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BookThe archaeology of the Old Stone Age of Southern Africa is of major importance to our understanding of human adaptation and evolution over the last two million years. This volume considers the history of archaeological discovery in this region then goes on to provide a review and analyses of key...
BookThe location known as ‘A Riverine Site Near York (ARSNY)’ represents a category of Viking site known from the historical record but one that until recently had remained largely undetected archaeologically: the Viking camp. The published investigations at Repton, Derbyshire, although undoubtedly important, created a false paradigm for the scale...
BookThe Caucasus region, sandwiched between the Black Sea to the west and the Caspian Sea to the east, traditionally marks the boundary between Europe to the north and Asia to the south. This catalogue gathers together ancient Caucasian and related material in the British Museum, most of which is now...
Curtis, John ; Kruszynski, Miroslaw
BookTo accompany the first exhibition to be devoted to Albrecht Dürer in this country for thirty years, Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy (British Museum, 5 December 2002 – March 2003), a conference was held on 21 March 2003 to examine themes and issues raised by the astonishing achievements and influence...
BookA study of the way in which the Kelabit utilise raw materials from the rainforest to construct a socially ordered world. Catalogues of the collections made by the author for the British and Sarawak Museums are included and there are numerous photographs of items being made and in use. The...
BookAn evaluation of the development of the HSBC money gallery at the British Museum.
Late Glacial Long Blade Sites in the Kennet Valley: Excavations and Fieldwork at Avington VI, Wawcott XII and Crown Acres10,000 years ago, late Ice Age and early post-glacial communities moved through the Kennet Valley to the Thames, following game and taking advantage of sheltered positions to make their camps. Favourable geological conditions in the neighbourhood of Newbury have preserved several of these camp sites in situ. One of these,...
BookIn 1937-8, in preparation for a new gallery given by Lord Duveen, an unauthorised cleaning of the Parthenon Sculptures in The British Museum was carried out. Initially the incident was hidden from the public, but it soon got into the press and a scandal ensued. Sixty years later, in response...
North Korean Culture and Society: Papers from the British Museum/BAKS Study Day 2001 and BAKS Study Day 2002The publication follows on from the establishment of diplomatic relations with the the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, and visits there by scholars from the British Museum and British Library. The papers from the two study days provide a unique insight into North Korean culture. North Korea remains little known...
Portal, Jane ; McKillop, Beth
BookThis publication is the culmination of a ten-year project carried out by the author to organise, research and catalogue a collection of over 17,000 objects from the 1930s British excavations at Lachish (Tell ed-Duweir), which was acquired in 1980 by the Department of the Ancient Near East, British Museum. Lachish...