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Leakey East Africa Pre-History Olduvai Gorge Boisei Tools Hunting Food Pottery

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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Ferndale, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122089530081 TRANSLATE Arabic Chinese French German Greek Indonesian Italian Hindi Japanese Korean Swedish Portuguese Russian Spanish Your browser does not support JavaScript. To view this page, enable JavaScript if it is disabled or upgrade your browser. Click here to see 1,000 archaeology/ancient history books and 2,000 ancient artifacts, antique gemstones, antique jewelry! The Prehistory of East Africa by Sonia Cole, Introduction by Richard Carrington, Illustrated with Photographs, Maps, Diagrams, and Drawings. NOTE: We have 75,000 books in our library, almost 10,000 different titles. Odds are we have other copies of this same title in varying conditions, some less expensive, some better condition. We might also have different editions as well (some paperback, some hardcover, oftentimes international editions). If you don’t see what you want, please contact us and ask. We’re happy to send you a summary of the differing conditions and prices we may have for the same title. DESCRIPTION: Hardback with Dust Jacket: 384 pages. Publisher: The Macmillan Company; (1963 1st edition, 1st printing). Zinjanthropus boisei was found in the Olduyai Gorge in the Serengeti Plains of northern Tanganyika. Discovered by Dr. L.S.B. Leakey and his wife in 1959, this astonishing fossil places the probable origin of man a half million years further back in history than was previously assumed, and seems to prove Darwin's theory that Africa is "the birthplace of mankind”. This dramatic story of discovery is told in full by an eminent archaeologist and author. Here is a careful synthesis of the latest information on recent archaeological diggings, new findings in geology, paleontology, and anthropology. It is an authoritative and fascinating account of the dawn of the human species in East Africa, including food production, hunting tools, pottery, and early culture. CONDITION: LIKE NEW. Unread hardcover with dustjacket in mylar sleeve. Macmillan (1963 stated 1st edition/1st printing) 383 pages. Judging by tightness of binding, it's reasonably certain that the book was never read. Pages are pristine; clean, crisp, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound. Perhaps the original owner leafed through it once or twice and then put it on the bookshelf, never to take it down and actually read it. The dustjacket evidences only very mild edge and corner shelfwear with only miniscule chipping to the spine head and heel. The dustjacket was placed into a new mylar sleeve so as to prevent any further wear. Black covers evidence mild edge and corner shelfwear, but are otherwise clean and unblemished. Clearly unread but showing mild shelfwear, this is about as close to "new" as you will get with a book which is 50 years old. Condition of the book is otherwise entirely consistent with "new" (albeit 50 year old) stock from an open-shelf bookstore environment such as Barnes & Noble wherein patrons are permitted to browse open stock, and so otherwise "new" books might show minor signs of shelfwear, consequence of being shelved and re-shelved. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! Selling rare and out-of-print ancient history books on-line since 1997. We accept returns for any reason within 14 days! #822d. PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR SAMPLE PAGES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. PLEASE SEE PUBLISHER, PROFESSIONAL, AND READER REVIEWS BELOW. PUBLISHER REVIEW: REVIEW: Synthesizes every aspect of the prehistory of East Africa with archaeological diggings, geological techniques of dating them and interpretations of the climatic environment. Recent fossil discoveries in Kenya and Tanganyika indicate that East Africa was the possible birthplace of man. This is the story of the human family before the appearance of written documents. Illustrated with photographs, maps, diagrams and drawings. PROFESSIONAL REVIEWS: REVIEW: Sonia Cole studied geology at University College in London, and has traveled extensively in East Africa. She worked with Dr. Richard Leakey, Curator of the Coryndon Museum, Nairobi, and joined Leakey and his wife on numerous geological and archaeological expeditions, exploring Rusinga Island and Olorgesailie in the Rift Valley. She is a member of the Council of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Her books include “An Outline of the Geology of Kenya”, “The Neolithic Revolution”, “Races of Man”, and “Counterfeit”, an account of archaeological forgeries. REVIEW: Story of the human family before the appearance of written documents. A general study of the earliest phases in the history of East Africa. Includes: illustrations, diagrams, maps, index, bibliography. Well-written and fascinating. READER REVIEW: REVIEW: The first book to synthesize every aspect of the prehistory of East Africa in a thoroughly revised version which contains much new and up-to-date information on the recent archaeological diggings, their significance, the latest geological techniques of dating them, and new interpretations of the climatic environment of early man (in 1963). Great illustrations and photographs, a compelling story well told – one of the classics in hominid anthropology and archaeology. Highly recommend for those who are interested in learning more about the fossil records of ancient man. 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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