Current World Archaeology 109

• Exploring sacred spaces on Rapa Nui
• Before Tokyo: piecing together the past of a megacity
• Roman colonial city at Libarna
• Prehistoric diets in the southern Levant
• Secrets of Classical trade in the Mediterranean…

Great Sites of the Ancient World

This gloriously illustrated volume takes readers on a tour of 100 archaeological sites around the world. While many of the selections are familiar entries in lists of great sites – such as the Giza plateau, Machu Picchu, and Hadrian’s Wall – care has also been taken to include a wealth…

New dates for Machu Picchu

Radiocarbon dating of burials from the Inca site of Machu Picchu has revealed that it was occupied several decades earlier than previously thought. The famous UNESCO World Heritage site in Peru is believed to have been built after the Emperor Pachacuti rose to power, which earlier research based on historical…

Archaeology and the Early Church in Southern Greece

This book provides a brief history of Christianity in the eastern Peloponnese (including ancient sites in Corinth, such as Kenchreai and Lechaion, as well as Isthmia, Nemea, Sikyon, and Epidauros) and in Athens, from its beginnings but with a focus on Late Antiquity. The account does not begin – as…

Wooden snake figurine

Snakes are rarely depicted in rock art in northern Europe, and are known to have had symbolic significance in the later world views of the Finno-Ugric and Sámi peoples…

The Warsaw Mummy Project

A multidisciplinary project that uses a wide range of techniques to study ancient Egyptian mummies is shedding new light on the secrets hidden beneath their wrappings, as Marzena Oz.arek-Szilke, Marcin Jaworski, Wojciech Ejsmond, and Stanisl´aw Szilke explain.…

Libarna: revealing the complex history of a colonial city

How did the Romans learn to incorporate new groups and regions into their empire? Libarna, a Roman colony in what was the Gallic part of Italy, may hold the key to answering this question. Katherine V Huntley reveals the ancient, and modern, significance of the city.…

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