Archaeology: Archaeology by Period or Region

  • The Cycladic and Aegean Islands in Prehistory book cover

    The Cycladic and Aegean Islands in Prehistory

    By Ina Berg

    This textbook offers an up-to-date academic synthesis of the Aegean islands from the earliest Palaeolithic period through to the demise of the Mycenaean civilization in the Late Bronze III period. The book integrates new findings and theoretical approaches whilst, at the same time, allowing readers…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Place and Space in the Medieval World book cover

    Place and Space in the Medieval World

    Edited by Meg Boulton, Jane Hawkes, Heidi Stoner

    This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case-studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • "Losing One's Head" in the Ancient Near East

    Interpretation and Meaning of Decapitation

    By Rita Dolce

    In the Ancient Near East, cutting off someone’s head was a unique act, not comparable to other types of mutilation and therefore charged with a special symbolic and communicative significance. This book examines representations of decapitation in both images and texts, particularly in the context…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • Rock Art and the Wild Mind: Visual Imagery in Mesolithic Northern Europe book cover

    Rock Art and the Wild Mind

    Visual Imagery in Mesolithic Northern Europe

    By Ingrid Fuglestvedt

    Rock Art and the Wild Mind presents a study of Mesolithic rock art on the Scandinavian Peninsula, including the large rock art sites in Alta, Nämforsen and Vingen. Hunters’ rock art of this area, despite local styles, bears a strong commonality in what it depicts, most often terrestrial big game…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge

  • Profane Egyptologists: The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion book cover

    Profane Egyptologists

    The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion

    By Paul Harrison

    It is widely believed that the practice of ancient Egyptian religion ceased with the end of pharaonic culture and the rise of Christianity. However, an organised reconstruction and revival of the authentic practice of Egyptian, or Kemetic religion, employing ancient material and academic resources,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge
    UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Cultural Heritage Series

  • Jewish Glass and Christian Stone: A Materialist Mapping of the 'Parting of the Ways' book cover

    Jewish Glass and Christian Stone

    A Materialist Mapping of the 'Parting of the Ways'

    By Eric C. Smith

    In recent years scholars have re-evaluated the "parting of the ways" between Judaism and Christianity, reaching new understandings of the ways shared origins gave way to two distinct and sometimes inimical religious traditions. But this has been a profoundly textual task, relying on the writings of…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Post-Conflict Archaeology and Cultural Heritage: Rebuilding Knowledge, Memory and Community from War-Damaged Material Culture book cover

    Post-Conflict Archaeology and Cultural Heritage

    Rebuilding Knowledge, Memory and Community from War-Damaged Material Culture

    Edited by Paul Newson, Ruth Young

    The human cost in any conflict is of course the first care in terms of reduction, if not the elimination of damage. However, the cost to archaeology and heritage is also of major concern, and the irreversible loss of monuments and sites through conflict has been variously documented as a result of…

    Paperback – 2017-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Crossing the Human Threshold: Dynamic Transformation and Persistent Places During the Middle Pleistocene book cover

    Crossing the Human Threshold

    Dynamic Transformation and Persistent Places During the Middle Pleistocene

    Edited by Clive Gamble, Matthew Pope, Beccy Scott

    When was the human threshold crossed? What is the evidence for evolving humans and their emerging humanity? This volume explores in a global overview the archaeology of the Middle Pleistocene, 800,000 to 130,000 years ago when evidence for innovative cultural behaviour appeared. The evidence shows…

    Hardback – 2017-11-08 
    Routledge
    Frames and Debates in Deep Human History

  • Baal and the Politics of Poetry book cover

    Baal and the Politics of Poetry

    By Aaron Tugendhaft

    Baal and the Politics of Poetry provides a thoroughly new interpretation of the Ugaritic Baal Cycle that simultaneously inaugurates an innovative approach to studying ancient Near Eastern literature within the political context of its production. The book argues that the poem, written in the last…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • Travellers in Time: Imagining Movement in the Ancient Aegean World book cover

    Travellers in Time

    Imagining Movement in the Ancient Aegean World

    By Saro Wallace

    Travellers in Time re-evaluates the extent to which the earliest Mediterranean civilizations were affected by population movement. It revisits the traditional notion of movement as straightforwardly transformative as well as the processual, systemic models that replaced this view, arguing that new…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • The Vikings book cover

    The Vikings

    By Neil Price

    The Vikings provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the complex world of the early medieval Scandinavians. In the space of less than 300 years from the late eighth to the late eleventh centuries CE, people from what are now Norway, Sweden and Denmark left their homelands in…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Peoples of the Ancient World

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