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! 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….

Council for British Archaeology South-East AGM and Conference

Don’t forget to book your place at the 2014 CBA South-East AGM and Conference! The conference will take place on Saturday 1st November in the Huxley Lecture Theatre at the University of Brighton. Click here for full details of the conference and how to book your place. The theme will be ‘Aspects of Pre-History in…

20th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists

From the 10th to the 14th September 2014, the European Association of Archaeologists’ 20th Annual Meeting was held in Istanbul. Oxbow was represented at EAA 2014 by Managing Editor Julie Gardiner, accompanied by Dr Mike Allen, Series Editor for our new Studying Scientific Archaeology series (and Julie’s husband by pure coincidence). We had just a…

A Test of Time and A Test of Time Revisited

The great volcanic eruption of the Thera (or Santorini volcano) in the southern Aegean has been central to several archaeological controversies. Originally, the main question was whether this eruption (now the largest of the last 12,000 years1) destroyed Minoan Crete. However, in recent decades, as much or more attention has focused on its date. When…

Searching for Gold – by Marianne Vedeler

Marianne Vedeler is Associate professor in Archaeology at Museum of Cultural History, University of Oslo. Her research and publications focus on clothing, style and costume accessories from the Middle Ages. Her latest title for Oxbow Books, Silk for the Vikings, is a study of the production, trade and consumption of silk during the Viking Age….