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  • Anthropology For Dummiesby Cameron M. Smith; Evan T. Davies

    Wiley 2009; US$ 19.99

    Covers the latest competing theories in the field Get a handle on the fundamentals of biological and cultural anthropology When did the first civilizations arise? How many human languages exist? The answers are found in anthropology - and this friendly guide explains its concepts in clear detail. You'll see how anthropology developed as a science,... more...

  • In Small Things Forgottenby James Deetz

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Urban Ecologyby Richard T. T. Forman

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    The first richly illustrated worldwide portrayal of urban ecology, tying together organisms, built structures, and the physical environment around cities. more...

  • The Comparative Archaeology of Complex Societiesby Michael E. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    Part of a resurgence in the comparative study of ancient societies, this book presents case studies of states, empires and chiefdoms. more...

  • Climate Change in Prehistoryby William James Burroughs

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    Weaves together climate research with anthropological and archaeological studies showing how climate change has made us who we are today. more...

  • The Bible Unearthedby Israel Finkelstein; Neil Asher Silberman

    Free Press 2002; US$ 13.99

    In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors. In this iconoclastic and provocative work, leading scholars Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman draw on recent archaeological research... more...

  • Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near Eastby Benjamin W. Porter; Alexis T. Boutin

    University Press of Colorado 2014; US$ 24.99

    Remembering the Dead in the Ancient Near East is among the first comprehensive treatments to present the diverse ways in which ancient Near Eastern civilizations memorialized and honored their dead, using mortuary rituals, human skeletal remains, and embodied identities as a window into the memory work of past societies. In six case studies teams... more...

  • Just Past?by Raz Kletter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    The land of Israel is rich in history and material culture and has long been the location of extensive archaeological excavation. 'Just Past?' examines the origins of Israeli archaeology in the 1950s and 1960s. Drawing on previously unpublished documentary material, the study offers a history of intriguing finds, failures and dreams. 'Just Past?' covers... 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...

  • 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...