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  • Robert Witcher
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At the end of Antiquity’s ninetieth year, this issue of NBC looks at a selection of new books through the eyes of Antiquity’s founder: O.G.S. Crawford. He died exactly 60 years ago, but were he to be resurrected in 2017, what would he make of archaeology today? What would be familiar? And what developments would surprise him? He would undoubtedly scour Antiquity to bring himself up to date, but he might also turn to some introductory texts for a panorama of the modern archaeological landscape; he would have plenty to choose from.

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Campana, S. 2017. Review of Opitz et al. , A mid-Republican house from Gabii. Antiquity 91: 1396–97. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2017.161
Ceram, C.W. 1952. Gods, graves, and scholars. London: Gollancz.
Cunliffe, B. 2015. By steppe, desert and ocean: the birth of Eurasia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Esmonde Cleary, S. 2017. Review of Hanson, An urban geography of the Roman world, 100 BC to AD 300. Antiquity 91: 11081109. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2017.110
Hanson, J.W. 2016. An urban geography of the Roman world, 100 BC to AD 300 (Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 18). Oxford: Archaeopress.
Marinatos, S. 1939. The volcanic destruction of Minoan Crete. Antiquity 13: 425–39. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0003598X00028088
Opitz, R., Mogetta, M. & Terrenato, N. (ed.). 2016. A mid-Republican house from Gabii. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. https://doi.org/10.3998/mpub.9231782$150.
Parcak, S., Gathings, D., Childs, C., Mumford, G. & Cline, E.. 2016. Satellite evidence of archaeological site looting in Egypt: 2002–2013. Antiquity 90: 188205. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2016.1
Renfrew, C. & Bahn, P.. 2016. Archaeology: theories, methods, and practice (7th edition). London: Thames & Hudson.
Sax, D. 2016. The revenge of analog: real things and why they matter. Philadelphia (PA): PublicAffairs.
Scarre, C. (ed.). 2013. The human past (3rd edition). London: Thames & Hudson.
This list includes all books received between 1 July 2017 and 31 August 2017. Those featuring at the beginning of New Book Chronicle have, however, not been duplicated in this list. The listing of a book in this chronicle does not preclude its subsequent review in Antiquity.
Agarwal, Sabrina C. & Wesp, Julie K. (ed.). Exploring sex and gender in bioarchaeology. 2017. x+295 pages, 41 b&w illustrations, 6 tables. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press; 978-0-8263-5258-3 hardback $85.
Beaule, Christine D.. Frontiers of colonialism. 2017. viii+372 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-5434-6 hardback $95.
Boivin, Nicole, Crassard, Rémy & Petraglia, Michael (ed.). Human dispersal and species movement: from prehistory to the present. 2017. xxii+550 pages, 31 colour and 39 b&w illustrations, 19 tables. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-16414-7 hardback £89.99.
Fagan, Brian. Fishing: how the sea fed civilization. 2017. xvi+331 pages, several b&w illustrations. New Haven (CT): Yale University Press; 978-0-300-21534-2 paperback $30.
Jensen, Bo & Matić, Uroš (ed.). Archaeologies of gender and violence. 2017. xi+273 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-688-2 paperback £36.
Murphy, Eileen & Le Roy, Mélie (ed.). Children, death and burial: archaeological discourses (Childhood in the Past 5). 2017. ix+273 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-712-4 paperback £40.
Rowley-Conwy, Peter, Serjeantson, Dale & Halstead, Paul (ed.). Economic zooarchaeology: studies in hunting, herding and early agriculture. 2017. xvi+296 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-445-1 hardback £40.
Stanish, Charles. The evolution of human co-operation: ritual and social complexity in stateless societies. 2017. xiii+336 pages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-18055-0 hardback £85.
Bickle, Penny, Cummings, Vicki, Hofmann, Daniela & Pollard, Joshua (ed.). The Neolithic of Europe: papers in honour of Alasdair Whittle. 2017. xiv+313 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-654-7 hardback £48.
Bogucki, Peter. The Barbarians: lost civilizations. 2017. 248 pages, 44 colour and 21 b&w illustrations. London: Reaktion; 978-1-78023-718-3 hardback £15.
Bonilla, Marta Díaz-Zorita. The Copper Age in south-west Spain: a bioarchaeological approach to prehistoric social organisation (British Archaeological Reports International series S2840). 2017. xxii+265 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports; 978-1-4073-1509-6 paperback £51.
Garrow, Duncan & Sturt, Fraser. Neolithic stepping stones: excavation and survey within the western seaways of Britain, 2008–2014. 2017. xi+224 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA); 978-1-78570-347-8 paperback £38.
Helwing, Barbara, Aliyev, Tevekkül, Lyonnet, Bertille, Guliyev, Farhad, Hansen, Svend & Mirtskhulava, Guram (ed.). The Kura Projects: new research on the later prehistory of the southern Caucasus. 2017. vii+451 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations, tables. Berlin: Reimer; 978-3-496-01580-2 hardback €99.
Quellec, Jean-Loïc Le. L'homme de Lascaux et l’énigme du puits. 2017. 111 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Glomel: Tautem; 979-10-97230-05-0 paperback €15.
Lietar, Claira. Territoires et ressources des sociétés néolithiques du Bassin parisien. Le cas du Néolithique moyen (4500–3800 av. n. è.). 2017. x+166 pages, 46 colour and numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-652-7 paperback £28, e-publication £19.
Rigal, Gwenn. Le temps sacré des cavernes. 2016. 381 pages, 95 b&w illustrations. Paris: Corti; 978-2-7143-1179-5 paperback €25.
Simpson, St John & Pankova, Svetlana. Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia. 2017. 368 pages, 453 colour and b&w illustrations, tables. London: British Museum & Thames & Hudson; 978-0-500-02128-6 hardback £40.
Hruby, Julie & Trusty, Debra (ed.). From cooking vessels to cultural practices in the Late Bronze Age Aegean. 2017. vii+173 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-632-5 paperback £38.
Letesson, Quentin & Knappett, Carl (ed.). Minoan architecture and urbanism: new perspectives on an ancient built environment. 2017. xxi+393 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, 7 tables. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-019-879362-5 hardback £90.
Martin, S. Rebecca. The art of contact: comparative approaches to Greek and Phoenician art. 2017. x+282 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; 978-0-8122-4908-8 hardback £50.
Bérard, Reine-Marie. Mégara Hyblaea. 6, la nécropole méridionale de la cité archaïque. 2, archéologie et histoire sociale des rituels funéraires (Collection de l’École française de Rome 1/6.2). 2017. 362 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Rome: École française de Rome; 978-2-7283-1242-9 paperback €42.
Kunze, Max & Lappo-Danilevskij, Konstantin Jurʹevič (ed.). Antike und Klassizismus—Winckelmanns Erbe in Russland. 2017. 294 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Petersberg: Imhof; 978-7319-0491-5 paperback.
Lawton, Carol L.. Votive reliefs (Athenian Agora XXXVIII). 2017. xxv+150 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. Princeton (NJ); Oxford & Havertown (PA): American School of Classical Studies at Athens; 978-0-87661-238-5 hardback $150.
Lichtenberger, Achim & Raja, Rubina (ed.). The diversity of Classical archaeology. 2017. xviii+356 pages, 23 colour and 164 b&w illustrations. Turnhout: Brepols; 978-2-503-57493-6 paperback €130.
Slane, Kathleen Warner. Tombs, burials, and commemoration in Corinth's northern cemetery (Corinth XXI). 2017. xxix+266 pages, 2 colour and 123 b&w illustrations, 15 tables. New York: American School of Classical Studies at Athens; 978-0-87661-022-0 hardback $150.
Burns, Ross. Origins of the colonnaded streets in the cities of the Roman East. 2017. xvi+409 pages, several b&w illustrations. Oxford: Oxford University Press; 978-019-878454-8 hardback £100.
De Jong, Lidewijde. The archaeology of death in Roman Syria. Burial, commemoration, and empire. 2017. xv+365 pages, several b&w illustrations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-1-107-13141-5 hardback £74.99.
Pearce, John & Weekes, Jake (ed.). Death as a process: the archaeology of the Roman funeral (Studies in Funerary Archaeology 12). 2017. 300 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-323-2 paperback £38.
Raja, Rubina (ed.). Contextualizing the sacred in the Hellenistic and Roman Near East. Religious identities in local, regional, and imperial settings. 2017. xx+256 pages, 100 b&w illustrations. Turnhout: Brepols; 978-2-503-56963-5 paperback €120.
Van Oyen, Astrid & Pitts, Martin (ed.). Materialising Roman histories (University of Cambridge Museum of Classical Archaeology Monograph 3). 2017. ix+242 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations, 3 tables. Oxford & Havertown (PA): Oxbow; 978-1-78570-676-9 paperback £40.
Vermeulen, F.. From the mountains to the sea: the Roman colonisation and urbanisation of central Adriatic Italy (BABesch Supplements 30). 2017. viii+224 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Leuven: Peeters; 978-90-429-3470-2 paperback €84.
Herrmann, Georgina. Ancient ivory: masterpieces of the Assyrian Empire. 2017. 208 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. New York: Thames & Hudson; 978-0-500-05191-7 hardback $60.
Long, Tracey & , Annette Højen Sørensen (ed.). Positions and professions in Palmyra (Series H. Humanistica 4). 2017. 136 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Copenhagen: The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters; 978-87-7304-404-9 paperback 200 DKKK.
Marston, John M.. Agricultural sustainability and environmental change at ancient Gordion (Museum Monograph 145). 2017. 203 pages, 11 colour and 40 b&w illustrations. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press; 978-1-934536-91-9 hardback $59.95.
Saunders, Ben. Archaeological rescue excavations on Packages 3 and 4 of the Batinah Expressway, Sultanate of Oman (British Foundation for the Study of Arabia Monograph 18). 2016. x+212 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Oxford: Archaeopress; 978-1-78491-395-3 paperback £45 & e-publication £19.
Paddayya, K.. Methodological issues in Indian archaeology. 2017. xvi+288 pages, several b&w illustrations, tables. New Delhi: Aryan; 978-81-7305-580-5 hardback.
Paddayya, K. & Deo, Sushama G.. Prehistory of South Asia. 2017. xxviii+152 pages, numerous b&w illustrations. Bengaluru: The Mythic Society; 978-81-932702-3-3 paperback.
Riggs, Christina. Egypt: lost civilizations. 2017. 216 pages, 31 colour and 15 b&w illustrations. London: Reaktion; 978-1-78023-726-8 hardback £15.
Dillehay, Tom D. (ed.). Where the land meets the sea: fourteen millennia of human history at Huaca Prieta, Peru. 2017. xxi+810 pages, 9 colour and 163 b&w illustrations, tables. Austin: University of Texas Press; 978-1-4773-1149-3 hardback $75.
Freidel, David A., Chase, Arlen F., Dowd, Anne S. & Murdock, Jerry. Maya E groups: calendars, astronomy, and urbanism in the early lowlands. 2017. xxi+626 pages, several b&w illustrations. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-0-8130-5435-3 hardback $125.
Goldsmith, Paul. Talking stone: rock art of the Cosos. 2017. 106 pages, numerous colour illustrations. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press; 978-1-60781-557-0 paperback $19.95.
Mcatackney, Laura & Ryzewski, Krysta (ed.). Contemporary archaeology and the city: creativity, ruination, and political action. 2017. xix+278 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 978-0-19-880360-7 hardback £85.
Wilson, Gregory D. (ed.). Mississippian beginnings. 2017. x+332 pages, numerous b&w illustrations, tables. Gainesville: University Press of Florida; 978-1-6834-0010-3 hardback $89.95.
Autour des machines de Vitruve . L'ingéniérie romaine: textes, archéologie et restitution. 2017. 242 pages, numerous colour and b&w illustrations. Cedex: Presses Universitaires de Caen; 978-2-84133-844-3 paperback €22.
Fleury, Philippe. De rebus bellicis. Sur les affaires militaires. 2017. cxl+148 pages, several colour and b&w illustrations. Paris: Les Belles Lettres; 978-2-251-01476-0 paperback €49.
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