This 'Little History' tells the riveting stories of some of the great archaeologists and their amazing discoveries around the globe: ancient Egyptian tombs, Mayan ruins, the first colonial settlements at Jamestown, mysterious Stonehenge, the incredibly preserved Pompeii, and many, many more. In forty brief, exciting chapters, the book recounts archaeology’s development from its eighteenth-century origins to its twenty-first-century technological advances, including remote sensing capabilities and satellite imagery techniques that have revolutionized the field. Shining light on the most intriguing events in the history of the field, this absolutely up-to-date book illuminates archaeology’s controversies, discoveries, heroes and scoundrels, global sites, and newest methods for curious readers of every age.
This book is part of the hugely popular bestselling 'Little History' series published by Yale University Press, joining past titles such as as 'A Little History of Philosophy' by Nigel Waburton, 'A Little History of the World' by E.H. Gombrich and 'A Little History of Literature' by John Sutherland. (n_morrell)