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Seller: ancientgifts (4,186) 99.3%, Location: Lummi Island, Washington, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 122171752617 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! Time-Life The Emergence of Man Series - The Metalsmiths. 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. CONDITION: Light shelf wear, otherwise in Very Good to Like New condition. Seemingly never read, at worst flipped through a few times. Pages are pristine; clean, unmarked, unmutilated, tightly bound. Satisfaction unconditionally guaranteed. In stock, ready to ship. No disappointments, no excuses. PROMPT SHIPPING! HEAVILY PADDED, DAMAGE-FREE PACKAGING! PLEASE SEE IMAGES BELOW FOR JACKET DESCRIPTION(S) AND FOR PAGES OF PICTURES FROM INSIDE OF BOOK. DESCRIPTION: Hardcover: 160 pages. Publisher: Time-Life Books Inc; (1974). The “Emergence of Man” series was released in the mid-1970’s. Each volume undertakes to describe the major events that happened in one specific time period in the development of mankind’s civilization(s). The volumes are richly illustrated, and designed as an introduction to the time frame covered. Especially compelling are the artists interpretations or recreations of what various ancient civilizations would have looked like - their architecture, homes, monuments, cities, daily life, jewelry, food, family life, dwellings, occupations, etc. As just one instance, the ruins of Babylon and Ur, Athens and Rome hint at the incredible richness of those fabled cities. The artist’s recreations in this series are simply mind-numbing. This is as close as you can be to actually having been there. The entire series is truly a magnificent introduction to the history of the era. If you could have just one book (or series of books) to introduce the history of humankind, this would have to be it. The overviews are concise and well-written. Together with the illustration and pictures they impart a wonderful mental and emotional “picture” of what life must have been like in various civilizations and at various times. Done in a style so wonderfully characteristic of Time-Life’s publications, these are over-sized “coffee table” type books full of impressive imagery. The pictures of the world’s greatest art and architecture alone are worth the cost of these books. But don’t get the impression that these volumes are “fluff”. While a particular volume might not quite take the place as a university degree, the material is well-written, informative, and immensely intellectually gratifying, overview though it might be. This particular volume is titled “The Metalsmiths”, chronicles the journey of man from the Stone Age into the Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages. Some of the subject material included is enumerated below so as to give you an idea of the rich content. The material is divided into six chapters: “The Rise of Metals” (Tutankhamun’s Funeral Mask - Tools of stone, bone and wood - The Metal Trade of Ancient Egypt and Ancient Sumeria - Egypt’s Siberia: Nubia the Land of Gold - Metalworking Centers of the Old World - 6,000 B.C. The Copper Age - The Language of Metallurgy - A Gellery of Egyptian Techniques - Metals and Ores that Shaped the World: Electrum, Silver and Gold - The Multicolored Coppers: Melaconite, Cuprite, Azurite, Malachite, Chalcopyrite, Bornite, Native Copper - The Components of Bronze: Cassiterite, Domeykite, Algodonite - Iron, a Metal for the Masses: Meteoric, Goethite, Magnetite, Hematite, Oolitic Limonite). “Copper’s Bright Future” (10,000 B.C. The First Mesopotamian Coppersmith - 9,500 B.C. The First Copper Artifacts - Copper Statues that Demonstrated Piety and Fledgling Skills - 6500 B.C. to 5000 B.C. An Explosion of Copper - Copper-Carnelian Jewelry - Copper and Obsidian Trade Routes - Hammered Copper and Trinket Technology - Smelting Copper in 4000 B.C. - The Copper Kiln 3200 B.C. - A Modern Way to Tell How the First Coppersmiths Worked: Metallography the Microscopic Study of Metal - Putting Ancient Methods to the Test of Modern Replication - Iran’s Tal-I-Iblis 4100 B.C. Copper Smelting Center - Two-Piece Molds for Axe Heads, Daggers, Spear Points, Arrowheads, Adzes, Knives and Chisels). “The Impact of Bronze” (3000 B.C. Bronze Artifacts in the Dead Sea’s Cave of the Treasure - The First Copper-Arsenic Bronze Alloys - The Transition to Tin-Copper Bronze Alloys - Bronze Treasures of the Royal Cemetery of Ur - Sumerian Tin: From Bohemia and Hungary or the Caucasus of Armenia - The Bronzes of Elamite Susa - The Royal Tombs of Pre-Hittite Anatolia - The Bronze Treasures of Troy: Bronze Vessels and Weapons Inset with Lapis Lazuli, Amber and Ivory - The Danube: Tin Trade Route from Mesopotamia to Europe - The Ancient Trade Network: From Afghanistan to Spain, Sicily, Sardinia, and the Baltic Sea - Ancient Egyptian Faience Beads in Odessa, Romania, Poland, and the Ukraine - Lithuanian Amber for Mesopotamian Bronze - A Pictorial: The Cave of the Treasure - 2500 B.C. Europe’s Wandering Bell Beaker Metalsmiths: From the British Isles to Scandinavia to Poland and Spain - The Uneticians: Famed Carpathian Mountain Bronze Smithing Colonies in Bohemia, Moravia, Silesia, Saxony, Bavaria, and the Rhineland - Bronze Age Cloak Pins - Bronze Torque Currency - Artistic Ancient Bronze Brooches - Unetician Metallurgical Trade Weapons and Adornments from Sweden to England, From Egypt to Mesopotamia - The Elaborate Bronze-Gilded Burials of the Tumulus Sun Worshippers 1450-1250 B.C. - Poland and Czechoslovakia’s Urnfield Culture, Ancestors of the Celts, Etruscans, Romans, Phrygians and Illyrians - Urnfield Fortified Towns: Federsee Lake in Wurtetemberg, Germany - Ancient Shaft Mining Techniques - Fun and Games in Bronze Age Europe - Situlae: Bronze Vessels Decorated with Scenes from Life - Situlae Depicting Banquets, Horsemen, Fauna, Musicians, Servants, Sports Contests, Ceremonial Processions, Huntsmen and Hunting Dogs, Fanning the Noblemen - Large Scale Mines: Lumbermen, Roasters and Smelters, Miners, Porters, Guards and Drivers - Bronze Age Revolution: Weapons and Warfare). “Iron, the Democratic Metal” (The Anatolian Hittite Kingdom - The First Iron Smelters - Meteorite Iron more Valuable than Gold - 4,000 to 1,500 B.C. Ancient Iron Artifacts: Ur, Egypt, Knossos, Syria, Anatolia - The Forgotten Splendors of Hasanlu; Iran’s Iron Working Center circa 900 B.C. - The Oldest Surviving Iron Smelting Furnace; Austria circa 500 B.C. - Hittite Iron Trade to Egypt, Syria, Iran, and Phoenicia - Hittite Immigrant Metalsmiths in Greece, Syria, and Italy - Europe’s Celtic La Tene Iron Smelting Communities - The British Iron Age: The Hallstatt/Urnfield Culture - Fagoted/Laminated Steel Swords ). “The Asian Genius for Bronze” (The Indus Valley and Afghanistan: On the Silk Road Between China and Mesopotamia - China’s Magnificent Shang Dynasty Bronzework - Invasions of Ayrans, Persians, Alexander the Great, Parthians, and finally Genghis Khan - Indus Valley Bronze Technology - Traveling Itinerant Metalsmiths - China’s Bronze Masterpieces: Ritual Vessels, Utensils, Sculpture, Weapons and Armor - An-yan: Capital City of China’s Shang Dynasty - Shang’s Accomplished Potters - Shang Decorated Bronze Ceremonial Axe for Human Sacrifice - Shang Bronze Warrior Helmet - A Shang Officer’s Turquoise Inlaid Bronze Dagger - The Production Techniques of Shang Bronze Ceremonial Vessels - China’s Warring States Iron Age: Iron Axes, Adzes, Chisels, Spades, Sickles, and Hoes - China’s Iron Age Urban Revolution). “The Empires of Gold” (New World: The Empire of Gold - 1300 A.D. Tairona, Columbia Fantasy Deity in Gold - The Plentiful Ancient Gold Ore of the Peruvian Andes - Goldworking in Ancient America - Sacrifices to the Rain Gods both Human and Gold - The Mayan Trade Network - Peruvian Hammered Silver: A Humanoid Wine Beaker and Three Statuettes of an Alpaca, a Llama, and a Woman - Peruvian Chavin Master Gold Smiths 600 B.C. - Platinum-Gold and Copper-Gold Alloys of 1,000 A.D. - The Ingenious Process of Depletion Gilding - An Illustrated Spaniard’s View of Aztec Goldsmiths at their Labors Using Lost Wax Techniques - Central Mexico’s Mixtec Gold Artisans - The Incas and their 2,000 Mile Long Kingdom - Paradise Lost: The Coming of the Spaniards). There are also six photo essays: “The Living Traditions of an Ancient Industry” (The 5,000 Year Old techniques of the Afghan Silversmith - Kashan: Millennia of Iranian Coppersmiths - Ancient Practice of Chasing Brass Lives Still in India - Panning for Gold in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush - Producing 2500 Year Old Iron Plowshares in Afghanistan - Hand Production of Iron in India). “Mining and Smelting in Early Times” (Deuteronomy’s Hills of Copper, Israel’s Negev Desert - Timna Valley’s Copper Industry in 4000 B.C. - Extracting Metal: Man’s First Approach - Smelting Copper from Malachite - Casting Copper Underground at Abu Matar - 1200 B.C. Exploiting Tinma’s Cliffs for the Pharaoh - Streamlining an Age-Old Smelting Process). “Classic Techniques of Metalworking” (Flat Chasing - Raising a Silver Bowl - Embossing: A Way to Sculpt Metal - The Fine Art of Lost Wax Casting - Creating a Fine Silver Brooch with Ancient Techniques - Granulation: Working with Tiny Golden Spheres - Tutankhamun’s Granulated Gold Encrusted Daggers). “Metal’s Contribution to the Art of War” (Ancient Egyptian King Narmer’s Mace - An Arsenal of Battle Axes - Gold and Iron Syrian Battle Axe 1400 B.C. - Assyrian Sickle-Sword-Axe 1300 B.C. - Ancient Egyptian Broad Axe - European Royal Battle Axe 700 B.C. - A Lethal Panoply of Points - Bronze Arrow and Spear Points from Central Europe - Broad Bladed Dagger from Austria 600 B.C. - Late Bronze Age European Sword - An Armory of Shields and Helmets - A Late Bronze Age French Casque Crested Helmet - A 600 B.C. Central European Helmet - An Assyrian Helmet 800 B.C. - Bits to Bridle Chargers - Metal Implements for Ancient Cavalry and Charioteers.) “Flights of Fancy in Bronze” (1600 B.C. Ritual Bronze Cooking Vessels of the Shang - Shang Ritualistic Bronze Wine Vessels in Animal and Mythological Forms - A Shang Bronze Drinking Goblet). “Masterpieces of Indian Gold” (The Hammered Masterpieces of the Peruvian Chavin - A Ten Inch Gold Crown - An Elaborate Nazca Mouth Mask - A Mochica Gold Spotted Jaguar - A Mochica Ear Spool of Gold, Turquoise, and shell Inlay - A Gold Chimu Funerary Mask - A Gold Chimu Wine Beaker - Lost Wax Method Produced Artifacts from the Indians of Colombia - A La Tolita Warrior’s Hammered Gold Funerary Mask with Platinum Teeth and Eyes - A Quimbaya Gold Nose Ring - A Quimbaya Gold Coca Vessel - A Gold Veraguas Monkey - A Chiriqui Gold Filigree Two-Headed Monkey - A Cocle Gold and Emerald Jaguar Pendant - An Aztec Serpent-Form Lip Plug - A Miztec Gold Skull Pendant with a Hinged Jaw). 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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