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April 2011 (115.2)

List of Books Received


Arkush, Elizabeth N. Hillforts of the Ancient Andes. Pp. xix + 291, figs. 108, tables 8. University Press of Florida, Gainesville 2010. $69.95. ISBN 978-0-8130-3526-0 (cloth).

Artioli, Gilberto, with contributions from I. Angelini, F. Berna, M. Bicchieri, M. Brustolon, G. Chiari, A. Kaplan, B. Lavédrine, J. Mazurek, L. Pel, M. Schilling, D. Stulik, M.R. Valluzzi, and J. Wouters. Scientific Methods and Cultural Heritage: An Introduction to the Application of Materials Science to Archaeometry and Conservation Science. Pp. 600, figs. 180. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010. $117. ISBN 978-0-19-954826-2 (cloth).

Bandy, Matthew S., and Jake R. Fox, eds. Becoming Villagers: Comparing Early Village Societies. Pp. ix + 351, figs. 57, tables 10. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2010. $60. ISBN 978-0-8165-2901-8 (cloth).

Berrin, Kathleen, and Virginia M. Fields, eds. Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico. Pp. 272, figs. 231, maps 4. Yale University Press, New Haven 2010. $65. ISBN 978-0-300-16676-7 (cloth).

Bjur, Hans, and Barbro Santillo Frizell, eds. Via Tiburtina: Space, Movement & Artefacts in the Urban Landscape (SkrRom 4°, 60). Pp. 239, color figs. 137. Svenska Institutet i Rom, Rome 2009. $157.50. ISBN 978-91-7042-177-8 (cloth).

Blakeslee, Donald J. Holy Ground, Healing Water: Cultural Landscapes at Waconda Lake, Kansas (Environmental History Series 24). Pp. x + 252, figs. 19, tables 3, maps 19. Texas A&M University Press, College Station 2010. $22. ISBN 978-1-60344-211-4 (paper).

Boehm, Isabelle, and Sylvie Müller-Celka, eds. Espace civil, espace religieux en Égée durant la période mycénienne: Approches épigraphique, linguistique et archéologique. Actes des journées d'archéologie et de philologie mycéniennes tenues à la Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée – Jean Pouilloux les 1er février 2006 et 1er mars 2007 (Travaux de la Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée 54). Pp. 220, figs. 55, color pls. 18, maps 2. Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon 2010. €32. ISBN 978-2-35668-012-9 (paper).

Bouzek, Jan. Studia Hercynia XIV: Classical Art in Czech Collections. Pp. 105, figs. 5, color pls. 28. Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague 2010. €22. ISBN 978-80-7308-319-9 (paper).

Bouzek, Jan, Lidia Domaradzka, and Zofia H. Archibald, eds. Pistiros IV: Excavations and Studies. Pp. 246, figs. 154, color pls. 41, tables 10, fold-out plan 1. Charles University, Prague 2010. €44. ISBN 978-80-7308-318-2 (paper).

Boytner, Ran, Lynn Swartz Dodd, and Bradley J. Parker, eds. Controlling the Past, Owning the Future: The Political Use of Archaeology in the Middle East. Pp. vi + 312, figs. 17, table 1, maps 2. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2010. $60. ISBN 978-0-8165-2795-3 (cloth).

Catoni, Maria Luisa. Bere vino puro: Immagini del simposio. Pp. xviii + 505, figs. 161. Feltrinelli, Milan 2010. €39. ISBN 978-88-07-10453-4 (paper).

Charpin, Dominique, translated by Jane Marie Todd. Reading and Writing in Babylon. Pp. xiii + 315, figs. 51, map 1. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 2010. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-674-04968-0 (cloth).

Cohen, Ada. Art in the Era of Alexander the Great: Paradigms of Manhood and Their Cultural Traditions. Pp. xxiii + 398, figs. 134, pls. 10. Cambridge University Press, New York 2010. $95. ISBN 978-0-521-76904-4 (cloth).

D'Acunto, Matteo, and Riccardo Palmisciano, eds. Lo scudo de Achille nell'Iliade: Esperienza ermeneutiche a confronto. Atti della giornata di studi, Napoli 12 Maggio 2008 (AION 31). Pp. 245, b&w figs. 23, color figs. 2. Fabrizio Serra Editore, Pisa and Rome 2010. €145. ISBN 978-88-6221-294-0 (paper).

Dean, Carolyn. A Culture of Stone: Inka Perspectives on Rock. Pp. xvi + 297, figs. 53, pls. 15. Duke University Press, Durham, N.C., and London 2010. $23.95. ISBN 978-0-8223-4807-8 (paper).

De Simone, Girolamo F., and Roger T. Macfarlane, eds. Apolline Project. Vol. 1, Studies on Vesuvius' North Slope and the Bay of Naples (Quaderni della Ricerca Scientifica 14). Pp. 380, figs. 193, b&w pls. 14, color pls. 10, tables 3. Università degli Studi Suor Orsola Benincasa and Brigham Young University, Naples and Provo 2009. £45. ISBN 978-88-96055-00-7 (paper).

Dietler, Michael. Archaeologies of Colonialism: Consumption, Entanglement, and Violence in Ancient Mediterranean France. Pp. xi + 464, figs. 95. University of California Press, Berkeley 2010. $60. ISBN 978-0-520-26551-6 (cloth).

Düring, Bleda S. The Prehistory of Asia Minor: From Complex Hunter-Gatherers to Early Urban Societies. Pp. xiv + 360, figs. 61, tables 7. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010. $34.99. ISBN 978-0-521-14981-5 (paper).

Fitzpatrick, Scott M., and Ann H. Ross. Island Shores, Distant Pasts: Archaeological and Biological Approaches to the Pre-Columbian Settlement of the Caribbean. Pp. xvi + 246, figs. 49, tables 19. University Press of Florida, Gainesville 2010. $75. ISBN 978-0-81-303522-2 (cloth).

Gabriel, Richard A. Philip II of Macedonia: Greater than Alexander. Pp. 318, figs. 7, maps 9. Potomac Books, Dulles, Va. 2010. $29.95. ISBN 978-1-59797-519-3 (cloth).

Garcea, Elena A.A., ed., with contributions by Nick Barton, Ofer Bar-Yosef, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Abdeljalil Bouzouggar, Brian Boyd, Laine Clark-Balzan, Simon N. Collcutt, André Debénath, Elena A.A. Garcea, Mohamed Abdeljalil El Hajraoui, Roland Nespoulet, Romuald Schild, Jean-Luc Schwenninger, John J. Shea, Jennifer R. Smith, Pierre M. Vermeersch, and Fred Wendorf. South-Eastern Mediterranean Peoples Between 130,000 and 10,000 Years Ago. Pp. xii + 188, figs. 86, tables 8. Oxbow, Oxford 2010. $96. ISBN 978-1-84217-403-6 (cloth).

Garfinkel, Y., D. Ben-Shlomo, and N. Korn, with contributions by Michael Freikman and Dov Levitte. Sha'ar Hagolan. Vol. 3, Symbolic Dimensions of the Yarmukian Culture: Canonization in Neolithic Art. Pp. xv + 253, figs. 177, color pls. 34, tables 13. Israel Exploration Society, Jerusalem 2010. $76. ISBN 978-965-221-081-4 (cloth).

Gear, W. Michael, and Kathleen O'Neal Gear. Fire the Sky (Contact: Battle for America 2). Pp. 432. Gallery Books, New York 2011. $26. ISBN 978-1-4391-5389-5 (paper).

Genin, Martine, with contributions by Catherine Dejoie, Philippe de Parseval, Sabrina Relaix, Daniel Schaad, Jean-Luc Schenck-David, and Phillipe Sciau. La Graufesenque (Millau, Aveyron). Vol. 2, Sigillées lisses et autres productions. Pp. 589, figs. 233, pls. 223. Éditions de la Fédération Aquitania, Pessac 2007. €45. ISBN 2-910763-10-2 (cloth).

Grafton, Anthony, Glenn W. Most, and Salvatore Settis, eds. The Classical Tradition. Pp. xvii + 1067, color figs. 165. The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 2010. $49.95. ISBN 978-0-674-03572-0 (cloth).

Hahn, Robert. Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy. Pp. xxviii + 307, figs. 79. State University of New York Press, Albany 2010. $80. ISBN 978-1-4384-3165-9 (cloth).

Hawass, Zahi, and Franck Goddio. Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt. Pp. 256, numerous b&w and color figs. National Geographic, Washington, D.C. 2010. $28. ISBN 978-1-4262-0545-3 (paper).

Heinen, Heinz, ed. Antike Sklaverei: Rückblick und Ausblick. Neue Beiträge zur Forschungsgeschichte und zur Erschließung der archäologischen Zeugnisse (Forschungen zur antiken Sklaverei 38). Pp. x + 247, figs. 26, pls. 31. Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2010. €42. ISBN 978-3-515-09413-9 (paper).

Hobbs, Richard, and Ralph Jackson. Roman Britain: Life at the Edge of Empire. Pp. 160, numerous color figs. British Museum Press, London 2010. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-7141-5061-1 (paper).

Holtzmann, Bernard. La sculpture grecque. Pp. 447, figs. 125. Le Livre de Poche, Paris 2010. €9.50. ISBN 978-2-252-90599-8 (paper).

Horejs, Barbara, Reinhard Jung, and Peter Pavúk, eds. Analysing Pottery: Processing – Classification – Publication (Studia Archaeologia et Medievalia 10). Pp. 324, figs. 127, graphs 2, tables 11, diagrams 16. Comenius University in Bratislava, Bratislava 2010. €45. ISBN 978-80-223-2748-0 (paper).

Jennings, Justin. Beyond Wari Walls: Regional Perspectives on Middle Horizon Peru. Pp. ix + 267, figs. 83, tables 13. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque 2010. $60. ISBN 978-0-8263-4867-8 (cloth).

Jennings, Justin. Globalizations and the Ancient World. Pp. viii + 207, figs. 10, tables 3. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010. $85. ISBN 978-0-521-76077-5 (cloth).

Kirch, Patrick Vinton. How Chiefs Became Kings: Divine Kingship and the Rise of Archaic States in Ancient Hawai'i. Pp. xii + 273, figs. 30, tables 8. University of California Press, Berkeley 2010. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-520-26725-1 (cloth).

Knowlton, Timothy W. Maya Creation Myths: Words and Worlds of the Chilam Balam. Pp. xiv + 231, figs. 25. University Press of Colorado, Boulder 2010. $55. ISBN 978-1-60732-020-3 (cloth).

Kolb, Frank. Tatort "Troia": Geschichte, Mythen, Politik. Pp. 310, figs. 11, color pls. 13. Ferdinand Schöningh, Paderborn 2010. €29.90. ISBN 978-3-506-77009-7 (cloth).

Lankford, George E., F. Kent Reilly III, and James E. Garber. Visualizing the Sacred: Cosmic Visions, Regionalism, and the Art of the Mississippian World. Pp. xviii + 357, figs. 131, tables 3. University of Texas Press, Austin 2010. $60. ISBN 978-0-292-72308-5 (cloth).

Le Meaux, Hélène. L'iconographie orientalisante de la péninsule Ibérique: Questions de styles et d'échanges (VIIIe–VIe siècles av. J.-C.) (Bibliothèque de la Casa de Velázquez 47). Pp. xii + 201, figs. 35, tables 4, maps 10. Casa de Velázquez, Madrid 2010. $56.50. ISBN 978-84-96820-42-5 (paper).

Leveau, Philippe, Claude Raynaud, Robert Sablayrolles, and Frédéric Trément. Les formes de l'habitat rural gallo-romain: Terminologies et typologies à l'épreuve des réalités archéologiques (Aquitania Suppl. 17). Pp. 396, b&w and color figs. 208. Fédération Aquitania, Pessac 2009. €40. ISBN 2-910763-15-3 (paper).

Levy, Thomas E., ed. Historical Biblical Archaeology and the Future: The New Pragmatism. Pp. ix + 375, figs. 37. Equinox Publishing, London and Oakville, Conn. 2010. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-84553-258-1 (paper).

Longfellow, Brenda. Roman Imperialism and Civic Patronage: Form, Meaning, and Ideology in Monumental Fountain Complexes. Pp. xiv + 277, figs. 70. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2011. $90. 978-0-521-19493-8 (cloth).

Martini, Wolfram. Die Akropolis von Perge in Pamphylien: Vom Siedlungsplatz zur Akropolis. Pp. 95, figs. 47, color pls. 6. Franz Steiner, Stuttgart 2010. €30. ISBN 978-3-515-09702-4 (paper).

Mattingly, David J. Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire. Pp. xxiv + 342, figs. 64, tables 15. Princeton University Press, Princeton 2010. $39.95. ISBN 978-0-691-14605-8 (cloth).

Maul, Stefan M., and Nils P. Heeßel, eds. Assur-Forschungen: Arbeiten aus der Forschungsstelle "Edition literarischer Keilschrifttexte aus Assur" der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften. Pp. viii + 254, figs. 54, table 1. Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden 2010. €28. ISBN 978-3-447-06298-5 (cloth).

McNamara, Kenneth J. The Star-Crossed Stone: The Secret Life, Myths, and History of a Fascinating Fossil. Pp. 272, figs. 27. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2011. $27.50. ISBN 978-0-226-51469-7 (cloth).

Metzler, Dietler, ed. Mazzo di Fiori: Festschrift for Herbert Hoffmann. Pp. 404, figs. 119. Verlag Franz Philipp Rutzen, Ruhpolding and Mainz 2010. €58. ISBN 3-447-06290-9 (cloth).

Morgan, Janett. The Classical Greek House (Greece and Rome Live). Pp. xiv + 194, figs. 9, plans 10, map 1. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2010. $25. ISBN 978-1-904675-75-4 (paper).

Müller, Christel. D'Olbia à Tanaïs: Territoires et réseaux d'échanges dans la mer Noire septentrionale aux époques classique et hellénistique (Scripta Antiqua 28). Pp. 453, figs. 82. Ausonius, Pessac 2010. €25. ISBN 978-2-35613-035-8 (paper).

Oleson, John Peter. Humayma Excavation Project. Vol. 1, Resources, History, and the Water Supply System (American Schools of Oriental Research Archaeological Report 15). Pp. xxii + 526, figs. 388, tables 32. American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston 2010. $89.95. ISBN 978-0-89757-083-1 (cloth).

Owsley, Douglas W., Margaret A. Jodry, Thomas W. Stafford, Jr., C. Vance Haynes, Jr., and Dennis J. Stanford, with contributions by Richard L. Jantz, James M. Warnica, Tsunehiko Hanihara, Joanne Dickenson, Laura Bergstresser, Ian G. Macintyre, M. Amelia Logan, and John L. Montgomery. Arch Lake Woman: Physical Anthropology and Geoarchaeology. Pp. xiv + 93, figs. 20, pls. 19, tables 26. Texas A&M University Press, College Station 2010. $30. ISBN 978-1-60344-208-4 (cloth).

Pruvot, Chantal Martin, Karl Reber, and Thierry Theurillat. Ausgegraben! Schweizer Archäologen erforschen die griechische Stadt Eretria. Pp. 317, numerous color figs. Schwabe, Basel 2010. €29.50. ISBN 978-3-7965-2670-1 (paper).

Rebay-Salisbury, Katharina, Marie Louise Stig Sorensen, and Jessica Hughes, eds. Body Parts and Bodies Whole: Changing Relations and Meanings. Pp. iv + 148, figs. 99, table 1. Oxbow, Oxford 2010. $60. ISBN 978-1-84217-402-9 (cloth).

Rees, Mark, ed. Archaeology of Louisiana. Pp. xxvii + 456, figs. 48. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge 2010. $40. ISBN 978-0-8071-3705-5 (paper).

Roberts, Paul, William Gudenrath, Veronica Tatton-Brown, and David Whitehouse. Roman Cameo Glass in the British Museum. Pp. 110, b&w figs. 83, color figs. 79, charts 6. The British Museum Press, London 2010. $60. ISBN 978-0-7141-2267-0 (paper).

Rush, Laurie, ed. Archaeology, Cultural Property, and the Military (Heritage Matters). Pp. x + 230, figs. 37, tables 2. The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, England 2010. $95. ISBN 978-1-84383-539-4 (cloth).

Saastamoinen, Ari. The Phraseology of Latin Building Inscriptions in Roman North Africa. Pp. 646. Finnish Society of Sciences and Letters, Helsinki 2010. €35. ISBN 978-951-653-377-6 (cloth).

Schaad, Daniel, ed. La Graufesenque (Millau, Aveyron). Vol. 1, Condatomagos, une agglomération de confluent en territoire rutène. Pp. 378, b&w figs. 303, color figs. 102, color pls. 34, tables 39, fold-out plan 1. Éditions de la Fédération Aquitania, Pessac 2007. €35. ISBN 2-910763-09-9 (cloth).

Schiffer, Michael Brian. Behavioral Archaeology: Principles and Practice (Equinox Handbooks in Anthropological Archaeology). Pp. x + 220, figs. 10, tables 6. Equinox, London 2010. $45. ISBN 978-1-84553-288-8 (paper).

Seidensticker, Bernd. Das antike Theater. Pp. 127, figs. 39. C.H. Beck, Munich 2010. €8.95. ISBN 978-3-406-58796-2 (paper).

Shackel, Paul A. New Philadelphia: An Archaeology of Race in the Heartland. Pp. xxiv + 207, figs. 45, tables 5. University of California Press, Berkeley 2010. $27.50. ISBN 978-0-520-26630-8 (paper).

Sharples, Niall. Social Relations in Later Prehistory: Wessex in the First Millennium BC. Pp. xiii + 375, figs. 86, tables 5. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2010. $130. ISBN 978-0-19-957771-2 (cloth).

Sireix, Christophe, ed. La Cité judicaire: Un quartier suburbain de Bordeaux antique (Aquitania Suppl. 15). Pp. 505, b&w and color figs. 308, pls. 14. Fédération Aquitania, Pessac 2008. €40. ISBN 2-910763-12-9 (paper).

Smith, Michael Llewellyn, Paschalis M. Kitromilides, and Eleni Calligas, eds. Scholars, Travels, Archives: Greek History and Culture Through the British School at Athens. Proceedings of a Conference Held at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens, 6–7 October 2006 (BSA Studies 17). Pp. xxv + 253, figs. 95, pls. 18, table 1, maps 4. The British School at Athens, London 2009. $110. ISBN 978-090-488-760-0 (cloth).

Smith, Monica L. A Prehistory of Ordinary People. Pp. xv + 220, figs. 22. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2010. $35. ISBN 978-0-8165-2695-6 (paper).

Stansbury-O'Donnell, Mark D. Looking at Greek Art. Pp. xiv + 253, figs. 82. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2011. $27.99. ISBN 978-0-521-12557-4 (paper).

Steadman, Sharon R., and Jennifer C. Ross, eds. Agency and Identity in the Ancient Near East: New Paths Forward (Approaches to Anthropological Archaeology). Pp. vi + 207, figs. 22, tables 2. Equinox, London and Oakville, Conn. 2010. $125. ISBN 978-1-84553-443-1 (cloth).

Stottman, M. Jay, ed. Archaeologists as Activists: Can Archaeologists Change the World? Pp. viii + 207, figs. 13, tables 2. The University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa 2011. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-8173-5622-4 (paper).

Tarlow, Sarah. Ritual, Belief and the Dead in Early Modern Britain and Ireland. Pp. xii + 226, figs. 34. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2010. $90. ISBN 978-0-521-76154-3 (cloth).

Taylor, John H. Egyptian Mummies. Pp. 144, color figs. 120. University of Texas Press, Austin 2010. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-292-72586-7 (paper).

Taylor, John H., ed. Journey Through the Afterlife: Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. Pp. 312. Harvard University Press and British Museum Press, Cambridge, Mass., and London 2010. $35. ISBN 978-0-674-05750-0 (cloth).

Turnbull, Stephen. Katana: The Samurai Sword. Pp. 80, numerous color figs. Osprey, Oxford 2010. $17.95. ISBN 978-1-84908-151-1 (paper).

Van De Mieroop, Marc. A History of Ancient Egypt. Pp. xxiii + 400, figs. 68, color pls. 12, maps 7. Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex and Malden, Mass. 2011. $44.95. ISBN 978-1-4051-6071-1 (paper).

van Dommelen, Peter, and A. Bernard Knapp, eds. Material Connections in the Ancient Mediterranean: Mobility, Materiality and Identity. Pp. ix + 256, figs. 72, tables 3. Routledge, London 2010. $44.95. ISBN 978-0-415-58669-6 (paper).

Vogel, Carola. The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000–1780 BC (Fortress 98). Pp. 64, numerous b&w and color figs. Osprey Publishing, Oxford 2010. $18.95. ISBN 978-1-84603-956-0 (paper).

Wallace, Saro. Ancient Crete: From Successful Collapse to Democracy's Alternatives, Twelfth to Fifth Centuries BC. Pp. xxvi + 450, figs. 203, pls. 7, tables 3. Cambridge University Press, New York 2010. $99. ISBN 978-0-521-11204-8 (cloth).

Waterton, Emma, and Steve Watson, eds. Heritage and Community Engagement: Collaboration or Contestation? Pp. xvii + 170, figs. 16. Routledge, London and New York 2011. $125. ISBN 978-0-415-58362-6 (cloth).

Wendrich, Willeke, ed. Egyptian Archaeology (Blackwell Studies in Global Archaeology). Pp. xv + 292, figs. 38, tables 2. Wiley-Blackwell, West Sussex and Malden, Mass. 2010. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-4051-4988-4 (paper).

Wengrow, David. What Makes Civilization? The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West. Pp. xx + 217, figs. 20, maps 6. Oxford University Press, New York 2010. $24.95. ISBN 978-0-19-280580-5 (cloth).

Will, Wolfgang. Die Perserkriege. Pp. 128, figs. 10. C.H. Beck, Munich 2010. €8.95. ISBN 978-3-406-60696-0 (paper).

Wolfe, S.J., with Robert Singerman. Mummies in Nineteenth Century America: Ancient Egyptians as Artifacts. Pp. 304, figs. 63. McFarland & Co., Jefferson, N.C. 2009. $35. ISBN 978-0-7864-3941-6 (paper).

List of Books Received

American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 115, No. 2 (April 2011)

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