A Little History of Archaeology

A Little History of Archaeology

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"An entertaining account of the development of archaeology across the world. . . Fagan's recollections. . . help bring the history to life."-Current World Archaeology

"Learned and lively."-Wall Street Journal

What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art. Archaeology is all of these, but also far more: the only science to encompass the entire span of human history-more than three million years!

This Little History tells the riveting stories of some of the great archaeologists and their amazing discoveries around the globe: ancient Egyptian tombs, Mayan ruins, the first colonial settlements at Jamestown, mysterious Stonehenge, the incredibly preserved Pompeii, and many, many more. In forty brief, exciting chapters, the book recounts archaeology's development from its eighteenth-century origins to its twenty-first-century technological advances. Shining light on the most intriguing events in the history of the field, this absolutely up-to-date book illuminates archaeology's controversies, discoveries, heroes and scoundrels, global sites, and newest methods for curious readers of every age.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780300243215
BY (AUTHOR) Fagan, Brian
PUBLISHER : Yale University Press PUBLICATION DATE : April 02, 2019
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Yale University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 216 mm x 140 mm
WEIGHT : 426 g
SERIES : Little Histories

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology
DESCRIPTION :
"An entertaining account of the development of archaeology across the world. . . Fagan's recollections. . . help bring the history to life."-Current World Archaeology

"Learned and lively."-Wall Street Journal

What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art. Archaeology is all of these, but also far more: the only science to encompass the entire span of human history-more than three million years!

This Little History tells the riveting stories of some of the great archaeologists and their amazing discoveries around the globe: ancient Egyptian tombs, Mayan ruins, the first colonial settlements at Jamestown, mysterious Stonehenge, the incredibly preserved Pompeii, and many, many more. In forty brief, exciting chapters, the book recounts archaeology's development from its eighteenth-century origins to its twenty-first-century technological advances. Shining light on the most intriguing events in the history of the field, this absolutely up-to-date book illuminates archaeology's controversies, discoveries, heroes and scoundrels, global sites, and newest methods for curious readers of every age.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780300243215
BY (AUTHOR) Fagan, Brian
PUBLISHER : Yale University Press PUBLICATION DATE : April 02, 2019
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United States IMPRINT : Yale University Press
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 216 mm x 140 mm
WEIGHT : 426 g
SERIES : Little Histories

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
History & Archaeology