Welcome to the 2013 Archaeology Catalogue.
This year sees the publication of some great new textbooks, research, and reference works which we have collected together for you to view here.
Elsewhere in the catalogue you will find our new and key titles are arranged by series and theme, and these can be accessed using the links on the left hand side.
From introductory guides to textbooks, and reference handbooks to monographs, we are confident you that you will find the right book to suit your needs.
Remember, many of our titles:
• Are available as complimentary exam copies for instructors
• Can be recommended to your university librarians
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• Are accompanied with companion websites that contain extra content and resources
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If human burials were our only window onto the past, what story would they tell? Skeletal injuries constitute the most direct and unambiguous evidence for violence in the past. Whereas weapons or defenses may simply be statements of prestige or status and written sources are characteristically...
Published November 24th 2013 by Routledge
An international guide to laws and practice in the excavation and treatment of archaeological human remains
Methodologies and legislative frameworks regarding the archaeological excavation, retrieval, analysis, curation and potential reburial of human skeletal remains differ throughout the world. As work forces have become increasingly mobile and international research collaborations are steadily...
Published March 24th 2013 by Routledge
Conversations through a Discipline
Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come...
Published November 18th 2012 by Routledge
Beyond the Tropes of Modernity
Series: Archaeological Orientations
Archaeology has been an important source of metaphors for some of the key intellectuals of the 20th century: Sigmund Freud, Walter Benjamin, Alois Riegl and Michel Foucault, amongst many others. However, this power has also turned against archaeology, because the discipline has been dealt with...
Published May 20th 2013 by Routledge
Materialities, Aesthetics and the Archaeology of the Recent Past
Series: Archaeological Orientations
Since the 19th century, mass-production, consumerism and cycles of material replacement have accelerated; increasingly larger amounts of things are increasingly rapidly victimized and made redundant. At the same time processes of destruction have immensely intensified, although largely overlooked...
To Be Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge
Series: Routledge World Archaeology
The Ancient Central Andes presents a general overview of the prehistoric peoples and cultures of the Central Andes, the region now encompassing most of Peru and significant parts of Ecuador, Bolivia, northern Chile, and northwestern Argentina. The book contextualizes past and modern scholarship and...
To Be Published December 15th 2013 by Routledge
Humans, Animals, Things
Many of us accept as uncontroversial the belief that the world is comprised of detached and disparate products, all of which are reducible to certain substances. Of those things that are alive, we acknowledge that some have agency while others, such as humans, have more advanced qualities such as...
Published May 21st 2013 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Worlds
The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and...
Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge
Corporeality, Materiality, and Transformation
Twentieth-century war is a unique cultural phenomenon and the last two decades have seen significant advances in our ability to conceptualize and understand the past and the character of modern technological warfare. At the forefront of these developments has been the re-appraisal of the human body...
To Be Published December 23rd 2013 by Routledge
Investigating the Missing Majority
Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book...
To Be Published February 11th 2014 by Routledge
Series: Peoples of the Ancient World
The Vikings provides a concise but comprehensive introduction to the complex world of the early medieval Scandinavians. In the space of less than 300 years from the late eighth to the late eleventh centuries CE, people from what are now Norway, Sweden and Denmark left their homelands in...
To Be Published October 30th 2014 by Routledge
Archaeology and History, 2nd Edition
Series: Cities of the Ancient World
Miletos, on the coast of Asia Minor, was one of the most important Greek cities – a key economic power as well as a centre of philosophy and learning. Yet with historical sources scarce, and the mass of archaeological work done in over a century of excavations not published in English, studying the...
To Be Published August 30th 2014 by Routledge