This series aims to introduce students to historically important societies that have been the subject of sustained archaeological research. Each study is also designed to demonstrate a contemporary method of archaeological analysis in action, and the authors are all specialists currently engaged in field research. Tracing long-term developments, and describing and analyzing a discrete segment in the prehistory or history of a region, they represent an invaluable tool for comparative analysis. Clear, well organized, authoritative and succinct, the case studies will also be an important resource for students and scholars in related fields, such as anthropology and ethnohistory and for anybody interested in ancient civilisations.
General Editor: Rita P. Wright, Dept of Anthropology, New York University