Oxbow Advent Calendar 2022 – Day 7

Stones & Pretty Things

Pretty pretty, shiny shiny—today’s advent contains the best we have to offer for material archaeology, looking at stones, gems, and personal adornments!

Use code ADVENT07 when shopping at Casemate Academic to get 50% off these five books. This code is valid for today only, offer ending midnight.

Ecology of a Tool

The ground stone axes of Irian Jaya (Indonesia)

Pierre Perequin, Anne-Marie Petrequin, Alexandre Pelletier-Michaud

English edition of classic French publication on the manufacture, exchange and social and economic significance of New Guinea axes.



336 Pages

Personal Ornaments in Prehistory

An exploration of body augmentation from the Palaeolithic to the Early Bronze Age

Emma L. Baysal

Explores how and why the human relationship with ornaments such as beads, bracelets, necklaces, and pendants developed and continued over tens of thousands of years



272 Pages

Neolithic Stone Extraction in Britain and Europe

An Ethnoarchaeological Perspective

Peter Topping

A new, ethoarchaeological examination of the introduction of Neolithic extraction practices across Europe and through Britain and Ireland which questions when and why these practices were adopted, and what role extraction sites played in Neolithic society.



200 Pages

Not Just for Show

The Archaeology of Beads, Beadwork, and Personal Ornaments

Daniella Bar-Yosef Mayer, Alice M. Choyke

Major new series of studies combining latest scientific analysis techniques with archaeological data in a series of case studies coverving technological, social and symbolic attributes of beads in prehistoric cultures



224 Pages