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Title:
Archeology
Author:
McIntosh, Jane.
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Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
63 pages : coll. illustrations ; 29 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780789458643
Format :
Book

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Illus. with full-color photos. Take a close-up look at the science and technology of digging up the past--from the 1970 excavation of the legendary city of Troy to the recent find of a Chinese emperor's long-lost grave.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6‘This series entry touches on aspects of archaeology in many locations around the world. Each double-page spread examines one or two concepts: preservation and decay, excavation, clues to the past, human remains, fakes and forgeries, etc. Paragraph headings are occasionally annoyingly cute, e.g., ``Big Brother is Watching,'' ``Caught in the Act,'' and ``Getting Plastered.'' Full-color photographs are scattered across the spreads with brief, museumlike labels that offer tidbits of random information. A few photographs almost fill the page, but most are very small. Readers are not likely to use this book for research, but will want to make repeated short visits.‘Jeanette Larson, Texas State Library, Austin (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Detecting the pastp. 6
Preservation and decayp. 8
Undergroundp. 10
Looking at the landscapep. 12
All kinds of documentsp. 14
Images of the pastp. 16
Walking among the pastp. 18
Why excavate?p. 20
Digging up the pastp. 22
Things in their placep. 24
Mounds and monumentsp. 26
Hot and dryp. 28
Preserved by icep. 30
Marine archeologyp. 32
Freshwater preservationp. 36
Conservation of materialsp. 38
Human remainsp. 42
Food and environmentp. 44
Investigating daily lifep. 48
Clues to trade and industryp. 50
Buildings of the pastp. 52
Dating the pastp. 54
Fakes and forgeriesp. 56
Experimental archeologyp. 58
Industrial archeologyp. 60
Past into futurep. 62
Indexp. 64