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The Australian Institute of Archaeology publishes a range of literature including the annual journal, Buried History and regular Monographs. We also have a selection of published books, reports and education resources available to purchase. All prices are in Australian Dollars unless otherwise stated.

Buried History is the annual journal of the Australian Insitute of Archaeology. A refereed journal publishing papers based on the results of historical research relating to Eastern Mediterranean, Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology and Epigraphy, and the Biblical text for an informed readership.

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Buried History Monograph #2

Names in the Study of Biblical History: David, YHWH Names, and the Role of Personal Names
by Francis I. Andersen and Richard S. Hess

This study demonstrates the importance of personal names for the analysis of the authorship and composition of the Hebrew Bible. Using specific examples from the Old Testament and the Tel Dan inscription related to the spellings of King David and of the suffix elements of Yahweh on personal names, the study demonstrates how these evolve in both biblical and epigraphic texts. Because the changing forms and spellings of names can be correlated with the dating of the original writing of the texts, it is possible to conclude that these spellings demonstrate an antiquity and authenticity to the biblical texts in which they occur. The work concludes with a selected bibliography for the further study of personal names in biblical and related ancient Near Eastern sources.

20p + iv illus. bibliography ISBN 978-0-9803747-0-4

Price: Australia & NZ AU$23.00 plus $2 postage    


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Buried History Monograph #3

Early Church Architectural Forms: A Theologically Contextual Typology For The Eastern Churches Of The 4th - 6th Centuries by Susan Balderstone, Adjunct Professor in Cultural Heritage, Deakin University

This monograph analyses the archaeological remains of churches in the eastern Mediterranean region in relation to the theological debates of the fourth, fifth and sixth centuries, bringing together information from sources covering excavations undertaken over the past 100 years. It concludes that certain architectural forms or designs became accepted through association with particular doctrinal positions. A chronological and theological framework for the various architectural forms found in the region is provided. Illustrations include 38 plans which enable comparisons to be made and churches to be more easily understood as important markers in the history of early Christianity.

70p + x, colour plates illus tables indexes bibliography, ISBN 978-0-9803747-1-1

Price: Australia & NZ AU$40.00 pus $5 postage    


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Literature available to Purchase

All publications prices are in Australian Dollars and incur some postage and handling fees determined by weight.

Early Writing
This booklet outlines the catalogue of works on display for the Early Writing exhibition held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne in 2003.
Documents of the Egyptian Empire (1580-1380 B.C.)
A collection of Egyptian sources on imperialism under the New Kingdom, from the wars with the Hyksos to Amenhotep III.
With brief notes and questions ideal for secondary school students.
Documents of the Assyrian Empire (1115 - 612 B.C.)
A collection of Assyrian sources on the imperialism of the Neo-Assyrian period, from Tiglath-pileser I to the Babylonian Conquest.
With brief notes and questions ideal for secondary school students.
Royal Cities of Assyria: Archaeology, The Bible and the Capitals of Ancient Assyria by Gordon G. Garner
The Tyndale Lecture 1976 by Francis I. Andersen
Papyrus: An Ancient Egyptian Process Reconstructed (1971)
(7page booklet)
All Literature will incur an additional postage and handling fee: $5 for all Australian deliveries, $10 for International deliveries. These fees are subject to change without notice but we will endeavour to keep this website as current as possible.

To Order Literature, please contact the Director, Chris Davey at or call +61 3 9455 2882

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Papers complying with the Notes for Contributors may be submitted to the Editor for consideration

The Australian Institute of Archaeology is keen to exchange Buried History with comparable journals for inclusion in the Institute’s library. If you are interested an Institutional Exchange, please contact the Director on or + 61 4 2159 5966.


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