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Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology


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Reissuing works originally published between 1930 and 1996, this set presents a rich selection of renowned and lesser-known scholarship across the subject. Classic previously out-of-print works are brought back into print here in this set of research, guidance and surveys. It includes works of theory and of practical research, ranging over a wide range of themes from archaeology and place-names to industrial archaeology to the rock art of Africa.

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Archaeology in England and Wales 1914 - 1931

Archaeology in England and Wales 1914 - 1931

1st Edition

By T.D. Kendrick, C.F.C. Hawkes
October 18, 2016

This survey of work carried out over a number of years synthesises the progress of archaeology, showing at a glance the changes within less than quarter of a century on the interpretation of and reflection on knowledge in the area. Entertainingly, written, this is a lasting introductory account of ...

The European Community in Later Prehistory Studies in Honour of C. F. C. Hawkes

The European Community in Later Prehistory: Studies in Honour of C. F. C. Hawkes

1st Edition

Edited By John Boardman, M.A. Brown, T.G.E. Powell
October 18, 2016

The essays collected together in this volume were written in honour of Professor Christopher Hawkes, in recognition of his stature as an international scholar and his generosity in encouraging the work of others. The collection consists of a closely-knit group of studies, and includes contributions...

A Season's Work at Ur, Al-'Ubaid, Abu Shahrain-Eridu-and Elsewhere Being an Unofficial Account of the British Museum Archaeological Mission to Babylonia, 1919

A Season's Work at Ur, Al-'Ubaid, Abu Shahrain-Eridu-and Elsewhere: Being an Unofficial Account of the British Museum Archaeological Mission to Babylonia, 1919

1st Edition

By H.R. Hall
October 18, 2016

This classic work from 1930 describes the archaeological mission to Iraq which was a huge leap in the understanding of Mesopotamian history. It chronicles the journey, the excavations and the findings in a personalised account, heavily illustrated with maps, photographs of the locations and the ...

Analytical Archaeology

Analytical Archaeology

1st Edition

By David L. Clarke
October 18, 2016

This study was well-established as a pioneer work on archaeological methodology, the theoretical basis of all archaeological analysis whatever the period or era. The first edition of the book presented and evaluated the radical changes in methodology which derived from developments in other ...

Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

Ancient Egyptian Jewellery

1st Edition

By Alix Wilkinson
October 18, 2016

First published in 1971, this book was the first major survey ever made in this field. It includes all the main museum collections in the world, and enables comparative study of almost all the known jewellery from predynastic times to the end of the XXVIth Dynasty (525 B.C.) to be made. The ...

Ancient Ireland A Study in the Lessons of Archaeology and History

Ancient Ireland: A Study in the Lessons of Archaeology and History

1st Edition

By R.A.S. Macalister
October 18, 2016

Archaeological evidence here is used to help build up a picture of the lives led by the people of which it is a record. The contents include a description of primitive settlements, leading up to an account of the art, trade and civilization generally of early ages prior to the Celtic invasion and ...

Antiquities of the Irish Countryside

Antiquities of the Irish Countryside

1st Edition

By Seán P. Ó Ríordáin
October 18, 2016

No country is as rich in field antiquities as Ireland, and this work gives an account in simple language of the origin, purpose, date and distribution of all classes of monuments with the exception of ecclesiastical remains and medieval castles. It provides the general reader with all the ...

Archaeological Theory in Europe The Last Three Decades

Archaeological Theory in Europe: The Last Three Decades

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Hodder
October 18, 2016

The 1980s witnessed exciting developments in theoretical writing in Western archaeology. Where previous decades were dominated by the Anglo-American perspective, or "New Archaeology", the recent years showed the European debate grow in confidence and vitality. This book, published in 1991, captures...

Archaeology After Structuralism Post-structuralism and the Practice of Archaeology

Archaeology After Structuralism: Post-structuralism and the Practice of Archaeology

1st Edition

Edited By Ian Bapty, Tim Yates
October 18, 2016

Most practising archaeologists have preferred to leave the deep theories of what lies behind their methods and perceptions on one side. Now archaeologists have faced up to the difficult task of making (or not making) the connections between the past, interpretation and the present. The writers of ...

Archaeology and Place-Names and History An Essay on Problems of Co-ordination

Archaeology and Place-Names and History: An Essay on Problems of Co-ordination

1st Edition

By F.T. Wainwright
October 18, 2016

In the period A.D. 400-1100, perhaps more than in any other, it is necessary to bring together the results of historical, archaeological and place-name studies. Each provides information that is either badly preserved or not preserved at all in the other two, but it is not always realised how great...

Archaeology and Society Reconstructing the Prehistoric Past

Archaeology and Society: Reconstructing the Prehistoric Past

1st Edition

By Grahame Clark
October 18, 2016

This reissue of the 1957 3rd edition of this book describes how archaeologists go about their work, how ancient sites are found, what methods are used to explore them, how finds are dated, and within what limits archaeological evidence is able to tell us how people lived before the dawn of recorded...

Archaeology by Experiment

Archaeology by Experiment

1st Edition

By John Coles
October 18, 2016

Experimental archaeology is a new approach to the study of early man. By reconstructing and testing models of ancient equipment with the techniques available to early man, we learn how he lived, hunted, fought and built. What did early man eat? How did he store and cook his food? How did he make ...

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