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Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction Paul Bahn (Freelance writer, translator, and broadcaster in archaeology)

Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction By Paul Bahn (Freelance writer, translator, and broadcaster in archaeology)

Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Bahn (Freelance writer, translator, and broadcaster in archaeology)


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The explorations of archaeology encompass the whole globe, survey 2.5 million years, and range from deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, and from pebble tools to GPS. Its efforts to reconstruct and understand the past do not fail to fascinate us. Paul Bahn explores the importance of archaeology in this entertaining introduction.

Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction Summary

Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Bahn (Freelance writer, translator, and broadcaster in archaeology)

This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pastime, career, and academic discipline, encompasses the whole globe, and surveys 2.5 million years. From deserts to jungles, from deep caves to mountain tops, from pebble tools to satellite photographs, from excavation to abstract theory, archaeology interacts with nearly every other discipline in its attempts to reconstruct the past. In this new edition, Paul Bahn brings the text up to date, including information about new discoveries and interpretations in the field, and highlighting the impact of developments such as the potential use of DNA and stable isotopes in teeth, as well the effect technology and science are having on archaeological exploration. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction Reviews

Review from previous edition Very lively indeed and remarkably perceptive - a quite brilliant and level-headed look at the curious world of archaeology. * Barry Cunliffe, University of Oxford *
It is often said that well-written books are rare in archaeology, but this is a model of good writing for a general audience. [The] chapters rattle along, packed with information by never getting bogged down in too much details. The book is full of jokes, but its serious message-that archaeology can be a rich and fascinating subject-it gets across with more panache than any other book I know. * Simon Denison, editor of British Archaeology *

About Paul Bahn (Freelance writer, translator, and broadcaster in archaeology)

Paul Bahn is a freelance writer, translator, and broadcaster in archaeology. He is a Fellow of the Society of ntiquaries, a corresponding member of the Archaeological Institute of America, a contributing editor of Archaeology magazine (New York), and vice-president (UK) of the Easter Island Foundation. He instigated and led the project which discovered Britain's only known Ice Age cave art in 2003.

Table of Contents

FURTHER READING; INDEX

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GOR005333625
9780199657438
0199657432
Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Bahn (Freelance writer, translator, and broadcaster in archaeology)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2012-08-30
136
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