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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 Great Archaeologists
The Great Archaeologists
by Edited By Brian Fagan.
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The story of how lost civilizations, buried cities, and ancient scripts were rediscovered for the modern age, as seen through the lives and exploits of the great archaeologists who made these phenomenal... (read more)

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Ancient Muses: Archaeology and the Arts
Ancient Muses: Archaeology and the Arts
by John H Jameson
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Contributors<BR>David G. Anderson<BR>John E. Ehrenhard<BR>Margaret A. Heath<BR>Richard Keeton<BR>David Middlebrook<BR>Martin Pate<BR>Kirsten Brett<BR>Christine A. Finn<BR>John H. Jameson Jr.<BR>... (read more)

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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology
by Paul G Bahn
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This is the fullest and most authoritative single-volume account of archaeology from the earliest discoveries to the great excavations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lavishly illustrated throughout and global in scope, it tells the story of... (read more)

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Ancient Treasures: The Discovery of Lost Hoards, Sunken Ships, Buried Vaults, and Other Long-Forgotten Artifacts
Ancient Treasures: The Discovery of Lost Hoards, Sunken Ships, Buried Vaults, and Other Long-Forgotten Artifacts
by Brian Haughton
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Why are so many people fascinated by treasure? Is it purely a desire for wealth, or is it also the romantic appeal of tales of lost ancient artifacts? It is certainly true that the stories behind the loss and recovery of a number of ancient treasures... (read more)

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Digging for the Truth: One Man's Epic Adventure Exploring the World's Greatest Archaeological Mysteries
Digging for the Truth: One Man's Epic Adventure Exploring the World's Greatest Archaeological Mysteries
by Josh Bernstein
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Bernstein, host of The History Channels hit series "Digging for the Truth," takes readers beyond the cameras for an even closer look at his adventures through some of the most intriguing places on the planet.... (read more)

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The Story of Archaeology: In 50 Great Discoveries
The Story of Archaeology: In 50 Great Discoveries
by Justin Pollard
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An informative guide to 50 archaeological discoveries that have shaped our understanding of the ancient world. Illustrated with 150 full color photographs offering a visual record of the extraordinary range of human societies that have inhabited our... (read more)

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Very Short Introductions #10: Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions #10: Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction
by Paul G Bahn
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Oxford's Very Short Introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects -- from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, and Archaeology to the Bible. Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume... (read more)

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Uncovering the Past: A History of Archaeology
Uncovering the Past: A History of Archaeology
by William H Stiebing
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When one hears the words "archaeology" or "archaeologist," often what comes to mind is an image of a romantic figure: Indiana Jones exploring exotic places in search of treasure and adventure. Indeed, novels, movies, and many popular accounts of... (read more)

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The Oxford Companion to Archaeology
The Oxford Companion to Archaeology
by Brian M Fagan
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When we think of archaeology, most of us think first of its many spectacular finds: the legendary city of Troy, Tutankhamun's golden tomb, the three-million-year-old footprints at Laetoli, the mile-high city at Machu Picchu, the cave paintings at Lascaux.... (read more)

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Archaeology: The Science of the Human Past
Archaeology: The Science of the Human Past
by Mark Q Sutton
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  Archaeology The Science of the Human Past Third Edition   Mark Q. Sutton California State University, Bakersfield Robert M. Yohe California State University, Bakersfield     The third edition of this acclaimed introductory... (read more)

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Pot Luck: Adventures in Archaeology
Pot Luck: Adventures in Archaeology
by Florence C Lister
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A lighthearted account of fifty years of archaeological fieldwork, and a serious look at the worldwide role of ceramics in cultural understanding.... (read more)

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Oriental Institute 2010-2011 Annual Report
Oriental Institute 2010-2011 Annual Report
by Gil Stein
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The Oriental Institute Annual Reports contain yearly summaries of the activities of the Institute's faculty, staff, and reseatch projects, as well as descriptions of special events and other Institute functions. The reports are complimentary to Members... (read more)

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The History of Archaeology: Great Excavations of the World
The History of Archaeology: Great Excavations of the World
by John Romer
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Fun-to-make inventions and gadgets that reflect scientific principles -- pulleys, siphons, periscopes, and more.... (read more)

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Digging for the Truth: One Man's Epic Adventure Exploring the World's Greatest Archaeological Mysteries
Digging for the Truth: One Man's Epic Adventure Exploring the World's Greatest Archaeological Mysteries
by Josh Bernstein
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Josh Bernstein, host of The History Channel's hit series Digging for The Truth, takesreaders beyond the cameras for an even closer look at his adventures through some of the most intriguing, remote, and physically challenging locations on the planet as... (read more)

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Dwarfs in Ancient Egypt and Greece (Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology)
Dwarfs in Ancient Egypt and Greece (Oxford Monographs on Classical Archaeology)
by Veronique Dasen
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This book examines dwarfs in myth and everyday life in ancient Egypt and Greece. In both cultures physical beauty was highly admired, even to excess. What happened to those whose appearance did not conform to the 'ideal proportions'? The spectacular... (read more)

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Gods, graves & scholars :the story of archaeology
Gods, graves & scholars :the story of archaeology
by C W Ceram
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C.W. Ceram visualized archeology as a wonderful combination of high adventure, romance, history and scholarship, and this book, a chronicle of man's search for his past, reads like a dramatic narrative. We travel with Heinrich Schliemann as, defying the... (read more)

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Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archaeological Discoveries
Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archaeological Discoveries
by Brian M Fagan
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Archaeology has an aura of romance and a long history of startling discoveries wrested from clinging soil. Indeed, patience and persistence can lead to spectacular finds, as they did for Howard Carter in November 1922. After seven years searching the... (read more)

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Discovering Our Past
Discovering Our Past
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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The History of Archaeology: An Introduction
The History of Archaeology: An Introduction
by Paul Bahn
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