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The World Atlas of Archaeology
     

The World Atlas of Archaeology

by Nick Constable, Brian M. Fagan (Other), Oliver Frey (Other)
 
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

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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 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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Library Journal
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.\
Internet Book Watch
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.
—Internet Book Watch

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585740918
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 12.04(h) x 0.96(d)

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