Welcome to the Echoes In Time interactive web site.
There are several ways in which you can browse through the products,
stories, and information provided on this site. We want your experience
here to be comfortable and satisfying whether you are visiting us to
shop for that perfect gift or simply interested in learning more about
ancient people, through their art, artifacts and stories. It is our
intention to provide a Web site that brings these things to you in an
enjoyable manner and allows you to easily ask questions and explore.
Our objective in creating this site is to bring information to you on
request rather than having you move through a series of static pages.
You ask questions and the site responds providing the information you
request. We have provided a variety of ways for you to request
information from specific products or criteria to general themes and
These specially selected individual items are those we feel are of
particular interest. Their pictures appear on the right side of the
home page. You are encouraged to click on the pictures to find more
information about the specific item. Each time you return to the Home
page or Shop Now page a new subset of our featured items will be
Any of our search methods will provide you a list of items which meet
the criteria you selected. Clicking any item in the search result will
provide a product page with detailed information on the specific item.
In addition at the bottom of each page you will find a selection of
RELATED PRODUCTS that can assist you in locating related items with
A FEW SELECTED CATEGORIES
Each of these entries on the left side of many pages represent a quick way to conduct a search on some
frequently asked categories of general interest. Clicking on any one of
these general categories will take you directly to the products that
fall within their predefined search parameters. These general quick
search categories also appears at the top of every search page.
The unique HEADLINE Category presents a list of story headers for all
products currently available. This permits the you to browse
particularly interesting stories or questions, independent of time,
place or culture.
OUR STORE and SHOP ONLINE NOW
Clicking either link will take you to a full service search page where,
in addition to the Selected Categories, you will be able to search for
items by Keyword, Culture, or Function. This page allows you an easy
way to ask more specific questions and refine your search area without
getting lost in a maze of confusion. Our site does the leg-work for
The Keyword Search allows you to enter any word or simple word phrase to
search for specific areas or themes of interest. Sometimes the result
of such searches can be fascinating and surprising. If you already know
the product number for an item you wish to revisit, simply enter it in
the Keyword Search.
Clicking Advanced Search on the Shop Now page provides even more
question asking capability. Now you can add Time Periods, Continents,
and specific geographical Locations to your search criteria. In
addition searches will be conducted with multiple requirements (e.g.
Keyword=child, Culture=Olmec, Theme=Ritual, Time= 1500-500 BC,
Please note that these search criteria are general and products are
revised frequently. In some instances there may be no products
currently available which correspond to the specific search parameters
Items carried by Echoes In Time have fascinating information and stories
associated with them. Often the questions raised by a piece, its
cultural background, the controversy or mystery it represents, simply
canít be presented in a single paragraph or picture. The Story line
provides an entry into a list of fuller stories and more detailed
information related to specific pieces.
These Stories are part of a continuing research effort by Echoes In
Time to provide the latest ideas, discoveries, theories about cultural
items, their technology, use and relation to modern society. They allow
us to present what is known, what is theorized and what remains a
mystery. They permit us to discover the ingenuity of our ancestors and
compare cultural decisions they made with similar ones we face today.
Stories, on both new and existing items are being added to our list
continuously. Previous stories will be updated as new information
becomes available. We hope you will enjoy this information as much as
we enjoy the detective work in bringing them to you.
Threads represent themes, ideas, problems, and beliefs which appear to
be universal. Here we explore topics which cut across time, geography
and specific cultures. These can range from highly focused
subjects, such as repeated development of the spoon, to exploring the
apparently universal myth of man-animal transformation, to the role of
drugs in various cultures. New thread topics will be added to the site
on a continuing basis.
Please contact us with any comments,
questions, suggestions or information regarding any of the
products, stories, or threads.
For more information please see About Us.