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Kingfisher Knowledge is a groundbreaking series for readers hungry for information on today's hot topics. Lively, engaging text, packed with information, accompanies stunning photographs that enhance each chapter. Amazing, state-of-the-art digital artwork guides readers into the fascinating heart of the subject. This learning adventure does not stop there - information panels throughout lead the reader to further discovery. Each chapter offers website links, book lists, places to visit and career information. Archaeology explores the fascinating science of excavating and examining the debris of centuries of daily human life, from the earliest Iron Age axe-heads to the mass-produced objects of more recent history, and from the smallest Roman coins to the largest archaeological sites. It describes the history and techniques of archaeology, overviews some of the important historical themes and periods on which it has shed light, and includes a section which looks closer at some of the most exciting archaeological sites around the world. The book as a whole introduces readers to the treasure-trove that archaeology offers us, and begins to put it into its wider historical more

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  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 232 x 278 x 10mm | 557.93g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0753409550
  • 9780753409558

About Trevor Barnes

Trevor Barnes is an experienced author and cultural historian as well as a BBC religious affairs presenter. He is the author of the encyclopedic The Kingfisher Book of Religions as well as numerous other books for children and adults. Trevor lives in London. Tony Robinson needs little introduction. The writer, broadcaster and comedian is best known for his appearance in the BBC historical sitcom Blackadder and his work presenting Channel 4's hit archaeology series, Time Team. He has written many books and television programmes on history and archaeology for both children and adults. His enthusiasm for communicating these fascinating subjects to the general public, especially children, is second to more

Table of contents

1 Half Title; 2-3 Title; 4-5 Imprint & Contents; 6 Foreword; 7 Chapter One: What is archaeology? 8-9 What is archaeology? 10-11 What do archaeologists do? 12-13 Where is archaeology? 14-15 Bits and pieces; 16-17 Famous finds; 18-19 Changing times; 20-21 Where next? 22 Summary of chapter one and information panel; 23 Chapter Two: Touching the past; 24-25 Sites around the world (with map); 26-27 Catal Huyuk; 28-29 Giant stones of northern Europe; 30-31 Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro; 32-33 Ur and Babylon; 34-35 The palace at Knossos; 36-37 The tomb of Tutankhamun; 38-39 The Acropolis at Athens; 40-41 The terracotta army; 42-43 Pompeii; 44-45 Angkor Wat; 46-47 Cahokia; 48-49 Kingdoms of west Africa; 50-51 The Aztecs' great temple (Tenochtitian); 52-53 The warship Mary Rose; 54-55 The Battle of Little Bighorn; 56-57 City of London O-present; 58 Summary of chapter two and information panel; 59-61 Glossary; 62-63 Index; 64 Acknowledgementsshow more

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