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By Clara Winston, Richard Winston, C. W Ceram. 1971
A wide-ranging account of the development of North American archaeology, with particular emphasis on early man, the Southwest, the American… Indian, and the mound builders. 1971. Uniform title: Der erste Amerikaner.
By John Evangelist Walsh. 1982
Describes the archeological exploration begun in 1939 in Rome to unearth the lost remains of St. Peter. Details the excavations… under St. Peter's Basilica, the uncovering of the tomb, and the historical and archeological evidence indicating that the discovered bones are those of St. Peter. 1982.
By Walter Alvarez. 1997
A geologist recalls the first scientific proposals of the theory that a large asteroid or comet had collided with Earth… sixty-five million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. Describes the vehement debate that followed, the accumulation of evidence, and the discovery of a crater beneath the Yucatan peninsula that appears to substantiate the impact claim. c1997.
By Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen. 1973
By Harry L Shapiro. 1974
When Cremo's book "Forbidden Archaeology" was published in 1993, the scientific world was shocked by its extensive evidence for extreme… human antiquity - pushing the origin of the human race back tens of millions of years. "Forbidden Archeology's Impact" documents the explosive reactions to his controversial book. 1998.
By Charles R Pellegrino. 2004
Weaving together accounts of ancient authorities with research by forensic archaeologists, Pellegrino captures the final hours of Pompeii and Herculaneum.… In the flash-fossilized remains of victims, he sees reminders of the abiding human hope to understand a brutal universe. Those hopes live both in the science Pellegrino uses to interpret historic volcanic explosions as the distant consequence of the Big Bang, and in the startling connections he makes between the two cities buried by Vesuvius in 79 CE and the Twin Towers destroyed by terrorists in 2001. 2004.
By E. C Krupp. 1983
By Willard Bascom. 1976
By Elaine Dewar. 2001
With Native American activists, white supremacists, DNA experts, and anthropologists all vying for control of ancient remains, Dewar explores the… ambiguous terrain left behind when a long-standing paradigm is swept away by new discoveries. Presents stories that rarely find their way into scientific journals or newspapers - stories of mysterious deaths, of the bones of evil shamans, and the shadows that fall on the lives of scientists who've pulled them from the ground. 2001.
By Roger Lewin. 1987
By focusing on several landmark fossil discoveries, the author reveals how the interpretation of data is heavily dependent upon an… anthropologist's cultural and personal biases, emotions, pre-conceptions, and professional loyalties. 1987.
By John Gowlett. 1984
By Robert McGhee. 1996
McGhee, a curator of archeology with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, traces the lives of the Palaeo-Eskimos, who entered the… northern extremes of the North American continent four thousand years ago. McGhee reconstructs what their life was like, explains how they dealt with sharp climate changes, and speculates on their eventual demise. 1996.
By Bruce S Feiler. 2001
One part adventure story, one part archaeological detective work, one part spiritual exploration, author Feiler recounts a personal odyssey -… by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel - to retrace the Five Books of Moses through the desert. Along with archaeologist Avner Goren, he treks through Turkey, Israel, the Palestinian territories, Egypt, the Sinai, and Jordan, visiting the actual places of some of history's most storied events, from the mountain where Noah's ark landed to the site of the legendary burning bush. 2001.
By John Romer. 1981
A popular historical account of one of the world's richest archaeological sites, the valley that contains all the known tombs… of the pharaohs of the Egyptian New Kingdom. This double account tells the story of both the magnificent tombs themselves and the travelers and diggers of recent centuries who have hunted for the mysterious past of ancient Egypt. 1981.
By Christine El Mahdy. 1999
Egyptologist examines archaeological and historical evidence to reconstruct the life of the Eighteenth Dynasty pharaoh. El Mahdy separates fact from… legend as she describes Egyptian civilization based on evidence from Luxor in the fourteenth century B.C. Also provides details of British archaeologist Howard Carter's 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb. 1999.
By Paul G Bahn. 1997
Amazing discoveries such as the tomb of Tutankhamen and the caves at Lascaux are headline news but archaeology also reveals… the lives of ordinary people, our ancestors, and constantly challenges our perception of the past. With an ever growing battery of scientific tools and techniques archaeology has transcended its origins as the pastime of gentleman scholars to become a twenty-first century science. 1997.
By Shelley Wachsmann. 1995
A nautical archaeologist, who served with Israel's Department of Antiquities and Museums, describes the paintstaking excavation of a two-thousand-year-old boat… discovered in 1986 in the Sea of Galilee. Wachsmann discusses the historical context, concluding the boat was a typical fishing vessel dating from between 100 B.C. and 67 A.D. and similar to those used by Jesus' disciples. 1995.
By Nicholas Clapp. 1998
A day-by-day account of two expeditions to Arabia in search of the site of the fabled city of Ubar. Inspired… by a 1980 trip to return endangered Arabian oryxes to their native habitat, Clapp became intrigued with the legend of Ubar and obtained government radar imagery to help locate the ancient remains. Bestseller. 1998.
By Tudor Parfitt. 2008
Historian-adventurer, author of "Journey to the Vanished City: The Search for a Lost Tribe of Israel", recounts his quest for… the ancient sacred chest that once held the Ten Commandments. Parfitt begins among a remote African people who claim such a box lies in a mountain cave. 2008.