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The Great Archaeologists (Hardcover): Brian Fagan

The Great Archaeologists (Hardcover)

Brian Fagan

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The Great Archaeologists takes the reader on a journey from the first attempt to establish just how ancient the "ancient past" really was, through the revelatory discovery of lost civilizations and unknown cultures, right up to today s search for explanations about the past.

We meet Thomsen and Worsaae, Danish researchers and rivals, and Sanz de Sautuola and Abbe Breuil, who astonished the world with their discoveries of cave art. Controversial figures such as Heinrich Schliemann and the Hungarian Aurel Stein, plunderer of ancient manuscripts from Central Asia, are given new assessments. Little-known pioneers such as Max Uhle in Peru and Li Chi in China are set beside the giants in the field from Koldewey, Dorpfeld, and Woolley in the Near East, to Louis and Mary Leakey, who transformed knowledge of our African ancestry. Other indomitable women include Gertrude Bell, Kathleen Kenyon, and the script-decipherer Tatiana Proskouriakoff.

Brian Fagan has assembled a team of some of the world s greatest living archaeologists to write knowledgeably and entertainingly about their distinguished predecessors in this handsome volume, full of fascinating anecdotes, personal accounts, and unexpected insights."


Imprint: Thames and Hudson
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: August 2014
First published: 2014
Editors: Brian Fagan
Dimensions: 255 x 195 x 38mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 305
ISBN-13: 978-0-500-05181-8
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > General
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 0-500-05181-X
Barcode: 9780500051818

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