Archaeologists: Explorers of the Human Past (Oxford by Brian Fagan

By Brian Fagan

together with eccentric professors and adventuring fortune hunters of outdated and hugely educated scientists of this present day, Archaeologists collects jointly biographies of greater than 30 archaeologists of the earlier centuries. within the approach, Archaeologists provides an enticing portrait of ways digging for treasure developed into the revered and important technological know-how we all know at the present time. the various archaeologists profiled include:
* Giovanni Belzoni, the 19th-century archaeologist who introduced the top of Ramesses II again to England
* Heinrich Schliemann, the fashionable discoverer of prehistoric Greece whose excavations integrated Mycenae and the traditional urban of Troy
* Howard Carter, who found King Tut's tomb
* Mary and Louis Leakey, whose discovery of humanoid fossils positioned human evolution's starting in Africa
From the romance of golden pharaohs and misplaced civilizations to pcs, tree ring relationship, and various different medical equipment, Archaeologists is an engaging examine the explorers of the human past.

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