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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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
Chiefdoms: yesterday and today cover
Robert L. Carneiro, Leonid E. Grinin & Andrey V. Korotayev (ed.)
Chiefdoms: yesterday and today
2017. x+357 pages, several tables. New York: Eliot Werner; 978-0-9898249-8-9 paperback $34.95.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Historical archaeology through a Western lens cover
Mark Warner & Margaret Purser (ed.)
Historical archaeology through a Western lens
2017. xxvii+350 pages, 77 b&w illustrations, 16 tables. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press; 978-0-8032-7728-1 hardback $70.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Roman artefacts and society:  design, behaviour, and experience cover
Ellen Swift
Roman artefacts and society: design, behaviour, and experience
2017. xi+305 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-878526-2 hardback £85.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
These 'thin partitions': bridging the growing divide between cultural anthropology and archaeology cover
Joshua D. Englehardt & Ivy A. Rieger (ed.)
These 'thin partitions': bridging the growing divide between cultural anthropology and archaeology
2017. ix+300 pages, 11 b&w illustrations. Boulder: University Press of Colorado; 978-1-60732-541-3 hardback $75.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Archaeological perspectives on the French in the New World cover
Elizabeth M. Scott (ed.)
Archaeological perspectives on the French in the New World
2017. ix+280 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-5439-1 hardback $89.95.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Pocket museum: ancient Rome cover
Virginia L. Campbell
Pocket museum: ancient Rome (Book series)
2017. 288 pages, numerous colour illustrations. London: Thames & Hudson; 978-0-500-51959-2 hardback £12.95.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Hypatia. The life and legend of an ancient philosopher cover
Edward J. Watts
Hypatia. The life and legend of an ancient philosopher (Book series)
2017. xii+205 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-021003-8 hardback £19.99.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Histoire et voyages des plantes cultivées à Madagascar.  cover
Philippe Beaujard
Histoire et voyages des plantes cultivées à Madagascar.
2017. 415 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations,. Paris: Karthala; 978-2-8111-1787-0 paperback €29.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
The diversity of hunter-gatherer pasts  cover
Bill Finlayson & Graeme Warren (ed.)
The diversity of hunter-gatherer pasts
2017. vi+196 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-588-5 paperback £36.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
European archaeology as anthropology. Essays in memory of Bernard Wailes cover
Pam J. Crabtree & Peter Bogucki (ed.)
European archaeology as anthropology. Essays in memory of Bernard Wailes
2017. xiii+271 pages, several b&w illustrations. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; 978-1-934536-89-6 hardback £47.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
New methods of analysis and interpretation of faunal remains in archeological and historical studies cover
Valentin А. Dergachev & Валентин A. Дергачев
New methods of analysis and interpretation of faunal remains in archeological and historical studies
2016. 275 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Moldova: Кишинев; 978-9975-53-767-4 paperback.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
A Celtic feast: the Iron Age cauldrons from Chiseldon, Wiltshire cover
Alexandra Baldwin & Jody Joy
A Celtic feast: the Iron Age cauldrons from Chiseldon, Wiltshire
2017. vi+157 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & London: Oxbow & British Museum; 978-0861592036 paperback £40.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
The Caribbean before Columbus cover
William F. Keegan & Corinne L. Hofman
The Caribbean before Columbus (Book series)
2017. xvii+332 pages, 67 b&w illustrations, 2 tables. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-060525-4 paperback £22.99.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Rituals of the past. Prehispanic and colonial case atudies in Andean archaeology cover
Silvana A. Rosenfeld & Stefanie L. Bautista (ed.)
Rituals of the past. Prehispanic and colonial case atudies in Andean archaeology
2017. xii+321 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Boulder: University Press of Colorado; 978-1-60732-595-6 hardback $81.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
The Oxford handbook of zooarchaeology cover
Umberto Albarella, Mauro Rizzetto, Hannah Russ, Kim Vickers & Sarah Viner-Daniels
The Oxford handbook of zooarchaeology (Book series)
2017. xxii+839 pages, 129 b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-968647-6 hardback £110.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Eurasia at the dawn of history. Urbanization and social change cover
Manuel Fernández-Götz & Dirk Krausse (ed.)
Eurasia at the dawn of history. Urbanization and social change
2017. xxviii+420 pages, several b&w illustrations, 3 tables. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-14740-9 hardback $140.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
The country where my heart is: historical archaeologies of nationalism and national identity cover
Alasdair Brooks & Natascha Mehler
The country where my heart is: historical archaeologies of nationalism and national identity
2017. ix+346 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-5433-9 hardback $89.95.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Cremation and the archaeology of death cover
Jessica Cerezo-Román, Anna Wessman & Howard Williams (ed.)
Cremation and the archaeology of death
2017. xviii+364 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-879811-8 hardback £85.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Ancient ocean crossings: reconsidering the case for contacts with the pre-Columbian Americas cover
Stephen C. Jett
Ancient ocean crossings: reconsidering the case for contacts with the pre-Columbian Americas
2017. xviii+508 pages, 39 b&w illustrations. Tuscaloosa: The University of Alabama Press; 978-0-8173-1939-7 hardback $49.95.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
Recognizing people in the prehistoric Southwest	 cover
Jill E. Neitzel
Recognizing people in the prehistoric Southwest
2017. xv+272 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press; 978-1-60781-529-7 paperback $29.95.
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
A prehistoric copper mine in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula: Solana del Bepo (Ulldemolins, Tarragona) cover
Núria Rafel Fontanals, Ignacio Soriano & Selina Delgado-Raack (ed.)
A prehistoric copper mine in the north-east of the Iberian Peninsula: Solana del Bepo (Ulldemolins, Tarragona)
2017. 165 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Lleida: Universitat de Lleida; 978-84-9144-029-1 paperback
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 5th Jun 2017
The atlas of ancient Rome: biography and portraits of the City cover
Andrea Carandini
The atlas of ancient Rome: biography and portraits of the City
2017. 1280 pages, 532 colour and b&w illustrations, 9 tables. Princeton (NJ): Princeton University Press; 978-0-691-16347-5 hardback $199.50 & £148.95
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 23rd May 2017
A Cromellian warship wrecked off Duart Castle, Mull, Scotland, in 1653 cover
Colin J.M. Martin
A Cromellian warship wrecked off Duart Castle, Mull, Scotland, in 1653 (Book series)
2017. xxxii+272 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; 978-1-908332-11-0 hardback £25
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 16th May 2017
Dry Creek: archaeology and paleoecology of a late Pleistocene Alaskan hunting camp cover
W. Roger Powers, R. Dale Guthrie & John F. Hoffecker (Ted Goebel, ed.)
Dry Creek: archaeology and paleoecology of a late Pleistocene Alaskan hunting camp (Book series)
2017. 330 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. College Station: Texas A&M University Press; 978-1-62349-538-1 hardback $50
Issue: 359 | Received: Tue 16th May 2017
The give and take of sustainability: archaeological and anthropological perspectives on tradeoffs cover
Michelle Hegmon
The give and take of sustainability: archaeological and anthropological perspectives on tradeoffs (Book series)
2017. xvi+299 pages, several b&w illustrations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-07833-8 hardback £75
Issue: 358 | Received: Mon 15th May 2017
Cedar forest, cedar ships: allure, lore, and metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East cover
Sara A. Rich
Cedar forest, cedar ships: allure, lore, and metaphor in the Mediterranean Near East (Book series)
2017. xii+283 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-365-6 paperback £44
Issue: 358 | Received: Mon 15th May 2017
Rethinking the Aztec economy cover
Deborah L. Nichols, Frances F. Berdan & Michael E. Smith (ed.)
Rethinking the Aztec economy (Book series)
2017. vi+310 pages, b&w illustrations, tables. Tucson: University of Arizona Press; 978-0-8165-3551-4 hardback $65
Issue: 359 | Received: Mon 8th May 2017
With Alexander in India and Central Asia: moving east and back to west cover
Claudia Antonetti & P. Biagi (ed.)
With Alexander in India and Central Asia: moving east and back to west
2017. x+292 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-584-7 paperback £40.
Issue: 358 | Received: Thu 6th Apr 2017
Les gravures piquetées du mont Bego (Alpes-Maritimes) cover
Thomas Huet
Les gravures piquetées du mont Bego (Alpes-Maritimes) (Mémoires de la Société préhistorique française 63)
2017. 166 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Paris: Société préhistorique française; 2-913745-71-7 paperback €30.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Recent investigations in the Puuc region of Yucatán cover
Meghan Rubenstein (ed.)
Recent investigations in the Puuc region of Yucatán (Pre-Columbian Archaeology 8)
2017. viii+163 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow & Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-544-5 paperback $56.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Rock art of the Vindhyas: an archaeological survey: documentation and analysis of the rock art of Mirzapur district Uttar Pradesh  cover
Ajay Pratap
Rock art of the Vindhyas: an archaeological survey: documentation and analysis of the rock art of Mirzapur district Uttar Pradesh (Book series)
2016. xiv+172 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow & Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-245-1 paperback £45.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Romula 15 cover
Universidad Pablo de Olavide (ed.)
Romula 15 (ROMVLA)
2016. 333 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Sevilla: Universidad Pablo de Olavide; paperback.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
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