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The Resource Eyewitness to discovery : first-person accounts of more than fifty of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, edited by Brian M. Fagan

Eyewitness to discovery : first-person accounts of more than fifty of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, edited by Brian M. Fagan

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Eyewitness to discovery : first-person accounts of more than fifty of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries
Title
Eyewitness to discovery
Title remainder
first-person accounts of more than fifty of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries
Statement of responsibility
edited by Brian M. Fagan
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Eyewitness to Discovery, Brian M. Fagan gathers together 55 vivid accounts of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, from the tomb of Tutankhamun and the Aegean Marbles to Otzi the Iceman and Macchu Picchu, told by the people who discovered them. The selections chronicle the development of the field, from the early 1700s when archaeology was little more than a lighthearted treasure hunt, to the late twentieth century when discoveries often come not only from spectacular excavations, but also from the screens of computers or from the analysis of pollen grains invisible to the naked eye. Fagan provides engaging, informative introductions to each selection, as well as an introduction to the volume that lays out the history of archaeology. But the heart of the book is the excitement of the discoveries themselves
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Fagan, Brian M
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  • Archaeology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Antiquities
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Antiquities
  • Archaeology
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
Label
Eyewitness to discovery : first-person accounts of more than fifty of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, edited by Brian M. Fagan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The discovery of human origins -- Great discoveries. Egypt and the Near East ; Greece and the Aegean ; Europe ; Africa ; Asia and the Pacific ; North America ; Central and South America -- Archaeology becomes a science
  • Lucy
  • Ivor Noel Hume
  • Ramesses II's sons
  • Douglas Preston
  • Donald Johanson
  • The cro-magnons
  • Edouard Lartet and Louis Laretet
  • Tomb robber by the Nile
  • Giovanni Belzoni
  • The deciphersment of Egyptian hieroglyphs
  • Jean Francois Champollion and Tomkyns Turner
  • Assyrian palaces at Nimrud
  • Austen Henry Layard
  • The antiquity of humankind
  • Cracking Cuneiform's code
  • Henry Creswicke Rawlinson
  • Tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Howard Carter
  • The Nubian kings of Kerma
  • Geroge Reisner
  • Ukhaidir and Assur
  • Gertrude Bell
  • The Royal cemetery at Ur
  • Leonard Woolley
  • Jacques Boucher de Perthes and John Evans
  • Excavating under Jerusalem / Charles Warren
  • The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • John Allegro
  • Digging up Jericho / Kathleen Kenyon
  • The Aegina Marbles
  • Samuel Pepys Cockerell
  • Homeric Troy
  • Henrich Schliemann
  • Mioan civilization at the palace of Knossos / Arthur Evans
  • A bronze age town in Gournia, Crete
  • Finding Beijing man
  • Mary Allesbrook and Harriet Boyd Hawes
  • Earthquake at Kourion, Cyprus
  • David Soren and Jamie James
  • The Sutton Hoo ship burial
  • Charles Green
  • The horsemen of Pazyryk
  • Sergei Rudenko
  • The discovery of Tollund man
  • Peter Glob
  • Otzi the ice man / Konrad Spindler
  • J. Gunnar Anderson
  • Great Zimbabwe
  • Carl Mauch
  • The Oudepost discovery
  • Carmel Schrire
  • The Terracotta Army of Emperor Shihuangdi / Arthur Cotterell /
  • Han burials in China
  • Brian Fagan
  • The princess of Khok Phanom Di, Thailand
  • Charles Higham
  • Late ice age hunters in Tasmania
  • The discovery of Australopithecus
  • Rhys Jones
  • A paleo-Indian bison kill
  • Joe Ben Wheat
  • Ozette, Washington
  • Richard Daughtety and Ruth Kirk
  • Tragedy at Utqiagvik, Alaska
  • Albert A. Dekin, Jr.
  • An African cemetery in Manhattan
  • Spencer Harrington
  • Exploring May Copán
  • Raymond Arthur Dart
  • John Lloyd Stephens
  • Pacal's tomb at Palenque, Mexico
  • Alberto Ruz
  • The murals of Bonampak, Mexico
  • Karl Ruppert
  • The Aztec Templo Mayor
  • Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
  • Adventure at Macchu Picchu
  • Hiram Bingham
  • The Lords of Sipán
  • The discovery of Zinjanthropus boisei
  • Walter Alva and Christopher Donnan
  • The first American Archaeologist
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Excavation, Victorian and Edwardian style
  • Thomas Wright and J.C. Droop
  • Revolutionizing excavation
  • Augustus Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • War Caualties at Thebes
  • Herbert Eustice Winlock
  • Bridging cultures at Carchemisch
  • Mary Leakey and Louis Leakey
  • Leonard Woolley
  • Tutakhamun's wife
  • Mary Chubb
  • The battle of maiden Castle
  • R.E. Mortimer Wheeler
  • Foragers at Koster, Illinois
  • Stuart Struever
  • The underwater exploration of the Uluburun ship
  • Cemal Pulak and Donald A. Frey
  • Historical archaeology: Martin's Hundred, Virginia
Control code
ocm34710919
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 493 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780965057349
Lccn
96023005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Label
Eyewitness to discovery : first-person accounts of more than fifty of the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, edited by Brian M. Fagan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 470-474) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The discovery of human origins -- Great discoveries. Egypt and the Near East ; Greece and the Aegean ; Europe ; Africa ; Asia and the Pacific ; North America ; Central and South America -- Archaeology becomes a science
  • Lucy
  • Ivor Noel Hume
  • Ramesses II's sons
  • Douglas Preston
  • Donald Johanson
  • The cro-magnons
  • Edouard Lartet and Louis Laretet
  • Tomb robber by the Nile
  • Giovanni Belzoni
  • The deciphersment of Egyptian hieroglyphs
  • Jean Francois Champollion and Tomkyns Turner
  • Assyrian palaces at Nimrud
  • Austen Henry Layard
  • The antiquity of humankind
  • Cracking Cuneiform's code
  • Henry Creswicke Rawlinson
  • Tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Howard Carter
  • The Nubian kings of Kerma
  • Geroge Reisner
  • Ukhaidir and Assur
  • Gertrude Bell
  • The Royal cemetery at Ur
  • Leonard Woolley
  • Jacques Boucher de Perthes and John Evans
  • Excavating under Jerusalem / Charles Warren
  • The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • John Allegro
  • Digging up Jericho / Kathleen Kenyon
  • The Aegina Marbles
  • Samuel Pepys Cockerell
  • Homeric Troy
  • Henrich Schliemann
  • Mioan civilization at the palace of Knossos / Arthur Evans
  • A bronze age town in Gournia, Crete
  • Finding Beijing man
  • Mary Allesbrook and Harriet Boyd Hawes
  • Earthquake at Kourion, Cyprus
  • David Soren and Jamie James
  • The Sutton Hoo ship burial
  • Charles Green
  • The horsemen of Pazyryk
  • Sergei Rudenko
  • The discovery of Tollund man
  • Peter Glob
  • Otzi the ice man / Konrad Spindler
  • J. Gunnar Anderson
  • Great Zimbabwe
  • Carl Mauch
  • The Oudepost discovery
  • Carmel Schrire
  • The Terracotta Army of Emperor Shihuangdi / Arthur Cotterell /
  • Han burials in China
  • Brian Fagan
  • The princess of Khok Phanom Di, Thailand
  • Charles Higham
  • Late ice age hunters in Tasmania
  • The discovery of Australopithecus
  • Rhys Jones
  • A paleo-Indian bison kill
  • Joe Ben Wheat
  • Ozette, Washington
  • Richard Daughtety and Ruth Kirk
  • Tragedy at Utqiagvik, Alaska
  • Albert A. Dekin, Jr.
  • An African cemetery in Manhattan
  • Spencer Harrington
  • Exploring May Copán
  • Raymond Arthur Dart
  • John Lloyd Stephens
  • Pacal's tomb at Palenque, Mexico
  • Alberto Ruz
  • The murals of Bonampak, Mexico
  • Karl Ruppert
  • The Aztec Templo Mayor
  • Eduardo Matos Moctezuma
  • Adventure at Macchu Picchu
  • Hiram Bingham
  • The Lords of Sipán
  • The discovery of Zinjanthropus boisei
  • Walter Alva and Christopher Donnan
  • The first American Archaeologist
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Excavation, Victorian and Edwardian style
  • Thomas Wright and J.C. Droop
  • Revolutionizing excavation
  • Augustus Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers
  • War Caualties at Thebes
  • Herbert Eustice Winlock
  • Bridging cultures at Carchemisch
  • Mary Leakey and Louis Leakey
  • Leonard Woolley
  • Tutakhamun's wife
  • Mary Chubb
  • The battle of maiden Castle
  • R.E. Mortimer Wheeler
  • Foragers at Koster, Illinois
  • Stuart Struever
  • The underwater exploration of the Uluburun ship
  • Cemal Pulak and Donald A. Frey
  • Historical archaeology: Martin's Hundred, Virginia
Control code
ocm34710919
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 493 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780965057349
Lccn
96023005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map

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