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Awesome Archaeology (The Knowledge) Paperback – 16 Mar 2001


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic; 1st edition (16 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439999081
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439999083
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 1.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 126,146 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'First came ruthless treasure hunters seeking ancient plunder.
Next there were heroes who found the secrets (and curses) of long-forgotten tombs.
Now we use computers to bring the past to life.
Follow daring underwater archaeologists into the cave of death, discover a person's face from their skull and uncover the grisly secrets of bog bodies and prehistoric poo'.

Plus 'delve' into the past yourself with our guide to being a time detective.

If you have read the 'Horrible Science' series of books, you will be aware of the way in which Nick Arnold puts knowledge across, in a humorous way.
This book is no exception.

'Archaeology is dead awesome.......that's because it is about dead people and how they lived in the past. It's about dead ruins - overgrown and abandoned to the bats and snakes, or buried in the earth.............And when archaeologists dig up ancient remains they come as close as anyone can to bringing dead people to life and talking to them about the past.

Of course, archaeologists don't 'really' chatter to skeletons or mumble to mummies - if they did you might think there was something odd about them.........'

The colourful, humorous cover opens to 158 pages, split over 10 chapters:

Introduction
Dodgy diggers
Secret sites
Enormous excavations
Murky marine archaeology
Terrible tombs
Dead interesting people
Fascinating finds
Revealing reconstructions
Epilogue: No future in the past?

Black and white illustrations/cartoons throughout.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By StanthemanRetoma on 6 Dec. 2012
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My son had been asking for a book on Aracheology for some time and a teacher recommended this book. It's not far off being a 'horrible histories' in its make-up and it does contain humour and lots of pictures although colour pictures would have been more pleasing on the eye. That said, my son is really enjoying it and keeps quoting loads of facts that he insists are very interesting! What does the 'HP' add say - 'never talk about anything other than sport when sport is on TV!' Children! Still, he's clearly enjoying it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Wolfychan on 9 Feb. 2014
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An amazingly informative book with pictures and wit. Loved by real life archaeologists and a good source for anyone wanting to know more about archaeology.
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