A Practical Handbook Of Archaeology

Author: Christopher Catling
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 0857232924
Size: 15.15 MB
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The ultimate hands-on resource for new and amateur archaeologists, with 300 step-by-step photographs, maps and illustrations from excavations around the world.

Three Stones Make A Wall

Author: Eric H. Cline
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400884612
Size: 15.14 MB
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In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun's tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb, the Egyptologist famously replied, "I see wonderful things." Carter's fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in Three Stones Make a Wall. Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, Three Stones Make a Wall traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries, from Pompeii to Petra, Troy to the Terracotta Warriors, and Mycenae to Megiddo and Masada. Cline brings to life the personalities behind these digs, including Heinrich Schliemann, the former businessman who excavated Troy, and Mary Leakey, whose discoveries advanced our understanding of human origins. The discovery of the peoples and civilizations of the past is presented in vivid detail, from the Hittites and Minoans to the Inca, Aztec, and Moche. Along the way, the book addresses the questions archaeologists are asked most often: How do you know where to dig? How are excavations actually done? How do you know how old something is? Who gets to keep what is found? Taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to the exciting new discoveries being made today, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology.

A Practical Handbook Of Archaeology

Author: Christopher Catling
Publisher: Southwater Pub
ISBN: 1844767930
Size: 17.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A hands-on resource for new and amateur archaeologists provides hundreds of step-by-step photographs, maps and illustrations from excavations around the world.

Archaeology For Dummies

Author: Nancy Marie White
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470457818
Size: 11.99 MB
Format: PDF
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An objective guide to this fascinating science of history and culture Archaeology continually makes headlines--from recent discoveries like the frozen Copper-Age man in the Italian Alps to the newest dating of the first people in America at over 14,0000 years ago. Archaeology For Dummies offers a fascinating look at this intriguing field, taking readers on-site and revealing little-known details about some of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries. It explores how archaeology attempts to uncover the lives of our ancestors, examining historical dig sites around the world and explaining theories about ancient human societies. The guide also offers helpful information for readers who want to participate in an excavation themselves, as well as tips for getting the best training and where to look for jobs.

Unwrapping The Pharaohs

Author: John Ashton
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781614582229
Size: 16.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"THE PYRAMIDS ARE THE OLDEST MONUMENTS OF CIVILIZATION ON THE EARTH. THESE STRUCTURES AND THE RELICS THEY CONTAIN ARE THE MOST TANGIBLE PHYSICAL LINKS WITH OUR ANCIENT PAST AND PROVIDE IMPORTANT CLUES TO OUR ORIGINS." -From the Introduction Mummies, pyramids, and pharaohs! The culture and civilization of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated people for centuries. However, in recent years, liberal teachers and professors have used the traditional Egyptian chronology to undermine the truth of the biblical record in Exodus. Authors David Down and John Ashton present a groundbreaking new chronology in Unwrapping the Pharaohs that supports the biblical account. Go back in time as famous Egyptians such as the boy-king Tutankhamen, the female pharaoh Hatshepsut, and the beautiful Cleopatra are brought to life. Learn who the pharaoh of the Exodus was and where his pyramid is in this captivating new look at Egyptian history. Gives a new chronology, which confirms the Old Testament accounts of Moses, The Exodus, and Joseph. Fascinating facts about ancient Egyptian civilization and life. Complete with over 300 beautiful full-color photographs.

Archaeological Investigation

Author: Martin Carver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136616839
Size: 12.88 MB
Format: PDF
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Drawing its numerous examples from Britain and beyond, Archaeological Investigation explores the procedures used in field archaeology travelling over the whole process from discovery to publication. Divided into four parts, it argues for a set of principles in part one, describes work in the field in part two and how to write up in part three. Part four describes the modern world in which all types of archaeologist operate, academic and professional. The central chapter ‘Projects Galore’ takes the reader on a whirlwind tour through different kinds of investigation including in caves, gravel quarries, towns, historic buildings and underwater. Archaeological Investigation intends to be a companion for a newcomer to professional archaeology – from a student introduction (part one), to first practical work (part two) to the first responsibilities for producing reports (part three) and, in part four, to the tasks of project design and heritage curation that provide the meat and drink of the fully fledged professional. The book also proposes new ways of doing things, tried out over the author’s thirty years in the field and brought together here for the first time. This is no plodding manual but an inspiring, provocative, informative and entertaining book, urging that archaeological investigation is one of the most important things society does.