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Keramik jenseits von 'Kulturen' Cover Keramik jenseits von 'Kulturen' Cover
Format: 
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9789464280463
Pub Date: 23 Nov 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Open Series in Prehistoric Archaeology
Illustrations: 156fc / 56bw
Pages: 4220
ISBN: 9789464280456
Pub Date: 23 Nov 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Open Series in Prehistoric Archaeology
Illustrations: 156fc / 56bw
Description:
Mobilität ist für Formen des sozialen Zusammenlebens grundlegend. Doch welche Rolle spielte räumliche Mobilität in der Vergangenheit? Aus prähistorischen Zeitabschnitten wie etwa dem Neolithikum ist dazu noch immer wenig bekannt.
Classical Controversies Cover Classical Controversies Cover
Format: 
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464270372
Pub Date: 16 Nov 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 7fc
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464270365
Pub Date: 16 Nov 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 7fc
Description:
Modern receptions of Graeco-Roman Antiquity are important ideological markers of the ways we envisage our own twenty-first-century societies. An urgent topic of study is: what kinds of narratives – sometimes controversial – about Antiquity do people create for themselves at this moment in time, and for what reasons? This volume aims to showcase a number of illustrative examples, and thus to provide a deeper understanding of twenty-first-century reception of Antiquity.
An Introduction to Peatland Archaeology and Palaeoenvironments Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781789257557
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: Studying Scientific Archaeology
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Peatlands are regarded as having exceptional archaeological value, due to the fact the waterlogged conditions of these wetlands can preserve organic remains that are almost entirely lost from the majority of dryland contexts. This is certainly true, although the remarkable preservation of sites and artefacts is just one aspect of their archaeological importance. This book provides an accessible introduction to the ecology and formation processes of peatlands, and to the different archaeological and palaeoenvironmental techniques that have been developed and adapted for the study of these environments.
The Baltic in the Bronze Age Cover The Baltic in the Bronze Age Cover
Format: 
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9789464270198
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 94fc / 48bw
Pages: 430
ISBN: 9789464270181
Pub Date: 15 Nov 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 94fc / 48bw
Description:
The Bronze Age is a time of increasing interaction with large-scale connections that cover vast parts of Europe. Some parts and regions of the Bronze Age are very well explored and for some very strong narratives of hierarchisation and differentiation, dependence on external raw material supplies and specialisation have been proposed. In other regions, however, only some of these aspects appear, even though networks of contact would at least have been possible.
The Life and Journey of Neolithic Copper Objects Cover The Life and Journey of Neolithic Copper Objects Cover
Format: 
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9789464270310
Pub Date: 08 Nov 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 37fc / 50bw
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9789464270303
Pub Date: 08 Nov 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 37fc / 50bw
Description:
This work is an intensive study of the Neolithic deposition of copper objects from Neuenkirchen in North-East Germany. This unique ensemble represents one of the very rare hoard finds from the early Early Neolithic, and is the first of its kind for nearly 100 years, matched only by the famous younger hoard find from Bygholm (Denmark).The beginning of neolithization at the end of the fifth millennium is not only characterised by a change in the subsistence strategy, but also by the development of far-reaching networks of the Neolithic Funnel Beaker societies in Northern Germany.
Hidden dimensions Cover Hidden dimensions Cover
Format: 
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9789464261264
Pub Date: 03 Nov 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 62fc / 22bw
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9789464261257
Pub Date: 03 Nov 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 62fc / 22bw
Description:
The modelling and representation of prehistoric hunter-gatherer behaviours is largely influenced by the investigation of sites with high archaeological visibility, due to the presence of large amounts of knapped lithics, which generally survive the ravages of time. As a consequence, behaviours which were not, or to a limited extent, associated with stone tools are underrepresented in archaeological narratives about hunter-gatherer lifestyles, which, however, have characterised most of the human past. Occasionally, at sites where preservation conditions are good, archaeological finds point to the importance of organic resources for tools and the manufacturing of a broad range of use items, such as clothing, footwear, containers, as well as tent covers and mats.
Burgäschisee 5000-3000 v. Chr. Cover Burgäschisee 5000-3000 v. Chr. Cover
Format: 
Pages: 524
ISBN: 9789464270228
Pub Date: 25 Oct 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Open Series in Prehistoric Archaeology
Illustrations: 200fc / 108bw
Pages: 524
ISBN: 9789464270211
Pub Date: 25 Oct 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Open Series in Prehistoric Archaeology
Illustrations: 200fc / 108bw
Description:
Seeufersiedlungen mit Feuchtbodenerhaltung sind für die Erforschung des Neolithikums des Alpenvorlandes von herausragender Bedeutung. Die ausserordentlich gute Erhaltung der Siedlungsschichten lässt weitgehende Einblicke in die Lebensweise der prähistorischen Menschen zu. Das Hinterland der grossen Seen ist im Gegensatz dazu weniger gut untersucht.
Defining Spaces in Iron Age Northumberland Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781789258561
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
The Iron Age settlements excavated by Headland Archaeology (UK) Ltd at Morley Hill and Lower Callerton lie within the rich later prehistoric landscape of the Northumberland coastal plain. This monograph presents the results of the excavation, specialist analyses and provides a key dataset upon which to discuss regionally and nationally important later prehistoric research themes. The excavations at Morley Hill and Lower Callerton offer two large-scale new datasets to compare within the corpus of enclosed Iron Age settlement sites across the region, allowing for an increased understanding of settlement patterns, architectural forms and farming practices.
The Kyrenia Ship Final Excavation Report, Volume I Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 424
ISBN: 9781785707520
Pub Date: 15 Oct 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Series: The Kyrenia Ship Final Excavation Report
Illustrations: b/w and colour + additional folder of plans
Description:
The Kyrenia Ship, a Greek merchantman built around 315 BC, which sank off the north coast of Cyprus was excavated between 1968 and 1972 under the direction of Michael L. Katzev of the University of Pennsylvania and Oberlin College. The importance of this ship lies in the exceptionally well-preserved hull that provided new insights into ancient shipbuilding, as well as the cargo it carried.
The First Stones Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781789257397
Pub Date: 10 Oct 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour and b/w
Description:
The First Stones brings together the results of recent research on the Neolithic long cairns lying in the shadow of the Black Mountains in south-east Wales, focusing upon Penywyrlod and Gwernvale, the two best known tombs within the group, previously excavated in the 1970s. Important results lie in both new site detail and reassessment of the wider context. Small-scale excavation, geophysical survey and geological assessment at Penywyrlod – the largest of the Welsh long cairns – gave further information about the distinctive external and internal architecture of the monument.
Perspectives on Lived Religion II Cover Perspectives on Lived Religion II Cover
Format: 
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789464261202
Pub Date: 06 Oct 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: PALMA
Illustrations: 31fc / 28bw
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9789464261196
Pub Date: 06 Oct 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: PALMA
Illustrations: 31fc / 28bw
Description:
Ancient Egyptian elites invested immense cultural and economic efforts in preparing for their afterlives. However, the diversity of choices open to them is often overlooked. These choices included tomb size, tomb location, and architectural design, as well as tomb decoration, and the selection of certain grave gifts.
Settling Waterscapes in Europe Cover Settling Waterscapes in Europe Cover
Format: 
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9789464270259
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 104fc / 29bw
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9789464270242
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 104fc / 29bw
Description:
Pile dwellings have been explored over a vast region for a number of decades now. This has led to the development of different ways, methods, and even schools of under-water and peat-bog excavation practices and data analysis techniques under the influence of different research traditions in individual countries. On the one hand, these and other factors can limit our understanding of the past, whilst on the other hand they can also open up further avenues of interpretation.
Stonehenge for the Ancestors Cover Stonehenge for the Ancestors Cover
Format: 
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9789088907067
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: The Stonehenge Riverside Project
Illustrations: 70fc/70bw
Pages: 380
ISBN: 9789088907050
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: The Stonehenge Riverside Project
Illustrations: 70fc/70bw
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 Early Modern Zagori of Northwest Greece Cover The Early Modern Zagori of Northwest Greece Cover
Format: 
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9789464280371
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 94fc
Pages: 190
ISBN: 9789464280364
Pub Date: 28 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 94fc
Description:
Landscape-archaeology projects have had a significant impact on our understanding of the deep history of the Greek countryside, but have overwhelmingly been limited to the plains and have rarely placed the Ottoman period at their core. This investigation of Zagori in Northwest Greece explores the archaeology and cultural history of a mountainous area that famously thrived in the Ottoman period. This engagement with an upland region in the early modern period sheds light on previously neglected aspects of Greek landscape history.
A Call to Arms Cover A Call to Arms Cover
Format: 
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9789464261059
Pub Date: 22 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Pages: 226
ISBN: 9789464261042
Pub Date: 22 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Description:
One day, sometime around 1700 BC, a bronzesmith made the first sword. This marked a technological turning point, giving rise to an arms race that has never since ceased. Soon, over a vast area between the Baltic Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, thousands of weapons were manufactured.
Roman Provincial Coinage VII.2 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 1000
ISBN: 9780714118307
Pub Date: 15 Sep 2022
Series: Roman Provincial Coinage
Illustrations: 250
Description:
This volume presents for the first time an authoritative and systematic account of the coins minted in the Roman provinces between AD 238 and 244 (except the province of Asia, previously covered in volume VII.1), and shows how these coins can be regarded as an integral part of the coinage minted under the Roman emperors. The book gives a complete picture of the material, thereby not only meeting the needs of numismatists but also providing an essential reference for historians, archaeologists and other students of the Roman empire.