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…

Explorers Throughout History

On this day in 1493, Christopher Columbus first sighted an island which would later be known as Puerto Rico. Christopher Columbus is certainly one of the most famous explorers the world has ever known – but humankind has been exploring their world right down through history. We’ve picked out some of the most interesting explorers,…

British Museum: Sunken Cities

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the British Museums Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds exhibition. Featuring the finds from two cities, Canopus and Thonis-Hercaleion, that long ago vanished beneath the waves of the Mediterranean, it promised a wealth of new and beautiful artifacts and revelations. And it came through on that promise. With generous…

Quiz: Alexander the Great by Numbers

Ten questions on the ‘how big’s, ‘how many’s and ‘how far’s of Alexander the Great. Remember to tell us how you did! Need to brush up a little? Why not try some of our bargain titles? ALEXANDER THE GREAT AT WAR (£5.95) | PHILIP II AND ALEXANDER (£14.95) THE CONQUESTS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT (£4.95)      

OXBOW BOOKS IN-STORE SALE

OUR LAST EVER IN-STORE SALE… We’re sad to see our Oxford showroom go, but there’s still one last chance to visit us, and pick up a bargain while you’re here… We’ll be open 8th – 18th November Weekdays: 9am – 5pm Saturday 10th: 9am-5pm Sunday 11th: closed 10 Hythe Bridge St., Oxford, OX1 2EW Please…

The Archaeology Of Vampires

Fear of the undead has been around for a very long time. Whilst the term ‘vampire’ wasn’t first used until around the sixteenth century, the ideas of people rising from the dead, drinking blood or infecting the living were rife much earlier. The Persians had their fair share of blood-drinking demons, as did the Ancient…