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100 Great Archaeological Discoveries
by Paul G. Bahn
Selected from around the globe, the 100 discoveries in this book demonstrate the extraordinary range of subjects archaeology encompasses. The Story of Archaeology offers you the key to a new world - the past.
(first published January 1st 1996)
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This was the text used for my CTYI Archaeology course, way back in the mists of time. It does exactly as it claims on the cover, recounting one hundred of the most influential and famous archaeological discoveries in history—from Schliemann's excavations at Troy to the excavation of Tollund Man (whose photo graces the cover) to the Terracotta Warriors of Ancient China—in clear and accessible prose. The photos are the real joy of this book, though, glossy and high-quality. Good for leafing throug ...more
Admittedly, I did not read this entire book. I got it because I found the subject quite fascinating and the pictures detailed and enthralling. I did read a significant portion of the book as well and it is perfect for someone like me who is finds Archeology interesting, but who really knows nothing on the subject.
It was easy to pick this book for refreshing some well known facts about the bests archaeological discoveries. The book is not meant for professional use, however the general audience would devour every page with detailed report and pictures.
Dr. Paul G. Bahn is a leading archaeological writer, translator, and broadcaster in the field of archaeology.More about Paul G. Bahn...