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Ancient Objects and Sacred Realms, edited by F. Kent Reilly III and James F. Garber.
Ten essays that take an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Mississippian iconography, and which explore the current research being conducted in regard to the iconography of this period, and how this has increased our understanding of the mythology, cosmology, ideology, and political organization of these prehistoric Mississippian societies.

The Archaeology of Ancient Judea and Palestine, by Ariel Lewin.
A brief overview of the history and archaeology of ancient Judea and Palestine, written for the general reader.

The Archaeology of Colonialism, edited by Claire L. Lyons and John K. Papadopoulos.
A variety of essays that help to explain how colonialism can be examined via the available archaeological evidence, and the impact that these outside influences have had on various communities.

The Archaeology of Mesopotamia: Theories and Approaches, by Roger Matthews.
A survey of the theories, methods, approaches, and history of Mesopotamian archaeology.

The Art and Archaeology in the Moche, edited by Steve Bourget and Kimberly L. Jones.
A collection of fifteen essays that chronicle the history and culture of the Moche, as well as an overview of the current research being conducted on the Moche and the methodologies being used to conduct this research.

The Complete Dinosaur, 2e, edited by M. K. Brett-Surman, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., and James O. Farlow.
What do we know about dinosaurs, and how do we know it? How did dinosaurs grow, move, eat, and reproduce? Were they warm-blooded or cold-blooded? These and many more questions are answered in The Complete Dinosaur.

Dragon Hunter: Roy Chapman Andrews and the Central Asiatic Expeditions, by Charles Gallenkamp.
Dragon Hunter is the biography of Roy Chapman Andrews. A real life Indiana Jones, Andrews may have actually been the model for this fictional character. While this book offers the reader a comprehensive overview of Andrews life and work, the main focus of this biography is Andrews' expeditions to Central Asia, which took place between 1922 and 1930.

Earthly Paradises - Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology, By Maureen Carroll.
This work examines the function, significance, and design of ancient gardens from the second millennium B.C. to the middle of the first millennium A.D.

Egypt - From Alexander to the Early Christians, edited by Roger S. Bagnall and Dominic W. Rathbone.
An Archaeological and Historical Guide to Egypt - covering the period from Alexander the Great's conquest of Egypt in 332 B.C. through the Arab conquest of Egypt in A.D. 641.

Games and Sanctuaries in Ancient Greece: Olympia, Delphi, Isthmia, Nemea, Athens, by Panos Valavanis.
A lavishly illustrated coffee-table book that chronicles the history and archaeology surrounding the Ancient Greek Games and the Sanctuaries at which they were held.

Gladiators at Pompeii, by Luciana Jacobelli.
A brief overview of the history of gladiatorial competitions, and the men, and women, who competed in them. Special emphasis is given to the gladiators of Pompeii and the material evidence about the spectacles that has uncovered at Pompeii.

Great Moments in Greek Archaeology, by Vasileios Petrakos, et al.
This groundbreaking book is lavishly illustrated with 658 Color illustrations, and includes 25 essays that provide a detailed overview of the discovery and excavations of some of the greatest monuments, shipwrecks, and sculptures from Ancient Greece.

Greek Archaeology: A Thematic Approach, by Christopher Mee.
An extensive examination of the material culture of the Greek world from its Neolithic roots in 7000 B.C. to the close of the Hellenistic period in 146 B.C. Features a unique thematic approach to the study of Greek archaeology.

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs, by Mark Collier and Bill Manley
A step-by-step guide to that will allow you to teach yourself how to read Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

In the Maw of the Earth Monster, edited by James E. Brady & Keith M. Prufer.
Fifteen papers on Mesoamerican ritual cave use from the Pre-Columbian period to the present.

Monuments Past and Present - Ancient Sicily & Ancient Lebanon, by Gaetano Messineo, Emanuela Borgia, and Maria Josť Strazzulla.
Guidebooks from Vision S.r.l. covering ancient Sicily and Lebanon with overlays showing how various ruins looked when they were originally constructed.

The Past and Present Series
A guidebooks series consiting of four books, Christian Rome: Early Christian Rome Catacombs and Basilicas, Italy: Monuments Past and Present, Israel: Past and Present, and Jordon: Past and Present - Petra, Jerash, Amman.

The Past From Above, Photographs by Georg Gerster.
525+ 'Aerial Photographs of Archaeological Sites' with descriptive commentary.

Reclaiming a Plundered Past, by Magnus T. Bernhardsson.
Archaeology and Nation Building in Modern Iraq.

Romancing the Maya, by R. Tripp Evans.
Mexican Antiquity in the American Imagination 1820-1915.

Vesuvius A.D. 79. The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum., By Ernesto De Carolis and Giovanni Patricelli.
A detailed historical and geological overview of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79.

Warrior Women: An Archaeologist's Search for History's Hidden Heroines, by Jeannine Davis-Kimball, with Mona Behan
In this richly illustrated book, Davis-Kimball details her investigation into the role and status of women in ancient Eurasian cultures, including her endeavors to uncover the evidence to support the tradition that women, in many ancient cultures, held positions of power.

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