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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.

  • Religion and Politics in the Ancient Americas

    Edited by Sarah B. Barber, Arthur A. Joyce

    This exciting collection explores the interplay of religion and politics in the precolumbian Americas. Each thought-provoking contribution positions religion as a primary factor influencing political innovations in this period, reinterpreting major changes through an examination of how religion…

    Paperback – 2017-09-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Archaeology of the Ancient Americas

  • New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management

    Edited by Francis P. McManamon

    New Perspectives in Cultural Resource Management describes the historic developments, current challenges, and future opportunities presented by contemporary Cultural Resource Management (CRM). CRM is a substantial aspect of archaeology, history, historical architecture, historical preservation, and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Isotopic Investigations of Pastoralism in Prehistory

    Edited by Alicia R. Ventresca Miller, Cheryl A. Makarewicz

    Pastoralists were a vital economic and social force in ancient societies around the globe, transforming landscapes poorly suited for agriculture into spaces of vast productive potential while simultaneously connecting mobile and sedentary communities alike across considerable distances. Drawing…

    Hardback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Themes in Contemporary Archaeology

  • Cultural and Environmental Change on Rapa Nui

    Edited by Sonia Haoa Cardinali, Kathleen B. Ingersoll, Daniel W. Ingersoll Jr., Christopher M. Stevenson

    Rapa Nui, one of the world’s most isolated island societies and home to the notable moai, has been at the centre of a tense debate for the past decade. Some see it as the site of a dramatic cultural collapse occurring before Western contact, where a self-inflicted ecocide was brought on by the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Dwelling

    Heidegger, Archaeology, Mortality

    By Philip Tonner

    Dwelling: Heidegger, Archaeology, Mortality negotiates the discourses of phenomenology, archaeology and palaeoanthropology in order to extend the ‘dwelling perspective’, an approach in the social sciences particularly associated with Tim Ingold and a number of other thinkers, including Chris Tilley…

    Hardback – 2017-08-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Public History and the Food Movement

    Adding the Missing Ingredient

    By Michelle Moon, Cathy Stanton

    Public History and the Food Movement argues that today’s broad interest in making food systems fairer, healthier, and more sustainable offers a compelling opportunity for the public history field. Moon and Stanton show how linking heritage institutions’ unique skills and resources with…

    Hardback – 2017-08-16
    Routledge

  • Managing Heritage in Africa

    Who Cares?

    Edited by Webber Ndoro, Shadreck Chirikure, Janette Deacon

    Managing Heritage in Africa provides a wide-ranging, up-to-date synthesis of heritage management practice in Africa, covering a broad spectrum of heritage issues such as archaeology, living traditions, sacred sites, heritage of pain (slavery), international conventions cultural landscapes, heritage…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15
    Routledge
    Key Issues in Cultural Heritage

  • An Archaeology of Skill

    Metalworking Skill and Material Specialization in Early Bronze Age Central Europe

    By Maikel H.G. Kuijpers

    Material is the mother of innovation and it is through skill that innovations are brought about. This core thesis that is developed in this book identifies skill as the linchpin of – and missing link between – studies on craft, creativity, innovation, and material culture. Through a detailed study…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Carlisle

    A Frontier and Border City

    By Mike McCarthy

    Carlisle charts the city's emergence as an urban centre under the Romans and traces its vicissitudes over subsequent centuries until the high Middle Ages. Arguably, the most important theme that differentiates its development from many other towns is its position as a 'border' city. The…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property

    Edited by Jane Anderson, Haidy Geismar

    The Routledge Companion to Cultural Property contains new contributions from scholars working at the cutting edge of cultural property studies, bringing together diverse academic and professional perspectives to develop a coherent overview of this field of enquiry. The global range of authors use…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum

    Edited by Jane Chin Davidson, Sandra Esslinger

    Global and World Art in the Practice of the University Museum provides new thinking on exhibitions of global art and world art in relation to university museums. Taking The Fowler Museum at UCLA, USA, as its central subject, this edited collection traces how university museum practices have…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Ancient Civilizations

    4th Edition

    By Brian M. Fagan

    Ancient Civilizations offers a comprehensive and straightforward account of the world�s first civilizations and how they were discovered, drawing on many avenues of inquiry including archaeological excavations, surveys, laboratory work, highly specialized scientific investigations, and both…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30
    Routledge

  • Women in the Museum

    Lessons from the Workplace

    By Joan H. Baldwin, Anne W. Ackerson

    The number of women working in museum settings has grown exponentially since the start of the twentieth century. Women in the Museum explores the professional lives of the sector’s female workforce today and examines the challenges they face working in what was, until recently, a male-dominated…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge

  • Princes of the Church

    Bishops and their Palaces

    Edited by David Rollason

    Princes of the Church brings together the latest research exploring the importance of bishops’ palaces for social and political history, landscape history, architectural history and archaeology. It is the first book-length study of such sites since Michael Thompson’s Medieval Bishops’ Houses (1998)…

    Hardback – 2017-06-05
    Routledge
    Society for Medieval Archaeology Monographs

  • Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium

    Introducing Current Perspectives

    By Oliver J. T. Harris, Craig Cipolla

    Archaeological Theory in the New Millennium provides an account of the changing world of archaeological theory and a challenge to more traditional narratives of archaeological thought. It charts the emergence of the new emphasis on relations as well as engaging with other current theoretical trends…

    Paperback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge

  • Dental Morphology for Anthropology

    An Illustrated Manual

    By Heather J. H. Edgar

    This work provides a new, comprehensive update to the Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System (ASUDAS). Drawing upon her extensive experience in informatics, curating data, and dental morphological data acquisition, Edgar has developed accessible and user-friendly standardized images…

    Paperback – 2017-05-16
    Routledge

  • The Neolithic of Britain and Ireland

    By Vicki Cummings

    The Neolithic of Britain and Ireland provides a synthesis of this dynamic period of prehistory from the end of the Mesolithic through to the early Beaker period. Drawing on new excavations and the application of new scientific approaches to data from this period, this book considers both life and…

    Paperback – 2017-05-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Archaeology of Northern Europe

  • Going West?

    The Dissemination of Neolithic Innovations between the Bosporus and the Carpathians

    Edited by Agathe Reingruber, Zoï Tsirtsoni, Petranka Nedelcheva

    Going West? uses the latest data to question how the Neolithic way of life was diffused from the Near East to Europe via Anatolia. The transformations of the 7th millennium BC in western Anatolia undoubtedly had a significant impact on the neighboring regions of southeast Europe. Yet the nature,…

    Hardback – 2017-05-08
    Routledge
    Themes in Contemporary Archaeology

  • The International Business Archives Handbook

    Understanding and managing the historical records of business

    Edited by Alison Turton

    The International Business Archives Handbook provides up-to-date information and guidance on key issues relating to the understanding and management of the historical records of businesses. Key features include:•             Chapter…

    Hardback – 2017-04-13
    Routledge

  • Modern Conflict and the Senses

    Edited by Nicholas J. Saunders, Paul Cornish

    Modern Conflict and the Senses investigates the sensual worlds created by modern war, focusing on the sensorial responses embodied in and provoked by the materiality of conflict and its aftermath. The volume positions the industrialized nature of twentieth-century war as a unique cultural…

    Hardback – 2017-03-16
    Routledge

  • Community-based Heritage in Africa

    Unveiling Local Research and Development Initiatives

    By Peter R. Schmidt

    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 – 2017-03-08
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Gyeongju

    The Capital of Golden Silla

    By Sarah Milledge Nelson

    Gyeongju, the capital of the Kingdom of Silla, grew from a loose confederation of villages, called Saro, to become the capital of most of the Korean peninsula. Its relationships with Japan, the Eurasian Steppes, and countries along the Silk Road leading to Europe helped to make the city one of the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • The Iron Age in Northern Britain

    Britons and Romans, Natives and Settlers, 2nd Edition

    By Dennis W. Harding

    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
    Routledge