Author: Tim Murray
Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries
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"The Great Archaeologists introduced you to the scholars, scientists and innovators who have made archaeology such a dynamic and distinctive field. History and discoveries invites you along on excavations in all inhabited parts of the world as it spotlights heroes and villains . . . discoveries and debates . . . concepts and techniques . . . periods and regions . . . organizations and museums. No other work so vividly illuminates the worldwide impact of archaeology.
Under the leadership of Professor Tim Murray, the world's most eminent archaeologists have contributed hundreds of entries on their specialties, ranging from long, meaty essays to brief identifications. The A to Z articles spotlight archaeological pioneers and practitioners.
These three richly illustrated volumes are global in scope and trace the development of the field from ancient Greeks to the present day. Readers can travel from the east (Japan; Cambodia) to west (Aztecs; Brazil) and north (Denmark; Russia) to south (South Africa). . . by land (Garbage archaeology), sea (nautical archaeology), and air (remote sensing). . . from the earliest prehistoric times (Paleolithic) to this afternoon (Getty museum).
This set is an essential reference tool for the history of anthropology and archaeology and a massive treasure house of information on all aspects of archaeology, from prehistory to the present day."