Descriere: Among other objectives, this collection of papers investigates the role that settlements surrounding necropolises have played in the evolution of megalithic and hypogean graves and their relationship to the development of collective burial ritual through consideration of collective burial ritual as a means of masking social differences. The intention here is to explore the relationship between collectivism and concealment in relation to other forms of non-funerary ritualism.
Marin Harris tells how we evolved from apes, acquired powers of speech, and went on to fill the world with a dazzling diversity of societies and cultures. Writing with the same wit, humor and style of his earlier bestsellers, this noted anthropologist traces our roots and views our eventual destiny.
This survey of totem poles from the Tlingit settlements of Alaska to the Kwakiutl villages of Vancouver Island examines the cultural, spiritual, and social traditions that led to their creation. The text is illustrated both by the author's drawings of totem poles and historical photographs of early native settlements. Page dim. 280 x 210 x 10 Weight: 472 grams
Jean-Pierre Houdin, Bob Brier
The Secret of the Great Pyramid is a thrilling intellectual adventure story about the most exciting discovery in Egyptology in decades. Bob Brier, along with French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin, tells the remarkable true story of Houdin's obsession with Egypt's Great Pyramid, one of the Seven Wonders of the World: how, in an ancient agrarian society not long removed from the Stone Age, such a remarkable structure could have been envisioned and constructed. At once the story of Houdin's determined search for answers to the puzzle that have eluded scientist and Egyptologists for centuries and a fascinating history of the planning and building of the magnificent edifice, The Secret of the Great Pyramid is an extraordinary work that puts the mystery to rest, once and for all.