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A Theory of Human and Primate Evolution [Oxford Science Publications].
Groves, Colin P.
ISBN: 0198576293
Oxford University Press Oxford 1989 
  Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, navy boards with red & gilt lettering on spine, very good condition, figures, tables, tiny mark fore-edge, minimal pencil underlining. 375 pp. About evolutionary and taxonomic theory as they stand today. The author has looked at old theories, dusted them off, looked at them in a new context, fitted them together, and applied them to humans and other primates. This book will be useful and of interest to advanced undergraduates and graduate students. 
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27324  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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African Exodus.
Stringer, Chris; McKie, Robin (with).
ISBN: 0224037714
Jonathan Cape London 1996 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, bottom corners covers little bumped, minor edgewear jacket. 267 pp. First edition. About the theory of an African genesis for modern humanity. The theory is based on a revolution in the history and anthropology of early humans. The author (with Robin McKie), explains the evidence for his new view of human origins. In this very readable introduction to a controversial field, Chris writes about his own pioneering research in museum collections. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27338  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Anthropology Put to Work [Wenner-Gren International Symposium Series].
Field, Les (editor); Fox, Richard (editor).
ISBN: 9781845206017
Berg Publishers Oxford 2007 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear, bottom corner tip front cover creased. 257 pp. The essays in this book show that anthropology is put to work in diverse ways today. They indicate that the new conditions of anthropological work require significant departures from canonical principles of cultural anthropology. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24500  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Body Arts and Modernity.
Ewart, Elizabeth (editor); O'Hanlon, Michael (editor).
ISBN: 0954557298
Sean Kingston Publishing Wantage, Oxon 2007 
  Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. 185 pp. These essays draw together ideas emerging from the anthropology of the body, the Western interest in body ornamentation of the 'other', and the recent revival of specific body arts such as tattooing and piercing. Drawing on ethnographic case studies from the Amazon, Indonesia, Africa, Melanesia and Polynesia, this volume shows how bodily presentation plays a fundamental role in contemporary identity politics, interacting with national and global stereotypes, that may in turn both constrain and empower local traditions. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22604  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Castaneda's Journey: The Power and the Allegory.
De Mille, Richard (editor).
ISBN: 0349107556
Abacus London 1978 
  Paperback trade, good condition, black & white illustrations, lightly foxed edges, minor rubbing spine, light foxing inside covers & few pages, minor edgewear. 249 pp. Collected papers that help to understand the most intriguing episode in anthropology since Piltdown - was the shaman (sorcerer) Don Juan, as portrayed by Castaneda, a fraud? 
Price: $13.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23943  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Locating the Field: Space, Place and Context in Anthropology [ASA Monographs].
Coleman, Simon (editor); Collins, Peter C. (editor).
ISBN: 1845204034
Berg Publishers Oxford 2006 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear, bottom corners few pages little creased. 204 pp. A critical look at the latest developments and key issues in anthropological fieldwork. Are reports of the death of conventional fieldwork in anthropology exaggerated? From the social space of a cybercafe to cities in India, the UK and South Africa among others, this book features ethnographic studies that provide new ways of looking at the concepts of 'locality' and 'site'. The nature of 'locality' itself is problematic for both participants and fieldworkers: it must now be maintained and represented in relation to widening and fragmenting social frames and networks. Such developments have raised questions concerning the nature of ethnographic presence and scales of comparison. Rather than taking key fieldwork processes such as globalization and mobility for granted, anthropologists are well-placed to examine and critique the totalizing assumptions behind the notions of 'locality' and 'site'. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24537  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Manus Religion: An Ethnological Study of the Manus Natives of the Admiralty Islands.
Fortune, R. F.
Bison / University of Nebraska Press Lincoln, NE 1969 
  Paperback thick trade, good condition, black & white text-photos, map, spine creased (during manufacture), edges foxed, minor edgewear, stickers front cover & rear endpapers. 391 pp. The focus is on the spiritualist or supernatural cult of the Manus Island people (an island off northeast coast of Papua New Guinea). About their system of morals in which the oracles, representing the ghosts, enforce and sanction. 
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Book Number: 15323  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Miwok Material Culture: Indian Life of the Yosemite Region [Bulletin of Milwaukee Public Museum ].
Barrett, S. A.; Gifford, E. W.
Yosemite Natural History Association, Inc. California 1990 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white plates & drawings, maps, few marks covers & edges, corner tips covers & few pages lightly creased, minor edgewear. 376 pp. The data about the Miwok people on which this book is based was obtained from Miwok informants during field trips on behalf of the University of California in and after 1906. (Volume 2, no 4, in this series. Estimated date of reprint. Originally published, 1933.). 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30003  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Monty: The Biography of C. P. Mountford.
Lamshed, Max.
ISBN: 0851794270
Rigby Limited Adelaide 1972 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges faintly foxed, faint fading spine jacket as usual, minor edgewear, old price marks. 222 pp. Biography of the Australian anthropologist. He did pioneering but controversial research among Aboriginal communities. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11371  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Navajo Native Dyes: Their Preparation and Use [Indian Handcrafts].
Bryan, Nonabah; Young, Stella.
U.S. Office of Indian Affairs Chilocco, OK 1940 
  Paperback large octavo, card cover (lightly toned), stapled (staples rusted), good plus condition, sepia (brown-tinted) drawings, pages lightly toned as usual, edgewear, owner's written name & date. 76 pp. Recipes formulated by by Nonabah Bryan, compiled by Stella Young. When sheep were introduced into the Southwest USA by the Spaniards in the 16th century, wool became accessible to the Navajo. Navajo genius discovered that the plants and minerals of their desert home could be used to change his native white and black wool to a multitude of soft and lustrous colors, producing the antique Navajo rugs so much prized for their simplicity in design. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12796  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Piltdown Man: The Secret Life of Charles Dawson and the World's Greatest Archaeological Hoax.
Russell, Miles.
ISBN: 0752425722
Tempus Publishing Gloucestershire 2003 
  Paperback large octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos & sketches, minimal edgewear. 288 pp. The author examines the life and career of Charles Dawson, the alleged hoaxer of Piltdown Man. (1 of 2 available copies.). 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23321  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Pirating the Pacific: Images of Trade, Travel and Tourism.
Stephen, Ann (editor).
ISBN: 1863170421
Powerhouse Publishing Sydney 1993 
  Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, illustrated endpapers, black & white photos, few colour photos, light mark top edge, minor edgewear. 77 pp. Essays by Ann Stephen, Ross Gibson and Nicholas Thomas which explore trade and tourism in the Pacific islands. Published to coincide with the exhibition "South Pacific Stories" at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, September 1993 - October 1994. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28240  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Places in Mind: Public Archaeology as Applied Anthropology [Critical Perspectives in Identity, Memory and the Built Environment].
Shackel, Paul A. (editor); Chambers, Erve J. (editor).
ISBN: 0415946468
Routledge / Taylor & Francis New York 2004 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear. 216 pp. This collection of papers is set out in themes. The first theme is about recognizing the social and political structures of communities and empowering subordinated groups. The second theme is about making archaeology applicable to nontraditional communities. The third theme is about how professionals use archaeology to understand and create a sense of heritage. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23614  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Prophets of Melanesia: Six Essays.
Trompf, Garry (editor); Carley, Keith; Fergie, Deane; Willington, Jojoga; Tamoane, Matthew; Tuza, Esua.
ISBN: 9820200075
Institute of Papua New Guinea Studies / Institute of Pacific Studies Port Moresby / Suva 1986 
  Paperback small octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, maps, spine creased (during manufacture), pages lightly toned, edges foxed & lightly rubbed, minor edgewear. 162 pp. Contains six essays, written by University of Papua New Guinea students, on prophetic religion in Melanesia. Includes New Georgia, Inawa'a, Darapap, legend of Jari, Peroveta of Buna. SALE PRICE. 
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Book Number: 12357  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Rethinking Symbolism [Cambridge Studies in Social Anthropology].
Sperber, Dan.
ISBN: 0521099676
Cambridge University Press Cambridge 1977 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, faint foxing top edge, small mark bottom edge, minor edgewear. 153 pp. This brilliant, original and witty book outlines a general theory of symbolism. He argues against a semiological conception of symbols (symbols have meaning as words do), and for a cognitive model in which symbols represent knowledge of the memory of things and words. Draws upon various anthropological and philosophical traditions, and his field work among the Dorze of Ethiopia. Translated from French. 
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Book Number: 23205  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Sepass Tales: The Songs of Y-Ail-Mihth.
Street, Eloise.
Sepass Trust Chilliwack, BC 1963 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), few black & white text-photos (including frontispiece), jacket little creased, top edge little foxed, minor edgewear, rubber stamp, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. 110 pp. Transcriptions of the Songs of Y-Ail-Mihth (The Ancient Singer), a creation myth of the American Indians, as recorded by Eloise Street. Chief Sepass of Chilliwack directed their translation and rhythmic cadence. The introduction on Chief Sepass and his people is by Oliver N. Wells, an authority on the Chilliwack tradition. SALE PRICE. 
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Book Number: 14568  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Sharing the Earth, Dividing the Land: Land and Territory in the Austronesian World [Comparative Austronesian Series].
Reuter, Thomas.
ISBN: 1920942696
Australian National University E Press (ANU E Press) Canberra 2006 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, tables, figures, maps, minor edgewear, tiny mark flyleaf. 385 pp. This collection of papers is the fifth in a series of volumes on the work of the Comparative Austronesian Project. The papers reflect the experiences of 14 ethnographers in as many different societies. The papers explore how people in the Austronesian-speaking societies of the Asia-Pacific have traditionally constructed their relationship to land and specific territories. This book offers fresh perspectives to current debate in social theory on the conflicting human tendencies of mobility and emplacement. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26155  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Spiritual and Mental Concepts of the Maori [Dominion Museum Monograph].
Best, Elsdon.
W. A. G. Skinner, Government Printer Wellington 1922 
  Paperback octavo, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), red covers loose & lightly faded, otherwise good condition. 43 pp. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15160  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Structure and Function in Primitive Society: Essays and Addresses.
Radcliffe-Brown, A. R.
ISBN: 0710063555
Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) London 1976 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, figures, spine lightly creased, faint foxing top edge, minor edgewear, minimal pencil annotation, owner's written name. 219 pp. Contains a selection of essays and addresses published over many years by the noted anthropologist, called the father of modern social anthropology. Some of the essays mention Australian Aborigines and the Pacific. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 2566  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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The Biological Standard of Living on Three Continents: Further Explorations in Anthropometric History.
Komlos, John (editor).
ISBN: 0813320550
Westview Press Boulder 1995 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), tables, figures, few tiny marks edges, minor edgewear jacket. 225 pp. This book looks at historical anthropometrics which is the study of changes over time in mean human body size. The essays in this book help to shed some light on some of the questions which remain to be answered about nutritional status in the past. The human effects of the economic changes of the last 200 years, has extended analysis to regions where such information has been lacking, including Russia, Canada, Indonesia, Italy, and Spain. 
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27341  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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The Curbing of Anarchy in Kunimaipa Society [Oceania Monograph, no. 49].
McArthur, Margaret; Oliver, Douglas (editor).
ISBN: 1864873043
Oceania Publications, University of Sydney Sydney 2000 
  Paperback large octavo, very good condition, maps, black & white photos, crease near spine & bottom edge last few pages, minor edgewear. 231 pp. This book is about the social life and customs of the Kuni (Papua New Guinean people). The material for this study was obtained during three field trips from 1953 to 1957. 
Price: $70.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27392  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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The Human Cycle (The Author of The Forest People Searches in the Rich Diversity of Human Society for the Life Patterns We All Share).
Turnbull, Colin M.
ISBN: 0671226207
Simon & Schuster New York 1983 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, light bump top spine, small scuff on spine, bottom corners few pages creased, small mark bottom edge, few light scratches covers, top corner flyleaf not bound into spine (pages firm), minor edgewear. 283 pp. This fascinating book is a study of the very nature of human culture by one of the world's foremost anthropologists. He examines some of our age-old assumptions about the differences between so-called "primitive" societies and the Western world. The book is based on an entire lifetime of research and spans four continents to present a comprehensive examination of such disparate cultures as the Mbuti of Zaire, the Hindus of Banaras, and middle-class Western society. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29462  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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The Humans who Went Extinct: Why Neanderthals Died Out and We Survived.
Finlayson, Clive.
ISBN: 9780199239184
Oxford University Press (OUP) Oxford 2009 
  Hardback small octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), figures, minor edgewear jacket (light foxing reverse side), faint foxing top edge, owner's written name title page. 273 pp. This book is set in a world of changing climates and landscapes, and shifting populations of different kinds of humans. A humbling account of the rise of humans to world dominance. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27085  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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The Neandertals: Changing the Image of Mankind [Neanderthals].
Trinkaus, Erik; Shipman, Pat.
ISBN: 0224036483
Jonathan Cape London 1993 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned as common, minor edgewear jacket. Heavy. 439 pp. A first-hand narrative of the search for man's beginnings. A highly original contribution to our understanding of the way subjective wishes and irrelevant moral assumptions can distort serious scientific endeavours. The authors tell the whole Neandertal (Neanderthal) story with authority and anecdotal richness, from the days of Georges Cuvier to the latest researchers whose work with mtDNA has raised the possibility that we are all descended from a single African woman. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27319  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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The Past is Human [Debunking von Daniken's Gee-Whiz Theories].
White, Peter.
ISBN: 0207140804
Arkon / Angus & Robertson Sydney 1979 
  Paperback small, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, edges lightly foxed & rubbed. 155 pp. An Australian academic anthropologist debunks the ancient civilisation theories of Erich von Daniken ("Chariot of the Gods", and his later books). 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6147  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Theories of Primitive Religion.
Evans-Pritchard, E. E.
ISBN: 0198231318
Clarendon Press Oxford 1980 
  Paperback small octavo, good plus condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, cover design differs from stock photo. 132 pp. (Originally published, 1965.) Based on lectures delivered at the University College of Wales in 1962. An introductory textbook for students of anthropology and comparative religion, which summarizes the various theories to account for the religions of primitive peoples. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 12230  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Tracing the Melanesian Person: Emotions and Relationships in Lihir.
Hemer, Susan R.
ISBN: 9781922064455
University of Adelaide Press Adelaide, North Terrace 2013 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, tables, colour photos, maps, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. 311 pp. This book aims to reconcile what has been termed the root metaphor of Melanesian sociality as based on relational or composite personhood (Strathern 1988) with the strong individualist tendencies and sense of self that are found in everyday life in Lihir. The author argues that the strong focus on the semantics of emotion in anthropology has been at the expense of the embodied practice of emotion that was apparent in Lihir. This is a fascinating ethnographic account of connections, conflicts and loss in Lihir, and of the author's own fieldwork journey and experiences. 
Price: $45.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29879  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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