0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Browse All departments
Price
  • R50 - R100 (38)
  • R100 - R250 (619)
  • R250 - R500 (3,221)
  • R500+ (23,909)
  • -
Status
Format
Author / Contributor
Publisher

Books > Humanities > Archaeology

Echoes of the Runes - A sweeping, epic tale of forbidden love (Paperback): Christina Courtenay Echoes of the Runes - A sweeping, epic tale of forbidden love (Paperback)
Christina Courtenay 1
R240 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R51 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

The pacy, evocative and romantic new dual-time novel from Christina Courtenay is perfect for fans of Barbara Erskine, Diana Gabaldon and Vikings. 'Wow! This book should come with warning! It's almost as addictive as chocolate!' 5* reader review 'Completely magical' Nicola Cornick 'A rich, dual-timeline story that totally drew me in' Sue Moorcroft 'A fabulous adventure, with characters I loved!' Jo Thomas Their love was forbidden. But echoed in eternity. When Mia inherits her beloved grandmother's summer cottage, Birch Thorpe, in Sweden, she faces a dilemma. Her fiance Charles urges her to sell and buy a swanky London home, but Mia cannot let it go easily. The request to carry out an archaeological dig for more Viking artefacts like the gold ring Mia's grandmother also left her, offers her a reprieve from a decision - and from Charles. Whilst Mia becomes absorbed in the dig's discoveries, she finds herself drawn to archaeologist Haakon Berger. Like her, he can sense the past inhabitants whose lives are becoming more vivid every day. Trying to resist the growing attraction between them, Mia and Haakon begin to piece together the story of a Welsh noblewoman, Ceri, and the mysterious Viking, known as the 'White Hawk', who stole her away from her people in 869 AD. As the present begins to echo the past, and enemies threaten Birch Thorpe's inhabitants, they will all have to fight to protect what has become most precious to each of them... 'Courtenay's writing brings the past vividly to life, using dual-period narrative to brilliant effect' Historical Novels Review 'I was compelled to read on as I was caught up in the adventure, intrigue and romance of the dual timelines' Sue Fortin 'Sparklingly authentic - and page-turning' Maggie Sullivan 'Rich in Viking history...intrigue, adventure and romance' Glynis Peters 'Christina Courtenay weaves the threads of her contemporary and Viking love stories together expertly and the novel moves along at a cracking pace. The characters are appealing and the rural Swedish setting is engaging' Judith Lennox Don't miss Christina's stunning new timeslip novel, The Runes of Destiny - available to preorder now! Search 9781472268235.

Practical Applications of GIS for Archaeologists - A Predictive Modelling Toolkit (Paperback): Konnie L. Wescott, R. Joe Brandon Practical Applications of GIS for Archaeologists - A Predictive Modelling Toolkit (Paperback)
Konnie L. Wescott, R. Joe Brandon
R1,949 Discovery Miles 19 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


The use of GIS is the most powerful technology introduced to archaeology since the introduction of carbon 14 dating. The most widespread use of this technology has been for the prediction of archaeological site locations. This book focuses on the use of GIS for archaeological predictive modelling. The contributors include internationally recognized researchers who have been at the forefront of this revolutionary integration of GIS and archaeology, as well as first generation researchers who have begun to critically apply this new technology and explore its theoretical implications.

eBook available with sample pages: 0203212134

New Frontier: The Origins And Development Of West London (Paperback): Richard Brown, Andy Shelley, Elizabeth Stafford New Frontier: The Origins And Development Of West London (Paperback)
Richard Brown, Andy Shelley, Elizabeth Stafford
R294 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R21 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Oxford Street, Paddington Station, Soho; these are some of the most iconic landmarks of the capital and famous throughout the world, but the telling of their history is frequently an aside to the story of the City - the birthplace of the Capital with its Roman origins, Norman citadel, medieval buildings and financial dominance. But what lies beneath the busy streets and pavements of the West End? Why are there so many residential squares in this part of London? How did this agricultural landscape on the periphery of the urban centre evolve into one of the most prized property markets in the world? This book shines a spotlight on the history and archaeology of West London. It is informed by the desk-based historical research, site excavations and archaeological monitoring carried out before and during the construction of the western arm of Crossrail as it travels below ground from the tunnel portal at Royal Oak to Fisher Street via brand new stations at Paddington, Bond Street and Tottenham Court Road - a journey which includes the discovery of ice age Bison and reindeer, the rediscovery of long lost rivers and reveals the history of the Georgian property developers and the Great Western Railway.

Images of the Ice Age (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition): Paul G. Bahn Images of the Ice Age (Hardcover, 3rd Revised edition)
Paul G. Bahn
R1,089 R976 Discovery Miles 9 760 Save R113 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Images of the Ice Age, here in its third edition, is the most complete study available of the world's earliest imagery, presenting a fascinating and up-to-date account of the art of our Ice Age ancestors. Authoritative and wide-ranging, it covers not only the magnificent cave art of famous sites such as Lascaux, Altamira, and Chauvet, but also other less well-known sites around the world, art discovered in the open air, and the thousands of incredible pieces of portable art in bone, antler, ivory, and stone produced in the same period. In doing so, the book summarizes all the major worldwide research into Ice Age art both past and present, exploring the controversial history of the art's discovery and acceptance, including the methods used for recording and dating, the faking of decorated objects and caves, and the wide range of theories that have been applied to this artistic corpus. Lavishly illustrated and highly accessible, Images of the Ice Age provides a visual feast and an absorbing synthesis of this crucial aspect of human history, offering a unique opportunity to appreciate universally important works of art, many of which can never be accessible to the public, and which represent the very earliest evidence of artistic expression.

Boiotia in Antiquity - Selected Papers (Hardcover): Albert Schachter Boiotia in Antiquity - Selected Papers (Hardcover)
Albert Schachter; Preface by Hans Beck
R2,516 R2,327 Discovery Miles 23 270 Save R189 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Boiotia was - next to Athens and Sparta - one of the most important regions of ancient Greece. Albert Schachter, a leading expert on the region, has for many decades pioneered and fostered the exploration of it and its people through his research. His seminal publications have covered all aspects of its history, institutions, cults, and literature from late Mycenaean times to the Roman Empire, revealing a mastery of the epigraphic evidence, archaeological data, and the literary tradition. This volume conveniently brings together twenty-three papers (two previously unpublished, others revised and updated) which display a compelling intellectual coherence and a narrative style refreshingly immune to jargon. All major topics of Boiotian history from early Greece to Roman times are touched upon, and the book can be read as a history of Boiotia, in pieces.

A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology (Paperback, New Ed): Gwendolyn Leick A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology (Paperback, New Ed)
Gwendolyn Leick
R1,174 Discovery Miles 11 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days


The Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology covers sources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from around 2800 to 300 BC. It contains entries on gods and goddesses, giving evidence of their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by the texts, and defining their roles within the body of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on myths, giving the place of origin of main texts and a brief history of their transmission through the ages; and entries explaining the use of specialist terminology, for such things as categories of Sumerian texts or types of mythological figures.

eBook available with sample pages: EB:020302852X

African Archaeology Without Frontiers - Papers from the 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress (Paperback): Karim... African Archaeology Without Frontiers - Papers from the 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress (Paperback)
Karim Sadr, Amanda Esterhuysen, Christine Sievers
R418 R332 Discovery Miles 3 320 Save R86 (21%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Confronting national, linguistic and disciplinary boundaries, contributors to African Archaeology Without Frontiers argue against artificial limits and divisions created through the study of 'ages' that in reality overlap and cannot and should not be understood in isolation. Papers are drawn from the proceedings of the landmark 14th PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress, held in Johannesburg in 2014, nearly seven decades after the conference planned for 1951 was re-located to Algiers for ideological reasons following the National Party's rise to power in South Africa. Contributions by keynote speakers Chapurukha Kusimba and Akin Ogundiran encourage African archaeologists to practise an archaeology that collaborates across many related fields of study to enrich our understanding of the past. The nine papers cover a broad geographical sweep by incorporating material on ongoing projects throughout the continent including South Africa, Botswana, Cameroon, Togo, Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria. Thematically, the papers included in the volume address issues of identity and interaction, and the need to balance cultural heritage management and sustainable development derived from a continent racked by social inequalities and crippling poverty. Edited by three leading archaeologists, the collection covers many aspects of African archaeology, and a range of periods from the earliest hominins to the historical period. It will appeal to specialists and interested amateurs.

Northumberland's Hidden History (Paperback, UK ed.): Stan Beckensall Northumberland's Hidden History (Paperback, UK ed.)
Stan Beckensall
R615 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R105 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Northumberland has a great many attractive sites that are well-recorded, and are frequently visited and written about. However, in this new book Dr Stan Beckensall focuses upon places that are off the beaten track, not so well known, but all of enormous interest for their stunning locations and stories. They are scattered across the county in the hills, valleys, scarplands and on the coast. Sites featured include locations off the 'Alemouth Road' from Hexham to Rothbury; hidden valleys and waterfalls at Linhope Spout, Roughting Linn and Hareshaw Linn; seascapes; abandoned settlements and industry centres; pilgrimage routes; graveyards, and the remarkable rock formations that make up much of the landscape. Northumberland hides some of its history in names, and these too are revealed. Throughout are the author's reflections on the significance of what is seen and known.

The Archaeology of Food - Identity, Politics, and Ideology in the Prehistoric and Historic Past (Paperback): Katheryn C. Twiss The Archaeology of Food - Identity, Politics, and Ideology in the Prehistoric and Historic Past (Paperback)
Katheryn C. Twiss
R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Archaeology of Food explains how archaeologists reconstruct what people ate, and how such reconstructions reveal ancient political struggles, religious practices, ethnic identities, gender norms, and more. Balancing deep research with accessible writing, Katheryn Twiss familiarizes readers with archaeological data, methods, and intellectual approaches as they explore topics ranging from urban commerce to military provisioning to ritual feasting. Along the way, Twiss examines a range of primary evidence, including Roman bars, Aztec statues, Philistine pig remains, Nubian cooking pots, Mississippian squash seeds, and the bones of a medieval king. Her book introduces both archaeologists and non-archaeologists to the study of prehistoric and historic foodways, and illuminates how those foodways shaped and were shaped by past cultures.

Controlling Contested Places - Late Antique Antioch and the Spatial Politics of Religious Controversy (Paperback): Christine... Controlling Contested Places - Late Antique Antioch and the Spatial Politics of Religious Controversy (Paperback)
Christine Shepardson
R800 R626 Discovery Miles 6 260 Save R174 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From constructing new buildings to describing rival-controlled areas as morally and physically dangerous, leaders in late antiquity fundamentally shaped their physical environment and thus the events that unfolded within it. Controlling Contested Places maps the city of Antioch (Antakya, Turkey) through the topographically sensitive vocabulary of cultural geography, demonstrating the critical role played by physical and rhetorical spatial contests during the tumultuous fourth century. Paying close attention to the manipulation of physical places, Christine Shepardson exposes some of the powerful forces that structured the development of religious orthodoxy and orthopraxy in the late Roman Empire. Theological claims and political support were not the only significant factors in determining which Christian communities gained authority around the Empire. Rather, Antioch's urban and rural places, far from being an inert backdrop against which events transpired, were ever-shifting sites of, and tools for, the negotiation of power, authority, and religious identity. This book traces the ways in which leaders like John Chrysostom, Theodoret, and Libanius encouraged their audiences to modify their daily behaviors and transform their interpretation of the world (and landscape) around them. Shepardson argues that examples from Antioch were echoed around the Mediterranean world, and similar types of physical and rhetorical manipulations continue to shape the politics of identity and perceptions of religious orthodoxy to this day.

The Southern Levant under Assyrian Domination (Hardcover): Shawn Zelig Aster, Avraham Faust The Southern Levant under Assyrian Domination (Hardcover)
Shawn Zelig Aster, Avraham Faust
R1,428 R1,119 Discovery Miles 11 190 Save R309 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With its unique geographic diversity and abundant archaeological and textual data, the southern Levant is an excellent "laboratory" for studying how Assyrian domination operated. This collection of essays explains how Neo-Assyrian rule influenced the demographics, economy, and culture of the region. A systematic study of Assyrian rule in the west that integrates archaeological and textual perspectives and reconsiders the "Assyrian Peace" paradigm has long been needed. Building on the unparalleled archaeological and textual information available from the Land of Israel and its surroundings, the studies in this book address various aspects of Assyrian rule, including life under Assyrian hegemony and the consequences of the Assyrian conquests. It includes a broad overview of the vast archaeological data from both the provinces and client kingdoms in the Land of Israel in the Assyrian period, as well as a systematic and chronological survey of Assyrian texts that mention the region or sites therein. The contributors employ widely divergent approaches to topics such as the description of Assyrian encroachment in biblical texts, the Judean experience of Assyrian control, the political structure of the Coastal Plain, and the architecture of hospitality, among others. Integrating various sources of information to reconstruct the demography, economy, architecture, and intellectual life of the southern Levant, the articles in this volume are important not only for the study of Assyrian rule but also for research on empires writ large. In addition to the editors, the contributors to this volume include Amitai Baruchi-Unna, Yigal Bloch, Alexander Fantalkin, Wayne Horowitz, David Kertai, Lily Singer-Avitz, and Peter Zilberg.

Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations - From Prehistory to 640 Ce (Paperback, 3rd ed.): Ralph W. Mathisen Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations - From Prehistory to 640 Ce (Paperback, 3rd ed.)
Ralph W. Mathisen
R1,965 Discovery Miles 19 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Quaternary Environmental Change in Southern Africa - Physical and Human Dimensions (Hardcover): Jasper Knight, Stefan Grab Quaternary Environmental Change in Southern Africa - Physical and Human Dimensions (Hardcover)
Jasper Knight, Stefan Grab
R2,986 R2,755 Discovery Miles 27 550 Save R231 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ongoing climate change necessitates advances in our understanding of the interrelationships between climate, landscape-shaping processes and human activity over long time periods, especially in areas that are already climatically stressed. This volume presents new ideas on macroscale landscape evolution; mountain, fluvial and aeolian processes; and environments in southern Africa, a key region in the story of human evolution during the last two million years. Interdisciplinary in scope, it brings together an international team of experts to synthesise the latest research and understanding of landscape-human relationships in this region. It incorporates results from the emerging fields of geoarchaeology and cultural landscapes and utilises the latest data and analytical techniques. A key reference for researchers studying hominid evolution, geoarchaeology and environmental change, it provides a benchmark study of southern African landscape evolution during the Quaternary. It will also appeal to professionals and policymakers with interests in future human-landscape evolution in southern Africa.

The Matter of History - How Things Create the Past (Hardcover): Timothy J. LeCain The Matter of History - How Things Create the Past (Hardcover)
Timothy J. LeCain
R2,266 R2,130 Discovery Miles 21 300 Save R136 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

New insights into the microbiome, epigenetics, and cognition are radically challenging our very idea of what it means to be 'human', while an explosion of neo-materialist thinking in the humanities has fostered a renewed appreciation of the formative powers of a dynamic material environment. The Matter of History brings these scientific and humanistic ideas together to develop a bold, new post-anthropocentric understanding of the past, one that reveals how powerful organisms and things help to create humans in all their dimensions, biological, social, and cultural. Timothy J. LeCain combines cutting-edge theory and detailed empirical analysis to explain the extraordinary late-nineteenth century convergence between the United States and Japan at the pivotal moment when both were emerging as global superpowers. Illustrating the power of a deeply material social and cultural history, The Matter of History argues that three powerful things - cattle, silkworms, and copper - helped to drive these previously diverse nations towards a global 'Great Convergence'.

The Pursuit of Ruins - Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico (Paperback): Christina Bueno The Pursuit of Ruins - Archaeology, History, and the Making of Modern Mexico (Paperback)
Christina Bueno
R856 Discovery Miles 8 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Famous for its majestic ruins, Mexico has gone to great lengths to preserve and display the remains of its pre-Hispanic past. The Pursuit of Ruins argues that the government effort to take control of the ancient remains took off in the late nineteenth century during the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz. Under Diaz Mexico acquired an official history more firmly rooted in Indian antiquity. This prestigious pedigree served to counter Mexico's image as a backward, peripheral nation. The government claimed symbolic links with the great civilizations of pre-Hispanic times as it hauled statues to the National Museum and reconstructed Teotihuacan. Christina Bueno explores the different facets of the Porfirian archaeological project and underscores the contradictory place of indigenous identity in modern Mexico. While the making of Mexico's official past was thought to bind the nation together, it was an exclusionary process, one that celebrated the civilizations of bygone times while disparaging contemporary Indians.

UNVEILED - The Twenty & Odd - Documenting the First Africans in England's America 1619-1625 and Beyond (Paperback): K I... UNVEILED - The Twenty & Odd - Documenting the First Africans in England's America 1619-1625 and Beyond (Paperback)
K I Knight
R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Archaeological Science - An Introduction (Paperback): Michael P. Richards, Kate Britton Archaeological Science - An Introduction (Paperback)
Michael P. Richards, Kate Britton
R1,084 Discovery Miles 10 840 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides an up to date introduction to the exciting, but complex, new scientific methodologies that are increasingly used in archaeological study. Written by an international team of specialists, it provides clear and engaging overviews of a wide array of approaches, including DNA and proteomics, dating methods, materials analysis, stable isotope analysis, and the scientific study of human, plant, and animal remains, among other topics. Each technique is explored through the use of actual archaeological examples, which both explain the methods and highlight their potential applications. The work is carefully illustrated with useful charts, graphs and other images, which complement the detail in the text, and help to articulate the case studies explored as well as the underlying principles of the techniques involved. Feature tables in many of the chapters highlight selected research on each topic, providing useful summaries of the current state and scope of the field for the reader. This volume will serve as a handy reference tool for scholars, as well as a key textbook for courses on archaeological science.

Ancient Egyptian Phonology (Hardcover): James P. Allen Ancient Egyptian Phonology (Hardcover)
James P. Allen
R1,653 Discovery Miles 16 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Ancient Egyptian Phonology. James Allen studies the sounds of the language spoken by the ancient Egyptians through application of the most recent methodological advances for phonological reconstruction. Using the internal evidence of the language, he proceeds from individual vowels and consonants to the sound of actual ancient Egyptian texts. Allen also explores variants, alternants, and the development of sound in texts, and touches on external evidence from Afroasiatic cognate languages. The most up to date work on this topic, Ancient Egyptian Phonology is an essential resource for Egyptologists and will also be of interest to scholars and linguists of African and Semitic languages.

Secrets of Santorini - The perfect escapist read (Paperback): Patricia Wilson Secrets of Santorini - The perfect escapist read (Paperback)
Patricia Wilson 1
R274 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R72 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you love Lucinda Riley and Elizabeth Edmondson, you'll love this perfect escapist read from the author of Islands of Secrets and Villa of Secrets. Sent away to a convent school in Dublin at the age of five, Irini McGuire has always had a strained and distant relationship with her mother, Bridget, a celebrated archaeologist who lives on the paradise island of Santorini. So, when Irini receives news that Bridget has been injured at a dig and is in a coma, she knows it is finally time to return to the island of her birth. Reading through her mother's notes at her bedside, Irini starts to realise how little she knows about Bridget's life. Now, driven by rumours that her mother's injury was no accident, Irini must uncover the dark secrets behind her family's separation. Will she discover the truth about her parents and her past before it is too late? What readers have said about Patricia Wilson's Islands of Secrets and Villa of Secrets: 'Island of Secrets is a book full of raw emotions, family vendettas, hidden secrets and three very strong women. It's a book I enjoyed very much and one which fans of Victoria Hislop and Debbie Rix are sure to enjoy' 'So well written and utterly heartbreaking . . . a story that needs to be told' 'Page-turning, enthralling and heartbreaking by turns' 'Made me laugh and cry, just couldn't put this book down' 'A perfect read' 'Heart-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time' 'What a thoroughly engrossing book' 'Written with such depth and understanding'

Politics of the Maya Court - Hierarchy and Change in the Late Classic Period (Hardcover): Sarah E Jackson Politics of the Maya Court - Hierarchy and Change in the Late Classic Period (Hardcover)
Sarah E Jackson
R883 Discovery Miles 8 830 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In recent decades, advances in deciphering Maya hieroglyphic writing have given scholars new tools for understanding key aspects of ancient Maya society. This book--the first comprehensive examination of the Maya royal court--exemplifies the importance of these new sources. Authored by anthropologist Sarah E. Jackson and richly illustrated with drawings, photographs, and maps, "Politics of the""Maya Court" uses hieroglyphic and iconographic evidence to explore the composition and social significance of royal courts in the Late Classic period (a.d. 600-900), with a special emphasis on the role of courtly elites.

As Jackson explains, the Maya region of southern Mexico and Central America was not a unified empire but a loosely aggregated culture area composed of independent kingdoms. Royal courts had a presence in large, central communities from Chiapas to Yucatan and the highlands of Guatemala and western Honduras. Each major polity was ruled by a "k'uhul ajaw," or holy lord, who embodied intertwined aspects of religious and political authority. The hieroglyphic texts that adorned walls, furniture, and portable items in these centers of power provide specific information about the positions, roles, and meanings of the courts. Jackson uses these documents as keys to understanding Classic Maya political hierarchy and, specifically, the institution of the royal court. Within this context, she investigates the lives of the nobility and the participation of elites in court politics. By identifying particular individuals and their life stories, Jackson humanizes Maya society, showing how events resulted from the actions and choices of specific people.

Jackson's innovative portrayal of court membership provides a foundation for scholarship on the nature, functions, and responsibilities of Maya royal courts.

On the Road of the Winds - An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands before European Contact, Revised and Expanded... On the Road of the Winds - An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands before European Contact, Revised and Expanded Edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Patrick Vinton Kirch
R1,031 R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Save R234 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, which are home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid Polynesian double-hulled canoe navigators, the atoll dwellers of Micronesia, the statue carvers of remote Easter Island, and the famed traders of Melanesia. Decades of archaeological excavations, combined with allied research in historical linguistics, biological anthropology, and comparative ethnography, have revealed much new information about the long-term history of these Pacific Island societies and cultures. On the Road of the Winds synthesizes the grand sweep of human history in the Pacific Islands, beginning with the movement of early people out from Asia more than 40,000 years ago, and tracing the development of myriad indigenous cultures up to the time of European contact in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. This updated edition, enhanced with many new illustrations and an extensive bibliography, synthesizes the latest archaeological, linguistic, and biological discoveries that reveal the vastness of ancient history in the Pacific Islands.

50 Finds From Lancashire - Objects From The Portable Antiquities Scheme (Paperback, UK ed.): Stuart Noon 50 Finds From Lancashire - Objects From The Portable Antiquities Scheme (Paperback, UK ed.)
Stuart Noon
R418 R357 Discovery Miles 3 570 Save R61 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Archaeology is understanding people in the past from what they have left behind. Objects inform us about how people lived, what they made and the things they did. There has often been a view that there are no archaeological finds in the North West. However, through the work of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and the display of existing museum collections, this traditional view is being challenged. By looking at objects discovered in Lancashire, recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme, we can demonstrate the continuity of activity within this county. Lancashire has revealed the longevity of its past through a range of both functional and decorative objects. Objects were made and traded from the Copper Age, through the Bronze Age and into the Iron Age and Roman periods; the Silverdale Viking Hoard, similar in object types and period to the Cuerdale Hoard, further demonstrates significant Early Medieval activity. Meanwhile, Post-Medieval artefacts reveal long journeys of religious pilgrimage and persecution. 50 Finds from Lancashire allows us to look at the continuity of our past using archaeological finds to illustrate what has previously been hidden away.

The Pasts of Roman Anatolia - Interpreters, Traces, Horizons (Hardcover): Felipe Rojas The Pasts of Roman Anatolia - Interpreters, Traces, Horizons (Hardcover)
Felipe Rojas
R2,037 R1,894 Discovery Miles 18 940 Save R143 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this volume, Felipe Rojas examines how the inhabitants of Roman Anatolia interacted with the physical traces of earlier civilizations in their midst. Combining material and textual evidence, he shows that interest in and knowledge about pre-classical remains was deep and widespread. Indeed, ancient interaction with the remnants of even more ancient pasts was a vital part of life for many and diverse people in Roman Anatolia. Such interaction ranged from the purported translation of Bronze and Iron Age inscriptions to the physical manipulation of monuments and objects, including prehistoric earthen mounds and archaic statues. Occasionally, it even involved the production of fake antiquities. Offering new insights into both the archaeology and history of the Roman Mediterranean, Rojas's book is also an innovative contribution to the archaeology and anthropology of memory.

The Archaeology of Jerusalem - From the Origins to the Ottomans (Paperback): Katharina Galor, Hanswulf Bloedhorn The Archaeology of Jerusalem - From the Origins to the Ottomans (Paperback)
Katharina Galor, Hanswulf Bloedhorn
R839 R787 Discovery Miles 7 870 Save R52 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this sweeping and lavishly illustrated history, Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn survey nearly four thousand years of human settlement and building activity in Jerusalem, from prehistoric times through the Ottoman period. The study is structured chronologically, exploring the city's material culture, including fortifications and water systems as well as key sacred, civic, and domestic architecture. Distinctive finds such as paintings, mosaics, pottery, and coins highlight each period. Their book provides a unique perspective on the emergence and development of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and the relationship among the three religions and their cultures into the modern period.

Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Using R (Paperback): David L. Carlson Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Using R (Paperback)
David L. Carlson
R865 Discovery Miles 8 650 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Using R is the first hands-on guide to using the R statistical computing system written specifically for archaeologists. It shows how to use the system to analyze many types of archaeological data. Part I includes tutorials on R, with applications to real archaeological data showing how to compute descriptive statistics, create tables, and produce a wide variety of charts and graphs. Part II addresses the major multivariate approaches used by archaeologists, including multiple regression (and the generalized linear model); multiple analysis of variance and discriminant analysis; principal components analysis; correspondence analysis; distances and scaling; and cluster analysis. Part III covers specialized topics in archaeology, including intra-site spatial analysis, seriation, and assemblage diversity.

Free Delivery
Pinterest Twitter Facebook Google+
You may like...
The Golden Rhinoceros - Histories of the…
Francois-Xavier Fauvelle Hardcover R702 R558 Discovery Miles 5 580
Mexico - From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
Michael D. Coe, Rex Koontz, … Paperback R552 R433 Discovery Miles 4 330
Jordan's Point, Virginia - Archaeology…
Martha W McCartney Paperback R359 R294 Discovery Miles 2 940
Principles of Archaeology
T.Douglas Price, Kelly J. Knudson Paperback  (1)
R1,375 Discovery Miles 13 750
Art & Archaeology of the Greek World
Richard T. Neer Hardcover R1,312 Discovery Miles 13 120
Archaeology and Oral Tradition in Malawi
Yusuf Juwayeyi Paperback R350 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960
Angkor and the Khmer Civilization
Michael D. Coe Hardcover R718 R548 Discovery Miles 5 480
Sunken cities - Egypt's lost worlds
Franck Goddio, Aurelia Masson-Berghoff Paperback  (1)
R776 R606 Discovery Miles 6 060
Egyptian Hieroglyphs for Complete…
Bill Manley Hardcover R397 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240
Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt
Chris Naunton Paperback R366 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890

 

Partners