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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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
The Oxford handbook of the Aztecs cover
Deborah L. Nichols & Enrique Rodríguez-Alegría (ed.)
The Oxford handbook of the Aztecs (Book series)
2017. xxix+748 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-934196-2 hardback £97.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
The archaeology of Roman surveillance in the Central Alentejo, Portugal cover
Joey Williams
The archaeology of Roman surveillance in the Central Alentejo, Portugal (California Classical Studies 5)
2017. 168 pages. Berkeley: California Classical Studies; 978-1939926081 paperback $29.95.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Antiquities. What Everyone Needs to Know cover
Maxwell L. Anderson
Antiquities. What Everyone Needs to Know (Book series)
2017. xxi+250 pages. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-061493-5 paperback £10.99.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Rome’s internal frontiers. Proceedings of the 2016 RAC session in Rome cover
Philippe Della Casa & Eckhard Deschler-Erb (ed.)
Rome’s internal frontiers. Proceedings of the 2016 RAC session in Rome (Zurich Studies in Archaeology 11)
2016. 103 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Zurich: Chronos; 978-3-0340-1344-4 paperback €34.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Mesoamerican religions and archaeology: essays in Pre-Columbian civilizations  cover
Aleksandar Bošković
Mesoamerican religions and archaeology: essays in Pre-Columbian civilizations (Archaeopress Pre-Columbian Archaeology 7)
2017. viii+91 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress Archaeology & Oxbow; 978-1-78491-502-5 paperback $44.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Archaeology as fact and fiction. Mats P. Malmer's archaeological writings 1948–2002 cover
Stig Welinder (ed.)
Archaeology as fact and fiction. Mats P. Malmer's archaeological writings 1948–2002 (Antikvariska serien, 50)
2016. 396 pages, several b&w illustrations. Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhetsakademien; 978-9174024340 hardback SEK 235.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Arquitectura, urbanismo y espacios domésticos en 'El Castro', Pendia (Asturias, España). Siglos IV a. C.–II d. C. cover
Fernando Rodríguez del Cueto
Arquitectura, urbanismo y espacios domésticos en 'El Castro', Pendia (Asturias, España). Siglos IV a. C.–II d. C. (British Archaeological Reports international series 2847)
2017. xix+170 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford: BAR; 978-1-4073-1521-8 paperback £38.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Autopsie d'une tombe gauloise. La tombe à char de la Gorge-Meillet à Somme-Tourbe (Marne) cover
Laurent Olivier (ed.)
Autopsie d'une tombe gauloise. La tombe à char de la Gorge-Meillet à Somme-Tourbe (Marne) (Cahiers du Musée d’Archéologie Nationale 2)
2016. 387 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Saint-Germain-en-Laye: Musée d’Archéologie Nationale; 978-2-9532428-1-2 paperback €35.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
JADE: Interprétations sociales des objets-signes en jades alpins dans l'Europe néolithique cover
Pierre Pétrequin, Estelle Gauthier & Anne-Marie Pétrequin
JADE: Interprétations sociales des objets-signes en jades alpins dans l'Europe néolithique (Cahiers de la MSHE Ledoux 27)
2017. (2 volumes) 1468 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Besançon: Presses universitaires de Franche-Comté; 978-2-84867-575-6 hardback €98.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Merimde—Benisalâme IV cover
Herausgegeben von Badawi, Josefine Kuckertz, Friedrich W. Rösing, Sabine Bergander & Stefan Klug
Merimde—Benisalâme IV (Archäologische Veröffentlichungen 60)
2016. 164 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, 19 tables. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz; 978-3-447-10170-7 hardback €88.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Three stones make a wall: the story of archaeology cover
Eric H. Cline
Three stones make a wall: the story of archaeology
2017. xix+455 pages, several b&w illustrations. Princeton (NJ): Princeton University Press; 978-0-691-16640-7 hardback $35.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Foreign objects. Rethinking indigenous consumption in American archaeology cover
Craig N. Cipolla (ed.)
Foreign objects. Rethinking indigenous consumption in American archaeology
2017. 292 pages, several b&w illustrations. Tucson: University of Arizona Press; 978-0-8165-3191-2 hardback $65.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Multiethnicity and migration at Teopancazco: investigations of a Teotihuacan neighborhood center cover
Linda R. Manzanilla (ed.)
Multiethnicity and migration at Teopancazco: investigations of a Teotihuacan neighborhood center
2017. xx+261 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-5428-5 hardback $89.95.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
La religiosità dei Sanniti cover
Dominique Briquel
La religiosità dei Sanniti
2016. 143 pages. Isernia: Cosmo Iannone; 978-88-516-0162-1 paperback €14.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
 Mifsas Baḥri: a Late Aksumite frontier community in the mountains of southern Tigray. Survey, excavation and analysis, 2013–16 cover
Michela Gaudiello & Paul A. Yule (ed.)
Mifsas Baḥri: a Late Aksumite frontier community in the mountains of southern Tigray. Survey, excavation and analysis, 2013–16 (British Archaeological Reports international series 2839)
2017. xix+279pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford: BAR; 978-1407315799 paperback £55.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Bones of complexity:  bioarchaeological case studies of social organization and skeletal biology cover
Haagen D. Klaus, Amanda R. Harvey & Mark N. Cohen (ed.)
Bones of complexity: bioarchaeological case studies of social organization and skeletal biology
2017. xix+486 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-6223-5 hardback $100.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Travels with an archaeologist. Finding a sense of place cover
Richard Hodges
Travels with an archaeologist. Finding a sense of place
2017. xii+167 pages, 20 b&w illustrations. London: Bloomsbury; 978-1-350-01264-6 hardback £19.99.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Der Diskus von Phaistos cover
Thomas Berres
Der Diskus von Phaistos
2017. xiv+336 pages, SEVERAL b&w illustrations. Frankfurt am Main: vittorio klostermann; 978-3-465-03977-8 paperback €49.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Ancient complex societies cover
Jennifer C. Ross & Sharon R. Steadman
Ancient complex societies
2017. ix+427 pages, 97 b&w illustrations, 9 tables. New York & Abingdon: Routledge; 978-1-61132-196-8 paperback £24.99.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Archaeology's footprints in the modern world cover
Michael B. Schiffer
Archaeology's footprints in the modern world
2017. xxiv+397 pages, several b&w illustrations. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press; 978-1-60781-533-4 paperback £25.81.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Streams of gold, rivers of blood. The rise and fall of Byzantium, 955 A.D. to the first crusade cover
Anthony Kaldellis
Streams of gold, rivers of blood. The rise and fall of Byzantium, 955 A.D. to the first crusade
2017. xxxi+376 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0190253226 paperback £25.99.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Dress and society: contributions from archaeology cover
T.F. Martin & R. Weetch (ed.)
Dress and society: contributions from archaeology
2017. viii+184 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-315-7 paperback £36.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Ancient Cyprus today. Museum collections and new research cover
Giorgos Bourogiannis & Christian Mühlenbock (ed.)
Ancient Cyprus today. Museum collections and new research
2016. xv+350 pages, several b&w illustrations. Uppsala: Astrom; 978-91-7081-217-0 hardback €60.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Material culture, power, and identity in ancient China cover
Xiaolong Wu
Material culture, power, and identity in ancient China
2017. xvi+244 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, 7 tables. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-13402-7 hardback £85.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Life and death in the Mesolithic of Sweden  cover
Mats Larsson
Life and death in the Mesolithic of Sweden
2017. v+134 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-385-0 paperback £38.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Dolní Věstonice I (1922–1942) cover
Martin Oliva
Dolní Věstonice I (1922–1942)
2014. 244 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Brno: Moravian Museum; 978-80-7028-423-0 paperback
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Umění moravského paleolitu cover
Martin Oliva
Umění moravského paleolitu
2015. 172 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Brno: Moravian Museum; 978-80-7028-455-1 paperback 192Kč.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
On Life and Death cover
Cicero, translated by John Davie and edited by Miriam T. Griffin
On Life and Death
2017. xxviii+251 pages. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-964414-8 paperback £9.99.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Excavations by K.M. Kenyon in Jerusalem 1961–1967, volume VI: sites on the edge of the Ophel  cover
Kay Prag
Excavations by K.M. Kenyon in Jerusalem 1961–1967, volume VI: sites on the edge of the Ophel (Levant Supplementary Series 18)
2017. 324 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-178570-653-0 hardback £50.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
We come for good: archaeology and tribal historic preservation at the Seminole tribe of Florida cover
Paul N. Backhouse, Brent R. Weisman & Mary Beth Rosebrough (ed.)
We come for good: archaeology and tribal historic preservation at the Seminole tribe of Florida
2017. 398 pages, several b&w illustrations. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-6228-0 hardback $89.95.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Campo: archaeological research at the mouth of the Ntem River (South Cameroon) cover
Manfred K. H. Eggert & Dirk Seidensticker
Campo: archaeological research at the mouth of the Ntem River (South Cameroon) (Africa Praehistorica 31)
2016. 212 pages, 42 colour and 82 b&w illustrations. Köln: Heinrich-Barth-Institut; 978-3-927688-43-8 hardback €38.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Farmers, fishers, fowlers, hunters. New archeological report. cover
H. Fokkens, B.J.W. Steffens & S.F.M. van A
Farmers, fishers, fowlers, hunters. New archeological report. (Nederlandse Archeologische Rapporten 53)
2016. 345 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Amersfoort: Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands; 978-9057992636 hardback.
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
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
The frozen Saqqaq sites of Disko Bay, West Greenland. Qeqertasussuk and Qajaa (2400–900 BC) cover
Bjarne Grønnow
The frozen Saqqaq sites of Disko Bay, West Greenland. Qeqertasussuk and Qajaa (2400–900 BC)
2017. 490 pages, 106 colour and 210 b&w illustrations, 30 tables. Copenhagen & Chicago (IL): Museum Tusculanum Press & University of Chicago Press; 978-87-635-4561-7 hardback $70.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Ancient Maya commerce. Multidisciplinary research at Chunchucmil cover
Scott R. Hutson
Ancient Maya commerce. Multidisciplinary research at Chunchucmil
2017. xix+376 pages,79 b&w illustrations, tables. Boulder: University Press of Colorado; 978-1-60732-539-0 hardback $75.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Atlas of mammal distribution through Africa from the LGM (~18 ka) to modern times: the zooarchaeological record cover
Hélène Jousse
Atlas of mammal distribution through Africa from the LGM (~18 ka) to modern times: the zooarchaeological record
2017. 311 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow & Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-540-7 paperback $90.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Amphorae from the Kops Plateau (Nijmegen) cover
C. Carreras & J. van den Berg (ed.)
Amphorae from the Kops Plateau (Nijmegen) (Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 20)
2017. x+404 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-542-1 paperback £55.
Issue: 358 | Received: Wed 5th Apr 2017
Romans and barbarians beyond the frontiers: archaeology, ideology and identities in the North  cover
Sergio Gonzalez Sanchez & Alexandra Guglielmi (ed.)
Romans and barbarians beyond the frontiers: archaeology, ideology and identities in the North (TRAC Themes in Archaeology 1)
2017. viii+156 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-604-2 hardback £38.
Issue: 358 | Received: Tue 4th Apr 2017
African archaeology without frontiers. Papers from the 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress cover
Amanda Esterhuysen, Christine Sievers & Karim Sadr (ed.)
African archaeology without frontiers. Papers from the 2014 PanAfrican Archaeological Association Congress
2016. xliii+190 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations. Johannesburg: Wits University Press; 978-1-77614-034-3 paperback $34.99.
Issue: 358 | Received: Tue 4th Apr 2017
The economy of Pompeii cover
Miko Flohr & Andrew Wilson (ed.)
The economy of Pompeii
2016. xvii+433 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-878657-3 hardback £95.
Issue: 358 | Received: Tue 4th Apr 2017
Arsacids, Romans and local elites: cross-cultural interactions of the Parthian Empire  cover
Jason Schlude & Benjamin Rubin (ed.)
Arsacids, Romans and local elites: cross-cultural interactions of the Parthian Empire
2017. xvi+158 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-592-2 paperback £36.
Issue: 358 | Received: Tue 4th Apr 2017
Ländliche Siedlungsstrukturen im römischen Spanien cover
Jan Schneider
Ländliche Siedlungsstrukturen im römischen Spanien
2017. vi+214 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-554-4 paperback £35.
Issue: 358 | Received: Tue 4th Apr 2017
Villa Magna: an Imperial Estate and its Legacies: Excavations 2006-10 cover
Elizabeth Fentress, Caroline Goodson, Marco Maiuro, Margaret Andrews & J. Andrew Dufton (ed.)
Villa Magna: an Imperial Estate and its Legacies: Excavations 2006-10 (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome 23)
2016. xx+516 pages, 34 colour and 295 b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow & British School at Rome; 978-0-904152-74-6 hardback £90.
Issue: 358 | Received: Tue 4th Apr 2017
Early Humans cover
Nicholas Ashton
Early Humans
2017. xi+355 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. London: HarperCollins; 978-0-00-8150341-8 paperback £35.
Issue: 358 | Received: Tue 4th Apr 2017
The Oxford handbook of archaeological ceramic analysis cover
Alice M.W. Hunt (ed.)
The Oxford handbook of archaeological ceramic analysis
2016. xxxiv+724 pages, 9 colour and 138 b&w illustrations. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-968153-2 hardback £110.
Issue: 357 | Received: Thu 30th Mar 2017
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