A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century

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$11.18
UPC:
9780131776982
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Pearson (March 14, 2004)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
304
Shipping Weight:
11.2 ounces
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
6 x 0.7 x 8.9 inches
ISBN-10:
0131776983
ISBN-13:
978-0131776982
Author:
Brian M. Fagan

Product Overview

This brief but comprehensive book tells the story of how archaeology changed from a romantic adventure into a science. Its vivid narrative combines tales of archaeological discovery with the changing social conditions and theoretical perspectives that helped turn archaeology into a sophisticated discipline. Containing a simple, jargon-free styleand a lifetime of teaching experiencethis writer shares with readers his unrivaled experience as an archeologist and an author.Unique coverage includes both major discoveries, and significant, theoretical and methodological developments of the history of archaeologyfrom a global perspective.For anyone interested in an interpretation of our archeological past that will yield an understanding of todayits beginnings, and the ideas that nurtured it.

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