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    The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology (CAMBRIDGE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF) (Paperback) Edited by Paul G. Bahn, Foreword by Lord Renfrew


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    DescriptionThis 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.

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    The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul G. Bahn, Foreword by Lord Renfrew
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 1,360 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521669467
    ISBN 10: 0521669464

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 930.109
    LC classification: CC100
    Thema V1.0: NK
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    131 b/w illus. 102 colour illus.
    Imprint name
    Publication date
    01 August 1999
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    '... 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, University of Sydney, The Weekend Review
    Review text
    This book is a world-wide survey of archaeology. Beginning in Egypt and the Near East, archaeology spread worldwide to encompass the origins of east Asiatic, African and American-Indian societies. The whole impressive record, everything from Troy, Machu Picchu and the Valley of the Kings to Stonehenge, Teotihuacan and Great Zimbabwe, is covered here, along with the acknowledgement of the achievements of the great archaeologists of the past: Schliemann, Bingham, Carter and Carnarvon, the Leakeys and many more. Copiously illustrated and accompanied by many maps and time-period charts. (Kirkus UK)
    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.