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The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology By Paul G. Bahn

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology by Paul G. Bahn

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Summary

This is the fullest and most authoritative single-volume account of archaeology available. Lavishly illustrated throughout and global in scope, it tells the story of those explorations which have helped shape our knowledge of the past. It is the first general history of archaeology to be written by a team of specialists.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology Summary

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology by Paul G. Bahn

This is the fullest and most authoritative single-volume account of archaeology from the earliest discoveries to the great excavations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Lavishly illustrated throughout and global in scope, it tells the story of those explorations which have helped shape our knowledge of the past. From early digging in Greece and the Near East, through the part played by archaeology in the 'discovery' of the Americas, to the unearthing of sites in Africa, Scandinavia, the former Soviet Union, and Australasia, the book describes individual events as part of a connected narrative amounting to a thorough history of the subject for general readers. It is the first general history of archaeology written by a team of specialists and the first history to cover every part of the world. The book is complete with time-period charts, lists of archaeological events, and a full index.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology Reviews

'... a truly international history of archaeology ... The Illustrated History is refreshing in that it presents an international view of archaeological discovery and sometimes of changing ideas about the past.' Brian Fagan, American Antiquity
'... a global approach ...' Estelle Lazer, The Weekend Review

Table of Contents

Foreword Lord Renfrew; Preface; Introduction; 1. The archaeology of archaeology; 2. Old worlds and new, 1500-1760; 3. Antiquarians and explorers, 1760-1820; 4. Science and Romanticism, 1820-1860; 5. The search for human origins, 1860-1920; 6. Archaeology comes of age, 1920-1960; 7. New techniques and competing philosophies, 1960-1990; 8. Current controversies and future trends; Bibliography; Table of archaeological periods worldwide; Chronology; Index; Acknowledgements.

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GOR001357571
9780521454988
0521454980
The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology by Paul G. Bahn
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cambridge University Press
1996-06-13
400
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