Following a Trail of Potsherds to the Landscape

How can pottery help to explore an archaeological landscape? Guest blogger DR. PHILIP MILLS, co-editor of Forms of Dwelling along with ULLA RAJALA, explains. Landscape archaeology is something that I, as a Roman ceramic specialist, have only been involved with for a relatively short space of time. Before Ulla Rajala asked me to work on the roman ceramic material…

Why did Samuel Pepys bury his cheese, and other pressing questions

From Blue Peter time capsules to Samuel Pepys burying his cheese during the Great Fire of London, humanity has a long history of burying or depositing material goods. What sort of thing did humans in the past bury – and why? The scope of specialised deposits in the archaeological record is immense. So, too, are…

Academic Book Week: Our Favourites

It’s Academic Book Week this week – ‘a celebration of the diversity, innovation and influence of academic books’. Here at Oxbow Books, we’ve decided to share a few of our favourite academic books and what they mean to us – and to share some special offers on these selected titles with you! Keep an eye out…

Re-drawing the Map: The Lost Dark-Age Kingdom of Rheged

COVER IMAGE: DGNHAS/GUARD ARCHAEOLOGY LTD This week has seen the announcement that archaeological research at a site in Galloway has suggested it may have been at the heart of a “lost kingdom” from the Dark Ages. Trusty’s Hill is an early medieval fort at Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. The hillfort comprises a fortified citadel…

Offa’s Dyke: The Brexit Dimension?

BY GUEST WRITER AND AUTHOR KEITH RAY Cover image: Raymond Perry via Wikimedia Commons, CC by SA 2.0 In January 2017, there are stirrings along the border between England and Wales. No, not riots in reaction to the latest developments around ‘hard’, ‘soft’ or even ‘train-crash’ Brexit, but plans being put together quietly for initiatives concerning…

Secrets of Orkney

BY GUEST WRITER AND AUTHOR CAROLINE WICKHAM-JONES Cover image ©  Robert Beharie and licensed for reuse  (CC BY-SA 2.0) Finally, after much anticipation, BBC Two’s series on Neolithic Orkney starts this January. It is a handsome show with truly magnificent filming and it aims to present some of the most recent ideas about Neolithic Britain to…

SALE: The Week’s Top Picks

Our end-of-year sale continues with fantastic deals on some of our very best titles. If you’re struggling to make up your mind on what to buy, check out some of our favourites below, and see what other people have to say about them. To find out more about each book, or to buy it online,…

SALE: The Week’s Top Picks

With such a great selection of titles in our sale, it can be tricky to choose. To help you out, we’ve chosen some of our favourites to share with you. To find out more about each book, or to purchase online, just click on the cover image. Ritual in Early Bronze Age Grave Goods: An…

Quiz: Herakles and Other Heroes

In our latest quiz, you can test your knowledge about the greatest heroes in Greek mythology – and their lesser-known encounters, actions, and experiences. Click below to start! How did you do? Let us know!

The Oxbow Books End-of-Year Sale!

We’re happy to announce that starting today and continuing through the end of the year, over 200 Oxbow Books titles will be offered at great sale prices on casemateacademic.com! This is the perfect time to pick up a gift for your favorite scholar, or purchase that title you’ve had your eye on for a while….

Oxbow Books End-of-Year Sale!

We know that after a long year and a lot of Christmas shopping, purses are starting to look a little thinner… so we’re pleased to announce the Oxbow Books end-of-year sale! We’ve got hundreds of titles at great prices just waiting to be picked up… You can browse the full selection here, and order online…