Archeology (DK Eyewitness Books Series)


Illus. with full-color photos. Take a close-up look at the science and technology of digging up the past—from the 1970 excavation of the legendary city of Troy to the recent find of a Chinese emperor's long-lost grave.  

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Illus. with full-color photos. Take a close-up look at the science and technology of digging up the past—from the 1970 excavation of the legendary city of Troy to the recent find of a Chinese emperor's long-lost grave.  

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
Archeology explores the methods of archeology as well as some of the ways the past is preserved-e.g., in ash, in ice, in peat. Examples of artifacts extend beyond the well-known structures and statuary; chapters review the preservation of ancient documents and industrial archeology.
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6This series entry touches on aspects of archaeology in many locations around the world. Each double-page spread examines one or two concepts: preservation and decay, excavation, clues to the past, human remains, fakes and forgeries, etc. Paragraph headings are occasionally annoyingly cute, e.g., ``Big Brother is Watching,'' ``Caught in the Act,'' and ``Getting Plastered.'' Full-color photographs are scattered across the spreads with brief, museumlike labels that offer tidbits of random information. A few photographs almost fill the page, but most are very small. Readers are not likely to use this book for research, but will want to make repeated short visits.Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, Austin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789458643
  • Publisher: DK
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 204,296
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.75 (w) x 11.25 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Table of Contents

Detecting the past 6
Preservation and decay 8
Underground 10
Looking at the landscape 12
All kinds of documents 14
Images of the past 16
Walking among the past 18
Why excavate? 20
Digging up the past 22
Things in their place 24
Mounds and monuments 26
Hot and dry 28
Preserved by ice 30
Marine archeology 32
Freshwater preservation 36
Conservation of materials 38
Human remains 42
Food and environment 44
Investigating daily life 48
Clues to trade and industry 50
Buildings of the past 52
Dating the past 54
Fakes and forgeries 56
Experimental archeology 58
Industrial archeology 60
Past into future 62
Index 64
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