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  • Thinking Through Images

    Thinking Through Images

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789257014

    This book provides a general self-reflexive review and critical analysis of Scandinavian rock art from the standpoint of Chris Tilley’s research in this area over the last thirty years. It offers a novel alternative theoretical perspective str…

  • The Viking Way

    The Viking Way
    av Neil Price

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781842172605

    Magic, sorcery and witchcraft are among the most common themes of the great medieval Icelandic sagas and poems, the problematic yet vital sources that provide our primary textual evidence for the Viking Age that they claim to describe. Yet despite t…

  • Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe

    Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785702358

    Twenty-three contributions by leading archaeologists from across Europe explore the varied forms, functions and significances of fortified settlements in the 8th to 10th centuries AD. These could be sites of strongly martial nature, upland retreats,…

  • Women and Weapons in the Viking World

    Women and Weapons in the Viking World

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789256659

    The Viking Age (c. 750-1050 AD) is conventionally seen as a tumultuous time when hordes of fierce warriors from Scandinavia wreaked havoc across the European continent and when Norse merchants travelled to distant corners of the world in pursuit of…

  • Temporary Palaces

    Temporary Palaces

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789256611

    The Great Houses of the prehistoric and early medieval periods were enormous structures whose forms were modelled on those of domestic dwellings. Most were built of wood rather than stone; they were used over comparatively short periods; they were f…

  • Far from Equilibrium: An Archaeology of Energy, Life and Humanity

    Far from Equilibrium: An Archaeology of Energy, Life and Humanity

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789256031

    Archaeology is in crisis. Spatial turns, material turns and the ontological turn have directed the discipline away from its hard-won battle to ­ find humanity in the past. Meanwhile, popularised science, camouflaged as archaeology, produces shock he…

  • Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns

    Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789255461

    The study of early medieval towns has frequently concentrated on urban beginnings, the search for broadly applicable definitions of urban characteristics and the chronological development of towns. Far less attention has been paid to the experience…

  • Reinventing Sustainability

    Reinventing Sustainability
    av Erika Guttmann-Bond

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785709920

    There have been many books written about what we can learn from the failures of the past, but I want to take a more optimistic view, focussing on what we have to learn from past successes. This book is about sustainable agriculture and architecture…

  • Interrogating Networks

    Interrogating Networks

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789256277

    Network theory and methodologies have become central to exploring and explaining social, economic and political relationships and connections in past societies. However, in archaeology, the deployment of networks has sometimes been more descriptive…

  • The Medieval Broadcloth

    The Medieval Broadcloth
    av Kathrine Vestergard Pedersen

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781842173817

    The eight papers presented here provide a useful introduction to medieval broadcloth, and an up-to-date synthesis of current research. The word broadcloth is nowadays used as an overall term for the woven textiles mass-produced and exported all over…

  • Dressing the Past

    Dressing the Past
    av Margarita Gleba

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781842172698

    Minoan ladies, Scythian warriors, Roman and Sarmatian merchants, prehistoric weavers, gold sheet figures, Vikings, Medieval saints and sinners, Renaissance noblemen, Danish peasants, dressmakers and Hollywood stars appear in the pages of this anthol…

  • Affective Relations and Personal Bonds in Hellenistic Antiquity

    Affective Relations and Personal Bonds in Hellenistic Antiquity

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789254983

    The intense bonds among the king and his family, friends, lovers, and entourage are the most enticing and intriguing aspects of Alexander the Great’s life. The affective ties of the protagonists of Alexander’s Empire nurtured the interes…

  • Weapons and Tools in Rock Art

    Weapons and Tools in Rock Art

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789254907

    Weapons and tools are frequently found depicted in rock art in many parts of the globe and different periods and in varying social contexts. This collection of papers by leading rock art specialists examines the subjective and metaphorical value of…

  • Neolithic Stone Extraction in Britain and Europe

    Neolithic Stone Extraction in Britain and Europe

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789257052

    This book focuses on the introduction of Neolithic extraction practices across Europe through to the Atlantic periphery of Britain and Ireland. The key research questions are when and why were these practices adopted and what role did extraction sit…

  • Paths to Complexity

    Paths to Complexity

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782977230

    Exploring the origins of urbanism – the emergence and development of the first cities, has long constituted one of the main challenges of archaeological and ancient historical research. Studying cities in a long-term and cross-cultural perspec…

  • London Bridge and its Houses, c. 1209-1761

    London Bridge and its Houses, c. 1209-1761

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789257519

    London Bridge lined with houses from end to end was one of the most extraordinary structures ever seen in London. It was home to over 500 people, perched above the rushing waters of the Thames, and was one of the city’s main shopping streets.…

  • Tracing the Indo-Europeans

    Tracing the Indo-Europeans

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789252705

    Recent developments in aDNA has reshaped our understanding of later European prehistory, and at the same time also opened up for more fruitful collaborations between archaeologists and historical linguists. Two revolutionary genetic studies, publish…

  • Archaeologies of Gender and Violence

    Archaeologies of Gender and Violence

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785706882

    Uroš Matic and Bo Jensen have brought together a team of both young and senior researches from many different countries in this first volume that aims to explore the complex intersection between archaeology, gender and violence. Papers range…

  • Cladh Hallan

    Cladh Hallan

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789256932

    This first of two volumes presents the archaeological evidence of a long sequence of settlement and funerary activity from the Beaker period (Early Bronze Age c. 2000 BC) to the Early Iron Age (c. 500 BC) at the unusually long-occupied site of Cladh…

  • Textile Activity and Cultural Identity in Sicily Between the Late Bronze Age and Archaic Period

    Textile Activity and Cultural Identity in Sicily Between the Late Bronze Age and Archaic Period
    av Gabriella Longhitano

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789255997

    Clothing was an essential part of material culture in ancient societies both as a form of body protection and as house equipment. Besides a practical function, textiles played a crucial role in communicating various aspects of social and personal id…

  • Towards a Social Bioarchaeology of the Mycenaean Period

    Towards a Social Bioarchaeology of the Mycenaean Period
    av Ioanna Moutafi

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789254822

    This book investigates the complex relationship between funerary treatment and wider social dynamics through a contextual analysis of human skeletal remains and associated mortuary data from Voudeni, an important Mycenaean (1450-1050 BC) chamber tom…

  • Early Greek Alphabetic Writing

    Early Greek Alphabetic Writing

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789257434

    Despite the flourishing of epichoric studies on the Archaic Greek scripts in the 1960s, embodied by archaeologists Lilian Hamilton Jeffery and Margherita Guarducci, most scholarship on early alphabetic writing in Greece has focused on questions arou…

  • Monastic Archaeology

    Monastic Archaeology

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785705670

    The study of monasteries has come a long way since late the late 19th century. The emphasis has shifted away from reconstructing the layouts of monastic buildings to a better understanding of the wider monastic environment. The papers in this volume…

  • Prehistoric Rock Art in Scandinavia

    Prehistoric Rock Art in Scandinavia
    av Courtney Nimura

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785701191

    Scandinavia is home to prolific and varied rock art images among which the ship motif is prominent. Because of this, the rock art of Scandinavia has often been interpreted in terms of social ritual, cosmology, and religion associated with the mariti…

  • Environment, Society and the Black Death

    Environment, Society and the Black Death

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785700545

    In the mid-fourteenth century the Black Death ravaged Europe, leading to dramatic population drop and social upheavals. Recurring plague outbreaks together with social factors pushed Europe into a deep crisis that lasted for more than a century. The…

  • Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum

    Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum
    av Ann Searight

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781842173121

    This catalogue makes available more than 600 complete or fragmentary stone vessels kept in the British Museum. Most of them were excavated at Nineveh and other major sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are presented here for the first time. They r…

  • The Wrecks of HM Frigates Assurance (1753) & Pomone (1811)

    The Wrecks of HM Frigates Assurance (1753) & Pomone (1811)
    av John Bingeman

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789256376

    With the thought of treasure, Isle of Wight islander, Derek Williams researched ancient local wreck records. Top of his extensive wreck list was the 40-gun frigate Assurance lost in 1753 while returning from Jamaica with Governor Trelawny on board,…

  • Fashionable Encounters

    Fashionable Encounters

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782973829

    At the heart of this anthology lies the world of fashion: a concept that pervades the realm of clothes and dress; appearances and fashionable manners; interior design; ideas and attitudes. Here sixteen papers focus on the Nordic world (Denmark, Norw…

  • Crafting Textiles

    Crafting Textiles

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789257595

    New research into the techniques of tablet weaving, sprang, braiding, knotting and lace is presented in this lavishly illustrated volume written by leading specialists from Austria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and U…

  • Personal Ornaments in Prehistory

    Personal Ornaments in Prehistory
    av Emma L. Baysal

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789252866

    Beads, bracelets, necklaces, pendants and many other ornaments are familiar objects that play a fundamental role in personal expression and communication. This book considers how and why the human relationship with ornaments developed and continued…

  • Silk for the Vikings

    Silk for the Vikings
    av Marianne Vedeler

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782972150

    The analysis of silk is a fascinating topic for research in itself but here, focusing on the 9th and 10th centuries, Marianne Vedeler takes a closer look at the trade routes and the organization of production, trade and consumption of silk during th…

  • The Bioarchaeology of Ritual and Religion

    The Bioarchaeology of Ritual and Religion

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785708282

    The Bioarchaeology of Ritual and Religion is the first volume dedicated to exploring ritual and religious practice in past societies from a variety of ‘environmental’ remains. Building on recent debates surrounding, for instance, perform…

  • Flint and Stone in the Neolithic Period

    Flint and Stone in the Neolithic Period

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781842174203

    Lithic artefacts were an intrinsic part of Neolithic life both in terms of everyday practical use and in ritual/symbolic mode. Archaeologists and prehistorians studying the Neolithic period recognise this, and accordingly, strive to maximise relevan…

  • Winchester


    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785706660

    The volume is co-published by the Winchester Excavations Committee and forms Volume 11 of the Winchester Studies series. Following the success of volumes IV (Windsor and Eton) and V (York) in the series of Historic Towns Atlases, the new volume maps…

  • Art in the Eurasian Iron Age

    Art in the Eurasian Iron Age

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789253948

    Since early discoveries of so-called Celtic Art during the 19th century, archaeologists have mused on the origins of this major art tradition, which emerged in Europe around 500 BC. Classical influence has often been cited as the main impetus for th…

  • Mesolithic Studies In The North Sea Basin And Beyond

    Mesolithic Studies In The North Sea Basin And Beyond
    av Clive Waddington

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781842172247

    The North Sea has acted as both physical barrier, separating regions from each other, and as the principal means of communication between the same. This duality can also be seen in its potential to be both yielding and destructive; providing food an…

  • Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context

    Early Cycladic Sculpture in Context

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785701955

    The sculpture of the Early Bronze Age Cyclades has been systematically studied since the time of Christos Tsountas at the end of the 19th century. But that study has been hampered by the circumstance that so many of the subsequent finds come from un…

  • Growing Up in the Ice Age

    Growing Up in the Ice Age
    av April Nowell

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789252941

    In prehistoric societies children comprised 40-65% of the population, yet by default, our ancestral landscapes are peopled by adults who hunt, gather, fish, knap tools and make art. But these adults were also parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles…

  • Living the Lunar Calendar

    Living the Lunar Calendar

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781842174814

    Lunar calendars suffer from an inherent uncertainty in the length of each month and the number of months in the year. Variable atmospheric conditions, weather and the acuity of the eye of an observer mean that the first sighting of the new moon cres…

  • Past Bodies

    Past Bodies
    av Dusan Boric

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782975427

    Archaeology often struggles in envisioning real people behind the world of material objects it studies. Even when dealing with skeletal remains archaeologists routinely reduce them to long lists of figures and attributes. Such a fragmentation of pas…

  • The Sacred Body

    The Sacred Body

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789255188

    The human body serves as a symbolic bridge between communities of the living and the divine. This is clearly evident in mythological stories that recount the creation of humans by deities within ancient and contemporaneous societies across a very br…

  • Themes in Old World Zooarchaeology

    Themes in Old World Zooarchaeology

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789255348

    This new collection of papers from leading experts provides an overview of cutting-edge research in Old World zooarchaeology. The research presented here spans various areas across Europe, Western Asia and North Africa – from the Mediterranean…

  • Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern & Aegean Textiles and Dress

    Prehistoric, Ancient Near Eastern & Aegean Textiles and Dress

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782977193

    Textile and dress production, from raw materials to finished items, has had a significant impact on society from its earliest history. The essays in this volume offer a fresh insight into the emerging interdisciplinary research field of textile and…

  • New Light on the Neolithic of Northern England

    New Light on the Neolithic of Northern England

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781789252668

    These papers highlight recent archaeological work in Northern England, in the commercial, academic and community archaeology sectors, which have fundamentally changed our perspective on the Neolithic of the area. Much of this was new work (and much…

  • Paths Towards a New World

    Paths Towards a New World
    av Mats Larsson

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782972570

    Covering the approximately 6,500 years from the beginning of the Late Mesolithic to the transition to the Bronze Age, Mats Larsson takes the reader on a journey through the development of Swedish prehistoric society and culture set against the backd…

  • Focus on Fortifications

    Focus on Fortifications

    e-bok - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781785701320

    With a collection of 57 articles in English, French and German, presenting the most recent research on ancient fortifications, this book is the most substantial publication ever to have issued on the topic for many years. While fortifications of the…

  • Lithics in Action

    Lithics in Action
    av Elizabeth Walker

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781842171301

    Most of these 28 papers were originally presented at the conference Lithic Studies in the Year 2000 , hosted by the Lithic Studies Society in Cardiff, 2000. The original purpose of the conference was to celebrate the coming of age of the Lithic Stud…

  • Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 14

    Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 14
    av Sarah Semple, Howard Williams

    e-bok - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781782975083

    Volume 14 of the Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History series is dedicated to the archaeology of early medieval death, burial and commemoration. Incorporating studies focusing upon Anglo-Saxon England as well as research encompassing wester…

  • Development-led Archaeology in North-West Europe

    Development-led Archaeology in North-West Europe

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781842174661

    Many countries in northern Europe have seen a huge expansion in development-led archaeology over the past few decades. Legislation, frameworks for heritage management and codes of practice have developed along similar but different lines. The Valett…

  • Samothracian Connections

    Samothracian Connections
    av Olga Palagia, Bonna Daix Wescoat

    e-bok - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781842178041

    This volume of sixteen papers is dedicated to James R. McCredie in celebration of his outstanding contribution to the excavation and study of the sanctuary of the Great Gods on the Greek island of Samothrace. The papers focus mainly on the art and a…