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Hearne, Pamela & Robert J. Sharer (eds.).
Rivers of Gold. Precolumbian Treasures from Sitio Conte.

Philadelphia The University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology: 1992.

A beautiful catalog which illustrates and describes a wonderful collection of gold objects which were unearthed after the Rio Grande de Cocle river in Panama shifted course and exposed the remains of an ancient cemetery. The catalog also includes three scholarly essays discussing the excavation of the objects, their iconography, and their place in the history of Pre-Columbian metalworking.

Softcover. 9"x11", 132 pages, 71 black & white illustrations and68 color plates. Fine.

Inventory #: 90313
Price: $ 35.00      

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