BN.com Gift Guide

Archaeologists: Explorers of the Human Past

Hardcover (Print)
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$36.30
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $4.73
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 91%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (13) from $4.73   
  • New (2) from $16.26   
  • Used (11) from $4.72   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 13 (2 pages)
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$4.73
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(12)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Good

Ships from: South Bend, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.73
Seller since 2010

Feedback rating:

(5744)

Condition: Like New
This book is almost new and shows only very slight signs of wear. Blue Cloud Books ??? Hot deals from the land of the sun.

Ships from: Phoenix, AZ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.72
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(5)

Condition: Good
2003 Hardcover Good Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not ... include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Algonquin, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.76
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(94)

Condition: Very Good
2003 Hardcover Very good 1. Light wear. 2. Light interior markings.

Ships from: Kernersville, NC

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$4.77
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(23972)

Condition: Good
Our feedback rating says it all: Five star service and fast delivery! We have shipped four million items to happy customers, and have one MILLION unique items ready to ship today!

Ships from: Toledo, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$5.71
Seller since 2005

Feedback rating:

(5014)

Condition: Very Good
2003 Hardcover Very good Publisher overstock or return with minor shelfwear. May have remainder mark. Carefully inspected. Leaves our warehouse same or next business day. Most ... continental U.S. orders lead time 4-10 days. Thank you for your business. Read more Show Less

Ships from: West Mifflin, PA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$6.59
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:

(60921)

Condition: Very Good
Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$7.50
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(1647)

Condition: Like New
Fine LIKE NEW CONDITION WITH NO DAMAGE! A+ CUSTOMER SERVICE! 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! FAST, SAME BUSINESS DAY SHIPPING!

Ships from: fall river, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$16.26
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(1647)

Condition: New
BRAND NEW BOOK! A+ CUSTOMER SERVICE! 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE! FAST, SAME BUSINESS DAY SHIPPING!

Ships from: fall river, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$24.95
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(21)

Condition: Good
Oxford, England 2003 Hard cover Good. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. 191 p. Contains: Illustrations. Oxford Profiles. Intended for a juvenile audience.

Ships from: Pueblo West, CO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 2
Showing 1 – 10 of 13 (2 pages)
Close
Sort by

Overview

Including eccentric professors and adventuring fortune hunters of old and highly trained scientists of today, Archaeologists collects together biographies of more than 30 archaeologists of the past two centuries. In the process, Archaeologists presents an engaging portrait of how digging for treasure evolved into the respected and vital science we know today. Some of the archaeologists profiled include:
* Giovanni Belzoni, the 19th-century archaeologist who brought the head of Ramesses II back to England
* Heinrich Schliemann, the modern discoverer of prehistoric Greece whose excavations included Mycenae and the ancient city of Troy
* Howard Carter, who discovered King Tut's tomb
* Mary and Louis Leakey, whose discovery of humanoid fossils placed human evolution's beginning in Africa
From the romance of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations to computers, tree ring dating, and numerous other scientific methods, Archaeologists is a fascinating look at the explorers of the human past.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[Brian Fagan's] writing style is clear and interesting, making these essays much more enjoyable reading than encyclopedia articles....this is a brisk and informative volume." —School Library Journal

"Maps, timelines, a glossary, and a further reading resource list enhance the well-researched and interesting-to-read text." — Dig!

"With Archaeologists: Explorers of the Human Past, Brian Fagan provides another accessible, readable, and enjoyable book on archaeology for the general public...These 33 adventurers, antiquarians, and scholars are profiled in thorough and concise essays, generously illustrated with black and white photographs, documents, field records, and maps....Archaeologists succeeds as an interesting introduction to the discipline for young readers, successfully balancing the great names of archaeology with some of the lesser known but important scholars....This book will be a welcome addition to libraries everywhere, and sure to become a ready reference source....The book might even be a useful addition to the disciplinary literature for undergraduates in that it provides and initial source for examining specific archaeologists and provides excellent citations for more in-depth reading and research." — Historical Archaeology

"Those interested in the general field of archaeology will appreciate Fagan's work." —Catholic Library World

School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up-A collection of essays on antiquarians and archaeologists from early figures to recent notables. The book is divided into four chronological sections, each beginning with an introduction that sets the scene for the biographies that follow and ending with paragraph sketches of other archaeologists from the same period. Individual entries investigate each subject's major contributions to archaeology as a science and to knowledge of the past in general. Fagan does not hesitate to criticize the scientists' failings or to highlight their strengths. His writing style is clear and interesting, making these essays much more enjoyable reading than encyclopedia articles. Each entry also includes black-and-white photographs or reproductions, a sidebar of facts, and suggestions for further reading. The book is not without its flaws, a number of which seem to be typographical or simply carelessness. Dates and subjects' ages are misprinted (or miscalculated?) in several cases. A bit more troubling is Fagan's description of European Neanderthals as "primitive looking," surely a value judgment, and his first mention of Bishop Ussher's 6000-year time frame for human history, while later dealt with more carefully, is described simply as "the mere 6000 years assigned to all our existence in the Old Testament." Even so, this is a brisk and informative volume, useful for larger collections and public libraries.-Coop Renner, Fairmeadows Elementary, Duncanville, TX Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195119466
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/2003
  • Series: Oxford Profiles Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.10 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

University of California, Santa Barbara
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)