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Readers interested in archaeology must discover this treasure of a book! Written by leading archaeologists (many of whom discovered the objects they are writing about), the book is breathtakingly beautiful, filled with archaeological treasures and histories from around the world. Under the editorial supervision of Fagan (anthropology, emeritus, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Floods, Famines and Emperors), who contributes the introduction and two of over 50 articles, the book covers the most important and spectacular archaeological discoveries of the past 15 years and is arranged in seven different sections: "Discoveries from the Ice Age," "Tombs, Graves and Mummies," "Treasures of Ancient Art; Lost Cities," "Enigmas of Ritual and Religion," "Discoveries from the Deep," and finally "Scientific Discoveries." Ranging from hominids in Africa to mummies in Peru and lost cities in China, Discovery!encompasses a range of about two million years of human activity and cultures. With more than 300 color photos, it brings to life the excitement of the work of archaeology and of the civilizations of the past. Accessible and readable for those new to the subjects as well as for those who have formally studied archaeology, it is highly recommended for all public and academic libraries.