Archaeology

Archaeology

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1 Breasted, Charles EXPLORING THE SECRETS OF PERSEPOLIS
Washington D. C. National Geographic Society 1933 Magazine Near Fine 
B&W Photographs; This is a DISBOUND article from National Geographic Magazine. This is the actual article, not a photocopy. Text pages are clean, bright and without chips, tears, discoloration or wear. The article consists of forty double-sided text pages with forty black and white photographs and two black and white maps. The author, Charles Breasted, writes about finds in the city of Persepolis (City of Persia) in Persia (which is now Iran and Iraq). Photographs are by Charles Breasted, W. Robert Moore, and Lillian Schoedler. References are made to: Persia and the Persian Kings, especially Darius and Xerxes, Dr. Ernest Herzfeld, The Kingdom of the Lion & the Sun, Archaeology, archaeological digs, Sassanians, Istakhr, nomads, and ancient classical history. 
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DEAD CITIES AND FORGOTTEN TRIBES, Cooper, Gordon
2 Cooper, Gordon DEAD CITIES AND FORGOTTEN TRIBES
New York Philosophical Library 1952 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine - condition and has a Very Good dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a small tear to the bottom edge of the title page. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and a couple of small chips to the spine ends and there is a three inch mostly closed tear to the bottom edge of the front dust jacket cover. "Throughout the world there stand many ruined cities which, in days long past, saw prosperity and culture, and which are now peopled by nothing more than memories. Wonderful Angkor, and the ruins of Ponape in the Caroline Islands; ZImbabwe, built by a vanished race; the jungle-guarded Anaradhapura in Ceylon, and others in every continent." 
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Pyramids of the New World, Judd, Neil Merton
3 Judd, Neil Merton Pyramids of the New World
Washington D. C. National Geographic Society 1948 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This is a DISBOUND article from National Geographic Magazine. This is the actual article, not a photocopy. Text pages are clean, bright and without chips, tears, discoloration or wear. They do, however, have the necessary staple holes where staples were removed. The article consists of 12 double-sided text pages with 19 black & white photographs. The article is about some of the largest mound building / pyramid sites in the New World including the Pyramid of Cholula and Cahokia Mound, Grave Creek Mound, Irene Mound and others. The article has some interesting, though brief information regarding these architectural sites scattered across North and Middle America, along with bit about the Mayas and Toltecs in South America. Overall, an interesting, though decidedly brief look at a very interesting subject. Photographers are : McGill from Atlanta Journal, David I. Bushnell Jr., Col. Dache M. Reeves, Lt Col. Albert W. Stevens, V. De Palma from Black Star, Indiana Historical Society, George R. Foltz, Richard H. Stewart, Luis Marden, Hendricks Hodge from Three Lions, Dever from Black Star, and, Kurt Severin. 
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Los Antiguos Mexicanos A Traves de Sus Cronicas Y Cantares, Leon-Portilla, Miguel
4 Leon-Portilla, Miguel Los Antiguos Mexicanos A Traves de Sus Cronicas Y Cantares
Mexico Fondo De Cultura Económica 1972 2nd Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Alberto Beltran 
B&W and Color Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The text is entirely in SPANISH. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, but with some light toning to the edges of the text pages. The dust jacket has some ground-in dirt, light edge wear and some nicking and wear to the laminate. 
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The Steppe & The Sown, Peake, Harold and Herbert John Fleure
5 Peake, Harold and Herbert John Fleure The Steppe & The Sown
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1928 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. Illustrated throughout with black and white plates. "Harold John Edward Peake or Harold Peake F. S. A (1867–1946) was a British archaeologist and curator for the West Berkshire Museum. With Herbert John Fleure he wrote ten books in the Corridors of Time series covering aspects of archaeology and anthropology as well as several works on his own "Prospector Theory" and other archaeological themes. Peake is most remembered for his "Prospector Theory" of the diffusionism school within anthropology which argues that a group of sea-voyagers from the Eastern Mediterranean sea colonised Europe from c. 2800 BC, introducing the Dolmen. Unlike Grafton Elliot Smith, who believed these maritime colonists were Egyptian, Peake argued that they were descendants of the Sumerians. Peake named this group of sea-voyagers the "Prospectors" based on the fact they were believed to be merchants or traders seeking for ores and metals." 
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The Way Of The Sea, Peake, Harold and Herbert John Fleure
6 Peake, Harold and Herbert John Fleure The Way Of The Sea
New Haven, CT Yale University Press 1929 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends, spine joints and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "Peake is most remembered for his "Prospector Theory" of the diffusionism school within anthropology which argues that a group of sea-voyagers from the Eastern Mediterranean sea colonised Europe from c. 2800 BC, introducing the Dolmen. Unlike Grafton Elliot Smith, who believed these maritime colonists were Egyptian, Peake argued that they were descendants of the Sumerians. Peake named this group of sea-voyagers the "Prospectors" based on the fact they were believed to be merchants or traders seeking for ores and metals. This identification was strengthened in Peake's opinion by the fact Bronze Age deposits of metal in Britain were always close by dolmens, an argument also put forward by William James Perry. Peake further maintained that the "Prospectors" were brachycephalic (broad-headed) and racially an intermediate Alpine-Mediterranean people." 
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The Archives of Ebla An Empire Inscribed in Clay, Pettinato, Giovanni (with an afterward by Mitchell Dahood, S.J.)
7 Pettinato, Giovanni (with an afterward by Mitchell Dahood, S.J.) The Archives of Ebla An Empire Inscribed in Clay
New York Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1981 Trade Edition Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has some light edge wear and rubbing to the spine ends and corners, along with light sunning to the spine and some toning and spotting to the rear cover. "My first encounter with Ebla was by pure chance. For ten years I had been in Germany, at the University of Heidelberg, where after my doctorate I pursued a postgraduate career, serving first as annual instructor and later, after qualifying for university teaching in Germany, as university lecturer. My career as an academic now appeared pretty well settled; I had become a specialist in Neo-Sumerian economic texts." 
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Peruvian Archaeology, Rowe, John Howland and Dorothy Menzel
8 Rowe, John Howland and Dorothy Menzel Peruvian Archaeology
Palo Alto, CA Peek Publications 1967 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book with heavy cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and beginning wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "John Howland Rowe (June 10, 1918 – May 1, 2004) was an American archaeologist and anthropologist known for his extensive research on Peru, especially on the Inca civilization. Rowe studied classical archaeology at Brown University (1935–1939) and anthropology at Harvard University (1939–1941). After graduating he traveled to Peru where he undertook archaeological research and taught until 1943. Between 1944 and 1946 he served as sergeant in the U. S. Combat Engineers in Europe. From 1946 to 1948 he studied the Guambía people in Colombia for the Smithsonian Institution." 
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Machines Buildings Weaponry Of Biblical Times A Fascinating Reference of Biblical Times, Schwartz, Max
9 Schwartz, Max Machines Buildings Weaponry Of Biblical Times A Fascinating Reference of Biblical Times
Grand Rapids, MI Fleming H. Revell 1997 Trade Edition Paperback Near Fine 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "Since serving in the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Max Schwartz has worked as a consulting civil engineer and mechanical engineer. Licensed in several states, he's worked jobs from small residential developments to major industrial facilities - from the California suburbs to the Central American rainforest. A recognized authority with extensive experience. Mr. Schwarts has lectured and taught civil engineering at UCLA Extension, and has written several books on concrete construction, including Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction." 
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Roman Life Under The Caesars, Thomas, Emile
10 Thomas, Emile Roman Life Under The Caesars
London, England T. Fisher Unwin 1899 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping , rubbing and wear. The spine has some light fading. The text pages are clean and bright. The endpapers have noticeable foxing and toning. The front endpaper has a previous owner's pencilled notation, overlayed by a bookplate (Jean Wilder). 
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The Catacombs Of Rome And a History of the Tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul, Treat, John Harvey (A. M. )
11 Treat, John Harvey (A. M. ) The Catacombs Of Rome And a History of the Tombs of the Apostles Peter and Paul
Boston, MA Old Corner Bookstore, Inc. 1907 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and generalized wear, along with some beginning fraying. The text pages are clean and bright. The front free page includes a number of previous owner's inked names and bequeathal information (including a Zimbabwain missionary). "The Catacombs of Rome (Italian: Catacombe di Roma) are ancient catacombs, underground burial places under Rome, Italy, of which there are at least forty, some discovered only in recent decades. Though most famous for Christian burials, either in separate catacombs or mixed together, people of all the Roman religions are buried in them, beginning in the 2nd century AD, mainly as a response to overcrowding and shortage of land. The Etruscans, like many other European peoples, used to bury their dead in underground chambers. The original Roman custom was cremation, after which the burnt remains were kept in a pot, ash-chest or urn, often in a columbarium. " 
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Kukulcan The Bearded Conqueror New Mayan Discoveries, Willard, T. A. (Theodore Arthur)
12 Willard, T. A. (Theodore Arthur) Kukulcan The Bearded Conqueror New Mayan Discoveries
Hollywood, CA Murray and Gee 1941 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name and address on the front pastedown page. "Theodore Arthur Willard (1862-1943) was an... Amateur archeologist. Willard published several books on ancient Mayan culture in the 1930s." 
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Roman Life Under The Caesars, Thomas, Emile
Roman Life Under The Caesars

The Way Of The Sea, Peake, Harold and Herbert John Fleure
The Way Of The Sea

The Steppe & The Sown, Peake, Harold and Herbert John Fleure
The Steppe & The Sown

 
 
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