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April 2019 (123.2)

Books Received

Books Received

Alram-Stern, Eva, and Barbara Horejs, eds. Pottery Technologies and Sociocultural Connections Between the Aegean and Anatolia During the 3rd Millennium BC (Oriental and European Archaeology 10). Pp. 311. Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, Vienna 2018. $129. ISBN 978-3-7001-8127-9 (cloth). 

Anderson, Michael, and Damian Robinson. House of the Surgeon, Pompeii: Excavations in the Casa del Chirurgo (VI I, 9–10.23). Pp. xv + 647. Oxbow, Oxford 2018. $110. ISBN 978-1-78570-728-5 (cloth).

Angelicoussis, Elizabeth. Reconstructing the Lansdowne Collection of Classical Marbles. Vol. 1, History; Vol. 2, Catalogue. Pp. xxi + 704. Hirmer, Munich 2017. $80. ISBN 978-3-7774-2817-8 (cloth).

Arjava, Antii, Jaakko Frösén, and Jorma Kaimio, eds. The Petra Papyri. Vol. 5. Pp. xxiii + 338. American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan 2018. $135. ISBN 978-9957-8543-7-9 (cloth).

Ashe, Geoffrey. Eden in the Altai: The Prehistoric Golden Age and the Mythic Origins of Humanity. Pp. 359. Bear & Company, Rochester, Vt. 2018. $18. ISBN 978-1-59143-321-7 (paper).

Azzopardi, George. Elements of Continuity: Stone Cult in the Maltese Islands. Pp. x + 93. Archaeopress, Oxford 2017. $36. ISBN 978-1-78491-695-4 (paper).

Batty, Alessandra. The Domus del Ninfeo at Ostia (III, VI, 1–3): Structure, Function and Social Context (BAR-IS 2909). Pp. xiv + 238. BAR Publishing, Oxford 2018. £57.50. ISBN 978-1407-31614-7 (paper).

Ben-Yosef, Erez, ed. Mining for Ancient Copper: Essays in Memory of Beno Rothenberg (Monograph Series of the Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology 37). Pp. xviii + 566.  Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Ind., and Emily and Claire Yass Publications in Archaeology, Tel Aviv 2018. $149.95. ISBN 978-1-57506-964-7 (cloth).

Boivin, Nicole, and Michael D. Frachetti, eds. Globalization in Prehistory: Contact, Exchange, and the “People Without History.” Pp. xviii + 343. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018. $125. ISBN 978-1-108-42980-1 (cloth).

Brereton, Gareth, ed. I Am Ashurbanipal, King of the World, King of Assyria. Pp. 348. Thames & Hudson, New York 2018. $60. ISBN 978-0-500-48039-7 (cloth).

Cairns, Francis, and Trevor Luke, eds. Ancient Biography: Identity Through Lives (ARCA 55; Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar 17). Pp. xiv + 310. Francis Cairns, Prenton, U.K. 2018. $75. ISBN 9780995461215 (cloth).

Chankowski, Véronique, Xavier Lafon, and Catherine Virlouvet, eds. Entrepôts et circuits de distribution en Méditerranée antique (BCH Suppl. 58). Pp. 312. École française d’Athènes, Athens 2018. €30. ISBN 978-2-86958-295-8 (paper).

Childs, William A.P. Greek Art and Aesthetics in the Fourth Century B.C. Pp. 516. Princeton University Press, Princeton 2018. $65. ISBN 9781400890514 (paper).

Deger-Jalkotzy, Sigrid, and Dieter Hertel. Das mykenische Griechenland: Geschichte, Kultur, Stätten. Pp. 144. C.H. Beck, Munich 2018. €9.95. ISBN 978-3-406-72726-9 (paper).

Derricourt, Robin. Unearthing Childhood: Young Lives in Prehistory. Pp. xxvi + 276. Manchester University Press, Manchester 2018. $30. ISBN 978-1-5261-2808-9 (cloth).

Donato, Maria P., and Vincent Jolivet, eds. Eredità Etrusca: Intorno al singolare caso della tomba monumentale di Grotte Scalina (Viterbo) (Archeologia Città Territorio 5). Pp. 161. Davide Ghaleb Editore, Vetralla, Italy 2018. €25. ISBN 978-88-85261-22-8 (paper).

Empereur, Jean-Yves, Tony Koželj, Olivier Picard, and Manuela Wurch-Koželj. The Hellenistic Harbour of Amathus: Underwater Excavations, 1984–1986. Vol. 1, Architecture and History (Études Chypriotes 19). Pp. 169. École française d’Athènes, Athens 2017. €40. ISBN 978-2-86958-293-4 (paper).

Evans, Jane DeRose. Coins from the Excavations at Sardis: Their Archaeological and Economic Contexts. Coins from the 1973 to 2013 Excavations (SardisMon 13).  Pp. xxi + 305. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass. 2018. $90. ISBN 9780674987258 (cloth).

Fauvelle, François-Xavier, translated by Troy Tice. The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the African Middle Ages. Pp. x + 264. Princeton University Press, Princeton 2018. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-691-18126-4 (cloth).

Gaifman, Milette, Verity Platt, and Michael Squire, eds. The Embodied Object in Classical Antiquity (Art History special issue 41[3]:398–591). Pp. 194. Association for Art History, Oxford and Boston 2018. Price not available. ISSN 0141-6790 (paper).

Gensheimer, Maryl B. Decoration and Display in Rome’s Imperial Thermae: Messages of Power and Their Popular Reception at the Baths of Caracalla. Pp. xii + 430. Oxford University Press, New York 2018. $99. ISBN 978-0-19-061478-2 (cloth).

Gilligan, Ian. Climate, Clothing, and Agriculture in Prehistory: Linking Evidence, Causes, and Effects. Pp. xx + 326. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018. $34.99. ISBN 978-1-108-45519-0 (paper).

Hamilakis, Yannis, ed. The New Nomadic Age: Archaeologies of Forced and Undocumented Migration. Pp. xiv + 253. Equinox, Sheffield, U.K. 2018. $50. ISBN 978-1-78179-711-2 (paper).

Hayden, Brian. The Power of Ritual in Prehistory: Secret Societies and Origins of Social Complexity. Pp. xii + 398. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018. $125. ISBN 978-1-108-42639-8 (cloth).

Ivleva, Tatiana, Jasper de Bruin, and Mark Driessen, eds. Embracing the Provinces: Society and Material Culture of the Roman Frontier Regions. Essays in Honour of Dr. Carol van Driel-Murray. Pp. xii + 202. Oxbow, Oxford 2018. $75. ISBN 978-1-78925-015-2 (cloth).

Kielau, Sven. Terrakotten aus Pergamon: Tonfiguren und -objekte aus der Wohnstadt am Südhang der Akropolis und von weiteren Fundorten (Pergamenische Forschungen 17). Pp. xxv + 365. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Berlin, and Walter De Gruyter, Boston 2018. $149.99. ISBN 978-3-11-059813-1 (cloth).

Liston, Maria A., Susan I. Rotroff, and Lynn M. Snyder. The Agora Bone Well (Hesperia Suppl. 50). Pp. xiii + 185. American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton 2018. $75. ISBN 978-0-87661-550-8 (paper).

Macrae, James Burr Harrison. Pecos River Style Rock Art: A Prehistoric Iconography. Pp. ix + 98. Texas A&M University Press, College Station 2018. $35. ISBN 978-1-62349-640-1 (cloth).

Maner, Brent. Germany’s Ancient Pasts: Archaeology and Historical Interpretation Since 1700. Pp. 354. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago 2018. $40. ISBN 978-0-226-59307-4 (paper).

Marzano, Annalisa, and Guy P.R. Métraux, eds. The Roman Villa in the Mediterranean Basin: Late Republic to Late Antiquity. Pp. xxxv + 599. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018. $180. ISBN 978-1-107-16431-4 (cloth).

Mason, Cai. A Romano-British Roadside Settlement at Beanacre, Wiltshire (Wessex Archaeology Occasional Paper 2018). Pp. ix + 107. Wessex Archaeology, Salisbury, U.K., 2018. $15. ISBN 978-1-911137-08-5 (paper).

Miller, David J.D., trans., and Peter Sarris, ed. The Novels of Justinian: A Complete Annotated English Translation. 2 vols. Pp. xix + 590. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018. $240. ISBN 978-1-108-48319-3 (cloth).

Negroni Catacchio, Nuccia, Massimo Cardosa, and Andrea Dolfini, eds. Paesaggi d’Acque: La Laguna di Orbetello e il Monte Argentario tra preistoria ed età romana (Richerche e Scavi del Centro Studi di Preistoria e Archeologia 3). Pp. 411. Centro Studi di Preistoria e Archeologia, Milan 2017. €60.00. ISBN 9788894035551 (paper).

Ng, Diana Y., and Molly Swetnam-Burland, eds. Reuse and Renovation in Roman Material Culture: Functions, Aesthetics, Interpretations. Pp. xv + 275. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018. $105. ISBN 978-1-108-47389-7 (cloth).

Orser, Charles E., Jr. An Archaeology of the English Atlantic World, 1600–1700. Pp. xvi + 486. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018. $135. ISBN 978-1-107-13048-7 (cloth).

Pormann, Peter E., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Hippocrates. Pp. xix + 441. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018. $37.99. ISBN 978-1-107-69584-9 (paper).

Raja, Rubina, and Søren M. Sindbæk, eds. Urban Network Evolutions: Towards a High-Definition Archaeology. Pp. 309. Aarhus University Press, Aarhus, Denmark 2018. $56. ISBN 978-87-7184-623-2 (cloth).

Reed, Paul F., and Gary M. Brown, eds. Aztec, Salmon, and the Puebloan Heartland of the Middle San Juan. Pp. xiv + 111. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, with School for Advanced Research Press, Santa Fe 2018. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-8263-5992-6 (paper).

Roth, Barbara J., Patricia A. Gilman, and Roger Anyon, eds. New Perspectives on Mimbres Archaeology: Three Millennia of Human Occupation in the North American Southwest. Pp. 288. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2018. $65. ISBN 978-0-8165-3856-0 (cloth).

Schmid, Martin, and René Treuil. Architecture minoenne à Malia: Les bâtiments principaux du quartier Mu (A, B, D, E) (Minoen Moyen II) (ÉtCrét 36). Pp. 319. École française d’Athènes, Athens 2017. €115. ISBN 978-2-86958-289-7 (cloth).

Schöne-Denkinger, Angelika. Corpus vasorum antiquorum. Germany 103. Berlin, Antikensammlung ehemals Antiquarium 18: Attisch Rotfigurige Kannen und Kopfgefässe. Pp. 79. Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Munich 2018. €98. ISBN 978-3-7696-3778-6 (cloth).

Sebire, Heather, Philip de Jersey, and Jason Monaghan. Roman Guernsey: Excavations, Fieldwork, and Maritime Archaeology (Guernsey Museum Monograph 9). Pp. x + 128. Oxbow, Oxford 2018. $59.99. ISBN 978-1-78925-068-8 (paper).

Seetah, Krish. Humans, Animals, and the Craft of Slaughter in Archaeo-Historic Societies. Pp. xix + 259. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2019. $105. ISBN 978-1-108-42880-4 (cloth).

Steele, Philippa M. Writing and Society in Ancient Cyprus (Cambridge Classical Studies). Pp. xvii + 272. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2019. $105. ISBN 978-1-107-16967-8 (cloth).

Symonds, Matthew. Protecting the Roman Empire: Fortlets, Frontiers, and the Quest for Post-conquest Security. Pp. xiv + 251. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018. $99.99. ISBN 978-1-108-42155-3 (cloth).

Thomas, Noah H. Seventeenth-Century Metallurgy on the Spanish Colonial Frontier: Pueblo and Spanish Interactions (Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona 79). Pp. vii + 109. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2018. $19.95. ISBN 978-0-8165-3858-4 (paper).

Vail, Kathleen. Reconstructing the Shield of Achilles. Pp. 189. Story Merchant Books, Los Angeles 2018. $29.99. ISBN 978-0-9991621-8-7 (paper).

Van der Graaff, Ivo. The Fortifications of Pompeii and Ancient Italy. Pp. xvi + 281. Routledge, London and New York 2019. $150. ISBN 978-1-4724-7716-3 (cloth).

Walsh, Jane MacLaren, and Brett Topping. The Man Who Invented Aztex Crystal Skulls: The Adventures of Eugène Boban. Pp. xv + 312. Berghahn Books, New York 2019. $130. ISBN 978-1-78920-095-9 (cloth).

List of Books Received

American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 123, No. 2 (April 2019)

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DOI: 10.3764/ajaonline1232.BooksReceived