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October 2019 (123.4)

Books Received

Books Received

Abdallah, Komait. Les Mosaïques Romaines et Byzantines de Syrie du Nord: La Collection du Musée de Maarrat al-Nu‘man (Inventaire des Mosaïques Antiques de Syrie 3; BAHBeyrouth 213). Pp. 346. Presses de l’Ifpo, Beirut 2018. €70. ISBN 978-2-35159-748-4 (paper).

Allchin, Raymond, Warwick Ball, and Norman Hammond, eds. The Archaeology of Afghanistan: From Earliest Times to the Timurid Period: New Edition. Pp. xl + 711. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh 2019. Price not available. ISBN 978-1-4744-5046-1 (e-book).

Attala, Luci, and Louise Steel, eds. Body Matters: Exploring the Materiality of the Human Body (Materialities in Anthropology and Archaeology). Pp. xviii + 233. University of Wales Press, Cardiff 2019. £39.99. ISBN 978-1-78683-416-4 (e-book).

Beaudoin, Matthew A. Challenging Colonial Narratives: Nineteenth-Century Great Lakes Archaeology. Pp. xi + 162. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2019. $60. ISBN 978-0-8165-3808-9 (cloth).

Bernick, Kathryn, ed. Waterlogged: Examples and Procedures for Northwest Coast Archaeologists. Pp. x + 246. Washington State University Press, Pullman 2019. $32.95. ISBN 978-0-87422-366-8 (cloth).

Bradley, Richard. The Prehistory of Britain and Ireland. 2nd ed. Pp. x + 380. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2019. $39.99. ISBN 978-1-108-41247-6 (paper).

Brück, Joanna. Personifying Prehistory: Relational Ontologies in Bronze Age Britain and Ireland. Pp. xi + 308. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2019. $99. ISBN 978-0-19-876801-2 (cloth).

Chemsseddoha, Anne-Zahra. Les pratiques funéraires de l’Âge du Fer en Grèce du Nord: Ètude d’histoires régionales (Scripta Antiqua 121). Pp. 533. Ausonius Éditions, Bordeaux 2019. €30. ISBN 9782356132499 (paper).

Di Napoli, Valentina, Francesco Camia, Vasilis Evangelidis, Dimitris Grigoropoulos, Dylan Rogers, and Stavros Vlizos, eds. What’s New in Roman Greece? Recent Work on the Greek Mainland and the Islands in the Roman Period. Proceedings of a Conference Held in Athens, 8–10 October 2015. (Meletemata 80). Pp. xxviii + 652. National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens 2019. €110. ISBN 978-960-9538-79-4 (cloth).

Duwe, Samuel, and Robert W. Preucel, eds. The Continuous Path: Pueblo Movement and the Archaeology of Becoming. Pp. xiii + 279. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2019. $60. ISBN 978-0-8165-3928-4 (cloth).

Eger, A. Asa, ed. The Archaeology of Medieval Islamic Frontiers: From the Mediterranean to the Caspian Sea. Pp. 232. University Press of Colorado, Louisville 2019. $58. ISBN 978-1-60732-878-0 (cloth).

El Shereef, Doaa. The Mystery of the Temple of Solomon. Pp. xviii + 286. Self-published in association with Blue Marble University, Roseau, Commonwealth of Dominica 2018. $55.69. ISBN 9781725529212 (paper).

Englehardt, Joshua D., and Michael D. Carrasco, eds. Interregional Interaction in Ancient Mesoamerica. Pp. 424. University Press of Colorado, Louisville 2019. $95. ISBN 978-1-60732-835-3 (cloth).

Gerald, Rex E., edited by Patrick D. Lyons. The Davis Ranch Site: A Kayenta Immigrant Enclave in Southeastern Arizona. Pp. 824. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson 2019. $80. ISBN 978-0-8165-3854-6 (cloth).

Guzmán, Antonio, and Javier Martínez, eds. Animo Decipiendi? Rethinking Fakes and Authorship in Classical, Late Antique, and Early Christian Works. Pp. 335. Barkhuis, Groningen 2018. €103.55. ISBN 9789492444813 (cloth).

Gyucha, Attila, ed. Coming Together: Comparative Approaches to Population Aggregation and Early Urbanization (Institute for European and Mediterranean Archaeology Distinguished Monograph Series; IEMA Proceedings 8). Pp. xii + 390. State University of New York Press, Albany 2019. $100. ISBN 978-1-4384-7277-5 (cloth).

Hodder, Ian, ed. Violence and the Sacred in the Ancient Near East: Girardian Conversations at Çatalhöyük. Pp. xiv + 259. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2019. $99.99. ISBN 978-1-108-47602-7 (cloth).

Hoffmeier, James K., ed. Tell el-Borg II: Excavations in North Sinai. Pp. xiv + 439. Eisenbrauns, University Park, Penn. 2019. $99.95. ISBN 978-1-57506-988-3 (cloth).

Hoggard, Brian. Magical House Protection: The Archaeology of Counter-Witchcraft. Pp. xvi + 336. Berghann Books, Oxford 2019. £100. ISBN 978-1-78920-205-2 (cloth).

Horowitz, Rachel A., and Grant S. McCall, eds. Lithic Technologies in Sedentary Societies. Pp. 256. University Press of Colorado, Louisville 2019. $64. ISBN 978-1-60732-890-2 (cloth).

Jordan, Peter, and Kevin Gibbs, eds. Ceramics in Circumpolar Prehistory: Technology, Lifeways and Cuisine. Pp. xiv + 234. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2019. $105. ISBN 978-1-107-11824-9 (cloth).

Kearns, Catherine, and Sturt W. Manning, eds. New Directions in Cypriot Archaeology. Pp. vii + 302. Cornell University Press, Ithaca, N.Y. 2019. $55. ISBN 978-1-5017-3269-0 (cloth).

Krag, Signe, and Rubina Raja, eds. Women, Children, and the Family in Palmyra (Scientia Danica, Series H, Humanistica 4.10; Palmyrene Studies 3). Pp. 228. The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen 2019. DKK 250. ISBN 978-87-7304-419-3 (paper).

Lassen, Agnete W., Eckart Frahm, and Klaus Wagensonner, eds. Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks: Highlights of the Yale Babylonian Collection. Pp. xiii + 306. Yale University Press, New Haven 2019. $35. ISBN 978-1933789-37-8 (paper).

Magness, Jodi. Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth. Pp. x + 265. Princeton University Press, Princeton 2019. $29.95. ISBN 978-0-691-16710-7 (cloth).

Papantoniou, Giorgos, and Athanasios Vionis, eds. Central Places and Un-Central Landscapes: Political Economies and Natural Resources in the Longue Durée. Pp. 314. Land, special issue, 2019. Open access. ISBN 978-3-03897-679-0 (e-book).

Parker, Adam, and Stuart McKie, eds. Material Approaches to Roman Magic: Occult Objects and Supernatural Substances (TRAC Themes in Roman Archaeology 2). Pp. 144. Oxbow, Oxford 2018. £40. ISBN 978-1-78570-881-7 (cloth).

Prag, Kay. Re-Excavating Jerusalem: Archival Archaeology (Schweich Lectures on Biblical Archaeology 2016). Pp. xvii + 147. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2018. $55. ISBN 978-0-19-726642-7 (cloth).

Rice, Prudence M. Anthropomorphizing the Cosmos: Middle Preclassic Lowland Maya Figurines, Ritual, and Time. Pp. xx + 284. University Press of Colorado, Louisville 2019. $74. ISBN 978-1-60732-888-9 (cloth).

Schattner, Thomas G., Dieter Vieweger, and David Wigg-Wolf, eds. Kontinuität und Diskontinuität, Prozesse der Romanisierung: Fallstudien zwischen Iberischer Halbinsel und Vorderem Orient (Menschen – Kulturen – Traditionen 15; Forschungscluster 6). Pp. 220. Verlag Marie Leidorf, Rahden, Germany 2019. €45.80. ISBN 978-3-86757-397-9 (paper).

Sidebotham, Steven E., and Jennifer E. Gates-Foster, eds. The Archaeological Survey of the Desert Roads Between Berenike and the Nile Valley: Expeditions by the University of Michigan and the University of Delaware to the Eastern Desert of Egypt, 1987–2015 (ASOR Archaeological Reports 26). Pp. 480. American Schools of Oriental Research, Boston 2019. $84.95. ISBN 978-0-89757-109-8 (cloth).

Small, David B. Ancient Greece: Social Structure and Evolution (Case Studies in Early Societies). Pp. xvi + 270. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2019. $34.99. ISBN 978-0-521-71926-1 (paper).

Smith, Monica L. Cities: The First 6000 Years. Pp. 293. Viking, New York 2019. $30. ISBN 978-0-7352-2367-7 (paper).

Tang, Birgit. Decorating Floors. The Tesserae-in-Mortar Technique in the Ancient World (AnalRom 51). Pp. 480. Edizioni Quasar, Rome 2019. €32. ISBN 978-88-7140-932-0 (paper).

Terrenato, Nicola. The Early Roman Expansion into Italy: Elite Negotiation and Family Agendas. Pp. xx + 327. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2019. $99.99. ISBN 978-1-108-42267-3 (cloth).

von Mehren, Margit. The Orientalizing and Lucanian Tombs from Loc. De Santis I at Pontecagnano (AnalRom 52). Pp. 276. Edizioni Quasar, Rome 2019. €32. ISBN 978-88-7140-936-8 (paper).

Wickramasinghe, Chandra, Kamala Wickramasinghe, and Gensuke Tokoro. Our Cosmic Ancestry in the Stars: The Panspermia Revolution and the Origins of Humanity. Pp. 136. Bear & Company, Rochester, Vt. 2019. $14. ISBN 978-1-59143-328-6 (paper).

Wilmott, Tony, and Dan Garner. The Roman Amphitheatre of Chester. Vol. 1, The Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology. Oxbow, Oxford 2018. £30. ISBN 978-1-78570-744-5 (cloth).

Zekiou, Olga. The Poetics of the Homeric Citadel. Pp. xvi + 274. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne 2019. £61.99. ISBN 978-1-5275-2229-9 (cloth).

List of Books Received

American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 123, No. 4 (October 2019)

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DOI: 10.3764/ajaonline1234.BooksReceived