The Young Oxford Book of Archaeology (Young Oxford Books)

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Archaeologists are like detectives investigating the past. They look for clues and analyze their findings in order to unravel the complex story of the everyday lives of our ancestors.
The Young Oxford Book of Archaeology begins by asking: What is archaeology? We find out how archaeologists work. How do they find a site? How do they excavate? How do they record and interpret what they find? We travel through time, stopping off at archaeological sites all over the world--on land, underground, and beneath the sea--from Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania, where the first humans appeared, through Mohenjodaro in Pakistan, where one of the first great cities flourished, to the Viking sites in Canada. The story is brought up-to-date with the Garbage Project, where archaeologists have used people's trash to build up a picture of modern life.
Illustrated with stunning photographs and reconstructions, each case study examines and interprets all the evidence. The result is the essential guide for the archaeologist in all of us.

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A comprehensive reference book geared toward curious young people with an interest in archaeology or anthropology, Paleolithic specialist Norah Moloney's Young Oxford Book of Archaeology is packed with great photographs and illustrations. The book introduces human evolutionary concepts as background for a chronological sequence of significant archaeological discoveries. Well-written chapters cover introductory subjects such as "What Is Archaeology," "When Did It Happen," "Saving Our Heritage," "Underwater Archaeology," and "Ethnoarchaeology." More specific treatments of the advent of agriculture and the ancient civilizations of India, Egypt, Greece, and Mexico show how we get clues about the daily lives of our ancestors. Excellent photographs bring the subject matter to life, from the mammoth-bone houses of ancient Ukraine to the gardens of Xochimilco in southern Mexico City. Thorough and intricate, this book will help an inquisitive 9- to 15-year-old explore the fascinating world of archaeology. --Therese Littleton

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Norah Moloney trained as a primary school teacher before studying archaeology at Harvard University. She gained her doctorate in Palaeolithic Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology in London.

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