Books Received

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The list includes all books received between 1 June and 1 September 2010. 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.


TIMOTHY TAYLOR. The artificial ape: how technology changed the course of human evolution, vi+244 pages, 19 illustrations. 2010. New York: Palgrave Macmillan; 978-0-230-61763-6 hardback 17.99 [pounds sterling].

GRAHAM CONNAH. Writing about archaeology. xiv+210 pages, 31 illustrations. 2010. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-0-521-86850-1 hardback 50 [pounds sterling] & $88.99; 978-0-521-68851-2 paperback 16.99 [pounds sterling] & $24.99.

STEPHEN WEINER. Microarchaeology: beyond the visible archaeological record, xviii+396 pages, 95 illustrations, 4 colour plates, 13 tables. 2010. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-0-521-8803-9 hardback 55 [pounds sterling] & $95; 978-0-521-70584-4 paperback 24.99 [pounds sterling] & $36.99.

IAIN MORLEY & COLIN RENFEW (ed.). The archaeology of measurement: comprehending Heaven, Earth and Time in ancient societies, xvii+267 pages, 129 illustrations, 23 tables. 2010. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-0-521-13588-7 paperback 19.99 [pounds sterling] & $36.99; 978-0-521-11990-0 hardback 60 [pounds sterling] & $90.

ROBERT LAUNAY (ed.). Foundations of anthropological theory: from Classical Antiquity to Early Modern Europe. xii+296 pages. 2010. Chichester: John Wiley & Sons; 978-1-4051-8775-6 paperback 22.99 [pounds sterling].

DUNCAN GARROW & THOMAS YARROW (ed.). Archaeology & anthropology: understanding similarity, exploring difference, xii+188 pages, 13 illustrations. 2010. Oxford: Oxbow; 978-1-84217-387-9 paperback 35 [pounds sterling].

KURT A. RAAFLAUB & RICHARD J.A. TALBERT (ed.). Geography and ethnography: perceptions of the world in pre-modern societies, xvi4-357 pages, 65 illustrations. 2010. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell; 978-1-4051-9146-3 hardback 80 [pounds sterling].

ATHOLL ANDERSON, JAMES H. BARRETT & KATHERINE V. BOYLE. The global origins and development of seafaring, xiv+330 pages, 114 illustrations, 21 tables. 2010. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research; 978-1-902937-52-6 hardback 44 [pounds sterling].

CHARLES MAISELS. The archaeology of politics and power: where, when and why the first states formed. xviii+470 pages, 195 illustrations. 2010. Oxford & Oakville (CT): Oxbow; 978-1-84217-352-7 paperback 30 [pounds sterling].

CHRISTOPHER P. GARRATY & BARBARA L. STARK (ed.). Archaeological approaches to market exchange in ancient societies, xx+322 pages, 30 illustrations, 8 tables. 2010. Boulder (CO): University Press of Colorado; 978-1-60732-026-9 hardback $65.

ELIZABETH A. KLARICH (ed.). Inside ancient kitchens: new directions in the study of daily meek and feasts. xx+258 pages, 45 illustrations, 13 tables. 2010. Boulder (CO): University Press of Colorado; 978-0-87081-942-1 hardback $55.

MARGARET BREWER-LAPORTA, ADRIAN BURKE & DAVID FIELD (ed.). Ancient mines and quarries: a transAtlantic perspective, xii+194 pages, 98 illustrations, 9 tables. 2010. Oxford: Oxbow; 978-1-84217-401-2 paperback 30 [pounds sterling].

PHYLLIS MAUCH MESSENGER & GEORGE S. SMITH (ed.). Cultural heritage management: a global perspective, xvi+320 pages, 4 figures, 9 tables. 2010. Gainesville (FL): University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-3460-7 hardback $85.

LYNNE SEBASTIAN & WILLIAM D. LIPE. Archaeology and cultural resource management: visions for the future, xvi+350 pages. 2009. Santa Fe (NM): School of Advanced Research Press; 978-1-934691-16-8 paperback $34.95.

STEPHEN C. SARAYDAR. Replicating the past: the art and science of the archaeological experiment, xii+172 pages, 34 illustrations. …