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Some Sex Beliefs and Practices  In A Navaho Community With Comparative Material From Other Navaho Areas, Bailey, Flora L.
1 Bailey, Flora L. Some Sex Beliefs and Practices In A Navaho Community With Comparative Material From Other Navaho Areas
Cambridge, Massachusetts Peabody Museum 1950 Vol. XL, No. 2 Soft Cover Very Good 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice clean, tightly bound book with just a small shadow from an earlier price sticker at upper fornt corner.Book has no spine crease and no names or wriitng. Pristine text throughout. Measures 8"x10-3/4" and has 108 pages plus a list of other papers available. A study of the Ramah Navaho. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Excavations at Wari, Ayacucho, Peru, Bennett, Wendall C.
2 Bennett, Wendall C. Excavations at Wari, Ayacucho, Peru
New Haven, Connecticut Yale University Press 1953 Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Very nice clean book with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. Not often seen in this edition. A very handsome bookplate (see photo) on front pastedown indicates that it had at one time belonged to the Huntington Free Library and Reading Room, Museum of the American Indian. It also shows this on a small embossed circle on title page. No egregious library marks. Book is illustrated with wonderful drawings of artifacts as well as black and white photographs at back of text. Book is a monograph on the excavations performed in a single place in the central Peruvian highlands. Book measures 7"x9-3/4" and has 121 pages plus plates. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Paleoamerican Origins: Beyond Clovis (Peopling of the Americas Publication), Bonnichsen, Robson; Lepper, Bradley T.  et al
3 Bonnichsen, Robson; Lepper, Bradley T. et al Paleoamerican Origins: Beyond Clovis (Peopling of the Americas Publication)
U.S.A. The Center for the Study of First Americ 2005 1585445401 / 9781585445400 Hard Cover Fine Fine 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Crisp, clean. as new book. No defects of note and dustjacket protected by brand new mylar cover. No names or writing, no tears or chips, and no bumps to boards. Booik bills itself thus: "presents 23 up-to-date syntheses of important topics surroudnimg the debate over the initial prehistoric coloinization of the Americas." Papers by scholars include these subjects: archaeological evidence of Clovis and pre-Clovis sites in the Americas and South America; genetic evidence; skeletal evidence; insights into the origins of the first Americans; the changing perceptions of Paleoamerican prehistory; public policy and science; and a comprehensive concluding sythesis. Book measures 9" x 11-1/4" with 367 pages inclding index. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings and color maps. 
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Tangu Traditions;  A Study of the Way of Life, Mythology, and a Developing Experience of a New Guinea People, Burridge, Kenelm
4 Burridge, Kenelm Tangu Traditions; A Study of the Way of Life, Mythology, and a Developing Experience of a New Guinea People
London Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1969 Hard Cover Very Good Good-plus 
Very nice, clean book with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Pages and page edges white. Dustjacket shows no tears or chips and has not been price-clipped. Only faults are rubbing along the length of both sides of the spine and light sunning to spine.. Looks very nice in brand new mylar cover.Photo illustrated. Text divided into two parts -- social structure and the actual narratives of the people. 513 pages including index. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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Choctaw Social and Ceremonial Life; Source Material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indians, Damato, Dorothea Jean; Swanton, John R.
5 Damato, Dorothea Jean; Swanton, John R. Choctaw Social and Ceremonial Life; Source Material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indians
Spiro, Oklahoma Spiro, Oklahoma Council of Choctaws 1973 First Thus Soft Cover Fine No DJ 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Crisp, clean book with no fault of note, including no names or writing. This book primarily contains a reprint of John R. Swanton's well-known and excellent Source Material for the Social and Ceremonial Life of the Choctaw Indians with special permission from the Smithsonian Institution. What makes the book unique is the front matter which consists of numerous pages of black and white photographs of the Choctaws of Sprio, Oklahoma at the time of writing. Book measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and has 282 pages.Scarce in this edition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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An Observer in the Philippines Or Life in Our New Possessions, Devins, John Bancroft
6 Devins, John Bancroft An Observer in the Philippines Or Life in Our New Possessions
Boston/New York American Tract Society 1905 Lala Edition Hard Cover Hard Cover No DJ 
Book is copyrighted 1905, but no further publishing information is indicated. However, inscription by Dr. Ramon Reyes Lala (Filipino author, lecturer) at front free endpaper is dated 1911. It reads thus: "To Mr. ------, With sincere regards and best wishes, Dr. Ramon Reyes Lala of Manila P.I. New York, May 15th, 1911." The edition was named after Dr. Lala -- see photo three for his likeness. The book is clean and tightly bound with a gilded top edge and pictorial cover. There is a small bit of wear to cloth at top of spine and darkening to spine, but overall the book is quite nice. Many photographs throughout and a portrait of William H. Taft at frontis. Told from first person POV, but much information about the Philippines and its people is woven into the narrative. 416 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 70.00 USD
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Primitive Classification, Durkheim, Emile; Mauss, Marcel
7 Durkheim, Emile; Mauss, Marcel Primitive Classification
London & Melbourne Cohen & West 1963 First English Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Book itself is clean and attractive with no defect of note save former owner's name written small on front free endpaper. Dustjacket paper retains its crispness. Only fault is a small tear to top of spine which will be nicely contained in brand new mylar. Has not been price-clipped. Book is translated from the French. Lengthjy introduction by Rodney Needham. Book operates from the premise that the human mind is capable of and seeks classification. The topic is covered via different cultures -- Ausrtalian, Zuni, Sioux, and Chinese. 96 pages. 
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Sacrifice and Sharing in the Philippine Highlands; Religion and Society Among the Buid of Mindoro, Gibson, Thomas
8 Gibson, Thomas Sacrifice and Sharing in the Philippine Highlands; Religion and Society Among the Buid of Mindoro
London and Dover, New Hampshire The Athlone Press 1986 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Book is very clean and tightly bound. Former owner's name written on front free endpaper for which we will provide a brand new bookplate to use at buyer's discretion. Jacket shows sunning to spine, but no tears or chips and is very handsome in brand new mylar cover. An interesting look at the Buid society which has always chosen to maintain its own beliefs and practices rather than adopt those from the low country. What stands out are their belief in equality among the sexes and their high rate of marriage, divorce and remarriage which is considered good. Book has 240 pages including index. 
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The First Americans: The Pleistocene Colonizations of the New World, Jablonski, Nina G.;Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Foundation Endowment Symposium 1999 Califo
9 Jablonski, Nina G.;Paul L. and Phyllis Wattis Foundation Endowment Symposium 1999 Califo The First Americans: The Pleistocene Colonizations of the New World
Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A. Univ of California Press 2002 0940228505 / 9780940228504 Soft Cover Near Fine 
Crisp clean book with no names or writing and no spine crease. Pages and page edges pristine.Illustrated with black and white photographs. Text is comprised of essays written by a compendium of anthropologists on various aspecst of the Pleistocene Colonizations. 331 pages, 
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Anthropologists' Cook Book, Kuper, Jessica (Editor)
10 Kuper, Jessica (Editor) Anthropologists' Cook Book
London Routledge & Kegan Paul Books 1977 0710085834 / 9780710085832 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Very nice book, clean and tightly bound with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Only fault is one faint small stain to front free endpaper. Jacker shows no tears or chips, has not been price-clipped and looks msot hans dsome in brand new mylar cover. Illustrated with line drawings. A fascinating look at the cuisines of the world with recipes indiciative of the various cultures -- salt and sugar in Portugal, fish in Laos, and earth oven cookery from the highlands of Papua, New Guinea. Covers Europe,.the Middle East,Africa, the Americas and the West Indies, Southeast Asia, Ceylon and Japan, the Pacific and Australia. There's even a recipe for roast dog in an earth oven. 230 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Culture in Context, La Barre, Weston
11 La Barre, Weston Culture in Context
Durham, North Carolina Duke University Press 1980 0822304244 / 9780822304241 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Crisp, clean book -- pristine inside and out with no bumps to boards and no names or writing. Front pastedown shows very scant evidence of a bookplate having been removed and replaced with another very ncie one that has no name on it. Jacket paper is crisp and there are no tear or chips. Looks most handsome in brand new mylar cover. In this book the author, an anthropologist, explores the mechanisms of the "supernatural" and the regularities of behavior among members of a group, resulting from the influence of individuals upon other individuals, a continuation of his previous work . 338 pages including index. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Cradles of the Native Americans, Mason, Otis T.
12 Mason, Otis T. Cradles of the Native Americans
Hummelstown, PA Tucquan Publishing, 1999 Soft Cover Fine Wraps, Very Good 
As new booklet, not oftebn seen! First published in 1887 in the Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. It's original title was "Cradles of the American Aborigines." Illustrated throughout with amazing drawings. A scholarly work 
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Human Being  (SIGNED), Modica, Andrea
13 Modica, Andrea Human Being (SIGNED)
Tucson, Arizona Nazraeli Press 2001 1590050061 / 9781590050064 First Edition Limtied Hard Cover Fine No DJ, as Issued Folio - over 12 
Very clean, bright, tighty bound book which presents as new. SIGNED by photographer, Andrea Modica, without inscription on tiitle page. Book measures 9-3/4" x 12-1/4" and has 77 pages. When it was announced that a graveyard was being unearthed at the facility once known as the Colorado Insane Asylum Andrea Modica gained permission to photograph the remains of former inmates. J. Michael Hoffman M.D, accompanied her with this book as writer of the anthropological descriptions of the remaining skulls and teeth.and what those remains tell about what happened after burial. All photographs are in black and white which match the paste-on photo affixed to front cover. Boards are bound in black cloth. Print run consisted of just 1500 copies. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Australia's Kakaduman Bill Neidjie, Neidjie, Bill; Davis, Stephen; Fox Allan
14 Neidjie, Bill; Davis, Stephen; Fox Allan Australia's Kakaduman Bill Neidjie
Darwin, Northern Territory, Austalia Resource Managers 1986 Resource Managers Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
Very nice, clean book with pristine brown boards. No bumps and handsome pictorial map endpapers. Dustjacket shows no tears or chips and is handsome in brand new mylar. Book measures 7-1/4"x10" and has 96 pages. Illustrated with color photographs printed on coated paper. Introductory material introduces aboriginal Big Bill Neidjie and is followed by Neidje's story in verse printed on cream colored paper -- spiritual and ecological, a plea to consider the sacredness of the land. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Culture and Human Nature: Theoretical Papers of Melford E. Spiro, Spiro, Melford E.;Kilborne, Benjamin;Langness, L.L.
15 Spiro, Melford E.;Kilborne, Benjamin;Langness, L.L. Culture and Human Nature: Theoretical Papers of Melford E. Spiro
Chcago, Illinois University of Chicago Press 1987 0226769941 / 9780226769943 First Printing Soft Cover Very Good 
Very nice, clean book with no names or writing and no spine crease. Clean as a whistle inside and out. A collection of Spiro's theoretical writings which concentrate oi theories of culture and human nature, functional analysis, and religion. 309 pages. Indexed. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Under the Canopy; Ritual Precess and Spiritual Resilience in South Africa, Thomas, Linda Elaine
16 Thomas, Linda Elaine Under the Canopy; Ritual Precess and Spiritual Resilience in South Africa
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A. University of South Carolina Press 1999 1570033110 / 9781570033117 Hard Cover Fine Fine 
Book is pristine with no names or writing and no bumps to boards. Pages and page edges snow white. Paper of jacket is very crisp and there are no tears or chips -- will arrive in brand new mylar cover. A look at St. John's Apostolic Faith Mission, an indepdent church which played a significant role in the community during apartheid. Discusses healing rituals and complex faith-based symbols wihich derived from the indigenous culture. 174 pages including index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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17 Tsountas, Dr. Chrestos; Manatt, J. Irving The Mycenaean Age; A Study of the Monuments and Culture of Prehomeric Greece.
Chicago Argonaut Inc. 1969 First Printing Hard Cover Very Good No DJ 
Very nice, clean, tightly bound book. No wear to boards, no names or writing and pristine pages and page edges. Illustrated with 22 black and white plates at back of book and 160 small drawings throughout text. Chapters cover landmarks of the Mycenaean world, the fortress-city, the palace, private houses and domestic life, shaft-graves, beehive and chamber tombs, dress and personal adornment, arms and war, phases of Mycenaean art, writing, religion, the problem with Mycenaean chronology, the problem of the Mycenaean race, and more. 417 pages, plus plates. Indexed. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Human Instincts, Everyday Life, And the Brain:  A Paradigm For Understanding Behavior  (Five Volume Set), Wills, Richard H.
18 Wills, Richard H. Human Instincts, Everyday Life, And the Brain: A Paradigm For Understanding Behavior (Five Volume Set)
Prince Edward Island, Canada The Book Emporium 2013 0992071003 / 9780992071004 Hard Cover Fine No DJ 
Five volume set written by an author/professor of anthropology and sociology at the University of St. Edward Island, Canda.The set is crisp and clean inside and out with no names or writing.. Four of the books are hard cover, but volume II is a soft cover, though you can't tell just by looking. This book too is pristine with no spine crease. The books measure 6-1/2" x 9-1/2 and have over 3000 pages collectively. Though researched, the books are remarkably accessible to the reader. It's a study of behavior with an emphasis on specific behaviors and human responses to instincts or feelings and how they can be changed for the better. Illustrated with black and white photographs. Extra shipping required due to weight. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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