American Journal of Archaeology Online Reviews (January 2011)

The American Journal of Archaeology publishes quarterly public-access book and museum reviews: These reviews are listed in the table of contents of the respective printed issue of the Journal and are available for free download on the Journal’s Web site.  Below is a list of book and museum exhibition reviews published in tandem with our printed January 2011 issue (volume 115, number 1).  We hope you enjoy.  

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Book Reviews

Metal Detecting and Archaeology
Edited by Suzie Thomas and Peter G. Stone
Reviewed by Derek Fincham

Chogha Mish. Vol. 2, The Development of a Prehistoric Regional Center in Lowland Susiana, Southwestern Iran: Final Report on the Last Six Seasons of Excavations, 1972–1978
By Abbas Alizadeh
Reviewed by John R. Alden

Dikili Tash, village préhistorique de Macédoine Orientale: Recherches franco-helléniques dirigées par la Société Archéologique d’Athènes et l’École française d’Athènes (1986–2001)
By Haïdo Koukouli-Chryssanthaki, René Treuil, Laurent Lespez, and Dimitra Malamidou
Reviewed by Michael Fotiadis

The Black Sea: Past, Present and Future: Proceedings of the International, Interdisciplinary Conference, Istanbul, 14–16 October 2004
By Gülden Erkut and Stephen Mitchell
Reviewed by Lise Hannestad

The Levant in Transition: Proceedings of a Conference Held at the British Museum on 20–21 April 2004
Edited by Peter J. Parr
Reviewed by Graham Philip

Ανασκαφές Μυκηνών II: To “Εργαστήριο” των Μυκηνών
By Despoina Danielidou
Reviewed by Margaretha Kramer-Hajos

Colonial Encounters in Ancient Iberia: Phoenician, Greek, and Indigenous Relations
Edited by Michael Dietler and Carolina López-Ruiz
Reviewed by Duane W. Roller

Sagalassos VI: Geo- and Bio-Archaeology at Sagalassos and in Its Territory
Edited by Patrick Degryse and Marc Waelkens
Reviewed by Peter Ian Kuniholm

Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum. Russia 17. Moscow 8: Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. East Greek Pottery
By Natalia Sidorova
Reviewed by Tyler Jo Smith

Tradition and Originality: A Study of Exekias
By E. Anne Mackay
Reviewed by Kathryn Topper

More About Caeretan Hydriae: Addenda et Clarificanda
By J.M. Hemelrijk
Reviewed by Elisabeth Trinkl

Greek Vase-Painting and the Origins of Visual Humour
By Alexandre G. Mitchell
Reviewed by Mark D. Stansbury-O’Donnell

The Derveni Krater: Masterpiece of Classical Greek Metalwork
By Beryl Barr-Sharrar
Reviewed by Jasper Gaunt

The Furniture and Furnishings of Ancient Greek Houses and Tombs
By Dimitra Andrianou
Reviewed by Lisa Nevett

Pour une archéologie du rite: Nouvelles perspectives de l’archéologie funéraire
Edited by John Scheid
Reviewed by Emily Miller Bonney

Latrinae et Foricae: Toilets in the Roman World
By Barry Hobson
Reviewed by Charalampos Dokos

Die Casa del Fauno in Pompeji (VI 12). Vol. 1, Bauhistorische Analyse. Die stratigraphischen Befunde und Funde der Ausgrabungen in den Jahren 1961 bis 1963
By Adolf Hoffmann and Andrea Faber
Reviewed by Michele George

The Roman Amphitheatre: From Its Origins to the Colosseum
By Katherine E. Welch
Reviewed by Sinclair Bell

London’s Roman Amphitheatre: Guildhall Yard, City of London
By Nick Bateman, Carrie Cowan, and Robin Wroe-Brown
Reviewed by Sinclair Bell

Bi’r Minayh: Report on the Survey 1998–2004
Edited by Ulrich Luft
Reviewed by Steven E. Sidebotham

Kourion: Excavations in the Episcopal Precinct
By A.H.S. Megaw
Reviewed by Susan T. Stevens

Vanessa Lord
Electronic Content Editor
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