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Legacy of a Slavic Pompeii (page 18)
The best resources for further information on Chersonesos can be found on the web. The official NPTC site, www.chersonesos.org, is available in English, Ukrainian, and Russian and covers everything from the prehistory of the Heraklean Peninsula to the history of the preserve itself. The Institute of Classical Archaeology at the University of Texas features their work at Chersonesos at www.utexas.edu/research/ica/chersonesos. For general information on far-flung Greek colonies, John Boardman's Greeks Overseas (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1999) is a good resource.
Tales from Storyville (page 26)
For more on historical archaeology in New Orleans see www.earth-search.com. A. Rose's entertaining Storyville, New Orleans: Being an Authentic, Illustrated Account of the Nortorious Red-Light District (Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 1974), is the most authoritative account of the district, though historians grumble at the absence of footnotes. For an interesting look at the life of Ernst Bellocq see www.corpse.org/issue_10/gallery/bellocq/. A. Lomax's Mister Jelly Roll: The Fortunes of Jelly Roll Morton, New Orleans Creole and "Inventor of Jazz" (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001) features the legendary pianist's recollections of Storyville's heyday. L. Battle's novel Storyville (New York: Penguin,1997) offers a good depiction of life in the district.
Chronicler of Ice Age Life (page 36)
For synopses of Auel's novels, go to www.randomhouse.com/features/auel/home.html. For maps and a discussion of the archaeology behind the Earth's Children series, see www.hominids.com/donsmaps/. P. Bahn and J. Vertut's lavishly illustrated Journey Through the Ice Age (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997), is a good introduction to the European Paleolithic. For more on Neandertals see J. Shreeve The Neandertal Enigma: Solving the Mystery of Modern Human Origins (New York: William Morrow, 1995). Auel isn't the first novelist to put Neandertals and Cro Magnons on the same page. Nobel Prize winner William Golding did it in The Inheritors (New York: Harvest Books,1955).
A Long Road Home (page 42)
For more on the work of the U.S. Army's Central Identification Laboratory, Hawaii, see www.cilhi.army.mil. The website has frequent updates about search and recovery missions, repatriations, and identifications. More about Patricia Gaffney-Ansell's search for her father, can be found at www.ideasmith.com/gaffney, and for the subject more generally, see the website of the American World War II Orphans Network at www.awon.org. For the analysis of human remains, see S.N. Byers, Introduction to Forensic Anthropology (Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2002).
Saga of Cleopatra's Needles (page 48)
Martina Dalton's The New York Obelisk or How Cleopatra's Needle Came to New York and What Happened When It Got Here is a delightful account with excellent illustrations (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1993). Henry Gorringe's
Egyptian Obelisks (New York: 1882), which he published privately, is both a wonderful read and the best on the subject of moving the New York obelisk. Labib Habachi's The Obelisks of Egypt (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1977) is perhaps the finest overall popular book on obelisks.
Letter from Peru (page 62)
For a general overview of the Chavin civilization and its antecedents, see R. Burger's Chavin and the Origins of Andean Civilization (London: Thames and Hudson, 1992). P. Roe's A Further Exploration of the Rowe Chavin Seriation and Its Implications for North Central Coast Chronology (Washington, D.C.: Dumbarton Oaks, 1974) presents a compendium and interpretation of Chavin iconography, including the Yauya Stela.
Chavin: Cultura Matriz de la Civilización Andina (Lima: UNMSM, 1960) by J. C. Tello offers a synthesis of this pioneering scholar's discoveries on early Peruvian civilization, including his explorations in Yauya.