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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An archaeology of Ancash. Stones, ruins and communities in Andean Peru cover
George F. Lau
An archaeology of Ancash. Stones, ruins and communities in Andean Peru
2016. xv+257 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Abingdon: Routledge; 978-1-138-89899-8 hardback £110.
Issue: 361 | Received: Fri 13th Oct 2017
Gyeongju. The capital of Golden Silla cover
Sarah Milledge Nelson
Gyeongju. The capital of Golden Silla (Book series)
2017. ix+153 pages, several b&w illustrations. Abingdon: Routledge; 978-1-138-77870-2 hardback £115.
Issue: 361 | Received: Fri 13th Oct 2017
Khao Sam Kaeo. An early port-city between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea cover
Bérénice Bellina (ed.)
Khao Sam Kaeo. An early port-city between the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea (Mémoires archéologiques 28)
2017. 662 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Paris: Ecole française d'Extrême-Orient; 978-2-85539-427-5 paperback €65.
Issue: 361 | Received: Fri 13th Oct 2017
Children, death and burial: archaeological discourses cover
Eileen Murphy & Mélie Le Roy (ed.)
Children, death and burial: archaeological discourses (Childhood in the Past 5)
2017. ix+273 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-712-4 paperback £40.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Mississippian beginnings cover
Gregory D. Wilson (ed.)
Mississippian beginnings
2017. x+332 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-1-6834-0010-3 hardback $89.95.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
The evolution of human co-operation. Ritual and social complexity in stateless societies  cover
Charles Stanish
The evolution of human co-operation. Ritual and social complexity in stateless societies
2017. xiii+336 pages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-18055-0 hardback £85.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
The diversity of Classical archaeology cover
A. Lichtenberger & R. Raja (ed.)
The diversity of Classical archaeology
2017. xviii+356 pages, 23 colour and 164 b&w illustrations. Turnhout: BREPOLS; 978-2-503-57493-6 paperback €130.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Contemporary archaeology and the city. Creativity, ruination, and political action cover
Laura McAtackney & Krysta Ryzewski (ed.)
Contemporary archaeology and the city. Creativity, ruination, and political action
2017. xix+278 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-0-19-880360-7 hardback £85.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Agricultural sustainability and environmental change at ancient Gordion cover
John M. Marston
Agricultural sustainability and environmental change at ancient Gordion (Museum Monograph 145)
2017. 203 pages, 11 colour and 40 b&w illustrations. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; 978-1-934536-91-9 hardback $59.95.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Where the land meets the sea. Fourteen millennia of human history at Huaca Prieta, Peru cover
Tom D. Dillehay (ed.)
Where the land meets the sea. Fourteen millennia of human history at Huaca Prieta, Peru
2017. xxi+810 pages, 9 colour and 163 b&w illustrations, tables. Austin: University of Texas Press; 978-1-4773-1149-3 hardback $75.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Fishing. How the sea fed civilization cover
Brian Fagan
Fishing. How the sea fed civilization
2017. xvi+331 pages, several b&w illustrations. New Haven (CT): Yale University Press; 978-0-300-21534-2 paperback $30.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
L’Homme de Lascaux et l’énigme du puits cover
Jean-Loïc Le Quellec
L’Homme de Lascaux et l’énigme du puits
2017. 111 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Camille Bercot: Tautem; 979-10-97230-05-0 paperback €15.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Materialising Roman histories  cover
Astrid Van Oyen & Martin Pitts (ed.)
Materialising Roman histories (University of Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology Monograph 3)
2017. ix+242 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations, 3 tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-676-9 paperback £40.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Water from stone:  archaeology and conservation at Florida's springs cover
Jason O'Donoughue
Water from stone: archaeology and conservation at Florida's springs
2017. XVI+245 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, 8 tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-1-6834-0009-7 hardback $74.95.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Minoan architecture and urbanism. New perspectives on an ancient built environment cover
Quentin Letesson & Carl Knappett (ed.)
Minoan architecture and urbanism. New perspectives on an ancient built environment
2017. xxi+393 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, 7 tables. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-019-879362-5 hardback £90.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
The archaeology of death in Roman Syria. Burial, commemoration, and empire cover
Lidewijde de Jong
The archaeology of death in Roman Syria. Burial, commemoration, and empire
2017. xv+365 pages, several b&w illustrations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-13141-5 hardback £74.99.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Contextualizing the sacred in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East. Religious identities in local, regional, and imperial settings cover
R. Raja (ed.)
Contextualizing the sacred in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East. Religious identities in local, regional, and imperial settings
2017. xx+256 pages, 100 b&w illustrations. Turnhout: BREPOLS; 978-2-503-56963-5 paperback €120.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Tombs, burials, and commemoration in Corinth's northern cemetery cover
Kathleen Warner Slane
Tombs, burials, and commemoration in Corinth's northern cemetery (Corinth XXI)
2017. xxix+266 pages, 2 colour and 123 b&w illustrations, 15 tables. New York: American School of Classical Studies at Athens; 978-0-87661-022-0 hardback $150.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Ancient ivory. Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire cover
Georgina Herrmann
Ancient ivory. Masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire
2017. 208 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. New York: Thames & Hudson; 978-0-500-05191-7 hardback $60.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Territoires et ressources des sociétés néolithiques du Bassin parisien. le cas du Néolithique moyen (4500 – 3800 av. n. è.)  cover
Claira Lietar
Territoires et ressources des sociétés néolithiques du Bassin parisien. le cas du Néolithique moyen (4500 – 3800 av. n. è.)
2017. x+166 pages, 46 colour and numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-652-7 paperback printed price £28, eprice £19.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Archaeologies of gender and violence  cover
Bo Jensen & Uroš Matić (ed.)
Archaeologies of gender and violence
2017. xi+273 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA); 978-1-78570-688-2 paperback £36.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
The art of contact. Comparative approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art cover
S. Rebecca Martin
The art of contact. Comparative approaches to Greek and Phoenician Art
2017. x+282 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; 978-0-8122-4908-8 hardback £50.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Neolithic stepping stones: excavation and survey within the western seaways of Britain, 2008–2014 cover
Duncan Garrow & Fraser Sturt
Neolithic stepping stones: excavation and survey within the western seaways of Britain, 2008–2014 (Book series)
2017. xi+224 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA); 978-1-78570-347-8 paperback £38.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
The Kura Projects: new research on the later prehistory of the southern Caucasus cover
Barbara Helwing, Tevekkül Aliyev, Bertille Lyonnet, Farhad Guliyev, Svend Hansen & Guram Mirtskhulava (ed.)
The Kura Projects: new research on the later prehistory of the southern Caucasus
2017. vii+451 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Berlin: Reimer; 978-3-496-01580-2 hardback €99.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Talking stone. Rock art of the Cosos cover
Paul Goldsmith
Talking stone. Rock art of the Cosos
2017. 106 pages, numerous colour illustrations. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press; 978-1-60781-557-0 paperback $19.95.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia cover
St John Simpson & Svetlana Pankova
Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia
2017. 368 pages, 453 colour and b&w illustrations, tables. London: British Museum & Thames & Hudson; 978-0-500-02128-6 hardback £40.
Issue: 360 | Received: Fri 15th Sep 2017
Archaeology: the whole story cover
Paul Bahn (ed.)
Archaeology: the whole story
2017. 574 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. London: Thames & Hudson; 978-0-500-29276-1 paperback £24.95
Issue: 360 | Received: Tue 1st Aug 2017
Archaeological rescue excavations on Packages 3 and 4 of the Batinah Expressway, Sultanate of Oman cover
Ben Saunders
Archaeological rescue excavations on Packages 3 and 4 of the Batinah Expressway, Sultanate of Oman (British Foundation for the Study of Arabia Monograph 18)
2016. x+212 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-395-3 paperback £45
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Mégara Hyblaea. 6, La nécropole méridionale de la cité archaïque. 2, Archéologie et histoire sociale des rituels funéraires cover
Reine-Marie Bérard
Mégara Hyblaea. 6, La nécropole méridionale de la cité archaïque. 2, Archéologie et histoire sociale des rituels funéraires (Collection de l'École française de Rome 1/6.2 )
2017. 362 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Rome: École française de Rome; 978-2-7283-1242-9 paperback €42.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Positions and professions in Palmyra cover
Tracey Long & Annette Højen Sørensen (ed.)
Positions and professions in Palmyra (Series H. Humanistica. 4)
2017. 136 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Copenhagen: The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters; 978-87-7304-404-9 paperback 200 DKKK.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
From the Mountains to the sea. The Roman colonisation and urbanisation of central Adriatic Italy cover
F. Vermeulen
From the Mountains to the sea. The Roman colonisation and urbanisation of central Adriatic Italy (Babesch Supplements 30)
2017. viii+224 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Leuven: Peeters; 978-90-429-3470-2 paperback €84.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Methodological issues in Indian archaeology cover
K. Paddayya
Methodological issues in Indian archaeology (Book series)
2017. xvi+288 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. New Delhi: Aryan; 978-81-7305-580-5 hardback Price
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Le temps sacré des cavernes cover
Gwenn Rigal
Le temps sacré des cavernes
2016. 381 pages, 95 b&w illustrations. Paris: Corti; 978-2-7143-1179-5 paperback €25.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Exploring Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeology cover
Sabrina C. Agarwal & Julie K. Wesp (ed.)
Exploring Sex and Gender in Bioarchaeology
2017. x+295 pages, 41 b&w illustrations, 6 tables. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press; 978-0-8263-5258-3 hardback $85.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
De rebus bellicis. Sur les affaires militaires cover
Philippe Fleury
De rebus bellicis. Sur les affaires militaires
2017. cxl+148 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations. Paris: Les Belles Lettres; 978-2-251-01476-0 paperback €49.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Aging and the digital life course cover
David Prendergast & Chiara Garattini (ed.)
Aging and the digital life course (Book series)
2017. [2015] ix+289 pages, 6 b&w illustrations. New York & Oxford: Berghahn; 978-1-78533-501-3 paperback £24.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Egypt. Lost civilizations cover
Christina Riggs
Egypt. Lost civilizations
2017. 216 pages, 31 colour and 15 b&w illustrations. London: Reaktion; 978-1-78023-726-8 hardback £15.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
The Barbarians. Lost civilizations cover
Peter Bogucki
The Barbarians. Lost civilizations
2017. 248 pages, 44 colour and 21 b&w illustrations. London: Reaktion; 978-1-78023-718-3 hardback £15.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Autour des machines de Vitruve. L'ingéniérie romaine : textes, archéologie et restitution cover
Autour des machines de Vitruve. L'ingéniérie romaine : textes, archéologie et restitution
2017. 242 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Cedex: Presses universitaires de Caen; 978-2-84133-844-3 paperback €22.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Maya E groups: calendars, astronomy, and urbanism in the early lowlands cover
David A. Freidel, Arlen F. Chase, Anne S. Dowd & Jerry Murdock
Maya E groups: calendars, astronomy, and urbanism in the early lowlands
2017. xxi+626 pages, several b&w illustrations. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-5435-3 hardback $125.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Origins of the colonnaded streets in the cities of the Roman East cover
Ross Burns
Origins of the colonnaded streets in the cities of the Roman East
2017. xvi+409 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-019-878454-8 hardback £100.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
A grand adventure. The lives of Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad and their discovery of a Viking settlement in North America cover
Benedicte Ingstad
A grand adventure. The lives of Helge and Anne Stine Ingstad and their discovery of a Viking settlement in North America
2017. 455 pages, 12 colour and 58 b&w illustrations. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press; 978-0-7735-4968-5 hardback $39.95.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Frontiers of colonialism cover
Christine D. Beaule
Frontiers of colonialism
2017. viii+372 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-5434-6 hardback $95.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Prehistory of South Asia cover
K. Paddayya & Sushama G. Deo
Prehistory of South Asia
2017. xxviii+152 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Bengaluru: The Mythic Society; 978-81-932702-3-3 paperback.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
From cooking vessels to cultural practices in the Late Bronze Age Aegean cover
Julie Hruby & Debra Trusty (ed.)
From cooking vessels to cultural practices in the Late Bronze Age Aegean
2017. vii+173 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-632-5 paperback £38.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Human dispersal and species movement. From prehistory to the present cover
Nicole Boivin, Rémy Crassard & Michael Petraglia (ed.)
Human dispersal and species movement. From prehistory to the present
2017. xxii+550 pages, 31 colour and 39 b&w illustrations, 19 tables. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-16414 hardback £89.99.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Economic zooarchaeology: studies in hunting, herding and early agriculture  cover
Peter Rowley-Conwy, Dale Serjeantson & Paul Halstead (ed.)
Economic zooarchaeology: studies in hunting, herding and early agriculture
2017. xvi+296 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-445-1 hardback £40.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
The neolithic of Europe: papers in honour of Alasdair Whittle cover
Penny Bickle, Vicki Cummings, Daniela Hofmann & Joshua Pollard (ed.)
The neolithic of Europe: papers in honour of Alasdair Whittle
2017. xiv+313 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-654-7 hardback £48.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
The Copper Age in south-west Spain. A bioarchaeological approach to prehistoric social organisation cover
Marta Díaz-Zorita Bonilla
The Copper Age in south-west Spain. A bioarchaeological approach to prehistoric social organisation (British Archaeological Reports international series S2840)
2017. xxii+265 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports; 978-1-4073-1509-6 paperback £51.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
Votive reliefs cover
Carol L. Lawton
Votive reliefs (Athenian Agora XXXVIII)
2017. xxv+150 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Princeton (NJ); Oxford & Havertown (PA): American School of Classical Studies at Athens; 978-0-87661-238-5 hardback $150.
Issue: 360 | Received: Thu 27th Jul 2017
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