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Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession
Finders Keepers: A Tale of Archaeological Plunder and Obsession
by Craig Childs
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Childs is a naturalist, adventurer, and desert ecologist. Written in his trademark lyrical style, "Finders Keepers" carries readers directly into his adventures and discoveries, lifting the curtain on the ethical dilemmas and dark side of archaeology.... (read more)

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Simulating Change: Archaeology Into the Twenty-First Century (Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry)
Simulating Change: Archaeology Into the Twenty-First Century (Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry)
by Andre Costopulus
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Simulating Change explores the history, the state of the art, and the controversies in the use of computer simulation in archaeology. Thanks to contributions from archaeological simulation pioneers such as Martin Wobst, the work of established veterans... (read more)

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Burial Terminology : Guide for Researchers (05 Edition)
Burial Terminology : Guide for Researchers (05 Edition)
by Roderick Sprague
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Reference guide establishing a standard terminology for archaeologists to use to describe burials and grave goods. Visit our website for sample chapters!... (read more)

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Debating Archaeology
Debating Archaeology
by Lewis Rober Binford
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Transferred to digital printing 2005 on copyright.... (read more)

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Archaeology: The Discipline of Things
Archaeology: The Discipline of Things
by Bjornar Olsen
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"This book exhorts the reader to embrace the materiality of archaeology by recognizing how every step in the discipline's scientific processes involves interaction with myriad physical artifacts, ranging from the camel-hair brush to profile drawings to... (read more)

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Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology
Frauds, Myths, and Mysteries: Science and Pseudoscience in Archaeology
by Kenneth Feder
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Committed to the scientific investigation of human antiquity, this indispensable supplementary text uses interesting archaeological hoaxes, myths, and mysteries to show how we can truly know things about the past through science. Examples of fantastic... (read more)

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Evolutionary Archaeology - Paper (Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry)
Evolutionary Archaeology - Paper (Foundations of Archaeological Inquiry)
by Michael J Obrien
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The application of Darwinian theory to archaeological phenomena has always been a difficult concept. In its most modern form, this approach has only gained currency since the 1980s. Perhaps the greatest hurdle to incorporating scientific evolutionism... (read more)

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The Archaeologist's Manual for Conservation: A Guide to Non-Toxic, Minimal Intervention Artifact Stabilization
The Archaeologist's Manual for Conservation: A Guide to Non-Toxic, Minimal Intervention Artifact Stabilization
by Bradley A Rogers
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'This manual is designed to take the mysticism out of archaeological artifact conservation and act as both reference and guide. It is intended as a tool to assist archaeologists in stabilizing a majority of the artifacts they excavate, or those already... (read more)

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American School of Prehistoric Research Monograph #5: Interpreting the Past: Essays on Human, Primate, and Mammal Evolution
American School of Prehistoric Research Monograph #5: Interpreting the Past: Essays on Human, Primate, and Mammal Evolution
by Daniel Lieberman
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This volume reviews major topics in human, primate, and mammalian evolution with an emphasis on systematic paleoenvironmental and behavioral questions, and the epistemological problems of interpreting the past with fossil data.... (read more)

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Life in a Cave
Life in a Cave
by Paul Jordan
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What was it like to be a cavemen? What sort of house would you live in? What sort of clothes would you wear? Paul Jordan takes us back in time to see what it was really like to live in prehistoric times, what kind of animals we would have shared the land... (read more)

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Cosmopolitan Archaeologies (Material Worlds)
Cosmopolitan Archaeologies (Material Worlds)
by Lynn Meskell
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An important collection, Cosmopolitan Archaeologies delves into the politics of contemporary archaeology in an increasingly complex international environment. The contributors explore the implications of applying the cosmopolitan ideals of obligation to... (read more)

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Exact Sciences in Antiquity 2ND Edition
Exact Sciences in Antiquity 2ND Edition
by Otto Neugebauer
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Based on a series of lectures delivered at Cornell University in the fall of 1949, and since revised, this is the standard non-technical coverage of Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics and astronomy, and their transmission to the Hellenistic world... (read more)

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Archaeological Theory Today
Archaeological Theory Today
by Ian Hodder
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This volume provides an authoritative account of the current status of archaeological theory, as presented by some of its major exponents and innovators over the last decade. It summarizes recent developments and looks to the future, exploring some of... (read more)

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Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research (Readings in Conservation)
Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current Research (Readings in Conservation)
by Eric Doehne
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Petra, Angkor, Copan, Venice, Lascaux, Easter Island—all are examples of irreplaceable cultural heritage built in stone and now slowly disappearing. In 1996 the Getty Conservation Institute published Stone Conservation: An Overview of Current... (read more)

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The Practical Archaeologist: How We Know What We Know about the Past
The Practical Archaeologist: How We Know What We Know about the Past
by Jane Mcintosh
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The Practical Archaeologist is an introduction to archaeology with a user-oriented approach. Researchers of all ages will learn how archaeologists work and how they interpret the evidence they discover. More than 200 full-color and black-and-white... (read more)

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Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice
Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice
by Colin Renfrew
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This best-selling textbook on what archaeologists do and how they do it has now been completely revised. Structured according to the key questions that archaeologists ask themselves, it provides coverage of all the major developments in methods, science,... (read more)

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The Idea of Cultural Heritage: Revised Edition
The Idea of Cultural Heritage: Revised Edition
by Derek Gillman
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The idea of cultural heritage has become widespread in many countries, justifying government regulation and providing the background to disputes over valuable works of art and architecture. In this book, Derek Gillman uses several well-known cases from... (read more)

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Lithics: Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis (Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology)
Lithics: Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis (Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology)
by William Andrefsky
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Completely updated and revised edition on the groundbreaking manual on stone artifact analysis, Lithics.... (read more)

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Microarchaeology: Beyond the Visible Archaeological Record. Steven Weiner
Microarchaeology: Beyond the Visible Archaeological Record. Steven Weiner
by Stephen Weiner
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The archaeological record is a combination of what is seen by eye, as well as the microscopic record revealed with the help of instrumentation. The information embedded in the microscopic record can significantly add to our understanding of past human... (read more)

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Archaeology as Human Ecology: Methods & Theory for a Contextual Approach
Archaeology as Human Ecology: Methods & Theory for a Contextual Approach
by Karl W Butzer
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Archaeology as Human Ecology is a new introduction to concepts and methods in archaeology. It deals not with artifacts, but with sites, settlements, and subsistence. Karl W. Butzer's goal is to interpret the ecosystem of which an archaeologicial site or... (read more)

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