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Archaeology Research Now Available In Paperback

We're pleased to present a list of new in paperback from our Archaeology Research list.

  • Reclaiming Archaeology

    Beyond the Tropes of Modernity

    Edited by Alfredo González-Ruibal

    Archaeology has been an important source of metaphors for some of the key intellectuals of the 20th century: Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Alois Riegl and Michel Foucault, amongst many others. However, this power has also turned against archaeology, because the discipline has been dealt with…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Archaeological Orientations

  • Doing Museology Differently

    By Duncan Grewcock

    One might believe that museum studies is a stable field of academic inquiry based on a set of familiar institutional forms and functions. But as institutions museums have never been stable or singular, and neither has the discipline of museum studies. Museum studies as a field of academic inquiry…

    Paperback – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Museum Studies

  • Roman Britain to Saxon England

    An Archaeological Study

    By C.J. Arnold

    There has long been controversy about the nature and pace of the transformation from Roman Britain to Saxon England. Some scholars argue that there were few instances of major conflict and that the transition took place relatively peacefully over a long period of time. Others argue that the…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Field Archaeology

    By R.J.C. Atkinson

    During the years before this book was first published in 1946, and re-editioned in 1953, much had been written on the results of archaeological research, but no account had been published of the methods by which those results are obtained. This book provides a simple introduction to the principles…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Archaeology After Structuralism

    Post-structuralism and the Practice of Archaeology

    Edited by Ian Bapty, Tim Yates

    Most practising archaeologists have preferred to leave the deep theories of what lies behind their methods and perceptions on one side. Now archaeologists have faced up to the difficult task of making (or not making) the connections between the past, interpretation and the present. The writers of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The European Community in Later Prehistory

    Studies in Honour of C. F. C. Hawkes

    Edited by John Boardman, M.A. Brown, T.G.E. Powell

    The essays collected together in this volume were written in honour of Professor Christopher Hawkes, in recognition of his stature as an international scholar and his generosity in encouraging the work of others. The collection consists of a closely-knit group of studies, and includes contributions…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Prehistoric Settlement of Britain

    By Richard Bradley

    This study, first published in 1978, explores the evidence for pre-Roman settlement in Britain. Four aspects of the prehistoric economy are described by the author – colonisation and clearance; arable and pastoral farming; transhumance and nomadism; and hunting, gathering and fishing. These aspects…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Recent Archaeological Excavations in Britain

    Selected Excavations, 1939-1955

    Edited by R.L.S. Bruce-Mitford

    Originally published in 1956, this collection features chapters by well-known archaeologists on various archaeological sites explored in the previous decade, as examples of the techniques being used and finds being made. Mostly from the lowland zone of Britain, the chapters nonetheless offer a…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Neolithic Britain

    New Stone Age sites of England, Scotland and Wales

    By Rodney Castleden

    The climax of the Stone Age in Britain, the Neolithic period (4700-2000BC), was a period of startling achievement. The British Isles are rich in Neolithic sites, which give us evidence of a complex and surprisingly developed archaic society. The author surveys 1100 secular and ceremonial sites in…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • New Light on the Most Ancient East

    By V. Gordon Childe

    This book offers a detailed survey on major archaeological discoveries in the Near and Middle East. This classic account focuses on the findings in three great centers of ancient civilization: Egypt, Sumer, and the Indus valley. Professor Childe discusses the excavation of the three cities of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Piecing Together the Past

    The Interpretation of Archaeological Data

    By V. Gordon Childe

    Originally published in 1956, this concise book brought together wisdom from V. Gordon Childe based upon 10 years of his lectures on the principles of archaeological classification, terminology and interpretive concepts. It examines meanings of technical terms and methodologies used in prehistoric…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Analytical Archaeology

    By David L. Clarke

    This study was well-established as a pioneer work on archaeological methodology, the theoretical basis of all archaeological analysis whatever the period or era. The first edition of the book presented and evaluated the radical changes in methodology which derived from developments in other…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Models in Archaeology

    Edited by David L. Clarke

    This major study reflects the increasing significance of careful model formation and testing in those academic subjects that are struggling from intuitive and aesthetic obscurantism toward a more disciplined and integrated approach to their fields of study. The twenty-six original contributions…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Walking Larder

    Patterns of Domestication, Pastoralism, and Predation

    Edited by Juliet Clutton-Brock

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Archaeology by Experiment

    By John Coles

    Experimental archaeology is a new approach to the study of early man. By reconstructing and testing models of ancient equipment with the techniques available to early man, we learn how he lived, hunted, fought and built. What did early man eat? How did he store and cook his food? How did he make…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Bronze Age in Europe

    An Introduction to the Prehistory of Europe c.2000-700 B.C.

    Edited by J. M. Coles, A. F. Harding

    This book provides an account of the development of European culture and society during the Bronze Age, the time span between c. 2000 and 700 BC. It was a period of remarkable innovation, seen for instance in the development and growth of metallurgy as a major industry, the spread of trading…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • West Africa Before the Europeans

    Archaeology & Prehistory

    By O. Davies

    This book covers the whole range of West African archaeology to the arrival of the Portugese on the Guinea coast. Parts of this territory are very ill-explored, and emphasis is accordingly laid on the better-known regions: Ghana, Nigeria, the middle Niger valley and Western Senegal. After…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Nationalism and Archaeology in Europe

    Edited by Margarita Díaz-Andreu, Timothy Champion

    Archaeologists from many different European countries here explore the very varied relationship between nationalistic ideas and archaeological activity through the course of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The resurgence of nationalism was one of the most prominent features of the European…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Archaeology of Medieval Germany

    An Introduction

    By Günter P. Fehring

    Medieval archaeology is a relatively young discipline. It relies heavily on and contributes to the neighbouring disciplines of history and geography as well as certain of the natural sciences. The kinds of sources investigated in the context of medieval archaeology also cast light on many aspects…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Archeology of the New Testament

    The Mediterranean World of the Early Christian Apostles

    By Jack Finegan

    This book provides an introduction to the Mediterranean world in which the early Christian apostles moved. Drawing on the geographic setting and available archaeological materials to create a sense of the contemporary environment, the book traces the 15,000 mile travels of Paul, whose world was…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Excavation of Roman and Mediaeval London

    By W. F. Grimes

    This is an immensely fascinating work, published originally in 1968, which is of great value in understanding London’s past. The immediate background to the excavations was the bombing of London during the Second World War, which led to the destruction of more than fifty of the three hundred and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Ancient Burial-mounds of England

    By L.V. Grinsell

    First published in 1936 and rewritten in 1953, this book embodies the results of the author’s extensive researches and fieldwork. Part one considers types of barrows and dating, their building and the cult of the dead from Palaeolithic to Saxon times. A chapter is dedicated to maps and another to…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Iron Age in Lowland Britain

    By D.W. Harding

    This book was written at a time when the older conventional diffusionist view of prehistory, largely associated with the work of V. Gordon Childe, was under rigorous scrutiny from British prehistorians, who still nevertheless regarded the ‘Arras’ culture of eastern Yorkshire and the ‘Belgic’…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • The Prehistoric Foundations of Europe to the Mycenean Age

    By C.F.C. Hawkes

    First published in 1940, this is a classic work by one of the most well-regarded archaeological scholars. European archaeology had made remarkable progress in the early twentieth century and this volume offers a clear impression of the understanding of European prehistory as a whole. Broken into…

    Paperback – 2016-10-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology