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Uncovering The Past

Author : William H. Stiebing
ISBN : 9780195089219
Genre : Social Science
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When one hears the words "archaeology" or "archaeologist," often what comes to mind is an image of a romantic figure: Indiana Jones exploring exotic places in search of treasure and adventure. Indeed, novels, movies, and many popular accounts of archaeological discoveries have made this concept widespread. Tales of abandoned cities, ruined temples, primeval monuments, or mysterious ancient tombs tend to kindle the urge for adventure, exploration, or treasure hunting that seems to lie beneath the surface of even the most timid and conventional individuals. Today, however, archaeologists seek knowledge rather than objects that are intrinsically valuable. Their ultimate goal is to sweep aside the mists in which time has enveloped the past, helping us to understand vanished peoples and cultures. In Uncovering the Past, William H. Stiebing, Jr. offers an absorbing nontechnical history of archaeology, tracing the study of ancient material culture from its beginnings in the Renaissance through its development into the sophisticated modern discipline we know today. The first study to focus on archaeology as a discipline, Stiebing has organized this concise history into the four stages of archaeological development. The first two stages (1450-1860 and 1860-1925), known as the "heroic age," focus on the exploits of colorful, dynamic excavators who have made their mark on history and our imaginations. We read accounts of Giovanni Belzoni and the removal of the seven-ton colossus of Ramesses II, which was dragged by wooden platform and transported by boat from Egypt to London; we witness the clergyman John Peters's skirmish with Arab tribesmen, who surrounded his excavation site and finally pillaged and burned his camp; and Heinrich Schliemann's quest to prove the authenticity of Homer's Iliad by searching for ancient Troy along the Turkish coast. And we watch as archaeology comes of age as an academic discipline, employing stratigraphical excavation techniques, typographical sequence dating, and stratigraphically based pottery chronology--laying the foundation for universal archaeological activity. The third phase (1925-1960) marked the era of "Modern Archaeology," a time when, using the now generally accepted stratigraphical method of excavation, scholars were able to synthesize data to define individual cultures and trace their development through time. This period saw a greater use of scientific instruments and procedures to locate, date, and interpret remains, such as aerial photography, metal detectors, and most importantly, carbon-14 dating and tree-ring chronology. Lastly, Stiebing discusses the fourth phase of development (1960-present) which introduced a greater desire and need for a more complete understanding of ancient cultures, including their ecology, and attempts to explain why certain cultural phenomena occurred. He goes on to examine the greater emphasis on a cultural revolutionary approach, coupled with technological advances in robotics and computers over the last decade and a half and their commonplace role in modern archaeology. With over eighty photographs, illustrations, and maps, this vivid history is an outstanding introduction to the intriguing field of archaeology, chronicling the development of this former pastime of dilettantes into a rigorous science.
Category: Social Science

Uncovering The Past

Author : Sharon Richards
ISBN : 0547020880
Genre : Fossils
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Category: Fossils


Author : Tom Greve
ISBN : 1617419842
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses what fossils are, why they exist, who finds them, and the information that they provide.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Practical Archaeology

Author : Christopher Catling
ISBN : 0754817474
Genre : Social Science
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This book is a guide for all interested in archaeology. Readers can find a section on the archaeological periods, from pre-history to pre-Columbian, and the discoveries associated with them. Here the author also wants to give advice on how to get involved in local research projects, restoration initiatives and actual excavations. The book also intends to investigate the techniques associated with maritime archaeology, battlefields, facial reconstruction, astro-archaeology and more.
Category: Social Science

House Of Memories

Author : Arnoud-Jan Bijsterveld
ISBN : 9789087046040
Genre : Jews
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Accompanying videodisc contains: Here was Bertram : search for a lost life = Kan hayah Berṭram : ḥipuś aḥar ḥayim avudim / a film by Carine Van Vugt and Jeroen Neus (Verhalis Production Co., 2012.).
Category: Jews

How To Uncover Your Past Lives

Author : Ted Andrews
ISBN : 9780738716398
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Have you ever experienced a feeling of déjà vu . . . or had recurring dreams of a particular place or time . . . or felt instantly close to some person? All these experiences provide clues to past lives. With How To Uncover Your Past Lives, you'll learn how knowledge of past lives can help you gain clear insight into your spiritual purpose for this lifetime. Popular author Ted Andrews teaches you how to safely and easily explore past-life memories using self-hypnosis, meditation, dowsing, fragrance, and crystals. Discover how to: Use past-life awareness as a tool for spiritual growth Recognize soul mates and their role in your life Understand the true meaning of a twin soul Let go of self-defeating behaviors and beliefs from past lives Gain insight into your life's purpose
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Holocaust

Author : Lynn Peppas
ISBN : 0778715485
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The Holocaust was the deliberate extermination of Jews and other people deemed undesirable by Germany's Nazi party during World War II. This thoughtful book examines evidence from the early 1900s of racism, intolerance, and nationalism in Germany that led up to this genocide. Readers will learn how history repeats itself when evidence is denied or misinterpreted, and find out how to use critical thinking in their own examinations of evidence.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Pennsylvania Ghost Towns

Author : Susan Tassin
ISBN : 9780811734110
Genre : History
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A guidebook to once-thriving towns in Pennsylvania that have been abandoned or left to ruin including Centralia, Pithole City, and Azilum.
Category: History

Uncovering Southeast Asia S Past

Author : European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists. International Conference
ISBN : 9971693518
Genre : History
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The 36 chapters in this collection have been selected to give an overview ofrecent research into prehistoric and early historic archaeology in SoutheastAsia. In the first chapter Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhornof Thailand comments on the significance of the inscriptions from the important Khmer temple, Prasat Phnom Rung in northeastern Thailand. Following this, Professor Charles Higham gives an original and insightful survey of the prehistoric threads linking south China and the countries of modern Southeast Asia.
Category: History

Uncovering The Germanic Past

Author : Bonnie Effros
ISBN : 9780199696710
Genre : Art
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This volume suggests how the slow genesis of Merovingian archaeology in France challenged the prevailing views of the population's exclusively Gallic ancestry. A history of the first century of the discipline, Effros' interdisciplinary study looks at the important contributions of medieval archaeological finds to modern French identity.
Category: Art

Archaeology For Kids

Author : Richard Panchyk
ISBN : 9781613740262
Genre : History
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This activity book features 25 projects such as making a surface survey of a site, building a screen for sifting dirt and debris at a dig, tracking soil age by color, and counting tree rings to date a find, teaches kids the techniques that unearthed Neanderthal caves, Tutankhamun's tomb, the city of Pompeii, and Tenochtitlan, capital of the Aztec empire. Kids will delight in fashioning a stone-age tool, playing a seriation game with old photographs of cars, "reading" objects excavated in their own backyards, and using patent numbers to date modern artifacts as they gain an overview of human history and the science that brings it back to life.
Category: History

Past Lives Future Healing

Author : Sylvia Browne
ISBN : 9781101218976
Genre : Religion
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The Other Side and Back and Life on the Other Side were phenomenal #1 New York Times bestsellers. Now world-renowned psychic Sylvia Browne returns with a book that takes her millions of devoted readers on an extraordinary journey of past lives. From two-time #1 bestselling author Sylvia Browne comes a remarkable book that shows how our past lives affect everything from our relationships to our health and well-being. With millions of copies of her book in print, Sylvia Browne has proven herself the reigning expert on psychic phenomena. In her newest book, the New York Times bestselling author takes us into the mysteries of our own bodies in a comprehensive guide that explores the far-reaching influence the afterlife can have on our health and happiness in this life. With the unique understanding, sensitivity, and profound insight that distinguished her previous books, Browne gives us an unprecedented look at the way so many of our health and relationship problems have their roots in our unresolved past lives: from unexplained illnesses to bizarre phobias, from irrational anxieties and fears to the partners and loves we choose. Even birthmarks and recurring dreams can be traced directly back to these past existences. In the friendly, no-nonsense style that her fans adore, Browne shares amazing and inspiring real-life stories of people who have transformed their lives through understanding their previous existences. PAST LIVES, FUTURE HEALING takes readers on another fascinating odyssey into the other side. And like her earlier books, this will not only help people lead more satisfying and fulfilling lives, but will illuminate a hitherto unknown path to overcoming many of the most frustrating and devastating physical and emotional problems that can occur in life.
Category: Religion

A Galaxy Of Desires

Author : Anis Ur Rahmaan
ISBN : 9781465399472
Genre : Travel
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This autobiographical travelogue, written from time to time over the last fifty years, describes the continuous and ever changing journey of life. The different installments of this travelogue, directly or indirectly, reflect the evolutionary development of the authors state of mind at the time of their writing.
Category: Travel

Teaching The Bible

Author : Mark Roncace
ISBN : 9781589836747
Genre : Education
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While books on pedagogy in a theoretical mode have proliferated in recent years, there have been few that offer practical, specific ideas for teaching particular biblical texts. To address this need, Teaching the Bible, a collection of ideas and activities written by dozens of innovative college and seminary professors, outlines effective classroom strategies—with a focus on active learning—for the new teacher and veteran professor alike. It includes everything from ways to incorporate film, literature, art, and music to classroom writing assignments and exercises for groups and individuals. The book assumes an academic approach to the Bible but represents a wide range of methodological, theological, and ideological perspectives. This volume is an indispensable resource for anyone who teaches classes on the Bible.
Category: Education

Texts In Context

Author : David Boucher
ISBN : 9789400950757
Genre : Philosophy
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The methodology of the study of the history of political thought is an area of study which has occupied my interests for nearly a decade. I was introduced to the subject in University College, Swansea. My teachers there provided me with an excellent grounding in political studies. I am particularly indebted to Bruce Haddock, Peter Nicholson and W. H. Greenleaf. Professor Greenleaf was kind enough to supply me with a copy of his bibliography and copies of two of his unpublished papers. I continued to pursue my interest in methodology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am indebted to Ken Minogue and Robert Orr who taught me there. My greatest debt is to Dr. Joseph Femia ofthe University of Liverpool who devoted a great deal of time to considering the arguments presented here. His criticisms and suggestions for improvement proved to be invaluable. I would also like to thank Alan Ryan for his general comments and encouraging advice. It would be remiss of me if I neglected to express my gratitude to Dewi Beynon who was my first teacher of politics. The research for this project was carried out in the following places; The British Library of Political Science, London; The Sidney Jones Library, University of Liverpool; The National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh; The Main Library, University of Edinburgh; The Arts and Social Science Library, University College, Cardiff; and the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Category: Philosophy

Promise Of Memory The

Author : Matthias Fritsch
ISBN : 0791482782
Genre : Philosophy
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Argues for a closer connection between memories of injustice and promises of justice as a means to overcome violence.
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Rebuilding Therapy

Author : Michael A. Gass
ISBN : 0275953297
Genre : Psychology
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Details the theoretical foundations and methods of Rebuilding Therapy, a psychotherapy primarily designed to assist individuals and families in rebuilding from psychological wounds of the past, while also assisting persons to function more effectively in the present.
Category: Psychology

The Psychoanalytic Vision

Author : Frank Summers
ISBN : 9780415519397
Genre : Psychology
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Psychoanalytic therapy is distinguished by its immersion in the world of the experiencing subject. In The Psychoanalytic Vision, Frank Summers argues that analytic therapy and its unique epistemology is a worldview that stands in clear opposition to the hegemonic cultural value system of objectification, quantification, and materialism. The Psychoanalytic Vision situates psychoanalysis as a voice of the rebel, affirming the importance of the subjective in contrast to the culture of objectification. Founded on phenomenological philosophy from which it derives its unique epistemology and ethical grounding, psychoanalytic therapy as a hermeneutic of the experiential world has no role for reified concepts. Consequently, fundamental analytic concepts such as "the unconscious" and "the intrapsychic," are reconceptualized to eliminate reifying elements. The essence of The Psychoanalytic Vision is the freshness of its theoretical and clinical approach as a hermeneutic of the experiential world. Fundamental clinical phenomena, such as dreams, time, and the experience of the other, are reformulated, and these theoretical shifts are illustrated with a variety of vivid case descriptions. The last part of the book is devoted to the surreptitious role beliefs and values of contemporary culture play in many forms of psychopathology. For clinicians, The Psychoanalytic Vision offers a fresh clinical theory based on the consistent application of the subjectification of human experience, and for scholars, a worldview that provides the framework for a potentially fruitful cross-fertilization of ideas with cognate disciplines.
Category: Psychology

The Historical Consumer

Author : Penelope Francks
ISBN : 9780230367340
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explores the rise of consumerism and the expanding variety of goods available in Japan. Japan is placed within the comparative context of the 'consumer revolution' in Europe and North America, contributing to the analysis of the ways in which consumption and everyday life change in the course of economic development.
Category: Business & Economics