The World Atlas of Archaeology

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Artifacts, relics, bones, and ruins provide us with firsthand evidence and irrefutable proof of the practices of historic civilizations. From the pyramids of Egypt to the salt mines of Hallstatt in Austria, archeological discoveries have revealed both the similarities and the enormous differences between us and the earlier eras of mankind. Also included are comprehensive descriptions of all the major excavations from each continent, over 200 color illustrations of unearthed treasures, detailed maps pinpointing ...
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Overview

Artifacts, relics, bones, and ruins provide us with firsthand evidence and irrefutable proof of the practices of historic civilizations. From the pyramids of Egypt to the salt mines of Hallstatt in Austria, archeological discoveries have revealed both the similarities and the enormous differences between us and the earlier eras of mankind. Also included are comprehensive descriptions of all the major excavations from each continent, over 200 color illustrations of unearthed treasures, detailed maps pinpointing each archeological site of significance, as well as a continuous timeline of dates and events.

Examining archeological sites from Iceland to Polynesia and piecing together a picture of life from 1000 B.C. to the present day, The History of Archeology is a complete record of life on earth.

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With its space- and time-bound nature, archaeology lends itself to treatment in atlas form. While most archaeology atlases focus on either time or location, this publication from Constable (World's Biggest Buildings) encompasses both. Organized geographically, it opens with early hominids and continues to North American Indians--the Anasazi and the Moundbuilders--and the Viking settlements. Each geographic area has an introduction, followed by sections that highlight a site, find, topic, or culture. Each of the 77 two-page sections contains a time line, photos, and a short, descriptive text. Although global in coverage and comprehensive in timeframe, the book is quite general, lacking details and a bibliography, and would not be useful for ready reference. In contrast, Mick Aston and Tim Taylor's The Atlas of Archaeology (DK, 1998) is a better reference tool, for it is organized chronologically, provides more detail, and contains a gazetteer, better maps, a glossary, and a bibliography. While the time lines and maps of the World Atlas might be useful to students, the work is better suited to general-interest audience at public libraries.--Joyce L. Ogburn, Univ. of Washington, Seattle Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
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Nick Constable's World Atlas Of Archaeology provides an excellentvisual guide to archaeology around the world, describing major excavations on all continents, including over two hundred color illustrations and maps, and providing a timeline of events. An essential key to understanding the genre.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585740918
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.06 (w) x 12.04 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
Africa 8
Ancestors of Humanity 10
The Search for Homo Sapiens 12
The Great Zimbabwe 14
Nigerian Nok Culture and the Igbo Ukwu Grave 16
Images of Stone Age Wildlife 18
The Romans in Africa 20
Ancient Egypt and the Nile Valley 22
The Pyramids of Giza 24
The Lost Tomb of King Tut 26
Temples of the Nile 28
Armana 30
Secrets of Tanis 32
The Rosetta Stone 34
Saved From the Flood 36
Western Asia and the Near East 38
Mount Carmel 40
Artifacts of Judaism 42
Persia and Her Cities 44
Assyrian Magic at Nineveh 46
Nebuchadnezzar and Babylon 48
Human Sacrifice at Ur and the Great Flood 50
Jericho and the First Farmers 52
Ancient Greece and the Aegean 54
Athens: The Acropolis and the Agora 56
Aigai City and the Macedonians 58
The Discovery of Troy 60
Capital Cities of Troy's Conquerors 62
The Knossos Legacy 64
The Buried City of Akrotiri 66
The Roman Empire 68
The Wonders of Rome 70
Vesuvius and the Destruction of Pompeii 76
The Baths of Caracalla 78
Great Outposts 80
Glimpses of the Etruscans 82
Etruscan Cities 84
Western Europe 86
Stonehenge 88
The Carnac Enigma 90
Ice Age Art of France and Spain 92
The Tomb Builders of the West 94
Hadrian's Wall and Vindolanda 96
Sutton Hoo 98
Tintagel Castle and The Arthur Stone 100
Central and Northern Europe 102
The Hochdorf Prince 104
Lake People of the Alps 106
Gold of Varna 108
Otzi the Iceman 110
Sacrifice or Execution? 112
Viking Burial Ships 114
Temples of Malta 116
Russia and Central Asia 118
Human Colonization of Asia 120
Novgorod and Medieval Russia 122
The River People of Lepenskir Vir 124
Catal Huyuk 126
Indus Valley Civilization 128
The Buddha's Legacy 130
The Far East 132
Peking Man 134
Jade in China 136
The Terracotta Army 138
The Great Wall 140
Yinxu 142
Ming Tombs, Murals, and Mummies 144
Temple of Angkor Wat 146
Oceania 148
Lake Mungo 150
Rock Art at Carnarvon Gorge 152
The Lapita Makers 154
Maori Fortresses 156
Statues of Easter Island 158
South and Central America 160
Tiwanaku and the Pre-Incas 162
The Nasca Lines 164
Jaguars of Chavin de Huantar 166
Machu Picchu 168
Disaster at El Ceren 170
Cave Rituals at Naj Tunich 172
Mexico and North America 174
Rise of the Olmec 176
Temple of the Inscriptions 178
Temple of the Feathered Serpent, Teotihuacan 180
Moundbuilders of North America 182
The Anasazi 184
Native Americans 186
Viking Outposts 188
Summary 190
Index 191
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