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  • TOOMBS, Lawrence E. (Kevin G. O'Connell, editor).
    TELL EL HESI. Mondern Military Trenching and Muslim Cemetery in Field I, Strata I- II.

    Edition: First Edition

    Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1985. Tan printed cloth. (xxii), 250 pp, photos, four folding plans in pouch at rear. A fine copy. The Joint Archaeological Expedition to Tell el-Hesi, Volume Two. "Tell el-Hesi, located in southern Israel at the juncture of the Negev Desert and the foothills of the Judean Mountains, provides an excellent opportunity for the archaeological study of the impact of a variety of physical environments on the peoples who inhabited a single site. The site has been occupied at various times from the Early Bronze Age through to the military trenching of 1948. Level one revealed the modern military trenching. Level two contained a Muslim cemetery that the author has dated to the period…

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    Waterloo, Ontario: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1985. Tan printed cloth. (xxii), 250 pp, photos, four folding plans in pouch at rear. A fine copy. The Joint Archaeological Expedition to Tell el-Hesi, Volume Two. "Tell el-Hesi, located in southern Israel at the juncture of the Negev Desert and the foothills of the Judean Mountains, provides an excellent opportunity for the archaeological study of the impact of a variety of physical environments on the peoples who inhabited a single site. The site has been occupied at various times from the Early Bronze Age through to the military trenching of 1948. Level one revealed the modern military trenching. Level two contained a Muslim cemetery that the author has dated to the period 1600-1800 A.D. This work analyzes the military trenching and provides the first statistical analysis of an entire cemetery in this geographic region. Using a computer code to analyze numerous attributes describing the burial cysts, skeletal data, and grave goods, the author has developed a typology of burials and drawn conclusions about the community which they represent. More than eighty photographs of individual burials and burial goods in addition to tables, plans, and section drawings illustrate the text. The methodology employed in this work makes it a valuable source of information for archaeologists investigating burials in any cultural context. The broader audience of anthropologists interested in burial customs will also find the book useful." Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.; Quarto 088920134X

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    Condition: Fine

    Book ID: 21042
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  • ASHBEE, Paul
    THE EARTHEN BARROW IN BRITAIN. An introduction to the study of the funerary practice and culture of hte neolithic people of the third millennium B.C.

    University of Toronto Press, 1970. Quarto, brown cloth, tan endpapers. pp xvi, 208 + 36 plates; 58 drawings in text, idexed. Rubber stamped star (remainder mark) on half-title leaf; else a fine copy. Dust jacket has small tears along top edge, near fine otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required. 0802015727

    Book ID: 25878
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  • LACEY, Raymond Henry
    THE EQUESTRIAN OFFICIALS OF TRAJAN AND HADRIAN: Their Careers, with Some Notes on Hadrian's Reforms...

    Edition: First Edition

    Princeton, NJ / London: Princeton University Press / London: Humprey Milford, Oxford University Press, 1917. Octavo, grey printed card covers. (viii), 87 pp. Light tanning to margins of covers, very small chips to spine tips & outer corners, VG tight copy. "Presented to the Faculty of Princeton University in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy." Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.; Octavo

    Condition: Very Good

    Book ID: 17387
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  • HUNTER-DUVAR, (John, 1830-99). (John Hunter Duvar)
    THE STONE BRONZE AND IRON AGES. A Popular Treatise on Early Archaeology.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Swan Sonnenschein, 1892. Octavo, hardcover, grey-green pictorial cloth stamped in red, black, blind, and gilt. cream endpapers. pp xvi, 285. Many illustrations in text. Period private bookplate inside front cover; spine lightly darkened; small bumps to lower outer corners of covers; nearly fine otherwise, clean, tight and unworn, hinges not cracked. Watters p. 917. Story p. 371. The author emigrated from Scotland to Summerside, P.E.I. in 1875, where he became editor of the Summerside "Progress". He was federal inspector of fisheries 1879-1889. He wrote this and one other non-fiction book, as well as drama and better than average poetry. Nice copy of a scarce book.

    Book ID: 31889
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  • Transactions of the Ethnological Society of London. Vol. V. New Series

    Edition: First Edition

    John Murray, for the Ethnological Society, 1867. Original publisher's green cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down; pp [2], viii, (346), 12, index, 4, ads, [2]. Page edges yellowed, else a fine, unopened (at top edges), copy. Contents include:Races of the Nile Basin, by Sir Samuel Baker; Notes on the Andaman Islands, by Admiral Sir Edward Belcher; On Certain Aborigines of the Andaman Islands; The Kaffir Races of Natal, by Robert James Mann; On the Physical and Mental Characteristics of the European and Asiatic Races of Man; On the Origin and History of Written Language; On an Ancient Hindu Sacrificial Bell; On the Dissemination of the Arabian Race and Language; Notices on the Mendoza Earthquake; Visit to the…

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    John Murray, for the Ethnological Society, 1867. Original publisher's green cloth, rebacked with the original spine laid down; pp [2], viii, (346), 12, index, 4, ads, [2]. Page edges yellowed, else a fine, unopened (at top edges), copy. Contents include:Races of the Nile Basin, by Sir Samuel Baker; Notes on the Andaman Islands, by Admiral Sir Edward Belcher; On Certain Aborigines of the Andaman Islands; The Kaffir Races of Natal, by Robert James Mann; On the Physical and Mental Characteristics of the European and Asiatic Races of Man; On the Origin and History of Written Language; On an Ancient Hindu Sacrificial Bell; On the Dissemination of the Arabian Race and Language; Notices on the Mendoza Earthquake; Visit to the Patagonians; On the Himyaritic Inscriptions lately brought to England from Southern Arabia; On the Origin of the Somali Race; On the History of the Burmah Race; Notes and Sketches on the Niger; Notes on the Stature of the Lapps; Notes on Italian Celts; and more - 30 papers in all. Of Canadian interest is The West Coast Indians of Vancouver Island, by Gilbert Malcolm Sproat (pp 243-54). ; Octavo

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    Book ID: 48485
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  • RANKE, Heinrich von, Professor Dr.
    UEBER HOCHÄCKER. Sonderabdruck aus "Beiträge zur Anthropologie und Urgeschichte Bayerns." Mit 2 Tafeln und 13 Karten.

    Edition: First Edition

    München: Friedrich Bassermann, 1893. Quarto. Bound in contemporary quarter blue cloth and marbled boards, original blue card front cover bound in. 40 pp + 13 maps (12 folding) + 2 sepia plates. Minor wear to tips of very lightly sunned spine; boards have rubbing to edges, small paper surface loss to fore margin of front cover, rubbing to rear cover; text paper lightly toned; dust soiling to a few margins. Generally VG externally, fine internally, tight in the binding, no previous owner marks. I believe this offprint is about agricultural fields at higher elevations in Bavaria in Roman times. Scarce.

    Book ID: 20959
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  • SEYMOUR, Frederick
    UP HILL AND DOWN DALE IN ANCIENT ETRURIA.

    Edition: First US issue

    New York: Appleton, 1910. Made from UK sheets. Blue pictorial cloth gilt, top edge gilt. 320 pp + frontispiece with tissue guard, 11 plates, and one map. Shallow chipping to cloth at spine tips; one inch split to top spine fold, and partially cracked front inner hinge, neatly repaird; text paper slightly tanned; rubber stamp to front pastedown; moderate wear to outer corners; else a VG copy, text clean and unworn. Travels to study the abandoned sites of the ancient Etruscans.

    Book ID: 7105
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