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Prehistory & Ancient History
Illahun, Kahun and Gurob Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 98
ISBN: 9798888570227
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
Flinders Petrie undertook excavation and survey of ancient Egyptian towns in the Faiyum oasis, south-west of Cairo, in 1888–90. The work included opening of a pyramid at Illahun and excavation of a nearby cemetery, excavation and planning of over 2000 chambers of the city of Kahun, excavation of a Ptolemaic cemetery at Gurob, and work at the temple site at Medinet Gurob. This facsimile volume presents brief descriptions of the work with a focus on the artifacts and inscriptions recovered and recorded with an attempt to establish a chronology of occupation in the oasis.
Naqada and Ballas Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9798888570203
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
Facsimile edition of the 1974 reissue of Flinders Petrie’s 1896 account of the excavation (mainly) of tombs in the area around Ballas and Naqada on the edge of the Egyptian desert, 30 miles north of Thebes. Several areas of the ancient towns of Deir and Nubt – the latter identified as the center of Set worship – and more tombs were investigated. At each cemetery, traditionally furnished Old and Middle Kingdom tombs were examined and many proved to have been plundered and reused in antiquity.
Before Augustus Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781636242323
Pub Date: 31 May 2023
Illustrations: B/W and colour
Description:
This new history of the last years of the Roman Republic sets the leading men, and women, in the complex social and political system of the time, to provide a full context to the historical events and epic battles of the 1st century BC. Scholar Natale Barca examines the actions not only of the leading actors of the political process but also to those with a smaller role – history is not just made up of great individuals. To understand the end of the Roman Republic it is necessary to also examine the key figures’ relationship with family and friends – essential relationships in an era where ties and interactions between individuals, families, and clans constantly shaped the political process, and thus the Roman state.
Thirdspace in Assyrien und Urartu Cover Thirdspace in Assyrien und Urartu Cover
Format: 
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9789464280555
Pub Date: 25 May 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 51fc / 78bw
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9789464280548
Pub Date: 25 May 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 51fc / 78bw
Description:
Wie lässt sich Subalternität in der Vergangenheit untersuchen, wenn heute fast ausschließlich Hinterlassenschaften der Eliten erhalten sind? Warum lohnt sich eine solche Untersuchung und wo führt sie hin? Diesen Fragen wird in dem vorliegenden Buch über die Beziehung von Assyrien und Urartu im eisenzeitlichen Nordmesopotamien (ca.
Containers of Change Cover Containers of Change Cover
Format: 
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9789464270525
Pub Date: 24 May 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 52fc / 45bw
Pages: 286
ISBN: 9789464270518
Pub Date: 24 May 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 52fc / 45bw
Description:
Across Western Asia, the astonishing increase in the availability of durable ceramic containers in the seventh millennium BCE had significant societal repercussions – so much so that vital social, economic, and symbolic activities became dependent upon the availability of pottery containers. These early ceramic containers, however, established themselves alongside flourishing pre-existing container traditions, with vessels made in a wide range of materials including clay, bitumen, basketry, leather, wood, and stone. How did prehistoric people respond to the emergence of containers as a key factor in their lives?
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?
Coming to Terms with the Future Cover Coming to Terms with the Future Cover
Format: 
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9789464261462
Pub Date: 22 Mar 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: The Iranian Highlands. Early Societies between Resilience and Integration
Illustrations: 64fc / 19bw
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9789464261455
Pub Date: 22 Mar 2023
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: The Iranian Highlands. Early Societies between Resilience and Integration
Illustrations: 64fc / 19bw
Description:
The collection of essays in this book focuses on the highlands of Iran in pre-modern times, reaching from the Paleolithic to the medieval period. What holds the diverse contributions together is an issue that is closely related to debates in our own times: crises and how societies in the past dealt with them. We start from the premise that general circumstances in the fractured topographic structure of the Iranian highlands led to unique relations between ecological, social, economic and political conditions.
Corpus of Prehistoric Pottery and Palettes Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 68
ISBN: 9798888570180
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
Facsimile edition of the 1974 reissue of Flinders Petrie’s 1921 corpus of prehistoric pottery and slate palettes from pre-dynastic, prehistoric Egypt. The pottery corpus was produced separately to accompany the catalogue of Egyptian artifacts in the volume Prehistoric Egypt and comprises hundreds of line drawings illustrating the shapes, forms and types of decoration. It was intended to be a ‘graveside’ aid for use during excavation, with the intent that it be used with record cards to classify and date pottery that could then be returned to the grave.
Prehistoric Egypt Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 114
ISBN: 9798888570166
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
This is the facsimile edition of the 1974 reissue of Flinders Petrie’s 1921 description and catalogue of pre-dynastic, prehistoric artifacts from Egypt. Draws together evidence from various excavations and surveys undertaken by himself and others to present a fully illustrated, detailed catalogue of recovered artifacts of flint, other stone, clay, pottery, ivory/tusk and bone, metalwork, wood, shell and glass. He attempts to establish relative dating sequence based on a combination of object typologies and grave associations, combined with the then-latest geological and sedimentological information, concluding that the material covered a period from around 10,000–5000 BC.
Tools and Weapons Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9798888570142
Pub Date: 15 Mar 2023
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Oxbow Classics in Egyptology
Description:
Facsimile edition of the 1974 reissue of Flinders Petrie’s 1917 pioneering typological catalogue of Egyptian metal, wooden and composite tools and weapons, one of a number of such catalogues to be reissued in this new series. The volume is arranged by category, first of general tools, including axes, chisels and knives, and then weapons, such as daggers and spears. This is followed by sections on woodworking (artisans') and builders’ tools, personal items, agricultural equipment and a range of domestic items.
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.