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Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person Accounts of More Than Fifty of the World's Greatest Archaeological Discoveries

Fagan, Brian M. (Editor)

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ISBN 10: 0195081412 / ISBN 13: 9780195081411
Published by Oxford Univ Press, 1996
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Heavy glossy paper bound book in Very Good Condition. Five-Person accounts of more than fifty of the world's greatest archaelogical discoveries-- Palace of Minos at Knossos, Tutankhamun's tomb unearthed by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon, graves of the Lords of Sipan in Peru --. Includes map and map line showing location and relative chronology of major sites and events described in the book. 8 full color plates and b/w illustrations. Cover clean and unmarked, beginning of a crease from fore edge to bottom edge. Rem mark. Interior very clean and unmarked. 493 pages. 7.75 x 10 inches. Oxford University Press, Oxford, NY 1996. Bookseller Inventory # 015054

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Title: Eyewitness to Discovery: First-Person ...

Publisher: Oxford Univ Press

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

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Which of those unique moments of discovery do you most treasure, or envy? In this book Fagan has gathered together fifty-five first-hand accounts of some of those seminal experiences including the discovery of Lucy, Carter and Tutankhamen, Wooley at Ur, the Aegina marbles, Tollund man, John Lloyd Stephens discovering the Maya .... A huge range of excavations and excavators described in their own evocative prose.

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Brian M. Fagan is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is internationally known for his books on archaeology, among them The Adventure of Archaeology and The Rape of the Nile, and as a columnist for Archaeology magazine.

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