Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Material Worlds

    Archaeology, Consumption, and the Road to Modernity

    Edited by Barbara J. Heath, Eleanor E. Breen, Lori A. Lee

    Material Worlds examines consumption from an archaeological perspective, broadly exploring the intersection of social relations and objects through the processes of production, distribution, use, reuse, and discard. Interrogating individual objects as well as considering the contexts in which acts…

    Hardback – 2017-02-10 
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  • Balkan Dialogues

    Negotiating Identity between Prehistory and the Present

    Edited by Maja Gori, Maria Ivanova

    Spatial variation and patterning in the distribution of artefacts are topics of fundamental significance in Balkan archaeology. For decades, archaeologists have classified spatial clusters of artefacts into discrete “cultures”, which have been conventionally treated as bound entities and equated…

    Hardback – 2017-01-13 
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  • Archaeologies of “Us” and “Them”

    Debating History, Heritage and Indigeneity

    Edited by Charlotta Hillerdal, Anna Karlstrom, Carl-Gosta Ojala

    Archaeologies of “Us” and “Them” explores the concept of indigeneity within the field of archaeology and heritage and in particular examines the shifts in power that occur when ‘we’ define ‘the other’ by categorizing ‘them’ as indigenous. Recognizing the complex and shifting distinctions between…

    Hardback – 2017-01-13 
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  • Exploring the Materiality of Food 'Stuffs'

    Transformations, Symbolic Consumption and Embodiments

    Edited by Louise Steel, Katharina Zinn

    From remote antiquity to contemporary contexts, food and the ‘stuff’ of food remains central to people’s daily experiences as well as their sense and expression of identity. This volume explores the materiality of foodstuffs past and present, examining humanity’s intriguingly complex relationships…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
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  • The Life of Trade

    Events and Happenings in the Niumi’s Atlantic Center

    By Liza Gijanto

    The Life of Trade utilizes archaeological and historical sources to address the dynamic nature of the Atlantic trade on the Gambia River. Taking a fresh multi-disciplinary approach, the book highlights the region’s atypical position as a commercial crossroads and access point for both interior and…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
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  • The Archaeology of Human-Environment Interactions

    Strategies for Investigating Anthropogenic Landscapes, Dynamic Environments, and Climate Change in the Human Past

    Edited by Daniel Contreras

    The impacts of climate change on human societies, and the roles those societies themselves play in altering their environments, appear in headlines more and more as concern over modern global climate change intensifies. Increasingly, archaeologists and paleoenvironmental scientists are looking to…

    Hardback – 2016-09-13
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  • Marking the Land

    Hunter-Gatherer Creation of Meaning in their Environment

    Edited by William A Lovis, Robert Whallon

    Marking the Land investigates how hunter-gatherers use physical landscape markers and environmental management to impose meaning on the spaces they occupy. The land is full of meaning for hunter-gatherers. Much of that meaning is inherent in natural phenomena, but some of it comes from…

    Hardback – 2016-03-15
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  • Archaeology’s Visual Culture

    Digging and Desire

    By Roger Balm

    Archaeology’s Visual Culture explores archaeology through the lens of visual culture theory. The insistent visuality of archaeology is a key stimulus for the imaginative and creative interpretation of our encounters with the past. Balm investigates the nature of this projection of the visual,…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
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  • Debating Archaeological Empiricism

    The Ambiguity of Material Evidence

    Edited by Charlotta Hillerdal, Johannes Siapkas

    Debating Archaeological Empiricism examines the current intellectual turn in archaeology, primarily in its prehistoric and classical branches, characterized by a return to the archaeological evidence. Each chapter in the book approaches the empirical from a different angle, illuminating…

    Hardback – 2015-03-17
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  • The Archaeology of Bronze Age Iberia

    Argaric Societies

    By Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Sandra Monton Subias, Margarita Sanchez Romero

    After more than a century of research, an enormous body of scientific literature in the field of El Argar studies has been generated, comprising some 700 bibliographic items. No fully-updated synthesis of the literature is available at the moment; recent works deal only with specific…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
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  • The Maritime Archaeology of a Modern Conflict

    Comparing the Archaeology of German Submarine Wrecks to the Historical Text

    By Innes McCartney

    Over the last 30 years, hydrographical marine surveys in the English Channel helped uncover the potential wreck sites of German submarines, or U-boats, sunk during the conflicts of World War I and World War II. Through a series of systemic dives, nautical archaeologist and historian Innes McCartney…

    Hardback – 2014-11-19
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  • US Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology

    Soft Power, Hard Heritage

    By Christina Luke, Morag Kersel

    Archaeology’s links to international relations are well known: launching and sustaining international expeditions requires the honed diplomatic skills of ambassadors. U.S. foreign policy depends on archaeologists to foster mutual understanding, mend fences, and build bridges. This book explores how…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
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  • The Archaeology of Roman Britain

    Biography and Identity

    By Adam Rogers

    Within the colonial history of the British Empire there are difficulties in reconstructing the lives of people that came from very different traditions of experience. The Archaeology of Roman Britain argues that a similar critical approach to the lives of people in Roman Britain needs to be…

    Hardback – 2014-10-27
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  • Sharing Archaeology

    Academe, Practice and the Public

    Edited by Peter Stone, Zhao Hui

    As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called ‘public archaeology,’ with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles, and enhanced site-based interpretation has taken archaeology from a closed academic…

    Hardback – 2014-09-05
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  • Knowledge Networks and Craft Traditions in the Ancient World

    Material Crossovers

    Edited by Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Ann Brysbaert, Lin Foxhall

    This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to the construction, maintenance, and collapse of networks of various forms – which are central…

    Hardback – 2014-08-15
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  • Hadrian's Wall and the End of Empire

    The Roman Frontier in the 4th and 5th Centuries

    By Rob Collins

    There is no synthetic or comprehensive treatment of any late Roman frontier in the English language to date, despite the political and economic significance of the frontiers in the late antique period. Examining Hadrian’s Wall and the Roman frontier of northern England from the fourth century into…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • Open-Air Rock-Art Conservation and Management

    State of the Art and Future Perspectives

    Edited by Timothy Darvill, Antonio Pedro Batarda Fernandes

    While much has been achieved in understanding and managing weather effects and erosion phenomena affecting ancient imagery within the relatively protected environments of caves and rock-shelters, the same cannot be said of rock-art panels situated in the open-air. Despite the fact that the number…

    Hardback – 2014-07-01
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  • An Archaeology of Materials

    Substantial Transformations in Early Prehistoric Europe

    By Chantal Conneller

    An Archaeology of Materials sets out a new approach to the study of raw materials. Traditional understandings of materials in archaeology (and in western thought more widely) have failed to acknowledge both the complexity and, moreover, the benefits of an analysis of materials. Here Conneller…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
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  • Tracing Prehistoric Social Networks through Technology

    A Diachronic Perspective on the Aegean

    Edited by Ann Brysbaert

    This volume investigates smaller and larger networks of contacts within and across the Aegean and nearby regions, covering periods from the Neolithic until Classical times (6000–323 BC). It explores the world of technologies, crafts and archaeological 'left-overs' in order to place social and…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
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  • Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory

    Edited by Stella Souvatzi, Athena Hadji

    Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory addresses these two concepts as interrelated, rather than as separate categories, and as a means for understanding past social relations at different scales. The need for this volume was realised through four main observations: the ever growing interest in…

    Hardback – 2013-10-01
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  • Roman Urban Street Networks

    Streets and the Organization of Space in Four Cities

    By Alan Kaiser

    The streets of Roman cities have received surprisingly little attention until recently. Traditionally the main interest archaeologists and classicists had in streets was in tracing the origins and development of the orthogonal layout used in Roman colonial cities. Roman Urban Street Networks is the…

    Paperback – 2013-07-08
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  • An Archaeology of Land Ownership

    Edited by Maria Relaki, Despina Catapoti

    Within archaeological studies, land tenure has been mainly studied from the viewpoint of ownership. A host of studies has argued about land ownership on the basis of the simple co-existence of artefacts on the landscape; other studies have tended to extrapolate land ownership from more indirect…

    Hardback – 2013-06-25
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  • From Prehistoric Villages to Cities

    Settlement Aggregation and Community Transformation

    Edited by Jennifer Birch

    Archaeologists have focused a great deal of attention on explaining the evolution of village societies and the transition to a ‘Neolithic’ way of life. Considerable interest has also concentrated on urbanism and the rise of the earliest cities. Between these two landmarks in human cultural…

    Hardback – 2013-05-09
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  • Archaeology in Environment and Technology

    Intersections and Transformations

    Edited by David Frankel, Susan Lawrence, Jennifer Webb

    Environments, landscapes, and ecological systems are often seen as fundamental by archaeologists, but how they relate to society is understood in very different ways. The chapters in this book take environment, culture, and technology together. All have been the focus of much attention; often one…

    Hardback – 2013-03-22
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  • Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterranean

    By Louise Steel

    The importance of cultural contacts in the East Mediterranean has long been recognized and is the focus of ongoing international research. Fieldwork in the Aegean, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Levant continues to add to our understanding of the nature of this contact and its social and economic…

    Hardback – 2012-12-19
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  • The Prehistory of Iberia

    Debating Early Social Stratification and the State

    Edited by Maria Cruz Berrocal, Leonardo Garcia Sanjuan, Antonio Gilman

    The origin and early development of social stratification is essentially an archaeological problem. The impressive advance of archaeological research has revealed that, first and foremost, the pre-eminence of stratified or class society in today’s world is the result of a long social struggle. This…

    Hardback – 2012-12-12
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