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Return to Sodom and Gomorrah: Bible Stories from Archaeologists
4.7 out of 5 stars with 114 reviews
A brilliant author, scientist, and adventurer who has been called ''the real Indiana Jones'', Dr. Charles Pellegrino takes us on a remarkable journey from the Nile to the Tigris-Euphrates rivers - crossing time, legend, and ancient lands to explore the unsolved mysteries of the Old Testament. Return to Sodom and Gomorrah is an epic saga of discovery that interweaves science, history, and suspense - the first book ever to bring archaeologists, scientists, and theologians together to examine the
Cræft: An Inquiry into the Origins and True Meaning of Traditional Crafts
4.8 out of 5 stars with 102 reviews
In the midst of a seemingly endless supply of mass-manufactured products, we find ourselves nostalgic for products bearing the mark of authenticity - handmade furniture, artisan breads, craft beers, and other goods produced by human hands. What often goes unnoticed is the transformation of our understanding of craft - or rather, craeft - in the wake of industrialization.
In Craeft, archaeologist and medieval historian Alexander Langlands argues that our modern understanding of craft only
St. Patrick of Ireland: A Biography
4.9 out of 5 stars with 100 reviews
Ireland's patron saint has long been shrouded in legend: he drove the snakes out of Ireland; he triumphed over Druids and their super-natural powers; he used a shamrock to explain the Christian mystery of the Trinity. But his true story is more fascinating than the myths.
Late in the 4th century Irish pirates captured a young, British citizen named Patricius from his parents' Roman villa. The boy was sold into slavery and sent to tend sheep in Ireland. After walking nearly 200 miles across
The Modern Scholar: Citadels of Power: Castles in History and Archaeology
4.4 out of 5 stars with 79 reviews
Professor Thomas J. Finan conducts an enthralling series of lectures on a subject that is an enduring part of the popular imagination: the castle. Professor Finan examines the castle from a variety of contemporary perspectives, including those of history, archaeology, geography, and landscape studies. The course also covers the morphology of medieval fortifications and castles and considers the social and landscape natures of castles, as well as the role of the castle in Europe..
The Invaders: How Humans and Their Dogs Drove Neanderthals to Extinction
4.9 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews
Approximately 200,000 years ago, as modern humans began to radiate out from their evolutionary birthplace in Africa, Neanderthals were already thriving in Europe - descendants of a much earlier migration of the African genus Homo. But when modern humans eventually made their way to Europe 45,000 years ago, Neanderthals suddenly vanished. Ever since the first Neanderthal bones were identified in 1856, scientists have been vexed by the question: Why did modern humans survive while their
The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke
4.1 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and what the Lost Colony reveals about America today
In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement in the New World. But when the new colony's leader returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers had vanished, leaving behind only a single clue - a ''secret token'' etched into a tree.