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            Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860
             

            Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860 (Paperback)

            By Smith, Ian

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            Introducing general readers to New Zealand archaeology, Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World tells the story of the first European encounters with a new land. This is a fascinating approach to history through material culture, documenting a period of dramatic change in these South... Pacific islands.
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            ISBN 9780947492489
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Secrets of Santorini: The perfect holiday read

            Secrets of Santorini: The perfect holiday read (Paperback)

            By Wilson, Patricia

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            Will she uncover the secrets of her past in paradise? Sent away to convent school at the age of six, Irini McGuire has never really known her archaeologist mother, Bridget, who lives on Santorini.

            ISBN 9781785768972
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2019
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain

            The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain (Hardback)

            By Ziminski, Andrew

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            Part-hands-on archaeological history of Britain, part-deeply personal insight into this ancient craft by a stonemason who has worked on Britain's greatest monuments, from Stonehenge to St Paul's.

            ISBN 9781473663930
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
             

            Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art (Hardback)

            By Wragg Sykes, Rebecca

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              3 Sep 20

            Our perception of the Neanderthals has undergone a metamorphosis since their discovery 150 years ago, from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins. Spanning scientific curiosity and popular cultural fascination means that there is a wealth of coverage in the media ...and beyond - but do we get the whole story? The reality of 21st century Neanderthals is complex and fascinating, yet remains virtually unknown and inaccessible outside the scientific literature. In Beyond the Ice, Neanderthal expert Becky Wragg Sykes shoves aside the cliche of the shivering ragged figure in an icy wasteland, and reveals the Neanderthal you don't know, who lived across vast and diverse tracts of Eurasia and survived through hundreds of thousands of years of massive climate change. Using a thematic rather than chronological approach, this book will shed new light on where they lived, what they ate, and the increasingly complex Neanderthal culture that is being discovered. Based on the author's first-hand experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research and theory, this easy-to-read but information-rich book lays out the full picture we now have of the Neanderthals for the first time, from amazing new discoveries changing our view of them forever, to the more enduring mysteries of how they lived and died, and the biggest question perhaps of them all, their relationship with modern humans.
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            ISBN 9781472937490
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places
             

            The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places (Paperback)

            By Oliver, Neil

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            • Pub Date
              16 Apr 20

            (Edward Stourton)From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other.The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places is Neil's very personal account of what makes these islands so special, told through th...e places that have witnessed the unfolding of our history.
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            ISBN 9781784165352
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
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            The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire
             

            The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire (Paperback)

            By Yao, Alice

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            Although long considered to be a barren region on the periphery of ancient Chinese civilization, the southwest massif was once the political heartland of numerous Bronze Age polities. Their distinctive material tradition-intricately cast bronze kettle drums and cowrie shell conta...iners-has given archaeologists and historians a glimpse of the extraordinary wealth, artistry, and power exercised by highland leaders over the course of the first millennium BC. In the first century BC, Han imperial conquest reduced local power and began a process of cultural assimilation. Instead of a clash between center and periphery or barbarism and civilization, this book examines the classic study of imperial rule as a confrontation between different political temporalities. The author provides an archaeological account of the southwest where Bronze Age landscape formations and funerary traditions bring to light a history of competing warrior cultures and kingly genealogies. In particular, the book illustrates how mourners used funerals and cemetery mounds to transmit social biographies and tribal affiliations across successive generations. Han incorporation thus entangled the orders of state time with the generational cycles of local factions, foregrounding the role of time in the production of power relations in imperial frontiers. The book extends approaches to empires to show how prehistoric time frames continue to shape the futures of frontier subjects despite imperial efforts to unify space and histories.
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            ISBN 9780190882341
            Released NZ 15 May 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Studies in the Archaeology of Ancient States
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            Hadrian's Wall: Archaeological Walking Guides
              

            Hadrian's Wall: Archaeological Walking Guides (Paperback)

            By Jones, Clifford

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            Hadrian's Wall

            ISBN 9780752463612
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2012
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Mummies of Urumchi

            The Mummies of Urumchi (Paperback, New edition)

            By Barber, Elizabeth Wayland

            • RRP: $44.99
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            The mummies in the museums of Urumchi, the capital of the Uyghur Autonomous Region - also known as Chinese Turkestan - are dated back as far as 4000 years. But they are tall, blond and Caucasoid. This study considers who they were and why they lived so deep in Asia.

            ISBN 9780393320190
            Released NZ 17 Apr 2000
            Publisher WW Norton & Co
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals

            Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life: The definitive visual guide to prehistoric animals (Hardback)

            By DK; Contributions by Institution, Smithsonian

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            From the origin of life, through the age of dinosaurs stalked by the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex, to the earliest humans, this book tells the story of life on Earth. Dinosaurs may be the stars of the show, but the book is truly comprehensive, with fossil plants, invertebrates, a...mphibians, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, and even early bacteria conjuring up an entire past world. To put all of these extinct species in context, the book explores geological time and the way life-forms are classified. It also looks at how fossils preserve the story of evolution, and how it can be deciphered. The chapter on Young Earth explains how forces shaped Earth and steered the course of life. The main part of the book - Life on Earth - lays out and catalogues the rich story of life, from its beginnings 4 billion years ago, through each geological period, such as the Jurassic and Cretaceous, to ?the present. The stunning visuals and authoritative text make Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life a fascinating and revealing encyclopedia that will appeal to the whole family.
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            ISBN 9780241287309
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Ancient Perspectives on Egypt
             

            Ancient Perspectives on Egypt (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

            Edited by Matthews, Dr. Roger; Roemer, Cornelia

            • RRP: $75.99
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            Assesses the significance of Egypt within the settings of its past. This book includes archaeological and documented evidence, ranging from the earliest writing attested in Egypt and Mesopotamia in the late 4th millennium BC, to graffiti from Abydos that demonstrate pilgrimages f...rom the Mediterranean world, to the views of Roman poets on Egypt.
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            ISBN 9781598742046
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2003
            Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Encounters with Ancient Egypt
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