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February 2019


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NEW & FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS

We are very pleased to list below brief details of our new titles for February 2019. Full descriptions and contents listings can be found on our website www.archaeopress.com. Outlook and mobile users may find images do not appear automatically, please right-click and select show/download images.


SPECIAL OFFERS

This week we are heading to Liverpool for the Annual Conference of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology

with our usual array of conference special offers. We thought we would share a selection of these offers with our Alert subscribers and so this month's Spolight Promotion concerns Ancient Near Eastern archaeology. See further down this email for more information. Click here to view offers on our website.

NEW TITLES


Our core peer-reviewed imprint currently publishes 6-12 new titles every month covering all archaeological topics, all geographic locations and all time periods with dedicated series for specialist fields of study. Publications are available across a range of formats including paperback, eBook and Open Access. Click here for information regarding publishing in Archaeopress Archaeology.

Performing the Sacra: Priestly roles and their organisation in Roman Britain by Alessandra Esposito. Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 53, 2019. ISBN 9781789690972. £34.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690989, from £16 +VAT)

Paperback; 205x290mm; viii+174 pages; 27 figures, 19 tables (21 plates in colour)

This book addresses a range of cultural responses to the Roman conquest of Britain with regard to priestly roles. The approach is based on current theoretical trends focussing on dynamics of adaptation, multiculturalism, and appropriation and discarding a sharp distinction between local and Roman cults.

Rethinking the Concept of ‘Healing Settlements’: Water, Cults, Constructions and Contexts in the Ancient World edited by Maddalena Bassani, Marion Bolder-Boos and Ugo Fusco. Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 52, 2019. ISBN 9781789690378. £35.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690385, from £16+VAT)

Paperback; 205x290mm; iv+176 pages; illustrated throughout in black & white with 15 plates in colour.

This volume brings together papers dealing with therapeutic aspects connected to thermo-mineral sites both in Italy and in the Roman Provinces, as well as cultic issues surrounding health and healing.

Stone Tools in the Ancient Near East and Egypt Ground stone tools, rock-cut installations and stone vessels from Prehistory to Late Antiquity edited by Andrea Squitieri and David Eitam. Archaeopress Near Eastern Archaeology 4, 2019. ISBN 9781789690606, £50.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690613, from £16+VAT)

Paperback; 205x290mm; x+360 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (89 plates in colour).

This book focusses on ground stone tools, stone vessels, and devices carved into rock across the Near East and Egypt from prehistory to the later periods. The aim is to explore all aspects of these tools and stimulate a debate about new methodologies to approach this material.

Egitto, Iraq ed Etruria nelle fotografie di John Alfred Spranger Viaggi e ricerche archeologiche (1929-1936) by Stefano Anastasio and Barbara Arbeid. 2019. ISBN 9781789691269, £35.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691276, from £16+VAT)

Paperback; 205x290mm; 178 pages; highly illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. Italian text with English summary.

This volume presents the 1930s archaeological photo-albums of John Alfred Spranger (1889-1968). Spranger combined photography skills with true expertise in archaeology and topography. His photos make it possible to understand, after almost a century, how many Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Etruscan sites appeared at the time of their first excavations.

Cultural interactions during the Zhou period (c. 1000-350 BC) A study of networks from the Suizao corridor by Beichen Chen. 2019. ISBN 9781789690545. £28.00. (ISBN 9781789690552, from £16+VAT)

Paperback; 205x290mm; vi+140 pages; 77 figures, 6 tables (31 plates in colour).

This volume concerns the cultural interactions during the Zhou period of China (c.a. 1000-350 BCE) between the Suizao corridor (near the present-day Yangtze River region) and its contemporaries within or outside the Zhou realm. It mainly, but not exclusively, concentrates on bronze ritual vessels from the Suizao corridor.


Taymāʾ I: Archaeological Exploration, Palaeoenvironment, Cultural Contacts edited by Arnulf Hausleiter, Ricardo Eichmann, Muhammad al-Najem. Taymāʾ: Multidisciplinary Series on the Results of the Saudi-German Archaeological Project, 2018. ISBN 9781789690439. £65.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690446, FREE Download)

Hardback; 210x297mm; xii+268 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (66 plates in colour)

This is the first of a series of books reporting on a Saudi-German archaeological project at at Taymāʾ: the current archaeological exploration of the oasis is contextualised with previous and ongoing research within the region, while offering a first overview of the settlement history of the site, possibly starting more than 6000 years ago.

Profane Death in Burial Practices of a Pre-Industrial Society: A study from Silesia by Paweł Duma. 2019. ISBN 9781789690897. £28.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690903, from £16+VAT)

Paperback; 205x290mm; vi+122 pages; 66 figures, 6 tables (31 plates in colour).

This book discusses phenomena characteristic of funeral practices of the pre-industrial society of Silesia (Poland). The author explores specific groups of people and the places they were interred, supplementing the study with analysis of the results of archaeological research, which mainly involved fieldwork carried out at former execution sites.

Artistic Practices and Archaeological Research edited by Dragoş Gheorghiu and Theodor Barth. 2019. ISBN 9781789691405. £40.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691412, from £16 +VAT)

Paperback; 205x290mm; ii+184 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (79 plates in colour).

This volume – which has come about through a collaborative venture between Dragos Gheorghiu (archaeologist and professional visual artist) and Theodor Barth (anthropologist) – aims at expanding the field of archaeological research with an anthropological understanding of practices that include artistic methods.

Recommendations for best practices in data acquisition methods for natural and cultural heritage management of Moroccan coastal wetlands edited by Athena Trakadas and Nadia Mhammdi. 2019. 9781789691504. £25.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691511, from £16 +VAT)

Paperback; 170x240mm; vi+92 pages; full colour throughout. Dual language: English/French.

This book outlines the functional procedures for conducting scientific coastal marine surveys in the Moroccan context, discussing the requirements, methods, and practices of the four scientific fields that rely these types of shared data: hydrography, marine geology, marine biology and toxicology, and maritime archaeology and heritage management.

Journal of Hellenistic Pottery and Material Culture Volume 3 2018 edited by Renate Rosenthal-Heginbottom and Patricia Kögler. 2018. ISSN 2399-1844. ISBN 9781789691719. £30.00. (eJournal FREE to download in Open Access)

Paperback; 210x297mm; xvi+208 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (43 plates in colour).

Containing professional articles, book reviews, and short presentations of research projects, the third volume of JHP continues to provide a forum for all kinds of studies on Hellenistic pottery and everyday objects.

Access Archaeology is designed to make archaeological research accessible to all and to present a low-cost (or no-cost) publishing solution for academics from all over the world. Material ranges from theses, conference proceedings, catalogues of archaeological material, excavation reports and beyond. Click here for detailed information regarding publishing in Access Archaeology.

Archaeological Heritage Conservation and Management by Brian J. Egloff. 2019. ISBN 9781789691054. £55.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691061, FREE Download)

Paperback; viii+330 pages; 8 tables, 34 figures (32 plates in colour).

Archaeological heritage conservation is all too often highly conflicted. Economic interests are often at the forefront of management decision-making with heritage values given lesser, if any, consideration, but when heritage places are managed with international principles in mind the sites stand out as evidencing superior outcomes.

Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology: Working with Professional and Public Communities edited by Katy Bell. 2019. ISBN 9781789690859, £35.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690866, FREE download)

Paperback; 203x276mm; viii+148 pages; 62 figures (15 plates in colour).

Proceedings of a conference session held at CIfA 2014. The session focused on ways in which it is possible to engage with a wider audience in the course of maritime archaeological work. Papers offer a series of case studies exhibiting best practice with regard to individual maritime projects and examples of outreach to local communities.

Identifying Brúnanburh: ón dyngesmere – the sea of noise by John R. Kirby. 2019. ISBN 9781789691078. £20.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691085, FREE Download)

Paperback; 203x276mm; 50 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (13 colour plates).

In this study the author uses topographic references found in the manuscript of the poem ‘Brúnanburh’ to try and locate the ‘site’ of this momentous battle. The first references were maritime then latterly landscape leading to field-names which have a more stable base than the constantly changing place-names.

Egil’s Saga: Traditional evidence for Brúnanburh compared to Literary, Historic and Archaeological Analyses by John R. Kirby. 2019. ISBN 9781789691092. £22.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691108, FREE Download)

Paperback; 203x276mm; 62 pages; 12 figures (10 in colour).

Was Egil’s Saga ‘written’ by Snorri Sturluson or by more than one person? Was it embellished by Snorri or others? Where did the Brúnanburh traditions come from? Is it accurate enough to be used as a historic source – a factual reference? This study aims to identify the incongruities within this saga demonstrating a correct analysis.

Below is a selection of recently published titles from across all our ranges.

Thurrock’s Deeper Past: A Confluence of Time The archaeology of the borough of Thurrock, Essex, from the last Ice Age to the establishment of the English kingdoms by Christopher John Tripp. 2019. ISBN 9781789691115. £25.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691122, from £16 +VAT if applicable)

Paperback; 148x210mm; vi+200 pages; 65 figures, 6 maps (36 plates in colour)

This book looks at the evidence for human activity in Thurrock and this part of the Thames estuary since the last Ice Age, and how the river crossing point here has been of great importance to the development of human settlement and trade in the British Isles.

Hellenistic Alexandria: Celebrating 24 Centuries Papers presented at the conference held on December 13–15 2017 at Acropolis Museum, Athens edited by Christos S. Zerefos and Marianna V. Vardinoyannis. 2018. ISBN 9781789690668. £68.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690675, FREE Download).

Hardback; 205x290mm; xx+296 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (56 plates in colour).

This proceedings volume includes high-level dialogues and philosophical discussions between international experts on Hellenistic Alexandria. The goal was to celebrate the 24 centuries which have elapsed since its foundation and the beginning of the Library and the Museum of Alexandria.

The Hypogeum of the Aurelii A New Interpretation as the Collegiate Tomb of Professional Scribae by John Bradley. Archaeopress Roman Archaeology, 2019. ISBN 9781789690477. £38.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690484, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; xiv+192 pages; 4 tables, 136 figures (81 plates in colour).

This book examines the frescoes of one of the most enigmatic funerary monuments of ancient Rome: the three chambers of the Hypogeum of the Aurelii. This is the first study in modern times to examine all the extant images in detail.

The Politics of the Past: The Representation of the Ancient Empires by Iran’s Modern States by Maryam Dezhamkhooy, Leila Papoli-Yazdi. Illustrations by Ali Roustaeeyanfard. 2018. ISBN 9781789690934. £32.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690941, from £16 +VAT if applicable)

Paperback; 175x245mm; viii+148 pages; 15 figures, 1 table (8 plates in colour).

This book examines the highly problematic politics of the past surrounding the archaeology of ancient empires in Iran. Being indigenous, the authors regard the relations between archaeological remains, (negative) heritage, and modern strategies of suppression.

Popular Religion and Ritual in Prehistoric and Ancient Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean edited by Giorgos Vavouranakis, Konstantinos Kopanias and Chrysanthos Kanellopoulos. 2018. ISBN 9781789690453. £32.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789690460, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; x+170 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (30 plates in colour).

This volume features a group of select papers by an international group of authors, both younger and senior academics and researchers, on the frequently neglected popular cult and other ritual practices in prehistoric and ancient Greece and the eastern Mediterranean.

Art of the Ancestors: Spatial and temporal patterning in the ceiling rock art of Nawarla Gabarnmang, Arnhem Land, Australia by Robert G. Gunn. 2018. 9781789690705. £150.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690712, FREE download).

Paperback; 205x290mm; x+902 pages; illustrated in full colour throughout.

This volume, focusing on the ceiling art at Nawarla Gabarnmang, one of the richest rock art sites in Arnhem Land (in Australia’s Northern Territory), presents a new systematic approach to the archaeological recording and documentation of rock art developed to analyse the spatial and temporal structure of complex rock art panels.

From Cambridge to Lake Chad: Life in archaeology 1956–1971 by Graham Connah. Archaeological Lives, 2019. ISBN 9781784919580. £38.00. (eBook ISBN 9781784919597, from £16 +VAT if applicable)

Paperback; 175x245mm; xxii+270 pages; illustrated throughout in black & white with 9 colour plates.

This book is about how the author became an archaeologist at a time when opportunities for employment were rare and how he worked as a field researcher in West Africa and wrote about his work there.

The Pioneer Burial: A high-status Anglian warrior burial from Wollaston Northamptonshire by Ian Meadows. 2019. ISBN 9781789691191. £24.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691207, from £16+VAT)

Paperback; viii+70 pages; 56 illustrations (27 plates in colour).

Excavations at Wollaston Quarry, near Wellingborough, uncovered a single late 7th century grave, the Pioneer burial. The burial contained artefacts indicative of very high status, with the early to middle Saxon helmet being at the time only the fourth to have been recovered from a burial in England.

Human Mobility in Archaeology: Practices, Representations and Meanings edited by Maja Gori, Martina Revello Lami, Alessandro Pintucci. EX NOVO: Journal of Archaeology: Volume 3, 2018. ISBN 9781789691214. £45.00. (eJournal FREE to download in Open Access)

Paperback; 210x297mm; 146 pages; colour throughout.

Papers address mobility to understand patterns of change and continuity in past worlds; reconsider the movement of people, objects, and ideas alongside mobile epistemologies; provide insights into the multifaceted relationship between mobile practices and their shared meanings and how they are represented socially and politically.

Le classi ceramiche della “tradizione mista” a Kos nel Tardo Bronzo IA by Salvatore Vitale. ISBN 9781784918859. £38.00. (eBook ISBN 9781784918866, FREE Download)

Paperback; 203x276mm; 232 pages; 24 tables, 13 colour plates, 38 black & white line drawings, 24 black & white plates. Italian text with English abstract.

This volume focuses on the pottery classes of the ‘Entangled Tradition’, recovered at the settlement of the ‘Serraglio’ on Kos during the early Late Bronze Age period. The results reveal new information on the chronology, typology, and decoration of Koan Painted Fine (PF) and Painted Medium-Coarse to Coarse (PMC-C) ceramics.

Practices of Personal Adornment in Neolithic Greece Πρακτικές Προσωπικής Κόσμησης στη Νεολιθική Ελλάδα by Fotis Ifantidis. ISBN 9781789691139. £80.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691146, FREE Download)

Paperback; xxxvi+596 pages; 121 figures + fully illustrated catalogue (31 plates in colour). Greek text with English Summary.

The objective of this book is the reconsideration of the practices of personal adornment during the Neolithic period in Greece, through the assemblage, extensive bibliographic documentation, and critical evaluation of all the available data deriving from more than a hundred sites in the mainland and the Aegean islands.

This month's Spolight Promotion offers 20% off selected titles relating to the archaeology of the Ancient Near East. As always, worldwide shipping is free on orders over £50.00. Offer relates to print editions only and is open to private customers and library/institutional customers alike. Offer runs until Sunday 3rd March 2019.


You can see some a selection of titles on offer below - to see the full list of discounted titles please visit our website here.

20% OFF: The Geography of Trade: Landscapes of competition and long-distance contacts in Mesopotamia and Anatolia in the Old Assyrian Colony Period by Alessio Palmisano. 2018. ISBN 9781784919252.

Paperback; 205x290mm; xii+192 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

RRP: £35.00. Offer Price: £28.00.

A reassessment of the Old-Assyrian trade network in Upper Mesopotamia and Central Anatolia during the Middle Bronze Age, this volume examines exchange networks and economic strategies, continuity and discontinuity of specific trade circuits and routes, and the evolution of political landscapes throughout the Near East.

20% OFF: Études Mésopotamiennes – Mesopotamian Studies: N°1 – 2018 edited by Vincent Déroche, Maria Grazia Masetti-Rouault and Christophe Nicolle. ISBN 9781784919412.

Paperback; 205x290mm; iv+330 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

RRP: £52.00. Offer Price: £42.00.

The first volume of the series EMMS, Études Mésopotamiennes – Mesopotamian Studies presents a collection of articles, communications and preliminary reports representing the advancement, in recent years, of human sciences - archaeological, historical, philological and cultural researches –concerning ancient Mesopotamia area studies.

20% OFF: Iron Oxide Rock Artefacts in Mesopotamia c. 2600-1200 BC An interdisciplinary study of hematite, goethite and magnetite objects by Martine Marieke Melein. 2018. ISBN 9781784919641.

Paperback; 205x290mm; vi+258 pages; 49 figures; 52 tables (85 plates in colour).

RRP: £40.00. Offer Price: £32.00

The flourishing civilisations of Mesopotamia imported all kinds of materials from the surrounding regions. Iron oxide rock was very popular for weight stones and cylinder seals around 2000 BC. This research aims to determine the region of origin for the raw material, what made people start using iron oxide rock, and what led them to stop using it.

20% OFF: Archaeological Explorations in Syria 2000-2011 Proceedings of ISCACH-Beirut 2015 edited by Jeanine Abdul Massih et al. ISBN 9781784919474.

RRP: £65.00. Offer Price: £52.00

Paperback; 205x290mm; iv+452 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (124 colour plates)

Syria has been a major crossroads of civilizations in the ancient Near East since the dawn of human kind. This volume brings together scholars involved in archaeological activities in Syria and focusses on the scientific aspects of each explored site, allowing researchers to examine in detail each heritage site, its characteristics and identity.


20% OFF: Ziyaret Tepe: Exploring the Anatolian frontier of the Assyrian Empire by Timothy Matney, John MacGinnis, Dirk Wicke and Kemalettin Köroğlu. Cornucopia Books, 2017. ISBN 9780956594891.

Paperback; 232 pages; 392 colour plates.

RRP: £16.95. Offer Price: £13.50

This unique record charts the important archaeological finds over 18 years at Ziyaret Tepe in southeast Turkey - site of Tushan, a provincial capital of the Assyrian Empire dating back to the 9th century BC. Informative, scholarly, copiously illustrated, personal and extremely readable, this groundbreaking book sets a new benchmark in the field.

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Please follow the links below for more information about each journal including editorial board listings, subscription rates and details for current and back issues.

Aramazd: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies (AJNES) (ISSN 1829-1376); editorial board headed by Aram Kosyan (Armenian State Pedagogical University after Khachatour Abovyan).

Established in 2006 by the Association for Near Eastern and Caucasian Studies in corporation with Institute of Oriental Studies and Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography (National Academy of Sciences of Armenia) AJNES is the only periodical in the Republic of Armenia devoted exclusively to the investigation of ancient and medieval cultures of the Near East and the Caucasus. Articles appearing in its pages are contributions of scholars of international reputation in history, archaeology, philology, art, religion and science. Download complete list of contents 2006-2018.

Ash-sharq: Bulletin of the Ancient Near East Archaeological, Historical and Societal Studies ISSN: 2513-8529; editorial board headed by Laura Battini (Paris, UMR 7192-Collège de France, France).

Ash-sharq is a journal devoted to short articles on the archaeology, history and society of the Ancient Near East. It is published twice a year.

Download complete list of contents 2017-2018

EX NOVO: Journal of Archaeology ISSN: 2531-8810; editorial board headed by Maja Gori (University of Heidelberg) and Paolo Fallai (Corriere della Sera).

Ex Novo is a fully peer reviewed open access international journal that engages with contemporary perspectives on antiquity linking past and present, and encourages archaeology’s engagement with theoretical developments from other related disciplines. Download complete list of contents 2016-2018.


Journal of Greek Archaeology ISSN: 2059–4674 (print); ISSN 2059–4682 (online); John Bintliff (Editor-in-chief).

An international peer-reviewed English-language journal specializing in synthetic articles and in long reviews, the Journal of Greek Archaeology appears annually each Autumn. The scope of the journal is Greek archaeology both in the Aegean and throughout the wider Greek-inhabited world, from earliest Prehistory to the Modern Era.

culture. Download complete list of content 2016-2018.

Free PDF sampler for Volume 3 2018 available: click here to download.

Journal of Hellenistic Pottery and Material Culture (JHP) ISSN: 2399-1844 (print); 2399-1852 (online – Free PDF); editorial board headed by Dr Patricia Kögler, Dr Renate Rosenthal-Heginbottom and Prof. Dr Wolf Rudolph (Berlin).

JHP is an independent learned journal dedicated to the research of ceramics and objects of daily use of the Hellenistic period in the Mediterranean region and beyond. It aims at bringing together archaeologists, historians, philologists, numismatists and scholars of related disciplines engaged in the research of the Hellenistic heritage. Download complete list of contents 2016-2018.

KOINON: The International Journal of Classical Numismatic Studies ISSN 2631-5874 (print); ISSN 2631-5882 (online); Nicholas J. Molinari (General Editor).

KOINON is a journal that encourages contributions to the study of classical numismatics from a wide variety of perspectives including iconography, die studies, provenance research, forgery analysis, translations of excerpts from antiquarian works, specialized bibliographies, corpora of rare varieties and types, ethical questions on laws and collecting, book reviews, and more. Download complete list of contents 2018-.

Free PDF sampler for Volume 1 2018 containing two complete papers: click here to download.

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume ISSN 0308-8421

The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the only international forum which meets annually for the presentation of the latest academic research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula (including archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, ethnography, language, history, art, architecture, etc.) from the earliest times to the present day or, in the case of political and social history, to the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922). The Proceedings is published in time for the Seminar of the following year.

Below is a selection of forthcoming titles from across all our ranges. Please note details relate to books in various stages of production and may be subject to change. Pre-order any forthcoming title and save 20%, simply contact our office by email at info@archaeopress.com with your contact details and the book of your choice. When the book is published we will contact you to take payment details.



Tentsmuir: Ten Thousand Years of Environmental History by Robert M. M. Crawford. 2019. ISBN 9781789691245. £24.99. (eBook ISBN 9781789691252, from £16+VAT)

Paperback; 254x203mm; vi+190 pages; highly illustrated in full colour throughout.

Tentsmuir, north east fife, has seen human activity for over 10,000 years. The area provides a natural refuge for a wide range of plants, resident and migrating birds, and an array of animal and insect life. This book, extensively illustrated in full colour throughout, investigates how plant and animal communities are constantly reacting to the environmental changes common to the region.

Archaic and Greek Harbours of the Greek World The Aegean and Eastern Ionian contexts by Chiara Maria Mauro. 2019. ISBN 9781789691283. £30.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691290, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; viii+116 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

A study of the archaeology and history of ancient harbours, with particular focus on the Greek world during the Archaic and Classical eras. It questions what locations were the most propitious for the installation of harbours; what kinds of harbour-works were built and for what purpose; and what harbour forms were documented.

Dhofar Through the Ages An Ecological, Archaeological and Historical Landscape by Lynne S. Newton and Juris Zarins. The Archaeological Heritage of Oman Volume 1, 2019. ISBN 9781789691603. £35.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691610, from £16 +VAT)

Paperback; 210x297mm; xvi+132 pages; 61 figures, 47 tables (colour throughout)

Dhofar, the southern governorate of Oman, lies within a distinctive ecological zone due to the summer Southwest Monsoon. Archaeological surveys and excavations in the governorate, beginning in 1954, have brought to light Dhofar’s ancient past stretching back to the Lower Paleolithic ca. 1.5 my BP.

Greco-Roman Cities at the Crossroads of Cultures: The 20th Anniversary of Polish-Egyptian Conservation Mission Marina el-Alamein edited by Grażyna Bąkowska-Czerner and Rafał Czerner. 2019. ISBN 9781789691481. £60.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691498, from £16+VAT)

Paperback; 205x290mm; iv+312 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (128 colour plates).

Papers present research from different regions ranging from ancient Mauritania, through Africa, Egypt, Cyprus, Palestine, Syria, as well as sites in Crimea and Georgia. Topics include: topography, architecture, interiors and décor, religious syncretism, the importance of ancient texts, pottery studies and conservation.

Tanbûr Long-Necked Lutes along the Silk Road and beyond by Hans de Zeeuw. 2019. ISBN 9781789691696. £40.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691702, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; 218pp; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

This book is divided into two main parts: ‘The Tanbûr Tradition’ which discusses the origin, history, construction and playing techniques of tanbûrs; and ‘The Tanbûr Family’ which focusses on long-necked as a family of musical instruments. After a short introduction, the construction, playing technique, and musical traditions are briefly discussed.


Aesthetics, Applications, Artistry and Anarchy: Essays in Prehistoric and Contemporary Art A Festschrift in honour of John Kay Clegg, 11 January 1935 – 1 March 2015 edited by Jillian Huntley and George Nash. 2019. ISBN 9781784919986. £35.00. (eBook ISBN 9781784919993, from £16 +VAT if applicable)

Paperback; 205x290mm; 190pp; 100 figures, 5 tables (colour and black & white throughout)

This volume, in honour of John Kay Clegg, consists of papers by rock art researchers from around the world on topics such as aesthetics, the application of statistical analyses, frontier conflict and layered symbolic meanings, the deliberate use of optical illusion, and the contemporary significance of ancient and street art.

Greek Art in Motion: Studies in honour of Sir John Boardman on the occasion of his 90th Birthday edited by Rui Morais, Delfim Leão, Diana Pérez with Daniela Ferreira. 2019. ISBN 9781789690231. £75.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690248, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; iv+528pp; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (230 colour plates)

Over 50 papers, first presented at the international congress ‘Greek Art in Motion’ (Lisbon, 2017) in honour of Sir John Boardman’s 90th Birthday, are collected here under the following headings: Sculpture, Architecture, Terracotta & Metal, Greek Pottery, Coins, Greek History & Archaeology, Greeks Overseas, Reception & Collecting, Art & Myth.

Glass and Glass Production in the Near East during the Iron Age Period Evidence from Objects, Texts and Chemical Analysis by Katharina Schmidt. 2019. ISBN 9781789691542. £50.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691559, £TBC)

Paperback; viii+312 pages; 85 figures, 28 tables, 68 plates (approx. 92 pages in colour)

This book examines the history of glass in Iron Age Mesopotamia and neighbouring regions (1000–539 BCE). This is the first monograph to cover this region and period comprehensively and in detail and thus fills a significant gap in glass research.

Atlas of Ceramic Fabrics 2 Italy: Southern Tyrrhenian. Neolithic – Bronze Age by Sara T. Levi, Valentina Cannavò and Daniele Brunelli with contributions by Andrea Di Renzoni. 2018. ISBN 9781789691177. £35.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691184, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 175x245mm; 160pp; 40 figures, 17 tables and 16-page colour plate section containing 163 illustrations.

This volume, the second in a series of atlases organized according to geographical areas, chronology and types of wares, presents and interprets the petrographic composition of pre and protohistoric pottery (6th-1st mill. BCE) found in the southwestern part of Italy.

The Poole Iron Age Logboat edited by Jessica Berry, David Parham and Catrina Appleby. 2019. ISBN 9781789691443. £30.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691450, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; 120pp; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

This book is the culmination of significant multi-disciplinary work carried out by a variety of specialists, from conservators to woodworking and boatbuilding experts, exploring the history of the Poole Iron Age logboat (today imposingly displayed in the entrance to Poole Museum in Dorset) and also its functionality – or lack of – as a vessel.

Excavation of Later Prehistoric and Roman Sites along the Route of the Newquay Strategic Road Corridor, Cornwall by Andy M. Jones. 2019. ISBN 9781789691528. £30.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691535, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; 144pp; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

This volume presents the results of archaeological investigations on the Newquay Strategic Road and goes on to discuss the complexity of the archaeology, review the evidence for ‘special’ deposits and explore evidence for the deliberate closure of buildings especially in later prehistoric and Roman period Cornwall.

Early Farming in Dalmatia Pokrovnik and Danilo Bitinj: two Neolithic villages in south-east Europe by Andrew Moore and Marko Menđušić. 2019. ISBN 9781789691580. £26.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691597, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 175x245mm; ix+110 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

This book investigates the expansion of farming from its centre of origin in western Asia through the Mediterranean into southern Europe. Focussing on Dalmatia, it addresses several key questions, including when and how farming reached the area, what was the nature of this new economy, and what was its impact on the local environment.

La raccolta e la distribuzione dell’acqua a Ventotene in età romana Ricerche archeologiche nell’isola di Ventotene 2 by Giovanni Maria De Rossi. Archaeopress Roman Archaeology, 2019. ISBN 9781789691467. £65.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691474, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; 380pp; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. Italian text.

This volume, written by the Director of the Historical-Archaeological museum at Ventotene island, is divided into two parts: the first examines the topographical and technical problem of the water supply on the island, which essentially has no springs; the second analyses the individual components of the water supply system built by the Romans.

The Middle Stone Age of Nigeria in its West African Context by Philip Allsworth-Jones. 2019. ISBN 9781789691382. £44.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691399, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; 262pp; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

A fully up-to-date account of the evidence relating to the Middle Stone Age in Nigeria and the other countries of West Africa, based upon the author’s own fieldwork and extensive personal knowledge of the region and its archaeology.

Conflict Landscapes: An Archaeology of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War by Salvatore Garfi. 2019. ISBN 9781789691344. £35.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691351, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 175x245mm; 220pp; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

This volume is an archaeological exploration of the conflict landscapes encountered by volunteers of the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War (1936-39). This research draws, not only on the techniques of landscape archaeology, but also on the writings of international volunteers in Spain – in particular, George Orwell.

MacedoniaAlexandria: The Monumental Funerary Complexes of the Late Classical and Hellenistic Age by Dorota Gorzelany. 2019. ISBN 9781789691368. £32.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691375, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 175x245mm; 210pp; 76 Figures (44 full colour, 32 monochrome).

This book explores the influence of Macedonians and Greeks settling in Alexandria ad Aegyptum on the structural form of underground tombs, comparing in synthetic form the structural elements of the cist graves, chamber and rock-cut tombs of Macedonia with the Alexandrian hypogea, while taking into account geographical factors that conditioned them.

Country in the City: Agricultural Functions of Protohistoric Urban Settlements (Aegean and Western Mediterranean) edited by Dominique Garcia, Raphaël Orgeolet, Maia Pomadère and Julian Zurbach. 2019. ISBN 9781789691320. £35.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691337, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; iv+200; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (32 plates in colour).

This volume assembles contributions on the place of agricultural production in the context of the urbanization of Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Mediterranean, concentrating on the second-millennium Aegean and the protohistoric north-western Mediterranean.

Rus Africum IV: La fattoria Bizantina di Aïn Wassel, Africa Procuonsularis (Alto Tell, Tunisia) Lo scavo stratigrafico e i materiali edited by Mariette de Vos Raaijmakers and Barbara Maurina. 2019. ISBN 9781789691153. £75.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691160, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; 400pp; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. Italian text with English abstracts.

Aïn Wassel is the only rural site of Africa Proconsularis which has been excavated using the stratigraphic method and the detailed results are published in this volume thanks to an archaeological field survey of the surrounding rural region.

NVMINA MAGNA: Roma e il culto dei Grandi Dei di Samotracia by Emiliano Cruccas. 2018. ISBN 9781789690910. £32.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789690927, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 175x245mm; 170pp; 1 table, 73 figures (21 plates in colour). Italian text throughout.

This volume underlines the main aspects of the cult of the Great Gods of Samothrace in light of the influences of Roman cultural and mythological substratum.


The Secret Life of Memorials: Through the Memory Lens of the Australian South Sea Islanders by Julie Mitchell. 2018. ISBN 9781789690958. £36.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789690965, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; 186pp; 112 figures, 24 tables (colour and black & white images throughout)

Focussing on the Australian South Sea Islander minority community this volume employs a variety of theoretical arguments in order to contribute a new method for comprehending the many interleaving aspects of memory spaces, and should be of interest to heritage professionals, local councils and governing bodies, and members of the general public.

Understanding lithic recycling at the late Lower Paleolithic Qesem Cave, Israel A functional and chemical investigation of small flakes by Flavia Venditti. 2018. ISBN 9781789691016. £35.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789691023, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 162pp; 11 tables, 113 figures (colour and black & white throughout).

This volume uses the case study of Qesem Cave (Israel) to explore two important topics from the Middle Pleistocene: the practice of recycling old discarded flakes for the production of new objects by means of recycling, and the production of flakes and tools of small dimensions—topics that have not gained sufficient attention from the scientific community.

Funerary Archaeology and Changing Identities: Community Practices in Roman-Period Sardinia by Mauro Puddu. Archaeopress Roman Archaeology, 2018. ISBN 9781789690002. £40.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690019, from £16 +VAT if applicable)

Paperback; 205x290mm; 210pp; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

This book analyses in detail the funerary evidence from burial sites in southern and central Sardinia, proposing an alternative interpretation of the island and of other Roman Provinces in which local communities played an active and creative role in shaping back the Roman-world within the specific material and historical conditions they lived in.


De la provincia Celtiberia a la qūrā de Santabariyya: Arqueología de la Antigüedad tardía en la provincia de Cuenca (siglos V-VIII d.C.) by Rafael Barroso Cabrera. 2018. ISBN 9781789690644. £75.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789690651, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; 630pp; 174 figures, 5 tables, 2 maps, 80 plates (black & white throughout). Spanish text with extended English summary.

This volume presents a historical and archaeological study of the province of Cuenca in Late Antiquity. The study concludes with an examination of the archaeological collection from the province, which has been divided into three large groups: monumental sculpture and epigraphic items, ceramic productions and metalwork arts.

Urbanisation in the Time of Claudius in the Western Provinces of the Empire by Erika Cappelletto. Archaeopress Roman Archaeology, 2019. ISBN 9781789690507. £50.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789690514, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 205x290mm; 314pp; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white.

This volume analyses Claudius’ activities in the provinces of the western Empire in order to get an idea of his political attitude in a broader context and see how his interests in the provinces influenced urban development and changes in the cities.

The Archaeology and Early History of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem by Justin Kelley. 2019. ISBN 9781789690569. £48.00 (eBook ISBN 9781789690576, from £16 +VAT if applicable).

Paperback; 175x245mm; 368pp; illustrated throughout in black & white.

This book studies the archaeological record of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, surveying past excavations as well as recent research carried out within the church over the past three decades. An archaeological survey provides historical context for the second part of the book—a collection of primary sources pertinent to the history of the church.

‘Our Lincolnshire’: Exploring public engagement with heritage by Carenza Lewis, Anna Scott, Anna Cruse, Raf Nicholson and Dominic Symonds. 2019. ISBN 9781789691306. £55.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691313, FREE Download)

Paperback; 203x276mm; vi+270 pages; 79 figures, 50 Tables (84 plates in colour).

This book presents the aims, methods and outcomes of an innovative wide-ranging exploration of public attitudes to heritage, conducted in 2015-16 across Lincolnshire, England’s second-largest county. As policy and practice evolve, this research will remain valuable as a snapshot in time of public engagement with heritage.

Arqueología funeraria y paleopatología de la población religiosa de Jerez en época moderna: una primera aproximación by Gonzalo Castro Moreno. 2019. ISBN 9781789691429. £95.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691436, FREE Download)

Paperback; 203x276mm; 378 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (272 plates in colour). Spanish text.

The main objective of this book has been to open a line of research into the religious population of the city of Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Spain, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries – the ‘Modern Age’ - which until now has not been thoroughly investigated.

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Journal of Hellenistic Pottery and Material Culture Volume 3 2018 edited by Renate Rosenthal-Heginbottom and Patricia Kögler. 2018. ISSN 2399-1844. ISBN 9781789691719. £30.00. (eJournal FREE to download in Open Access)

Paperback; 210x297mm; xvi+208 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (43 plates in colour).

Containing professional articles, book reviews, and short presentations of research projects, the third volume of JHP continues to provide a forum for all kinds of studies on Hellenistic pottery and everyday objects.


Taymāʾ I: Archaeological Exploration, Palaeoenvironment, Cultural Contacts edited by Arnulf Hausleiter, Ricardo Eichmann, Muhammad al-Najem. Taymāʾ: Multidisciplinary Series on the Results of the Saudi-German Archaeological Project, 2018. ISBN 9781789690439. £65.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690446, FREE Download)

Hardback; 210x297mm; xii+268 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (66 plates in colour)

This is the first of a series of books reporting on a Saudi-German archaeological project at at Taymāʾ: the current archaeological exploration of the oasis is contextualised with previous and ongoing research within the region, while offering a first overview of the settlement history of the site, possibly starting more than 6000 years ago.

Archaeological Heritage Conservation and Management by Brian J. Egloff. 2019. ISBN 9781789691054. £55.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691061, FREE Download)

Paperback; viii+330 pages; 8 tables, 34 figures (32 plates in colour).

Archaeological heritage conservation is all too often highly conflicted. Economic interests are often at the forefront of management decision-making with heritage values given lesser, if any, consideration, but when heritage places are managed with international principles in mind the sites stand out as evidencing superior outcomes.

Bridging the Gap in Maritime Archaeology: Working with Professional and Public Communities edited by Katy Bell. 2019. ISBN 9781789690859, £35.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789690866, FREE download)

Paperback; 203x276mm; viii+148 pages; 62 figures (15 plates in colour).

Proceedings of a conference session held at CIfA 2014. The session focused on ways in which it is possible to engage with a wider audience in the course of maritime archaeological work. Papers offer a series of case studies exhibiting best practice with regard to individual maritime projects and examples of outreach to local communities.

Identifying Brúnanburh: ón dyngesmere – the sea of noise by John R. Kirby. 2019. ISBN 9781789691078. £20.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691085, FREE Download)

Paperback; 203x276mm; 50 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (13 colour plates).

In this study the author uses topographic references found in the manuscript of the poem ‘Brúnanburh’ to try and locate the ‘site’ of this momentous battle. The first references were maritime then latterly landscape leading to field-names which have a more stable base than the constantly changing place-names.

Egil’s Saga: Traditional evidence for Brúnanburh compared to Literary, Historic and Archaeological Analyses by John R. Kirby. 2019. ISBN 9781789691092. £22.00. (eBook ISBN 9781789691108, FREE Download)

Paperback; 203x276mm; 62 pages; 12 figures (10 in colour).

Was Egil’s Saga ‘written’ by Snorri Sturluson or by more than one person? Was it embellished by Snorri or others? Where did the Brúnanburh traditions come from? Is it accurate enough to be used as a historic source – a factual reference? This study aims to identify the incongruities within this saga demonstrating a correct analysis.


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22-24 February 2019: British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology


8-9 March 2019: Current Archaeology Live!


18-19 March 2019: The Global Connections of Gandharan Art


10-14 April 2019: Society for American Archaeology: 84th Annual Meeting*


11-14 April 2019: Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference 2019


12-14 April 2019: Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt*


11-15 June 2019: 20th Roman Military Equipment Conference


11-14 July 2019: 53rd Seminar for Arabian Studies


12-15 July 2019: Thirteenth Biennial ASTENE Conference


4-7 September 2019: 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists


16-18 September 2019: EMAC 2019: European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics


3-8 November 2019: 21th International Congress of Egyptologists XII (ICE XII) - TBC


6-8 November 2019: 1st Conference on the Early Neoltihic Europe


20-23 November 2019: American Schools of Oriental Research - 2019 ASOR Meeting*


16-18 December 2019: 41st annual Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference


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