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People and the Sky by Anthony Aveni

It’s a common gripe that archaeologists don’t have much interest in public archaeology. I’m not convinced it’s true and it’s certainly not true of archaeoastronomy. People and the Sky is Anthony Aveni’s latest (original) book....

Skywatchers, Shamans and Kings by E.C.Krupp

I was surprised to find I haven’t already put up a page saying how good this book is, so I’ll correct that now. This is one of the best books you can get on archaeoastronomy, and it’s also one of the more affordable. One of the big attractions of the...

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...