The thrilling history of archaeological adventure around the globe.
Golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art – archaeology is about all of these, and far more. It is the only science to encompass the entire span of human history, more than 3 million years!
Brian Fagan tells the stories of some of the great archaeologists and their amazing discoveries around the globe, including Minoan palaces, Mayan ruins, the first colonial settlements at Jamestown, mysterious Stonehenge, and Pompeii, the city buried by volcanic ash in AD 79.
Tracing archaeology’s growth from its eighteenth-century origins to present-day technological advances, Fagan shows how an ever more sophisticated understandning of the past has developed over time.
In a book for curious readers of every age, the Little History shines a light on the finds, methods and hugely inspiring characters which make up the worldwide quest that is archaeology.