Archaeology: Discovering the World's Secrets

Archaeology: Discovering the World's Secrets

by Gaynor Aaltonen

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Overview

Throughout the ages, people have been fascinated by other people - who are they, what do they do, how do they live? Archaeology seeks to answer those questions about the history of mankind by analysing the remains of past cultures.

Covering the complete duration of human history and spanning the entire globe, Archaeology: Discovering the World's Secrets volume provides the perfect introduction to the science of the past.

From the Napoleonic expeditions to uncover the Rosetta stone in Egypt to the forgotten Anasazi empire of the American southwest, Gaynor Aaltonen explores the various techniques used by archaeologists and how they have changed over time to the recent embrace of the latest technologies and what this means for our understanding of the past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788289337
Publisher: Arcturus
Publication date: 06/04/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 172,652
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Gaynor Aaltonen is a writer and journalist who has contributed to various magazines and newspapers and written on archaeology and history. She is the author of The Story of Architecture.

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