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 investigations in the Niah Caves, Sarawak, 1954–2004 cover
Graeme Barker & Lucy Farr
Archaeological investigations in the Niah Caves, Sarawak, 1954–2004 (McDonald Institute Monographs 2)
2016. xxx+562 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research & Oxbow; 978-1-902937-60-1 hardback £65.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 17th Feb 2017
Process and meaning in spatial archaeology. Investigations into pre-Columbian Iroquoian space and place cover
Eric E. Jones & John L. Creese (ed.)
Process and meaning in spatial archaeology. Investigations into pre-Columbian Iroquoian space and place (Book series)
2016. xv+238 pages, several b&w illustrations. Boulder: University Press of Colorado; 978-1-60732-509-3 hardback $60.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Vindolanda cover
Adrian Goldsworthy
Vindolanda
2016. 405 pages. London: Head of Zeus; 978-1784974671 paperback £7.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Cave art cover
Bruno David
Cave art
2017. 256 pages, 215 colour and b&w illustrations. New York: Thamnes & Hudson; 978-0500204351 paperback $24.95.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Why did ancient civilizations fail? cover
Scott A.J. Johnson
Why did ancient civilizations fail?
2016. xiii+293 pages, several b&w illustrations. New York & London: Routledge; 978-1629582832 paperback £29.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Process and meaning in spatial archaeology. Investigations into pre-Columbian Iroquoian space and place cover
Eric E. Jones & John L. Creese (ed.)
Process and meaning in spatial archaeology. Investigations into pre-Columbian Iroquoian space and place
2016. xv+238 pages, several b&w illustrations. Boulder: University Press of Colorado; 978-1-60732-509-3 hardback $60.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Medieval urban landscape in northeastern Mesopotamia cover
Karel Nováček, Miroslav Melčák, Lenka Starková & Narmin Ali Muhammad Amin
Medieval urban landscape in northeastern Mesopotamia
2016. viii+206 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-518-6 paperback £38.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Croatia at the crossroads: a consideration of archaeological and historical connectivity cover
David Davison, Vince Gaffney, Preston Miracle & Jo Sofaer (ed.)
Croatia at the crossroads: a consideration of archaeological and historical connectivity
2016. iv+264 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-530-8 paperback £40.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Social complexity in early medieval rural communities cover
Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo (ed.)
Social complexity in early medieval rural communities
2016. vi+134 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-508-7 paperback £32.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Mesopotamia. Ancient art and architecture cover
Zainab Bahrani
Mesopotamia. Ancient art and architecture
2017. 376 pages, 414 colour and b&w illustrations. New York: Thamnes & Hudson; 978-0-500-51917-2 hardback £45.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Montelirio. un gran monumento megalitico de la edad de cobre cover
L. García Sanjuán
Montelirio. un gran monumento megalitico de la edad de cobre (Book series)
2017. 553 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations,. Place: Junta de Andalucia; 978-84-9959-236-7 paperback Price
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Looking to the future, caring for the past. Preventive archaeology in theory and practice cover
Federica Boschi (ed.)
Looking to the future, caring for the past. Preventive archaeology in theory and practice
2016. x+303 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Bologne: Bononia University Press; 978-88-6923-173-5 paperback €45.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 10th Feb 2017
Crosse and Blackwell 1830–1921: a British food manufacturer in London’s West End cover
Nigel Jeffries with Lyn Blackmore & David Sorapure
Crosse and Blackwell 1830–1921: a British food manufacturer in London’s West End (Crossrail Archaeology 6)
2016. xi+100 pages, 70 colour and b&w illustrations. London: MOLA; 978-1-907586-37-8 paperback £10.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Mycenaean Greece and the Aegean world. Palace and province in the Late Bronze Age cover
Margaretha Kramer-Hajos
Mycenaean Greece and the Aegean world. Palace and province in the Late Bronze Age
2016. xi+218 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, 8 tables. New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-10754-0 hardback £80.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Water histories and spatial archaeology. Ancient Yemen and the American West cover
Michael J. Harrower
Water histories and spatial archaeology. Ancient Yemen and the American West
2016. x+214 pages, 4 colour and 14 b&w illustrations, 2 tables. New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-13465-2 hardback £69.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Praetorian. The rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard cover
Guy de la Bédoyère
Praetorian. The rise and fall of Rome's imperial bodyguard
2017. vii+335 pages. New Haven (CT): Yale University Press; 978-0-300-21895-4 hardback £25.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Collecting, ordering, governing: anthropology, museums, and liberal government cover
Tony Bennett, Fiona Cameron, Nélia Dias, Ben Dibley, Rodney Harrison, Ira Jacknis & Conal McCarthy
Collecting, ordering, governing: anthropology, museums, and liberal government
2017. xx+340 pages, 46 b&w illustrations. Durham (NC): Duke University Press; 978-0-8223-6268-5 paperback $26.95.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Forms of dwelling: 20 years of taskscapes in archaeology cover
Ulla Rajala & Philip Mills
Forms of dwelling: 20 years of taskscapes in archaeology
2017. iv+279 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Philadelphia (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-377-5 paperback £38.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Community archaeology and heritage in Africa. Decolonizing practice cover
Peter R. Schmidt & Innocent Pikirayi (ed.)
Community archaeology and heritage in Africa. Decolonizing practice
2016. xiv+309 pages, several b&w illustrations. Abingdon & New York: Routledge; 978-1-138-65685-7 paperback £29.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Precinct, temple and altar in Roman Spain. Studies on the imperial monuments at Mérida and Tarragona cover
Duncan Fishwick
Precinct, temple and altar in Roman Spain. Studies on the imperial monuments at Mérida and Tarragona (Book series)
2017. xxvii+301 pages, several b&w illustrations. Abingdon & New York: Routledge; 978-1-4724-1265-2 hardback £95.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Across the Corrupting Sea. Post-Braudelian approaches to the ancient Eastern Mediterranean cover
Cavan Concannon & Lindsey A. Mazurek (ed.)
Across the Corrupting Sea. Post-Braudelian approaches to the ancient Eastern Mediterranean
2016. viii+254 pages, several b&w illustrations. Abingdon & New York: Routledge; 978-1-4724-5826-1 hardback Price
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Piecing together Sha Po. Archaeological investigations and landscape reconstruction cover
Mick Atha & Kennis Yip
Piecing together Sha Po. Archaeological investigations and landscape reconstruction
2016. xviii+260 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, 2 tables. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press; 978-9888208982 hardback £50.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
The archaeology of Greece and Rome: studies in honour of Anthony Snodgrass cover
John Bintliff & N. Keith Rutter (ed.)
The archaeology of Greece and Rome: studies in honour of Anthony Snodgrass (Book series)
2016. xi+460 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press; 978-1-4744-1709-9 hardback £95.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Brochs and the empire: the impact of Rome on Iron Age Scotland as seen in the Leckie broch excavations cover
Euan W. MacKie
Brochs and the empire: the impact of Rome on Iron Age Scotland as seen in the Leckie broch excavations
2016. x+168 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-440-0 paperback £30.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Fibres: microscopy of archaeological textiles and furs cover
Antoinette Rast-Eicher
Fibres: microscopy of archaeological textiles and furs
2016. 359 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Budapest: Archaeolingua & Oxbow; 978-963-9911-78-9 hardback £49.82.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 7th Feb 2017
Viper's blood cover
David Gilman
Viper's blood (Master of War 4)
2016. xiii+493 pages. London: Head of Zeus; 978-1784974459 hardback £18.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Mon 6th Feb 2017
The last horseman cover
David Gilman
The last horseman
2017. [2016] 372 pages, 1 b&w illustration. London: Head of Zeus; 978-1784974541 paperback £7.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Mon 6th Feb 2017
The last horseman cover
David Gilman
The last horseman
2017. [2016] 372 pages, 1 b&w illustration. London: Head of Zeus; 978-1784974541 paperback £7.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Mon 6th Feb 2017
The final mission: preserving NASA's Apollo sites cover
Lisa Westwood, Beth Laura O'leary & Milford Wayne Donaldson
The final mission: preserving NASA's Apollo sites
2017. xxiv+227 pages, several b&w illustrations. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-6246-4 hardback $34.95.
Issue: 357 | Received: Mon 6th Feb 2017
Marine ventures. Archaeological perspectives on human-sea relations cover
Hein B. Bjerck, Heidi Mjelva Breivik, Silje E. Fretheim, Ernesto L. Piana, Birgitte Skar, Angélica M. Tivoli & A. Francisco J. Zangrando (ed.)
Marine ventures. Archaeological perspectives on human-sea relations
2016. xxii+428 pages, 200 colour and b&w illustrationss. Sheffield & Bristol: Equinox; 978-1-78179-136-3 hardback £115.
Issue: 357 | Received: Mon 6th Feb 2017
Colonized bodies, worlds transformed:  toward a global bioarchaeology of contact and colonialism cover
Melissa S. Murphy And Haagen D. Klaus
Colonized bodies, worlds transformed: toward a global bioarchaeology of contact and colonialism
2017. xvii+459 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-6075-0 hardback $120.
Issue: 357 | Received: Mon 6th Feb 2017
In search of the lost testament of Alexander the Great cover
David Grant
In search of the lost testament of Alexander the Great
2017. xxxvii+857 pages, several b&w illustrations. Leicester: Troubador; 978-1-78589-952-2 paperback £29.95.
Issue: 357 | Received: Mon 6th Feb 2017
Human mobility and technological transfer in the prehistoric Mediterranean cover
Evangelia Kiriatzi & Carl Knappett (ed.)
Human mobility and technological transfer in the prehistoric Mediterranean (Book series)
2016. xvii+278 pages, 37 b&w illustrations, 2 tables. New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-110714243-5 hardback $99.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 3rd Feb 2017
The Aztec economic world. Merchants and markets in ancient Mesoamerica cover
Kenneth G. Hirth
The Aztec economic world. Merchants and markets in ancient Mesoamerica (Book series)
2016. xviii+382 pages, 50 b&w illustrations, 20 tables. New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-14277-0 hardback $125.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 3rd Feb 2017
The Odyssey cover
Home (Translated by Anthony Verity)
The Odyssey
2016. xxix+354 pages. Oxford & New York: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-966910-3 hardback £16.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 3rd Feb 2017
The archaeology and history of colonial Mexico mixing epistemologies cover
Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría
The archaeology and history of colonial Mexico mixing epistemologies
2016. viii+241 pages, 25 b&w illustrations. New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-11164-6 hardback $99.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 3rd Feb 2017
The social archaeology of food. Thinking about Eating from Prehistory to the Present cover
Christine A. Hastorf
The social archaeology of food. Thinking about Eating from Prehistory to the Present
2016. xviii+400 pages, 28 b&w illustrations. New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-15336-3 hardback $99.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 3rd Feb 2017
Stone tools in human evolution. Behavioral differences among technological primates cover
John J. Shea
Stone tools in human evolution. Behavioral differences among technological primates
2016. xviii+236 pages, 51 b&w illustrations, 26 tables. New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-12309-0 hardback $159.09.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 3rd Feb 2017
Seals, craft and community in Bronze Age Crete cover
Emily S. K. Anderson
Seals, craft and community in Bronze Age Crete
2016. xv+324 pages, 63 b&w illustrations. New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-13119-4 hardback $110.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 3rd Feb 2017
The Ancient Egyptian Economy 3000–30 BCE cover
Brian Muhs
The Ancient Egyptian Economy 3000–30 BCE
2016. x+394 pages, 7 b&w illustrations, 7 tables. New York: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-11336-7 hardback $99.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Fri 3rd Feb 2017
Archäologisch-naturwissenschaftliche Analysen der Gold- und Bernsteinfunde vom Bernstorfer Berg bei Kranzberg, Oberbayern cover
Rupert Gebhard & Rüdiger Krause
Archäologisch-naturwissenschaftliche Analysen der Gold- und Bernsteinfunde vom Bernstorfer Berg bei Kranzberg, Oberbayern ( Frankfurt Archaeol. Studies, 31/ Bernstorf-Forschungen, 1)
2016. 319 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. München: Archäologische Staatssammlung München; 978--3-927806-43-6 hardback €49.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 31st Jan 2017
Faszikel 3: Elefanten und Elfenbein auf der Iberischen Halbinsel und in Nordwestafrika cover
Thomas X. Schumacher
Faszikel 3: Elefanten und Elfenbein auf der Iberischen Halbinsel und in Nordwestafrika (Iberia Archaeologica 16)
2016. 275 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Berlin: Wasmuth; 978-3-8030-0243-3 hardback €64.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Iconic Costumes: Scandinavian Late Iron Age costume iconography cover
Ulla Mannering
Iconic Costumes: Scandinavian Late Iron Age costume iconography (Ancient Textiles 25)
2016. xv+199 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Philadelphia (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-215-0 hardback £38.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Urban consumption. Tracing urbanity in the archaeological record of Aarhus c. AD 800–1800 cover
Jette Linaa
Urban consumption. Tracing urbanity in the archaeological record of Aarhus c. AD 800–1800 (Jysk Arkæologisk Selskabs Skrifter 94)
2016. 239pages, richly illustrated in colour and b&w. Moesgaard: Jutland Archaeological Society; 978-87-93423-06-0 hardback KR 275.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Amphora Stamps from Thasos  cover
Chavdar Tzochev
Amphora Stamps from Thasos (Athenian Agora XXXVII )
2016. xx+241 pages, 34 b&w illustrations, 3 tables. Princeton (NJ): American School of Classical Studies at Athens & Oxbow; 978-0876612378 hardback £95.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Making Christian landscapes in Atlantic Europe: conversion and consolidation in the Early Middle Ages cover
Tomás Ó Carragáin & Sam Turner (ed.)
Making Christian landscapes in Atlantic Europe: conversion and consolidation in the Early Middle Ages
2016. xvi+622 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Cork: Cork University Press; 978-1-78205-200-5 hardback €39.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Le fortificazioni arcaiche del Latium vetus e dell' Etruria meridionale cover
P. Fontaine & S. Helas (ed.)
Le fortificazioni arcaiche del Latium vetus e dell' Etruria meridionale
2016. 294 pages, 100 colour and 150 b&w illustrations. Bruxelles & Roma: IHBR & BHIR; 978-90-74461-85-6 paperback €75.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Social dynamics in the northwest frontiers of the Late Roman Empire. Beyond transformation or decline cover
Nico Roymans, Stijn Heeren, Wim De Clercq (ed.)
Social dynamics in the northwest frontiers of the Late Roman Empire. Beyond transformation or decline
2017. vii+222 pages, 62 colour and 20 b&w illustrations. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press; 978-94-6298-360-1 hardback $124.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Hillforts of the Cheshire Ridge cover
Dan Garner and others
Hillforts of the Cheshire Ridge
2016. xx+263 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-466-0 paperback £45.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Deathways at Lepenski Vir: patterns in mortuary practice cover
Dusan Boric
Deathways at Lepenski Vir: patterns in mortuary practice
2016. xiii+567 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Belgrade: Serbian Archaeological Society & Oxbow; 978-86-80094-03-8 hardback £65.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
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