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  • Elephants and Kingsby Thomas R. Trautmann

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Because of their enormous size, elephants have long been irresistible for kings as symbols of their eminence. In early civilizations?such as Egypt, Mesopotamia, the Indus Civilization, and China?kings used elephants for royal sacrifice, spectacular hunts, public display of live captives, or the conspicuous consumption of ivory?all of them tending... more...

  • The Incasby Gordon F. McEwan

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 75.00

    Lacking a written language, hard metals, the wheel, or draught animals, the Incas forged one of the greatest imperial states in history. This is a portrait of the ancient Andean empire from the earliest stages of its development to its final capitulation to Pizzarro in the mid-16th century. 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...

  • Romeby Amanda Claridge

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 23.99

    The ultimate guide to all the important archaeological sites in the city of Rome from the period 800 BC to AD 600, with over 200 site maps, plans, and photographs more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    New York Times Bestseller From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity?s creation and evolution?a #1 international bestseller?that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be ?human.? One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species... more...

  • Natural Born Heroesby Christopher Mcdougall

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 15.95

    The best-selling author of  Born to Run  now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere.  After running an ultramarathon through the Copper Canyons of... more...

  • By Steppe, Desert, and Oceanby Sir Barry Cunliffe

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 33.99

    The story of the peoples of Eurasia, from the birth of farming to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century. An immense historical panorama set on a huge continental stage, this is also the story of how humans first started building the global system we know today. 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...

  • Symbolic and Structural Archaeologyby Ian Hodder

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 44.00

    This volume presents a searching critique of the more traditional archaeological methodologies and interpretation strategies. more...