Book and Other Sales
Wide range of publications in archaeology and related fields on sale by the Northern Branch of the Society
ArchFox Books, in association with the Northern Branch of ArchSoc, offers a wide range of books on archaeology and related fields of interest to members and friends of the Society. The Northern Branch benefits financially from the sales, which is one reason why it is in a position to make generous annual grants for archaeological research and education.
Books and other items are sold at Northern Branch lectures and at its Annual School in October. However, orders may also be placed direct either for collection, or for delivery by post. Mail orders are subject to a postage and packaging charge of R75 upwards for South African orders, depending on the weight of the parcel. All mail orders are sent by registered post.
ArchFox Books is also ready to assist in obtaining any book required and specialises in locating second-hand copies of rare books, or books that are out of print.   
To place your order for any of the items listed or any books not listed, please contact Reinoud Boers at, tel. 011 803 2681, cell 082 566 6295, or fax 0866 199 133

For a list of the more available books on sale, please see the following (updated December 2020:
Abundant Herds R455
Africa: Biography of a Continent. John Reader R390
Africa Calling. Udo Kuessel R620
Africa Since 1940. F Cooper R310
African Archaeolgy Without Frontiers. Sadr, Esterhuysen, Sievers R380
African Civilisations: an archaeological perspective. G Connah R470
African Dream Machines. Nettleton, A R165
African History: A very short introduction. John Parker & Richard Rathbone R140
African Kaiser: Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck & the Great War in Africa. R Gaudi R395
African Languages: An introduction. Frank Marlow R370
African Philosophy: myth and reality. Hountondji, Paulin R385
Africans: the history of a continent. John Illife R355
After the Ice. S Mitthen R365
Almost Human: Astonishing Tale of Homo Naledi. Burger, Lee R290
Annotated Old Fourlegs. Mike Bruton R355
Ape That Understood the Universe. S Stewart-Williams R290
Ape’s View of Human Evolution. Pieter Andrews R350
Archaeological Heritage of Africa. G Pwiti and W Ndoro R190
Archaeological Resource Management. J Carman R465
Archaeology of Food, The. Katheryn Twiss R340
Archaeology and Ethnography of Central Africa. James Denbow R285
Archaeology of Southern Africa. Peter Mitchell R335
Architecture, Astronomy and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt. G Magli R335
Beadwork, Art and Body. A Nettleton R390
Birds of SA and Their Tracks and Signs. Lee Gutteridge R300
Border of Race in Colonial South Africa: the Kat River Settlement. R Ross R295
Brain, The. David Eagleman R240
Burchell’s Travels. Susan Buchanan R295
Bushmen of Southern Africa. Andy Smith et al. R250
Bushman Letters: Interpreting the /Xam narrative. M Wessels R225
Bushman Rock Art: an interprative guide. T Forsmann R180
Bushman Shaman. B Keeney R295
Bushman Stories. !Kwa ttu R275
Cape Herders. Boonzaaier et al. R210
Capturing the Spoor. Ed and Catherijn Eastwood R340
Caves of the Ape-man. Ron Clark R225
Cederberg Rock Paintings. John Parkington R240
Claim to the Country. Pippa Skotnes R450
Climate, Clothing and Agriculture in Prehistory. Ian Gilligan R340
Climate Crisis, The. Vishwas Satgar R360
Conceiving God. Lewis-Williams, D R495
Concentration Camps of the Anglo-Boer War. E van Heyningen R295
Congo: The epic history. D van Roebrouck R295
Cradle of Humankind. Janette Deacon R R 45
Cradle of Life: The story of the Magaliesberg. Vincent Carruthers R325
Creation of the Zulu Kingdom, 1815-1828. E Eldredge R395
Curbing Catastrope. T Dixon R350
Dance of the Dung Beetles. Byrne & Lunn R295
Darwin’s Hunch: Science, Race & the Search for Human Origins. C Kuljian R300
Deciphering Ancient Minds. David Lewis-Williams R325
Diamonds, Gold and War: The making of SA. Meredith, M R280
Discovering Southern AfricanRock Art. David Lewis-Williams R190
Dress as Social Relations. Vibeke Viestad R585
Dunga Manzi/Still Waters. Nessa Liebhammer R100
Eight Zulu Kings, The. J Labrand R270
Eland’s People: New perspectives in the rock art. Benjamin Smith R225
Explorers of the Nile: Triumph and tragedy of Victorian adventure. Tim Teal R245
Feast from Nature. Renate Coetzee R695
Field Guide to the Battlefields of South Africa. Nicki van der Heide R385
Field Guide to Rocks and Minerals in SA. Cairncross, B R355
Fifty Must-see Geological Sites in South Africa. G Whitfield R375
First People. John Parkington R280
First People at the Cape. Allen Mountain R280
Five Hundred Years Rediscovered. Swanepoel, Esterhuysen & Bonner R320
Food or War. Julian Cribb R150
Footprints: On the trail of those who made history in Lowveld. Hilton-Barber R230
Forgotten World (with DVD). Peter Delius, Tim Maggs and Alex Schoeman R350
Fossils for Africa. A Chinsamy-Turan R190
From Tools to Symbols. D’Errico & Blackwell R125
Frontiers. R475
Genes, People and Languages. LG Cavalli Sforza R235
Genocide on Settled Frontiers. M Adhikari R520
Geological Journeys. Nick Norman & Gavin Whitfield R295
Goodwin 9: Further Approaches to Southern African Rock Art. Geoff Blundell R R 80
Goodwin 10: Middle Stone Age. Lyn Wadley R150
Goodwin 11: Skeletal Identity R150
Great South African Inventions. M Bruton R165
Guide to the Sieges of South Africa. Nicki van der Heyde R200
Guns, Germs and Steel. Jared Diamond R240
Handbook to the Cradle of Humankind. Berger, Lee R270
Handbook to the Iron Age. Tom Huffman R485
Healing the Exposed Being. R Thornton R380
Hidden Life of Trees: what they feel, how they communicate. P Wohleben R410
Historical Archaeology of the Cape. C Shire R430
History of African Popular Culture. R265
History of Modern Africa. Richard Reid R420
History of Modern Uganda. Richard Reid R265
Homo Deus. Harari, Yuval R225
How on Earth. McCarthy, T R285
How the Snake Lost Its Legs. LJ Held R410
Human Beginnings in South Africa. Deacon & Deacon R280
Human Origins: how diet, climate and landscape shaped us. J Crompton R325
Hunters and Herders of Southern Africa. Alan Barnard ` R610
Image-makers. David Lewis-Williams R220
Immortalising the Past: Reproductions of Zimbabwe rock art. Lionel Cripps R315
Indigenous Healing Plants. Roberts and Roberts R400
Indigenous Mining and Metallurgy in Africa. S Chirikure R190
Inside the Neolithic Mind. David Lewis-Williams & David Pearce R410
Into the Past: a memoir. Phillip Tobias R90
Invention of Nature. Andrea Wulf R235
Kalahari Hunter-Gatherers. RB Lee R445
Karoo Rock Engravings. John Parkington R225
Language Evolution. R Botha R370
Language in Prehistory. Barnard, Alan R280
Last Giants: Rise and fall of the African elephant. Levison Wood R350
Letsopa Clay. Sian Tiley-Nel R180
Life of Bone. Brenner et al. R225
Mapungubwe. Janette Deacon R45
Mapungubwe: Ancient African Civilisations on the Limpopo. Tom Huffman R165
Medicinal Plants in South Africa. Ben-Eric van Wyk R390
Mfecane Aftrmath. Hamilton,Carolyn R375
Migration and National Identity in South Africa, 1860-2010. Andie Klotz R320
Mind in the Cave. David Lewis-Williams R410
Mirror in the Ground. Nick Shepherd R245
Musical Instruments of the Indigenous Peoples of SA. PR Kirby R375
Muti and Myths from the African Bush. Dugmore and van Wyk R175
Myth and Meaning: San Bushman folklore. David Lewis-Williams R390
National Treasures: the Mapungubwe Gold. Sian Tiley-Nel R180
Origin of the Species. Charles Darwin R215
Origins of Life in the Universe. Robert Jastrow & Michael Rampino R540
Paleazoology and Paleoenvironments. Faith & Lyman R340
People of the Earth: An introduction to world prehistory. Brian Fagan R495
People of the Eland. Pat Vinnicombe R340
Plants of the Gods. R Schultes R540
Pocket Guide to Rocks and Minerals of Southern Africa. Cairncross, B R185
Politics of Heritage in South Africa. D Peterson R150
Popular Politics in the History of South Africa 1400-1948. Paul Landau R255
Reader’s Brain, The. Y Douglas R190
Reservoirs of Potency. S Townley Basset R265
River of Gold.Norton, Gardner and Walker R340
Rock Art of the Joe Gqabi District, Eastern Cape Highlands. Dawn Green R120
Rock Shelter. Pieter Jollie R195
San Rock Art (Pocket History Series). David Lewis-Williams R150
San Spirituality. David Lewis-Williams R190
Sapiens: a brief history (Book). Harari, Y R225
Sara Baartman and the Hottentot Venus. Crais & Scully R90
Search for Origins. Phil Bonner R190
Seeing and Knowing. Geoff Blundell R225
Settling the Earth: archaeology of deep human history. Clive Gamble R320
Shorelines, Strandlopers and Shell Middens. John Parkington R225
Short History of Mozambique. Marilyn Newitt R245
Slave Emancipation and Racial Attitudes in 19th Century SA. RL Watson R295
South African Battles. Tim Couzens R270
South African Ceramics. Sian Tiley-Nel R180
Specimens of Bushman Folklore. Bleek & Lloyd R300
Sterkfontein: Early hominid site in the Cradle of Humankind. A Esterhuysen R165
Stone Tools in Human Evolution. John Shea R345
Stories that Float from Afar. David Lewis-Williams R225
Story of Earth and Life. Bruce Rubidge and Spike McCarthy R345
Structure, Meaning and Ritualin the Narrative of the Southern San. R Hewitt R90
Tales from the Old Karoo. Guy Butler R220
Termites of the Gods. Siyaka Nguni R240
This Idea is Brilliant. J Brockman R315
Tobias in Conversation. Philip Tobias and Dugard R50
Tracks in a Mountain Range. John Wright & Aron Mazel R90
Traditional Fishing Methods of Africa R190
Traditionally Useful Plants of Africa. Xaba R190
Transformations in Slavery: a history of slavery in Africa. Paul Lovejoy R290
Tricksters and Trancers. Guenther, Mathias POR
Triumph and Tragedy: Trappist Monasteries in South Africa. Nicki vd Heyde R160
Tsodilo Hills: Copper bracelets of the Kalahari. Campbell at all R420
Twenty-one Lessons for the 21st Century. Y Harari R225
Understanding Collapse. GD Middleton R350
Understanding Evolution. Kostas Kampourakis R265
Unnatural World. D Bielo R315
Visionary Animal. Ego, Reinaud R525
Vredefort Dome. D Fleminger R75
Waterberg Echoes. Richard Wadley R1050
Way of the Bushmen. B & H Keeney R345
We Die Like Brothers: the sinking of the SS Mendi. Gribble, J & Scott, G R240
What the Stork Brought. John Saul R350
When I was Fish. Mike Bruton R255
Who We Are and How We Got Here. D Reich R245
Working with Rock Art. Ben Smith R225
World of Ceramics. Sian Tiley-Nel R180
World of the Seekoei River Bushmen. R420
Writing the Ancestral River R350
Your Inner Fish. Neil Shubin R220
ArchSoc Mugs R30
Posters: 'Botha’s Cave' – Rock Art Research Institute R45
‘History of Southern African Archaeology’ R10