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Mesopotamia and the rise of civilization : history, documents, and key questions.

McIntosh, Jane R. McIntosh, Jane.

(2017)  | 9781440835469 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 262pp
AUD 116.95 (inc. GST), AUD 106.32 (ex. GST),
Coming in June 2017
Covering Mesopotamia from around 3000 BCE to the fall of Babylon in 539 BCE, Mesopotamia and the Rise of Civilization: History, Documents, and Key Questions combines narrative history material and reference entries that enable students to learn about the rise of civilization in Mesopotamia and its enormous...

Varian studies : elagabal.

Prado, Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y. Raùl, de la Fuente Marcos.

(2017)  | 9781443879651 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 346pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
AUD 174.95 (inc. GST), AUD 159.05 (ex. GST),
"Elagabal is the name of the Syrian sun god whose high priest Varius was, at the same time as Roman emperor, AD 218-222. Because of this connexion, Varius was misnamed Heliogabalus or Elagabalus long after his death. Second in the series Varian Studies, this book discusses Elagabal's architectural and...

Across the alps in prehistory : isotopic mapping of the brenner passage by bioarchaeology.

Grigat, Andrea. Grupe, Gisela. McGlynn, George C.

(2017)  | 9783319415482 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 255pp | Availability last checked: 31/5/2017
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At the heart of this book is the matter of how isotopic landscapes combined with data mining enriches insights on prehistoric migration and cultural transfer. Isotopic mapping is an indispensable tool for the assessment of mobility and trade in the past, but is limited by eco-geographic redundancies....

Metal Detecting and Archaeology

Stone, Peter. Thomas, Suzie. , Stone, Peter. Thomas, Suzie.

(2017)  | 9781783272204 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | pbk. | book | 238pp | Availability last checked: 1/6/2017
AUD 45.95 (inc. GST), AUD 41.77 (ex. GST),
The invention of metal detecting technology during the Second World War allowedthe development of a hobby that has traditionally been vilified byarchaeologists as an uncontrollable threat to the proper study of the past. Thisbook charts the relationship between archaeologists and metal detectors over...

Ancient Egyptian Beads: "

Xia, Nai.

(2017)  | 9783662525364 | Springer | pbk. | 1,  | book | 173pp | Availability last checked: 24/6/2017
AUD 258.95 (inc. GST), AUD 235.41 (ex. GST),
This book presents a detailed analysis and thorough study of the unique collection of Ancient Egyptian beads in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London.The book first discusses the archaeological value of beads and the method employed in the study of them, especially emphasizing the importance...

Rethinking comparison in archaeology.

Alves-Ferreira, Joana. Rovira, Garcia Irene. Vale, Ana.

(2017)  | 9781443872850 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 215pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
AUD 166.95 (inc. GST), AUD 151.77 (ex. GST),
"Although comparative exercises are used or applied both explicitly and implicitly in a large number of archaeological publications, they are often uncritically taken for granted. As such, the authors of this book reflect on comparison as a core theme in archaeology from different perspectives, and...

Varian studies volume one : varius.

Leonardo, de Arrizabalaga y. Prado.

(2017)  | 9781443898645 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 575pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
AUD 191.95 (inc. GST), AUD 174.50 (ex. GST),
"Varius is the nomen of the Roman emperor misnamed Elagabalus or Heliogabalus. These are names of the Syrian sun god Elagabal, whose high priest Varius was while emperor. There is no evidence that he was ever so called when alive. Thus named, his posthumous legendary or mythical avatar thrives, in academic...

Landscape and history in the lykos valley : laodikeia and hierapolis in phrygia.

Celal, ÅžimÅÿek. Francesco, D'Andria.

(2017)  | 9781443898591 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 275pp | Availability last checked: 10/5/2017
AUD 166.95 (inc. GST), AUD 151.77 (ex. GST),
"This book explores archaeological excavations and investigations into the history of the Lykos valley, Turkey. The contributions discuss the latest discoveries at the Ploutonion of Hierapolis; the excavations of the tabernae in Tripolis; the Lykos Valley in prehistory and the second millennium BC;...

The archaeology of vernacular watercraft.

Evans, Amanda M.

(2017)  | 9781493970346 | Springer | pbk. | book | xiii, 291pp | Availability last checked: 19/4/2017
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This volume presents multiple idiographic, archaeological studies of vernacular watercraft from North America and the Caribbean. Rather than attempt to synthesize all vernacular types, this volume focuses on ship construction data recovered through archaeological investigations that has been used to...


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