Books Received

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The list includes all books received between 1 June 2007 and 1 September 2007. Those featuring at the beginning of New Book Chronicle have, however, not been duplicated in this list. The listing of a book in this chronicle does not preclude its subsequent review in Antiquity.


BRIAN M. FAGAN (ed.). Discovery! Unearthing the New Treasures of Archaeology. 256 pages, 320 b&w & colour illustrations. 2007. London: Thames & Hudson; 978-0-500-051498 hardback 24.95 [pounds sterling].

PAUL WILKINSON. Archaeology. What it is, where it is, and how to do it. 104 pages, 98 illustrations. 2007. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-905739-00-4 paperback.

WILLEM J.H. WILLEMS & MONIQUE H. VAN DEN DRIES (ed.). Quality Management in Archaeology. viii+160 pages, 50 illustrations. 2007. Oxford: Oxbow; 978-1-84217-275-9 paperback 28 [pounds sterling].

MELANIE POMEROY-KELLINGER & IAN SCOTT (ed.). Recent Developments in Research and Management at World Heritage Sites (Oxford Archaeology Occasional Paper Number 16). x+76 pages, 44 b&w & colour illustrations. 2007. Oxford: Oxford Archaeology; 978-0-904220-47-6 paperback 7.50 [pounds sterling].

JOHN BARBER, CIARA CLARK, MIKE CRESSEY, ANNE CRONE, ALEX HALE, JON HENDERSON, RUPERT HOUSLEY, ROB SANDS & ALISON SHERIDAN (ed.) compiled by CATHERINE GREEN. Archaeology from the Wetlands: Recent Perspectives (Proceedings of the eleventh WARP Conference, Edinburgh 2005). xx+364 pages, 156 illustrations, 26 tables. 2007. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; 978-0-903903-40-0 hardback 25 [pounds sterling].

ALAN J. WITTEN. Handbook of Geophysics and Archaeology. xvi+329 pages, 327 illustrations. 2006. London: Equinox.; 978-1-904768-60-1 paperback; 978-1-904768-59-8 hardback 85 [pounds sterling] & $165; 978-1-904768-60-9 paperback 25 [pounds sterling] & $47.50.

DENIS J. MURPHY. People, Plants & Genes: the Story of Crops and Humanity. xxiv+402 pages, 54 figures, 12 tables. 2007. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-920714-5 paperback 32.50 [pounds sterling].

JANE EVA BAXTER (ed.). Children in Action: Perspectives on the Archaeology of Childhood (Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 15). iv+138 pages, numerous illustrations. 2006. Berkeley (CA): University of California Press; ISSN 1551-823X.

WENDY ASHMORE, MARCIA-ANNE DOBRES, SARAH MIrLEDGE NELSON & ARLENE ROSEN (ed.). Integrating the Diversity of Twenty-First-Century Anthropology: The Life and Intellectual Legacies of Susan Kent (Archaeological Papers of the American Anthropological Association 16). 2006. Berkeley (CA): University of California Press; ISSN 1551-823X.

European pre- and protohistory

CHRISTOPHER BURGESS, PETER TOPPING & FRANCES LYNCH (ed.). Beyond Stonehenge: Essays on the Bronze Age in Honour of Colin Burgess. xxvii+444 pages, numerous b&w & colour illustrations. 2007. Oxford: Oxbow Books; 978-1-84217-215-5 hardback 90 [pounds sterling].

JEAN GUILAINE (ed.). Le Chalcolitbique et la Construction des Inegalites. Tome I: Le Continent Europeen. 228 pages, numerous illustrations. 2007. Paris: Errance; 978-2-87772-351-0 paperback 32 [euro]. Tome II: Proche et Moyen-Orient, Amerique, Afrique. 136 pages, numerous illustrations. 2007. Paris: Errance; 978-2-87772-352-7 paperback 24 [euro].

VACLAV FURMANEK & MARIA NOVOTNA. Die Sicheln in der Slowakei. (Prahistorische Bronzefunde Abteilung XVIII, 6. Band). vi+178 pages, 55 illustrations. 2006. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner; 978-3-515-08981-4 hardback 64 [euro].

PHILIP L. KOHL. The Making of Bronze Age Eurasia. xxiv+296 pages, 112 illustrations. 2007. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-0-521-84780-3 hardback 48 [pounds sterling] & $85.

LUDMILA KORYAKOVA & ANDREJ EPIMAKHOV. The Urals and Western Siberia in the Bronze and Iron Ages. xxiv+383 pages, 147 illustrations, 10 tables. …