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    DescriptionIsbister in the Orkneys is one of those extraordinary archaeological sites where the remains of Neolithic man and his works have been so well preserved that they give us an amazingly clear picture of the life and people of 5000 years ago. In Tomb of the Eagles John W. Hedges describes vividly the activities of a tribe which had as its totem the magnificent white-tailed sea eagle. For these people the building and use of the tomb was symbol and expression of their identity. It was here that the dead joined their ancestors-but only after the flesh had been stripped from their bones. It was here, too, that offerings were made. Here broken pots were piled; fish, eagles and joints of meat mouldered; and the hands of the living sorted the heaped bones of the dead.

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    Tomb of the Eagles
    Death and Life in a Stone Age Tribe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John W. Hedges
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    ISBN 13: 9780941533058
    ISBN 10: 0941533050

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25540
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JF
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000, HIS002000
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKS
    LC classification: GN776.22.G
    DC22: 936.1/132
    DC21: 936.1132
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 936.1132
    LC classification: GN776.22.G7 H43 1987
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    New Amsterdam Books
    Imprint name
    New Amsterdam Books
    Publication date
    21 April 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    Tomb of the Eagles is a masterpiece of combined research and theory. Midwest Book Review The achievement of this study is that the people come alive, not by dramatic ploy or fantasy, but by the author's careful excavation of a Stone Age tomb..." Explorers Journal "...A careful and convincing reconstruction of the organization of Stone Age society in the Orkneys. The Atlantic