The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology

by Paul G. Bahn, Paul Bahn
     
 

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This is the fullest and most authoritative single-volume account of archaeology from the earliest discoveries to the great excavations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lavishly illustrated throughout and global in scope, it tells the story of those explorations which have helped shape our knowledge of the past. From early digging in Greece and the Near East,

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This is the fullest and most authoritative single-volume account of archaeology from the earliest discoveries to the great excavations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lavishly illustrated throughout and global in scope, it tells the story of those explorations which have helped shape our knowledge of the past. From early digging in Greece and the Near East, through the part played by archaeology in the 'discovery' of the Americas, to the unearthing of sites in Africa, Scandinavia, the former Soviet Union, and Australasia, the book describes individual events as part of a connected narrative amounting to a thorough history of the subject for general readers. It is the first general history of archaeology written by a team of specialists and the first history to cover every part of the world. The book is complete with time-period charts, lists of archaeological events, and a full index.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'… a truly international history of archaeology … The Illustrated History is refreshing in that it presents an international view of archaeological discovery and sometimes of changing ideas about the past.' Brian Fagan, American Antiquity

'… a global approach …' Estelle Lazer, The Weekend Review

BookPage
A richly detailed account of archaeological exploration from medieval times to now. Worldwide in scope and copiously illustrated, this reference makes fascinating reading.
Booknews
An account of the history of archaeology for general readers, examining the field's hoaxes and wrong-turns as well as spectacular discoveries and the progress of ideas. Discusses prominent sites and archaeologists, current controversies such as conflicts between aboriginal peoples and archaeologists, and future trends. Contains color and b&w photos and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521669467
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/13/1999
Series:
History Series
Pages:
386
Product dimensions:
7.99(w) x 9.96(h) x 1.10(d)

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