The Complete Illustrated History of World Archaeology: A Remarkable Journey Around the World's Major Ancient Sites from Stonehenge to the Pyramids at Giza and from Tenochtitlan to the Lascaux Cave in France

The Complete Illustrated History of World Archaeology: A Remarkable Journey Around the World's Major Ancient Sites from Stonehenge to the Pyramids at Giza and from Tenochtitlan to the Lascaux Cave in France

by Paul Bahn (Editor)

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The Complete Illustrated History of World Archaeology: A Remarkable Journey Around the World's Major Ancient Sites from Stonehenge to the Pyramids at Giza and from Tenochtitlan to the Lascaux Cave in France by Paul Bahn

Learn how the greatest archaeological discoveries were made and find out about the characters who made them, with over 500 images including specially commissioned maps to help pinpoint the sites covered in the book, Biographies of important archaeologists, past and present, such as J.R Champollion who deciphered the Rosetta Stone, and Maria Reiche who explored the Nazca lines, Spans every period from early humans to recent times, with stories to absorb any student or general reader, with information on the latest findings and breakthroughs in archaeology, Discover the most significant sites from Skara Brae on Orkney to Lake Mungo in Australia, and from Little Bighorn in the USA to the Blombos Cave in South Africa

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780754827733
Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 09/07/2013
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,065,978
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Timeline 10

Archaeologists 12

Founders of Archaeology 14

Giovanni Belzoni 16

J. F. Champollion 18

Sir Arthur Evans 20

Henry Layard 22

Auguste Mariette 24

Jacques de Morgan 26

Edouard Piette 27

Augustus Pitt Rivers 28

Henry Rawlinson 30

Sanz de Sautuola 31

Heinrich Schliemann 32

Ephraim Squier 34

Thomsen and Worsaae 35

Max Uhle 36

Pioneers of Archaeology 38

Hiram Bingham 40

Henri Breuil 42

Howard Carter 43

G. Caton-Thompson 46

Li Chi 47

Dorothy Garrod 48

William Grimes 50

David Hogarth 51

Alfred Kidder 52

Winifred Lamb 54

Sir Max Mallowan 55

Sir John Marshall 56

Pierre Montet 58

André Parrot 59

Sir Flinders Petrie 60

Julio C. Tello 62

Alan Bayard Wace 64

Sir Mortimer Wheeler 65

Sir Leonard Woolley 66

Modern Archaeologists 68

Manolis Andronikos 70

Ignacio Bernal 72

Alfonso Caso 74

Rhys Jones 76

Kathleen Kenyon 78

The Leakey Family 80

André Leroi-Gourhan 83

Spyridon Marinatos 84

Harald Pager 86

Tatdana Proskouriakoff 88

Maria Reiche 89

John Howland Rowe 92

Sir J. Eric Thompson 94

Michael Ventris 95

Archaeological Sites 96

The Great Sites of Africa 98

Sterkfontein, Swartkrans and Kromdraai 100

Blombos Cave 102

Saharan rock art 103

Giza 104

Saqqara 108

Abydos 110

Karnak 114

The Valley of the Kings 116

Amarna 118

Abu Simbel 120

Egypt's fortress 121

Meroe 122

The Zimbabwe tradition 123

Ife and Benin 126

Lalibela 127

The Great Sites of the Middle East 128

Mount Carmel 130

Uruk 131

Ugarit 132

Susa 133

Ebla 134

Kalhu 135

Babylon 138

Persepolis 140

Petra 142

The Great Sites of the Mediterranean 144

Göbekli Tepe 146

Knossos 147

Mycenae 150

Ulu Burun 152

Olympia 154

Cyrene 155

Delphi 156

The Athenian Agora 158

Tarquinia 159

Pergamon 160

Carthage 162

The Domus Aurea 163

Ostia 164

Pompeii 166

Masada 170

The Great Sites of Europe 172

Mezhirich 174

Lascaux 176

Stonehenge 178

The Iceman 180

Carnac 182

Newgrange 184

Skara Brae 185

The Heuneburg 186

Biskupin 187

Sutton Hoo 188

The Great Sites of the Far East 190

Peking Man 192

Mehrgarh 194

Harappa 195

Pazyryk 198

Pataliputra 200

Taxila 201

Mount Li 202

Nara 206

Angkor 208

The Great Sites of Oceania 212

Lake Mungo 214

The rock art of Dampier 216

Nan Madol 217

The Lapita Culture 218

Easter Island 220

Shag River Mouth 222

HMS Pandora 223

The Great Sites of the Americas 224

Cholula 226

Tikal 228

Teotihuacán 230

The Moche 232

Chichén Itzá 236

Chaco Canyon 238

Mesa Verde 240

L'Anse aux Meadows 242

Cahokia 243

Great Serpent Mound 244

Chan Chan 245

Tenochtitlán 246

Little Bighorn 248

Glossary 250

Index 252

Acknowledgements 256

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