Books Received

The 50 most recent books sent to Antiquity for review are listed below, along with links to publishers' websites. Books are listed in reverse order of date of receipt. The search function on the right can be used to locate books by various keywords or date of receipt (from November 2014 onwards).

A consolidated list of Books Received is published every two months in the journal at the end of the New Book Chronicle.

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Archaeological rescue excavations on Packages 3 and 4 of the Batinah Expressway, Sultanate of Oman cover
Ben Saunders
Archaeological rescue excavations on Packages 3 and 4 of the Batinah Expressway, Sultanate of Oman (British Foundation for the Study of Arabia Monograph 18)
2016. x+212 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-395-3 paperback £45
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Mégara Hyblaea. 6, La nécropole méridionale de la cité archaïque. 2, Archéologie et histoire sociale des rituels funéraires cover
Reine-Marie Bérard
Mégara Hyblaea. 6, La nécropole méridionale de la cité archaïque. 2, Archéologie et histoire sociale des rituels funéraires (Collection de l'École française de Rome 1/6.2 )
2017. 362 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Rome: École française de Rome; 978-2-7283-1242-9 paperback €42.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Positions and professions in Palmyra cover
Tracey Long & Annette Højen Sørensen (ed.)
Positions and professions in Palmyra (Series H. Humanistica. 4)
2017. 136 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Copenhagen: The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters; 978-87-7304-404-9 paperback 200 DKKK.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
The Copper Age in south-west Spain. A bioarchaeological approach to prehistoric social organisation cover
Marta Díaz-Zorita Bonilla
The Copper Age in south-west Spain. A bioarchaeological approach to prehistoric social organisation (British Archaeological Reports international series S2840)
2017. xxii+265 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports; 978-1407315096 paperback £51.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
From the Mountains to the sea. The Roman colonisation and urbanisation of central Adriatic Italy cover
F. Vermeulen
From the Mountains to the sea. The Roman colonisation and urbanisation of central Adriatic Italy (Babesch Supplements 30)
2017. viii+224 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Leuven: Peeters; 978-90-429-3470-2 paperback €84.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Methodological issues in Indian archaeology cover
K. Paddayya
Methodological issues in Indian archaeology (Book series)
2017. xvi+288 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. New Delhi: Aryan; 978-81-7305-580-5 hardback Price
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Le temps sacré des cavernes cover
Gwenn Rigal
Le temps sacré des cavernes
2016. 381 pages, 95 b&w illustrations. Paris: Corti; 978-2-7143-1179-5 paperback €25.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Exploring Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeology cover
Sabrina C. Agarwal & Julie K. Wesp (ed.)
Exploring Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeology
2017. x+295 pages, 41 b&w illustrations, 6 tables. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press; 978-0-8263-5258-3 hardback $85.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
De rebus bellicis. Sur les affaires militaires cover
Philippe Fleury
De rebus bellicis. Sur les affaires militaires
2017. cxl+148 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations. Paris: Les Belles Lettres; 978-2-251-01476-0 paperback €49.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Aging and the digital life course cover
David Prendergast & Chiara Garattini (ed.)
Aging and the digital life course (Book series)
2017. [2015] ix+289 pages, 6 b&w illustrations. New York & Oxford: Berghahn; 978-1-78533-501-3 paperback £24.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Egypt. Lost civilizations cover
Christina Riggs
Egypt. Lost civilizations
2017. 216 pages, 31 colour and 15 b&w illustrations. London: Reaktion; 978-1-78023-726-8 hardback £15.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
The Barbarians. Lost civilizations cover
Peter Bogucki
The Barbarians. Lost civilizations
2017. 248 pages, 44 colour and 21 b&w illustrations. London: Reaktion; 978-1-78023-718-3 hardback £15.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Autour des machines de Vitruve. L'ingéniérie romaine : textes, archéologie et restitution cover
Autour des machines de Vitruve. L'ingéniérie romaine : textes, archéologie et restitution
2017. 242 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Cedex: Presses universitaires de Caen; 978-2841338443 paperback €22.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Maya E groups: calendars, astronomy, and urbanism in the early lowlands cover
David A. Freidel, Arlen F. Chase, Anne S. Dowd & Jerry Murdock
Maya E groups: calendars, astronomy, and urbanism in the early lowlands
2017. xxi+626 pages, several b&w illustrations. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-5435-3 hardback $125.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Origins of the colonnaded streets in the cities of the Roman East cover
Ross Burns
Origins of the colonnaded streets in the cities of the Roman East
2017. xvi+409 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-019-878454-8 hardback £100.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
A grand adventure. The lives of Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad and their discovery of a Viking settlement in North America cover
Benedicte Ingstad
A grand adventure. The lives of Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad and their discovery of a Viking settlement in North America
2017. 455 pages, 12 colour and 58 b&w illustrations. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press; 978-0-7735-4968-5 hardback $39.95.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Frontiers of colonialism cover
Christine D. Beaule
Frontiers of colonialism
2017. viii+372 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-5434-6 hardback $95.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Prehistory of South Asia cover
K. Paddayya & Sushama G. Deo
Prehistory of South Asia
2017. xxviii+152 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Bengaluru: The Mythic Society; 978-81-932702-3-3 paperback.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
From cooking vessels to cultural practices in the Late Bronze Age Aegean cover
Julie Hruby & Debra Trusty (ed.)
From cooking vessels to cultural practices in the Late Bronze Age Aegean
2017. vii+173 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-632-5 paperback £38.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Human dispersal and species movement. From prehistory to the present cover
Nicole Boivin, Rémy Crassard & Michael Petraglia (ed.)
Human dispersal and species movement. From prehistory to the present
2017. xxii+550 pages, 31 colour and 39 b&w illustrations, 19 tables. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-16414 hardback £89.99.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Economic zooarchaeology: studies in hunting, herding and early agriculture  cover
Peter Rowley-Conwy, Dale Serjeantson & Paul Halstead (ed.)
Economic zooarchaeology: studies in hunting, herding and early agriculture
2017. xvi+296 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-445-1 hardback £40.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
The neolithic of Europe: papers in honour of Alasdair Whittle cover
Penny Bickle, Vicki Cummings, Daniela Hofmann & Joshua Pollard (ed.)
The neolithic of Europe: papers in honour of Alasdair Whittle
2017. xiv+313 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1785706547 hardback £48.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Votive reliefs cover
Carol L. Lawton
Votive reliefs (Athenian Agora XXXVIII)
2017. xxv+150 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Princeton (NJ); Oxford & Havertown (PA): American School of Classical Studies at Athens; 978-0-87661-238-5 hardback $150.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Antike und Klassizismus—Winckelmanns Erbe in Russland cover
Author details
Antike und Klassizismus—Winckelmanns Erbe in Russland
2017. 294 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Petersberg: Imhof; 978-3731904915 paperback.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Death as a process: the archaeology of the Roman funeral cover
J. Pearce & J. Weekes (ed.)
Death as a process: the archaeology of the Roman funeral (Studies in funerary Archaeology 12)
2017. 300 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-323-2 paperback £38.
Issue: 360 | Received: Tue 11th Jul 2017
Winchester: Swithun’s ‘City of Happiness and Good Fortune’: an archaeological assessment cover
Patrick Ottaway
Winchester: Swithun’s ‘City of Happiness and Good Fortune’: an archaeological assessment (Book series)
2017. xv+563 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-449-9 hardback £40.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 10th Jul 2017
Tangatatau Rockshelter: the evolution of an eastern Polynesian socio-ecosystem cover
Patrick Vinton Kirch
Tangatatau Rockshelter: the evolution of an eastern Polynesian socio-ecosystem (Monumenta Archaeologica 40 )
2017. xix+326 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Los Angeles (CA): Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press; 978-1-938770-10-4 hardback $98.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 10th Jul 2017
The archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia.  From the end of Late Antiquity until the coming of the Turks cover
Philipp Niewöhner (ed.)
The archaeology of Byzantine Anatolia. From the end of Late Antiquity until the coming of the Turks (Book series)
2017. xii+464 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-061046-3 hardback £81.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 10th Jul 2017
Launac et le Launacien. Dépôts de bronzes protohistoriques du sud de la Gaule cover
Jean Guilaine
Launac et le Launacien. Dépôts de bronzes protohistoriques du sud de la Gaule (Book series)
2017. 381 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Montpellier: PULM; 978-2-367181-213-7 hardback €32.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 10th Jul 2017
Molluscs in archaeology: methods, approaches and applications cover
Michael J. Allen (ed.)
Molluscs in archaeology: methods, approaches and applications (Studying Scientific Archaeology 3)
2017. xiii+434 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-608-0 paperback £25.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 10th Jul 2017
The Maya forest garden. Eight millennia of sustainable cultivation of the tropical woodlands cover
Anabel Ford & Ronald Nigh
The Maya forest garden. Eight millennia of sustainable cultivation of the tropical woodlands (Book series)
2016. [2015] 260 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, 13 tables. Abingdon & New York: Routledge; 978-1-61132-998-8 paperback £24.99.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 10th Jul 2017
The Desert Fayum reinvestigated cover
Simon J. Holdaway & Willeke Wendrich
The Desert Fayum reinvestigated (Monumenta Archaeologica 39)
2017. xvii+262 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Los Angeles (CA): Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press; 978-1-938770-09-8 hardback $98.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 10th Jul 2017
The fifth beginning. What six million years of human history can tell us about our future cover
Robert L. Kelly
The fifth beginning. What six million years of human history can tell us about our future
2016. xi+149 pages. Oakland: University of California Press; 978-0-520-29312-0 hardback £19.95.
Issue: 359 | Received: Thu 22nd Jun 2017
Subsistenz und Macht cover
Torben Kessler
Subsistenz und Macht (Athenaia 9)
2017. viii+176 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Berlin: Gebr. Mann & Deutsches Archäologisches Institut Athen; 978-3-7861-2774-1 paperback €45.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
The consequences of human land-use strategies during the PPNB-LN transition: a simulation modeling approach cover
Isaac I.T. Ullah
The consequences of human land-use strategies during the PPNB-LN transition: a simulation modeling approach (Anthropological Research Papers Series 60)
2017. xii+177 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Tempe: Arizona State University; 978-0-936249-40-7 paperback $20.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
Heritage and peacebuilding cover
Diana Walters, Daniel Laven & Peter Davis (ed.)
Heritage and peacebuilding (Book series)
2017. xiii+255 pages, 23 b&w illustrations. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer; 978-1-78327-216-7 hardback Price
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
Bird migration across the Himalayas. Wetland functioning amidst mountains and glaciers cover
Herbert H.T. Prins & Tsewang Namgail (ed.)
Bird migration across the Himalayas. Wetland functioning amidst mountains and glaciers (Book series)
2017. xvii+440pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-107-11471-5 hardback £75.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
Palmyra. An irreplaceable treasure cover
Paul Veyne
Palmyra. An irreplaceable treasure
2017. ix88 pages, 13 colour illustrations. Chicago (IL) & London: University of Chicago Press; 978-0-226-42782-9 hardback $22.50.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
Treasures from the sea: sea silk and shellfish purple dye in Antiquity cover
Hedvig Landenius Enegren & Francesco Meo (ed.)
Treasures from the sea: sea silk and shellfish purple dye in Antiquity (Ancient Textiles Series 30)
2017. 158 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-435-2 hardback £38.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
Woodland in the Neolithic of Northern Europe. The forest as ancestor cover
Gordon Noble
Woodland in the Neolithic of Northern Europe. The forest as ancestor
2017. xii+222 pages, several b&w illustrations. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-15983-9 hardback £75.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
Economía romana. Nuevas perspectivas/The Roman economy. New perspectives cover
José Remesal Rodríguez (ed.)
Economía romana. Nuevas perspectivas/The Roman economy. New perspectives
2017. 236 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Barcelona: Universitat de Barcelona; 978-84-475-4150-8 paperback €45.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
The Early Olmec and Mesoamerica. The material record cover
Jeffrey P. Blomster & David Cheetham (ed.)
The Early Olmec and Mesoamerica. The material record
2017. xvii+340 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Cambridge & New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-10767-0 hardback £79.99.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
The value of things. Prehistoric to contemporary commodities in the Maya region cover
Jennifer P. Mathews & Thomas H. Guderjan (ed.)
The value of things. Prehistoric to contemporary commodities in the Maya region
2017. 309 pages, several b&w illustrations. Tucson: University of Arizona Press; 978-0-8165-3352-7 hardback $65.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
Modes of production and archaeology cover
Robert M. Rosenswig & Jerimy J. Cunningham (ed.)
Modes of production and archaeology (Book series)
2017. ix+347 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-5430-8 hardback $95.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
Images of Mithra cover
Philippa Adrych, Robert Bracey, Dominic Dalglish, Stefanie Lenk & Rachel Wood
Images of Mithra
2017. xvii+211 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-019-879253-6 hardback £30.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
The collapse of the Mycenaean economy. Imports, trade, and institutions 1300–700 BCE  cover
Sarah C. Murray
The collapse of the Mycenaean economy. Imports, trade, and institutions 1300–700 BCE
2017. xiv+354 pages, several b&w illustrations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-18637-8 hardback £90.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
Hiri: archaeology of long-distance maritime trade along the south coast of Papua New Guinea cover
Robert John Skelly & Bruno David
Hiri: archaeology of long-distance maritime trade along the south coast of Papua New Guinea (Book series)
2017. xxxv+570 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press; 978-0-8248-5366-2 hardback $85.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
The People of Palomas. Neandertals from the Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo, southeastern Spain cover
Erik Trinkaus & Michael J. Walker (ed.)
The People of Palomas. Neandertals from the Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo, southeastern Spain
2017. viii+278 pages, 135 colour and 76 b&w illustrations, 112 tables. College Station: Texas A&M University Press; 978-1-62349-479-7 hardback $60.
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 6th Jun 2017
Antiquarianisms: contact, conflict, comparison cover
Benjamin Anderson & Felipe Rojas (ed.)
Antiquarianisms: contact, conflict, comparison (Joukowsky Institute Publication 8)
2017. xii+226 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-684-4 paperback £35.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Des sociétés en mouvement cover
Ludovic Mevel
Des sociétés en mouvement (Documents Préhistoriques 34)
2017. 330 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Paris: CTHS; 978-2-7355-0841-9 paperback €69.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
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