The following books have arrived on the Book Review Editorâ€™s desk but will, for one reason or another, not be reviewed in the journal.
Davies, Jeffrey and Jones, Rebecca (2006) Roman Camps in Wales and the Marches. Cardiff: University of Wales Press. ISBN 978-0-7083-2079-2. Hbk. 236 pp. Â£35.00
A comprehensive account and gazetteer of Roman Camps in Wales and the Marches, richly illustrated. Invaluable for researchers, local residents and visitors alike.
Howard, Phil (2007) Archaeological Surveying and Mapping. Recording and Depicting the Landscape. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415306638. 312 pp. Pbk. Â£24.99
Phil Howard has been in the business for over 30 years and this is his â€œdefinitive practical guide to surveying for archaeologists in the twenty-first centuryâ€. Says Routledge. Only time can tell how definitive it will be in 2099. Or in 2009.
Insoll, Timothy (2007) The Archaeology of Identities. A Reader. London and New York: Routledge. ISBN 978-0415415026. 347 pp. Pbk. Â£19.99
Readers are currently big business because publishers advertise them as â€œdefinitive sourcebookâ€, i.e. must-haves on the library and student market. Here is one on the hot topic of identities with many well chosen papers. â€“ However, all but one author are from the UK or the US. The exception is from Ireland. What kind of identity of the editorâ€™s and publisherâ€™s horizons does this suggest to the reader?