Archaeology for Dummies
ISBN: 047033732X
EAN13: 9780470337325
Language: English
Pages: 392
Dimensions: 0.87" H x 9.21" L x 7.4" W
Weight: 1.37 lbs.
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Book Overview

Learn to:

  • Appreciate history's greatest archaeological discoveries
  • Excavate a site, analyze findings, and draw conclusions
  • Understand theories about the lives of early civilizations
  • Pursue a career in archaeology

Your hands-on guide to this fascinating science of history and culture

Are you amazed by archaeology? This friendly guide introduces you to this intriguing field and the people who reconstruct our past, clearing up common misconceptions and explaining how we learn about ancient human societies. You'll see how to conduct archaeological fieldwork and unearth little-known details about some of the world's biggest discoveries!

  • Understand what archaeology is and isn't -- discover its history, its different forms, and the reasoning behind its method
  • Learn how archaeologists think and work -- see how they use science to reconstruct the past and why they argue over significant finds
  • Go on-site -- know what to pack for a field expedition, where to dig, how to survey and excavate, and ways to handle ethical issues involved in archaeological investigation
  • Your real work begins -- process, study, and analyze materials in order to tell the story of past human behavior
  • Expand your modern world view -- examine the major Read More chevron_right

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