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Ancient Lives: The Story of the Pharaohs' Tombmakers
Ancient Lives: The Story of the Pharaohs' Tombmakers
by John Romer
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One of the best-known historians working today, and a world-renowned expert on the ancient world, presents a brilliant account of the lives of the stonemasons, scribes, and painters who created some of Egypt's finest treasures. Illustrated with both... (read more)

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Ancient Egyptians: Beliefs & Practices
Ancient Egyptians: Beliefs & Practices
by A Rosalie David
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This book traces the evolution of religious beliefs and practices within the historical and political contexts of the main periods of Egypt's civilization. It shows how historical and political events influenced state cults, temple rituals and funerary... (read more)

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Classical Art
Classical Art
by Christine Kondoleon
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Ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan civilizations come to life in this illustrated selection of 100 highlights from the famous collections of classical art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. An introduction by curator Christine Kondoleon describes the... (read more)

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Where the South Winds Blow: Ancient Evidence for Paleo South Americans
Where the South Winds Blow: Ancient Evidence for Paleo South Americans
by Laura Miotti
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The early prehistory of South America is poorly known by the English speaking world. This edited volume, translated from Spanish, contains twenty-one short papers documenting some of the most important recently investigated early archaeological sites... (read more)

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How the Pyramids Were Built
How the Pyramids Were Built
by Peter Hodges
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Peter Hodges rejects the long-held view that ramps were used to build the pyramids; his alternative is that it could all have been done with levers. This book explains how and why. First published by Element books in 1989 it has now been reprinted.... (read more)

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Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea
Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea
by Daniel Finamore
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Maya art and hieroglyphs constitute one of the worlds most fascinating, visually striking, and complex systems of expression. Most scholarly interpretations of Maya art and culture have emphasized that this ancient civilization was oriented toward inland... (read more)

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The Bog People: Iron-Age Man Preserved (New York Review Books Classics)
The Bog People: Iron-Age Man Preserved (New York Review Books Classics)
by P V Glob
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Conceived as a detective story of sorts, "The Bog People" is a fascinating account of the religion, culture, and daily life of Iron Age Europe as revealed when a well-preserved body is found in a Danish bog.... (read more)

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Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya
Stone of Kings: In Search of the Lost Jade of the Maya
by Gerard Helferich
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A book perfectly timed for the re-setting of the Maya calendar in 2012.... Part history, popular science, armchair travel, and real-life treasure hunt, this is the story of pre-Columbian jade—the precious stone revered by ancient Aztecs, Incans,... (read more)

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The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek
The Extraordinary Voyage of Pytheas the Greek
by Barry Cunliffe
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Around 330 b.c., a remarkable adventurer named Pytheas set out from the Greek colony of Massalia (now Marseille) on the Mediterranean Sea to explore the fabled, terrifying lands of northern Europe. Renowned archaeologist Barry Cunliffe here re-creates... (read more)

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The Secrets of Tomb 10a
The Secrets of Tomb 10a
by Rita Freed
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In 1915, a team of American archaeologists in Bersha, Egypt, blasted through solid rock to reach a tomb later to be designated as 10A. Inside this tomb they found a mummy, an exquisitely-painted coffin and arguably the largest assemblage of burial... (read more)

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Women in Prehistory: North America and Mesoamerica (Regendering the Past)
Women in Prehistory: North America and Mesoamerica (Regendering the Past)
by Cheryl Claassen
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During the 1960s, in such works as Man the Hunter, scholars constructed a model of cultural evolution in which men were characterized as cooperative hunters of big game. Women fit neatly into this model, such books as Woman the Gatherer explained, as... (read more)

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Gifts from the Pharaohs: How Ancient Egyptian Civilization Shaped the Modern World
Gifts from the Pharaohs: How Ancient Egyptian Civilization Shaped the Modern World
by Desroches Nobelcourt
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In this scholarly yet accessible work, Desroches Noblecourt substantiates how the fundamental ideas, principles, and beliefs on which Western civilization is based originated in ancient Egypt. From the symbol of the lion as king of the animals to the... (read more)

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Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
Olmec: Colossal Masterworks of Ancient Mexico
by Kathleen Berrin
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Considered the “mother culture” of Mesoamerica, the Olmec developed an iconic and sophisticated artistic style as early as the second millennium B.C. This pre-Columbian civilization, which flourished in the Mexican states of Veracruz and... (read more)

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Ancient Mexico and Central America
Ancient Mexico and Central America
by Susan Toby Evans
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This up-to-date, fully comprehensive textbook examines in detail every aspect of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, from Paleoindian times to the European intrusion.... (read more)

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The Incas: New Perspectives
The Incas: New Perspectives
by Gordon F Mcewan
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Defying many of the supposed rules of civilization building and lacking the advantages of a written language, hard metals, the wheel, or draft animals, the Incas forged one of the greatest imperial states in history. In recent years, researchers have... (read more)

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Moundville (Alabama the Forge of History)
Moundville (Alabama the Forge of History)
by John H Blitz
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Inaugural pocket guide from our new series of illustrated guidebooks   In the 13th century, Moundville was one of the largest Native American settlements north of Mexico. Spread over 325 acres were 29 earthen mounds arranged around a great plaza, a... (read more)

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Prehistoric Belief Shamans Trance & the Afterllife
Prehistoric Belief Shamans Trance & the Afterllife
by Mike Williams
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A unique and accessible analysis of the belief systems of the prehistoric people of Europe Both extensively researched and fast-paced, this groundbreaking book tackles all the big subjects in archaeology: the spread of humans from Africa, the... (read more)

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Maya 7TH Edition
Maya 7TH Edition
by Michael D Coe
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The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World's greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a lifetime's scholarship for the general reader and student. Since the publication of the... (read more)

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Critical Perspectives on Historic Issues #10: Prehistory and History: Ethnicity, Class and Political Economy
Critical Perspectives on Historic Issues #10: Prehistory and History: Ethnicity, Class and Political Economy
by David Tandy
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Stretching from the Mycenaean Greeks of the second millennium to the Athenians of the fourth century B.C.E., this volume features the work of prominent scholars in the fields of classics, history, and archaeology. Essays include a study of the Bronze... (read more)

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The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
The Princeton Dictionary of Ancient Egypt
by Ian Shaw
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"Easily the best single-volume general reference work on ancient Egypt in recent years--nothing on the market can compare to this book. The authors' revision makes this useful book even better."--T. G. Wilfong, University of... (read more)

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