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  • The Cambridge Companion to Historical Archaeologyby Dan Hicks; Mary C. Beaudry

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    An introduction to the ways in which archaeologists study the recent past (c.AD 1500 to the present). more...

  • 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...

  • The History of Archaeologyby Paul Bahn

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • What Makes Civilization?by David Wengrow

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 28.99

    A vivid new account of the 'birth of civilization' in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia where many of the foundations of modern life were laid more...

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

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.90

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

  • Histories of Archaeologyby Tim Murray; Christopher Evans

    OUP Oxford 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. more...

  • Howard Carterby T. G. H. James

    I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 14.95

    In November 1922, a momentous discovery - unlike any other before or since - was to change our understanding of the ancient world. Until now however, the marvellous story of Carter's quest for Tutankhamun and its culmination in his unearthing of the intact, treasure-filled tomb has been told without a reliable account of the man behind the discovery... more...

  • The Millionaire and the Mummiesby John M. Adams

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 6.79

    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...

  • Archaeology, Sexism, and Scandalby Alan Kaiser

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 23.50

    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...