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

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

by Paul Bahn
     
 

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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

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903096369
Publisher:
Can of Worms Enterprises LTD
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Series:
Bluffer's Guide Series
Edition description:
Updated
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
4.36(w) x 6.96(h) x 0.20(d)

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.

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.

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