History Books

• If you want to understand the history of Clan Cunningham you need to purchase this book. Through recovering the lost works of Frederic van Bossen, and then analysing the land records from Scotland and England a new story has emerged. Malcolm and his father Frisken were not mere farmers, who through luck met young Prince Malcolm. They were the descendants of the Kings of Strathclyde

• The Harry Cunningham branch of the clan can be traced back 1000 years to the farmer Friskin, 963 years ago, during a time of turmoil in Scotland.

There is a growing trend among archaeologists to re-create artefacts and actions at a 1:1 scale in order to answer questions and gain new insights into the past. In November 2007, the University of Exeter hosted a one-day conference on experimental archaeology, and it was soon discovered that experience is a key issue in understanding the use of materials and past processes. Papers presented in this volume consider both theoretical issues and practical case studies. The scope ranges from skinning animals or dyeing wool the Roman way, to producing sound with flint tools, carving stone on Chalcolithic Cyprus, or casting bronze objects both as art and science in Ireland. The eight chapters in this book demonstrate the myriad possibilities of archaeology by experiment. Experimental archaeology is multi-disciplinary by nature, with examples from anthropology, ethnography, taxidermy, finite element analysis and manufacturing systems theory all being present in this volume. Not only does this sub-discipline have a colourful and meaningful past, but it will surely have a significant future.

• It is not often a person changes the world; but that’s what one Stone Age astronomer did by writing a word. From the author of the groundbreaking book The Map that Talked this new study begins the process of decoding the ancient text of the Stone Age, a text that is found in the walls of Sacsayhuaman, in the Temple complex at Delphi, and also the layout of the causeways in front of the Great Pyramids. In this new study, the linguistic code behind this ancient text is recovered and in the first sentence studied it is revealed that the ancients named the planets, and knew the distances from planets to the sun.

This innovative casebook explores the emerging law of archaeology. It combines carefully edited judicial opinions with extensive descriptions of famous controversies that were not litigated, all arranged to illustrate relevant legal concepts in a sequential development. The cases are buttressed by full coverage of relevant federal statutory materials and a collection of representative state statutes. Taken together, the materials present a fascinating opportunity to study the process by which both public and private law respond to rapidly changing political, ethical, and technical circumstances.

In this book, Wilbur Cunningham presents data on artifacts from eleven sites in the Midwest, with a focus on the Burch site in Berrien County, Michigan. Rare shell gorgets in the shape of sandals (called sandal-sole gorgets) were found at all of the sites. Includes 10 plates. Appendix by James B. Griffin.