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The full list of Routledge Archaeology titles reviewed as Recommended, Highly Recommended, and Essential by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Archaeology of Pacific Oceania

    Inhabiting a Sea of Islands, 1st Edition

    By Mike Carson

    This book integrates a region-wide chronological narrative of the archaeology of Pacific Oceania. How and why did this vast sea of islands, covering nearly one-third of the world’s surface, come to be inhabited over the last several millennia, transcending significant change in ecology, demography,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-19
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    Routledge World Archaeology

  • Gyeongju

    The Capital of Golden Silla, 1st Edition

    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
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    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Wall Memorials and Heritage

    The Heritage Industry of Berlin's Checkpoint Charlie, 1st Edition

    By Sybille Frank

    Analysing the transformation of Berlin’s former Allied border control point, "Checkpoint Charlie," into a global heritage industry, this volume provides an introduction to, and a theoretically informed structuring of, the interdisciplinary international heritage debate. This crucial case study…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28
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    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Marking the Land

    Hunter-Gatherer Creation of Meaning in their Environment, 1st Edition

    Edited by William A Lovis, Robert Whallon

    Marking the Land investigates how hunter-gatherers use physical landscape markers and environmental management to impose meaning on the spaces they occupy. The land is full of meaning for hunter-gatherers. Much of that meaning is inherent in natural phenomena, but some of it comes from…

    Hardback – 2016-03-15
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    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • At Home with the Aztecs

    An Archaeologist Uncovers Their Daily Life, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-03-10
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  • National Galleries

    1st Edition

    By Simon Knell

    Are national galleries different from other kinds of art gallery or museum? What value is there for the nation in a collection of international masterpieces? How are national galleries involved in the construction national art? National Galleries is the first book to undertake a panoramic view of a…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05
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  • The Crusader World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adrian Boas

    The Crusader World is a multidisciplinary survey of the current state of research in the field of crusader studies, an area of study which has become increasingly popular in recent years. In this volume Adrian Boas draws together an impressive range of academics, including work from renowned…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
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    Routledge Worlds

  • Place, Memory, and Healing

    An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments, 1st Edition

    By Ömür Harmanşah

    Place, Memory, and Healing: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments investigates the complex and deep histories of places, how they served as sites of memory and belonging for local communities over the centuries, and how they were appropriated and monumentalized in the hands of the political…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
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  • The Archaeology of Bronze Age Iberia

    Argaric Societies, 1st Edition

    By Gonzalo Aranda Jimenez, Sandra Montón Subías, Margarita Sánchez Romero

    After more than a century of research, an enormous body of scientific literature in the field of El Argar studies has been generated, comprising some 700 bibliographic items. No fully-updated synthesis of the literature is available at the moment; recent works deal only with specific…

    Hardback – 2014-12-10
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    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • Conserving Cultural Landscapes

    Challenges and New Directions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ken Taylor, Archer St. Clair, Nora J. Mitchell

    New approaches to both cultural landscapes and historic urban landscapes increasingly recognize the need to guide future change, rather than simply protecting the fabric of the past. Challenging traditional notions of historic preservation, Conserving Cultural Landscapes takes a dynamic…

    Hardback – 2014-10-28
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    Routledge Studies in Heritage

  • Ruin Memories

    Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bjørnar Olsen, Þóra Pétursdóttir

    Since the nineteenth century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly victimized rapidly and made redundant. At the same time, processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22
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    Archaeological Orientations

  • The Maya and Their Central American Neighbors

    Settlement Patterns, Architecture, Hieroglyphic Texts and Ceramics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Geoffrey E Braswell

    The ancient Maya created one of the most studied and best-known civilizations of the Americas. Nevertheless, Maya civilization is often considered either within a vacuum, by sub-region and according to modern political borders, or with reference to the most important urban civilizations of…

    Paperback – 2014-04-15
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  • The History of Archaeology

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Bahn

    The History of Archaeology: An Introduction provides global coverage with chapters devoted to particular regions of the world. The regional approach allows readers to understand the similarities and differences in the history of and approach to archaeology in various parts of the world. Each…

    Paperback – 2013-12-24
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  • The Ancient Central Andes

    1st Edition

    By Jeffrey Quilter

    The Ancient Central Andes presents a general overview of the prehistoric peoples and cultures of the Central Andes, the region now encompassing most of Peru and significant parts of Ecuador, Bolivia, northern Chile, and northwestern Argentina. The book contextualizes past and modern scholarship and…

    Paperback – 2013-12-23
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    Routledge World Archaeology

  • The Routledge Handbook of the Bioarchaeology of Human Conflict

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christopher Knüsel, Martin Smith

    If human burials were our only window onto the past, what story would they tell? Skeletal injuries constitute the most direct and unambiguous evidence for violence in the past. Whereas weapons or defenses may simply be statements of prestige or status and written sources are characteristically…

    Hardback – 2013-11-25
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  • Reclaiming Archaeology

    Beyond the Tropes of Modernity, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-05-21
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    Archaeological Orientations

  • US Cultural Diplomacy and Archaeology

    Soft Power, Hard Heritage, 1st Edition

    By Christina Luke, Morag Kersel

    Archaeology’s links to international relations are well known: launching and sustaining international expeditions requires the honed diplomatic skills of ambassadors. U.S. foreign policy depends on archaeologists to foster mutual understanding, mend fences, and build bridges. This book explores how…

    Hardback – 2012-12-20
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    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • The Archaeology of the Prussian Crusade

    Holy War and Colonisation, 1st Edition

    By Aleksander Pluskowski

    The Archaeology of the Prussian Crusade explores the archaeology and material culture of the crusade against the Prussian tribes in the 13th century, and the subsequent society created by the Teutonic Order which lasted into the 16th century. It provides the first synthesis of the material culture…

    Paperback – 2012-12-13
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  • The Prehistory of Iberia

    Debating Early Social Stratification and the State, 1st Edition

    Edited by María Cruz Berrocal, Leonardo García Sanjuán, Antonio Gilman

    The origin and early development of social stratification is essentially an archaeological problem. The impressive advance of archaeological research has revealed that, first and foremost, the pre-eminence of stratified or class society in today’s world is the result of a long social struggle. This…

    Hardback – 2012-12-12
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    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • The Sumerian World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Harriet Crawford

    The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and…

    Hardback – 2012-11-29
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    Routledge Worlds

  • 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
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  • An Archaeology of the Cosmos

    Rethinking Agency and Religion in Ancient America, 1st Edition

    By Timothy R. Pauketat

    An Archaeology of the Cosmos seeks answers to two fundamental questions of humanity and human history. The first question concerns that which some use as a defining element of humanity: religious beliefs. Why do so many people believe in supreme beings and holy spirits? The second question concerns…

    Paperback – 2012-10-22
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