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Runic Records of the Norsemen in America
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Runic Records of the Norsemen in America

By Landsverk, O.G.

Rushford, MN: Erik J. Friis, 1974 . (1st edition). Hardcover. NEAR FINE. Tight, bright, clean and square. Red leather with stamped, inset, contrasting design and lettering. Unclipped red dust jacket is bright and clean but has light rubbing and faintest wear to top and bottom edges. 63 indexed, annotated pages illustrated with diagrams.6x9x1" Evidence of use of hidden dates from the perpetual church calendar written in cipher in runes found in the North Atlantic, Greenland, New England, Minnesota, and Oklahoma from between 986 and 1500AD documenting Norse presence in pre-Columbian America.


The Neolithic of the Near East (The World of Archaeology)

By Mellaart, James

London, UK: Thames & Hudson, 1975. (2nd printing, 1981). Trade Paperback. VERY GOOD-. Tight, bright, clean and square. Covers have worn corners and rubbed edges with light creasing. Interior is unmarked. "by assembling and correlating the substantial body of material available, Mr. Mellaart has provided us with a lucid and coherent account ... His territory extends from the Balkans to Central Asia, while the time-span covered totals some ten thousand years...". 300 indexed, annotated, illustrated pages including List of Radiocarbon Dates, Bibliography and Abbreviations. 1.6


Qin Shi Huang Pottery Figures of Warriors and Horses: A Corpus of Data, No. 1

By Museum of Qin Shi Huang (compiler)

China: Museum of Qin Shi Huang, 1981. Oversize Paperback. VERY GOOD. Tight, bright, clean and square with slight wear to bottom edge and 1 folded page corner. The Qin Shi Huang Pottery Figures of Warriors and Horses were discovered in 1974. In 1980 "In order to meet the demand of visitors, here the brief reports on the excavations of three pits written by the Archaeological Excavation Team of Qin Shi Huang Pottery Figures of Warriors and Horses of Shaanzi Provincial Committee for the Protection and Reservation of Historical Relics and published in Wenwu (Cultural Relics) have been collected and published...for the reference of the researchers or as souvenirs. This is the first volume and the other volumes will follow." Begins with a section on the history of the Qin dynasty.


Baalbak: North and South Lebanon

By Haddad, George

Damascus: el-Hashimieh Press, 1956. (2nd Revised Edition). Paperback. VERY GOOD. Description, History and Tourist Guide. 3 fold-out maps and 54 illustrations. Sections on Baalbak and the Biqa Plain; Tripoli and the cedars; Sidon, Tyre, Jazzin, Beaufort Castle and Marjayun.


Loves and Lovers in Ancient Pompeii ( Pompeian Erotic Anthology)

By Della Corte, Matteo (A.W. Van Buren, trans.)

Cava dei Tirreni, Italy: E. Di Mauro, 1960. Trade Paperback. VERY GOOD+. Tight, bright, clean and square. Owners name and date on first free page. Faintest of age soil and rubbing to covers. 135 pages with 19 black and white full page figures plus 6 plates reproducing the principal graffiti studied and commented on in the text. What does graffiti tell us about a civilization?


Death in Ancient Egypt

By Spencer, A.J

Pelican, 1982. (reprint, 1986). Trade Paperback. Very Good-. Tight, bright covers, slight age tanning of pages, clean, square. Slight rubbing to cover edges. "an account of Egyptian burial customs...tombs and the objects inside research methods, enabling scholars to trace family relationships, identify prevalent diseases and sometimes to discover the full pathological case histories of mummies, producing a detailed picture of this culture..." ISBN: 0140222944.


The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology, Volume 22, Number 2, 1996

Houghton, MI: Society for Industrial Archeology, 1996. Magazine. FINE. As new - gift quality! Articles - "Assembly Line Architecture: Albert Kahn and the Evolution of the U.S. Auto Factory, 1905-1940"; "Aesthetics of a Modern Industry: Buildings of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad's Scranton Yards"; "Archeological Perspectives on the diffusion of Technology: An Example from the Ohio Trap Rock Mine Site". 80 illustrated pages.


Lascaux: Versailles de la Prehistoire

By Glory, Abbe (Andre), (Ray Delvert, photos)

1971. Paperback. VERY GOOD. Tight, bright, clean except for a few spots, faint tilt. Light creases on top corner of front cover and center of back cover. 37 staple-bound pages of text plus 8 full page color photos, 2 cover photos and a centerfold map of the caves. "Ce livret est destine a faire le point des resultats acqui au bout de dix ans de recherches et d'etudes a la grotte de Lascaux." Text in French.


Notions de Prehistoire

By Peyrony, Elie

Montignac, France: Imprimerie de la Vezere, 1962. Trade Paperback. GOOD+. Reading copy. Tight, bright pages, age soiled exterior, clean interior except for front and back pages with slight stain and foxing, 19 pages of text plus 29 pages of black and white photos and tool illustration charts. Background and detail of the archaeological sites at Les Eyzies, la vallee de la Vezere, in the Dordogne region of France. Text in French.


The Bog People: Iron-Age Man Preserved (Original Title: Mosefolket: Fernalderens Mennesker bevaret I 2000 Ar)

By Glob, P.V. (Rupert Bruce-Mitford, trans.)

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1988. Trade Paperback. FINE. As new - gift quality! "In the spring of 1950, two men cutting peat in a bog in Tolland, Denmark, discovered the body of a man with a noose around his neck... A man who had met his violent end some two thousand years earlier, during the Iron Age…" ISBN: 080149527X.


The Tomb of Tutankhamen

By Carter, Howard (John Romer, Intro.)

London, UK: Century, 1983. Trade Paperback. VERY GOOD+. Appears unread. Tight, faintest of page yellowing, clean, square. Rubbed cover edges. Introduction by Egyptologist John Romer. Carter's account of the discovery and excavation of the tomb of the Egyptian pharaoh, Tutankhamen. 347 including 2 Appendices, Notes and Index. ISBN: 071260054X.


Peru: Manual de Simbolismo Y Arqueologia

By Gilardi & Figares

Madrid, Spain: Nueva Acropolis, 1981. Trade Paperback. FINE. Tight, bright, clean & square. Slight wear to lamination on cover edges and tiny crease on bottom corner. Bookstore stamp and erasure mark on title page. 76 illustrated (black & white drawings), indexed pages with Bibliography. "ofrecer al lector en lengua castellana,una sintesis clara de las diversas culturas que civilizaron el Peru Antiguo y permitier de esa forma una comprension mauor de sus costumbres, ritos, tradiciones, sus inumerables restos arqueologicos y su profunda ensenanza simbolica y moral..." Text in Spanish. ISBN: 8430040749.