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Egypt to the End of the Old Kingdom (Library of the Early Civilizations)

By: Aldred, Cyril

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Thames and Hudson: 1992

Seller ID: 2200506

Condition: Very Good


Sticker and sticker adhesive to rear wrapper. 1992 Soft Cover. 143 pp. Traces the cultural developments of distinct periods in ancient Egyptian history through examples of architecture, sculpture, and artifacts. Includes 136 illustrations, 41 in colour. CONTENTS: General Editor's Preface; Introduction; Chronology; Map of Egypt; Chapter 1: The Beginnings of Human Settlement; Chapter 2: The Early Predynastic Period; Chapter 3: The Later Predynastic Period; Chapter 4: The T... 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; ... 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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The Landscape of Towns

By: Aston, Michael; Bond, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Alan Sutton: 1987

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2025594

Condition: Near Fine


First paperback printing. 1987 Trade Paperback. 255 pp. 8-page terminal publisher ad. Brings to life the rich variety of town life over two millennia, exploring prehistoric settlements, Roman towns, medieval communities, Regency spas, Victorian industrial towns and thespectre of urban redevelopment inthe twentieth century. Maps throughout. 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 pr... 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... 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 attemp... 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... 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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The Athenian Agora: Excavations in the Heart of Classical Athens

By: Camp, John M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thames & Hudson: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2194710

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket lightly toned, ink name on front endpaper.Near Fine. 1986 Hard Cover. 231 pp. The great public square known as the Agora was the focal point of life in ancient Athens.... John Camp, Assistant Director of the Agora excavations, brings together for the first time for a general audience the results of fifty-five years' work in the Agora by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. In 1931, when excavations began, not even the location of the ... 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 Zoolo... 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; Isolat... 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 ph... View more info

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Excavating Jesus: Beneath the Stones, Behind the Texts

By: Crossan, John Dominic; Reed, Jonathan L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HarperSanFrancisco: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2275570

ISBN: 0060616334

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Ink name and date on front endpaper. 2001 Hard Cover. xix, 298 pp. The Key Discoveries for Understanding Jesus in His World. Can the stones of ancient Palestine speak to us about the real Jesus and his message? Are there ways to discover the historical Jesus by sifting through the layers of the Gospels and other early texts? In Excavating Jesus Bible expert John Dominic Crossan and Galilean field archaeologist Jonathan L... 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 (1886–19... View more info

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Egypt: Civilization in the Sands

By: de Flers, Pauline; de Flers, Philippe

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Konemann: 2000

Seller ID: 2201187

ISBN: 3829054416

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine.Near Fine. 2000 Large Hardcover. 238 pp. The first part of the book takes us on a tour of the range of oases that stretches from north to south; remote and mythical Siwa, watching over the temple of the oracle consulted by Alexander the Great; black Baharya, rich from the gold of its mummies; white Farafra, a checkerboard of canals and green fields on the border of the ghostly White Desert; ancient Dakhla, gateway to the desert, seat of the government of the 6t... 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, lo... 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

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Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archeological Discoveries

By: Fagan, Brian M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203493

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1996 Hard Cover. x, 493 pp. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4. Featuring more than fifty illustrations, a collection of fifty-eight vivid accounts of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, from the tomb of Tutankhamun to Otzi the Iceman, chronicles the development of archaeology from the 1700s to today. View more info

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Travelling Heroes: In the Epic Age of Homer

By: Fox, Robin Lane

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Vintage Books: 2010

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2275613

ISBN: 0679763864

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Ink name on front flyleaf, faint odor of smoke. 2010 Trade Paperback. xx, 465 pp. The myths of the ancient Greeks have inspired us for thousands of years. Where did the famous stories of the battles of their gods develop and spread across the world? The celebrated classicist Robin Lane Fox draws on a lifetime’s knowledge of the ancient world, and on his own travels, answering this question by pursuing it through the age of Homer. His acclaimed history e... View more info

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American Iron, 1607-1900 (The Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)

By: Gordon, Robert B.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2208584

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing. A few faint smudges to top page ridge. 2001 Large Softcover. xi, 341 pp. By applying their abundant natural resources to ironmaking early in the eighteenth century, Americans soon made themselves felt in world markets. After the Revolution, ironmakers supplied the materials necessary to the building of American industry, pushing the fuel efficiency and productivity of their furnaces far ahead of their European rivals.In American Iron, 1607-1900, Robert B. ... View more info

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Archaeology and the Old Testament World

By: Gray, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Harper Torchbooks: 1965

Seller ID: 2206087

Condition: Good


Wrappers edges reinforced with tape, bookplate to front wrapper verso, pencil note to preface. 1965 Trade Paperback. x, 254, [10] pp. It is much more than an account of biblical archaeology. It is a brilliant sketch of the whole history of Israel down to A.D. 70, fully illustrated at every point by the latest results of archaeological discovery.CONTENTS: List of Illustrations; Part I: The Fertile Crescent - The setting; The land of the two rivers; Egypt: Land of bondage ... View more info

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High Dam Over Nubia

By: Greener, Leslie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The Viking Press: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1846983

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Quarter-sized surface tear on front jacket panel, minor loss from jacket spine head. 1962 Hard Cover. 198 pp. This personal account of an archaeological adventure takes place in a scene of intense contemporary interest. As the High Dam-about five miles above the Aswan Dam-rises on the Nile, a lake is forming that will soon be 300 miles long. Under its waters a very ancient country, rich in prehistoric relics and in the monuments of Egyptian, Roman, Turkish... View more info

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Ardipithecus Kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia (The Middle Awash Series, Volume 2)

By: Haile-Selassie, Yohannes; WoldeGabriel, Giday

Price: $40.00

Publisher: University of California Press: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2040916

ISBN: 0520254406

Condition: Fine


First edition. An exceptional copy. 2009 Large Hardcover. xxii, 641 pp. The second volume in a series dedicated to fossil discoveries made in the Afar region of Ethiopia, this work contains the definitive description of the geological context and paleoenvironment of the early hominid Ardipithecus kadabba. This research by an international team describes Middle Awash late Miocene faunal assemblages recovered from sediments firmly dated to between 5.2 and 5.8 million years... View more info

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Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Domestic Site Archaeology in New York State (New York State Museum Bulletin, No. 495)

By: Hart, John P.; Fisher, Charles L.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: New York State Museum: 2000

Seller ID: 2266815

ISBN: 1555571654

Condition: Very Good


Sticker on rear wrapper, light general wear to wrappers. 2000 Large Softcover. xv, 239 pp. Contains updated and revised versions of 13 papers written by museum and university scholars, as well as representatives from various agencies, presented at a colloquium held at the New York State Museum in October 1997 titled 19th Century Domestic Archaeology of New York State. Chapters include a variety of perspectives on the evaluation of these sites, as well analysis of five si... View more info

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The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

By: Heidel, Alexander

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1963

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2276225

ISBN: 0226323986

Condition: Good


Ink name on half-title page, general wear. 1963 Trade Paperback. ix, 269 pp. Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian... View more info

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Cave, Mound, and Lake Dwellers: And Other Primitive People

By: Holbrook, Florence

Price: $10.00

Publisher: D.C. Heath & Company: 1911

Seller ID: 2207346

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, minor spot to front board, endpapers lightly toned. 1911 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vii, 130 pp. CONTENTS: Nature's Story; The Old Stone Age; The New Stone Age; The Lake Dwellers; Kitchen Middens - Mound Builders; Monuments; The Animals of the Stone Age; Food Getting; Fire Making; Cooking; Pottery; Spinning and Weaving; The Taming of Animals; The Making of Leather; Clothing; Cradles; Transportation; Travel by Water; The Family; T... View more info

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Il Viaggio in Sicilia, 1776-1779 (Mediterraneo e Storia 2)

By: Houel, Jean

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Edizioni di Storia e Studi Sociali: 2013

Seller ID: 2198618

ISBN: 8890854820

Condition: Near Fine


2013 Trade Paperback. 188 pp. Italian text. 2013 reissue of the work originally published in four volumes as Voyage pittoresque des isles de Sicile, de Malta et de Lipari between 1782 and 1787. Includes 28 illustrations, some from paintings by Houel, and including portraits of important contemporaries such as Wolfgang Johann von Goethe, and facsimiles of early editions of the work.An 18th century Italian travelogue focusing on time spent in Sicily, written by an archi... View more info