Thursday, August 27, 2015

Archaeology Books at the Library

September is Archaeology Month in the state of Nebraska.  The following is a bibliography of works about archaeology at the library.

Into the Unknown:  Solving Ancient Mysteries by Brian Fagan (930 FAG)
Cellars of Time (930.1 CEL) *Nebraska Archaeology
Lives in ruins : archaeologists and the seductive lure of human rubble by Marilyn Johnson (930.1 JOH) Examines "the lives of contemporary archaeologists as they sweat under the sun for clues to the puzzle of our past. Johnson digs and drinks alongside archaeologists, chases them through the Mediterranean, the Caribbean, and even Machu Picchu, and excavates their lives. Her subjects share stories we rarely read in history books, about slaves and Ice Age hunters, ordinary soldiers of the American Revolution, children of the first century, Chinese woman warriors, sunken fleets, mummies. What drives these archaeologists is not the money (meager) or the jobs (scarce) or the working conditions (dangerous), but their passion for the stories that would otherwise be buried and lost"
A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor (930.1 MAC)
Arrowheads & stone artifacts : a practical guide for the surface collector and amateur archaeologist by C.G. Yeager (930.1 YEA)
Tutankhamun and the golden age of the pharaohs by Zahi Hawass (932 HAW)
The man in the ice : the discovery of a 5,000-year body reveals the secrets of the Stone Age by Konrad Spindler (937 SPI)
Shadow Divers: the true adventure of two Americans who discovered Hitler's lost sub by Robert Kurson (940.54 KUR)
The sign and the seal: the quest for the lost Ark of the Covenant by Graham Hancock (916.3 HAN)
Walking the Bible : a journey by land through the five books of Moses by Bruce Feiler (915.604 FEI)
The Sea Hunters by Clive Cussler (910.4 CUS)
The Sea Hunters II by Clive Cussler (910.4 CUS)
The gold of Exodus : the discovery of the true Mount Sinai by Howard Blum (956.05 BLU)
Thieves of Baghdad: one marine's passion for ancient civilizations and the journey to recover the world's greatest stolen treasures by Matthew Bogdanos (956.704 BOG)
In small things forgotten: an archaeology of early American life by James Deetz (974 DEE).
The Manor:  Three Decades at a Slave Plantation in Long Island by Mac Griswold (974.7 GRI).  In 1984, the landscape historian Mac Griswold was rowing along a Long Island creek when she came upon a stately yellow house and a garden guarded by looming boxwoods. She instantly knew that boxwoods that large--twelve feet tall, fifteen feet wide--had to be hundreds of years old. So, as it happened, was the house: Sylvester Manor had been held in the same family for eleven generations. Formerly encompassing all of Shelter Island, a pearl of 8,000 acres caught between the North and South Forks of Long Island, the manor had dwindled to 243 acres. Still, its hidden vault proved to be full of revelations and treasures, including the 1666 charter for the land, and correspondence from Thomas Jefferson. Most notable was the short and steep flight of steps the family had called the "slave staircase," which would provide clues to the extensive but little-known story of Northern slavery. Alongside a team of archaeologists, Griswold began a dig that would uncover a landscape bursting with stories. Based on years of archival and field research, as well as voyages to Africa, the West Indies, and Europe, "The Manor" is at once an investigation into forgotten lives and a sweeping drama that captures our history in all its richness and suffering.
The steamboat Bertrand and Missouri River commerce by Ronald R. Switzer (978 SWI) *Nebraska History
Arts of diplomacy: Lewis and Clark's Indian collection by Castle McLaughlin (978.004 MAC)

Encyclopedia of Islam by Juan Campo (297.03 CAM).  From the Publisher's Website: Encyclopedia of Islam provides high school and junior college students, as well as laypeople, with everything they need to know about this religion. In about 550 A-to-Z entries, this encyclopedic guide explores the terms, concepts, personalities, historical events, and institutions that helped shape the history of this religion and the way it is practiced today. An informative introduction provides readers with an overview of Islam, and a chronology, a detailed bibliography, an index, and approximately 80 black-and-white photographs complete this timely resource. Entries include: Abbasid Caliphate, Abraham, Adultery, Akbar, Almsgiving, Alphabet, Anti-Semitism, Arab League, Arabesque, Arabian Nights, Yasir Arafat, Archaeology, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Ayatollah, Baha'i faith, Bazaar, Bedouin, Birth control and family planning, Bosnia and Herzegovena, Calligraphy, Christianity and Islam, Cinema, Colonialism, Dhimmi, Evil eye, Fatwa, Five Pillars, Hajj, Hamas, Hanafi Legal School, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Ibn Battuta, Malcolm X, Names of God, Ottoman Dynasty, Politics and Islam, Jalal al-Din Rumi, Salman Rushdie, Slavery, Sufism, Ulama, Usama bin Ladin, Women, Zamzam.

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