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2017 Archaeology Titles for Review

We are delighted to present a list of recently published titles from our Archaeology division. If you would like to request a review copy, please complete our online form.

  • 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 – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • 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 – 2017-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Archaeologies of “Us” and “Them”

    Debating History, Heritage and Indigeneity

    Edited by Charlotta Hillerdal, Anna Karlström, Carl-Gösta 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 – 2017-02-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Critical Practice

    Artists, museums, ethics

    By Janet Marstine

    Critical Practice is an ambitious work that blurs the boundaries between art history, museum studies, political science and applied ethics. Marstine demonstrates how convergences between institutional critique and socially engaged practice, as represented by the term ‘critical practice’, can create…

    Paperback – 2017-02-15
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Museums and Archaeology

    Edited by Robin Skeates

    Museums and Archaeology brings together a wide, but carefully chosen, selection of literature from around the world that connects museums and archaeology. Part of the successful Leicester Readers in Museum Studies series, it provides a combination of issue- and practice-based perspectives. As such,…

    Paperback – 2017-02-09
    Routledge
    Leicester Readers in Museum Studies

  • The Archaeology of the 11th Century

    Continuities and Transformations

    Edited by Dawn M Hadley, Christopher Dyer

    The Archaeology of the 11th Century addresses many key questions surrounding this formative period of English history and considers conditions before 1066 and how these changed. The impact of the Conquest of England by the Normans is the central focus of the book, which not only assesses the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge
    Society for Medieval Archaeology Monographs

  • Rome and the Classic Maya

    Comparing the Slow Collapse of Civilizations

    By Rebecca Storey, Glenn R Storey

    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
    Routledge

  • Women, Gender and Identity in Third Intermediate Period Egypt

    The Theban Case Study

    By Jean Li

    Women, Gender and Identity in Third Intermediate Period Egypt clarifies the role of women in Egyptian society during the first millennium BCE, allowing for more nuanced discussions of women in the Third Intermediate Period. It is an intensive study of a corpus that is both geographically and…

    Hardback – 2017-01-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Egyptology

  • Ancient Complex Societies

    By Jennifer C. Ross, Sharon R. Steadman

    Ancient Complex Societies examines the archaeological evidence for the rise and functioning of politically and socially “complex” cultures in antiquity. Particular focus is given to civilizations exhibiting positions of leadership, social and administrative hierarchies, emerging and already…

    Paperback – 2017-01-09
    Routledge

  • Revolutions in the Desert

    The Rise of Mobile Pastoralism in the Southern Levant

    By Steven Rosen

    Revolutions in the Desert investigates the development of pastoral nomadism in the arid regions of the ancient Near East, challenging the prevailing notion that such societies left few remains appropriate for analytic study. Few prior studies have approached the deeper past of desert nomadic…

    Paperback – 2017-01-05
    Routledge

  • Museums and Photography

    Displaying Death

    By Elena Stylianou, Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert

    Museums and Photography combines a strong theoretical approach with international case studies to investigate the display of death in various types of museums—history, anthropology, art, ethnographic, and science museums – and to understand the changing role of photography in museums. …

    Hardback – 2016-12-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Museums, Moralities and Human Rights

    By Richard Sandell

    This book explores how museums, galleries and heritage sites of all kinds, through the narratives they construct and publicly present, can shape the moral and political climate within which human rights are experienced. Through a series of richly-drawn cases, which focus on gender diversity and…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15
    Routledge
    Museum Meanings

  • Global Mobilities

    Refugees, Exiles, and Immigrants in Museums and Archives

    Edited by Amy K. Levin

    Global Mobilities illustrates the significant engagement of museums and archives with populations that have experienced forced or willing migration: emigrants, exiles, refugees, asylum seekers, and others. The volume explores the role of public institutions in the politics of integration and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Edited by Michelle L. Stefano, Peter Davis

    This collection provides an in-depth and up-to-date examination of the concept of Intangible Cultural Heritage and the issues surrounding its value to society. Critically engaging with the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, the book also discusses…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Global Heritage Assemblages

    Development and Modern Architecture in Africa

    By Christoph Rausch

    UNESCO aims to tackle Africa’s under-representation on its World Heritage List by inscribing instances of nineteenth- and twentieth-century modern architecture and urban planning there. But, what is one to make of the utopias of progress and development for which these buildings and sites stand?…

    Hardback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Culture and Development

  • Maritime Heritage in Crisis

    Indigenous Landscapes and Global Ecological Breakdown

    By Richard M. Hutchings

    Grounded in critical heritage studies and drawing on a Pacific Northwest Coast case study, Maritime Heritage in Crisis explores the causes and consequences of the contemporary destruction of Indigenous heritage sites in maritime settings. Maritime heritage landscapes are undergoing a period of…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07
    Routledge
    Archaeology & Indigenous Peoples

  • Museum Ethics in Practice

    By Gary Edson

    This volume is a guide to the difficult ethical questions museums work entails. While promoting the value of ethical theory and practice in museums, Edson tackles several key controversies and also corrects a number of prevailing misconceptions about museum ethics, such as the difference between…

    Paperback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge

  • Archaeological Research

    A Brief Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Peter N. Peregrine

    This updated edition of Archaeological Research introduces the basic methods of archaeological research, including data collection, analysis, interpretation, as well as a consideration of the state of archaeology today. New to the Second Edition is updated information on geographic information…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge

  • Creating the Visitor-centered Museum

    By Peter Samis, Mimi Michaelson

    What does the transformation to a visitor-centered approach do for a museum? How are museums made relevant to a broad range of visitors of varying ages, identities, and social classes? Does appealing to a larger audience force museums to “dumb down” their work? What internal changes are required?…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Globalization

    Edited by Tamar Hodos

    This unique collection applies globalization concepts to the discipline of archaeology, using a wide range of global case studies from a group of international specialists. The volume spans from as early as 10,000 cal. BP to the modern era, analysing the relationship between material culture,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge