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Kinishba, a Prehistoric Pueblo of the Great Pueblo Period

by Cummings, Byron

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Tucson; 1940): The University of Arizona. First Edition. Small Quarto. Signed by the author. 128pp., illustrated with photographs of ecavation sites, and with 35 colored plates. The Kinishba people lived in Arizona 1000-950A.D. and then disappeared. The author and his students began work of exavating Kinishba. It emerged slowly from six centuries of neglect. Much of it… Read more
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A Popular Account of Discoveries at Nineveh (abridged)

by Layard, Austen Henry

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Published
1851
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London: John Murray, 1851. Small Octavo. 360pp., with numerous woodcuts, abridged by him from his larger work. In this abridgment he had omitted the second part of the original work, introducing the principal Biblical and historical illustrations into the narrative, which he believed to be more useful and complete. Bound in 3/4 brown pebble grained morocco over marbled paper… Read more
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The Antiquity of Man in East Anglia

by Moir, J. Reid

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1927
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1927. Octavo. 172 pages, index, illustrated. Moir made several new discoveries for example, the middle Paleolithic sites at Bramford Road and Constantine Road, Ipswich and undertook new investigations at important known localities, Hoxne, Brundon, High Lodge, and Foxhall Road being among the most famous. His assessments for pre-crag or tertiary man have largely… Read more
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London: John Murray, 1853. First Edition. Octavo. Half-title, folding frontispiece and 12 other plans and tinted plates, 2 large folding maps at rear, with hundreds of textual wood block illustrations. The author became increasingly interested in locating and unearthing the great cities of biblical renown. He quite his law firm and traveled to where he believed Nineveh was but… Read more
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Lyobaa o Michtian; Guia Historico-Descriptiva

by Leon, Nicolas

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1901
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Mexico: (Tip. y Lit "la Europea"), 1901. Octavo. 53 pages, illustrations 77 plates, some in color including a map and plan, many foldouts, specific brickwork of the Mitla ruins. Dr. Nicolas Leon was a noted archaeologist and ethnologist whose collection of personal papers is housed at the Special Collections of Tulane University. Bound in light brown cloth… Read more
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New York: D. Appleton and Co, 1887. Octavo. 4th edition. 655pp.. xxvii, (1)pp. description of the plates, (1)pp. errata, illustrated. Such topics include; The Danish Shell-mounds; The Swiss lake-dwellings; The Flint Implements of the Drift; North American Archaeology, Cave-men and more. Bound in green cloth, pictorial gilt spine lettered in gilt, yellow endpapers, covers rubbed, no foxing.
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The Store City of Pithom and the Route of the Exodus

by Naville, Edouard Henri

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Published
1885
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London: Trubner & Co, 1885. Quarto. viii, 32 pages, 2 maps, 13 plates (3 folded). While a brilliant Egyptologist, the scholarship while excellent made assumptions which modern Egyptologists find unconvincing. Bound in printed paper covered boards lettered in black, backed in black cloth, corners worn, covers darkened and finger soiled, label of Lowell city library. … Read more
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Use-Wear Analysis of Flaked Stone Tools

by Vaughen, Patrick C.

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Tucson; (1985): University of Arizona Press. First Edition. Quarto. viii, 204 pages, profusely illustrated with plates, charts, etc. The definitive work on the functional analysis of stone tools. The analysis of French Magdalenian work along with other Paleolithic examples are stunning. Essential for prehistory and written with careful attention to detail for the paleontologist.… Read more
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Myths From Mesopotamia, Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh and Others

by Dalley, Stephanie (translator)

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Published
1989
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Oxford: Oxford University Press, Clarendon, 1989. First Edition. Octavo. 337 pages, index, glossary, notes. New translations from the epics written in Akkadina including the Creation myths and the Epic of Gilgamesh. Here the best preserved cuneiform texts have been used as new understandings of the grammar and lexicography have been developed. There is also a list… Read more
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An album of Maya Architecture

by Proskouriakoff, Tatiana

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Published
1958
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Limited Edition
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Merida, Yucatan, Mexico: The Maya Foundation, 1958. Limited Edition. Oblong Folio. . Facsimile edition, Limited to 1100. 140 unnumbered pages, profusely illustrated with thirty-six plates accompanied by descriptive text of Mayan architecture items with map. The images are particularly important. With the imagination of an artist and the precision of a scientist, the author has captured in… Read more
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A View of Chaco Pueblo Bonita

by Coze, Paul

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(19.5 x 21.2). Photograph from the Paul Coze Estate Photographers not identified … Read more
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The Treasure of Rediscovery

by Brilliant, Richard

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Published
1979
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Kent, OHio: Volair Limited, 1979. First Edition. Quarto. Limited to 2950 copies. Each copy bears the signature of the author and contains an original engraving by Arthur Secunda numbered and initialed. Beautifully illustrated in color and in black and white showing many of the magnificent mosaic tile works, glass and ceramic ware and of course, the breathtaking wall paintings… Read more
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Senshi Koko Zufu

by Ono, Ungai (1863-1938)

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Published
1904
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Tokyo: Suzabo, 1904. 22 pages of Japanese Text. 22 double paged leaves of plates. Very Rare. OCLC reports copies at the Library of Congress, the National Diet Library of Japan, University of Toronto, Bavaria, Zurich. Ungai Ono was the leading proponent of the Ainu theory. This major work was developed into Ono's theories presented in… Read more
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The Four Ages of Tsurai; a Documentary History of the Indian Village on Trinidad Bay

by Heizer, Robert F. And John E. Mills

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Published
1952
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First Edition
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Berkeley: University of California Press, 1952. First Edition. Octavo. 207 pages, notes, appendix, translation of Spanish documents by Donald C. Cutter. Heizer and Mills have demonstrated here that when archaeology and history are interwoven, we often find a much deeper benefit than to see the subjects within each discipline in a narrow sense. Here they deal… Read more
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The Archaeology of Korea

by Nelson, Sarah Milledge

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(New York, 1993): Cambridge University Press. First Edition. Octavo. Review copy with slip laid in. 307pp. illustrated. The author surveys Korean prehistory from the earliest Paleolithic settlers, perhaps half a million years ago, through the formation of the Three Kingdoms and on to the creation of United Silla in AS 668, when the peninsula was largely united for the… Read more
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(Np/2002): Sacred Science Library. Quarto. 207p. The scarce reprint of the best biography of one of the great universal geniuses of all time. Kircher (1601-1680), archaeologists, volcanologist, physicist, Egyptologist, and linguist was a central figure in 17th Century scientific discovery.Bound in maroon leather lettered in gilt, . A very good copy with rubbing to binding.
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Before Writing (2 Vol Set in Original Dust jackets)

by Schumandt-Besserat, Denise

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Austin; (1992): University of Texas Press. First Edition. Quarto. Both volumes are large hardcovers quartos in fine condition in fine dust jackets. Volume 1 gives an introduction to the role of tokens in the rise of agriculture until the invention of writing about 3100 B.C. Volume 2 was issued in a much smaller print run and… Read more
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New Perspectives on Mound Pottery

by Schaafsma, Polly (editor)

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Albuquerque; (2007): University of New Mexico Press. First Edition. Quarto. 302pp. with a preface by Linda S. Cordell, professor emeritus of anthropology at the university of Colorado, Boulder. The pottery mound study began in 1954 but unfortunately it was never thoroughly studied. Publications were few and field records inaccessible. The pottery mound in southwestern archaeology has largely been forgotten… Read more
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Mission En Susiane; Numismatique, Epigraphie Grecque et Ceramique

by Allote De La Fuye, Francois-Maurice; Franz Cumon; Roland De Mecquenem; Vincent Schell

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Published
1928
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Paris: E. Leroux, 1928. A Very Good Copy. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 132 Pages, 4 plates. Ancient Susa with details still essential for understanding the region in what became the Persian Empire. A nice copy in original paper wraps with some loss of top 3/4" of spine.
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1TLS to Don Frazier, June 18, 1974

by Nissen, Karen

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An important letter on Univ. of Calif. Anthropology Research Letterhead about the petroglyph sites she had surveyed in the Yerington area of Nevada. Her contribution is The Record of a Hunting Practice at Petroglyph Site NV-LY-1. The letter is addressed to the late Don Frazier whose expertise is best know for his bibliographies on the Derrydale… Read more
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