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Disgraceful Archaeology : Or Things You Shouldn't Know About the History of Mankind

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The book that all archaeology buffs have secretly been yearning for! This unique blend of text, anecdote and cartoon reveals, and revels in, those aspects of the past that have been ignored, glossed over or even suppressed - the bawdy, the scatological and the downright bizarre. Our ancestors were not always serious, downtrodden and fearful creatures. They were human like ourselves and shared our earthy sense of humour that is based on bodily functions, bawdiness and slapstick. So it's time to take the fig leaf off the past and have a long, hard look at the real past - the world that would have had the Victorians reaching for their smelling salts. So if you want to know what your average Egyptian slave thought of pharaoh, or a Roman legionary thought of his commander, you will find the answer in Disgraceful Archaeology - in hilarious graphic detail! Paul Bahn is the bestselling author of Bluff Your Way in Archaeology. In his more sober moments he is co-author (with Professor Colin Renfrew) of Archaeology: Theories, Methods & Practice and the author or co-author of many other bestselling books on archaeology. Bill Tidy (whose brainchild this book is) has a worldwide reputation as Britain's most versatile cartoonist.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 14mm | 258.55g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0752465961
  • 9780752465968
  • 728,346

About Paul G. Bahn

Paul Bahn is an archaeologist and the author of "Cave Art" and "Written in Bones." He is a contributing editor to "Archaeology" magazine, has lectured on many study tours sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, and has consulted for the PBS television show "Nova." Bill Tidy is a cartoonist. They previously collaborated on "Ancient Obscenities" and" Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction."show more

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