Books: Bones, Spears and Hohokam

THE FIRST AMERICAN: A STORY OF NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY by C.W. Ceram. 357 pages. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. $9.95.

More than a decade ago, C.W. Ceram, celebrated popular explicator of archaeology (Gods, Graves and Scholars), decided to abandon his "hobby." He would, he said, return to other subjects and write once more under his real name, Kurt W. Marek. Happily, the German-born journalist and critic, after allowing Marek a couple of bylines, could not vanquish Ceram entirely. In The First American, Ceram/Marek is back in his old haunts, providing once more a loving, readable, penetrating...

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