Amazonia Excavation

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Sacred Geographies of Ancient Amazonia

Sacred Geographies of Ancient Amazonia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315420511
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The legendary El Dorado—the city of gold—remains a mere legend, but astonishing new discoveries are revealing a major civilization in ancient Amazonia that was more complex than anyone previously dreamed. Scholars have long insisted that the Amazonian ecosystem placed severe limits on the size and complexity of its ancient cultures, but leading researcher Denise Schaan reverses that view, synthesizing exciting new evidence of large-scale land and resource management to tell a new history of indigenous Amazonia. Schaan also engages fundamental debates about the development of social complexity and the importance of ancient Amazonia from a global perspective. This innovative, interdisciplinary book is a major contribution to the study of human-environment relations, social complexity, and past and present indigenous societies.

The Unconquered

The Unconquered Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott Wallace
Editor: Crown
ISBN: 0307462986
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The Unconquered by Scott Wallace Summary

The extraordinary true story of a journey into the deepest recesses of the Amazon to track one of the planet's last uncontacted indigenous tribes. Even today there remain tribes in the far reaches of the Amazon rainforest that have avoided contact with modern civilization. Deliberately hiding from the outside world, they are the last survivors of an ancient culture that predates the arrival of Columbus in the New World. In this gripping first-person account of adventure and survival, author Scott Wallace chronicles an expedition into the Amazon’s uncharted depths, discovering the rainforest’s secrets while moving ever closer to a possible encounter with one such tribe—the mysterious flecheiros, or “People of the Arrow,” seldom-glimpsed warriors known to repulse all intruders with showers of deadly arrows. On assignment for National Geographic, Wallace joins Brazilian explorer Sydney Possuelo at the head of a thirty-four-man team that ventures deep into the unknown in search of the tribe. Possuelo’s mission is to protect the Arrow People. But the information he needs to do so can only be gleaned by entering a world of permanent twilight beneath the forest canopy. Danger lurks at every step as the expedition seeks out the Arrow People even while trying to avoid them. Along the way, Wallace uncovers clues as to who the Arrow People might be, how they have managed to endure as one of the last unconquered tribes, and why so much about them must remain shrouded in mystery if they are to survive. Laced with lessons from anthropology and the Amazon’s own convulsed history, and boasting a Conradian cast of unforgettable characters—all driven by a passion to preserve the wild, but also wracked by fear, suspicion, and the desperate need to make it home alive—The Unconquered reveals this critical battleground in the fight to save the planet as it has rarely been seen, wrapped in a page-turning tale of adventure.


Excavation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Rollins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061742002
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Excavation by James Rollins Summary

“A real page-turner….Rollins keeps the story in overdrive, with plenty of twists and turns before the final shocker.” —Douglas Preston, co-author of The Monster of Florence A classic adventure from James Rollins, the author of The Doomsday Key, The Last Oracle, The Judas Strain, Black Order, and other pulse-pounding, New York Times bestselling thrillers, Excavation carries readers deep into the jungles of South America, and into the terrifying heart of dark mysteries that should never be unearthed.

The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindians

The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindians Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard J. Chacon,David H. Dye
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387483039
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The Taking and Displaying of Human Body Parts as Trophies by Amerindians by Richard J. Chacon,David H. Dye Summary

This edited volume mainly focuses on the practice of taking and displaying various body parts as trophies in both North and South America. The editors and contributors (which include Native Peoples from both continents) examine the evidence and causes of Amerindian trophy taking. Additionally, they present objectively and discuss dispassionately the topic of human proclivity toward ritual violence. This book fills the gap in literature on this subject.


Amazonia Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Rollins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006179290X
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Amazonia by James Rollins Summary

“Gripping…a first-rate nail biter.” —Tampa Tribune James Rollins—the author of The Doomsday Key, The Last Oracle, The Judas Strain, Black Order, and other pulse-pounding, New York Times bestsellers—carries readers into the heart of darkness in his classic thriller, Amazonia. Lincoln Child, New York Times bestselling co-author (with Douglas Preston) of Cemetery Dance and other Agent Pendergast thrillers, raves, “Amazonia grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go until the very last page is turned.”

Amazonian Dark Earths

Amazonian Dark Earths Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Johannes Lehmann,Dirse C. Kern,Bruno Glaser,William I. Woods
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402025971
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Amazonian Dark Earths by Johannes Lehmann,Dirse C. Kern,Bruno Glaser,William I. Woods Summary

Dark Earths are a testament to vanished civilizations of the Amazon Basin, but may also answer how large societies could sustain intensive agriculture in an environment of infertile soils. This book examines their origin, properties, and management. Questions remain: were they intentionally produced or a by-product of habitation. Additional new and multidisciplinary perspectives by leading experts may pave the way for the next revolution in soil management in the humid tropics.

Deep Fathom

Deep Fathom Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Rollins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061792939
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Deep Fathom by James Rollins Summary

“[Rollins] will make your toes curl and your free hand clutch the armchair as you speed through the pages.” —Tampa Tribune “James Rollins knows adventure.” —Chicago Sun Times A sensational early work from “one of the most inventive storytellers writing today” (Lincoln Child)—the third pulse-pounding adventure novel from perennial New York Times bestselling thrill-master James Rollins—Deep Fathom is an extraordinary story of desperate survival and mysterious discoveries. The acclaimed creator of Sigma Force seamlessly combines action, science, lore, and breathtaking suspense in this classic tale of a lost civilization and a wondrous journey to a beguiling world beneath the sea. Part Michael Crichton, part Douglas Preston, part Indiana Jones, yet completely, exhilaratingly Rollins, Deep Fathom is an undersea roller coaster ride that never slows down from the first page through the explosive climax.

Altar of Eden

Altar of Eden Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Rollins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061959146
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Altar of Eden by James Rollins Summary

“Every James Rollins delivers mach-speed mayhem, throat-clutching suspense, high-style adventure, and a terrific story told terrifically.” —Steve Berry, author of The Romanov Prophecy The thriller king praised for his “edge-of-your-seat excitement” (San Francisco Chronicle), James Rollins storms the New York Times bestseller list with every novel he writes. With his latest breathtaking blockbuster, Altar of Eden, Rollins takes a breather from his Sigma Force adventures (Map of Bones, Black Order, The Judas Strain, et al) while delivering all the action, surprise, and intensity for which he’s well known—and loved. Combining science, history, and breakneck suspense—and a secret tied to the Book of Genesis—Altar of Eden is sure to satisfy every James Rollins fan while winning over a slew of new converts.

The Last Oracle

The Last Oracle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Rollins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061792885
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The Last Oracle by James Rollins Summary

In Washington, D.C., a homeless man takes an assassin's bullet and dies in Commander Gray Pierce's arms. A bloody coin clutched in the dead man's hand—an ancient relic that can be traced back to the Greek Oracle of Delphi—is the key to a conspiracy that dates back to the Cold War and threatens the very foundation of humanity. For what if it were possible to bioengineer the next great prophet—a new Buddha, Muhammad, or even Jesus? Would this Second Coming be a boon . . . or would it initiate a chain reaction that would result in the extinction of humankind? Vital seconds are ticking rapidly away as Pierce races across the globe in search of answers, one step ahead of ruthless killers determined to reclaim the priceless artifact. Suddenly the future of all things is balanced on the brink between heaven and hell—and salvation or destruction rests in the hands of remarkable children.

The Devil Colony

The Devil Colony Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Rollins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062000128
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The Devil Colony by James Rollins Summary

“Every James Rollins delivers mach-speed mayhem; throat-clutching suspense; high-style adventure; and a terrific story told terrifically. He makes the rest us look bad.” —Steve Berry, author of The Emperor’s Tomb “This guy doesn’t write novels—he builds roller coasters.” —Booklist New York Times bestselling thrill-master James Rollins is back with The Devil Colony, another electrifying combination of suspense, history, science, action, and ingenious speculation. In The Devil Colony, Sigma Force stalwarts Painter Crowe and Commander Grayson Pierce must investigate a gruesome massacre in the Rocky Mountains and root out a secret cabal that has been manipulating momentous events since the time of the original thirteen colonies. Once again, Rollins delivers a spine-tingler that will leave fans of Michael Crichton, The Da Vinci Code, and Indiana Jones breathless—as he exposes the dark truth behind the founding of America.


Subterranean Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Rollins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006175496X
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Subterranean by James Rollins Summary

“Edge-of-your-seat excitement.”—San Francisco Chronicle Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders—and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to explore this secret place and to uncover the riches it holds. But they are not the first to venture here—and those they follow did not return. There are mysteries here older than time and revelations that could change the world. But there are also things that should not be disturbed—and a devastating truth that could doom Ashley and the expedition: they are not alone. The Earth’s last mystery is about to be revealed… The world beneath the world is waiting. “One of the world’s best storytellers.”—Huffington Post

Ice Hunt

Ice Hunt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Rollins
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061792616
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Ice Hunt by James Rollins Summary

“Ice Hunt will make your toes curl and your free hand clutch the armchair as you speed through the pages.” —Tampa Tribune A classic adventure from James Rollins, the author of The Doomsday Key, The Last Oracle, The Judas Strain, Black Order, and other pulse-pounding, New York Times bestselling thrillers, Ice Hunt carries readers to the top of the world, where nothing can survive…except fear.

Engaging Archaeology

Engaging Archaeology Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen W. Silliman
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119240522
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Engaging Archaeology by Stephen W. Silliman Summary

Bringing together 25 case studies from archaeological projects worldwide, Engaging Archaeology candidly explores personal experiences, successes, challenges, and even frustrations from established and senior archaeologists who share invaluable practical advice for students and early-career professionals engaged in planning and carrying out their own archaeological research. With engaging chapters, such as ‘How Not to Write a PhD Thesis on Neolithic Italy’ and ‘Accidentally Digging Central America's Earliest Village’, readers are transported to the desks, digs, and data-labs of the authors, learning the skills, tricks of the trade, and potential pit-falls of archaeological fieldwork and collections research. Case studies collectively span many regions, time periods, issues, methods, and materials. From the pre-Columbian Andes to Viking Age Iceland, North America to the Middle East, Medieval Ireland to remote north Australia, and Europe to Africa and India, Engaging Archaeology is packed with rich, first-hand source material. Unique and thoughtful, Stephen W. Silliman’s guide is an essential course book for early-stage researchers, advanced undergraduates, and new graduate students, as well as those teaching and mentoring. It will also be insightful and enjoyable reading for veteran archaeologists.

Thomas Hardy: Complete Novels

Thomas Hardy: Complete Novels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Hardy
Editor: MVP
ISBN: 2291057936
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Thomas Hardy: Complete Novels by Thomas Hardy Summary

Here you will find the complete novels of Thomas Hardy in the chronological order of their original publication. - Desperate Remedies - Under the Greenwood Tree - A Pair of Blue Eyes - Far from the Madding Crowd - The Hand of Ethelberta - The Return of the Native - The Trumpet-Major - A Laodicean: a Story of To-day - Two on a Tower - The Romantic Adventures of a Milkmaid - The Mayor of Casterbridge - The Woodlanders - Tess of the d'Urbervilles - Life's Little Ironies - Jude the Obscure Includes Bonus two short stories - The Great English Short-Story Writers, Vol. 1 - The Three Strangers

Tess of the d'Urbervilles

Tess of the d'Urbervilles Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Thomas Hardy
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 057133704X
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Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy Summary

When the starving Durbeyfields from the small village of Marlott discover a connection to the wealthy D'Urbervilles, they send their beautiful daughter Tess to the D'Urberville mansion to claim kinship and restore their fortunes with a lucrative match. But can she convince her handsome 'cousin' Alec to help her? Or will their romance ultimately prove her downfall? With a beautiful cover by David Dean.

The Wari Enclave of Espiritu Pampa

The Wari Enclave of Espiritu Pampa Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Brian S Bauer,Javier Fonseca Santa Cruz
Editor: ISD LLC
ISBN: 1950446220
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The Wari Enclave of Espiritu Pampa by Brian S Bauer,Javier Fonseca Santa Cruz Summary

The Wari State was the first expansionistic power to develop in the Andean highlands. Emerging in the area of modern Ayacucho (Peru) around AD 650, the Wari expanded to control much of the central Andes by the time of their collapse at AD 1000. This book describes the discovery and excavation (2010-2012) of a major new Wari site (Espiritu Pampa), located in the subtropical region of Vilcabamba (Department of Cuzco). While it was long believed that the Wari established trade networks between their highland capital and the Amazonian lowlands, the identification of a large Wari site in the Vilcabamba region came as a surprise to most Wari specialists. This book covers the first three years of excavations at the Wari site of Espiritu Pampa. It describes the identification of a central plaza surrounded by a series of D-shaped structures, that are believed to the loci of special activates for the Wari. It also describes the contents of more than 30 burials, many of which contained finely crafted silver, gold, bronze and ceramic objects.

Archaeology in Latin America

Archaeology in Latin America Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benjamin Alberti,Gustavo G. Politis
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134597835
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Archaeology in Latin America by Benjamin Alberti,Gustavo G. Politis Summary

This pioneering and comprehensive survey is the first overview of current themes in Latin American archaeology written solely by academics native to the region, and it makes their collected expertise available to an English-speaking audience for the first time. The contributors cover the most significant issues in the archaeology of Latin America, such as the domestication of camelids, the emergence of urban society in Mesoamerica, the frontier of the Inca empire, and the relatively little known archaeology of the Amazon basin. This book draws together key areas of research in Latin American archaeological thought into a coherent whole; no other volume on this area has ever dealt with such a diverse range of subjects, and some of the countries examined have never before been the subject of a regional study.

Pottery of Marajo Island, Brazil

Pottery of Marajo Island, Brazil Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen C. Palmatary
Editor: American Philosophical Society
ISBN: 9781422377093
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Pottery of Marajo Island, Brazil by Helen C. Palmatary Summary

This study represents the culmination of some 15 years of research in the field of Amazonian archeology. Ilha de Marajo, as the Brazilians call it, has been described as resting in the mouth of the Amazon like an egg in that of a serpent. In reality, Marajo is part of an archipelago. Contents of this study of the pottery of Marajo Island, Brazil: (I) Introduction; (II) The Island: Notes on geography & climate; Historical notes; Archeological sites; (III) The Pottery: Stylistic Analysis: Outline of Classification; Wares; Miscellaneous studies of parts of the pottery; Correlations: Elements of form & decoration; Correlation chart; Summary; Catalog numbers for specimens illustrated; & Bibliography. Illustrations.

The Archaeology of Human-Environment Interactions

The Archaeology of Human-Environment Interactions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel Contreras
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317450620
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The Archaeology of Human-Environment Interactions by Daniel Contreras Summary

The impacts of climate change on human societies, and the roles those societies themselves play in altering their environments, appear in headlines more and more as concern over modern global climate change intensifies. Increasingly, archaeologists and paleoenvironmental scientists are looking to evidence from the human past to shed light on the processes which link environmental and cultural change. Establishing clear contemporaneity and correlation, and then moving beyond correlation to causation, remains as much a theoretical task as a methodological one. This book addresses this challenge by exploring new approaches to human-environment dynamics and confronting the key task of constructing arguments that can link the two in concrete and detailed ways. The contributors include researchers working in a wide variety of regions and time periods, including Mesoamerica, Mongolia, East Africa, the Amazon Basin, and the Island Pacific, among others. Using methodological vignettes from their own research, the contributors explore diverse approaches to human-environment dynamics, illustrating the manifold nature of the subject and suggesting a wide variety of strategies for approaching it. This book will be of interest to researchers and scholars in Archaeology, Paleoenvironmental Science, Ecology, and Geology.