The Complete Illustrated History of World Archaeology: A Remarkable Journey Around the World's Major Ancient Sites from Stonehenge to the Pyramids at Giza and from Tenochtitlan to the Lascaux Cave in France

The Complete Illustrated History of World Archaeology: A Remarkable Journey Around the World's Major Ancient Sites from Stonehenge to the Pyramids at Giza and from Tenochtitlan to the Lascaux Cave in France

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Edited by Paul Bahn

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  • Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 175mm x 213mm x 23mm | 816g
  • Publication date: 7 November 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0754827739
  • ISBN 13: 9780754827733
  • Illustrations note: over 500 photographs
  • Sales rank: 594,249

Product description

This title helps you learn how the greatest archaeological discoveries were made and find out about the characters who made them, with over 500 images. Biographies of important archaeologists, past and present, such as J.F. Champollion who deciphered the Rosetta Stone, and Maria Reiche who explored the Nazca lines. It spans every period from early humans to recent times, with stories to absorb any student or general reader. It includes information on the latest findings and breakthroughs in archaeology. You can discover the most significant sites from Skara Brae on Orkney to Lake Mungo in Australia, and from Little Bighorn in the USA to the Blombos Cave in South Africa. Rediscovering the past through archaeological finds is a deeply satisfying and culturally important process. The first part of this beautifully illustrated book focuses on the archaeologists, including Egyptologists Flinders Petrie and Howard Carter, and modern specialists Tatiana Proskouriakoff and John Howland Rowe in South America. The second part of the book is a global survey of an incredible variety of places, covering the best-known archaeological sites - from Babylon and Pompeii, to Angkor and Easter Island. With over 500 images, from museums, galleries and specialist photographers, this is an invaluable reference book on a fascinating subject.

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Paul Bahn is a respected writer, editor and translator of books on archaeology. He has held post-doctoral fellowships at Liverpool and London, plus a J. Paul Getty fellowship in the History of Art and the Humanities. Among his books are: Pyrenean Prehistory and The Cambridge Illustrated History of Prehistoric Art. He has also edited The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology, The Story of Archaeology, The Archaeology Detectives and The Penguin Guide to Archaeology.