Welcome to the Routledge Resources for Archaeology website. Here you will find extra resources for some of our best-selling textbooks, including Archaeological Investigation, The Archaeology of Britain: Second Edition and The Archaeology of Human Bones: Second Edition. Visit the Resources tab to click through to the features available for individual books.

Ancient Cities Cover

Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from the perspectives of archaeology and architectural history, bringing to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered from archaeological excavations. Urban form is the focus: the physical appearance and overall plans of the cities, their architecture and natural topography, and the cultural and historical contexts in which they flourished. Attention is also paid to non-urban features such as religious sanctuaries and burial grounds, places and institutions that were a familiar part of the city dweller's experience. Objects or artifacts that represented the essential furnishings of everyday life are discussed, such as pottery, sculpture, wall paintings, mosaics and coins. Ancient Cities is unusual in presenting this wide range of Old World cultures in such comprehensive detail, giving equal weight to the Preclassical and Classical periods, and in showing the links between these ancient cultures.

Please visit the Ancient Cities companion website to access chapter summaries, study questions, illustrations and photos from the book, a glossary of archaeological and historical terms, and our new interactive timeline:

Archaeological Investigation Book Cover

"This is the best book in the English language…for fifty years or more on the practice of field archaeology." Richard Hodges, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology


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The Archaeology of Britain Book Cover

"Written by the leading experts in their field, this well-illustrated and accessible book is a must-have for anybody interested in learning about the archaeology of Britain." Dr Rachel Pope,  University of Liverpool, UK


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The Archaeology of Human Bones Cover

The Archaeology of Human Bones provides an up to date account of the scientific analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites. This completely revised edition reflects the latest developments in scientific techniques for studying human skeletons and the latest applications of those techniques in archaeology.


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Archaeology: An introduction 5th Edition Cover

The Archaeology: An Introduction, 5th Editon looks behind the popular aspects of archaeology such as the discovery and excavation of sites, the study of human remains and animal bones, radiocarbon dating, museums and ‘heritage’ displays, and reveals the methods used by archaeologists.


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  • Online glossary
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Time Team game
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  • Image bank
  • Model courses
Prehistoric Britain Cover Image

Prehistoric Britain, now in its second edition, examines the development of human societies in Britain from earliest times to the Roman conquest of AD 43, as revealed by archaeological evidence. Special attention is given to six themes which are traced through prehistory: subsistence, technology, ritual, trade, society, and population.


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