Celebrate International Archaeology Day with Free-to-View Archaeology titles

According to the Archaeological Institute of America, “International Archaeology Day is a celebration of archaeology and emphasizes the idea that archaeology is everywhere.”

Routledge Archaeology is celebrating by offering select free-to-view titles till the end of the month.

Simply click on the links below to view titles on a variety of subjects, from Classical Archaeology to rock-art conservation:

Ancient Alterity in the Andes

Relational Archaeologies

Doing Archaeology

Archaeology in the Making

Open-Air Rock-Art Conservation and Management

The Archaeology of Roman Britain

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Featured titles:

  • Reading Between the Lines

    The Neolithic Cursus Monuments of Scotland, 1st Edition

    By Kenneth Brophy

    Reading Between the Lines: The Neolithic Cursus Monuments of Scotland is the first systematic analysis of Scotland’s cursus monuments and is written by one of the foremost scholars of the Neolithic in Scotland. Drawing on fifteen years of experience of cropmark interpretation, as well as his…

    Hardback – 2015-10-29

  • An Archaeology of the Immaterial

    1st Edition

    By Victor Buchli

    An Archaeology of the Immaterial examines a highly significant but poorly understood aspect of material culture studies: the active rejection of the material world. Buchli argues that this is evident in a number of cultural projects, including anti-consumerism and asceticism, as well as other…

    Paperback – 2015-09-11

  • Archaeology: The Basics

    3rd Edition

    By Clive Gamble

    Now in an updated third edition, Archaeology: The Basics provides a straightforward and engaging introduction to the world of Archaeology. This book answers key questions about how and why we practice archaeology and examines the theories and themes underpinning the subject. Fully updated, this new…

    Paperback – 2015-06-18
    The Basics

  • Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory

    Locating Meaning in Archaeology, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanie Wynne-Jones, Jeffrey Fleisher

    Theory in Africa, Africa in Theory explores the place of Africa in archaeological theory, and the place of theory in African archaeology. The centrality of Africa to global archaeological thinking is highlighted, with a particular focus on materiality and agency in contemporary interpretation. As a…

    Paperback – 2015-06-18

  • Material Evidence

    Learning from Archaeological Practice, 1st Edition

    Edited by Robert Chapman, Alison Wylie

    How do archaeologists make effective use of physical traces and material culture as repositories of evidence? Material Evidence takes a resolutely case-based approach to this question, exploring instances of exemplary practice, key challenges, instructive failures, and innovative developments in…

    Paperback – 2014-12-12

  • The Archaeology of Roman Britain

    Biography and Identity, 1st Edition

    By Adam Rogers

    Within the colonial history of the British Empire there are difficulties in reconstructing the lives of people that came from very different traditions of experience. The Archaeology of Roman Britain argues that a similar critical approach to the lives of people in Roman Britain needs to be…

    Hardback – 2014-10-27
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Open-Air Rock-Art Conservation and Management

    State of the Art and Future Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Timothy Darvill, Antonio Pedro Batarda Fernandes

    While much has been achieved in understanding and managing weather effects and erosion phenomena affecting ancient imagery within the relatively protected environments of caves and rock-shelters, the same cannot be said of rock-art panels situated in the open-air. Despite the fact that the number…

    Hardback – 2014-07-01
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • In the Beginning

    An Introduction to Archaeology, 13th Edition

    By Brian M. Fagan, Nadia Durrani

    Demonstrates the importance of archaeology today In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology presents the history and methods of archaeology and explores its significance today. The text introduces archeology's basic principles along with numerous examples from all over the world. Authors…

    Paperback – 2013-09-26

  • Relational Archaeologies

    Humans, Animals, Things, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Watts

    Many of us accept as uncontroversial the belief that the world is comprised of detached and disparate products, all of which are reducible to certain substances. Of those things that are alive, we acknowledge that some have agency while others, such as humans, have more advanced qualities such as…

    Paperback – 2013-05-24

  • Archaeology in the Making

    Conversations through a Discipline, 1st Edition

    Edited by William L Rathje, Michael Shanks, Christopher Witmore

    Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come…

    Hardback – 2012-11-19

  • Ancient Alterity in the Andes

    A Recognition of Others, 1st Edition

    By George F. Lau

    Ancient Alterity in the Andes is the first major treatment on ancient alterity: how people in the past regarded others. At least since the 1970s, alterity has been an influential concept in different fields, from art history, psychology and philosophy, to linguistics and ethnography. Having gained…

    Paperback – 2012-10-24

  • Doing Archaeology

    A Subject Guide for Students, 1st Edition

    By Donald Henson

    Covering archaeology from a range of angles, incorporating history, major themes, theories and methods, Doing Archaeology provides a firm grounding for anyone interested in learning more about the discipline. Throughout the book, key information is accessibly presented and important questions are…

    Paperback – 2012-07-18
    Doing... Series

  • Archaeology

    An Introduction, 5th Edition

    By Kevin Greene, Kevin Greene, Kevin Greene, Tom Moore

    Archaeology: An Introduction looks behind the popular aspects of archaeology such as the discovery and excavation of sites, the study of human remains and animal bones, radiocarbon dating, museums and 'heritage' displays, and reveals the methods used by archaeologists. It also explains how the…

    Paperback – 2010-05-17