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            Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860
             

            Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: New Zealand Archaeology 1769-1860 (Paperback)

            By Smith, Ian

            • RRP: $59.99
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            Introducing general readers to New Zealand archaeology, Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World tells the story of the first European encounters with a new land. This is a fascinating approach to history through material culture, documenting a period of dramatic change in these South... Pacific islands.
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            ISBN 9780947492489
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2019
            Publisher Bridget Williams Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain
             

            The Stonemason: A History of Building Britain (Hardback)

            By Ziminski, Andrew

            • RRP: $60.00
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            • Pub Date
              5 Mar 20

            Part-hands-on archaeological history of Britain, part-deeply personal insight into this ancient craft by a stonemason who has worked on Britain's greatest monuments, from Stonehenge to St Paul's.

            ISBN 9781473663930
            Released NZ 5 Mar 2020
            Publisher John Murray Press
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art
             

            Kindred: Neanderthal Life, Love, Death and Art (Hardback)

            By Wragg Sykes, Rebecca

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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 20

            Our perception of the Neanderthals has undergone a metamorphosis since their discovery 150 years ago, from the losers of the human family tree to A-list hominins. Spanning scientific curiosity and popular cultural fascination means that there is a wealth of coverage in the media ...and beyond - but do we get the whole story? The reality of 21st century Neanderthals is complex and fascinating, yet remains virtually unknown and inaccessible outside the scientific literature. In Beyond the Ice, Neanderthal expert Becky Wragg Sykes shoves aside the cliche of the shivering ragged figure in an icy wasteland, and reveals the Neanderthal you don't know, who lived across vast and diverse tracts of Eurasia and survived through hundreds of thousands of years of massive climate change. Using a thematic rather than chronological approach, this book will shed new light on where they lived, what they ate, and the increasingly complex Neanderthal culture that is being discovered. Based on the author's first-hand experience at the cutting-edge of Palaeolithic research and theory, this easy-to-read but information-rich book lays out the full picture we now have of the Neanderthals for the first time, from amazing new discoveries changing our view of them forever, to the more enduring mysteries of how they lived and died, and the biggest question perhaps of them all, their relationship with modern humans.
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            ISBN 9781472937490
            Released NZ 4 Aug 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places
             

            The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places (Paperback)

            By Oliver, Neil

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            • Pub Date
              16 Apr 20

            (Edward Stourton)From much-loved historian Neil Oliver, comes this beautifully written, kaleidoscopic history of a place with a story like no other.The Story of the British Isles in 100 Places is Neil's very personal account of what makes these islands so special, told through th...e places that have witnessed the unfolding of our history.
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            ISBN 9781784165352
            Released NZ 16 Apr 2020
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Ancient Ice Mummies

            Ancient Ice Mummies (Paperback)

            By Dickson, James Holmes

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            In this engaging and fully illustrated new book, one of the world's foremost authorities on glacier mummies explores their curious preservation and unravels the clues they have left for us locked in ice, frozen in time. As one the most mysterious and best preserved examples, Otzi... and his story are given special attention.
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            ISBN 9780752459356
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2011
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Hadrian's Wall: Archaeological Walking Guides
              

            Hadrian's Wall: Archaeological Walking Guides (Paperback)

            By Jones, Clifford

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            Hadrian's Wall

            ISBN 9780752463612
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2012
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire

            The Ancient Highlands of Southwest China: From the Bronze Age to the Han Empire (Paperback)

            By Yao, Alice

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            Although long considered to be a barren region on the periphery of ancient Chinese civilization, the southwest massif was once the political heartland of numerous Bronze Age polities. Their distinctive material tradition-intricately cast bronze kettle drums and cowrie shell conta...iners-has given archaeologists and historians a glimpse of the extraordinary wealth, artistry, and power exercised by highland leaders over the course of the first millennium BC. In the first century BC, Han imperial conquest reduced local power and began a process of cultural assimilation. Instead of a clash between center and periphery or barbarism and civilization, this book examines the classic study of imperial rule as a confrontation between different political temporalities. The author provides an archaeological account of the southwest where Bronze Age landscape formations and funerary traditions bring to light a history of competing warrior cultures and kingly genealogies. In particular, the book illustrates how mourners used funerals and cemetery mounds to transmit social biographies and tribal affiliations across successive generations. Han incorporation thus entangled the orders of state time with the generational cycles of local factions, foregrounding the role of time in the production of power relations in imperial frontiers. The book extends approaches to empires to show how prehistoric time frames continue to shape the futures of frontier subjects despite imperial efforts to unify space and histories.
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            ISBN 9780190882341
            Released NZ 15 May 2018
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Oxford Studies in the Archaeology of Ancient States
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            Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing
             

            Ancient Ink: The Archaeology of Tattooing (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Krutak, Lars; Deter-Wolf, Aaron

            • RRP: $115.50
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            The human desire to adorn the body is universal and timeless. While specific forms of body decoration and the motivations for them vary by region, culture, and era, all human societies have engaged in practices designed to augment and enhance people's natural appearance. Tattooin...g, the process of inserting pigment into the skin to create permanent designs and patterns, is one of the most widespread forms of body art and was practiced by ancient cultures throughout the world, with tattoos appearing on human mummies by 3200 BCE. Ancient Ink, the first book dedicated to the archaeological study of tattooing, presents new, globe-spanning research examining tattooed human remains, tattoo tools, and ancient art. Connecting ancient body art traditions to modern culture through Indigenous communities and the work of contemporary tattoo artists, the volume's contributors reveal the antiquity, durability, and significance of body decoration, illuminating how different societies have used their skin to construct their identities.
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            ISBN 9780295742830
            Released NZ 9 Feb 2020
            Publisher UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO - LAW
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Book of Science and Antiquities
              

            The Book of Science and Antiquities (Paperback)

            By Keneally, Thomas

            • RRP: $29.50
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            • Pub Date
              19 Mar 20

            By the Booker Prize-winning author of Schindler's Ark, a bold, millennia-spanning novel about community, mortality, and what it means to be human.

            ISBN 9781529355239
            Released NZ 19 Mar 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice

            Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Seventh edition)

            By Renfrew, Lord Colin; Bahn, Paul

            • RRP: $80.00
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            The best-selling archaeology textbook in the world, revised and updated, and now in its seventh edition

            ISBN 9780500292105
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2016
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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