This is a "must-listen" for those exploring the Maya ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico! In this audiobook, 22 ruins are described by an adventurous couple sharing their hands-on experience - with just enough details to enable the enjoyment of these architectural wonders. Over 5,000 kilometers were covered in 2017 in the process of viewing these ruined cities from the north at Progreso, to the west at Campeche, east to Chetumal and Playa del Carmen, and south at the border of Guatemala and Belize.Anecdotes and history make a wonderful combination in this professionally authored and narrated account of modern-day risk-taking. Architectural majesty accounts for the vitality and the focus in this guide to the beauty of Maya archaeology and ruined structures. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Casey Bassett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/177863/bk_acx0_177863_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The year 2137: Humans discover they’re not alone in the universe. Competition between the SpaceHome Lagrangian colony and Earthers for first contact with the Aliens turns deadly in the rings of Saturn. Kurious Whitedimple is an unassuming professor of archaeology at SpaceHome University: possessor of a boring life at .3G and a boring future.Junior Badille is a 19-year-old wrinkled gnome with an improbably high IQ, living with his parents in an isolated research station orbiting Saturn at 3.5 million kilometers: possessor of a lonely life and a short future. The odds of these two meeting, sharing high adventure, and forming a lasting friendship are astronomical...on the same order, for instance, as the accidental discovery of an alien message on the surface of Iapetus.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Steve Heinke. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/150044/bk_acx0_150044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Natalie Sullivan is on the verge of a breakthrough most archaeology grad students only dream of: discovering a lost city. Her research points to a farm in Ireland, but to excavate she needs permission from the new owner: the Michael O'Connor, popular NFL running back. On TV Mike seems so charming and good-natured that Natalie figures getting his cooperation will be a breeze. So she's not prepared to deal with the arrogant-and adamantly opposed-man she meets in person. Or the way one look from him sends shivers down her spine… Determined to kick-start her career, Natalie travels across the Atlantic and finds herself sharing an inn with Mike, who has come to Ireland in search of his roots. She tells herself her interest is strictly professional, but the more she gets to know him, the harder it is to deny her personal attraction to the sexy sports star. And when Mike confides why he refuses to allow the dig, Natalie must decide if she can follow her heart without losing sight of her dreams. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leslie Bellair. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harl/001562/bk_harl_001562_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Integrated approaches to teaching Greek and Roman history are a rarity in academia. Most scholars are historians of either Greek or Roman history and perform research solely in that specific field, an approach that author and award-winning Professor Robert Garland considers questionable. In these 36 passionate lectures, he provides an impressive and rare opportunity to understand the two dominant cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world in relation to one another - a relationship that has virtually no parallel in world history. He shows you how these two very different cultures intersected, coincided, and at times, collided. You'll discover the extraordinary culture that we call Greco-Roman: a unique fusion of civilizations that encompasses statecraft, mythology, language, philosophy, fine arts, architecture, science, and much else. Who were the Greeks and the Romans? How did they organize their societies? How did they interact? In this unique integrated historical approach, you'll see how Greece and Rome's relationship resembled a marriage: two distinct personalities competing in some areas, sharing in others, and sometimes creating a new synthesis of the two civilizations. And you'll consider their more substantive cultural differences, including religion, their views of foreigners, and their ways of thinking. You'll delight in the variety of sources - literature, archaeology, the visual arts, coinage, inscriptions - that Professor Garland draws upon to assemble a fascinating and complex picture of these two great civilizations. And you'll appreciate how he keeps Greece and Rome focused on how this material affects us today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Garland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000138/bk_tcco_000138_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This Book is an attempt to outline the Archaeology, History and Environment of the Middle Benue Valley. The Valley is a contested landscape with a rich and varied history. The different chapters are aimed at sharing basic information and heightening interdisciplinary conversations on the different aspects of the scholarship on the Middle Benue Valley. The first four chapters deal directly with aspects of the environment, ecology and archaeogenetics in the Middle Benue Valley. Chapters 5-7 deal with aspects of the archeology of the Middle Benue Valley while the remaining Chapters (8-11) deal with the historical representations of parts of the Valley focusing on the Kwararafa Question and the Etulo as well as the dissemination of agricultural technology and techniques by migrant farmers in parts of Tivland. The last Chapter deals with the role of women in rice cultivation in Gwer West. The Book is the first to come out of the Archeology of the Valley that engages both archaeologists, environmentalists, historians and philosophers in a refreshing intellectual dicourse This volume is a must read for all serious scholars.
Michael P. Richards and Jean-Jacques Hublin The study of hominin diets, and especially how they have (primates, modern humans), (2) faunal and plant studies, (3) evolved throughout time, has long been a core research archaeology and paleoanthropology, and (4) isotopic studies. area in archaeology and paleoanthropology, but it is also This volume therefore presents research articles by most of becoming an important research area in other fields such as these participants that are mainly based on their presentations primatology, nutrition science, and evolutionary medicine. at the symposium. As can hopefully be seen in the volume, Although this is a fundamental research topic, much of the these papers provide important reviews of the current research research continues to be undertaken by specialists and there in these areas, as well as often present new research on dietary is, with some notable exceptions (e. g. , Stanford and Bunn, evolution. 2001, Ungar and Teaford, 2002, Ungar, 2007) relatively lit- In the section on modern studies Hohmann provides a tle interaction with other researchers in other fields. This is review of the diets of non-human primates, including an unfortunate, as recently it has appeared that different lines interesting discussion of the role of food-sharing amongst of evidence are causing similar conclusions about the major these primates. Snodgrass, Leonard, and Roberston provide issues of hominid dietary evolution (i. e.
Open Source Archaeology: Ethics and Practice' brings together authors and researchers in the field of open-source archaeology, defined as encompassing the ethical imperative for open public access to the results of publicly-funded research, practical solutions to open-data projects, open-source software applications in archaeology, public information sharing projects in archaeology, open-GIS, and the open-context system of data management and sharing. This edited volume is designed to discuss important issues around open access to data and software in academic and commercial archaeology, as well as to summarise both the current state of theoretical engagement, and technological development in the field of open-archaeology. Ben EdwardsBen Edwards was trained in archaeology at the University of Durham, achieving his BA, MA and PhD. His first commercial work was for Archaeological Services, Durham University, before moving on to become a Lecturer in Archaeological Practice at the University of Liverpool, where he taught for three years. During this time Ben began his project management work, undertaking both commercial and research excavations, and survey projects. His teaching (archaeological practice and heritage management) proved to be an excellent basis from which to develop his professional expertise.Ben now lectures at Manchester Metropolitan University in Archaeology and Heritage. He currently researches open source software and hardware for use in the field, and advanced 3D surveying techniques. Andrew WilsonAndrew Wilson was trained in archaeology at the University of Liverpool. Upon achieving his BA at the University, Andrew moved south to study Computer Applied Archaeology at the University of Southampton, where he was awarded an MSc. Andrew returned to the University of Liverpool where he has recently completed a PhD. During this time Andrew coordinated a number of projects both in the UK and Middle East, specialising in advanced surveying techniques of archaeological remains.Working in the the School of Computer Science, Bangor University Andrew has developed his keen interest in Open data policies and ethics. This interest was the starting point for this volume.