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THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE AFTERLIFE : Deciphering the Past from Tombs, Graves and Mummies, Allan, Tony
1 Allan, Tony THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE AFTERLIFE : Deciphering the Past from Tombs, Graves and Mummies
London Duncan Baird Publishers 2004 1844830470 / 9781844830473 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
160pp., colour frontis, plus colour photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Matt-illustrated boards negligibly scuffed only. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn, small, soft crease to head. " . . . offers a worldwide survey of some of the most intriguing enigmas posed to us across many centuries by death and the afterlife - and by more than 35 specific cases, all described in depth . . . Ranging across cultures, the book casts new light on the beliefs, rituals, hopes and fear of different peoples - from the Germanic and Celtic warrior peoples of northern Europe to the imperial dynasties of ancient China . . . " Includes Index. Book weight approx. 970g. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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JOURNEY THROUGH THE ICE AGE, Bahn, Paul G., and Vertut, John
2 Bahn, Paul G., and Vertut, John JOURNEY THROUGH THE ICE AGE
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 1997 0297835882 / 9780297835882 First U.K. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Near Fine Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
240pp., colour photographic illustrations and b/white line-drawings throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain burgundy boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-rubbed only. "Authoritative and wide-ranging, and using the most advanced analytical techniques in archaeology, 'Journey Through the Ice Age' describes the varied background of the sites and discusses their enigmas and mysteries. It traces the study of Palaeolithic art from its origins in the 19th century . . . Not only presents an invaluable synthesis of our current state of knowledge about Palaeolithic people and the societies in which they lived, but also presents a feast of imagery. The text is illustrated largely with the unsurpassed photography of the late Jean Vertut." Contents include: Preface and Acks., Introduction : Cave Life, 12 chapters, Notes, Bibliography, Index, Picture Acks. Book weight approx. 1.46 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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THE GODDESS AND THE BULL : Catalhoyuk. An Archaeological Journey To The Dawn Of Civilization, Balter, Michael
3 Balter, Michael THE GODDESS AND THE BULL : Catalhoyuk. An Archaeological Journey To The Dawn Of Civilization
New York Free Press 2005 0743243609 / 9780743243605 First Edition, First Impression Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
400pp., plus 16 page, b/white, photographically-illustrated section. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean. Short remainder stripe to lower text-block edge. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, with a small tear (adhesive-tape protected by previous owner) on the inner side of lower rear flap fold." . . . details the dramatic quest by archaeologists to unearth the buried secrets of human cultural evolution at a huge, spectacularly well-preserved 9,500-year-old village in Turkey . . . Michael Balter, the excavation's official biographer, brings readers behind the scenes, providing the first inside look at the remarkable site and its history of scandal and thrilling scientific discovery . . . " Contents include: Intro., 17 chapters, Epilogue, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 590g. 
Price: 20.04 AUD
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ANDEAN CULTURE HISTORY, Bennett, Wendell C, and Bird, Junius B.
4 Bennett, Wendell C, and Bird, Junius B. ANDEAN CULTURE HISTORY
London Robert Hale 1965 First British Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
236pp., two unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections, plus intext b/white line-drawings and maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Black boards undamaged. Text-block unmarked. Illustrated (Laszlo Acs), loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, with several short closed tears. First published in 1949 by the American Museum of Natural History, this first British edition primarily authored by the foremost South American archaeologist, Yale University Professor of Anthropology, Wendell C. Bennett (1905-1953) is an invaluable archaeological sourcebook of Andean history. Contents include: Prelims., Preface(s), Part 1/ The Setting. 2/ The Central Andes. 3/ Techniques (Junius B. Bird). Radiocarbon Dating, Sources, Index. Book weight approx. 565g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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SACRED STONES SACRED PLACES, Lines, Marianna
5 Lines, Marianna SACRED STONES SACRED PLACES
Edinburgh, Scotland Saint Andrew Press 1992 0715206524 / 9780715206522 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
(xiv) + 162pp., colour plates, supported by b/white halftone plates, throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. Photographic images throughout, by Paul Turner, enhance this documented exploration of some of the very remarkable monuments to Scotland's intriguing heritage . . . Contents include: Prelims., Area-By-Area, Acks., Appendix, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 48.09 AUD
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VOYAGE TO ATLANTIS, Mavor, James W., Jr.
6 Mavor, James W., Jr. VOYAGE TO ATLANTIS
London Souvenir Press 1969 First U.K. Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
320pp., unpaginated, b/white halftone plate sections, plus numerous intext line-drawn illustrations and maps. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over nominally bumped spine. Plain boards undamaged. Leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn. For 2,000 years Atlantis has tantalized the mind of man; was it a myth? - Did it exist? - If so, where? In 1960 a Greek scientist, A.G.Glanopoulos, announced his controversial theory that the volcanic Aegean island of Thera was the site of Atlantis. This book examines the evidence . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue, Book 1, Book 2, Book 3, Appendices, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 680g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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ESKIMO SCULPTURE, Meldgaard, Jorgen
7 Meldgaard, Jorgen ESKIMO SCULPTURE
London Methuen & Co. 1960 1st Thus (English) Hardcover and Dustjacket Good+ Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
48pp., plus (xl), intext sketch-art plus an illustrated section (40 pages) consisting of 75 monochrome halftone plate illustrations depicting a variety of recovered Eskimo sculptures from pre-historic, historic and modern times. Book clean. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Significant tape stains on ffep., random splotches on pastedowns, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn, price-clipped (small rectangle), closed tears and soiling. Originally published in Copenhagen, in 1959. The contents of this work by Danish archaeologist Jorgen Meldgaard include: Eskimo Culture, Art, Prehistoric Sculpture, ditto Historical, Modern. Notes on Plates, more. Book weight approx. 370g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. 
Price: 17.58 AUD
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CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt, Parsons, Peter
8 Parsons, Peter CITY OF THE SHARP-NOSED FISH : Greek Lives in Roman Egypt
London Weidenfeld & Nicholson 2007 0297645889 / 9780297645887 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
xxviii, + 258pp., plus 3 x 8 page, colour and b/white illustrated sections. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain red boards undamaged. Leaves clean and unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket negligibly edge-creased only. From the rear panel: "When Grenfell and Hunt began digging near the Nile in 1807 they made what has turned out to be one of the great archaeological discoveries which is still today enriching what we know about the ancient world . . . The total lack of rain in Middle Egypt preserved the papyri beneath the sand, as nowhere else in the Roman Empire. The result is a unique picture of everyday life in the Nile Valley as it was lived by its Greek-speaking settlers between Alexander the Great and the Arab Conquest a thousand years later." Book weight approx. 645g. 
Price: 30.08 AUD
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UNCOVERING THE PAST: A History of Archaeology, Stiebing, William H. Jr.
9 Stiebing, William H. Jr. UNCOVERING THE PAST: A History of Archaeology
United States Oxford Univ Press 1994 0195089219 / 9780195089219 First Thus Softcover Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
315pp., over 80 b/white photographic illustrations, including maps, throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves unmarked, soft corner crease to several pages. Illustrated (David Tran) card wrapper negligibly splayed. " . . . an absorbing, non-technical history of archaeology, tracing the study of ancient material culture from its beginnings in the Renaissance through its development into the sophisticated modern discipline we know today." Contents include: Preface, Introduction, 10 chapters over two 'parts', Appendix, Recommended Reading, Index. Book weight approx. 440g. 
Price: 20.68 AUD
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UNCOVERING THE ANCIENT WORLD, Winstone, H.V.F.
10 Winstone, H.V.F. UNCOVERING THE ANCIENT WORLD
London Constable 1985 0094647208 / 9780094647206 First Edition Hardcover and Dustjacket Very Good + Very Good + 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
393pp., colour frontis plate, plus colour and b/white plates throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, silver title there-on, mild bump to head. Black boards nominally bumped on a lower foredge corner, otherwise undamaged. Map illustrated endpapers. Leaves clean and unmarked, with a hint of tanning to textblock edges. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, corresponding soft creases to head of spine, minimal edgewear. "Uncovering this world took place at a breathtaking speed. Schliemann at Troy; Marriette and Petrie in the Nile Valley; Evans in Crete, Woolley at Ur and Carter in the Valley of the Kings - these and other great archaeologists began to unravel the mysteries of past civilisations . . . H.V.F. Winstone tells the story with a pace and a sense of excitement that matches his subject. His text is authoritative and informed . . . " Book weight approx. 1.1 KG. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. 
Price: 28.20 AUD
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