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Archaeology of Mountain Landscapes
Explores mountain regions as cultural landscapes that have been shaped by long-term human-environment interactions.
Searching for Ashoka
Reveals how the persona of India's most famous emperor was constantly reinvented in ancient times to suit a variety of social visions, political agendas, and moral purposes.
Provides a theoretical and practical guide to community-engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples in the United States and Canada.
Addresses the revolutionary impact of genetics, isotopes, and data science on the study of migration and mobility in past human societies.
The Archaeology of Inequality
Brings together archaeologists, art historians, sociologists, and classicists to explore the origins and development of unequal relationships in ancient societies.
The Early Bronze Age in Western Anatolia
Examines the culture and chronology of increasingly complex urban societies in western Anatolia during the Early Bronze Age.
Archaeologists, anthropologists, and classicists discuss how urbanization first emerged in strikingly different sociopolitical contexts in North America, Europe, and the Near East.
Power, Political Economy, and Historical Landscapes of the Modern World
Reveals how the expanding world-system entangled the non-western world in global economies, yet did so in ways that were locally articulated, varied, and, often, non-European in their expression.
Ghost Fleet Awakened
Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.
Water and Power in Past Societies
Examines the many ways water has contributed to power structures in the past, with insights for contemporary water management.
Anthropology and Civilizational Analysis
This volume brings social and cultural anthropologists into dialogue with historical sociology and illustrates the continued potential of the concept of civilization for all participants.
The Mystery of the Albany Mummies
From the Nile to the Hudson, the story of how two Egyptian mummies joined an American museum collection.
Report on the Aeginetan Sculptures
Tells the story of Bavaria’s acquisition of ancient Greek sculptures that rivaled those acquired by England from the Parthenon.
Climate and Cultural Change in Prehistoric Europe and the Near East
Rich case studies examining responses to climatic events in ancient Europe and the Near East.
Diversity of Sacrifice
Explores sacrificial practices across a range of contexts from prehistory to the present.
The Archaeology of Childhood
Critical interdisciplinary examination of archeaology's approach to childhood in prehistory.
Approaching Monumentality in Archaeology
Interdisciplinary study of monumental art and architecture in human history.
The Dream on the Rock
Examines the relationship between rock art, shamanism, and the origins of human existence.
The Archaeology of Violence
Interdisciplinary study of the role of violence in the Mediterranean and Europe.
Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy
Detailed study of how Anaximander’s cosmological and philosophical conceptions were affected by architectural technologies.
The Magdalenian Household
A comprehensive investigation of household life during the Upper Paleolithic era.
The potential of events for interpreting changes in the archaeological record.
Nantucket and Other Native Places
An indispensable, up-to-date overview of the archaeology of the Native peoples and earliest settlers of eastern Massachusetts.
How Victorians reacted to the new sciences of geology and archaeology.
The Writing of Weddings in Middle-Period China
A groundbreaking work that treats writing as a ritual practice and texts as ritual objects.
The Insular Tradition
"A breadth of interdisciplinary voices" discuss how geographical insularity - specifically that of Britain and Ireland - has affected artistic tradition.
Unfolding A Mạṇdala
Ellora is one of the great cave temple sites of India, with thirty-four major Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain monuments of the late sixth to tenth centuries A. D. This book describes the Buddhist caves at Ellora ...