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Bill Bryson versus the Scireadr

Bill Bryson versus the Scireadr

Scireadr will have its first meeting tomorrow night. We’ll be discussing A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. I’ve never taken part in a book club like this before, so I’m preparing. I don’t have answers. I don’t know if I...

Creating Prehistory by Adam Stout

I could draw up quite a list of people who won’t like this book. Adam Stout purports to be an unapologetic relativist (more of that later). His history of archaeology in Britain, mainly in the inter-war period, comes from this position and is allied to his...

Loot by Sharon Waxman

In short, the best archaeopolitics book I’ve read since Edward Fox’s Sacred Geography. I was kindly sent a review copy by the publishers and I have a feeling that they were hoping for a bit more than that, so I’ll add a bit more. It’s subtitled...

The best new archaeology books?

I’ll put this link up before I forget. Michael E. Smith is looking for what you think are the best new archaeology books. It made me realise that this year I don’t think I’ve really taken much time out to read for pleasure. I’ve got a couple of...