Bluffer's Guide to Archaeology (Bluffer's Guide Series)

Overview

Be an instant expert on archaeology and bluff your way with anyone who digs around in the subject. No studying required, just a sense of humor.
From "Coprolite Analysts" to the "Leakeys", the Bluffers Guide to Archaeology equips you with all you need to know to reveal that you know more than most.
Bluffer's Guides is a series of snappy little books containing facts, jargon, and all you need to know for instant...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (10) from $3.96   
  • New (2) from $215.00   
  • Used (8) from $3.96   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$215.00
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(136)

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.

New
Brand new.

Ships from: acton, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$229.48
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(257)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

Be an instant expert on archaeology and bluff your way with anyone who digs around in the subject. No studying required, just a sense of humor.
From "Coprolite Analysts" to the "Leakeys", the Bluffers Guide to Archaeology equips you with all you need to know to reveal that you know more than most.
Bluffer's Guides is a series of snappy little books containing facts, jargon, and all you need to know for instant expertise.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903096369
  • Publisher: Can of Worms Enterprises LTD
  • Publication date: 9/28/2004
  • Series: Bluffer's Guide Series
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 6.96 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dating from 1953, Paul Bahn decided at an early age that he wanted to be an archaeologist since it seemed to be better than working for a living. He later studied archaeology at Cambridge, obtained his Ph.D., and adopted the regulation beard and shapeless sweaters, but despite weeks of cutting through the South American jungle in search of lost settlements, he failed to acquire a taste for either tobacco or vast quantities of alcohol.

Read More Show Less

Read an Excerpt

Archaeology is an ideal subject in which to become an accomplished bluffer because much of the evidence is so patchy that anyone's guess is as valid as anyone else's.... People tend to think that archaeologists spend all their time digging. In fact, not all of them dig, and only a few dig all the time. The bluffer should explain condescendingly that processing and analysing the finds usually takes far longer than the excavation itself, which is therefore just the foreplay, the preliminary stage: the means to an end, not an end in itself.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

(1) What is Archaeology?; (2) Being an Archaeologist; (3) Types of Archaeologist - Field Archaeologists, Armchair Archaeologists; (4) Archaeology in the Field - Finding Sites,
Excavation, Survey, Rescue; (5) The Specialists - Stone Tool Experts, Pottery Experts, Zoologists, Botanists, Coprolite Analysts; (6) Fields of Specialisation - Egyptology, The Near East, Rock Art, Underwater Archaeology, Urban Archaeology, Experimental Archaeology, Ethnoarchaeology, Gender Archaeology, Industrial Archaeology and Garbage, Museum Work, Decipherment, Dating, Interpretation; (7) The Outer Limits - Curses, Fakes, Pseudo-archaeology; (8) Archaeology in Print - Ruses, (9) Some Names to Know - Stonehenge, Carnac, The Terracotta Army, Nazca, Aztecs and Incas, Easter Island, Australia; (10) Famous Archaeologists - Nabodinus, Heinrich Schliemann, Boucher de Perthes, General Pitt-Rivers,
Howard Carter, Henri Breuil, Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Glyn Daniel, The Leakeys; (11) Glossary

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)