Archaeology -- fiction

The Source

By James A. Michener

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Through the predecessors of four modern men and women, we experience the entire colorful history of the Jews, including the life of the early Hebrews and their persecutions, the impact of Christianity, the Crusades, and the Spanish Inquisition, all the way to the founding of present-day Israel and the Middle-East conflict.
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The Merchant's House

By Kate Ellis

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A marvelous British police procedural featuring detective and amateur archaeologist Wesley Peterson, a man whose unusual talents will be needed to solve two brutal murders--one of them over 400 years old.
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Silver Bough

By Neil Miller Gunn

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A lyrical story of an archaeologist who finds unexpected spiritual renewal while excavating a prehistoric Scottish burial cairn. Written in 1948, the depiction of the Highlands and its people is memorable.
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Rising from the Ruins

By Daniel Peters

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A sophisticated, oft-times humourous adventure set at a Mayan archaeology dig. Unemployed writer Harp Tyler accepts an invitation to help with the excavation at Baktun, hoping to find material for a new novel. What he finds besides the plodding drudgery of an archaeological dig is the intriguing history of the Maya, jungle beasts, militant Guatemalans, and a renewed sense of self.

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On the Third Day

By Piers Paul Read

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Are the skeletal remains of a crucified man found under a mosque in Jerusalem those of Jesus Christ, or is it an archaeological fraud?

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Lovely in Her Bones

By Sharyn McCrumb

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When anthropology students Elizabeth MacPherson and her boyfriend, Milo, head for an archaeological dig at an Indian burial ground in the Appalachians, all they expect to unearth are interesting artifacts--not a killer with a penchant for using a tomahawk!

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Hidden in Time

By Michael R. Phillips

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In a search for the world's most powerful and sacred object--the Ark of the Covenant--a world famous archaeologist uncovers a plot to fix the upcoming presidential election in America.

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Dance Hall of the Dead

By Tony Hillerman

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Two boys suddenly disappear, and Lt. Joe Leaphorn sets out to locate them. Three things complicate the search: an archaeological dig, a steel hypodermic needle, and the strange laws of the Zuni Indians. Audio edition.

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Congo

By Michael Crichton

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A high tech expedition team searching for the diamonds of the Lost City of Zinj runs afoul of deadly primates in this thriller. VHS
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The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances

By Andy Andrews

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While digging up a withering wax myrtle tree beside his waterfront home on the Gulf coast, author Andy Andrews unearths a rusted metal container filled with Nazi artifacts and begins an intriguing investigation that unlocks an unspoken past that took place in his backyard...literally.

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