Archaeology: A Beginner's Guide by Joe Flatman

By Joe Flatman

Archaeology is extra renowned than ever. television and picture have made it appear available and intriguing, and the variety of budding amateurs is at the upward thrust, as is govt help for archaeological tasks on an international scale. From cash and combs to battlefields and plantations, archaeologist Joe Flatman presents an incisive advent to the perform of archaeology. via comparative case reviews he demonstrates how the archaeological approach finds unforeseen truths concerning the newest phenomena. all of sudden a landfill website can divulge extra approximately our ingesting behavior than we could wish to admit, and airports develop into websites as exciting and intricate because the cities and villages they have been outfitted over. Flatman additionally trains his eye at the destiny and divulges how archaeology might help us are expecting — or even hinder — the crises which are dealing with us at the present time.

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