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American Journal of Archaeology

Senses of the Empire: Multisensory Approaches to Roman Culture


123.3 Edited by Eleanor Betts. Pp. xvi + 227. Routledge, Abingdon, U.K. 2017. $165. ISBN 978-1-47244-629-9 (cloth).  Reviewed by Kimberly CassibryThis volume makes the Roman Empire seem both strange and exceptionally vivid. Consider the…
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Tartessos and the Phoenicians in Iberia


123.3 By Sebastián Celestino and Carolina López-Ruiz. Pp. xx + 368, b&w figs. 41, maps 10. Oxford University Press, Oxford 2016. $135. ISBN 978-0-19-967274-5 (cloth). Reviewed by Manuel Fernández-GötzOf the three large peninsulas of the…
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Vases, Funerary Practices, and Political Power in the Macedonian Kingdom During the Classical Period Before the Rise of Philip II


ArticleIn the absence of extensive written sources, the history of the Macedonian kingdom prior to the reign of Philip II remains largely understudied. Yet, the archaeological record of the region, although primarily of funerary character, has much…
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The Evolution of Human Co-operation: Ritual and Social Complexity in Stateless Societies


123.3 By Charles Stanish. Pp. xiv + 336. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2017. $110. ISBN 978-1-107-18055-0 (cloth). Reviewed by David S. BroseIn this volume, Stanish, an Andean archaeologist with an interest in prehistoric political…
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Die Sakralarchitektur der kommagenischen Hierothesia und Temene


123.3 By Werner Oenbrink (Dolichener und Kommagenische Forschungen 8, Asia Minor Studien 83). Pp. viii + 299. Dr. Rudolf Habelt, Bonn 2017. €79. ISBN 978-3-7749-4083-3 (cloth). Reviewed by Winfried HeldThe book deals with the architecture of…
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Lerna: A Preclassical Site in the Argolid. Vol. 8, The Historical Greek Village


123.3 By Brice L. Erickson. Pp. xxvi + 494, figs. 356, tables 32. American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton 2018. $150. ISBN 978-0-87661-308-5 (cloth). Reviewed by Susan I. RotroffWells without houses, graves without grave…
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The Early Iron Age: The Cemeteries


123.3 By John K. Papadopoulos and Evelyn Lord Smithson (Agora 36). Pp. 1,120. American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton 2017. $150. ISBN 978-0-87661-236-1 (cloth). Reviewed by Antonis KotsonasThe Greek Early Iron Age has…
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Women’s Work and Women’s Myths: Mothers and Children on Ivory Looms


ArticleSeveral surviving artifacts of Roman imperial date consist of two small plaques designed for connection by balks (rectangular beams) and cylindrical dowels. All but one of the surviving specimens are of ivory and were probably luxurious…
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In Search of the Phoenicians


123.3 By Josephine C. Quinn. Pp. xxviii + 335. Princeton University Press, Princeton 2017. $35. ISBN 978-0-691-17527-0 (cloth). Reviewed by Fabio PorziaThis book is the latest in a series of contributions on the subject of Phoenician…
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Dokimenische Säulensarkophage: Datierung und Deutung


123.3 By Volker Michael Strocka (Asia Minor Studien 82). Pp. ix + 394. Dr. Rudolf Habelt, Bonn 2017. €85. ISBN 978-3-7749-4071-0 (cloth). Reviewed by Alice ChristThis monograph is motivated by the recent restoration of the only known dated…
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New Approaches to Late Bronze Age Urban Landscapes on Cyprus: Investigations at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios, 2012–2016


Field ReportThe Late Bronze Age was a period of profound transformation on the island of Cyprus. Through investigations at the Maroni complex and at Kalavasos-Ayios Dhimitrios—two urban centers in south-central Cyprus—the Kalavasos and Maroni Built…
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Persepolis West (Fars, Iran): Report on the Field Work Carried Out by the Iranian-Italian Joint Archaeological Mission in 2008–2009


123.3 By Alireza Askari Chaverdi and Pierfrancesco Callieri (BAR-IS 2870). Pp. 310. British Archaeological Reports, Oxford 2017. £56. ISBN 9781407316086 (paper).  Reviewed by Ali MousaviArchaeological fieldwork in Fars, the homeland of the…
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Londinium: A Biography. Roman London from Its Origins to the Fifth Century


123.3 By Richard Hingley. Pp. xvi + 383. Bloomsbury Academic, London 2018. $34.95. ISBN 978-1-3500-4729-7 (paper). Reviewed by John CreightonLondon is one of the most intensively excavated cities in the Roman world, yet three decades have…
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Entrepôts et circuits de distribution en Méditerranée antique


123.3 Edited by Véronique Chankowski, Xavier Lafon, and Catherine Virlouvet (BCH Suppl. 58). Pp. 312. École française d’Athènes, Athens 2018. €30. ISBN 978-2-86958-295-8 (paper). Reviewed by Astrid Van OyenThe outcome of a collaboration…
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Mégara Hyblaea 7: La ville classique, hellénistique et romaine


123.3 By Henri Tréziny (Collection de l’École française de Rome 1,7). Pp. 518. École française de Rome, Rome 2018. €110. ISBN 978-2-7283-1282-5 (paper). Reviewed by Niccolò MugnaiThe archaeology of Sicily is a paradox, presenting many…
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A Companion to Sparta


123.3 Edited by Anton Powell (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World). 2 vols. Vol. 1, pp. xviii + 422; vol. 2, pp. xii + 383. $400. Wiley, Hoboken, N.J. 2018. ISBN 978-1-405-18869-2 (cloth). Reviewed by Elizabeth Langridge-NotiNafissi…
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State Formation in Greece: Iklaina and the Unification of Mycenaean Pylos


ArticleFor a long time, the emergence of Aegean states was explained in terms of general evolutionist models based on evidence from a handful of major palatial sites. Recently, however, a growing emphasis on regional diversity has demonstrated the…
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Barbara Tsakirgis, 1954–2019


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Sea Peoples of the Northern Levant? Aegean-Style Pottery from Early Iron Age Tell Tayinat


123.3 By Brian Janeway (Studies in the Archaeology and History of the Levant 7). Pp. xi + 197. Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, Ind. 2017. $49.59. ISBN 978-1-57506-950-0 (cloth). Reviewed by Jeffrey P. EmanuelThe volume under review is part of an…
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