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The Cliff Dwellers

By: N/A

Price: $125.00

Publisher: The H. Jay Smith Exploring Company: 1893

Seller ID: 2289197

Condition: Very Good


Quarter inch tear along bottom edge of all pages except front wrapper. 1893 Stapled Binding. 19 pp. An extinct race, leaving no history by which modern investigators may arrive at a definite knowledge of the age in which they lived, or their pursuits, the Cliff Dwellers form an interesting and puzzling subject of conjecture for ethnologists, fascinating for its very illusiveness. They are the earliest examples of civilizations on the American continent, contemporary with the ancient Cave Dwellers of Europe and Lake Dwellers of Switzerland, and are by far the most highly civilized representativ... View more info

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University Museum Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 1, November 1937: Sherbro, Gabriel Paul's Treasure, Kourion, Tol-E-Bakun, Ptolemy II

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University Museum: 1937

Seller ID: 2289271

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly toned. 1937 Stapled Binding. 30 pp. University Museum Bulletin, Volume 7, Number 1, November 1937. A brief catalog of antiquities. View more info

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The Museum Journal, University of Pennsylvania, March 1920, Vol. XI, No. 1 [Volume 11, Number One]

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University Museum: 1920

Seller ID: 2289508

Condition: Very Good


Two one-inch tears along edges of front wrapper. 1920 Soft Cover. 80 pp. The Museum Journal, University of Pennsylvania, March 1920, Vol. XI, No. 1. For art. For science. For civilization. CONTENTS: Foreword; By Louis Shotridge: Ghost of Courageous Adventurer; By H. U. Hall, Fetish Figures of Equatorial Africa; By Stephen B. Luce, Attic Vases from Orvieto; By Stephen B. Luce: Ancient Helmets from Italy; By Wm. C. Farabee, A Newly Acquired Wampum Belt. View more info

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Atlas de Prehistoire, Tome I: Generalites--Methodes en Prehistoire [Prehistory, Volume I: General - Methods in Prehistory] (French Text)

By: Alimen, H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: .: 1965

Seller ID: 2289276

Condition: Very Good


a few light smudges on front wrapper, ink stamp and pencil name on front flyleaf, faint stain. 1965 Soft Cover. 185 pp. Text in French. Includes 97 figures, 16 black-and-white plates, 4 color plates, and a fold-out map. Collection L'Homme et Ses Origines [collection man and his origins]. Stations Prehistoriques - Methodes en Prehistoire - Chronologie - Matieres Premieres et Techniques - Archeologie Prehistorique de L'Europe: Paleolithque; Mesolithique; Neolithique; Metaux; Vie des Hommes Prehistoriques [Prehistoric Stations - Methods in Prehistory - Chronology - Raw Materials and Techniques - ... View more info

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The Birth of Indian Civilization: India and Pakistan before 500 B.C.

By: Allchin, Bridget and Raymond

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1968

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289291

ISBN: 0140209506

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. 365 pp. Uniquely isolated by mountains and oceans, the Indian sub-continent exhibits in its archaeology a fascinating variety within an overall unity. This comprehensive survey of the foundations of Indian culture has been written by two authors with first-hand experience of digging in India: in their later chapters they are able to draw new conclusions about ancient Indian patterns of settlement, agriculture and economy, technology, religion, and art, and these are based on the finds of the last century and a half... View more info

Image for Archaeologia Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Vol. I. [1] [Discovery of the River Mississippi and the Adjacent Country; Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio and Other Western States. Communicated to the President of the American Antiquarian Society.

Archaeologia Americana. Transactions and Collections of the American Antiquarian Society. Vol. I. [1] [Discovery of the River Mississippi and the Adjacent Country; Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio and Other Western States. Communicated to the President of the American Antiquarian Society.

By: American Antiquarian Society; Manning, William; Hennepin, Lewis; Atwater, Caleb

Price: $450.00

Publisher: Printed for the American Antiquarian Society by William Manning: 1820

Seller ID: 2289649

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Rebound with new end sheets. 1820 Hard Cover. Sabin 1049. Includes large fold-out map of Ohio, 14 plates (7 folding). The first volume in a series printed 1820-1911. Includes: a preface about the contents of the volume; a list of the society's officers; an introduction regarding the origins of the society; Discovery of the River Mississippi and the Adjacent Country; Description of the Antiquities Discovered in the State of Ohio and Other Western States. The last is illustrated by engravings of ancient fortifications, mounds, &c. from the actual survey (some of which are fold-out... View more info

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Birds of the Athenian Agora (Excavations of the Athenian Agora Picture Books, Number 22)

By: American School of Classical Studies at Athens

Price: $2.00

Publisher: American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Princeton: 1985

Seller ID: 1535011

Condition: Very Good


Ink gift note on front endpaper. 1985 Stapled Binding. 31 pp. A study of the various birds represented in carvings of the period found by archaeologists. Photos throughout. The Ancient Agora of Athens (aka Forum of Athens in older texts) is the best-known example of an ancient Greek agora, located to the northwest of the Acropolis and is bounded on the south by the hill of the Areopagus and on the west by the hill known as the Colonus Agoraeus. View more info

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From Map to Museum: Uncovering the Mysteries of the Past

By: Anderson, Joan; Thomas, Dr. David Hurst (Introduction)

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Morrow Junior Books: 1988

Seller ID: 1525928

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed, jacket price clipped.Very Good. 1988 Large Hardcover. 63 pp. Oblong. 8 x 8 1/2. Describes an archaeological dig off the coast of Georgia, the methods used to uncover artifacts there, and what was learned about a mission run there by the Spanish for the Guale Indians. CONTENTS: Introduction by Dr. David Hurst Thomas; 1. How the Hunt Began; 2. Going With the Hunch; 3. Scratching the Surface; 4. Charting the Clues; 5. Breaking Ground; 6. Touching Treasures; 7. Research and Repair; 8. Sharing the Story; How Did These Things Get Here?; Glossary; Index. View more info

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Ancient Egyptian Jewelry

By: Andrews, Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.: 1991

Seller ID: 1837021

ISBN: 0810919052

Condition: Near Fine


Includes original jacket. Near Fine. 1991 Large Hardcover. 208 pp. A pictorial study of Egyptian jewelry with numerous examples of each variety (e.g., collars, bracelets, anklets, rings, etc.), as well as funerary jewelry. Bibliography, chronological table, illustration source list, and indexes divided into various subject groups follow text. View more info

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Lascaux: Movement, Space, and Time

By: Aujoulat, Norbert

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283149

ISBN: 0810959003

Condition: Fine


First edition. A fine copy. 2005 Large Hardcover. 274 pp. A photographic and scientific tour of the cave of Lascaux, a treasure trove of ancient wall paintings that was discovered by chance in 1940, discusses what the cave reveals about the Old Stone Age and its animal world of some 18,000 years ago. View more info

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Lost Cities: 50 Discoveries in World Archaeology

By: Bahn, Paul G.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2278407

ISBN: 0760707561

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Lightly rubbed. 1997 Large Hardcover. Includes cities in sub-Saharan Africa, the Far East, Oceania, North & South America, and Northern Europe. View more info

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Ebla Archives

By: Bahnassi, Afif

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dar Tlass for Studies: 1993

Seller ID: 2198506

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing. Ink name on front flyleaf. 1993 Trade Paperback. 152 pp. The Ebla tablets are a collection of as many as 1800 complete clay tablets, 4700 fragments and many thousand minor chips found in the palace archives of the ancient city of Ebla, Syria. The tablets were discovered by Italian archaeologist Paolo Matthiae and his team in 1974–75, rendering sensational their excavations at Tell Mardikh, site of the ancient city, after ten years' work noticed only by professionals. The tablets, which were found in situ on collapsed shelves, retained many of their contemporary clay tags to hel... View more info

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A Ground Slate Producing Site Near Vergennes, Vermont (Bulletin of Champlain Valley Archaeological Society, Volume I, Number 2, June 1939)

By: Bailey, John H.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Champlain Valley Archaeological Society: 1939

Seller ID: 2289270

Condition: Near Fine


Minor general wear to wrappers. 1939 Stapled Binding. 29 pp. Includes black-and-white photographs. Bulletin of Champlain Valley Archaeological Society. Volume I, June 1939, Number 2. Published by the society and issued to members. View more info

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Tresor des Anciens Jesuites (Bulletin No. 153, No. 43 de la Serie Anthropologie)

By: Barbeau, Marius

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Musee National du Canada: 1957

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2276391

Condition: Very Good


Inscribed to Hella Sachs and signed by author on title page. This volume was acquired from the personal library of Julian Street, Jr., Hella's husband. Edges rubbed. 1957 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xv, [1], 242 pp. French text. The title translates to 'Treasure of the Old Jesuits'. A study of artifacts left by the Jesuits, who colonized portions of Canada during the 17th century. Barbeau, considered the founder of Canadian anthropology, was a Rhodes Scholar and advocate of the preservation and celebration of the traditions of native peoples. View more info

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Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition

By: Beattie, Owen; Geiger, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: E.P. Dutton: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196174

Condition: Very Good


First edition.Jacket flaps lightly toned, front jacket flap creased. 1987 Hard Cover. xi, 180 pp. The truth about what happened on Sir John Franklin's ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845-48 has been shrouded in mystery for nearly 140 years. The disappearance of Franklin's lavishly equipped ships--HMS Terror and HMS Erebus--together with the absence of any written accounts of the journey, save on tragic note found by a nineteenth-century search expedition, had left attempts at a reconstruction of events sketchy and inconclusive. Then, on June 29, 1981, part of a bleached human skull was found b... View more info

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Polished Stone Articles Used by the New York Aborigines Before and During European Occupations (Bulletin of the New York State Museum, Vol. 4, No. 18, November 1897)

By: Beauchamp, William M.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: University of the State of New York: 1897

Seller ID: 2289195

Condition: Very Good


Spine bumped, rear wrapper creased, small ink initials on front wrapper, wrappers faintly toned. 1897 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 102 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Polished Stone Implements: Celts, Gouges, Adzes and Hoes, Stone Balls, Ornaments, Hammerstones and Mullers, Pestles, Postone, Stone Plummets, Sinew Stones, Stone Pipes, Tubes, Bayonet Slates, Amulets, Boat Stones, Cups and Mortars, Double-edged Slate Knives, The Woman's Knife, Banner Stones, Gorgets, Grooved Axes, Polished Perforators, Grooved Boulders, Miscellaneous; Explanation of Plates; Index. View more info

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Sails and Steam in the Mountains: A Maritime and Military History of Lake George and Lake Champlain

By: Bellico, Russell P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Purple Mountain Press: 2001

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2204389

ISBN: 1930098170

Condition: Good


Signed by author without inscription. Faint stain, spine very faintly creased, sticker to front and rear wrapper, ink name. 2001 Soft Cover. 394 pp. When it was published in 1992, it was the first new comprehensive history of Lake George and Lake Champlain in thirty years. The first printing received enthusiastic reviews, quickly sold out and the book was subsequently reprinted three times. Virtually the whole book has been rewritten for this revised edition, integrating additional materials from manuscript collections, underwater archaeology and other sources. Includes 270 illustrations.Keywo... View more info

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Relics and Reproductions: Identifying Reproduction and Altered Ancient American Artifacts

By: Bennett, James R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Homestead Publishing Company: 2003

Seller ID: 2281642

ISBN: 097295600X

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. Over 900 color photos. Whether you are new to the relic collecting hobby or a long time artifact collector, you are sure to find helpful tips as well as detailed insight into the scientific approach to building a fake-free collection. Look what's inside: building a clean collection; microscopic evaluation; using ultraviolet light; identifying rechipping; ancient vs. modern damage; identifying restoration; altered stone relics; fake surface patination; fake slate artifacts; spotting modern grinding. View more info

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Archaeology of the Boyhood Home of Joseph Smith, Jr., Palmyra, New York (Museum of Peoples and Cultures Occasional Papers No. 8)

By: Berge, Dale L.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Brigham Young University: 2003

Seller ID: 2266905

ISBN: 0874808022

Condition: Near Fine


2003 Large Softcover. viii, [2], 85, [1] pp. A scholarly study of the archaeology of Joseph Smith's boyhood home, designed to establish an idea of the socioeconomic conditions in which he was raised. View more info

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The Book of Banbury

By: Bloxham, Christine

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Barracuda Books Limited: 1975

Edition: Signed Copy

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2265073

ISBN: 0860230074

Condition: Near Fine


Signed by author with inscription, With best wishes. Front jacket flap clipped, jacket faintly toned. 1975 Large Hardcover. 147 pp. A history of Banbury, illustrated with black-and-white maps and illustrations. View more info

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Notes on the Botocudus and Their Ornaments (Read before the American Philosophical Society, November 16, 1888)

By: Branner, John C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: .: 1888

Seller ID: 2289505

Condition: Very Good


Presentation copy. A few small chips to edges of rear wrappers. 1888 Stapled Binding. Read before the American Philosophical Society, November 16, 1888. These Indians live near the Rio Doce, about three hundred miles northeast of Rio de Janeiro. They wear but little clothing; their hair is very black and coarse, and their color a light mulatto. The women do not allow their hair to grow upon any part of the body except the head, and in the illustrations it may be noticed that they have no eyebrows, the hairs all having been pulled out. One of the most striking habits of these people is shown in... View more info

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The Tomb of Tutankhamen

By: Carter, Howard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Excalibur: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285036

ISBN: 052570101X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Very minor tear to front jacket panel. 1972 Hard Cover. 236 pp. The leader of the excavation offers a firsthand description of the remarkable events surrounding the 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb in Egypt's Valley of Kings and of the unique and priceless treasures that were found there. Howard Carter did not live long enough to write further about his finds, and The Tomb of Tutankhamen stands as his only record of the extraordinary discovery. Abridged from the original three volumes, this edition features 17 color plates and 65 monochrome photos taken at the time of the ex... View more info

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Dawn of Art: The Chauvet Cave, the Oldest Known Paintings in the World

By: Chauvet, Jean-Marie; Deschamps, Eliette Brunel; Hillaire, Christian; Clottes, Jean

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams. Inc.: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2283134

ISBN: 0810932326

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Front jacket flap creased. 1996 Large Hardcover. 135 pp. Translated from La Grotle Chaevet. An intriguing study of the early evolution of human artistic endeavors focuses on recent discoveries in the Chauvet cave, Stone Age paintings and engravings of animals that are more than thirty thousand years old. View more info

Image for New York State Museum Bulletin Nos. 207, 208, March-April 1918: Fourteenth Report of the Director of the State Museum and Science Department, Including the Seventy-First Report of the State Museum, the Thirty-Seventh Report of the State Geologist and the Report of the State Paleontologist for 1917

New York State Museum Bulletin Nos. 207, 208, March-April 1918: Fourteenth Report of the Director of the State Museum and Science Department, Including the Seventy-First Report of the State Museum, the Thirty-Seventh Report of the State Geologist and the Report of the State Paleontologist for 1917

By: Clarke, John M.; Dale, Nelson C.; Buddington, A.F.; Alling, Harold L.; Whitlock, H.P.; Parker, Arthur C.; Smyth, C.H.; Penrose, R.A.F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The University of the State of New-York: 1918

Seller ID: 2104139

Condition: Near Fine


Top of front board lightly spotted. 1918 Hard Cover. 211, [13] pp. 8vo. Includes four fold-outs and several photographs. CONTENTS: Introduction; Legal Status and Scope of the State Museum; Codification of the State Museum Law; Present Condition and Activities of the Museum; The Scientific Reservations Belonging to the State Museum; Department Publications; Report on the Geological Survey; Report of the State Botanist; Report of the State Entomologist; Report of the Zoologist; Report of the Archeologist and Ethnologist; Staff of the Department of Science; Accessions to the Collections; Scientif... View more info

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Markers XXIII: Annual Journal of The Association for Gravestone Studies

By: Collison, Gary

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Association for Gravestone Studies: 2006

Seller ID: 2266605

ISBN: 1878381164

Condition: Very Good


Bottom edge of front wrapper lightly bumped. 2006 Trade Paperback. v, 158 pp. CONTENTS: Obituary: Barbara Rotundo (1921-2004); Pictorial Headstones: Business, Culture, and the Expression of Individuality in the Contemporary Cemetery; Suitable Grave Stones: The Workshop of Moses David of Nashua (Nashville), New Hampshire; Smith, Leather Britches--Slain: Interpreting an Outlaw Legend through His Gravestone; Singapore's Multicultural Cemetery and Its Chinese Section; Isolation and Memory: Lessons from an Unusual Nevada Gravesite; The Year's Work in Cemetery and Gravemarker Studies: An Internation... View more info

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Stonehenge of the Kings: A People Appear

By: Crampton, Patrick

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The John Day Company: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2197585

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Pages toned.Jacket edges rubbed, one-and-a-half inch tear to front jacket along bottom edge near spine, jacket toned, sticker on jacket rear. 1968 Hard Cover. 171 pp. First edition. Based on new evidence, this exciting reconstruction of Stonehenge as the headquarters of a warrior society--not an ancient cathedral or a prehistoric computer--places the mysterious site in the context of Bronze Age culture and sea trade. Illustrated with maps, drawings, and photographs. View more info

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Interpretationen von sechs griechischen Bildwerken, Mit 10 Tafeln

By: Curtius, Ludwig

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Verlag A. Francke: 1947

Seller ID: 1520677

Condition: Very Good


Edge wear, jacket toned.Good. 1947 Hard Cover. 121 pp. German text. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Ludwig Curtius (December 13, 1874 – April 10, 1954) was a German archaeologist born in Augsburg. He is remembered for his investigations involving the development of ancient Greek and Roman art. He studied classical archaeology in Munich under Adolf Furtwängler (1853–1907), of whom in 1899 he became tutor to Furtwängler's son, future famed conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886–1954). From 1904 to 1907 Curtius participated in excavations at Aegina and Hattusa, afterwards becoming an associate professor ... View more info

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Pompeii: Monuments Past and Present

By: de Franciscis, A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Vision: 2000

Seller ID: 2280974

ISBN: 8881620758

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2000 Spiral-Bound Hardcover. A look at this fabled city--buried beneath a rain of ash and cinder during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD--includes the Porta Marina, one of the best preserved gates to the city, as well as the Forum, temple of Apollo, and several public walkways and private villas. View more info

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Siren Land

By: Douglas, Norman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Dodd, Mead & Company: 1923

Seller ID: 2206721

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, pages faintly toned. 1923 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 337 pp. Norman Douglas’s first travel book, Siren Land is an homage to a part of the world that captivated the author more than any other. Weaving the myths of the Sirens into the landscape and history of the region, Douglas writes with knowledge and an irrepressible exuberance of the past and the present, of legends and archaeology, folklore and daily life, patron saints, local ghosts, wine, and the wind.KEYWORDS: NORMAN DOUGLAS SIREN LAND ITALIAN ITALY TRAVEL TRAVELOGUE LITERATURE FOLKLORE MYTHOL... View more info

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From Black Land to Fifth Sun: The Science of Sacred Sites

By: Fagan, Brian

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Helix Books/Addison-Wesley: 1998

Seller ID: 1520148

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. Lightly rubbed. 1998 Hard Cover. 403 pp. A prominent archaeologist uses the latest scientific techniques to interpret the spiritual lives of ancient people, explaining how cutting-edge science can take readers beyond the artifacts and into the mystical realm of shamans and spirit mediums, ancestor worship and ritual sacrifice. View more info