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Principles & Methods of Classical Archaeology - Bibiliography

Essential Reading

Greene, K. and Moore, Th. (2010 5th ed.) Archaeology. An Introduction (London and New York: Routledge)

@Haggis, D.C. and Antonaccio, C.M. (2015, ed.) Classical Archaeology in Context: Theory and Practice in Excavation in the Greek World (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter)

Renfrew, C. and Bahn P. (2012, 6th ed.) Archaeology. Theories Methods and Practice (London: Thames & Hudson)

Snodgrass, A. Alcock S.E. and Osborne R. eds. (2012, 2nd ed.) Classical Archaeology (Oxford: Blackwell)

Further Reading:

Theoretical Development

DYSON, S.L., 'Form New to New Age Archeology: Archaeological Theory and Classical Archaeology-A 1990s Perspective,
in American Journal of Archaeology 97, 1993, pp. 195-206.

HODDER I., Theory and Practice in Archaeology, 1992.

HODDER I., Reading the Past, Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology, 1986/93.

JOHNSON M., Archaeological Theory. An Introduction, 1999 (2010, second edition).

MILLETT, M., in ALCOCK & Osborne 2007, pp. 30-50.

SHANKS M. & C., Reconstructing Archaeology, 1992.

SHANKS M., Classical Archaeology of Greece, 1996.

SNODGRASS, A. M. , in ALCOCK & Osborne 2007, pp. 1-29.


ALLISON M., The Archaeology of Household Activities, 1999.

ANDRONIKOS M., The Greek Museums, 1975.

BARKER G., Companion Encyclopedia of Archaeology, 1999.

BAHN P.G., The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology, 1995.

BIERS W.R., The Archaeology of Greece: An Introduction, 1980.

BLACK S.L., Archaeology by Design, 2003

BOWE P., Gardens of the Roman World, 2004.

BROODBANK C., An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades, 2000

DANIEL G., A Hundred Years of Archaeology, 1950.

CARVER M., Archaeological Investigation, 2009.

CARVER M., Underneath English Towns 1987.

CANENAGH W., & MEE C., A Private Place: Death in Prehistoric Greece, 1998.

CLARKE J.R., The Houses of Roman Italy, 1993.

COLES, John, Experimental Archaeology, 1979

COLLINGWOOD R.G. & RICHMOND I., The Archaeology of Roman Britain, 1969.

CUNLIFFE B., Fishbourne: A Roman Palace and its Garden, 1971.

DARK K., Theoretical Archaeology, 1995.

EVANS J. & O'CONNOR T., Environmental Archaeology: Principles and Methods, 1999.

FAGAN B.M., In the Beginning: An Introduction to Archaeology, 1972.

FAGAN B.M., The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, 1997.

FARRAR L., Ancient Roman Gardens, 1998.

GAMBLE, C., Archaeology, the Basics, 2001.

GLOB P.V. The Bog People, 1969.

GRANT J., GORIN S., Fleming N., The Archaeology coursebook. An introduction to themes, sites, methods and skills, 2001 (2008, third edition)

GREENE K., The Archaeology of the Roman Economy, 1986.

GREENE, K., Archaeology, an Introduction: the History, Principles and Methods of Modern Archaeology, London 1995 (electronic book).

HENDERSON, J., Hortus, the Roman Book of Gardening, 2004.

HODDER I., Theory and Practice in Archaeology, 1992.

HODDER I., Reading the Past, Current Approaches to Interpretation in Archaeology, 1986/93.

HURST T.D. Archaeology, 1998.

ISAGER S. & SKYDSGAARD J.E., Ancient Greek Agriculture, 1995.

JENKINS I., Archaeologists and Aesthetes, 1992.

JOHNSON P. & HAYES I., Architecture in Roman Britain, 1996.

KENYON K.M., Beginning in Archaeology, 1961.

MAYS S., The Archaeology of Disease, 1983/97.

MAYS S., The Archaeology of Human Bones, 1998.

McKENDRICK P., The Mute Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Italy, 1983.

PEARSON M.P., The Archaeology of Death and Burial, 1999.

POLLARD A.M., New Developments in Archaeological Research, 1992.

PRAG J. & NEAVE R., Making Faces, 1999.

RICHARDS J.D. & RYAN N.S., Data Processing in Archaeology, 1985.

ROBERTS C. & MANCHESTER K., The Archaeology of Disease, 1999.

SHANKS M. & C., Reconstructing Archaeology, 1992.

SHANKS M., Classical Archaeology of Greece, 1996.

SHAW I. & JAMESON R., A Dictionary of Archaeology, 1998.

SNODGRASS A.M., An Archaeology of Greece, 1987.

SNODGRASS A.M., 'The New Archaeology and the Classical Archaeologist', American Journal of Archaeology 89 (1985) 31-37.

STIEBING W.H., Uncovering the Past: A History of Archaeology, 1994.

STIRLAND A., Human Bones in Archaeology, 1986.

STONE P.G. & PLANE P., The Constructed Past: Experimental Archaeology, Education and the Public, 1999.

THOMSON de GRUMMOND N., An Encycloapedia of the History of Classical Archaeology, 1995.

TRAC: Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference.

WHITLEY J., The Archaeology of Ancient Greece, 2001.

WILLIAMS R.J. & ZEEPVAT R.J., Bancroft, 1994.

ZARMATI L. & GREMIN A., Experience Archaeology, 1998.

Maritime Archaeology

BASS G.F., Yassi Ada, A Seventh Century Byzantine Shipwreck, 1982.

CARLSON D.N., ‘The Classical Greek Shipwreck at Tektaş Burnu, Turkey’, American Journal of Archaeology 107 (2003), 581-600.

COATES J.F., The Trireme Trials, 1990.

DEAN M., & FERRARI B. et al., Archaeology Underwater, 1992.

DELGADO J.P., British Museum Encyclopaedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology, 1997.

De DONATO G., Mare Nostrum, The Roman Sea, 2003.

GREEN J.N., Maritime Archaeology, 2004

MUCKLEROY K., Maritime Archaeology, 1978.

PARKER A.J., Ancient Shipwrecks of the Mediterranean, 1992.

ROBINSON W., First Aid for Underwater Finds, 1998.

RUDEL, M. [] Underwater archaeology, history and methodology, 2003.

THROCKMORTON P., Shipwrecks and Archaeology, 1970.


AITKEN M.J., Science-Based Dating in Archaeology, 1990.

ANTIQUITY: Special Radiocarbon Section, 61. 1987 pp.97-138.

Archaeology, Dendorochronology and the Radiocarbon Calibration Curve, 1983.

BIERS W.R., Art, Archaeology and the Chronology in Classical Antiquity, 1992.

BAILLIE M.G.L., Tree-Ring Dating and Archaeology, 1982.

BAILLIE, M.G.L., A Slice Through Time, 1995.

BOWMAN S., Radiocarbon Dating, 1990.

ECKSTEIN D., Dendrochronological Dating, 1984.

FLEMING S., Dating in Archaeology, 1976.

FLEMING S., Thermoluminescence Techniques in Archaeology, 1979.

MANNING S.W., A Test of Time: The Volcano of Thera and the Chronology and History of the Aegean and East Mediterranean in the Mid-Second Millennium BC, 2000.

MOOK W.G. & WATERBOLK H.T., Radiocarbon Dating, 1983.

STRIKER C.L., What is Dendrochronology?, 1985.

TAYLOR R.E., AITKEN M., Chronometric Dating in Archaeology, 1997.

Dendrochronology in Europe: Principles, Interpretation and Applications, 1978.


ASTON M. & ROWLEY T., Landscape Archaeology: An Introduction to Fieldwork Techniques on Post-Roman Landscapes, 1974.

ASTON M., Interpreting the Landscape, 1985.

ATKINSON R.J.C., Field Archaeology,1953.

BETTESS F., Surveying for Archaeologists, 1992.

BRADFORD J., Ancient Landscapes, 1957.

BROWN A.E., Fieldwork for Archaeologists and Local Historians, 1987.

COLES J., Field Archaeology in Britain, 1972.

COLLINS J.M., Archaeological Survey, 2003.

DREWETT P., Field Archaeology: An Introduction, 1999.

HOOKE D., Landscape: The Richest Historical Record, 2000

HOSKINS W.G., The Making of the English Landscape, 1988.


BARKER P., Techniques of Archaeological Excavation, 1979/93.

BARKER P., Understanding Archaeological Excavation, 1996.

BARKER G., DINCAUZE D., RENOUF P., Excavation, 2001.

CARMICHAEL D.L., Excavation, 2003.

COLLIS J., Digging up the Past, 2001.

BETTLESS F., Surveying for Archaeologists, 1984/98.

DREWETT P.L., Field Archaeology, An Introduction, London 1999.

HARRIS E.C., Principles of Archaeological Stratigraphy, 1989.

HARRIS E.C., BROWN M.R., BROWN G.J., Practices of Archaeological Stratigraphy, 1977/89.

LEACH P., Surveying Archaeological Sites, 1994.

SPENCE C., Archaeological Site Manual,1990.

Non-Invasive Techniques

CLARK A., Seeing Beneath the Soil, 1990.

DEUEL L., Flights into Yesterday: The Story of Aerial Archaeology, 1971.

FRERE S.S. & St. JOSEPH J.K., Roman Britain from the Air, 1983.

RILEY D.N., Aerial Archaeology in Britain.

WILSON D.M., Aerial Reconnaissance for Archaeologists, 1975.

Post-Excavation Techniques

BROTHWELL D. & HIGGS R., Science in Archaeology, 1969.

Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, 1989.

CAPLE C, Conservation Skills, 2000

COOPER M.A., Managing Archaeology, 1995.

CRONYN J.M. The Elements of Archaeological Conservation, 1989.

DORRELL, P., Photography in Archaeology and Conservation, Cambridge, 1989.

GRIFFITHS N. & JENNER A., Drawing Archaeological Finds, 1990.

HOWELL C.I., A Practical Guide to Archaeological Photography, 1995.

LAMBERT J.B., Unravelling the Secrets of Archaeology through Chemistry, 1997/9.

LANG J. & MIDDLETON A., Radiography of Cultural Material, 1997.

LEIGH D., First Aid for Finds: A Practical Guide for Archaeologists. 1972.

ODDY A., Restoration: Is it Acceptable, 1994.

ODDY A., The Art of the Conservator, 1992

POLLARD A.M., Archaeological Chemistry, 1996.

ROSS S., MIFFETT J., HENDERSON J., Computing for Archaeologists, 1990.

SOBOLOIK K.D., Archaeobiology, 2003

WILSON D., Science and Archaeology, 1978.


BRODIE N., Trade in Illicit Antiquities, 2001

EDSON G., Museum Ethics, 1997.

GREENFIELD J., The Return of Cultural Treasures, 1989/96.

KOHL P.I. & FAWCETT C., Nationalism, Politics and the Practice of Archaeology, 1995.

O'KEEFE P.J., Trade in Antiquities: Reducing Destruction and Theft, 1997.

TUBB K.W., Antiquities: Trade or Betrayed, 1995.

VITELLI K.D., Archaeological Ethics, 1996.


BENNET T., The Birth of the Museum, 1995.

COOK B.F., The Elgin Marbles, 1984.

COOK B.F., The Townley Marbles, 1984.

Museum Archaeology in Europe, 1994.

SULLIVAN L.P., Curating Archaeological Collections, 2003.

ZIMMERMAN, L.J., Presenting the Past, 2003.

Some Sites

DICKINSON O., The Aegean Bronze Age, 1994/7.

DOUMAS C., Santorini: a Guide to the Island and its Archaeological Treasures, 1984.

EVANS A., The Palace of Minos at Knossos, 1921/64.

FORSYTH P.Y., Thera in the Bronze Age, 1997.

HALLAGER F., The Mycenean Palace at Knossos: Evidence for the Final Destruction in the IIIB.

HICKS P., Pompeii and Herculaeneum, 1995.

JASHEMSKI W., The Gardens of Pompeii, 1993.

JONES D.W., Peak Sanctuaries and Sacred Caves in Minoan Crete, 1999.

LAURE R., Domestic Space in the Roman World: Pompeii and Beyond, 1997.

LAURENCE R., Roman Pompeii, Space and Society, 1994.

MARINATOS N., Santorini.

MARINATOS S., Excavations at Thera, 1968-76.

MICHAILIDOU A., Knossos, a Complete Guide to the Palace of Minos, 1981.

MYLONAS G.E., Mycenae Rich in Gold, 1983.

PAPAPOSTOLOU I.A. Crete: Knossos, Phaistos, Mallia, Aghia Triada, Zakros and Herakleion, 1981.

PARSLOW C., Rediscovering Antiquity, 1995

SAKELLARAKIS Y., Archanes: Minoan Crete in a New Light, 1997.

SCHLIEMANN H., Mycneae, a Narrative of Researches and Discoveries, 1878.

TAYLOUR W., Well-built Mycenae, 1981.

WACHER J., The Towns of Roman Britain, 1974.

WALLACE-HADRILL, Pompeii and Herculaeneum, 1994.

WILKES J.J., Diocletian's Palace, Split, 1986.

ZANKER P., Pompeii, Public and Private Life, 1998.