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  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2014; US$ 33.89

    100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens . How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human rights; to trust money, books and laws; and to be... more...

  • Archaeological Typology and Practical Realityby William Y. Adams; Ernest W. Adams

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 49.00

    A study of the various ways in which field archaeologists set about making and using classifications to meet a variety of practical needs. more...

  • Agency in Archaeologyby Marcia-Anne Dobres; John Robb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    Agency in Archaeology is the first critical volume to scrutinise the concept of agency and to examine in-depth its potential to inform our understanding of the past. Theories of agency recognise that human beings make choices, hold intentions and take action. This offers archaeologists scope to move beyond looking at broad structural or environmental... more...

  • Archaeological Theoryby Matthew Johnson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.95

    Archaeological Theory, 2 nd Edition is the most current and comprehensive introduction to the field available. Thoroughly revised and updated, this engaging text offers students an ideal entry point to the major concepts and ongoing debates in archaeological research. New edition of a popular introductory text that explores the increasing... more...

  • Science-Based Dating in Archaeologyby M. J . Aitken

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    Archaeologists and archaeology students have long since needed an authoritative account of the techniques now available to them, designed to be understood by non-scientists. This book fills the gap and it offers a two-tier approach to the subject. The main text is a coherent introduction to the whole field of science-based dating, written in plain... more...

  • Adam's Tongueby Derek Bickerton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    How language evolved has been called ?the hardest problem in science.? In Adam?s Tongue , Derek Bickerton?long a leading authority in this field?shows how and why previous attempts to solve that problem have fallen short. Taking cues from topics as diverse as the foraging strategies of ants, the distribution of large prehistoric herbivores, and the... more...

  • 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...

  • Catching Fireby Richard Wrangham

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.99

    A startling new theory that the invention of cooking led to the creation of the human species more...

  • Ancient Central Chinaby Rowan K. Flad; Pochan Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    An up-to-date synthesis of archaeological discoveries in the upper and middle Yangzi River region of China, including the Three Gorges Dam reservoir zone. more...

  • The Age of Everythingby Matthew Hedman

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Taking advantage of recent advances throughout the sciences, Matthew Hedman brings the distant past closer to us than it has ever been. Here, he shows how scientists have determined the age of everything from the colonization of the New World over 13,000 years ago to the origin of the universe nearly fourteen billion years ago. Hedman details,... more...