Search - List of Books by Ivor Noel Hume

Ivor NoŽl Hume (1927-) is a British-born archaeologist and author. He studied at Farmingham College and St. Lawrence College in England, spent a short stint in the British Army, and an assistant stage manager for a London theater, before deciding to pursue archaeology as a career and joining the staff of Guildhall Museum in London in 1949. His early speciality was 17th and 18th century wine bottles. Later, he became chief archeologist and director of the expanded Colonial Williamsburg archaeology program in 1957, and subsequently became the director of the Williamsburg Department of Archeology, until his retirement in 1988.

His achievements including a number of finds: the seventeenth century site of Wolstenholme Towne, at Carter's Grove Plantation just east of Williamsburg. Wolstenholme at Martin's Hundred was one of the early Virginia settlements after Jamestown and evidence of the 1622 Indian attack were found in the death of several of the citizens and the discovery of Thomas Harriot's "science center" on Roanoke Island, North Carolina. Major excavations in Colonial Williamsburg included work at the original site of Eastern State Mental Hospital, conducted in 1972, which was the largest site work since the excavation of the Governor's Palace in 1930, the James Geddy House and shop, Weatherburn's Tavern and outbuildings and the cabinetmakers shop.

He has been heralded by his peers as the "father" of Historical Archaeology. When he began his career, "historical archaeology did not exist as an academic discipline. It fell to Noel Hume's books, lectures, and television presentations to help bring it to the forefront of his profession, where it stands today," the University Press said in its fall 2010 catalogue, which features his autobiography newest book, "A Passion for the Past: The Odyssey of a Transatlantic Archaeologist."

He also has written many popular books on archaeology, such as Archeology in Britain, Here Lies Virginia, All the Best Rubbish, Martin's Hundred, The Virginia Adventure, and "A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America."

He was recognized by Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain in 1993 and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.) for service to the British cultural interests in Virginia."

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Total Books: 33
All the Best Rubbish The Classic Ode to Collecting
2009 - All the Best Rubbish the Classic Ode to Collecting (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780061809897
ISBN-10: 0061809896
Genres: Reference, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
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Civilized Men  A James Towne Tragedy
2005 - Civilized Men a James Towne Tragedy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780875171319
ISBN-10: 0875171311
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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Something From the Cellar More of This  That----Selected Essays from the Colo
2005 - Something From the Cellar More of This That----selected Essays From the Colo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780879352295
ISBN-10: 0879352299
Genre: History
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If These Pots Could Talk Collecting 2000 Years of British Household Pottery
2001 - If These Pots Could Talk Collecting 2000 Years of British Household Pottery (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781584651611
ISBN-10: 158465161X
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America
2001 - A Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780812217711
ISBN-10: 0812217713
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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The Virginia Adventure Roanoke to James Towne  An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey
1997 - The VIrginia Adventure Roanoke to James Towne an Archaeological and Historical Odyssey [Virginia Bookshelf] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780813917580
ISBN-10: 0813917581
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Virginia Adventure The  Roanoke to James Towne An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey
Martin's Hundred
1991 - Martin's Hundred (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780813913230
ISBN-10: 0813913233
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America
1991 - Guide to Artifacts of Colonial America (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679724605
ISBN-10: 0679724605
Genres: History, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Nonfiction
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Discoveries in Martin's Hundred
1990 - Discoveries in Martin's Hundred [Colonial Williamsburg Archaeological Series, No 10] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780879350697
ISBN-10: 0879350695
Genre: History
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Martin's Hundred The Discovery of a Lost Colonial Virginia Settlement
1982 - Martin's Hundred the Discovery of a Lost Colonial VIrginia Settlement (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394507286
ISBN-10: 0394507282
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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All the Best Rubbish
1974 - All the Best Rubbish (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780575017986
ISBN-10: 0575017988
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Digging for Carter's Grove
1974 - Digging for Carter's Grove [Archaeological Series/No 8] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780879350161
ISBN-10: 0879350164
Genres: History, Travel
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The Wells of Williamsburg Colonial Time Capsules
1969 - The Wells of Williamsburg Colonial Time Capsules (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780910412094
ISBN-10: 091041209X
Genre: Travel
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Historical Archaeology
1968 - Historical Archaeology (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780394428482
ISBN-10: 039442848X
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Here Lies Virginia An Archaeologist's View of Colonial Life and History
TORTOISES TERRAPINS AND TURTLES
Tortoises Terrapins and Turtles (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780707100289
ISBN-10: 0707100283
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Early English Delftware from London and Virginia
Early English Delftware From London and VIrginia [Colonial Williamsburg occasional papers in archaeology] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780879350345
ISBN-10: 0879350342
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Glass in Colonial Williamsburg's Archaeological Collections
Glass in Colonial Williamsburg's Archaeological Collections [His Colonial Williamsburg archaeological series, no. 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780910412063
ISBN-10: 0910412065
Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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Pottery and Porcelain in Colonial Williamsburg Archaeological Collections
Pottery and Porcelain in Colonial Williamsburg Archaeological Collections [Colonial Williamsburg archaeological series, no.2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780910412070
ISBN-10: 0910412073
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Archaeology and Wetherburns Tavern
Archaeology and Wetherburns Tavern [His Colonial Williamsburg archaeological series, no. 3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780910412087
ISBN-10: 0910412081
Genre: History
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James Geddy and Sons Colonial Craftsmen [Colonial Williamsburg archaeological series, no. 5] (Paperback)
Williamsburg Cabinetmakers the Archaeological Evidence [His Colonial Williamsburg archaeological series, no. 6] (Paperback)