A Passion for the Past

The Odyssey of a Transatlantic Archaeologist
Author: Ivor Noël Hume
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813929962
Category: Social Science
Page: 384
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Ivor Noël Hume has devoted his life to uncovering countless lives that came before him. In A Passion for the Past the world-renowned archaeologist turns to his own life, sharing with the reader a story that begins amid the bombed-out rubble of post–World War II London and ends on North Carolina’s Roanoke Island, where the history of British America began. Weaving the personal with the professional, this is the chronicle of an extraordinary life steered by coincidence scarcely believable even as fiction. Born into the good life of pre-Depression England, Noël Hume was a child of the 1930s who had his silver spoon abruptly snatched away when the war began. By its end he was enduring a period of Dickensian poverty and clinging to aspirations of becoming a playwright. Instead, he found himself collecting antiquities from the shore of the river Thames and, stumbling upon this new passion, becoming an "accidental" archaeologist. From those beginnings emerged a career that led Noël Hume into the depths of Roman London and, later, to Virginia’s Colonial Williamsburg, where for thirty-five years he directed its department of archaeology. His discovery of nearby Martin’s Hundred and its massacred inhabitants is perhaps Noël Hume’s best-known achievement, but as these chapters relate, it was hardly his last, his pursuit of the past taking him to such exotic destinations as Egypt, Jamaica, Haiti, and to shipwrecks in Bermuda. When the author began his career, historical archaeology did not exist as an academic discipline. It fell to Noël Hume’s books, lectures, and television presentations to help bring it to the forefront of his profession, where it stands today. This story of a life, and a career, unlike any other reveals to us how the previously unimagined can come to seem beautifully inevitable.

Archaeological Theory in a Nutshell


Author: Adrian Praetzellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315434369
Category: Social Science
Page: 344
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Adrian Praetzellis provides a brief, readable introduction to contemporary theoretical models used in archaeology for the undergraduate or beginning graduate student. He demystifies a dozen flavors of contemporary theory for the theory-phobic reader, providing a short history of each, its application in archaeology, and an example of its use in recent work. The book: teaches about different contemporary archaeological theories including postcolonialism, neoevolutionism, materiality, and queer theoy is written in accessible language with key examples for each theory includes illustrations and cartoons by the author provides questions at the end of each chapter to facilitate discussion.

The Virginia Quarterly Review


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Oceans Odyssey 2

Underwater Heritage Management & Deep-Sea Shipwrecks in the English Channel & Atlantic Ocean
Author: Greg Stemm,Sean A. Kingsley
Publisher: Oxbow Books
ISBN: 1842176188
Category: Social Science
Page: 354
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Oceans Odyssey 2 presents the results of the discovery and archaeological survey of ten deep-water wrecks by Odyssey Marine Exploration. In the Western Approaches and western English Channel, a mid-17th century armed merchantman, the guns of Admiral Balchin's Victory (1744), the mid-18th century French privateer La Marquise de Tourny and six German U-boats lost at the end of World War II are examined in depth. From the Atlantic coast of the United States, the Jacksonville 'Blue China' wreck's British ceramics, tobacco pipes and American glass wares bring to life the story of a remarkable East Coast schooner lost in the mid-19th century. These unique sites expand the boundaries of human knowledge, highlighting the great promise of deep-sea wrecks, the technology needed to explore them and the threats from nature and man that these wonders face. Challenges to managing underwater cultural heritage are also discussed, along with proposed solutions for curating and storing collections.

Early English Delftware from London and Virginia


Author: Ivor Noël Hume
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg
ISBN: 9780879350345
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 125
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The history of early English delftware is also the first chapter in the chronicle of Britain's modern ceramic industry. To collectors of English pottery, examples of seventeenth-century delftware provide uninhibited splashes of color unequaled among the wares of later years; to this historical archaeologist reaching into the shadows of the past, shattered delftware dishes, mugs, porringers, and even chamber pots provide lanterns to light his way.

Pottery and Porcelain in Colonial Williamsburg's Archaeological Collections


Author: Ivor Noël Hume
Publisher: Colonial Williamsburg
ISBN: 9780910412070
Category: Antiques & Collectibles
Page: 46
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A review of the pottery and porcelain found in Williamsburg, with a summary of the wares and their datable characteristics.

Belzoni

The Giant Archaeologists Love to Hate
Author: Ivor Noël Hume
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813931401
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 301
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The Italian son of a barber. A failed hydraulic engineer. A giant who performed feats of strength and agility in the circus. Giovanni Belzoni (1778–1824) was all of these before going on to become one of the most controversial figures in the history of Egyptian archaeology. A man of exceptional size with an ego of comparable proportions, he procured for the British Museum some of its largest and still awe-inspiring treasures. Today, however, the typical museum visitor knows nothing of Belzoni, and many modern archaeologists dismiss him as an ignorant vandal. In this captivating new biography, Ivor Noël Hume re-creates an early nineteenth century in which there was no established archaeological profession, only enormous opportunity. Belzoni landed in Egypt, where he was unsuccessful in selling a hydraulic machine of his own invention, and came under the patronage of diplomat Henry Salt, who convinced him to travel to Thebes in search of artifacts. Among the many treasures Belzoni would bring back was the seven-ton stone head of Ramesses II, the "Young Memnon." The book includes gripping accounts of Belzoni’s wildly productive, and physically brutal, expeditions, as well as an unforgettable portrait of his wife, Sarah, who suffered the hardships of the Egyptian deserts and later bore the brunt of the disillusionment that came with the declining popular perception of her husband. Including numerous illustrations, many in color, this volume brings one of archaeology’s most fascinating figures vividly to life.

Williamsburg Cabinetmakers

The Archaeological Evidence
Author: Ivor Noël Hume
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Cabinetmakers
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James Geddy and Sons, Colonial Craftsmen


Author: Ivor Noël Hume
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780910412100
Category: History
Page: 45
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In Search of this and that


Author: Ivor Noël Hume
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780879351649
Category: History
Page: 159
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The wit and whimsy of Ivor Noël Hume's writings are showcased in this collection of twenty of his most interesting and delightful articles. Topics include the archaeological excavations at Martin's Hundred and Carter's Grove plantation in Virginia and the re-creation of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot in London.

The Great Transformation

The World in the Time of Buddha, Socrates, Confucius and Jeremiah
Author: Karen Armstrong
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857895192
Category: Religion
Page: 496
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The centuries between 800 and 300 BC saw an explosion of new religious concepts. Their emergence is second only to man's harnessing of fire in fundamentally transforming our understanding of what it is to be human. But why did Socrates, Buddha, Confucius, Jeremiah, Lao Tzu and others all emerge in this five-hundred-year span? And why do they have such similar ideas about humanity?In The Great Transformation, Karen Armstrong examines this phenomenal period and the connections between this disparate group of philosophers, mystics and theologians.

Here Lies Virginia

An Archaeologist's View of Colonial Life and History
Author: Ivor Noel Hume
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781258257408
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The Atlantic


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The Atlantic Monthly


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History of world exploration


Author: John Keay
Publisher: Bdd Promotional Book Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
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Traces the exploration of the continents and regions of the world from earliest times to the present, and profiles outstanding explorers and travelers

Library Journal


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America, history and life


Author: American Bibliographical Center,EBSCO Publishing (Firm)
Publisher: N.A
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Category: United States
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Provides historical coverage of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Includes information abstracted from over 2,000 journals published worldwide.

Book Review Digest


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