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Archaeology : the essential guide to our human past / general editor Paul Bahn ; foreword by Brian Fagan.

Bahn, Paul G., (editor.). Fagan, Brian M., (writer of foreword.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781588345912
  • ISBN: 1588345912
  • Physical Description: 576 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 26 cm
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
1. Deep prehistory 4 million-10,000 BCE -- 2. From hunters to farmers 10,000-3000 BCE -- 3. The rise of civilizations 3000-1000 BCE -- 4. The iron age and the ancient world 1000 BCE-500 CE -- 5. The medieval world 500-1600 CE -- 6. The modern world 1600 CE-present -- 7. How archaeology works.
Summary, etc.:
"Epic in scope, yet filled with detail, this illustrated guide takes readers through the whole of our human past. Spanning the dawn of human civilization through the present, it provides a tour of every site of key archaeological importance. From the prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux to Tutankhamun's tomb, from the buried city of Pompeii to China's Terracotta Army, all of the world's most iconic sites and discoveries are here. So too are the lesser-known yet equally important finds, such as the recent discoveries of our oldest known human ancestors and of the world's oldest-known temple, Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. A masterful combination of succinct analysis and driving narrative, this book also addresses the questions that inevitably arise as we gradually learn more about the history of our species. Written by an international team of archaeological experts and richly illustrated throughout, Archaeology: A Comprehensive Guide to Our Human Past offers an unparalleled insight into the origins of humankind"-- Provided by publisher.
"A trip through time and around the globe to more than 100 major sites of archaeological importance"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Archaeology.
Illustrated books.
SOCIAL SCIENCE > Archaeology.
RELIGION > Antiquities & Archaeology.
HISTORY > World.
Illustrated books.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology.
RELIGION / Antiquities & Archaeology.
HISTORY / World.
Genre: Illustrated works.