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CollectionsYour library (2,466), Office (137), Currently reading (8), To read (1), Read but unowned (159), Favorites (29), Wishlist (12), Gifts (321), Borrowed (3), Loaned (19), Traded (106), All collections (2,898)

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Tagsarchaeology (659), fiction (566), Southwest US (454), history (345), North America (255), mystery & detection (201), Europe (195), Arizona (183), military history (167), ethnology (149) — see all tags

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About meI work in a university anthropology museum where I'm a collections manager for archaeological collections. My professional interests are mainly in the archaeology, prehistory and material culture of the Southwest US & Northwest MX, the US Great Plains, North America, western Europe, and the Middle East, more-or-less in that order.

About my libraryMy books reflect my working interests in Southwestern (US) archaeology and anthropology and my recreational reading, which tends toward ancient history, military history, biography, historical mysteries, and science fiction.

I'm gradually cataloging the books in my office/lab at the museum and I've been cataloging all the books I've acquired since joining LibraryThing. I also catalog books I present as gifts.

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GroupsAncient History, Archaeology, What Are You Reading Now?

Favorite authorsIsaac Asimov, Rick Atkinson, E. J. W. Barber, Peter Bowen, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Thomas Cahill, C. J. Cherryh, Robert Crais, Lindsey Davis, Richard Dawkins, C. S. Forester, William Gibson, Lauren Haney, Charlaine Harris, J M Hayes, Christopher Hitchens, Laurie R. King, Donna Leon, Susan Cummins Miller, Walter Mosley, Patrick O'Brian, Stephen Oppenheimer, Arturo PĂ©rez-Reverte, Lynda S. Robinson, Steven Saylor, Linda Schele, Robert Louis Stevenson, Sheri S. Tepper, J. R. R. Tolkien, Nicholas Wade, Spencer Wells, Roger L. Welsch, Michael Wood (Shared favorites)

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Favorite bookstoresAntigone Books, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Eastside, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Westside, Book Stop, Bookmans - Grant, Bookmans - Ina, Bookmans - Speedway, Clues Unlimited, Mostly Books, University of Arizona Bookstores

Favorite librariesArizona State Museum Library - University of Arizona, Cawker City Public Library, Mankato City Library, Pima County Public Library - Joel D. Valdez (Main), Pima County Public Library - Woods Memorial, University of Arizona Library

Real nameMike Jacobs

LocationTucson, Arizona

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 31, 2006

Currently readingThe Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Volumes 4-6 by Edward Gibbon
In Ruins: A Journey Through History, Art, and Literature by Christopher Woodward
Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
The Etruscans by Graeme Barker
Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine by Scott Korb
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Wonderful holdings! I have referenced your holdings many times until finally making it a favorite. Believe I could wander around in your museum/library for days and never get tired of exploring. Many thanks for sharing through Library Thing. Happy Holidays!
Yes I have a couple different times. Also made it to Skeleton Canyon, Cochise Stronghold, Fronteras Sonora and Canon de los Embudos, and others.
Hello Mike,
I just stumbled across your profile. Very interesting. We share 12 books. Like you I am interested in the Southwest, northern Mexico and Plains Indians. My interests are primarily in the Apache people, and Plains Indian people. I have no formal training in Archaeology or Anthropology and my interests are more historical. I also live and work in Tucson.

Patrick McGowan
Hello Mike,
Are you familiar with the name Florence Hawley Ellis? She was an anthropologist/archaeologist who got her Masters at UA, Ph.D at U Chicago. She is almost always cited in somewhat earlier works on the Southwest, but died some years back. One of her mentors was Byron Cummings, who I think was the first State Archaeologist of Arizona.
I am curious to know if she is as well known in Arizona as she was in New Mexico.
Regards,
sara
Hello Mike,
I am curious about the figures in your photograph. At first I thought they might be Cochiti story tellers, but looking more closely, I don't think so.
Are you at the Museum at the University of Arizona?
I am not a professional in this field, but your interests seem to be similar to mine.
Regards,
sarallewellyn
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