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Legendary Bones
Adrienne Mayor's latest offering, Fossil Legends of the First Americans, catalogs the fossil knowledge of Native Americans past and present.

Online 'Ology
Kids can pick up a virtual trowel at Ology, the American Museum of Natural History's award-winning website, and learn what it's like to be an archaeologist.

Read the Book, Skip the Show
In Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed, Jared Diamond argues that the past offers a rich comparative database we can turn to as we face our own growing environmental and economic problems. Now the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles has mounted an exhibition to present this message.

The Romance of Ruins
"The Splendor of Ruins in French Landscape Painting 1630-1800," evokes the allure ruins of ancient monuments had for painters, their patrons, and the public in the seventeenth century.

Museum Makeover
The permanent reinstallation of the Oriental Institute Museum of the University of Chicago's Near Eastern holdings covers the ancient kingdoms of Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and the Levant, the "Fertile Crescent."

From Ape to Ancestor
With The Complete World of Human Evolution, British paleoanthropologists Chris Stringer and Peter Andrews bring you up to speed on even the most recent discoveries.

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