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The Resource A little history of archaeology, Brian Fagan

A little history of archaeology, Brian Fagan

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A little history of archaeology
Title
A little history of archaeology
Statement of responsibility
Brian Fagan
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The thrilling history of archaeological adventure, with tales of danger, debate, audacious explorers, and astonishing discoveries around the globe. What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art. Archaeology is all of these, but also far more: the only science to encompass the entire span of human history--more than three million years! This Little History tells the riveting stories of some of the great archaeologists and their amazing discoveries around the globe: ancient Egyptian tombs, Mayan ruins, the first colonial settlements at Jamestown, mysterious Stonehenge, the incredibly preserved Pompeii, and many, many more. In forty brief, exciting chapters, the book recounts archaeology's development from its eighteenth-century origins to its twenty-first-century technological advances, including remote sensing capabilities and satellite imagery techniques that have revolutionized the field. Shining light on the most intriguing events in the history of the field, this absolutely up-to-date book illuminates archaeology's controversies, discoveries, heroes and scoundrels, global sites, and newest methods for curious readers of every age."--provided by Amazon.com
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Fagan, Brian M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CC100
LC item number
.F34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Little Histories
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archaeology
  • Archaeology
Label
A little history of archaeology, Brian Fagan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "backward-looking curiosity" -- Donkeys and pharaohs -- Reading ancient Egypt -- Digging into Nineveh -- Tablets and tunnelling -- The Maya revealed -- Axes and elephants -- A huge turning point -- The three ages -- Stone Age hunters in an icy world -- Across the ages -- The myth of the mound builders -- "Stepping into the unknown" -- Toros! Toros! -- Searching for Homer's heroes -- "Organised common sense" -- The small and unspectacular -- The palace of the minotaur -- Not "men's work" -- Mud bricks and a flood -- "Wonderful things" -- A palace fit for a chief -- East and west -- Shell heaps, pueblos and tree rings -- A fire-breathing giant -- Around the river bend -- Dating the ages -- Ecology and world prehistory -- "Dear boy!" -- The first farmers -- Defending the Emperor -- Underwater archaeology -- Meeting the colonists -- The Ice Man and others -- Warrior-priests of the Moche -- Tunnelling for the cosmos -- C̦atalhöyük -- Looking in the landscape -- Shining a light on the invisible -- Archaeology today and tomorrow
Control code
1002643455
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780300224641
Lccn
2017959448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002643455
Label
A little history of archaeology, Brian Fagan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The "backward-looking curiosity" -- Donkeys and pharaohs -- Reading ancient Egypt -- Digging into Nineveh -- Tablets and tunnelling -- The Maya revealed -- Axes and elephants -- A huge turning point -- The three ages -- Stone Age hunters in an icy world -- Across the ages -- The myth of the mound builders -- "Stepping into the unknown" -- Toros! Toros! -- Searching for Homer's heroes -- "Organised common sense" -- The small and unspectacular -- The palace of the minotaur -- Not "men's work" -- Mud bricks and a flood -- "Wonderful things" -- A palace fit for a chief -- East and west -- Shell heaps, pueblos and tree rings -- A fire-breathing giant -- Around the river bend -- Dating the ages -- Ecology and world prehistory -- "Dear boy!" -- The first farmers -- Defending the Emperor -- Underwater archaeology -- Meeting the colonists -- The Ice Man and others -- Warrior-priests of the Moche -- Tunnelling for the cosmos -- C̦atalhöyük -- Looking in the landscape -- Shining a light on the invisible -- Archaeology today and tomorrow
Control code
1002643455
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 277 pages
Isbn
9780300224641
Lccn
2017959448
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1002643455

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