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  1. Animals into Art

    Edited by Howard Morphy

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book is one of a series of volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986 which addressed world archaeology in its widest sense, investigating how people lived in the past and how and why changes took place to result in the forms of society and culture which exist now...

    Published October 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Maya and Their Central American Neighbors

    Settlement Patterns, Architecture, Hieroglyphic Texts and Ceramics

    Edited by Geoffrey E Braswell

    The ancient Maya created one of the most studied and best-known civilizations of the Americas. Nevertheless, Maya civilization is often considered either within a vacuum, by sub-region and according to modern political borders, or with reference to the most important urban civilizations of...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. From Prehistoric Villages to Cities

    Settlement Aggregation and Community Transformation

    Edited by Jennifer Birch

    Series: Routledge Studies in Archaeology

    Archaeologists have focused a great deal of attention on explaining the evolution of village societies and the transition to a ‘Neolithic’ way of life. Considerable interest has also concentrated on urbanism and the rise of the earliest cities. Between these two landmarks in human cultural...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. An Archaeology of the Cosmos

    Rethinking Agency and Religion in Ancient America

    By Timothy R. Pauketat

    An Archaeology of the Cosmos seeks answers to two fundamental questions of humanity and human history. The first question concerns that which some use as a defining element of humanity: religious beliefs. Why do so many people believe in supreme beings and holy spirits? The second question concerns...

    Published October 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Indigenous Archaeologies

    Decolonising Theory and Practice

    Edited by Claire Smith, H. Martin Wobst

    Series: One World Archaeology

    With case studies from North America to Australia and South Africa and covering topics from archaeological ethics to the repatriation of human remains, this book charts the development of a new form of archaeology that is informed by indigenous values and agendas. This involves fundamental changes...

    Published June 28th 2010 by Routledge

  6. New York Underground

    The Anatomy of a City

    By Julia Solis

    Did alligators ever really live in New York's sewers? What's it like to explore the old aqueducts beneath the city? How many levels are beneath Grand Central Station? And how exactly did the pneumatic tube system that New York's post offices used to employ work? In this richly illustrated...

    Published November 25th 2007 by Routledge

  7. The Dead and their Possessions

    Repatriation in Principle, Policy and Practice

    Edited by Cressida Fforde, Jane Hubert, Paul Turnbull

    Series: One World Archaeology

    Inspired by a key session for the World Archaeological Congress in South Africa, The Dead and their Possessions is the first book to tackle the principle, policy and practice of repatriating museum artefacts, rather than cultural heritage in general. Increasingly, indigenous people world-wide...

    Published June 23rd 2004 by Routledge

  8. Exploring Ancient Native America

    An Archaeological Guide

    By David Hurst Thomas

    This guide combines field research with accounts of tribal life to offer a new perspective on Native American history, culture and ritual. Covering nine million square miles and 25,000 years, it includes: insights into prehistoric early native cultures; information on more than 400 prehistoric...

    Published April 20th 1999 by Routledge

  9. Archaeology of the Mississippian Culture

    A Research Guide

    By Peter N. Peregrine

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 31st 1995 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Animals into Art
    Edited by Howard Morphy
    To Be Published November 6th 2014

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