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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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
Les sépultures mésolithiques de Téviec et Hoedic: révisions bioarchéologiques cover
Bruno Boulestin
Les sépultures mésolithiques de Téviec et Hoedic: révisions bioarchéologiques
2016. vii+307 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-178491-496-7 paperback £50
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
The lost Dark Age kingdom of Rheged: the discovery of a royal stronghold at Trusty’s Hill, Galloway  cover
Ronan Toolis & Christopher Bowles
The lost Dark Age kingdom of Rheged: the discovery of a royal stronghold at Trusty’s Hill, Galloway
2016. vi+169 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Philadelphia (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-311-9 hardback £30.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Theaterbauten als Teil monumentaler Heiligtümer in den nordwestlichen Provinzen des Imperium Romanum: Architektur—Organisation—Nutzung cover
René Clavel & Augst-Kastelen
Theaterbauten als Teil monumentaler Heiligtümer in den nordwestlichen Provinzen des Imperium Romanum: Architektur—Organisation—Nutzung (Forschungen in Augst 50)
2016. 260 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Herausgeberin: Augusta Raurica; 978-3-7151-0050-0 hardback €100.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
The White Shaman mural. An enduring creation. Narrative in the rock art of the Lower Pecos cover
Carolyn E. Boyd (ed.)
The White Shaman mural. An enduring creation. Narrative in the rock art of the Lower Pecos
2016. xiv+203 pages, numerous colour illustrations. Austin: University of Texas Press; 978-1-4773-1030-4 paperback/hardback $65.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Feasting in Southeast Asia cover
Brian Hayden
Feasting in Southeast Asia
2016. xiii+314 pages, several b&w illustrations. Honolulu: University Of Hawai'i Press; 978-0-8248-5626-7 paperback/hardback $68.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Archaeological chemistry cover
A. Mark Pollard, Carl Heron & Ruth Ann Armitage
Archaeological chemistry
2016. xxii+585 pages, several b&w illustrations. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry; 978-1-78262-426-4 hardback £44.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 18th Jan 2017
Ancient Southeast Asia cover
John Norman Miksic & Goh Geok Yian
Ancient Southeast Asia
2016. xxi+632 pages, several b&w illustrations. Abingdon & New York: Routledge; 978-0-415-73554-4 paperback £29.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 17th Jan 2017
The life of trade. Events and happenings in the Niumi’s Atlantic Center cover
Liza Gijanto
The life of trade. Events and happenings in the Niumi’s Atlantic Center
2016. x+234 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Abingdon & New York: Routledge; 978-1-138-10115-9 hardback £85.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 17th Jan 2017
Framing archaeology in the Near East. The application of social theory to fieldwork cover
Ianir Milevski & Thomas E. Levy (ed.)
Framing archaeology in the Near East. The application of social theory to fieldwork
2016. vi+146 pages, 13 b&w illustrations, 8 tables. Sheffield: Equinox; 978-1-78179-247-6 hardback £80.
Issue: 357 | Received: Tue 17th Jan 2017
Comparative perspectives on past colonisation, maritime interaction and cultural integration cover
Lene Melheim, Håkon Glørstad & Zanette Tsigaridas Glørstad (ed.)
Comparative perspectives on past colonisation, maritime interaction and cultural integration
2016. xii+289 pages, 60 b&w illustrations, 5 tables. Sheffield: Equinox; 978-1-78179-048-9 hardback £90.
Issue: 357 | Received: Mon 16th Jan 2017
Landscape and land use in first millennium BC southeast Italy cover
Daphne Lentjes
Landscape and land use in first millennium BC southeast Italy
2016. ix+296 pages, 182 b&w illustrations. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press; 978-90-8964-794-8 hardback $110.
Issue: 357 | Received: Mon 16th Jan 2017
Foreigners in ancient Egypt. Theban tomb paintings from the early eighteenth dynasty cover
Flora Brooke Anthony
Foreigners in ancient Egypt. Theban tomb paintings from the early eighteenth dynasty
2017. xviii+161 pages, 10 colour and 50 b&w illustrations. Place: Bloomsbury; 978-1-4742-4157-1 paperback £85.
Issue: 357 | Received: Thu 12th Jan 2017
Relating to rock art in the contemporary world. Navigating symbolism, meaning, and significance cover
Liam M. Brady & Paul S.C. Taçon (ed.)
Relating to rock art in the contemporary world. Navigating symbolism, meaning, and significance
2016. xx+390 pages, 139 b&w illustrations. Boulder: University Press of Colorado; 978-1-60732-497-3 hardback $90.
Issue: 357 | Received: Thu 12th Jan 2017
How humans cooperate. Confronting the challenges of collective action cover
Richard E. Blanton, with Lane F. Fargher
How humans cooperate. Confronting the challenges of collective action
2016. xi+423 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Boulder: University Press of Colorado; 978-1-60732-616-8 paperback $34.95.
Issue: 357 | Received: Thu 12th Jan 2017
Gods and garments: textiles in Greek sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st centuries BC  cover
Cecilie Brøns
Gods and garments: textiles in Greek sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st centuries BC (Ancient Textiles 28)
2017. xii+452 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Philadelphia (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-355-3 hardback £40.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 11th Jan 2017
Antiquities. What everyone needs to know cover
Maxwell L. Anderson
Antiquities. What everyone needs to know
2017. xxi+250 pages. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-061493-5 paperback £10.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 11th Jan 2017
Qu’est-ce qu’un fait archéologique ? cover
Philippe Boissinot
Qu’est-ce qu’un fait archéologique ?
2015. 367 pages, several b&w illustrations. Paris: Éditions de l'EHESS; 978-2-7132-2503-1 paperback €24.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 11th Jan 2017
The archaeology of Mediterranean placemaking. Butrint and the global heritage industry cover
Richard Hodges
The archaeology of Mediterranean placemaking. Butrint and the global heritage industry
2016. xvi+161 pages, 50 b&w illustrations. London: Bloomsbury; 978-1-350-0066-21 hardback £84.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 11th Jan 2017
The Persians. Lost civilizations cover
Geoffrey Parker & Brenda Parker
The Persians. Lost civilizations
2017. 208 pages, 41 colour and 10 b&w illustrations. London: Reaktion; 978-1-78023-650-6 hardback £15.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 11th Jan 2017
A geography of offerings: deposits of valuables in the landscapes of ancient Europe  cover
Richard Bradley
A geography of offerings: deposits of valuables in the landscapes of ancient Europe
2016. 222 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Philadelphia (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-477-2 paperback £15.99.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 11th Jan 2017
Patron gods and patron lords. The semiotics of Classic Maya community cults cover
Joanne P. Baron
Patron gods and patron lords. The semiotics of Classic Maya community cults
2016. xvi+227 pages, 34 b&w illustrations. Boulder: University Press of Colorado; 978-1-60732-517-8 hardback $52.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 11th Jan 2017
Late medieval castles cover
Robert Liddiard (ed.)
Late medieval castles
2016. xvi+425 pages, 150 b&w illustrations. Woodbridge: Boydell; 978-1-78327-033-0 hardback £60.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 11th Jan 2017
Agriculture and industry in south-eastern Roman Britain cover
David Bird (ed.)
Agriculture and industry in south-eastern Roman Britain
2017. xii+381 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Philadelphia (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-319-5 paperback £40.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 11th Jan 2017
Alternative pathways to complexity. A collection of essays on architecture, economics, power, and cross-cultural analysis cover
Lane F. Fargher & Verenice Y. Heredia Espinoza (ed.)
Alternative pathways to complexity. A collection of essays on architecture, economics, power, and cross-cultural analysis
2016. xiv+408 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Boulder: University Press of Colorado; 978-1-60732-532-1 hardback $92.
Issue: 357 | Received: Wed 11th Jan 2017
The rural settlement of Roman Britain  cover
Alexander Smith, Martyn Allen, Tom Brindle & Michael Fulford
The rural settlement of Roman Britain (Britannia Monographs 29)
2016. xxv+469 pages, 400 colour illustrations. London: Roman Society Publications & Oxbow; 978-0-907764-43-4 paperback £40.
Issue: 356 | Received: Tue 3rd Jan 2017
Early Cycladic sculpture in context  cover
Marisa Marthari, Colin Renfrew & Michael Boyd (ed.)
Early Cycladic sculpture in context (Book series)
2016. xvi+508 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-195-5 hardback £40.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
The antiquities trade in Egypt 1880–1930. The H.O. Lange papers cover
Fredrik Hagen & Kim Ryholt
The antiquities trade in Egypt 1880–1930. The H.O. Lange papers (H. Humanistica. 4 vol. 8)
2016. 335 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Copenhagen: Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters; 978-87-7304-400-1 paperback 300 kr.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
Portable antiquities, palimpsests, and persistent places. A multi-period approach to Portable Antiquities Scheme data in Lincolnshire cover
Adam Jonathan Daubney
Portable antiquities, palimpsests, and persistent places. A multi-period approach to Portable Antiquities Scheme data in Lincolnshire (Book series)
2016. 330 pages, 142 colour and 40 b&w illustrations. Leiden: Sidestone; 978-90-8890-383-0 hardback Price
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
Burial and social change in first millennium BC Italy: approaching social agents cover
Elisa Perego & Rafael Scopacasa (ed.)
Burial and social change in first millennium BC Italy: approaching social agents (Studies in funerary Archaeology 11)
2016. xxxiv+342 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-184-9 paperback £40.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
Meitheal. The archaeology of lives, labours and beliefs at Raystown, Co. Meath cover
Matthew Seaver
Meitheal. The archaeology of lives, labours and beliefs at Raystown, Co. Meath (TII Heritage 4)
2016. x+208 pages,numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Dublin: Transport Infrastucture Ireland; 978-0-9932315-4-4 paperback €25.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
Care in the past: archaeological and interdisciplinary perspectives cover
Lindsay Powell, William Southwell-Wright & Rebecca Gowland (ed.)
Care in the past: archaeological and interdisciplinary perspectives
2017. xviii+220 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-335-5 paperback £38.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
Challenging the dichotomy. The licit and the illicit in archaeological and heritage discourses cover
Les Field, Joe Watkins & Cristóbal Gnecco
Challenging the dichotomy. The licit and the illicit in archaeological and heritage discourses
2016. ix+229 pages. Tucson: University of Arizona Press; 978-0-8165-3130-1 hardback $60.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
Archaeologies of waste: encounters with the unwanted  cover
Daniel Sosna & Lenka Brunclíková (ed.)
Archaeologies of waste: encounters with the unwanted
2016. x+190 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-327-0 paperback £36.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
Summer farms. Seasonal exploitation of the uplands from prehistory to the present cover
John R. Collis, Franco Nicolis & Mark Pearce
Summer farms. Seasonal exploitation of the uplands from prehistory to the present
2016. xiii+247 pages, 172 colour and b&w illustrations. Sheffield: J.R. Collis; 978-0-906090-55-8 hardback £90.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
An archaeology of prehistoric bodies and embodied identities in the Eastern Mediterranean cover
Maria Mina, Sevi Triantaphyllou & Yiannis Papadatos (ed.)
An archaeology of prehistoric bodies and embodied identities in the Eastern Mediterranean
2016. xii+227 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-291-4 hardback £45.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
Archaeology and environment on the North Sea littoral: a case study from Low Hauxley cover
Clive Waddington & Clive Bonsall
Archaeology and environment on the North Sea littoral: a case study from Low Hauxley
2015. xxx+323 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Bakewell: Archaeological Research Services; 978-0-9930789-1-0 paperback.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
Pfahlbausiedlungen am Degersee Archäologische und naturwissenschaftliche Untersuchungen cover
Martin Mainberger, Josef Merkt & Angelika Kleinmann
Pfahlbausiedlungen am Degersee Archäologische und naturwissenschaftliche Untersuchungen (Book series)
2016. 535 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, CD-ROM. Darmstadt: Theiss; 978-3-8062-2970-7 paperback €59.
Issue: 356 | Received: Thu 8th Dec 2016
Qu’est-ce qu’une sépulture? Humanités et systèmes funéraires de la préhistoire à nos jours cover
Michel Lauwers & Aurélie Zemour (ed.)
Qu’est-ce qu’une sépulture? Humanités et systèmes funéraires de la préhistoire à nos jours
2016. 494 pages, several b&w illustrations. Antibes: APDCA & CEPAM; 2-904110-57-7 paperback €40.
Issue: 356 | Received: Fri 2nd Dec 2016
Arm und Reich - Zur Ressourcenverteilung in prähistorischen Gesellschaften cover
Harald Meller, Hans Peter Hahn, Reinhard Jung & Roberto Risch (ed.)
Arm und Reich - Zur Ressourcenverteilung in prähistorischen Gesellschaften (8. Mitteldeutscher Archäologentag vom 22. bis 24.)
2016. 651 pages (two volumes), numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Saale: Landesamt f. Denkmalpflege u. Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt; 978-3-944507-45-3 hardback Price
Issue: 356 | Received: Tue 29th Nov 2016
Culture change and continuity in the Eastern Mediterranean during Rapid Climate Change.  Assessing the vulnerability of Late Neolithic communities to a 'Little Ice Age' in the seventh millennium cal B.C. cover
Lee Clare
Culture change and continuity in the Eastern Mediterranean during Rapid Climate Change. Assessing the vulnerability of Late Neolithic communities to a 'Little Ice Age' in the seventh millennium cal B.C. (Kölner Studien zur Prähistorischen Archäologie 7)
2016. 269 pages, 97 colour and b&w illustrations, 23 tables. Rahden: Marie Leidorf; 978-3-86757-367-2 hardback €49.80
Issue: 356 | Received: Tue 29th Nov 2016
Khirbat al-Minya:  Der Umayyadenpalast am See Genezareth cover
Hans-Peter Kuhnen (ed.)
Khirbat al-Minya: Der Umayyadenpalast am See Genezareth (Orient-Archäologie 36)
2016. 175 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Rahden: Marie Leidorf; 978-3-89646-666-2 hardback €42.80.
Issue: 356 | Received: Tue 29th Nov 2016
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