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Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble
Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble
by Marilyn Johnson
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The author of The Dead Beat and This Book is Overdue! turns her piercing eye and charming wit to the real-life avatars of Indiana Jones — the archaeologists who sort through the muck and mire of swamps, ancient landfills, volcanic islands, and... (read more)

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The Collapse of Complex Societies
The Collapse of Complex Societies
by Joseph Tainter
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Dr Tainter describes nearly two dozen cases of collapse and reviews more than 2000 years of explanations. He then develops a new and far-reaching theory.... (read more)

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French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean (Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen)
French Colonial Archaeology in the Southeast and Caribbean (Florida Museum of Natural History: Ripley P. Bullen)
by Kenneth G. (edt) Kelly
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andquot;The French in the Western Hemisphere are best known from their activities in Canada and the Great Lakes. This book provides insights into their interactions with their English and Spanish rivals south of the border.andquot;--Charles Ewen, East... (read more)

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The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
The Complete Gods and Goddesses of Ancient Egypt
by Richard H. Wilkinson
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According to Herodotus, Egyptians were "more religious than any other people, " and their gods and goddesses were worshiped for over three-fifths of recorded history. With hundreds of illustrations, this is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to the... (read more)

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Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology
Discovering Our Past: A Brief Introduction to Archaeology
by Wendy Ashmore
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This brief, inexpensive introduction to the techniques, methods, and theoretical frameworks of contemporary archaeology follows the same organizing principle as the text Archaeology: Discovering Our Past but features less detail. Archaeological methods... (read more)

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Building the Past: Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes
Building the Past: Prehistoric Wooden Post Architecture in the Ohio Valley-Great Lakes
by Brian G. (edt) Redmond
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andldquo;This volume presents a much-needed synthesis of prehistoric wooden architecture in the greater Ohio region. The authors pursue new avenues of research in explaining architectural variation from rarely encountered Archaic domestic structures to... (read more)

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Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human
by Richard Wrangham
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Richard Wrangham's lucid, fascinating book presents a strong case that the act of harnessing the power of fire to cook food might have created modern humanity. Convincing, thoughtful, and beautifully written, Catching Fire is a surprising look at the... (read more)

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Ancient North America (4TH 05 Edition)
Ancient North America (4TH 05 Edition)
by Brian M. Fagan
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Brian Fagan, one of the foremost living archaeological writers and an authority on world prehistory, has completely revised and updated his definitive synthesis of North America's ancient past. The book offers a balanced summary of every major culture... (read more)

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People of Chaco: A Canyon and Its Culture
People of Chaco: A Canyon and Its Culture
by Kendrick Frazier
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In northwestern New Mexico's Chaco Canyon lies a spectacular array of ruins. Like Stonehenge, they are both a monument to our pre-history and a cryptic puzzle. We know that in Chaco Canyon, one thousand years ago, there arose among the Pueblo people a... (read more)

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These Were the Greeks
These Were the Greeks
by H D Amos
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Surveying Greek history and civilization, this examines such topics as the Minoans and Mycenaeans, City-States, Wars with Persia, Imperial Athens, Alexander, and after Alexander, as well as Greek religion, games, democracy and law, work and trade, and... (read more)

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Anasazi America: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place
Anasazi America: Seventeen Centuries on the Road from Center Place
by David E Stuart
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At the height of their power in the late eleventh century, the Chaco Anasazi dominated a territory in the American Southwest larger than any European principality of the time. A vast and powerful alliance of thousands of farming hamlets and nearly 100... (read more)

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Athenian Red Figure Vases : the Classical Period (89 Edition)
Athenian Red Figure Vases : the Classical Period (89 Edition)
by John Boardman
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This volume is the successor to Athenian Red Figure vases: The Archaic period and it carries the survey of Athenian decorated pottery down to the time when painters finally abandoned the red figure technique, during the second half of the fourth century... (read more)

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Forbidden Archeology
Forbidden Archeology
by Michael A. Cremo
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Meet the Book that Sparked a Major Controversy Over the centuries, researchers have found bones and artifacts proving that modern humans have existed for millions of years. Mainstream science, however has suppressed these facts. Prejudices based on... (read more)

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What This Awl Means (93 Edition)
What This Awl Means (93 Edition)
by Janet D. Spector
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This pioneering work focuses on excavations and discoveries at Little Rapids, a 19th-century Eastern Dakota planting village near present-day Minneapolis.... (read more)

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Moundbuilders : Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America (04 Edition)
Moundbuilders : Ancient Peoples of Eastern North America (04 Edition)
by George R. Milner
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Thousands of these mounds were discovered in the plains and forestssome up to a hundred feet high, some overgrown hillocks, some conical, others flat-topped. Speculation was rife as to the identity of the moundbuilders. As George Milner shows, research... (read more)

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Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology
Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology
by James G. (edt) Cusick
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People have long been fascinated about times in human history when different cultures and societies first came into contact with each other, how they reacted to that contact, and why it sometimes occurred peacefully and at other times was violent or... (read more)

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Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age
Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings: Evidence of Advanced Civilization in the Ice Age
by Charles H. Hapgood
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Now, after 20 years, Charles Hapgood's classic 1966 book on ancient maps is back in print. Hapgood uses his ancient maps as concrete evidence of an advanced worldwide civilization existing many thousands of years before ancient Egypt.... (read more)

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The Living Goddesses
The Living Goddesses
by Marija Gimbutas
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This book, the final book in English of Marija Gimbutas, details the religion of the goddesses of Neolithic Europe: the forms they take, both human and animal.... (read more)

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Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton (Peopling of the Americas Publications)
Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton (Peopling of the Americas Publications)
by Douglas W. (edt) Owsley
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Almost from the day of its accidental discovery along the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State in July 1996, the ancient skeleton of Kennewick Man has garnered significant attention from scientific and Native American communities as well as... (read more)

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The Oxford History of the Biblical World
The Oxford History of the Biblical World
by Michael D Coogan
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Here, in one impressively illustrated volume, leading scholars offer compelling glimpses into the biblical world, the world in which prophets, poets, sages, and historians created one of our most important texts--the Bible. For more than a century... (read more)

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