Rivers in prehistory, my latest book, can be purchased NOW. Further information can be found here.
The book was launched at the EAA in Glasgow, see here:
Blurb from Archaeopress, the publisher
vi+166 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. 169 2015. ISBN 9781784911782.
Retail price: £38
Table of contents (PDF from Archaeopress)
Reviewed in: International Journal of Nautical Archaeology by Colin Martin.
The first 34 pages are devoted to an ‘Introduction’ and two scene-setting essays (by) Andrea Vianello. His philosophy and approach are non-prescriptive, emphasizing the dichotomy between the physical attributes of riverine environments and the varied and not always logical responses of human societies to them. (...) Slick generalizations and explanatory theories are notably absent; in their place are factual observations, questions and paradoxes. This combination of papers does not constitute a text book, but it is a good foundation for debate and progress in this neglected field. (...) The volume as a whole carries an important message. Like the sea and things nautical, rivers and lakes have for too long been ‘elephants in the rooms’ of archaeologists and historians, so obvious that they are effectively invisible. Andrea Vianello and his fellow authors have revealed them as essential elements in holistic landscape studies, without which life could not function. It is up to others to follow their example. (...) An excellent book. Some of the illustrations are outstanding, especially of the Yangtze and of Arab marshlands.