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Napoleon and Egyptomania in Tennessee

Napoleon and Egyptomania in Eastern Tennessee

Elaine Altman Evans

Knoxville: McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, University of Tennessee, 2009

Exhibition Catalogue (September 2008–February 2009)

Brian Fagan, emeritus professor of anthropology, University of California, notes it’s “…a delicious pastiche of early archaeological exploration along the Nile, featuring Napoleon and a supporting cast of fascinating characters . . . Anyone interested in Egypt, ancient and modern, will be captivated by this short, stunningly-produced book.”

66 pages, 129 color illustrations, $20 + tax if applicable


Tellico Archaeology: 12,000 Years of Native American History

Tellico Archaeology

Jefferson Chapman, McClung Museum director

Norris and Knoxville: Tennessee Valley Authority, Distributed by the University of Tennessee Press, 3rd Edition, 2015

A comprehensive overview of the Indian prehistory and history of East Tennessee. Written for the lay reader, the book is based on the extensive excavations conducted in the Little Tennessee River Valley from 1967–1982 by the University of Tennessee. A number of objects illustrated in the book are on display in the McClung Museum exhibit, Archaeology and the Native Peoples of Tennessee.

Revised in 2015, 136 pages, illustrations, $20 + tax if applicable


The Freshwater Mussels of Tennessee

Freshwater Mussels of Tennessee

Paul W. Parmalee and Arthur E. Bogan

Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1998

A major reference that encompasses historical and modern mussel collections and draws on conservation studies that span two centuries. Profuse illustrations include color plates of the mussels and distribution maps. Parmalee was a professor emeritus of zooarchaeology and former curator of the McClung Museum’s extensive freshwater mussel collection. Bogan is curator of aquatic invertebrates at the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh.

328 pages, illustrations, $50 + tax if applicable


Scholars, Scoundrels, and the Sphinx: An Archaeological and Photographic Adventure Up the Nile

Scholars, Scoundrels, and the Sphinx

Elaine Altman Evans

Knoxville: McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, The University of Tennessee, 2000

Exhibition Catalogue (January–July 2000)

An absorbing, well-illustrated story of the exploration and documentation of an endlessly fascinating ancient culture by serious practitioners of two emerging disciplines—Egyptology and photography. William Peck, former curator of ancient arts at the Detroit Institute of Arts, observes, “a story . . . that makes the early ‘discovery’ of Egypt come alive . . . Long after the exhibition, the catalogue will remain a valuable compendium of information on the history of Egyptology, Egyptologists, and Egypto-enthusiasts.”

134 pages, 202 illustrations, $18.50 + tax if applicable


The World Moves, We Follow

The World Moves, We Follow

William J. Dewey

Knoxville: McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, The University of Tennessee, 2003

Exhibition Catalogue (January—May 2003)

In addition to beautiful images and discussion of 62 exhibit objects, there are two contributed chapters by Rosalind Hackett, University of Tennessee, and Dele Jegede, Indiana State University.

60 pages, illustrations, $18, tax included


Tradition, Innovation & Romantic Images: the Architecture of Historic Knoxville

Tradition, Innovation, and Romantic Images

William Ross McNabb

Knoxville: McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, The University of Tennessee, 1991

Published in 1991 to accompany an exhibition of photos by W. Miles Wright at the McClung Museum, the text is supplied by noted historian William Ross “Sandy” McNabb. The book details historic architecture across the city of Knoxville that was razed, as well as many fine examples by nationally known architects such as John Russell Pope, George F. Barber, John F. Staub, and Harrie T. Lindeberg that remain standing.

70 pages, illustrations, $35, tax included

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