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Par Clara Winston, Richard Winston, C. W Ceram. 1971
A wide-ranging account of the development of North American archaeology, with particular emphasis on early man, the Southwest, the American…Indian, and the mound builders. 1971. Uniform title: Der erste Amerikaner.
The griffin and the dinosaur: how Adrienne Mayor discovered a fascinating link between myth and science
Par Marc Aronson, Adrienne Mayor. 2015
Traces the research scientist co-author's explorations in Greece and the Gobi Desert for the origins of the mythical griffin, relating…the story of the ancient Scythians and the griffins that were said to have guarded their treasure. Grades 2-4. 2015.
Par Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld. 2007
When the pharaohs of Egypt died, they were mummified and buried in pyramids and tombs with all their riches. But…as centuries passed, the tombs were looted and the pharaohs' gold stolen. Then Howard Carter found the greatest Egyptian treasure trove of all - the tomb of King Tut's mummy! But did the amazing treasure come with a deadly curse? Grades 2-4. 2007.
Par John Evangelist Walsh. 1982
Describes the archeological exploration begun in 1939 in Rome to unearth the lost remains of St. Peter. Details the excavations…under St. Peter's Basilica, the uncovering of the tomb, and the historical and archeological evidence indicating that the discovered bones are those of St. Peter. 1982.
Par Walter Alvarez. 1997
A geologist recalls the first scientific proposals of the theory that a large asteroid or comet had collided with Earth…sixty-five million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. Describes the vehement debate that followed, the accumulation of evidence, and the discovery of a crater beneath the Yucatan peninsula that appears to substantiate the impact claim. c1997.
Par Patricia Lauber. 1985
Discusses the human mummies of Egypt and how they were preserved, the discovery of a frozen mammoth in Siberia and…the mummies of Peru. For junior and senior high readers. 1985.
Par Shelley Tanaka, Peter Brand. 1999
Four mummies, from a mighty pharaoh to a poor weaver, are studied scientifically to reveal the lives and times of…these three-thousand-year-old people. Also describes embalming and mummification, life in ancient Egypt, and the scientific techniques now used to study mummies. Grades 3-6. 1999.
Par Victor Wolfgang Von Hagen. 1973
Par Harry L Shapiro. 1974
Par Charlotte Wilcox. 2000
Describes various mummies preserved by glaciers, deserts, peat bogs and mountains from all over the world. Explains why anthropologists study…these remains and what scientists learn from them. Conflicting attitudes toward the dead are discussed. For grades 4-7. 2000.
Par Jill Rubalcaba, Eric H Cline, Sarah S Brannen. 2011
After retelling a legend of the Trojan War based on Homer's Iliad the authors profile the archaeologists who have sought…to excavate the remains of the city of Troy, beginning with amateur Heinrich Schliemann. For grades 5-8 and older readers. Some descriptions of violence. c2011.
When Cremo's book "Forbidden Archaeology" was published in 1993, the scientific world was shocked by its extensive evidence for extreme…human antiquity - pushing the origin of the human race back tens of millions of years. "Forbidden Archeology's Impact" documents the explosive reactions to his controversial book. 1998.
Ghosts of Vesuvius: a new look at the last days of Pompeii, how towers fall, and other strange connections
Par Charles R Pellegrino. 2004
Weaving together accounts of ancient authorities with research by forensic archaeologists, Pellegrino captures the final hours of Pompeii and Herculaneum.…In the flash-fossilized remains of victims, he sees reminders of the abiding human hope to understand a brutal universe. Those hopes live both in the science Pellegrino uses to interpret historic volcanic explosions as the distant consequence of the Big Bang, and in the startling connections he makes between the two cities buried by Vesuvius in 79 CE and the Twin Towers destroyed by terrorists in 2001. 2004.
Par E. C Krupp. 1983
Par Shelley Tanaka. 1996
In 1991, two hikers discovered the remains of a Stone Age Man over 5,000 years old in the Alps. Be…transported back to the Iceman's ancient world - find out who he was, how he lived, and how he died on a mountain ridge. Grades 3-6. 1996.
Par Willard Bascom. 1976
Par Elaine Dewar. 2001
With Native American activists, white supremacists, DNA experts, and anthropologists all vying for control of ancient remains, Dewar explores the…ambiguous terrain left behind when a long-standing paradigm is swept away by new discoveries. Presents stories that rarely find their way into scientific journals or newspapers - stories of mysterious deaths, of the bones of evil shamans, and the shadows that fall on the lives of scientists who've pulled them from the ground. 2001.
Par Roger Lewin. 1987
By focusing on several landmark fossil discoveries, the author reveals how the interpretation of data is heavily dependent upon an…anthropologist's cultural and personal biases, emotions, pre-conceptions, and professional loyalties. 1987.
Par John Gowlett. 1984
Par Robert McGhee. 1996
McGhee, a curator of archeology with the Canadian Museum of Civilization, traces the lives of the Palaeo-Eskimos, who entered the…northern extremes of the North American continent four thousand years ago. McGhee reconstructs what their life was like, explains how they dealt with sharp climate changes, and speculates on their eventual demise. 1996.