The Great Archaeologists Hardcover – 1 Sep 2014
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A compelling range of brilliance, imagination and eccentricity, conveying not just a sense of what being an archaeologist involves, but of how much archaeology has achieved as a contribution to human understanding. As well as in the design and image selection that make this book a pleasure to hold, it strength lies in its writers. --British Archaeology
Whether you are interested in the desert romance of Ur of the Chaldees or the recreation of Viking ships in Roskilde, this gloriously illustrated book is one you savour. --Minerva
An impressive feat ... a book that is so much more than the sum of its parts - and what parts they are. --Current Archaeology
About the Author
Brian Fagan is Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Among his books are Discovery!, Ancient North America, The Complete Ice Age and The Great Archaeologists, all published by Thames & Hudson.
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The book has a truly worldwide scope; alongside the more familiar civilisations such as ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome, Persia and Babylon, it takes us much further afield, looking at pre-history in general: the Mayan civilisation, the Indus valley, ancient China, Polynesia and African prehistory to name but a few.
The book is exceptionally well illustrated with contemporary drawings, paintings and photographs taken from the period under discussion. Almost every page contains an illustration and as many of these are reproduced in half-tint or in a restricted palette they give a wonderful contemporary feel to the pages that transports the reader back in time to the period when the discoveries were made. This is a book the reader will want to return to again and again – and it would, therefore, make an excellent reading for any budding (or armchair) archaeologist.
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The reader should get a sense of how archaeology slowly came to be the discipline it is known today through these antiquarians, scientists, curators, artists, historians, lawyers, priests... People from all walks of life who felt compelled to explore and understand the past.
Few people realize that most of what we know about the truly ancient past was only recently discovered...