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Book Reviews April 2003

April 2003 (107.2)

Book Reviews April 2003


The following book reviews were published in the printed AJA only and are available for purchase on JSTOR. For more information, see access options.

The Lie Became Great: The Forgery of Ancient near Eastern Cultures
By Oscar White Muscarella
Reviewed by David W.J. Gill

A Comparative Study of Thirty City-State Cultures: An Investigation Conducted by the Copenhagen Polis Centre
By Mogens Herman Hansen 
Reviewed by James C. Wright 

Gender and the Archaeology of Death
By Bettina Arnold and Nancy L. Wicker 
Reviewed by Marshall Joseph Becker

Archaeogenetics: DNA and the Population Prehistory of Europe
By Colin Renfrew and Katie Boyle
Reviewed by Robert Attenborough

America Past, America Present: Genes and Languages in the Americas and Beyond
By Colin Renfrew 
Reviewed by Robert Attenborough

Order, Legitimacy and Wealth in Ancient States
By Janet Richards and Mary Van Buren 
Reviewed by A. Bernard Knapp

Metals Make the World Go Round: The Supply and Circulation of Metals in Bronze Age Europe
By C.F.E. Pare 
Reviewed by J.D. Muhly

The First Fossil Hunters: Palaeontology in Greek and Roman Times
By Adrienne Mayor 
Reviewed by Deborah Ruscillo

The Practical Impact of Science on near Eastern and Aegean Archaeology
By Pike Scott and Seymour Gitin 
Reviewed by Enzo Ferrara

The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris
By Andrew Robinson 
Reviewed by Thomas G. Palaima 

Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece. Vol. 12, Depositional History of Franchthi Cave: Sediments, Stratigraphy and Chronology
By William R. Farrand and Thomas W. Jacobsen 
Reviewed by Preston Miracle

Tiryns 12: Figürlich bemalte Keramik aus Tiryns
By Wolfgang Güntner 
Reviewed by Joost Crouwel

Manufacture and Measurement: Counting, Measuring and Recording Craft Items in Early Aegean Societies
By Anna Michailidou, Pigi Kalogerakou, and Katerina Voutsa 
Reviewed by Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

Die Gräberfelder in Samad al Shan (Sultanat Oman): Materialen zu einer Kulturgeschichte
By Paul Yule 
Reviewed by Ernie Haerinck

Hacksilber to Coinage: New Insights into the Monetary History of the near East and Greece, a Collection of Eight Papers Presented at the 99th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America
By Miriam S. Balmuth 
Reviewed by D.T. Potts 

Die Entstehung und Entwicklung der Klassisch-Syrischen Glyptik
By Adelheid Otto 
Reviewed by Barbara A. Porter

The Rural History of Ancient Greek City States: The Oropos Survey Project
By Michael B. Cosmopoulos et al. 
Reviewed by Donald C. Haggis 

Creta antica: Rivista annuale di studi archeologici, storici ed epigrafici
By Aldo Ausilio 
Reviewed by George W.M. Harrison

Theory and Practice of Site Planning in Classical Sanctuaries
By Juko Ito 
Reviewed by Mark Wilson Jones

L' Architecture grecque. Vol. 1, Les principes de la construction
By M.-C. Hellman 
Reviewed by Barbara A. Barletta 

Ikonographische Studien zu Nike im 5. Jahrhundert v. Chr.: Untersuchungen zur Wirkungsweise und Wesenart
By Cornelia Thöne 
Reviewed by Katherine A. Schwab

Capturing Troy: The Narrative Functions of Landscape in Archaic and Classical Greek Art
By Guy Hedreen 
Reviewed by Tyler Jo Smith 

From the Parts to the Whole. Vol. 2, Acta of the 13th International Bronze Congress, Held at Cambridge, Massachusetts, May 28–June 1, 1996
By Carol C. Mattusch, Amy Brauer, and Sandra E. Knudsen
Reviewed by Mary B. Hollinshead 

Amphorenstempel im Nationalmuseum von Athen zu den von H.G. Lolling aufgenommenen "Unedierten Henkelinschriften." Mit einem Anhang: Die Amphorenstempel in der Sammlung der Abteilung Athen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts
By Gerhard Jöhrens 
Reviewed by Mark L. Lawall

Ostia: Port et porte de la Rome antique
By J.-P. Descœudres 
Reviewed by Glenn R. Storey

Roman Sculpture in the Art Museum, Princeton University
By J. Michael Padgett et al. 
Reviewed by Mary C. Sturgeon

Senatorische Sarkophage Roms
By Henning Wrede 
Reviewed by Diana E.E. Kleiner

Epigraphic Evidence: Ancient History from Inscriptions
By John Bodel 
Reviewed by M.B. Richardson

Hengeworld: Life in Britain 2000 BC as Revealed by the Latest Discoveries at Stonehenge, Avebury and Stanton Drew
By Mike Pitts 
Reviewed by Anthony F. Harding 

Salona. Vol. 3, Manastirine: Établissement préromain, nécropole et basilique paléochrétienne. Recherches archéologiques franco-croates à Salone
By N. Duval et al. 
Reviewed by Zofia Halina Archibald