anthropology -- fiction

Skeleton Dance

By Aaron Elkins

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Mild-Mannered forensic anthropologist Gideon Oliver knows bones. That's why the Chief Inspector of the small French village of Les Eyzies-de-Tayac calls upon him when a local dog emerges from a nearby cave carrying parts of a not-all-that-long-ago-interred human skeleton. Les Eyzies is the home of the prestigious Institut de Prehistoire, where eminent scientists study and squabble . . . and perhaps, on occasion, commit murder. Gideon's search for answers leads him quickly into the darkest corners of the scientific community, and sets him on a shocking trail of death, greed, and deception nearly forty thousand years in the making.
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Twenty Blue Devils

By Aaron Elkins

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"Our anthropologist/sleuth is called on to investigate the suspicious death of coffee plantation owner Brian Druett--on a plantation aptly named Paradise. But when he arrives, he is told that his services are no longer needed. Not one to be dissuaded, Oliver examines the skeleton, regardless. Yet the investigation yields more clues than answers. Who was Brian? And what was Brian? The deeper he probes, the more mysterious the tale. Now, Gideon must risk his life to find the evil that is poisoning Paradise."

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Relic

By Douglas J. Preston and Lincoln Child

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Investigating a series of savage murders that disrupt a massive new exhibition at the New York Museum of Natural History, graduate student Margo Green finds a clue in a failed Amazonian expedition.
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Almost Adam

By Petru Popescu

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"In a forgotten corner of a country torn by violence, American anthropologist Ken Lauder is about to make a discovery that will challenge everything we've ever believed about the ascent of humankind: a boy who should not exist...a race the defies all logic...inhabiting a secret world of wonder, splendor and peril, a world that cannot be...
A world Ken Lauder may never escape...alive."

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Dirge for a Dorset Druid: A Penny Spring and Sir Toby Glendower Mystery

By Margot Arnold

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In-laws and amateur detectives Dame Penny Spring (an anthropologist) and Sir Toby Glendower find high adventure investigating murder, druids, and smuggling.
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