The world encyclopedia of archaeology: the world's most significant sites and cultural treasures
The definitive reference on the art and science of archaeology.
The World Encyclopedia of Archaeology is a sweeping exploration of archaeology that spans the globe from the beginning of recorded history and earlier. Here is a comprehensive view of the past as seen through the remnants of civilizations as they emerge and expand. The book begins by defining modern and ancient archaeology and gives the history of archaeology through the centuries. The different types of archaeology are explored, along with the techniques used for each and the problems, concerns and issues archaeologists face today.
The main section of the book details each region of the world, with the authoritative text revealing the fascinating history of important archaeological sites. This global perspective includes more than 700 illustrations. The atlas section with detailed maps provides placements throughout history.
Accurate, in-depth and up to date, The World Encyclopedia of Archaeology is compelling reading. It serves as an outstanding reference for professionals, researchers, history buffs and general readers.
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Edited by archaeologist Cremin (The Celts in Europe), this encyclopedia comprises the entire history of humankind from the earliest fossil hominids 30 million years ago to the Kingdom of Hawaii in the ... Read full review