Archaeology: Featured Books

8Featured Books

  • Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail? book cover

    Why Did Ancient Civilizations Fail?

    By Scott A J Johnson

    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
    Routledge

  • Ancient Lives: An Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory book cover

    Ancient Lives

    An Introduction to Archaeology and Prehistory, 6th Edition

    By Brian M. Fagan

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-08-01
    Routledge

  • Ancient Egypt: The Basics book cover

    Ancient Egypt

    The Basics

    By Donald P. Ryan

    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
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in the Dioceses of Aberdeen and Moray book cover

    Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in the Dioceses of Aberdeen and Moray

    Edited by Jane Geddes

    Exploring the medieval heritage of Aberdeenshire and Moray, the essays in this volume contain insights and recent work presented at the British Archaeological Association Conference of 2014, based at Aberdeen University. The opening, historical chapters establish the political, economic and…

    Paperback – 2016-07-21
    Routledge
    The British Archaeological Association Conference Transactions

  • A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century book cover

    A Brief History of Archaeology

    Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century, 2nd Edition

    By Brian M. Fagan, Nadia Durrani

    This short account of the discipline of archaeology tells of spectacular discoveries and the colorful lives of the archaeologists who made them, as well as of changing theories and current debates in the field. Spanning over two thousand years of history, the book details early digs as well as…

    Paperback – 2016-06-23
    Routledge

  • Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa: Decolonizing Practice book cover

    Community Archaeology and Heritage in Africa

    Decolonizing Practice

    Edited by Peter R. Schmidt, Innocent Pikirayi

    This volume provides new insights into the distinctive contributions that community archaeology and heritage make to the decolonization of archaeological practice. Using innovative approaches, the contributors explore important initiatives which have protected and revitalized local heritage,…

    Paperback – 2016-06-09
    Routledge

  • Numismatic Archaeology of North America: A Field Guide book cover

    Numismatic Archaeology of North America

    A Field Guide

    By Marjorie H. Akin, James C. Bard, Kevin Akin

    Numismatic Archaeology of North America is the first book to provide an archaeological overview of the coins and tokens found in a wide range of North American archaeological sites. It begins with a comprehensive and well-illustrated review of the various coins and tokens that circulated in North…

    Paperback – 2016-04-25
    Routledge
    Guides to Historical Artifacts

  • At Home with the Aztecs: An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life book cover

    At Home with the Aztecs

    An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life

    By Michael Smith

    At Home with the Aztecs provides a fresh view of Aztec society, focusing on households and communities instead of kings, pyramids, and human sacrifice. This new approach offers an opportunity to humanize the Aztecs, moving past the popular stereotype of sacrificial maniacs to demonstrate that these…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge