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- 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...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 19.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 79.99
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...
- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99
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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99
Kaiser paints a fascinating picture of gender and power in early twentieth-century archaeology in this examination of the 1931 excavation season at Olynthus, Greece?a season which ushered a sea change in the study of material culture and became a nexus of egregious plagiarism. more...