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Title:
The atlas of world archaeology
Author:
Bahn, Paul G.
Publication Information:
New York : Checkmark Books, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
208 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 31 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780816040513
Format :
Book

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Summary

The Atlas of World Archeology takes readers on an archeological journey around the globe, from the origins of humankind to early historical times. Written by an international team of experts in the field, the atlas combines authoritative yet lively text with a wealth of full-color maps and features. 200 illustrations. 80 maps.


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This handsome volume is an overview of the human story, from the earliest hominids to flourishing empires, as told by archaeologists and their colleagues. Its rich detail on both the global and regional levels is due in large part to the last half century of scientific advances and their applications in areas such as dating, photography, and environmental studies, and to worldwide archaeological work leading to major discoveries in many different parts of the globe. The atlas is organized into three major sections--the first humans, postglacial revolutions, and the rise of civilizations. Each has subsections focusing on particular stages, features, or regions. The latter includes Europe and Western Asia, Central, South, and East Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia and the Pacific. The content and writing style are both substantive and readable. The volume is very generously illustrated with many color photos, maps, drawings, and time lines. A helpful glossary, a list of further readings, and an index complete the atlas. Other recent similar works tend to be either more historical or more encyclopedic in approach, more overtly scholarly, and more expensive. Highly recommended for all libraries and priced within the reach of interested individuals. M. R. Dittemore; Smithsonian Institution Libraries


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The Atlas of World Archaeology is an exciting, comprehensive resource that traces the story of human development in all parts of the world and demonstrates how archaeologists are constantly adding to our database of knowledge. Written by an international team of experts, the book combines an authoritative yet lively text with a wealth of full-color maps and special features. Students and researchers can follow the story of human evolution through different stages in history, capturing the fascinating transformations made during each time period. Among the book's many highlights are: • Excerpted from The Atlas of World Archaeology All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.