Books Received

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The list includes all books received between 1 June 2010 and 1 September 2011. 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.

General

CHRIS STRINGER. The origin of our species, xii + 333 pages, 40 illustrations. 2011. London: Penguin; 9781-846-14140-9 hardback 20 [pounds sterling].

MICHAEL BRIAN SCHIFFER. Studying technological change: a behavioral approach, xviii + 221 pages, 38 illustrations, 7 tables. 2011. Salt Lake City (UT): University of Utah Press; 978-1-60781-136-7 paperback $45.

JOHN F. HOFFECKER. Landscape of the mind: human evolution and the archaeology of thought, xii + 259 pages, 52 illustrations. 2011. New York & Chichester: Columbia University Press; 978-0-23114704-0 hardback $50 & 34.50 [pounds sterling]; 978-0-231-51848-2 e-book $39.99 & 27.50 [pounds sterling].

KRISTEN J. GREMILLION. Ancestral appetites: food in prehistory, xiv + 182 pages, 9 illustrations. 2011. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 9780-521-89842-3 hardback 55 [pounds sterling]; 978-0-521-72707-5 paperback 16.99 [pounds sterling].

VICENTE LULL & RAFAEL MICO translated by PETER SMITH. Archaeology of the origin of the state: the theories. xvi + 290 pages. 2011. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-0-19-955784-4 hardback 65 [pounds sterling].

PETER G. STONE (ed.). Cultural heritage, ethics and the military, xii + 228 pages, 11 plates. 2011. Woodbridge: Boydell; 978-1-84383-538-7 hardback 50 [pounds sterling] & $90.

History: the ultimate visual guide to the events that shaped the world year by year. 512 pages, numerous colour illustrations. 2011. London: Dorling Kindersley; 978-1-4053-6712-7 hardback 30 [pounds sterling].

European pre- and protohistory

ARNAUD HUREL & NOEL COYE (ed.). Dans l'epaisseur du temps: archeologues et geologues inventent la prehistoire. 442 pages, 132 colour & b&w illustrations. 2011. Paris: Museum national d'Histoire naturelle; 978-2-85653-666-7 paperback 35 [euro].

CARLO FRANCO, edited by PAOLO BIAGI. La fine del Mesolitico in Italia: identita culturale e distribuzione territoriale degli ultimi cacciatori-raccoglitori (being Societa per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia Quaderno 13). 280 pages, 65 colour & b&w illustrations, 5 tables. 2011. Trieste: Societa per la Preistoria e Protostoria della Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia; ISSN 1124-156X available from Museo Civico di Storia Naturale, Trieste.

HANS BROWALL. Alvastra Palbyggnad: 1909-1930 ars utgravningar (Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien Handlingar, Antikvariska serien 48). 444 pages, 397 illustrations, CDROM. 2011. Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien; 978-91-7402-397-8 hardback.

CORRIE BAKELS & HANS KAMERMANS (ed.) Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 41 (Miscellanea Archaeologica Leidensia). 96 pages, 51 b&w & colour illustrations, 26 tables. 2011. Leiden: Faculty of Archaeology; 97890-73368-24-8 paperback 20 [euro].

S.J. SEEDS & J. MCMONFAGLE. Evidentialdetails: Otzi the Iceman. 215 pages, 45 illustrations. 2010. Lisle (IL): Logistics News Network; 978-0-9826928-1-3 paperback $19.95.

Mediterranean archaeology

STEPHANIE LYNN BUDIN. Images of woman and child from the Bronze Age: reconsidering fertility, maternity, and gender in the ancient world, x + 384 pages, 45 illustrations. 2011. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-0-521-19304-7 hardback 60 [pounds sterling]pounds sterling & $95.

FULVIA LO SCHIAVO. Le fibule dell'Italia meridionale e della Sicilia dall'eta del bronzo recente al VI secolo a.C. (Prahistorische Bronzefunde Abteilung XIV, 14. Band). 3 volumes, xvii + 964 pages, 12 figures & 7 tables in text; 758 plates in volume 3. …