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(Cairo and New York: The American University in Cairo Press, 2002) 9774243935. 8vo; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xi + (i) + 235; profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and edgeworn. Very good condition. "Corroded pieces of metal, stamped lumps of copper, broken bits of glass with partial inscriptions, fragments… Read more
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(London: Victoria and Albert Museum / HMSO, 1922). 247 x 186 mm; blue card wrappers; pp. viii + 107 + (i) + (xxxii); plates. Wrappers a little creased, worn and tanned; occasional fox spot. Good to very good condition. "The third, and last, volume of the Catalogue of stuffs from burying-grounds in Egypt carries the story to the beginning of… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2015) 9781868426782. Foreword by Pippa Skotnes. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pp. (viii) + 117 + (i); profusely illustrated with contemporary photographs. Fine condition. "Human archaeology in southern Africa has since its beginnings been implicated in the projects of evolutionism and biological racism. Nick Shepherd's delvings into the underground of the discipline are part… Read more
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(Cape Town: Double Storey, 2006) 1770130403. 234 x 180 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 168, incl. index; maps; lavishly illustrated in full colour. Wrappers very slightly rubbed and sunned, with trace of curl to edges; light foxing to inner wrappers. Very good condition. "Africa occupies a very special position in the origin and development of humankind. ... Like the… Read more
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(New York: Academic Press, 1974) 0127857591. Studies in Archeology Series. 4to; grey pictorial cloth; no dustwrapper; pp. xiv + 518 (including index); figures and tables. Slightest wear to extremities of boards; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "I have attempted to take the best of the literature, extract from it what seems to me to be the most useful… Read more
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(Bloemfontein: National Museum, 1970). National Museum Memoir No. 5. Edition limited to 500 copies. 4to; original green cloth, lettered in black on upper cover; pp. vii + (i) + 172; numerous line drawings, tables, photographs, maps, including folding. Cloth slightly stippled; a little foxing to endpapers and edges, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good to very good condition. "This volume completes… Read more
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Archaeology in Southern Africa

by Woodhouse, H. C.

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(Cape Town: Purnell, 1971) 36000105X. 8vo; original brown boards, lettered in white on spine and upper cover; price-clipped pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 170, incl. index; many photographs, some of which in full colour. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel; bump to top edge of upper board; earlier owner's name and inscription to front free endpaper; some tape marks to endpapers. Good… Read more
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Mediaeval Rhodesia

by Randall-MacIver, David

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9780714618852
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(London: Frank Cass, 1971) 0714618853. Cass Library of African Studies, African Prehistory No. 3. The first edition was published in 1906. This new edition has a new introductory note by Professor Brian Fagan. 4to; original red cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; dustwrapper; pp. 106, incl. index; plates. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and edgeworn; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown;… Read more
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(Bloemfontein: National Museum, 1972). National Museum Memoir No. 6. Edition limited to 1000 copies. 4to; original green cloth, lettered in black on upper cover; pp. vii + (i) + 288; numerous line drawings, tables, maps. Fore-corners of boards a bit bumped; a little foxing to endpapers and edges, occasional fox spot elsewhere. Good to very good condition. 'The primary aim… Read more
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The Peopling of Southern Africa

by Inskeep, R. R.

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9780949968692
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(Cape Town: David Philip, 1978) 0949968692. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 160, incl. index; profusely illustrated with maps, diagrams, charts, photographs, incl. full-colour. Boards rubbed; tape repair to upper joint; earlier owner's name signed on front pastedown; a little foxing. Good condition. "Despite the advances made in recent years by archaeologists, not many people other than specialists are… Read more
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(Hove: Wayland, 1996) 0750214341. 4to; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 48; liberally illustrated with full-colour photographs and period artwork. Very good condition. "Two well-known legends; that of the Trojan Horse, used to break the siege of the city of Troy, and of the terrible Minotaur, the half-bull, half-man creature living in its Labyrinth, came from the wonderful Greek world that flourished… Read more
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A History of African Archaeology

by Robertshaw, Peter (editor)

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9780852550656
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(London: James Currey / Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1990) 0852550650. 231 x 155 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. vi + 378, incl. index; illustrations; maps. A little sunned on spine; earlier owner's bookplate inside upper cover; occasional fox spot. Very good condition. "This is the first history of the development of the subject which is the major source… Read more
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(Munich: Prestel, 2001) 3791525817. 4to; original red boards, lettered in black on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; decorative endpapers; pp. 128; lavishly illustrated. Dustwrapper somewhat rubbed and edgeworn. Very good condition. "This stunning volume examines jewels and gemstones over a period of over 8000 years. Presented here are outstanding works of art from all over the world… Read more
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(Cape Town: T. V. Bulpin, 1971). 4to; pictorial boards; pp. 246, incl. index; numerous plates, incl. colour; plans; maps; tables. Some foxing to edges. Very good condition. Much on ruins in Zimbabwe, including Khami and Great Zimbabwe, besides other sites. Also included are several fairly obscure South African ruins. .
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Digging Up the Past

by Woolley, Leonard

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9780510035044
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(London: Ernest Benn, 1973) 0510035043. 8vo; original salmon-coloured boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; tinted top edge; pp. 142, incl. index; colour plates. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel, with faint tape marks and small tape repair to reverse. Very good condition. "Sir Leonard Woolley was a great and famous archaeologist, and he was… Read more
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(Johannesburg: Jonathan Ball, 2003) 1868421732. 234 x 155 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. xxi + (i) + 440, incl. index; plates; maps; diagrams; graphs. Trace of spotting to top edge. Near fine condition. "In a brilliant synthesis of new genetic, archaeological and climatic evidence, Stephen Oppenheimer challenges the orthodoxy by arguing that all modern non-Africans can be… Read more
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African Exodus

by Stringer, Chris, and Robin McKie

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9780224037716
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(London: Jonathan Cape, 1996) 0224037714. Cover title reads: African Exodus: The Origins of Modern Humanity. 8vo; original turquoise boards, lettered in cream on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. xiii + (v) + 267, incl. index; artwork, diagrams, charts and maps in text. Some fox spots to edges. Very good condition. "The theory of an African genesis… Read more
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(London: Bergström + Boyle Books, 1980) 0903767309. 4to; original black boards, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 96, incl. index; map; photographs; floor-plans; line drawings; diagrams. Dustwrapper partially sunned; spine slightly cocked; some foxing to top edge. Very good condition. "During the four centuries of the Roman occupation of Britain the structure and… Read more
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Disclosing the Past

by Leakey, Mary

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9780297785453
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(London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1984) 0297785451. 8vo; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 224, incl. index; plates; map. Dustwrapper sunned on spine panel; trace of spotting to edges and endpapers. Very good condition. "In the summer of 1935, during her first visit to East Africa, Mary Leakey, then just 22 years… Read more
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(Cape Town: John Malherbe, 1974) 0869660853. 8vo; original orange boards, lettered in white on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 170; line drawings; maps. Ex-library copy, with code sticker to tail of spine panel, and codes, hand-stamps and label/pocket scars elsewhere; edges rubbed; tape remnants to reverse of dustwrapper. Fair condition. Afrikaans text. "In 1940 het vier seuns… Read more
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