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Ancient Thai Beads From U-Thong to Dvaravati
ISBN: HB: 9786167339887, Prestel Publishing, River Books, December 2020
220 pp., 22.2x17.5 cm, colour and black&white illus.
In the pre-historic period in the archaeology of Thailand, beads are among the most exciting finds. Easily transportable, hard and durable, one bead can provide a mass of information. Usually found as part of grave assemblages, the quantity of beads...
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£35,00
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Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss: History of the Site Exhibition Guide
ISBN: PB: 9783791358352, Prestel Publishing, December 2020
192 pp., 22x12 cm, 175 colour and black&white illus.
Monastery, royal palace, museum, parade ground, Palace of the Republic, archeological site, and cultural building – a lot has happened on this spot, in the middle of Berlin, on which the Humboldt Forum is located today. Where initially only a civil b...
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£11,99
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Dragons' Teeth and Thunderstones The Quest for the Meaning of Fossils
ISBN: HB: 9781789142907, Reaktion Books, October 2020
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 70 illus.
For at least half a million years, people have been doing some very strange things with fossils. Long before a few seventeenth-century minds started to decipher their true, organic nature, fossils had been eaten, dropped in goblets of wine, buried wi...
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£18,00
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Cuzco Incas, Spaniards, and the Making of a Colonial City
ISBN: HB: 9780300218114, Yale University Press, June 2020
200 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 94 illus.
Through objects, buildings, and colonial texts, this book tells the story of how Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire, was transformed into a Spanish colonial city. When Spaniards invaded and conquered Peru in the 16th century, they installed in Cuz...
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£45,00
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Sherabad Oasis Tracing Historical Landscape in Southern Uzbekistan
ISBN: PB: 9788024639024, University of Chicago Press, Karolinum Press, April 2020
495 pp., 29.8x20.9 cm
Not for sale in the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic! "Sherabad Oasis: Tracing Historical Landscape in Southern Uzbekistan" is the second volume of the series examining the Czech-Uzbek archaeological expedition in southern Uzbekistan. While t...
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£24,00
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Mesopotamia Civilization Begins
ISBN: HB: 9781606066492, Getty Publications, April 2020
352 pp., 29.2x22.9 cm, 270 colour illus. illus; 1 map
Ancient Mesopotamia, a region that mainly corresponds to modern-day Iraq, has a record of human activity dating back nearly fifteen thousand years. Writing was invented in Mesopotamia at the end of the fourth millennium BCE, and urbanization reached...
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£50,00
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Perspectives on Early Andean Civilization in Peru Interaction, Authority, and Socioeconomic Organization during the First and Second Millennia B.C.
ISBN: PB: 9780913516300, Yale University Press, February 2020
192 pp., 24.7x17.1 cm, 121 black&white illus.
This Yale University Publications in Anthropology volume presents investigations of Peruvian archaeological sites, focusing on early developments in coastal, highland, and cloud forest environments. The contributors provide new perspectives on early...
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£25,00
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Phantom Image Seeing the Dead in Ancient Rome
ISBN: HB: 9780226648293, University of Chicago Press, January 2020
328 pp., 25.4x17.7 cm, 25 colour plates, 71 halftones
Drawing from a rich corpus of art works, including sarcophagi, tomb paintings, and floor mosaics, Patrick R. Crowley investigates how something as insubstantial as a ghost could be made visible through the material grit of stone and paint. In this fr...
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£45,00
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Sahel Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara
ISBN: HB: 9781588396877, Yale University Press, Metropolitan Museum of Art, January 2020
288 pp., 27.9x22.8 cm, 300 colour illus.
This groundbreaking volume examines the extraordinary artistic and cultural traditions of the African region known as the Sahel ("shore" in Arabic), a vast area on the southern edge of the Sahara Desert that includes present-day Senegal, Mauritania,...
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£50,00
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Foundations of Paleoecology Classic Papers with Commentaries
ISBN: PB: 9780226618203, ISBN: HB: 9780226618173, University of Chicago Press, November 2019
800 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 100 halftones, 125 tables
Approximately 99% of all life that has ever existed is extinct. Fortunately, these long dead species have left traces of their lives and interactions with other species in the rock record that paleoecologists use to understand how species and ecosyst...
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£48,00
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£113,00
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