Books in category Social Science – Archaeology

  • The Prehistoric Exploration and Colonisation of the Pacific

    The Prehistoric Exploration and Colonisation of the Pacific
    Geoffrey Irwin

    This book, now in paperback, represents a major advance in knowledge of the settlement of the Pacific. Geoffrey Irwin uses an innovative model to establish a detailed theory of prehistoric navigation.

  • Classic Maya Political History

    Classic Maya Political History
    T. Patrick Culbert

    This volume is the first to present in detail the results of decipherment and to consider the implications of a Classic Maya written history.

  • Greek Sculpture and the Problem of Description

    Greek Sculpture and the Problem of Description
    A. A. Donohue

    This book examines how interpretation and examination of Greek sculpture are intertwined.

  • Desolate Landscapes

    Desolate Landscapes
    John F. Hoffecker

    The book is divided into seven chapters.

  • Bioarchaeology

    Bioarchaeology
    Clark Spencer Larsen

    This is the first comprehensive synthesis of the emerging field of bioarchaeology.

  • Identity and Power in the Ancient Andes

    Identity and Power in the Ancient Andes
    John Wayne Janusek

    Janusek explores the origins, development, and collapse of this ancient state through the lenses of social identities–gender, ethnicity, occupation, for example–and power relations.

  • Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii

    Graffiti and the Literary Landscape in Roman Pompeii
    Kristina Milnor

    The volume looks in detail at the role and nature of 'popular' literature in the early Roman Empire and the place of poetry in the Pompeian cityscape.

  • The Great Maya Droughts

    The Great Maya Droughts
    Richardson Benedict Gill

    Drawing on knowledge of other prehistoric and historic droughts, The Great Maya Droughts is a useful study of the relationship of humans to their natural and physical environment.

  • Thoughtful Foragers

    Thoughtful Foragers
    Steven J. Mithen

    Thoughtful Foragers is about hunter-gatherer decision making.

  • Maritime Heritage in Crisis

    Maritime Heritage in Crisis
    Richard M. Hutchings

    Grounded in critical heritage studies and drawing on a Pacific Northwest Coast case study, Maritime Heritage in Crisis explores the causes and consequences of the contemporary destruction of Indigenous heritage sites in maritime settings.

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