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Knossos: The House of the Frescoes Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780904887730
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2022
Series: BSA Supplementary Volume
Illustrations: 62 line-drawings; 20 tables; 13 colour plans; 3 colour pocket-plans; 18 colour plates; 5 half-tone plates
Description:
This volume presents a complete study of the architecture and finds from the House of the Frescoes at Knossos, a Neopalatial building uncovered by Sir Arthur Evans and Duncan Mackenzie in 1923 and 1926. Located in a prominent position, a few meters south of the Royal Road and close to both the Theatral Area and the north-west corner of the Palace, the House of the Frescoes owes its name to the large deposit of painted plaster discovered within its ruins. Reinvestigation of the House took place in 2016–2019 and included: on-site cleaning of the remains in 2018; detailed analysis of the pottery and other finds; and study of archival material from the original excavations (excerpts presented in this volume).
Tell Ahmar on the Syrian Euphrates Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9781789258387
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Tell Ahmar – also known as Masuwari, Til Barsib and Kar-Shalmaneser in the first millennium BCE – was first inhabited in the sixth millennium during the Ubaid period, and progressively developed to become a regional centre, and in the eighth and seventh centuries, a provincial capital of the Assyrian empire. Remains from the third millennium (a temple and a funerary complex), the second millennium (an administrative complex and well-preserved houses) and the first millennium (an Assyrian palace and elite residences) are particularly impressive. The book offers an archaeological and historical synthesis of the results obtained by the excavations of François Thureau-Dangin (1929–1931) and by the more recent excavations of the universities of Melbourne (1988–1999) and Liège (2000–2010).
EAA 177: Living with Monuments Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9780993454585
Pub Date: 01 Jun 2022
Series: East Anglian Archaeology Monograph
Illustrations: 173
Description:
Flixton Park Quarry lies in Suffolk on the south side of the Waveney Valley, on land that has been subject to aggregate extraction for many decades. Historically there was virtually no archaeological recording but the areas opened up since 1995 have all been subject to formal archaeological excavation under the auspices of archaeological planning guidance. The river terrace gravels of lowland Britain have historically provided a rich source for mineral extraction and aerial photography is often the only surviving record of large tracts of archaeological landscape that were destroyed before it became the legal responsibility of quarry operators to provide for archaeological work.
L'archéologie et la Mythologie Celtique Cover L'archéologie et la Mythologie Celtique Cover
Format: 
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464260601
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 10fc/22bw
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9789464260595
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 10fc/22bw
Description:
Cet ouvrage est la traduction d’Archaeology and Celtic Myth, livre paru à Dublin en 2014. La littérature médiévale irlandaise constitue de loin le plus vaste corpus de textes rédigés en langue vernaculaire dont dispose l’Europe occidentale. Bien que composée entre le VIIe et le XIIe siècle de notre ère, cette littérature véhicule des éléments provenant de la mythologie celtique préchrétienne.
Millet and What Else? Cover Millet and What Else? Cover
Format: 
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9789464270167
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 13fc/61bw
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9789464270150
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 13fc/61bw
Description:
Broomcorn/common/proso millet (Panicum miliaceum) is a cereal crop that originated in East Asia and was transferred westward to Europe, where it was introduced in the mid-2nd millennium BCE, at the height of the Bronze Age. Archaeobotanists from the Collaborative Research Centre 1266, supported by many colleagues, conducted a large-scale programme of radiocarbon dating of millet grains from prehistoric Europe. They discovered that the spread of this crop on the continent happened quickly, extending far and wide.
Seeking the First Farmers in Western Sjælland, Denmark Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781789257656
Pub Date: 28 May 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
This volume summarizes 30 years of fieldwork in Denmark, some of the evidence for the spread of agriculture and the Neolithic into Scandinavia and some opinions about the origins of agriculture. It is intended to be both academic and personal and to describe the actual process of research, because most projects involve elements of both. Each chapter will deal with one of the components of the project – survey, testing and excavations.
The Ancient Egyptians and the Natural World Cover The Ancient Egyptians and the Natural World Cover
Format: 
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9789464260366
Pub Date: 28 Apr 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 128fc/58bw
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9789464260359
Pub Date: 03 Dec 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 128fc/58bw
Description:
This book explores the interaction between animals, plants, and humans in ancient Egypt. It draws together different aspects of the bioarchaeology of Egypt: flora, fauna, and human remains. These come from sites throughout the country from Alexandria to Aswan, as well as material from museum basements.
Abusir and Saqqara in the Year 2020 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9788076710511
Pub Date: 25 Apr 2022
Description:
35 contributions by scholars, reflecting the widespread interest of researchers into a wide variety of different to-pics related to the Memphite necropolis. Individual contributions include some ofthe latest results of archaeological explorations, new interpretations of archaeological evidence within the framework of social and environmental development and climate change, new approaches to long-known texts and inscriptions, the application of modern computer-based analysis of the society of the day, as well as newly understood historical, social and landscape connotations of some sites and monuments.
Crossing Continents Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781789255546
Pub Date: 15 Apr 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
The first contacts between Greece, the Aegean and India are thought to have occurred at the beginning of the sixth century BC. There is now evidence of much earlier indirect connections, starting in the middle of the third millennium BC, but greatly diminishing after 1800 BC. These were initially between India with its Indus Civilisation (Meluḫḫa) and the Near East and then finally with the societies of the Early and Middle Bronze Age Aegean, with their slowly emerging palace-based economies and complex social structures.
Vom Kollektiv zum Individuum Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9789464270129
Pub Date: 28 Mar 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Scales of Transformation
Illustrations: 95fc/53bw
Description:
Dieses Buch behandelt die Frage, ob und wie sich soziale Identitäten in der deutschen Mittelgebirgszone zum Ende des 3. Jahrtausends v. Chr.
Mensch-Tier-Verhältnisse in Monjukli Depe Cover Mensch-Tier-Verhältnisse in Monjukli Depe Cover
Format: 
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9789464280197
Pub Date: 16 Mar 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 17fc/57bw
Pages: 276
ISBN: 9789464280180
Pub Date: 16 Mar 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 17fc/57bw
Description:
Wie gestaltete sich das soziale Zusammenleben zwischen Menschen und nichtmenschlichen Arten als eine eng verwobene Gemeinschaft in prähistorischer Zeit? In verschiedensten Disziplinen der Geistes-, Sozial- und Lebenswissenschaften werden verstärkt gesellschaftliche Grundannahmen über nichtmenschliche Arten hinterfragt. Die aus dieser Wende entstandenen neuen Fragestellungen verbreiten sich auch in der Archäologie.
A Completely Normal Practice Cover A Completely Normal Practice Cover
Format: 
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9789464280166
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 35fc/53bw
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9789464280159
Pub Date: 28 Apr 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 35fc/53bw
Description:
In Bronze Age Europe, an enormous amount of metalwork was buried in the ground and never retrieved. Patterns in the archaeological finds show that this was a deliberate practice: people systematically deposited valuable metal objects in specific places in the landscape, even in non-metalliferous regions. Although this practice seems strange and puzzling from our modern perspective, these patterns demonstrate that it was not simply a matter of irrational human behaviour.
Egyptian Delta Archaeology Cover Egyptian Delta Archaeology Cover
Format: 
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9789464260106
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 33bw/33fc
Pages: 130
ISBN: 9789464260090
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 33bw/33fc
Description:
If you want to understand ancient Egypt, the Nile Delta is of key importance. Excavations and surveys in the Delta keep unearthing new information about how the ancient Egyptians lived, how they envisaged the afterlife and how they interacted with other cultures. The study of finds from the Delta gives us a glimpse into the beliefs and everyday life of the ancient Egyptians.
Farm, Hunt, Feast, Celebrate Cover Farm, Hunt, Feast, Celebrate Cover
Format: 
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789464260229
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 147fc/70bw
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9789464260212
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 147fc/70bw
Description:
Building on the experience of twenty-five years of fieldwork and archaeozoological analyses carried out during research projects in various regions of northern France, this book examines animal husbandry and hunting practices over the 5000 year period from the first sedentary groups to the more evolved societies, corresponding to the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age.This approach is based on the processing of a very large amount of data, from sources as varied as settlements, assembly places, cemeteries and other distinctive sites. The study looks in detail at domestic consumption in houses, villages and enclosures, as well as addressing feasting, ceremonial deposition and the role of animals in the funerary sphere.
Labouring with Large Stones Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9789464280098
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 31fc/13bw
Description:
This book explores the cost, expressed in labour, of constructing fortifications during the Late Bronze Age in Greece (ca. 1600 - 1050 BCE). The underlying question for this study is whether the cost of large scale constructions, built with large, unwieldy blocks, may have overstretched the (economic) capabilities of communities, leading to their collapse.
Labouring with Large Stones Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 220
ISBN: 9789464280104
Pub Date: 28 Dec 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 31fc/13bw
Description:
This book explores the cost, expressed in labour, of constructing fortifications during the Late Bronze Age in Greece (ca. 1600 - 1050 BCE). The underlying question for this study is whether the cost of large scale constructions, built with large, unwieldy blocks, may have overstretched the (economic) capabilities of communities, leading to their collapse.