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The Oxford companion to archaeology

Author: Brian M Fagan; Charlotte Beck
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.
Series: Oxford reference online premium.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The range of subjects covered here is breath-taking - everything from the domestication of the camel, to Egyptian hieroglyphics, to luminescence dating, to the Mayan calendar, to Koobi Fora and Olduvai Gorge. Readers will find extensive essays that illuminate the full history of archaeology - from the discovery of Herculaneum in 1783, to the recent finding of the "Ice Man," and the ancient city of Uruk - and
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Genre/Form: Reference works
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford companion to archaeology.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
(OCoLC)607142387
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brian M Fagan; Charlotte Beck
ISBN: 0195076184 9780195076189
OCLC Number: 35178577
Awards: Winner of Named as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1997 by CHOICE.
Description: xx, 844 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Series Title: Oxford reference online premium.
Responsibility: editor in chief, Brian M. Fagan ; editors, Charlotte Beck [and others].
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This overview of archaeology is intended for students of archaeology and anthropology.  Read more...

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An excellent overview of what it is that archaeologists do and have done ... It ranges widely from the expected (Giza, Easter Island and so forth) to the unexpected (archaeology in science fiction), Read more...

 
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