Books Received

April 2013

117.2

Anderson, David G., and Kenneth E. Sassaman. Recent Developments in Southeastern Archaeology: From Colonization to Complexity (SAA Contemporary Perspectives). Pp. vi + 285, figs. 19, tables 4. Society for American Archaeology Press, Washington, D.C. 2012. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-932839-44-2 (paper).

Arnauld, Marie-Charlotte, Linda R. Manzanilla, and Michael E. Smith, eds. The Neighborhood as a Social and Spatial Unit in Mesoamerican Cities. Pp. x + 344, figs. 65, tables 10. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2012. $60. ISBN 978-0-8165-2024-4 (cloth).

Atalay, Sonia. Community-Based Archaeology: Research with, by, and for Indigenous and Local Communities. Pp. xiv + 312, figs. 21. University of California Press, Berkeley 2012. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-520-27336-8 (paper).

Baird Jackson, Jason, ed. Yuchi Indian Histories Before the Removal Era. Pp. xxxvi + 246, figs. 8, tables 6, maps 6. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln 2012. $30. ISBN 978-0-8032-4041-4 (paper).

Belozerskaya, Marina. Medusa's Gaze: The Extraordinary Journey of the Tazza Farnese (Emblems of Antiquity). Pp. xix + 38. Oxford University Press, New York 2012. $21.95. ISBN 978-0-19-973931-8 (cloth).

Cavaliere, Barbara, and Jennifer Udell, eds. Ancient Mediterranean Art: The William D. and Jane Walsh Collection at Fordham University. Pp. 343, figs. 352. Fordham University Press, New York 2012. $75. ISBN 978-0-8232-4452-2 (cloth).

Chapdelaine, Claude, ed. Late Pleistocene Archaeology and Ecology in the Far Northeast (Peopling of the Americas). Pp. xvi + 247, figs. 119, tables 24. Texas A&M University Press, College Station 2012. $68. ISBN 978-1-0344-790-4 (cloth).

Coolidge Rousmaniere, Nicole. Vessels of Influence: China and the Birth of Porcelain in Medieval and Early Modern Japan (Duckworth Debates in Archaeology). Pp. 192, figs. 11, maps 3. Bristol Classical Press, London 2012. $24. ISBN 978-0-7156-3463-9 (paper).

Cordell, Linda S., and Judith A. Habicht-Mauche, eds. Potters and Communities of Practice: Glaze Paint and Polychrome Pottery in the American Southwest, A.D. 1250–1700 (Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona 75). Pp. xi + 194, figs. 63, tables 24. University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2012. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-8165-2992-6 (paper).

de Rojas, José Luis. Tenochtitlan: Capital of the Aztec Empire (Ancient Cities of the New World). Pp. xiv + 225, figs. 43. University of Florida Press, Gainesville 2012. $74.95. ISBN 978-0-8130-4220-6 (cloth).

du Plessis, Paul. Studying Roman Law (Classical World Series). Pp. 125. Bristol Classical Press, Bristol 2012. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-78093-026-8 (paper).

Ebbeler, Jennifer. Disciplining Christians: Correction and Community in Augustine's Letters (Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity). Pp. xii + 254. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $74. ISBN 978-0-19-537256-4 (cloth).

Ellenblum, Roni. The Collapse of the Eastern Mediterranean: Climate Change and the Decline of the East, 950–1072. Pp. xii + 270, figs. 14, tables 2, maps 7. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012. $99. ISBN 978-1-107-02335-2 (cloth).

Fachard, Sylvian. La défense du territoire: Étude de la "chôra" érétrienne et de ses fortifications (Eretria 21). Pp. 358, figs. 241. École Suisse d'Archéologie en Gréce, Athens 2012. $100. ISBN 978-2-88474-410-2 (paper).

Fischer, Moshe. Horvat Mesad: A Way-Station on the Jaffa-Jerusalem Road (Emery and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology 30). Pp. xii + 300, figs. 152, tables 32. Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 2012. $60. ISBN 978-965-266-033-6 (cloth).

Fisher, Marjorie M., Peter Lacovara, Salima Ikram, and Sue D'Auria, eds. Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile. Pp. xx + 452, figs. 200. University of Cairo Press, New York 2012. $59.95. ISBN 978-977-416-478-1 (cloth).

Freund, Richard A. Digging Through History: Archaeology and Religion from Atlantis to the Holocaust. Pp. x + 268, figs. 33. Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, Md. 2012. $39. ISBN 978-1-4422-0882-7 (cloth).

Gauer, Werner. Der Zorn des Zeus und die klassische Kunst der Griechen: Einladung zu einer Griechenlandreise. Pp. 208, figs. 24, b&w pls. 27. Franz Philipp Rutzen, Ruhpolding 2012. €29.80. ISBN 978-3-447-06741-1 (paper).

Gibbon, Guy. Archaeology of Minnesota: The Prehistory of the Upper Mississippi River Region. Pp. x + 263, figs. 57, maps 26. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis 2012. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-8166-7909-6 (cloth).

Hodges, Richard. Dark Age Economics: A New Audit. Pp. xiv + 160, figs. 23. Bristol Classical Press, London 2012. £18.99. ISBN 978-0-7156-3679-4 (paper).

Holt, Frank L. Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan (Hellenistic Culture and Society 53). Pp. xxi + 343, figs. 29, color pls. 10, maps 3. University of California Press, Berkeley 2012. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-520-27342-9 (cloth).

Iamoni, Marco. The Late MBA and LBA Pottery Horizons at Qatna: Innovation and Conservation in the Ceramic Tradition of a Regional Capital and the Implications for Second Millennium Syrian Chronology (Studi Archeologici su Qatna 2). Pp. 358, figs. 60, b&w pls. 71, tables 8. Forum, Udine 2012. €65. ISBN 978-88-8420-729-6 (paper).

Juliano, Annette L. Unearthed: Recent Archaeological Discoveries from Northern China. Pp. xv + 175, figs. 146. Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Mass. 2012. $45. ISBN 978-0-300-17967-5 (paper).

Just, Bryan R. Dancing into Dreams: Maya Vase Painting of the Ik' Kingdom. Pp. 252, figs. 206. Yale University Press, New Haven 2012. $50. ISBN 978-0-300-17438-0 (cloth).

Kefalidou, Evrydiki, and Despina Tsiafaki, eds. Kεραμέως παίδες: Αντίδωρο στον καθηγητή Μιχάλη Τιβέριο από τους μαθητές του. Pp. 383, figs. 105. Εταιρεία Ανδρίων Επιστημόνων, Thessaloniki 2012. Price not available. ISBN 978-960-89087-2-7 (paper).

Kirch, Patrick Vinton. A Shark Going Inland is My Chief: The Island of Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i. Pp. xvii + 346, figs. 25, maps 4. University of California Press, Berkeley 2012. $45. ISBN 978-0-520-27330-6 (cloth).

Lazrus, Paula K., and Alex W. Barker, eds. All the King's Horses: Essays on the Impact of Looting and the Illicit Antiquities Trade on Our Knowledge of the Past. Pp. iv + 164, figs. 10, table 1. Society for American Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2012. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-932839-44-2 (paper).

Loránd Dészpa, Mihály. Peripherie-Denken: Transformation und Adaption des Gottes Silvanus in den Donauprovinzen (1.–4. Jahrhundert n. Chr.) (Potsdamer Altertumswissenschaftliche Beiträge 35). Pp. x + 312, b&w pls. 13. Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2012. €62. ISBN 978-3-515-09945-5 (paper).

MacLean Rogers, Guy. The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos: Cult, Polis, and Change in the Graeco-Roman World. Pp. xxv + 500, figs. 29, maps 11. Yale University Press, New Haven 2013. $45. ISBN 978-0-300-18270-5 (cloth).

Martin, Thomas R., and Christopher W. Blackwell. Alexander the Great: The Story of an Ancient Life. Pp. xiv + 193, maps 2. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012. £15.99. ISBN 978-0-521-14844-8 (paper).

Matisoo-Smith, Elizabeth, and Ann Horsburgh. DNA for Archaeologists. Pp. 233, figs. 23. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, Calif. 2012. $32.95. ISBN 978-1-59874-681-5 (paper).

McDonald, Jo, and Peter Veth, eds. A Companion to Rock Art (Blackwell Companions to Anthropology). Pp. xxxiv + 680, figs. 128, color pls. 30, tables 19. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford 2012. $195. ISBN 978-1-4443-3424-1 (cloth).

Mierse, William E. Temples and Sanctuaries from the Early Iron Age Levant: Recovery After Collapse (History, Archaeology, and Culture of the Levant 4). Pp. xvi + 480, figs. 137. Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Ind. 2012. $59.50. ISBN 978-1-57506-246-4 (cloth).

Mithen, Steven. Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World. Pp. xvii + 347, figs. 66, maps 11. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 2012. $25.95. ISBN 978-0-674-06693-6 (cloth).

Moholy-Nagy, Hattula. Historical Archaeology at Tikal, Guatemala (Tikal Report 37). Pp. xvii + 98, figs. 76, tables 3, CD-ROM 1. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia 2012. $59.95. ISBN 978-1-934536-47-6 (cloth).

Moholy-Nagy, Hattula, and William R. Coe. The Artifacts of Tikal: Ornamental and Ceremonial Artifacts and Unworked Material (Tikal Report 27A). Pp. xv + 260, figs. 246, CD-ROM 1. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia 2008. $100. ISBN 978-1-931707-94-7 (cloth).

Morrisson, Cécile, ed. Trade and Markets in Byzantium (Dumbarton Oaks Byzantine Symposia and Colloquia). Pp. ix + 459, figs. 140, tables 2, maps 49. Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C. 2012. $85. ISBN 978-0-88402-377-7 (cloth).

Nichols, Deborah L., and Christopher A. Pool, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Mesoamerican Archaeology. Pp. xv + 979, figs. 173. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $175. ISBN 978-0-19-539093-3 (cloth).

Oland, Maxine, Siobhan M. Hart, and Liam Frink, eds. Decolonizing Indigenous Histories: Exploring Prehistoric/Colonial Transitions in Archaeology (The Archaeology of Colonialism in Native North America). Pp. vi + 312, figs. 23, tables 4. University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2012. $55. ISBN 978-0-8165-0408-4 (cloth).

Olsen, Bjørnar, Michael Shanks, Timothy Webmoor, and Christopher Witmore. Archaeology: The Discipline of Things. Pp. ix + 255, figs. 26. University of California Press, Berkeley 2012. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-520-27417-4 (paper).

Olshausen, Eckart, and Vera Sauer, eds. Die Schätze der Erde: Natürliche Ressourcen in der antiken Welt. Stuttgarter Kolloquium zur Historischen Geographie des Altertums 10, 2008 (Geographica Historica 28). Pp. 425, figs. 55, tables 10, CD-ROM 1. Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2012. €64. ISBN 978-3-515-10143-1 (paper).

Pala, Elisabetta. Acropoli di Atene: Un microcosmo della produzione e distribuzione della ceramica attica (Supplementi e Monografie della Rivista Archeologica Classica 8). Pp. 430, figs. 137, b&w pls. 31. L'Erma di Bretschneider, Rome 2012. €160. ISBN 978-88-8265-625-6 (paper).

Parker, Bradley J., and Catherine P. Foster, eds. New Perspectives on Household Archaeology. Pp. xii + 572, figs. 169, tables 21. Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Ind. 2012. $69.50. ISBN 978-1-57506-252-5 (cloth).

Pauketat, Timothy R. An Archaeology of the Cosmos: Rethinking Agency and Religion in Ancient America. Pp. xv + 230, figs. 84, tables 8. Routledge, New York 2013. $38.95. ISBN 978-0-415-52129-1 (paper).

Perry, Megan A., ed. Bioarchaeology and Behavior: The People of the Ancient Near East (Bioarchaeological Interpretations of the Human Past: Local, Regional, and Global Perspectives). Pp. xiv + 211, figs. 50, tables 16. University Press of Florida, Gainesville 2012. $74.95. ISBN 978-0-8130-4229-9 (cloth).

Porter, Anne. Mobile Pastoralism and the Formation of Near Eastern Civilizations: Weaving Together Society. Pp. x + 389, figs. 33, tables 5. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2012. £65. ISBN 978-0-521-79443-8 (cloth).

Reader, John. Missing Links: In Search of Human Origins. Pp. xvii + 538, figs. 69. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2011. $34.95. ISBN 978-0-19-927685-1 (cloth).

Rieche, Anita. Von Rom nach Las Vegas: Rekonstruktionen antiker römischer Architektur 1800 bis heute. Pp. 239, figs. 136. Reimer, Berlin 2012. €29.95. ISBN 978-3-496-01457-7 (paper).

Ruffini, Giovanni R. Medieval Nubia: A Social and Economic History. Pp. x + 295, figs. 8, map 1. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $74. ISBN 978-0-19-989163-4 (cloth).

Schlögl, Hermann A. Nofretete: Die Wahrheit über die schöne Königin. Pp. 128, figs. 33, plans 2. C.H. Beck, Munich 2012. €8.95. ISBN 978-3-406-63725-4 (cloth).

Sekunda, Nicholas. Macedonian Armies After Alexander 323–168 BC (Men-at-Arms 477). Pp. 48, figs. 48. Osprey Publishing, Oxford 2012. $17.95. ISBN 978-1-84908-714-8 (paper).

Shirai, Noriyuki. The Archaeology of the First Farmer-Herders in Egypt: New Insights into the Fayum Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic (Archaeological Studies Leiden University 21). Pp. xii + 389, figs. 216, tables 92. Leiden University Press, Leiden 2010. $65. ISBN 978-9-08728-079-6 (paper).

Skaff, Jonathan Karam. Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors: Culture, Power, and Connections, 580–800 (Oxford Studies in Early Empires). Pp. xix + 400, figs. 5, maps 6. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $85. ISBN 978-0-19-973413-9 (cloth).

Skinner, Joseph E. The Invention of Greek Ethnography: From Homer to Herodotus (Greeks Overseas). Pp. xi + 343, figs. 16. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2012. $85. ISBN 978-0-19-979360-0 (cloth).

Sterman, Baruch, and Judy Taubes Sterman. The Rarest Blue: The Remarkable Story of an Ancient Color Lost to History and Rediscovered. Pp. xiii + 305, b&w figs. 26, color figs. 23. Lyons Press, Guilford, Conn. 2012. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-7627-8222-2 (cloth).

Stevens, Anna. Akhenaten's Workers: The Amarna Stone Village Survey, 2005–2009. Vol. 1, The Survey, Excavations and Architecture (Egypt Exploration Society Excavation Memoir 100). Pp. 468, figs. 73, b&w pls. 206, tables 24. Egypt Exploration Society, London 2012. £65. ISBN 978-0-85698208-5 (cloth).

Stevens, Anna. Akhenaten's Workers: The Amarna Stone Village Survey, 2005–2009. Vol. 2, The Faunal and Botanical Remains, and Objects (Egypt Exploration Society Excavation Memoir 101). Pp. 398, figs. 59, b&w pls. 46, tables 42. Egypt Exploration Society, London 2012. £65. ISBN 978-0-85698209-5 (cloth).

Stewart, James R. Corpus of Cypriot Artefacts of the Early Bronze Age. Pt. 4 (SIMA 3). Pp. xxxiv + 240, figs. 383, b&w pls. 26, tables 26. Paul Åströms Förlag, Uppsala 2012. €90. ISBN 978-91-7081-245-3 (cloth).

Talbert, Richard J.A., ed. Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome (The Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography). Pp. ix + 264, figs. 107, color pls. 9. University of Chicago Press, 2012. $65. ISBN 978-0-226-78937-8 (cloth).

Thomas, Michael L., and Gretchen E. Meyers, eds. Monumentality in Etruscan and Early Roman Architecture: Ideology and Innovation. Pp. xiii + 184, figs. 57, tables 10, map 1. University of Texas Press, Austin 2012. $60. ISBN 948-0-292-73888-1 (cloth).

Thorndike Martin, Geoffrey. The Tomb of Maya and Meryt. Vol. 1, The Reliefs, Inscriptions, and Commentary (Egypt Exploration Society Excavation Memoir 99). Pp. xxiii + 81, figs. 5, b&w pls. 132, color pls. 2. Egypt Exploration Society, London 2012. £80. ISBN 978-0-8569-8206-4 (cloth).

Wolverton, Steve, and R. Lee Lyman, eds. Conservation Biology and Applied Zooarchaeology. Pp. viii + 241, figs. 30, tables 20. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2012. $55. ISBN 978-0-8165-2113-5 (cloth).

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