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  • Iron Age Myth and Materiality

    An Archaeology of Scandinavia AD 400-1000

    By Lotte Hedeager

    Iron Age Myth and Materiality: an Archaeology of Scandinavia AD 400-1000 considers the relationship between myth and materiality in Scandinavia from the beginning of the post-Roman era and the European Migrations up until the coming of Christianity. It pursues an interdisciplinary interpretation of…

    Paperback – 2011-04-27
    Routledge

  • Connectivity in Antiquity

    Globalization as a Long-Term Historical Process

    By Oystein S. LaBianca, Sandra Arnold Scham

    Today's politicians argue that the more 'connected' societies are the less danger they pose to global stability. But is this a 'new' idea or one as old as history itself? Trade routes as far back as prehistory were responsible for the exchange of ideas as well as goods, leading to the rapid…

    Paperback – 2010-11-30
    Routledge

  • The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burial

    By Paul Pettitt

    Humans are unique in that they expend considerable effort and ingenuity in disposing of the dead. Some of the recognisable ways we do this are visible in the Palaeolithic archaeology of the Ice Age. The Palaeolithic Origins of Human Burial takes a novel approach to the long-term development of…

    Paperback – 2010-10-13
    Routledge

  • Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean

    Mobility, Materiality and Identity

    Edited by Peter van Dommelen, A. Bernard Knapp

    Material Connections eschews outdated theory, tainted by colonialist attitudes, and develops a new cultural and historical understanding of how factors such as mobility, materiality, conflict and co-presence impacted on the formation of identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Fighting against ‘…

    Hardback – 2010-09-23
    Routledge

  • Indigenous Archaeologies

    Decolonising Theory and Practice

    Edited by Claire Smith, H. Martin Wobst

    With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by indigenous values and agendas. This involves fundamental changes…

    Paperback – 2010-06-29
    Routledge
    One World Archaeology

  • Archaeological Investigation

    By Martin Carver

    Drawing its numerous examples from Britain and beyond, Archaeological Investigation explores the procedures used in field archaeology travelling over the whole process from discovery to publication. Divided into four parts, it argues for a set of principles in part one, describes work in the…

    Paperback – 2009-12-09
    Routledge

  • Law and Religion

    Edited by Peter Radan

    The intersection of law and religion is a growing area of study for academics working in both subject areas. This book draws together research on several collisions between the two arenas, including a study of religious clauses in the US constitution and the interplay between religion and law in…

    Paperback – 2009-10-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Religion

  • History and Material Culture

    A Student's Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources

    Edited by Karen Harvey

    Sources are the raw material of history, but where the written word has traditionally been seen as the principal source, today historians are increasingly recognizing the value of sources beyond text. In History and Material Culture, Karen Harvey embarks upon a discussion about material culture –…

    Paperback – 2009-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Guides to Using Historical Sources

  • Biblical Perspectives on Aging

    God and the Elderly, Second Edition

    By J. Gordon Harris

    As the population of older Americans grows, meaningful perspectives on aging are needed by both the young and the old. Biblical Perspectives on Aging: God and the Elderly takes a detailed look at the views of aging presented in the Old and New Testaments. This wide ranging and insightful survey…

    Paperback – 2008-02-14
    Routledge

  • Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture

    By Linda Hurcombe

    This book is an introduction to the study of artefacts, setting them in a social context rather than using a purely scientific approach. Drawing on a range of different cultures and extensively illustrated, Archaeological Artefacts and Material Culture covers everything from recovery…

    Paperback – 2007-11-27
    Routledge

  • Moving Toward Spiritual Maturity

    Psychological, Contemplative, and Moral Challenges in Christian Living

    By Neil Pembroke

    Three ’windows’ to spiritual maturity How can a faithful Christian avoid stagnating in their spiritual development? Moving Toward Spiritual Maturity: Psychological, Contemplative, and Moral Challenges in Christian Living explores effective ways in which Christian discipleship can…

    Paperback – 2007-08-30
    Routledge

  • The British Lower Palaeolithic

    Stones in Contention

    By John McNabb

    Taking as its central theme the issue of whether early Hominins organized themselves into societies as we understand them, John McNabb looks at how modern researchers recognize such archaeological cultures.  He examines the existence of a stone tool culture called the Clactonian to…

    Paperback – 2007-07-27
    Routledge

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