Second edition of this standard reference work on the field of archaeology. Around 800 entries giving thorough coverage of historical archaeology, the development of archaeology as a field of study, and the ways the discipline works to explain the past. Also describes major excavations, discoveries and innovations, from the discovery of the cave paintings at Lascaux to the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics and the use of luminescence dating.
2nd edition. Published 2012. Neil Asher Silberman, Editor-in-Chief.
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