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The End of Days

by Zecharia Sitchin

Why is it that our current twenty-first century A.D. is so similar to the twenty-first century B.C.?

Is history destined to repeat itself?Will biblical prophecies come true, and if so, when?

It has been more...


Archaeology Beneath the Sea

by George F. Bass

This book tells the incredible story of a half century of unlocking the mysteries of ancient shipwrecks. It is the story of of George F. Bass and his team, who are recognized as the pioneers of marine archaeology....


Critically Reading the Theory and Methods of Archaeology: An Introductory Guide

by Guy Gibbon

Every archaeology student needs this book to learn how to critically read and think about theory and methods.


The Sumerian World

by Harriet Crawford

The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations,...


Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi

by Timothy R. Pauketat

The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization

While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric...


Doing Archaeology: A Subject Guide for Students

by Donald Henson

Covering archaeology from a range of angles, incorporating history, major themes, theories and methods, Doing Archaeology provides a firm grounding for anyone interested in learning more about the discipline....


How Ancient Europeans Saw the World: Vision, Patterns, and the Shaping of the Mind in Prehistoric Times

by Peter S. S. Wells

The peoples who inhabited Europe during the two millennia before the Roman conquests had established urban centers, large-scale production of goods such as pottery and iron tools, a money economy, and elaborate...


Material Evidence: Learning from Archaeological Practice

by Robert Chapman & Alison Wylie

How do archaeologists make effective use of physical traces and material culture as repositories of evidence?

Material Evidence takes a resolutely case-based approach to this question, exploring instances of...


Place, Memory, and Healing: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments

by Ömür Harmansah

Place, Memory, and Healing: An Archaeology of Anatolian Rock Monuments investigates the complex and deep histories of places, how they served as sites of memory and belonging for local communities over the centuries,...


National Museums and Nation-building in Europe 1750-2010: Mobilization and legitimacy, continuity and change

by Peter Aronsson & Gabriella Elgenius

Europe's national museums have since their creation been at the centre of on-going nation making processes. National museums negotiate conflicts and contradictions and entrain the community sufficiently to obtain...


The Lowland Maya Postclassic

by Arlen F. Chase & Prudence M. Rice

This collection represents a major step forward in understanding the era from the end of Classic Maya civilization to the Spanish conquest.


Death and the Emperor: Roman Imperial Funerary Monuments from Augustus to Marcus Aurelius

Competitive Archaeology in Jordan: Narrating Identity from the Ottomans to the Hashemites

by Elena Corbett

An examination of archaeology in Jordan and Palestine, Competitive Archaeology in Jordan explores how antiquities have been used to build narratives and national identities. Tracing Jordanian history, and the...


Dinosaurs!

by Scientific American Editors

Terrible lizards. That's what the word "dinosaurs" means. Yet dinosaurs are not true lizards, and they are not necessarily terrible either. In fact, paleontologists have overturned one misconception after another,...


Conservation Skills: Judgement, Method and Decision Making

by Chris Caple

Conservation Skills provides an overview of the issues facing conservators of historic and artistic works. It not only describes the nature of conservation but also provides an ethical framework to which the...


Man Across the Sea: Problems of Pre-Columbian Contacts

by Carroll L. Riley, J. Charles Kelley & Campbell W. Pennington

Whether humans crossed the seas between the Old World and the New in the times before Columbus is a tantalizing question that has long excited scholarly interest and tempted imaginations the world over. From...


Discovering the Olmecs: An Unconventional History

by David C. Grove

The Olmecs are renowned for their massive carved stone heads and other sculptures, the first stone monuments produced in Mesoamerica. Seven decades of archaeological research have given us many insights into...


The Chora of Metaponto 5: A Greek Farmhouse at Ponte Fabrizio

by Elisa Lanza Catti, Keith Swift & Joseph Coleman Carter

This volume in the Institute of Classical Archaeology's series on rural settlements in the countryside (chora) of Metaponto is a study of the fourth-century BC farmhouse known as Fattoria Fabrizio, located in...


Structured Worlds: The Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherer Thought and Action

by Aubrey Cannon

Hunter-gatherer societies are constrained by their environment and the technologies available to them. However, until now the role of culture in foraging communities has not been widely considered. 'Structured...


The Technology of Maya Civilization: Political Economy Amd Beyond in Lithic Studies

by Zachary X. Hruby, Geoffrey E. Braswell & Oswaldo Chinchilla Mazariegos

The ancient Maya shaped their world with stone tools. Lithic artifacts helped create the cityscape and were central to warfare and hunting, craft activities, cooking, and ritual performance. 'The Technology...