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Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes

by Johan Reinhard

Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it...


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...


1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

by Eric H. Cline

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the “Sea Peoples” invaded Egypt. The pharaoh’s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did...


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 Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations,...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...


Neanderthal: Neanderthal Man and the Story of Human Origins

by Paul Jordan

Paul Jordan takes us on a vivid journey through the history of our most famous cousin in search of the origins of all mankind


Doing Archaeology: A Subject Guide for Students

by Donald Henson

Covering the subject 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 archaeology....


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...


Enter Mussolini (Responding to Fascism Vol 4)

by Emilio Lussu

Enter Mussolini combines an account of Mussolini's rise to power and a critique of the Italian fascist movement that was influential at a time when many observers were still sympathetic to fascism, at least...


Sharing Archaeology: Academe, Practice and the Public

by Peter Stone & Zhao Hui

As a discipline, Archaeology has developed rapidly over the last half-century. The increase in so-called 'public archaeology,' with its wide range of television programming, community projects, newspaper articles,...


The Ancient Future of the Itza: The book of Chilam Balam of Tizimin

by Munro S. Edmonson

The title of Edmonson's work refers to the Mayan custom of first predicting their history and then living it, and it may be that no other peoples have ever gone so far in this direction. The Book of Chilam Balam...


Heaven Born Merida and Its Destiny: The Book of Chilam Balam of Chumayel

by Munro S. Edmonson

When the Spaniards conquered the Yucatan Peninsula in the early 1500s, they made a great effort to destroy or Christianize the native cultures flourishing there. That they were in large part unsuccessful is...


Pampa Grande and the Mochica Culture

by Izumi Shimada

Pampa Grande, the largest and most powerful city of the Mochica (Moche) culture on the north coast of Peru, was built, inhabited, and abandoned during the period A.D. 550-700. It is extremely important archaeologically...


Signs of the Inka Khipu: Binary Coding in the Andean Knotted-String Records

by Gary Urton

In an age when computers process immense amounts of information by the manipulation of sequences of 1s and 0s, it remains a frustrating mystery how prehistoric Inka recordkeepers encoded a tremendous variety...


The Art and Archaeology of Pashash

by Terence Grieder

Among the vast treasures discovered in Peru since its conquest by Pizarro, only a small fraction has been excavated scientifically. The Art and Archaeology of Pashash is an account of the discovery and excavation...


The Southeast Maya Periphery

by Patricia A. Urban & Edward M. Schortman

Archaeologists are continually faced with a pervasive problem: How can cultures, and the interactions among cultures, be differentiated in the archaeological record? This issue is especially difficult in peripheral...


Inka Settlement Planning

by John Hyslop

Before the Spanish conquest in the sixteenth century A.D., the Inka Empire stretched along the Pacific side of South America, all the way from Ecuador to northwest Argentina. Though today many Inka researchers...


Maya Archaeology and Ethnohistory

by Norman Hammond & Gordon R. Willey

Embracing a wide range of research, this book offers various views on the intellectual history of Maya archaeology and ethnohistory and the processes operating in the rise and fall of Maya civilization. The...


Ancient Burial Patterns of the Moche Valley, Peru

by Christopher B. Donnan & Carol J. Mackey

Archaeologists working in the Moche Valley of Peru have uncovered a number of tombs representing various cultures that flourished there prior to European contact. This book provides a full description of 103...


Maya Figurines: Intersections between State and Household

by Christina T. Halperin

Rather than view the contours of Late Classic Maya social life solely from towering temple pyramids or elite sculptural forms, this book considers a suite of small anthropomorphic, zoomorphic, and supernatural...