices Cover Pots and practices Cover
Format: 
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9789088907753
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: BEFIM
Illustrations: 492fc/4bw
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9789088907746
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: BEFIM
Illustrations: 492fc/4bw
Description:
This third volume of the BEFIM series addresses the life history of vessels from the Early Celtic hillfort settlements of Heuneburg and Vix-Mont Lassois, from a detailed examination of the manufacturing process to the use and modifications of the final products. An extensive experimental program of dozens of experiments has allowed a better understanding of the way this pottery was made and used. The participation of an experienced potter allowed the reprodiction of exact replicas of the different wares, and the exploration of the impact of the creation process in wear patterns and traces.
Forging Identities in the prehistory of Old Europe Cover Forging Identities in the prehistory of Old Europe Cover
Format: 
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9789088909498
Pub Date: 22 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 94fc/109bw
Pages: 452
ISBN: 9789088909481
Pub Date: 22 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 94fc/109bw
Description:
Balkan prehistory conjures up images of the Exotic and the Other in comparison with the better-known prehistory of Western Europe - often written in unfamiliar languages about lesser known places. Combined with the information revolution in archaeology, these factors have meant that no new synthesis of Old Europe has been written in the last 20 years. This has left a backlog of rich settlement data and object-rich landscapes which have rarely been presented in theoretically challenging ways.
Crossing the Alps Cover Crossing the Alps Cover
Format: 
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9789088909627
Pub Date: 18 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 137fc/82bw
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9789088909610
Pub Date: 18 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 137fc/82bw
Description:
This volume offers the first comprehensive overview of the urbanisation processes that took place south and north of the Alps during the early first millennium BC, highlighting the interactions between the different geographical areas.The 26 chapters included in this book provide a combination of theoretical and methodological insights into urbanisation processes, regional overviews, and up-to-date evidence from key archaeological sites.
Grave Reminders Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9789088909832
Pub Date: 16 Dec 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 36fc/110bw
Description:
From ca. 1600 – 1000 BC, builders across southern Greece crafted thousands of rock-cut chamber tombs similar to earlier and contemporary ‘beehive’ tholos tombs. Both tomb styles were designed with multiple uses in mind, filling with the remains of funerals forgotten over generations of reuse.
Interdisciplinary analysis of the cemetery 'Kudachurt 14' Cover Interdisciplinary analysis of the cemetery 'Kudachurt 14' Cover
Format: 
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9789088909047
Pub Date: 28 Nov 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 137fc/25bw
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9789088909030
Pub Date: 28 Nov 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 137fc/25bw
Description:
This book provides detailed disciplinary and interdisciplinary insights into social inequality, oral health and dietary strategies of a Bronze Age population buried in the North Caucasian foothills, 2200-1650 BCE.
Karphi Revisited Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 418
ISBN: 9780904887723
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2020
Series: BSA Supplementary Volume
Illustrations: 80 half-tone plates; 4 colour plates; 91 line-drawings; 68 tables; 47 charts
Description:
The site of Karphi, situated in the Lasithi mountains of eastern Crete and occupied from c. 1200-1000 bc, provides a rare example of a large-scale creative response to the economic and political crisis that swept the Mediterranean c. 1200 bc.
New Light on the Neolithic of Northern England Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781789252668
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
These papers highlight recent archaeological work in Northern England, in the commercial, academic and community archaeology sectors, which have fundamentally changed our perspective on the Neolithic of the area. Much of this was new work (and much is still not published) and has been overlooked in the national discourse. The papers cover a wide geographical area, from Lancashire north into the Scottish Lowlands, recognising the irrelevance of the England/Scotland Border.
Stonehenge for the Ancestors Cover Stonehenge for the Ancestors Cover
Format: 
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9789088907036
Pub Date: 28 Oct 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: The Stonehenge Riverside Project
Illustrations: 190fc/202bw
Pages: 520
ISBN: 9789088907029
Pub Date: 28 Oct 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: The Stonehenge Riverside Project
Illustrations: 190fc/202bw
Description:
For many centuries, scholars and enthusiasts have been fascinated by Stonehenge, the world’s most famous stone circle. In 2003 a team of archaeologists commenced a long-term fieldwork project for the first time in decades. The Stonehenge Riverside Project (2003-2009) aimed to investigate the purpose of this unique prehistoric monument by considering it within its wider archaeological context.
The Economy of a Norse Settlement in the Outer Hebrides Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781789255386
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Bornais
Illustrations: colour and b/w
Description:
This book explores the economic evidence for the settlement at Bornais on South Uist. It reports in detail on the large assemblages of material found during the excavations at mounds 2 and 2A. There is important evidence for craft activity, such as bone and antler working and this includes the only comb making workshop from a rural settlement in Britain.
Distant Times So Close: Pandemics and Crises Reloaded Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9789088909696
Pub Date: 24 Sep 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: ROOTS Booklet Series
Illustrations: 31fc/3bw
Description:
Archaeology is all about how the present came into existence. Thus, it contributes to the social understanding of crises, including present and potential future adversities. Even diseases, such as pandemics in past societies, were and are observed by archaeology.
Monumentalising Life in the Neolithic Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781789254945
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: colour and b/w
Description:
One of the principal characteristics of the European Neolithic is the development of monumentality in association with innovations in material culture and changes in subsistence from hunting and gathering to farming and pastoralism. The papers in this volume discuss the latest insights into why monumental architecture became an integral part of early farming societies in Europe and beyond. One of the topics is how we define monuments and how our arguments and recent research on temporality impacts on our interpretation of the Neolithic period.
Prehistoric Ukraine Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781789254587
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w
Description:
This volume covers the Prehistory of Ukraine from the Lower Palaeolithic through to the end of the Neolithic periods. This is the first comprehensive synthesis of Ukrainian Prehistory from earliest times through until the Neolithic Period undertaken by researchers who are currently investigating the Prehistory of Ukraine. At present there are no other English language books on this subject that provide a current synthesis for these periods.
Stereotype Cover Stereotype Cover
Format: 
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9789088909399
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 67fc/30bw
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9789088909382
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2020
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 67fc/30bw
Description:
Throughout northern Europe, thousands of burial mounds were erected in the third millennium BCE. Starting in the Corded Ware culture, individual people were being buried underneath these mounds, often equipped with an almost rigid set of grave goods. This practice continued in the second half of the third millennium BCE with the start of the Bell Beaker phenomenon.
Sacred Landscapes in Antiquity Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9781789253276
Pub Date: 01 Jul 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w
Description:
From generation to generation, people experience their landscapes differently. Humans depend on their natural environment: it shapes their behaviour while it is often felt that deities responsible for both natural benefits and natural calamities (such as droughts, famines, floods and landslides) need to be appeased. We presume that, in many societies, lakes, rivers, rocks, mountains, caves and groves were considered sacred.
The Social Context of Technology Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9781789251760
Pub Date: 14 Jun 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Prehistoric Society Research Papers
Illustrations: b/w
Description:
The Social Context of Technology explores non-ferrous metalworking in Britain and Ireland during the Bronze and Iron Ages (c. 2500 BC to 1st century AD). Bronze-working dominates the evidence, though the crafting of other non-ferrous metals – including gold, silver, tin and lead – is also considered.
Mediterranean Archaeologies of Insularity in the Age of Globalization Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781789253443
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2020
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w
Description:
Recently, complex interpretations of socio-cultural change in the ancient Mediterranean world have emerged that challenge earlier models. Influenced by today's hyper-connected age, scholars no longer perceive the Mediterranean as a static place where "Greco-Roman" culture was dominant, but rather see it as adynamic and connected sea where fragmentation and uncertainty, along with mobility and networking, were the norm. Hence, a current theoretical approach to studying ancient culture has been that of globalization.