On these pages you will find information on the Routledge list which covers Archaeological Science & Methodology, Archaeological Theory, Archaeology by Period or Region, Introductory Archaeology, Landscape, Politics of Archaeology.
There is also information on books for students, series, and the latest news and events.
This volume provides a powerful alternative to the Western paradigms that have governed archaeological inquiry and heritage studies in Africa. Community-based Heritage Research in Africa boldly shifts focus away from top-down community engagements, usually instigated by elite academic and heritage…
Paperback – 2017-03-03
The Iron Age in Northern Britain examines the archaeological evidence for earlier Iron Age communities from the southern Pennines to the Northern and Western Isles and the impact of Roman expansion on local populations, through to the emergence of historically-recorded communities in the post-Roman…
Paperback – 2017-03-01
This volume compares two of the most famous cases of civilizational collapse, that of the Roman Empire and the Classic Maya world. First examining the concept of collapse, and how it has been utilized in the historical, archaeological and anthropological study of past complex societies, Storey and…
Paperback – 2017-01-26
Ideas abound as to why certain complex societies collapsed in the past, including environmental change, subsistence failure, fluctuating social structure and lack of adaptability. Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail? evaluates the current theories in this important topic and discusses why they offer…
Paperback – 2016-10-13
Focusing on sites of key significance and the world’s first civilizations, Ancient Lives is an accessible and engaging textbook which introduces complete beginners to the fascinating worlds of archaeology and prehistory. Drawing on their impressive combined experience of the field and the classroom…
Hardback – 2016-08-01
Ancient Egypt: The Basics offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the history, archaeology and influence of this fascinating civilization. Coverage includes: A survey of Egyptian history from its earliest origins to the coming of Islam Life and death in ancient Egypt Key…
Paperback – 2016-07-28
An Archaeology of the Contemporary Era approaches the contemporary age, between the late nineteenth and twenty-first centuries, as an archaeological period defined by specific material processes. It reflects on the theory and practice of the archaeology of the contemporary past from epistemological…
Hardback – 2018-12-11
The Routledge Handbook of Classics and Cognitive Theory is an interdisciplinary volume that examines the application of cognitive theory to the study of the classical world, across several interrelated areas including linguistics, literary theory, social practices, performance, artificial…
Hardback – 2018-12-07
How do archaeologists make knowledge? Debates in the latter half of the twentieth century revolved around broad, abstract philosophies and theories such as positivism and hermeneutics which have all but vanished today. By contrast, in recent years there has been a great deal of attention given to…
Paperback – 2018-12-07
Amy Davis-Poynter commissions for Classics and Biblical Studies, with books on the history, thought, and cultures of the Ancient Near East and Egypt, the Biblical lands, Greece and Rome, and Late Antiquity and Early Christianity. She produces a wide range of books, from introductory textbooks and sourcebooks to translations, scholarly monographs, and edited collections, with a particular interest in reception, science and medicine, the emotions and senses, and theoretical and interdisciplinary approaches to the subjects. New series and series in development include Routledge Handbooks of Theory and the Classics, The Senses in Antiquity, Issues in Ancient Philosophy, Medicine and Healing in Antiquity, and Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World. Established series include the Routledge Worlds, Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World, and Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies.
Matthew Gibbons commissions archaeology books for a broad audience, from introductory textbooks and guides through to cutting-edge research volumes. He publishes across all topics in archaeology and for all regions of the globe. As well as a focus on books that support study he also welcomes pioneering work and topics at the forefront of current research that reflect the reputation for innovative publishing in archaeology.