Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology

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Princeton University Press #ad - Along the way, it addresses the questions archaeologists are asked most often: how do you know where to dig? How are excavations actually done? How do you know how old something is? Who gets to keep what is found? Taking readers from the pioneering digs of the eighteenth century to today’s exciting new discoveries, Three Stones Make a Wall is a lively and essential introduction to the story of archaeology.

Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening he had cut in the door to the tomb, the Egyptologist famously replied, “I see wonderful things. Carter’s fabulous discovery is just one of the many spellbinding stories told in Three Stones Make a Wall. In 1922, howard carter peered into Tutankhamun’s tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand.

Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology #ad - . Written by eric cline, an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, this book traces the history of archaeology from an amateur pursuit to the cutting-edge science it is today by taking the reader on a tour of major archaeological sites and discoveries.

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1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed Turning Points in Ancient History

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Princeton University Press #ad - After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. No more trojans, Hittites, or Babylonians.

Bringing to life the vibrant multicultural world of these great civilizations, he draws a sweeping panorama of the empires and globalized peoples of the Late Bronze Age and shows that it was their very interdependence that hastened their dramatic collapse and ushered in a dark age that lasted centuries.

1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed Turning Points in Ancient History #ad - A compelling combination of narrative and the latest scholarship, 1177 B. C. A bold reassessment of what caused the Late Bronze Age collapseIn 1177 B. C. Marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of just a few decades. But the sea peoples alone could not have caused such widespread breakdown.

How did it happen?in this major new account of the causes of this "First Dark Ages, " Eric Cline tells the gripping story of how the end was brought about by multiple interconnected failures, drought, ranging from invasion and revolt to earthquakes, and the cutting of international trade routes. Sheds new light on the complex ties that gave rise to, and ultimately destroyed, the flourishing civilizations of the Late Bronze Age—and that set the stage for the emergence of classical Greece.

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From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible

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National Geographic #ad - But, many agree that the flood was no myth but the cultural memory of a real, catastrophic inundation, though no serious scholar would undertake such a literal search, retold and reshaped over countless generations. Cline uses the tools of his trade to examine some of the most puzzling mysteries from the Hebrew Bible and, in the process, to narrate the history of ancient Israel.

Eric H. Likewise, some experts suggest that joshua's storied victory at Jericho is the distant echo of an earthquake instead of Israel's sacred trumpets—a fascinating, geologically plausible theory that remains unproven despite the best efforts of scientific research. Cline places these and other biblical stories in solid archaeological and historical context, debunks more than a few lunatic-fringe fantasies, and reserves judgment on ideas that cannot yet be confirmed or denied.

From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible #ad - Along the way, our most informed understanding of ancient Israel comes alive with dramatic but accurate detail in this groundbreaking, engrossing, entertaining book by one of the rising stars in the field. Combining the academic rigor that has won the respect of his peers with an accessible style that has made him a favorite with readers and students alike, evaluates all available evidence—from established fact to arguable assumption to far-fetched leap of faith—and proposes an explanation that reconciles Scripture, science, he lays out each mystery, and history.

Numerous amateur archaeologists have sought some trace of Noah's Ark to meet only with failure.

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The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - Cline also tells the engaging story of the archaeologists--Heinrich Schliemann and his successors Wilhelm Dörpfeld, Carl Blegen, and Manfred Korfmann--who found the long-vanished site of Troy through excavations at Hisarlik, Turkey. Drawing on evidence found at hisarlik and elsewhere, cline concludes that a war or wars in the vicinity of Troy probably did take place during the Late Bronze Age, forming the nucleus of a story that was handed down orally for centuries until put into final form by Homer.

Not simply a textbook of definitions, each volume in this series provides trenchant and provocative--yet always balanced and complete--discussions of the central issues in a given discipline or field. Throughout, who lived in the iron age, the author tests the literary claims against the best modern archaeological evidence, showing for instance that Homer, for the most part depicted Bronze Age warfare with accuracy.

The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - Even today, extensive archaeological excavations, television documentaries, the war inspires countless articles and books, movies, even souvenirs and collectibles. Whatever the area of study that one deems important or appealing, whatever the topic that fascinates the general reader, the Very Short Introductions series has a handy and affordable guide that will likely prove indispensable.

But cline suggests that, even allowing that a trojan War took place, it probably was not fought because of Helen's abduction, though such an incident may have provided the justification for a war actually fought for more compelling economic and political motives. About the series:oxford's very short introductions series offers concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects--from Islam to Sociology, Literary Theory to History, Politics to Classics, and Archaeology to the Bible.

To answer these questions, archaeologist and ancient historian Eric H.

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Gods, Graves & Scholars: The Story of Archaeology

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Vintage #ad - We rediscover the ruined splendors of the hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the wonders of the ancient wold; of Chichen Itza, the abandoned pyramids of the Maya: and the legendary Labyrinth of tile Minotaur in Crete. We share the excitement of lord carnarvon and howard Carter as they first glimpse the riches of Tutankhamen's tomb, of George Smith when he found the ancient clay tablets that contained the records of the Biblical Flood.

Ceram visualized archeology as a wonderful combination of high adventure, a chronicle of man's search for his past, romance, and this book, history and scholarship, reads like a dramatic narrative. C. W. We travel with heinrich schliemann as, defying the ridicule of the learned world, he actually unearths the remains of the ancient city of Troy.

Gods, Graves & Scholars: The Story of Archaeology #ad - Here is much of the history of civilization and the stories of the men who rediscovered it. Illustrated with drawings, maps, and photographs.

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Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

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Oxford University Press #ad - Public interest in biblical archaeology is at an all-time high, as television documentaries pull in millions of viewers to watch shows on the Exodus, the Ark of the Covenant, and the so-called Lost Tomb of Jesus. Biblical archaeology offers a passport into this fascinating realm, where ancient religion and modern science meet, and where tomorrow's discovery may answer a riddle that has lasted a thousand years.

Archaeologist Eric H. Important discoveries with relevance to the bible are made virtually every year--during 2007 and 2008 alone researchers announced at least seven major discoveries in Israel, five of them in or near Jerusalem. Cline here offers a complete overview of this exciting field. He discusses the early pioneers, the origins of biblical archaeology as a discipline, such as Sir William Matthew Flinders Petrie and William Foxwell Albright, and the major controversies that first prompted explorers to go in search of objects and sites that would "prove" the Bible.

He then surveys some of the most well-known biblical archaeologists, gezer, masada, and some of the most important discoveries that have been made, the Mesha Inscription, Megiddo, Lachish, and Jerusalem, including Kathleen Kenyon and Yigael Yadin, including the Dead Sea Scrolls, such as Hazor, the sites that are essential sources of knowledge for biblical archaeology, and the Tel Dan Stele.

Biblical Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions #ad - . Written by experts for the newcomer, from philosophy to Freud, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, quantum theory to Islam. Subsequent chapters examine additional archaeological finds that shed further light on the Hebrew Bible and New Testament, the issue of potential frauds and forgeries, including the James Ossuary and the Jehoash Tablet, and future prospects of the field.

Biblical archaeology: a very short introduction captures the sense of excitement and importance that surrounds not only the past history of the field but also the present and the future, with fascinating new discoveries made each and every season.

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A Little History of Archaeology Little Histories

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Yale University Press #ad - In forty brief, the book recounts archaeology’s development from its eighteenth-century origins to its twenty-first-century technological advances, exciting chapters, including remote sensing capabilities and satellite imagery techniques that have revolutionized the field. Archaeology is all of these, mayan ruins, and many, the first colonial settlements at jamestown, the incredibly preserved Pompeii, mysterious Stonehenge, but also far more: the only science to encompass the entire span of human history—more than three million years!   This Little History tells the riveting stories of some of the great archaeologists and their amazing discoveries around the globe: ancient Egyptian tombs, many more.

. The thrilling history of archaeological adventure, debate, audacious explorers, with tales of danger, and astonishing discoveries around the globe What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art. Shining light on the most intriguing events in the history of the field, global sites, discoveries, this absolutely up-to-date book illuminates archaeology’s controversies, heroes and scoundrels, and newest methods for curious readers of every age.

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Doing Archaeology: A Cultural Resource Management Perspective

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Routledge #ad - Designed as a supplement for introduction to archaeology classes, this brief and breezy book runs the reader through the major principles of archaeology, using examples from the author’s own field work and that of others. King shows how contemporary archaeology, as part of the larger cultural resource management endeavor, acts to help preserve and protect prehistoric and historic sites in the United States and elsewhere.

An ideal ice-breaker for introductory college classes in archaeology, one that will get students engaged in the subject and thinking about its challenges. The bookends with an exploration of some of the thorny problems facing the contemporary archaeologist to help foster class discussion. Brief biographies of other CRM archaeologists help students envision career paths they might emulate.

Doing Archaeology: A Cultural Resource Management Perspective #ad - What is archaeology, and why should we do it? tom king, arguably the best-known heritage management consultant in the United States, answers the basic question of every introductory student from the unique perspective of one who actively uses archaeology for cultural resource management.

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Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - From surprise advancements after the declassification of spy photography, revealing why space archaeology is not only exciting, to a new map of the mythical Egyptian city of Tanis, she shares her field’s biggest discoveries, but urgently essential to the preservation of the world’s ancient treasures.

Parcak has worked in twelve countries and four continents, fortresses, palaces, roads, using multispectral and high-resolution satellite imagery to identify thousands of previously unknown settlements, tombs, and even potential pyramids. From there, her stories take us back in time and across borders, into the day-to-day lives of ancient humans whose traits and genes we share.

Includes Illustrations. Sarah parcak gives readers a personal tour of the evolution, major discoveries, and future potential of the young field of satellite archaeology. This book will awaken the explorer in all of us. Chris anderson, head of ted National Geographic Explorer and TED Prize-winner Dr. And she shows us that if we heed the lessons of the past, we can shape a vibrant future.

Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past #ad - An amazon best science book of 2019 • a science friday best science book of 2019 • a kirkus reviews best nonfiction book of 2019 • A Science News Best Book of 2019 • Nature's Top Ten Books of 2019 "A crash course in the amazing new science of space archaeology that only Sarah Parcak can give.

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Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know®

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Oxford University Press #ad - Anderson provides a summary of challenges ahead, the use of drones, including the future of underwater archaeology, remote sensing, and how invisible markings on antiquities will allow them to be traced. Written in question-and-answer format, shop window, practical, and moral choices that face us all when confronting antiquities in a museum gallery, the book equips readers with a nuanced understanding of the legal, or for sale on the Internet.

The destruction of ancient monuments and artworks by the Taliban in Afghanistan and the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria has shocked observers worldwide. Far more damage to the past has been inflicted by natural disasters, looters, and public works. Art historian maxwell anderson's antiquities: what everyone needs to know® analyzes continuing threats to our heritage, dispersed, stored, and offers a balanced account of treaties and laws governing the circulation of objects; the history of collecting antiquities; how forgeries are made and detected; how authentic works are documented, and displayed; the politics of sending antiquities back to their countries of origin; and the outlook for an expanded legal market.

Antiquities: What Everyone Needs to Know® #ad - Yet iconoclastic erasures of the past date back at least to the mid-1300s BCE, during the Amarna Period of ancient Egypt's 18th dynasty.

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Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There

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OUP Oxford #ad - The fabulous collections housed in the world's most famous museums are trophies from an imperial age. The greek demand for the return of the elgin marbles is the tip of an iceberg that includes claims for the Benin Bronzes from Nigeria, sculpture from Turkey, textiles from Peru, scrolls and porcelain taken from the Chinese Summer Palace, the bust of Nefertiti, Native American sacred objects, and Aboriginal human remains.

In keeping their marbles, Tiffany Jenkins tells the bloody story of how western museums came to acquire these objects. Yet the huge crowds that each year visit the british Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris, or the Metropolitan in New York have little idea that many of the objects on display were acquired by coercion or theft.

Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There #ad - Now the countries from which these treasures came would like them back. Contrary to the arguments of campaigners, she shows that sending artefacts back will not achieve the desired social change nor repair the wounds of history. Instead, demonstrating that no object has a single home, this ground-breaking book makes the case for museums as centres of knowledge, and no one culture owns culture.

She investigates why repatriation claims have soared in recent decades and demonstrates how it is the guilt and insecurity of the museums themselves that have stoked the demands for return.

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