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            Ancient Ice Mummies

            Ancient Ice Mummies (Paperback)

            By Dickson, James Holmes

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            In this engaging and fully illustrated new book, one of the world's foremost authorities on glacier mummies explores their curious preservation and unravels the clues they have left for us locked in ice, frozen in time. As one the most mysterious and best preserved examples, Otzi... and his story are given special attention.
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            ISBN 9780752459356
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice

            Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Seventh edition)

            By Renfrew, Lord Colin; Bahn, Paul

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            The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition

            ISBN 9780500292105
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2016
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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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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            Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing
             

            Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Krutak, Lars; Deter-Wolf, Aaron

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            The human desire to adorn the body is universal and timeless. While specific forms of body decoration and the motivations for them vary by region, culture, and era, all human societies have engaged in practices designed to augment and enhance people's natural appearance. Tattooin...g, the process of inserting pigment into the skin to create permanent designs and patterns, is one of the most widespread forms of body art and was practiced by ancient cultures throughout the world, with tattoos appearing on human mummies by 3200 BCE. Ancient Ink, the first book dedicated to the archaeological study of tattooing, presents new, globe-spanning research examining tattooed human remains, tattoo tools, and ancient art. Connecting ancient body art traditions to modern culture through Indigenous communities and the work of contemporary tattoo artists, the volume's contributors reveal the antiquity, durability, and significance of body decoration, illuminating how different societies have used their skin to construct their identities.
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            ISBN 9780295742830
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2020
            Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
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            Easter Island, Earth Island: The Enigmas of Rapa Nui
              

            Easter Island, Earth Island: The Enigmas of Rapa Nui (Paperback, Fourth Edition)

            By Bahn, Paul; Flenley, John

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            In this account of Easter Island, Bahn and Flenley explore the archaeology, history, and legends surrounding the fascinating prehistoric culture that called this remote volcanic island home.

            ISBN 9781538129784
            Released NZ 15 May 2019
            Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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            The Mummies of Urumchi

            The Mummies of Urumchi (Paperback, New edition)

            By Barber, Elizabeth Wayland

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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
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            A Future in Ruins: UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Dream of Peace

            A Future in Ruins: UNESCO, World Heritage, and the Dream of Peace (Paperback)

            By Meskell, Lynn

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            Best known for its World Heritage program committed to the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO...) was founded in 1945 as an intergovernmental agency aimed at fostering peace, humanitarianism, and intercultural understanding. Its mission was inspired by leading European intellectuals such as Henri Bergson, Marie Curie, Albert Einstein, Thomas Mann, H. G. Wells, and Aldous and Julian Huxley. Often critiqued for its inherent Eurocentrism, UNESCO and its World Heritage program today remain embedded within modernist principles of progress and development and subscribe to the liberal principles of diplomacy and mutual tolerance. However, its mission to prevent conflict, destruction, and intolerance, while noble and much needed, increasingly falls short, as recent battles over the World Heritage sites of Preah Vihear, Chersonesos, Jerusalem, Palmyra, Aleppo, and Sana'a, among others, have underlined. A Future in Ruins is the story of UNESCO's efforts to save the world's heritage and, in doing so, forge an international community dedicated to peaceful co-existence and conservation. It traces how archaeology and internationalism were united in Western initiatives after the political upheavals of the First and Second World Wars. This formed the backdrop for the emergent hopes of a better world that were to captivate the minds of men. UNESCO's leaders were also confronted with challenges and conflicts about their own mission. Would the organization aspire to intellectual pursuits that contributed to the dream of peace or instead be relegated to an advisory and technical agency? An eye-opening and long overdue account of a celebrated yet poorly understood agency, A Future in Ruins calls on us all to understand how and why the past comes to matter in the present, who shapes it, and who wins or lose
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            ISBN 9780197503188
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            30-Second Ancient Egypt

            30-Second Ancient Egypt (Paperback)

            By Der Manuelian, Peter

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            Why was the Nile integral to the unification of Egypt? What is the mystery surrounding Queen Hetepheres' tomb? What did the Armana Letters reveal? What did the ancient Egyptians eat and drink? 30-Second Ancient Egypt presents a unique insight into one of the most brilliant and be...guiling civilizations, where technological innovations and architectural wonders emerge among mysterious gods and burial rites. Each entry is summarized in just 30 seconds-using nothing more than two pages, 300 words, and a single picture. From royal dynasties and Tutankhamun's tomb, to hieroglyphs and mummification, interspersed with biographies of Egypt's most intriguing rulers, this is the quickest path to understanding the 50 key ideas and innovations that developed and defined one of the world's great civilizations.
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            ISBN 9781782409717
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            Desert Lake: Art, Science and Stories from Paruku

            Desert Lake: Art, Science and Stories from Paruku (Hardback)

            Edited by Morton, Steven; Martin, Mandy; Mahood, Kim; Carty, John

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            A rich visual and descriptive portrait of Paruku (Lake Gregory), informed by Indigenous knowledge utilising the connecting medium of art.

            ISBN 9780643106284
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2013
            Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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            A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century

            A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Fagan, Brian M.; Durrani, Nadia

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            This short account of the discipline of archaeology tells of spectacular discoveries and the colorful lives of the archaeologists who made them, as well as of changing theories and current debates in the field. Spanning over two thousand years of history, the book details early d...igs as well as covering the development of archaeology as a multidisciplinary science, the modernization of meticulous excavation methods during the twentieth century, and the important discoveries that led to new ideas about the evolution of human societies. A Brief History of Archaeology is a vivid narrative that will engage readers who are new to the discipline, drawing on the authors' extensive experience in the field and classroom. Early research at Stonehenge in Britain, burial mound excavations, and the exploration of Herculaneum and Pompeii culminate in the nineteenth century debates over human antiquity and the theory of evolution. The book then moves on to the discovery of the world's pre-industrial civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Central America, the excavations at Troy and Mycenae, the Royal Burials at Ur, Iraq, and the dramatic finding of the pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1922. The book concludes by considering recent sensational discoveries, such as the Lords of Sipan in Peru, and exploring the debates over processual and postprocessual theory which have intrigued archaeologists in the early 21st century. The second edition updates this respected introduction to one of the sciences' most fascinating disciplines.
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            ISBN 9781138657076
            Released NZ 23 Jun 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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