Routledge World Archaeology

The Routledge World Archaeology series provides up-to-date surveys of key areas of the world. The volumes are intended to support students wishing to study the archaeology of these important regions for the first time. However, by including the latest research and discoveries the books will also be of interest to scholars and professional archaeologists. The Routledge World Archaeology series details in a clear and approachable fashion the wonder of archaeological findings and interpretation from around the globe.

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    Ancient Iran

    By Roger Matthews, Hassan Fazeli

    In studying the human past, the country of Iran (ancient Persia) has strong claim to host some of the most significant developments anywhere on the planet. After the last Ice Age, from 11,000 BC onwards, human communities across Iran began to settle down in villages and domesticate the wild animals…

    Paperback – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge World Archaeology

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    Prehistoric Italy

    By Robin Skeates

    Paperback – 2018-10-30 
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  • Ancient Crete: The Archaeology of Minoan Society book cover

    Ancient Crete

    The Archaeology of Minoan Society

    By Jan Driessen

    Ancient Crete provides an integrated, up-to-date chronological examination of Prehistoric Crete during the extent of the Minoan civilization, incorporating a century of archaeological discoveries made on the island within a single intellectual and theoretical framework. Driessen argues for a fresh…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01 
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    Archaeology of Pacific Oceania

    Inhabiting a Sea of Islands

    By Mike Carson

    This book integrates a region-wide chronological narrative of the archaeology of Pacific Oceania. How and why did this vast sea of islands, covering nearly one-third of the world’s surface, come to be inhabited over the last several millennia, transcending significant change in ecology, demography,…

    Paperback – 2018-03-19
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    Ancient Southeast Asia

    By John Norman Miksic, Goh Geok Yian

    Ancient Southeast Asia provides readers with a much needed synthesis of the latest discoveries and research in the archaeology of the region, presenting the evolution of complex societies in Southeast Asia from the protohistoric period, beginning around 500BC, to the arrival of British and Dutch…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31
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    The Ancient Central Andes

    By Jeffrey Quilter

    The Ancient Central Andes presents a general overview of the prehistoric peoples and cultures of the Central Andes, the region now encompassing most of Peru and significant parts of Ecuador, Bolivia, northern Chile, and northwestern Argentina. The book contextualizes past and modern scholarship and…

    Paperback – 2013-12-23
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    Prehistoric Britain

    2nd Edition

    By Timothy Darvill

    Britain has been inhabited by humans for over half a million years, during which time there were a great many changes in lifestyles and in the surrounding landscape. This book, now in its second edition, examines the development of human societies in Britain from earliest times to the Roman…

    Paperback – 2010-06-09
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    Ancient Turkey

    By Antonio Sagona, Paul Zimansky

    Students of antiquity often see ancient Turkey as a bewildering array of cultural complexes. Ancient Turkey brings together in a coherent account the diverse and often fragmented evidence, both archaeological and textual, that forms the basis of our knowledge of the development of Anatolia from the…

    Paperback – 2009-03-10
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