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From ancient books on the intricate archeology of the Greek Empire to the more modern discussions of Chinese architecture and culture, there are plenty of fascinating titles and examples of ephemera in the rare archaeology books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. There are also some very interesting and rare archeology textbooks featured in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and anyone passionate about archaeology should definitely take some time to explore the magnificent books below.

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Early Hominids of Africa

Early Hominids of Africa

by Jolly, Clifford J. (editor)

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London: Duckworth [0-7156-0928-9] [1978], 1st edition. (Hardcover) 598pp. Near fine, no dust jacket. Illustrations, photographs, maps, charts, tables, indices. (Archaeology, Evolution, Paleoanthropology).
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A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Subterraneous Surveying, and the Magneticariation of the...
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A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Subterraneous Surveying, and the Magneticariation of the Needle.: A rare early work on mine surveying.

by Thomas Fenwick

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Fenwick Thomas. A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on Subterraneous Surveying, and the Magnetic Variation of the Needle, S Hodgson Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1804. 1st Edition. 8vo. Contemporary Tree Calf, recent re-back and new headbands. PP207,title page watermarked 1801, seven folding plates of engineering and mathematical diagrams. Neat, early ownership mark on front pastedown of George Wayne M.E. Skillful repairs to three plates, with very small loss on one plate mainly to blank and fold line area. Pages lightly browned in clean and bright order throughout. A rare early work on mine surveying.
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Record, The:  50th Anniversary Edition of the Dallas Archeological Society

Record, The: 50th Anniversary Edition of the Dallas Archeological Society

by McKee, Bonnie (Editor)

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Dallas Archeological Society, Dallas, TX, 1988. Softcover. Fine Condition. Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. 235 pp. Pages are tight and clean. Minimal shelfwear to the cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1 - 2 pounds. Category: Archaeology; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 105452. .
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Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Menard County, Texas - Archeological Investigations 1974 - 1977

Fort McKavett State Historic Site, Menard County, Texas - Archeological Investigations 1974 - 1977

by Black, Art; Ing, J. David

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department: Historic Sites and Restoration Branch, Austin, TX, 1980. First Edition. Softcover (Spiral Bound). Very Good Condition. Size: 4mo - over 9 3/4" - 12" tall. 375 pp. Pages are tight and clean. Has some curled corners. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 - 3 pounds. Category: Archaeology; United States; 1970s; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 001403. . Additional shipping charges may apply.
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The Prehistoric Paintings of the Porto Badisco Cave
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The Prehistoric Paintings of the Porto Badisco Cave

by Graziosi, Paolo

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Florence: Origines: Studi e Materiali Pubblicati a cura dell'Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protoistoria, 1996. A very good clean tight copy in similar dustwrapper of this hard-cover book. Originally published in Italian in 1980 as ''Le pitture preistoriche della grotta di Porto Badisco''. Deals with the neolithic cave paintings at Porto Badisco, to the south of Otranto in the heel of Italy, which were first discovered in 1970. 180pp plus 128pp (some folding) of b&w plates (and a few in colour). Please note: this is a heavy book, weighing over 2kg, so extra postage would be required.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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Mycenae: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries at Mycenae and Tiryns

Mycenae: A Narrative of Researches and Discoveries at Mycenae and Tiryns

by Schliemann, Heinrich

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NY: Scribner, Armstrong & Company. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 1878. First American Edition. First Printing. Hard Cover. Publisher's full burgundy cloth decorated in gilt and black, beveled edges, t.e.g. Profusely illustrated with maps, four color Chromolithograph plates, over 500 full page and in-text illustrations, 21 glossy monochrome plates, and eight plans (including three fold-out). Includes Index and Appendices. Preface by W. E. Gladstone, M.P. This is the first American edition. "Mycenae" was first published in Germany (in German) in 1877. Following the publication of his findings from the spectacular excavations at Hisarlik, the Turkish government revoked Schliemann's permission to dig, and sued him for a share of the treasure trove Schlieman had uncovered. He was thus obliged to establish a new dig, which he did at Mycenae in the Peloponnese, and which was attended by similarly remarkable results, culminating in the uncovering of the famous… Read More
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Rambles and studies in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dalmatia with an account of the Proceedings of the...
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Rambles and studies in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dalmatia with an account of the Proceedings of the Congress of Archaeologists and Anthropologists held at Sarajevo, August 1894.

by Munro, Robert

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Second edition revised and greatly enlarged. William Blackwood and Sons. London. 1900. Octavo. xxv, 452pp. Photo frontis., 40 plates, 4 sketch maps, illus. Original green cloth, gilt lettering to spine and blind lettering to cover. Top edge green.

Extended sections, with the additional index lacking in the first edition.

Robert Munro (1835–1920) Scottish archaeologist.
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Submerged Prehistory
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Submerged Prehistory

by Benjamin, Jonathan; Bonsall, Clive; Pickard, Catriona; and Fischer, Anders

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Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2011. No dustwrapper (as issued), slight bumping to spine ends and corners, otherwise a good clean tight copy of this hard-cover book. Contains twenty-six pieces by various authors on aspects of archaeology on sites wholly or partly underwater, including areas whish were dry land in the mesolithic period. Mostly deals with sites in northern Europe, but also with north America and the eastern Mediterranean areas. 338pp, colour and b&w illustration and diagrams throughout.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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The Roman Port and Fishery of Cosa: A Center of Ancient Trade
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The Roman Port and Fishery of Cosa: A Center of Ancient Trade

by Anna Marguerite McCann

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Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987. Signed first edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1987, first printing. 4to., 9" x 11 1/4", xxxiii+353pp. illustrated with maps and hundreds of b/w color plates. Inscribed by author to her parents, thanking them for sustaining her through the 22 years of work that went into the book. Copy of full page letter from author to publisher laid in. Offset from paper clip on title page. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. . Signed by Author. 1st. Hard. Near Fine/Near Fine. 4to.
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TEOTIHUACAN : CERAMICA, CRONOLOGIA Y TENDENCIAS CULTURALES / CERAMICS, CHRONOLOGY AND CULTURAL...

TEOTIHUACAN : CERAMICA, CRONOLOGIA Y TENDENCIAS CULTURALES / CERAMICS, CHRONOLOGY AND CULTURAL TRENDS

by EVELYN CHILDS RATTRAY

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NEW ~ Bilingual English and Spanish analysis of ceramics and cultural trends in the chronology of Teotihuacan. Shelf worn, minor creases. Price in pencil and Alla stamp on front endpaper. 617 pp. plus tables. Illus. Photographs and drawings. Bilingue: espanol / ingles. 3.5 lbs. Weight may result in additional international shipping expenses.
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EL COPORO
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EL COPORO: UNA ANTIGUA CIUDAD BAJO LA NOPALERA / ANCIENT CITY BENEATH THE CACTUS GROVES

by CARLOS ALBERTO TORREBLANCA PADILLA

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NEW ~ Archaeological excavations at El Coporo, located in the present state of Guanajuato, Mexico, and dating from the pre- to post- Classic period. Includes images of a variety of findings from ceramic figurines to stone sculpture. Fine : pencil price on front endpaper, back cover chipped. 288 pp. Illus. Color photographs and maps. Bilingual: Spanish and English. Traduccion de John O'Shea. Edition of 1000. 2.75 lbs. Weight may add additional shipping charges.
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The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. UKRAINIA

The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. UKRAINIA

by Tolstoi, Count Lyof N.

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UKRAINIA Tolstoi, Count Lyof N.: The Cossacks: A Tale of the Caucasus in the Year 1852. First English Edition, 1888 Walter Scott, 24 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row, London. Translated from the Russian by Nathan Haskell Dole. Summary: A novel of the Caucasian War 1817-1864. Used. Good- Condition/ No DJ. Blue Boards gold titling and ornamentation. Imperial Russian crest stamped in gilt at center front. A solid copy. Light foxing to endpapers. Toning. Fabric at top of spine missing. RARE/SCARCE.
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The Adventure of Wrangel Island

The Adventure of Wrangel Island

by Vilhjalmur Stefansson

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The Adventure of Wrangel Island, Alaska (1925 Macmillan 1st Edition) HISTORY OF ALASKA. The story of the (unsuccessful) attempted colonization of Wrangel Island Alaska. EXLIB. Good Condition/ No DJ included. Fold-out map affixed to binding. 413 pages plus appendix, Index. Titling is still bright. A clean, solid copy. Scarce.
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Giants Of Britain Being a Short Treatise dealing with the Story of Giants Of All Ages With...
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Giants Of Britain Being a Short Treatise dealing with the Story of Giants Of All Ages With additional Psychometric Interpretations by Miss Iris Campbell

by J. Foster Forbes With Illustrations by Hilda W. Lomas

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Original Rare First Edition Very Good+ Blue Hardcover with Very Good- Mylar Protected Dust Jacket. Several jacket chips and creases. 1945 Clean 93 pp. B/W illus. Old inscription by a previous owner on title page. Great drawing by H. W. Lomas of British Goliath like Giant and King David like British boy facing him. See all our Three Geese in Flight Scans for Cover condition and interior.
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Fourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian...

Fourteenth Annual Report of the Bureau of Ethnology to the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution 1892-93: Part 2

by J. W. Powell

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Washington Government Printing Office, 1896. Part 2 ONLY (of original two volume set). Good+. Text block is age-toned but clean and complete with all plates. Olive cloth publisher's binding shows shelf and handling wear with abrasion to the embossing as well as edge, corner, and spine wear. All corners bumped and worn. Covers are dented and scratched. Overall, a clean, solid copy with wear to the cover. Photo is of the copy we have here at Barbed Wire Books.
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