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Readership: Anyone interested in archaeology as a hobby, career, or area of study.
Paul Bahn, Freelance writer, translator, and broadcaster in archaeology
Paul Bahn is a freelance writer, translator, and broadcaster in archaeology. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a corresponding member of the Archaeological Institute of America, a contributing editor of Archaeology magazine (New York), and vice-president (UK) of the Easter Island Foundation. He instigated and led the project which discovered Britain's only known Ice Age cave art in 2003.
Review(s) from previous edition"Very lively indeed and remarkably perceptive - a quite brilliant and level-headed look at the curious world of archaeology. - Barry Cunliffe, University of Oxford
"It is often said that well-written books are rare in archaeology, but this is a model of good writing for a general audience. [The] chapters rattle along, packed with information by never getting bogged down in too much details. The book is full of jokes, but its serious message-that archaeology can be a rich and fascinating subject-it gets across with more panache than any other book I know." - Simon Denison, editor of British Archaeology
1: The Origins and Development of Archaeology
2: Making a Date
4: How Did People Live?
5: How Did People Think?
6: Settlement and Society
7: How and Why Did Things Change?
8: Minorities and Sororities
9: Presenting the Past to the Public
10: The Future of the Past