Historian Peter James and archaeologist Nick Thorpe have pooled in amassing this compendium of human ingenuity through the ages. Together they conclusively prove that our ancestors, however long ago they lived and whatever part of the globe they occupied, were problem-solvers. Brimming with odd facts and entertaining curiosities, written with zest and humor, 'Ancient Inventions' is a celebration of the inventiveness of the human mind.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MarthaJeanne - LibraryThing
Before using any of this information, check it somewhere reliable. I found some obvious mistakes, and several other very questionable claims. It also gets boring fast if you try to read through. The jumps from one culture and time to another make it hard to really get a feel for things. Read full review
ANCIENT INVENTIONSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Not just an inventory of gizmos and whatsits, this is a responsible attempt by two British archaeologists (Centuries of Darkness, not reviewed) to construct an overview of science and technology in ... Read full review