Books Received

January 2013

117.1

Abramiuk, Marc A. The Foundations of Cognitive Archaeology. Pp. xi + 316, figs. 26, table 1. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. 2012. $40. ISBN 978-0-262-01768-8 (cloth).

Alpert, Bernard, and Fran Alpert. Archaeology and the Biblical Record. Pp. xvi + 93, figs. 23. Hamilton Books, Lanham, Md. 2012. $24.99. ISBN 978-0-7618-5835-8 (paper).

Anfinset, Nils, and Melanie Wrigglesworth, eds. Local Societies in Bronze Age Northern Europe. Pp. xi + 260, figs. 61, tables 9. Equinox Publishing, Sheffield 2012. $110. ISBN 978-1-84553-742-5 (cloth).

Aruz, Joan, and Elisabetta Valz Fino, eds. Afghanistan: Forging Civilizations Along the Silk Road (The Metropolitan Museum of Art Symposia). Pp. viii + 134, figs. 172. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2012. $35. ISBN 978-0-300-17954-5 (cloth).

Attema, Peter A.J., and Günter Schörner, eds. Comparative Issues in the Archaeology of the Roman Rural Landscape: Site Classification Between Survey, Excavation and Historical Categories (JRA Suppl. 88). Pp. 135, figs. 34. Journal of Roman Archaeology, Portsmouth, R.I. 2012. $69. ISBN 978-1-887829-88-5 (cloth).

Aurenche, Olivier. Vous avez dit ethnoarchéologue? Choix d'articles (1972–2007) (Collection de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée 47, Série Archéologique 16). Pp. 521, figs. 206, tables 9. Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon 2012. €48. ISBN 978-2-35668-027-3 (paper).

Bardill, Jonathan. Constantine: Divine Emperor of the Christian Golden Age. Pp. xxx + 440, figs. 205. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012. £65. ISBN 978-0-521-76423-0 (cloth).

Bauval, Robert, and Ahmed Osman. Breaking the Mirror of Heaven: The Conspiracy to Suppress the Voice of Ancient Egypt. Pp. 360, figs. 76. Bear & Company, Rochester, Vt. 2012. $20. ISBN 978-1-59143-156-5 (paper).

Becker, Jeffrey A., and Nicola Terrenato, eds. Roman Republican Villas: Architecture, Context, and Ideology (PAAR 32). Pp. 146, figs. 35, table 1. The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor 2012. $60. ISBN 978-0-472-11770-3 (cloth).

Betancourt, Philip P. The Dams and Water Management Systems of Minoan Pseira. Pp. xviii + 91, figs. 39. INSTAP Academic Press, Philadelphia 2012. $20. ISBN 978-1-931534-66-6 (paper).

Camia, Francesco. Theoi Sebastoi: Il culto degli imperatori romani in Grecia (provinicia Achaia) nel secondo secolo D.C. (Meletemata 65). Pp. 367, figs. 31, tables 4. The National Hellenic Research Foundation Institute for Greek and Roman Antiquity, Athens 2011. €40. ISBN 978-960-7905-56-7 (paper).

Campbell, Duncan B. Spartan Warrior 735–331 BC (Warrior 163). Pp. 64, figs. 56. Osprey Publishing, Oxford 2012. $18.95. ISBN 978-1-84908-700-1 (paper).

Chapdelaine, Claude, ed. Late Pleistocene Archaeology and Ecology in the Far Northeast. Pp. 264, b&w figs. 92, drawings 34. Texas A&M University Press, College Station 2012. $68. ISBN 978-1-60344-790-4 (cloth).

Coralini, Antonella, ed. DHER Domus Herculanensis Rationes: Sito archivio museo (Studi e Scavi, n.s. 30). Pp. 548, figs. 336, tables 16, CD-ROM 1. Ante Quem, Bologna 2011. €55. ISBN 978-88-7849-047-5 (paper).

Coralini, Antonella, ed. Vesuviana: Archeologie a confronto. Atti del Convegno Internazionale, Bologna, 14–16 gennaio 2008 (Studi e Scavi, n.s. 23). Pp. 894, figs. 607, tables 12, CD-ROM 1. Ante Quem, Bologna 2009. €90. ISBN 978-88-7849-043-7 (cloth).

Dally, Ortwin, and Christopher Ratté, eds. Archaeology and the Cities of Asia Minor in Late Antiquity (Kelsey Museum Publication 6). Pp. x + 310, figs. 159, graphs 2, tables 4. Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, Ann Arbor, Mich. 2011. $45. ISBN 978-0-9714873-5-8 (cloth).

D'Amato, Raffaele. Byzantine Imperial Guardsmen 925–1025: The Tághmata and Imperial Guard (Elite 187). Pp. 64, figs. 55. Osprey Publishing, Oxford 2012. $18.95. ISBN 978-1-84908-850-3 (paper).

Davaras, Costis, and Philip P. Betancourt. The Hagia Photia Cemetery II: The Pottery (Prehistory Monographs 34). Pp. xix + 164, figs. 39, pls. 70. INSTAP Academic Press, Philadelphia 2012. $80. ISBN 978-1-931534-63-5 (cloth).

Dever, William G. The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel: Where Archaeology and the Bible Intersect. Pp. x + 436, figs. 168. William B. Eerdmans, Grand Rapids, Mich. 2012. $25. ISBN 978-0-8028-6701-8 (paper).

Dodson, Aidan. Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance. Pp. xviii + 343, figs. 133, maps 10. American University in Cairo Press, Cairo 2012. $29.95. ISBN 987-977-416-531-3 (cloth).

Dueppen, Stephen A. Egalitarian Revolution in the Savanna: The Origins of a West African Political System (Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology). Pp. xiv + 344, figs. 93, tables 33. Equinox, Sheffield 2012. $120. ISBN 978-1-908049-20-9 (cloth).

Evans, Harry B. Exploring the Kingdom of Saturn: Kircher's Latium and Its Legacy. Pp. ix + 236, figs. 27. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor 2012. $75. ISBN 978-0-472-11815-1 (cloth).

Gaifman, Milette. Aniconism in Greek Antiquity (Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture and Representation). Pp. xviii + 357, figs. 93. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $185. ISBN 978-0-19-96578-7 (cloth).

Guernsey, Julia. Sculpture and Social Dynamics in Preclassic Mesoamerica. Pp. xiv + 233, figs. 124, table 1, maps 2. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012. £65. ISBN 978-1-107-01246-2 (cloth).

Hansen, Erik, and Christian le Roy. Le temple de Léto au Létoon de Xanthos: Étude architecturale (Fouilles de Xanthos 11). Pp. 235, figs. 127, pls. 34, tables 21. Aarhus University Press, Aarhus 2012. Price not available. ISBN 978-87-7124-025-2 (paper).

Hansen, Valerie. The Silk Road: A New History. Pp. xv + 304, figs. 61, color pls. 19. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-19-515931-8 (cloth).

Haskell, Halford W., Richard E. Jones, Peter M. Day, and John T. Killen. Transport Stirrup Jars of the Bronze Age Aegean and East Mediterranean (Prehistory Monographs 33). Pp. xxix + 192, figs. 18, pls. 36, graphs 30, tables 30. INSTAP Academic Press, Philadelphia 2011. $80. ISBN 978-1-931534-62-8 (cloth).

Holleran, Claire. Shopping in Ancient Rome: The Retail Trade in the Late Republic and the Principate. Pp. x + 304, figs. 23, maps 3. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $125. ISBN 978-0-19-969821-9 (cloth).

Jolivet, Vincent. Tristes Portiques: Sur le plan canonique de la maison étrusque et romaine des origines au principat d'Auguste (VIe–Ier siècles av. J.-C.) (Bibliothèque des Écoles Françaises d'Athènes et de Rome). Pp. x + 343, figs. 171. École Française de Rome, Rome 2011. €100. ISBN 978-2-7283-0875-0 (cloth).

Kassianidou, Vasiliki, and George Papasavvas, eds. Eastern Mediterranean Metallurgy and Metalwork in the Second Millennium BC: A Conference in Honour of James D. Muhly, Nicosia, 10th–11th October 2009. Pp. xvi + 258, figs. 154, color pls. 16, tables 24. Oxbow, Oxford 2012. $120. ISBN 978-1-84217-453-1 (cloth).

Koch, Guntram, and François Baratte, eds. Akten des Symposiums "Sarkophage der Römischen Kaiserzeit: Produktion in den Zentren–Kopien in den Provinzen," 2005, Paris, France (Sarkophag-Studien 6). Pp. xii + 264, figs. 18, b&w pls. 96, color pls. 4. Franz Philipp Rutzen, Ruhpolding 2012. €99. ISBN 978-3-447-06691-4 (cloth).

Kolodny, Annette. In Search of First Contact: The Vikings of Vinland, the Peoples of the Dawnland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery. Pp. xvii + 426, figs. 10. Duke University Press, Durham, N.C. 2012. $27.95. ISBN 978-0-8223-5286-0 (paper).

Lapadula, Erminia. The Chora of Metaponto 4: The Late Roman Farmhouse at San Biagio. Pp. xiv + 261, figs. 116, tables 15. University of Texas Press, Austin 2012. $75. ISBN 978-0-292-72877-6 (cloth).

Liu, Li, and Xingcan Chen. The Archaeology of China: From the Late Paleolithic to the Early Bronze Age (Cambridge World Archaeology). Pp. xxii + 475, figs. 97, tables 11, maps 42. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012. £23.99. ISBN 978-0-521-64432-7 (paper).

Markou, Evangéline. L'or des rois de Chypre: Numismatique et histoire à l'époque classique (Meletemata 64). Pp. 379, figs. 139, pls. 35, maps 2. De Boccard, Paris 2011. €71. ISBN 978-960-7905-55-0 (cloth).

Martin, Debra L., Ryan P. Harrod, and Ventura R. Pérez, eds. The Bioarchaeology of Violence. Pp. xiii + 291, figs. 42, tables 21. University Press of Florida, Gainesville 2012. $74.95. ISBN 978-0-8130-4150-6 (cloth).

Mathaios, Besios, Iannis Z. Tziphopoulos, Antonis Kotsonas. Mεθώνη Πιερίας I: Επιγραφές, χαράγµατα και εµπορικά σύµβολα στη γεωµετρική και αρχαϊκή κεραµική από το "Υπόγειο" της Μεθώνης Πιερίας στη Μακεδονία (Υ.Π.Δ.Β.Μ.Θ.). Pp. 560, figs. 328, graphs 6. Center for the Greek Language, Thessaloniki 2012. Price not available. ISBN 978-960-7779-51-9 (paper).

Mayer, Emanuel. The Ancient Middle Classes: Urban Life and Aesthetics in the Roman Empire 100 BCE–250 CE. Pp. xiv + 295, figs. 30. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 2012. $45. ISBN 978-0-674-05033-4 (cloth).

McNab, Chris. The Roman Army: The Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World. Pp. 280, figs. 142. Osprey Publishing, Oxford 2012. $22. ISBN 978-1-84908-813-8 (paper).

Menotti, Francesco. Wetland Archaeology and Beyond: Theory and Practice. Pp. xviii + 544, figs. 116, tables 6. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $185. ISBN 978-0-19-957101-7 (cloth).

Meyers, Eric M., and Mark A. Chancey. Alexander to Constantine: Archaeology of the Land of the Bible. Vol. 3 (The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library). Pp. xv + 348, figs. 187, maps 10. Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn. 2012. $40. ISBN 978-0-300-14179-5 (cloth).

Morgan, Joyce, and Conrad Walters. Journeys on the Silk Road: A Desert Explorer, Buddha's Secret Library, and the Unearthing of the World's Oldest Printed Book. Pp. 325, figs. 18. Lyons Press, Guilford, Conn. 2012. $24.95. ISBN 978-7627-8297-0 (cloth).

Mulliez, Dominique, and Alexandre Farnoux, eds. Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique Étude Rapports 134(2). Pp. 647, figs. 119, table 1. École Français d'Athènes, Athens 2012. Price not available. ISBN 978-2-86958-247-7 (paper).

Mullins, Edwin B. The Roman Provence Guide. Pp. x + 182, figs. 68. Interlink Publishing, Northampton, Mass. 2012. $20. ISBN 978-1-56656-896-8 (paper).

Muraine, William J. The Ancient Egypt Guide. Pp. 417, figs. 180, maps 17. Interlink Publishing, Northampton, Mass. 2012. $25. ISBN 978-1-56656-858-6 (paper).

Phillipson, David W. Foundations of an African Civilization: Askum and the Northern Horn 1000 BC–AD 1300 (Eastern Africa Series). Pp. x + 293, figs. 94. James Currey, Woodbridge, England 2012. $70. ISBN 978-1-84701-014-4 (cloth).

Pillsbury, Joanne, Miriam Doutriaux, Reiko Ishihara-Brito, and Alexandre Tokovinine, eds. Ancient Maya Art at Dumbarton Oaks (Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks 4). Pp. xxvii + 556, figs. 310, color pls. 87, tables 17, maps 2. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C. 2012. $90. ISBN 978-0-88402-375-3 (cloth).

Potin, V.M. Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. Pt. 2, Anglo-Saxon Coins 1016–1066 (Sylloge of Coins of the British Isles 60). Pp. ix + 118, b&w pls. 48. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $85. ISBN 978-0-19-726501-7 (cloth).

Raven, Maarten J. Egyptian Magic: The Quest for Thoth's Book of Secrets. Pp. 208, figs. 160. The American University in Cairo Press, Cairo 2012. $34.95. ISBN 978-977-416-532-0 (cloth).

Rife, Joseph L. The Roman and Byzantine Graves and Human Remains (Isthmia 9). Pp. xlviii + 509, figs. 267, tables 61. The American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton 2012. $150. ISBN 978-0-87661-939-1 (cloth).

Sakellarakis, Ioannis. Κύθηρα: Το Μινωικό Ιερό Κορυφής Στον Αγιο Γεώργιο Στο βουνό. Vol. 2, Τα ευρηµατα (BAE 276). Pp. 507, figs. 367, b&w pls. 60. The Archaeological Society at Athens, Athens 2012. Price not available. ISBN 978-960-8145-84-9 (paper).

Sclafani, Marina. Urne fittili chiusine e perugine di età medio e tardo ellenistica (Archaeologica 160). Pp. xxxviii + 384, figs. 8, b&w pls. 46. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2010. €230. ISBN 978-88-7689-255-4 (paper).

Shaw, Maria C., and Joseph W. Shaw, eds. House X at Kommos: A Minoan Mansion near the Sea. Pt. 1, Architecture, Stratigraphy, and Selected Finds (Prehistory Monographs 35). Pp. xxvi + 150, figs. 56, b&w pls. 72, color pls. 12, tables 86. INSTAP Academic Press, Philadelphia 2012. $80. ISBN 978-1-93153-464-2 (cloth).

Simpson, St. John. Afghanistan: A Cultural History. Pp. 160, figs. 89. Interlink Publishing, Northampton, Mass. 2012. $19.95. ISBN 978-1-56656-854-8 (paper).

Stark, Michaela. Göttliche Kinder: Ikonographische Untersuchung zu den Darstellungskonzeptionen von Gott und Kind bzw. Gott und Mensch in der griechischen Kunst (Potsdammer Alterumwissenschaftliche Beiträge 39). Pp. 358, b&w pls. 32. Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2012. €64. ISBN 978-3-515-10139-4 (paper).

Stolba, Vladimir, and Eugeny Rogov, eds. Panskoye I. Vol. 2, The Necropolis (Archaeological Investigations in Western Crimea). Pp. 414, figs. 301, b&w pls. 78. Aarhus University Press, Aarhus 2012. $120. ISBN 978-87-7934-771-5 (cloth).

Todisco, Luigi, ed. La Puglia centrale dall'età del bronzo all'alto Medioevo: Archeologia e storia. Atti del convegno di studi, Bari, 15–16 giugno 2009 (Archaeologica 157). Pp. xvi + 695, figs. 79, b&w pls. 72. Giorgio Bretschneider, Rome 2010. €250. ISBN 978-88-7689-249-3 (paper).

Totten, Darian Marie, and Kathryn Lafrenz Samuels, eds. Making Roman Places, Past and Present: Papers Presented at the First Critical Roman Archaeology Conference Held at Stanford University in March, 2008 (JRA Suppl. 89). Pp. 176, figs. 25. Journal of Roman Archaeology, Portsmouth, R.I. 2012. $89. ISBN 978-1-887829-89-2 (cloth).

Toumazou, Michael K., P. Nick Kardulias, and Derek B. Counts, eds. Crossroads and Boundaries: The Archaeology of Past and Present in the Malloura Valley, Cyprus (AASOR 65). Pp. xiii + 376, figs. 167, tables 16, maps 2. American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston, Mass. 2011. $89.95. ISBN 978-0-89757-086-2 (cloth).

van Heel, Koenraad Donker. Djekhy & Son: Doing Business in Ancient Egypt. Pp. xvii + 193, figs. 20, tables 8. The American University in Cairo Press, New York 2012. $24.95. ISBN 978-977-416-477-4 (cloth).

Velissaropoulos-Karakostas, Julie. Droit grec d'Alexandre à Auguste (323 av. J.-C.–14 ap. J.-C.): Personnes, Biens, Justice (Meletemata 66). Pp. 1,020. De Boccard, Paris 2011. €80. ISBN 978-960-7905-57-4 (paper).

von Hesberg, Henner, and Alia Krandel-Ben Younès, eds. Karthago IV (Die Deutschen Ausgrabungen in Karthago: Römische und Byzantinische grossbauten am Decumanus Maximus). Pp. x + 254, figs. 40, b&w pls. 20, color pls. 4, Beilagen 20, tables 7, diagrams 2. Philipp von Zabern, Darmstadt 2012. €89. ISBN 978-3-8053-4467-8 (cloth).

Webster, Leslie. Anglo-Saxon Art: A New History. Pp. 256, figs. 140. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N.Y. 2012. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-4014-7766-9 (paper).

Wells, Peter S. How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times. Pp. xviii + 285, figs. 47. Princeton University Press, Princeton 2012. $35. ISBN 978-0-691-14338-5 (cloth).

White, Donald, and Joyce Reynolds. The Extramural Sanctuary of Demeter and Persephone at Cyrene, Libya: Final Reports. Vol. 8, The Sanctuary's Imperial Architecture Development, Conflict with Christianity, and Final Days (University Museum Monograph 134). Pp. xxiv + 216, figs. 67, pls. 43. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia 2012. $69.95. ISBN 978-1-934536-46-9 (cloth).

 

Books Received: January 2013
American Journal of Archaeology Volume 117 Number 1 (January 2013), published online at www.ajaonline.org/books-received/1464
DOI: 10.3764/ajaonline1171.BooksReceived