The Young Oxford Book of Archaeology

The Young Oxford Book of Archaeology

by Norah Moloney, N. Moloney

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The Young Oxford Book of Archaeology by Norah Moloney, N. Moloney

Archaeologists are like detectives investigating the past. They look for clues and analyze their findings in order to unravel the complex story of the everyday lives of our ancestors.
The Young Oxford Book of Archaeology begins by asking: What is archaeology? We find out how archaeologists work. How do they find a site? How do they excavate? How do they record and interpret what they find? We travel through time, stopping off at archaeological sites all over the world—on land, underground, and beneath the sea—from Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, where the first humans appeared, through Mohenjodaro in Pakistan, where one of the first great cities flourished, to the Viking sites in Canada. The story is brought up-to-date with the Garbage Project, where archaeologists have used people's trash to build up a picture of modern life.
Illustrated with stunning photographs and reconstructions, each case study examines and interprets all the evidence. The result is the essential guide for the archaeologist in all of us.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199101009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 11/02/2000
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Norah Moloney trained as a primary school teacher before studying archaeology at Harvard University. She gained her doctorate in Palaeolithic Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology in London.

Table of Contents

Decoding the Evidence
What is Archaeology?
8(14)
When Did it Happen?
22(8)
A Journey Through Time
In the Beginning
30(8)
Living in the Ice Age
38(8)
The First Farmers
46(8)
Stone Giants
54(8)
Mohenjodaro: An Ancient City
62(8)
Life in Ancient Egypt
70(8)
The Ancient Olympic Games
78(8)
Life and Death at Pompeii
86(8)
The Vikings in North America
94(6)
Tenochtitlan: Great City of the Aztecs
100(8)
Underwater Archaeology
108(6)
Discovering Our Industrial Past
114(4)
Saving Our Heritage
118(4)
Ethnoarchaeology
122(4)
The Archaeology of Today
126(6)
Learning from the Past
Artists of the Past
132(6)
Know Them by Their Writings
138(4)
The Clay Pots Speak
142(4)
Burying the Dead
146(6)
Glossary 152(3)
Index 155(5)
Acknowledgements 160

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