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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 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...


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...


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...


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....


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 Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations,...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


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

The Archaeology of Medieval England and Wales

by John Steane

In the preceding 25 years to this book's publication in 1985 there was an extensive and unprecedented burst of archaeological activity in evidence from below-ground deposits, above-ground structures, and artefacts....


Material Culture and Text: The Art of Ambiguity

by Christopher Tilley

Originally published in 1991, this is the first book-length exploration of post-structuralist discourse theory in archaeology. It tackles the most basic problem of historical and archaeological analysis - the...


Archaeology and Place-Names and History: An Essay on Problems of Co-ordination

by F.T. Wainwright

In the period A.D. 400-1100, perhaps more than in any other, it is necessary to bring together the results of historical, archaeological and place-name studies. Each provides information that is either badly...


The Walking Larder: Patterns of Domestication, Pastoralism, and Predation

by Juliet Clutton-Brock

This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts...


Hunters of the Recent Past

by Leslie B. Davis & Brian O.K. Reeves

One of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, which brought together archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, academics from...


Foraging and Farming: The Evolution of Plant Exploitation

by David R. Harris & Gordon C. Hillman

This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts...


Industrial Archaeology: An Introduction

by Kenneth Hudson

Industrial archaeology is the study of early industrial buildings and machinery, particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When this book was originally published in 1963, this was becoming a...


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...