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  • Archaeologyby Paul Bahn

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 8.95

    This volume aims to reflect the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. more...

  • What Makes Civilization?by David Wengrow

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    In What Makes Civilization?, archaeologist David Wengrow provides a vivid new account of the 'birth of civilization' in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (today's Iraq). These two regions, where many foundations of modern life were laid, are usually treated in isolation. Now, they are brought together within a unified history of how people... more...

  • Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohsby Bob Brier

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 27.99

    A rollicking journey through the history of our infatuation with pharaohs, mummies, and pyramids, from the preeminent Egyptologist known as "Mr. Mummy" more...

  • History of Archaeologyby Paul Bahn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    The History of Archaeology: An Introduction provides global coverage with chapters devoted to particular regions of the world. The regional approach allows readers to understand the similarities and differences in the history of and approach to archaeology in various parts of the world. Each chapter is written by a specialist scholar with experience... more...

  • Jurassic Maryby Patricia Pierce

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    Mary Anning (1799-1847) was one of the pioneers of the emerging science of geology - the first woman palaeontologist to make important discoveries. After her death, many of her discoveries were credited to the naturalists who had brought her specimens. This book reveals the little-known life of this extraordinary woman from undeserved obscurity. more...

  • Histories of Archaeologyby Tim Murray; Christopher Evans

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 73.99

    A collection of 19 reprinted papers by distinguished scholars, Histories of Archaeology reflects the growing interest in the historiography of this discipline. A general introduction orients readers by outlining core themes and issues in the field. - ;In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in the history of the discipline of archaeology.... more...

  • Howard Carterby T. G. H. James

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 40.00

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  • The Millionaire and the Mummiesby John M. Adams

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    Egypt, The Valley of the Kings, 1905: An American robber baron peers through the hole he has cut in an ancient tomb wall and discovers the richest trove of golden treasure ever seen in Egypt. At the start of the twentieth century, Theodore Davis was the most famous archaeologist in the world; his career turned tomb-robbing and treasure-hunting into... more...

  • Egyptby Joyce Tyldesley

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 11.25

    For nearly two thousand years after the last pharaoh ruled Egypt the wonders of this ancient culture remained hidden, seemingly lost and forgotten for ever. Then, in the late eighteenth century, Napoleons invasion of the country sparked an explosion of interest in ancient Egypt that burns as strongly today as ever. The obsession with anything and... more...

  • Excavating Womenby Magarita Díaz-Andreu; Marie Louise Stig Sorensen

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Archaeologists are increasingly aware of issues of gender when studying past societies; women are becoming better represented within the discipline and are attaining top academic posts. However, until now there has been no study undertaken of the history of women in European archaeology and their contribution to the development of the discipline. ... more...