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  • In Small Things Forgottenby James Deetz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    History is recorded in many ways. According to  author James Deetz, the past can be seen most fully  by studying the small things so often forgotten.  Objects such as doorways, gravestones, musical  instruments, and even shards of pottery fill in the  cracks between large historical events and depict  the intricacies of daily life. In his completely  revised... more...

  • Uncommon Groundby Leland Ferguson

    Smithsonian 2012; US$ 24.95

    Winner of the Southern Anthropological Society's prestigious James Mooney Award, Uncommon Ground takes a unique archaeological approach to examining early African American life. Ferguson shows how black pioneers worked within the bars of bondage to shape their distinct identity and lay a rich foundation for the multicultural adjustments that became... more...

  • The Sixth Extinctionby Elizabeth Kolbert

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 16.99

    ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes Over the last half a billion years, there have been five mass extinctions, when the diversity of... more...

  • Neanderthal Manby Svante Pääbo

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Svante Pääbo is the founder of the field of ancient DNA. The director of the department of genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Pääbo has been featured in the New York Times , Newsweek , and The Economist , as well as on NPR, PBS, and BBC. In 2009 Time named him one of the 100 Most Influential People... more...

  • Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamericaby Anne S. Dowd; Susan Milbrath

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 65.00

    Cosmology, Calendars, and Horizon-Based Astronomy in Ancient Mesoamerica is an interdisciplinary tour de force that establishes the critical role astronomy played in the religious and civic lives of the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica. Providing extraordinary examples of how Precolumbian peoples merged ideas about the cosmos with those concerning... more...

  • Knowledge and Power in Prehistoric Societiesby Lynne Kelly

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book explores the role of formal knowledge systems in small-scale oral cultures in both historic and archaeological contexts. more...

  • The Destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah, and Jerichoby David Neev; K. O. Emery

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 149.99

    The story of the destruction of Sodom, Gomorrah and Jericho in the Dead Sea region is the oldest such description in human history. Now, more than 4000 years later, employing modern geological science in a forensic manner, this book sheds new light on these occurrences. more...

  • Archaeology as Political Actionby Randall H. McGuire

    University Presses of California, Columbia and Princeton 2004; US$ 15.95

    Develops a theory and framework to describe how archaeology can contribute to a more humane world. Recognizing that archaeology is an inherently political activity, this book builds on the history of archaeological theory and Marxist dialectical theory to point out how archaeologists can use their craft to evaluate interpretations of this world. more...

  • Local Identitiesby Fokke Gerritsen

    Amsterdam University Press 2003; US$ 65.25

    A study of the archaeologies of landscape and community in the Northwest European Plain more...

  • The Abandonment of Settlements and Regionsby Catherine M. Cameron; Steve A. Tomka

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 43.00

    This book examines abandonment as a stage in the formation of an archaeological site. more...