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…

The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918: Current Archaeology Award 2017 Nominee

We are delighted to announce that The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918, edited by Wayne D. Cocroft, John Schofield and Catrina Appleby, published by Council for British Archaeology, has been nominated in the ‘Book of the Year’ category in the 2017 Current Archaeology Awards! Take a look below to read about the book, see what people…

Archaeologies of Waste: Encounters with the Unwanted

From Daniel Sosna & Lenka Brunclíková What have ornate Neolithic vessels, 17th century human faeces and contemporary fuel in nuclear reactors in common? Regardless of how silly this question sounds, it provides an opportunity for a reflection of the relationship between humans and things. Virtually anything can become waste in the eye of the beholder….

Houses of the Dead: 5 Unusual Tombs

94 years ago today, Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon became the first people in over 3,00 years to walk into one of the most famous tombs in history: the Tomb of Tutankhamun. Full of amazing treasures and containing the untouched mummy of the young Pharaoh, it was an extraordinary glimpse into the often extravagant burial practices…

Money at the Ashmolean

You never really think about the change you’ve lost over the years. Whether it’s down the back of the sofa, lost between the paving stones, or you’ve got a hoard of pennies you’re saving for a rainy day, it could all one day be incredibly useful to the archaeologists who happens to find it. The…