History of Archaeology
Thieves of Baghdad
Compact Disc ISBN: 1593978715
One Marine’s Passion for Ancient Civilizations and the Journey to Recover the World’s Greatest Stolen Treasures. A blend of treasure hunt, police procedural, war-time thriller, and exposé of the international black-market in stolen art, told in the voice of a truly remarkable man: a soldier, a father, and a scholar. The New York tabloids call him ‘the pit bull’ for his relentless prosecution of high-profile defendants. He’s an assistant D.A., a spit-and-polish Marine, a trigger-puller on counter-terrorist missions to Afghanistan, a competitive boxer—and a dedicated classics scholar. So when Matthew Bogdanos discovered that the Iraq National Museum had been looted during the battle of Baghdad, he immediately embarked on a mission to recover the stolen antiquities. Accompanied by a select group of men, Bogdanos set off across the desert without official sanction, risking his career and his life in pursuit of this priceless international treasure. THIEVES OF BAGHDAD immerses the listener into the rich culture, the colorful characters, the double-dealing, and the derring-do, to sort out once and for all what actually happened during the chaos of the Baghdad invasion, exactly how the thefts took place, and how the most notable objects were retrieved. We hear Bogdanos and his team going on raids and negotiating recoveries, blowing open safes, and mingling in the marketplaces—often encountering an assortment of rogues and villains. He gradually earns the trust of Iraqis eager to preserve their cultural heritage—and then stuns the world by unearthing the most sensational treasure of all, The Gold of Nimrud over 1,000 pieces of gold jewelry, precious stones, and ornaments often called “Iraq’s Crown Jewels.”
Chronologies in Old World Archaeology
3rd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0226194477
Provides the chronological framework and reference materials necessary to investigate and interpret origins, relationships, and processes such as diffusion, migration, local evolution, change or survival, and the like covering the period from the earliest settlements down to a natural breaking point between 2000 and 1500 B.C. The present edition (2nd in 1965) comprises 29 contributions and an appendix, including several new areas and divisions of some older ones. Because of the welter of new material, the number of papers, and the size of the volume, the concentration has been limited to four major objectives: sequences, distributions and relationships, calibrated radiocarbon and relative dates, and pertinent bibliographies and sources. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Orange cloth bindings. 2 volumes.
Alfred Maudslay and the Maya
Hardcover ISBN: 080613450x
In this fascinating biography, the first ever published about Alfred Maudslay (1850-1931), Ian Graham describes this extraordinary Englishman and his pioneering investigations of the ancient Maya ruins. Maudslay, the grandson of a famous English inventor and engineer, spent his formative adult years in the South Seas as a junior official in Great Britain
The Amateur and the Professional
Antiquarians, Historians and Archaeologists in Victorian England, 1838-1886
Paperback ISBN: 0521530504
This book highlights the growing divide in nineteenth-century intellectual circles between amateur and professional interest, and explores the institutional means whereby professional ascendancy was achieved in the broad field of studies of the past. It is concerned with how antiquarian 'gentlemen of leisure', pursuing their interests through local archaeological societies, were, by the end of the century, relegated to the sidelines of the now university-based discipline of history. At the same time it explores the theological as well as technical barriers which arrested the development of archaeology in this period. This is a notable contribution to the intellectual history of Victorian England, attending not simply to the ideas perpetrated by these communities of scholarship but to their social status, relating such social consideration to a more traditional intellectual history to create a new social history of ideas.
Applying Evolutionary Archaeology
A Systematic Approach
Hardcover ISBN: 0306462532
This introduction to evolutionary archaeology covers the basics of Darwinian theory and its applications to archaeology; essentialism and materialism; the materialist paradox in archaeology; the place of history in modern paleobiology and archaeology; archaeological units and their construction; building and testing historical lineages; tempo and mode in evolution; and explaining lineage histories. Of likely interest to professionals, practitioners, and advanced students in the fields of archaeology and paleobiology. Includes a glossary of some of the more important terms and concepts used. Paper edition (unseen), $49.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Applying Evolutionary Archaeology
A Systematic Approach
Paperback ISBN: 0306462540
This book is an in-depth treatment of Darwinian evolutionism and its applicability to the investigation of the archaeological record. The authors explain the unique position that this kind of evolutionism holds in science and how it bears on any attempt to explain change over time in the organic world, demonstrate commonalities between archaeology and paleobiology, and explain the principles, methods, and techniques - the systematics - inherent in the approach.
Archaeologists, Tourists, Interpreters
Exploring Egypt and the Near East in the Late 19th-Early 20th Centuries
Hardcover ISBN: 1472588797
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, growing numbers of tourists and scholars from Europe and America, fascinated by new discoveries, visited the Near East and Egypt
An Archaeology of History and Tradition
Moments of Danger in the Annapolis Landscape
Hardcover ISBN: 0306467569
This monograph examines the literal and metaphorical construction of Annapolis, and the tension between tradition and modernity that its history embodies. The processes of historification, narrative, modernization, and narrative rupture are specifically examined; and the roles of monuments and memorials are detailed. All of this is, then, related to the practice of archeology, and critiques of that practice. The book attempts "to change field archeology by examining whether we can write, in addition to histories of archeology, archeologies of archeology by focusing on how a critical approach may function in archeological practice" (from the Preface). Black and white photographs and maps support the analysis. Matthews teaches at Hofstra University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An Archaeology of Manners
The Polite World of the Merchant Elite in Colonial Masssachusetts
Hardcover ISBN: 0306461560
Drawing on her training in both archaeology and American civilization, Goodwin (Boston U.) focuses on how mannerly behavior was used by a small group of Massachusetts merchants in about 1660-1760 to construct an elite society. She explains how people used physical possessions to confirm the individual status they claimed, and how the merchant community was formed and maintained. Her topics include the ideal world of manners, the merchant community in Massachusetts and England, material expressions of mannerly behavior, and women's roles in society. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Archives, Ancestors, Practices
Archaeology in the Lights of Its History
Paperback ISBN: 1845450663
In line with the resurgence of interest in the history of archaeology manifested over the past decade, this volume aims to highlight state-of-the art research across several topics and areas, and to stimulate new approaches and studies in the field. With their shared historiographical commitment, the authors, leading scholars and emerging researchers, draw from a wide range of case studies to address major themes such as historical sources and methods; questions of archaeological practices and the practical aspects of knowledge production; ‘visualizing archaeology’ and the multiple roles of iconography and imagery; and ‘questions of identity’ at local, national and international levels.