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B.A.R. British Series BAR 610, 2015
The Bronze Age Metalwork of South Western Britain; A corpus of material found between 1983 and 2014
Bronze Age metalwork has always caught the interest of archaeologists, largely due to the very large volume and variety of objects that is still being recovered on an almost daily basis. Regional catalogues have been repeatedly undertaken in an attempt to manage the sheer wealth of data and analyse the implications. In 1983, one Susan Pearce published such a study of south western Britain (BAR 120, 1983), contributing a catalogue of 896 find spots. This discussion embraced the wider understanding of metalworking in the region, how this fitted with traditions across the rest of the country and the European continent, and how the metalwork was integrated into prehistoric society. This volume is intended to bring the 1983 corpus of south western Bronze Age metalwork finds up to date by documenting finds made in the four counties between January 1980 and July 2014. The intention here is not to undertake a full re-examination of the south western metalwork and its context - such a discussion is beyond the confines of this publication - but instead to suggest some of the broad parameters within which such a discussion might take place, and to point to several key themes that have become prominent in Bronze Age studies since 1983 and to some that remain relatively underexplored. A digital copy of the 1983 corpus has been included on CD as part of this publication to allow access to the complete collection of find spots in south western Britain.
by: Matthew   Knight , Theresa  Ormrod , Susan  Pearce
ISBN: 9781407313504 , Price: £30.00


B.A.R. British Series BAR 609, 2015
Excavations of Prehistoric Settlement at Toomebridge, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland 2003
In 2002-2003, the construction of a new road to bypass the village of Toomebridge, Co Antrim, through which the main Belfast to Derry Road (A6) passed, was commenced by Roads Service; an Agency within the Department of Regional Development. As part of the overall planning permission for the Toomebridge Bypass, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) raised a requirement for archaeological mitigation. Northern Archaeological Consultancy Ltd was appointed to undertake the archaeological excavation of this site. In the course of topsoil stripping a small drumlin on part of the road scheme 2,100 flint artefacts were uncovered. While the majority (approximately 70%) of these dated from the Late Mesolithic, the Earlier Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age periods were also represented. Archaeology was uncovered on the western side of the drumlin. It formed 14 discrete areas (Features 1-14). The features were for the most part structures and ranged in date from the Mid-Mesolithic (Features 1-4), through the Late Mesolithic (Features 5-8), the Bronze Age (Features 9-11), and the late Bronze Age or Iron Age (Feature 13) and the 19th to 20th centuries (Feature 14).
by: Colin  Dunlop , Peter  Woodman
ISBN: 9781407313498 , Price: £28.00


B.A.R. British Series BAR 608, 2014
The Maritime Archaeology of Alum Bay
Two shipwrecks on the north-west coast of the Isle of Wight, England (with a foreword by Garry Momber) contributions by Nigel Nayling, Peter Northover, Shirley Northover, Nick Cokes, Philippa Naylor, Florencis Malamud, Joe Kelleher, Jon James and Paul Simpson. Maritime Archaeology Trust Monograph Series No. 2.
by: Julie  Satchell , Julian  Whitewright
ISBN: 9781407313368 , Price: £30.00


B.A.R. International Series BAR S2699, 2015
El Vaso de Largo Bordo Horizontal; Un Trazador Cultural del Noroeste de la Peninsula Iberica en el II Milenio BC
In this paper the authors study a specific type of pottery from the northwest Iberian Peninsula, known as the Wide Horizontal Rim (WHR) vessel. One of its distinctive aspects is precisely the fact that it is exclusively found in this region, which now comprises the Spanish region of Galicia and northern Portugal, as far south as the River Duero. This type of pottery, of which there are only scarce references in literature, has a greater impact than its presence in the archaeological record. For this reason, the authors carried out the first systematic global study for the region, consisting on identifying the WHR pottery type from an extensive catalogue of 76 vessel, some of which are little-known or completely unknown, characterising the pottery as the first step. Four formal groups were identified, only two of which can be referred to as WHR vessels (WHR1 or the 'classic' shape, and WHR2), while the other two groups are referred to as vessels with WHR. They then contextualise the different groups classified in the different types of sites to which they are associated, in three main spheres where WHR vessels are found: the funerary sphere (the best known), domestic sphere and undetermined, in a total of 49 archaeological sites. In the north of Portugal, the archaeological record points towards a preferred distribution of these sites in the interior, on the contrary to the situation found in Galicia, where there seems to have been a preference for coastal areas. After examining the contexts the authors offer a summary and review of the available datings associated with WHR vessels to date in order to propose a chronological table, indicating the distribution of WHR vessels and vessels with WHR over time, based on an analysis of the absolute and relative chronology.
by: L.  Nonat , P.   Vazquez Liz , M. P.   Prieto Martinez
ISBN: 9781407313481 , Price: £ 42.00


B.A.R. International Series BAR S2698, 2015
Broadening Horizons 4; A Conference of young researchers working in the Ancient Near East, Egypt and Central Asia, University of Torino, October 2011
Broading Horizons 4 is an international congress dedicated to postgraduate students and early-stage researchers working with disciplines in the area of Ancient Near East and Eastern Mediterranean studies. With the thematic areas were broadened, opening the congress up to the Central Asia studies. The conference was hosted at Universita degli Studi di Torino, from the 25th to the 28th of October 2011. was a huge success. A total of seventy-four participants from fifteen countries attended the congress, making it the most successful edition. This volume includes most of papers presented at the congress and the key lecture by St John Simpson. The volume has been arranged according to the sessions: settlement patterns and exchange networks; socio-economic reconstruction of ancient societies based on archaeological, historical or environmental records; application of new technologies in archaeological research; impact of human dynamics on landscape evolution; exploitation of the natural environment and sustenance strategies; and posters. Anyone with an interest in the Ancient Near East, Eastern Mediterranean and Central Asia studies will find much to enjoy and appreciate in this volume.
edited by: Giorgio Affanni, Cristina Baccarin, Laura Cordera, Angelo Di Michele and Katia Gavagnin
ISBN: 9781407313474 , Price: £ 45.00


B.A.R. International Series BAR S2697, 2015
Hierarchie et fiabilite des liaisons osteologiques (par symetrie et par contiguite articulaire) dans l'etude des sepultures anciennes
The experimental study of refitting individual bones by osteoscopic approach includes 20 bilaterally symmetrical pairs and 14 contiguous articulations. More than 800 tests, each one based upon 70 bones, were done. The occurrence of three hierarchies was established: the first implies the type of refitting (bilaterally symmetrical bones are much better recognised than contiguity articulations); the second demonstrates that the performance of recognising refitted bones depends on the type of bones involved; the last relates to the degree of osteological knowledge. These results will provide a strategy to follow during future digging excavations when referencing topographic data. The accuracy of studies applied to metrical, morphometrical and chromatic approaches is also evaluated. The implications brought by refitting single bones in the counting of individuals buried are analysed: new formulae are proposed that allow us to estimate errors in the refitting of individual bones.
by: Nuria  Villena i Mota
ISBN: 9781407313467 , Price: £ 31.00