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Disgraceful Archaeology: Or Things You Shouldn't Know About the History of Mankind!
In this book, authors Paul Bahn and Bill Tidy take an amusing approach to archaeology, discussing important finds and saucy stories from history. With this book, archaeology becomes interesting, accessible, and hilarious.
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 1999 by Tempus
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Not much archaeology used as evidence in this book. It relies heavily on literary sources from Greece and Rome and doesn't often leave the classical world as it's topic. I would have liked more medieval topics to have been covered to warrant a 5 star review. Nevertheless, there were funny parts in the book.
This is an entertaining and quick read with intriguing references to various things you'll be surprised to know about history. The comics don't always add to the book, but they're bearable. My only wish would be for some footnotes.
Dr. Paul G. Bahn is a leading archaeological writer, translator, and broadcaster in the field of archaeology.More about Paul G. Bahn...