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By Simon Denham
Stamp seals were used in a similar way to modern signet rings: a negative object used to impress a design into another material, often clay.
By Nick Brooks
Contrary to much perceived wisdom, the Sahara is a rich and varied tapestry of diverse environments that sustain an array of ecosystems.
A new history of Neolithic Europe, with major implications for the whole of archaeology, using Bayesian statistical analysis to bring dating down from the long-term to the span of lifetimes. Following on from the revolutionary and award-winning Gathering Time, this is the career culmination work by one of the world's...
In this 1912 work, James Breasted discusses the significance of the 'Pyramid Texts' to the understanding of Egyptian religious thought. He is particularly interested in the development of a moral sense in the context of the traditional pantheon, and in the influence of the developing Egyptian empire on its religion.
This volume, the first of two dealing with the Early Iron Age deposits from the Athenian Agora, publishes all the tombs from the end of the Bronze Age through the Late Geometric period. It will be an invaluable reference work for archaeologists and scholars of early Greece, and Athens in...
By Ellen Adams
Minoan Crete holds the key to the origins of Greek - and arguably European - history. It will therefore be of interest to Classicists, archaeologists and historians, and is pitched for both students and scholars. This synthesis combines in-depth knowledge with a wider understanding of early cultures - and how...