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The Facts On File Dictionary Of Archaeology Edited by Ruth D. Whitehouse.

DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 597 pages. Publisher: Facts On File Publications; (1983). The Facts on File Dictionary of Archaeology is more modern and comprehensive than any other work of reference in the field available in one volume. Compiled and written by a team of international experts, the Dictionary contains over 3500 entries covering themes, concepts, and discoveries in archaeology. Written in lucid, non-technical language, the Dictionary has been tailored to meet the needs of archaeologists and students as well as the general reader. It is illustrated with line drawings of sites and artifacts, tables and charts. The Dictionary is comprehensive, with coverage of the whole world, beginning with the first hominids some three million years ago, and continuing up to and including the Medieval period in Europe and the Islamic period in Asia and North Africa; while in the rest of Africa, the Americas and Australasia, it covers all material up to the arrival of European settlers and some sites of the colonial period itself. The Dictionary has been carefully constructed to provide balance and depth of treatment, and has relied on the skills and contributions of a wide number of professional archaeologists throughout the world. The Facts on File Dictionary of Archaeology offers readers a complete guide to the subject.

CONDITION: NEW. Unblemished except VERY slight shelfwear to dustjacket. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound, unambiguously unread. Condition is entirely consistent with a new book from an open-shelf bookstore environment such as Barnes & Noble. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING!

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PUBLISHER REVIEW:

Nearly 600 pages, over 3500 entries covering themes, concepts and discoveries in archaeology, compiled and written by a team of international experts. Illustrated with line drawings of sites and artifacts, tables and charts.

PROFESSIONAL REVIEW:

Compiled and written by a team of international experts, the dictionary contains over 3500 entries covering themes, concepts, and discoveries in archaeology. Written in lucid non-technical language, the dictionary has been tailored to meet the needs of archaeologists and students as well as the general reader. It is illustrated with line drawings of sites and artifacts, tables, and charts. It offers readers a complete guide to the subject of archaeology. Included is a subject index and a bibliography.

READER REVIEW:

A dictionary arrangement of names, sites and persons from all periods of archaeology. Cross references are included and words that have their own entrees are capitalized. If you're a serious student of Archaeology, this is a must-have reference. Run across an unfamiliar term describing an archaeological site, a culture, an artifact? Odds are you'll find entries in this dictionary to explain and clarify. Any student, scholar, or collector of ancient artifacts simply must have a copy of this work on their desk!

I always ship books Media Mail in a padded mailer. This book is shipped FOR FREE via USPS INSURED media mail (“book rate”). All domestic shipments and most international shipments will include free USPS Delivery Confirmation (you might be able to update the status of your shipment on-line at the USPS Web Site and free insurance coverage). A small percentage of international shipments may require an additional fee for tracking and/or delivery confirmation. If you are concerned about a little wear and tear to the book in transit, I would suggest a boxed shipment - it is an extra $1.00. Whether via padded mailer or box, we will give discounts for multiple purchases. International orders are welcome, but shipping costs are substantially higher.

Most international orders cost an additional $12.99 to $33.99 for an insuredshipment in a heavily padded mailer, and typically includes some form of rudimentary tracking and/or delivery confirmation (though for some countries, this is only available at additional cost). There is also a discount program which can cut postage costs by 50% to 75% if you’re buying about half-a-dozen books or more (5 kilos+).  Rates and available services vary a bit from country to country.  You can email or message me for a shipping cost quote, but I assure you they are as reasonable as USPS rates allow, and if it turns out the rate is too high for your pocketbook, we will cancel the sale at your request.  ADDITIONAL PURCHASES do receive a VERY LARGE discount, typically about $5 per book (for each additional book after the first) so as to reward you for the economies of combined shipping/insurance costs.  Your purchase will ordinarily be shipped within 48 hours of payment.  We package as well as anyone in the business, with lots of protective padding and containers.

All of our shipments are sent via insured mail so as to comply with PayPal requirements. We do NOT recommend uninsured shipments, and expressly disclaim any responsibility for the loss of an uninsured shipment. Unfortunately the contents of parcels are easily “lost” or misdelivered by postal employees – even in the USA. That’s why all of our domestic shipments (and most international) shipments include a USPS delivery confirmation tag; or are trackable or traceable, and all shipments (international and domestic) are insured. We do offer U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail, Registered Mail, and Express Mail for both international and domestic shipments, as well United Parcel Service (UPS) and Federal Express (Fed-Ex). Please ask for a rate quotation. We will accept whatever payment method you are most comfortable with. If upon receipt of the item you are disappointed for any reason whatever, I offer a no questions asked return policy. Send it back, I will give you a complete refund of the purchase price (less our original shipping costs).

Most of the items I offer come from the collection of a family friend who was active in the field of Archaeology for over forty years. However many of the items also come from purchases I make in Eastern Europe, India, and from the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean/Near East) from various institutions and dealers. Though I have always had an interest in archaeology, my own academic background was in sociology and cultural anthropology. After my retirement however, I found myself drawn to archaeology as well. Aside from my own personal collection, I have made extensive and frequent additions of my own via purchases on Ebay (of course), as well as many purchases from both dealers and institutions throughout the world - but especially in the Near East and in Eastern Europe. I spend over half of my year out of the United States, and have spent much of my life either in India or Eastern Europe. In fact much of what we generate on Yahoo, Amazon and Ebay goes to support The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, as well as some other worthy institutions in Europe connected with Anthropology and Archaeology.

I acquire some small but interesting collections overseas from time-to-time, and have as well some duplicate items within my own collection which I occasionally decide to part with. Though I have a collection of ancient coins numbering in the tens of thousands, my primary interest is in ancient jewelry. My wife also is an active participant in the "business" of antique and ancient jewelry, and is from Russia. I would be happy to provide you with a certificate/guarantee of authenticity for any item you purchase from me. There is a $2 fee for mailing under separate cover. Whenever I am overseas I have made arrangements for purchases to be shipped out via domestic mail. If I am in the field, you may have to wait for a week or two for a COA to arrive via international air mail. But you can be sure your purchase will arrive properly packaged and promptly - even if I am absent. And when I am in a remote field location with merely a notebook computer, at times I am not able to access my email for a day or two, so be patient, I will always respond to every email. Please see our "ADDITIONAL TERMS OF SALE."

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